Operating manual
Label printer
Spectra series
December 2011
Copyright by Carl Valentin GmbH / 7988005.1211
Information on the scope of delivery, appearance, performance,
dimensions and weight reflect our knowledge at the time of printing.
We reserve the rights to make modifications.
All rights, including those regarding the translation, are reserved.
No part of this document may be reproduced in any form (print,
photocopy or any other method) or edited, copied or distributed
electronically without written permission from Carl Valentin GmbH.
Carl Valentin label printers comply with the following safety guidelines:
CE
EG Low-Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC)
EG Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (89/336/EEC)
Carl Valentin GmbH
Postfach 3744
Neckarstraße 78-82+94
D-78026 Villingen-Schwenningen
D-78056 Villingen-Schwenningen
Phone:
+49 7720 9712-0
Fax:
+49 7720 9712-9901
E-mail
info@valentin-carl.de
www.valentin-carl.de
Spectra series
Table of contents
Table of contents
Table of contents.............................................................................. 3
1
1.1
1.2
1.3
2
2.1
2.2
3
3.1
3.2
3.3
4
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
5
5.1
5.2
5.3
6
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6
6.7
6.8
6.9
6.10
6.11
7
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
8
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
8.6
8.7
8.8
8.9
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Important notes ..................................................................... 5
Intended use ............................................................................ 5
Environmentally-friendly disposal ............................................ 6
Connector pin assignment (printer rear).................................. 6
Safety notes ........................................................................... 7
Warnings ................................................................................. 7
Operating conditions................................................................ 8
Technical data...................................................................... 13
Control inputs and outputs (option I) ..................................... 19
Control inputs and outputs (option II) .................................... 21
Plug & Play ............................................................................ 22
Installation ............................................................................ 23
Setting up the label printer .................................................... 23
Connecting the label printer .................................................. 24
Switching the label printer on and off .................................... 24
Initiation of the label printer ................................................... 25
Loading media ..................................................................... 27
Loading label roll ................................................................... 27
Loading fanfold labels ........................................................... 31
Loading transfer ribbon ......................................................... 32
Function menu ..................................................................... 35
Keyboard ............................................................................... 35
Menu structure....................................................................... 36
Print settings .......................................................................... 39
Label layout ........................................................................... 40
Device settings ...................................................................... 42
Remote console..................................................................... 44
Interface ................................................................................. 45
Emulation ............................................................................... 47
Date & time ............................................................................ 48
Service functions ................................................................... 49
Main menu ............................................................................. 52
Options ................................................................................. 53
Cutter ..................................................................................... 53
Dispenser I/O......................................................................... 55
Ribbon save ........................................................................... 58
Network ................................................................................. 58
Scanner ................................................................................. 59
Memory Card ......................................................................... 61
Maintenance and cleaning .................................................. 67
General cleaning ................................................................... 68
Cleaning the printer roller ...................................................... 68
Cleaning the printhead .......................................................... 69
Cleaning the label photocell .................................................. 70
Replacing the printhead (general) ......................................... 71
Replacing FlatType printhead ............................................... 72
Adjusting FlatType printhead................................................. 73
Replacing CornerType printhead .......................................... 75
Adjusting CornerType printhead ............................................ 76
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Error correction ................................................................... 79
10
10.1
10.2
10.3
10.4
10.5
10.6
11
Additional information ........................................................ 87
Column printing ..................................................................... 87
Password ............................................................................... 88
Hotstart .................................................................................. 90
Backfeed/delay ...................................................................... 92
Photocells .............................................................................. 94
Ultrasonic photocell (option) .................................................. 95
Index ..................................................................................... 97
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Important notes
1
Important notes
The label printer can be used in thermal as well as in thermal transfer
applications.
The label printer is equipped with 6 vector, 6 bitmap and 6
proportional fonts. It can be printed inverse, in italic format or 90
degrees turned fonts.
The handling of our durable label printer is easy and comfortable. The
printer settings are made with the keys of the foil keyboard. At each
time the two-line display shows the current status.
By the use of a 32 Bit processor and a large main memory of 4MB
also for large labels (optional up to a length of 3000 mm) a large print
is possible.
An enormously high print quality is obtained by most modern
printhead technology.
By a new-developed electronics a maximum print speed of up to 300
mm/s can be achieved. Time-saving update of the printer software is
possible via the interface. The label printer can be adapted by the
large selection of options to each function.
As default, printers of this series are equipped with a parallel and
serial interface. The label printer automatically recognizes by which
interface it is controlled.
Time-saving printer update is possible by interface.
Thanks to the large number of options the label printer can be
adapted to each task.
1.1 Intended use
The label printer is a state-of-the-art device which complies with the
recognized safety-related rules and regulations. Despite this, a danger
to life and limb of the user or third parties could arise and the label
printer or other property could be damaged while operating the device.
The label printer may only be used while in proper working order and
for the intended purpose. Users must be safe, aware of potential
dangers and must comply with the operating instructions. Faults, in
particular those which affect safety, must be remedied immediately.
The label printer is solely intended to print suitable media which have
been approved by the manufacturer. Any other or additional use is not
intended. The manufacturer/supplier is not liable for damage resulting
from misuse. Any misuse is at your own risk.
Intended used includes heeding the operating manual, including the
maintenance recommendations/regulations specified by the
manufacturer.
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Important notes
Spectra series
1.2 Environmentally-friendly disposal
Manufacturers of B2B equipments are obliged to take-back and
dispose old equipment which was manufactured after 13 August 2005.
In principle, these old equipments may not be delivered to communal
collecting points. They may only be organised used and disposed by
the manufacturer. Valentin products accordingly labelled can therefore
in future be returned to Carl Valentin GmbH.
Thereupon old equipment is professionally disposed.
Thereby Carl Valentin GmbH observes all obligations in the context of
old equipment disposal in time and makes therewith the smooth
selling of products furthermore possible. Please understand that we
can only take-back equipment that is send free of carriage charges.
Further information is available from WEEE directive or our web site.
1.3 Connector pin assignment (printer rear)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
PCMCIA card slot A (option)
PCMCIA card slot B (option)
USB interface
Connection for PC keyboard
Parallel interface for
Centronics
Serial interface RS-232
Connection for Ethernet
10/100 (option)
External input (option)
External output (option)
Fan
Power supply
Serial interface RS422/485
(option)
Figure 1
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Safety notes
2
Safety notes
The label printer is designed for power supply systems from 230 V.
Connect the label printer only to electrical outlets with a ground
contact.
Couple the label printer to devices using extra low voltage only.
Before making or undoing connections, switch off all devices involved
(computer, printer, accessories etc.).
Operate the label printer in a dry environment only and do not get it
wet (sprayed water, mist etc.).
If the label printer is operated with the cover open, ensure that
clothing, hair, jewellery and similar personal items do not contact the
exposed rotating parts.
The print unit can get hot during printing. Do not touch the printhead
during operation. Cool down the print unit before changing material,
removal or adjustment.
Carry out only the actions described in these operating instructions.
Any work beyond this may only be performed by the manufacturer or
upon agreement with the manufacturer.
Unauthorized interference with electronic modules or their software
can cause malfunctions.
Other unauthorized work or modifications to the direct print module
can endanger operational safety.
Always have service work done in a qualified workshop, where the
personnel have the technical knowledge and tools required to do the
necessary work.
There are warning stickers on the direct print modules that draw your
attention to dangers. Therefore the warning stickers are not to be
removed as then you and others cannot be aware of dangers and may
be injured.
DANGER!
Danger to life and limb from power supply!
⇒
Do not open the casing.
2.1 Warnings
Warnings are presented with three signal words for the different levels
of danger.
DANGER identifies an extraordinarily great and immediate danger
which could lead to serious injury or even death.
WARNING identifies a possible danger would could lead to serious
bodily injury or even death if sufficient precautions are not taken.
CAUTION indicates a potentially dangerous situation which could lead
to moderate or light bodily injury or damage to property.
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2.2 Operating conditions
Before initial operation and during operation these operating
conditions have to be observed to guarantee save and interferencefree service of our printers.
Therefore please carefully read these operating conditions.
Shipment and storage of our printers are only allowed in original
packing.
Installation and initial operation of printer is only allowed if operating
conditions were fulfilled.
Initial operation, programming, operation, cleaning and service of our
printers are only recommended after careful study of our manuals.
Operation of printer is only allowed by especially trained persons.
Perform trainings regularly.
Content of the training are chapter 2.2 (Operating conditions),
chapter 5 (Loading media) and chapter 8 (Maintenance and
cleaning).
These indications are also valid for someone else's equipment
supplied by us.
Only use original spare and exchange parts.
Please contact the manufacturer with respect to spare/wear parts.
Instructions for
lithium battery
CPU of printer is equipped with a lithium battery (type CR 2032) for
which the battery regulation is to apply. This regulation plans that
unloaded batteries have to be given to used battery collecting
containers of trade and public carries. In case that batteries were not
completely discharged you have to make arrangements for shortcircuits. At a shutdown of printer the battery has to be disposed in
either case separately from printer.
DANGER!
Danger of life by explosion!
⇒
Conditions for
installation place
Use non-conducting tools.
The installation place of printer should be even, free of vibration and
currents of air are to be avoided.
The printers have to be installed to ensure optimal operation and
servicing.
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Installation of
power supply
Safety notes
The installation of the power supply to connect our printers has to be
effected according to the international rules and regulations,
especially the recommendations of one of the three following
commissions:
•
International Electronic Commission (IEC)
•
European Committee for Electro technical Standardisation
(CENELEC)
•
Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker (VDE)
Our printers are constructed according to VDE and have to be
connected to a grounded conductor. The power supply has to be
equipped with a grounded conductor to eliminate internal interfering
voltage.
Technical data of
power supply
Power line voltage and power line frequency: See type plate
Allowable tolerance of power line voltage: +6% to −10% of nominal
value
Allowable tolerance of power line frequency: +2% to −2% of nominal
value
Allowable distortion factor of power line voltage: <=5%
Anti-Interference
measures
Stray radiation and
immunity from
disturbance
In case your net is infected (e.g. by using thyristor controlled
machines) anti-interference measures have to be taken. You can use
one of the following possibilities:
•
Provide separate power supply to our printers.
•
In case of problems please connect capacity-decoupled isolation
transformer or similar interference suppressor in front of our
printers.
Emitted interference according to EN 61000-6-4: 08-2002
•
Interference voltage to wires according to EN 55022: 09-2003
•
Interference field power according to EN 55022: 09-2003
Immunity to interference according to EN 61000-6-2: 03-2006
•
Stray radiation against discharge of static electricity according to
EN 61000-4-2: 12-2001
•
Electromagnetic fields according to EN 61000-4-3: 11-2003
•
Fast transient burst according to EN 61000-4-4: 07-2005
•
Surge according to EN 61000-4-5: 12-2001
•
High-frequency tension according to EN 61000-4-6: 12-2001
•
Voltage interruption and voltage drop according to EN 61000-411: 02-2005
This is a machine of type A. This machine can cause
interferences in residential areas; in this case it can be required
from operator to accomplish appropriate measures and be
responsible for it.
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Safety notes
Connecting lines to
external machines
Spectra series
All connecting lines have to be guided in shielded lines. Shielding has
to be connected on both sides to the corner shell.
It is not allowed to guide lines parallel to power lines. If a parallel
guiding cannot be avoided a distance of at least 0.5 m has to be
observed.
Temperature of lines between: −15 to +80 °C.
It is only allowed to connect devices which fulfil the request 'Safety
Extra Low Voltage' (SELV). These are generally devices which are
checked corresponding to EN 60950.
Installation of
data lines
The data cables must be completely protected and provide with metal
or metallised connector housings. Shielded cables and connectors are
necessary, in order to avoid radiant emittance and receipt of electrical
disturbances.
Allowable lines
Shielded line:
4 x 2 x 0,14 mm² ( 4 x 2 x AWG 26)
6 x 2 x 0,14 mm² ( 6 x 2 x AWG 26)
12 x 2 x 0,14 mm² (12 x 2 x AWG 26)
Sending and receiving lines have to be twisted in pairs.
Maximum line length:
with interface V 24 (RS-232C) - 3 m
(with shielding)
with Centronics - 3 m (with shielding)
with USB - 5 m
with Ethernet - 100 m
Air convection
To avoid inadmissible heating, free air convection has to be ensured.
Limit values
Protection according IP: 20
Ambient temperature °C (operation): Min. +5 Max. +35
Ambient temperature °C (storage): Min. −20 Max. +60
Relative air humidity % (operation): Max. 80
Relative air humidity % (storage): Max. 80
(bedewing of printers not allowed)
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Guarantee
Safety notes
We do not take any responsibility for damage caused by:
•
Ignoring our operating conditions and operating manual.
•
Incorrect electric installation of environment.
•
Building alterations of our printers.
•
Incorrect programming and operation.
•
Not performed data protection.
•
Using of not original spare parts and accessories.
•
Natural wear and tear.
When (re)installing or programming our printers please control the
new settings by test running and test printing. Herewith you avoid
faulty results, reports and evaluation.
Only specially trained staff is allowed to operate the printers.
Control the correct handling of our products and repeat training.
We do not guarantee that all features described in this manual exist in
all models. Caused by our efforts to continue further development and
improvement, technical data might change without notice.
By further developments or regulations of the country illustrations and
examples shown in the manual can be different from the delivered
model.
Please pay attention to the information about admissible print media
and the notes to the printer maintenance, in order to avoid damages
or premature wear.
We endeavoured to write this manual in an understandable form to
give and you as much as possible information. If you have any queries
or if you discover errors, please inform us to give us the possibility to
correct and improve our manual.
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Spectra series
Technical data
3
Spectra 107/12
Print
Passage width
116 mm
Min. label width
15 mm
*
Min. label height
6 mm / 15 mm
**
Max. label height
1200 mm / 1100 mm
Print width
106,6 mm
Label material
max. 220 gr/m² (others on demand)
Resolution
305 dpi
Print speed
max. 300 mm/s
Printhead
Corner Type
Built-in fonts
Vector fonts
6 free scaleable BITSTREAM® fonts
Bitmap fonts
6
Proportional fonts
6
Font height
min. 1 mm - max. 99 mm
1D bar codes
CODABAR, Code 128, Code 2/5 interleaved, Code 39, Code 39
extended, Code 93, EAN 13, EAN 8, EAN ADD ON, GS1-128, Identcode,
ITF 14, Leitcode, Pharmacode, PZN Code, UPC-A, UPC-E
2D bar codes
CODABLOCK F, DataMatrix, GS1 DataMatrix, MAXICODE,
PDF 417, QR Code
Composite bar codes
GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1 DataBar Limited, GS1 DataBar
Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Stacked, GS1 DataBar Stacked
Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Truncated
Interface
Serial: RS-232C (up to 57600 bauds), RS-422 + RS-485 (option)
Parallel: Centronics - USB: 1.1 - Ethernet: 10/100 Base-T (option)
Labels
Roll diameter
internal unwinder: max. 200 mm
internal rewinder: max. 160 mm (option)
Core diameter
40 mm
Creation
online
Transfer ribbon
Core diameter
25,4 mm / 1"
Length
Ø 90 mm res. approx. 450 m
Label sensor
Standard
transmission + reflexion from bottom
Option
transmission + reflexion from top, transm.
w/o refl., ultrasonic photocell
Dimensions in mm
width x height x depth
275 x 380 x 475
Weight
19 kg
Connection values
Nominal voltage
standard 230 V / 50-60 Hz
option 115 V / 50-60 Hz
Power consumption
max. 320 VA
Safety values
230 V / 3.15 AT - 115 V / 6,3 AT
Operating conditions
Temperature
5-35 °C
Relative humidity
max. 80% (non-condensing)
*
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Technical data
Spectra series
Spectra 108/12
Print
Passage width
116 mm
Min. label width
15 mm
*
Min. label height
6 mm / 15 mm
**
Max. label height
1200 mm / 1100 mm
Print width
108,4 mm
Label material
max. 220 gr/m² (others on demand)
Resolution
300 dpi
Print speed
max. 300 mm/s
Printhead
Flat Type
Built-in fonts
Vector fonts
6 free scaleable BITSTREAM® fonts
Bitmap fonts
6
Proportional fonts
6
Font height
min. 1 mm - max. 99 mm
1D bar codess
CODABAR, Code 128, Code 2/5 interleaved, Code 39, Code 39
extended, Code 93, EAN 13, EAN 8, EAN ADD ON, GS1-128, Identcode,
ITF 14, Leitcode, Pharmacode, PZN Code, UPC-A, UPC-E
2D bar codes
CODABLOCK F, DataMatrix, GS1 DataMatrix, MAXICODE,
PDF 417, QR Code
Composite bar codes
GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1 DataBar Limited, GS1 DataBar
Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Stacked, GS1 DataBar Stacked
Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Truncated
Interface
Serial: RS-232C (up to 57600 bauds), RS-422 + RS-485 (option)
Parallel: Centronics
USB: 1.1
Ethernet: 10/100 Base-T (option)
Labels
Roll diameter
internal unwinder: max. 200 mm
internal rewinder: max. 160 mm (option)
Core diameter
40 mm
Creation
online
Label sensor
Standard
transmission + reflexion from bottom
Option
transmission + reflexion from top, transm.
w/o refl., ultrasonic photocell
Transfer ribbon
Core diameter
25,4 mm / 1"
Length
Ø 90 mm res. approx. 450 m
Dimensions in mm
width x height x depth
275 x 380 x 475
Weight
19 kg
Connection values
Nominal voltage
standard 230 V / 50-60 Hz
option 115 V / 50-60 Hz
Power consumption
max. 320 VA
Safety values
230 V / 3.15 AT - 115 V / 6,3 AT
Operating conditions
Temperature
5-35 °C
Relative humidity
max. 80% (non-condensing)
*
**
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Technical data
Spectra 160/12
Print
Passage width
176 mm
Min. label width
50 mm
*
Min. label height
15 mm / 25 mm
**
Max. label height
800 mm / 700 mm
Print width
160 mm
Label material
max. 220 gr/m² (others on demand)
Resolution
305 dpi
Print speed
max. 150 mm/s
Printhead
Corner Type
Built-in fonts
Vector fonts
6 free scaleable BITSTREAM® fonts
Bitmap fonts
6
Proportional fonts
6
Font height
min. 1 mm - max. 99 mm
1D bar codes
CODABAR, Code 128, Code 2/5 interleaved, Code 39, Code 39
extended, Code 93, EAN 13, EAN 8, EAN ADD ON, GS1-128, Identcode,
ITF 14, Leitcode, Pharmacode, PZN Code, UPC-A, UPC-E
2D bar codes
CODABLOCK F, DataMatrix, GS1 DataMatrix, MAXICODE,
PDF 417, QR Code
Composite bar codes
GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1 DataBar Limited, GS1 DataBar
Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Stacked, GS1 DataBar Stacked
Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Truncated
Interface
Serial: RS-232C (up to 57600 bauds), RS-422 + RS-485 (option)
Parallel: Centronics
USB: 1.1
Ethernet: 10/100 Base-T (option)
Labels
Roll diameter
internal unwinder: max. 200 mm
internal rewinder: max. 160 mm (option)
Core diameter
40 mm
Creation
online
Label sensor
Standard
transmission + reflexion from bottom
Option
transmission + reflexion from top, transm.
w/o refl., ultrasonic photocell
Transfer ribbon
Core diameter
25,4 mm / 1"
Length
Ø 90 mm res. approx. 450 m
Dimensions in mm
width x height x depth
335 x 380 x 475
Weight
21 kg
Connection values
Nominal voltage
standard 230 V / 50-60 Hz
option 115 V / 50-60 Hz
Power consumption
max. 320 VA
Safety values
230 V / 3.15 AT - 115 V / 6,3 AT
Operating conditions
Temperature
5-35 °C
Relative humidity
max. 80% (non-condensing)
*
**
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Technical data
Spectra series
Spectra 162/12
Print
Passage width
176 mm
Min. label width
50 mm
*
Min. label height
15 mm / 25 mm
**
Max. label height
800 mm / 700 mm
Print width
162,6 mm
Label material
max. 220 gr/m² (others on demand)
Resolution
300 dpi
Print speed
max. 150 mm/s
Printhead
Flat Type
Built-in fonts
Vector fonts
6 free scaleable BITSTREAM® fonts
Bitmap fonts
6
Proportional fonts
6
Font height
min. 1 mm - max. 99 mm
1D bar codes
CODABAR, Code 128, Code 2/5 interleaved, Code 39, Code 39
extended, Code 93, EAN 13, EAN 8, EAN ADD ON, GS1-128, Identcode,
ITF 14, Leitcode, Pharmacode, PZN Code, UPC-A, UPC-E
2D bar codes
CODABLOCK F, DataMatrix, GS1 DataMatrix, MAXICODE,
PDF 417, QR Code
Composite bar codes
GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1 DataBar Limited, GS1 DataBar
Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Stacked, GS1 DataBar Stacked
Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Truncated
Interface
Seriell: RS-232C (up to 57600 bauds), RS-422 + RS-485 (option)
Parallel: Centronics
USB: 1.1
Ethernet: 10/100 Base-T (option)
Labels
Roll diameter
internal unwinder: max. 200 mm
internal rewinder: max. 160 mm (option)
Core diameter
40 mm
Creation
online
Label sensor
Standard
transmission + reflexion from bottom
Option
transmission + reflexion from top, transm.
w/o refl., ultrasonic photocell
Transfer ribbon
Core diameter
25,4 mm / 1"
Length
Ø 90 mm res. approx. 450 m
Dimensions in mm
width x height x depth
335 x 380 x 475
Weight
21 kg
Connection values
Nominal voltage
standard 230 V / 50-60 Hz
option 115 V / 50-60 Hz
Power consumption
max. 320 VA
Safety values
230 V / 3.15 AT - 115 V / 6,3 AT
Operating conditions
Temperature
5-35 °C
Relative humidity
max. 80% (non-condensing)
*
**
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Technical data
Spectra 216/12
Print
Passage width
226 mm
Min. label width
100 mm
*
Min. label height
15 mm / 25 mm
**
Max. label height
600 mm / 500 mm
Print width
216,8 mm
Label material
max. 220 gr/m² (others on demand)
Resolution
300 dpi
Print speed
max. 100 mm/s
Printhead
Flat Type
Built-in fonts
Vector fonts
6 free scaleable BITSTREAM® fonts
Bitmap fonts
6
Proportional fonts
6
Font height
min. 1 mm - max. 99 mm
1D bar codes
CODABAR, Code 128, Code 2/5 interleaved, Code 39, Code 39
extended, Code 93, EAN 13, EAN 8, EAN ADD ON, GS1-128, Identcode,
ITF 14, Leitcode, Pharmacode, PZN Code, UPC-A, UPC-E
2D bar codes
CODABLOCK F, DataMatrix, GS1 DataMatrix, MAXICODE,
PDF 417, QR Code
Composite bar codes
GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1 DataBar Limited, GS1 DataBar
Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Stacked, GS1 DataBar Stacked
Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Truncated
Interface
Serial: RS-232C (up to 57600 bauds), RS-422 + RS-485 (option)
Parallel: Centronics
USB: 1.1
Ethernet: 10/100 Base-T (option)
Labels
Roll diameter
internal unwinder: max. 200 mm
internal rewinder: max. 160 mm (option)
Core diameter
40 mm
Creation
online
Label sensor
Standard
transmission + reflexion from bottom
Option
transmission + reflexion from top, transm.
w/o refl., ultrasonic photocell
Transfer ribbon
Core diameter
25,4 mm / 1"
Length
Ø 90 mm res. approx. 450 m
Dimensions in mm
width x height x depth
385 x 380 x 475
Weight
28 kg
Connection values
Nominal voltage
standard 230 V / 50-60 Hz
option 115 V / 50-60 Hz
Power consumption
max. 320 VA
Safety values
230 V / 3.15 AT - 115 V / 6,3 AT
Operating conditions
Temperature
5-35 °C
Relative humidity
max. 80% (non-condensing)
*
**
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Technical data
Standard equipment
Optional equipment
18
Spectra series
•
Tear off edge
•
Datum / time
•
integrated unwinder
(max. outside diameter 200 mm / 8"
•
IBM keyboard connection
•
Thermal and thermal transfer version
•
Label photocell
(transmission and reflexion from bottom)
•
Windows printer driver
•
Ribbon save (not 216/12)
•
Integrated rewinder
(max. outside diameter 160 mm)
•
Cutting unit (rotation)
•
Dispensing unit
(with/without photocell)
•
Ultrasonic photocell (not 107/12, 160/12, 216/12)
•
Alphanumeric keyboard
(German, English, French, Spanish)
•
External rewinder/unwinder
Core diameter labels: 75 mm)
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Memory Card and PCMCIA card slot
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RS422 interface
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RS485 interface
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Ethernet interface
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Input/output board
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Ethernet interface
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Twinax / Koax connection (external box)
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Label creation software Labelstar PLUS
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Technical data
3.1 Control inputs and outputs (option I)
Control outputs
Via signal outputs various operating modes of the printer can be
demanded.
The signal outputs are made available vial two 9-pin D-Sub-sockets
(Output 1) at the rear of the Control Unit. They consist of optointegrator semiconductor lines which are switched through res.
blocked out corresponding to the different operating modes.
In case a control output is active, then the corresponding output is to
strain with a maximum current of 30mA.
Figure 2
PIN
(socket)
Output I
Out 1: Error message
Each error status such as ribbon error is displayed.
Out 2: Print order
The printer was activated with a print order. Now print
start by IN1 is possible.
Out 3: Label generation
The printer is filled with current label data.
In case in dispensing mode either dispensing photocell
or dispensing photocell continuous is selected it is
indicated if a label is under photocell and ready to pick
up.
Out 4: Single print
The contents of printer memory is printed to the
corresponding medium by printhead.
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Control inputs
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Via the control input the print start signal is lead to the control unit.
The control input is electroplated separated and has to be provided
with an external tension source. The signal level is active "HIGH".
Figure 3
PIN
20
Input I
Input II
In 1:
cutter mode = cut is activated
dispenser mode = print start
In 5: Not used
In 2: Not used
In 6: Not used
In 3: Not used
In 7: Not used
In 4: Not used
In 8: Not used
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3.2 Control inputs and outputs (option II)
For special applications, an I/O plate with 24 V supply and special
options is available.
Back view of I/O connector.
Output I is identical to option I.
The I/O-24 connector is 15-pole and provides user-sided 24 V for pins
5 and 10 for supplying the sensors (max. 200 mA).
Pin 1, 6 and 11 are equipped with GND. In case of using I/O-24
signals, exist no galvanic separation.
The other connection possibilities of I/O-24 connector can be noticed
from the below switching examples.
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3.3 Plug & Play
Plug & Play capable printers can be recognised automatically at
parallel ports, USB-IEEE 1394- or infra-red connections but the last
both are not important for our printers.
The following table shows the Plug & Play capability of the different
operating systems.
Port
LPT
USB
Windows
95
98
Support
Recognition
by
Support
Recognition
by
Me
NT4
Boot procedure,
device manager
Hot Plug
& Play
2000
XP
Installation
s.b.
s.b.
Hot Plug &
Play
The table above shows that USB provides the recognition during the
connection in current operating mode, the so-called Hot-Plug & Play.
The following possibilities exist for parallel port:
•
Windows 95 / 98 / Me
Printers are recognised during the start procedure by Windows or
by the search for new hardware by means of the hardware wizard.
•
Windows 2000 / XP
Printers can be recognised during the start procedure by Windows
or by the search for new hardware by means of the hardware
wizard or, if the option 'Automatic recognition and installation of
Plug & Play printers' is set in the printer installation wizard. For
Windows XP the Hot Plug & Play when switching on the printer is
obviously possible.
Windows NT 4.0 does not support USB devices. However, some
distributors offer drivers that support USB (without Plug & Play).
Such a driver which suits to our printer is offered from
BSQUARE.
For more information, visit their web side: www.bsquare.com or
contact
BSQUARE Headquarters (USA)
888-820-4500
sales @bsquare.com
BSQUARE (Europe)
+49 (811) 600 59-0
europe@bsquare.com
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Unpack the label
printer
Scope of delivery
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Installation
Lift the label printer out of the box.
Check the label printer for transport damages.
Check delivery for completeness.
•
Label printer.
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Empty core, mounted on transfer ribbon rewinder.
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Tear-off edge (basic printers only).
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Dispenser edge (printers with dispenser option only).
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Power cable.
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Documentation.
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Printer driver CD.
Retain original packaging for subsequent transport.
4.1 Setting up the label printer
CAUTION!
The label printer and the print media can be damaged by
moisture and water.
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from sprayed water.
Set up label printer on a level, vibration-free and air draught-free
surface.
Open cover of label printer.
Remove foam transportation safeguards near the printhead.
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4.2 Connecting the label printer
Connecting to the
power supply
The label printer is equipped with a versatile power supply unit. The
device may be operated with a mains voltage of 230 V / 50-60 Hz
without any adjustments or modifications.
CAUTION!
The label printer can be damaged by undefined switch-on
currents.
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Set de power switch (1) to '0' before plugging in the
label printer.
Insert power cable into power connection socket (2).
Insert plug of power cable into a grounded electrical outlet.
Insufficient or missing grounding can cause faults during
operation.
Connecting to a
computer or to a
computer network
Ensure that all computers and connection cables connected to
the label printer are grounded.
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Connect label printer to computer or network with a suitable
cable.
4.3 Switching the label printer on and off
Once all connections have been made:
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Switch label printer on witch the power switch.
After switching on the label printer the main menu appears
which shows the printer type, current date and time
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4.4 Initiation of the label printer
After switching on the label printer the main menu appears which
shows the printer type, current date and time.
Insert label material and transfer ribbon (see chapter 5. Loading
media, on page 27).
Start measuring in menu item 'Label layout/Measure label' (see
chapter 6.4 Label layout, on page 40).
Press key
to finish measuring.
To enable correct measuring, at least two completed labels have
to be passed through (not for continuous labels).
During measuring the label and gap length small differences can
occur. Therefore the values can be set manually in the menu 'Label
layout/Label and Gap'.
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Loading media
5
Loading media
5.1 Loading label roll
Loading label roll in
tear-off mode
Figure 4
1. Open the printer cover.
2. Open printhead (A) by turning the red pressure lever (B)
anticlockwise.
Spectra 216!
Pull centring plate (K) outwardly.
3. Remove the outside label mounting plate (C).
4. Load the label roll with inner winding onto the unwinding roll (D).
5. Attach again the label mounting plate.
6. Lead the label material below the label guiding (E).
Pay attention that the label runs through the photocell (F).
Spectra 216!
Lift centring plate (K) again upwards.
7. In order to move the printhead (A) down, turn the red pressure
lever (B) in clockwise direction until it locks.
8. In front of the printhead you can see the tear off (G) from which
you can rip off labels to the bottom.
9. Enter the offset value in the menu 'Print settings/Tear off'.
10. Adjust the adjusting rings (H) of the label guiding to the width of
material.
11. Close the printer cover.
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Loading label roll in
rewind mode
Figure 5
In rewind mode the labels are wound up internally after printing for
later use.
1. Open the printer cover.
2. Open printhead (A) by turning the red pressure lever (B)
anticlockwise.
Spectra 216!
Pull centring plate (K) outwardly.
3. Remove the outside label mounting plate (C).
4. Load the label roll with inner winding onto the unwinding roll (D).
5. Attach again the label mounting plate.
6. Lead the label material below the label guiding (E).
Pay attention that the label runs through the photocell (F).
7. Place the labels around the front sheet (G) and lead them below
the mechanics to the rear.
8. Clamp the label material, with the handle (H) designated for it, at
the rewinding roll (I).
Spectra 216!
Lift centring plate (K) again upwards.
9. In order to move the printhead (A) down, turn the red pressure
lever (B) in clockwise direction until it locks.
10. Adjust the adjusting rings (J) of the label guiding to the width of
material.
11. Close the printer cover.
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Loading label roll in
cutter mode
Figure 6
1. Open the printer cover.
2. Open printhead (A) by turning the red pressure lever (B)
anticlockwise.
Spectra 216!
Pull centring plate (K) outwardly.
3. Remove the outside label mounting plate (C).
4. Load the label roll with inner winding onto the unwinding roll (D).
5. Attach again the label mounting plate.
6. Lead the label material below the label guiding (E) and printhead
(A).
Pay attention that the label runs through the photocell (F).
7. Lead the label material between the inserting angle (G) and the
cutter ledge (H).
Spectra 216!
Lift centring plate (K) again upwards.
8. In order to move the printhead (A) down, turn the red pressure
lever (B) in clockwise direction until it locks.
9. Adjust the adjusting rings (J) of the label guiding to the width of
material.
10. Close the printer cover.
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Loading media
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Loading label roll in
dispenser mode
Figure 7
1. Open the printer cover.
2. Open printhead (A) by turning the red pressure lever (B)
anticlockwise.
Spectra 216!
Pull centring plate (P) outwardly.
3. Remove the outside label mounting plate (C).
4. Load the label roll with inner winding onto the unwinding roll (D).
5. Attach again the label mounting plate.
6. Lead the label material below the label guiding (E) and printhead
(A).
Pay attention that the label runs through the photocell (F).
7. Lift the dispensing whip (H) by pulling the knurled knob (I)
outwards to front/to the bottom.
Spectra 216!
Lift centring plate (P) again upwards.
8. In order to move the printhead (A) down, turn the red pressure
lever (B) in clockwise direction until it locks.
9. Adjust the adjusting rings (G) of the label guiding to the width of
material.
10. Strip some labels from the backing paper and lead the backing
material over the dispensing whip (J) and behind the plastic roll
(K).
11. Press again the dispensing whip (H) to the top and lock it.
12. Place the backing material around the cover sheet below (L) and
fix it with the clamp (N) at the rewinding unit (M).
13. Enter the offset value in 'Dispenser I/O' menu.
14. Close the printer cover.
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5.2 Loading fanfold labels
Figure 8
1. Open the printer cover.
2. Open printhead (A) by turning the red pressure lever (B)
anticlockwise.
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Pull centring plate (K) outwardly.
3. Load the fan-fold material from the back in the corresponding
guiding (C).
4. Lead the fan-fold material below the label guiding (D).
Pay attention that the label runs through the photocell (E).
Spectra 216!
Lift centring plate (K) again upwards.
5. In order to move the printhead (A) down, turn the red pressure
lever (B) in clockwise direction until it locks.
6. Adjust the adjusting rings (F) + (G) of the respective label guiding
to the width of material.
7. Close the printer cover.
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5.3 Loading transfer ribbon
For the thermal transfer printing method it is necessary to
load a ribbon, otherwise when using the printer in direct
thermal print it is not necessary to load a ribbon. The
ribbons used in the printer have to be at least the same
width as the print media. In case the ribbon is narrower
than the print media, the printhead is partly unprotected
and this could lead to early wear and tear.
Figure 9
Before a new transfer ribbon roll is loaded, the printhead
must be cleaned using printhead and roller cleaner
(97.20.002). For detailed information, please see page 69.
The handling instructions for the use of Isopropanol (IPA)
must be observed. In the case of skin or eye contact,
immediately wash off the fluid thoroughly with running
water. If the irritation persists, consult a doctor. Ensure
good ventilation.
1. Open the printer cover.
2. Open printhead (A) by turning the red pressure lever (B)
anticlockwise.
Spectra 216!
Pull centring plate (K) outwardly.
4. Load the transfer ribbon roll (C) with outer winding onto the
unwinding roll (D).
5. Place an empty ribbon roll on the rewinding roll (E) and lead the
transfer ribbon below the printhead.
6. Fix the ribbon with an adhesive tape in rotating direction at the
empty roll of the rewinding roll (E).
Pay attention to the rotation direction of transfer ribbon rewinder
anticlockwise.
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7. In order to move the printhead (A) down, turn the red pressure
lever (B) in clockwise direction until it locks.
8. Close the printer cover.
As for the electrostatic unloading the thin coating of the
thermal printhead or other electronic parts can be
damaged, the transfer ribbon should be antistatic.
The use of wrong materials can lead to printer
malfunctions and the guarantee can expire.
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Function menu
6
Function menu
6.1 Keyboard
By means of the foil keyboard of the label printer you can make
modifications in the function menu. The set parameters are saved in
the label printer and are available after switching on the machine.
Key
Meaning
Function
Main menu
Back to the main menu.
Activate test print.
Delete stopped print order.
Up
Increase values.
Down
Decrease values.
Function menu
Change to the function menu.
In function menu one menu item
back.
Feed
In main menu one label feed.
In the function menu change to the
next menu item.
Start/stop
Confirm settings in function menu.
Stop and continue current print order.
Delete stopped print order with key
. No further label of the print order
is printed.
Memory
Change to memory menu.
Quant
Change to quantity menu.
Use keys
and
to select the
number of labels you want to print.
Backwards
Change to previous input field.
Use keys
values.
Forwards
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Change to next input field.
Use keys
values.
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6.2 Menu structure
Print settings
Speed / Contrast
Ribbon control
(On weak, On strong sensibility, Off)
Y offset
X offset
Tear-off offset
Label layout
Label length / Gap length
Column printing
Measure label
Label type (adhesive, continuous labels)
Material selection
Photocell / Scan position
(transmission/reflexion normal, transm./refl. inverse, ultrasonic)
Label error length / Synchronisation
Flip label
Rotate label
Alignment (left, centre, right)
Automatic label measurement
Device settings
Field handling
(Off, keep graphic, delete graphic)
Codpage
External parameters
Buzzer / Display
Language (DE/GB/FR/ES/PT/NL/IT/DK/FI/PL)
Keyboard (DE/GB/FR/GR/ES/SE/US)
Customized entry
Hotstart
Autoload
Manual reprint
Backfeed / Delay
Password protection
Label confirmation
Standard label On/Off
Cutter (option)
Operating modes
Speed
Double cut
Cutting steps
Cutter control
Automatic return
Cleaning cutter
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Dispenser I/O (option)
Operating modes
Photocell level
IN signal level
OUT signal level
Debounce
Start signal delay
I/O protocol
Save signal
Ribbon save (option)
Network (optional)
Ribbon save On/Off
IP address
Net mask
Standard gateway
Speed / Duplex
DHCP
Printer name
Scanner (option)
Mode
Non readables
Label feeding
Scanner type
Scanner setup
Scan offset
Scan length
Scan mode
Scan delay
Scan timeout
Interface COM2
Remote console
Port
Interval
Interface
COM1/Baud/Parity/Data bits/Stop bit
COM2/Baud/Parity/Data bits/Stop bit
SOH start sign, ETB end sign
Data memory
Parallel port
Port test
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Emulation
Date / Time
Emulation On/Off
Set date/time
Summertime On/Off
Sart of summertime (format selection)
Start of summertime (date)
Start of summertime (time)
End of summertime (format selection)
End of summertime (date)
End of summertime (time)
Time shifting
Service functions
Label parameters (A, B, C)
Photocell parameters
Paper counter
Heater resistance
Printhead temperature
Motor Ramp
Print examples (settings, bar codes, fonts)
Input/Output
Cutter photocell
Online/Offline
Ribbon prior warning / Diameter / Reduced speed
Zero point adjustment
Memory card (option)
Load file
Save label
Save configuration
Change directory
Delete file
Format
Copy
Free memory
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6.3 Print settings
After switching on the label printer, the display shows the following:
Press key
to access the function menu.
Press key
to select the menu.
Speed:
Indication of print speed in mm/s (see Technical data, on page 13).
Contrast:
Indication of contrast in %.
Value range: 10% to 200 %.
Step size: 10%
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Transfer ribbon control:
Examination if the transfer ribbon roll is to end or if the ribbon was torn
at the unwinding roll.
Off: The ribbon control is deselected, i.e. the printer continues without
an error message.
On: The ribbon control is selected, i.e. the current print order is
interrupted and an Error Message appears at the printer display.
strong sensibility: The printer reacts immediately to the end of the
transfer ribbon.
weak sensibility: The printer reacts at approx. 1/3 more slowly to the
end of the transfer ribbon.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Y displacement:
Indication of initial point displacement in mm. The label is moved
vertically.
Value range: −30.0 to +90.0.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
X displacement:
Indication of displacement in X direction. The fields on the label are
moved.
Value range: −90.0 to +90.0.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Tear off:
Indication of value to which the last label of a print order is moved
forward and is moved back to the label start at a new print start.
Labels can be torn after termination of the print order without a loss of
labels by tearing.
Default: 12 mm.
Value range: 0 to 50.0 mm.
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6.4 Label layout
Press key
to access the function menu.
Press key
Press key
as long as you arrive at the 'Label layout' menu.
to select the menu.
Label:
Indication of label length in mm (see Technical data, on page 13).
Gap:
Indication of distance between two labels in mm
(not for continuous labels).
Minimum value: 1 mm.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Column printing:
Indication of width of one label as well as how many labels are placed
side by side (see chapter 10.1 Column printing, on page 87).
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Measure label:
to start measuring. The printer stops automatically after
Press key
termination of measuring. The determined values are displayed and
saved.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Label type:
to select continuous
Generally adhesive labels are set. Press key
labels. If the menu label length/gap length contains a gap value, this
value is added to the label length.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Material:
Selection of the used label and transfer ribbon material.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Photocell:
The selection of one of the following photocell types is possible:
Transmission photocell normal and inverse, reflexion photocell normal
and inverse and ultrasonic photocell (option)
(see chapter 10.5 Photocells, on page 94).
Scan position (SP):
Entry of percental label length by that the label end is searched.
Marks onto the label can be skipped.
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Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Label error length:
In case an error occurs, indication after how many mm a message
appears in the display.
Value range: 1 mm to 999 mm.
Synchronisation:
On: If a label is missed on the liner an error message is displayed.
Off: Missing labels are ignored, i.e. it is printed into the gap.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Flip label:
The axis of reflection is in the middle of the label. If the label width
was not transferred to the printer, automatically the default label width
i.e. the width of the printhead is used. It is recommended to use labels
with the same width as the printhead. Otherwise this can cause
problems in positioning.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Rotate label:
According to standard the label is printed ahead with a rotation of 0°. If
the function is activated, the label is rotated by 180° and printed in
reading direction.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Alignment:
The adjustment of label is effected only after 'flip/rotate label', i.e. the
adjustment is independent of the functions flip and rotate label.
Left: The label is aligned at the left-most position of printhead.
Centre: The label is aligned at central point of printhead.
Right: The label is aligned at right-most position of printhead.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Measure label automatically:
On: After switching on the printer, the loaded label is automatically
measured.
Off: In order to start the measurement procedure you have to change
to the corresponding menu.
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6.5 Device settings
Press key
Press key
Press key
to access the function menu.
as long as you arrive at the 'Device settings' menu.
to select the menu.
Field handling:
Off: The complete print memory is deleted.
Keep graphic: A graphic res. a TrueType font is transferred to the
printer once and stored in the printer internal memory. For the
following print order only the modified data is transferred to the printer.
The advantage is the saving of transmitting time for the graphic data.
The graphic data created by the printer itself (internal fonts, bar codes,
...) is generated only if they were changed. The generating time is
saved.
Delete graphic: The graphics res. TrueType fonts stored in the
printer-internal memory is deleted but the other fields are kept.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Codepage:
Indication of the font used in the printer.
The following possibilities are available:
ANSI character set / Codepage 437 / Codepage 850 / GEM German /
GEM English / GEM French / GEM Swedish / GEM Danish
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
External parameters:
On: Sending parameters such as print speed and contrast via our
label creation software to the printer. Parameters which are set
directly at the printer before are no longer considered.
Off: Only settings made directly at the printer are considered.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Buzzer:
On: An acoustic signal is audible when pressing a key.
Off: No signal is audible.
Display:
Setting of display contrast.
Value range: 0 to 7.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Printer language:
Selection of language in which you want to display the text in the
printer display.
At the moment the following languages are available: German,
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, Danish, Finnish
or Polish.
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Function menu
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Keyboard layout:
Selection of region for the desired keyboard layout.
The following possibilities are available: Germany, England, France,
Greece, Spain, Sweden and US.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Customized entry:
On: The question referring the customized variable appears once
before the print start at the display.
Auto: The question referring the customized variable appears after
every printed layout.
Off: No question appears at the display. In this case the stored default
value is printed.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Hotstart:
On: Continue an interrupted print order after switching on the printer
anew.
(Only if printer is equipped with option memory card)
Off: After switching off the printer the complete data is lost
(see chapter 10.3 Hotstart, on page 90).
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Autoload:
On: A label which was loaded once from the memory card can be
loaded again automatically after a restart of printer.
Procedure: The used label is saved onto memory card. The label is
loaded from memory card and printed. After switching the printer Off
and again On, the label is loaded from memory card automatically and
can be printed again.
The last loaded label from memory card is always again loaded
after a restart of printer.
Off: After a restart of printer the last used label must be again loaded
manually from memory card.
A common use of the functions Autoload and Hotstart is not
possible. For a correct Autoload procedure the Hotstart must be
deactivated in the printer.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Manual reprint:
Yes: I In case an error occurred and printer is in stopped mode then
and .
you can reprint the last printed labels by means of keys
No: Only blank labels were advanced.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Backfeed / Delay:
Backfeed: The backfeed was optimised in the operating modes
dispenser (optional), cutter (optional) and tear off. Now, when driving
into the offset, the following label is 'pre-printed' if possible and
therefore the backfeed of label is no necessary and time can be
saved.
Delay: The adjustable deceleration time is only for mode 'backfeed
automatic' of importance
(see chapter 10.4 Backfeed/delay, on page 92).
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Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Password:
By a password several functions can be blocked, so the user cannot
work with them. There are several applications in which the use of
password protection makes sense
(see chapter 10.2 Password, on page 88).
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Label confirmation:
On: A new print order is only printed after confirmation at the device.
An already active continuing print order is printed as long as the
confirmation is effected at the device.
Off: No query appears at the display of control unit.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Standard label:
On: If a print order is started without previous definition of label, the
standard label is printed.
Off: If a print order is started without previous definition of label, an
error message appears in the display.
6.6 Remote console
Press key
Press key
to access the function menu.
as long as you arrive at the 'Remote console' menu.
For more information please contact our sales department.
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6.7 Interface
Press key
Press key
Press key
to access the function menu.
as long as you arrive at the 'Interface' menu.
to select the menu.
COM1:
0 - serial interface Off.
1 - serial interface On.
2 - serial Interface On, no error message occurs in case of a
transmission error.
Baud rate:
Indication of bits which are transferred per second.
Following values are possible: 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400
and 57600.
P = Parity:
N - No parity; E - Even; O - Odd
Please observe that the settings correspond to those of the printer.
D = Data bits:
Setting of data bits. Value range: 7 or 8 Bits.
S = Stop bits:
Indication of stop bits between bytes. Value range: 1 or 2 stop bits.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
0 - serial interface Off.
1 - serial interface On.
2 - serial Interface On, no error message occurs in case of a
transmission error.
Baud rate:
Indication of bits which are transferred per second.
Following values are possible: 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400
and 57600.
P = Parity:
N - No parity; E - Even; O - Odd
Please observe that the settings correspond to those of the printer.
D = Data bits:
Setting of data bits. Value range: 7 or 8 Bits.
S = Stop bits:
Indication of stop bits between bytes. Value range: 1 or 2 stop bits.
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Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Hex format 01
SOH: Start of data transfer block
Hex formal 17
ETB: End of data transfer block
Two different start / en signs can be set. The settings are normally
SOH = 01 HEX and ETB = 17 HEX. Several host computers cannot
process these signs and therefore SOH = 5E HEX and ETB = 5F
cannot be set.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Data memory:
Standard: After starting a print order the printer buffer receives data
as long as it is filled.
Advanced: During a current print order data is received and
processed.
Off: After starting a print order no more data is received.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Parallel port:
SPP - Standard Parallel Port
ECP - Extended Capabilities Port (grants a fast data transmission but
it is only to set at PCs of newer version).
Please observe that the settings correspond to those of the PC.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Port test:
Check whether the data are transferred via the interface.
and
keys to select standard (on). Press the
key
Press the
and the data sent via any port (COM1, LPT, USB, TCP/IP) is printed.
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6.8 Emulation
Press key
Press key
Press key
to access the function menu.
as long as you arrive at the 'Emulation' menu.
to select the menu.
Protocol:
CVPL: Carl Valentin Programming Language
®
ZPL: Zebra Programming Language
®
Change between CVPL protocol and ZPL II protocol.
Press key
to confirm the selection.
®
The printer performs a restart and ZPL II commands are transformed
into CVPL commands internally by the printer and then executed by
the printer.
Press key
in menu protocol to arrive at the next menu item.
Printhead resolution:
®
At activated ZPL II emulation the printhead resolution of the emulated
printer must be set, e.g. 11.8 Dot/mm (= 300 dpi).
®
If the printhead resolution of the Zebra printer differs from
that of the Valentin printer, then the size of objects (e.g. texts,
graphics) complies not exactly.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Drive mapping:
®
The access to Zebra drives
B: Memory Card
R: RAM Disk (standard drive, if not indicated)
is rerouted to the corresponding Valentin drives
A: Memory Card (slot 1) and/or Compact Flash
B: Memory Card (slot 2)
R: RAM Disk
This can be necessary if the available space on the RAM disk (at
present. 512 KByte) is not sufficient or if bitmap fonts are downloaded
to the printer and be stored permanently.
®
As the printer build-in fonts in Zebra printers are not available
in Valentin printers, this can cause small differences in the
text image.
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6.9 Date & time
Press key
Press key
Press key
to access the function menu.
as long as you arrive at the 'Date/Time' menu.
to select the menu.
Set date and time:
The upper line of display shows the current date, the second line the
current time.
With keys and you can change to the next or previous field. With
and
you can increase and/or decrease the displayed
keys
values.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Summertime:
On: Printer automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes.
Off: Summertime is not automatically recognized and adjusted.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Start of summertime (format):
Select the format in which you want to define beginning summertime.
The above example indicates the default setting (European format).
DD = day; WW = week; WD = weekday; MM = month; YY = year;
next day = only next day is taken into consideration
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Start of summertime (date):
By means of this function you can enter the date at which summertime
has to start. This entry refers to the previously selected format.
Example: summertime is automatically adjusted at last Sunday in
March (03).
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Start of summertime (time):
By means of this function you can define the time when you want to
start summertime.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
End of summertime (format):
Select the format in which you want to define end of summertime.
The above example indicates the default setting (European format).
DD = day; WW = week; WD = weekday; MM = month; YY = year;
next day = only next day is taken into consideration
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
End of summertime (date):
By means of this function you can define the date when you want to
stop summertime. The entry refers to the previously selected format.
Example: summertime is automatically adjusted at last Sunday in
October (10).
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
End of summertime (time):
By means of this function you can define the time when you want to
stop summertime.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Time shifting:
By means of this function you can enter time shifting in hours and
minutes (for automatically adjustment from summer and wintertime).
This entry refers to the currently set printer time.
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6.10 Service functions
So that the distributor res. the printer manufacturer at the case
of service can offer fast support, the printer is equipped with
the Service functions menu.
Necessary information such as set parameter can read
directly at the printer (see chapter 6.11, on page 52).
Press key
Press key
Press key
to access the function menu.
as long as you arrive at the 'Service functions' menu.
to select the menu.
Label parameters:
Indication of label parameters in Volt.
A: Indication of minimum value.
B: Indication of difference between minimum and maximum value.
C: Indication of trigger level. The value is ascertained while measuring
and can be changed.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
DLS: Indication of transmission photocell level in Volt.
RLS: Indication of reflexion photocell level in Volt.
SLS: Indication of peel off photocell level in Volt.
TR: Indication of transfer ribbon photocell status
(either 0 or 1).
H: Indication of printhead position.
0 = printhead down
1 = printhead up
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Paper counter:
D: Indication of printhead attainment in meters.
G: Indication of printer attainment in meters.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Heater resistance:
To achieve a high print quality, the indicated Ohm value must be set
after an exchange of printhead.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Printhead temperature:
Indication of printhead temperature. The printhead temperature
corresponds normally to the room temperature. In case the maximum
printhead temperature is exceeded, the current print order is
interrupted and an error message appears at the printer display.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Motor Ramp:
This function is often used for high printing speed as the tearing of
transfer ribbon can be prevented.
The higher the '++' value is set, the slower the feeding motor is
accelerated.
The smaller the '−−' value is set, the faster the feeding motor is
decelerated.
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Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Print examples:
Settings: Printout of all printer settings such as speed, label and
transfer ribbon material.
Bar codes: Printout of all available bar code types.
Fonts: Printout of all available font types.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Input/Output:
Indication of signal level which indicates the signal a print order is
started.
0 - Low
1 – High
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Cutter photocell:
1 - Printer is equipped with a cutter
0 - Printer is not equipped with a cutter
CH:
1 - The cutter is in the initial position and ready for the cutting
procedure.
0 - The cutter is not in the initial position. Before you are going to
release a cutting procedure you first have to place the cutter in its
initial position.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Online/Offline:
This function is activated e.g. if the transfer ribbon is to be changed. It
is avoided that a print order is processed although the module is not
to change
ready. If the function is activated then press the key
between Online and Offline mode. The respective state is indicated in
the display.
Standard: Off
Online: Data can be received by interface. The keys of the foil
keyboard are only active, if you changed in the Offline mode with key
.
Offline: The keys of the foil keyboard are still active but received data
are not processed. If the module is again in Online mode then new
print orders can be again received.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
TRB = Transfer ribbon advance warning:
Before the end of transfer ribbon, a signal is send by the control
output.
Warning diameter:
Setting of transfer ribbon advance warning diameter.
In case you enter a value in mm then a signal appears via control
output when reaching this diameter (measured at transfer ribbon roll).
v = Reduced print speed:
Setting of the reduced print speed. This can be set in the limits of the
normal print speed. Additionally there are the following settings:
−: No reduced print speed
0: Printer stops at reaching the warning diameter and indicates 'ribbon
error'.
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Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Zero point adjustment:
Indication of value in 1/100 mm.
After replacing the printhead - the print cannot be continued at the
same position on the label, the difference can be corrected.
The value for zero point adjustment is set ex works. After
replacing the printhead, only service personnel are allowed to
set this value anew.
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6.11 Main menu
After switching on the printer, the display shows the following:
The first line of main menu indicates used printer type.
The second line indicates current date and time.
Press key
for display the following:
The second line of display indicates version number of firmware.
After a short time the indication of display returns automatically to
main menu.
Press key
once more for display the following:
Indication of software Build version.
Press key
once more for display the following:
Indication of firmware creation date.
Press key
once more for display the following:
Indication of firmware creation time.
Press key
once more for display the following:
Indication of font version of bitmap fonts.
Press key
once more for display the following:
Indication of font version of vector fonts.
Press key
once more for display the following:
Indication of version numbers of both FPGA
(P = printhead; I = I/O)
Press key
once more for display the following:
Indication of boot software version number.
Press key
once more for display the following:
Indication of memory space of FLASH in MB.
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7
Options
7.1 Cutter
The menu item cutter is only displayed if the printer recognizes the
option via cutter photocell when switching on the printer.
Press key
Press key
Press key
to access the function menu.
as long as you arrive at the 'Cutter' menu.
to select the menu.
In the first line of the display the cutter mode can be selected.
In the second line the cutter offset which is approx. 20 mm can be set.
to change to the next operating mode.
Press key
Cutter operating
modes
Off:
The print order is processed without cutting.
Without backfeed:
A cut is effected after each label.
We recommend using this operating mode if no data which is to print
is in the upper part of the label.
With backfeed:
A cut is effected after each label.
Interval with final cut:
A cut is effected after a fixed number of labels which you have to enter
at the print start and additionally at the end of the print order.
Interval without final cut:
A cut is effected after a fixed number of labels which you have to enter
at the print start. At the end of the printer order no cut is effected
except when the set interval comes to the end of the print order.
Final cut:
A cut is only effected at the end of the print order.
Press key
and/or
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Cutter additional
functions
Spectra series
After the selection of the desired cutter operating mode you have the
to select additional functions.
possibility by pressing key
Cut speed:
Selection of speed to execute a cut.
The cut speed depends on the thickness of used label material, i.e.
the thicker the material the slower the cut should be executed.
Value range: 0 - 4
to arrive at the next function.
Press key
Double cut:
When using this function, after the first cut a feed with the set offset is
effected and then cut anew. After the cut a back feed to the printing
position is effected.
to arrive at the next function.
Press key
Cutter steps:
In case of using thin labels or if the user only wants to cut into a
and
to reduce res. increase
certain part of the label, press keys
in 20.0 mm steps the cutter steps.
Start cutting a label is only recommended when using a cutter mode
without backfeed as otherwise at the backfeed the labels tear.
to arrive at the next function.
Press key
Cutter control:
Automatic: After each printed label a cut is released.
External: A cut is released by an external I/O. External can only be
selected if the label printer is equipped with option external I/O.
to arrive at the next function.
Press key
Automatic return:
On: The label is pulled back immediately after the cut.
Off: The label is pulled back only before the next print.
to arrive at the next function.
Press key
Cleaning:
Press key to move the cutter in the appropriate cleaning position.
The cutter is moved stepwise as set in the menu cutter steps. Press
key to move the cutter again in the start res. cutting position.
CAUTION!
Danger of injury by positioning the cutter!
⇒
Before starting a new print order, press key
move the cutter again in the initial position.
to
Single cut:
In case you are in the main menu or a print order has been stopped
you can release a single cut by pressing key .
The type of the single cut depends on the set cutter mode, offset and
the value set for the double cut.
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7.2 Dispenser I/O
In order to operate the printer in dispensing mode a print order has to
be started and the printer has to be in 'waiting' mode.
Press key
Press key
Press key
to access the function menu.
as long as you arrive at the 'Dispenser I/O' menu.
to select the menu.
In the first line of the display the dispenser mode can be selected.
In the second line the dispenser offset which is approx. 18 mm can be
set.
Press key
Dispenser I/O
operating modes
to arrive at the next operating mode.
Off:
It is printed without the labels are dispensed.
I/O static:
The input signal evaluated, i.e. it is printed as long as the signal
exists. The number of labels which was entered at the print start is
printed.
The set dispenser offset is not taken into consideration.
I/O static continuous:
You can find the description of this operating mode in chapter I/O
static.
Continuous means that it is printed as long as new data is transferred
via interface
The set dispenser offset is not taken into consideration.
I/O dynamic:
The external signal is evaluated dynamically, i.e. is the printer in
'waiting' mode a single label is printed at each signal changing. After
the print the set dispenser offset is executed, i.e. a backfeed is
effected.
I/O dynamic continuous:
You can find the description of this operating mode in chapter I/O
dynamic.
Continuous means that it is printed as long as new data is transferred
via interface.
Photocell:
The printer is controlled via photocell. The printer prints automatically
a label if the user takes away the label at the dispensing ledge. The
print order is finished when the target number of labels is reached.
Photocell continuous:
You can find the description of this operating mode in chapter
photocell.
Continuous means that it is printed as long as new data is transferred
via interface.
Press key
and/or
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Additional parameters
for dispenser I/O
Spectra series
After selection of desired dispenser I/O operating mode, press key
to select additional parameters.
Photocell switch level:
First value = Indication of current photocell level.
Second value = Indication if a label (value = 1) or if no label (value =
0) was found.
Third value = Indication of switch level. The modification of this value
is only taken into consideration for the operating modes Photocell and
Photocell continuous.
Press key
to arrive at the next parameter.
IN signal level:
Indication of signal at which a print order is started.
+
−
x
s
=
=
=
=
active signal level is 'high' (1)
active signal level is 'low' (0)
not activated signal level
*
status can be affected by interface
The modification of the signal level is only taken into consideration for
the operating modes I/O static, I/O dynamic, I/O static continuous and
I/O dynamic continuous.
Press key
to arrive at the next parameter.
OUT signal level:
Indication of signal level for output signal.
+
−
s
= active signal level is 'high' (1)
= active signal level is 'low' (0)
= status can be affected by interface*
Press key
to arrive at the next parameter.
Debounce:
Indication of debounce time of the dispenser input. The setting range
of the debounce time is between 0 and 100 ms.
In case the start signal is not clear then you can debounce the input
by means of this menu item.
Press key
to arrive at the next parameter.
Start signal delay:
Indication in time per second of the delay for the start signal.
Value range: 0.00 to 9.99.
Press key
to arrive at the next parameter.
IO protocol:
Indication of interface at which the modifications of input signals (I/O)
are sent.
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Press key
to arrive at the next parameter.
Save signal:
On: The start signal for the next label can already be released during
printing the current label. The signal is registered from the printer. The
printer starts printing the next label immediately after finishing the
current one. Therefore time can be saved and performance be
increased.
Off: The start signal for the next label can only be released if the
current label is printed to the end and the printer is again in 'waiting'
state (output 'ready' set). If the start signal was released already
before, so this is ignored.
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Options
Spectra series
7.3 Ribbon save
The menu item ribbon save is only displayed if the printer recognizes
the option by the ribbon save photocell when switching on the printer.
Ribbon save = maximum utilisation of transfer ribbon
The above example shows that the consumption of transfer ribbon is
much lower when using the ribbon save option.
Press key
Press key
Press key
Press key
to access the function menu.
as long as you arrive at the 'Ribbon save' menu.
to select the menu.
so switch the ribbon savings function On or Off.
7.4 Network
Press key
Press key
to access the function menu.
as long as you arrive at the 'Network' menu.
This menu item can only be selected if a network card is recognised at
switching on the printer, otherwise a message appears that the option
is not available.
For more information, please see the separate manual.
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7.5 Scanner
Press key
Press key
Press key
to access the function menu.
as long as you arrive at the 'Scanner' menu.
to select the menu.
Mode:
0 Off
1 Mode 1 (data comparison)
i.e. bar code date which was read by the scanner is compared with
the printed data.
2 Mode 2 (check readability)
i.e. it is only checked if the scanner can read the printed bar codes.
NoRd = Non readables:
Indication of number of successive non readables, i.e. when the
printer indicates an error message.
Value range: 0 - 9
1 = the printer stops at the first label which cannot be red from the
scanner and shows an error message.
0 = the printer do not stop at non-readable. A message appears at the
display only.
VEtik = Label feeding:
In many cases it is impossible to position the scanner directly at the
printhead, and therefore with this setting a feeding can be set
Value range: 1 - 5
The illustration below clarifies the meaning of this parameter.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Scanner type:
Selection of the connected scanner type.
For more information about the different scanner models, please
contact our sales department.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Scanner setup:
Positioning of scanner. First of all, the scanner must be connected,
the appropriate scanner must be selected in the scanner type menu,
the interface must be activated in the interface parameter menu and
the interface parameters must be set correctly.
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Options
Spectra series
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Scan offset:
Indication of value at which the label is moved so the scanner can
read data onto the label.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Scan length:
If this parameter is set to 0 (AUTO), the switch on and off position of
scanner is calculated by means of position and height of bar code
onto the label.
If the parameter Scan Length is not 0, so this defines the length of
scan sector. The start of scan sector is then set by the parameter
Scan Offset. The following drawing shows the meaning of parameter.
Figure 10
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Scan mode:
With this parameter can be adjusted, at which time the scanning of the
bar code is to be effected - during printing or after printing.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Scan delay:
In scan mode 'after print' the scanner is switched On after the label
was printed. With this value the time can be specified between
printing the label and switching On the scanner.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Scan timeout:
In scan mode 'after print' can be specified with this value the time
which is available for scanning the label.
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
Interface:
In order to use a scanner, the COM interface must be set to 1.
For more information, please see the separate manual.
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7.6 Memory Card
This label printer is equipped at the rear with two memory card slots.
By means of this memory card you can permanently save via interface
graphics, text, label data or information from database.
Insertion and removal
of memory card
Insert memory card with contact side forwards to the slot that was
planned for it. Take care that the memory card engaged and the
marking is on the left side (see illustration).
To take the memory card out of device A you have to press the upper
ejector knob, to take out the card of device B press the lower one.
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File and/or
directory name
The printer handles your memory card as a DOS compatible file
system.
After formatting the memory card the STANDARD directory is
automatically available. After switching on the printer or inserting the
memory card, this directory is the current one. The directories are
displayed with capital letters and the '<' sign. The indication of single
files is effected in small letters.
The first line of the display shows the directory in capital letters res.
the selected file, the second line shows the currently selected device
with the corresponding path indication.
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Options
Key assignment
Selecting label
Spectra series
Press key
to indicate the saved labels onto the memory card.
Press key
to enter the memory card menu.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
to return to the previous menu item.
Press key
to select a menu and/or to confirm a query.
Press key
function.
to change between drive A and B inside a selected
Press key
and
Press key
and
to browse the contents of the current directory.
to change to the indicated directory.
Keys:
Press key
directory.
Press key
and
to select the desired label in STANDARD
to select the label.
Select the number of labels which you want to print
Press key
to start the print order.
After finishing the print order the display shows again the main menu.
It is NOT possible to change the directory. Enter the menu
'Change dir' to change the directory.
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Loading file from
memory card
Options
Keys:
,
Press key
to select the 'Load file' menu item.
Select the file you want to load and confirm the selection with key
.
The loaded label is now in the printer internal storage and after the
loading procedure the display shows the main menu.
Saving label onto
memory card
Keys:
,
Press key
,
to select the 'Save label' menu item.
Select the directory and/or label you want to save and confirm the
.
selection with key
Confirm the query with
and the label will be saved.
After the saving procedure the display shows again the main menu.
Saving configuration
Keys:
,
Press key
,
,
to select the 'Save configuration' menu item.
As standard, the proposed file name is config.cfg. This name can be
changed by the user. In this file the printer parameters are saved
which are not saved permanent in the internal Flash.
Press key
to start the saving procedure.
After the saving procedure, the display shows again the main menu.
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Options
Changing
directory/drive
Spectra series
Keys:
,
Press key
,
,
,
to select the 'Change directory' menu item.
The lower line of display shows the directory which is selected at the
moment.
Press key
and
Press key
and
Press key
to change the directory in the upper line.
to show all available directories.
to confirm the selected directory.
After changing the directory the display shows again the main menu.
Deleting file from
memory card
Keys:
,
Press key
,
,
,
,
to select the 'Delete file' menu item.
Select directory and/or label you want to delete and confirm the
.
selection with key
The selected label is deleted from the memory card.
After the deleting procedure the display shows again the first menu
item 'load file'.
Formatting
memory card
Keys:
,
,
,
,
,
,
Press key
to select the 'Format' menu item.
Press key
to confirm the selection and the procedure is started.
When formatting the memory card the STANDARD directory is
automatically created.
After the formatting procedure the display shows again the 'load file'
menu item.
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Copying
memory card
Options
Keys:
,
Press key
,
,
,
,
,
,
to select the 'Copy' menu item.
to select the copy function.
Press key
Drive A to A, A to B, B to A or B to B.
to confirm the
Insert source and destination card and press key
selection. The content of the source card is transferred to the
destination card.
When copying from A to A and B to B, please observe that the
memory cards have the same storage capacity.
When copying from A to A res. B to B first of all the query regarding
the destination card appears on the display.
Insert card and confirm the query. If the content of the card is loaded
into the printer-internal memory, a prompt appears to insert the
destination card.
Depending on the storage capacity of memory card, this
procedure is to be repeated.
After the copying procedure the display shows again the 'Load file'
menu item.
Indication of free
memory space
Keys:
,
Press key
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
to select the Free memory' menu item.
The still available memory space onto memory card is indicated.
Press key
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Maintenance and cleaning
8
Maintenance and cleaning
DANGER!
Risk of death by electric shock!
⇒
Disconnect the label printer from power supply
before performing any maintenance work.
When cleaning the label printer, personal protective
equipment such as safety goggles and gloves are
recommended.
Maintenance
schedule
Maintenance task
Frequency
General cleaning (see section
8.1, on page 68).
As necessary.
Cleaning print roller (see section
8.2, on page 68).
Each time the label roll is
changed or when the printout and
label transport are adversely
affected.
Cleaning printhead (see section
8.3, on page 69).
Direct thermal printing:
Each time the label roll is
changed.
Thermal transfer printing:
Each time the transfer ribbon is
changed or when the printout is
adversely affected.
Cleaning label photocell (see
section 8.4, on page 70).
When exchanging the label roll.
Replacing printhead (see
section 8.5, on page 71).
When errors in the printout occur.
The handling instructions for the use of Isopropanol (IPA)
must be observed. In the case of skin or eye contact,
immediately wash off the fluid thoroughly with running
water. If the irritation persists, consult a doctor. Ensure
good ventilation.
WARNING!
Risk of fire by easily inflammable label soluble!
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When using label soluble, dust must be completely
removed from the label printer and cleaned.
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8.1 General cleaning
CAUTION!
Abrasive cleaning agents can damage the label printer!
⇒
⇒
⇒
Do not use abrasives or solvents to clean the outer
surface of the label printer.
Remove dust and paper fuzz in the printing area with a soft
brush or vacuum cleaner.
Clean outer surfaces with an all-purpose cleaner.
8.2 Cleaning the printer roller
A soiled print roll can lead to reduced print quality and can affect
transport of material.
Figure 12
1. Open printer cover.
2. Turn red lever (B) counter clockwise to lift up the printhead (A).
3. Remove labels and transfer ribbon form the label printer.
4. Remove deposits with roller cleaner and a soft cloth.
5. Turn the roller (C) manually step by step to clean the complete
roller (only possible when printer is switched off, as otherwise the
step motor is full of power and the roller is kept in its position).
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8.3 Cleaning the printhead
Printing can cause accumulation of dirt at printhead e.g. by colour
particles of transfer ribbon, and therefore it is necessary to clean the
printhead in regular periods depending on operating hours,
environmental effects such as dust etc.
CAUTION!
Printhead can be damaged!
⇒
⇒
Do not use sharp or hard objects to clean the
printhead.
Do not touch protective glass layer of the printhead.
Figure 13
1. Open printer cover.
2. Turn red lever (B, in Figure 12) counter clockwise to lift up the
printhead.
3. Remove labels and transfer ribbon from the label printer.
4. Clean printhead surface with special cleaning pen or a cotton
swab dipped in pure alcohol.
5. Allow printhead to dry for 2-3 minutes before commissioning the
printer.
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8.4 Cleaning the label photocell
CAUTION!
Label photocell can be damaged!
⇒
Do not use sharp or hard objects or solvents to clean
the label photocell.
The label photocell can become dirtied with paper dust and this can
adversely affect label detection.
Figure 14
1. Open printer cover.
2. Turn red lever (B, in Figure 12) counter clockwise to lift up the
printhead.
3. Remove labels and transfer ribbon from the label printer.
4. Blow out the photocell (A) with pressure gas spray.
Observe strictly the instructions on the spray can!
5. Clean the label photocell (A) additionally with a cleaning card (B)
before soaked in pure alcohol. Move the cleaning card from one
side to the other (see illustration).
6. Reload labels and transfer ribbon (see chapter 5 Loading media,
on page 27).
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8.5 Replacing the printhead (general)
The printhead (4) is preinstalled on a head plate (1) and
precisely aligned at the factory.
Figure 15
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Head plate
Plug connection signal
Plug connection tension
Printhead
Focal line
Guiding
Knurled screw
CAUTION!
The printhead can be damaged by static electricity
discharges and impacts!
⇒
⇒
⇒
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Set up printer on a grounded, conductive surface.
Ground your body, e.g. by wearing a grounded
wristband.
Do not touch contacts on the plug connections (2, 3).
Do not touch printing line (5) with hard objects or
your hands.
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8.6 Replacing FlatType printhead
Figure 16
Removing the
printhead
1. Remove labels and transfer ribbon from the label printer.
2. When printhead is closed, loosen the knurled screws (1).
3. Turn red lever (2) counter clockwise to lift up the printhead.
4. If the printhead (3) is not disengaged on the pressure roller,
continue loosen the knurled screws (1).
5. Remove the printhead carefully to the front until you can reach the
plug connections.
6. Remove plug connections and then remove printhead (3).
Installing the printhead
1. Attach plug connections.
2. Position printhead in printhead mounting bracket in such a way
that the pins are secured in the corresponding holes in the head
plate.
3. Lightly keep printhead mounting bracket on the printer roller with
one finger and check for correct positioning of the printhead.
4. Screw in screw (4) and tighten it.
5. Check resistance value on the type plate of printhead and if
necessary change the value in the menu 'Service functions/Heater
resistance'.
6. Reload labels and transfer ribbon (see chapter 5 Loading media,
on page 27).
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8.7 Adjusting FlatType printhead
Parallelism
An important characteristic for a high quality print is the parallelism of
the focal line of the thermal printhead to the pressure roll. Because of
the fact that the position of focal line of the printhead depends on
fluctuations caused by production, it is necessary to adjust the
parallelism.
1. Loosen the screws (4, Figure 16) with a hexagon key by approx.
¼ rotations.
2. Adjust the parallelism with the adjusting screws (5, Figure 16).
Clockwise = printhead moves backwards
Counter clockwise = printhead moves forwards
3. Adjust the parallelism as long as the printing result comes up to
your full expectation.
4. Tighten again screws (4, Figure 16).
5. Start a print order with approx. 10 labels and control the correct
passage of transfer ribbon.
Pressure balance
right/left
After adjusting parallelism and no even strong pressure exists over
the complete print width, by means of a plate (6) you can set the
balance as follows:
1. Loosen screw (7, Figure 16) with a screwdriver by approx. ¼
rotations.
2. In order to achieve a pressure balance, turn the excentric bolt (8,
Figure 16) as long as the printing result comes up to your full
expectation.
3. Tighten again screw (7, Figure 16).
4. Start a print order with approx. 10 labels and control the correct
passage of transfer ribbon.
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Pressure
Spectra series
Increasing the head contact pressure leads to an improvement of the
print image density on the corresponding side and to a shifting of the
ribbon feed path in the corresponding direction.
CAUTION!
Damage of printhead by unequal use!
⇒
Change factory settings only in exceptional cases.
The selection of the smallest value can optimise the life cycle of
printhead.
1. Turn pressure screws (9, Figure 16) to change the pressure of
printhead.
2. Turning the pressure screws (9, Figure 16) as far as they will go in
clockwise direction results in a pressure increase of 10N in
contrast to the factory setting.
3. Turning the pressure screws (9, Figure 16) exactly one rotation
from the right stop position counter clockwise results in the factory
settings.
It is importantly that the knurled button which is coated with
protective lacquer is not removed from the pressure screw as
otherwise the above mentioned settings are faulty.
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8.8 Replacing CornerType printhead
Figure 17
Removing the
printhead
1. Remove labels and transfer ribbon from the label printer.
2. When printhead is closed, loosen the knurled screws (1).
3. Turn red lever (2) counter clockwise to lift up the printhead.
4. If the printhead (3) is not disengaged on the pressure roller,
continue loosen the knurled screws (1).
5. Remove the printhead carefully to the front until you can reach the
plug connections.
6. Remove plug connections and then remove printhead (3).
Installing the printhead
1. Attach plug connections.
2. Position printhead in printhead mounting bracket in such a way
that the pins are secured in the corresponding holes in the head
plate.
3. Lightly keep printhead mounting bracket on the printer roller with
one finger and check for correct positioning of the printhead.
4. Screw in screw (1) and tighten it.
5. Check resistance value on the type plate of printhead and if
necessary change the value in the menu 'Service functions/Heater
resistance'.
6. Reload labels and transfer ribbon (see chapter 5 Loading media,
on page 27).
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8.9 Adjusting CornerType printhead
Parallelism
An important characteristic for a high quality print is the parallelism of
the focal line of the thermal printhead to the pressure roll. Because of
the fact that the position of focal line of the printhead depends on
fluctuations caused by production, it is necessary to adjust the
parallelism.
The form of the CornerType printhead needs the setting of parallelism
in direction of the adjusting angle and in horizontal position. It needs a
little bit of experience to know in which direction you have to adjust the
printhead to receive a high quality printing.
1. Loosen the screws (1 or 4, Figure 17) with a hexagon key by
approx. ¼ rotations.
2. Adjust the parallelism with the adjusting screws (5 or 9, Figure
17).
Clockwise = printhead moves backwards
Counter clockwise = printhead moves forwards
3. Adjust the parallelism as long as the printing result comes up to
your full expectation.
4. Tighten again screws (1 or 4, Figure 17).
5. Start a print order with approx. 10 labels and control the correct
passage of transfer ribbon.
Pressure balance
right/left
After adjusting parallelism and no even strong pressure exists over
the complete print width, by means of a plate (6) you can set the
balance as follows:
1. Loosen screw (7, Figure 17) with a screwdriver by approx. ¼
rotations.
2. In order to achieve a pressure balance, turn the excentric bolt (8,
Figure 17) as long as the printing result comes up to your full
expectation.
3. Tighten again screw (7, Figure 17).
4. Start a print order with approx. 10 labels and control the correct
passage of transfer ribbon.
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Maintenance and cleaning
Increasing the head contact pressure leads to an improvement of the
print image density on the corresponding side and to a shifting of the
ribbon feed path in the corresponding direction.
CAUTION!
Damage of printhead by unequal use!
⇒
Change factory settings only in exceptional cases.
The selection of the smallest value can optimise the life cycle of
printhead.
1. Turn pressure screws (10, Figure 17) to change the pressure of
printhead.
2. Turning the pressure screws (10, Figure 17) as far as they will go
in clockwise direction results in a pressure increase of 10N in
contrast to the factory setting.
3. Turning the pressure screws (10, Figure 17) exactly one rotation
from the right stop position counter clockwise results in the factory
settings.
It is importantly that the knurled button which is coated with
protective lacquer is not removed from the pressure screw as
otherwise the above mentioned settings are faulty.
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Error correction
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Error correction
Line rises up completely or partly
over the upper edge of layout.
Move line down (increase Y
value).
Check rotation and font.
Line rises up completely or partly
over the bottom edge of layout.
Move line up (reduce Y value).
Check rotation and font.
One res. several characters of
the text is res. are not available
in the selected font.
Change text.
Change font.
Selected code is not available.
Check code type.
Selected position is not
available.
Check position.
Selected font is not available.
Check font.
Selected font is not available.
Check font.
While measuring no layout was
found.
Set layout length is too large.
Check layout length and if
layouts are inserted correctly.
Restart measuring anew.
No layout available.
Soiled layout photocell.
Layouts not inserted correctly.
Insert new layout roll.
Check if layouts are inserted
correctly.
Clean the layout photocell.
During the print order the ribbon
roll becomes empty.
Defect at the transfer ribbon
photocell.
Change transfer ribbon.
Check transfer ribbon photocell
(service functions).
Stop bit error.
Check stop bits.
Check baud rate.
Check cable (printer and PC).
Parity error.
Check parity.
Check baud rate.
Check cable (printer and PC).
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Loss of data at serial interface
(RS-232).
Check baud rate.
Check cable (printer and PC).
Received line number is invalid
at RS-232 and Centronics.
Check sent data.
Check connection PC - printer.
Invalid length of received mask
statement.
Check sent data.
Check connection PC - printer.
Transferred mask statement is
invalid.
Check sent data.
Check connection PC - printer.
No end of data found.
Check sent data.
Check connection PC - printer.
One res. several characters of
the text is res. are not available
in the selected font.
Change text.
Change font.
Unknown transferred data
record.
Check sent data.
Check connection PC - printer.
For check digit control the
entered res. received check digit
is wrong.
Calculate check digit anew.
Check code data.
Selected SC factor is invalid for
EAN res. UPC.
Check SC factor.
Entered digits for EAN res. UPC
are invalid
< 12; > 13.
Check number of digits.
Selected check digit calculation
is not available in the bar code.
Check calculation of check digit.
Check bar code type.
Selected zoom factor is not
available.
Check zoom factor.
Entered sign is not available.
Check offset value.
Entered offset value is invalid.
Check offset value.
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Error correction
Printhead temperature is too
high.
Defective printhead sensing
device.
Reduce contrast.
Change printhead.
With cut an error occurred.
Paper jam.
Check layout run.
Check cutter run.
Entered data do not correspond
to the characters allowed from
the application identifier.
Check code data.
Selected application identifier is
not available in GS1-128.
Check code data.
F Missing HIBC system sign.
Missing primary code.
Check definition of HIBC code.
Real Time Clock function is
selected but the battery is
empty.
Defective RTC.
Change battery.
Change RTC component.
Interrupted connection CPU memory card.
Defective memory card
interface.
Check connection CPU memory card interface.
Check memory card interface.
No print memory found.
Check memory assembly on
CPU.
At start of a print order the
printhead is open.
Close the printhead and start
print order anew.
BCD error
Invalid format for the calculation
of Euro variable.
Check entered format.
BCD error
Invalid format for the calculation
of Euro variable.
Check entered format.
BCD error
Invalid format for the calculation
of Euro variable.
Check entered format.
Flash component error.
Run a software update.
Change CPU.
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Invalid length of the received
command statement.
Check data sent.
Check connection PC - printer.
Memory card not found / not
correctly inserted.
Insert memory card correctly.
Impossible to read memory card
(faulty).
Check memory card, if
necessary change it.
Memory Card not formatted.
Format memory card.
Attempt to delete the actual
directory.
Change directory.
Too long indication of path.
Indicate a shorter path.
Memory Card is write-protected.
Deactivate write protection.
Attempt to indicate a directory as
file name.
Correct your entry.
Attempt to change a file during
an access is active.
Select another file.
File does not exist on memory
card.
Check file name.
File name contains invalid
characters.
Correct entry of name, remove
special characters.
Internal file system error.
Please contact your distributor.
The max. number (64) of main
directory entries is reached.
Delete at least one main
directory entry and create
subdirectories.
Maximum memory capacity is
reached.
Use new Memory Card, delete
no longer required files.
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The selected file/directory
already exists.
Check name, select a different
name.
During copying procedure not
enough memory space onto
target drive available.
Use a larger target card.
Errors in update file of firmware.
Start update file anew.
The selected file does not
contain graphic data.
Check file name.
Attempt to delete a not empty
directory.
Delete all files and subdirectories in the desired
directory.
No memory card drive found.
Check connection of memory
card drive.
Contact your distributor
No memory card is inserted.
Insert memory card in the slot.
Error at start of web server.
Please contact your distributor.
The direct print module is
equipped with the wrong FPGA.
Please contact your distributor.
The layout length is too long.
The number of layouts per cycle
is too much.
Check layout length res. the
number of layouts per cycle.
Defective photocell.
Change photocell.
Pressure air is not connected.
Check pressure air.
External print release signal is
missing.
Check input signal.
Wrong definition of column width
res. number of columns.
Reduce the column width res.
correct the number of columns.
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The connected bar code
scanner signals a device error.
Check the connection
scanner/printer.
Check scanner (dirty).
Bad print quality.
Printhead completely soiled or
defective.
Print speed too high.
Increase contrast.
Clean printhead or exchange (if
necessary).
Reduce print speed.
Scanned data does not
correspond to the data which is
to print.
Exchange printhead.
As page number either 0 or a
number > 9 is selected.
Select a number between 1 and
9.
A page which is not available is
selected.
Check the defined pages.
The page is not defined.
Check the print definition.
Wrong format for customised
entry.
Check the format string.
Wrong format for date/time.
Check the format string.
No memory card found.
If option hotstart was activated,
a memory card must be
inserted.
Switch off the printer before
inserting the memory card.
Selection of print of several
columns and also mirror/rotate.
It is only possible to select one
of both functions.
Loading of temporary hotstart
files.
Not possible.
Faulty definition of shift times
(overlapping times).
Check definition of shift times.
General RSS bar code error.
Check definition and parameter
of RSS bar code.
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Protocol error IGP.
Check sent data.
Printing creation was still active
at print start.
Reduce print speed.
Use printers' output signal for
synchronisation.
Use bitmap fonts to reduce
generating time.
Both DPM position sensors
(start/end) are active.
Displace zero point sensor
Check sensors in service
functions menu
Font and web data is missing.
Run a software update.
Layout ID definition is missing.
Define layout ID onto the layout.
Scanned data does not
correspond to defined ID.
Wrong layout loaded from
memory card.
RFID unit cannot recognise a
layout.
Displace RFID unit or use an
offset.
Error while checking
programmed data.
Faulty RFID layout.
Check RFID definitions
Error at programming the RFID
layout.
Layout positioning.
Faulty layout.
Faulty or incomplete definition of
RFID data.
Check RFID data definitions.
Definition of layout data does not
correspond with the used layout.
Check storage partitioning of
used layout type
Error at programming the RFID
layout (locked fields).
Check RFID data definitions.
Layout was already
programmed.
Error at programming the RFID
layout.
Check RFID definitions.
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The scanner could not read the
bar code within the set timeout
time.
Defective printhead.
Wrinkles in transfer ribbon.
Scanner wrong positioned.
Timeout time too short.
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Check printhead.
Check transfer ribbon.
Position scanner correctly,
corresponding to the set feeding.
Select longer timeout time.
Scanner data does not
correspond to bar code data.
Check adjustment of scanner.
Check scanner settings /
connection.
Serial interface error.
Check settings for serial data
transmission as well as cable
(printer-PC).
Serial interface error.
Check settings for serial data
transmission as well as cable
(printer-PC).
No printhead-FPGA data
available.
Please contact your responsible
distributor.
Error when programming
printhead-FPGA.
Please contact your responsible
distributor.
Sensor signal up is missing
(option APL 100).
Check input signals /
compressed-air supply.
Sensor signal down is missing
(option APL 100).
Check input signals /
compressed-air supply.
Sensor does not recognise a
label at vacuum plate
(option APL 100).
Check input signals /
compressed-air supply.
Print order is active but device
not ready to process it.
Check start signal.
Print data outside the defined
layout.
Selection of wrong module type
(design software).
Check selected module type.
Check selection of left/right
version.
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No original printhead is used.
Check the used printhead.
Contact your distributor.
Wrong Tag type.
Tad data do not match the Tag
type in the printer.
Adapt data or use the correct
Tag type.
RFID module is not activated.
No RFID data can be processed.
Activate RFID module or remove
RFID data from label data.
Transferred GS1-128 bar code
is invalid.
Verify bar code data (see GS1128 bar code specification).
Error at EPC calculation.
Verify data (see EPC
specification).
When starting the print order the
housing cover is not closed.
Close the housing cover and
start the print order anew.
Transferred EAN.UCC code is
invalid.
Verify bar code data (see
corresponding specification).
Printing carriage does not move.
Check gear belt (possibly
broken).
Applicator error.
Check applicator.
Applicator
Left end position
Check LEFT final position switch
for correct function and position.
Check function of pneumatics for
cross traverse.
Applicator:
Right end position
Check RIGHT final position
switch for correct function and
position.
Check function of pneumatics for
cross traverse.
Applicator:
Not in print position
Check TOP and RIGHT final
position switch for correct
function and position.
Check function of pneumatics.
Please contact your responsible
distributor.
Parameter error XML file.
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Additional information
10 Additional information
10.1 Column printing
With this printer several columns can be printed, i.e. the information of
one column can be printed several times (depending on its width) on a
label. Caused by this the use of the complete print width is possible
and the generating time is enormously reduced.
For example 4 columns with a width of 25 mm or 2 columns with a
width of 50 mm can be printed onto a label with a width of 100 mm.
Please note that the first label is always the one with the largest x
coordinate, i.e. it has the largest distance to the printhead.
Setting the print of
several columns
Press key
Press key
Press key
Press key
to change to the function menu.
as long as to the 'Label layout' menu.
to confirm the selection.
as long as the menu item (see illustration) appears.
Press key
and
to set the label width. As column width the width
of one label is entered, e.g. 20.0 mm.
Press key
Press keys
and
and
to enter the number of columns.
to change the number of columns,
e.g. 4 columns at a label width of 20.0 mm.
Press key
to start a print with indication of number of labels and
number of lines. The number of labels corresponds to the number of
labels that are to print.
e.g. columns: 3, items: 4
The first four labels were printed but not label 5 and 6.
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10.2 Password
Example 1:
The supervisor programs a Memory Card directly with the printer. He
stores 10 different labels. As well he adjusts the printer parameters,
like contrast, speed, etc. to the corresponding values. The user is only
supposed to read the labels from memory card and to print them.
Therefore the supervisor blocks the function menu and the entry
function by a password.
Example 2:
The printer is connected to a PC. The user is only supposed to take
the labels dispensed by the printer and stick them on. To prevent, that
the labels or the printer set-up will not be changed, the supervisor
blocks all printer functions (e.g. function menu, entry menu, etc.) by a
password.
Example 3:
The user has to change several texts before printing. It is not allowed
to change any masks (fonts, position, etc.). Therefore the supervisor
blocks the entry of mask and the function menu. By this means the
user indeed can print labels, but the printer set-up and the masks of
the labels can't be changed.
To receive a most flexible password protection, the printer functions
will be divided into several function groups:
1. Function menu:
In the function menu the printer parameters can be changed (contrast,
speed, mode, ...). The password protection prevents modifications at
the printer settings.
2. Memory Card:
With the functions of your Memory Card labels can be stored, loaded,
....
Here the password protection has to separate, if none or only reading
functions are allowed.
3. Print functions:
With key quant a print can be produced. In case the printer is
connected to a PC, it can be useful, that the user is not able to
produce a print manually. So the password protection prevents that
prints can be produced manually.
Because of these different function groups the password protection is
very flexible. The printer can be adjusted best to its actual order, as
only certain functions are blocked.
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Define password
Additional information
In case no password is defined res. the password protection is not
activated, all functions can be used. In the function menu you will find
the menu item 'Password', where the password can be entered and
the password protection activated.
Press key
Press key
as long as to the 'Password' menu item.
to confirm the selection.
Meaning of abbreviations:
F
MC
D
Function menu
Memory Card
Print functions
In case the password protection is active, but the function menu is not
protected, the password
(4-digit number between 0000 and 9999) has to be entered first, so
the above shown display appears. Now changes can be done. In the
first line the user can define the password (4-digit number).
Activate blocked
function:
Press key
to switch to the next.
Press key
(yes/no).
and
Press key
to change to the second line.
Press key
and
to block/release individual function groups.
(Press key
and
to change from one group to the next one.)
to activate/deactivate the password protection
F:
Function menu
MC:
Memory Card
D:
Printer guiding
0...open
1...locked
0...open
1...only reading access
2...access blocked
0...open
1...open
2...no manual print release
In case the user wants to perform a blocked function, he has to enter
the valid password first.
The entered password has to be confirmed with E. In case the correct
password has been entered the desired function can be performed. If
the entered password was invalid no error message appears but the
main menu will be displayed.
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10.3 Hotstart
Because of the fact that no battery-buffered SRAM is
available, the necessary data has to be saved in another
way, i.e. the data is saved onto memory card. Therefore
the option memory card is a condition for the hotstart menu
item.
The function hotstart contains e.g. that in case of a power failure the
currently loaded label can be further processed without any loss of
data.
Moreover a print order can be interrupted and to be continued after
switching on the printer anew.
At an active hotstart all necessary data is stored on the
memory card therefore do not remove the card during
operation. When removing during operation, this causes
the loss of all data on the memory card.
Saving the current label
Saving the printer order
state
Loading a label and
print order state
90
In case the hotstart function is set to on, at the start of a print order the
data of the current label is saved to the corresponding directory of the
memory card.
However the following conditions have to be fulfilled:
•
Memory card inserted in drive A
•
Memory card not write protected
•
Enough free storage space onto memory card
•
An error message appears in case these conditions are not
fulfilled.
At switching off the printer the state of the current print order is saved
to the corresponding directory of the memory card.
However the following conditions have to be fulfilled:
•
Memory card inserted in drive A
•
Memory card not write protected
•
Enough free storage space onto memory card
In case the hotstart function is set to On, at a new start of printer the
saved label data and the print order state is loaded from the
corresponding file on the memory card. Because of this reason a
memory card has to be inserted at switching on the printer. In case it
is impossible to load the data an error message appears.
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Starting the print order
In case at switching off the label printer a print order was active, then
a print start is released automatically and the required res. actual
number of printed labels is refreshed.
In case the print order was stopped at switching off the label printer, it
is again set to the stopped mode after switching on the label printer
anew.
In case a customized entry was active during switching off the label
printer, the window for the first customized variable is displayed.
Refreshing the variable
counter
As in the intended file only the start values of the counter are saved,
they are refreshed at a new start of the print order by means of the
number of printed labels. Each counter is counted corresponding from
its start value. Afterwards the position of the current and the next
counter update are correctly set by means of the update intervals.
Make sure that in case graphics are onto the label they
have to be saved onto memory card.
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10.4 Backfeed/delay
Backfeed operating
modes
In continuous dispensing mode (IO dynamic continuous, IO static
continuous, IO photocell continuous) no optimised backfeed is
possible. Because of the fact when changing the print order, then the
current label in the offset sector is already printed from the old print
order.
With activated double cut no optimised backfeed is possible.
In the sector that is printed when preprint the following label, no
date/time variable should be existing, because this could be refreshed
before the next start impulse.
Standard
Peel off:
After printing the label, it is driven into the
dispensing offset and waited there, until the label
was removed (photocell) or a new start signal is
given (IO dynamic). Afterwards it is again
backtracked to the beginning of label and then the
next label is printed.
Cutter:
After printing the label, it is driven into the cutter
offset; the label is cut and then backtracked
immediately to the beginning of label (if an operating
mode with backfeed is selected). Afterwards the
next label is printed, if necessary.
Tear off
edge:
After printing the last label of a print order it is driven
into the tear-off offset and the label res. labels can
be taken away. When starting a new print order, first
it is backtracked again to the beginning of label and
then the next label is printed.
If a following print order is available before driving
into the tear-off offset, then it is not driven into tearoff offset but the following label is directly printed.
Peel off:
After printing the label it is driven into the dispensing
offset and then backtracked to the beginning of label
either immediately or after the set delay time. When
releasing a new start signal (IO dynamic) the next
label is immediately printed.
Cutter:
This is the same function as for 'backfeed standard'
as it is always backtracked immediately to the
beginning of label.
After printing the last label of a print order it is driven
into the tear-off offset and then backtracked to the
beginning of label either immediately of after the set
delay time. When starting a new print order then the
next label is immediately printed.
If a following print order is available before driving
into the tear-off offset, then it is not driven into tearoff offset but the following label is directly printed.
Automatic
Tear off
edge:
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Peel off:
After printing the label it is driven into the dispensing
offset and there waited. When releasing a new start
signal (IO dynamic) then the next label is
immediately printed. Because of the fact that the
label is already in the offset, the label is only printed
from beginning of offset position, i.e. at the definition
of label an accordingly large range must be left free
at the top margin of label, because these data are
otherwise not printed.
Cutter:
This is the same function as for 'backfeed standard'
as it is always backtracked after cutting immediately
to the beginning of label.
Tear off
edge:
After printing the last label of a print order it is driven
into the tear-off offset. When starting a new print
order, the next label is immediately printed. Because
of the fact that the label is already in the offset, the
label is only printed from beginning of offset position,
i.e. at the definition of label an accordingly large
range must be left free at the top margin of label,
because these data are otherwise not printed.
If a following print order is available before driving
into the tear-off offset, then it is not driven into tearoff offset but the following label is directly printed.
Peel off:
After printing the label, during driving into dispensing
offset the following label is 'pre-printed', if this is
already available (generated). When releasing a new
start signal (IO dynamic) the already 'pre-printed'
label is printed to the end and when driving into the
dispenser offset the following label is again 'preprinted'. In case the following label is not yet
available or at the last label of a print order, the
dispenser offset is driven as until now, and then for
the next label before printing the backfeed to the
beginning of label is executed.
Cutter:
After printing the label, during driving into the cutter
offset the following label is 'pre-printed', if this is
already available (generated). After the cut it is not
backtracked but the already 'pre-printed' label is
printed to the end and when driving into the cutter
offset the following label is again 'pre-printed'. If the
following label is not yet available or at the last label
of a print order, the cutter offset is driven as until
now, then cut and afterwards the backfeed to the
beginning of label is executed.
Tear off
edge:
This is the same function as for 'backfeed standard'
as it is only driven into the tear-off offset at the last
label of a print order, if no following print order is
available.
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10.5 Photocells
When using reflection photocells you should observe that
the label printer cover is closed and in this way other light
(e.g. working lamp) on the photocell is prevented.
Transmission photocell
normal
For this photocell type the transmitter is at the top res. the receiver at
the bottom, i.e. the infra-red light is sent from the top. In this way the
label detection is also from the top. This photocell type is used for
standard adhesive labels with gap.
Reflexion photocell
normal
For this photocell type the transmitter and receiver are at the bottom,
i.e. the light is reflected by the label and taken over from the receiver.
This photocell type is used for white (light) continuous labels with a
black (dark) bar. The bar is the separator, i.e. it indicates the position
of gap and in this way the label start.
Transmission photocell
inverse
For this photocell type the transmitter is at the top res. the receiver at
the bottom, i.e. the infra-red light is sent from the top. The label
detection is, same as for the transmission photocell normal, from the
top. However, it is printed differently as for normal photocells, in the
translucent place; the label printer recognizes the opaque place as
gap. This photocell type is used frequently when printing foils.
Reflexion photocell
inverse
For this photocell type the transmitter and receiver are at the bottom,
i.e. the light is reflected by the label and taken over from the receiver.
This photocell type is used for black (dark) continuous labels with a
white (light) bar. This bar is the separator, i.e. it indicates the position
of gap and in this way the start of label.
When using transmission photocells inverse, the label
printer must measure a difference of 2.5 V and for
reflection photocells inverse 1 V between translucent and
opaque material. Otherwise the label printer does not
recognize a difference between label and gap (bar).
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10.6 Ultrasonic photocell (option)
The printer may not be equipped with the option ribbon save.
This photocell type is particularly suitable for the use of transparent
labels on transparent backing paper.
The ultrasonic photocell must be adjusted on the currently
used label material.
Adjustment of switching point in 'lightswitching' mode:
The switching output Q is active if the
backing paper is detected between the
labels (gap detection).
Adjustment of
photocell
Position the label between the active
surface of the fork sensor (see arrow
on sensor). With key and/or adjust
until the switching output indicator is
off.
Position the backing paper in the active
area of the fork sensor. The switching
output indicator (yellow) must light up
again. Otherwise increase the
sensitivity with until the switching
threshold is correctly adjusted.
If necessary, adjust the switching point
slightly in the other direction.
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Sensitivity setting
Spectra series
Slow setting:
Press key and/or once.
The red LED lights with each key press.
Fast setting:
Press key and/or permanently.
The red LED flashes after 2 seconds.
Light (L) / dark (D)
switching
Press key
and
The yellow LED changes status and the red LED flashes slowly.
Release keys
Locking the keys
simultaneously for 6 seconds.
and
Press keys and
the key lock.
.
simultaneously for 3 seconds to enable/disable
Locking the keys:
The red LED goes off after 3 seconds.
Release keys and and the red LED lights permanently.
Unlocking the keys:
The red LED lights after 3 seconds.
Release keys and and the red LED goes off.
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Index
11 Index
B
Backfeed/delay ............................................................................. 92, 93
C
Column printing .................................................................................. 87
Connecting printer .............................................................................. 24
Connector pin assignment, printer rear ................................................ 6
E
Environmentally-friendly disposal ......................................................... 6
Error correction ................................... 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87
F
Function menu
Device settings ................................................................... 42, 43, 44
Emulation ........................................................................................ 47
Interface .................................................................................... 45, 46
Label layout .............................................................................. 40, 41
Menu structure .................................................................... 36, 37, 38
Remote console .............................................................................. 44
Service functions ................................................................ 49, 50, 51
Funktionsmenü
Druck Initialisierung ........................................................................ 39
H
Hotstart ......................................................................................... 90, 91
I
Important notes .................................................................................... 5
Initial operation ................................................................................... 25
Input/output
Option I ..................................................................................... 19, 20
Option II .......................................................................................... 21
Installation .......................................................................................... 23
Intended use ......................................................................................... 5
K
Keyboard ............................................................................................ 35
L
Loading media
Cutter mode .................................................................................... 29
Dispenser mode .............................................................................. 30
Fanfold material .............................................................................. 31
Rewind mode .................................................................................. 28
Tear-off mode ................................................................................. 27
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M
Main menu .......................................................................................... 52
Maintenance/cleaning
General cleaning ............................................................................. 68
Label photocell cleaning ................................................................. 70
Maintenance schedule .................................................................... 67
Print roller cleaning ......................................................................... 68
Printhead adjusting ............................................................. 73, 76, 77
Printhead cleaning .......................................................................... 69
Printhead replacing ............................................................. 71, 72, 75
O
Operating conditions ............................................................ 8, 9, 10, 11
Options
Cutter ........................................................................................ 53, 54
Dispenser I/O ...................................................................... 55, 56, 57
Memory card ................................................................. 62, 63, 64, 65
Network ........................................................................................... 58
Ribbon save .................................................................................... 58
P
Password protection ..................................................................... 88, 89
Photocells ............................................................................... 94, 95, 96
Plug & Play ......................................................................................... 22
Printhead adjusting, CornerType
Parallelism ...................................................................................... 76
Pressure.......................................................................................... 77
Pressure balance ............................................................................ 76
Printhead adjusting, FlatType
Parallelism ...................................................................................... 73
Pressure.......................................................................................... 74
Pressure balance ............................................................................ 73
Printhead, replacing
CornerType ..................................................................................... 75
FlatType .......................................................................................... 72
S
Safety notes ......................................................................................... 7
Setting up printer ................................................................................ 23
Switching on/off printer ....................................................................... 24
T
Technical data ............................................................ 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
Transfer ribbon loading ...................................................................... 32
U
Ultrasonic photocell ...................................................................... 95, 96
W
Warnings .............................................................................................. 7
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