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Lt408
PRINT ENGINE
OPERATOR MANUAL
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
About This Manual
General Description
Control Features
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1-3
1-5
TECHNICAL DATA
Physical Characteristics
Power
Enviromental
Processing
Command
Interface Modules
Regulatory Approvals
Sensing
Print
Media
Ribbon
Character Font Capabilities
Barcode Capabilities
2-2
2-2
2-2
2-2
2-2
2-2
2-2
2-3
2-3
2-3
2-3
2-4
2-5
INSTALLATION
Unpacking & Parts Identification
Printer Installation
Site Location
Installation Requirements
Cable Connection
Media Selection
Ribbon Loading
Media Loading
Operational Mode Selection
Interface Selection
RS232C High-Speed Serial Interface
IEEE1284 Parallel Interface
Universal Serial BUS (USB) Adapter
Local Area Network (LAN) Ethernet
802.11b Wireless
All Interfaces
Accessories Installation
Interface Installation
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3-3
3-3
3-4
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3-5
3-6
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3-12
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3-13
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PRINTER CONFIGURATION
Printer Configuration
Configuration Modes
User Mode
Advanced Mode
Parallel Interface Setup Mode
Serial Interface Setup Mode
LAN Interface Setup Mode
USB Interface Setup Mode
Centronics Interface Setup Mode
Service Mode
Factory Mode
Work Shift Mode
Hidden Mode
Download Mode
Boot Download Mode
Print Cancel Mode
Default Settings Mode
Test Print Mode
Hex Dump Mode
Menu Definition Tables
4-2
4-3
4-3
4-4
4-5
4-6
4-7
4-8
4-9
4-10
4-11
4-12
4-13
4-14
4-15
4-16
4-17
4-18
4-19
4-20
TROUBLESHOOTING
Error Signal Troubleshooting
Warning Signal Traoubleshooting
Troubleshooting Table
Interface Troubleshooting
Parallel Interface
RS232 Serial Interface
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Interface
LAN Ethernet Interface
Wireless LAN Interface
Centronics Interface
Test Print Troubleshooting
Hex Dump Mode
Test Label Printing
Sample Test Label
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5-9
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MAINTENANCE
Cleaning Procedures
Replacement Procedures
Fuse
Print Head
Roller
Adjustment Procedures
Print Head Alignment
Print Head Pressure
Print Head Balance
Ribbon Guide
Label Sensor Positioning
Operational Adjustments
Volume
Pitch
Offset
Darkness
6-2
6-3
6-3
6-3
6-4
6-5
6-5
6-6
6-7
6-8
6-9
6-10
6-10
6-10
6-10
6-10
APPENDIX
Session Connect/Disconnect
Ready/Busy Timing Charts
X-On/X-Off Timing Charts
Printer Dimensions
Glossary
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INTRODUCTION
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General Description
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Unit 1: Introduction
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
This manual is laid out consistent with the product discussed and provides all of the information required for printer
maintenance and repair by SATO approved personnel. For the repair technician, this manual is intended to
compliment, and to be used as an extension of, owner/operator literature.
This manual also incorporates the use of special information boxes. Examples of these boxes and the type of
information provided in each, are below.
WARNING: PROVIDES INFORMATION THAT, IF UNHEEDED, MAY
RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
CAUTION: PROVIDES INFORMATION THAT, IF UNHEEDED, MAY
RESULT IN EQUIPMENT DAMAGE.
ATTENTION: Provides information that is deemed of special
importance but will not result in personal injury or product damage if
unheeded.
NOTE: Provides helpful hints to assist in performing the tasks at hand.
LCD DISPLAY: Provides the specific display that should be visible on
the LCD at that point.
A comprehensive Table Of Contents provided at the front of this manual facilitates rapid movement within. The
contents identify the different Units, Chapters, and some Sections. Each references the page number of their
commencement.
The pages of this manual have embedded headers and footers to assist the user in identifying his or her exact
position within the manual. The header provides the unit number followed by its name. The footer identifies the
product on the left, the page number in the center, and the manual’s part number to the right side of the page.
Page enumeration is two-part with each separated by a hyphen. The first character set references the Unit and the
second identifies the page number within that unit. Page numbers begin with the numeral one (1) at the beginning
of a new unit and ascend sequentially.
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The SATO Lt408, OEM print engine has been designed and manufactured to meet the needs of the entry-level
print apply market. The entry-level market can be generally defined as small to mid-sized manufacturers with low
throughput, light-duty applications. These applications do not require the feature set found on standard OEM print
engines that usually make capital investment unjustifiable. The Lt408 offers this market the opportunity to
automate the labeling function with a system specified for their requirements and priced within their reach.
The Lt408 follows the SATO OEM print engine concept. The print engine, when integrated with an applicator
system provides low-throughput, light-duty applications with automated, yet affordable, print/apply labeling
solutions. Because the OEM print engine is a single-piece module, it can be easily and quickly removed for off-line
servicing or for complete module replacement. Like all SATO OEM print engines, the Lt408 includes an applicator
interface port to provide the required synchronization and messaging between the printer and the applicator.
When specified for suitable applications, the SATO Lt408 print engine is designed to provide years of reliable
labeling operations.
Center Frame
Power Switch
Rear Cover
Operator Panel
Side Cover
Front Cover
Figure 1-1a, Primary Components
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Cover Open Sensor
Potentiometer Access
Ribbon Rewind Spindle
Ribbon Supply Spindle
Ribbon Roller
Print Head Latch
Media Guide
Front Platen Roller
Feed Roller
Dispenser Bar
Pressure Plate Release Knob
Print Head Release Knob
Label Sensor Adjustment Knob
Figure 1-1b, Primary Components
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CONTROL FEATURES
This chapter identifies the interactive control features of the printer. These functions are defined generally here.
More specific explanations will be found throughout this manual on how to use them.
FUNCTION
LINE
ENTER
LCD DISPLAY
FEED
CANCEL
Figure 1-2, Operator Panel
OPERATOR PANEL FEATURES
LED
DEFINITION
POWER
Illuminates green when the printer is powered on. Terminates when powered off.
ONLINE
Illuminates green when the printer is in an online state. Terminates when the printer goes offline.
LABEL
Off = Normal state.
Red Constant = When a Label Error has occurred.
RIBBON
Off = Normal state.
Red Flashing = Ribbon supply is low.
Red Constant = When a Ribbon Error has occurred.
KEYS
DEFINITION
LINE
Moves the printer from an online to offline state and vise-versa. Has other special functions as
identified in flow charts through this manual where applicable.
FEED
Advances the label media when pressed. Has other special functions as identified in flow charts
through this manual where applicable.
FUNCTION
Pressing steps the LCD back to a previous menu. Has other special functions as identified in flow
charts through this manual where applicable.
ENTER
Used to select a menu option and to advance the menu screen accordingly. Has other special
functions as identified in flow charts throughout this manual where applicable.
CANCEL
Pressing steps the LCD back to a previous menu. Has other special functions as identified in flow
charts through this manual where applicable.
ARROWS
Allows the operator to scroll through various menus and menu options. Has other special
functions as identified in flow charts through this manual where applicable.
POTENTIOMETERS
DEFINITION
VOLUME
Allows volume control of the printer’s audible alarm.
PITCH
For adjusting the pint position.
OFFSET
Adjusts the peel or dispense stop position.
DARKNESS
Adjusts print density resulting in a lighter or darker image.
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TECHNICAL DATA
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Physical Characteristics
Power
Enviromental
Processing
Print
Media
Ribbon
Sensing
Interface Modules
Character Font Capabilities
Barcode Capabilities
Regulatory Approvals
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PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Width
12.99 Inches (330 mm)
Height
10.63 Inches ( 270 mm)
Depth
10.67 Inches ( 271 mm)
Weight
21.38 Pounds (9.7 Kg)
POWER
Input Voltage
100-240 Volts AC +/- 10%, 50/60 Hertz +/-5%
Power Consumption
180 Watts (operating)
ENVIRONMENTAL
4 to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
Operating Temperature
-4 to 140°F (-20° to 60°C)
Storage Temperature
Storage Humidity
15 to 85% RH Non-Condensing
Operating Humidity
15 to 85% RH Non-Condensing
PROCESSING
CPU
32 Bit RISC
FLash ROM
4 Megabytes
SDRAM
16 Megabytes
FRAM
32 Kilobytes
Receive Buffer
2.95 Megabytes
COMMAND
Standard
SATO Barcode Printer Language (SBPL)
Intelligent Command
Non-Standard
N/A
INTERFACE MODULES
Enhanced Parallel Port
IEEE1284 (ECP Compatible)
RS232C (9600 to 57,600 bps)
RS422/485 (9600 to 57600 bps)
Serial Port
Universal Serial Bus
LAN
USB Adapter (12 Mbps)
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Automatic Switching
Ethernet (Wireless LAN)
802.11B Wireless Wi-Fi
Centronics Parallel Port
Centronics
REGULATORY
Safety
Radiant Noise
MET, cMET, NEMKO, CCC
VCCI (Class B), FCC (Class B), EN 55022 (Class B)
Efficiency
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SENSING
Gap
Adjustable
Reflective Eye-Mark
Adjustable
Ribbon Near End
Enable/Disable
Media Out
Constant
Cover Open
Constant
PRINT
Method
Maximum Speed (selectable)
Direct Thermal / Thermal Transfer
2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Inches Per Second (50.8-152.4 mm)
Print Module (dot size)
.0049 Inches (.125 mm)
Resolution
203 Dots Per Inch (8 dpmm)
Maximum Print Width
4.10 Inches (104 mm)
Maximum Print Length
49.17 Inches (1249 mm)
MEDIA
Width
Media Width: 1.00 to 4.41 Inches (25.4-112 mm)
Media Width with Backing Paper: 1.125 to 4.53 Inches (28.6-115 mm)
Length (Pitch)
Media Length: 0.59 to 49.29 Inches (15-1252 mm)
Media Length with Backing Paper: 0.71 to 49.41 Inches (18-1255 mm)
Roll
Eye-Mark or Gap
Type
Thickness
0.003 to 0.010 Inches (0.08 - 0.26 mm)
RIBBON
Width
Minimum: 0.98 Inches (25 mm)
Maximum: 4.37 Inches (111 mm)
Length
1476 Feet (450 M)
Wound
Face In / Face Out.
Roll Diameter
3.34 Inches (85 mm)
Core Diameter
1 Inch (25.4 mm)
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CHARACTER FONT CAPABILITIES
MATRIX FONTS
XU
5 dots W x 9 dots H (Helvetica)
XS
17 dots W x 17 dots H (Univers Condensed Bold)
XM
24 dots W x 24 dots H (Univers Condensed Bold)
OA Font (OCR-A)
15 dots W x 22 dots H
OB Font (OCR-B)
20 dots W x 24 dots H
AUTO SMOOTHING FONTS
XB
48 dots W x 48 dots H (Univers Condensed Bold)
XL
48 dots W x 48 dots H (Sans Serif)
VECTOR FONT
Proportional or Fixed Spacing
Font Size 50 x 50 dots to 999 x 999 dots
Helvetica, 10 Font Variations
AGFA RASTER FONTS
A Font
CG Times, 8 to 72 pt.
B Font
CG Triumvirate, 8 to 72 pt.
DOWNLOADABLE FONTS
N/A
CHARACTER CONTROL
Expansion up to 12 x in either the X or Y coordinates.
Character Pitch Control
Line Space Control
Journal Print Facility
0, 90, 180, and 270 Degree Rotation
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BAR CODE CAPABILTIES
Linear Bar Codes
UPC A/E
JAN 8/13
EAN 8/13
Code 39
Code 93
Code 128
Interleaved 2 of 5
Industrial 2 of 5
Matrix 2 of 5
Bookland
RSS-14
MSI
POSTNET
UCC/EAN 128
NW-7 (Codabar)
Two Dimemsional
QR Code
Data Matrix
Maxi Code
PDF417
Synthetic Symbol
Ratios
Bar Height
1:2, 1:3, 2:5, User definable bar widths
4 to 999 dots, User progammable
Rotation
Sequential Numbering
Expansion Ratio of Character
Graphics
Form Overlay
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Sequential numbering of both numerics and bar codes
Height: 1-12 times, Width: 1-12 times
Full dot addressable graphics, SATO Hex/Binary, BMP or PCX formats
Form overlay for high-speed editing of complex formats
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INSTALLATION
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Unpacking & Parts Identification
Printer Installation
Operational Mode Selection
Interface Selection
Accessories Installation
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UNPACKING & PARTS IDENTIFICATION
Unpack the printer as directed in the folowing procedure.
1.
Place the shipping container (box) upright on a stable, flat surface.
2.
Open the box, remove any loose items and the first layer of packing material.
3.
Carefully lift the printer and accessories from the box and place them on a stable, flat surface.
4.
Remove the plastic covers from the packed items and visually inspect for physical damage.
5.
Ensure all components are present as dictated on the Packing List.
6.
Report damaged property to the shipping carrier.
Accessory Box
Printer
Cushion
Shipping Box
Figure 3-1, Unpacking
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PRINTER INSTALLATION
This chapter provides guidance on how to station, connect, and load the printer once unpacked. Following printer
setup, proceded to the next chapter for information on interface selection.
SITE LOCATION
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Stationed away from hazardous materials.
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Stationed within an enclosed structure that conforms to the printer’s enviromental requirements.
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Stationed within operational distance of the host based on interface specifications.
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Stationed to allow unimpeded access to the printer for operation, loading, and maintenance.
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
The printer has five bores in its center frame for the purpose of mounting to a support structure. Refer to the
following list of mounting requirements.
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The support structure must be firmly secured to the floor or production machinery.
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The support structure must be sturdy and stable so as to prevent unnecessary movement or vibration.
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The printer is to be mounted to the support structure using attaching hardware design to accommodate the
printer’s weight, as well as, the prevailing operational and enviromental conditions within the facility.
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A power supply recepticle or junction box is to be properly secured within regulated proximity to the printer.
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The power supply is to be metered condusive to the printer’s design requirements.
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The printer must be installed so that its output side is within the designated distance and height relative to the
applicator.
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Media supply dispensers must be mounted or placed with operational distance of the printer’s input side.
NOTE: Figures 3-2 and 3-3 are to be used as instructional displays only and are not to
be literally interpretted as precise examples.
Printer
Applicator
Packaging
Production Line
Figure 3-2, Typical Printer/Applicator Process
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Figure 3-3, Printer Mounting
Host Computer
Breaker Box
Applicator
Power Cord
OR
Interface Cable
EXT Interface
Printer
Interface Card
Figure 3-4, Printer Connection
ATTENTION: Figure 3-4 displays the printer interfaced with a host computer.
However, the printer may also be interfaced with a PLC, keyboard, scanner, etc.
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MEDIA SELECTION
The size and type of labels to be printed should have been taken into consideration before printer purchase.
Ideally, the media width will be equal to, or just narrower than, the print head. Using media that does not cover the
print head will allow the platen roller to tread upon its surface resulting in premature wear. The media edge will also
wear a groove in the platen roller affecting print quality.
There are two types of media that may be used: thermal transfer and direct thermal. Thermal transfer media
requires the use of ribbon stock for print application. In such a scenario, it is the ribbon stock (carbon paper) that
contains the ink that will be transfered to the media.
Direct thermal media has thermally reactive material embedded within and is brought to the surface through heat
penetration by print head contact. Only load ribbon stock into the printer if that media type is to be used.
RIBBON LOADING
To load ribbon stock, unlatch the print head and remove exhausted ribbon stock if applicable. Insert an unused
ribbon roll, with ribbon core, fully onto the ribbon supply boss (left) and an empty core onto the ribbon rewind boss
(right). Route the ribbon’s free end around the print assembly and tape it to the blank core on the rewind boss.
Rotate the core a couple of times while holding the boss stationary to take up take up slack. Refer to Figure 3-5 for
visual assistance.
WARNING: AVOID PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH THE PRINT HEAD TO PREVENT
BURNED FINGERS/HANDS AND COMPONENT DAMAGE.
NOTE: Properly installed ribbon stock will be oriented so that its dull, ink side is facing
the printer chassis while the ribbon is dispensed and taken up on the right side of
each roll. The non-ink side of the riibon stock is the shiniest of the two surfaces.
Power Switch
Ribbon Core
Ribbon Boss
Print Assembly
Ribbon Stock
Label Sensor
Platen Roller
Media Guide
Label Media
Printer Chassis
Pressure Roller Release
Pressure Roller
Paper Backing
Figure 3-5, Ribbon & Media Loading
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MEDIA LOADING
To load label media, unlatch the print head and remove any remnants that may exist of the prior media supply.
Feed the free end of the media from the printer’s left side, beneath the shaft of the media guide, between the upper
and lower halves of the label sensor, across the top of all forthcoming rollers, and through to protrude six or more
inches beyond the printer chassis.
Ensure the media is flush against the printer’s back side (toward the center wall) and then adjust the media guide
inward until it almost makes contact with the media’s backing paper.
Remove all labels from the backing paper that extend beyond the printer chassis and relatch the print head.
Lift upward on the pressure roller release knob (purple) and allow the pressure roller plate to fall to a vertical
position. Route the backing paper’s free end around the front of the printer chassis, beneath the front platen roller
and onward between the second platen roller and the pressure roller. Pull the free end of the backing paper to
remove all slack while lifting the pressure plate until latched. Refer to Figures 3-5 and 3-6 for visual assistance.
WARNING: AVOID PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH THE PRINT HEAD TO PREVENT
BURNED FINGERS AND HANDS.
NOTE: Properly installed label media will be oriented so that the label side is upward
and the backing paper is downward resting upon the printer chassis.
NOTE: Refer to the Printer Configuration unit of this manual for media configuration
instructions and the Adjustment chapter of the Maintenance unit for label sensor
adjustment instructions as necessary.
Ribbon Boss
Print Head Latch
Guide Shaft
Center Wall
Label Media
Media Guide
Pressure Roller Release
Figure 3-6, Media Loading
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OPERATIONAL MODE SELECTION
There are two modes of printer operation: Dispense or Continuous. The difference between the two is the way that
the label and paper backing is ejected. Before printer configuration, one must determine which mode will be used.
This chapter identifies and defines the functional differences between the two.
DISPENSE MODE
With this method of operation, after printing, the printer feeds the first (outermost) label so that it is fully extended
out of the printer’s front for dispensing. Printing of the next label will not begin until the prior printed label has been
removed. This mode of operation is specifically suited for the use of automated machinery to remove the printed
and dispensed label to apply to packaging, etc.
Upon removal of the prior printed label, the printer repositions the media so that the next label in line may be
printed, then prints. The before-mentioned cycle, repeats for each consecutive label.
Printer configuration for the backfeed function may be found in the Advanced Mode of the Configuration unit of this
manual. Refer to the Table of Contents for the page number.
CONTINUOUS MODE
With this method of operation, the media remains in position for printing at all times. To do so, means that the
previous printed label is never in proper position for dispensing and thusly, must be manually removed form the
printer rather than through the application of automated machinery.
Printer configuration for Continuous mode of operation may be found in the Advanced Mode of the Configuration
unit of this manual. Refer to the Table of Contents for the page number.
ATTENTION: Refer to the Printer Configuration unit of this manual to program the
printer’s internal memory to suit individual needs using the printer’s integrated menu
options. Refer to the Programming Reference document to remotely program the
printer’s features and functions through a host system.
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INTERFACE SELECTION
This unit presents the printer interface types and their specifications. These specifications include detailed
information to assist in the selection of the most appropriate method for the printer to interface with the host. The
five acceptable interface methods are:
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RS232C High-Speed Serial
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IEEE1284 Parallel
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Universal Serial Bus (USB)
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Local Area network (LAN) Ethernet
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802.11b Wireless
Following the selection of the desired interface, proceed to the next unit for instructions on how to Configure the
printer for that interface type.
WARNING: NEVER CONNECT OR DISCONNECT INTERFACE CABLES (OR USE
A SWITCH BOX) WITH POWER APPLIED TO EITHER THE HOST OR THE
PRINTER. THIS MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE INTERFACE CIRCUITRY IN THE
PRINTER/HOST AND IS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY.
NOTE: Some hosts monitor the Request-To-Send (RTS) signal (pin 4 of 25) to
determine if the printer is ready to receive data. Since the printer does not generate
this signal, the RTS line must be held true (high) in order to allow communication. This
can be performed by connecting the RTS pin to the Clear-To-Send (CTS) signal (pin 5
of 25).
Figure 3-7, Interface Installation
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RS232C HIGH-SPEED SERIAL INTERFACE
INTERFACE SPECIFICATIONS
Asynchronous ASCII
Half-duplex communication
Bi-Directional Communication
Data Transmission Rate
9600, 19200, 38400, 57600 bps
Transmission Form
Start, b1, b2, b3, b4, b5, b6, b7, b8, Stop (b8 will be omitted if using 7 bit oriented)
Data Length
7 or 8 bit (selectable)
Stop Bit
1 or 2 bit (selectable)
Parity Bit
ODD, EVEN, NONE (selectable)
Codes Used
ASC II Character Codes: 7 bits, Graphics: 8 bits
Control Codes
STX (02H), ETX (03H), ACK (06H), NAK (15H)
Connector (Printer Side)
DB-25S Male (equivalent)
Cable Connector
DB-25P Female (equivalent)
Cable Length
5 meters or less.
Signal Levels
High = +5V to +12V, Low = -5V to -12V
Protocol
Ready/Busy, X-On/X-Off, Protocol for Driver, Status4
DIPSWITCH SETTINGS
SWITCH
COMPONENT
1
Data Bit
SETTINGS
ON
7 Bits
OFF
8 Bits
2
2&3
4
5&6
7&8
Parity
ON
ON
Reserved
ON
OFF
ODD
OFF
ON
EVEN
OFF
OFF
NONE
Stop Bit
Baud Rate
Protocol
3
ON
2 Bits
OFF
1 Bit
5
6
ON
ON
57600 bps
ON
OFF
38400 bps
OFF
ON
19200 bps
OFF
OFF
9600 bps
7
8
ON
ON
Reserved: Status2 & 3 (when compatible mode is OFF)
ON
OFF
Protocol for Driver, Status5
OFF
ON
X-ON/X-OFF
OFF
OFF
Ready/Busy
Figure 3-8, Serial Connector Pin Assignments
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READY/BUSY INTERFACE SIGNALS
PIN
DIRECTION
SIGNAL DEFINITION
1
Reference
FG (Frame Ground)
2
To Host
TD (Transmit Data) - Data from the printer to the host computer. Sends X-On/X-Off characters
or status data (bi-directional protocols).
3
To Printer
RD (Receive Data) - Data to the printer from the host computer.
4
To Host
RTS (Request to Send) - Used with Ready/Busy flow control to indicate an error condition.
RTS is high and remains high unless the print head is open (in this case, RTS would return to
the high state after the print head is closed and the printer is placed back on-line) or an error
condition occurs during printing (e.g., ribbon out, label out).
5
To Printer
CTS (Clear to Send) - When this line is high, the printer assumes that data is ready to be
transmitted. The printer will not receive data when this line is low. If this line is not being used,
it should be tied high (to pin 4).
6
To Printer
DSR (Data Set Ready) - When this line is high, the printer will be ready to receive data. This
line must be high before data is transmitted. If this line is not being used, it should be tied high
(to pin 20).
7
Reference
SG (Signal Ground)
20
To Host
DTR (Data Terminally Ready) - This signal applies to Ready/Busy flow control. The printer is
ready to receive data when this pin is high. It goes low when the printer is off-line, either
manually or due to an error condition, and while printing in the single job buffer mode. It will
also go low when the data in the buffer reaches the buffer near full level.
READY/BUSY CABLE REQUIREMENTS
DB9
DB25
HOST
DIRECTION
DB25
PRINTER
1
1
FG (Frame Ground)
Bi-Directional
1
FG (Frame Ground)
2
3
RD (Receive Data)
To Host
2
TD (Transmit Data)
3
2
TD (Transmit Data)
To Printer
3
RD (Receive Data)
8
5
CTS (Clear To Send)
To Printer DB9-6
4
RTS (Request To Send)
4
20
DTR (Data Terminal Ready)
To Printer DB9-4
5
DSR (Data Set Ready)
6
6
DSR* (Data Set Ready)
To Host
6
DTR (Data Terminal Ready)
5
7
SG (Signal Ground)
Bi-Directional
7
SG (Signal Ground)
* This connection at the host side of the interface would depend upon the pin that is being used as the Ready/Busy signal by
the driving software. Typically, on a PC, it would be either CTS (pin5) or DSR (pin 6) on a DB-25 connector.
X-ON/X-OFF CABLE REQUIREMENTS
Communicates with the host to determine if the printer is ready to receive data by sending “XON” (HEX 11H) or “XOFF” (HEX
13H) code to the TD line. The single and multiple item buffers are switchable in the Interface Mode of the printer.
DB9
DB25
HOST
DIRECTION
DB25
PRINTER
1
1
FG (Frame Ground)
Bi-Directional
1
FG (Frame Ground)
2
3
RD (Receive Data)
To Host
2
TD (Transmit Data)
3
2
TD (Transmit Data)
To Printer
3
RD (Receive Data)
5
7
SG (Signal Ground)
Bi-Directional
7
SG (Signal Ground)
NOTE: Depending on the host used, it may be required to loop CS and RS
(maintaining at high-level) on the host side. For more information, refer to the host
computer documentation.
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IEEE1284 PARALLEL INTERFACE
The parallel interface is a plug-in module that can be installed by the user and conforms to IEEE1284
specifications. It automatically detects the IEEE1284 signals and operates in the high speed mode. If the
IEEE1284 signals are not detected, it will operate in the slower standard Centronics mode. For this reason, an
interface cable and host interface conforming to the IEEE1284 specification must be present to fully utilize the
speed capabilities. This interface also operates bi-directionally and can report the status of the printer back to the
host.
SPECIFICATIONS
Printer Connector
AMP 57-40360 DDK (or equivalent)
Cable Connector
AMP 57-30360 DDK (or equivalent)
Cable
1.5 meter or less
Signal Level
High = +2.4V to +5.0V, Low = 0V to -0.4V
Data Stream
<ESC>A . . Job#1 . . <ESC>Z<ESC>A . . Job#n . . <ESC>Z
Figure 3-9, Parallel Connector Pin Assignments
PIN ASSIGNMENTS
PIN
SIGNAL
DIRECTION
PIN
SIGNAL
DIRECTION
1
Strobe
To Printer
2
Data 1
To Printer
19
Strobe Return
Reference
20
Data 1 Return
Reference
3
Data 2
To Printer
21
Data 2 Return
Reference
4
Data 3
To Printer
22
Data 3 Return
Reference
5
Data 4
To Printer
23
Data 4 Return
Reference
6
Data 5
To Printer
24
Data 5 Return
Reference
7
Data 6
To Printer
25
Data 6 Return
Reference
8
Data 7
To Printer
26
Data 7 Return
Reference
9
Data 8
To Printer
27
Data 8 Return
Reference
10
ACK
To Host
28
ACK Return
Reference
11
Busy
To Host
29
Busy Return
Reference
12
Ptr Error
To Host
30
PE Return
Reference
13
Select
To Host
31
INIT
From Host
14
AutoFD1
To Host
32
Fault
To Host
15
16
Not Used
Logic Gnd
33
Not Used
34
Not Used
17
FG
Frame Gnd
35
18
+5V (z=24k ohm)
To Host
36
Not Used
SelectIn1
From Host
1 Signals required for ieee 1284 mode.
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UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS (USB)
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface is a Plug-In Interface Module that can be installed by the user. It requires
a driver (shipped with each printer that has the interface installed) that must be loaded onto the PC and configured
to support USB peripherals using Windows 2000 or above. Details for loading the USB driver are contained in the
USB Interface Manual that is shipped with each printer with a USB Optional interface installed. Up to 127 devices
may be connected to a USB port using powered hubs.
ATTENTION: This Interface Type Is Not Compatible With Windows 98 Or Windows
Me.
SPECIFICATIONS
Printer Connector
USB Type B Plug
Cable
10 feet (3 m) maximum
Host
Windows 2000 or above with USB Port
Power Supply
BUS Power through cable
Power Consumption
+5 V at 80 ma
LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN) ETHERNET
A Local Area Network (LAN) interface is an optional Plug-In Interface Module that can be installed by the user. It
requires a driver shipped with each printer that has the interface installed. The driver that must be loaded onto the
host computer and configured to run one of the supported network protocols using a 10Base-T or 100Base-TX
LAN connection. Details for loading the LAN driver are contained in the LAN Interface Manual that is shipped with
each printer with a LAN Optional interface installed.
SPECIFICATIONS
Connector
RJ-45 Receptacle
Cable
10/100BaseT Category 5
Cable Length
100 meters or less
Power Supply
Powered from printer
Protocol
Status3 return
Protocol for Driver (cyclic response mode)
Protocol for Driver (ENQ response mode)
Status5 return
IP Address
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
Subnet Mask
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
Gateway Address
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
DIPSWITCH SETTINGS
SWITCH
SETTING
1
Reserved (setup prohibited).
2
LAN board EEPROM initialization (configuration).
3
Print configuration details on a label.
4
Print a self-diagmosis of the board onto a label.
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SOFTWARE SPECIFICATIONS
Corresponding Protocol
TCP/IP
Network Layer
ARP, RARP, IP, ICMP
Session Layer
TCP, UDP
Application Layer
LPD, FTP, TELNET, BOOTP, DHCP
NOTE: Print data can be sent by LPR and FTP of TCP/IP and dedicated socket protocol. Printer status is obtainable by
dedicated socket protocol.
NOTE: In the TCP/IP protocol enviroment, LPD and FTP are provided for printing; TELNET for variable setup; ARP, RARP,
and BOOTP/DHCP for address setup.
LPD protocol complies with RFC1179 and handles the list of logical printer name as queue name such as lp, sjis, euc. In
addition, a banner page can be printed by a proper setup.
When sending the job by LPR, the transmission order of data file/control file within the job will not affect print operation. In
addition, if the banner page is specified, it will be added to each data file. Job deletion by LPR is not available.
FTP protocol complies with RFC959 and handles the list of logical printer name as a transfer directory. File transfer to this
directory executes print operation. It is possible to specify ASCII(A), Binary(I) and TENEX(L8) as transfer mode - although the
mode difference is dependent on the client. A banner page may be printed with a proper setup.
TELNET Complies with RFC854. This operation consists of interactive menu form and enables change and reference of
internal setup, and to display status. To change the setup, enter “root” user and password at the time of login. Default of root
pasword is set as null (linefeed only).
802.11B WIRELESS
The wireless print server provides easy printer interface with 802.11b Wi-Fi compliant networks free of wired
connections. Each printer is shipped with an integrated driver and interface installed. The driver must be loaded
onto the host computer and configured to run one of the supported protocols.
SPECIFICATIONS
Variable Data Rates
11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz ISM Band
Wired Equivalent Privacy
128 bit, 64 bit (compatible with 40bit), none
Sensitivity
(typ, AAWGN, 8E-2 PER): -91dBm at 1Mbps, -88dBm at 2 Mdps, -87dBm at 5.5Mbps, 84dBm at 11Mbps.
Range
100m indoors, 300m outdoors
Protocols
TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, Direct Mode IPX/IP, DLC/LLC, NetBEUI, NetBIOS/IP
Protocol
Status3 return
Protocol for Driver (cyclic response mode)
Protocol for Driver (ENQ response mode)
Status5 return
IP Address
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
Subnet Mask
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
Gateway Address
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
Communication Mode
802.11 Ad hoc, Ad hoc, Infrastructure
SSID
Optional alphanumeric character string (up to 32 characters)
Channels
01 to 04
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DIPSWITCH SETTINGS
The dipswitches serve to initialize the configuration saved on the Wireless-LAN board, print the configuration, and make a selfdiagnosis. To communicate with the host,set the communication mode by through switches 5 and 6, then set the remaining
switches to the OFF position.
Print of configuration and self-diagnsis are operable only on the screen after turning on the printer. Ensure all switches are in
the OFF position when operating the printer.
SWITCH
SETTING
1
Reserved (setup prohibited).
2
LAN board EEPROM initialization (configuration).
3
Print configuration details on a label.
4
Print a self-diagmosis of the board onto a label.
5
5&6
6
ON
ON
Reserved.
ON
OFF
Ad hoc
OFF
ON
Infrastructure
OFF
OFF
802.11 Ad hoc
NOTE: The communication mode may be set within the printer’s Interface Mode. Go to [Communication] of the Interface Mode
to enable setup by either the dipswitches or through the Interface Mode.
LED INDICATOR STATUS
INDICATOR 1 INDICATOR 2 INDICATOR 3
DESCRIPTION
ON
OFF
OFF
Weak Signal (1-50%)
ON
ON
OFF
Moderate Signal (50-75%)
ON
ON
ON
Strong Signal (75-100%)
OFF
OFF
ON
802.11 Ad hoc
OFF
ON
OFF
Ad hoc
SOFTWARE SPECIFICATIONS
Corresponding Protocol
TCP/IP
Network Layer
ARP, RARP, IP, ICMP
Session Layer
TCP, UDP
Application Layer
LPD, FTP, TELNET, BOOTP, DHCP
NOTE: Print data can be sent by LPR and FTP of TCP/IP and dedicated socket protocol. Printer status is obtainable by
dedicated socket protocol.
NOTE: In the TCP/IP protocol enviroment, LPD and FTP are provided for printing; TELNET for variable setup; ARP, RARP,
and BOOTP/DHCP for address setup.
LPD protocol complies with RFC1179 and handles the list of logical printer name as queue name such as lp, sjis, euc. In
addition, a banner page can be printed by a proper setup.
When sending the job by LPR, the transmission order of data file/control file within the job will not affect print operation. In
addition, if the banner page is specified, it will be added to each data file. Job deletion by LPR is not available.
FTP protocol complies with RFC959 and handles the list of logical printer name as a transfer directory. File transfer to this
directory executes print operation. It is possible to specify ASCII(A), Binary(I) and TENEX(L8) as transfer mode - although the
mode difference is dependent on the client. A banner page may be printed with a proper setup.
TELNET Complies with RFC854. This operation consists of interactive menu form and enables change and reference of
internal setup, and to display status. To change the setup, enter “root” user and password at the time of login. Default of root
pasword is set as null (linefeed only).
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Figure 3-10, Socket Connection Diagram
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ALL INTERFACES
RECEIVE BUFFER
The data stream is received from the host to the printer one job at a time. This allows the software program to
maintain control of the job print queue so that it can move a high priority job in front of ones of lesser importance.
A multiple job buffer allows the printer to continuously receive print jobs while compiling and printing other jobs at
the same time. It acts much like a Print buffer to maximize the performance of the host and the printer.
The printer receives and prints one job at a time. If a print job exceeds the buffer size, transmission will be rejected
by the printer. Flow control protocols to throttle transmission are not used. Error conditions that occur during the
Print Data transmission will cause the printer to return a NAK.
ACK/NAK PROTOCOL
Bi-Directional ACK/NAK protocol is used for error control. In a normal transmission sequence when the
transmission is received, the printer will return an ACK (06H) signifying that it was received without a transmission
error. After the transmission command structure has been analyzed, a status byte is returned to the host. This
status byte informs the host of the validity of the command structure.
If the command structure is error free, the printer proceeds with the print operation. When the print operation is
completed, a Printer Status message is returned to the host. If an error was detected during the initial transmission
sequence, a NAK (15H) will be returned signalling to the host that the received transmission contained errors and
must be resent. If the returned Status byte indicates a command structure error, the error must then be corrected
before the print data is resent to the printer.
A valid transmission to the printer must be bounded by an STX/ETX pair, with the STX (02H) signifying the start of
the Print Data and ending with an ETX (03H) signifying the end.
STATUS5 RETURN
This communication protocol is designed for the purpose of monitoring and controlling print data status in the host
and featuring various functions.
INTERFACE SIGNALS
PIN
DIRECTION
SIGNAL DEFINITION
1
Reference
FG (Frame Ground)
2
To Host
TD (Transmit Data) - Data from the printer to the host computer.
3
To Printer
RD (Receive Data) - Data to the printer from the host computer.
7
Reference
SG (Signal Ground)
CABLE REQUIREMENTS
Depending on the host used, it may need to loop CS and RS (maintaining at high level) on the hose side. For additional
information, refer to the host computer documentation.
DB9
DB25
HOST
DIRECTION
DB25
PRINTER
1
1
FG (Frame Ground)
Bi-Directional
1
FG (Frame Ground)
2
3
RD (Receive Data)
To Host
2
TD (Transmit Data)
3
2
TD (Transmit Data)
To Printer
3
RD (Receive Data)
5
7
SG (Signal Ground)
Bi-Directional
7
SG (Signal Ground)
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RECEIVE BUFFER CONTROL
Causes For Receive Buffer Near Full
Receive buffer near full occurs when the remaing free space of the buffer drops to
0.95MB of 2.95MB capacity or when the remaining free space is available for storing
50 of 500 items in the history buffer.
Release Of Receive Buffer Near Full
Receive buffer near full can be released when the remaining free space rises to
1.95MB or when the remaining free space is available for storing 200 items in the
history buffer.
STATUS5 TIMING CHARTS
NORMAL PROCESS
(Figure 3-11a)
CANCEL PROCESS
(Figure 3-11b)
ERROR PROCESS
(Figure 3-11c)
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STATUS5 TIMING CHARTS
PRINT PROCESS
(Figure 3-11d)
COMMAND PROCESS
(Figure 3-11e)
BCC ERROR PROCESS
(Figure 3-11f)
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EXTERNAL SIGNAL
The external signal interface is designed to connect the printer to an applicator. Proceed to the printer’s Advanced
Mode for various setup activities related to the external signal.
There are two connector types available for the external signal interface, one with a 14-pin connector and the other
with a 25-pin connector.
SPECIFICATIONS
Signal Level
High: +2.4 to +5.0V,
Low: +0.0 to +0.4V
Issuing/Reissuing EXT signal
Enable/Disable in the Advanced Mode.
Switching EXT signal
Switching jumper connector to enable +24V output by 24V and 27V power supplies.
When using 24V power supply: Short IN 24V side by jumper connector
When using 27V power supply: Short IN 27V side by jumper connector.
Signal Types
Type I
Print end signal (PREND) is “low” before printing labels, “high” after
completion of print, and “low” 20 miliseconds later.
Type II
Print end signal (PREND) is “high” before printing labels, “low” after
completion of print, and “high” 20 miliseconds later.
Type III
Print end signal (PREND) is “low” before printing labels, “high” from start to
end of print, and “low” upon completion of print.
Type IV
Print end signal (PREND) is “high” before printing labels, “low” from start to
end of print, and “high” upon completion of print.
14-PIN CONNECTOR ASSIGNMENTS
PIN
SIGNAL NAME
DIRECTION
LEVEL
MAX CURRENT
1
Paper End
Output
Low
5V, 400mA
2
Ground
--
--
--
3
Ribbon End
Output
High
5V, 400mA
4
Machine Error
Output
Low
5V, 400mA
5
Print Start (PRIN)
Input
Low
High: high impedance, Low: -15mAor more, 0V
6
Print End (PREND)
Output
Low
5V, 400mA
7
Reprint (PRIN2)
Input
Low
High: high impedance, Low: -15mAor more, 0V
8
EXT5V_IN
Input
9
Online
Output
Low
5V, 400mA
10
Ribbon Near End
Output
Low
5V, 400mA
11
--
--
--
--
12
+24V
--
--
--
13
+5V
--
--
--
14
FG
--
--
--
5V
Choose from Type I to Type IV for PREND (the output signal for Pin 6).
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Figure 3-12, Input/Output Circuit Diagram
Figure 3-13, 14-Pin Connector Assignments
INPUT SIGNAL WAVE FORM
START PRINTING
(Figure 3-14a)
REPRINTING
(Figure 3-14b)
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OUTPUT SIGNAL WAVE FORM
BASIC OPERATION
(Figure 3-15a)
PAPER END
(Figure 3-15b)
RIBBON END
(Figure 3-15c)
MACHINE ERROR
(Figure 3-15d)
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Figure 3-16, Operation Mode Flow Chart
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ACCESSORIES INSTALLATION
This unit covers all of printer accessory installation procedures.
INTERFACE INSTALLATION
The diagram below displays the physical installation of interface hardware. The interface type chosen determines
the applicable slot in the printer for installation.
Figure 3-17, Interface Installation
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CONFIGURATION
•
•
•
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Menu Definition Tables
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PRINTER CONFIGURATION
This unit provides in-depth instruction on printer configuration for operation and for some troubleshooting.
The printer may be configured via the buttons and/or potentiometers located on the printer’s operator panel. All of
the printer’s buttons, switches, and potentiometers are used either singularly, or in conjunction, to perform
configuration activities.
Refer to the Control Features chapter of the Introduction unit for identification of specific interface features.
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CONFIGURATION MODES
This chapter provides an overview of the various configuration modes of the operation menu. All of the
configuration activities are performed via the use of the operator panel located on the printer’s face. However,
many settings may also be controlled via external software commands. In the case of conflict between external
software commands and internal software commands (control panel settings) the printer will always use the last
valid setting.
USER MODE
This mode allows configuration of printing features that are prone to change from job to job. These are some of the
most basic and common adjustments of all of the configuration modes.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
POWER
Displayed
if password
feature is
enabled
PASSWORD
0000
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
LINE
PRINT DARKNESS
1
2
3
4
5
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
LINE
Cancels
print job
CANCEL
ENTER
ENTER
CANCEL
PITCH OFFSET
ONLINE MODE
+XX MM
CANCEL
Advanced
Mode
CANCEL
ENTER
ENTER
PRINT OFFSET
Interface
Mode
V: +XXXX
H: +XXXX
USER MODE
CANCEL
ENTER
CANCEL
ZERO SLASH
ENTER
YES
NO
CANCEL
Hex
Dump
Mode
OFFSET VOLUME
PITCH
+X.XX
OFFSET
-X.XX
DARKNESS
XX
CANCEL
ENTER
CHARACTER PITCH
PROPORTIONAL
FIXED
ENTER
PRINT SPEED
CANCEL
XX IPS
ENTER
CANCEL
ENTER
Figure 4-1, User Mode
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ADVANCED MODE
The Advanced Mode is provided to make basic printer operational adjustments. Typically, once these adjustments
or settings have been made, they will not require additional address unless a new job is downloaded. Use the keys
of the printer’s operator panel to select and enter the required options.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
POWER
Displayed
if password
feature is
enabled
PASSWORD
0000
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
PRINT METHOD
TRANSFER
LINE
EXTERNAL SIGNAL
DIRECT
TYPE 1
TYPE 3
TYPE 2
TYPE 4
CANCEL
1 2 3 4
ENTER
CANCEL
ENTER
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
LINE
Cancels
print job
ENTER
5 sec.
PITCH SENSOR
EXTERNAL REPRINT
ENABLE
ENABLE
DISABLE
DISABLE
CANCEL
CANCEL
Enable
ENTER
ONLINE MODE
CANCEL
Enable / Disable
ENTER
Disable
ENTER
Interface
Mode
AUTO ONLINE
CANCEL
ENTER
User
Mode
SENSOR TYPE
I-MARK
YES
Yes / No
ENTER
CANCEL
ADVANCED MODE
NO
GAP
CANCEL
ENTER
AUTO ONLINE FEED
HEAD CHECK
CANCEL
ENABLE
YES
NO
DISABLE
ENTER
Hex
Dump
Mode
A
B
Disable
ENTER
Enable
ENTER
FEED ON ERROR
YES
CANCEL
Yes / No
ENTER
CANCEL
CANCEL
DARKNESS RANGE
NO
HEAD CHECK
ENTER
NORMAL
BARCODE
Yes / No
ENTER
CANCEL
PRINTER TYPE
ENTER
CANCEL
DISPENSER
CONTINUOUS
EURO CODE
ENTER
XX
CANCEL
Dispenser
ENTER
Continuous
ENTER
BACKFEED MOTION
BEFORE
NONE
AFTER
EXTERNAL SIGNAL
ENABLE
DISABLE
CANCEL
ENTER
Enable
ENTER
Disable
ENTER
CANCEL
Select code
ENTER
PROTOCOL CODE
STANDARD
NON-STANDARD
Figure 4-2, Advanced Mode
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PARALLEL INTERFACE SETUP MODE
This chapter provides the programming sequences required for IEEE1284 interface setup. Use the keys of the
printer’s operator panel and enter the required options.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
ATTENTION: Do not perform the following programming sequence if this is not the
interface type to be used. Instead, refer to the appropriate interface programming flow
chart.
POWER
Displayed
if password
feature is
enabled
PASSWORD
0000
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
LINE
PROTOCOL
STATUS4
STATUS5
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
LINE
Cancels
print job
CANCEL
ENTER
Status4
ENTER
CANCEL
Status5
ENTER
ONLINE MODE
RECEIVE BUFFER
MULTI
Advanced
Mode
ITEM NO. CHECK
1 ITEM
ENABLE
DISABLE
CANCEL
CANCEL
ENTER
Multi
ENTER
User
Mode
CANCEL
ENTER
1Item
ENTER
BCC CHECK
INTERFACE MODE
ENABLE
IEEE1284
ACK SIGNAL
XX.X US
DISABLE
CANCEL
ENTER
CANCEL
CANCEL
ENTER
ENTER
INTERFACE BOARD
SETTING
YES
NO
CANCEL
No
ENTER
Select
No if using
USB
Yes
ENTER
IGNORE CAN/DLE
IGNORE CR/LF
YES
YES
NO
NO
Not
available with
Status 5 Protocol
or Status 4
with 1-item
buffer.
ENTER
CANCEL
CANCEL
ENTER
Figure 4-3, Parallel Interface Setup Mode
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SERIAL INTERFACE SETUP MODE
This chapter provides the programming sequences required for RS232C, RS422, or RS485 interface setup. Use
the key of the printer’s operator panel to select and enter the required options.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
ATTENTION: Do not perform the following programming sequence if this is not the
interface type to be used. Instead, refer to the appropriate interface programming flow
chart.
POWER
Displayed
if password
feature is
enabled
PASSWORD
0000
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
RS-232C/422/485
CONFIGURATION
LINE
DIPSW
DIPSW
ENTER
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
LINE
Cancels
print job
LCD
CANCEL
LCD
ENTER
ENTER
CANCEL
RECEIVE BUFFER
MULTI
ONLINE MODE
The
screen that
appears depends
on the interface
installed.
1 ITEM
CANCEL
ENTER
Advanced
Mode
CANCEL
ENTER
BAUDRATE
2400
9600
User
Mode
BAUDRATE
4800
19200
2400
9600
38400
4800
19200
57600
INTERFACE MODE
CANCEL
ENTER
CANCEL
ENTER
PARITY BIT
NONE
ENTER
ODD
EVEN
INTERFACE BOARD
SETTING
YES
PROTOCOL
CANCEL
NO
STATUS5
READY/BUSY
XON/OFF
STATUS3
STATUS4
ENTER
CANCEL
No
ENTER
Select
No if using
USB
STOP BIT
Yes
ENTER
1BIT
CANCEL
2BIT
IGNORE CR/LF
CANCEL
YES
ENTER
NO
Status5
ENTER
Ready/Busy
X-On/X-Off
ENTER
Status3
Status4
ENTER
CHARACTER BIT
CANCEL
ENTER
7BIT
8BIT
ITEM NO. CHECK
ENABLE
DISABLE
BCC CHECK
ENTER
ENABLE
DISABLE
CANCEL
ENTER
Figure 4-4, Serial Interface Setup Mode
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LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN) INTERFACE SETUP MODE
This chapter provides the programming sequences required for LAN, Wireless LAN, and Mini-LAN interface setup.
Use the keys of the printer’s operator panel to select and enter the required options.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
ATTENTION: Do not perform the following programming sequence if this is not the
interface type to be used. Instead, refer to the appropriate interface programming flow
chart.
POWER
Displayed
if password
feature is
enabled
PASSWORD
0000
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
LINE
LAN
CONFIGURATION
BOARD
LCD
OFFLINE
CANCEL
QTY: 000000
LINE
Cancels
print job
ENTER
Board
ENTER
CANCEL
LCD
ENTER
ONLINE MODE
IP ADDRESS
PORT NUMBER 1
0. 0. 0. 0
Advanced
Mode
CANCEL
ENTER
User
Mode
CANCEL
CANCEL
ENTER
ENTER
SUBNET MASH
PORT NUMBER 2
0. 0. 0. 0
INTERFACE MODE
CANCEL
ENTER
YES
NO
CANCEL
No
ENTER
CANCEL
CANCEL
ENTER
ENTER
PORT NUMBER 3
XXXXX
0. 0. 0. 0
CANCEL
CANCEL
ENTER
ENTER
Yes
ENTER
IGNORE CAN/DLE
IGNORE CR/LF
YES
XXXXX
GATEWAY
ADDRESS
INTERFACE BOARD
SETTING
Select
No if using
USB
XXXXX
YES
NO
NO
ENTER
CANCEL
CANCEL
ENTER
Figure 4-5, LAN Interface Setup Mode
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USB INTERFACE SETUP MODE
This chapter provides the programming sequences required for USB interface setup. Use the keys of the printer’s
operator panel to select and enter the required options.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
ATTENTION: Do not perform the following programming sequence if this is not the
interface type to be used. Instead, refer to the appropriate interface programming flow
chart.
POWER
PASSWORD
0000
Displayed
if password
feature is
enabled
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
LINE
PROTOCOL
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
LINE
Cancels
print job
STATUS4
STATUS5
ENTER
CANCEL
CANCEL
ONLINE MODE
Status5
ENTER
Advanced
Mode
Status4
ENTER
ITEM NO. CHECK
CANCEL
ENABLE
ENTER
DISABLE
CANCEL
User
Mode
ENTER
INTERFACE MODE
BCC CHECK
ENABLE
DISABLE
CANCEL
CANCEL
ENTER
ENTER
INTERFACE BOARD
SETTING
YES
NO
CANCEL
No
ENTER
Select
No if using
USB
Yes
ENTER
IGNORE CAN/DLE
IGNORE CR/LF
YES
YES
NO
NO
ENTER
CANCEL
CANCEL
ENTER
Figure 4-6, USB Interface Setup Mode
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CENTRONICS INTERFACE SETUP MODE
This chapter provides the programming sequences required for Centronics interface setup. Use the keys of the
printer’s operator panel to select and enter the required options.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
ATTENTION: Do not perform the following programming sequence if this is not the
interface type to be used. Instead, refer to the appropriate interface programming flow
chart.
POWER
PASSWORD
0000
Displayed
if password
feature is
enabled
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
LINE
IGNORE CR/LF
YES
NO
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
LINE
Cancels
print job
CANCEL
ENTER
ENTER
CANCEL
IGNORE CAN/DLE
ONLINE MODE
YES
NO
CANCEL
Advanced
Mode
CANCEL
ENTER
ENTER
User
Mode
INTERFACE MODE
RECEIVE BUFFER
MULTI
CANCEL
1 ITEM
ENTER
CANCEL
ENTER
INTERFACE BOARD
SETTING
YES
NO
CANCEL
No
ENTER
Select
No if using
USB
Yes
ENTER
Figure 4-7, Centronics Interface Setup Mode
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SERVICE MODE
Allows the programming of various dimensional settings, sensor thresholds, and language options. Use the keys of
the printer’s operator panel to select and enter the required options.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
Unlatch print head, then press and hold the following keys:
+
+ ENTER + POWER
PASSWORD
0000
Displayed
if password
feature is
enabled
MAINTENANCE MODE
SERVICE MODE
FACTORY MODE
Service Mode
ENTER
SENSOR LEVEL
I-MARK
X.XV
LEVEL OFFSET
XX
CANCEL
RIBBON NEAR END
PRIORITY SETTING
ENABLE
COMMAND
DISABLE
CANCEL
CANCEL
ENTER
ENTER
FUNCTION KEY
ENTER
ENABLE
SENSOR LEVEL
I-MARK
X.XV
SLICE LEVEL
XX
CANCEL
ENTER
SET PASSWORD
DISABLE
Off
ENTER
On
ENTER
FUNCTION KEY
NONE
REPRINT
PASSWORD NO.
XXXX
CANCEL
LEVEL OFFSET
XX
ENTER
CANCEL
CANCEL
ENTER
FORWARD / BACKFEED
DISTANCE
ENTER
DEFAULT
XXX MM
COMPATIBLE MODE
ON
SENSOR LEVEL
GAP
X.XV
CANCEL
SLICE LEVEL
XX
ENTER
CANCEL
ENTER
WEB ACCELERATION
FAST
OFF
CANCEL
On
ENTER
Off
ENTER
NORMAL
MEDIA LENGTH
LABEL RE-DETECT
ENTER
OFF
ENTER
X.XV
CANCEL
ON
CANCEL
CANCEL
SENSOR LEVEL
GAP
ENABLE
INTERNAL
CANCEL
DISABLE
XXXX MM
ENTER
CANCEL
EXT 9PIN SELECT
MODE1
ENTER
MODE2
TRACE MODE
CANCEL
ENTER
ON
OFF
CANCEL
ENTER
Figure 4-8, Service Mode
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FACTORY MODE
The Factory Mode permits counter reset of various printer components. Use the keys of the printer’s operator
panel to select and reset those features.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
Unlatch print head, then press and hold the following keys:
+
+ ENTER + POWER
PASSWORD
0000
Displayed
if password
feature is
enabled
MAINTENANCE MODE
SERVICE MODE
FACTORY MODE
TEST PRINT
Factory Mode
ENTER
YES
NO
SERIAL NO.
CANCEL
S/N XXXXXXXX
COUNTER CLEAR
NONE
ALL
HEAD
CUT
DISPENSE
CANCEL
No
ENTER
Yes
ENTER
ENTER
TEST PRINT MODE
MAIN PCB
REVISION
CANCEL
FACTORY
AIAG
SCALE
RIGHT
LEFT
GRAY
N-PATTERN
REV X.X
ENTER
CANCEL
COUNTER
INDICATION
ENTER
NONE
LIFE
HEAD
CUT
DISPENSE
CANCEL
INTERFACE BOARD
REVISION
REV X.X
Factory
ENTER
CANCEL
Other Options
ENTER
CANCEL
None
ENTER
ENTER
PRINT SIZE
SMALL
Life
ENTER
LARGE
Head
ENTER
LIFE COUNTER
TEST PRINT
PRESS ENTER KEY
HEAD COUNTER
[1]
X.X M
[2]
X.X M
[3]
X.X M
X.X M
Cut
ENTER
ENTER
Dispense
ENTER
CUT COUNTER
Prints
test
label
DISPENSE COUNTER
X
X.X M
CANCEL / ENTER
Figure 4-9, Factory Mode
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WORK SHIFT MODE
The Work Shift mode allows for specific production information regarding printing activity on a given work shift to be recorded.
Use the keys of the printer’s operator panel to select and enter the required options.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
The
Y E S option m ust
have been selected
for the S hift C ode
w ithin the
H idden M ode
m enu .
O N LIN E
Q TY: 000000
P ress and hold the follow ing
keys for 10 seconds :
LIN E + F E ED
S E LE C T S H IFT
1
2
1, 2 , 3
E N TE R
3
E X IT
E xit
EN TE R
E N TE R S H IF T TIM E
X X .XX
CANCEL
E N TE R
HOW M ANY CHR?
X -X X
C A N C EL
EN TE R
E N TE R S H IF T N A M E
X
CANCEL
E N TE R
Figure 4-10, Work Shift Mode
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HIDDEN MODE
Use the keys of the printer’s operator panel to select and enter the required options.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
Press and hold the following keys:
+
+
+ POWER
LABEL OUT SENSOR
YES
Yes
ENTER
NO
No
ENTER
SHIFT CODE
YES
Yes
ENTER
NO
No
ENTER
Figure 4-11, Hidden Mode
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Unit 4: Printer Configuration
DOWNLOAD MODE
This download feature allows the operator to downgrade or upgrade Firmware to the printer. When downloading is
complete, the LCD screen will return to the original display. If an error occurs, a DOWNLOAD ERROR will display.
Use the keys of the printer’s operator panel to select and enter the required options.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
Press and hold the following keys:
+ POWER
DOWNLOAD
WAITING
Printer
is on standby
waiting for
download to
begin.
Send data
DOWNLOADING
DOWNLOAD
COMPLETE
Receiving
downloaded
data.
Briefly
displays when
download is
complete.
ENTER
Figure 4-12, Download Mode
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BOOT DOWNLOAD MODE
This download mode is used when the Firmware becomes corrupted and the normal download mode is not
successful.
Figure 5-13 provides the specific sequence of events required by the operator, the printer, and the printer’s
software for downloading Firmware to the printer. Use the key of the printer’s operator panel to select and enter the
required options.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
Press and hold the following keys:
+ FUNCTION + ENTER + POWER
PROGRAM DOWNLOAD
READY
Printer
is on standby
waiting for
download to
begin.
PROGRAM
DOWNLOADING
Receiving
downloaded
data.
PROGRAM DOWNLOAD
COMPLETED
Displays
when
download is
complete.
PRESS ENTER
ENTER
Figure 4-13, Boot Download Mode
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PRINT CANCEL MODE
Figure 5-14 provides the specific sequence of events required by the operator, the printer, and the printer’s
software to cancel a print job once initiated. Use the keys of the printer’s operator panel to select and enter the
required options.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
Printing
in process.
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
LINE
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
CANCEL
CANCEL PRINT JOB
YES
NO
LINE
ENTER
ONLINE MODE
No
ENTER
Yes
ENTER
CANCEL PRINT JOB
COMPLETED
Figure 4-14, Print Cancel Mode
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DEFAULT SETTING MODE
Figure 5-15 provides the specific sequence of events required by the operator, the printer, and the printer’s
software to return the printer to the configuration state as received from the factory. Use the keys on the printer’s
operator panel to select and enter the required options.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
Press and hold the following keys:
CANCEL + POWER
DEFAULT MODE
PRINTER SETTING
ALT. PROTOCOL
Printer Set
ENTER
Alt. Protocol
ENTER
DEFAULT
PRINTER SETTING
YES
DEFAULT
ALT. PROTOCOL
NO
YES
Yes
ENTER
NO
No
ENTER
DEFAULT SETTING
COMPLETED
PLEASE POWER OFF
Printer
waiting to be
powered off.
POWER
Figure 4-15, Default Setting Mode
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TEST PRINT MODE
Figure 5-16 provides the specific sequence of events required by the operator, the printer, and the printer’s
software for a test label to be printed. Test labels are designed to identify failures in configuration, adjustment
problems, and mechanical defects. Use the key on the printer’s operator panel to select and enter the required
options.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
FEED + POWER
Printer
beeps
TEST PRINT MODE
TEST PRINT MODE
CONFIGURATION
CONFIGURATION
BARCODE
TEST PRINT MODE
Press
or
+ ENTER
Scrolls
options
TEST PRINT SIZE
BARCODE
10 mm
TEST PRINT MODE
HEAD CHECK
TEST PRINT MODE
FONT
TEST PRINT
PRESS ENTER KEY
TEST PRINT MODE
TEST PRINT SIZE
FACTORY
LARGE
SMALL
ENTER
Test Prints
Power off to
cease printing.
Figure 4-16, Test Print Mode
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HEX DUMP MODE
The contents of the print buffer and the data received before it is placed into the print buffer may be examined
through the use of the Hex Dump Mode. Each line of the printed data is enumerated in the first column, the second
column contains the data in hexadecimal format, and the right column contains the same data in ASCII format.
The options of data to be printed are: receive data, receive buffer, and internal data. However, only one type of
data may be printed on a single label. Repeat the dump process to print the other data types as desired.
Use the keys on the printer’s operator panel to select and enter the required options.
Refer to the Menu Definition Tables in the following chapter to provide an explanation of each menu screen.
POWER
Displayed
if password
feature is
enabled
PASSWORD
0000
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
LINE
ADVANCED MODE
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
LINE
Cancels
print job
CANCEL
ENTER
ENTER
5 sec.
CANCEL
Print
darkness
HEX DUMP MODE
ONLINE MODE
ENTER
CANCEL
SELECT DUMP DATA
RECEIVE DATA
RECEIVE BUFFER
INTERNAL DATA
CANCEL
ENTER
Internal Data
ENTER
Receive Data
ENTER
Hex
Dump is
printed
Receive Buffer
ENTER
Hex
Dump is
printed
Figure 4-17, Hex Dump Mode
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MENU DEFINITION TABLES
USER MODE (TABLE 4-1)
MENU
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
DESCRIPTION
Displays the operational status of the printer. The ONLINE status is displayed on the top
line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
OFFLINE whenever the printer is switched offline by pressing the LINE key. When a
print job is received, the quantity line will indicate the number of labels to be printed. As
the label job prints, the display indicates the number of labels remaining to be printed.
Displays the operational status of the printer. The OFFLINE status is displayed on the
top line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
ONLINE whenever the printer is switched online by pressing the LINE key.
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
Is a transitional screen that allows the operator to choose a given direction within the
menu map.
ONLINE MODE
Is the entrance screen of the User Mode. The User Mode allows various print
parameters to be set.
USER MODE
OFFSET VOLUME
PITCH
+X.XX
OFFSET
-X.XX
DARKNESS
XX
This screen shows the adjusted value for the potentiometers on the Operator Panel.
Entry is not required for this screen. The values will change as the potentiometers are
adjusted.
Permits the printer’s print speed to be established based on inches per second (IPS).
PRINT SPEED
XX IPS
Permits the adjustment of the print density. Higher print density equates to darker print
images.
PRINT DARKNESS
1
2
3
4
5
PITCH OFFSET
+XX MM
The label pitch is the distance from the leading edge (the edge that comes out of the
printer first) of a label and the leading edge of the next label. The position of the label’s
leading edge can be adjusted relative to the print head in increments of 1mm. Once the
position has been set, it can be fine adjusted using the PITCH potentiometer.
Positive (+) digit selection on the display moves the leading edge forward and away
from the print head while a negative (-) selection moves the label’s leading edge
incrementally back into the mechanism.
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USER MODE (TABLE 4-1)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
PRINT OFFSET
V: +XXXX
H: +XXXX
This menu allows for the printer to be configured to print zeros with or without a diagonal
slash through them. This will apply to all printer resident font types.
ZERO SLASH
YES
Print offset refers to the vertical and horizontal shifting of the entire print area relative to
the label and the print start position. The movement is incremented by dots in the
positive (+) or negative (-) direction. Positive and negative vertical adjustment is toward
and away from the print head respectively. Positive and negative horizontal adjustment
is to the left or right of the reference point respectively.
NO
CHARACTER PITCH
PROPORTIONAL
FIXED
This setting determines whether each character occupies a designated space (fixed)
regardless of the characters width or if the character’s space is representative of the
character’s width (proportional). Proportional is contemporarily preferred. Applies only to
printer resident fonts.
ADVANCED MODE (TABLE 4-2)
MENU
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
DESCRIPTION
Displays the operational status of the printer. The ONLINE status is displayed on the top
line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
OFFLINE whenever the printer is switched offline by pressing the LINE key. When a
print job is received, the quantity line will indicate the number of labels to be printed. As
the label job prints, the display indicates the number of labels remaining to be printed.
Displays the operational status of the printer. The OFFLINE status is displayed on the
top line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
ONLINE whenever the printer is switched online by pressing the LINE key.
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
ONLINE MODE
ADVANCED MODE
Is a transitional screen that allows the operator to choose a given direction within the
menu map.
Is the entrance screen of the Advanced Mode. The Advanced Mode is provided to make
basic printer operational adjustments. Typically, once these adjustments or settings
have been made, they will not require additional address unless a new job is
downloaded.
Allows the darkness (print density) selection of the printed image. Has two selection
options.
DARKNESS RANGE
A
B
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ADVANCED MODE (TABLE 4-2)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
Allows the choice of continuous feed or dispenser operation.
PRINTER TYPE
DISPENSER
CONTINUOUS
BACKFEED MOTION
Allows the determination of whether a backfeed motion will be applied. If so, the
selection of before or after the printing of each label.
BEFORE
NONE
AFTER
Allows the printer to be switched to operate in the thermal transfer or direct thermal
mode as desired.
PRINT METHOD
TRANSFER
DIRECT
Allows the pitch sensor to be activated or deactivated as circumstances dictate.
PITCH SENSOR
ENABLE
DISABLE
Allows the pitch sensor mode to be selected relative to the media type being used.
SENSOR TYPE
I-MARK
GAP
HEAD CHECK
ENABLE
DISABLE
HEAD CHECK
NORMAL
BARCODE
EXTERNAL SIGNAL
ENABLE
This screen will appear if the head check feature has been selected. Choose for the
head check to be performed unconditionally or only when barcodes are being printed.
Previously printed barcodes should be scanned following an error to determine their
functionality.
Set this feature to enable or disable the printer’s external signal communication port. If
the port is enabled, data can be sent and received using an appropriate device plugged
into the EXT port.
DISABLE
EXTERNAL SIGNAL
TYPE 1
TYPE 3
This feature determines the integrity of the print head elements when enabled. The
printer will go into error mode when a malfunctioning printhead element is detected.
Appears only if the printer’s external signal feature has been enabled to allow selection
of the output signal. For information on which type to choose, refer to this printer’s
Programming Reference for guidance.
TYPE 2
TYPE 4
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ADVANCED MODE (TABLE 4-2)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
EXTERNAL REPRINT
ENABLE
DISABLE
The printer can be set to automatically go into the online mode when powered on.
Otherwise, the printer starts in the offline state and must be manually placed online
before it is ready to print.
AUTO ONLINE
YES
Allows configuration as to whether the reprint function may be activated via the external
signal port.
NO
This feature allows one label to be fed upon the printer entering online mode. Enable or
disable as desired.
AUTO ONLINE FEED
YES
NO
This feature allows one label to be fed following an error being corrected and the printer
going online.
FEED ON ERROR
YES
NO
Allows the user to specify the hexadecimal code for the character which is replaced with
the Euro Character. The default setting should be the correct option.
EURO CODE
XX
PROTOCOL CODE
The ESC sequence in SBPL (SATO Basic Programming Language) commands may be
defined as standard (using non-printable code 1BH) or non-standard (some other user
code).
STANDARD
NON-STANDARD
PARALLEL INTERFACE MODE (TABLE 4-3)
MENU
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
DESCRIPTION
Displays the operational status of the printer. The ONLINE status is displayed on the top
line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
OFFLINE whenever the printer is switched offline by pressing the LINE key. When a
print job is received, the quantity line will indicate the number of labels to be printed. As
the label job prints, the display indicates the number of labels remaining to be printed.
Displays the operational status of the printer. The OFFLINE status is displayed on the
top line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
ONLINE whenever the printer is switched online by pressing the LINE key.
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
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PARALLEL INTERFACE MODE (TABLE 4-3)
MENU
Is a transitional screen that allows the operator to choose a given direction within the
menu map.
ONLINE MODE
INTERFACE MODE
INTERFACE BOARD
SETTING
YES
Is the premier screen of the Interface Mode. The Interface Mode allows the parameters
to be set for the printer to communicate with a host and vise-versa.
Select the YES option if an interface board for bi-directional communication will be
configured.
NO
Determines whether the print data code requires deletion. Hexadecimal graphic data will
not be deleted. Select YES to delete all carriage return (CR) and line feed (LF)
commands in the data stream - including graphics and 2D bar codes.
IGNORE CR/LF
YES
DESCRIPTION
NO
This feature is used primarily to maintain compatibility with earlier models of SATO
printers.
Allows setting of bi-directional communication protocol.
PROTOCOL
STATUS4
STATUS5
RECEIVE BUFFER
MULTI
1 ITEM
ITEM NO. CHECK
ENABLE
Allows the selection of the receive buffer type. Select MULTI for multi-item buffer and
1ITEM for a single item buffer.
Allows item number check to be enabled or disabled. Will only appear when STATUS5 is
set for the protocol.
DISABLE
Allows BCC Check to be enabled or disabled. Will only appear if STATUS5 is set for
protocol.
BCC CHECK
ENABLE
DISABLE
Allows setting for ACK width of the IEEE1284 interface. The display will appear when
the interface is present and one item (1ITEM) is selected as a receive buffer.
IEEE1284
ACK SIGNAL
XX.X US
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PARALLEL INTERFACE MODE (TABLE 4-3)
MENU
IGNORE CAN/DLE
YES
DESCRIPTION
Allows 1-byte command such as CAN and DLE code to be deleted. Will only appear
when the communication protocol is STATUS4.
NO
SERIAL INTERFACE MODE (TABLE 4-4)
MENU
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
DESCRIPTION
Displays the operational status of the printer. The ONLINE status is displayed on the top
line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
OFFLINE whenever the printer is switched offline by pressing the LINE key. When a
print job is received, the quantity line will indicate the number of labels to be printed. As
the label job prints, the display indicates the number of labels remaining to be printed.
Displays the operational status of the printer. The OFFLINE status is displayed on the
top line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
ONLINE whenever the printer is switched online by pressing the LINE key.
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
Is a transitional screen that allows the operator to choose a given direction within the
menu map.
ONLINE MODE
INTERFACE MODE
Is the premiere screen of the Interface Mode. The Interface Mode allows the parameters
to be set for the printer to communicate with a host and vise-versa.
Select the YES option if an interface board for bi-directional communication will be
configured.
INTERFACE BOARD
SETTING
YES
NO
IGNORE CR/LF
YES
NO
Determines whether the print data code requires deletion. Hexadecimal graphic data will
not be deleted. Select YES to delete all carriage return (CR) and line feed (LF)
commands in the data stream - including graphics and 2D bar codes.
This feature is used primarily to maintain compatibility with earlier models of SATO
printers.
Selection of the DIPSW option will use settings on the RS232C card. The LCD option
advances the operator to menus that allow the DIPSW settings to be over-written.
RS-232C/422/485
CONFIGURATION
DIPSW
LCD
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SERIAL INTERFACE MODE (TABLE 4-4)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
RECEIVE BUFFER
MULTI
Allows the selection of the receive buffer type. Select MULTI for multi-item buffer and
1ITEM for a single item buffer.
1 ITEM
Allows selection of the baud rate. Will only appear when the RS232C interface is
installed and the LCD option is chosen from the prior menu.
BAUDRATE
2400
9600
4800
19200
Allows setting of the parity bit for the serial interface. Will not display if the dipswitch
priority option is chosen. The interface board must be installed.
PARITY BIT
NONE
ODD
EVEN
Allows stop bit selection for the serial interface. Will not display if the dipswitch priority
option is chosen.
STOP BIT
1BIT
2BIT
Allows selection of the data length for serial interface. Will not display if the dipswitch
priority option is chosen.
CHARACTER BIT
7BIT
8BIT
Allows selection of the baud rate. Will only appear when the RS422 or RS485 interface
is installed and the LCD option is chosen from the prior menu.
BAUDRATE
2400
9600
38400
4800
19200
57600
Allows setting of communication protocol.
PROTOCOL
STATUS5
READY/BUSY
XON/OFF
STATUS3
STATUS4
Allows 1-byte command such as CAN and DLE code to be deleted. Will only appear
when the communication protocol is STATUS4 (for overseas specifications).
IGNORE CAN/DLE
YES
NO
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LAN INTERFACE MODE (TABLE 4-5)
MENU
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
DESCRIPTION
Displays the operational status of the printer. The ONLINE status is displayed on the top
line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
OFFLINE whenever the printer is switched offline by pressing the LINE key. When a
print job is received, the quantity line will indicate the number of labels to be printed. As
the label job prints, the display indicates the number of labels remaining to be printed.
Displays the operational status of the printer. The OFFLINE status is displayed on the
top line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
ONLINE whenever the printer is switched online by pressing the LINE key.
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
Is a transitional screen that allows the operator to choose a given direction within the
menu map.
ONLINE MODE
INTERFACE MODE
INTERFACE BOARD
SETTING
YES
Select the YES option if an interface board for bi-directional communication will be
configured.
NO
IGNORE CR/LF
YES
Is the premier screen of the Interface Mode. The Interface Mode allows the parameters
to be set for the printer to communicate with a host and vise-versa.
NO
PROTOCOL
Determines whether the print data code requires deletion. Hexadecimal graphic data will
not be deleted. Select YES to delete all carriage return (CR) and line feed (LF)
commands in the data stream - including graphics and 2D bar codes.
This feature is used primarily to maintain compatibility with earlier models of SATO
printers.
Allows setting of the sequence of control characters to ensure correct data transference.
See your Network Administrator to find out which Status number will be used for the
control characters being sent to and from the printer.
STATUS4
STATUS5
IP ADDRESS
Sets a unique static IP Address using the TCP/IP Protocol. The format of an IP Address
is a 32-bit numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods. See your
Network Administrator for available IP Addresses.
0. 0. 0. 0
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LAN INTERFACE MODE (TABLE 4-5)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
Specifies which segment of the network the printer will reside. The format of Subnet
Mask is a 32-bit numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods. See
your Network Administrator to find out your Subnet Mask.
SUBNET MASK
0. 0. 0. 0
Specifies the IP Address of the main router on the host network. The format of a
Gateway Address is a 32-bit numberic address written as four numbers separated by
periods. See your Network Administrator to find out your Default Gateway Address.
GATEWAY
ADDRESS
0. 0. 0. 0
PORT NUMBER 1
Sets the primary layer interface that enables data transfer to and from the printer. See
you Network Administrator to find out what your default primary port number should be.
XXXXX
PORT NUMBER 2
Sets the secondary layer interface that enables data transfer to and from the printer. See
you Network Administrator to find out what your default secondary port number should
be.
XXXXX
Sets the tertiary layer interface that enables data transfer to and from the printer. See
you Network Administrator to find out what your default tertiary port number should be.
PORT NUMBER 3
XXXXX
IGNORE CAN/DLE
YES
Allows 1-byte command such as CAN and DLE code to be deleted. Will only appear
when the communication protocol is STATUS4.
NO
USB INTERFACE MODE (TABLE 4-6)
MENU
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
DESCRIPTION
Displays the operational status of the printer. The ONLINE status is displayed on the top
line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
OFFLINE whenever the printer is switched offline by pressing the LINE key. When a
print job is received, the quantity line will indicate the number of labels to be printed. As
the label job prints, the display indicates the number of labels remaining to be printed.
Displays the operational status of the printer. The OFFLINE status is displayed on the
top line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
ONLINE whenever the printer is switched online by pressing the LINE key.
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
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USB INTERFACE MODE (TABLE 4-6)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
Is a transitional screen that allows the operator to choose a given direction within the
menu map.
ONLINE MODE
INTERFACE MODE
Is the premier screen of the Interface Mode. The Interface Mode allows the parameters
to be set for the printer to communicate with a host and vise-versa.
Select the YES option if an interface board for bi-directional communication will be
configured.
INTERFACE BOARD
SETTING
YES
NO
IGNORE CR/LF
YES
NO
Determines whether the print data code requires deletion. Hexadecimal graphic data will
not be deleted. Select YES to delete all carriage return (CR) and line feed (LF)
commands in the data stream - including graphics and 2D bar codes.
This feature is used primarily to maintain compatibility with earlier models of SATO
printers.
Allows setting of communication protocol.
PROTOCOL
STATUS4
STATUS5
ITEM NO. CHECK
ENABLE
DISABLE
Allows BCC Check to be enabled or disabled. Will only appear if STATUS5 is set for
protocol.
BCC CHECK
ENABLE
DISABLE
IGNORE CAN/DLE
YES
Allows item number check to be enabled or disabled. Will only appear when STATUS5 is
set for the protocol.
Allows 1-byte command such as CAN and DLE code to be deleted. Will only appear
when the communication protocol is STATUS4.
NO
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CENTRONICS INTERFACE MODE (TABLE 4-7)
MENU
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
DESCRIPTION
Displays the operational status of the printer. The ONLINE status is displayed on the top
line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
OFFLINE whenever the printer is switched offline by pressing the LINE key. When a
print job is received, the quantity line will indicate the number of labels to be printed. As
the label job prints, the display indicates the number of labels remaining to be printed.
Displays the operational status of the printer. The OFFLINE status is displayed on the
top line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
ONLINE whenever the printer is switched online by pressing the LINE key.
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
Is a transitional screen that allows the operator to choose a given direction within the
menu map.
ONLINE MODE
INTERFACE MODE
Is the premier screen of the Interface Mode. The Interface Mode allows the parameters
to be set for the printer to communicate with a host and vise-versa.
Select the YES option if an interface board for bi-directional communication will be
configured.
INTERFACE BOARD
SETTING
YES
NO
IGNORE CR/LF
YES
NO
IGNORE CAN/DLE
YES
Determines whether the print data code requires deletion. Hexadecimal graphic data will
not be deleted. Select YES to delete all carriage return (CR) and line feed (LF)
commands in the data stream - including graphics and 2D bar codes.
This feature is used primarily to maintain compatibility with earlier models of SATO
printers.
Allows 1-byte command such as CAN and DLE code to be deleted. Will only appear
when the communication protocol is STATUS4 (for overseas specifications).
NO
Allows the selection of the receive buffer type. Select MULTI for multiple buffers and
1ITEM for a single item buffer.
RECEIVE BUFFER
MULTI
1 ITEM
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SERVICE MODE (TABLE 4-8)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
MAINTENANCE MODE
SERVICE MODE
FACTORY MODE
The Maintenance Mode is divided into two sections; the Service Mode and the Factory
Mode.
The Service Mode allows the programming of various dimensional settings, sensor
thresholds, and language options.
The Factory Mode permits counter reset of various printer components. Use the
printer’s operator panel to select and reset those features.
Allows sensitivity adjustment of the eye-mark sensor.
SENSOR LEVEL
I-MARK
X.XV
LEVEL OFFSET
XX
Allows slice level adjustment of the eye-mark sensor.
SENSOR LEVEL
I-MARK
X.XV
SLICE LEVEL
XX
Allows sensitivity adjustment of the gap sensor.
SENSOR LEVEL
GAP
X.XV
LEVEL OFFSET
XX
Allows slice level adjustment of the gap sensor.
SENSOR LEVEL
GAP
X.XV
SLICE LEVEL
XX
LABEL RE-DETECT
ENABLE
Select the ENABLE option to set the printer to automatically notify when media supply is
nearly exhausted.
DISABLE
Select the ENABLE option to set the printer to automatically notify when ribbon supply is
nearly exhausted.
RIBBON NEAR END
ENABLE
DISABLE
Allows the operator to select to use a function key or not. If enable is selected, the
following menu will appear.
FUNCTION KEY
ENABLE
DISABLE
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SERVICE MODE (TABLE 4-8)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
Allows the option of reprinting a label with key or not.
FUNCTION KEY
NONE
REPRINT
FORWARD / BACKFEED
DISTANCE
DEFAULT
XXX MM
WEB ACCELERATION
FAST
Allows selection of output mode options. MODE1 outputs signal in the status of
existence/non-existence for the number of remaining labels to be printed. MODE2
outputs signal in the status of online/offline.
MODE2
PRIORITY SETTING
COMMAND
Allows the printer to use either a NORMAL or FAST web acceleration. Large, heavy,
label rolls should use the NORMAL option while smaller, lighter rolls can use the FAST
option.
NORMAL
EXT 9PIN SELECT
MODE1
Allows the backfeed distance to be set. If using thermal transfer for printing, set the feed
distance less than 30mm to avoid detection of the ribbon end by accident.
INTERNAL
Allows the user to assign a method a command priority. Where programming
instructions conflict, the printer will allow this assignment to take priority. This priority
assignment affects the settings for print darkness, print speed, start point correction,
operation mode, print method, and sensor types.
Allows the password function to enabled (ON) or disabled (OFF).
SET PASSWORD
ON
OFF
PASSWORD NO.
This screen will appear if the ON option was selected in the previous screen. Use the
arrow keys to scroll and enter a four-digit password.
XXXX
Determines whether or not the printer will be compatible with a previous printer model.
COMPATIBLE MODE
ON
OFF
Enables the length of the label stock installed to be manually entered.
MEDIA LENGTH
XXXX MM
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SERVICE MODE (TABLE 4-8)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
When enabled (ON), the printer’s status (receiving, editing, printing) will be displayed as
an icon. Disabled (OFF) conversely, does not.
TRACE MODE
ON
OFF
FACTORY MODE (TABLE 4-9)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
MAINTENANCE MODE
SERVICE MODE
FACTORY MODE
The Maintenance Mode is divided into two sections; the Service Mode and the Factory
Mode.
The Factory Mode permits counter reset of various printer components. Use the
printer’s operator panel to select and reset those features.
The Service Mode allows the programming of various dimensional settings, sensor
thresholds, and language options.
Enables the printer’s internal counter to be initiated and reset.
COUNTER CLEAR
NONE
ALL
HEAD
CUT
DISPENSE
Allows view of the recorded linear meters of printed media by the printer’s internal
counters.
COUNTER
INDICATION
NONE
LIFE
HEAD
CUT
DISPENSE
Enables view of the printer’s internal life counter.
LIFE COUNTER
X.X M
Displays values for the head counter.
HEAD COUNTER
[1]
X.X M
[2]
X.X M
[3]
X.X M
This printer does not have a cutter assembly, thusly this screen should be ignored.
CUT COUNTER
X
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FACTORY MODE (TABLE 4-9)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
This printer does not have a dispenser assembly, thusly this screen should be ignored.
DISPENSE COUNTER
X.X M
Enables the printer’s serial number to be recorded within its memory.
SERIAL NO.
S/N XXXXXXXX
Enables the revision number of the main circuit board to be recorded within its memory.
MAIN PCB
REVISION
REV X.X
Enables the revision number of the interface board to be recorded within its memory.
INTERFACE BOARD
REVISION
REV X.X
Initiates test printing.
TEST PRINT
YES
NO
TEST PRINT MODE
If the YES option is select from the previous screen, this menu allows the test print type
to be selected.
FACTORY
AIAG
SCALE
RIGHT
LEFT
GRAY
N-PATTERN
Enables the print size to be selected.
PRINT SIZE
SMALL
LARGE
Initiates test printing activity.
TEST PRINT
PRESS ENTER KEY
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WORK SHIFT MODE (TABLE 4-10)
MENU
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
2
3
Displays the operational status of the printer. The ONLINE status is displayed on the top
line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
OFFLINE whenever the printer is switched offline by pressing the LINE key. When a
print job is received, the quantity line will indicate the number of labels to be printed. As
the label job prints, the display indicates the number of labels remaining to be printed.
This screen is used to select the shift that will be configured in the screens to follow. Up
to 3 shift can be configured.
SELECT SHIFT
1
DESCRIPTION
EXIT
Permits the entry of the begin time of the shift being configured. This is a 24 hour clock
format.
ENTER SHIFT TIME
XX.XX
HOW MANY CHR?
Allows the establishment of the quantity of characters to be used for the Shift Name in
the screen to follow. The first X depicts the shift number and is based upon what was
selected in the Select Shift screen. The XX has valid range of 1 to 16.
X-XX
Allows the entry of the user defined shift name. The quantity of characters used must be
reflective of the quantity entered in the preceding screen.
ENTER SHIFT NAME
X
HIDDEN MODE (TABLE 4-11)
MENU
LABEL OUT SENSOR
YES
DESCRIPTION
Used to enable or disable the label out sensor. The YES option is enabled and the NO
option is disabled.
NO
Used to enable or disable the Shift Code menu parameters. The YES option is enabled
and the NO option is disabled.
SHIFT CODE
YES
Note the YES option must be selected to access the Work Shift Mode menu.
NO
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DOWNLOAD MODE (TABLE 4-12)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
Confirms the printer is on standby for receiving the downgrade or upgrade of Firmware
from the host.
DOWNLOAD
WAITING
Downloading progress may be monitored here. Entry is not required at this screen.
Press the CANCEL key located on the operator panel to abort downloading.
DOWNLOADING
Displays when the download process is complete. Press the ENTER key located on the
operator panel to exit.
DOWNLOAD
COMPLETE
BOOT DOWNLOAD MODE (TABLE 4-13)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
Confirms the printer is on standby for receiving Firmware download.
PROGRAM DOWNLOAD
READY
Downloading progress may be monitored here. Entry is not required at this screen.
PROGRAM
DOWNLOADING
Press the CANCEL key located on the operator panel to abort downloading.
Displays when the program download process is complete. Press the ENTER key
located on the operator panel to exit.
PROGRAM DOWNLOAD
COMPLETED
PRESS ENTER
PRINT CANCEL MODE (TABLE 4-14)
MENU
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
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Displays the operational status of the printer. The ONLINE status is displayed on the top
line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
OFFLINE whenever the printer is switched offline by pressing the LINE key. When a
print job is received, the quantity line will indicate the number of labels to be printed. As
the label job prints, the display indicates the number of labels remaining to be printed.
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PRINT CANCEL MODE (TABLE 4-14)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
Displays the operational status of the printer. The OFFLINE status is displayed on the
top line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
ONLINE whenever the printer is switched online by pressing the LINE key.
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
Print data that has been previously received, can be cleared. If YES is selected, the print
data will be deleted and then the printer will go offline. If the NO option is selected, the
printer will go offline without deleting data.
CANCEL PRINT JOB
YES
NO
This screen indicates that the received data has been deleted. Will display for 3 seconds
and then the printer will go offline.
CANCEL PRINT JOB
COMPLETED
DEFAULT SETTINGS MODE (TABLE 4-15)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
Allows printer settings and/or protocols to be returned to he factory default settings.
DEFAULT MODE
PRINTER SETTING
ALT. PROTOCOL
Initiates the return to printer setting defaults.
DEFAULT
PRINTER SETTING
YES
NO
Confirm initialization of protocol code defaults.
DEFAULT
ALT. PROTOCOL
YES
NO
Confirms the completion of printer default settings.
DEFAULT SETTING
COMPLETED
PLEASE POWER OFF
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TEST PRINT MODE (TABLE 4-16)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
Is the initial screen of the Test Print Mode.
TEST PRINT MODE
CONFIGURATION
BARCODE
HEAD CHECK
FONT
FACTORY
TEST PRINT SIZE
•
Configuration: The printer’s configuration settings.
•
Barcode: The printer’s installed barcodes.
•
Head Check: A pattern to check print head elements.
•
Font: The contents of the installed fonts.
•
Factory: A factory test label will be printed.
This screen only appears if Configuration, Barcode, or Head Check was chosen in the
previous menu. The increments of measure are 1cm.
10 mm
TEST PRINT SIZE
LARGE
For factory test prints, this screen appears instead of the previous screen for setting
print size.
Large (10cm) and small (4cm) print sizes are the only two options.
SMALL
Pressing ENTER will indicate continuous test printing. Pressing ENTER again will
suspend printing.
TEST PRINT
PRESS ENTER KEY
If the external signal is enabled, the test print must be initiated with a print start signal via
the EXT port.
HEX DUMP MODE (TABLE 4-17)
MENU
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
DESCRIPTION
Displays the operational status of the printer. The ONLINE status is displayed on the top
line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
OFFLINE whenever the printer is switched offline by pressing the LINE key. When a
print job is received, the quantity line will indicate the number of labels to be printed. As
the label job prints, the display indicates the number of labels remaining to be printed.
Displays the operational status of the printer. The OFFLINE status is displayed on the
top line and the label quantity status on the bottom. The message will be changed to
ONLINE whenever the printer is switched online by pressing the LINE key.
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
Is a transitional screen that allows the operator to choose a given direction within the
menu map.
ONLINE MODE
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HEX DUMP MODE (TABLE 4-17)
MENU
DESCRIPTION
The Advanced Mode screen is only a transitional screen to the Hex Dump Mode screen.
ADVANCED MODE
HEX DUMP MODE
Is the premiere screen to the Hex Dump Mode. The contents of the print buffer and the
data received before it is placed into the print buffer may be examined through the use
of the Hex Dump Mode.
Each line of the printed data is enumerated in the first column, the second column
contains the data in hexadecimal format, and the right column contains the same data in
ASCII format.
SELECT DUMP DATA
RECEIVE DATA
RECEIVE BUFFER
INTERNAL DATA
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Only one type of data will be printed at a time. This screen allows the selection of the
data to be printed. Repeat the Hex Dump process to print the other types of data if
required.
Internal Data is to print the settings for the internal buffer.
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•
•
•
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Warning Signal Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Table
Interface Troubleshooting
Test Print Modes
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ERROR SIGNAL TROUBLESHOOTING
This chapter identifies the printer’s various LCD error signals and their relative audible alarms, as well as, their
probable causes and remedies for problem resolution.
ERROR DISPLAYS
LED
CONDITION
ERROR
01
Machine
Error
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
Off
Off
Off
02
Flash ROM
Error
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
Off
Off
Off
03
Parity Error
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
Off
Off
Off
04
Overrun
Error
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
Off
Off
Off
05
Framing
Error
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
Off
Off
Off
06
Buffer
Overflow
Error
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
Off
Off
Off
07
Head Open
Error
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
Off
Off
Off
08
Paper End
Error
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
Off
On
Off
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DESCRIPTION
LCD DISPLAY
1. Ensure all wiring harnesses are properly connected.
2. Replace main circuit board.
MACHINE ERROR
1. Ensure correct communication protocols.
2. Check cables, cycle printer power and resend.
3. Replace board.
FLASHROM ERROR
1. Ensure correct communication parameters.
2. Check cables, cycle printer and resend.
3. Replace board.
PARITY ERROR
1. Check and correct communication cables and settings.
OVERRUN ERROR
1. Ensure host system and interface settings match.
2. Check and correct communication cables.
(null modem serial cable required)
FRAMING ERROR
BUFFER OVER
1. Size of received data exceeds size of receiving buffer.
2. Establish the correct communication protocol.
HEAD OPEN
1. Properly latch the print head.
2. Replace the head-open switch.
1. Ensure media is properly loaded.
2. Clean sensor transmit/receive surfaces.
3. Ensure correct sensor configuration.
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ERROR DISPLAYS
LED
CONDITION
ERROR
09
Ribbon
End
Error
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
Off
Off
On
10
Sensor
Error
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
Off
Off
Off
11
Head
Related
Error
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
Off
Off
Off
17
Memory
Reading
Error
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
Off
Off
Off
18
Item Number
Error
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
Off
Off
Off
20
Head
Mismatch
Error
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
Off
Off
Off
25
Cover Open
Error
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
Off
Off
On
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DESCRIPTION
LCD DISPLAY
1. Ensure ribbon stock is properly loaded.
2. Ensure ribbon has not been damaged.
3. Ensure proper printer configuration.
RIBBON END
1.
2.
3.
4.
SENSOR ERROR
Ensure media is properly loaded.
Clean sensor transmit/receive surfaces.
Ensure correct sensor configuration.
Replace sensor as necessary.
1. Clean the print head’s contact surface.
2. Replace the print head.
HEAD ERROR
1. Delete unnecessary data to free up memory space.
2. Ensure the data communication settings are correct.
BCC
CHECK
ERROR
ITEM NO ERROR
1. Data sequence number doesn’t match previous data.
2. Check send data and communications setting.
HEAD MISMATCH
1. Reinstall print head.
2. Ensure proper print head is installed.
COVER OPEN
1. Ensure cover is fully closed.
2. Replace cover-open sensor.
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ERROR ICONS
LCD ICONS
DESCRIPTION OF ERROR
Displayed when detecting Label End.
POSITION ON LCD
Icon 1
Displayed when detecting Ribbon End.
Icon 1
Displayed when detecting Sensor Error.
Icon 1
Displayed when detecting Head Open.
Icon 1
Displayed when head is disconnected.
Icon 1
Displayed when detecting Communication Error.
Displayed when detecting Receive Buffer Over.
Icon 1
Icon 1
Displayed when detecting Item No. Error or BCC Error.
Icon 1
Displayed when having write failure to main ROM.
Icon 1
Displayed when detecting Calendar Error.
Icon 1
Displayed when printer error other than above is detected.
Icon 1
Displayed error number corresponding to various errors.
Icon 2
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WARNING SIGNAL TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING DISPLAYS
LED
CONDITION
WARNING
01
Ribbon
Near-End
Warning
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
On
On
Off
03
Receive
Buffer
Near-Full
Warning
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
On
Off
Off
04
Command
Error
Warning
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
On
Off
Off
05
Head Error
Warning
POWER:
ONLINE:
LABEL:
RIBBON:
On
On
Off
Off
DESCRIPTION
LCD DISPLAY
1. Limited media quantity remaining.
2. Monitor and reload before all is used.
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
1. Little receive buffer capacity remaining.
2. Cease data transmission until existing data is analyzed.
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
1. Review print data for command error.
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
1. Ensure print head is connected.
2. Replace print head.
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
WARNING ICONS
ICON
DESCRIPTION
POSITION ON LCD
Displayed when detecting Ribbon Near End.
Icon 3 to 5
Displayed when detecting Command Error.
Icon 3 to 5
Displayed when detecting Buffer Near Full.
Icon 3 to 5
Displayed when head is disconnected.
Icon 3 to 5
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
IMAGE VOIDS
Dirty print head.
Clean print head.
Damaged print head.
Replace print head.
Damaged electronics.
Replace circuit board.
Damaged or worn roller.
Replace rollers.
Poor label quality.
Use higher quality media.
Ribbon stock and media are mismatched.
Consult with media supplier.
RIBBON WRINKLING
Poor head alignment.
Adjust head balance and alignment.
Excessive temperature setting
Adjust temperature.
Poor ribbon tension.
Adjust tension as required.
Worn roller.
Replace as necessary.
Foreign material on print head and/or rollers.
Clean as required.
Foreign material on labels.
Use higher quality media.
Damaged print head.
Replace print head as required.
LIGHT PRINT IMAGES
Low print head energy/darkness.
Adjust darkness level.
Low print head pressure.
Adjust head pressure and/or balance.
Foreign material on print head.
Clean print head and rollers.
Improper head alignment.
Align print head as required.
Excessive print speed.
Reduce print speed setting.
UNEVEN PRINT DARKNESS
Unbalanced print head.
Adjust head balance.
Worn rollers.
Replace rollers as required.
Dirty print head.
Clean print head.
MEANDERING MEDIA
Incorrectly loaded media.
Ensure correct loading.
Improperly adjusted media guides.
Adjust as required.
Unbalanced print head.
Adjust as required.
Worn rollers.
Replace as required.
NO LABEL MOVEMENT
Loose or broken timing belt.
Replace or adjust as required.
Incorrect label sensor selected.
Check printer configuration for proper sensor selection.
No voltage output.
Replace fuse. Test power supply and replace as required.
Drive motor not operating.
Ensure wiring harness connection. Replace as necessary.
LCD FIELD ILLUMINATED BUT WITHOUT WORDS OR NO DISPLAY AT ALL
Power supply issues.
Ensure cable properly connected. Check/replace power supply.
Incorrectly positioned display potentiometer.
Adjust as required.
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NO PRINTED IMAGE
Print head is disconnected.
Ensure print head wiring harness is connected on each end.
No voltage output.
Replace fuse. Test power supply and replace as required.
Defective print head.
Replace print head and reset counter.
Damaged electronics.
Replace circuit board.
Interface problems.
Troubleshoot interface - refer to the next chapter.
Data input error.
Ensure correct data stream.
PRINTER CREATES A BLANK LABEL.
Data input error.
Ensure correct data stream.
Incorrect label sensor selection.
Ensure correct printer configuration.
Disconnected print head.
Power off the printer and ensure a proper connection.
Defective print head.
Replace print head as required.
Defective main circuit board.
Replace main board as required.
INCORRECT LABEL POSITIONING.
Incorrect label sensor selection.
Ensure correct printer configuration.
Improper sensor adjustment.
Adjust sensor sensitivity as required.
Data input error.
Ensure correct data stream.
Incorrect offset settings.
Adjust settings as required.
Incorrect applicator setup.
Refer to applicator documentation or contact manufacturer.
SMEARED PRINT IMAGES
Poor media quality.
Use higher quality media.
Foreign material on print head and platen roller.
Clean print head and rollers.
Foreign material on labels.
Use higher quality media.
Excessive print head energy.
Adjust darkness setting.
Excessive print speed.
Adjust print speed as required.
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INTERFACE TROUBLESHOOTING
This chapter provides a checklist for the various interface types. Locate the checklist relative to the interface used
and perform each of the troubleshooting tasks until the problem has been isolated.
PARALLEL INTERFACE
CHK
TROUBLESHOOTING STEP
Ensure the interface module is correctly installed. Run self-test to verify.
Ensure the printer cable is connected to the appropriate LPT port on the host computer. If using a Windows printer
driver, ensure the correct port is selected.
Ensure a IEEE1284 printer cable is being used.
Ensure the host’s peripheral settings are set to ECP for faster throughput. Refer to the computer manufacturer’s
documentation for details.
Ensure the printer is receiving information from the computer using the Receive Buffer Hex Dump mode. Refer to that
procedure within this manual for instructions. The command stream should be continuous and possess 0Dhex and/or
0Ahex (carriage return and line feed) characters throughout. However, there should not be either located between the
start (<ESC>A and the stop (<ESC>Z) commands.
Replace the interface board with another to isolate the problem.
Replace the interface board permanently if determined to be the problem.
RS232 SERIAL INTERFACE
CHK
TROUBLESHOOTING STEP
Ensure the correct interface module is correctly installed. Run self-test to verify.
Ensure the serial cable (Null Modem) meets specifications and is correctly connected at each end.
Ensure the serial cable is not defective.
Ensure the communication parameters for the baud rate, parity, data bits and stop bits are consistent with those being
sent from the host computer.
Ensure the printer is receiving information from the computer using the Receive Buffer Hex Dump mode. Refer to that
procedure within this manual for instructions. The command stream should be continuous and possess 0Dhex and/or
0Ahex (carriage return and line feed) characters throughout. However, there should not be either located between the
start (<ESC>A and the stop (<ESC>Z) commands.
Replace the interface board with another to isolate the problem.
Replace the interface board permanently if determined to be the problem.
UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS (USB) INTERFACE
If nothing prints during a test print, verify the device drivers have been successively installed by performing the following:
Click on Start, Settings, and then Control Panel.
Click on System within the new window.
Click on the Device Manager tab.
Ensure that the View Device By Type is checked.
Scroll to SATO-USB Device and ensure that errors do not exist. Reinstall as required.
Reboot the PC and the printer.
Contact Microsoft technical support for further assistance as required.
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LAN ETHERNET INTERFACE
CHK
TROUBLESHOOTING STEP
Ensure the interface has been correctly configured. Wait two minutes and run self-test to verify. If a test label does not
print, there may be a hardware problem.
Ensure the cable and its ports are not defective.
Ensure that a faulty print server or other protocol related scenarios are not creating a queue setup issue.
Systematically perform checks and tests to isolate the cause.
If using TCP/IP, ensure a valid IP address is specified and that all parameters are correct (subnet mask, gateway,
etc.). Attempt to PING the IP address assigned to the network interface.
If using a repeater or hub, ensure the SQE is turned off. Also ensure the repeater port is not defective by trying the
print server on another port.
Install the IPX/SPX protocol on a workstation to determine if the network device can be discovered via the MAC
address. If able, configure the appropriate protocols and retest connectivity.
Use a crossover cable to isolate the printer from the network by connecting from the interface and workstation. Verify
that the parameters match on each. Test connectivity.
WIRELESS LAN INTERFACE
CHK
TROUBLESHOOTING STEP
Ensure the interface module is correctly installed. Run self-test to verify.
Check the signal strength by the three LED’s on the interface. The more LED’s are illuminated green, the stronger the
signal.
Ensure the printer is receiving information from the computer using the Receive Buffer Hex Dump mode. Refer to that
procedure within this manual for instructions. The command stream should be continuous and possess 0Dhex and/or
0Ahex (carriage return and line feed) characters throughout. However, there should not be either located between the
start (<ESC>A and the stop (<ESC>Z) commands.
Ensure the interface has been correctly configured. Wait two minutes and run self-test to verify. If a test label does not
print, there may be a hardware problem.
If using TCP/IP, ensure a valid IP address is specified and that all parameters are correct (subnet mask, gateway,
etc.). Attempt to PING the IP address assigned to the network interface. Also ensure the SSID, channel, and security
matches that of the network.
Install the IPX/SPX protocol on a workstation to determine if the network device can be discovered via the MAC
address. If able, configure the appropriate protocols and retest connectivity.
Replace the interface board with another to isolate the problem.
Replace the interface board permanently if determined to be the problem. Also reset the interface card.
CENTRONICS INTERFACE
CHK
TROUBLESHOOTING STEP
Ensure the interface module is correctly installed. Run self-test to verify.
Ensure the printer cable is connected to the appropriate LPT port on the host computer. If using a Windows printer
driver, ensure the correct port is selected.
Ensure the host’s peripheral settings are set for Centronics output for faster throughput. Refer to the computer
manufacturer’s documentation for details.
Ensure the printer is receiving information from the computer using the Receive Buffer Hex Dump mode. Refer to that
procedure within this manual for instructions. The command stream should be continuous and possess 0Dhex and/or
0Ahex (carriage return and line feed) characters throughout. However, there should not be either located between the
start (<ESC>A and the stop (<ESC>Z) commands.
Replace the interface board with another to isolate the problem - permanently replace if defective.
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TEST PRINT TROUBLESHOOTING
Chapter provides instruction on special printing to identify and resolve specific print problems.
HEX DUMP
Allows the operator to determine if there were problems in the
downloading of data.
TEST LABEL
Allows the operator to identify specific problems regarding mechanical
performance and setup.
HEX DUMP MODE
The contents of the print buffer can be examined using the Hex Dump Mode. In the left column, each line of data
received is numbered. The center column provides the data in hexadecimal format. And in the right column, same
data is provided in the ASC ll format. Follow the flow chart provided below to perform this activity.
POWER
Displayed
if password
feature is
enabled
PASSWORD
0000
ONLINE
QTY: 000000
LINE
ADVANCED MODE
OFFLINE
QTY: 000000
ENTER
ENTER
5 sec.
LINE
Cancels
print job
CANCEL
CANCEL
Print
darkness
HEX DUMP MODE
ONLINE MODE
ENTER
CANCEL
SELECT DUMP DATA
RECEIVE DATA
RECEIVE BUFFER
INTERNAL DATA
CANCEL
ENTER
Internal Data
ENTER
Receive Data
ENTER
Hex
Dump is
printed
Receive Buffer
ENTER
Hex
Dump is
printed
Figure 5-3, Hex Dump Mode
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TEST LABEL PRINTING
The test label is designed to assist in the identification of print problems. Follow the flow chart provided below to
perform this activity.
FEED + POWER
Printer
beeps
TEST PRINT MODE
TEST PRINT MODE
CONFIGURATION
CONFIGURATION
BARCODE
TEST PRINT MODE
Press
or
+ ENTER
Scrolls
options
TEST PRINT SIZE
BARCODE
10 mm
TEST PRINT MODE
HEAD CHECK
TEST PRINT MODE
FONT
TEST PRINT
PRESS ENTER KEY
TEST PRINT MODE
TEST PRINT SIZE
FACTORY
LARGE
SMALL
ENTER
Test Prints
Power off to
cease printing.
Figure 5-4, Test Print Mode
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NOTE: The only print problem that the following sample test label does not display is
fading of print image from one side of the label to the other. This is the result of
improper print head balance.
Compare this scale on each
side to ensure the print is
evenly spaced horizontally .
Visually inspect
these rows for voids
indicating defective
head elements.
SAMPLE TEST LABEL
Label Contents Will Vary Depending on Test Label Type .
Displays the dip
switch settings at
the time of print.
Line sharpness is
determined by print
speed and darkness.
D S W 1
D S W 2
D S W 3
N O N E
Clear line in print
indicates the ribbon
was wrinkled during
printing.
Compare this scale on each
side to ensure the print is
evenly spaced vertically .
Figure 5-5, Sample Test Label
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Replacement Procedures
Adjustment Procedures
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CLEANING PROCEDURES
Cleaning of the printer is a necessary maintenace activity to ensure print quality and longer printer life. There are
two basic types of cleaning involved; the removal of loose debris and the removal of residue.
Use a soft cloth and/or a pneumatic blower to remove debris from the printer. This process should be performed
prior to the removal of residue. To remove residue, apply SATO Solvent or isopropyl alcohol to a clean cotton swab
and gently wipe the entire surface of the print head and rollers until clean.
To gain access to the printer’s chassis, pull purple knob (1) outward to drop plate (2) downward. Remove thumbscrew (3) should removal of the plate become necessary.
WARNING: DISCONNECT POWER SUPPLY TO THE PRINTER AND ALLOW TO
COOL TO ROOM TEMPERATURE PRIOR TO CLEANING. EXCERCISE CARE
WHEN CLEANING TO PREVENT PERSONAL INJURY.
CAUTION: IF USING A PNEMATIC BLOWER TO REMOVE DEBRIS FROM THE
PRINTER, EXCERCISE CARE TO PREVENT PRINT HEAD DAMAGE.
Figure 6-1, Printer Cleaning
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REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES
This unit provides in-depth instruction on all primary component and assembly replacement, in addition to most
secondary components. Use the text in conjunction with their accompanied graphics to ensure complete
comprehension throughout the process. Especially observe all cautionary or warning notations.
FUSE REPLACEMENT
Fuse access may be gained externally without having to remove covers, etc. The fuse is located on the printer’s
underside adjacent to the power supply cord connector. To inspect or replace the fuse, simply twist off the cap and
the fuse will exist with it.
PRINT HEAD REPLACEMENT
If the print head becomes damaged or worn, it can be easily removed and replaced without having to make critical
adjustments. Before replacing the print head, check the head counter values by printing a test pattern. Instructions
relating to the Head Counter may be found in the Configuration unit of this manual.
1.
Switch off the printer and observe applicable lockout-tagout procedures.
2.
Open the front cover and the print head release lever.
3.
Pull outward on print head release knob (1, Figure 6-2) to release defective print head (2) from print
assembly (3). Disconnect the two wiring harnesses.
4.
Reconnect two wiring harnesses (not shown) to replacement print head (2).
NOTE: Each of the printer’s wiring harness connectors are different from all others to
ensure proper mating. Mate each matching half for reconnection.
5.
Pull and hold outward on release knob (1) while applying replacement print head (2) to print assembly (3).
CAUTION: THE BRACKETS ON EACH END OF THE PRINT HEAD MUST SNAP
INTO POSITION ON THE RELEASE KNOB’S SHAFT. ENSURE THE PRINT HEAD
IS SECURELY AND PROPERLY INSTALLED PRIOR TO OPERATING THE
PRINTER TO PREVENT MECHANICAL DAMAGE.
6.
Restore power, reset the head counter, and test print.
Figure 6-2, Print Head Replacement
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ROLLER REPLACEMENT
The printer’s three rubber rollers are considered to be high-wear components due to constant treading of the print
media and ribbon stock against their contact surfaces. This constant contact will eventually wear grooves into the
rubber material and negatively effect print output.
The procedure below applies for all three rubber rollers. However, some rollers do not incorporate the use of
spacer (5) so in those cases, that process is to be ignored.
1.
Switch off the printer and observe appropriate lockout-tagout procedures.
2.
Loosen screw (1, Figure 6-3) sufficiently to rotate bearing clamp (2) from bearing (3).
NOTE: Figure 6-** shows screw (1) and bearing clamp (2) as being removed for
display purposes only. It is not necessary to remove those components for roller
replacment.
3.
Withdraw bearing (3) from chassis (4) and spacer (5) from defective roller (6) consecutively.
NOTE: Ignore removal of spacer (5) if that component is not present on the roller
being replaced.
4.
Withdraw defective roller (6) from chassis (4) and insert replacement roller (6) in its place.
NOTE: To remove the roller, move it toward its free end and then lift upward.
5.
Insert spacer (5) onto the free end of replacement roller (6) followed by bearing (3).
6.
Rotate bearing clamp (2) onto bearing (3) and secure using screw (1).
7.
Repeat steps 2 through 6 for all other roller assemblies that require replacement.
8.
Restore power and test print.
Figure 6-3, Roller Replacement
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ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURES
This unit covers all of the printer and printer accessory adjustments. These adjustments include mechanical
adjustments required following the replacement of components and assemblies, in addition to, the operational
adjustments required following a job change.
PRINT HEAD ALIGNMENT
Print head position has a direct impact on print quality. The print head must be parallel with the platen roller for the
printed image to be consistent across the label.
To adjust the alignment, test print a label, loosen the set screw, slightly move the adjustment plate to the right or
left as deemed necessary to align the print head with the roller, and reprint a label. Repeat the process until proper
printing is achieved and then retighten the set screw while holding the adjustment plate in position.
CAUTION: THE PURPLE KNOB HASN’T ANYTHING TO DO WITH PRINT HEAD
ALIGNMENT. PULLING ON THIS KNOB WILL RELEASE THE PRINT HEAD.
Print Head Latch
Set Screw
Adjustment Plate
Print Head
Figure 6-4, Print Head Alignment
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PRINT HEAD PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT
Print head pressure adjustment allows for the print head to be adjusted to accommodate different media types
(thicknesses). The pressure setting switch is two position (normal, high). The table that follows correlates the
media used with a pressure setting.
PRESSURE/BALANCE ADJUSTMENT
Paper Width (inches)
Dial Setting
2.17+
0.612 to 2.16
2.56+
0.62 to 2.55
1
2
3
4
PRESSURE REQUIREMENTS
Paper Thickness (inches)
0.003 to 0.008
0.008 to 0.010
Dial Setting
1 or 3
2 or 4
Reference
Thin paper/normal label, etc.
Thick paper/tag, etc.
NOTE: The dial is innumerated on the side to assist in position selection. The bottom
most numberal represents the setting.
Print Head Latch
Print Assembly
Adjustment Dial
Figure 6-5, Print Head Pressure Adjustment
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PRINT HEAD BALANCE ADJUSTMENT
Print head balance is the equalization of pressure against the platen roller from one end to the opposite. If the print
head balance is out of adjustment, the printed image will be darker on one side of the label than the other and the
media will be prone to travel in the direction of least resistance.
The adjustment of print head balance on the label can be subjective. One will know when balance is achieved by
the disappearance of prevailing negative print characteristics.
To adjust the balance, begin test printing, slightly loosen the set screw, and slightly move the adjustment plate to
the right or left as necessary. Retighten the set screw while holding the adjustment plate when proper printing is
achieved.
Print Head Latch
Head Balance Pin
Set Screw
Adjustment Plate
Figure 6-6, Print Head Balance Adjustment
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RIBBON GUIDE ADJUSTMENT
If the print ribbon is not spread smoothly over the print head when it makes contact with the media, print voids will
occur at the point of the ribbon fold. Typically, this is the result of the axis of one of the following not being perfectly
parallel: ribbon spindle, ribbon roller, print head, or ribbon guide.
The purpose of the adjustable ribbon guide is to compensate for the axis deviations of the other three. By adjusting
the ribbon guide proportionally to the degree of deviation, the ribbon spreads smoothly as it travels from the ribbon
supply spindle, to the guide, and beyond.
Ribbon guide adjustment is a trial and error activity that requires the pause of printing, unlatching of the print head,
adjusting the guide, relatching the print head, and printing once again. Several labels must be printed following
each adjustment to determine if the adjustment was effective.
The ribbon guide is secured to the face of the print assembly by a screw on each end. Before adjusting the guide,
visually inspect that its axis is parallel with that of the print assembly. If not, adjust accordingly, ensure the set
screws are secure, and once again commence printing.
By starting in a neutral position, either end may be adjusted vertically as necessary to remedy the wrinkling
problem.
Print Assembly
Set Screw
Alignment Plate
Set Screw
Figure 6-7, Ribbon Guide Adjustment
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LABEL SENSOR POSITIONING
The label sensor assembly provides a mounting apparatus for the eye-mark, gap, and paper-end sensors. Position
adjustment of the label sensor is not required when using standard label media.
When non-standard media is used, place a section of the media on the media ramp oriented as if loaded for
printing. Manually grasp the sensor assembly and move it laterally so that the sensor indicators embossed in its
side are aligned with the reference marks on the media.
Sensor positioning may also be achieved by measuring from the printer’s center frame outward to a specified
distance for sensor/reference mark alignment.
Label Sensor
Print Head Latch
Adjustment Knob
Figure 6-8, Label Sensor Positioning
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OPERATIONAL ADJUSTMENTS
These operational adjustments are for fine tuning the printer as necessary following the configuration process and
are largely confined to the four potentiometers located on the operator panel. Refer to the table below for their
function.
POTENTIOMETER
DESCRIPTION/PROCEDURE
VOLUME
Adjusts the audible decimal level for error indication. Power on the printer, place
on-line, and open the print head. When the beep is emitted, adjust the volume
level accordingly.
PITCH
Is to be used in conjunction with the configuration adjustments. Make course
adjustments there and then fine tune here. If unable to achieve the desired
setting here, the course adjustment must be reset. Adjust this potentiometer as
labels are being printed. Allow two labels to be printed for each adjustment to
ensure a desired setting.
Adjustment of the PITCH potentiometer will affect the print offset position.
OFFSET
The offset adjustment is used to reposition the media for printing following
advancement for dispensing. A label is printed, it is fed forward for dispense, the
printer retracts the remaining media (offset) to print the next label. To perform
this adjustment:
1. Power On the printer.
2. Press the LINE key to place printer offline.
3. Advance to the User Mode and press ENTER.
4. Adjust the OFFSET potentiometer.
5. Press the FEED key to feed another label.
6. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until properly adjusted.
7. Press the LINE key to bring the printer back online.
DARKNESS
Is used to adjust the darkness or lightness of the printed image and should be
used in conjunction with the configuration adjustments. Make course
adjustments there and then fine tune here. If unable to achieve the desired
setting here, the course adjustment must be reset.
Adjust this potentiometer as labels are being printed. Allow two labels to be
printed for each adjustment to ensure a desired setting.
CONTINUOUS MODE
TRANSMISSION SENSOR
REFLECTIVE SENSOR
DISPENSE MODE
REFLECTIVE SENSOR
TRANSMISSION SENSOR
Base Print Position
Base Dispense Position
LABEL PRINT DIRECTION
Base Print Position
Base Print &
Dispense Position
Figure 6-9, Print Base Reference Position
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Session Connect/Disconnect Diagram
Ready/Busy Timing Charts
X-On/X-Off Timing Charts
Printer Dimensions
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SESSION CONNECT/DISCONNECT DIAGRAM
Figure 7-1, Session Connect/Disconnect Diagram
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READY/BUSY TIMING CHARTS
Figure 7-2a, Single-Item Buffer Timing Charts
Figure 7-2b, Multiple-Item Buffer Timing Charts
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X-ON/X-OFF TIMING CHARTS
Figure 7-3a, Single-Item Buffer Timing Charts
Figure 7-3b, Multiple-Item Buffer Timing Charts
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PRINTER DIMENSIONS
Figure 7-4a, Front View
Figure 7-4b, Interface Side
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Figure7-4c, Back View
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GLOSSARY
GLOSSARY
AC
(Alternating Current) Electrical current that reverses its direction regularly and continually.
Accessory
An optional assembly that may be used to provide an additional function.
Active Tags
RFID tags which use batteries as partial or complete source of power which are further
differentiated by separating them into those with replaceable batteries and those which have
the batteries inside a sealed unit. Also referred to as Utilized Active Tags.
Addressability
The ability to address bits, fields, files, or other portions of the storage in an RFID tag.
Advance
To bring forward - the opposite of retract.
Allen Screw
A screw whose head has a hexagonal recess to be driven by an allen wrench.
Aluminum
A silvery, light-weight, metal that resists corrosion.
Anti-Static
Resists static electricity.
A bow-like curved line or object.
Arc
The band of sparks between to closely placed electrodes when current leaps the gap from one
to the other.
ASCII
(American Standard Code for Information Interchange) The most common format for text files
in computers and on the internet. In a ASCII file, each alphabetic, numeric, or special
character is represented with a 7-bit binary number (a string of seven 0s or 1s). 128 possible
characters are defined.
Assembly
The fitting together of parts, components, or sub-assemblies to form a complete unit.
Asynchronous
A type of two-way communication that occurs with a time delay, allowing participants to
respond at their own convenience. This communication allows characters to be sent at
irregular intervals by preceding each character with a start bit and following it with a stop bit.
The timing of the transmission is not determined by the timing of the previous character.
Audible
A sound loud enough to be heard.
Batch
A grouping of anything.
The number of signaling elements that occur each second; or stated differently, the number of
changes to the transmission media per second in a modulated signal.
At slow speeds, one bit of information (signaling element) is encoded in each electrical
change. The baud therefore, indicates the number of bits per second (bps) that are
transmitted.
Baud
Assuming asynchronous communication, which requires 10 bits per character, this translates
to 30 characters per second (cps). For slow rates, (below 1200 baud), the baud can be divided
by 10 to see how many characters per second are sent.
At higher speeds, it is possible to encode more than 1 bit in each electrical change. Thusly,
4800 baud may allow 9600 bits to be sent each second.
At high data transfer speeds, data transmission rates are usually expressed in bits per second
(bps) rather than baud.
Bi-Directional
Capable of operating in two directions along the same plane or medium. In the case a
communication cable or an RFID tag, one that transmits as well as receives, read and written.
Binary
A numeral system that represents numeric values using two symbols, typically 0 and 1. A
binary number can be represented by any sequence of bits (binary digits), which in turn may
be represented by any mechanism capable of being in two mutually exclusive states.
Bits
Refers to a single digit in the binary numeral system. A bit can either be on or off - a 1 or 0. A
byte is a collection of eight bits.
Block Diagram
Shows the interconnections between system components by using a pictorial representation of
a system and sub-systems linked to illustrate their relationships.
Bolt
A threaded metal rod with a flanged head that is used with a nut to hold parts together.
Bore
A hole in, or through something.
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GLOSSARY
Bytes
A collection of 8 bits used in the binary system.
Capacity
As it relates to RFID, the number of bits or bytes that can be programmed into a tag. This may
represent the bits accessible to the user or the total number - including those reserved to the
manufacturer (e.g., parity or control bits).
Capture Window/Field
Region of the scanner field in which an RFID tag will operate.
Cavity
A recessed area in something. In the case of a die set, the core is one of two part with the core
being its mating half.
Chamfer
To slice off the corners of an angle to create a beveled edge.
Character
Any single numeral, letter, or symbol.
Chassis Assembly
A group of components or sub-assemblies that comprise the base of an assembly.
Circumference
The periphery of a circle or other rounded object - also the measurement of this distance.
Circuit
A network of wires, resistors, and other electronic devices over which electrical impulses
travel.
Clockwise
To rotate from left to right.
Closed Systems
As it relates to RFID, a system in which relevant data regarding the attributes of the object is
stored in a common database accessible via data link by referencing the individual ID code.
Collar
A sleeve applied to a rod, shaft, or pipe to prevent sideward motion.
Component
A single part that may applied to others to form an assembly.
Composite
An object that is comprised of, or layered with, two or more materials to achieve a desired
outcome.
Concave
A curved recess or hollow - the opposite of convex.
Concentric
Multiple items that share a common center - example: a circle centered within a circle.
Configuration
The arrangement of parts or components to operate in unison for a specific activity.
To program software to enable, disable, or specify how various features will function.
Connector
Devices for joining electrical and electronic circuits through coupling. Typically, one mating half
is a plug (male) and the other is a socket (female).
Convex
A spherical shaped surface - one that is curved outward.
Core
The protruding portion of a die set. The core is one of two parts and the cavity being its mating
half. The core is convexed and the cavity is concaved.
CPU
(Central Processing Unit) A programmable device that performs all the instruction, logic, and
mathematical processing in a computer - is the brains of the computer. The CPU is a microchip
that is installed on a motherboard (primary board) that coordinates hardware components.
Also referred to as “processor”.
Counter-Clockwise
To rotate from right to left.
Couple
Two mating halves that are connected - example: a plug or receptacle.
Cubic
The X, Y, and Z axis all being equal in size - a three-dimensional object that is equally
proportioned.
Current
The flow or rate of flow of electric force.
Cycle
A single revolution of a potentially reoccurring activity - in the case of printer, one label being
printed.
DC
(Direct Current) Electrical current flowing in a single direction.
Density
The quantity within a given or specific area or unit.
Deviation
A change in course or the measurement of that change.
Diameter
A straight line from the outer edge of a circle, through the center, and onward to the opposite
edge. Also the measurement of that distance (dimension).
Dimension
Any measurable distance.
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Diode
Allows current to flow in one direction but not the other to protect sensitive electronics. A diode
functions by compositing two conductive materials with one possessing low resistance to
electrical current on one side and high resistance on the other.
Dipswitch Complex
A group of tiny switches directly attached to a circuit board to enable configuration for a
particular type of application. These switches are two-position: On/Off.
Direct Thermal
Disable
The printing method that uses a chemically coated heat sensitive media. Once the heat from
the thermal printhead is applied to the media, the media darkens with the image.
Direct thermal printing does not require ribbon and is typically used in applications where the
label needs to endure for a year or less.
To deactivate or make unable to function.
Divergent
To deviate from the norm or to possess opposing positions.
DPI
(Dots Per Inch) The quantity of printed dots within a square inch area - the print density.
DRAM
(Dynamic Random Access Memory) DRAM is the most common kind of RAM and is a network
of electrically-charged points in which a computer stores quickly accessible data in the form of
0s and 1s. Each storage or memory cell can be directly accessed if the intersecting row or
column is known. Each cell consists of a capacitor and a transistor.
Drive Train
The components and sub-assemblies that comprise the mechanical apparatus of motion or
kinetic energy.
Eccentric
Multiple items that do not share the same center - example: a circle whose center axis is not
the same as that of another to whom it is connected. The opposite of concentric.
E-Clip
Type E snap ring.
EEPROM
(Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) Are ROM chips that do not have to
be removed to be rewritten. Nor does the entire chip have to be completely erased to change
a specific portion. Changing the contents does not require additional dedicated equipment.
The localized application of an electric field to each cell erases the targeted cells which can be
rewritten. Since only 1 byte can be changed at a time, EEPROM’s are versatile but slow.
Electronic Label
A label that has an electronic RFID tag embedded within.
Electromagnetic Coupling
In RFID, a system that uses a magnetic field as means of transferring data or power.
Electrostatic Coupling
In RFID, a system which uses the induction of voltage on a plate as a means of transferring
data or power.
Ellipse
An oval shape that is symmetrical on either side of its center when divided into quadrants.
Embossed
Characters or graphics that are raised above the remaining surface.
Enable
To activate or make able to function.
Encompass
To surround, encircle, or contain.
Error Correcting Code
(ECC) In RFID, supplemental bits in a data transfer used in conjunction with a polynominal
algorithm in order to compute the value of missing or erroneous data bits. Example: for a 32-bit
data transmission, seven additional bits are required.
Error Correcting Mode
Relative to RFID, a mode of data communication in which missing or erroneous bits are
automatically corrected.
Error Correcting Protocol
Relative to RFID, the rules by which the error-correcting mode operates.
Error Management
In RFID, the techniques used to ensure that only correct information is presented to the
system’s user.
Error Rate
In RFID, the number of errors per number of transactions.
Exciter
In RFID, the electronics which drive an antenna. When coupled with antenna, they are
collectively referred to as a scanner. Also referred to as a transmitter.
Expansion Port
A plug accessing additional 1/0 capability on a computer or peripheral device.
Eye-Mark Media
Print media with a mark on the paper backing between each label for the label sensor to read.
This mark is used by the printer to identify the end of the printed label so that the next up can
be properly positioned for printing.
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Factory Programming
Relative to RFID, the programming of information into a tag occurring as part of the
manufacturing process resulting in a read-only tag.
Field Programming
In RFID, programming that usually occurs before the tag is installed on the object to be
identified enabling the introduction of data relevant to the specifics of the application. However,
the tag would typically have to be removed from its object.
Field Protection
In RFID, the ability to limit the operations that can be performed on portions of data fields
stored in a tag.
Fillet
To round off the sharp edges of the angle.
Flange
The projecting rim of an object used to keep another object or objects in place.
Flash Memory
A form of rewritable memory chip that allows multiple memory locations to be erased or written
in one programming operation. Flash Memory is very high-speed and non-volatile - does not
need power to maintain the stored information. Its information is stored in an array of floating
gate transistors called “cells”.
Font
A type or style of letter or numeral characters used in written text.
Frequency
The number of times a signal executes a complete excursion through its maximum and
minimum values and returns to the same value. The number of vibration cycles.
Gap Media
Print media with a space between each label where only the paper backing exists. The
printer’s sensor uses this “gap” to identify when the printed label ends and to properly position
the next label for printing.
Gauge
A unit of measurement used to describe the nominal thickness of wire. The higher the gauge
number, the smaller the diameter.
Gear
A system of toothed wheels meshed together so that the motion of one is passed on to the
others.
Gigabytes
Used to describe data transfer rates or storage capacity of 1 billion bytes.
Groove
An elongated slot cut into an object.
Hertz
Radio waves or other electromagnetic radiation resulting from oscillations of electricity in a
conductor. Also the measurement of those oscillations.
Hexidecimal
A numbering system composed of six letters (A-F) and ten numbers (0-9) used to condense
binary numbers.
Hex Screw
A threaded rod having a flanged head that is comprised of six sides - a type of hardware used
to attach two or more objects.
Hole
In engineering: a recess that does not penetrate completely through as a bore or orifice. Term
may be casually used in lieu of a bore or orifice.
Horizontal
On a level plane ninety-degrees from vertical.
Hz
(Hertz) Radio waves or other electromagnetic radiation resulting from oscillations of electricity
in a conductor. Also the measurement of those oscillations.
Icon
An image or picture that has a specific meaning.
I.D. Filter
In RFID, software that compares a newly read ID with those in a database or set.
Idle Gear
A toothed wheel that is not directly driven, but instead receives motion from another.
Idle Roller
A non-toothed wheel that is not driven - in the case of printers, it is typically used to provide
tension on a timing belt. Also referred to as “tension roller”.
Illuminate
To give or emit light.
Inductive Coupling
In RFID, systems that use the inducing of a current in a coil as a means of transferring data or
power.
Intermittent
Stopping and starting again at intervals.
In-Use Programming
The ability to read from, and write to, an RFID tag while attached to its object.
Junction
A place or point of joining or crossing.
Kinetic
The science dealing with the motion of masses in relation to the forces acting on them.
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Key
The button on a panel that may be pressed to send an electrical signal to influence a
predetermined activity.
Keyed
A physical object shaped in a manner so as to prevent unwanted movement or to ensure
desired movement.
Kg
(Kilogram) A unit of weight measure within the metric system.
Kilo-Bytes
Used to describe data transfer rates or storage capacity of approximately 1000 bytes.
Knob
A rounded handle to facilitate the manual opening, closing, securing, or otherwise movement
of the object to which it is attached.
Knurled
An item that has recessed grooves or elevated areas on its surface to increase manual grip.
Label
Print media that has been used or printed upon that has adhesive on one side.
LAN Interface
(Local Area Network) A computer network limited to the immediate area, consequently
capable of transmitting data at a very fast rate. Usually the computer is limited to the same
building, or floor of a building, as the periphery device.
Latch
An object that is designed to be moved from one position to another for the purpose of
preventing or allowing the opening of another object.
Lateral
Movement to the left or to the right - horizontal movement.
LCD
(Liquid Crystal Display) A display technology involving optical glass panels whose opacity can
be controlled by electrical signals. A liquid crystal surface is sandwiched between two
polarizing panels and when voltage is applied to certain areas, the crystal darkens. A light
source behind the panel transmits through the transparent crystals and is mostly blocked by
the darkened ones.
LED
(Light Emitting Diode) A semiconductor light source that emits visible light or invisible infrared
radiation. The color of the emitted light depends on the chemical composition of the
semiconducting material used.
Lever
An object that turns on a fixed point usually to engage or disengage a latch.
Laminate
A film or sheet placed onto and adhered flatly over another material.
Life
Relative to RFID, the functional period within which maintenance, adjustment, and repair is not
reasonably expected.
Linear
The measurement of length without consideration of other dimensions.
Linerless Media
Print media that does not have a space between each label as does the eye-mark and gap
type media. This media is continuous and is divided based on printer programming.
Link
An active connection to another document, graphic, or address. By selecting the designated
button, text, graphic, or screen location; one is taken to the predetermined linked location.
M
(Meter) A unit of measure in the metric system equal to 39.37 inches.
MB
(Megabytes) Used to describe data transfer rates or storage capacity of approximately 1
million bytes depending on the manner of compression.
MM
(Millimeter) A unit of measure in the metric system equal to 0.03937 (1/25) inches.
Media
In printing, a batch of unprinted labels or tags.
Megabytes
Used to describe data transfer rates or storage capacity of approximately 1 million bytes
depending on the manner of compression.
Menu
A display of items that may be chosen.
Meter
A unit of measure in the metric system equal to 39.37 inches.
Millimeter
A unit of measure in the metric system equal to 0.03937 (1/25) inches.
Module
A self-contained unit that may be plugged into another unit to operate.
Multimeter
A device that is used to measure output units relating to electrical current.
Memory Card
Relative to RFID, a read/write or reprogrammable tag in credit card size.
Memory Modules
A read/write or reprogrammable RFID tag.
Mobile Inventory Vehicle
In RFID, a vehicle equipped with a system for locating tagged vehicles, containers, and other
objects for the purpose of inventory control.
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Modulation
In RFID, the methods of altering carriers in order to transmit the encoded information.
Nest
A set of similarly shaped objects with one smaller and resting within the other.
Nominal
The point between a positive and negative deviation which is considered to be optimum.
Nut
A small metal block with a threaded hole through its center for screwing onto a bolt.
Nylon Material
A milky-white, synthetic material used in manufacturing that is purchased in blocks and
machined to the desired shape - resembles plastic.
Offset
In label printing, it is the repositioning distance that the printer must make after advancing the
printed label for cutting or dispensing. The offset is the distance that the media must be
retracted following one of those activities so that printing may again take place.
Omni-Directional
The ability of an RFID tag to operate in any orientation.
Orientation
Having to do with the manner or angle of placement.
Orientation Sensitivity
In RFID, the range or measurement of decreased readability by non-optimal orientation.
Orifice
An opening for which something is to pass through - similar to a bore.
O-Ring
A typically circular object made of round, elastic material to provide a seal between two
objects.
Oscillate
To move back and forth along a span.
Pan Head Screw
A threaded rod with a rounded, flanged head used to attach multiple object together.
Paper
In printing applications, the temporary backing for print media. The paper is removed following
printing so the label may be applied.
Parallel
Objects extending in the same direction maintaining the same distance part.
Parallel Interface
An interface between computer and printer where the computer sends multiple bits of
information to the printer simultaneously by sending each bit over a separate wire.
Parameter
The span or area that something is allowed to exist or operate.
Parity
A simple form of error checking that is used in serial communication. A parity bit is a binary
digit that is added to a group of bits to detect the presence of an error. The parity bit take on
the value of an 0 or a 1 to satisfy a constraint on the overall parity of a binary number. The
parity scheme in use must be specified as even or odd. Parity is even if there are an even
number of 1 bits, and odd otherwise. None may also be chosen.
Passive Tags
Passive RFID tags that do not contain an internal power source. They are externally powered
and typically derive their power from the carrier signal radiated from the scanner.
PC
(Personal Computer) An electronic computing device that may be individually and
independently used or coupled to other similar devices.
Perforation
A series of through-holes in a material to facilitate tearing apart.
Perpendicular
At right angles to a given line or plane - a vertical line is perpendicular to a horizontal one and
vise-versa.
Phenolic Material
A black, synthetic material used in manufacturing that is purchased in blocks and machined to
the desired shape - resembles plastic.
Pinion Gear
A smaller gear meshed with a larger one.
Pitch
Physical top of form of media placed under the print head elements in the feed direction.
Plastic
A synthetic material typically rigid in nature that is molded to its useful shape. Plastic is
typically injection molded along with its color additive and may be of any color chosen.
Post
A pin or shaft to which an object may be tethered or latched.
Potentiometer
A variable resistor used to adjust voltage to affect various mechanical activities. This electronic
component is comprised of two terminals connected to either end of an resistive element and
a conductor that can be moved between the two ends, thus allowing the creation of a resistor
or voltage divider.
Primary
Something first in order or importance.
Print Assembly
The sub-assembly of a printer that comprise the printing components.
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Print Head
The device on a direct thermal or thermal transfer printer containing the heating elements that
causes an image to be transferred to print media.
Processor
A programmable device that performs all the instruction, logic, and mathematical processing in
a computer - is the brains of the computer. The processor is a microchip that is installed on a
motherboard (primary board) that coordinates hardware components. Also referred to as
“CPU”.
Profile
A side view of an item.
Program
To enter or send to the processor, the control parameters for electronic equipment to operate.
Proportional
To be equal.
Proximity Sensor
A device that detects and signals the presence of a selected object at, or near, the sensor’s
location.
Pulley
A toothed wheel for providing movement to a belt.
Quadrant
One quarter of the circumference of a circle.
Radial
Branching out in equal distances from a common center.
Radius
A straight line from the center of a circle or sphere to its periphery - also the measurement of
its distance.
RAM
(Random Access Memory) A network of electrically-charged points in which a computer stores
quickly accessible data in the form of 0s and 1s. Each storage or memory cell can be directly
accessed if the intersecting row or column is known.
Ratio
The quotient of one quantity divided by another of the same kind.
Reader
Relative to RFID, a device containing the digital electronics which extract and separate the
information from the format definition and error management bits.
Read/Write
Relative to RFID, many applications require that new data or revisions to data already in the
tag, be entered while it remains on the object. Some items with this capability of being reprogrammable are read/write tags, memory cards, or memory modules.
Receive Buffer
An area of temporary data storage to help compensate for differences in the transfer rate and
the processing ability of the printer.
Receptacle
A female connector to which a male connector may be inserted - typically for electrical current.
Relay
A simple electro-mechanical switch made up of an electromagnet and a set of contacts.
Relays use a small amount of power to energize things that require a greater amount of
energy.
Sometimes relays are serial connected so that one smaller relay activates a larger relay which
in turn, activates another larger still, and so on until the thing that is desired to be activated - is.
Retain
To keep or to hold in place.
Retract
To withdraw - the opposite of advance.
Resistor
A two-terminal electrical or electronic component that resists the flow of current producing a
voltage drop between its terminals in accordance with Ohm’s law. This electrical resistance is
equal to the voltage drop across the resistor, divided by the current that is flowing through it.
RF/AIS
(Radio Frequency Automatic Identification Systems)
RF/DC
Systems that communicate over a radio link between a host computer and a data source. RF/
DC enhances the capabilities of automatic ID Systems by providing the capabilities of harewire data communications without the physical restrictions interconnecting wires.
RFID
(Radio Frequency Identification) A method of identifying unique items using radio waves.
Typically, a reader communicates with a tag, which holds digital information in a microchip. But
there are chipless forms of RFID tags that use material to reflect back a portion of the radio
waves beamed at them.
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A system of finding the position or location of assets.
RFID Tags
A microchip attached to an antenna that is packaged in a way that it can be applied to an
object. The tag picks up signals from, and sends signals to, a reader. The tag contains a
unique serial number, but may have other information and come in many forms, such as smart
labels that can have a barcode printed on it, or can simply be mounted inside a carton or
embedded in plastic. RFID tags can be active, passive, or semi-passive.
Each tag broadcasts a signal to be received by three reader antennas. The time each signal is
received is passed on to a software system that uses triangulation to calculate the location of
the asset.
Ribbon
A thin, flexible strip with layers of material; one of which contains ink used to produce an image
on print media.
Ribbon Core
A thick cardboard sleeve onto which ribbon is wound.
Rigid
Not flexible - stiff.
(Read-Only Memory) Also known as firmware, is an integrated circuit programmed with
specific data when it is manufactured. There are five basic types: ROM, PROM, EPROM,
EEPROM, and Flash Memory.
ROM
Each type has unique characteristics, but they all are types of memory that have two things in
common: the stored data is non-volatile (not lost when power is removed) and the stored data
is unchangeable or requires a special operation to do so.
ROM chips contain a grid of columns and rows. A diode is used to connect the lines and gain
access to the data if the value is 1. If the value is 0, the lines are not connected and access is
denied.
RPM
(Revolutions Per Minute) The number of cycles within the time span of one minute.
Route
The path or course taken to get from one location to another - example: the routing of a cable
within a machine.
SAM
(Serial Access Memory) Stores data as a series of memory cell that can only be accessed
sequentially. Works very well for memory buffers where data is normally stored in the order in
which they will be used.
SBPL
(SATO Basic Programming Language)
The units to measure distance - or a short tool for measurement.
Scale
To increase or decrease the proportionate size of an object - example: text or graphics on a
printed label.
Scanner
In RFID, an antennas transmitter and receiver electronics integrated in a single package.
Screen
An electronic display.
Seat
To nest or couple one object to another. The same as to nest.
Secondary
The next to follow the primary in sequence or importance.
SEMBL
A SATO specific mode of printer operation that can execute the program of BASIC format in
the printer. This allows the printer to be configured and operated without interfacing with an
external computer or software.
Sensitivity
The degree of ease or difficult to gain a response - example: a sensor transmitter signal may
require increase to penetrate the thickness of print media in order to be receipted by its
receiver.
Sensor
A device that responds to a physical stimulus and produces and electronic signal.
Separation
The operational distance between two RFID tags.
Sequential
One to follow another in a specified order - examples: 1, 2, 3; A, B, C.
Serial Interface
A general-purpose interface that can be used for almost any type of device in which only 1 bit
of communication is transmitted at a time.
Set Screw
Attachment hardware specifically used to secure an object may be moved in a specific position
or location.
Shaft
Any rod, bar, or tube.
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Simultaneous
To take place at the same time.
Sleeve
A thin hollow material that is inserted onto another to provide proportionate spacing.
Snap Ring
A circular clip that may be applied to a shaft, etc. to prevent another object from moving - used
to retain objects in position.
Solid
An item that is not porous.
An item that is not transparent or translucent.
Spacer
Any object of purpose to maintain a specific distance from two other objects - example: a
sleeve or washer.
Spindle
A shaft or rod that is fixed on one or both ends and spins on its axis while maintaining its
projection.
SRAM
(Static Random Access Memory) A type of memory that is faster and more reliable than the
more common DRAM. The term static is derived from the fact that it doesn’t need to be
refreshed like DRAM.
Stainless Steel
A shiny, mirror-like carbon steel alloyed with chromium to inhibit rust.
Steel
Metal that contains a specific percentage of carbon. The percentage of carbon determines its
strength, in addition to how prone it is to rust.
Stepper Motor
An electrical motor designed to rotate in both directions and to move in incremented distances.
Sub-Assembly
A group of components assembled to form a complete unit that is a part of a larger unit.
Switch
A small mechanical device when altered sends an electrical signal to influence a
predetermined activity. Unlike a button or key, switches may have multiple positions.
Tag
Relative to RFID, the transmitter/receiver pair of transceiver plus the information storage
mechanism attached to the object. Also referred to as Transponder.
The printing method that creates an image by transferring ink from a heat activated ribbon
onto the media using the heat from a thermal printhead.
Thermal Transfer
A printhead is composed of a set of pins referred to as “elements” which may be selectively
heated through electrical induction. Regular paper media is used in this application in
conjunction with the heat sensitive ribbon. The ribbon deposits a coating of dark material onto
the paper when exposed to intense heat.
Thermal transfer printing is more durable than direct thermal printing and is often used when a
label needs to endure longer than a year.
Thermodynamics
The science that deals with the relationship of heat and mechanical energy - also the
conversion of one into the other.
Threads
The spiral grooves on the shaft of a screw,
Three-Dimensional
The three projectories of an object: X axis is the distance left and right, the Y axis is the
distance up and down, and the Z axis is the distance inward and outward.
Torsion Spring
A piece of wire bent into a spiral and connected on each end by different objects to allow them
to be pulled apart and then automatically return to their original position once released.
Transformer
A device used to increase or decrease electricity’s voltage and current. The device consists of
one or more windings (typically copper) which, the ratio of the number of turns inversely
determines the voltage change. The windings are wrapped around a magnetic core affecting
magnetic induction.
Transistor
A device used to amplify a signal or open and close a circuit. Is constructed of a
semiconductive material and is comprised of three terminals where one can be used to control
the flow of current through the other two.
Translucent
When a medium is of a condition so as to allow light to filter.
Transparent
When a medium is of a condition so one can see through it unfettered.
Transponder
Relative to RFID, the transmitter/receiver pair of transceiver plus the information storage
mechanism attached to the object. Also referred to as Tag.
Tread
The act of an object making repetitive contact upon another that is in motion.
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Troubleshoot
The act of locating the source of a problem or problems.
Two-Dimensional
Two of the projectories of an object: X axis is the distance left and right and the Y axis is the
distance up and down. In a two-dimensional perspective, the Z axis is not recognized.
Uniform
The state of multiple objects being the same.
Units
Any fixed quantity, measure, etc.
USB Interface
(Universal Serial Bus) An external peripheral interface standard for communication between a
computer and external peripherals over a cable using bi-serial transmission.
Value
The quantity for which a symbol stands.
Vertical
A plane or axis that is plum - the Y axis.
Voltage
The units of electrical force - the ampere current that flows through a conductor.
Volume
The amount of space occupied in three dimensions - cubic contents.
The strength or loudness of sound.
Washer
A flat disk of metal, rubber, etc., used to make a seat for the head of a bolt, screw, or nut.
Wattage
The amount of electrical power to operate an electrically powered device - arrived by
multiplying amperage by voltage.
Wear
To diminish in quality by repetitive activity.
Wireless
Operates with electromagnetic waves and not with conducting wire.
Wiring Harness
Multiple electrical wires bundled together.
A protocol for controlling the flow of data between computers and other devices on an
asychronous serial connection.
X-ON/X-Off
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For example, a computer typically sends data to a printer faster than the printer can print. The
printer contains a buffer where data is stored until it catches up, a small microprocessor in the
printer sends back an Xoff signal to stop sending data. When enough data is printed and the
buffer storage becomes free, the printer sends an Xon signal to resume sending data.
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