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USER MANUAL
XLP 504 / XLP 506
Label printer
Edition 7 - 11/2017 - Translation of original version
User manual XLP 504 / XLP 506
Content
Please note -7
General notes -7
Validity of this manual and required compliance -7
How information is represented -8
For your safety -10
Intended use -10
Safety notes -10
Product description -13
Overview -13
Intended Use -13
Functionality -13
Device types -15
Options -15
Ports and connections -16
Operating controls -17
Operation panel -20
Display during startup -20
Operating controls -20
Operating principle -21
Icons overview -22
Key combinations -24
Technical data -25
Dimensions -25
Performance Data -25
Label Stock -29
Thermotransfer Ribbon -30
Connections, device data -30
Interfaces -30
Electronic Configuration -30
(XLP 504) Specifications for dispenser -31
Ambient Conditions -31
Certificates and Markings -31
(XLP 506) Print width limitations -31
Parameter menu -33
Overview -33
Alphabetical Parameter list -36
Parameter Reference -38
Commissioning -96
Scope of delivery -96
Setting up the printer -97
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Electrical connections -98
Connecting to the mains power supply -98
Connecting to a data host -99
Basic settings -100
The setup wizard -100
Language setting operation panel -100
Setting the realtime clock -100
Selecting a data interface -101
(XLP 504) Switching the rewind function on/off -101
(XLP 504) Switching the dispense function on/off -101
(XLP 504) Setting the dispense function -102
Operation -103
Choosing the Materials -103
Label Material -103
Thermal Transfer Ribbon -104
Insertion Diagrams -105
XLP 50x standard -105
(XLP 504) Printer with internal rewinder -105
(XLP 504) Printer with internal rewinder and dispensing edge -106
Inserting Label Material -107
XLP 50x Standard -108
(XLP 504) Printer with internal rewinder -110
(XLP 504) Printer with internal rewinder and dispensing edge -111
Inserting Ribbon -112
Inserting a new ribbon roll -113
Replacing the Ribbon Roll -113
Alternating use of different sorts of ribbon -114
Setting and monitoring the printer -115
Settings in parameter menu -115
Adjusting the degree of blackness -116
Printhead support for narrow labels -118
(XLP 506) Setting the ribbon tension -119
Monitoring functions -120
Printing -122
Creating print jobs -122
Installing the printer driver -122
Transferring a print job -122
Monitoring a printjob -125
Application of external memory media -126
Applicable memory media -126
Fonts directory -126
Logos directory -127
Graphics directory -127
Formats directory -127
Logfiles directory -127
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Troubleshooting -128
Print misalignment using the internal rewinder -128
Special Applications -129
Printing with temperature compensation -129
Printing with start signal -131
Application notes -131
Connecting the signal source -131
Standalone Operation -134
Requirements -134
Functional Description -134
Selecting files from a memory medium -135
Executing printjobs -138
Executing firmware files -138
Automatic file execution -138
Insert input field in printjob -138
Example application -139
Data input by interface -140
Data Transmission with Ethernet -142
Integration of Ethernet Interface -142
Setting the IP Parameters -142
Transmission with Raw Socket Interface -143
Transmission with LPD Server -143
Troubleshooting -144
Access via Web/FTP server -145
Web server -145
FTP server -149
Storing and transferring parameter settings -152
Application cases -152
Storing settings on a memory medium -152
Loading settings from a memory medium -152
Automatic setup loading -153
Malfunctions -154
Status Reports -154
General information about status reports -154
Reference of status reports -156
Cleaning & Maintenance -193
Cleaning instructions -193
Safety -193
Cleaning agents -193
Cleaning interval -193
General cleaning -194
Print head -195
Important Handling Notes -195
Finding out the print head resolution -195
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Cleaning the print head -196
Changing the print head -198
Print Roller -199
Cleaning the Print Roller -199
Changing the Print Roller -200
Punch Sensor -201
Material guiding: setting the movability -202
Disposal -203
Scrapping the printer -203
Before scrapping -203
Disposal measures -203
EU Declaration of Conformity -204
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Please note
GENERAL NOTES
Validity of this manual and required compliance
Contents
The complete operating manual for the label printers XLP 504 and XLP 506 consists of the following
parts:
Manual
Target group
Quick reference guide,
Safety notes
Operating personnel
Medium
Availability
Printed
Delivery with the machine
PDF file
www.novexx.com
User manual
Service manual
Spare parts catalog
Service personnel
This operating manual refers exclusively to the machine type listed above. It is used for proper
operation and adjustment of the machine.
The machine must be properly installed and configured to allow for operation and settings.
For information about the required qualification, see section Qualifications required  on page 10.
For information about installation and configuration, see the service manual.
For technical questions not covered in this operating manual:
 Follow the instructions of the service manual
or
 Request a service technician from our sales partner.
Our sales partner's customer service department is available especially for configuration settings
and malfunctions.
Technical release
Technical release: 11/2017
Software version: 7.73
Liability
NOVEXX Solutions reserves the right:
• to make changes in design, parts and software and to use equivalent parts instead of those
specified for the purpose of technological progress.
• to change information in this manual.
Any obligation to extend these changes to machines previously delivered is excluded.
Copyright
NOVEXX Solutions retains all rights to this manual and its appendices. Reproduction, reprint or any
other type of duplication, including parts of the manual, are permitted only with written approval.
Printed in Germany
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Manufacturer
Novexx Solutions GmbH
Ohmstrasse 3
D-85386 Eching, Germany
Tel.: +49-8165-925-0
Fax: +49-8165-925-231
www.novexx.com 
How information is represented
Abbreviations of printer names
XLP 50x = XLP 504/XLP 506 (description counts for both printer types)
Text sections, which only count for one of the two printer types, are preceded by the printer name
in brackets.
Explanation of symbols
To enhance readability and make information easier to find, different types of information are identified:
 Instruction with no order of tasks assigned
1. Numbered instructions introduced by preceding text
2. The specified order must be followed!
 Special note for action that must be performed.
 Explanation of an error cause in the reference of error messages.
• Enumeration of features
• Other feature
The Experts symbol identifies activities that are reserved exclusively for qualified and specially trained personnel.
The information symbol identifies notes and recommendations as well as additional information.
Notes about hazards and risks
Important instructions that must absolutely be followed are specially highlighted:
WARNING!
A warning symbol refers to risks that can result in severe or fatal injuries! The note contains safety measures to protect affected persons.
 Instructions must be followed without exception.
CAUTION!
A caution symbol refers to risks that can result in property damage or personal injury
(minor injuries). The note contains instructions for preventing damage.
 Instructions must be followed without exception.
Illustrations
Illustrations appear in the text where required. References to these illustrations are shown in
[square brackets] containing the number of the illustrations. Uppercase letters after an illustration
number, for example [12A], refer to the corresponding item within the illustration.
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Normally the machine is shown as the right version. The left version is only shown if there is a need
to make a distinction.
Parameters
Parameters in the parameter menu are represented in the format Menu name > Parameter name in grey
type.
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FOR YOUR SAFETY
Intended use
The label printers XLP 504 and XLP 506 are designed for printing label material, using the thermal
or thermal transfer printing process. In addition, the dispenser version of the XLP 504 can dispense
self-adhesive labels and can rewind the remaining backing paper (ar alternatively the complete label material). It is possible to use a wide range of label materials and thermal transfer ribbons. Label
stock must be in roll shape or fan-folded. The label web can optionally be pulled-in from outside the
printer through the slots in the rear side or bottom plate.
Observe the technical specifications of the printer, see Technical data  on page 25. Any other type
of or more extensive application will be considered abnormal use.
NOVEXX Solutions shall assume no liability for damage resulting from non-intended use of the machine.
Safety notes
Follow the instructions
Safe and efficient operation of the printer can only be guaranteed if you observe all necessary information.
• Before operating the printer, read the operating instructions and all other notes carefully.
• Observe the additional safety and warning notes on the printer.
Qualifications required
• Trained staff is required for inserting and changing foils and material.
• Users need to be instructed in the use of the printer so they can work safely and independently.
• Users should be able to resolve minor operational issues and faults by themselves.
• At least two users should be instructed.
Requirements for safe operation
• Only use the printer in enclosed areas with environmental conditions matching the values given
in the technical specifications!
• Only operate the printer on a plane, solid support.
• Make sure that the power supply socket for the printer is readily accessible!
• Only trained and authorized personnel should operate the printer!
• During operation, the print head can become hot! Care should be taken when touching the print
head!
• Do not make any modifications or any additional casing for the printer!
• Do not allow any liquids to enter into the printer!
• Repairs to the printer may only be performed by authorized specialists who are aware of the
risks involved!
• Lay the power supply cable, data cables and compressed air hoses (if applicable) in a way that
nobody can stumble over it.
• In case of emergency, switch off the printer and disconnect the power supply cable!
• Only use original accessories!
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Protection against injuries by electrical current
• Only operate the printer using the system voltage indicated on the nameplate!
• Only connect the printer to a grounded power socket fitted to authorized standards!
• Connect only devices to the interfaces at the printer that fulfil SELV (safety extra-low voltage)
circuit requirements according to EN 60950!
Protection against injuries by mechanical action
• Only operate the printer when the cover is closed!
• Don´t wear loose long hair (if necessary, wear a hairnet).
• Keep loose jewellery, long sleeves, etc. away from rotating parts of the printer!
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Warning notes on the machine
CAUTION!
Warning notes on the printer provide important information for the operating personnel.
 Do not remove warning notes.
 Replace missing or illegible warning notes.
[1]
Warning notes on the XLP 504.
Warning note
Meaning
Article no.
The ´Pinch point´ warning note warns you of the danger posed by the machine´s rotating parts; they can trap items and
draw them in.
A5346
The "Hot surface" symbol warns of a burn hazard if the surface is touched. Allow the device to cool off before touching it.
A5640
The blue label ´Read manual´ demands that operators read
the user manual.
A5331
[Tab. 1] Meaning of the warning notes.
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Product description
OVERVIEW
Intended Use
The XLP 504 and XLP 506 printers are designed for printing label material, using the thermal or
thermal transfer printing process. In addition, the dispenser versions of both printer types can dispense self-adhesive labels and can rewind the remaining backing paper (or alternatively the complete label material). It is possible to use a wide range of label materials and thermal transfer
ribbons. Label stock must be in roll shape or fan-folded. The label web can optionally be pulled-in
from outside the printer through the slots in the rear side or bottom plate.
Any other use or use going beyond this shall be regarded as abnormal use.
NOVEXX Solutions assumes no liability for damage due to abnormal use of the printer.
Functionality
XLP 504/XLP 506 without dispenser
C
C
B
A
6 0 1
5
2
4 3
E
[2]
Material and foil path inside the XLP 504/XLP 506.
A Printhead
B Foil unwind mandrel
C Foil rewind mandrel
D Material unwinder
E Print roller
The printing principle is based on the thermal printhead [2A]. The core piece of the printhead, the
thermal edge, consists of a row of dot elements, which can be controlled and heated separately.
Each heated dot element leaves a black dot on the label material.
With thermo printing, the black dot results from the reaction of the thermosensitive label material.
With thermo transfer printing, the black colour is transferred from the thermotransfer foil to the label
material.
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In order to add the dot lines to an image, the label material has to be passed underneath the printhead during printing. This material feeding is accomplished by the print roller [2E], which is motor
driven. By moving the label material, it is unwound from the label roll [2C].
When using thermotransfer printing, the thermotransfer foil is fed together with the label material
underneath the printhead. The foil position is between label material and printhead, the colour side
facing the label material. The full foil roll is plugged on the foil unwinder [2B]. After passing the printhead, the used foil is wound onto the foil rewinder [2C], which is motor driven. If the foil roll is completely rewound, a new roll has to be inserted.
Material end and foil end are detected by sensors and are displayed on the operation panel (optionally by a sound signal).
The label beginning is detected by a light transmission sensor with punched label material and by
a reflex sensor (option) with endless material.
XLP 504 dispenser
The XLP 504 dispenser allows freshly printed labels to be dispensed or rewound in the printer enclosure.
• When used as a dispenser, the label material is drawn around the dispensing edge and only
the backing paper is rewound (Prerequisites: Dispensing edge + Rewinder).
• When used as a rewinder, the printed label is guided across a baffle plate and rewound together with the backing paper (Prerequisites: Baffle plate + Rewinder).
The electronic components in the rewinder control the tensile force on the release paper so that the
same force is applied for all winding diameters. This is controlled independently of the material
width and printing speed. The controller can be set automatically or manually depending on the settings in the parameter menu.
 The manual setting is only necessary in special cases and may only be performed by qualified,
authorised service personnel.
After switching on the printer, the rewinder is initialised and the backing paper is tightened.
Once a print job is received, the printer searches for the first label start marking at reduced printing
speed. To do this, the label material is moved by at least the distance between the label sensor and
the printhead (70 mm). This distance is used by the rewinder controller to calculate the diameter of
the previously wound backing paper. To allow the controller to calculate the diameter even with
endless material, in this case printing also does not start until the material has moved 70 mm. The
print job is carried out at the speed that has been set in the parameter menu or as specified by the
print job.
If a fault occurs during operation, the rewinder shuts off automatically.
Once the maximum diameter of the backing paper has been reached, a message appears on the
display and the rewinder shuts off automatically.
The following operating modes are available for the dispenser:
• Dispenser mode with dispenser sensor:
The material feed ends at the dispensing edge, i.e., the label to be dispensed remains hanging
on the dispensing edge (set dispensing position). The printer waits until the label is removed
before moving the next empty label beneath the printhead and then printing and dispensing it.
• Dispenser mode with foot switch:
Pressing the foot switch releases the label for printing and dispensing. Afterwards, the next
empty label is positioned beneath the printhead.
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Device types
The XLP 504/XLP 506 is available in the following versions:
Basic
Printer equipped with serial, USB and Ethernet interface and SD card slot. Possible upgrade to „peripheral“ version.
The following options can be integrated:
• Reflex sensor (bottom side)
• I/O board (signal interface and additional serial interface)
Peripheral
Like the „basic“ version, but with capability to add the following options:
• External rewinder
• Cutter
Options
Internal Options
…should be factory-fitted or installed by a service engineer:
• (XLP 504) Internal rewinder kit: To retrofit the internal rewinder
• (XLP 504) Internal rewinder + dispenser kit: To retrofit the internal rewinder and the dispensing
edge
• (XLP 504/XLP 506) Reflex sensor kit: Light barrier fitting that apart from the transmission sensor, also contains a reflex sensor (detects reflex marks on the material bottom side).
• (XLP 504) Label sensor for short labels. Recommended for label length < 30 mm.
• (XLP 504/XLP 506) I/O board: RS- 422/485 interface, signal interface
External Options
…do not require any special alterations to the printer:
• Cutter (prerequisite: printer versioin „peripheral“)
• (External) rewinder for material rolls with 38 mm (1.5”), 75 mm (3”) or 100 mm (4”) cores (prerequisite: printer version „peripheral“)
• Keyboard for comfortable data input in standalone mode
• Foot switch for foot-operated single label dispensing
• (XLP 504) Dispensing edge (prerequisite: XLP 504 with internal rewinder)
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Ports and connections
WARNING!
This unit operates at mains voltage! Contacting electrically live components can cause potentially lethal electrical shocks and burns.
 Only connect the printer to devices that fulfil the SELV (safety extra-low voltage) circuit requirements in accordance with EN 60950.
CAUTION!
Using poor quality auxiliary equipment can damage the printer.
 Only connect original accessories.
I
A
J
B
C
G
D
E
H
[3]
F
Rear side of the XLP 504 with I/O board (option) installed.
A Start/stop signal input: Connections for a foot switch (signal starts printer) or stacker (signal
stops printer)
B Memory card slot: For SD cards where you can store fonts, logos, graphics, etc.
C USB port (host): For USB sticks, keyboards, etc.
D USB port (device): For serial transfer of printer data
E
RS232 port: For serial transfer of printer data
F
Ethernet port: Interface for “Ethernet 10/100 Base T” network
G Mains power switch: On/Off switch for printer
H Mains socket: Mains socket for connection to mains using supplied cable
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(Option) Signal port: 4 inputs / 3 outputs on optionally available I/O board
J
(Option) Serial port: RS232 or RS422/485 on optionally available I/O board
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Operating controls
Operating controls at the XLP 504/XLP 506
A
C
B
[4]
Outside view of XLP 504 “peripheral”.
A Control panel:
LCD screen; 4 buttons; displays operating status of printer; allows parameter menu settings.
B (Only to version “peripheral”) Connection for additional devices:
– Cutter („Cutter 2000“)
– Rewinder („Rewinder 2000“)
– Light barrier on the dispensing edge (Dispensing option)
C Front cover:
Open this to insert material and the ribbon.
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L
L
M
A
A
B
K
B
J
C
D
E
[5]
F
G
H
K
J
C
D
I
I
E
F
G
H
Operating controls of XLP 504 (left) and XLP 506 (right).
A Ribbon unwinding mandrel: Holds the new ribbon roll
B Ribbon winding mandrel: Holds the cardboard core that rewinds the spent ribbon
C Connection flange for additional devices: You can fasten either a cutter or rewinder here. To do
this, you first have to remove the plastic cover.
D Pressure elements: Set the printhead contact pressure by rotating the green dial (see chapter
Printhead contact pressure  on page 117).
E
Setting dial for printhead support: When using narrow labeling material, the printhead has to be
supported to get a uniform printing result (see chapter Printhead support for narrow labels  on
page 118).
F
Pressure lever: Opening the pressure lever lifts the printhead. You do this to insert material/
ribbon or to clean the printhead/print roller.
G Material guiding
H Adapter rings: For adapting unwinder to core diameter of material roll.
I
Material unwinder: This is where you install the roll with the label material.
J
Guiding disk: Prevents material roll from sliding out sideways.
K Material strain relief: Allows the label material to unroll evenly.
L
Quick reference guide: Booklet with the most important operating steps, inserted into a pocket
in the cover. Insertion diagram on the front page.
M (XLP 506) Adjusting knobs for the ribbon tension.
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(XLP 504) Operating controls at the dispenser option
A
B
C
D
[6]
E
F
Additional operating controls on XLP 504 dispenser.
A Dispensing edge: This is where the labels are separated from the backing paper.
B Plugs: Connector for dispensing edge sensor.
C Dispensing roll: This holds the material ribbon taut over the dispensing edge.
D Button for dispensing roll: Press the red button to remove the dispensing roll.
E
Deflecting shaft: This deflects the backing paper.
F
Rewinder: This rewinds the backing paper.
(XLP 504) Operating controls at the rewinding option
A
B
[7]
C
Additional operating controls of XLP 504 with rewinding option.
A Baffle plate: Deflects the printed labels without dispensing any of them.
B Deflecting shaft: This deflects the labels.
C Rewinder: Rewinds the label web.
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OPERATION PANEL
Display during startup
Shortly after switching on the printer, during startup, the following informations show up on the
screen:
A
[8]
D
B
E
C
Changing informations on the screen during startup:
A Firmware version
B (Optional) IP address (if Ethernet is selected as data interface)
C (Optional) Font is loaded from external memory medium (if a font is stored there)
D Progress bar
E Printer type
Operating controls
The operation panel of the XLP 50x consists of a graphic display and four keys below the display.
The current functions of the keys are displayed by icons [9B] above the keys.
A
C
B
[9]
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Operation panel of the XLP 50x.
A Icons that inform about the interface assignment (Tab. 4)
B Icons that show the key assignment (Tab. 3)
C Keys
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Operating principle
Figure [10] shows, how to toggle between the screens:
A
B
C
D
[10] How to toggle between the screens
A „Home“ screen (cyan)
B „Setting“ screen (green)
C „Ready“ screen (white)
The displayed texts and icons are largely selfexplanatory. Based on the different background colors
of the display, the state of the printer can be identified quickly::
Color
State
White
Ready
• The printer is ready to receive print data
• The commands in the received printjob are processed by the interpreter
• Errors or warnings can be displayed
Printing
Same as „Ready“; additionally, the printjobs are printed after the interpreter has processed them
Waiting for a start
signal
Same as „Ready“; additionally, the current printjob is stopped until a
start signal is detected (e. g. coming from a foot switch or by pressing
the start key in singlestart mode)
Standalone
• Selection of a file on a storage medium
• The printer works in the background, without updating the display
• Selecting an input field and text input into the input field
• Start printing; Errors caused by the printjob are displayed
[Tab. 2] Display colors and corresponding states
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Color
State
Cyan
Home
Generally counts: Cyan => Need for action by the operator
• The printer is not ready to receive print data
• The interpreter has stopped
• Error messages or warnings can not be displayed
Stopped
• The current printjob was stopped
• The printer is ready to receive print data
• The commands in the received printjob are processed by the interpreter
• Errors or warnings can be displayed
Green Settings
• Settings in the parameter menu can be done
• The printer is not ready to receive print data
• The interpreter has stopped
• Error messages or warnings can not be displayed
Red
Error
• An error occured during the printing
• The current printjob is stopped
• A status message is displayed with red background
• The status message only dissappears after pressing the acknowledgement key
• The printer is ready to receive print data
• The commands in the received printjob are processed by the interpreter
• Further errors can occur and, if so, are queued
Yell.
Warning
Same as „Error“, with the following differences:
• The current printjob is not stopped
• The warning is displayed with yellow background
• The warning dissappears after some seconds
[Tab. 2] Display colors and corresponding states
Icons overview
Home: Toggle to the „Home“ screen
Start: Starting an operation, e. g. printing
Contrast: Setting the print contrast during
printing
Halt: Stopping an operation, e. g. printing
Printing: Toggle to the „Ready“ screen
Cutter: Triggers a cut of the optional cutter („Cutter 2000“)
In: Opening a menu
Keys 1-4: For typing in of key codes, the
keys are numbered from left to right
Out: Leaving a menu
Rewinder start: Starting the internal or
external („Rewinder 2000“) rewinder
Cancel: Leaving the dialog without applying the setting
[Tab. 3] Those icons inform about the function of the key below the icon.
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Rewinder halt: Stopping the internal or
external rewinder
Acknowledgement: Acknowledgement,
e. g. of an input or an error message
Left/Right: Move the marker in the text input dialog to the left or right
Up/Down: Move the selection bar
upwards or downwards
Reprint: Triggers the reprint of the preceding label, if the function is activated
Up to first: Moves the bar in the selection
list to the first position
Delete: Deletes the character left of the
marker in the text input dialog
Parameter: Call parameter
Character selection: Selecting a character in the text input dialog
Feed: Trigger material feeding
Start signal: Input of a start signal by
hand in single start mode
Setting: Toggle to the „Setting“ screen
Info: Call a purely informative menu item
Right: Move one input field further to the
right (when typing in values that consist
of several fields, e. g. time)
Plus/Minus: Increase/decrease a value
in an input field
[Tab. 3] Those icons inform about the function of the key below the icon.
EP
USB thumb drive: A USB thumb drive is
connected and assigned to drive C:
SD card: A SD card is plugged in and assigned to drive C:
Ethernet active: The network interface is
selected for data transfer and a connection could be established a
Ethernet inactive: The network interface
is selected for data transfer and a
connection could not be established
USB: The USB interface is selected for
data transfer a
Auto interface: The data interface is
selected automatically a
Serial: The serial interface is selected for
data transfer a
Caution: Warning sign which marks error
messages
Filter: The filter function for file names is
active (standalone mode)
Ribbon stock: Shows together with the
number left of it the remaining ribbon
length in meters.
Print interpreter setting: Parameter
Printer Language > Print Interpret. is set to
„Easyplug“ b
Print interpreter setting: Parameter
Printer Language > Print Interpret. is set to
„ZPL Emulation“ b
EP Z
Print interpreter setting: Parameter
Printer Language > Print Interpret. is set to
„EasyPlug/ZPL Emu“ b
Print interpreter setting: Parameter
Printer Language > Print Interpret. is set to
„Lineprinter“ b
Print interpreter setting: Parameter
Printer Language > Print Interpret. is set to
„Hexdump“ b
[Tab. 4] Those icons inform about printer states.
a)
b)
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Icon flashes during print data transfer
Icon flashes during print interpreter activity
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Key combinations
Printer state
„Home“ screen
Key
combination
1+3+4
Enter access code, see chapter Access authoriz.  on page 58
3+4
Measuring the label pitch automatically, see user manual, chapter „Operation“ > „Setting and monitoring the printer“ > „Settings
in parameter menu“ > „Label pitch“
2+3
Slow material feed
1+2
Eject material (backwards)
1+2+3
Always
Function
2+4
Reset
Standalone mode, see chapter Standalone Operation  on
page 134
[Tab. 5] Special key combinations.
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TECHNICAL DATA
Dimensions
Measures
(XLP 504) 275 x 266 x 463 mm (H x W x D)
191
5
25
(275)
267
3
(XLP 506) 275 x 336 x 463 mm (H x W x D)
315
(266)
(463)
12
153
6
3.50
98
3
57
406
[11] Dimensions of the XLP 504 (H=Height, W=Width, D=Depth).
Weight
Printer
Weight
XLP 504 basic / peripheral
14.0 kg
XLP 504 basic dispenser / peripheral dispenser
14.7 kg
XLP 506 basic / peripheral
15.5 kg
Performance Data
Print head
• Print Technology: Thermodirect and thermotransfer printing
• Print head Type: „Flat Head“ Type (ceramic thin film flat head)
• Print head characteristics:
Printer
XLP 504
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Resolution
(Dot/mm)
Resolution
(dpi)
Printspeed
(mm/s)
Printspeed
(inch/s)
Max. printwidth
(mm)
8.0
203
50-254
2-10
104
11.8
300
50-200
2-8
105.7
23.6
600
50-150
2-6
105.6
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Printer
XLP 506
Resolution
(Dot/mm)
Resolution
(dpi)
Printspeed
(mm/s)
Printspeed
(inch/s)
8.0
203
50-200
2-8
11.8
300
50-150
2-6
Max. printwidth
(mm)
168
CAUTION!
Hazard of malfunction of the power supply and restart of the printer (XLP 506).
 Take into account the limitations regarding print contrast and print width, see chapter (XLP 506) Print width limitations  on page 31.
Label sensor
Sensor type
Setting range
(Size c)
Punch length
(Size b)
Punch width (Size a)
Transmission sensor
(Standard)
0–60 mm
0.8–14 mm
min. 4 mm
Reflex-sensor
(optional)
6–66 mm
4 mm
(recommended)
12 mm
(recommended)
[Tab. 6] Required punch measures.
 The dark/light change at the reflex sensor is taken as the label beginning (= end of the reflex
mark)
Punch sensor
Punch / Reflex mark
Label web
a
c
Z0211.cdr
b
[12] Measures and setting range of the punch / reflex mark.
Max. print length
The maximum print length depends on the following:
• Print head resolution
• Firmware version
• Memory allocation (see info printout „Memory Status“)
Zero line
Offset of the material zero line to the print zero line: 1 mm (what means that a stripe of 1 mm width
at the inner label margin is unprintable)
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Fonts
• 17 Fixsize fonts , including OCR-A and OCR-B
• 3 scalable fonts (Speedo fonts)
• Truetype fonts are supported (also Unicode)
• Optionally can Truetype, Speedo and Fixsize fonts be stored on SD card
Modifying Fonts
• Up to factor 8 scaling in x/y direction
• Rotation by 0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees
Impression accuracy
B
A
A
B
[13] The impression accuracy depends on the print position on the label: the longer the distance to the gap is, the lower is
the impression accuracy. The maximum impression accuracy is at the gap position with +/- 1 mm.
Reading examples:
A: Print positioin 1 is located 50 mm behind the gap position. The maximum possible deflection from
the theoretical print position is +/- 1.5 mm.
B: Print positioin 1 is located 250 mm behind the gap position. The maximum possible deflection
from the theoretical print position is +/- 3.5 mm.
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 Those values are empirical for typical applications with common label stock / foil combinations.
Since the deflection of the print position strongly depends on the applied label stock / foil combination, it can turn out higher if unfavorable combinations are used.
Image formats
BMP, PCX, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, Easy Plug logos
Bar codes
Codabar
Code 128 A, B, C
Code 128
Code 128 UPS
Code 128 pharmacy
ITF
Code 2/5 matrix
MSI
Code 2/5 interleaved
EAN 8
Code 2/5 5-line
EAN 13 add-on 2
Code 2/5 interleaved ratio 1:3
EAN 13 add-on 5
Code 2/5 matrix ratio 1:2,5
EAN 128
Code 2/5 matrix ratio 1:3
Postcode (guide and identity code)
Code 39
UPC A
Code 39 extended
UPC E
Code 39 ratio 2,5:1
Code 93
Code 39 ratio 3:1
All bar codes scalable in 30 different width and in the height.
2-dimensional bar codes
Data Matrix Code (code according to ECC200)
Maxi Code
PDF 417
Codablock F
Code 49
QR matrix code
GS1 Databar & CC bar codes
Reduced Space Symbology (GS1 Databar) and Composite Component (CC) bar codes:
GS1 Databar-14
UPC-A + CC-A/CC-B
GS1 Databar-14 truncated
UPC-E + CC-A/CC-B
GS1 Databar-14 stacked
EAN 13 + CC-A/CC-B
GS1 Databar-14 stacked omnidirectional
EAN 8 + CC-A/CC-B
GS1 Databar limited
UCC/EAN 128 + CC-A/CC-B
GS1 Databar expanded
UCC/EAN 128 + CC-C
Printer emulation
Easy Plug
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Label Stock
Material Types
Thermodirect material, thermotransfer material, synthetic ribbons: PE, PP, PVC, PA in rolls or fanfolded.
Material Thickness
• Self-adhesive labels: 60 - 160 g/m2
• Cardboard labels: (XLP 504) max. 240 g/m2; (XLP 506) max. 190 g/m2
Material Width
Printer type
Material width
XLP 504
15 - 120 mm
XLP 504 dispenser
30 - 110 mm a
XLP 506
50-185 mm
[Tab. 7] Overview material width.
a)
The material passage width is limited by the dispensing sensor, which is mounted at the side. If a dispensing edge
without a sensor is applied (foot switch operation), the passage width is as large as at the standard printer.
Label Length
Printer
Min. length
Max. length
XLP 50x
5 mm
max. print width a
XLP 504 dispenser
30 mm b
200 mm
XLP 504 dispenser (With optional label sensor for short labels)
5 mm
200 mm
[Tab. 8] Overview label length.
a)
b)
See Max. print length  on page 26.
For label length less than 35 mm, the optional label sensor for short labels is recommended
Gap size
Gap size between the labels on the backing material:
• min.: 1.0 mm
• max.: Label length -15 mm
Label Roll
• Winding Direction: Labels facing inward or outward, internal rewinder: labels facing outwards
• Roll diameter:
Roll / Conditions
Roll Ø
Label roll for normal printing operation
max. 210 mm
Label roll for dispensing operation (with 100 mm core-Ø)
max. 190 mm
Take-up roll for winding/dispenser operation
max. 120 mm
[Tab. 9] Diameter of material and winding roll
• Core diameter: 38.1 mm (1.5“), 76.2 mm (3“) oder 101.6 mm(4“); cores with 76.2 (3“) or
101.6 mm (4“) can be applied with the core adapter supplied with the printer.
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Thermotransfer Ribbon
Ribbon Roll
• Winding Direction: Colour-side rolled inwards or outwards
• Roll dimensions:
External Ø
max. 80 mm a
Core Ø
25 mm (1”)
(XLP 504) 25 -110 mm
Width b
a)
b)
(XLP 506) 54-172 mm
Corresponds for example to 450 m standard ribbon type Novexx 4903
Generally counts: The thermal transfer ribbon must overlap the label
2 mm on each side.
For labels width > max. print width count the foil width: (XLP 504)
110 mm, (XLP 506) 172 mm.
Connections, device data
Protection class
I
Mains Voltage
100-240 V (AC)
Mains Frequency
60/50 Hz
Power Consumption
Current Consumption
Max. 320 W
In standby mode depending on the equipment 30-40 W
3.0 -1.5 A
Interfaces
RS-232
Baud: 1200-115200, 8- bit; suitable connection cord: 1:1 D-Sub 9 extension
lead (connector-jack)
RS-422/485
On optional I/O board, D-Sub 15, Baud: 1200-115200, 8-bit
Ethernet
10/100 Base T with TCP/IP, LPD, RawIP printing, DHCP, HTTPD, FTPD,
SNMP
USB (V1.1)
USB-A host port, USB-B device port, Transmission rate 12 Mbps
Signal interface
On optional I/O board, D-Sub 15
Electronic Configuration
CPU
32 bit (NetLogic)
RAM
64 MB SDRAM
ROM
4 MB Flash
Memory card
SD
Realtime-clock
Present
Control Panel
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LCD graphics display with 128x64 pixels, illuminated
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(XLP 504) Specifications for dispenser
Speed, while the rewinding-Ø is calculated:
75 mm/s (3“/s)
Speed, while the material is fed back:
75 mm/s (3“/s)
Distance dispensing edge - print zero line:
25 mm
Distance punch sensor - print zero line:
71 mm
Max. admissible outer diameter of the rewound backing paper roll:
120 mm
Ambient Conditions
Installation location
• Inside buildings
• Protected from wind and spray water
• Dry
• Not in areas with potentially explosive atmosphere
Operating Temperature
5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 60°C
Relative Humidity
35-75% (non-condensing)
Protection category
IP 21
Noise
< 70dB(A)
Sea level
Operation to max. 2000 m above sea level
Certificates and Markings
CE, TÜV-Mark, CTÜVUS-Mark, FCC, EAC, CCC
The regulation EN 55032 demands for class A devices the following text to be printed in the manual:
„WARNING: This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.“
(XLP 506) Print width limitations
If the max. values given in the following tables are exceeded, malfunction of the power supply will
be most probably the consequence, followed by a restart of the printer.
203 dpi printhead
Print speed
Limitations
mm/s
Inch/s
51
2
76/102
3/4
127/152
5/6
178/203
7/8
Max. admissible print contrast: 120%
Max. admissible print contrast at print width > 100 mm: 110%
Max. admissible print width at print contrast > 110%: 100 mm
Max. admissible print contrast at print width > 75 mm: 85%
Max. admissible print width at print contrast > 85%: 75 mm
Max. admissible print contrast at print width > 55 mm: 67%
Max. admissible print width at print contrast > 67%: 55 mm
[Tab. 10] XLP 506: Print width limitations for 203 dpi printheads.
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300 dpi printhead
Print speed
Limitations
mm/s
Inch/s
51/76
2/3
102
4
127
5
152
6
Max. admissible print contrast: 120%
Max. admissible print contrast at print width > 100 mm: 105%
Max. admissible print width at print contrast > 105%: 100 mm
Max. admissible print contrast at print width > 75 mm: 88%
Max. admissible print width at print contrast > 88%: 75 mm
Max. admissible print contrast at print width > 65 mm: 74%
Max. admissible print width at print contrast > 74%: 65 mm
[Tab. 11] XLP 506: Print width limitations for 300 dpi printheads.
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Parameter menu
OVERVIEW
 Click on a link in the table to get to the parameter description.
Print
Options
Print contrast 
Feed speed 
Selection
X - Printadjust 
Voltage offset 
└
Y - Printadjust 
Thin line emphas 
├ Start offset 
Periph. device 
I/O Board
a
Print speed 
├ Start print mode 
Delete Job 
├ Reprint signal 
Delete Spooler 
├ Feed input 
Material
├ Pause input 
├ Start error stop 
├ Product length 
Internal Rewinder b
├ Rewind direction 
Tear-off edge c
└ Dispenseposition 
├ Detect label length 
├ Error output 
Keyboard 
├ Foil mode 
├ Error polarity 
External signal 
├ Punch offset 
├ Status output 
Start print mode  d
├ Materialtype 
├ Status polarity 
├ Materiallength 
└ End print mode 
Cutter e
├ Materialwidth 
├ Punchmode 
├ Cut mode 
├ Punchlevel 
├ Cut speed 
├ Label sens. type 
├ Cut width 
├ Mat. end detect. 
├ Cut position 
└ Foil
└ Double cut 
Rewinder f
├ Foil length 
├ Outer foil diamet. 
├ Rewind direction 
└ Inner foil diamet. 
├ Rewinder adjust 
Format
├ Rewinder Values 
Dispenser g
├ Bar code multip. 
├ Tradit. Imaging 
├ Dispense Mode 
├ UPC plain-copy 
├ Dispenseposition 
├ EAN Readline 
├ Display mode 
├ EAN sep. lines 
├ Dispense counter 
├ Rotated barcodes 
├ Application mode 
└ Print direction 
├ Start source 
[Tab. 12] Parameter menu part 1
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
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Menu is only visible with activated (internal) rewind function (Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Intern. rewinder“)
Menu is only visible with activated tear-off edge (Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Tear-off edge“)
Parameter is only visible, if Options > External signal = „Singlestart“ or „Stacker full“
Menu is only visible with activated Cutter („Cutter 2000“)
Menu is only visible with activated (external) rewinder („Rewinder 2000“)
Menu is only visible with activated dispense function (Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Dispenser“)
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System
Printer Language
Print interface
Tools
Language 
Print Interpret. 
Print interface 
Diagnostic
Access authoriz. 
EasyPlug Setting
Network
├ Store Parameters 
Factory settings 
├ Character filter 
├ IP Addressassign 
├ Gen.Support Data 
Custom defaults 
├ Character sets 
├ IP address 
├ EasyPl. file log 
Turn-on mode 
├ EasyPlug errors 
├ Net mask 
├ Log files delete 
Hardware Setup
├ Spooler mode 
├ Gateway address 
├ EasyPlug Monitor 
├ Head resistance 
├ StandAlone Input 
├ Port address 
└ EP Monitor Mode 
└ Realtime Clock 
├ #VW/I Interface 
├ Ethernet speed 
Test
├ Printer ID no. 
├ DHCP host name 
├ Sensor Test 
└ Command sequence 
└ Services
├ Cutter test 
Memory
├ Free store size 
├ Ram disk size 
ZPL Setting
a
├ WEB server 
├ Memory card test 
└ Print test 
├ Font downl. area 
├ Manual calibrate 
├ WEB display refr 
├ Spooler size 
├ Darkness 
├ FTP server 
└ Data blocks del. 
├ Label top 
├ Time client 
├ Left Position 
└ Time zone 
Print
├ Miss. label tol. 
├ Error Indication 
├ Gap detect. mode 
├ Error Checking 
├ Baud rate 
├ Singlestartquant 
├ Resolution 
├ No. of data bits 
├ Reprint function 
├ Image Save Path 
├ Parity 
├ Foil end warning 
└ Label Invert 
├ Stop bits 
├ Foil warn stop 
Serial Port 1
Commands
├ Data synch. 
├ Error reprint 
├ Format Prefix 
├ Serial port mode 
├ Single-job mode 
├ Control Prefix 
└ Frame error 
├ Temp. reduction 
├ Delimiter Char 
└ Print info mode 
├ Command ^PR 
├ Baud rate 
├ Command ^MT 
├ No. of data bits 
├ Command ^JM 
├ Parity 
└ Command ^MD/~SD 
├ Stop bits 
Serial Port 3 b
├ Data synch. 
├ Serial port mode 
└ Frame error 
Drives
├ Drive C 
└ Drive D 
[Tab. 13] Parameter menu part 2
a)
b)
Menu is only visible with activated ZPL interpreter (Printer Language > Print Interpret. = „ZPL Emulation“)
Menu is only visible with installed I/O board
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Info
Model ID 
└ Memory Data
Status Printouts
Language 
├ RAM memory size 
Access authoriz. 
├ Demo label 
├ Flash mem size 
Factory settings 
├ Printer Status 
├ Storage media 
Custom defaults 
├ Memory Status 
SD card  a
├
Turn-on mode 
b
├ Font Status 
├ USB thumb drive 
├ Flashdata Status 
├ Space for Jobs 
├ Head resistance 
├ Service Status 
├ Max. Labellength 
├ Realtime Clock 
└ Reference label 
└ Custom defaults 
Memory
Statistics
└ CPU board data
Hardware Setup
├ Free store size 
├ Head run length 
├ CPU identifier 
├ Ram disk size 
├ Roll run length 
├ PCB Revision 
├ Font downl. area 
c
├ FPGA version 
├ Spooler size 
├ Service operations 
├ MAC Address 
└ Data blocks del. 
├ Head number 
├ Serial number 
Print
├ Roll number 
├ Production date 
├ Miss. label tol. 
├ PCB part number 
├ Gap detect. mode 
└ Board part numb. 
├ Singlestartquant 
├ Cuts on knife 
├
Cutter number  c
├ Total cuts 
c
├ Tot. mat. length 
└ PowerSupply Data
├ Reprint function 
├ Tot. foil length 
├ PS type 
├ Foil end warning 
├ Head strobes 
└ PS Temperature 
├ Foil warn stop 
├ Operation time 
└ Total Operation 
System
└ Module FW. Vers.
└ Display Data
├ Error reprint 
├ Display Version 
├ Single-job mode 
└ Display serialNr 
├ Temp. reduction 
Measurements
├ System version 
├ Foil rest length 
├ System revision 
├ Foil diameter 
├ System date 
└ Head temperature 
└ Print info mode 
├ Bootloader 
├ uMon 
├ Peripheraldriver 
└ Intern. rewinder 
[Tab. 14] Parameter menu part 3
a)
b)
c)
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Parameter is only visible with plugged-in thumb drive
Menu is only visible with activated Cutter („Cutter 2000“)
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ALPHABETICAL PARAMETER LIST
#VW/I Interface -67
Display serialNr -95
Gen.Support Data -78
Access authoriz. -58
Display Version -95
Head number -90
Application mode -56
Double cut -52
Head resistance -60
Bar code multip. -43
Drive C -77
Head run length -89
Baud rate -75
Drive D -77
Head strobes -91
Board part numb. -95
EAN Readline -44
Head temperature -96
Bootloader -92
EAN sep. lines -44
Image Save Path -70
Calibration mode -56
EasyPl. file log -78
Inner foil diamet. -43
Character filter -66
EasyPlug errors -67
Intern. rewinder -92
Character sets -66
EasyPlug Monitor -79
IP address -72
Command ^JM -71
End print mode -49
IP Addressassign -71
Command ^MT -71
EP Monitor Mode -79
Keyboard -58
Command ^PR -71
Error Checking -69
Label Invert -70
Command ^MD/~SD -71
Error Indication -69
Label sens. type -42
Command sequence -68
Error output -48
Label top -69
Control Prefix -70
Error polarity -49
Language -58
CPU identifier -94
Error reprint -64
Left Position -69
Custom defaults -59
Ethernet speed -72
Log files delete -78
Custom defaults -94
External signal -58
MAC Address -94
Cut mode -50
Factory settings -59
Manual calibrate -68
Cut position -52
Feed input -47
Mat. end detect. -43
Cut speed -51
Feed speed -46
Materiallength -41
Cut width -52
Flash mem size -93
Materialtype -41
Cuts on knife -90
Flashdata Status -87
Materialwidth -41
Cutter number -90
Foil diameter -96
Max. Labellength -93
Cutter test -79
Foil end warning -63
Memory card test -79
Darkness -69
Foil length -43
Memory Status -82
Data blocks del. -61
Foil mode -40
Miss. label tol. -62
Data synch. -76
Foil rest length -95
Model ID -80
Delete Job -39
Foil warn stop -63
Net mask -72
Delete Spooler -40
Font downl. area -61
No. of data bits -75
Delimiter Char -71
Font Status -83
Operation time -91
Demo label -80
Format Prefix -70
Outer foil diamet. -43
Detect label length -40
FPGA version -94
Parity -75
DHCP host name -73
Frame error -77
Pause input -48
Dispense counter -55
Free store size -60
PCB part number -95
Dispense Mode -52
FTP server -74
PCB Revision -94
Dispenseposition -54
Gap detect. mode -62
Periph. device -46
Display mode -55
Gateway address -72
Peripheraldriver -92
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Port address -72
Rewind direction -54
Stop bits -76
Print contrast -38
Rewinder adjust -54
Storage media -93
Print direction -45
Rewinder Values -55
Store Parameters -77
Print info mode -64
Roll number -90
System date -92
Print interface -65
Roll run length -89
System revision -91
Print Interpret. -65
Rotated barcodes -45
System version -91
Print speed -39
SD card -93
Temp. reduction -64
Print test -79
Sensor Test -79
Thin line emphas -46
Printer ID no. -68
Serial number -94
Time client -74
Printer Status -81
Serial port mode -76
Time zone -75
Product length -57
Service operations -90
Tot. foil length -91
Production date -94
Service Status -88
Tot. mat. length -91
PS Temperature -95
Single-job mode -64
Total cuts -90
PS type -95
Singlestartquant -62
Total Operation -91
Punch offset -40
Space for Jobs -93
Tradit. Imaging -44
Punchlevel -42
Spooler mode -67
Turn-on mode -60
Punchmode -41
Spooler size -61
uMon -92
Ram disk size -61
StandAlone Input -67
UPC plain-copy -44
RAM memory size -92
Start error stop -57
USB thumb drive -93
Realtime Clock -60
Start offset -57
Voltage offset -46
Reference label -89
Start print mode -47
WEB display refr -74
Reprint function -62
Start source -56
WEB server -73
Reprint signal -47
Status output -49
X - Printadjust -39
Resolution -69
Status polarity -49
Y - Printadjust -39
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PARAMETER REFERENCE
Print contrast
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[1...105] %
75%
1
#!H, #PC2045
CAUTION!
The parameter Print contrast affects directly the life durance of the print head. It counts:
„The higher the setting of Print contrast is, the lower is the life durance of the print head“.
This counts even more for settings above 100%. Therefore mind:
 Always choose the lowest possible setting necessary to produce an acceptable
print result.
The highest setable print contrast depends on two factors (see tables below):
• Print head resolution
• Print speed
Print speed
Max. print contrast
51 mm/s (2 inch/s)
120%
76 mm/s (3 inch/s)
117%
102 mm/s (4 inch/s)
115%
127 mm/s (5 inch/s)
100%
152 mm/s (6 inch/s)
85%
178 mm/s (7 inch/s)
76%
203 mm/s (8 inch/s)
67%
[Tab. 1] Max. print contrast for print heads with 203 dpi resolution.
Print speed
Max. print contrast
<= 76 mm/s (3 inch/s)
120%
102 mm/s (4 inch/s)
105%
127 mm/s (5 inch/s)
88%
152 mm/s (6 inch/s)
74%
[Tab. 2] Max. print contrast for print heads with 300 dpi resolution.
Printspeed
Max. print contrast
51 mm/s (2 inch/s)
100%
76 mm/s (3 inch/s)
90%
102 mm/s (4 inch/s)
70%
127 mm/s (5 inch/s)
60%
152 mm/s (6 inch/s)
50%
[Tab. 3] Max. print contrast for printheads with 600 dpi resolution.
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Parameter menu
User manual XLP 504 / XLP 506
X - Printadjust
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[-15...15] mm
0.0 mm
0.1 mm
#PC1020
The zero point of the mask is moved in relation to the edge of the label on the X- axis, i. e. lengthways to the material.
• Maximum offset away from the edge of the label: +15.0 mm
• No offset: 0.0mm
• Maximum offset towards the edge of the label: -15.0 mm
 If the setting is changed, while the print job is stopped, the printer recalculates the format using
the changed values.
 Caution with graphics, which are generated via one of the Easy Plug commands #YI, #YIR or
#YIB! If the graphics is shifted beyond the label border as a consequence of changing the parameter "X-Printadjust", the part of the graphics which "juts out" will get lost.
Y - Printadjust
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[-15...15] mm
0.0 mm
0.1 mm
#PC1021
The zero point of the mask is moved in relation to the edge of the label on the Y-axis, i. e. in the
feed direction.
• Maximum offset in feed direction: +15.0 mm
• No offset: 0.0mm
• Maximum offset against feed direction: -15.0 mm
 If the setting is changed, while the print job is stopped, the printer recalculates the format using
the changed values.
 Caution with graphics, which are generated via one of the Easy Plug commands #YI, #YIR or
#YIB! If the graphics is shifted beyond the label border as a consequence of changing the parameter "X-Printadjust", the part of the graphics which "juts out" will get lost.
Print speed
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
4 Inch/s
1 Inch/s
#PC1003, #PR
203 dpi: [2..10] Inch/s
300 dpi: [2..8] Inch/s
600 dpi: [2..6] Inch/s
The print speed (material feed) can be adjusted according to the ribbon and material combination
being used in order to optimise the contrast depth and the density of the print image.
Delete Job
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
--
--
--
#!CA
Pressing key 4 cancels the active print job.
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Parameter menu
User manual XLP 504 / XLP 506
Delete Spooler
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
--
--
--
#!CA
Pressing key 4 deletes all print jobs queued in the spooler.
Foil mode
Einstellungen
Thermo transfer
Thermal printing
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Thermo transfer
--
#PC2018, #ER
• Thermo transfer: Thermo transfer printing (ribbon end sensor is switched on)
• Thermal printing: Thermo direct printing (ribbon end sensor is switched off)
Punch offset
Setting range
-8...max. label length
a)
a
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
0 mm
0.1 mm
#PC1008, #PO
The max. label length depends on several factors, e. g. the memory configuration.
The zero position can be determined offset in millimetre steps from the detected gap position [1].
[1]
Positive and negative offset in relation to the feed direction (arrow).
• Maximum offset in feed direction: -8 mm
• Minimum offset against feed direction: +max. label length
 The value is overwritten by the appropriate Easy Plug command when sending label formats.
Detect label length
 Only works if label material is inserted.
Measures the label length and writes the value to parameter Materiallength. During the measurement,
the label material is fed approx. 2 label lengths.
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Parameter menu
User manual XLP 504 / XLP 506
Materialtype
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Endless, Punched
Punched
--
#PC1005, #IM
Definition of the used label material. A distinction is made between endless material and gapped
material (hole gaps, self-adhesive material with register gaps). The detected gap position corresponds to the start of the label.
• Endless: If material is to be used without gaps
• Punched: If material is to be used with gaps
 The value is overwritten by the appropriate Easy Plug command when sending label formats.
Materiallength
Settings
a
[5...max. label length ]
a)
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
100 mm
0.1 mm
#
The max. label length depends on several factors, e. g. the memory configuration.
The material length (label length) is the distance between the gaps, measured from the front edge
(beginning) of a label to the front edge of the next label.
 The value is overwritten by the appropriate Easy Plug command when sending label formats.
Materialwidth
Settings
6,0...max.
a)
width a
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
100 mm
0.1 mm
#IM, #PC1007
The max. width depends on several factors, e. g. the memory configuration.
Zero position of the left border. If the printer is working in line-printer mode, alterations can be made
in millimetre units.
Punchmode
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Auto negotiation, Manual
Auto negotiation
--
#PC1022
• Auto negotiation: Automatic mode, for material with a contrast zone = gap in the label.
Suitable for all materials with which there is a difference in the transparency between the label
and gap of more than 2 values (see Description, sensor check).
The range of the value automatically measured by the gap detection can be defined specifically
for the label material. This allows materials with high-contrast proof points within the label to be
processed, which would otherwise be measured as 'false' gaps by the system. The corresponding setting value is then equal to, or smaller than, the value measured at the actual gap.
• Manual: Manual setting, for material with several varying contrast zones. Settings are made
using the parameter Print > Material > Punchlevel.
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Parameter menu
User manual XLP 504 / XLP 506
Punchlevel
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
0...255
--
1
#PC1023
 Only if Print > Material > Punchmode = „Manual“
The value xxx stands for the current contrast within the photoelectric switch of the material which
has just been inserted. This serves to determine a threshold value for the inserted material.
Punch level
Measured:
AdjLevel:
xxx
yyy
xxx = current measurement at the punch sensor
yyy = set threshold value
Example: Self-adhesive material with black bars lengthways across the label.
Reading:
• Masking paper: 30
• Masking paper + label: 60
• Masking paper + label + black bars: 190
• Recommended setting: 60
A setting value of 60 means that all readings over 60 are ignored, therefore also the reading 190 at
the black bar.
Label sens. type
(Label sensor type)
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Punched, Reflex, Reflex (upper),
Short label opt.
Punched
--
#PC2015, #IM
The optional reflex photoelectric switch for labels with reflecting length markings, or the normal factory-fitted photoelectric switch for labels with transparent or register gaps (self-adhesive labels),
must be defined according to the application.
• Punched: Transparent photoelectric switch (for gaps)
• Reflex: Reflex photoelectric switch (for black marks on the bottom side)
• Reflex (upper): n. a.
• Short label opt.: Activates the optional short label sensor
 Appears only in XLP 504 printers which are equipped with the short label sensor.
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Parameter menu
User manual XLP 504 / XLP 506
Mat. end detect.
(Material end detection)
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Off, Transparent
Transparent
--
--
The material end detection can be deactivated for processing labels with gaps longer than 15 mm,
or if using material with a high fluctuation in light transparency (Status message „5002 material end“
is displayed even though material is present)..
CAUTION!
Soiling or damaging the print roller.
 Endless (= not converted) material should not be processed when the material end
detection is deactivated (otherwise, printing is continued on the print roller after material end).
• Off: No material end detection
• Transparent: Material end detection by means of a transmission sensor
Foil length
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[300...500] m
450 m
10 m
#PC1038
Ribbon length of the applied ribbon roll. The ribbon length is marked on the packaging of the new
ribbon roll. This setting is important for proper functioning of the ribbon-end warning.
Outer foil diamet.
(Outer ribbon roll diameter)
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[50.0...100.0] mm
79.1 mm
0.1 mm
#PC1039
Outer Ø of the applied ribbon roll. This setting is important for proper functioning of the ribbon-end
warning.
Inner foil diamet.
(Inner ribbon roll diameter)
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[28.0...40.0] mm
33.0 mm
0.1 mm
#PC1040
Inner Ø of the applied ribbon roll. This setting is important for proper functioning of the ribbon-end
warning.
 Inner Ø of the ribbon roll = Outer Ø of the ribbon core!
Bar code multip.
(Bar code height scaling factor)
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[1...10]
1
1
#PC1009, #YB
Increases the bar code height defined in the label layout (Easy Plug) by multiplication by a factor
of 1 to 10.
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Parameter menu
User manual XLP 504 / XLP 506
Tradit. Imaging
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
No, Yes
No
--
Easy Plug
 Only in service mode
Up to firmware version x.31, the barcode height was calculated with the formula:
Barcodehight Print =  Barcodehight Layout + 1   x
with x = Print > Format > Bar code multip.
By doing so, the printed barcode height in millimeters was by 1 higher than the value defined in the
layout (1 --> 2 mm, 2 --> 3 mm, etc.) 1.
From firmware version x.31 on, the printed barcode is exactly as high in millimeters, as the value
in the layout is (1 --> 1 mm, 2 --> 2 mm, etc.) 1.
• No: New height calculation (1 --> 1 mm, 2 --> 2 mm, etc.) is applied.
The plain copy line is printed with OCR-B font.
• Yes: Setting for customers with print layouts based on the old height calculation scheme.
The plain copy line of the barcodes EAN8, EAN13, UPC-A and UPC-E is printed with the same
fonts, which older printer types like TTK or TTX x50 have used.
UPC plain-copy
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
In line, Raised
In line
--
#PC1010, #YB
The position of the first and last digit in the plain-copy line - underneath the bar code - can be adjusted as required.
• Raised: First and last digit of the UPCA or first digit with the UPCE are raised.
• In line: All digits in the decoded line are in line under the code.
EAN Readline
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Standard, <> Signs
Standard
--
#PC1011, #YB
• Standard: Readline without "<>" or ">" signs.
• <> Signs: Readline enclosed in "<>" signs or terminated by a ">"-Sign (EAN 13).
EAN sep. lines
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
With readl. only, Always long
With readl. only
--
Easy Plug
EAN separation lines. Parameter for controlling of EAN or UPC barcodes if they are printed without
readline.
• With readl. only: The separation bars at the beginning, middle, and the end of the barcode are
only long, if the barcode is printed with a readline.
• Always long: The separation bars at the beginning, middle, and the end of the barcode are always long, regardless if the barcode is printed with or without readline. The position of the barcode is the same as with the readline option switched on.
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Parameter menu
User manual XLP 504 / XLP 506
Rotated barcodes
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Normal, Optimized
Optimized
--
#PC1013, #YB
Improves readability of rotated (90° and 270°) bar codes.
• Normal: „Normal“ printing without special processing of rotated bar codes.
• Optimized: The line and gap widths of rotated bar codes are modified to improve readability.
Print direction
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Foot first, Head first
Foot first
--
#PC1027
A
[2]
B
Orientation of the printout „Foot first“ (A) or „Head first“ (B).
• Foot first: Orientation of the printout according to [2A].
• Head first: Orientation of the printout according to [2B]. Mind the following:
 Define the „true“ label length (without gap length) in parameter Print > Material > Materiallength
length. If the label gap is wider than 5 mm, the parameter System > Druck > Miss. label tol. must be set
to a value more than zero.
 The distance between material base line and the first printable dot is 1 mm. To keep this distance while printing „head first“, the material width must be calculated as follows:
b Mat = b Tr – 2mm , with
bMat: Material width
bTr: Backing paper width
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Parameter menu
User manual XLP 504 / XLP 506
Feed speed
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[2.0...6.0] Inch/s
4.0 Inch/s
1 Inch/s
#PC1004, #PR
Setting:
The value for the feed speed should not be set too high for print applications with long calculating
units (e. g. consecutive numbering). This can help to avoid alternating between abrupt braking to 0
(zero) and acceleration to print speed.
 When altering the print speed, the feed speed is equal to the print speed. If a different feed
speed is required, this must be set again.
Voltage offset
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[0...20] %
0%
1%
#PC2027
The voltage offset increases the head voltage and therefore the head temperature which e.g. was
set by Easy Plug command (HV).
Thin line emphas
(Thin line emphasis)
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
On, Off
On
--
#PC2066
Print emphasis for thin lines in order to get a better print result.
• On: Print emphasis for thin lines is switched on.
Thin lines in the printout, which run crossways to the printing direction, are printed approx. 1.5
times wider. This may have the effect, that small white patches are closed with color (e.g. in the
„e“ with very small fonts)
• Off: Print emphasis for thin lines is switched off
Periph. device
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
None, Cutter, Rewinder, Tear-off
edge, Dispenser, Intern. rewinder
None
--
PC2031
After installation, options must be selected under "Peripheral device" in order to be assured of the
corresponding sensor queries and printer reactions.
CAUTION!
Selecting an incorrect option can lead to malfunctions or damage.
• None: No peripheral device is installed.
• Cutter: Sets the printer firmware to the cutter option. Selection permits access to the cut parameters.
• Rewinder: Sets the printer firmware to the rewinder option. Selection permits access to the rewinder setting parameters.
• Tear-off edge: Sets the printer firmware to the tear-off edge option. The punch is fed forward to
the tear-off edge.
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Parameter menu
User manual XLP 504 / XLP 506
• Dispenser: Activates the dispensing option (requires internal rewind option + dispensing edge).
• Intern. rewinder: Activates the internal rewind option (requires internal rewind option + deflection plate).
Start print mode
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Pulse falling, Pulse rising,
Pulse fall/ris, Level low acti- Pulse falling
ve, Level high activ
a)
b)
--
Easy Plug
#PC3203 a
#PC2043 b
Options > I/O Board > Start print mode
System > Print > Start print mode
Defines, how the start signal at the signal input is interpreted. Signal inputs for the start signal are
the singlestart input or the respective pin at the I/O board (option).
Precondition: Options > Externes Signal = „Singlestart“ (See External signal  on page 57).
• Pulse falling: The printing of a label is triggered by a high-low-change of the start signal. The
printing occurs only after the set delay time
• Pulse rising: The printing of a label is triggered by a low-high-change of the start signal. The
printing occurs only after the set delay time.
• Pulse fall/ris: The printing of a label is triggered by a low-high-change as well as by a high-lowchange of the start signal. The printing occurs only after the set delay time.
• Level low active: Labels are being printed as long as the start signal is held low.
• Level high activ: Labels are being printed as long as the start signal is held high.
Reprint signal
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Off, On
Off
--
#PC3005
 Only with an I/O board mounted.
The last printed label will be reprinted on the falling edge of the REPRINT signal.
• Off: The input signal is disabled.
• On: The last printed label will be reprinted on the falling edge of the REPRINT signal.
Preconditions:
– The label to be reprinted, should be printed and dispensed.
– Printer is „Ready“.
 If a REPRINT is triggered while the printer is in “I/O-Board Pause” mode, the reprint will proceed as soon as the printer is switched back in online mode. Precondition: in level mode START
PRINT must be inactive.
Feed input
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Off, On
Off
--
Easy Plug
 Only with an I/O board mounted.
Concerns the input signal FEED at the signal interface.
• Off: Signals at the FEED input are ignored.
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Parameter menu
User manual XLP 504 / XLP 506
• On: Feeding of one label on the falling signal edge. The display shows „I/O board feed“ during
feeding.
Requirements are:
– Offline mode or „stopped mode“ or „I/O pause mode“.
– Online mode and no print job loaded.
Pause input
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Off, Pause
Off
--
#PC3012
 Only with an I/O board mounted.
Concerns the input signal PAUSE at the signal interface.
• Off: Signals at the PAUSE input are ignored.
• Pause: A high-to-low transition switches the printer into the “I/O-Board Pause” mode. The next
high-low-transition switches the printer back into the online mode. If parameter Options > I/O Board
> Start print mode is set to „Level high active“ or „Level low active“, any activating of the PAUSE
signal stops the printing after the current label
Features:
– Printer display shows „I/O-Board pause“
– ERROR is active (only if Options > I/O Board > Error output = „Printererr +Offl“)
– If a print job is available: DATA READY becomes inactive (if Options > I/O Board > Status output
= „Print job ready“)
– START PRINT signals are suppressed
– REPRINT requests are processed after switching into online mode
Error output
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Printer error, Printererr
+Offl
Printer error
--
#PC3207
 Only with an I/O board mounted.
This parameter defines different events, which activate the output signal ERROR.
• Printer error: ERROR will be activated in all of the following cases:
– Material end
– Ribbon end (only if Print > Material > Foil mode = „Thermo transfer“)
– No punch recognized (only if Print > Material > Materialtype = „Punched“)
– Print head pressure lever was opened during the printing of a label.
– Start print error
– Other errors, which keep the printer from printing
 During the initialization (powering up) of the printer, the ERROR-signal is instable!
• Printererr +Offl: In addition to the above mentioned cases avtivate the following events the
ERROR-signal:
– The printer is in offline mode
– The print head pressure lever is open
– „I/O board pause“ mode
– Stopped mode (the printing was stopped)
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Parameter menu
User manual XLP 504 / XLP 506
Error polarity
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Level high activ, Level
low active
Level low active
--
#PC3208
 Only with an I/O board mounted.
Switches the polarity of the ERROR signal
• Level high activ: The output is high when it is active, otherwise low.
• Level low active: The output is low when it is active, otherwise high.
Status output
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Foil end warning, Print
job ready
Foil end warning
--
#PC3209
 Only with an I/O board mounted.
This parameter defines different events, which activate the output signal MACHINE STATUS.
• Foil end warning: The signal is activated, if the ribbon roll diameter is less than the limit..
See parameter Foil end warning  on page 62.
• Print job ready: The signal is activated, if the printer has finished image processing and is ready
to start printing.
The signal is not activated, if:
– the print job is done,
– the print job was stopped,
– the printer was switched to offline mode,
– the printer is in pause mode.
Status polarity
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Level high activ, Level
low active
Level low active
--
#PC3210
 Only with an I/O board mounted.
Switches the polarity of the MACHINE STATUS signal.
• Level high activ: The output is high when it is active, otherwise low.
• Level low active: The output is low when it is active, otherwise high.
End print mode
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Mode0 inactive, Mode1 low
level, Mode2 high level, Mode3 low pulse, Mode4 high
pulse
Mode0 inactive
--
#PC3211
 Only with an I/O board mounted.
 Not available in batch mode.
Concerns the output signal PRINT_END at the I/O board signal interface. Determines the signal
response after printing of a label.
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Parameter menu
User manual XLP 504 / XLP 506
• Mode0 inactive: No print end signal.
• Mode1 low level: Low, if the print module is just printing a label, otherwise high. The output is
also deactivated (= low) as long as labels are fed with “Feed Button” or “Feed Signal”.
• Mode2 high level: High, if the print module is just printing a label, otherwise low. The output is
also deactivated (= high) as long as labels are fed with “Feed Button” or “Feed Signal”.
• Mode3 low pulse: Low for 20 ms after printing and dispensing a label. The output is also activated (= low) after a label is fed with “Feed Button” or “Feed Signal”.
• Mode4 high pulse: High for 20 ms after printing and dispensing a label. The output is also activated (= high) after a label is fed with “Feed Button” or “Feed Signal”.
Cut mode
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Real 1:1 mode, Batch
mode, Normal 1:1
mode
Real 1:1 mode
--
#PC1014
 Only with mounted and activated cutter (Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Cutter“).
This is where the procedure for the label output and cut is defined.
• Real 1:1 mode: The whole surface of the label is printable. The label is pushed forward to the
cutter for cutting. After the cut, the beginning of the next label is drawn back under the print
head. This reduces the output volume (in relation to a certain time).
Printhead
Cutter
1. Printing
Novexx
2. Printing finished
3. Feeding
Novexx
4. Cut and
feed back
[3]
Novexx
exx
Nov
Printing process (schematic) in „Real 1:1 Mode“.
• Batch mode: Requirements for the batch mode are:
– Material length >18 mm
– Number of cuts for a print job - at least 2 or more
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Parameter menu
User manual XLP 504 / XLP 506
1. Printing
Novexx
2. Stop printing +
cut
3. Continue
printing
[4]
Novexx
x
Novexx
Novexx
Novexx
ex
ov
N
Printing process in Batch mode (schematic).
• Normal 1:1 mode: In N1:1 mode, cutting takes place during printing. The zero-line of the printing
is shifted 18 mm in y-direction. This offset equals the distance cutter-print head. Caused by this
shifting, the first 18 mm of the label are not printable. These measurement corresponds to the
distance between print head and cutter. The output volume is at its maximum level.
(The offset of the zero-line is caused historically and serves the compatibility of older printer
models).
Printhead
Cutter
1. Printing
Novexx
2. Printing
End
3. Feeding
Novexx
Novexx
4. Cutting
exx
Nov
[5]
Printing process in Normal 1:1 mode (schematic).
Cut speed
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[2...5]
3
1
#PC1015
 Only with mounted and activated cutter (Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Cutter“).
The cut speed is to be adjusted to the material thickness and strength.
• 2: Extremely slow; for thick and strong material
• 5: Extremely fast; for thin material
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Parameter menu
User manual XLP 504 / XLP 506
Cut width
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[0...MAX_CUT_WIDTH]
MAX_CUT_WIDTH
--
#PC1016, #CW
 Only with mounted and activated cutter (Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Cutter“).
The values for MAX_CUT_WIDTH depend on printer type and print head:
Printer
MAX_CUT_WIDTH
XLP 504 with 203 dpi
104
XLP 504 with 300 dpi
105
XLP 506 with 203 dpi
168
XLP 506 with 300 dpi
168
 The values for MAX_CUT_WIDTH don´t equate to the real cut width (no linear relation between
value and cut width). The proper setting value has to be determined by trying.
Cut position
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[-5.0...5.0] mm
0 mm
0.1 mm
#PC1017
 Only with mounted and activated cutter (Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Cutter“).
The cut position is identical to the detected gap position, i. e. with the start of the label.
This parameter can be used for fine settings to meet specific customer requirements.
• Maximum offset in feed direction: -5,0 mm
• No offset: 0 mm
• Minimum offset against feed direction: +5,0 mm
Double cut
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[0.0...5.0] mm
0.0 mm
0.1 mm
#PC1018, #ER
 Only with mounted and activated cutter (Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Cutter“).
Joining grids or the gap area between the labels can be removed using a double cut, thereby improving the outline.
The first cut is offset by the distance set from the recognized gap position away in the feed direction,
the second cut is made at the gap position.
A possible correction of the cut position ("Cut position" function) is calculated for both cuts and
must be taken into consideration.
Normal simple cut: 0,0 mm
 The smallest possible double cut distance of 1.0 mm must be adhered to!
Dispense Mode
Settings
Default setting
Normal 1:1 mode, Batch moReal 1:1 mode
de, Real 1:1 mode
Step width
Easy Plug
--
Governs the run of the print-dispense procedure.
 Only if Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Dispenser“.
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Parameter menu
User manual XLP 504 / XLP 506
Normal 1:1 mode
• The printer cannot print on the whole label surface. A stripe at the label beginning stays unprinted. The width of the unprintable stripe is calculated as follows:
Distance print line to dispensing edge (25 mm) + Dispense position
See also: Parameter Options > Dispenser > Dispenseposition.
• The label is being dispensed while printing.
• The output volume is at its maximum level.
Find an illustration of the sequence in the description of the „Normal 1:1 mode“ for the cut function (see parameter Cut mode  on page 50).
Label
Backing paper
Feed
Direction
a
Printhead
b
c
Dispensing
Edge
Non-printable area with
a) Dispense position = 0
b) Dispense position < 0
c) Dispense position > 0
[6]
Z0137E.eps
Printing
The size of the not imprintable area in Normal 1:1 depends of the setting of parameter Options > Dispenser > Dispenseposition
eingestellt ist.
Batch mode
• The printer can print the whole label surface.
• Dispensing of the label takes place during printing. Printing of the next label is interrupted until
the label is completely dispensed.
• The output volume is at its maximum level.
 The Batch mode is optimised for printing and dispensing at high speeds. Due to this, it is
not possible to use all features awaliable in modes Normal 1:1 or Real 1:1. Also consider, that
printing data must be available on time and in sufficient quantity.
 Print jobs must not contain the following field types:
– Counter fields
– Variable fields
Find an illustration of the sequence in the description of the „Batch mode“ for the cut function
(see parameter Cut mode  on page 50).
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Real 1:1 mode
• The printer can print the whole label surface.
• After dispensing a label, the beginning of the next label is drawn back under the print head.
• The output volume is lower than in Batch Mode or Normal 1:1 Mode.
Find an illustration of the sequence in the description of the „Real 1:1 Mode“ for the cut function
(see parameter Cut mode  on page 50).
Dispenseposition
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[-30.0...20.0] mm
-6.0 mm
0.1 mm
#PC1017
 Only if Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Tear-off edge“ or „Dispenser“.
Adjusts the dispense position in or against the feed direction. Depending on the set dispense position, the dispensed label sticks to the backing paper with a more or less wide strip [7]. The required
width of this strip depends on the further processing.
Dispensed label
Dispense position
Z0040E.cdr
Dispensing edge
Backing paper
[7]
Dispense position of the dispensed label..
Rewind direction
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Printing inside, Printing
outside
Printing outside
--
#PC1019
 Only with installed and activated „Rewinder 2000“ (Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Rewinder“).
• Printing inside: The label face shows inwards, when the label stock is wound up.
• Printing outside: The label face shows outwards, when the label stock is wound up.
Rewinder adjust
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
--
 Only with installed and activated „Rewinder 2000“ (Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Rewinder“).
The rewinder setup compensates differeces in characteristic or assembly of the light barrier.
A setting instruction for the external rewinder „Rewinder 2000“ can be found in the „User Manual
Rewinder 2000“, topic section „Attachement, Setup“, chapter „Setting up 64-xx / AP 5.4 / AP 7.t“ >
„Adjusting the sensor“.
• loose xxx: Setup of the loose dancer arm (xxx = actual sensor value).
• tightened xxx: Setup of the tightened dancer arm (xxx = actual sensor value).
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The setting follows in both cases this scheme:
1. Bring the dancer arm to its loose position.
2. Press key 3.
3. Pull the dancer arm tight.
4. Press key 2.
Rewinder Values
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
--
--
--
--
 Only with installed and activated „Rewinder 2000“ (Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Rewinder“).
Shows the values of the position sensor at the rewinder dancer arm in middle/tightened and in loose
position.
Rewinder values
xxx <----- text ------> yyy
• xxx = Sensor value in loose position
• text = Sensor type (Opto = light barrier; Hall = hall sensor; ???? = no explicit sensor type)
• yyy = Sensor value in middle position
A setting instruction for the external rewinder „Rewinder 2000“ can be found in the „User Manual
Rewinder 2000“, topic section „Attachement, Setup“, chapter „Setting up 64-xx / AP 5.4 / AP 7.t“ >
„Adjusting the sensor“.
Display mode
Settings
Default setting
Job rest quant., Dispense counter
Step width
Easy Plug
--
#PC2004
 Only if Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Dispenser“.
Makes the number of already printed labels appear in the display instead of the number of the not
yet printed ones.
• Job rest quant.: Display of the not yet printed labels of a print job.
 The counter keeps it´s value even after switching the printer off.
• Dispense counter: Counting of start pulses. Activate the counter by selecting "Dispense counter". The counted number appears on the display after the parameter Dispense counter (see
below) has been selected.
Dispense counter
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
--
--
--
#PC2005
 Only if Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Dispenser“
Dispense counter
xxxxxx
xxxxxx = Number of dispensed labels.
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There are two ways of setting back the counter:
• Set the parameter Display mode (see above) to "Job rest quant." , then back to "Dispense counter" and confirm by pressing the o. k. key.
• Reduce the displayed number.
Application mode
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Safe mode, Immediate mode,
Synchronous mode
Immediate mode
--
#PC2035
 Only if Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Dispenser“.
• Safe mode: A start signal is required to draw the next label back under the print head. This setting bears advantages for label material with a strong adhesive, which would not stay attached
to the applicator when the backing paper is fed backwards.
• Immediate mode: After the just printed label has reached the dispense position, the following
label is drawn back under the print head. The dispensed label stays attached to the applicator.
• Synchronous mode: Drawing back of the next label to be printed is triggered by the not active
edge of the start signal. The active edge is defined with Start print mode. Not active is the opposite signal edge
Preconditions:
– With foot switch: Options > Start print mode = „Pulse rising“ or „Pulse falling“
– With I/O board: Options > I/O Board > Start print mode = „Pulse rising“ or „Pulse falling“
Start source
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Foot switch, Light barrier
Light barrier
--
#PC2039
 Only if Options > Selection > Periph. device = „Dispenser“.
Choose a signal source for the start signal:
• Foot switch: Optional foot switch is used to generate the start signal.
• Light barrier: Photoelectric switch at the dispensing edge which detects the taking off of the dispensed label.
 The setting "Light barrier" is unsuitable for product sensors! Product sensors must be connected to the I/O board!
Start offset
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[15.0...2999.9] mm
15.0 mm
0.1 mm
#PC6004
 Function for operation with product sensor.
Use this parameter to set the distance between product sensor (light barrier) and dispensing edge.
The recommended delay time is calculated of the "Start delay" distance and the conveyor speed (=
print speed in cases of direct application).
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Start error stop
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
On, Off
On
--
#PC3009
 Function for operation with product sensor.
Determines the reaction of the machine on a product start error. A product start error occurs in the
following cases:
• If a further start signal arrives, before the current label is completely printed.
• Only with I/O board: If a reprint is requested, before the first label after powering on is printed.
• If a start signal arrives and no printjob is loaded.
If a product start error occurs, the machine stops and displays the appropriate status message.
If an I/O board or an USI is installed, the following output signals are activated (set low):
– ERROR\
– MACHINE STATUS\
• On: Start errors are worked up (the printer stops!)
• Off: Start errors are being ignored
Product length
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[0.0…1999.9] mm
0.0 mm
0.1 mm
#PC6017
 Function for operation with product sensor.
If this function is activated, the printer ignores all start signals until the product has passed the dispensing edge
Keyboard
Settings
Default setting
German, English, French, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, English
Polish,
Step width
Easy Plug
--
#PC2063
Setting the keyboard layout country version for standalone operation.
External signal
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Off, Singlestart, Stacker
full
Off
--
#PC2042
The parameter determines, if and how an incoming signal at the - optional - single start connector
will be interpreted.
• Off: Signal interpretation disabled.
• Singlestart: The signal triggers the printing of a single label. This setting may be used e.g. for
printing single labels by means of a foot switch.
• Stacker full: The signal triggers the display of a status report and stops the printer. This setting
may be used when using a stacker (= stacker full signal).
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Language
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Italian, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Czech,
Chinese a, Japanese
English
--
#PC2051
a)
Not all display texts are translated. Not translated texts are displayed in english.
Setting the display language.
Access authoriz.
(Access authorization)
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Off, Power-up code, Operator,
Supervisor, Operator auto
Off
--
#PC2053
Limits the access either to all printer functions (Power-up code) or only to the parameter menu (user
or supervisor mode). Changed settings become active after the next switch-on.
• Off: Password interrogation switched off
• Power-up code: Activates the password interrogation directly after switching the printer on. After the input of a valid key code, the printer switches into offline mode. Depending on the entered key code, the printer starts in user, supervisor or production mode.
• Operator: Access to reduced parameter menu; contains only parameters which are necessary
for daily use of the printer.
• Supervisor: As setting „User“, with different valid key codes:
Valid key codes: Supervisor, Production
• Operator auto: Printer starts without password interrogation. Only the menu Info is accessible.
Regardless when the code is prompted, can three different key codes be typed in (Tab. 4).
Entering a key code: Type the corresponding buttons of the control panel in succession. A valid key
code switches the printer into the appropriate mode.
Mode
Key code
Impact
Operator
1-1-3-2
Access is limited to the Info menu
Supervisor
2-2-3-1-2-2
Access to all parameters except service parameters
Service
1-2-3-1-2-2-2
Access to all parameters
[Tab. 4] Permissible key codes.
CAUTION!
Service mode: Input errors to certain parameters can make the printer inoperable or
can damage it.
 The service code may only be applied by trained service technicians.
 Especially service technicians may appreciate the possibility fo force code interrogation, even
if the parameter Access authoriz. is set to „Off“:
1. Switch printer off.
2. Switch printer on, simultaneously press the keys 3+4 until the input prompt „Enter Access
Code!“ shows up.
3. Enter the access code.
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Factory settings
Settings
Default setting
No, Custom defaults, Factory deNo
faults
Step width
Easy Plug
--
All parameters are preset ex works to values specific to each device type. These factory settings
can be restored at any time.
 All parameters are then overwritten by the factory settings.
 All data present in the spooler, including data belonging to an interrupted print job, is deleted!
• No: No factory setting.
• Custom defaults: If custom parameter settings were stored before (see parameter System > Custom defaults), those are restored.
 „Custom defaults“ only appears, if custom settings have already been stored.
• Factory defaults: The parameters are set to factory defaults. After switching on, the query appears , if the setup wizard is supposed to be started (Run Setup Wizard?).
Custom defaults
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Apply current, Delete
Apply current
--
Easy Plug
 Parameter appears only in service mode.
• Apply current: Stores the current parameter settings as values for the default setup. Those settings are restored by calling parameter SPECIAL FUNCTION > Factory settings = „Custom defaults“.
• Delete: Deletes the stored custom default settings. „Delete“ is only visible, if settings have already been stored.
Turn-on mode
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Offline, Online, Standalone
Online
--
#PC2020
Operating mode of the printer after it has been switched on.
• Online: Printer starts in online mode (display „Ready“).
• Offline: Printer starts in offline mode (display „Home“).
• Standalone: Printer starts in standalone mode.
Head resistance
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
[960...1300] Ohm
--
1 Ohm
Easy Plug
For optimum print quality, the individual print head resistance of the thermo head employed in the
device must be set once with this parameter.
When replacing the print head, the resistance value of the print head (to be read off from the print
head) must be entered again.
CAUTION!
Entering a false value can damage the print head.
 Read off the correct value from the print head and set it accordingly.
 The value set here remains when the factory settings are carried out.
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Realtime Clock
Settings
dd.mm.yyyy
hh:mm
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
--
--
--
Setting the realtime clock (date and time). Those data can be processes using the Easy Plug #YC,
#YS or #DM commands.
Free store size
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[4096...MAX a] KByte
4096 KByte
256 KByte
#PC2048
a)
Maximum size, depends on the memory equipment and usage of the printer
By setting this parameter, a part of the memory is reserved, which the printer firmware can use if
necessary (dynamic memory allocation). If this memory area is dimensioned too small, the printer
firmware can not work and the error message „8856 Free store size“ shows up.
 The more memory is allocated using this parameter, the less memory is available for print jobs.
 A good advice is to increase the set value step by step, starting with the minimum of 4 MB, until
the status message 8856 ("Free store size", what means the memory area is low) does no longer
appear during data conversion.
Overview of the set memory areas: see parameter Memory Status  on page 81.
Ram disk size
Setting range
[128...MAX a]
a)
KBytes
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
512 KBytes
128 KBytes
#PC2046
Maximum size, depends on the memory equipment and usage of the printer
A part of the printer memory can be identified as a RAM disk. The RAM disk can be used in the
same way as the Compact Flash Card, e.g. for storage of logos or fonts.
With the parameter Ram disk size, the customer can set the size of the RAM disk to his needs. Be
aware, that RAM disk memory is not available for print picture buildup. Use of much RAM disk memory reduces the picture buildup rate of the printer.
 Switching the printer off extinguishes the memory content! Fonts, logos etc., which were loaded
on the RAM disk, must be loaded again after switching the printer off.
Overview of the set memory areas: see parameter Memory Status  on page 81.
Font downl. area
Setting range
a
[128...MAX ] KByte
a)
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
256 KByte
128 KByte
#PC2047
Maximum size, depends on the memory equipment and usage of the printer
If speedo-fonts are supposed to be used, they have first to be copied to a reserved RAM disk area.
Use parameter „Font downl. area“ to reserve the RAM disk area in the required size.
The size of the required RAM disk area depends on the size of the font files to be loaded.
 Mind to reserve a big enough RAM disk area!
There are two ways to copy the font files to the RAM disk:
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• Copy from external storage medium:
The font files must be placed in a folder named \fonts on the storage medium during system
startup. The files must be named fontxxx.spd (xxx = No. from 200 up to 999).
See chapter Fonts directory  on page 126.
• Copy via Easy Plug command #DF
See Easy Plug manual, topic section „Description of Commands“
 Switching the printer off extinguishes the memory content! Fonts, logos etc., which were loaded
on the RAM disk, must be loaded again after switching the printer off.
Spooler size
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[16...2048] KByte
64 KByte
16 KByte
#PC1104
The memory capacity of the printer buffer can be set according to the requirements of each customer.
Data blocks del.
(Delete data blocks)
Settings
Default setting
Step width
All, Bxx
All
--
Easy Plug
 Only appears, if at least one data block is in the flash memory.
• Bxx: The selected data block number xx is deleted:
„B01“: Block number 01
„MPCL Block“: Name of the data block, is contained in the data block header.
• All: All data blocks in the flash memory are deleted.
Miss. label tol.
(Missing label tolerance)
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[0...50]
2
1
#PC2029
The maximum search path for gaps which cannot be found can be varied. In cases of difficult gap
detection (i. e. minimum variation in the light transparency, gap to label), shortening the search path
is to be recommended. Label loss resulting from gaps not being detected can be reduced in this
way. Printing does not take place during the search process.
• Example 0 (Zero label length):
A gap must be found after a printed label otherwise an error message is given. This setting is
for detecting every missing label.
• Example 5 (Five label lengths):
A gap must be found after a maximum of 5 label lengths otherwise an error message is given.
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Gap detect. mode
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Manual, Autom. forward
Autom. forward
--
Easy Plug
After one of the following events, the printer must always search for the punch, that is initialize the
label material:
• Manual: The operator has to initialize the material the first time always manually by pressing
the feed key several times.
 After a change of material, the printer has to initialize the rewinder. For this reason, approx.
70 mm label material are fed forward. If the initialization is prevented (e. g. by switching off or
resetting the printer), the following status message will appear after switching on next time:
„5301 BLDC rewinder Ø“.
• Autom. forward: The material initialization is always done automatically, if necessary. There is
no backward movement of the material during the initialization.
Singlestartquant
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[1...10]
1
1
#PC2033
Determines the label quantity, which will be printed after a start signal.
Reprint function
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Off, On
Off
--
#PC2050
• Off: Reprinting is not possible.
• On: The last printed label can be reprinted by pressing key 4 in online mode (display „Ready“),
if the printer is not printing at that moment.
Foil end warning
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[5.0...300.0] mm
25.0 mm
0.1 mm
#PC2083
Setting of a limit length for the remaining ribbon. If the remaining ribbon length falls below the set
value, appears a…
• Warning, if System > Print > Foil warn stop = „Off“
• Error message, if System > Print > Foil warn stop = „On“; Furthermore, the printer stops
Also refer to parameter Foil diameter  on page 95.
Foil warn stop
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Off, On
Off
--
#PC2060
• Off: Display shows foil warning; printer does not stop
• On: Display shows status message (see below); printer stops after the current label
Status:
5110
Foil low
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Error reprint
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
On, Off
On
--
#PC2022
If an error occurs while a label is printed, the last printed label is reprinted. For label layouts containing variable data (for example, count fields), disable the reprint function.
• On: Reprint in error cases
• Off: No reprint in error cases
Single-job mode
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Off, On
Off
--
#PC2023
In single job mode (also stop mode) the printer stops after every job and waits until the operator
restarts the print process.
• Off: Single job mode is switched off.
• On: Single job mode is switched on. The printer always displays "Start next job", before starting
a new print job. This requests the user to acknowledge by pressing the Online button.
Temp. reduction
(Reduction in the print head temperature)
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[0...100]%
20%
5%
#PC2026
Reduces the power supply in the event of an increase in the print head temperature, thereby ensuring an evenly good print image.
The following setting alternatives are available:
• 0%: No temperature reduction.
• xx%: Up to xx% temperature reduction with a hot print head.
Print info mode
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Par.values right, Par.values left,
Compact right, Compact left
Par.values right
--
#PC2049
Structure option for info printouts.
• Par.values right: Setting for 100 mm material width. The parameter values are printed on the
right side of the parameter names:
Parameter name: Value
• Par.values left: Setting for 100 mm material width. The parameter values are printed on the left
side of the parameter names:
Value: Parameter name
• Compact right: Setting for 50 mm material width. The parameter values are printed on the right
side of the parameter names:
Parameter name: Value
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• Compact left: Setting for 50 mm material width. The parameter values are printed on the left
side of the parameter names:
Value: Parameter name
Print Interpret.
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Easyplug, Lineprinter, Hexdump,
ZPL Emulation
Easyplug
--
#PC2012
• Easyplug: Printjobs written in the Easy Plug command language can be interpreted.
• Lineprinter: Lineprinter (or similar to Lineprinter), print-out of the print command
• Hexdump: Print-out in hexadecimal format.
In Lineprinter and Hex Dump, commands are printed out in the form of a list with the character
set 12.
 When setting Lineprinter or Hex Dump, Easy Plug commands which have not yet been processed are deleted!
• ZPL Emulation: Printjobs written in the ZPL II® 1 command language („ZPL“) can be interpreted
 Firmware loading requires changing into EasyPlug first.
Print interface
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Serial Com1, TCP/IP SOCKET,
LPD server, USB, Serial Com3,
Auto negotiation
Auto negotiation
--
#PC1101
This parameter sets the interface, by which the printer will receive data.
• Serial Com1: Serial interface Com1.
• TCP/IP SOCKET: Print data can be sent to the printer via a TCP/IP socket.
• LPD server: Print data can be sent to the printer via the LPR/LPD-protocol
• USB: USB interface
• Serial Com3: Serial interface Com3.
 Only with optional I/O board mounted
 election of the type of serial interface is done with parameter Print interface > Serial Port 3 > Serial
port mode.
• Auto negotiation: All interfaces are enabled to receive data, but not simultaneously.
 Don´t send data to more than one interface at a time.
 Except are interfaces, which are being used by an option (e.g. OLV)
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Character filter
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Chars >= 20Hex, All characters
Chars >= 20Hex
--
#PC2014
• Chars >= 20Hex: Filter function is activated. Characters smaller than 20H are filtered out of the
data flow.
• All characters: Filter function is deactivated. Characters smaller than 20H are treated as normal
characters.
Character sets
Settings
Default setting
UTF-8, ISO 8859-2, ANSI (CP
1250), ANSI (CP 1252), IBM,
Special, Norway, Spain, Sweden, IBM
Italy, Germany, France, United
Kingdom, USA
Step width
Easy Plug
--
#PC2013
Setting the character set.
• 16Bit: UTF-8 coding
• 8Bit: Choose between IBM and ANSI character set.
• 7Bit: Additionally to the IBM and ANSI character sets, some country specific character sets are
provided, which have some characters allocated differently (see table below).
 The country specific character sets are only suitable for older 7bit applications!
Decimal
35
36
64
91
92
93
94
96
123
124
125
126
>127
ASCII
#
$
@
[
\
]
^
‘
{
|
}
~
UTF- 8
#
$
@
[
\
]
^
`
{
|
}
~
print
ISO 8859-2
#
$
@
[
\
]
^
`
{
|
}
~
print
ANSI (CP 1250)
#
$
@
[
\
]
^
`
{
|
}
~
print
#
$
@
[
\
]
^
`
{
|
}
~
print
IBM
#
$
@
[
\
]
^
`
{
|
}
~
print
Special
ƒ
¢
blank blank ¼
½
blank blank «
•
»
±
blank
Norway
#
$
@
Æ
¥
Å
^
`
æ
¢
å
~
blank
Spain
#
$
@
i
Ñ
Ç
^
`
¿
ñ
ç
~
blank
Sweden
#
•
É
Ä
Ö
Å
Ü
é
ä
ö
å
ü
blank
Italy
Š
$
§
°
ç
é
^
ù
à
ò
è
`
blank
Germany
#
$
§
Ä
Ö
Ü
^
`
ä
ö
ü
ß
blank
France
£
$
à
°
ç
§
^
`
é
ù
è
~
blank
United Kingdom
£
$
@
[
\
]
^
`
{
|
}
½
blank
USA
#
$
@
[
\
]
^
`
{
|
}
~
blank
ANSI (CP
1252) a
blank = space, print = printable
[Tab. 5] Country settings for applications, which base on 7bit ASCII code.
a)
Covering ISO 8859-1.
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EasyPlug errors
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Tolerant handl., Strict handling
Tolerant handl.
--
Easy Plug
Handling of errors caused by faulty Easy Plug commands.
• Tolerant handl.: The label is printed, after the Easy Plug/Bitimage error was acknowledged.
• Strict handling: The Easy Plug command, which caused the error, is displayed after approx. 2
seconds in the lower display line. The displayed text is up to 30 characters long and is scrolled
automatically.
If a single character caused the error, this character is marked with „>> <<„ in the display text,
to facilitate the detection.
By pressing key 4, the display can be toggled between error message and Easy Plug command
text
After acknowledging the first occured Easy Plug error, the printjob and the spooler are deleted
(as by #!CA). This prevents the printing of labels with format errors.
Spooler mode
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Mult. print jobs, Single print job
Mult. print jobs
--
#PC1102
The operating mode of the spooler determines whether print series are processed individually, or
whether the spooler can receive print data when printing several series.
• Mult. print jobs: Multiple print series mode (the interface can receive data while the series is being printed)
• Single print job: Single print series mode (the interface can only receive data after printing the
required number of labels of a single series)
StandAlone Input
Settings
Default setting
Step width
None, Serial Com1, Serial Com3,
TCP/IP SOCKET
None
--
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Defines an interface for data input in standalone mode.
 Interfaces are only selectable, if installed and not used by another function (e. g. as data interface). If Printer Language > Print interface = „Auto negotiation“, all interfaces besides Com3 are blanked
out
• None: No data input via interface.
• Serial Com1: Com1 is activated for data input in standalone mode.
• Serial Com3: Com3 is activated for data input in standalone mode.
• TCP/IP SOCKET: Ethernet interface is activated for data input in standalone mode.
#VW/I Interface
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easyplug, Serial Com1, USB,
TCP/IP SOCKET, Serial Com3
Easyplug
--
Easy Plug
Defines the output interface belonging to the Easy Plug command #VW/I.
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• Easyplug: Interface that is defined in INTERFACE PARA >EASYPLUGINTERPR > Print interface as input
interface for print data
• Serial Com1: Serial interface Com 1.
 Only available for selection, if the interface is not occupied by another function.
• USB: USB interface
 Only available for selection, if the interface is not occupied by another function.
• TCP/IP SOCKET: Ethernet interface
 Only available for selection, if the interface is not occupied by another function.
• Serial Com3: Serial interface Com 3.
 Only available for selection, if the optional I/O board is installed and if the interface is not
occupied by another function.
Printer ID no.
(Printer identification number)
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[0...31]
1
1
#PC1103
Determines the identification number of the printer. In such a way, the printer can be addressed by
the Easy Plug command #!An (n=printer ID).
The use of ID numbers is in particular reasonable for data transfer by RS422/485 interface, if several printers are connected by one data line. Each of the connected printers then only incorporates
the data mapped to him by #!An command.
Command sequence
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
#, ~
#
--
#PC5004
• „#“ is used as start sign for Easy Plug command sequences.
• „~“ is used as start sign for Easy Plug command sequences.
Manual calibrate
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Yes
--
--
--
For endless material, the label length information is sent in the printjob. For punched material, the
label length has to be detected by activating this function.
• Yes: Label length calculation for punched material.
 Activate this function, if label material has changed.
 Calibration should be done after changing material, when there are no printjobs loaded in
the printer.
 Shortcut (in offline mode, display „Home“): press the keys 3+4 simultaneously to activate
the calibration.
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Darkness
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[0...30]
15
1
--
Print contrast for ZPL printjobs. This setting is modified by printjobs which contain print contrast information. The print contrast set by Print > Print contrast is not influenced by this setting
Label top
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[-240...240] Dots
0
1
--
Label top offset (y-offet) in dots. Equals the parameter Print > Y - Printadjust, which will be ignored,
when ZPL printjobs are printed
Left Position
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[-9999...9999]
0
1
--
Left position offset (x-offset) in dots. Equals the parameter Print > X-Druckversatz, which will be ignored, when ZPL printjobs are printed
Error Indication
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Low, High, Off
Off
--
--
Selects the way, in which the printer responds in the event of error occuring during printing.
Setting
Error
level
Off
Low
High
0
Ignore
Ignore
Ignore
1
Ignore
Ignore
Display-Anzeige
2
Ignore
Prompt user for action
Prompt user for action
Error Checking
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Yes, No
Yes
--
--
Enables or disables error checking, when the printer is handling print fields.
• Yes: Error checking is enabled
• No: Error checking is disabled
Resolution
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
200 Dpi, 300 Dpi
300 Dpi
--
--
Print resolution in dpi. A 200 Dpi graphic printjob can be printed with a 300 Dpi print head.
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Image Save Path
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Drive C:, Internal RAM
Internal RAM
--
--
Selects the memory to be used by the ^IS and ^IL commands.
 Interpreter Version: 1.10 or higher.
• Drive C:: Memory, to which „Drive C:“ points; as a standard, this is an external storage medium
(SD card)
• Internal RAM: Internal printer memory (RAM)
Label Invert
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Disable, Enable
Disable
--
--
Rotates the printout by 180°. Equals the parameter Print > Format > Print direction, which will be ignored,
when ZPL printjobs are printed
A
[8]
B
Orientation of the printout: Setting „Disable“ (A) or „Enable“ (B).
• Disable: The label is printed with „normal“ orientation [8A].
• Enable: The label printout is rotated by 180° [8B].
Format Prefix
Setting
xxH
a)
Default setting
5EH
a
Step width
Easy Plug
--
--
0x5E = „Caret“
Indicates the start of a ZPL format instruction.
Control Prefix
Setting
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
xxH
7EH a
--
--
a)
0x7E = „Tilde“
Indicates the start of a ZPL control instruction.
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Delimiter Char
Setting
xxH
a)
Default setting
2CH
a
Step width
Easy Plug
--
--
0x2C = „Comma“
Used as a parameter place marker in ZPL format instructions.
Command ^PR
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Disable, Enable
Enable
--
--
• Disable: The print rate sent in the ZPL printjob is ignored.
• Enable: The print rate is not ignored.
Command ^MT
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Disable, Enable
Enable
--
--
• Disable: The material type sent in the ZPL printjob is ignored (thermo-transfer or thermo-direct).
• Enable: The material type is not ignored.
Command ^JM
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Disable, Enable
Enable
--
--
 Interpreter version: 1.32 or higher
The ^JM command changes the printer resolution:
• ^JMA sets the resolution to the default value = print head resolution.
• ^JMB sets the resolution to 200 dpi, if the actual resolution is 300 dpi. If the actual resolution is
200 dpi, this command is ignored.
• Disable: The resolution setting sent in the ZPL printjob is ignored.
• Enable: The resolution setting is not ignored.
Command ^MD/ ~SD
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Disable, Enable
Enable
--
--
The ZPL commands ^MD and ~SD (set print head darkness value) are processed optionally.
• Enable: ^MD- and ~SD are processed
• Disable: ^MD- and ~SD are ignored
IP Addressassign
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Fixed IP address, DHCP
Fixed IP address
--
#PC1501
• Fixed IP address: This setting activates the parameters "Net mask" and "Gateway address"
(see below).
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• DHCP: IP address is assigned automatically. The assigned IP address is displayed for a moment on the printer display, while the printer is starting.
 A change of this parameter setting forces a printer restart.
IP address
Setting range
[0...255]
a)
a
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
192.168.0.99
--
#PC1502
for each xxx-value in xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Depending on the setting of parameter Print interface > IP Addressassign, appears one of the following:
• an unchangeable info field (setting „DHCP“) or
• an input field (setting „Fixed IP address“) for the IP address
Net mask
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[0...255] a
255.255.255.0
--
#PC1503
a)
for each xxx-value in xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Depending on the setting of parameter Print interface > IP Addressassign, appears one of the following:
• an unchangeable info field (setting „DHCP“) or
• an input field (setting „Fixed IP address“) for the IP address
Depending on the set IP address appears a default value.
 EsWe recommend to use the default value!
Gateway address
Setting range
[0...255]
a)
a
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
0.0.0.0
--
#PC1504
for each xxx-value in xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
000.000.000.000 = no gateway is used
Port address
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[1024...65535]
9100
--
#PC1505
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Auto negotiation, 10M half duplex, 10M full duplex, 100M half
duplex,100M full duplex
Auto negotiation
--
#PC1506
Ethernet speed
• Auto negotiation: The communication speed is selected automatically.
• 10M half duplex: The communication speed is set to 10 MBit/s half duplex.
• 10M full duplex: The communication speed is set to 10 MBit/s full duplex.
• 100M half duplex: The communication speed is set to 100 MBit/s half duplex.
• 100M full duplex: The communication speed is set to 100 MBit/s full duplex.
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DHCP host name
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
--
--
--
#PC1513
Host name of the printer. Default setting: „Device name“ + the last 3 figures of the MAC adress
WEB server
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
On, Off
Off
--
#PC1509
The web server may be used to
• read out or change parameter settings of the printer with a web browser
• operate the printer via a web browser
 The web server is not multi-session capable, what means that only one user at a time can
be logged in.
Requirements for use of the web server function:
• Printer is connected to a network
• A valid IP address is assigned to the printer (by the network administrator or by a DHCP server)
• Parameter Print interface > Network > Services > WEB server = „On“
Starting the web server:
1. Write down the printers IP address (appears at the bottom line of the start screen, or: Print interface > Network > Services > IP address).
2. Start the web browser.
3. Type into the address field:
– http://[IP address without leading zeros]
– Example: IP address = 144.093.029.031
– Input: http://144.93.29.31
4. Click „Login“.
5. Type in user name (admin) and password (admin).
If the login was successful, you will find the following menu items at the left window margin:
Menu item
Function
Home
Jumps to the home page.
Logout
Interrupts the connection to the printer.
Opens the parameter menu. By clicking on submenus and parameters,
those can be opened and the parameter setttings be changed.
Parameter
Some parameters force the printer to reset, if their setting is modified by
means of the operation panel. If the parameters are changed via the web
server, this doesn´t happen automatically. Therefore, the modifications
only become effective after the next printer restart. A restart can be triggered remote in the „Display view“.
Display view
Opens the display operation panel. Enables remote operation of the printer.
Download
Opens another browser window with the URL of the FTP server. For
more information read the description of Print interface > Network > Services >
FTP Server
Help
Help texts
[Tab. 6] Functions of the web server.
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• On: Switches the web server on.
• Off: Switches the web server off.
WEB display refr
(Web server display refresh)
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[0...20] s
5s
1s
#PC1510
 Only appears, if Print interface > Network > Services > WEB server = „On“.
Automatic updating of the web browser display. The setting determines the time in seconds between two updates.
 Setting 0 = „no automatic updating“.
FTP server
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
On, Off
Off
--
#PC1507
The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server (RFC959) allows access to the internal RAM disk of the
printer and, if available, to the memory card. The FTP server is capable of multisession mode, without evaluating the user name when logging in. The password must match the set password (see
below).
• On: Switches the FTP server on.
• Off: Switches the FTP server off.
Time client
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Off, On
Off
--
#PC1529
Loads the current time from a time server.
• Off: The time client is switched off.
• On: The time client is switched on. The time is loaded with the frequency set under Sync. interval from a time server with the IP address Time server IP
If there is no valid time server response within 2 s after system start, an error message appears:
Status num:
9040
No Time Server
With the time client service, the current date and time can be obtained from a time server
using RFC868 time protocol on UDP port 37. For this purpose, a time server IP address
needs to be given. Date and time are initially requested at start up an optional in a setable update interval during operation time. It is also stored in the internal real time clock. There is no
time offset or daylight saving hour, so the server time must exactly match the local time of the
printer.
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Time zone
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[-12:00…+12:00]
00:00
00:30
#PC1533
Correction of the time received by the time server by a value expressed in hours (hh) and minutes
(mm).
 Only appears if Print interface > Network > Services > Time client = „On“.
Baud rate
Setting range
2400 Baud, 4800 Baud, 9600
Baud, 19200 Baud, 38400 Baud,
115200 Baud
a)
b)
Default setting
115200 Baud
Step width
a
9600 Baud b
--
Easy Plug
#PC1201 a
#PC1351 b
Print interface > Serial Port 1 > Baud rate
Print interface > Serial Port 3 > Baud rate (only with I/O board)
Speed of data transfer using the serial interface.
No. of data bits
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[7..8]
8
1
#PC1202 a
8
8
--
#PC1353 b
a)
b)
Print interface > Serial Port 1 > Baud rate
Print interface > Serial Port 3 > Baud rate (only with I/O board)
Parity
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Odd, Even, None, Always zero
None
--
#PC1203 a
Even, None
None
--
#PC1354 b
a)
b)
Print interface > Serial Port 1 > Baud rate
Print interface > Serial Port 3 > Baud rate (only with I/O board)
Defines the parity check of serial transmitted data.
The parity bit is for checking data transmission. If the check shows an error, a corresponding message is displayed. The setting must be identical at the sender and the receiver. Normally transmission is set without a parity bit.
• Odd: A parity bit is added so that there is an odd number of 1 Bits.
• Even: A parity bit is added so that there is an even number of 1 Bits.
• None: Sending and receiving without check bit.
• Always zero: Check bit is always 0 (zero). Sending and receiving without parity check.
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Stop bits
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
[1..2]
1
--
#PC1204 a
2
2
--
#PC1355 b
Easy Plug
a)
b)
Print interface > Serial Port 1 > Baud rate
Print interface > Serial Port 3 > Baud rate (only with I/O board)
Data synch.
Setting range
Default setting
Step width
RTS/CTS, XON/XOFF, None
RTS/CTS
--
a)
b)
#PC1205 a
#PC1356 b
Print interface > Serial Port 1 > Baud rate
Print interface > Serial Port 3 > Baud rate (only with I/O board)
Data synchronisation at the serial interface
• RTS/CTS: Data synchronisation through hardware
• XON/XOFF: Data synchronisation through software
• None: Handshake signals are ignored
Serial port mode
Settings
Default setting
Step width
RS232, RS422, RS485
RS232
--
a)
b)
Easy Plug
#PC1206 a
#PC1357 b
Print interface > Serial Port 1 > Baud rate
Print interface > Serial Port 3 > Baud rate (only with I/O board)
• RS232: Sets the serial interface to RS 232.
Data synchronisation may be done by hardware (RTS/CTS) or by software (XON/XOFF). Maximum cable length is 15 m.
• RS422: Sets the serial interface to RS 422.
RS 422 is a 4 wire point to point connection, suitable for only one device. Receiver and driver
of the printer are always enabled. Data synchronization is only possible by software (XON/
XOFF). Maximum cable length is 1 km with twisted telecommunication cable.
• RS485: Sets the serial interface to RS 485.
RS 485 is a 2 or 4 wire bus system for up to 30 devices. The printer´s receiver is always enabled, the printer´s driver is only enabled, if the printer sends data to the host. Data synchronization is only possible by software (XON/XOFF). Maximum cable length is 1 km with twisted
telecommunication cable.
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Frame error
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Display, Ignore
Display
--
a)
b)
Easy Plug
#PC1207 a
#PC1358 b
Print interface > Serial Port 1 > Baud rate
Print interface > Serial Port 3 > Baud rate (only with I/O board)
• Display: An error message is displayed, if a framing error is detected while the printer is receiving serial data.
• Ignore: Framing errors will be ignored, no error messages are displayed.
Drive C
Settings
Default setting
None, SD card, USB thumb drive SD card
Step width
Easy Plug
--
#PC1600
Assigns the drive letter C with a connection for external data carrier.
• None: C is not assigned
• SD card: Assigns drive letter C to the SD card slot.
• USB thumb drive: Assigns drive letter C to the connector for USB thumb drive.
Drive D
Settings
Default setting
None, SD card, USB thumb drive USB thumb drive
Step width
Easy Plug
--
#PC1601
Verknüpft den Laufwerkbuchstaben D mit einem Anschluss für externe Datenträger.
• None: D is not assigned
• SD card: Assigns drive letter D to the SD card slot.
• USB thumb drive: Assigns drive letter D to the connector for USB thumb drive.
Store Parameters
Settings
Default setting
Without adj. par, With adjust para Without adj. par
Step width
Easy Plug
--
--
Parameter settings are saved in a text file on memory card (directory FORMATS\). Considered are
also parameters which belong to options, which are not activated.
• Without adj. par: Parameters, which contain device specific settings, are not saved.
(Default file name: SETUP.FOR).
Application example: Transfer of printer settings to another printer (device specific settings as
print head resistance or sensor settings should not be overwritten).
• With adjust para: Parameters, which contain device specific settings, are also saved. The relevant parameter names are marked with a * in the text file.
(Default file name: SETUPALL.FOR).
Application example: Service
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Gen.Support Data
(Generate support data)
Generates the folder „SupportData“ on the selected memory medium and stores the following diagnosis files therein:
• Setup.for (for details see Tools > Diagnostic > Store Parameters)
• SetupAll.for (for details see Tools > Diagnostic > Store Parameters)
• Diagnose.log
Each of the file names is completed by the printer type and the serial number of the CPU board.
The file content is english, regardless of the language setting at the printer.
Those data are very helpful for the technical support for fault diagnosis purposes.
EasyPl. file log
(Easy Plug file log)
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Off, All data, Interpreter data
Off
--
#PC5005
 Only visible, if a memory card is inserted.
 Activating this parameter may slow down the label rate. Therefore disable the function after error analysis.
 Activating this parameter may cause error messages, which may be difficult to understand.
Therefore disable the function after error analysis. If an error occurs, disable the function and restart
the printer.
• Off: The file log function is switched off.
• All data: All received data, including immediate commands, are written into the log file.
• Interpreter data: All data is written into the log file, which the Easy Plug interpreter reads out of
the reception spooler. Immediate commands are not included.
Log files delete
(Logdatei löschen)
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
No, Yes
No
--
--
 Only visible, if a memory card is inserted.
• No: No function.
• Yes: Deletes all log files on the inserted memory card, which fulfil the following conditions:
– Filename matches the scheme „EPxxxxxx.log“
xxxxx = number from 1 to 999999, preceding digits filled with „0“. Example: „EP000001.log“.
– Location: folder \LOGFILES on memory card
Those conditions are matched by logfiles, which are automatically generated by Tools > Diagnostic > EasyPl. file log.
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EasyPlug Monitor
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Off, Serial Com1
Off
--
#PC5113
 Parameter only appears in service mode.
The parameter activates the logging of received Easy Plug data. Data is transmitted to the serial
interface (Com1).
• Off: The monitor function is disabled.
• Serial Com1: The Easy Plug monitor data is transmitted to the serial interface (Com1).
 Activating this parameter may slow down the label rate. Therefore disable the function after error analysis.
 To keep the influence of the monitoring function on the data rate as low as possible, the baud
rate should be set to 115,000!
EP Monitor Mode
Settings
Default setting
Step width
Easy Plug
Interpreter data, All data
Interpreter data
--
#PC5125
 Parameter only appears in service mode.
 Activating this parameter may slow down the label rate. Therefore disable the function after error analysis.
• Interpreter data: All received Easy Plug data, apart from immediate commands, are transmitted.
• All data: All received Easy Plug data, including immediate commands, are transmitted.
Sensor Test
Instructions for the sensor test can be found in
chapter Sensor test  on page 91.
Cutter test
Makes it possible to test the cutter function without having to set the parameter Options > Selection >
Periph. device to „cutter“.
Triggers a cut, if a cutter is installed. Without a cutter nothing will happen.
Memory card test
Pressing the online button starts a test routine for the Compact Flash Card memory. The following
display shows up after successful testing:
Memory card test
Card Test O.K.
If the memory card is defective or not available, a corresponding error report shows up.
For test purposes, the printer creates a file named TESTXXXX.TXT in the root directory of the card.
An already existing file with this name will be overwritten.
Print test
General printtest, prints line by line the set printer type and the firmware version. Material settings
(Material type, length, width) are considered.
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Model ID
Displays printer type and print head resolution.
Demo label
Prints a demonstration label in format 100 mm x 100 mm that is especially sized for the demo foil
and demo material, which is supplied temporarily.
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Printer Status
A protocol can be printed to get an overview of customer-specific parameter settings [10].
A material width of 100 mm is necessary to print the reports. The status print-out is approx. 200 mm
long.
Which parameters are listed, depends on the printer type and configuration.
[10] Printout „Printer Status“.
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Memory Status
Prints an overview over:
• Internal Memory Configuration [11A]
• Files that are stored on the internal memory (RAM disc) [11B]
• Files that are stored on an external memory medium [11C] (if any)
 The entries differ depending on printer type and configuration.
C
A
B
[11] Printout „Memory Status“.
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Font Status
Print samples of all installed characters, bar codes and line samples (several pages):
• Page „Font / Line Library“ shows a list of the internal fonts [12] and line styles [13].
• The pages titled „Barcode Library“ show print samples of the internal bar codes [14].
Internal fonts:
 Use the font numbers listet in the first column [12] together with an Easy Plug command for text
output (e. g. #YT), to print using the appropriate font.
Easy Plug commands: Refer to the Easy Plug Manual, topic section “Command description“.
Only with
600 dpi
[12] Printout „Font Status“: List of the internal fonts in section „Font / Line Library“. The fonts with the numbers 98 and 99
are only available in printers with 600 dpi resolution.
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Internal Line Styles:
 Use the line style number (fist column [13]) with one of the Easy Plug commands #YL or #YR to
print lines in the matching style.
Easy Plug commands: Refer to the Easy Plug Manual, topic section “Command description“.
Additionally, the following line styles are available:
• 13: Checked pattern with 3 dot edge length
• 14: Checked pattern with 1 mm edge length
• 15: Checked pattern with 5 mm edge length
 The line width has to be defined as a multiple of the edge length of the checked pattern!
[13] Printout „Font Status“: List of the internal line styles in section „Font / Line Library“.
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Internal bar codes:
The pages titled „Barcode Library“ show print samples of the internal bar codes [14], [15].
[14] Print sample „Font Status“, section „Barcode Library“.
• Onedimensional bar codes are printed with the Easy Plug command #YB, see manual Easy
Plug, topic section „Command description“.
• Two-dimensional bar codes are printed by means of special Easy Plug commands (Tab. 7).
• GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS) and Composite Component (CC) bar codes are printed by means
of the Easy Plug command #RSS. The bar code is determined by the number in the first column
of the subsequent table. This number is added to the command as a parameter.
Easy Plug command
Bar code
#IDM
Data Matrix Code
#MXC
Maxi Code
#PDF
PDF 417
#CBF
Codabar F
#CFN
Code 49
#SQR
QR Matrix Code
[Tab. 7] Internal two-dimensional bar codes.
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[15] Print sample „Font Status“, section „Barcode Library“: Listing of RSS-Codes and 2-dim. bar codes.
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Flashdata Status
Prints a list of all fonts stored in the flash memory. This can be e. g. customized fonts or diagnostic
data.
Detailed information about diagnosis data can be found in the service manual, chapter
„Malfunctions“ > „Reading out diagnostic data“.
[16] Printout „Flashdata status“.
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Service Status
Print the Service status report to read about operation time, no. of services, no. of exchanged parts
and other matters of service interest (one page).
Use the parameter Tools > Service > Serv. data reset, to set all the counters to zero, which are listed on
the printout.
[17] Printout „Service Status“.
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Reference label
Prints a label with some examples of barcodes, fonts, logos. The table at the bottom end of the label
contains the settings or print contrast and print speed, with which the label was printed. The empty
fields can be filled with the applied print head pressure and the applied ribbon and label material
(for purpose of comparison).
[18] Reference label printout.
Head run length
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30018
Shows the total "covered distance" of the print head. The counter is reset with each calling of the
parameter Tools > Service > Head exchange.
Roll run length
(Run length of the feed roller)
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30019
Shows the total "covered distance" of the print roller. The counter is reset with each calling of the
parameter Tools > Service > Roller exchange.
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Cuts on knife
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30020
 Only with mounted and activated cutter.
Shows the number of cuts done by one knife. The counter is reset with each calling of the parameter
Tools > Service > Cutter change.
Total cuts
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30023
 Only with mounted and activated cutter.
Shows the total number of cuts done by one knife; other than than parameter Cuts on knife, it is not
reset with cutter changes.
Service operations
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30014
Shows the number of service operations. The counter is increased by calling the parameter Tools >
Service > Service done.
Head number
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30015
Shows the number of print head changes. The counter is increased by calling the parameter Tools
> Service > Head exchange.
Roll number
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30016
Shows the number of exchanged print rollers. The counter is increased by calling the parameter
Tools > Service > Roller exchange.
Cutter number
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
 Only with mounted and activated cutter.
Shows the number of exchanged cutters. The counter is increased by calling the parameter Tools >
Service > Cutter change.
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Tot. mat. length
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30021
Shows the total "covered distance" of the feed roller. Other than the counter Roll run length, this counter is not reset after a roller exchange.
Tot. foil length
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30022
Shows the total "covered distance" of the ribbon roller.
Head strobes
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30025
Shows the counted head strobes, which are a measure for the service life of the print head. A strobe
is counted for each line in which at least one dot ist printed.
Operation time
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30028
Shows the elapsed time since the last switch-on of the machine.
Total Operation
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30082
Shows the total operation time that is the sum of all operation times.
System version
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30004
Shows the firmware version number.
System revision
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30070
Shows a consecutive revision number.
 Only for factory-internal use.
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System date
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30082
Shows the date, at which the firmware was generated.
Bootloader
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30061
Shows the bootloader version number.
uMon
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30062
Shows the micro monitor version number.
Peripheraldriver
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30052
 Only with mounted (optional) peripheral output stage board.
Applied PIC version on the output stage board driving the peripheral motor.
Intern. rewinder
(Internal rewinder)
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30057
 „XLP 504 peripheral with internal rewinder“ only.
Shows the applied PIC version on the internal rewinder motor output stage board.
RAM memory size
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30007
Shows the available RAM memory size.
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Flash mem size
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30008
Shows the available Flash memory size. The abbreviation which is displayed behind the memory
size indicates the manufacturer of the applied Flash-RAM.
Abbreviation
Manufacturer
MX
Macronix
AMD
AMD
FUJ
Fuji
[Tab. 8] The displayed abbreviations indicate the manufacturer of the Flash-RAM.
Storage media
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30081
Shows the available storage media: RAM, SD card, USB thumb drive (if any)
SD card
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30064
Shows the free memory and the total memory of the plugged-in SD card.
Representation: „XXX GB / YYY GB“ with XXX = free memory and YYY = total memory.
USB thumb drive
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30065
Shows the free memory and the total memory of the connected USB thumb drive.
Representation: „XXX GB / YYY GB“ with XXX = free memory and YYY = total memory.
Space for Jobs
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30010
Shows the memory size, which is available for print jobs.
Max. Labellength
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30011
Shows the maximum printable label length, which results from the memory allocation.
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Custom defaults
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30013
There are customer specific parameter settings available that can be used for factory reset purpose. See parameter System > Factory settings.
CPU identifier
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30034
Shows the designation of the applied processor.
PCB Revision
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30036
Shows the layout revision and part number of the CPU board.
FPGA version
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30037
Shows the FPGA version.
MAC Address
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30039
Shows the MAC Address, an unchanging board address, which is programmed by the board manufacturer.
Serial number
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30040
Shows the serial number that is programmed by the board manufacturer.
Production date
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30041
Shows the production date that is programmed by the board manufacturer.
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PCB part number
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30042
Shows the part number of the board without components.
Board part numb.
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30043
Shows the part number of the board with components.
PS type
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30029
Shows the power supply type.
PS Temperature
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30072
Shows the current power supply temperature in °C. If for any reason the function is not supported,
„??? °C“ is displayed.
Display Version
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30059
Shows the version number of the operation panel.
Display serialNr
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30068
Shows the serial number of the operation panel.
Foil rest length
Keine Einstellmöglichkeit - Nur Anzeige
Easy Plug
#!PG30087
Shows the calculated remaining ribbon length in meter.
The parameter System > Print > Foil end warning can be used to set a critical length for the remaining
ribbon. If the ribon rest length equals this value, a message appears on the printer display (see Foil
end warning  on page 62).
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Foil diameter
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30026
Shows the calculated foil diameter: A measurement routine calculates the actual ribbon roll diameter with an exactness of 7.5%.
The parameter System > Print > Foil end warning can be used to set a critical foil roll diameter. If the foil
roll diameter equals this value, a message appears on the printer display (see Foil end warning 
on page 62).
Head temperature
No setting option - Only display
Easy Plug
#!PG30071
Shows the current print head temperature in °C
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SCOPE OF DELIVERY
D
A
B
G
F
C
[19] Scope of delivery by the example of the XLP 504 peripheral.
A Core adapters (2 pairs)
B Cardboard core for rewinding thermotransfer ribbon
C Mains connection cable
D Quick reference guide
E Booklet with safety notes
F Sample printouts
G Transportation restraint (remove before commissioning)
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SETTING UP THE PRINTER
WARNING
Lethal hazard from mains power, if any liquid gets into the printer!
 Protect the printer from liquid penetration.
CAUTION
The printer and printing materials will be damaged by moisture and wetness!
 Only operate the printer in enclosed room, in which the ambient conditions match
the values given in the technical specifications!
The setup location of the printer must match the following requirements:
• The location must be in an enclosed room.
• The ambient conditions must match the values given in the technical specifications (see chapter Technical data  on page 25).
• The printer must stand secure against tilting on an even surface.
• The power supply socket for the printer must be readily accessible, in order that the mains connector can be pulled in an emergency case.
• Possibility to lay all connection cables without producing any tripping hazard.
• Enough space for the operator, both, in front (operation panel) and sideways of the printer.
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
Connecting to the mains power supply
WARNING!
This unit operates at mains voltage! Contacting electrically live components can cause lethal
electrical shocks and burns.
 Make sure that the printer is switched off before connecting the power cable.
 Only operate the printer at the mains voltage given on the type plate.
 Only connect the printer to a grounded power socket fitted to authorised standards.
In case of danger, the printer can only be disconnected from the power supply by removing the
power plug from the power supply.
 Make sure that the power supply socket for the printer is readily accessible.
Risk of stumbling over cables.
 Lay the power cable and data cables in a way that nobody can stumble over it.
1. Ensure that the machine is switched off (mains power switch [20A] in position "0").
2. Connect the machine to a mains power socket [20C] using the provided power cable.
C
A
B
[20] Connecting the power cable.
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Connecting to a data host
In ex-factory status, the XLP 50x is set for data transfer via USB interface. Alternatively, print data
can be transferred via serial interface or Ethernet interface [21].
Connecting:
 Connect a commercially available data cable matching the selected interface to the printer and
to the data host.
For information about setting the data interface read chapter Selecting a data interface  on
page 101.
D
C
B
A
[21] Data interfaces at the XLP 50x (pictured: XLP 504).
A Ethernet
B RS 232
C USB
D RS 232/422/485 (optional)
Alternatively to transmitting via data line, the printjobs can be stored on a storage medium
(SD card, USB thumb drive) and be started from there.
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BASIC SETTINGS
The setup wizard
After the first starting-up of the printer, the display shows the query „Run Setup Wizard?“.
After selecting „Yes“, the parameters for the most important basic settings are opened sequentially.
Which parameters are opened depends among other on the settings in the preceding parameter.
A final step shows a summary of the settings [22], which has to be acknowledged by pressing a key.
[22] Summary of the settings done by the wizard (Example, merged by image processing,
in fact it must be scrolled to see all lines).
If „No“ is selected after the initial query, the setup wizard does not start and the parameters for the
basic settings have to be called and set manually (see following chapters).
Language setting operation panel
To change the language of the display texts:
 Call System > Language and select the desired language.
Available languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Italian, Polish, Turkish,
Russian, Czech
Setting the realtime clock
 Call System > Hardware Setup > Realtime Clock:
 Set date/time. The keys have the following functions:
Key
Function
Select the input field on the right
Increase/decrease the value in the input field
Apply the setting (appears, if the last input field is active)
Cancel
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Selecting a data interface
The interface type is selected with parameter Print interface > Print interface.
You might have to set other parameters as well, depending on the chosen interface:
• Settings for the serial interface (Com 1 or Com 3 1): Print interface > Serial Port 1 or Print interface >
Serial Port 3.
• Settings for the Ethernet interface: Print interface > Network.
For details about data transmission read chapter Transferring a print job  on page 122.
(XLP 504) Switching the rewind function on/off
Prerequisites
 Only for XLP 504 with internal rewinder and baffle plate.
 Insert label material before activating the rewinder, otherwise an error message will appear!
Switching on
 Set Options > Selection > Periph. device to „Intern. rewinder“.
 Don´t confuse with the setting „Rewinder“, which activates the external rewinder (accessory)!
The printer restarts. Afterwards, the following has changed:
• An additional submenu Options > Internal Rewinder appeared, which contains the parameter Rewind
direction. By this, the rotation direction of the rewinder can be reversed.
• The icon
started.
is visible above key 3. By pressing this key, the rewinder can be stopped and
Switching off
 Set Options > Selection > Periph. device to „None“.
(XLP 504) Switching the dispense function on/off
Prerequisites
 Only for XLP 504 with internal rewinder and dispensing edge
 Insert label material before activating the rewinder, otherwise an error message will appear!
Switching on
 Set Options > Selection > Periph. device to „Dispenser“.
The printer restarts. Afterwards, the following has changed:
• An additional submenu Options > Dispenser appeared, which contains the parameters that are required to set the dispensing process.
• The icon
started.
is visible above key 3. By pressing this key, the rewinder can be stopped and
Switching off
 Set Options > Selection > Periph. device to „None“.
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(XLP 504) Setting the dispense function
Setting the stop position
The label should be dispensed to that a narrow strip still sticks to the backing paper above the dispensing edge.
 Set Options > Dispenser > Dispenseposition to -6.0 mm (= default setting; for strong adhesives, this
may have to be reduced to -8.0mm).
Using the dispensing edge sensor as trigger
The sensor at the dispensing edge switches, if a dispensed label is taken off the dispensing edge.
The next label is printed and dispensed immediately.
 Set Options > Dispenser > Start source to „Light barrier“.
Using a foot switch as trigger
After pressing the connected foot switch, a label is printed and dispensed. Afterwards, the printer
waits for the next signal.
 Set Options > External signal to „Singlestart“.
 Set Options > Dispenser > Start source to „Foot switch“.
Using key 1 on the operation panel as trigger
After pressing key 1 on the operation panel (symbol
wards, the printer waits for the next signal.
), a label is printed and dispensed. After-
 Set Options > External signal to „Singlestart“.
 Set Options > Dispenser > Start source to „Foot switch“.
Label length < 40 mm
If very short labels are to be printed (Print > Material > Material length is set to <40mm), the printer is
automatically initialised for the material before printing.
For more information, see the parameter description Options > Dispenser > Calibration mode in chapter
Parameter menu  on page 33.
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Operation
CHOOSING THE MATERIALS
Label Material
Material specification
The XLP 50x can process rolls as well as leporello fold (= fold-out or accordion fold material).
 The label rolls must be wound with the printable side facing outwards.
For more information on the material specifications, refer to chapter Label Stock  on page 29.
Punches/reflex marks
In general, one distinguishes between converted and unconverted material.
• The start of each label is usually marked on converted material. With self-adhesive labels, this
can be a gap [23A] between the labels or, with cardboard labels, a small punch [23B] on the
edge. If the printer is equipped with the optional reflex sensor, it will be able to detect reflex
markings [23C] on the rolls.
• Unconverted material is referred to as “continuous form material” and does not have any label
markings. The length of the label is determined through the length setting in the Parameter
menu.
Gap detection
Notch detection
Black mark detection
A
Label
Printed area
C
B
B
Reflective sensor
Transmissive sensor
[23] Various types and positions of “start of label” markings.
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Quality criteria
Pay attention to the following 3 factors when selecting the quality of label material:
• The abrasive behaviour of the surface structure of the material
• The chemical properties of the material that affect how ink is printed
• Temperature required for ink transfer
Abrasiveness
If the material is very rough (= strong sanding effect), the printhead will wear down more quickly
than with smooth material. This is an important aspect of thermal printing. With thermal transfer
printing, this does not pose much of a problem because you can select a ribbon that is wider than
the material.
Cleaning the printhead
Similarly, excessively high printhead temperatures can also cause problems. The material and the
ribbon require more time to cool down, the printing quality becomes more critical and the printhead
will wear down more quickly.
Thermal Transfer Ribbon
We recommend the following for ribbons:
• The ribbon must have a anti-static back coating with low friction.
• The ribbon must be designed for “Flat Head” printheads.
• The ribbons must be able to handle winding speeds up to the followoing limits:
– (XLP 504) 250 mm/s (10 Inch/s)
– (XLP 506) 200 mm/s (8 Inch/s)
CAUTION!
Ribbons that do not have these properties can reduce the printer performance and
damage the printhead!
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INSERTION DIAGRAMS
These diagrams display how the material and ribbon moves through the printer under the following
conditions:
• Label material must be wound with printed side facing outwards
• Thermal transfer ribbon:
– Solid line = printed side wound inwards
– Dashed line = printed side wound outwards
XLP 50x standard
6 0 1
5
2
4 3
[24] Material and ribbon path in the XLP 50x „basic“ or „peripheral“.
(XLP 504) Printer with internal rewinder
6 0 1
5
2
4 3
[25] Material and ribbon paths in XLP 504 with internal rewinder.
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6 0 1
5
2
4 3
[26] Material and ribbon movement in XLP 504 with internal rewinder and dispensing edge.
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INSERTING LABEL
MATERIAL
WARNING!
Danger of crushing fingers when closing the front hood.
 Always use the grip to open or close the front hood [27].
Danger of rotating parts drawing items in.
 Don´t wear loose long hair (if necessary, wear a hairnet).
 Keep loose jewellery, long sleeves, etc. away from rotating parts of the printer.
 Always close the front hood before printing.
Label rolls/stacks may weight several kilograms. Rolls/stacks which are falling down can cause
injuries.
 Wear safety shoes when handling label rolls/stacks.
 Store label rolls/stacks safely.
During operation, the printhead can become hot!
 Be careful whenever touching the printer.
The illustrations in this chapter show a XLP 504. In case
that the operation of the XLP 506 differs in some points,
this is indicated at the relevant point in the text.
[27] Use the grip to open/close the front hood.
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XLP 50x Standard
Inserting a label roll
1. Open the front hood.
2. Open the pressure lever [28A] on the printhead.
B
3. Remove the guiding disk [28B] of the material roller.
A
[28] Remove the guiding disk (B).
4. If necessary, insert two adapter disks [29A] onto the
unwinder.
A
 Distance of the adapter disks = Roll width.
 The adapter disks must match the inner diameter of the material roll [29B].
B
[29] Attach the adapter disks (A).
5. Push the material roll onto the unwinder. Re-attach
the guiding disk and push it up to the material roll.
 The material roll must rotate counter-clockwise
while unwinding!
A
6. Insert the material as shown [29].
B
 Make sure to lay the material around the material strain-relief [29A]!
 The inner edge of the material must contact the
housing [31B].
C
[30] Insert material.
7. Push the material guiding [31A] up to the outer
edge of the material without clamping the material.
Continued overleaf.
A
B
[31] Material guiding.
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8. Push the sensor arm using the handle [32A] until
the indicator [32B] is above the punches on the material.
 The optional reflex light sensor is located 6 mm
to the right of the indicator. That means, that the indicator has to be placed 6 mm left of the middle of
the reflex mark.
B
9. Direct thermal printing: Close the pressure lever.
Thermal transfer printing: Insert ribbon, see chapter
Inserting Ribbon  on page 112.
A
[32] Setting the label sensor (pictured without material).
Inserting Leporello Fold
Alternatively to the roller material, you can also use leporello fold (accordion fold):
A
1. Open the front hood.
2. Open the pressure lever on the printhead.
3. Place the leporello fold [33A] behind the printer.
4. Push the material over the material unwinder. Push
the guiding disk up to the edge of the material without clamping the material.
B
5. Continue as described in steps 6 to 8 in Inserting a
label roll  on page 108.
 Alternatively, the material can be fed through the
[33] Inserting Leporello-Fold (A).
slot [33B] in the printer bottom.
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(XLP 504) Printer with internal rewinder
Prerequisite:
• Printer is switched on
• Rewinding function is switched on (see (XLP 504)
Switching the rewind function on/off  on
page 101)
Procedure:
1. Insert the label material, see Inserting a label roll 
on page 108.
A
2. As shown, move the end of the label strip around
the baffle plate towards the rewinder and fasten it to
the clasp [34A].
 Observe, that the inner material edge must contact the inner wall on its way to the rewinder.
[34] Attach the material end to the rewinder.
[35] Tighten the material web by rotating the rewinder.
3. Push the sensor arm using the handle [36A] until
the indicator [36B] is above the punches on the material.
 The optional reflex light sensor is located 6 mm
to the right of the indicator. That means, that the indicator has to be placed 6 mm left of the middle of
the reflex mark.
4. Direct thermal printing: Close the pressure lever.
Thermal transfer printing: Insert ribbon, see chapter
Inserting Ribbon  on page 112.
After switching on the printer, the rewinder slowly rotates in the configured direction until the material web
becomes taut.
B
A
[36] Setting the label sensor (pictured without material).
The following error message might appear before the
material web is taut.
Status
5004
Rewinder mat. tear
 Acknowledge the message (repeatedly if necessary,
if the material web is taut).
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(XLP 504) Printer with internal rewinder
and dispensing edge
B
Prerequisites:
• Printer is switched on
• Dispensing function is switched on (see (XLP 504)
Switching the dispense function on/off  on
page 101)
A
Procedure:
1. Press the red button [37A] on the dispensing edge
to unlock the dispensing roll. Remove the dispensing roll [37B]
[37] Dispensing roll (B) above dispensing edge.
2. Inserting the label material, see Inserting a
label roll  on page 108.
3. Remove the labels from the backing paper on a
length of approx. 30 cm from the end of the label
web.
4. As shown, move the backing paper to the rewinder
[38A].
 Observe, that the inner material edge must contact the inner wall on its way to the rewinder.
5. Fasten the end of the backing paper strip to the
clasp [38A].
A
6. Reconnect the dispensing roll.
[38] Attach the backing paper to the rewinder.
7. Push the sensor arm using the handle [36A] until
the indicator [36B] is above the punches on the material.
 The optional reflex light sensor is located 6 mm
to the right of the indicator. That means, that the indicator has to be placed 6 mm left of the middle of
the reflex mark.
8. Direct thermal printing: Close the pressure lever.
Thermal transfer printing: Insert ribbon, see chapter
Inserting Ribbon  on page 112.
B
A
After switching on the printer, the rewinder slowly rotates until the backing paper becomes taut.
The following error message might appear before the
backing paper is taut.
[39] Setting the label sensor (pictured without material).
Status
5004
Rewinder mat. tear
 Acknowledge the message (repeatedly if necessary,
if the material web is taut).
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INSERTING RIBBON
WARNING!
Danger of crushing fingers when closing the front hood.
 Always use the grip to open or close the front hood.
Danger of rotating parts drawing items in.
 Don´t wear loose long hair (if necessary, wear a hairnet).
 Keep loose jewellery, long sleeves, etc. away from rotating parts of the printer.
 Always close the front hood before printing.
During operation, the printhead can become hot!
 Be careful whenever touching the printer.
CAUTION!
Poor printing quality.
 The thermal transfer ribbon must overlap the label width 2 mm on each side (ribbon width = label
width + 2 mm) a.
a)
Exception: The label material width exceeds the printhead width. In this case, ribbon must not be wider as the printhead (= max. ribbon
width).
The illustrations in this chapter show a XLP 504. In case
that the operation of the XLP 506 differs in some points,
this is indicated at the relevant point in the text.
[40] Use the grip to open the front hood.
 Ribbon only has to be inserted for thermal transfer
printing.
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Inserting a new ribbon roll
1. Open the front hood.
2. Open the pressure lever [41C] on the printhead.
3. Push the ribbon roll onto the unwinding mandrel until it stops [41A]. Push the empty ribbon sleeve onto
the rewinding mandrel [41B].
C
 Ribbon with the coloured side facing inwards rotates in a counter-clockwise direction [41]!
4. Insert the ribbon into the printer as shown [41] [42].
Fasten the end of the ribbon with adhesive tape to
the empty ribbon sleeve.
 See chapter Insertion Diagrams  on page 105.
A
B
[41] Inserting ribbon.
[42] Pull the ribbon and smooth it.
5. Rotate the rewinding mandrel a few turns in a counter-clockwise direction until the ribbon is free of
folds [43].
6. Close the pressure lever.
Replacing the Ribbon Roll
1. Open the pressure lever on the printhead.
2. Remove the wound roll of ribbon from the rewinding
mandrel.
3. Remove the empty core of ribbon from the unwinding mandrel and place this onto the rewinding mandrel.
4. Clean the printhead (see chapter Cleaning the print
head  on page 196).
[43] Fasten the ribbon end and tighten it.
5. Insert a new roll of ribbon as described above.
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Alternating use of different sorts of
ribbon
To switch between different types of ribbons, there is
no need to cut off the ribbon each time and then insert
it and fasten it to the ribbon rewinder.
It’s easier as follows:
1. Open the pressure lever [44].
2. Remove both rolls of ribbon from the mandrels. Pull
away the ribbon sideways from the printhead [45].
 Store your frequently used ribbons as pairs of
rolls [46].
You can insert another pair of rolls as follows:
1. Push the ribbon between the rolls sideways below
the printhead [45].
[44] XLP 504 with ribbon inserted, pressure lever open.
2. Push the ribbon rolls onto the mandrels and tighten
the ribbon [44].
[45] Pull off both rolls.
[46] Store the ribbon rolls in pairs.
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SETTING AND MONITORING THE PRINTER
Settings in parameter menu
The settings described below are generally included in the print job, in which case they do not need
to be made. Manual settings that were made before a print job was transferred will be overwritten
by the settings in the print job.
For further details on setting options in the parameter menu, see chapter Parameter menu  on
page 33.
Label pitch
 Toggle to the „Home“ screen.
A) To measure label pitch automatically:
 Press the keys 3 + 4.
Display:
[47] The label pitch is being measured.
The printer moves the label material forward until the two label starting marks have moved through
the label sensor. The label pitch determined in this way is displayed and transferred to parameter
Print > Material > Material length. Parameter Print > Material > Material type is set to "Punched"
Display of the measured label pitch:
[48] Dispay of the measured label pitch.
B) To enter the label pitch manually:
1. Measure label pitch [49C].
2. Call Print > Material > Material length and enter the measured value in millimetres.
$
%
'
&
[49] Label material (self-adhesive labels)
A Label web (backing paper)
B Label
C Label pitch
D Material width
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Material width
1. Measure the width of the material web [49D] (including backing paper).
2. Call Print > Material > Material width and enter the measured value in millimetres.
Material type
 If the automatic material length measurement function is used, the material type is automatically
set to „Punched“.
 Set Print > Material > Material type to „Punched“ or „Endless“, depending on the used material.
Print process
Printing without ribbon (direct thermal):
 Print > Material > Foil mode = „Thermal printing“.
Printing with ribbon (thermal transfer):
 Print > Material > Foil mode = „Thermo transfer“.
Adjusting the degree of blackness
In some cases, the printout will not become black enough, e. g. when printed on cardboard material.
If necessary, the blackness can be adjusted by the following measures:
• Increasing the print contrast, see below.
• Increasing the printhead contact pressure, see Printhead contact pressure  on page 117.
Print contrast
Print contrast setting is done in the parameter menu by Print > Print contrast or during printing on the
„Ready“ screen by pressing the
key:
[50] Print contrast setting dialog during printing (white screen).
CAUTION!
The Print contrast parameter directly affects the service life of the printhead. In general,
the higher the setting of the Print contrast, the shorter the service life of the printhead.
This applies especially to settings over 100%. Therefore note the following recommendation:
 Always select the lowest setting that will still produce acceptable printing results.
CAUTION!
Hazard of malfunction of the power supply and restart of the printer (XLP 506).
 Take into account the limitations regarding print contrast and print width, see chapter (XLP 506) Print width limitations  on page 31.
The maximum setable print contrast depends on two factors (see tables below):
• Printhead resolution
• Printspeed
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Printspeed
Max. print contrast
51 mm/s (2 inch/s)
120%
76 mm/s (3 inch/s)
117%
102 mm/s (4 inch/s)
115%
127 mm/s (5 inch/s)
100%
152 mm/s (6 inch/s)
85%
178 mm/s (7 inch/s)
76%
203 mm/s (8 inch/s)
67%
[Tab. 9] Max. print contrast for printheads with 203 dpi resolution.
Printspeed
Max. print contrast
<= 76 mm/s (3 inch/s)
120%
102 mm/s (4 inch/s)
105%
127 mm/s (5 inch/s)
88%
152 mm/s (6 inch/s)
74%
[Tab. 10] Max. print contrast for printheads with 300 dpi resolution.
Printspeed
Max. print contrast
51 mm/s (2 inch/s)
100%
76 mm/s (3 inch/s)
90%
102 mm/s (4 inch/s)
70%
127 mm/s (5 inch/s)
60%
152 mm/s (6 inch/s)
50%
[Tab. 11] Max. print contrast for printheads with 600 dpi resolution.
Printhead contact pressure
Increasing the printhead (contact) pressure increases the blackness of the printout.
Increasing the printhead pressure:
 Turn each dial until a higher number is placed opposite of the edge
Decreasing the printhead pressure:
 Turn each dial until a lower number is placed opposite of the edge
 XLP 506 provides three dials
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1
ABC
2
ABC
[51] Set the adjustment dials to a higher value to increase the printhead contact pressure.
Printhead support for narrow labels
When printing narrow labels, the printhead can come into direct contact with the print roller in areas
where no material is present. This can cause two unwanted effects:
• Preliminary wear and tear on the printhead
• Varying printing intensities between the two label edges
Therefore activate the printhead support, when using narrow labels! Narrow means here that the
label width is less than 75 mm.
The printhead support setting is indicated by the position of the thumb wheel [52A]. For wide labels,
we recommend the “0” setting.
1. For narrow labels, turn the thumb wheel clockwise until the marking points to “6”. The printhead
is lifted on the outside.
2. Make a test printout and check the evenness of the printed results. If the printing intensity is not
even, turn the thumb back step by step, until the print intenity is even.
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1
0
X ≤75 mm
ABC
2
6
A
3
ABC
[52] Turn the thumb wheel clockwise to increase the printhead support.
(XLP 506) Setting the ribbon tension
The torques of the ribbon mandrels can be set using the black plastic hexagons on the ribbon mandrels. If these are turned clockwise, the torque increases.
[53] Setting the ribbon tension at the XLP 506.
The factory setting covers a wide range of different ribbon widths, but very narrow or very wide ribbons may necessitate readjustment.
Setting:
During feeding, the ribbon must run evenly and free of folds for the entire length between the mandrels. The following guidelines will facilitate setting:
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The ribbon is loose or creased or is wound on the rewind mandrel too loosely [53 top].
 Increase the unwind/rewind torque (Turn the black hex nut clockwise).
The ribbon visibly stretches or tears during printing. The ribbon is inadequately transported [53
bottom].
 Decrease the unwind/rewind torque (Turn the black hex nut counter clockwise).
Information about setting the ribbon mandrels can be found in the service manual, chapter
„Service Mechanics“ > „XLP 506: Ribbon mandrels“ > „Setting the braking torque“.
Monitoring functions
Missing labels
Normally a missing label on the label web does not interfere with print operation. Label feed continues running until the start of a label has moved up under the label sensor again.
It may be necessary in some cases, however, to report the missing labels. When function System >
Print > Miss. label tol. is set, an error message can be generated after one, or after several missing
labels:
Status num:
5001
No gap found
At the same time the printer stops.
Ribbon reserve
The ribbon reserve is displayed during printing as remaining length in meter [54A]:
Ready
A
[54] Display of the remaining ribbon length (A, here: 40 m).
 The display of the ribbon reserve only begins after some rotations of the ribbon roll.
To get the value of the remaining ribbon length as exact as possible, some characteristics of the
ribbon roll have to be set:
 Set Print > Material > Foil > Foil length to the ribbon length in meters.
 Set Print > Material > Foil > Outer foil diamet. to the outer-Ø [55D] of the ribbon roll in millimeters.
 Set Print > Material > Foil > Inner foil diamet. to the inner-Ø [55d] of the ribbon roll in millimeters.
 Inner-Ø ribbon roll = Outer-Ø ribbon core!
 The default setting matches the NOVEXX Solutions standard ribbon 31077-540-110-10.
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[55] Outer (D) and inner (d) diameter of the ribbon roll.
To monitor the ribbon reserve, a critical ribbon length can be set. If the remaining length falls below
this level, a warning or an error message appears - depending on the setting.
 Set System > Print > Foil end warning to the desired critical ribbon length in millimetres.
 Set System > Print > Foil warn stop to the desired behavior:
• Off: Printer shows ribbon warning and does not stop:
[56] Foil warning during a printjob: yellow background, the ribbon icon flashes.
• On: Printer shows ribbon warning and shorty afterwards an error message and stops after the
current label:
Status:
5110
Foil low
Ribbon end
Once the end of the ribbon has been wound away and the unwinding mandrel no longer rotates,
the following message will appear:
Status
5008
Foil end
 Proceed as described under Inserting Ribbon  on page 112.
 End-of-ribbon detection can be shut off when required, e.g. for direct thermal printing:
 To do this, set Print > Material > Foil mode to „Thermal printing“.
Material end
After the end of the material roll passes by the punch sensor, the following status message appears:
Status
5002
Material end
 Open the pressure lever and pull the end of the material forwards out of the printer.
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PRINTING
Creating print jobs
There are two ways to create a print job:
• Layout software + printer driver
• Text file with Easy-Plug commands
Layout software + printer driver
Requirement: A printer driver must be installed on the PC (see below).
Layout software may include any type of software that has a print function (for example text processing). Special label layout software is more suitable, for example NiceLabel 1.
Text file + Easy-Plug
The label layout is described by a sequence of Easy-Plug commands
saved in a text file.
Installing the printer driver
You can find a driver for the XLP 50x and an installation instruction on our web page 2. The driver
supports the following Windows operation systems:
Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 / Windows Server 2008 / Windows
Server 2008 R2 / Windows Server 2012 / Windows Server 2012 R2.
Transferring a print job
There are two ways to transfer a print job to the printer:
• via a data cable
• via a memory medium
Using a data cable
Prerequisite:
• The data interfaces of the host PC and printer must be connected with a suitable data
cable
• The data interface must be set accordingly in the printer's parameter menu
To use layout software:
1. Select a suitable data interface in the layout program.
2. Start printing.
Sending a command file directly:
 Open the Windows command prompt.
 (Serial interface) copy testjob.txt com1 .
 (Ethernet/USB interface) copy testjob.txt \\ComputerName\ShareName , where
• ComputerName: can be found under Windows 7 as follows:
1. Click START.
2. Type „System Information“ into the search field. A window opens.
1)
2)
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3. In the right part of the window, seek the entry „System Name“. The string right of it is the
ComputerName.
• ShareName represents the share name for a printer connected to a specific port, such as the
USB port or the TCP/IP port. Enter the ShareName as follows:
1. Open START > „Devices and Printers“.
2. Right click on the XLP 504 symbol, then left click on „Printer Properties“.
3. Open the „Sharing“ tab [57].
4. Enter a „Share name“.
5. Click OK.
[57] Entering a share name under Windows 7.
Using a memory medium
Requirements:
• The printjob is stored on an external storage medium (SD card or USB thumb drive) in folder
\formats.
 Due to the higher data transfer speed, it is recommended to use a SD card.
• The file has the ending .for
• Drive letter C: must be assigned to the storage medium (that is, Print interface > Drives > Drive C
must be set to that storage medium on which the file with the printjob is stored, that is „SD card“
or „USB thumb drive“).
Starting the printjob:
1. Switch off the printer.
2. Connect the storage medium to the printer.
3. Switch on the printer.
The printer shows the „Ready“ screen (white).
4. Press the keys 2+4 to get into standalone mode.
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A file selection dialog with the stored printjobs opens:
[58] File selection in standalone mode.
5. Select a printjob with the keys 2 and 3. Press key 4 to load the printjob.
Another selection dialog appears. As a standard, it offers to change the print amount, which is
initially defined in the printjob [59 left]. Depending on the printjob, there can be more input fields
[59 right].
[59] File selection in standalone mode (left: standard field for querying the
print amount; right: additional data input fields)
6. Press key 2 to start the printjob without changing the print amount.
 To change the print amount or other input fields, see [60].
If the printer showed the „Ready“ screen before it was toggled into standalone mode, the printing starts immediately.
7. Press the keys 2+4 to toggle to the „Ready“ screen.
Printing...
[60] Changing the print amount in standalone mode.
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Monitoring a printjob
The printer starts to print, as soon as the following conditions are met:
• The printer is switched on
• The display shows the „Ready“ screen
• A printjob has been transmitted and interpreted
Printing...
C
A
B
D
[61] Display during the printing.
A Already printed labels of the current printjob
B Labels to be printed of the current printjob
C Amount of queued printjobs
D Pause key, stops the printing
If the printer shows the „Home“ screen:
 Press the
key, to toggle to the „Ready“ screen, to start printing.
Display examples:
[62] Printjob with endless print amount.
[63] Stopped printjob. Press key 4 to continue printing.
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APPLICATION OF EXTERNAL MEMORY MEDIA
Applicable memory media
The following external memory media can be used with a XLP 50x:
• USB thumb drive
• SD card
On those media can be stored fonts, logos, formats or other data.
 The memory medium must be formatted with directory structure FAT32 (common structure with
Windows)
 The files must be stored in the relevant folders (see below) to be retrievable by the printer
 Flawless function may only be guaranteed for the card types distributed by NOVEXX Solutions:
• USB thumb drive: A105325 (2 GB)
• SD card: A101465 (2 GB)
Fonts directory
Memory media can be used as a font memory storage for fonts which are not included in the standard font generator of the printer. To do this, create a directory \fonts on the card into which you
copy all the fonts you want to use.
Font type
File extention
Easy Plug command
True Type
*.ttf
#YN
Fix Size
*.aff
#YT
Speedo
*.spd
#YN
[Tab. 12] Font types, applicable with memory cards, their file extentions and
the Easy Plug commands required for printing text using those font types.
Speed
Regarding the speed of true type or speedo fonts, that are strored on memory media, counts the
following: Text fields using true type fonts are prepared slower for printing than text fields with comparable speedo fonts. The difference in speed is increasingly noticeable with the amount or size of
text to be printed.
File name
A font file must be renamed as follows for it to be accessed using Easy Plug:
fontxxx.*
(Example: font260.ttf)
• xxx = number from 001 to 999; this number is entered in the relevant Easy Plug command in
order to access the font.
• .* = extension, .ttf, .aff or .spd can be used.
 If possible use numbers greater than 200, because smaller numbers (100s) are sometimes assigned to internal fonts. If font names are repeated, the printer selects the internal font.
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RAM disk
The following fonts are loaded from the memory card onto the internal RAM disk, while the printer
is powering up – assumed they are named according to the pattern described above:
• speedo fonts (e.g. fontxxx.spd)
• true type fonts, if numbers from 900 to 999 are used in the font names (e.g. font900.ttf)
• fixfonts, if numbers from 900 to 999 are used in the font names (e.g. font900.aff)
True type fonts should always be loaded on RAM-disk, if
• high print performance is necessary
• Unicode fonts are ought to be used
 You must reserve at least as many kilobytes of memory on the RAM disk as are occupied by
the fonts which are ought to be loaded from memory card. To do so use the parameter System >
Memory > Font downl. area!
 In order to save memory capacity, rename those fonts on the memory card which you are not
currently using.
 The following status report shows that insufficient memory has been reserved on the RAM disk:
Status
8201
Font downl. full
Logos directory
When loading or proceeding logos, the Easy Plug commands #YK, #DK and #DC use the directory
\logos on the memory medium.
 The directory \logos must be created on memory card or RAM disc before calling one of those
commands!
Graphics directory
Graphics files may be stored in an arbitrary directory on the memory medium, if the file designation
in the Easy Plug #YG command includes the complete path.
 If the filename in the #YG command doesn´t include the path, the graphics file must be stored
in the \graphics directory!
Formats directory
Files which are containing print jobs (*.for) and firmware files (*.s3b) must be stored in a directory named \formats. Then, those files can be activated in standalone mode.
For details see chapter Standalone Operation  on page 134.
Logfiles directory
For the purpose of error tracing, the Easy Plug printjobs transmitted to the printer can be saved on
memory medium:
• Softwarereset and Powerfail are written into the log file
• A firmware update stops the file logging
• Each printjob is written in a separate log file (the end of the printjob is recognized by #Q)
• The log files are written in the folder \logfiles
Filename: EPxxxxxx.LOG (example: EP000001.LOG)
 The file log function is not supported with MLI printjobs.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Print misalignment using the internal rewinder
As soon as a job is received, the rewinder controller calculates the main initialisation values for the
rewinding process based on the given material width and printspeed. These values are suitable for
a wide range of applications.
However, these settings may cause print misalignment in certain special applications. In these cases, the main initialisation values will have to be modified. Such applications include printing on:
• Very narrow labels
• Very coarse backing paper
• Very thick backing paper compared to the label
• Labels stuck on the backing paper
• Backing paper perforated along label contour
 Only qualified service technicians are permitted to edit the main initialisation values!
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Special Applications
PRINTING WITH TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION
The print contrast is heavily dependent on the temperature of the print head. This can be set using
the parameter Print > Print contrast or, during printing, after pressing key 2.
When the printer is being used for a big print job, the temperature of the print head and the print
contrast increase during printing. This increase is greater, the larger the printjob and the larger the
amount of black to be printed.
In extreme cases, this rise in temperature can lead to smearing in fine structures when printed, e.g.
barcodes arranged crosswise to the printing direction. To avoid this, the firmware constantly checks
and corrects the print head temperature. The precondition for this is that the parameter System >
Print > Temp. reduction is set to a value > 0 (Default: 20%).
 The temperature compensation is the greater, the higher the setting of the parameter System >
Print > Temp. reduction is [64].
Parameter
Function
Print > Print contrast
Sets the print contrast, i.e. indirectly, the print head temperature
(actually adjusts the driving power of the print head).
System > Print > Temp. reduction
Sets the correction factor for the temperature compensation.
The higher the selected setting, the greater the reduction of the
driving power when the print head temperature rises.
[Tab. 13] Parameters for setting the temperature compensation.
Drive performance
print head
TR=0
100
%
TR=20%
80
TR=40%
60
TR = “SYSTEM PARAMETERS / Temp. reduction”
0
54
26
°C
Print head
temperature
[64] With the parameter System > Print > Temp. reduction activated, the driving power of the print head – and therefore indirectly the print contrast – are reduced. Reduction starts at a temperature of 26°C. The maximum value is maintained
at 54°C and above.
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Readout example:
The printing layout contains a lot of black areas. For this reason, the temperature reduction is activated with 40%.
 System > Print > Temp. reduction = 40%.
Now, if the print head temperature rises above 26°C, the driving power will be reduced automatically.
Reading out the diagram results in: With a given print head temperature of approx. 40 °C, the driving power is reduced to approx. 80%; with a supposed print head temperature of 54 °C or above, it
is reduced to 60%.
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PRINTING WITH START SIGNAL
Application notes
In many applications, printing is normally triggered by a start signal, which typically comes from one
of the following sources:
• Footswitch (see chapter Footswitch  on page 131)
• Light sensor at the dispensing edge (see chapter (XLP 504) Light sensor at dispensing edge 
on page 132)
• External signal source (see chapter External signal source  on page 133)
This chapter describes...
• several possibilities of connecting a start signal source
• required settings in the parameter menu of the printer
Connecting the signal source
Footswitch
A Footswitches is available as accessory for the XLP 504 and is shipped ready-to-install.
Article number: A4053
 Connect the footswitch to the singlestart connector [65].
A
B
[65] Connect the footswitch (A) to the singlestart connector (B) at the pinter.
Required parameter settings:
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Parameter
Setting
Accept start signals
Options > External signal
Singlestart
Signal source
Options > Dispenser > Start source
Foot switch
Signal flange
Options > Start print mode
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(XLP 504) Light sensor at dispensing edge
 Only with XLP 504 dispenser (= XLP 504 „peripheral“ with internal rewinder and dispensing
edge)
The XLP 504 dispenser is shipped with a dispensing edge with a light barrier [66B], which serves
as signal source. After printing and dispensing, the protruding label [66C] blocks the light barrier
and stopps the printer until the label is taken off. As soon as the light barrier is clear again, the next
label is printed and dispensed.
 Connect the light barrier to the D-Sub connector at the printer front side [66A].
B
C
D
A
[66] Dispensing edge sensor at an XLP 504 dispenser: The dispensed label (C)
interrupts the light beam (D) of the light sensor (B).
Required parameter settings:
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Parameter
Setting
Accept start signals
Options > External signal
Singlestart
Signal source
Options > Dispenser > Start source
Light barrier
Signal flange
Options > Start print mode
Pulse rising
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External signal source
The optional available I/O board provides a signal interface shaped as a D-Sub connector [67A].
To this connector, a start signal source can be connected. As signal source serves usually a product sensor (photoelectric switch). The connection cable has to be assembled by the user.
For details about the connector pinout, refer to the service manual, topic section „Service
Electronics“, chapter „I/O-Board“ > „Signal interface“ > „Circuit diagrams for signal inputs“.
A
[67] Signal interface (A) at the optional I/O board.
Required parameter settings:
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Parameter
Setting
Accept start signals
Options > External signal
Singlestart
Signal source
Options > Dispenser > Start source
--
Signal flange
Options > Start print mode
Pulse rising
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STANDALONE OPERATION
Requirements
• External memory medium (SD card or USB thumb drive)
• Comuter, to write on the memory medium
• (Optional) Keyboard, simplifies entry of variable data
Keyboard type
Order #
USB-keyboard without numeric keypad, German layout
A8407
USB-keyboard without numeric keypad, US layout
A8406
[Tab. 14] Keyboards available as accessory.
 The matching keyboard layout is set with parameter Options > Keyboard.
 Before first use, check if the intended keyboard really works with the printer.
Functional Description
Standalone operation means the printer can be operated without it needing to be connected to a
host computer. For this purpose, a computer is used to store the print job on a memory medium.
After the memory medium is connected to the printer, the operator can start the print jobs on demand. For this, he uses the printer control panel or a keyboard connected to the printer. Variable
data can also be entered via the control panel or the external keyboard.
The standalone mode can always be accessed from the „normal“ printer operation.
 Press the keys 2+4 simultaneously.
It is helpfull to imagine two consoles, between which can be switched at any time by pressing the
keys 2+4.
Console „Normal operation“
Console „Standalone operation“
„Ready“ screen
Selecting print jobs
„Home“ screen
Inserting field contents
Message mode
Keys 2+4
„Settings“ screen
Inserting print amounts
Starting print jobs
Error messages are faded in
[Tab. 15] Functions and display texts in normal and in standalone operation mode.
Standalone operation in brief:
• Printing without computer connection
• Data entry via control panel or keyboard
• Reading print job from the memory card
• Entry or selection of field content
• Updating Firmware from memory card
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Selecting files from a memory medium
Requirements
• The file is stored on an external memory medium (SD card or USB thumb drive) in folder
\FORMATS
• The file has one of the extentions .for (printjob or setup file) or .s3b (firmware)
• Drive letter C: must be assigned to the storage medium (that is, Print interface > Drives > Drive C
must be set to that storage medium on which the file with the printjob is stored, that is „SD card“
or „USB thumb drive“).
Selecting a file
1. Switch off the printer.
2. Connect the memory medium to the printer.
3. Switch on the prnter.
The printer shows the „Ready“ screen (white).
4. Press the keys 2+4 to switch to standalone mode.
A file selection dialog appears, which shows the stored printjobs:
[68] File selection in standalone mode.
5. Select a printjob with key 2 and 3. Press key 4 to load the printjob.
Another selection dialog appears. As a standard, the print amount can be changed, which is
defined as default in the printjob [69 left]. Depending on the printjob, there can be more than
one input fields [69 right].
[69] File selection in stanalone mode (left: standard input field, querying the print amount;
right: printjob with additional input fields)
6. Press key 2 to start the printjob without changing the amount.
 For change of the print amount or of other input values, see [70].
If the printer showed the „Ready“ screen before switching into standalone mode, the printing
starts immediately.
7. Press keys 2+4 to switch to the „Ready“ screen.
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Printing...
[70] Changing the print amount in standalone mode.
Key assignment
The keys on the operation panel are assigned to function keys on the external keyboard according
to tab. 16. The function keys and the two additionally listed key combinations work in normal operating mode and in standalone mode.
Keyboard key(s)
Printer key
Function
1
2
Depends on context
3
4
+
none
Delete the current print job
+
2+4
Toggle between normal and standalone mode
[Tab. 16] Assignment of operation panel keys to keyboard keys.
The following keys and key combinations on the external keyboard work only in standalone mode:
Keyboard key
Function
Delete the character left of the cursor
Confirm a modification
Discard a modification
[Tab. 17] Valid keys in standalone mode.
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Keyboard key
Function
Move the cursor to the left
Move the cursor to the right
Insert the selected character into the string
Jump to the beginning (e. g. of a selection list)
Jump to the end (e. g. of a selection list)
[Tab. 17] Valid keys in standalone mode.
Quick selection
If an external keyboard is connected, files can be selected from a list by typing in the first letter of
the file name.
Example:
After changing to the standalone mode, the following is displayed:
[71] File selection in standalone mode.
A file named novexx.for. is supposed to be started.
1. On the keyboard, press the key for the first letter of the wanted file name , e. g. „n“. Display:
[72] File selection with filter function.
The filter icon
stands for the activated filter function. Through the filter appear only those
file names that start with „n“ [72]. If another character is typed in, e. g. „o“, only file names that
start with „no“ are listed [73].
[73] File selection with filter function.
 The filter is case sensitive!
2. Press the enter key (or F8) to select the file.
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Executing printjobs
Files with the extention .FOR are interpreted as printjobs.
All input fields are polled, which are defined as such in the printjob (see Example application  on
page 139). Next, the print quantity is requested. As soon as the print quantity is confirmed, the print
job is executed. From now on, all information about the job is displayed in the "Normal operation"
console. While the print job is processed, it is started newly in the „Standalone operation“ console.
The input fields are polled again, with the previous entries as default.
 Each printjob file may contain only one printjob. If any printjob file contains more than one printjobs, only the first printjob is executed.
 The new start of the print job can be avoided by setting the parameter System > Print > Single-job
mode to „Off“.
 It's also possible to enter a single „* “ for the print quantity. This makes the print quantity „endless“.
Executing firmware files
Files with the extention .S3B are interpreted as printjobs.
Selecting a firmware file means starting a firmware download. As this is a fundamental intervention
to the system, firmware files are not executed immediately. The query "Firmwaredownload ? No/
Yes" demands explicit confirmation of the operator.
 A firmware file remamed to the extension .FOR is executed without querying.
Automatic file execution
If a file named DEFAULT.FOR 1 exists on the memory medium in the folder \FORMATS, it is executed automatically at system start.
 If a file \AUTOSTRT.FOR 2 is also existing in the root directory, it will be executed first. But be
aware that standalone-printjobs are only executed properly, if the relevant file is stored in the folder
\FORMATS, as described above.
Insert input field in printjob
Input fields can be defined in the following Easy Plug field types:
• Text field
• Counting field
• Barcode field
These field types can be defined through the following Easy Plug commands: YT, YN, YB, IDM,
PDF, MXC, CBF, YC, YS, YG.
Using a special syntax it is made clear in these commands that the text dealt with here is not a fixed
text, but text requested at the time of implementation.
Further information on the input field syntax can be found in the description of the respective command in the Easy Plug Manual, topic section „Description of commands“.
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Example application
Preparation
1. Generate two text files with the content shown in the tables below.
 Tip: Cut out the content using the Acrobat Reader text selection tool and copy it to a text file.
#!A1#IMN100/60#ER
#J40#T5#YT107/0///Simple test for#G
#J30#T5#YN100/0/60///STANDALONE Mode#G
#Q3/
[Tab. 18] Example file „TEST.FOR“
#!A1#IMN100/60#ER
#J40#T5#YN100/0/60///$<Color:>,Lightred#G
#J30#T5#YT107/0///$<Price:>,123,98#G
#J20#T5#YT107/0///$<Article number:>,#G
#J10#T5#YT107/0///Fixtext#G
#Q3/
[Tab. 19] Example file „NOVEXX.FOR“
2. Create a directory on the memory card called \FORMATS.
3. Store the two text files as TEST1.FOR and NOVEXX.FOR on the memory medium in the folder
\FORMATS.
 The file extention must be *.FOR!
 Filename lettering is not case sensitive!
4. Switch off printer.
5. Connect the memory medium to the printer.
Example „Test.for“
1. Turn on printer and toggle to standalone mode.
2. Call up the file TEST1.FOR.
A dialog showing the standard input field „Quantity“ opens. The quantity 3 is set as default, because it is defined in the printjob.
[74] Example „test.for“ after start.
Proceed as described in the following to increase the quantity, for example to 10. To print the
default quantity without a change, press key 2.
3. Press key 4.
The text input dialog opens.
4. Press key 1.
The default quantity is erased.
5. Press key 3.
The cursor jumps to the input field.
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6. Press key 4.
The number 4 appears in the input field (which was marked before).
7. Press 2x key 2.
The cursor jumps back to the character selection line and marks number 0.
8. Press key 4.
The „0“ is appended in the input field.
9. Press 2x key 4.
The quantity „10“ is confirmed and printing starts.
The printer prints the given label quantity.
 Quantity 0 = infinite printing!
Example „Novexx.for“
In case of the NOVEXX.FOR file, this works somewhat differently. Once the file is called up, the following is displayed:
[75] Example „novexx.for“ after start.
In the first line the printer will ask for the content for the first data field. The text “Color” is a prompt
and therefore not printed. The preset content of the printjob is called “Lightred”.
• Without keyboard: After pressing key 4, you can enter the desired text in characters. Entering
letters works in the same way as digit entry (see example TEST.FOR).
• With a keyboard: After pressing F8 and deleting the default entry with the backspace key, you
can simply type in a different content.
 The entry may only have a length that ensures the printout does not extend over the label edge!
- otherwise a printer error message is displayed!
The next input field is displayed and then the next etc., until all input fields have been processed.
At the end you may change the quantity of labels to be printed if required.
Data input by interface
Apart from putting in data by operation panel or by external keyboard, the data can be sent via interface.
Application example: Reading in data from a RS232 barcode scanner via serial interface.
Selecting the interface
 Set Printer Language > EasyPlug Setting > StandAlone Input to the desired interface.
 Listed are only interfaces, which are available in the printer and are not already occupied by
another function. The parameter Interface > Print interface must not be set to „Automatic“!
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Application notes
The following characters or character sequences are replaced by respectively one „Enter“ action,
if received.
• <CR> 1
• <CR><LF>
• <LF> 2
• <LF><CR>
 Data received at the interface are processed only then, if the printer is switched to standalone
operation.
Example
Example of a standalone printjob on the memory card:
#!A1#DC
#IMSR100.08/100.08
#HV50
#PR8/8/
#RX0
#ERN/1//0
#R0/0
#VTS/Var1//10///Test Var1#G
#VTS/Var2//10///Test Var2#G
#T34.16 #J90.75 #FD/0/L #SS100/BVUN/42X42/0 #VW/L/Var1#G
#T34.08 #J79.58 #FD/0/L #SS100/BVUN/42X42/0 #VW/L/Var2#G
#Q1#G
#!P1
The following data is received via the data interface:
Content1<cr><lf>
Content2<cr><lf>
3<cr><lf>
The first two lines assign the content „Content1“ to the variable „Var1“ and the content „Content2“
to the variable „Var2“. The third line assigns the print quantity „3“.
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DATA TRANSMISSION WITH ETHERNET
CAUTION! - Unqualified manipulations of a data network can disturb or stop its proper
functioning.
Connecting a device to a network requires network administrator knowledge.
 Consult your network administrator for assistance, if you don´t have knowledge on
this level!
Integration of Ethernet Interface
The Ethernet interface of the printers is layed out as 10/100 Base T. The transmission speed is set
by autonegotiation. LEDs are located above the RJ 45 plug, showing the network situation [76].
B
A
[76] Position of the signal LEDs.
A LED yellow lights = Printer is connected to network; LED flashes =Network traffic
B LED green lights = High transmission rate (100 Mbit/s)
MAC Address
An internationally unique MAC (Media Access Control) address is required for Ethernet operation.
It consists of 6 bytes and is usually separated by colons or hyphens (hexadecimal, e.g.
00:0a:44:02:00:49 or 00-0a-44-02-00-49). The first 3 bytes are constant 00:0A:44 (Novexx code),
the last 3 bytes vary for each device. The product manufacturer is responsible for the allocation of
the MAC addresses.
IP Address
In the printer software a TCP/IP protocol stack is implemented, i.e. for network purposes the device
requires an IP address along with the MAC address. IP-addresses are always displayed as 4 bytes
separated by dots (e.g. 192.168.1.99). IP addresses are assigned by the network operator, as a
rule the network administrator.
 MAC and IP addresses originate from different protocol layers and are generally independent
of each other.
Further information about TCP/IP can be found in the abundance of literature on the subject.
Setting the IP Parameters
The IP-parameter settings can either be set fix, or they can be requested from a DHCP server with
every start of the printer. To assist the system administrator, the DHCP server is provided a device
name on request, which consists of a combination of printer type + 3 digits from the MAC address.
(e.g. XLP504___300dpi_020049). The following values have been preset:
• IP address: 192.168.0.99
• Net mask: 255.255.255.0
• Default gateway: 0.0.0.0
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Menu
Interface > Network
Parameter
Description
IP Addressassign
Here, please set “Fixed IP address” or “DHCP”.
IP address
Net mask
Gateway address
IP parameter input fields, in case “Fixed IP address” was
set for the address assign type.
[Tab. 20] Setting the IP parameters in the printer menu
 Connection to a name server is not required.
 WARNING: The address allocation for each device must be clear and unambiguous. Ask your
network administrator for assistance!
Transmission with Raw Socket Interface
Printing data can be transmitted using a parameterisable socket interface (TCP server socket on
port number > 1024).
This protocol is supported by
• all Unix derivatives; a connection similar to that of terminal servers can be established.
• Windows operating systems (Windows 2000 or higher)
Parameter
Description
Interface > Network > Port address
Here you can select the port number of the service in section
1024-65535
Interface > Print interface
„TCP/IP SOCKET“ must be set in order to receive printing
data at the set port number.
[Tab. 21] Settings for sending via raw socket interface
Transmission with LPD Server
Printing data can be transmitted to the printer using the LPR/LPD (Line Printer Daemon) protocol
(“BSD Spooler”).
This protocol is supported by
• all Unix derivatives
• all Windows operating systems
 The print queue of the host must be named „lp“!
Example
1. Set parameter Interface > Print interface to „LPD server“.
2. Send the printjob file (here: „test.txt“) as illustrated using the „lpr“ command [77].
[77] Sending a printjob with the „lpr“ command.
 Enter „lpr ?“ to get a list of the admissible command options.
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Troubleshooting
The following should be checked if a problem occurs:
• Ethernet connection: The yellow LED belonging to the printer network socket must be illuminated. If this is not the case, possible sources of error are:
– that the network is not connected to the outlet.
– ISDN outlet: Erroneous, the network cable was connected to an ISDN instead of a network
outlet. Both outlet types do not differ mechanically.
– an incorrect cable (ISDN cable?) is used to connect the printer to the network outlet.
– a defective hub/switch.
– a defective printer board.
• IP parameter: The defined parameters or parameters set via DHCP are displayed in the “Printer
Status” printout. A “ping” to the set IP address must return an echo. This also works if a different
interface is set in the Easy Plug Interpreter parameter. Possible source of error: Incorrect configuration of a network participant.
• On the printer, either “TCP/IP SOCKET” or “LPD server” must be set in parameter Interface > Print
interface.
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ACCESS VIA WEB/FTP SERVER
Web server
Applications
The web server makes it possible
• to set or read the values of parameters from the parameter menu via a web browser
• to control the operator panel of the labeller resp. the printer via a web browser.
 The web server is not multi-session compatible, i.e. only one user can be logged in at any time.
 The web server is a setup utility, not an operational one. The web server should not be heavily
used during a high performance application of the dispenser, otherwise this could result in losses
in machine performance.
Prerequisites
• The printer is connected to a network
• A valid IP address is assigned to the printer (by the network administrator or by a DHCP server)
• Interface > Network > Services > WEB server must be set to “On”.
Starting the web server
1. Note down the IP address of the printer.
 This is shown under Interface > Network > IP address (or on the display while the printer is starting
up)
2. Start the internet browser.
3. Enter the IP address in the address bar.
 Without initial zeros (example: IP address = 144.093.029.031, input = 144.93.29.31)
The surface of the web server shows up:
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I
2
J
L
A
F
G
B
H
C
D
E
[78] Login dialogue of the web server
A Link to the web server home
B Opens input fields for user name and password [78]
C Calls the parameter menu
Enables settings in the labeller parameter menu to be changed.
D Calls the operator panel display
Gives access to all the parameters of the real operator panel
E
Starts the FTP server in a new browser window
See chapter FTP server  on page 149.
F
Input field for user name
Preset: “admin”
G Input field for password
Preset: “admin”
The password can be changed under Interface > Network > Services > WEB server
H Click on this button after entering user name and password
I
Displays the machine model
J
Displays the firmware version
K Links to the NOVEXX Solutions website
L
DHCP host name (see Interface > Network > Services > DHCP host name)
Logging in to the web server
1. Click on the “Login” link [78B]
2. Enter user name and password [78F, G]
Preset in both cases: admin
3. Click on the “Login” button [78H]
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Changing a setting in the parameter menu
Click on the names of submenus and parameters to open them so that you can change the settings
they contain.
Example:
Making a change to PRINT PARAMETERS > Material length:
1. Click on “Parameter” link [78C].
2. Click on “PRINT PARAMETERS” link.
3. Click on “Material length” link.
4. A dialog box opens: [79].
5. Enter the required value in the entry field.
6. Click on the “Save” button.
The value is now transferred to the printer.
[79] Example: Dialog box for entering value for the parameter Print > Material > Material length
Some parameters trigger a reset of the printer, if they have been changed on the prnter via
the operator panel. However, if any of these parameters is changed via the web server, the
reset does not occur automatically. The changes only come into effect after the next time
the printer is reset. In these cases, the “Reset” button [80A] appears after the setting has been
changed.
V7.72
A
[80] Information (A): Changes made to the parameter setting do not come into effect until after a reset.
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The virtual operator panel
V7.72
D
A
B
C
[81] The virtual operator panel
After the “Display view” link is clicked, an image of the operator panel (= virtual operator panel) appears on the screen [81]. All of the buttons on the real operator panel can also be operated by
mouse-click on the virtual operator panel.
The buttons [81A-C] underneath the virtual operator panel are equivalent to key combinations on
the real operator panel
A “Home” button
Toggles to the „Home“ screen
Same effect as pressing key 1
B “View switch” button
Toggles to standalone mode
Equivalent to pressing the keys 2 + 4
C “Reset” button
Triggers a reset
Equivalent to pressing the keys 1 + 2 + 3
D Status line [82E]
In order to avoid putting an operating person at the machine at risk by sudden starting up of the
machine, the virtual operator panel is locked as soon as a button at the machine operator panel
is pressed. The status line indicates the current status:
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Meaning
No
A user is logged in at the virtual operator panel. The virtual operator
panel is unlocked.
„Buttons locked
(not logged in)“
No user is logged in at the virtual operator panel. The virtual operator
panel is locked.
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Message
Meaning
A user is logged in at the virtual operator panel. The virtual operator
panel is blocked, because an operator at the machine operator panel
has pressed a button
„Buttons locked
(User interaction at
Reactivate the virtual operator panel:
machine)“
 Switch from „Home“ screen to „Ready“ screen at the printer operator
panel.
FTP server
Applications
The file transfer protocol (FTP) server (RFC959) enables access to the internal RAM disk of the
printer and to a memory medium, if available.
In this way, files (configuration or firmware files) can be stored on the memory medium or the internal RAM disk, or existing files renamed or deleted.
 The FTP server is multi-session compatible.
 The FTP server should not be heavily used during a high performance application of the printer,
otherwise the performance can be impaired.
Prerequisites
• The printer is connected to a network
• A valid IP address is assigned to the printer (by the network administrator or by a DHCP server)
• Interface > Network > Services > FTP server is set to “On”.
• A FTP client 1 is installed on the host computer.
• The FTP connection is not blocked by a firewall
Establishing a FTP connection
1. Note down the IP address of the printer.
 The IP address is shown under Interface > Network > IP address (or on the display during the start
of the printer)
2. Start the FTP client.
3. Enter the IP address in the address bar.
 Without initial zeros (example: IP address = 144.093.029.031, input = 144.93.29.31)
An input field for the user name and password appears.
4. Enter user name and password.
A user name can be chosen at will; preset password = “novexx”
Change the password under Interface > Network > Services > FTP Password (only appears in service
mode)
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[82] User interface of the FTP server in the Windows Explorer.
RAM = internal machine memory; usb = connected USB thumb drive.
A
[83] Folders on the USB thumb drive (A).
[84] Files in folder „SupportData“.
If the login was successful, separate folders appear in the FTP client, one for the internal RAM disk
and one for each connected memory medium [82]:
• RAM:
The content of the RAM disk is without matter for the user.
• USB or SD:
If one of the functions for storing setup or diagnosis data on a memory medium was already
processed, the following subfolders can be found here:
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Subfolder
Comment
Location for
Formats
• Files containing printjobs (extention *.for)
• Setup files (see Tools > Diagnostic > Store Parameters)
• Firmware files to be uploaded in standalone mode (extention *.s3b)
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Logfiles
Location for diagnosis files (see Tools > Diagnostic > Store diagnosis and chapter Logfiles directory  on page 127)
SupportData
Location for setup and diagnosis files (see Tools > Diagnostic > Gen.Support
Data) [84]
Fonts
Location for fonts (see chapter Fonts directory  on page 126)
Graphics
Location for graphics (see chapter Graphics directory  on page 127)
Logos
Location for logos (see chapter Logos directory  on page 127)
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STORING AND TRANSFERRING PARAMETER SETTINGS
Application cases
Sometimes, it will be necessary to reinstall all parameter settings of a printer at a time or to transfer
the settings to another printer. In those cases, the operator can save time, money and nerves by
loading all the parameter settings completely. The following cases are possible:
• After a printer is being serviced, it is supposed to get the same settings as before.
• The parameter settings of one printer are supposed to be transferred to another printer of the
same type.
• Several printers of the same type should be provided with the same settings.
It is adviseable to read out and to store the parameter settings completely, to be able to restore
them later. To do so, there are two ways:
• Reading out via the interface by means of appropriate Easy Plug commands. This requires
sound knowledge of the command language Easy Plug and is not further discussed here.
Further information: refer to the Easy Plug manual, topic section „Description of Commands“,
commands #!PG and #PC.
• Storing the parameter settings on an external memory medium in a text file („setup file“) (see
description below).
Storing settings on a memory medium
1. Call parameter Tools > Diagnostic > Store Parameters.
2. Select the memory medium. Confirm the selection.
 Selection is only required, if USB thumb drive and SD card are connected.
3. Select a storing option: „With adjust para“ or „Without adj. par“.
– „With adjust para“
(Default setting) Parameters, which carry device specific settings, are also saved. Examples for this type of settings are the print head resistance and the sensor settings.
The relevant parameter names are marked with a „* “ in the setup file. This option is recommended, if the settings are supposed to be reinstalled on the same printer.
– „Without adj. par“
Parameters, which carry device specific settings, are not saved.
This option is recommended, if settings are supposed to be transferred to another printer
of the same type.
4. After having chosen the storing option, the default file name is displayed (storing location: directory \FORMATS on the memory medium):
– Setupall.for for storing option „With adjust para“ (example file see service manual, topic section „Appendix“, chapter „Setup file for XLP 504“)
– Setup.for for storing option „Without adj. par“
 If a file with the given name already exists, it will be overwritten without further inquiry.
Loading settings from a memory medium
All files with parameter settings, which are stored in the \FORMATS directory, can be read out using
the standalone mode.
 The file extension must be .FOR, see Selecting files from a memory medium  on page 135.
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Automatic setup loading
 Save the setup file as AUTOSTRT.FOR in the root directory on the memory medium.
Loading the settings:
1. Switch the printer off.
2. Connect the memory medium.
3. Switch the printer on. The setup loading starts automatically. Display text when the settings are
loaded 1:
Switch off
Remove card
4. Switch off the printer and remove the memory medium.
The settings are loaded now.
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STATUS REPORTS
General information about status reports
Display of status reports
During operation, tests are continually carried out to determine whether a malfunction has occurred. If a malfunction is detected, the corresponding status report appears on the display.
The status report shown on the display is assembled as follows:
A
E
C
B
D
[85] Appearance of status reports
A Status number
B Status text
C Category
D Check mark (marks the acknowledgement key)
E Background color (red = error, yellow = warning)
The status number [85A] is the key to an error description that can be found in chapter Reference
of status reports  on page 156. The example shows the message with status number 5063 Lever
open  on page 176.
The status can also be queried over the serial interface (see Easy Plug command #!Xn).
Warnings
Background color = yellow
Warnings inform the operator about the occurance of a certain event at the printer. The message
is only displayed for a short time. The printer continues operating without intervention from the user.
[86] Example of a warning
Error messages
Background color = red
Error messages have to be acknowledged by the operator, because the incident endangers the
normal operation. The message is displayed until the cause of the disturbance is eliminated and
the message is acknowledged by pressing key 4.
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Locking error messages are messages that are caused by serious errors. This state can be cancelled by a restart (press the keys 1+2+3) or by switching the printer off.
General software errors
Errors in the firmware can never be completely ruled out. Such errors are described in the error
directory as "General software errors". They can only be corrected by the manufacturer.
 Switch the printer off and, after 30 seconds, on again. If the fault repeatedly occurs, please contact our technical service.
Easy Plug errors
Errors in the Easy Plug code can be detected much easier with firmware version x.33 or higher.
This requires the following setting:
Printer Language > EasyPlug Setting > EasyPlug errors = „Strict handling“
The Easy Plug command, which caused the error, is displayed after approx. 2 seconds in the lower
display line. The displayed text is up to 30 characters long and is scrolled automatically.
If a single character caused the error, this character is marked with „>> <<„ in the display text, to
facilitate the detection.
By pressing the cut button, the display can be toggled between error message and Easy Plug command text.
Unspecific errors
Some errors can have more than one cause. To be able to find the specific reason for such an error,
it is important that it can be reproduced.
 Send the following items of information as complete as possible to the manufacturer – preferably
as files:
• Layout and/or printjob, which makes the status message appear
• Parameter configuration of the printer, when the error occurs
• Log file of the printjob until the error occurs
 Use parameter Tools > Diagnostic > Store Parameters, to save the current parameter configuration.
 Use parameter Tools > Diagnostic > EasyPlug Monitor, to send the received Easy Plug data to a serial
interface. Alternatively, with some printer types, log files of the printjob can be saved on memory
card (Tools > Diagnostic > EasyPl. file log).
Our Technical Support will try hard to find a solution by reproducing the situation which caused the
error.
Not listed status reports
Some status reports are not shown in the list of status reports. They provide developers of the printer firmware and trained service personnel with information about special conditions, particularly
with regards to the printer firmware.
If your printer displays status reports which are not included in the following list, please refer to the
authorised service office. Make a note of the status number and the circumstances in which the
message occurred.
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Reference of status reports
1000 No new command
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1001 Parameter table
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1002 Comm. sorting
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1003 Too many slashes
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1004 Slash w/o param.
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1005 2 same commands
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1006 Letter incorrect
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1007 Command incorr.
Unknown command.
 Check Easy Plug sequence.
1008 Subcomm. incorr.
Unknown letter in a subcommand.
 Check Easy Plug sequence.
1009 Param. tab inc.
General software error, read chapter C.
1010 #ER x #Q
!
One or more illegal commands between #ER and #Q.
 Check transmitted Easy Plug sequence.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1011 #ER missing
One or more format commands without leading #ER (self-acknowledging)
 None. The command is still carried out.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1012 #IM x #Q !
One or more illegal commands between #IM and #Q.
 Check Easy Plug sequence.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
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1013 Comm. flag inc.
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1014 Uninit integer
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1015 Uninit float
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1016 Uninit string
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1017 Uninit discr
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1018 Too many discr
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1019 Uninit BCD para.
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1020 Too much image
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1021 Uninit image par
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1022 Too many files
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1023 Uninit File Para
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1024 Com. too long
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1025 Com twice there
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1026 Comm. w/o. flag
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1027 Uninit parameter
Parameter could not be initialised.
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
1028 Parameter uninit
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
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1029 Param. incorr.
Incorrect parameter in the Easy Plug command.
 Check Easy Plug sequence.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1030 Command incorr.
Error during the command interpretation.
 Check Easy Plug sequence.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1031 Too many slashes
Too many parameters between two slashes.
 Check Easy Plug sequence.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1032 Incorrect char.
Parameter contains an invalid character.
 Check Easy Plug sequence.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1033 Uninit flash par
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1034 Uninit restrict
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1035 Uninit combi
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1036 Wrong combi para
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1037 Software error
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1038 Software error
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1089 Seek Fkt. Error
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1090 Incomplete Job
The actual print job was not terminated by the #Q command. In other words, after a start command
#ER for a label format follows another #ER command without the first format being terminated by
#Q.
 Confirm by pressing key 4.
 Terminate the print job with a #Q command.
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1091 Wrong var field
An error occured while interpreting the text string of a variable data field. The error could e.g. be
caused by a #YT or a #YB command (Easy Plug). Self-acknowledging error.
 Check the text strings of variable data fields.
1092 Rename file
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1093 Delete file
File cannot be deleted.
 Check whether the file name is written correctly; check whether the file is write-protected.
1094 More than 3 figs
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1097 Out of memory
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1099 File end
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1101 Wrong time/date
Easy Plug command #RTC (set realtime clock): unvalid date or wrong date/time format.
 Check command #RTC in the current printjob.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1102 Counter offset
Applies to all Easy Plug commands with counter function, e. g. #YT: A non-valid digit was used in
the offset.
 Check all commands with counter function in the current printjob.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1110 Opening Bracket
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1111 Closing Bracket
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1112 Para: No Value
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1113 No Default Value
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1114 < than boundary>
A sent Easy Plug command contains a value which exceeds the admissible range at the bottom
limit. The faulty value is replaced automatically by a default value matching the limits.
Example: #YT109/-1/. The value –1 has been assigned to the parameter d. Admissible for d are the
values 0, 1, 2, 3. Therefore, -1 exceeds the value range at the bottom limit.
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 Check the Easy Plug command on admissible values and correct them if necessary.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1115 > than Boundary
A sent Easy Plug command contains a value which exceeds the admissible range at the top limit.
The faulty value is replaced automatically by a default value matching the limits.
Example: #YT109/5/. The value 5 has been assigned to the parameter d. Admissible for d are the
values 0, 1, 2, 3. Therefore, 5 exceeds the value range at the top limit.
 Check the Easy Plug command on admissible values and correct them if necessary.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1120 Incorr. logo no.
Logo no. is invalid because it is outside of the address field. (self-acknowledging)
 Check whether the logo no. has been given as being smaller than 0 (zero) or larger than 255.
1121 Logo exists
Logo already exists.
 Change the designation of the logo; repeat saving.
1122 Creating logo
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1123 Rename logo
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1124 Logo file
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1125 Delete error
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1126 File creation
Faulty Easy Plug code. A file could not be created. The error may e.g. be caused by a faulty filename or by too less printer memory.
 Check all used filenames for length, applied characters, etc. Change the name if faulty.
 Check the printer for enough memory.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1127 File format
A file name doesn´t match the (DOS-) filename convention.
 Check all used filenames for length, applied characters, etc. Change the name if faulty.
1128 File exists
Faulty Easy Plug code. A file is ought to be loaded into the printer memory via #DF command. The
command was used without adding the parameter "O" for "Overwrite", but a file already exists under the given name.
 Rename one of both files or set the parameter "O".
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
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1130 Float overflow
Number of figures is too high for a floating comma variable.
 Reduce the number of figures.
1131 Logo cache full
A logo or several logos was/were sent which is/are too huge for the logo buffer.
 Reduce the logo size.
1140 Line too long
Error during conversion from EPT into BIN: permitted line length exceeded.
 Reduce line length.
1141 Para. incorr. Bl
Error during processing of a Bit Image parameter.
 Acknowledge by pressing the on-line button.
1150 Integer overflow
Too many figures for an integer variable.
 Reduce the number of figures.
1160 String too long
A string parameter exceeds the maximum string length of 256 characters (1024 characters in 2dimensional bar codes respectively).
 Reduce the number of characters in the string.
1170 X Pos > width
Faulty Easy Plug code. X position exceeds permitted maximum value.
Result: The previously set print offset is retained.
 Reduce value for X position.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1171 X Pos < zero
Faulty Easy Plug code. Value for X position < zero.
Result: The previously set print offset is retained.
 Check value for X position for signs.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1172 Y Pos > length
Faulty Easy Plug code. Y position exceeds the label length.
Result: The previously set print offset is retained.
 Reduce value for Y position.
 Select a longer label.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1173 Y Pos < zero
Faulty Easy Plug code. Value for Y position < zero.
Result: The previously set print offset is retained.
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 Check value for Y position for signs.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1174 Max width: right
Maximum label width, right, reached. Elements such as character, line or logo do not fit into the
physical print format (self-acknowledging)
Result: Only elements which completely fit into the print format are printed.
 Alter value for width or position of elements.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1175 Max width: left
Faulty Easy Plug code. Maximum label width, left, reached. Elements such as character, line or
logo do not fit into the physical print format (self-acknowledging)
Result: Only elements which completely fit into the print format are printed.
 Alter value for width or position of elements.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1176 Max length: top
Faulty Easy Plug code. Maximum label length, top, reached.
 Correct label layout: Position the drawing elements in a way that they fit on the label or modify
the label length.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1177 Max length: bot.
Faulty Easy Plug code. Maximum label length, bottom, reached.
 Correct label layout: Position the drawing elements in a way that they fit on the label.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1178 x Dots < zero
Bit Image:
 Switch the printer off and after 30 seconds on again.
1200 GetRLE reset st
(number of bytes) * (number of lines) does not correspond to the file length.
 Switch the printer off and after 30 seconds on again.
1201 GetRLE error st
GetRLE byte has error status.
 Switch the printer off and after 30 seconds on again.
1210 itoa Short Strin
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1240 New FS>E
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1241 New Read Pointer
Faulty memory assignment for print jobs.
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 Please read the notes in chapter Unspecific errors  on page 155.
1242 New FE in job
Faulty memory assignment for print jobs.
 Please read the notes in chapter Unspecific errors  on page 155.
1243 New delete order
Faulty memory assignment for print jobs.
 Please read the notes in chapter Unspecific errors  on page 155.
1244 New wrong pos.
Faulty memory assignment for print jobs.
 Please read the notes in chapter Unspecific errors  on page 155.
1245 New no space
Faulty memory assignment for print jobs.
 Please read the notes in chapter Unspecific errors  on page 155.
1246 New HP no space
Faulty memory assignment for print jobs.
 Please read the notes in chapter Unspecific errors  on page 155.
1247 Out of memory
Faulty memory assignment for print jobs.
 Please read the notes in chapter Unspecific errors  on page 155.
1260 TimeDate string
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1270 #-comm. invalid
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1272 Wrong #!..
Faulty Easy Plug code. Faulty use of the immediate command "#!A..". The specified parameter value exceeds the admissible value range (0 to 31).
 Specify an admissible parameter value.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1273 Wrong #!C..
Faulty Easy Plug code. Faulty use of the immediate command "#!C..". The specified parameter value exceeds the admissible value range (A, F).
 Specify an admissible parameter value.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1276 #!P wrong number
Faulty Easy Plug code. Faulty use of the immediate command "#!P..". The specified parameter value exceeds the admissible value range (0 to 31).
 Specify an admissible parameter value.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
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1277 Wrong #!S..
Faulty Easy Plug code. Faulty use of the immediate command "#!S..". The specified parameter value exceeds the admissible value range (P, R).
 Specify an admissible parameter value.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1278 Wrong #!X..
Faulty Easy Plug code. Faulty use of the immediate command "#!X..". The specified parameter value exceeds the admissible value range (S, B, P).
 Specify an admissible parameter value.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1279 #!X wrong number
Faulty Easy Plug code. Faulty use of the immediate command "#!X..". The specified parameter value exceeds the admissible value range.
 Specify an admissible parameter value.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1282 Spooler FB > L
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1285 #!-comm. incorr.
Faulty Easy Plug code. Faulty use of the immediate command "#!..!. The specified letter is unknown.
 Specify an admissible letter.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1290 Label limit
Faulty Easy Plug code. Value for x or y position exceeds the label limit.
 Reduce the value for the x or y position.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1291 Draw field
Faulty Easy Plug code. Function call, drawing object, unsuccessful.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1300 Invalid Command
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1301 Table full
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1310 Wrong Field ID
The error can have several causes.
 Please read the notes in chapter Unspecific errors  on page 155.
1320 No Default Value
Faulty Easy Plug code.
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 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1321 Bar Code Object
Faulty Easy Plug code regarding the declaration of a bar code.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1322 Logo Object
Faulty Easy Plug code regarding the declaration of a logo.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1323 Line Object
Faulty Easy Plug code regarding the declaration of a line.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1324 Rectangle Object
Faulty Easy Plug code regarding the declaration of a rectangle.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1325 Truedoc Object
The error can have several causes.
 Please read the notes in chapter Unspecific errors  on page 155.
1326 Fix Field Creati
Faulty Easy Plug code regarding the declaration of a field.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1327 Update Field Cre
Faulty Easy Plug code regarding the declaration of a field.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1328 Var Field Creati
Faulty Easy Plug code regarding the declaration of a field.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1329 Count Field Crea
Faulty Easy Plug code regarding the declaration of a counting field.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1330 Create clk. field
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1331 Field type inv.
Invalid field type
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
1332 Field length inc.
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
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1333 Logo not there
Selected logo does not exist.
 Check file name / existence of the logo.
1334 #YV Data incorr.
Illegal entries for a #YV field (variables data field).
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
 Correct data.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1335 #YV Field cont.
Content of the #YV field (variables data field) could not be pasted.
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1336 #YV no. incorr.
#YV field (variables data field) with the given no. not found.
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
 Check the number of the #YV field.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1390 Web width zero
The printer was set to printing several label rows (Easy Plug command #ER, n > 1); but the label
width was by fault set to zero (b = 0).
 Correct the #ER command regarding the setting of parameter b.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1391 Web > Width
The printer was set to printing several label rows (Easy Plug command #ER, n > 1); but both or one
of the parameters n and b are set in a way that n * b (label row width * no. of rows) exceeds the
material width.
 Correct the #ER command regarding the setting of parameters n and b.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1392 Job memory full
The error can have several causes.
 Please read the notes in chapter Unspecific errors  on page 155.
1393 Job struct creat
The error can have several causes.
 Please read the notes in chapter Unspecific errors  on page 155.
1394 Wrong Canceling
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1395 Label too wide
A printjob contains an #IM-command which sets the label width to a measure exceeding the maximum print width. The maximum print width depends on the printer type.
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Refer to chapter „Technical specifications“ for the maximum label width.
 Reduce the label width set by the #IM-command in the concerned print job, until the label width
matches the maximum print width.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1396 Label too long
Label length setting exceeds the maximum label length. The maximum label length depends on the
memory configuration of the printer.
The info-printout „Memory Status“ shows among other data the maximum label length. Read more
about info-printouts in chapter „Parameters“.
 Reduce the label width setting.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1397 Label too short
The label length defined in the #IM command is smaller than the minimum admissible length. The
label length is set to the minimum value.
 Correct the length value in the label layout definition.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1398 Label too small
The label width defined in the #IM command is smaller than the minimum admissible width. The
label width is set to the minimum value.
 Correct the width value in the label layout definition.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1404 UTF8 data wrong
Character code > 0xffff
 Check/change the character code.
1470 X-Offset
The x-position of a layout element (graphics, text, ...) is beyond the label margin. The element is
shifted automatically to the first admissible position at the correct side of the margin.
 Check the x-positions of the layout elements and change them, if necessary.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1471 Y-Offset
The y-position of a layout element (graphics, text, ...) is beyond the label margin. The element is
shifted automatically to the first admissible position at the correct side of the margin.
 Check the y-positions of the layout elements and change them, if necessary.
 Please read the notes in chapter Easy Plug errors  on page 155.
1501 Unknown ZPL Cmd
Error level1
An uninterpretable command was encountered.
 Check, if the printjob was proceeded correctly. If yes, ignore the message, if no, modify the printjob.
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1502 ZPL comand tab.
Error level1
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
1503 Filename Too Long
Error level1
Filename is too long.
 Rename the file with a shorter name.
1504 Param > Max
Error level1
Parameter exceeds the maximum value defined
 Shorten the parameter.
1505 Param < Min
Error level1
Parameter is shorter than the admissible minimum value allowed.
 Modify the parameter.
1506 No Previous
Error level1
Graphics command is to set current row data to previous row data, but previous row data doesn't
exist.
1507 Not enough data
Error level1
Data for graphics command is not enough.
 Check and modify graphics data.
1508 String Too Long
Error level1
String characters exceeds the maximum number of characters which the particular string parameter can take.
 Check and modify the command.
1509 Wrong Byte Cnts
Error level1
The row size or total size parameters is not valid (equals 0). Occurs when download graphic or
download font commands in process.
 Check and modify the command.
1510 Wrong Param
Error level1
Control characters are not allowed for discrete parameter (single letter parameter).
 Check and modify the command.
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1511 Bar Parm Error
Error level1
Parameters to a barcode command is wrong or does not conform with specs.
 Modify the bar code command.
1512 Code128 Mode Err
Error level1
Code128 barcode command specifying mode type other than 'AUTO'.
 Modify the bar code command.
1513 Wrong Mode
Error level2
Coda block barcode command specifying mode type other than 'F'.
 Modify the bar code command.
1514 ^BX Parm Err.
Error level2
Data Matrix bar code command specified an escape sequence character. This is not supported in
this printer.
 Modify the bar code command.
1515 Conv to ECC200
Error level1
Data Matrix barcode command specified non ECC200 level. Program is attempting to convert to
ECC200.
 Modify the bar code command.
1516 Bad Drive: x
Error level2
The selected drive letter („x“) is not valid. (We support only 'R' and 'B').
 Select a valid drive letter.
1517 Mask String: x
Error level2
The mask string used in ^SF command is not supported.
 Modify the print job.
1518 Bad Format: x
Error level2
The graphic format selected is not supported by ZPL II Emulation (Compressed binary and PNG
format).
 Convert graphic into a supported format.
1519 Cmd Init Error
Error level1
 Read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
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1520 Unsupported Cmd
Error level1
Non critical commands that is not supported by this printer.
 Check and modify the commands in the printjob.
1521 Unsupported: x
Error level2
Critical commands that is not supported by this printer.
 Check and modify the commands in the printjob.
1522 Bad Char Set x
Error level2
The character set selected by ^CI command is not supported.
 Replace the character set by a supported set.
1523 Cmd Parm Error
Error level1
Error encountered while parsing command parameter.
 Check and modify the commands in the printjob.
1524 d/mm not chg x
Error level2
Command attempting to lower print density assuming a 200 dpi printer.
 Check and modify the commands in the printjob.
1526 Can't Off CV
Error level1
Command attempting to turn off barcode validations.
 Check and modify the commands in the printjob.
1527 Offset illegal
Error level2
RTC command specified a clock offset not supported by this printer (possibly a negative offset).
 Correct the command.
1528 Language illegal
Error level2
Language specified by RTC command is not English or German.
 Correct the command.
1529 Invalid Prn Mode
Error level1
Print modes other than cutter mode are selected (Tear-off, Rewind or Peel-off modes in ^MM command).
 Correct the command.
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1530 Inc free str mem
Error level2
Not enough free store memory.
 Increase the value set in System > Memory > Free store size (at least 2048 Kbytes).
1531 Inc RAM disc
Error level2
Not enough RAM disc.
 Increase the value set in System > Memory > Ram disk size (at least 2048 Kbytes).
1532 No Fixfont
Error level2
No fixfonts in Flash.
 Load fixfont.
1533 No Speedo Font
Error level2
No Speedo font in Flash.
 Load speedo font.
1534 ^XA missing
Error level1
Command should be placed inside of ^XA…^XZ pair.
 Modify the printjob.
1535 ^XZ missing
Error level1
Command should be placed outside of ^XA…^XZ pair.
 Modify the printjob.
2000 Double var name
Attempt to define a variable with an already existing name.
 Choose another name for the variable.
2002 Var. data length
The maximum allowed length of a variable was exceeded.
 Correct the variable length.
2003 Expr. bracket
The number of open and close brackets in the expression is not equal.
 Check the brackets in t he expression and correct their number.
2004 Exp. quotemark
The number of quotemarks in the expression is not a multiple of two.
 Check the quotemarks in the expression and correct their number.
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2005 Exp. comma pos.
Unexpected comma in the expression.
 Check the syntax of the expression regarding commas.
2006 Exp.functionname
A wrong function name is used in the expression.
 Check, if the function names used in the expression are spelled correctly and if the functions
exist. Change the function name.
2007 Exp.fct.paratype
A wrong parameter type in an expression was detected.
Example: SubStr(“Text”,o,”A”) would provoke this message, because “A” is not a number.
 Check the expressions. Correct the wrong expression.
2008 Exp.fct.paraCnt
Wrong number of function parameters in the expression.
 Check the expressions. Correct the wrong expression.
2009 Exp. name wrong
A not defined variable name is used in an expression.
 Check the variable names. Correct the spellling if necessary or define a new variable.
2010 Fct. para value
The error is caused by the Easy Plug function chr(). The argument, which was assigned to the function, exceeds the admissible value range 0…255.
 Change the argument (details see Easy Plug manual)
2111 Invalid Date
Invalid date specification in a string.
Example: Function call DayOfYear(„31“,“6“,“2005“) would produce this error message (because the
date did not exist).
 Correct the date specification.
See Easy Plug Manual, topic section “Description of commands”, chapter “Easy Plug variables”.
3000/3003/3006/3012/3015 Com x Overrun
Receive error at the RS232 interface COMx (x = [1…5]).
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
3001/3004/3007/3013/3016 Com x Parity
Receive error at the RS232 interface COMx (x = [1…5]).
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
 Check parameter setting at printer and host.
3002/3005/3008/3015/3017 Com x Frame
Receive error at the RS232 interface COMx (x = [1…5]).
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
 Check parameter setting at printer and host.
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3010 Spooler Overflow
Fault which is caused by a faulty handshake at an interface. The consequence is an overflowing
data buffer at the printer, because the host doesn´t stop to send data to the printer.
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
 Check the connections of the data line, especially the signal wires belonging to the handshake.
 Check the interface settings, especially the handshake settings.
3011 Send buffer full
The send buffer is full. This error may happen, if the printer status was requested several times
(#!Xn), but the status reply was not read out.
 Make sure that the status reply is read out.
5000 Bus device
One of the devices connected to the I2C bus (e.g. output stage boards) does not respond. This
message appears mostly first in a sequence of two or three status messages, which help to isolate
the error source.
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
 Switch printer off and back on again after 30 sec. If the error message continues to appear,
please contact the manufacturer.
EXAMPLE:
The parameter Options > Selection > Periph. device is set to "Cutter" without an output stage board for a
cutter being installed. The following status messages appear one after another:
Status:
5000
Bus device
Generally tells, that something went wrong with I2C bus communication
 Acknowledge the status message.
Status:
5005
Messer
Either no output stage board is prepared to drive a cutter, or the I2C bus data cable is not connected
to the output stage board (this message appears only in one of those two cases, alternative status
messages see tab. 22)
 Acknowledge the status message.
Status:
5020
I2C Timeout 4
Time limit exceeded without getting an answer from device no. 4 (4 = Cutter, see tab. 24) (alternative status messages see tab. 23)
 Acknowledge the status message
One of the following status messages may follow second:
Status
Missing output stage for the following device:
5005 Knife-fault
Cutter motor
5006 Head-fault
Print head liftmotor
5008 Ribbon end
Ribbon motor
[Tab. 22] Those status messages indicate, that the device is not connected to the I2C bus.
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Third may follow one of the status messages listed below:
Status
5020 I2C Timeout xx
5021 I2C Conf. xx
5022 I2C Busy xx
5023 I2C LAB xx
5024 I2C BER xx
5025 I2C Polling xx
[Tab. 23] Status messages, which help to further locate the I2C bus error.
xx = Device ID of the concerned device (see tab. 24).
Nr
Device
0
CPU
4
Peripheral motor
8
Rewinder (internal)
15
I/O board
16
EEPROM
17
Realtime-clock
[Tab. 24] Assignment of device IDs as used in status messages related to the I2C bus.
5001 No gap found
No gap found or several blank labels fed.
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
 Check the print mask for gap definition (material length).
 Check whether the correct material has been inserted.
 Check that the photoelectric switch is clean.
 Check material feed and position of photoelectric switch.
5002 Material end
Material end. Material no longer in the gap LS.
1. Press key 4 in order to acknowledge the status report.
2. Insert material and check the position of the photoelectric switch, correct if necessary.
3. Press key 4. Processing of the job continues, gap is reinitialised.
5003 Lever open
The print head pressure lever was opened, during:
• the feeding of material or
• printing.
The error message is automatically acknowledged with the closing of the print head pressure lever.
 Close the cover or print head lever respectively.
5004 Rewinder mat. tear
Label material at the backing paper rewinder is torn off.
(XLP 504 with rewinder) The backing paper sleeve was too large during material initialization; the
backing paper web could not be tightened.
 Acknowledge the status message.
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 Secure label material to the rewinder.
5005 Knife-fault
Faults at the cutter.
 Acknowledge the status message.
5006 Head-fault
Print head lifting malfunction (head sensor).
 Check whether dirt is preventing the head contact lever from moving freely,if necessary clean.
 If not successful, call Service.
5008 Ribbon end
When using direct thermal printing:
 Check whether the parameter Print > Material > Foil mode. is set to "Thermal printing".
When using thermal transfer printing: The ribbon roll is exhausted.
 Insert a new ribbon roll.
5020 I2C Timeout xx
Timeout error during communication via the I2C bus with the device xx (see tab. 24).
 Switch printer off and then back on again after 30 sec. If the error message continues to appear,
please contact the manufacturer.
5021 I2C Conf. xx
Confirmation error during communication via the I2C bus with the device xx (see tab. 24).
 Switch printer off and then back on again after 30 sec. If the error message continues to appear,
please contact the manufacturer.
5022 I2C Busy xx
Error during communication via the I2C bus with the device xx (see tab. 24). Device always reports
that it is busy.
 Switch printer off and then back on again after 30 sec. If the error message continues to appear,
please contact the manufacturer.
5023 I2C LAB xx
Error during communication via the I2C bus with the device xx (see tab. 24).
 Switch printer off and then back on again after 30 sec. If the error message continues to appear,
please contact the manufacturer.
5024 I2C BER xx
Error during communication via the I2C bus with the device xx (see tab. 24).
 Switch printer off and then back on again after 30 sec. If the error message continues to appear,
please contact the manufacturer.
5025 I2C Polling xx
Polling error during communication via the I2C bus with the device xx (see tab. 24).
 Switch printer off and then back on again after 30 sec. If the error message continues to appear,
please contact the manufacturer.
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5026 Motorprotect CPU
The motor driver board (output stage board) is overheated or defective.
 Switch printer off and then back on again after 30 sec.
If the error message continues to appear:
 Replace the motordriver board.
5028 P.supplyoverheat
The temperature inside of the power supply exceeded the admissible range.
 Let the power suppy cool down for some minutes.
5029 I2C checksum xx
During I2C communication with device xx occured a checksum error.
xx = I2C device number (see tab. 24).
 Switch printer off and then back on again after 30 sec. If the error message continues to appear,
please contact the manufacturer.
5061 Dispenser motor
The output stage board for the dispenser motor is not present or defective.
 Press key 4 to acknowledge.
 Check the output stage board for the dispenser motor and eventually exchange it.
5062 Disp. lift motor
The output stage board for the dispenser lift motor is not present or defective.
 Press key 4 to acknowledge.
 Check the output stage board for the dispenser lift motor and eventually exchange it.
5063 Lever open
The print head lever is not closed. Opening the lever causes the immediate deletion of all potentially
queued status messages (e. g. ribbon end) and display of the “Lever open” message. Closing the
lever automatically acknowledges the status message.
 Close the print head lever.
5064 Rewinder full
Happens with dispenser version printers: Shows up, when the diameter of the rewinded backing
paper roll has become too large.
 Clear the rewinding mandrel.
 Press key 4 to acknowledge.
5100 Printengine lock
Printengine error (occurs only at devices with Gen. 3 electronics).
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
 Switch device off and on again.
If the message continues to appear:
 Contact service technician.
5101 Headadjust error
Error during the running of the "Head Alignment" service function.
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 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
 Contact service technician.
5110 Foil low
The diameter of the foil roll fell below the set warning diameter (see System > Print > Foil end warning).
The message is caused by a foil warning in addition with the following setting: System > Print > Foil
warn stop. = „On“
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
5222 V x for int. rewinder required
The installed firmware version of the BLDC output stage doesn´t match the installed printer firmware.
Firmware version of the BLDC output stage is too low:
 Acknowledge the status message; update firmware to the indicated version.
Firmware versioin of the BLDC output stage is too high:
 The status message will get automatically acknowledged after a few seconds; the firmware version doesn´t have to be changed (because it´s backward compatible).
5300 BLDC EEPROM err.
General EEPROM read/write error on the BLDC driver board (XLP 504 with internal rewinder).
 Switch printer off and than on again after 30 seconds. If the status message continues to appear,
change the BLDC board.
5301 BLDC rewinder Ø
The stored rewinder diameter exceeds the admissible range (XLP 504 with internal rewinder).
 Acknowledge the status message.
 Switch to offline mode and feed the label web for approx. 200 mm. This re-initializes the rewinder diameter.
 If the printer is switched off and on again whithout prior initialization, the status message will be
displayed again.
5500 Unknown
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
5501 General
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
5590 Odd hex string
A character string was sent to the transponder (Easy Plug command #RFS) and was ought to be
interpreted hexadecimal (use #RFS with parameter "B"). For this, the character string must consist
of an equal number of characters. This was not the case, what triggered this error message.
 Send an equal number of characters.
5600 Job without #Q
The print job misses the declaration of the print amount (Easy Plug command #Q).
 Insert a #Q command with the print amount.
5601 Job memory full
The job memory for Easy Plug printjobs is full.
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 Reduce the reserved memory for one or more of the following memory areas:
• Free store size (System > Memory > Free store size)
• RAM disk size (System > Memory > Ram disk size)
• Font download size (System > Memory > Font downl. area)
 If there are already some printjobs in the printer queue: wait until those are processed.
6000 Param. incorrect
Novram check sum error.
 Check the setting of the print head resistance (parameter System >Hardware Setup > Head resistance)
, before you press key 4 – possibly the value is faulty.
 Confirm error by pressing key 4. All parameters are set back to the factory settings.
6001 Nov. prog. err.
Error during allocation of main memory.
 Switch printer off and then back on again after 30 sec. If the error message continues to appear,
please contact the manufacturer.
6002 New prog. vers.
Occurs after firmware update. The printer hereby reports that new firmware is available.
 Confirm by pressing key 4. All parameters are set back to the factory settings.
6003 Memory error
Error during partitioning of the main memory.
 Switch printer off and back on again after 30 sec. If the error message continues to appear,
please contact the manufacturer.
6005 Fixfont data
Defective fixfonts.
 Load the firmware new.
Refer to the service manual, chapter „Firmware“.
6006 Speedofont data
Defective speedo fonts.
 Load the firmware new.
Refer to the service manual, chapter „Firmware“.
6007 Print ctrl. stop
The print control doesn´t start, what means that the printer doesn´t finish the initialization phase after switching it on.
 Read in the service manual, what to do:
Refer to the service manual, chapter „Firmware“.
6008 ZPL Fixfont data
Defective fixfonts.
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 Load the firmware new.
Refer to the service manual, chapter „Firmware“.
6009 ZPL Speedo data
Defective speedo fonts.
 Load the firmware new.
Refer to the service manual, chapter „Firmware“.
6010 Printengine soft
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
6030 Param. checksum
Wrong parameter checksum.
 None. The message is merely informativ.
6031 New Parameters
By loading a new firmware version, some new parameters have been added to the parameter
menu.
 None. The message is merely informativ.
6101 No sensor found
Error during the running of the "Sensor Test" service function.
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
 Contact service technician.
6200 Filesystem regis
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
6201 File sys. format
Error during formatting of the RAM disk or the memory card.
6202 Drive open
Accessing the memory card failed.
 Format the memory card using the PC card drive. Try again to write onto the card.
 Try another memory card.
6203 Filesystem close
Accessing the memory card failed.
 Format the memory card using the PC card drive. Try again to write onto the card.
 Try another memory card.
6204 Disk directory
Work directory cannot be opened.
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
 Check designation existence of the work directory.
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6205 Write disk
Error during writing on RAM disk or memory card.
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
6206 Read disk
Error during reading from RAM disk or memory card.
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
6207 No file card
No memory card found.
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
 Check, if a memory card is inserted.
 If the memory card was inserted after switching on the printer: switch the printer off and on again.
6208 Drive xx full
Writing on drive xx failed, because there is not enough free space.
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
 Free space on the drive.
6300 Out of memory
Not enough free memory available, to load additional print jobs. The job buffer is completely filled
with print jobs.
 Delete spooler using the parameter SPECIAL FUNCTION > Delete spooler.
6301 Incomplete job
The Easy Plug interpreter failed interpreting a certain print job to the end. The print job has possibly
not been terminated by a #Q-command.
 Check, if the print job is properly terminated with #Q.
6310 Centr. Timeout
The Easy Plug command #!Xn triggers a status acknowledgement via centronics Interface. But the
PC dosn´t pick up the supplied data.
 Check the data line connecting printer and PC.
6311 Centr. Timeout
The Easy Plug command #!Xn triggers a status acknowledgement via centronics Interface. But the
PC dosn´t pick up the supplied data.
 Check the data line connecting printer and PC.
8001 Shared Memory
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
8002 Stream Buffer
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
8103 TrueDoc Font
Error: font with the number given is not contained in the system.
 Check font no., if necessary select another font.
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8104 Speedo alloc
Fault while initializing the speedo fonts.
 Load firmware new.
Refer to the service manual, chapter „Firmware“.
8105 Load TrueType
Damaged font file.
 Reload font file, if necessary select another font.
8106 Fonttype wrong
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
8107 Character set
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
8108 Symbol set
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
8109 TT-specifications
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
8110 Unknown char.
Character is not included in the character set (character set does not support all characters).
 Select another character / character set.
8111 Stream type
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
8112 Font not supp.
The applied Truetype font is not supported by the system. Text, which uses this font, is ignored.
 Use another Truetype font.
8200 Fixfont number
Incorrect fix font no.
 Check fix font no., alter if necessary.
8201 Font downl. full
The font download buffer is full.
 Allocate more memory for the download buffer using the parameter System > Memory > Font downl.
area.
 Rename some speedo-fonts on the CompactFlash-Card, you actually don´t use. All speedofonts named fontxxx.spd (xxx = font no.) are being loaded into the font download buffer while system startup.
For Details refer to the manual „Cards“, subject section „Using cards“, paragraph „memory card“.
8202 Font deleted
Attempt to access a font, which is no longer available on memory card or on RAM disk (font was
deleted or renamed).
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 Check the label layout. Load the not available font or use another, available, font.
8300 Bar code corr.
Error: a bar code correction factor greater than +/- 25% has been selected.
 Reduce correction factor.
8301 Bar code data
Incorrect bar code data. The bar code data is not permitted for the selected bar code type.
 Use data permitted for the bar code type.
8302 Barcode checksum
Error during calculation of the bar code check sum.
 Check transmitted data.
 If the error continues to occur please contact the manufacturer. Send the transmitted Easy Plug
data.
8303 Bar code sample
Error during calculation of the bar code sample.
 Check whether the transmitted data is permitted for the bar code type; if necessary alter the data.
8304 Bar c. plain-copy
Error during integration of the plain-copy line in the bar code sample.
 Check whether the transmitted data is permitted for the bar code type; if necessary alter the data.
8305 Bar code print
Error during calculation of the bar code print image.
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
 Check whether the transmitted data is permitted for the bar code type; if necessary alter the data.
8306 Plain-copy len.
Illegal: bar code plain-copy line has more than 300 characters.
 Reduce line length.
8307 Readline dist.
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
8308 Bar code ratio
Illegal bar code ratio.
 Select another ratio.
8309 Module range
Maximum range of the bar code module exceeded.
 Reduce module range.
8310 Bar code element
Bar code element exceeds the maximum permitted size of 253 dots (21 mm).
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 Reduce size of the bar code element.
8311 Barcode table
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
8400 PDF417 ECC
Bar code PDF417: incorrect ECC level (Error Correction Level).
 Alter ECC level.
8401 PDF417 Lines
Bar code PDF417: illegal number of lines.
 Alter number of lines.
8402 PDF417 Columns
Bar code PDF417: illegal number of columns.
 Alter number of columns.
8403 PDF417 Style
Bar code PDF417: incorrect style.
 Alter style.
8404 PDF417 Command
Bar code PDF417: incorrect command.
 Acknowledge by pressing the on-line button.
 Check and alter commands.
8405 PDF417 Size
Bar code PDF417: incorrect size.
 Alter size.
8406 PDF417 Details
Bar code PDF417: incorrect details.
 Alter details.
8407 PDF417 Coding
Bar code PDF417: coding error.
 Acknowledge by pressing key 4.
8500 Code 25Int len.
Bar code Code 25 Interleaved: input line too long.
 Shorten input line.
8501 Postcode length
Bar code postcode: illegal data length.
 Check length of the transmitted data and set it to the permitted length.
8600 EAN Length
Bar code EAN: illegal data length.
 Check length of the transmitted data and set it to the permitted length.
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8601 UPCE Numbers sys.
Error: First data character of the transmitted data is not 0 or 1.
 Alter first data character to 0 or 1.
8705 IDM rows/columns
The input data does not match the given matrix or the number of rows/columns is invalid.
 Change the number of rows/columns or the input data.
8760 EAN128 field len
The number of data after a data identifier does not correspond to the definition for this data identifier.
 Change the number of data.
8761 EAN128 Data type
The data type (alphanumeric, numeric) after a data identifier does not correspond to the definition
for this data identifier.
 Change the data type.
8762 EAN128 Ident.
Invalid data identifier.
 Change the data identifier.
8800 Maxicode Mode
Maxicode: faulty mode
 Change mode.
8801 Maxicode Sys no
Maxicode: incorrect system no.
 Correct system no.
8802 Maxicode Zipcode
Maxicode: incorrect zipcode.
 Correct zipcode.
8803 Maxicode Class
Maxicode: faulty class code.
 Correct class code.
8804 Maxi. Sec. mess.
Maxicode: secondary message has an illegal length.
 Correct length of secondary message.
8805 Maxicode Country
Maxicode: faulty country code.
 Correct country code.
8830 Cod49 Datalength
The user data string is too long. Not all characters can be coded in the bar code. The bar code is
not printed.
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 Shorten the data string.
8031 Cod49 wrong data
The data string contains wrong characters. The bar code is not printed.
 Correct the content of the data string.
8850 Unknown filetype
Graphic files with the extention declared in the Easy Plug command #YG are not supported.
 Transform the graphics file into another file format or use another graphic in a supported format.
Check, if the spelling of the file extention is correct.
8851 Graphic open
The graphics file declared in the Easy Plug #YG command cannot be found on the compactflash
card. Possible reasons are:
 Path and/or designation of the graphics file stored on the compactflash card doesn´t match the
path and/or designation declared by the #YG command.
 The file is not available on the compactflash card.
 Check if the spelling of the graphics file is the same both in the #YG command and on the compactflash card.
8852 Graphic header
A graphics file declared by a Easy Plug #YG command should be proceeded. The file header
doesn´t match the file.
 The graphics file is possibly faulty. Check the file and replace it if necessary.
8853 Graphic palette
A graphics file declared by a Easy Plug #YG command should be proceeded. Error reading the
graphics palette.
 The graphics file is possibly faulty. Check the file and replace it if necessary.
8854 Graphic read
A graphics file declared by a Easy Plug #YG command should be proceeded. Error reading the file.
 The graphics file is possibly faulty. Check the file and replace it if necessary.
8856 Free store size
By setting parameter System > Memory > Free store size, a part of the memory is reserved, which the
printer firmware can use if necessary (dynamic memory allocation). If this memory area is dimensioned too small, the printer firmware can not work and this error message shows up. One cause
may for example be, that data are supposed to be loaded, whose size exceeds the reserved memory (e. g. graphics).
 Enlarging the reserved memory partition, that is increasing the value of System > Memory > Free
store size.
8857 Wrong mem config
Wrong memory configuration
Too much memory requested by parameters. The following parameters request more or less memory:
• System > Memory > Ram disk size
• System > Memory > Font downl. area
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• System > Memory > Free store size
• The fault occurs, if the sum of requested memory space exceeds the amount of available memory.
After error confirmation, the relevant parameters are set back to their default values. Furthermore,
a restart is triggered.
 Change the settings of the relevant parameters.
8900 Codablock columns
Bar code Codablock: illegal number of columns.
 Correct number of columns.
8901 Codablock rows
Bar code Codablock: illegal number of rows.
 Correct number of rows.
8902 Codablock softw.
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155
8903 Codablock infogr
Bar code Codablock: info not in line.

8950 Logo open
Failure when attempting to read a logo, which has previously been copied on RAM disk or on memory card (thus using Easy Plug command #DK).
 Repeat loading the logo via #DK command.
 In cases of continuous occurence of this error, please contact the technical support.
8951 File format
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
8952 Not installed
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
9000 Wrong errornum
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
9001 Software Error
General software error, read chapter General software errors  on page 155.
9005 No print head
Print head could not be detected. Possible causes:
• Print head cable not connected
• Wrong print head type
• Defective print head cable
• Defective CPU board
• Print head cable plugged into wrong connector on the CPU board
 Check print head cable, print head and CPU board and replace defective parts.
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9007 Bad MAC Address
This error message is displayed, if an invalid MAC address is programmed to the CPU board. Valid
means, the MAC address matches the range 00.0a.44.xx.xx.xx., which is reserved for NOVEXX
Solutions.
In this case, the network will not be initialised. To enable work with the network, a valid MAC address must be programmed on the board. This can only be done by an authorized service technician or by the manufacturer.
 Acknowledge the status message by pressing key 4. The printer will be starting, but cannot be
used with a network.
 Contact the technical support for a new programming of the board´s MAC address.
 If a new programming is not possible, exchange the CPU board.
9008 Powerfail signal
“Powerfail” is a signal at the power supply, which is normally activated for a short time, after the
printer has been switched off. It triggers the storing of parameter settings and counter values, using
the leftover of supply voltage.
The powerfail signal is already active after switching the printer on. The following causes are possible:
• Defektive power supply
• Defektive data cable
• Defektive board
 Switch the printer off and on again. If the error occurs repeatedly:
 Check the hardware (see above).
After acknowledging the message (pressing key 4), the printer works normal. But be aware that the
powerfail signal is deactivated, what means, that no parameter settings and counter values are
stored, when the printer is switched off.
9009 Temporary MAC
Temporary MAC address.
This error message is displayed, if the MAC address has the value 00.0a.44.00.00.00. This MAC
address is used only during production.
 Acknowledge the status message by pressing key 4. The printer will be starting and the network
can be used.
 Contact the technical support for a new programming of the board´s MAC address.
 If a new programming is not possible, exchange the CPU board.
9011 Bootloader ext.
Bootloader external device.
At least one external device (e.g. AI, BLDC output stage) has no valid (e.g. an incomplete) application program loaded. This is the reason, why the device remains in the bootloading status and signalizes this status message.The error can only occur, until now (05/04), if an AI is applied.
 Load a valid application program.
9013 Head voltage
Faulty 5 V print head supply voltage. Possible causes are:
• Print head was connected to the wrong connector on the CPU board.
• Short circuit, possibly is the print head defective.
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 Check if the print head is connected to the correct connector on the CPU board. Change the connector, if necessary.
 Replace the print head
9014 Motor voltage
Faulty 45 V motor supply voltage. A possible cause is a short circuit, that is the print head is defective.
• Print head was connected to the wrong connector on the CPU board.
• Short circuit, possibly is the print head defective.
 Check if the print head is connected to the correct connector on the CPU board. Change the connector, if necessary.
 Replace the print head
9015 Network init.
Error during the network initialization.
 Contact your network administrator.
9016 DHCP Failed
DHCP failed. This may happen, if parameter Print interface > Network > IP Addressassign is set to DHCP,
but no IP-address can be drawn.
 Contact your network administrator.
9017 RTC read failed
Error, while trying to read the realtime clock (RTC). Happens, if an Easy Plug command to read out
the RTC is sent, but no RTC is built in.
 Check, if the printer is supplied with a RTC. To do so, print a status printout (Info > Status Printouts
> Printer Status).
You find the actual date on the printout, below the header „Systemversion“, if a RTC is installed.
 Check, if the error occurs repeatedly or sometimes.
 If it occurs repeatedly: Replace the CPU board.
If the error occurs sometimes, please refer to chapter General software errors  on page 155.
9018 #!CA wrong Pos.
The #!CA command is placed at an inadmissible position – the Easy Plug interpreter can not proceed the command at this position (e. .g during the loading of files onto a memory card).
 Call the #!CA command at an admissible position.
9022 No network link
This message can only occur, if the Ethernet address assign is set to DHCP. The cause is nearly
always a badly connected network connector.
 Check, if the network connector is plugged in properly.
9023 Filename: Functionname() Line: xxx
This status message indicates a software error. The error source is located in the source file “Filename” in function “Functionname()” in line xxx.
 Switch device off and on again.
If the error occurs repeatedly:
 Contact the manufacturer.
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When doing so, it is important to be able to reproduce the error. Gather the following informations
before calling the technical support of the manufacturer:
• Displayed information about the error source
• Label layout, logfiles, etc. as described in chapter Unspecific errors  on page 155
9024 Not possible !
Detecting the material length (a function, which is normally used with MLI) is not possible, because
a printjob is currently processed.
 Retry as soon as the printjob is processed.
9030 Log file:CF full
An attempt to store data on the memory card was not successful, because of a full card.
 Clear some storage space on the memory card, or
 Insert an empty memory card.
9031 Log file: nnnn
File access error. nnnn = error code of the operating system.
 Repeat the operation, which led to this message. If it comes to this message repeatedly, send
a message to the Technical Support, including the error code.
9032 EP file log stop
Internal error during Easy Plug file logging (Tools > Diagnostic > EasyPl. file log).
 Repeat operation. If the error occurs repeatedly: switch off the file logging.
Use parameter Tools > Diagnostic > EasyPl. file log only for error analysis purposes. Using the parameter
in continous operation can cause error messages, which are hard to understand.
9034 Use min 16MB RAM
The printer has not enough RAM. The applied firmware version needs at least 16 MB RAM for faultless operation.
 Extend the pritners RAM.
9035 No printpr. stop
This status message may appear during the loading of new firmware onto the H8 (64 Bit) or onto
boards, which are connected to the H8 (e.g. Applikator Interface).
 Switch the printer off and on again and retry the firmware loading.
9039 Ribbon mode chg.
The ribbon mode was changed between two consecutive printjobs via Easy Plug command (from
thermal transfer to thermo or vice-versa).
 Check the ribbon mode setting and, if necessary, change the setting (Print > Material > Foil mode).
9040 No Time Server
Comes up one times at startup, if Print interface > Network > Services > Time client is set to “On” and there
is no response from the set time server.
 Check the time server availability respectively the time server settings.
9100 Invalid format
Occurs during a download. The sent data is faulty, e. g. regarding an
• invalid data format
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• invalid check sum
• invalid address
• invalid record type
 Switch printer off and on again. Check the download data.
9101 Invalid Header
Occurs during a download. The sent files have a format error in the header.
 Switch printer off and on again. Check the download data.
9102 Inv.Board Rev.
Occurs during a firmware download. The sent firmware does not match the version of the CPU
board.
 Switch printer off and on again. Check the download data.
9103 Inval. firmware
Occurs during a firmware download. The sent firmware does not match the installed CPU board.
 Switch printer off and on again. Check the firmware file.
9104 Inv. Data Size
Occurs during a download. The size of the sent data doesn´t match the file size indicated in the
header.
 Switch printer off and on again. Check the download data.
9107 Flash Overflow
Occurs during a download. The flash memory on the CPU board is full. No more data can be loaded.
 Switch printer off and on again.
9108 Flash Ovf. Diag.
Occurs during a download. The flash memory on the CPU board has not enough free memory
space left for diagnose data.
 Delete data blocks in the flash memory or reduce max. size of the diagnose data.
9109 Flash Ovf. Params.
Occurs during a download. The flash memory on the CPU board has not enough free memory
space left to store the current parameter settings.
After a restart, the parameters are set to “Factory setting”.
 Delete data blocks in the flash memory.
9110 Flash Write Err.
Occurs during a download. The flash memory can´t be accessed for writing.
 Switch printer off and on again.
9111 PIC Update Fail.
Occurs during a firmware update or a PIC-controlled device, if the update failed.
 Switch printer off and on again.
9112 PIC missing
Occurs during a firmware update of a PIC-controlled device, if no such device was found.
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 Check the configuration.
The status message is cancelled automatically. The download continues.
9113 RFID Update Fail.
Occurs during a firmware update of a RFID module, if the update failed.
 Switch printer off and on again.
9114 RFID missing
Occurs during a firmware update of a RFID module, if no such device was found.
 Check the configuration.
The status message is cancelled automatically. The download continues.
9115 AWID missing
Occurs during a firmware update of an AWID RFID module, if a RFID module of another manufacturer was found.
 Check the configuration.
The status message is cancelled automatically. The download continues.
9116 Ser. Disp. Missing
Occurs during a firmware update of a serial operation panel, if no such device was found.
 Check the configuration.
The status message is cancelled automatically. The download continues.
9117 Device Unknown
Occurs during a firmware update, if the device information in the header is missing.
 Switch printer off and on again. Check the configuration.
9118 H8 Update Fail.
The update of a H8 device failed.
 Switch printer off and on again.
9119 H8 missing
Occurs during a firmware update of a H8 device, if no such device was found.
 Check the configuration.
The status message is cancelled automatically. The download continues.
9122 Checksum error
Checksum error while loading a firmware file. The checksum of the loaded data doesn´t match the
calculated checksum.
 Repeat the download.
 If the error continues to occur, the file is probably damaged or corrupted. Check/ exchange the
firmware file.
9123 Memory unavailable
Error while loading a firmware file. There is not enough free memory available.
 Restart machine and repeat the download.
 If the error continues to occur: Reduce the memory which is assigned by the following parameters:
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• System > Memory > Ram disk size
• System > Memory > Font downl. area
• System > Memory > Free store size
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Cleaning & Maintenance
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
Safety
WARNING!
Dangerous situations may arise during maintenance and cleaning work. Accidents may occur
due to mechanical or electrical effects if the relevant safety instructions are not observed!
 Switch off the device before cleaning or maintenance and pull out the mains power connecting line!
 Never allow liquid to get into the machine!
 Do not spray the machine with spray bottles or sprays! Use a cloth wetted with cleaning agent.
 Repairs to the machine must only be made by trained service technicians!
Cleaning agents
CAUTION!
Sharp cleaning materials may damage the printer.
 Do not use any cleaning agents or materials that could damage or destroy the paint
finish, labelling, display, type plates, electrical component, etc.
 Do not use any scouring cleaning agents or any cleaning agents that could dissolve
plastic.
 Do not use acid or alkaline solutions.
Part to be cleaned
Printhead
Rubber rollers (print roller,
pressure roller, etc.)
Deviator rollers
Housing
Cleaning agent
Order No.
Cleaning stylus
95327
Cleaning paper
5030
Roller cleaner
98925
Cleaning solvent, alcohol, isopropyl alcohol
--
Label release spray
A103198
Standard commercial neutral cleaning agent
--
[Tab. 25] Recommended cleaning agents:
Cleaning interval
 Clean machine regularly.
The frequency depends on the following factors:
• Operating conditions
• Daily operating duration
• Label material/ribbon combination used
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GENERAL CLEANING
Dust particles are especially likely to accumulate in the
area of the print mechanics.
 Remove dust particles with a soft brush or a vacuum
cleaner.
 Clean the housing with a cloth and a standard commercial neutral cleaner.
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PRINT HEAD
Important Handling Notes
A
CAUTION!
Print head can be damaged.
 Protect the print head [87] from electrostatic discharges when performing maintenance work or cleaning. a
C
 Do not touch the thermal edge [87C].
 Do not use sharp or hard objects to clean
the print head.
a)
If you do not have any professional ESD protection equipment
(ESD wristband, ESD shoes, …): place one hand on an earthed
object near to you (e.g. a radiator) before touching the device, to
discharge any static charge your body may be carrying.
B
[87] Print head viewed at from the top (A) and bottom (B).
Finding out the print head resolution
By means of the resistance values given in the following table, it can be determined the resolution of the print
head. The resolution value can be found on a label on
the print head.
Resolution
Resistance
8.0 Dot/mm
203 dpi
560-760 Ohm
11.8 Dot/mm
300 dpi
960-1300 Ohm
23.6 Dot/mm
600 dpi
approx. 1700 Ohm
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Cleaning the print head
WARNING!
Risk of burning injuries from a hot print
head.
 Ensure that the print head has cooled
down before cleaning it.
Impurities such as lint and color particles from the thermotransfer foil may collect on the print head during
printing. This can lead to a noticeable detrimental effect
on the printed image, shown by:
• Differing contrast on the labels
• Light stripes in the printing direction
 Clean print head regularly to ensure optimal print
head condition.
Cleaning intervals
• Thermal transfer printing: after each used up ribbon
roll
• Direct thermal printing: after each used up label roll
Preparation
1. Switch off the printer.
2. Open the print head pressure lever. The print head
folds upwards.
3. Remove material and foil from the printer.
Cleaning with a cleaning pen
 Applying light pressure, go over the thermal edge
[2B] a few times with the cleaning pen [2A].
Cleaning pen: see chapter Cleaning agents  on
page 193.
B
A
[88] Cleaning the thermal edge with a cleaning pen (A).
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Cleaning with cleaning paper
1. Cut a strip of cleaning paper matching the print
head width.
2. Insert the cleaning paper [89A] into the printer with
the rough side facing upwards.
3. Close the pressure lever.
4. Move the cleaning paper back and forth repeatedly
[89].
Cleaning paper: see chapter Cleaning agents  on
page 193.
A
[89] Cleaning the thermal edge with cleaning paper (A).
Cleaning with alcohol
CAUTION!
Risk of fire due to a flammable liquid.
 Observe the safety instructions on the
alcohol bottle.
 Don´t smoke.
 Only use alcohol-based solvents 1 when the other
two cleaning agents are not available!
 Moisten a lint-free cloth with alcohol; wipe the thermal edge with the cloth.
 Allow print head to dry for several minutes.
1)
For example ethyl or isopropyl alcohol.
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Changing the print head
WARNING!
C
Risk of burning injuries from a hot print
head.
C
B
 Ensure that the print head has cooled
A
down before cleaning it.
[90] Print head (A) and bracket (B) were adjusted exactly by means of special positioning tools.
CAUTION!
Risk of damaging the print head and/or the
power supply, if a wrong print head is installed.
A
 Never install a 600 dpi print head into a
300 dpi or 203 dpi
a)
printer! a
On the other hand may a 203 dpi or 300 dpi print head be operated in a 600 dpi printer without causing any damage.
CAUTION!
Risk, that the print head misaligns, what most
probably downgrades the print quality considerably.
 Never loosen the screws [90C] fixing the
print head on the bracket.
[91] Turning out the knurled screw (A) .
Dismantling the print head:
1. Switch off the printer and disconnect from the
power.
B
2. Remove material and ribbon from the printer.
3. Open the pressure lever.
4. Press the print head onto the print roller. At the
same time remove the knurled screw [91A].
The print head is released from the fastener and remains on the print roller [92].
5. Remove both print head cables [93A] from the print
head.
A
6. Remove the print head.
Fitting the print head:
[92] Print head (A) removed from the holder (B).
1. Note the resistance of the new print head. You can
read this on a sticker directly on the print head!
2. Affix the print head cable.
3. Press the print head against the fastener from below and tighten the knurled screws.
A
A
 Don´t touch the thermal bar while doing so!
4. Switch on the printer.
5. Call up the parameter System > Hardware Setup > Head
resistance and enter the print head resistance you
noted earlier.
[93] Pulling off the print head cables (A).
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PRINT ROLLER
Cleaning the Print Roller
WARNING!
Risk of burning injuries from a hot print
head.
A
 Ensure that the print head has cooled
down before cleaning it.
Contamination on the print roller can degrade the quality of the print and the transport of the material.
1. Switch off the printer and disconnect from the
power
[94] Loosen the knurled screw (A).
2. Remove material and foil from the printer.
3. Loosen the knurled screw [94B] in the middle of the
tear-off edge.
4. Remove the tear-off edge [95].
5. Moisten a lint-free cloth with roller cleaner and wipe
the printer roller [96]. Gradually rotate the roller until
it is completely clean.
6. Refit the tear-off edge.
[95] Remove the tear-off edge.
[96] Cleaning the print roller.
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Changing the Print Roller
WARNING!
Risk of burning injuries from a hot print
head.
 Ensure that the print head has cooled
down before cleaning it.
The print roller is held in plase by a bayonet coupling
and can be replaced without any tool.
Disassembly:
1. Switch off the printer and disconnect from the
power.
2. Open the print head pressure lever.
3. Remove material from the printer.
4. Unfasten the knurled screw [97A] in the middle of
the tear-off edge [97B]. Remove the tear-off edge.
B
A
[97] Removing the tear-off edge.
5. Rotate the print roller [98] until the bayonet coupling
is visible [98 detail].
6. Press the print roller firmly in up to the stop, then
turn it to the left and pull it out [98A].
Fitting:
1. Push the print roller through the external bearing
plate.
2. Turn the print roller so that the steel pin at its end
engages in the opening of the bayonet coupling.
3. Push the print roller firmly in up to the stop, then
turn it to the right up to the stop.
A
[98] Loosening of the bayonet coupling.
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PUNCH SENSOR
During printing the punch sensor can become contaminated with lint. Large amounts of dirt can lead to problems with perforation recognition.
To free the punch sensor from dust and abraded particles:
A
1. Remove the cover [99A] gently and swivel downwards.
2. Remove the sensor arm [100A].
3. Clean the opening [100B] with compressed air.
CAUTION!
Label sensor can be damaged.
[99] Open the cover (A).
 Do not use sharp or hard objects or solvents to clean the label sensors.
 The light transmission sensor is situated in the upper and the lower part of the sensor arm on a level with
the indicator [100C]. The reflex sensor is situated about
5 mm further out in the lower part.
C
B
A
[100]Pull out the label sensor fork (A)..
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MATERIAL GUIDING:
SETTING THE MOVABILITY
Tools
Torx screwdriver of size 10
If the material guiding [101A] shifts during the printing,
the sliding friction has to be increased:
A
1. Unscrew the cover [102C].
2. Tighten the set screw [102A] in the material guide
to increase the driving force.
3. Check the movability of the material guide. If necessary, repeat step 2.
4. Reassemble the cover.
Adjusting the friction according to the factory
settings: see service manual.
[101]Adjusting the material guide (A).
C
B
A
[102]Tighten the set screw (A) to increase the driving force.
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Disposal
SCRAPPING THE PRINTER
Before scrapping
WARNING!
The printer operates at mains voltage! Contacting electrically live components can cause potentially lethal electrical shocks and burns.
 Before disposing of the printer, disconnect all cables.
Disposal measures
During the production of the individual components, the manufacturer ensures that as little an impact is made on the environmental as possible. When it comes to disposal, you as the user have a
considerable influence in helping to reduce the strain on the environment.
For details about the disposal of material (e. g. ribbon) please consult the respective manufacturer.
Please heed the following notes regarding the disposal of packaging, defect components after
maintenance or repair work, or even the disposal of the printer after the end of the product's service
life:
 Dispose of waste properly, i.e. sorted according to the material groups of the parts to be disposed of. The aim should always be to achieve a maximum possible reutilisation of the basic materials combined with the minimum possible environmental impact.
Therefore, pay attention to the following:
• First of all, remove problem materials from the device and dispose of them separately. Problem
materials are e.g. batteries, LCD displays and parts containing mercury.
• Then separate the remaining parts as much as possible according to material for recycling.
 Pay attention to the material and disposal instructions which may be included on certain individual parts.
 Under no circumstances should you simply throw electrical or electronic scrap into the rubbish
bin.
 Use environmentally compatible alternatives such as returning waste to the suppliers or the
manufacturer, disposal by specialised waste disposal firms, exchange services, etc.
 Fundamentally dispose of waste in as environmentally compatible a manner as today's environmental protection, reprocessing and disposal systems allow.
 Refer to your supplier, the appropriate disposal firms or directly to the manufacturer if you have
any disposal problems. The manufacturer can provide you with information and help you to dispose
of components from the printer range in a modern and environmentally compatible manner.
 WEEE-Reg.-Nr. DE 46850411
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EU Declaration of Conformity
(Translation of original version)
We,
Novexx Solutions GmbH
Ohmstraße 3
D-85386 Eching
Germany
hereby declare that we have designed and built the machine designated below so that it is in conformity with
the basic safety and health protection requirements of the directive named below:
Model
XLP 504 / XLP 506
General designation
Label Printer
Applicable EU directives
2014/30/EU (EMC)
2006/42/EG (Machinery)
2011/65/EU (RoHS)
Applied harmonized standards,
especially
EN ISO 12100 : 2010
EN 60950-1:2006/A2:2013
EN 55032:2012
EN 61000-6-2:2005
EN 61000-3-2:2014
EN 61000-3-3:2013
The person authorized to compile
technical documents
Novexx Solutions GmbH
(for address see above)
Eching, 21.06.2017
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EU Declaration of Conformity
Novexx Solutions GmbH
Ohmstraße 3
85386 Eching
Germany
 +49-8165-925-0
www.novexx.com
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