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Table of Contents
1. Appearance and Name of Components ························································5
1-1. Names of Components ································································ 5
1-2. Package Contents······································································· 6
2. AC Adapter·································································································7
3. Paper Specifications ···················································································8
3-1. Paper Width ················································································ 8
3-2. Paper Thickness ········································································· 8
3-3. Roll Paper··················································································· 8
3-4. Recommended Thermal Paper ····················································· 9
4. Preparation ·······························································································10
4-1. Connecting the Interface Cable (to the printer) ·························· 11
4-2. Connecting the Interface Cable (to the PC)································ 13
4-3. Connecting the Drawer Kick Cable············································· 15
4-4. Connecting the AC Adapter and Cable ······································· 16
4-5. Removing the AC Adapter ························································· 19
4-6. Installing the Printer·································································· 20
4-7. Power On ················································································· 24
4-8. Installing the Printer Software ··················································· 25
5. Inserting Paper··························································································26
5-1. Opening the Top Cover ····························································· 26
5-2. Paper Width Setting (Width: 58mm / 80mm) ······························· 28
5-3. Setting the Paper······································································ 30
5-4. Closing the Top Cover······························································· 32
6. Control Panel····························································································33
6-1. Control Panel············································································ 33
6-2. Error Indications ······································································· 34
7. Paper Jam Prevention and Removal ··························································36
7-1. Paper Jam Prevention······························································· 36
7-2. Paper Jam Removal ·································································· 36
7-3. If the Top Cover Does Not Open ··············································· 37
8. Troubleshooting ························································································40
8-1. Problems at Power-on and Other Errors ···································· 40
8-2. Cutter Problems ······································································· 40
8-3. Printing Problems······································································ 41
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9. Special Mode (Test Print, Setup Menu...)····················································42
9-1. Test Print ················································································· 42
9-2. Changing the Setup··································································· 44
9-3. Setup Settings ·········································································· 54
9-4. HEX Dump ················································································ 60
9-5. Command Trace········································································ 61
9-6. Sample Print ············································································· 62
10. Regular Cleaning ·····················································································67
10-1. Cleaning Paper Holder and Paper Transport ····························· 67
10-2. Cleaning the Platen Roller························································ 68
10-3. Cleaning the Thermal Head ······················································ 69
11. Interface ·································································································70
11-1 Serial Interface ········································································ 70
11-2. USB Interface ········································································· 73
11-3. LAN Interface ········································································· 74
11-4. Drawer Kick Connector ··························································· 76
11-5. Power Specifications ······························································· 78
12. Specifications··························································································79
12-1. General Specifications····························································· 79
12-2. Cutter Specifications······························································· 82
12-3. Roll Paper Supply Specifications ·············································· 82
12-4. Interface Specifications ··························································· 82
12-5. Environment Specifications······················································ 83
12-6. Reliability Specifications ·························································· 84
13. Usage Precautions ··················································································85
13-1. Paper Related Precautions ······················································ 85
13-2. Cutter Related Precautions ····················································· 86
13-3. Barcode/2D Code Printing Precautions···································· 86
13-4. USB Interface Usage Precautions ············································ 87
13-5. Installation Precautions ··························································· 87
13-6. Modular Type Connector Usage Precautions ···························· 87
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1. Appearance and Name of Components
1-1. Names of Components
Standard Model
Release Lever
Top Cover
Middle Cover
Front Cover
Control Panel
Power Switch
Built-in Power Supply Model
AC Inlet
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Top Cover
Opens to replace paper.
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Release Lever
Used for opening the top cover.
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Power Switch
Turns the printer power ON/OFF.
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Control Panel
Contains switches for operating the printer and LEDs that indicate the printer
status.
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Front Cover
This can be removed in case of cutter jam or when the top cover does not open.
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AC Inlet
Plug in the AC power supply cable here.
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1-2. Package Contents
CD
Instruction sheet
Thermal Paper
Safety warranty sheet
Rubber Feet
(For vertical installation)
58mm Width Separator
AC Adapter
(Standard Model)
Power cable
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2. AC Adapter
Only use the AC adapter specified below.
Item
AC Adapter
No.
Remarks
Input : 100 to 240V AC, 50-60Hz
Output : DC24V±5%,1.5A
KA02951-0120
Caution: Only use authorized AC adapters.
Caution: Do not use any other bundled AC adapter other than designed
for this printer.
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3. Paper Specifications
Only use the thermal paper roll specified below.
3-1. Paper Width
• 80mm paper
80mm01.0
• 58mm paper
58mm01.0
3-2. Paper Thickness
• 65 - 85μm
3-3. Paper Roll
• Outside diameter:
φ83mm or less
• Core diameter: φ12±0.5mm (inside) / φ18±0.5mm (outside)
• Printing surface:
outer surface of the roll
• Treatment of end of paper: The roll paper must not be glued to the core.
The end of the paper must also not be folded
back.
Caution: Do not use rolls that have rough sides or sides from which
pieces of paper extrude. Such paper may cause unstable
paper feeding, resulting in printer trouble.
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3-4. Recommended Thermal Paper
Manufacturer
Oji Paper Co.,
Ltd.
Nippon Paper
Industries
Co., Ltd.
Product
Name
Quality Characteristic
Paper
Thickness
Density
PD160R
Monochrome thermal paper
(high-grade preservation type )
75μm
100%
PD190R
Monochrome thermal paper
(mid-grade preservation type )
75μm
100%
TF60KS-E
Monochrome thermal paper
(normal type)
75μm
100%
TP60KS-F1
Monochrome thermal paper
(mid-grade preservation type)
75μm
100%
TF50KS-E
Monochrome thermal paper
(normal type)
65μm
100%
TF62KS-E
Monochrome thermal paper
(normal type)
85μm
100%
Caution: Using non-recommended paper may cause printer head
damage, bad printing quality, etc.
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4. Preparation
No printer cable is provided with the product. Obtain a printer cable suitable for
the product interface. If you have any question, consult your dealer. Before
connecting or disconnecting cables, make sure of the following:
(1) The power to the printer and all other devices connected to the printer is
turned off.
(2) The AC adapter power cable has been unplugged from the outlet.
Caution: When connecting cables or moving the printer, hold the
middle part of the printer cover on both sides. Holding the top
cover may cause it to open.
Top Cover
Middle Cover
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4-1. Connecting the Interface Cable (to the printer)
4-1-1 Printers with serial and USB interfaces
Standard Model
USB Interface Cable Type-B
* Connect the printer to a PC through this connector.
Serial Interface Cable
* Use the screws to secure it in place after connection.
Built-in Power Supply Model
USB Interface Cable Type-B
* Connect the printer to a PC through this connector.
Serial Interface Cable
* Use the screws to secure it in place after connection.
USB Interface
Type-B Connector
Power Connector
Serial Interface
Connector
Drawer Kick Connector
Caution: Do not connect both the serial and USB interfaces at the same
time.
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4-1-2 Printers with LAN interfaces
Standard Model
LAN Interface Cable
Built-in Power Supply Model
LAN Interface Cable
LED
Power Connector
DIP Switch
LAN Interface
Connector
Drawer Kick Connector
Caution: Do not touch the DIP switches during normal use. This may
change the network settings, disabling normal printing.
Caution: If the device is installed vertically, the LAN cable may be
un-usable due to its shape. Please check before installing.
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4-2. Connecting the Interface Cable (to the PC)
4-2-1 Serial Interface
(1) Connect the connector of serial interface cable to the serial port on the
computer as shown in the figure.
4-2-2 USB Interface
(1) Connect the connector of USB interface cable to the USB port on the
computer as shown in the figure.
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4-2-3 LAN Interface
(1) Connect the connector of LAN interface cable to the LAN port on the
computer as shown in the figure.
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4-3. Connecting the Drawer Kick Cable
Standard Model
Drawer Kick Cable
Built-in Power Supply Model
Drawer Kick Cable
Caution: This product uses a special-purpose modular connector for the
cash drawer. Do not attempt to use other types of connectors
such as public telephone connectors.
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4-4. Connecting the AC Adapter and Cable
Standard Model
(1) Connect the cable connector of the AC adapter to the power connector.
Power Connector
Flat Side
Cable Connector
AC Adapter
Connector
AC Adapter
AC Inlet
Power Cable
Caution: Before connecting the AC adapter, turn off the power switches
on the printer and all the devices connected to the printer. Also,
remove the plug of the AC adapter power cable from the outlet.
Caution: Use the specified AC adapters.
Caution: Perform the adapter connection with the device placed vertically
for easy operation.
Caution: As the connector is clipped in place after insertion in order to
prevent it from falling off, when performing insertion, (1) grip the
cable base with one hand, (2) slide the outer part of the
connector upwards with the other hand (3) and push in until it
locks into place.
Cable Base
①
②
The Outer Section of the Connector
③
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(2) Confirm that the cable is locked in place by gently pulling on the cable base
after connection.
Cable Base
(3) Connect the power connector to the AC inlet of the AC adapter.
The AC Inlet of the AC Adapter
Power Cable
(4) Insert the plug of the power cable into the outlet.
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Built-in Power Supply Model
(1) Connect the power connector to the AC inlet.
Power Cable
AC Inlet
Caution: Before connecting the power cable, turn off the power
switches on the printer and all the devices connected to the
printer. Also, remove the plug of the power cable from the
outlet.
Caution: Perform power cable connection with the device placed
vertically for easy operation.
Caution: If the device is installed vertically, use a right-angled power
cable.
(2) Insert the plug of the power cable into the outlet.
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4-5. Removing the AC Adapter
To remove the cable of the AC adapter, pull it while gripping the connector
section on the cable side as shown in the following figure. The lock is
released, making it easy to remove. Forcibly pulling the cable will damage
the connector section.
The Cable Connector
Caution: Before removing the AC adapter, turn off the power switches
on the printer and all the devices connected to the printer. Also,
remove the plug of the AC adapter power cable from the outlet.
Caution: Perform adapter removal with the device placed vertically for
easy operation.
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4-6. Installing the Printer
Both horizontal installation (the paper exit is on the topside) and vertical
installation (the paper exit is on the front side) orientations are available.
In the case of vertical installation, attaching the optional splash-proof cover can
protect the printer from water.
The printer can also be fixed to the wall by using the optional wall-hanging
bracket.
Horizontal Installation
Vertical Installation
If the printer is installed vertically, stick the rubber feet (included in the package)
into the round indents on the printer rear cover.
Rubber Feet
Caution: Before sticking on the rubber feet, wipe off any dirt inside the
indents.
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Splash-proof Cover (Optional)
Mount the splash-proof cover at the top when the printer is installed vertically.
Splash-proof Cover
Caution: The splash-proof cover is used only for vertical installation.
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Wall Hanging Bracket (Optional)
To fix the printer to a wall, follow the procedures below:
(1) Mount two metal screws (thread diameter: Φ4, head diameter: Φ7) on the
wall, spaced 62mm apart in a horizontal line, such that the length of each
screw entering the wall is at least 10mm and the length protruding outside is
2-4mm.
2~4mm
62mm
7~9mm
4mm
More than or
equal to 10mm
Caution: In order to firmly fix the printer, mount the wall hanging
bracket onto a wooden, concrete or metal wall. It is
recommended that the wall thickness should be 10mm or
more.
Use metal screws.
The screws mounted on the wall are required to have a
pull-out strength of 150N (15.3kgf) or more.
Caution: The wall hanging bracket can be used only for printers that
use an external AC adapter (Standard Model).
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(2) Attach the wall hanging bracket to the printer and fix it securely with the
enclosed screws.
Wall Hanging Bracket
(3) Align the holes of the wall hanging bracket with the screws mounted to the
wall and hang the printer securely.
Screw Head Section
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4-7. Power On
(1) Connect to the power cable according to 4-3 above.
(2) Turn on the power switch at the side of the printer.
After turning the power on, the POWER LED on the control panel will light
up.
Standard Model
Control Panel
Power Switch
Built-in Power Supply Model
Control Panel
Power Switch
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4-8. Installing the Printer Software
Refer to the "Installation Guide"(*1) in the enclosed CD for instructions on
installing the printer driver and utility software.
*1: \Manuals\PT330-331_InstallGuide1_en.pdf
The "Installation Guide" can also be viewed by loading the CD in your PC's
CD drive and selecting "Manuals" on the "Setup" screen that appears.
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5. Inserting Paper
5-1. Opening the Top Cover
(1) Pull the release lever in the direction of the arrow, and then open the top
cover.
Top Cover
Release Lever
Caution: Lift the cover until it is vertical so that it will stay open.
Part A
Part B
Part C
The fulcrum point
of top cover
Caution: To open the cover, use either side of part C to hold the
printer steady and use part A or part B to lift the cover.
To prevent your fingers being pinched, please do not
touch the area around the top cover hinge.
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Front part of Printer
(Shaded part)
Caution: When using printer vertically, steady the front part of the printer
(shaded part in the above picture) to open the top cover.
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5-2. Paper Width Setting (Width: 58mm / 80mm)
As the factory setting for paper width is 80mm, follow the instructions in "5-3.
Setting the Paper" to set the paper roll when using 80mm paper.
When using 58mm paper, first attach the separator in accordance with the
instructions in "5-2-1. Attaching the Separator" and then set the paper roll.
Also, follow the instructions in "9-2. Changing the Setup" to set the "Paper
Width" in the printer setup to "58mm/35columns" or "58mm/32columns".
Caution: Do not switch from the 58mm width paper to 80mm width
paper when printing is in progress. When using narrow-width
paper, a part of the thermal head may directly come in contact
with the platen roller without any paper present. This causes
the head to wear down, resulting in poor printing quality.
In addition, as the cutter blade also works on sections without
paper, the cutter blade may wear down, resulting in a bad cut.
Caution: As the thermal head may be damaged by static electricity, do
not touch the thermal head except for cleaning.
Thermal Head
Roll Holder
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5-2-1 Attaching the Separator
(1) Align the three lugs of the supplied 58mm width separator with the
corresponding holes on the printer body, then push it into place.
58mm Width Separator
Setting Hole
Caution: Push the plate until it locks with a clicking sound and confirm
that the top side of the separator is horizontal.
Caution: When moving the separator follow the instructions in the
Special Mode section to set the paper width and align it with
the printing area.
(Refer to 9 Special Mode: 9-2. Changing the Setup.)
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5-3. Setting the Paper
(1) In the case of a new roll of paper, remove the glued portion and tape on the
paper roll.
When replacing the roll paper, first remove the old paper core.
Caution: Since the glued portion of the paper should not be printed on,
remove about one turn (about 30 cm) of the roll paper from the
beginning so that none of the remaining paper has glue on it.
Any adhesive or other matter remaining from the glue may
adhere to the thermal head and cause a problem, such as
voids on printouts. Therefore, do not forget to remove the
glued portion of the paper.
(2) After inserting the new roll of paper with the orientation shown, pull the end
of the paper in the direction indicated by the arrow [1].
Platen Roller
[1]
Top of Cover
Caution: Pull the end of the paper so that it passes over the top of the
cover.
Caution: Do not damage or dent the platen roller.
Dents on the platen roller will cause gaps in the printing
and/or line feed failure.
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Caution: Setting the paper as shown in the following figures may cause
paper or printing jams.
The paper has been set incorrectly.
The paper does not pass over
the top of the cover.
Caution: Do not use deformed roll paper. Using rolls such as those
shown below may cause trouble such as paper or printing
jams.
Caution: If the roll paper is loose (slack) as shown below, remove the
slack before using the roll. Using without removing the slack
may cause paper or printing jams, or result in failure to detect
the paper near end condition.
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5-4. Closing the Top Cover
Set the paper correctly and carefully close the top cover.
Push
Top Cover
Caution: Set the paper correctly. Closing the top cover while the paper
is skewed may cause a paper jam or messy printing.
Caution: When closing the top cover, close it securely by pressing
around the central position (shown by the arrow in the figure)
until you hear a clicking sound. If the cover has not locked
into place, the printer may not function.
Front part of Printer
(Shaded part)
Caution: When the printer is mounted vertically, use the front of the
printer (shaded part in the above picture) to hold it steady when
opening the top cover.
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6. Control Panel
6-1. Control Panel
POWER LED()
If the power switch is turned on and the printer is supplied with power, this
LED will light up.
ERROR LED()
This LED lights up or blinks to indicate an error.
FEED Button
Pressing this button once causes the printer to feed the paper by an amount
equivalent to one line.
Holding it down feeds the paper continuously.
Rear of the Printer
Caution: When the printer is mounted vertically, always hold the rear of
the printer when you press the FEED button to keep the printer
steady and prevent it from falling over.
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6-2. Error Indications
Recoverable errors
Error State
No paper
Paper end
Cover open
Cutter jam
Error State
Paper near end
LED Lamp
POWER ()
ERROR ()
POWER ()
ERROR ()
POWER ()
ERROR ()
Blinking Pattern
Constantly on
Constantly on
Constantly on
Constantly on
Constantly on
Constantly on
LED Lamp
POWER ()
Blinking Pattern
Constantly on
ERROR ()
Head hot
POWER ()
 Remains unchanged.
ERROR ()
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Unrecoverable errors
Error State
Internal error
LED Lamp
Blinking Pattern
POWER()
————
ERROR()
—————
Repetition of two blinks of the  lamp
and one blink of the  lamp
Head not
installed
POWER()
—————
ERROR()
———————
Repetition of three blinks of the  lamp
and one blink of the  lamp
Low voltage
POWER()
——————
ERROR()
——————————
Repetition of four blinks of the  lamp
and one blink of the  lamp
Over voltage
POWER()
———————
ERROR()
————————————
Repetition of five blinks of the  lamp
and one blink of the  lamp
Watchdog timer
error
POWER()
——————————
ERROR()
——————————————————
Repetition of eight blinks of the  lamp
and one blink of the  lamp
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7. Paper Jam Prevention and Removal
7-1. Paper Jam Prevention
Do not touch the paper while it is coming out or before cutting is complete.
Pressing or pulling the paper with your hand while it is coming out may cause
a paper jam, bad cut, or bad line feed.
7-2. Paper Jam Removal
In case of a paper jam, remove the paper as follows:
(1) Turn off the power switch to disconnect the printer from the power.
(2) Pull the release lever towards you, and then open the top cover.
If the top cover does not open, refer to the instructions in "7-3. If the Top
Cover Does Not Open" to remove the cutter jam.
(3) Press the printer and remove the jammed paper.
Caution: When removing paper, remove the paper slowly without
pulling it forcibly.
Caution: As the thermal head may be damaged by static electricity, do
not touch the thermal head. Also, do not touch the thermal
head as it may still be hot after printing.
(4) Set the paper correctly and carefully close the top cover.
Caution: Set the paper correctly. Closing the top cover while the paper
is skewed may cause a paper jam or messy printing.
Caution: When closing the top cover, close it securely by pressing
around the central position until you hear a clicking sound. If
the cover has not locked into place, the printer may not
function.
(5) Turn on the power switch . Also, at this time confirm that the ERROR
lamp has turned off.
Caution: As printing data cannot be received while the ERROR lamp is
on, firmly close the top cover.
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7-3. If the Top Cover Does Not Open
When the printer has stopped with the cutter blade exposed due to some
abnormality such as a paper jam, the top cover will not open.
In such a case, instead of opening it forcibly, perform the following steps:
(1) Turn off the power switch to disconnect the printer from the power.
(2) Turn the power on again. This causes the cutter to operate and may clear
the paper jam.
(3) Pull the release lever toward you to check whether the top cover opens. If
so, turn the power off again and follow the instructions from step (6) to
clear the paper jam.
If the top cover still cannot be opened after the power is turned on, turn the
power off again and follow the instructions from step (4) to clear the paper
jam.
(4) Remove the front cover by lifting it as shown by the arrow.
Top Cover
Front Cover
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(5) Lift the protective sheet as indicated by arrow A and rotate the cutter gear
in the direction indicated by arrow B while pulling the release lever
toward you.
If the auto-cutter blade fails to move despite rotating the cutter gear and
the top cover still will not open, pull the release lever toward you and
rotate the cutter gear in the opposite direction (indicated by arrow C) until
the top cover is able to open.
Protective Sheet
Top Cover
A
B
C
Cutter Gear
Cutter Motor
Release Lever
Auto-cutter blade is
protruding
Top cover cannot open
Auto-cutter blade is
retracted
Top cover can open
Caution: Do not the touch the cutter motor, as it may still be hot after
printing.
Caution: Do not touch the auto cutter, as its blade end is sharp and
dangerous.
Caution: When you cannot open Top Cover with rotating Cutter Gear to
either direction, call your service provider.
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(6) Open the top cover and remove the jammed paper while holding the
printer steady.
Caution: When removing paper, remove the paper slowly without
pulling it forcibly.
Caution: As the thermal head may be damaged by static electricity, do
not touch the thermal head. Also, do not touch the thermal
head as it may still be hot after printing.
(7) Set the paper correctly and carefully close the top cover.
Caution: Set the paper correctly. Closing the top cover while the paper
is skewed may cause a paper jam or messy printing.
Caution: When closing the top cover, close it securely by pressing
around the central position until you hear a clicking sound. If
the cover has not locked into place, the printer may not
function.
(8) Turn on the power switch. Also, at this time confirm that the ERROR lamp
has turned off.
Caution: As printing data cannot be received while the ERROR lamp is
on, firmly close the top cover.
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8. Troubleshooting
This section provides solutions for printer malfunctions and print quality
problems.
8-1. Problems at Power-on and Other Errors
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Although the power has
been turned on, the
POWER lamp on the
control panel does not
light up and the printer
does not start.
(1) The power cable is
disconnected.
The ERROR lamp on the
control panel lights up
and the printer does not
work.
(1) There is no paper in the
(2) The AC adapter is not
plugged in.
printer
.
(2) The top cover is not
completely closed.
(3) The thermal head is
excessively hot.
(1) Connect the power cable.
* Refer to 4-3. Connecting the AC
Adapter and Cable.
(2) Connect the connector of the AC
adapter.
* Refer to 4-3. Connecting the AC
Adapter and Cable.
(1)
*
(2)
*
(3)
Set the paper.
Refer to 5. Inserting Paper.
Close the top cover completely.
Refer to 5. Inserting Paper.
Wait for the thermal head to cool
down.
8-2. Cutter Problems
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The paper is not cut.
(1) The cutter blade is
damaged or worn out.
(2) Paper fragments or other
foreign matter are stuck
around the cutter or the
sliding section.
(1) Turn off the power and request
repair.
(2) Remove the paper fragments or
other foreign matter.
The cutter does not return
to its correct position.
Paper fragments or other
foreign matter are stuck
around the cutter or the
sliding section.
Remove the paper fragments or other
foreign matter.
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8-3. Printing Problems
Symptom
The printer does not
print.
Cause
Solution
(1) The interface cable is
disconnected or broken.
(2) The printer setup is not correct.
Print is too dark or
blurred.
(1) Print density setting in the
printer setup is incorrect.
(2) The thermal head is damaged.
Print is too faint.
(1) Print density setting in the
printer setup is incorrect.
(2) The thermal head is damaged.
Printing is uneven.
(1) Paper fragments or other
foreign matter are stuck to the
heating elements of the thermal
head.
(2) The setting of the printer setup
is incorrect.
(3) Foreign matter is stuck on the
platen roller.
(4) The thermal head is damaged.
Vertical marks
appear on the
printout.
(1) Foreign matter is stuck in or
dropped into the paper
transport.
(2) Foreign matter is stuck on the
thermal head.
(3) The thermal head is damaged.
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(1) Connect the interface cable
correctly, or replace it.
* Refer to 4-1. Connecting the
Interface Cable
(2) Amend the setting.
Example: Baud rate mismatch
* Refer to 9-2. Changing the Setup.
(1) Set the printer at the suitable print
density and/or print speed for the
print paper.
* Refer to 9-2. Changing the Setup.
(2) Turn off the power and request
repair.
(1) Set the printer at the suitable print
density and/or print speed for the
print paper.
* Refer to 9-2. Changing the Setup.
(2) Turn off the power and request
repair.
(1) Check and clean the thermal head.
* Refer to 10-3. Cleaning the
Thermal Head
(2) Set the printer at the suitable print
density and/or print speed for the
print paper. Amend the setting.
* Refer to 9-2. Changing the Setup.
(3) Remove the foreign matter from
the platen roller.
* Refer to 10-2. Cleaning the Platen
Roller
(4) Turn off the power and request
repair.
(1) Clean the paper transport.
* Refer to 10-1. Cleaning Paper
Holder and Paper transport
(2) Clean the thermal head.
* Refer to 10-3. Cleaning the
Thermal Head
(3) Turn off the power and request
repair.
9. Special Mode (Test Print, Setup Menu...)
9-1. Test Print
Ensure that paper is set in the printer. Turn off the power switch on the printer,
then turn it on again while pressing the FEED button on the control panel. This
outputs the following printout.
Caution: Press and hold the FEED button until the printer starts
printing.
Special Mode
用紙送り方向
Paper feed direction
1.Test Print
2.Setup Menu
3.Hex Dump
4.Command Trace
5.Sample Print
6.End
<Set>
Press FEED button for the number of times
as the same as your selecting item, and
wait more than 1 second.
Then Press the FEED button once (select 1. Test Print)
to start a test print.
The printer automatically cuts the paper and stops after performing a set amount
of printing. To terminate the test print while in progress, press the FEED button.
This cuts the paper and terminates printing.
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Test Print (Example)
PT330-331 Ver1.0
The Firmware Number and Firmware
Version vary according to the model.
“123456”is an example serial number.
123456
Memory Switch 1
Power On Status
Receive Buffer
Busy Condition
Receive Error
Auto LF
DSR(#6)Reset
INIT(#25)Reset
USB Soft Reset
Memory Switch 2
Cover Open Error
Error
Batch (COM IF)
Batch (Other IF)
Serial Number
ASB
Font-B
Print
Paper Width
Max Speed
Print Density
Hardware
Error Alert
Buzzer Interval
Buzzer Repetition
Graph/User NV-MEM
Cut at CoverClose
PNE Detect
Interface
Baudrate
Format
Protocol
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9-2. Changing the Setup
This section explains how to setup the printer without using a PC.
Alternatively, when the printer is connected to a Windows PC, the settings can
be changed using the utility software on the enclosed CD.
For instructions on installing and using the utility software, refer to the
"Installation Guide" and "Utility User's Guide" located in the Manuals folder
of the CD.
• Installation Guide : PT330-331_InstallGuide1_en.pdf
• Utility User's Guide : PT330-331_UtilityGuide_en.pdf
The "Installation Guide" and "Utility User's Guide" can also be viewed by
loading the CD in your PC’s CD drive and selecting "Manuals" on the "Setup"
screen that appears.
Setting Example Select a higher print density
Print Density
Changed from 100% to 130%
Perform setup as follows:
1. Check the printer state prior to setting.
(1) The power is off.
(2) The paper roll is set.
(3) The cover is closed.
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2. Ensure that paper is set in the printer. Turn off the power switch on the printer, then
turn it on again while pressing the FEED button on the control panel. This outputs
the printout shown in section 9-1.
Then Press the FEED button twice (to select 2. Setup Menu) enters setup
mode and prints the following menu.
Setup Menu
<Return>
Continue to press FEED button more than
1 second.
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用紙送り方向
<Set>
Press FEED button for the number of times
as the same as your selecting item, and
wait more than 1 second.
Paper feed direction
1.Setting
2.Setup Print
3.Save & End
4.Default Set
3. Then Press the FEED button once (to select 1. Setting) enters setting
mode and prints the following setting groups.
Setting
用紙送り方向
Paper feed direction
1.Memory Switch 1
2.Memory Switch 2
3.Print
4.Hardware
5.Interface
<Set>
Press FEED button for the number of times
as the same as your selecting item, and
wait more than 1 second.
<Return>
Continue to press FEED button more than
1 second.
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4. Then Press the FEED button three times (to select 3. Print) selects the
Print group and prints the following setting options.
80mm/48columns
180mm/s
100%
<Set>
Press FEED button for the number of times
as the same as your selecting item, and
wait more than 1 second.
<Return>
Continue to press FEED button more than
1 second.
<Setup Menu>
Continue to press FEED button more than
3 seconds.
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用紙送り方向
1.Paper Width
2.Max Speed
3.Print Density
Paper feed direction
Print
5. Then Press the FEED button three times (select 3.Print Density) selects
the Print Density setting and prints the following Print Density settings.
100%
<Set>
Press FEED button for the number of times
as the same as your selecting item, and
wait more than 1 second.
<Return>
Continue to press FEED button more than
1 second.
<Setup Menu>
Continue to press FEED button more than
3 seconds.
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Paper feed direction
1.70%
2.80%
3.90%
4.100%
5.110%
6.120%
7.130%
用紙送り方向
Print Density
6. Then Press the FEED button seven times (to select 7. 130%) returns to
the Print settings group.
Changed items are displayed in bold and underlined.
80mm/48columns
180mm/s
130%
<Set>
Press FEED button for the number of times
as the same as your selecting item, and
wait more than 1 second.
<Return>
Continue to press FEED button more than
1 second.
<Setup Menu>
Continue to press FEED button more than
3 seconds.
To exit to the previous level (<Return>)
⇒ Go to Section 7-1
To exit directly to the setup menu (<Setup Menu>)
⇒ Go to Ssection 7-2
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用紙送り方向
1.Paper Width
2.Max Speed
3.Print Density
Paper feed direction
Print
7-1. Exiting to Previous Level
Hold the FEED button down for 1 second or more until the buzzer
sounds twice.
Release the FEED button after the buzzer sounds.
This returns to the previous level and prints the Setting group
options.
Setting
用紙送り方向
Paper feed direction
1.Memory Switch 1
2.Memory Switch 2
3.Print
4.Hardware
5.Interface
<Set>
Press FEED button for the number of times
as the same as your selecting item, and
wait more than 1 second.
<Return>
Continue to press FEED button more than
1 second.
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Hold down the FEED button again for 1 second or longer until the
buzzer sounds twice. Release the FEED button after the buzzer
sounds.
This returns to the previous level and prints the Setup Menu.
Setup Menu
<Return>
Continue to press FEED button more than
1 second.
Proceed to step 8.
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用紙送り方向
<Set>
Press FEED button for the number of times
as the same as your selecting item, and
wait more than 1 second.
Paper feed direction
1.Setting
2.Setup Print
3.Save & End
4.Default Set
7-2. Exiting Directly to Setup Menu
Hold the FEED button down for 3 seconds or more to return to the Setup
Menu.
Although holding down the FEED button for a long time causes the buzzer
to sound twice after 1 second, ignore this and continue to press the FEED
button.
After about 3 seconds, the buzzer sounds three times and the following
menu is printed.
Setup Menu
<Return>
Continue to press FEED button more than
1 second.
Proceed to step 8.
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用紙送り方向
<Set>
Press FEED button for the number of times
as the same as your selecting item, and
wait more than 1 second.
Paper feed direction
1.Setting
2.Setup Print
3.Save & End
4.Default Set
8. Pressing the FEED button three times (to select 3. Save & End) saves the
settings, cuts the paper, and then exits setup mode.
Caution: If the power switch of the printer is turned off without
selecting "Save & End", any changes made will not be saved.
 Checking the Settings
To check that the settings have been applied, follow the instructions in
section 9.1 to perform a test print.
The test print includes a list of printer settings. Use this to
confirm your changes.
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9-3. Setup Settings
Setting Groups
Settings Group
Description
1
Memory Switch 1
Memory Switch 1 settings
2
Memory Switch 2
Memory Switch 2 settings
3
Print
Print settings
4
Hardware
Hardware settings
5
Interface
Serial and USB interface settings
(This group is not displayed on printers with a LAN interface.)
Setting Items and Detailed Setting Items
(Note) Setup items and the default values depend on the printer model and/or area.
(1) Memory Switch 1 Group
Item
Description
Setting Value
1
Power On Status
Specifies Power ON notification.
1
2
Enable
Disable
2
Receive Buffer
Specifies receiver buffer size.
1
2
45bytes
4Kbytes
3
Busy Condition
Sets the printer as BUSY (data
reception not available).
1
2
Buffer full
Offline/Buffer full
4
Receive Error
Specifies what to do when a receive
error occurs using the serial interface.
1
2
?Print
Ignore
5
Auto LF
Specifies whether the CR code
generates an automatic line feed.
1
2
Enable
Disable
6
DSR(#6)Reset
Specifies whether receiving DSR
(#6) via the serial interface triggers a
hardware reset.
1
2
Enable
Disable
7
INIT(#25)Reset
Specifies whether receiving INIT
(#25) via the serial interface triggers
a hardware reset.
1
2
Enable
Disable
8
USB Soft Reset
Specifies whether a USB Soft Reset
triggers a hardware reset when using
printer class USB.
1
2
Enable
Disable
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(2) Memory Switch 2 Group
Item
Description
Setting Value
Cover Open Error
Recovery method for Cover Open Error
during print
1
2
Auto Recovery
Recovery by CMND
2
Error
What to do at power on or after recovery
from error
"Auto Recovery": Perform auto recovery
to enable data reception.
"Recovery by CMND": Discard any
received data until a reset command is
received.
1
2
Auto Recovery
Recovery by CMND
3
Batch (COM IF)
Specifies whether to use batch printing
for the serial interface
1
2
Enable
Disable
4
Batch (Other IF)
Specifies whether to use batch printing
for the USB or LAN interface
1
2
Enable
Disable
5
Serial Number
Specifies iSerial Number notification for
USB
"Disable": Returns “0” as the iSerial
Number.
"Enable": Returns the manufacturing
serial number as the iSerial
Number
1
2
Enable
Disable
6
ASB
Specifies whether to enable the automatic
status transmission function
(ASB: Automatic Status Back)
1
2
Enable
Disable
Font-B
Specifies the number of columns for font
B (horizontal x vertical)
"Mode1" 10x24
"Mode2" 9x24
1
2
Mode1
Mode2
1
7
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(3) Print Group
Item
1
Paper Width
Description
Paper width and number of
characters per line
Maximum print speed
2
Max Speed
The maximum for printing ladder
barcodes and two-dimensional codes
is 120mm/s.
Print density
3
Print Density
The smaller the value the lower the
print density.
The higher the value the higher the
print density.
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Setting Value
1
2
3
4
80mm/48columns
80mm/42columns
58mm/35columns
58mm/32columns
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
100mm/s
110mm/s
120mm/s
130mm/s
140mm/s
150mm/s
160mm/s
170mm/s
180mm/s
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
70%
80%
90%
100%
110%
120%
130%
(4) Hardware Group
Item
Error Alert
1
*1
Description
Whether to sound a buzzer when an
error occurs
"None": Does not beep.
"One Time": Beeps four times.
"Continuous": Beeps continuously.
Setting Value
1
2
3
None
One Time
Continuous
1
2
3
4
5
Pattern 1
Pattern 2
Pattern 3
Pattern 4
Pattern 5
1
2
3
4
5
6
Zero
One
Two
Three
Four
Five
1
2
3
4
384KB/192KB
448KB/128KB
512KB/64KB
576KB/0B
The buzzer tone to use during printing
Buzzer Interval
2
*2
The buzzer beeps in the following cases
during printing:
• FEED button pressed while cover
open
• Buzzer command received
(ESC p 03h t1 t2 t3)
The number of buzzer beeps during
printing
Buzzer Repetition
3
*2
Zero specifies no buzzer.
The buzzer beeps in the following cases
during printing:
• FEED button pressed while cover
open
• Buzzer command received
(ESC p 03h t1 t2 t3)
NV graphic memory size and user NV
memory size
4
Graph/User
NV-MEM
5
Cut at Cover
Close
Whether to trigger the cutter when the
cover is closed.
1
2
Enable
Disable
6
PNE Detect
Whether to notify when near the paper
end
1
2
Enable
Disable
Specifies the size of the registration
area for graphics images and NV bit
images, and the size of the area for
storing any user data.
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*1 "Error Alert"
The operation when a "continuous" buzzer tone is output is as follows:
(Note) To stop the buzzer during continuous beeping, press the FEED button.
•
•
Recoverable Error (Excluding Paper Near End)
Continuous beeping of 500mSecON/200mSecOFF
Hardware Error
Continuous beeping of 1000mSecON/500mSecOFF
*2 "Buzzer Interval"
The buzzer patterns are as follows:
• Pattern 1
40msON / 120msOFF
• Pattern 2
140msON / 140msOFF
• Pattern 3
200msON / 200msOFF
• Pattern 4
10msON / 50msOFF
• Pattern 5
30msON / 50msOFF
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(5) Interface Group
Item
1
Baud rate
Description
Setting Value
Baud rate for the serial interface
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
2400BPS
4800BPS
9600BPS
19200BPS
38400BPS
57600BPS
115200BPS
7EVEN1
7ODD1
8NONE1
8ENEN1
8ODD1
2
Format
Data format for the serial interface
1
2
3
4
5
3
Protocol
Buffer control protocol for the serial
interface
1
2
DSR/DTR
XON/XOFF
4
USB
Class for USB interface
1
2
Printer
V-COM
(Note) This group is not displayed for printers with a LAN interface.
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9-4. HEX Dump
Ensure that paper is set in the printer. Turn off the power switch on the printer,
then turn it on again while pressing the FEED button on the control panel. This
outputs the printout shown in section 9-1.
Pressing the FEED button three times (select 3. Hex Dump) enters HEX
dump mode.
This mode prints all the data sent to the printer as hex code. It is useful for
checking whether the control codes being sent to the printer by the PC program
are correct.
To clear this mode, turn the power switch off and on again.
HEX Dump Print (Example)
Hex Dump
Address
Hex
ASCII
000000 1B 40 1B 4D 02 1B 74 01 .@.M..t.
ASCII
∬
Hex
∬
Addre ss
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9-5. Command Trace
Ensure that paper is set in the printer. Turn off the power switch on the printer,
then turn it on again while pressing the FEED button on the control panel. This
outputs the printout shown in section 9-1.
Pressing the FEED button four times (select 4. Command Trace) enters
command trace mode.
This mode prints all the data sent to the printer in ASCII format (with
ESC/POS command explanations). It can be used to analyze the ESC/POS
commands sent to the printer by the PC program.
To clear this mode, turn the power switch off and on again.
Command Trace Print (Example)
Command Trace
<1 B 4 0 :Initialize printer (ESC @)>
<1 B 4 D 0 2 :Set ANK font C (ESC M n)>
<1 B 7 4 8 0 :Set character code table (ESC t n)>
<1 D 4 2 0 0 :Disable reverse printing (GS B n)>
<1 B 6 1 0 2 :Set justification RIGHT (ESC a n)>
<1 C 2 E :Reset kanji mode (FS .)>
ABC
∬
∬
<0 A :Print and line feed (LF)>
a. Undefined commands or commands with abnormal command parameters are treated
as errors and printed with background and foreground reversed.
b. Meaningless and unnecessary commands are printed with an underline as a warning.
c. Command codes are printed in bold.
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9-6. Sample Print
Ensure that paper is set in the printer. Turn off the power switch on the printer,
then turn it on again while pressing the FEED button on the control panel. This
outputs the printout shown in section 9-1.
Pressing the FEED button five times (select 5. Sample Print) enters sample
print mode.
This mode prints an explanation of FEED button operation, performs a paper
cut, and then prints sample patterns. (The FEED button explanation is only
printed at the first time.)
" Press FEED button.
Short : Next pattern
Long : Same pattern"
After printing, pressing the FEED button briefly (less than one second) prints
the following samples, one at a time.
* "Receipt"  "Coupon"  "Bar Code"  "Receipt" in turn. (Printing
pauses after each sample. Press the FEED button to print the next
sample.)
Pressing the FEED button for a long time (one second or longer) prints the
previous sample again.
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To clear sample print mode, turn the power switch off and on again.
Sample print mode performs a cut after each sheet is printed.
Sample print mode uses the 80mm or 58mm pattern depending on the paper
width setting in setup.
If a recoverable error occurs, the sample print resumes after recovery.
The following page shows examples printouts.
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<Printing Results of Sample Print, 80mm Pattern>
"Receipt" Pattern
"Coupon" Pattern
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"Bar Code" Pattern
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<Printing Results of Sample Print, 58mm Pattern>
"Receipt" Pattern
"Barcode" Pattern
"Coupon" Pattern
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10. Regular Cleaning
The print quality may be impaired by paper particles, dust, or other material.
To avoid this problem, remove any paper particles or dust from the paper
holder, the paper transport, the platen roller, and the thermal head as
described below.
Perform cleaning every six months.
10-1. Cleaning Paper Holder and Paper Transport
(1) Be sure to turn off the printer power.
(2) Open the top cover.
(3) Wipe off any dust, paper particles, glue, or other foreign material from
the paper holder and paper transport using a soft, dry cloth.
Paper Holder and Paper Transport
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10-2. Cleaning the Platen Roller
(1) Be sure to turn off the printer power.
(2) Open the top cover.
(3) Wipe off any dust, paper particles, glue, or other foreign material from
the platen roller using a soft, dry cloth.
Platen Roller
Caution: Do not damage or dent the platen roller.
Dents on the platen roller will cause incomplete printing
and/or line feed failure.
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10-3. Cleaning the Thermal Head
(1) Be sure to turn off the printer power.
(2) Open the top cover.
(3) Using an alcohol solvent, remove black paper particles and other residue
from the surface of the thermal head.
Thermal Head
Caution: The thermal head can easily be damaged. Clean it carefully
using a soft cloth to avoid any damage.
Caution: The thermal head is still hot immediately after printing. Leave
it to cool for about ten minutes before cleaning.
Caution: The thermal head may be damaged by static electricity. Take
care to avoid exposing it to static electricity.
Caution: Wait until alcohol from the cleaning solvent has thoroughly
dried before turning on the printer power.
Caution: Use only alcohol or isopropyl alcohol solvents.
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11. Interface
11-1 Serial Interface
(1) Transmission Interface Specifications
Transmission
Method
Line Type
Asynchronous
Full duplex
Input/Output
Circuit
Input: MAX211 Equivalent
Output: MAX211 Equivalent
Baud Rate
2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200BPS
(Setup Settings)
Transmission
Code Type
Transmission
Code Format
7 or 8 bits
Transmission
Sequence
Transmission
Code
LSB to MSB
Start bits:
1 bit
Stop bits:
1 bit
Data bits:
7 or 8 bits (Setup Settings)
Parity: NONE, ODD, EVEN (Setup Settings)
Mark(1)
ST b0 b1 b2 b3 b4 b5 b6 b7 PT SP
Space(0)
JIS code
Error Control
Parity check (Setup Settings)
Connection Line Max. 15m: (When power is supplied from the power
Length
connector)
Max. 2m: (When power is supplied from the interface
connector)
Protocol
DSR/DTR, XON/XOFF (Setup Settings)
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(2) Serial Interface Connector
Pin No.
Signal Name
Direction
Signal Line Name
1
SG
2
TXD
Output
Transmit Data
3
RXD
Input
Receive Data
4
RTS
Output
Request to Send
5
CTS
Input
Clear to Send
6
DSR
Input
Data Set Ready
-
Signal Ground
7
SG
-
Signal Ground
8~12
N.C
-
No Connection
13
SG2
-
+24V Ground
14
SG2
-
+24V Ground
15~17
N.C
-
No Connection
+24V
-
Mechanical Drive Power
18
19
+24V
20
DTR
21~24
N.C
25
INIT
-
Mechanical Drive Power
Output
Data Terminal Ready
-
No Connection
Input
Forcible Reset Signal
Caution: When the power is supplied from the power connector, ensure
the pins shaded in grey
are not connected.
Caution: Use a lock screw with an imperial thread on the connector.
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(3) Connection Cable
The connection setup shown in the following figure is recommended.
Host
>FG
>TXD
>RXD
>RTS
>CTS
>DSR
>DTR
>SG
FG <
TXD<
RXD<
RTS<
CTS<
DSR<
DTR<
SG <
Printer
Caution: Supplying power from the interface connector is prohibited.
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11-2. USB Interface
(1) Type-B Connector: 4 Pins
Pin No.
Signal Name
Direction
Signal Line Name
1
VBUS
Input
2
D-inB
Input/Output
D-
3
D+inB
Input/Output
D+
4
SG
-
Caution: Use a shielded USB cable.
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VBUS
Signal Ground
11-3. LAN Interface
(1) LAN Interface Connector
Pin No.
Signal Name
Direction
Signal Line Name
1
TX+
Output
Output data
2
TX-
Output
Output data
3
RX+
Input
Input data
4
N.C
-
-
5
N.C
-
-
6
RX-
Input
Input data
7
N.C
-
-
8
N.C
-
-
(2) LED
1
2
3
No.
Meaning
Description
1
10BASE-T Link
Lights up when the connection is recognized as
10BASE-T
2
100BASE-TX
Link
Lights up when the connection is recognized as
100BASE-TX
3
Status
Lights up for a period of time (50msec) when
packets are received
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(3) DIP Switches
Caution: These switches are for maintenance. During normal usage,
leave them all in the OFF state.
No.
ON
OFF
1
-
Off (Fixed)
2
Settings Information Initialization
-
3
Settings Information
-
4
Self-diagnosis Print
-
1
2
3
4
ON
Procedures for Settings Initialization
1) Turn off the printer power.
2) Set No.2 DIP switch to ON.
3) Turn on the printer power. Initialization takes about five seconds.
4) Turn off the printer power.
5) Set No.2 DIP switch to OFF.
Procedures for Test Print from LAN Board
1) Turn off the printer power.
2) Set No.3 and No.4 DIP switches to ON.
3) As soon as the printer power is turned on, a test print is performed.
4) Turn off the printer power.
5) Set No.3 and No.4 DIP switches to OFF.
Caution: Be careful with DIP switch operations.
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11-4. Drawer Kick Connector
Pin No.
Signal Name
1
FG
2
*DRD1
3
DRSNS1
4
+24V
5
*DRD2
6
SG
Direction
Signal Line Name
-
Frame Ground
Output
Drawer Kick Drive Signal 1
Input
Drawer Sense Signal 1
-
Drive Power
Output
Drawer Kick Drive Signal 2
-
Signal Ground
1
6
<Connecting side>
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<Connection>
Printer
1
Cable
3
2
6
3
2
4
4
Drawer 1
Drawer
Open/Close
Drawer Kick
Solenoid
(24Ω or bigger)
5
6
Drawer 2
5
4
Drawer Kick
Solenoid
(24Ω or bigger)
Caution: The drawer connection cable should be of the shielded type.
Caution: Simultaneous drive from the two drives is not available.
Caution: Specify the ON time and OFF time (t1 and t2) for the drawer
using the pulse generation command (ESC p m t1 t2).
Caution: Set the drive duty cycle for the drawer in accordance with the
following formula: ON time/(ON time + OFF time) ≤ 0.2
Caution: Always use printer power (connector pin 4) for the drawer
power.
Caution: Use a drawer kick solenoid with a resistance value of at least
24Ω. If it is under 24Ω, the solenoid may be damaged by
excess current.
Caution: This product uses a special-purpose modular connector for
the cash drawer and customer display connector. Do not
attempt to use other types of connectors such as public
telephone connectors.
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11-5. Power Specifications
(1) Rated Input Voltage: 100-240V, 50-60Hz
(2) Rated Input Current: 1.1A
(3) Operating Voltage:
DC24V±10%
(4) Power Consumption: During standby:
3.0W or less/0.1A on average (Dual Interface)
4.5W or less/0.1A on average (LAN Interface)
During operation: About38W/1.5A on average
(at 24V, 25°C, print density setting 100%, paper
width 80mm, print duty 9%)
Note: Drawer Kick Drive Current: Max. 1A
However, do not operate two drawer kick at the
same time.
Power Connector Pin Assignment
Pin No.
Signal Name
+24V
1
2
SG
3
N.C
3
1
2
Caution: Use the specified AC adapter for the power supply.
Caution: If our AC adapter is not used (power supply is supplied by the
user), problems such as bad print quality, electromagnetic
interference, or circuit noise may occur. In such cases, take
note of the following points:
· Use an AC adapter whose capacity corresponds to the printing
rate that will actually be used.
· Ensure in advance that there are no problems such as static
electricity, electromagnetic interference, circuit noise, etc.
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12. Specifications
12-1. General Specifications
(1) Printing Method: Direct Line Thermal Printing
(2) Print Speed: Maximum 180 mm/s (Monochrome only)
(3) Print Resolution: 8dot/mm (0.125mm)
(4) Relationship between Number of Print Column and Character Size
Body face ((Width)x(Height) dot)
Paper width: 58mm
32 column printing
35 column printing
ANK: Font A
32 columns: 12x24
35 columns: 12x24
ANK: Font B
38 columns: 10x24
42 columns: 9x24
42 columns: 10x24
46 columns: 9x24
ANK: Font C
48 columns: 8x16
52 columns: 8x16
ANK: Font A
Extension Font
32 columns: 12x24
35 columns: 12x24
ANK: Font B
Extension Font
38 columns: 10x24
42 columns: 9x24
42 columns: 10x24
46 columns: 9x24
Body face ((Width)x(Height) dot)
Paper width: 80mm
42 column printing
48 column printing
ANK: Font A
42 columns: 12x24
48 columns: 12x24
ANK: Font B
51 columns: 10x24
56 columns: 9x24
57 columns: 10x24
64 columns: 9x24
ANK: Font C
64 columns: 8x16
72 columns: 8x16
ANK: Font A
Extension Font
42 columns: 12x24
48 columns: 12x24
ANK: Font B
Extension Font
51 columns: 10x24
56 columns: 9x24
57 columns: 10x24
64 columns: 9x24
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(5) Character Sets
Alphanumeric (95), Extension Graphic (128×20 Page), International
Character (48), Special Character (845)
(6) Character Size
Body face
Letter face
(Width)x(Height)
dot
(Width)x(Height)
mm
(Width)x(Height)
dot
(Width)x(Height)
mm
ANK: Font A
12 x 24
1.5 x 3.0
11 x 22
1.375 x 2.75
ANK: Font B
10 x 24
9 x 24
1.25 x 3.0
1.125 x 3.0
9 x 17
9 x 17
1.125 x 2.125
1.125 x 2.125
ANK: Font C
8 x 16
1.0 x 2.0
8 x 13
1.0 x 1.625
ANK: Font A
Extension Font
12 x 24
1.5 x 3.0
12 x 24
1.5 x 3.0
ANK: Font B
Extension Font
10 x 24
9 x 24
1.25 x 3.0
1.125 x 3.0
9 x 22
9 x 22
1.125 x 2.75
1.125 x 2.75
(Note) Print Column, Character Size and Character Sets depend on the printer
model and/or area.
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(7) Outline View
Standard Model
Built-in Power Supply Model
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12-2. Cutter Specifications
(1) Cutting Method: Partial cut (the paper remains connected at one point)
Caution: Do not use the cutter continuously at a rate exceeding 10 cuts
per minute (1 cut per 6 seconds or more). Excessive use may
cause a malfunction.
12-3. Paper Roll Supply Specifications
(1) Loading Method: Rolls are loaded manually.
(2) Paper Near End: Detected when the remaining paper length is inadequate.
Caution: Core diameter φ18mm is supported.
12-4. Interface Specifications
(1) Serial (RS-2332C)
(2) USB (USB 2.0 Full-speed)
(3) LAN (10BASE/100BASE-T)
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12-5. Environment Specifications
(1) Temperature
Operating
Operation Guaranteed at:
Print Quality Guaranteed at:
Non-operating
Transportation or storage (packaging)
0°C - 40°C
5°C - 35°C
-5°C - 60°C
-20°C - 60°C
(2) Humidity
Operating
Operation Guaranteed at: 10%-95%RH (no condensation)
Print Quality Guaranteed at: 10%-85%RH (no condensation)
Non-operating
8%-95%RH (no condensation)
Transportation or storage (packaging)
5%-95%RH (no condensation)
(3) Maximum Wet Bulb Temperature
29°C or less
100
90
30°C /95%
Relative Humidity %
80
70
40°C /65%
60
50
Guaranteed
Operating
Range
40
30
20
10
0
0
10
20
30
Ambient Temperature °C
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40
50
12-6. Reliability Specifications
(1) Printer Life 20 million line-feed
(When the recommended paper of 75μm is used)
(2) Head Life
Running Life: 100km
(When the recommended paper of 75μm is used)
Pulse Life:
100 million pulses
(When the recommended paper of 75μm is used)
(3) Cutter Life
Paper Thickness 75μm: 1.5 million cuts
(When the recommended paper of 75μm is used)
65μm/85μm: 1.0 million cuts
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13. Usage Precautions
13-1. Paper Related Precautions
(1) High printing rates may cause blurred printing. Choose a suitable printing
rate to avoid blurring. Alternatively, set a suitable combination of print
speed and print density to avoid blurring.
(Refer to 9 Special Mode: 9-2. Changing the Setup.)
(2) Printing characters from a non-standard character set in a thin serif or
similar font will result in the characters appearing very faint. Use a bold
sans serif font.
(3) To achieve quality printing without uneven pitch (expansion or
contraction), feed the paper 1mm (8 dots) or more when restarting printing
or after cutting the paper.
(4) In sequential printing, slow data transfer may cause white lines to run
across the print, as printing and pausing are repeated alternately. If print
quality has priority, use the Batch Print mode ("Batch (COM IF)", "Batch
(OTHER IF)").
(Refer to 9 Special Mode: 9-2. Changing the Setup.)
(5) The top margin can be set to either 12mm or 3mm by a command. If the
top margin is set to 3mm, be sure to remove the printed paper each time
the printing and cutting operation is completed as rollback of paper takes
place before printing. If printed and cut paper is not removed, the partial
cut section may be torn or the cut surface may be folded causing a paper
jam. Also, use at least 30 mm of paper for each transaction.
(6) Setting a high value for print density (110 % and over) can result in blurred
or uneven printing at low temperatures, depending on the printing pattern.
If print quality has priority, print at a lower speed.
(Refer to 9 Special Mode: 9-2. Changing the Setup.)
(7) Do not switch from narrower paper to wider paper (e.g. 58mm to 80mm)
when printing is in progress. When using narrow-width paper, a part of the
thermal head may directly come in contact with the platen roller without
any paper present. This causes the head to wear down, resulting in poor
printing quality. In addition, as the cutter blade also works at sections
without paper, the cutter blade may wear down, resulting in a bad cut. Do
not change paper width when printing is in progress.
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(8) If the paper has been left in the printer for a long time, it may deform and
cause faint printing. Therefore, if the paper has been left for a long time,
feed the paper forward by 20-30mm before printing.
(9) If non-recommended paper is used, print quality and/or the thermal head
life cannot be guaranteed. In particular, use of paper containing “Na+, K+,
or Cl-” may significantly shorten the life span of the thermal head.
(10) Using a non-recommended AC adapter may cause blurred and/or uneven
printing, so use only the recommended adapter.
(11) The paper may get marked during paper changing or when the top cover
is shut, so feed the paper forward by 20-30mm before printing.
13-2. Cutter Related Precautions
(1) Do not use the cutter continuously at a rate exceeding 10 cuts per minute
(1 cut per 6 seconds or more). Excessive use may cause a malfunction.
(2) Do not remove paper while it is still being cut. Doing so may cause
problems such as a paper jam.
(3) If the top margin is set at 3mm, be sure to remove the printed paper each
time the printing and cutting operation is completed as roll back of the
printer paper takes place before printing. Not doing so may cause problems
such as a paper jam.
13-3. Barcode/2D Code Printing Precautions
(1) When using thick paper, the printing speed and density should be adjusted
and readability should also be checked before using the printer as thick
paper may cause blurring depending on the usage environment and the
humidity.
(Refer to 9 Special Mode: 9-2. Changing the Setup.)
(2) For 2D codes, adjust the printing speed and density to obtain a good
recognition rate. As readability varies depending on the module width,
print density, ambient temperature, type of thermal roll paper, and reader
performance, check this before using the printer.
(Refer to 9 Special Mode: 9-2. Changing the Setup.)
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(3) If a barcode is printed at the top of the printer paper when it is first fed, or
at the bottom when paper feeding is completed, readability should be
checked as accuracy in paper feeding may become unstable.
13-4. USB Interface Usage Precautions
(1) Connect the printer directly to the host computer.
(2) Be sure to turn on the printer power before printing.
(3) If an error occurs during printing, recover the printer from the error, and
then retry printing.
(4) Do not turn off the printer or disconnect the USB cable while printing is in
progress. Using the host computer to set Stand-by mode, Sleep mode,
Suspend mode or Pause mode is not recommended.
If the printer does not work properly even after implementing the above,
try re-connecting the USB cable or turning on the printer power again. If
the printer still does not print properly, restart the host computer.
13-5. Installation Precautions
(1) Use the printer indoors only. Outdoor usage may cause printer malfunction
due to dust or other factors.
(2) When connecting a cable to the printer or shifting the position of the
printer, perform the operation while holding the middle cover of the printer
at the sides using both hands. If you perform the operation holding the top
cover, the top cover may open.
13-6. Modular Type Connector Usage Precautions
(1) This product uses a special-purpose modular connector for the cash drawer
and customer display connector. Do not attempt to use other types of
connectors such as public telephone connectors.
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