Canon Mk2500 User`s guide

User’s Guide
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©Nisca Corporation 2012
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User’s Guide
Please read this guide before operating this product.
After you finish reading this guide, store it in a safe place for future reference.
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Notices
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• It is recommended that the data created and saved with this printer be stored in another storage device
such as the hard disk of the personal computer. (Use the included PC connection kit to back up the
data.) We assume no responsibility for the loss caused by data disappearance due to a machine
failure, repair, inspection, or weak battery as well as the carry-over loss.
Copyright ©2012 Nisca Corporation all rights reserved.
A Vital Tool for Electrical Facilities
Introducing the Mk2500
When you open a power distribution panel, you are confronted with an array of tightly packed terminals, circuit
breakers, and switches, and these myriad devices are connected by a maze of cables. If each device and cable
is not clearly labeled with a symbol or a number, maintenance can become a nightmare. In such electrical
facilities, it is common practice to use printed tube to identify cables and printed labels to identify switches. The
printer is used to print such labels and tube.
Clear
laminate seal
Label
Tube
Labeled with switch
name or number
Label switches clearly
Printing labels
Easy yet high-quality
printing
Printing tube
The Mk2500 can print
tube that identify cables:
“AB-01” or “+20V”, for
example. Because the tube
that is used is available
commercially, the Mk2500
provides an economical
solution. The Mk2500 can
also be used to print on heat
shrink tube.
The Mk2500 can also be
used to print label tape (sold
separately). Because labels
that correspond to specific
cable tube labels can be
printed and applied to the
corresponding devices,
using such labels results in
improved efficiency.
Label with clear adhesive
lamination
Wrap around tape
with printable and
laminating layers
When applied after printing,
the printing is covered by
plastic laminating film,
protecting the characters
from scratching.
Adheres to cables after they
have been connected.
Main Features
1
Compact and easy to carry
In addition to being compact at 250 mm (W) x 300 mm (D) x 85 mm (H), the printer also has a
lightweight design (2kg), making it easy to transport to the site of electrical facilities. Overall, the printer
greatly increases work efficiency.
2
Fast printing
When printing at fast speed, the printer can easily print 42 tube segments per minute.*
*When a tube is cut into to 20mm segments and five “3mm 100%” characters are printed in the half
cutting mode. (This feature is available only for printing on tube.)
3
Supports a variety of printing media
The printer can print on tube, label tape, heat shrink tube, wrap around tape, plate and 4mm I.D. strip.
(To print on other than commercially available tube and plate, a special cassette is needed.)
4
A wide variety of options provide excellent additional capability
The functionality of the printer can be expanded by installing a wide variety of options, including: the
“Tube Warmer”, which facilitates printing in cold (5°C) environments; the “Tube Feeder”, which permits
stable and precise printing on tube that is fed from a reel.
5
Many functions not normally found in a hand-portable machine
Includes a variety of standard features such as adjustable character size, spacing and margins, and file
saving capabilities that are hard to imagine in such a light-weight machine.
Contents
Contents
Explanation of Symbols........................................4
Safety Precautions................................................5
Quick Guide to Using the Printer........................12
Part 1 Before You Begin (Preparation)
1.1 Names and Functions of Parts........... 18
Main Unit.....................................................18
LCD screen.................................................20
Keyboard.....................................................22
1.2 Connecting the AC Adapter................ 24
1.3 Use the PC Connection Kit................. 26
Part 2 Basic Operations
2.1 Printing on Tube and Clear Tube......... 28
Install cassettes.......................28
Insert tube...............................30
Turn the power switch on.........45
Input characters.......................46
Print.........................................46
2.4 Printing on Plates................................ 48
Install cassettes.......................48
Insert plate. .............................50
Turn the power switch on.........51
Input characters.......................52
Print.........................................55
Part 3 Character Input
3.1 Inputting Characters............................ 58
Turn the power switch on.........31
Inputting characters.....................................58
Input characters.......................32
3.2 Inputting Symbols................................ 59
Print.........................................35
Inputting symbols.........................................59
2.2 Printing on Label Tape, Heat Shrink
Tube, and 4mm I.D. Strip.................. 36
3.3 Deleting Characters, Creating New
Pages, Moving the Cursor............... 61
Install cassettes.......................36
Turn the power switch on.........39
Input characters.......................40
Print.........................................42
Deleting or changing characters..................61
Deleting all entered text data.......................62
Insert mode and overwrite mode.................63
Creating a new page...................................64
Moving the cursor........................................65
2.3 Printing on Wrap around Tape............. 43
Installing cassettes..................43
Install the wrap around tape
guide........................................44
Part 4 Advanced Operations
4.1 Changing the Characters and the
Number of Lines............................... 68
Changing character size..............................68
Changing the spacing between characters69
Adding an underline to “6” and “9”...............70
Adding a frame to characters......................71
Printing on two lines or three lines..............72
4.2 Editing Pages....................................... 74
Pages.......................................................... 74
Copying and pasting pages.........................75
Cutting and pasting pages...........................77
Inserting pages............................................79
Deleting pages............................................80
Dividing pages.............................................81
Combining pages........................................83
4.3 Saving, Retrieving and Deleting
Character Data.................................. 85
Files and Folders.........................................85
Saving character data..................................86
Loading character data................................88
Deleting character data...............................90
Renaming a folder.......................................92
4.4 Various Printing Functions................. 94
Printing count and printing range................94
Changing the printing orientation................97
Changing the length and the character
alignment.................................................99
Printing a specific page multiple times
(Continuous Print) .................................103
Changing the printing speed..................... 114
4.5 Changing the Cutting Method........... 115
Half cuts and full cuts................................ 115
Turning off half cuts................................... 115
Making a full cut after a specific number of
tube segments....................................... 117
4.6 Other Operations............................... 118
Removing the print media......................... 118
Changing the display contrast...................120
Turning off sounds.....................................121
Turning off clear tube reverse....................121
Restoring the initial settings.......................122
Part 5 Maintenance
5.1 If a Tube or Label Tape Becomes
Jammed........................................... 124
Action to Take against Media Jam (When the “Media JAM” message is
displayed)..............................................124
Actions to Take against Other Jams (When the “Media Jam” message is not
displayed)..............................................126
When a Tube or Label Tape is Not Ejected/Fed............................................128
5.2 What To Do If the Cutter
Is Getting Blunt............................... 130
Changing the cutting depth.......................130
Reducing the cutting speed.......................132
5.3 Replacing the Cutter.......................... 133
Printing text with sequential numbers
(Numbering print)...................................105
5.4 Replacing the Cassette..................... 136
Adjusting the printing start position and
vertical position......................................108
Replacing a tube or the label tape cassette..........................................137
Printing centerlines.................................... 110
Printing with short pitch width.....................111
Printing result obtained by specifying a
character alignment mode and a multiple
line centering mode............................... 112
Adjusting the printing density.................... 113
Replacing the ribbon cassette...................136
5.5 Maintenance....................................... 138
Cleaning the printer...................................138
Cleaning the transport rollers....................138
Cleaning the print head.............................140
Contents
Cleaning/Replacing the tube cleaner for attachment........................................140
Part 6 Appendices
6.1 Consumable Supplies and
Options............................................ 142
Consumable supplies................................142
Options......................................................143
6.2 Message List...................................... 144
6.3 Troubleshooting................................. 147
6.4 List of Symbols.................................. 150
6.5 List of Function.................................. 151
6.6 Main Specifications........................... 152
Explanation of Symbols
The meanings of the symbols that are used in this manual are explained below.
WARNING A precaution to be followed to use the printer in safe is written. Failure to follow it can
result in fatal or serious injury. Be sure to follow it.
CAUTION
CAUTION
A precaution to be followed to use the printer in safe is written. Failure to follow it can
result in an injury. Be sure to follow it.
A precaution to be followed to use the printer properly is written. Failure to follow it can
break the printer or damage other products. Be sure to follow it.
An important notice or restriction to be followed to prevent troubles due to improper
operation is written. Be sure to read it.
Supplementary information is provided to facilitate operation.
Supplementary information about the operational procedure is written.
Indicates a page that should be referenced in regards to a specific operation. Refer to the
information on that page.
Indicates a key that should be pressed on the keyboard.
Safety Precautions
Safety Precautions
In order to ensure safe operation of the printer, be certain to observe the following safety precautions.
The shape of the power plug varies according to country.
WARNING
Do not disassemble or modify the unit
Disassembling or modifying the unit could cause a fire or damage the
unit.
Do not handle the power cord with wet hands
Do not attempt to plug in or unplug the AC adapter plug, etc., while
your hands are wet. Doing so could result in electric shock.
Do not place the unit in the vicinity of heating devices
Do not place the unit or the AC adapter cord in the vicinity of heating
devices. Doing so could cause the unit or the cord to melt, which could
result in fire or electric shock.
Keep away from paint thinner, etc.
Do not place the unit near alcohol, paint thinner, or other flammable
solvents. The solvents could come into contact with internal electric
components and cause a fire or electric shock.
Plug the power cord in securely
Be sure to plug the AC adapter plug into the power outlet securely.
Failing to do so could result in a fire or electric shock.
Always keep the AC plug clean
Clean the AC adapter plug periodically. If dust, dirt, soot, etc., is
allowed to accumulate on the plug, the dust could absorb moisture,
creating an insulation fault that could cause a fire.
Do not continue to use the unit if an abnormality develops
If the unit begins to smoke or emit an unusual odor, turn the power
switch off immediately, unplug the AC adapter plug from the power
outlet, and then contact your nearest dealer. Continuing to use the unit
after an abnormal condition has developed could result in fire or electric
shock.
Do not connect to a multi-outlet adapter or extension cord
Do not connect this unit to a multi-outlet adapter or extension cord.
Doing so could result in fire or electric shock.
Do not power on with the power cord tied. It can cause fire or electrical
shock.
Do not use sprays, etc., in the vicinity of the unit
Do not use flammable sprays in the vicinity of this unit. The spray
could come into contact with internal components of the unit, resulting
in a fire or electric shock.
Do not clean with paint thinner, etc.
If it is necessary to wipe dirt off the unit, use gauze that has been
dampened with water and then thoroughly wrung out. Never use
flammable solvents such as alcohol, benzene or paint thinner. The
solvents could come into contact with internal electric components and
cause a fire or electric shock.
Turn the unit off for cleaning
Before cleaning the unit, turn the power off and unplug the AC adapter
from the power outlet. Injury could result if the power switch is
inadvertently left in the “ON” position and the unit is put into operation.
Safety Precautions
Use a 100-240V AC power supply
Use only at the indicated power voltage.
Use at voltage between 100 and 240V AC. If not, it may result in fire,
electrical shock or machine failure.
Do not use any AC adapter or cord other than the included
one
Use only the included AC adapter (K30120) and cord. Using any AC
adapter or cord other than the included one can result in fire, electric
shock, or printer failure. Do not use the included AC adapter for any
other product. Fire or electric shock can result.
When it thunders at a short distance, remove the power plug from the outlet
When it thunders at a short distance, remove the power plug from the outlet. If not, it may result in fire,
electric shock, or machine failure.
Do not damage the AC adapter and cord
Do not damage, pull excessively, or modify the AC adapter and cord. Do not place a heavy thing on the AC
adapter and cord. A short-circuit can be caused at the damaged portion, resulting in a fire or electric shock.
CAUTION
Do not place the unit on an unstable surface
Do not place the unit on an unstable surface or a surface that is subject
to vibration. The unit could fall or tip over and cause injury.
Do not place the unit on a carpet
Do not place the unit directly on a rug or carpet. Fibers and dust from
the carpet can get inside of the unit and cause a fire.
Do not insert foreign objects inside the unit
Do not drop or insert foreign objects such as clips or staples in the
opening for the AC adapter, cutter section, or inside the printer.
Otherwise it may cause fire, electrical shock, machine failure, or injury.
Protect the unit from humidity and dust
Do not operate or store the unit in a hot and humid environment, in a
dusty environment, in an area exposed to direct sunlight, or near an
open flame. Doing so could result in fire or electric shock.
Be sure to observe the storage and operating environment condition.
Operating environment: 15-32.5°C, RH 10-85%
Storage environment: 5-35°C, RH 10-90%
Do not place heavy objects or metal objects on the unit
Do not place heavy objects on the unit. Doing so could damage the
unit.
Do not place metal objects such as accessories or containers such as cup
containing water or fluid. Touching the electrical parts inside the printer
can cause short circuit and may result in fire or electrical shock.
Handle the AC adapter carefully
When unplugging the power cord from an outlet, grasp the plug itself;
do not pull on the cord. Pulling on the cord could damage the cord,
which could result in fire or electric shock. Furthermore, always be
sure to turn the power switch on the unit “OFF” before unplugging or
plugging in the AC adapter.
Safety Precautions
Unplug the unit when not in use
If the machine will not be used for a long time, unplug the AC adapter
from the power outlet. Otherwise, electrical leakage may occur, and fire
could result if dust has accumulated.
Keep the area around the AC adapter clear
In order to allow you to unplug the AC adapter quickly in an emergency,
do not place other objects around the outlet. Inability to unplug the unit
quickly in an emergency could result in fire or electric shock.
Do not touch the print head
Do not touch the print head while it is printing or immediately after
printing. Doing so could result in a burn.
Do not touch the cutter
This unit has a built-in cutter. To avoid injury, read this manual
thoroughly and handle the cutter carefully.
Keep small children away from the consumable
Always keep the consumable such as ribbon cassette, cleaner, etc., out of the reach of small children to avoid
accidents.
Securely hold the handle of the printer
To avoid personal injury, securely hold the handle of the printer when carrying it.
CAUTION
Handle the unit gently
Do not subject the unit to strong impacts. Doing so could damage the
unit.
Do not operate the keyboard roughly
Do not handle the keyboard roughly when typing. Rough handling
could result in damage to the unit.
Do not re-use ribbons or label tape
Do not attempt to re-use ribbons or label tape. Doing so could damage
the unit.
Do not attempt to pull tube out
Do not pull on a tube or tape while printing is in progress. Doing so
could result in poor printing quality or malfunction.
Do not touch ink ribbon
To avoid poor printing results with oil on your skin or staining your
hands, do not touch ink ribbon.
Using only cassettes designed for this unit
Use only the specified types of ribbon cassettes, tube attachments, etc.
Never try to disassemble a cassette and install a new ribbon. Doing so
can result in poor printing quality or damage to the equipment.
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Safety Precautions
Do not feed wires into the unit
The purpose of this unit is to print on tube or labels. This unit cannot
print directly on wires or cables, so do not attempt to feed wires or
cables into the unit. Doing so could result in damage to the unit.
Do not touch the connector (metal part)
Do not touch the connection terminal (metal part) of the cassette. Doing
so could cause an improper recognition of the cassette.
Do not leave the machine unused for a long time
Do not leave the printer in a sun-heated vehicle or any other extreme environment for an extended period.
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Quick Guide to Using the Printer
This section explains the basic use of the printer for people who want to start using it quickly. Although the
printer features a wide variety of functions, this section explains only the most basic sequence of operations:
installing accessories → turning on the power → inputing characters → printing. Refer to the main body of
this manual for more specific details on the functions of the printer.
Installing Accessories
1
Check that the power switch is turned off.
Cover
The shape of the power plug
varies according to country.
2
3
Attach the AC adapter (K30120).
Open the cover.
• Move this lever to the left, and then open the cover.
4
Install the ribbon cassette.
• Remove the stopper and take up any slack in the ribbon.
• Push the cassette in until it clicks into the place.
CAUTION
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Do not touch the connector (metal part)
Do not hold the connection terminal (metal part) of the cassette. Doing so could cause
an improper recognition of the cassette.
Quick Guide to Using the Printer
5
Installthetubeattachment.
• Align the hooks on the tube attachment with the holes in the printer.
• Push the tube attachment in until it clicks into the place.
6
Insertatube.
• Push the tube in until its tip touches the transport roller 2.
Transportroller2
• Insert the tube with the warp oriented as shown in the figure.
If the tube is inserted in a wrong orientation, it can jam and cause a
feed error.
Turn the power switch on.
7
Closethecover.
• Close the cover completely so that it clicks shut.
8
Turnonthepowerswitch.
• Character input display appears after displaying the ribbon cassette information.
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Inputting Characters
[Example] Printing “C-2” on a 3.0mm-diameter tube
Printed results
9
While holding down [Shift], press [C].
10
Press [-].
-
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If you accidentally input an incorrect character
ex. Although you meant to enter “C-2”, you entered
“C=2” by mistake.
1
Press [ ] and [ ], and move the cursor box to the
position of the “2”.
2
Press [Back Space].
• The “=” disappears.
3
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Press [-].
Press [2].
Quick Guide to Using the Printer
Printing
12
Press[Print].
• Make sure that “Tube” is selected.
“No ribbon cassette” is
displayed if the ribbon
cassette is not installed. Install
the ribbon cassette.
“No ribbon information. No
ribbon amount displayed.
Press enter” is displayed if
the information cannot be
read due to the ribbon cassette
failure and so forth. If this
message is displayed, follow
the instruction on the screen.
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Press[Enter].
• Make sure that “φ3.0mm” is selected.
14
Press[Enter].
• Make sure that “Sets to print” is “1”.
15
Press[Enter].
• The tube is automatically fed into the
printer and printing begins.
• Once printing is completed, the tube is
cut automatically.
16
Takeoutthecuttube.
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Part 1
Before You Begin
(Preparation)
This section describes preparations and
some things you should know before
entering characters.
1.1 Names and Functions
of Parts................................ 18
Main Unit..................................................18
LCD screen..............................................20
Keyboard..................................................22
1.2 Connecting the
AC Adapter.......................... 24
1.3 Use the PC Connection Kit... 26
1.1
Names and Functions of Parts
Main Unit *Removing the wrap around tape guide
To print to other media, remove the wrap around tape guide
1.
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Pull out the cutter.
.
2. Pull out the wrap-around
tape guide.
3. Reinstall the cutter.
Before You Begin
Part 1
Cover
Open this cover when you need to load a cassette
or tube.
Transport roller 2
This roller feeds printing media past the print
head.
Cover release
Pull this lever to the left to open the cover.
Transport roller 3
This roller feeds printed printing media to the
cutter.
Power switch
Use this switch to turn the power on and off. Flip
the switch to the “|” position to turn the power on,
and flip the switch to the “ ” position to turn the
power off.
Transport roller 3 release lever
Pull this lever to the right to release transport
roller 3. Use this lever when clearing jammed
printing media.
LCD screen
Displays text that has been input or the
information about settings.
Media intake
Insert tube or plate here (when attachment
installed).
Ribbon cassette holder
Place the ribbon cassette here.
Outlet
Printed printing media emerge here.
Mounting location for attachment or printing
media cassette
Mount the tube attachment or label tape cassette
here. The optional Tube Warmer also mounts
here.
Keyboard
Input text to be printed and data for settings
through this keyboard.
Cutter
The cutter cuts printing media automatically. The
cutter can be replaced.
Cutter receiver
This is the receiver for the cutter blade when
cutting printing media. When the cutter is
replaced, the cutter receiver is replaced at the
same time.
Print head
This device prints by applying heat to a ribbon.
As it becomes very hot, not touch this device
while printing is in progress or immediately after
printing.
Transport roller 1
This roller feeds printing media to the print head.
AC adapter connector
Connect the AC adapter cable here.
Interface cover
Open this cover to connect the USB cables of
the PC connection kit or/and the Tube Feeder
(optional).
Wrap around tape guide
This guide is installed when printing on wrap
around tape. Remove it when printing to other
media.
Handle
Hold this handle when carrying the printer.
Connector for ribbon cassette
This is to read out information of the ribbon
cassette. Do not touch and deform the connector.
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LCD screen Caps Lock
Indicates whether the Caps Lock mode is active.
: Active, so all alphabetic characters are
entered in uppercase.
(no indication): Normal(inactive)
Insert/Overwrite mode indicator
Indicates which of the two input modes is selected:
insert mode or overwrite mode.
: Insert mode
(no indication): Overwrite mode
Printing speed indicator
Indicates which printing speed has been selected:
high, middle, or low.
H : High
M : Middle
L : Low
Half cutting mode indicator
Indicates the half cutting mode that was selected
for a single printing operation in which multiple
tube segments or label tape are printed and then
cut apart. Note that the half cutting mode is
selected by pressing [Set Cut]
:Half cut.
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:
Not half cut, but a solid line is printed
showing where to cut with scissors, etc.
: Not half cut, but a dotted line is printed
showing where to cut with scissors, etc.
(No indication):Not half cut, and no cutting line
is printed.
Power indicator
Indicates that the AC adapter is properly
connected.
: AC adapter
Tube Feeder
Indicates that the optional Tube Feeder has been
installed.
Seg Length/Alignment/margin indicator
Indicates either “Seg Length”, the length of one
tube segment(or one label); “Alignment”, whether
text is centered or left-justified; or “margin”.
Next page indicator
Indicates that another page exists following the
currently displayed page.
Before You Begin
Part 1
Previous page indicator
Indicates that another page exists prior to the
currently displayed page.
Printing orientation indicator
Indicates which printing orientation has been
selected: “horizontal/horizontal character”,
“vertical/vertical character”, or “vertical/
horizontal character”.
H/H:Horizontal/horizontal character
V/V: Vertical/vertical character
V/H: Vertical/horizontal character
Frame indicator
Indicates the type of frame that has been selected
to print around text.
Character size indicator
Indicates the selected printing character size.
When 50% character size width is selected, “■” is
displayed next to the size.
Line number indicator
Indicates the number of lines selected for printing,
either one line, two lines or three lines.
Character spacing indicator
Indicates the selected character spacing.
N(Narrow): Standard character spacing (no extra
spacing)
M(Medium): Moderate character spacing
(approximately 0.5mm between
characters)
W(Wide): Wide character spacing
(approximately 1.0mm between
characters)
Continuous printing indicator
Indicates for how many times (how many pages)
the currently displayed character data will be
printed.
Cursor
The cursor appears as a rectangle (■). Text is input
at the cursor position.
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Keyboard A
[A/ ] ( page 97)
Use this key to change the printing orientation.
[Seg Len] ( page 99)
Use this key to change the cutting length (the
length of one tube or one label tape), the character
alignment (left-justified or centered), and the
margin.
[Frame] ( page 71)
Use this key to add a border around text.
[Char Size] ( page 68)
Use this key to change the character size.
[Set Lines] ( page 72)
Use this key to change the number of lines.
[Char Space] ( page 69)
Use this key to change the spacing between
characters.
[Edit] ( page 74 to 84)
Use this key to insert, delete, copy, cut and paste
pages.
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[Cont Print] ( page 103)
Use this key to print a specific page multiple times
(continuous printing).
[Num] ( page 105)
Use this key to print numbered character data
(numbered printing).
[File] ( page 85 to 93)
Use this key to save text data that has been input,
and to retrieve saved data.
[PC Conn]
Use this key when the printer is connected to
the PC using the USB cable contained in the PC
connection kit.
[Func]
Use this key
to adjust the printing density ( page 113),
to select the printing speed ( page 114),
to set the operation sound ( page 121),
and so forth.
Before You Begin
[Maint]
Use this key to feed a printing media forward or
backward ( pages 126 and 128), to replace the
cutter ( page 133), to forcibly full cut a tube or
label tape ( page 131), and so forth.
Part 1
[Alt]
To input symbols, use this key to select or delete
characters.
[Remove] ( page 118)
Use this key to eject a printing media.
[Del All] ( pages 62 and 122)
Use this key to delete all of the text data that
is currently displayed, or to restore the initial
settings.
[Symbol 1] ,[Symbol 2] ( page 59)
Use this key to input symbols.
[Ins] ( page 63)
Use this key to switch between insert mode and
overwrite mode.
[Adjust]
Use this key to adjust the printing start position
( page 108), to adjust the depth and speed of
half cutting and full cutting ( pages 130 and
132), and so forth.
[Del]
Use this key to delete character data that has been
input. When this key is pressed, the character
marked by the cursor is deleted.
[Canc]
Use this key to return to the previous display in
the setup display, or to cancel a printing operation.
If the setup display is currently displayed, hold
down the [Shift] key while pressing the [Canc] key
to return to the text input display. To cancel the
current printing operation immediately, without
waiting for the printing or cutting operation to
end, hold down this key until the printer begins to
beep.
[Set Cut] ( pages 115 and 116)
Use this key to select whether or not to use half
cutting, and when to make a full cut.
[Print]
Use this key to print the entered text on a printing
media.
Direction keys
Use these keys to make selections on the setup
display and in the menus, and to move the cursor
on the text input display. Also on the text input
display, hold down the [Shift] key while pressing
these keys to jump either one page back or one
page ahead.
[Back Space]
Use this key to delete character data that has been
input. Each time this key is pressed, the character
that precedes the cursor is deleted.
[Page]
Use this key to find out what page is currently
being displayed. The free memory capacity is also
displayed simultaneously.
[Caps Lock]
Press this key to switch character input between
uppercase and lowercase.
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1.2
Connecting the AC Adapter
1
Makesurethatthepowerswitchisoff.
2
PlugthepowercordintotheACadapter
(K3020).
Plug it in all the way.
3
PlugtheACadapterintotheprinter.
4
PlugtheACadapterpowerplugintoa00-240Vpoweroutlet.
Plug it in all the way.
The shape of the power plug varies according to country.
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Before You Begin
WARNING
Part 1
Do not handle the power cord with wet hands
Do not plug in or unplug the AC adapter while your hands are wet. Doing so could
result in electric shock.
Do not connect to a multi-outlet adapter or extension cord
Do not connect this unit to a multi-outlet adapter or extension cord. Doing so could
result in fire or electric shock.
Do not power on with the power cord tied. It can cause fire or electrical shock.
Push the plug in all the way
Push the AC adapter power plug all of the way into the power outlet. Failure to do so
could result in fire or electric shock.
Do not use any AC adapter or cord other than the included one
Never use any other AC adaptor or cord than the included one. Using it can result in
fire, electric shock, or printer failure. Do not use the included AC adapter for any other
product. Fire or electric shock can result.
Use a 100-240V AC power supply
Use at voltage between 100 and 240V AC. If not, it may result in fire, electrical shock
or machine failure.
When it thunders at a short distance, remove the power plug from the outlet
When it thunders at a short distance, remove the power plug from the outlet. If not, it
may result in fire, electric shock, or machine failure.
Do not damage the AC adapter and cord
Do not damage, pull excessively, or modify the AC adapter and cord. Do not place a
heavy thing on the AC adapter and cord. A short-circuit can be caused at the damaged
portion, resulting in a fire or electric shock.
Handle the AC adapter carefully
When unplugging the power cord from an outlet, grasp the plug itself; do not pull on
the cord. Pulling on the cord could damage it, which could result in injury, fire or
electric shock.
CAUTION
Keep the area around the AC adapter clear
In order to allow you to unplug the AC adapter quickly in an emergency, do not place
other objects around the outlet. An inability to unplug the unit quickly in an emergency
could result in fire or electric shock.
About the memory backup battery
If the memory backup battery starts become weak,
the message shown below is displayed when the
printer is turned on. If you continue to use the
printer without replacing the battery, the memory
backup battery will become completely dead, and
the next time that the printer is turned off all data
and settings will be lost. If this message appears,
be sure to contact your dealer.
After reading this message, press any
key to continue.
If the memory backup battery becomes completely
dead, the message shown below is displayed when
the printer is turned on. If this message appears,
be sure to contact your dealer. If you continue to
use the printer without replacing the battery, the
printer may operate incorrectly.
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1.3
Use the PC Connection Kit
Install the printer diver and application in the PC in advance.
For details on how to use the PC connection kit, refer to “Application Software for Mk2500” and the printer
driver contained in the included Software CDROM.
To use the PC connection kit, connect the printer to the PC as shown.
1
Connect the printer to the PC using the included USB cable.
• Insert the type-B (square) plug of the USB cable in the USB socket
on the printer, and insert the other plug of the USB cable in the
USB socket on the PC.
*You may have to adjust the segment length for each printing media.
For more details, refer to Note, “Adjusting the segment length” (
page 101).
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Part 2
Basic Operations
This section describes the basic steps to
take before printing.
2.1 Printing on Tube and
Clear Tube............................ 28
Install cassettes.....................28
Insert tube..............................30
Turn the power switch on.......31
Input characters.....................32
Print.......................................35
2.2 Printing on Label Tape, Heat
Shrink Tube, and 4mm I.D.
Strip...................................... 36
Install cassettes.....................36
Turn the power switch on.......39
Input characters.....................40
Print.......................................42
2.3 Printing on
Wrap around Tape............... 43
Installing cassettes.................43
Install the wrap around tape guide..............................44
Turn the power switch on.......45
Input characters.....................46
Print.......................................46
2.4 Printing on Plates.................. 48
Install cassette.......................48
Insert plate.............................50
Turn the power switch on.......51
Input characters.....................52
Print.......................................55
2.1
Printing on Tube and Clear Tube
The procedure for printing on tube or clear tube is shown below.
Install cassettes
Insert tube
Turn the power switch on
Input characters
Print
Install cassettes
Install the ribbon cassette and the tube attachment.
1
Open the cover.
2
Take up any slack in the ribbon.
• Remove the stopper and then take up any slack in the ribbon.
The printer cannot detect the ribbon if it has any slack. Always be sure to take up slack in
the ribbon when installing the ribbon cassette.
Dispose the removed stopper according to local government regulation.
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3
Part 2
Install the ribbon cassette into the printer.
• Push the cassette in until it clicks into the place.
If the ribbon cassette is loose, the ribbon may not be detected, so be sure to press it in until
it clicks.
CAUTION
4
Do not touch the connector (metal part)
Do not hold the connection terminal (metal part) of the cassette. Doing so could cause
an improper recognition of the cassette.
Install the tube attachment into the printer.
• Align the tabs on the tube attachment with the
holes in the printer, and then push the tube
attachment in until it clicks into the place.
5
Remove the wrap around tape guide.
•
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Close the cover.
• Close the cover completely so that it clicks shut.
Ink ribbon cassette and tube attachment
The ink ribbon cassette and tube attachment shown
below are supplied with the printer.
Ink ribbon cassette
The ink ribbon cassette contains a ribbon that contains
special ink. The ink is printed on a tube or label tape by
applying heat to the ribbon.
Tube attachment
The tube attachment is used to print characters on a tube.
It feeds a tube into the printer.
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Insert tube
Tube is not provided with the printer; it must be purchased separately. The printer can print on tube with a
diameter ranging from 2.5mm to 6.5mm. Note that the printer will not print properly on tube that is bumpy,
dirty, or of uneven thickness.
1
Open the cover.
2
Insert a tube.
• Insert the tube into the intake, and push the tube
in until it touches the transport roller 2.
Transport roller 2
3
Close the cover.
• Close the cover completely so that it clicks shut.
Pay attention to warp of the tube.
Insert the tube with the warp oriented as shown in the
figure. If the tube is inserted in a wrong orientation, it
can jam and cause a feed error.
CAUTION
When tube presence cannot be detected
Depending on the type of tube, this machine may be unable to detect whether the tube is
present. In such cases, use the clear tube mode for printing. However, in the clear tube
mode, the machine cannot detect when the tube supply has run out.
When the tube supply has run out, hold down [Canc] until the printer beeps.
When using a tube reel
Adjust the tube reel so that the load does not exceed
4.9N (500gf). If the load is too great, the tube will
stretch and the cutting position will shift. Note that if
the optional Tube Feeder is installed, a load of up to
7.8N (800gf) can be accommodated.
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Basic Operations
Part 2
Turn the power switch on
Before turning the power switch on, make sure that the cassettes and tube have been inserted properly, that the
cover is closed, and that the AC adapter has been properly connected.
1
Press the “|” side of the power switch.
• The startup display appears.
Startup display
• Character input display appears after displaying the ribbon cassette
information.
The character input display appears immediately if no ribbon cassette is installed.
* If the display remains blank, refer to “Troubleshooting” (
page 147).
Ribbon cassette information display
Do not turn the power switch on and off rapidly
Turning the power switch on and off rapidly and repeatedly can cause misoperation and
the loss of stored data.
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Input characters
ex. Print four each of the following tube segments.
Tube to be used: φ3.0mm
1
Input “200V”
To input uppercase letters or the characters appearing on the upper
half of the keycaps, press and hold the [Shift] key, and then press
the desired key. If you input a wrong character by mistake, press
[Back Space] to delete the character and then input the correct
character.
2
Press [Enter].
• A new page appears, and the system awaits input
of more character data.
Indicates that another page precedes
the currently displayed page.
3
Input “Pump Room”.
If you input a wrong character
Press [Back Space] to delete the character and then input the
correct character.
4
Press [Enter].
• A new page appears, and the system awaits input
of more character data.
5
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Input “A1”.
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Part 2
If you accidentally input an incorrect character
Follow the procedure described below to make changes if you accidentally input an
incorrect character.
ex. You meant to input “200V” but accidentally input “240V”
1. Press [◄] or [►] and move the cursor (n) to
the “4”.
2. Press [Del] to delete the “4”.
If you press [Back Space] instead of [Del], the character to the left of
the cursor (“2” in this case) is deleted.
3. Press “0” to input the correct character.
Deleting all entered text
Follow the procedure described below to delete all characters input on all pages.
1. Press [Del ALL].
• The Delete All selection display appears.
2. Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Text only”, and
then press [Enter].
• The deletion confirmation display appears.
When only the text is deleted, settings such as Orientation, Character
Size, Seg Length, Frame, Lines, Character Space, Continuous Print,
and Numbering remain unchanged.
3. Press [◄] or [►] to select “Yes”, and then
press [Enter].
• When the message shown at right appears, text
data on all pages is deleted.
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Number of characters that can be input
The printer can accept data input of totalling approximately 2500 characters on all pages
combined; if the printer’s capacity is exceeded, the message “Not enough memory Character
input is no longer possible.” appears. If this occurs, save all text data ( refer to “Saving
character data” on page 86), delete all characters that are displayed on the display (refer to
Memo on the previous page, “Deleting all entered text”), and then continue inputting new
characters.
You can also press [Page] to display the following display, where you can check how much
space is available.
Currently used capacity
Free capacity
What is a page?
As used in relation to the printer, the term “page” has special meaning. The text entries
“200V”, “Pump Room” and “A1” that were input in the procedure described on page 32 are
actually input on three separate pages. A new page is created automatically whenever you
enter characters and press [Enter].
Viewing data from a previous page
If there is a page preceding the currently displayed page, “◄” appears in the upper left
corner of the display. If you press the [◄] key and move the cursor to the left past the first
character that is currently displayed on the display, the display will change to show the
character data from the preceding page. You can also jump directly to the preceding page
by pressing [Shift] + [◄].
If there is a page that following the currently displayed page, “►” appears in the upper right
corner of the display. If you press the [►] key and move the cursor to the right past the
last character that is currently displayed on the display, the display will change to show the
character data from the next page. You can also jump directly to the next page by pressing
[Shift] + [►].
Indicates that there is a page
preceding the current page.
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Indicates that there is a page
following the current page.
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Part 2
Print
Once the characters have been input, begin printing.
1
Press [Print].
• The print media selection display appears.
“No ribbon cassette” is displayed if the ribbon cassette is not installed. Install the
ribbon cassette.
“No ribbon information. No ribbon amount displayed. Press enter” is displayed if
the information cannot be read due to the ribbon cassette failure and so forth. If this
message is displayed, follow the instruction on the screen.
A check mark is displayed next to
the currently selected print media.
What is “print media”?
Print media is the material that you are printing on, such as a tube, heat shrink tube,
label tape, wrap around tape, 4mm I.D. strip, plate, or clear tube.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Tube”, and then press [Enter].
• The tube size (inner diameter) selection display appears.
Printing on clear tube
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Clear tube” and then press [Enter].
A check mark is displayed next to
the currently selected tube size.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “φ3.0mm”, and then press [Enter].
• The sets to print and range setting display appears.
Select the correct tube size
Printing will not be performed correctly if you do not select the correct tube size.
Rough amount of the remaining ink ribbon is displayed as shown. When the
information of the cassette is not properly retrieved, the amount of the ribbon does not
appear.
4
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Sets to print”, and then press [4].
• The result of this operation is that the character data for three
pages is printed four times.
If “Range: all” is not selected, press [▲] or [▼] to select “Range”, and then press [◄]
or [►] to select “All”
5
Make sure that “Range: All” is
displayed.
Press [Enter].
• Printing begins.
Canceling printing
If you press [Canc], the message “Aborting print” appears and printing is aborted. In
this case, the tube that is currently being printed is cut and then ejected.
6
Take out the tube.
• A half-cut tube is ejected.
If a tube jams
Hold down [Canc] until the printer beeps. The printer stops all
operations immediately. In this case, the tube is not cut and it is
not ejected. Refer to “If a Tube or Label Tape Becomes Jammed”
( page 124) and take out the jammed tube.
The tube is halfcut to permit easy
cutting by hand.
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2.2
Printing on Label Tape, Heat Shrink Tube, and
4mm I.D. Strip
Print the text by the following operating procedure. Prepare the following according to the type of media to be
printed
• To print on label tape: label tape cassette
• To print on heat shrink tube: heat shrink tube cassette
• To print on 4mm I.D. strips: 4mm I.D. strip cassette
These cassettes are not include with the machine: they must be purchased separately. Contact your dealer for
details.
Install cassettes
Turn the power switch on
Input characters
Print
Install cassettes
Install the ribbon cassette and the label tape cassette. Note that this explanation assumes that you will be
printing on label tape. If you will be printing on heat shrink tube or 4mm I.D. strip, simply substitute heat
shrink tube cassette or 4mm I.D. strip cassette for label tape cassette as appropriate.
1
Open the cover.
2
Take up any slack in the ribbon.
• Remove the stopper and then take up any slack in the ribbon.
The printer cannot detect the ribbon if it has any slack in the ribbon. Always be sure to
take up slack in the ribbon when installing a cassette.
Dispose the removed stopper according to local government regulation.
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Basic Operations
3
Part 2
Install the ribbon cassette into the printer.
• Push the cassette in until it clicks into the place.
If the ribbon cassette is loose, the ribbon may not be detected, so be sure to press it in until
it clicks.
CAUTION
4
Do not touch the connector (metal part)
Do not hold the connection terminal (metal part) of the cassette. Doing so could cause
an improper recognition of the cassette.
Install the label tape cassette into the printer.
• Align the tab on the label tape cassette with
the hole in the printer, and then push the
cassette in until it clicks into the place.
Confirm that the release paper is not peeled when setting the
label cassette. Before setting, cut the part where the release
paper is peeled or the end is not straight.
5
Remove the wrap around tape guide.
•
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Close the cover.
• Close the cover completely so that it clicks shut.
Various cassettes
These cassettes must be purchased separately. Contact your nearest dealer for details.
Label tape cassette
This is used to print characters on label tape.
Heat shrink tube cassette
This is used to print characters on heat shrink tube.
Wrap around tape cassette
This is used to print on wrap around tape.
4mm I.D. strip cassette
This is used to print characters on 4mm I.D. strip.
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Do not install the wrong type of cassette
The printer can print on tube, clear tube, label tape, heat shrink tube, wrap around tape,
plate, and 4mm I.D. strip, but each requires a different type of cassette. Loading a wrong
type of cassette makes it impossible to print characters properly.
When printing on tube or plate
Install the ribbon cassette and tube attachment in the machine.
If the wrap around tape guide or media cassette is already installed, remove it first.
Note that the attachment does not come with tube or plate; they must be purchased
separately.
When printing on label tape, heat shrink tube or 4mm I.D. strip
Install the ribbon cassette and the appropriate cassette in the machine.
The wrap around tape guide and attachment are not used, so if they are already installed,
remove them first.
When printing on wrap around tape
Install the ribbon cassette, the wrap around tape cassette and wrap around tape guide in the
machine. The tube attachment is not used, so if it is already installed, remove it first.
What to do if the label tape becomes stuck inside the cassette
Ordinarily, the tip of the label tape protrudes from the cassette as shown in Fig. 1, but
sometimes the label tape becomes wound all the way into the cassette, as shown in Fig.
2. In this case, pull the label tape out as shown in Fig. 3. If you do not pull the label tape
out before installing the cassette, the message “Start of media not detect.” appears and the
printer can not print. This message can be cleared by pressing [Canc].
Fig. 1
The label tape should be set as
shown here.
Fig. 2
Here, the label tape has become
wound up inside of the cassette.
Fig. 3
Use tweezers to pull out the label
tape to the prescribed position.
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Part 2
Turn the power switch on
Before turning the power switch on, make sure that the cassettes have been inserted properly, that the cover is
closed, and that the AC adapter is connected.
1
Press the “|” side of the power switch.
• The startup display appears.
Startup display
• Character input display appears after displaying the ribbon cassette
information.
The character input display appears immediately if no ribbon cassette is installed.
* If the display remains blank, refer to “Troubleshooting” (
page 147).
Ribbon cassette information display
Do not turn the power switch on and off rapidly
Turning the power switch on and off rapidly and repeatedly can cause misoperation and
the loss of stored data.
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Input characters
ex. Print the following label tape.
Label tape being used: 9mm label tape
1
Input “10W”.
If you accidentally input an incorrect character, press [Back Space] to delete the
character and then input the correct one.
2
Press [Enter].
• A new page appears, and the system waits for input of more
character data.
Indicates that another page precedes the
currently displayed page.
3
Press [Set Lines].
• Since the middle label has two lines press [Set Lines] to change
the Lines setting.
An “×” appears next to number of lines that are not available.
4
A check mark indicates the number of
lines that is currently selected.
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “2 lines” and then press [Enter].
The input display now has two lines.
5
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Input “+12V”.
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Part 2
Press either [▼] or [►].
If you press [Enter] instead of [▼] or [►], a new page is created.
The cursor moves to the second line.
7
Input “-12V”.
8
Press [Enter].
• A new page appears, and the system waits for input of more
character data.
9
Press [Set Lines].
• Since the third label has just one line, press [Set Lines] to change
the Line setting for the third label.
A check mark indicates the number of
lines that is currently selected.
10
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “1 line” and then press [Enter].
The input display now has one line.
11
Input “Relay”.
If you input the wrong character
Press [Back Space] to delete the character and then input the correct one.
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Print
Once the characters have been input, begin printing.
1
Press [Print].
• The print media selection display appears.
“No ribbon cassette” is displayed if the ribbon cassette is not installed. Install the
ribbon cassette.
“No ribbon information. No ribbon amount displayed. Press enter” is displayed if
the information cannot be read due to the ribbon cassette failure and so forth. If this
message is displayed, follow the instruction on the screen.
A check mark is displayed next to the
currently selected print media.
What is “print media”?
Print media is the material that you are printing on, such as a tube, heat shrink tube,
label tape, wrap around tape, 4mm I.D. strip, plate, or clear tube.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Label”, and then press [Enter].
• The label tape size (width) selection display appears.
If 4mm I.D. strip is the selected media, the size display does not appear.
3
A check mark is displayed next to the
currently selected label tape size.
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “9mm”, and then press [Enter].
• The sets to print and range setting display appears.
If “Range: all” is not selected, press [▲] or [▼] to select “Range”, and then press [◄]
or [►] to select “All”.
Make sure that “Range: All” is displayed.
Rough amount of the remaining ink ribbon is displayed as shown. When the
information of the cassette is not properly retrieved, the amount of the ribbon does not
appear.
4
Press [Enter].
• Printing begins.
Canceling printing
If you press [Canc], the message “Aborting print” appears and printing is aborted. In
this case, the label tape that is currently being printed is cut and then ejected.
5
Take out the label.
• A half-cut label is ejected.
If label tape jams
Hold down [Cancel] until the printer beeps. The printer stops
all operations immediately. In this case, the label tape is not cut
and it is not ejected. Refer to “If a Tube or Label Tape Becomes
Jammed” ( page 124) and take out the jammed label tape.
A small notch is cut between
each label so that the labels
can be easily separated.
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2.3
Basic Operations
Part 2
Printing on Wrap around Tape
Wrap around tape consists of a printable part and a transparent laminate. It is used for indicating the
destinations of cables.
Prepare a wrap around tape cassette and print characters by the following procedure.
Note that a wrap around tape cassette is not supplied with the machine; it must be purchased separately.
Installing cassettes
Installing the wrap around tape guide
Turn the power switch on
Input characters
Print
Installing cassettes
Install a ribbon cassette and the wrap around tape cassette.
1
Open the cover.
2
Take up any slack in the ribbon.
• Remove the stopper and then take up any slack in the ribbon.
The printer cannot detect the ribbon if it has any slack in the ribbon. Always be sure to
take up slack in the ribbon when installing a cassette.
Dispose the removed stopper according to local government regulation.
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3
Install the ribbon cassette in the printer.
• Push the cassette in until it clicks into the place.
If the ribbon cassette is loose, the ribbon may not be detected, so be sure to press it in until
it clicks.
CAUTION
4
Do not touch the connector (metal part)
Do not hold the connection terminal (metal part) of the cassette. Doing so could cause
an improper recognition of the cassette.
Install the wrap around tape cassette into the
printer.
• Align the tab on the wrap around tape cassette
with the hole in the printer, and then push the
cassette in until it clicks into the place.
Install the wrap around tape guide
Install the wrap around tape guide
If the wrap around tape guide has been installed, verify that it is installed correctly.
1
Pull out the cutter.
2
Install the wrap around tape guide.
• Press the guide firmly so that it hooks under the
ledge in the machine.
3
Install the cutter.
• To ensure correct orientation, align the “-” mark on the cutter with
the “◄” mark as shown, and insert the cutter all the way in.
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4
Part 2
Close the cover.
Turn the power switch on
Before turning the power switch on, make sure that the cassettes have been inserted properly, that the
cover is closed, and that the AC adapter is connected.
1
Press the “|” side of the power switch.
• The startup display appears.
Startup display
• Character input display appears after displaying the ribbon cassette
information.
The character input display appears immediately if no ribbon cassette is installed.
* If the display remains blank, refer to “Troubleshooting” (
page 147).
Ribbon cassette information display
Do not turn the power switch on and off rapidly
Turning the power switch on and off rapidly and repeatedly can cause misoperation and
the loss of stored data.
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Input characters
ex. create three pieces of wrap-around tape of the following types.
1
Input “A-1”.
Print
Once the characters have been input, begin printing.
1
Press [Print].
• The print media selection display appears.
“No ribbon cassette” is displayed if the ribbon cassette is not installed. Install the
ribbon cassette.
“No ribbon information. No ribbon amount displayed. Press enter” is displayed if
the information cannot be read due to the ribbon cassette failure and so forth. If this
message is displayed, follow the instruction on the screen.
A check mark is displayed next to the
currently selected print media.
What is “print media”?
Print media is the material that you are printing on, such as a tube, heat shrink tube,
label tape, wrap around tape, 4mm I.D. strip, plate, or clear tube.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Wrap around”, and press [Enter].
• The sets to print and range setting display appears.
If “Range: all” is not selected, press [▲] or [▼] to select “Range”, and then press [◄]
or [►] to select “All”.
Make sure that “Range: All” is displayed.
Rough amount of the remaining ink ribbon is displayed as shown. When the
information of the cassette is not properly retrieved, the amount of the ribbon does not
appear.
3
Press [3] and then [Enter].
• Three pieces are printed.
Canceling printing
If you press [Canc], the message “Aborting print” appears and printing is aborted. In
this case, the tape that is currently being printed is cut and then ejected.
4
Take out the wrap around tape.
• A half-cut tape is ejected.
If tape jams
Hold down [Cancel] until the printer beeps. The printer stops all
operations immediately. In this case, the tape is not cut and it is
not ejected. Refer to “If a Tube or Label Tape Becomes Jammed”
( page 124) and take out the jammed tape.
The tape is half-cut so that it can be easily
separated by hand.
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Basic Operations
Part 2
Attaching the wrap-around tape
1. Peel the printed film from the wrap around tape backing.
When wrapping, the laminating cover should overlap the printed part sufficiently. We
therefore recommend using with cable of φ3 to φ7.6 mm.
2. Attach the tape to the cable as shown in the diagram,
starting from the printed end.
3. Wrap the transparent laminating portion so that it covers
the printed part.
If the film does not peel away from the backing
Because wrap around tape has a strong adhesive, it may be hard to peel the film off the
backing. Refer to the following diagram for the peeling method.
Peel-off Film
Hold the backing
Printable Area
Peel the printed part away
If the cut is too shallow
Wrap around tape is thicker than typical label tape, so the half-cut may be shallower.
In this case, refer to “What To Do If the Cutter Is Getting Blunt” on page 130 to adjust
cutting depth. If it still does not cut, replace with new cutter. ( page 133)
If the half-cut is too shallow, the film may not peel from the backing properly.
Printable Area
If this part is joined, pull apart
with your fingers
If the remaining part cannot be separated,
adjust the cutting depth.
Nisca Corporation shall not be responsible for damages that might result from
the tape peeling off, or from fading of the printing on the tape.
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2.4
Printing on Plates
The procedure for printing on plates is shown below.
Install cassettes
Insert plate
Turn the power switch on
Input characters
Print
Install cassettes
Install the plate ribbon cassette and the plate attachment.
This device may not print properly on some types of plate. Please contact your nearest dealer for details.
1
Open the cover.
2
Take up any slack in the ribbon.
• Use the plate ribbon cassette.
• Remove the stopper and then take up any slack in the ribbon.
The printer cannot detect the ribbon if it has any slack in the ribbon. Always be sure to
take up slack in the ribbon when installing the ribbon cassette.
Dispose the removed stopper according to local government regulation.
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Basic Operations
3
Part 2
Install the ribbon cassette into the printer.
• Push the cassette in until it clicks into the place.
If the ribbon cassette is loose, the ribbon may not be detected, so be sure to press it in until
it clicks.
CAUTION
4
Do not touch the connector (metal part)
Do not hold the connection terminal (metal part) of the cassette. Doing so could cause
an improper recognition of the cassette.
Install the plate attachment into the printer.
• Align the tabs on the plate attachment with the
holes in the printer, and then push the plate
attachment in until it clicks into the place.
5
Remove the wraparound tape guide.
•
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Close the cover.
• Close the cover completely so that it clicks shut.
Use only a plate ink ribbon cassette!
A special ribbon cassette is required for printing on plates.
The supplied ink ribbon cassette will not print properly on
plate media.
This cassette is not included with this product, so contact your
nearest dealer.
*The tension of the ink ribbon dedicated to the plate was factory-adjusted.
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Insert plate
Plates are not provided with the printer; they must be purchased separately. The printer can print on from 8.0mm
to 10mm plates. Note that the printer will not print properly on plates that are bumpy, dirty or of uneven
thickness.
1
Open the cover.
2
Insert a plate.
• Insert the plate into the intake, and push it in
until it touches the transport roller 2.
Transport roller 2
3
Close the cover.
• Close the cover completely so that it clicks shut.
Printing may not be performed properly if the surface of the plate
is unsuitable.
Pay attention to warp of the plate.
Insert the plate with the warp oriented as shown in the
figure. If the plate is inserted in a wrong orientation, it
can jam and cause a feed error.
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Basic Operations
Part 2
Turn the power switch on
Before turning the power switch on, make sure that the cassettes and plate have been inserted properly, that the
cover is closed, and that the AC adapter is properly connected.
1
Press the “|” side of the power switch.
• The startup display appears.
Startup display
• Character input display appears after displaying the ribbon cassette
information.
The character input display appears immediately if no ribbon cassette is installed.
* If the display remains blank, refer to “Troubleshooting” (
page 147).
Ribbon cassette information display
Do not turn the power switch on and off rapidly
Turning the power switch on and off rapidly and repeatedly can cause malfunction and
the loss of stored data.
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Input characters
ex. Print the following plates.
Plate being used: 8mm plate
1
Press [Set Lines].
• Since the first plate has two lines, press [Set Lines] to change
the Lines setting.
A check mark indicates the number of
lines that is currently selected.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “2 lines” and then press [Enter].
An “×” appears next to number of lines that are not available.
The input display now has two lines.
3
Input “A-1”.
4
Press either [▼] or [►].
If you press [Enter] instead of [▼] or [►], a new page is created.
The cursor moves to the second line.
5
Input “A-2”.
6
Press [Enter].
• A new page appears, and the system waits for input of more
character data.
Indicates that another page precedes
the currently displayed page.
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Part 2
Press [Set Lines].
• Since the second plate has just one line, press [Set Lines] to
change the Line setting for the second plate.
A check mark indicates the number of
lines that is currently selected.
8
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “1 lines” and then press [Enter].
The input display now has two lines.
9
Input “B-1”.
10
Press [Enter].
• A new page appears, and the system waits for input of more
character data.
11
Press [Set Lines].
• Since the third plate has two lines, press [Set Lines] to
change the Line setting for the third plate.
A check mark indicates the number of
lines that is currently selected.
12
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “2 lines” and then press [Enter].
The input display now has two lines.
13
Input “C-1”.
14
Press either [▼] or [►].
If you press [Enter] instead of [▼] or [►], a new page is created.
The cursor moves to the second line.
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15
Input “C-2”.
16
Press [Set Cut].
• The Set cut selection display appears.
17
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Half cut” and then press [Enter].
• The Half cut selection display appears.
18
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Off” and then press [Enter].
• The Cut line selection display appears.
19
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Dotted” and then press [Enter].
• Now the cut line is printed as a dotted line.
The media cannot be cut in the plate mode.
20 Press [Func].
• The Function selection display appears.
21 Press [▲] or [▼] to select “CenterLine” and then press
[Enter].
• The Center line selection display appears.
22 Press [▲] or [▼] to select “On” and then press [Enter].
• The character input display reappears.
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Print
Once the characters have been input, begin printing.
1
Press [Print].
• The print media selection display appears.
“No ribbon cassette” is displayed if the ribbon cassette is not installed. Install the
ribbon cassette.
“No ribbon information. No ribbon amount displayed. Press enter” is displayed if
the information cannot be read due to the ribbon cassette failure and so forth. If this
message is displayed, follow the instruction on the screen.
A check mark is displayed next to
the currently selected print media.
What is “print media”?
Print media is the material that you are printing on, such as a tube, heat shrink tube,
label tape, 4mm I.D. strip, clear tube, wraparound tape or plate.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Plate”, and then press [Enter].
• The plate (width) selection display appears.
The plate size must be set accurately. If the correct plate size is not selected, printing
will not proceed correctly.
3
A check mark is displayed next to
the currently selected plate size.
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “8.0mm”, and then press [Enter].
• The sets to print and range setting display appears.
If “Range: All” is not selected, press [▲] or [▼] to select “Range”, then press [◄] or
[►] to select “All”.
If CL is displayed, a centerline is
printed.
Rough amount of the remaining ink ribbon is displayed as shown. When the
information of the cassette is not properly retrieved, the amount of the ribbon does not
appear.
4
Press [Enter].
• Printing begins.
Canceling printing
If you press [Canc], the message “Aborting print” appears and printing is aborted.
5
Take out the plate.
• Cut the plate with scissors.
If a plate jams
Hold down [Canc] until the printer beeps. The printer stops all operations
immediately. Refer to “If a Tube or Label Tape Becomes Jammed” ( page 124) and
take out the jammed plate.
In the plate mode, plates are neither cut in half nor cut fully. If characters are printed on
a plate with “On" selected on the Half cut selection display, a solid cut line is printed
automatically.
When a page is repeatedly printed in the continuous printing mode, the actual segment
length may be different from the specified one. To adjust it, refer to Note, “Adjusting the
segment length” ( page 101).
For details on printing characters on the plate, refer to “Printing with short pitch width” (
page 111).
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Part 3
Character Input
This section explains how to input
characters and symbols, and how to
delete and change characters.
3.1 Inputting Characters.............. 58
Inputting characters.................................58
3.2 Inputting Symbols.................. 59
Inputting symbols.....................................59
3.3 Deleting Characters, Creating
New Pages, Moving the
Cursor.................................. 61
Deleting or changing characters..............61
Deleting all entered text data...................62
Insert mode and overwrite mode.............63
Creating a new page................................64
Moving the cursor....................................65
3.1
Inputting Characters
Inputting characters Input the following characters:
ex. Res 7-1
1
Input “Res 7-1”.
To input uppercase letters or the characters that appear on the top
half of the keycaps, hold down the [Shift] key while pressing the
desired key.
If you input an incorrect character
Press [Back Space] to delete the character and then input the
correct one.
To input uppercase letters only
If you only want to input uppercase characters (for example, “SYSTEM”), it is more
convenient to press the [Caps Lock] key than type while holding down the [Shift] key.
When you press the [Caps Lock] key, letters are input as uppercase letters and the system
is set to “Caps Lock input mode.” If you want to input a lowercase letter while in Caps
Lock input mode, simply type it while holding down the [Shift] key.
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3.2
Character Input
Part 3
Inputting Symbols
Inputting symbols Input the following characters:
ex.
250Ω
When the character size is set to 1.3 mm, no symbol can be entered.
1
Press [Symbol 2].
• The symbol selection display appears.
2
Press [◄], [▲], [►], or [▼] to select “
3
Press [Enter].
”.
If you input an incorrect symbol
Delete the symbol by holding down the [Alt] key while pressing [Back Space] and
then input the correct one. You can also move the cursor by holding down the [Alt]
key while pressing [◄] or [►].
4
Hold down [Alt] and press [Enter].
• This inputs the symbol “
5
is displayed.
”.
Input “250”.
If you input an incorrect character
Press [Back Space] to delete the character and then input the correct one.
6
Press [Symbol 1].
• The symbol selection display appears.
7
Press [◄], [▲], [►], or [▼] to select “Ω”.
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8
Press [Enter].
If you input an incorrect symbol
Delete the symbol by holding down the [Alt] key while pressing [Back Space] and
then input the correct one. You can also move the cursor by holding down the [Alt]
key while pressing [◄] or [►].
9
Hold down [Alt] and press [Enter].
• This inputs the symbol “Ω”.
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Ω is displayed.
3.3
Character Input
Part 3
Deleting Characters, Creating New Pages,
Moving the Cursor
Deleting or changing characters There are two methods for deleting characters: one uses the [Back Space] key, and the other uses the [Del] key.
ex. Change “-27V” to “+24V”
1
Move the cursor to the “2” to the right of the “-”.
• Press [◄] or [►] to move the cursor.
2
Press [Back Space] to delete the “-”.
• The [Back Space] key deletes the character that is located to
the left of the cursor.
3
Press [ + ].
4
Move the cursor to the “7”.
• Press [◄] or [►] to move the cursor.
5
Press the [Del] key to delete the “7”.
• The [Del] key deletes the character at the cursor.
6
Press [4].
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Deleting all entered text data It is possible to delete all text on all pages in a single operation. There are two alternatives: “Text only” or “Text
+ settings.”
Text only
This operation deletes the text on all pages, but leaves the settings from the final page.
Text + settings
This operation deletes the text on all pages, and restores the initial values for the settings such as character size
and character spacing.
ex. Delete text on all pages, and restore the initial values for settings such as character size.
1
Press [Del All].
• The Delete All selection display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Text + settings”, and then press
[Enter].
• The deletion confirmation display appears.
3
Press [◄] or [►] to select “Yes”, and then press [Enter].
• After the display at right appears, display returns to the
character input display.
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Insert mode and overwrite mode Press the [Ins] key to toggle between “insert mode” and “overwrite mode.” To determine which is the current
mode, check the upper left corner of the display. If the insert mark ( ) appears, input is in the insert mode;
otherwise, input is in the overwrite mode.
Insert mode
Overwrite mode
Starting from the state shown in Screen 1 below, if “A” is input in insert mode, the display will change to
“ABACDE”, since the character that is input is inserted to the left of the cursor. If the same operation is
performed in overwrite mode (Screen 2), the result is “ABADE”, since the “C” where the cursor is located is
replaced with “A”.
Screen 1 (in insert mode)
The character is inserted to the left of the
cursor.
Screen 2 (in overwrite mode)
The character where the cursor is
positioned is overwritten with the new
character.
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Creating a new page In order to print three tube segments as shown below, a total of three pages of character data must be created.
This is accomplished by creating a page break between each page of text data. When a page break is created, a
new page is created automatically.
1
Input “200V”.
2
Press [Enter].
• This operation creates a page break. A new page is created and
the system waits for input of more text.
The ◄ mark indicates that there is a
page preceding that currently displayed.
This shows that the page break was
created correctly.
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Part 3
Moving the cursor The cursor can be moved to the beginning of the line, to the end of the line, or to the preceding or following
page.
Moving to the beginning of the line
• Press [Shift] + [▲] .
The cursor moves to the beginning of the
line.
Moving to the end of the line
• Press [Shift] + [▼].
The cursor moves to the end of the line.
Moving to the preceding page
• Press [Shift] + [◄] .
The cursor moves to the beginning of the
preceding page.
Moving to the following page
• Press [Shift] + [►] .
The cursor moves to the beginning of the
following page.
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Advanced Operations
4.1 Changing the Characters and
the Number of Lines........... 68
Changing character size..........................68
Changing the spacing between characters............................................69
Adding an underline to “6” and “9”............70
Adding a frame to characters...................71
Printing on two lines or three lines...........72
4.2 Editing Pages......................... 74
This chapter explains how to change
characters and the number of lines, how to edit pages, how to save text data, and how to perform various printing functions.
Pages....................................................... 74
Copying and pasting pages.....................75
Cutting and pasting pages.......................77
Inserting pages........................................79
Deleting pages.........................................80
Dividing pages.........................................81
Combining pages.....................................83
4.3 Saving, Retrieving and Deleting
Character Data.................... 85
Files and Folders.....................................85
Saving character data..............................86
Loading character data............................88
Deleting character data............................90
Renaming a folder....................................92
4.4 Various Printing Functions.... 94
Printing count and printing range.............94
Changing the printing orientation.............97
Changing the length and the character
alignment..............................................99
Printing a specific page multiple times
(Continuous Print)..............................103
Printing text with sequential numbers
(Numbering print)...............................105
Adjusting the printing start position and
vertical position..................................108
Printing centerlines................................ 110
Printing with short pitch width.................111
Printing result obtained by specifying a
character alignment mode and a multiple
line centering mode............................ 112
Adjusting the printing density................. 113
Changing the printing speed.................. 114
4.5 Changing the Cutting
Method................................115
Half cuts and full cuts............................. 115
Turning off half cuts................................ 115
Making a full cut after a specific number of tube segments.................. 117
4.6 Other Operations..................118
Removing the print media...................... 118
Changing the display contrast...............120
Turning off sounds.................................121
Turning off clear tube reverse.................121
Restoring the initial settings...................122
4.1
Changing the Characters and the Number of
Lines
This section explains various character and line-related functions, such as changing the size of printed characters,
widening the spacing between characters, and printing on two lines.
Changing character size It is possible to change the size and width of printed characters. There are seven choices available for the size
and width of printed characters. Initially, “3mm 100%” is selected.
The size and width of printed characters can be changed for individual pages.
ex. Select “3mm 50%” as the character size.
1
Input the characters.
2
Press [Char Size].
• The Character Size selection display appears.
An “×” appears next to character sizes that are not available.
3
A check mark is displayed next to the
currently selected character size.
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “3mm 50%”, and then press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display; you can now
begin printing in the new size.
The selected character size appears.
If a “half” size is selected, the display
characters also change to half size.
Character sizes that cannot be selected (printed)
• Most symbols print at normal size, even if half is selected as the character size.
• If “2 lines” is selected, the “6mm” character size cannot be selected.
• Printing on three lines is possible only when the character size is 1.3 mm.
• If the cut length is specified by the user, some character sizes might not be available,
depending on the text data that is input.
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Changing the spacing between characters The spacing between printed characters can be changed as desired. There are three possible spacings of printed
characters, as shown below. Initially, “Narrow” is selected.
The spacing between printed characters can be changed for individual pages.
ex. set the spacing between characters to “Wide”.
1
Input the characters.
2
Press [Char Space].
• The Character Space selection display appears.
A check mark is displayed next to the
currently selected character spacing.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Wide”, and then press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display; you can now
begin printing with the new spacing.
The selected character spacing appears.
Character spacings that cannot be selected (printed)
• If the segment length is specified by the user, some character spacings might not be
available, depending on the text data that is input.
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Adding an underline to “6” and “9” In order to make it easier to distinguish sixes and nines, both characters can be printed with an underline.
Initially, the printer prints sixes and nines without an underline.
This function cannot be changed for individual pages.
1
Input the characters.
2
Press [Func].
• The Settings display appears.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Underline 6 and 9”, and then press
[Enter].
• The “Underline 6 and 9” selection display appears.
A check mark is displayed next to the
currently selected setting.
4
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “On”, and then press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display; you can now
begin printing with the new setting.
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Adding a frame to characters It is possible to add various types of frames to characters as shown below. Initially, the printer is set to print
without frames.
Different types of frames can be specified for individual pages.
When the segment length is shorter than 6 mm, you cannot set a frame.
ex. Add a square frame
1
Input the characters.
2
Press [Frame].
to text.
• The frame selection display appears.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] , [◄] and [►] to select “
”, and then press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display; you can now
begin printing with the new frame.
The selected frame appears.
Frames when using two-line or three-line printing
Depending on character size, segment length, and so forth, frames may not print correctly
around text that is printed on two lines or three lines. Furthermore, frames may not print
correctly around large-size characters, even when printing on just one line.
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Printing on two lines or three lines It is possible to print on two lines or three lines as shown below. Initially, the printer is set to print on one line.
The number of lines to be printed can be changed for individual pages.
ex. Create the following labels:
1
Press [Set Lines].
• Since the first label has two lines, you must first press [Set Lines].
A check mark is displayed next to the
currently selected number of lines.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “2 lines”, and then press [Enter].
• The character input display changes to two lines.
An “×” appears next to number of lines that are not available.
3
The selected number of lines is
displayed.
Input “+12V”.
The characters are input on the first line.
4
Press [▼] or [►].
If you press [Enter] instead of [▼] or [►], a new page is created.
The cursor moves to the second line.
5
Input “-12V”.
6
Press [Enter].
• A new page is created, and the printer waits for the next character
to be input.
Indicates that another page precedes
the currently displayed page.
7
Press [Char Size].
• The Character Size selection display appears.
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Part 4
Press [▲] to select “1.3mm 100%”, and then press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display.
When printing characters on three lines, set the character size to “1.3 mm” before
selecting “Number of lines”. You can select the “3 lines” only when the characters
size is set to “1.3 mm”.
9
Press [Set Lines].
• Since the second label has only one line, you must press [Set
Lines] again.
A check mark is displayed next to the
currently selected number of lines.
10
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “3 lines”, and then press [Enter].
• The character input display changes to three lines.
The selected number of lines is
displayed.
11
Input “A-1” .
12
Press [▼] or [►].
• The cursor moves to the second line.
13
Input “A-2” .
14
Press [▼] or [►].
• The cursor moves to the third line.
15
Input “A-3” .
• Perform the printing operation.
After entering characters, change the number of lines
To change two lines to one line, or to change three lines to two lines or one line after entering
characters, edit the created data in the desired line number and then select [Set Lines].
Using two-line printing when printing on tube, heat shrink tube or 4mm I.D. strip can result
in part of the printing being missing or in incorrect printing. Correct printing may also be
impossible with some character sizes.
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4.2
Editing Pages
Pages Assume that we want to create three tube segments as shown below. First, we input “200V” on the character
input display, and this character data is automatically placed on the first page. After the characters have been
input, pressing [Enter] creates a new (second) page; we can then input the characters “Pump Room” on this
new page. Pressing [Enter] is referred to as “creating a page break”. This is the means by whitch new pages are
created. By inputting characters on three pages in this fashion, we can print these three tube segments.
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Copying and pasting pages It is possible to copy an entire page of character data and paste it onto a new page immediately before or after
another existing page.
ex. Paste the character data “200V” from page 1 to a new page immediately following page 2.
1
Press [Shift] + [◄] to display the page to be copied.
• Display the character data from page 1.
Press [Shift] + [◄] until “◄” is no longer
displayed.
2
Press [Edit].
• The Page Edit display appears.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Copy”, and then press [Enter].
• A copy confirmation display appears.
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4
Press [◄] or [►] to select “Yes”, and then press [Enter].
• After the display shown at right is displayed, the character input
display re-appears. This indicates that the character data from
page 1 has been copied.
5
Press [Edit].
• The Page Edit display appears.
6
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Paste”, and then press [Enter].
• The system asks where you want to paste the copied data.
7
Specify the destination where you want to paste the copied
data.
Press [◄] or [►] to select the page, and
press [▲] or [▼] to select the position
(before or after the page) where you
want to paste the data.
8
Press [Enter].
• After the display shown at right is displayed, the character input
display re-appears. This indicates that the character data from
page 1 has now been pasted after page 2.
Displaying the current page number
If you want to know the page number of the currently displayed character data, press [Page].
Press any key to return to the character input display.
This indicates that there are a total of
three pages, and the currently selected
page is page 2.
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Cutting and pasting pages It is possible to cut an entire page of character data and paste it onto a new page immediately before or after
another existing page. Use this function to move a page.
ex. Cut the character data “Pump Room” from page 2 to a new page following the last page.
1
Press [Shift] + [◄] or [Shift] + [►] and display the page to be
cut.
• Display the character data from page 2.
You can press [Page] to quickly find out which page is currently being displayed. Press
any key to return to the character input display.
2
Press [Edit].
• The Page Edit display appears.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Cut”, and then press [Enter].
• The cut confirmation display appears.
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4
Press [◄] or [►] to select “Yes”, and then press [Enter].
• After the display shown at right appears, display returns to the
character input display. This indicates that the character data
from page 2 has been cut.
5
Press [Edit].
• The Page Edit display appears.
6
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Paste”, and then press [Enter].
• The system asks where you want to paste the data that was cut.
7
Specify where you want to paste the character data.
Press [◄] or [►] to select the page, and
press [▲] or [▼] to select the position
(before or after the page) where you
want to paste the data.
8
Press [Enter].
• After the display shown at right appears, display returns to the
character input display. This indicates that the character data
from page 2 has been moved to the last page.
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Inserting pages It is possible to insert blank pages. Use this function if you want to insert a new page in a specific location after
you have already input character data for several pages.
ex. Insert a blank page between page 1 and page 2.
1
Press [Shift] + [◄] or [Shift] + [►] and display page 2.
• Because the blank page will be inserted in front of the currently
displayed page, display the page that will follow the blank page.
You can press [Page] to quickly find out which page is currently being
displayed. Press any key to return to the character input display.
2
Press [Edit].
• The Page Edit display appears.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Insert”, and then press [Enter].
• The insert confirmation display appears.
4
Press [◄] or [►] to select “Yes”, and then press [Enter].
• After the display shown at right appears, the newly inserted
page is displayed. This indicates that a new page has been
inserted between page 1 and page 2.
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Deleting pages It is possible to delete specific pages. If you delete a page, the character data that was input on that page is also
deleted.
ex. Delete page 2.
1
Press [Shift] + [◄] or [Shift] + [►] and display the page to be
deleted.
• Display the character data on page 2.
You can press [Page] to quickly find out which page is currently being displayed. Press
any key to return to the character input display.
2
Press [Edit].
• The Page Edit display appears.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Delete”, and then press [Enter].
• The delete confirmation display appears.
4
Press [◄] or [►] to select “Yes”, and then press [Enter].
• After the display shown at right appears, the page following the
page deleted is displayed.
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Dividing pages Data entered in two lines on one page can be divided into two pages.
The first line becomes the first page, and the second line the second page.
ex. On all pages, data entered in two lines is divided into separate pages.
1
Press [Edit].
• The Page Edit display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Division”, and then press [Enter].
• The Page division selection display appears.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “All”, and then press [Enter].
• The division confirmation display appears.
4
Press [◄] or [►] to select “Yes”, and then press [Enter].
• After the display shown at right is displayed, the final divided
page appears.
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Dividing at a specified page
ex. Divide only the third page.
1. Move the cursor (■) to the first page you
want to divide.
2. Press [Edit].
• The Page Edit display appears.
3. Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Division”, and then
press [Enter].
• The Page division selection display appears.
4. Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Specify”, and then
press [Enter].
5. Input “1” for the number of pages to divide
from the current page, and then press [Enter].
• After the display shown at right is displayed,
the final divided page appears.
Page Division
• When a page with one line is divided, the same data is duplicated on the newly created
page.
• The page on which characters are entered on three lines cannot be divided.
• Page division is disabled when sequential numbers are enabled.
• When a page is divided, the following settings revert to their default values.
Orientation: Hor/Hor char, Character Size: 3mm 100%, Character Space: Narrow, Seg
Length: Automatic, Continuous print: 1
Segment Length may be changed when character size reset to 3mm Normal. Data that would
extend beyond the 150mm Segment Length is deleted, so we recommend saving data to a
file before dividing pages.
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Combining pages Two pages of data can be combined into two lines on a single page.
Data from the earlier page is on the first line, and that on the latter page is on the second line.
ex. Six pages of data is combined into three pages.
1
Press [Edit].
• The Page Edit display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Combining”, and then press [Enter].
• The Page combining selection display appears.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “All”, and then press [Enter].
• The combine confirmation display appears.
4
Press [◄] or [►] to select “Yes”, and then press [Enter].
• After the display shown at right is displayed, the final combined
page appears.
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Combining from a specified page
ex. Combine only the third through sixth pages.
1. Move the cursor (■) to the first page you
want to combine.
2. Press [Edit].
• The Page Edit display appears.
3. Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Combining”, and
then press [Enter].
• The Page combining selection display appears.
4. Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Specify”, and then
press [Enter].
• The combine confirmation display appears.
5. Input “4” for the number of pages to combine
from the current page, and then press [Enter].
• After the display shown at right is displayed,
the final combined page appears.
Page Combining
• Pages for which sequential numbers are set or pages on which characters are entered on
two lines or three lines cannot be combined.
• When pages are combined, the following settings revert to their default values:
Orientation: Hor/Hor char, Character Size: 3mm 100%, Character Space: Narrow, Seg
Length: Automatic, Continuous print: 1
Segment Length may be changed when character size reset to 3mm Normal. Data that would
extend beyond the 150mm Segment Length is deleted, so we recommend saving data to a
file before combining pages.
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Saving, Retrieving and Deleting Character
Data
Files and Folders You can save character data that you have created in “files” in the printer’s internal memory. When you save a
file, you have to assign it a file name; the purpose of the file name is to allow you to quickly identify the data
that is stored in that file.
The printer also has three preset folders; when you save a file, you can save the file in one of these three
folders. In other words, a folder can be viewed as a “container” or “holder” of files. Naturally, multiple files
can be stored in a folder.*
Although files can be deleted, folders cannot. Initially, the folders are named “Folder 1”, “Folder 2”, and “Folder
3”, but you can rename these folders as desired.
* One folder can hold up to 50 files, assuming each file contains approximately 100 characters.
To prevent accidental erasure of the saved data
The machine has a built-in memory backup battery for retaining the saved data. If the
following message appears on the screen, make a backup copy of the saved data and save it
to a PC immediately, then contact your nearest dealer.
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Saving character data Character data that has been created can be stored in files.
A total of approximately 15,000 characters of character data can be saved. For example, if you have already saved a file containing 50
characters, an additional 14,950 characters can be saved.
ex. Save the character data that has been created in a file named “Switch 1” inside “Folder 2”.
1
Press [File].
• The file operation selection display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Save”, and then press [Enter].
• The folder selection display appears.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Folder 2”, and then press [Enter].
• The file name input display appears.
File names may contain up to 8 characters.
4
Input “Switch 1”.
If you accidentally input an incorrect character, press [Back Space] to delete it and
then input the correct character.
5
Press [Enter].
• The save confirmation display appears.
6
Press [◄] or [►] to select “Yes”, and then press [Enter].
• After the display at right appears, the display returns to the
character input display.
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Do not turn the power off during file saving.
Turning the power off during file saving can damage data.
The maximum number of files that can be saved is 50
The maximum number of files that can be saved in one folder is 50. If an attempt is made
to save more than 50 files in a folder, the message “Already 50 files in selected folder.”
appears.
Overwriting files
If an attempt is made to save a file with the same name as a previously saved file, the
message “XXXX (file name) already exists. Overwrite?” If it is OK to overwrite the file,
select “Yes”. If you want to save the file under a different name and not overwrite the
original file, select “No”.
Renaming of file
You cannot rename a file. To rename a file, follow the procedure described in “Loading
character data” ( page 88) to save it as a new file. Next, follow the procedure described in
“Deleting character data” ( page 90) to delete the file which is no longer required.
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Loading character data There are two methods for retrieving character data that has been stored in files: “New” and “Add”.
Loading with “New”
When character data (file) is retrieved, the character data that is currently displayed is deleted and is replaced
with the retrieved character data.
Loading with “Add”
When the character data (file) is loaded, it is added following the last page of the data that is currently
displayed.
It is possible to load the settings associated with character data as well as the chracter data itself. For example,
if wide character spacing was set for some character data that was saved, there are two possibilities for loading
as shown below.
Loading with “Text only” specified
Only character data is loaded. For example, if narrow character spacing is set for the character data that is
currently displayed, the original wide character spacing setting of the character data that is being loaded is
ignored and standard character spacing is used.
Loading with “Text + settings” specified
Both character data and associated settings are loaded together. For example, even if narrow character spacing
is set for the character data that is currently displayed, the character data that is loaded is displayed with its
original wide character spacing. Note that when loading with “Add”, the settings of previously input character
data are not affected.
ex. Append the character data in the file “Switch 1” inside “Folder 2” to the character data
that is currently being displayed, and load the settings also.
1
Press [File].
• The file operation selection display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Load”, and then press [Enter].
• The retrieval selection display appears.
If no files have been saved, the message “No files.” appears, and then the display
returns to the character input display.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Add”, and then press [Enter].
• The Add selection display appears.
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Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Text + settings”, and then press
[Enter].
• The Choose Folder display appears.
5
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Folder 2”, and then press [Enter].
• The Choose File display appears.
If no files have been saved in the selected folder, the message “No files in selected
folder.” appears and the display returns to the folder selection display.
“*” appears next to the names of files that cannnot be loaded because of their data size.
6
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Switch 1”, and then press [Enter].
• The “Add” loading confirmation display appears.
7
Press [◄] or [►] to select “Yes”, and then press [Enter].
• After the display at right appears, the last page of the loaded
character data is displayed.
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Deleting character data It is possible to delete character data files that have been saved. There are three different modes for deleting
files: “One file”, “Folder contents” and “All files”.
One file
Deletes only one file in a folder.
Folder contents
Deletes all files within a folder.
All files
Deletes all files within all folders.
ex. Delete the file “Switch 1” within “Folder 2”.
1
Press [File].
• The file operation selection display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Delete”, and then press [Enter].
• The deletion selection display appears.
If no files have been saved, the message “No files.” appears, and then the display
returns to the character input display.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “One file”, and then press [Enter].
• The Choose Folder display appears.
If “All files” is selected, the message “Delete all saved files?” appears. Select “Yes”
and press [Enter] to delete all files. If “Folder contents” is selected, proceed to step 4,
select the folder, and then select “Yes” and press [Enter] to delete all files in that folder.
If no files have been saved in the selected folder, the message “No files in selected
folder.” appears and the display returns to the Choose Folder display.
4
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Folder 2”, and then press [Enter].
• The Choose File display appears.
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Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Switch 1”, and then press [Enter].
• The deletion confirmation display appears.
6
Press [◄] or [►] to select “Yes”, and then press [Enter].
• After the display at right appears, the display returns to the
character input display.
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Renaming a folder Although the printer has three predefined folders (“Folder 1”, “Folder 2”, and “Folder 3”), these folders can be
renamed freely.
ex. Rename “Folder 2” as “BREAKERS”.
1
Press [File].
• The file operation selection display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Save”, and then press [Enter].
• The Choose Folder display appears.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Folder 2”, and then press [Space].
• The Input folder name display appears.
• Use [Del] to delete all of the characters.
4
Input “BREAKERS”.
If you accidentally input an incorrect character, press [Back Space] to delete it and
then input the correct character.
5
Press [Enter].
• The display returns to the Choose Folder screen.
6
Press [Shift] + [Canc].
• The display returns to the character input display.
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Restoring the original folder name
To restore the original folder names (“Folder 1”, “Folder 2”, and “Folder 3”) when the
folder names have been changed, follow the procedure described below.
ex. Restore the name “Folder 2” to the folder named “BREAKERS”.
1. Press [File].
• The file operation selection display appears.
2. Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Save”, and then
press [Enter].
• The Choose Folder display appears.
3. Press [▲] or [▼] to select “BREAKERS”, and
then press [Space].
• The Input folder name display appears.
4. Use [Del] to delete all of the characters.
5. Press [Enter].
• The original folder name has now been
restored.
6. Press [Shift] + [Canc].
• The display returns to the character input display.
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4.4
Various Printing Functions
Printing count and printing range For the sake of example, assume that the following character data for printing three tube segments has been
input.
If “3” is set as the sets to print, tube segments are printed as shown below. In short, the three pages of character
data are printed three times, resulting in a total of nine tube segments.
If “2” is set as the sets to print and “Start page: 2” and “End page: 3”, tube segments are printed as shown
below.
The sets to print can be set to any value from “1” to “10”; the print range can be selected from among “All”,
“Cursor”, and “Specified”.
All
The character data from all pages is printed.
Cursor
The character data from the page where the cursor is located is printed.
Specified
Only pages in the range specified by “Start page” and “End page” are printed. For example, to print only pages
5 through 12, set “Start page: 5” and “End page: 12”.
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ex. Create the character data shown below and then use that data to produce tube segments
as shown in the example below by printing the character data from pages 2 to 4 as
follows.
1
Press [Print].
• The Print Media selection display appears.
A check mark is displayed next to the
currently selected print media.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Tube”, and then press [Enter].
• The Tube size selection display appears.
A check mark is displayed next to the
currently selected tube size.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Ф3mm”, and then press [Enter].
• The Sets to print and Range setting display appears.
4
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Sets to print”, and then press [3].
If you input the wrong number by mistake, press [Back Space] to delete the number
and then input the correct number.
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5
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Range”.
6
Press [◄] or [►] and then select “Specified”.
7
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Start page”, and then press [2].
8
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “End page”, and then press [4].
9
Press [Enter].
• Printing begins.
Canceling printing
If you press [Canc], the message “Aborting print.” appears and printing is aborted. In
this case, the tube that is currently being printed is cut and then ejected.
If a tube jams
Hold down [Canc] until the printer beeps. The printer stops all operations immediately.
In this case, the tube is not cut and it is not ejected. Refer to “If a Tube or Label tape
Becomes Jammed” ( page 124) and take out the jammed tube.
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Changing the printing orientation It is possible to print characters with their orientation changed as shown below. And it is also possible to
change the orientation on a page basis or for all pages together after entering characters.
If entered characters are expected to be omitted from the page after the orientation is changed on a page basis,
it is not possible to select such an orientation with the “Page” option. And it is not possible to change the
orientation to “Vertical / Horizontal Character” after entering characters.
Once character data has been entered, the “Vert/Hor char” selection can no longer be made. In this case, you must first delete all character data,
then make the “Vert/Hor char”selection and re-enter the character data.
Printing might not be performed correctly in some orientations, depending on the settings for the media size and the character size.
ex. Print label tape (12mm wide) as shown below.
Press [A/
].
A
1
• The Orientation display appears.
To change orientation of all pages after entering characters, press [▼] or [►] to select
“All”.
2
Confirm that “Page” is selected.
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Vert/Vert char”, and then press
[Enter].
• The character input display appears.
3
Press [Set Lines].
• This is because you are going to input two lines.
A check mark is displayed next to the
currently selected number of lines.
4
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “2 lines”, and then press [Enter].
• The character input display now shows two lines.
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5
Input “12V”.
Confirm that the characters that are input
are displayed on their side.
6
Press [▼] or [►] .
If you press [Enter] instead of [▼] or [►], a new page is created.
The cursor moves to the second line.
7
Input “24V”.
8
Press [Print].
• The Print Media selection display appears.
A check mark is displayed next to the
currently selected print media.
9
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Label”, and then press [Enter].
• The label tape size (width) selection display appears.
A check mark is displayed next to the
currently selected label tape size.
10
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “12mm”, and then press [Enter].
• The sets to print and range setting display appears.
11
Press [Enter].
• Printing begins.
Precaution to Follow When Changing the Character Orientation for All Pages
Together
When the print orientation is changed to “Horizontal/Horizontal Character” or “Vertical/
Vertical Character”, characters which cannot be in the page are deleted. When changing the
orientation of the characters on multiple pages by selecting “All”, characters which cannot
be in the pages are deleted together from all pages. To avoid deleting the input characters,
save the data to a file before changing the orientation.
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Changing the length and the character alignment After each tube or label is printed, it is output in a “Half cut” condition*. The length between half cuts is
called the “segment length”. There are two modes for setting the segment length: “Automatic” and “Specify”.
Furthermore, the positioning of characters printed on a tube or label is called the “Alignment”. There are two
settings: “Centered” and “Left”.
* Initial setting
The segment (cutting) length and character position can be set independently for each page.
Automatic The optimal segment length is selected automatically, based on the number of characters input, the size of the
characters, and the character spacing. The character alignment is “centered”. “Automatic” is the initial setting.
Because the length of each tube is determined automatically on the basis of the number of
characters, the size of the characters, and the spacing between each character, tube segments will
be of different lengths if they have different numbers of characters.
Specify
The segment length is specified by the user. The segment length can be specified in steps of 0.25 mm within the
range of 2 mm to 150 mm. If “Automatic” is set and one tube is produced with four characters while another is
produced with two characters, the tube with two characters will be shorter. (Refer to the diagram above.) In this
situation, you can have the two-character tube and the four-character tube cut to the same length by selecting
“Specify” and then setting the four-character tube segment length. The character alignment can be selected as
either “Centered” or “Left”.
If the segment length is specified, the tube length is always the same, regardress of whether two or
four characters are printed.
• Character alignment: Centered
• Character alignment: Left
About the Printing Performed with the Segment Length Specified
When the specified segment length is shorter than 8.5 mm, the printer specifications change
depending on the media type. Refer to “List of Function” ( page 151).
Depending on print media characteristics and the environment in which the printer is being
used, the segment length and the margins may vary slightly from the set values. The settings
should only be considered as guidelines. The characteristics of tube in particular can cause
significant variances. For details on how to make adjustments for these variances, refer to
“Adjusting the printing start position and vertical position” ( page 108).
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ex. Print the following character data with 50 mm specified as the segment length, “Normal”
for the plate printing area, “Left” for character alignment, and 5 mm as the margin.
1
Press [Seg Len].
• The segment length selection display appears.
When the specified segment length is shorter than 8.5 mm, the printer specifications
change depending on the media type. Refer to “List of Function” ( page 151).
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Specify”, and then input “50” (the segment length). If you accidentally input an incorrect number, press [Back Space] to delete the number
and then input the correct one.
To change the segment length of all pages after entering characters, press [◄] or [►]
to select “All”.
Some segment length cannot be specified depending on the character size.
3
Press [Enter].
• The Plate Printing Area selection display appears.
4
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Standard”, and then press [Enter].
• The character alignment selection display appears.
5
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Left”, and then input “5” (the
margin).
If you accidentally input an incorrect number, press [Back Space] to delete the number
and then input the correct one.
If ”Normal” is selected on the Plate Printing Area selection display, you can specify
the left-justification margin between 2 mm and 5 mm.
If you select “Expansion,” you cannot specify the left-justification margin. It is fixed at
0 mm.
If “Expansion” is selected on the Plate Printing Area selection display, only plates can
be used as the printing media.
Press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display.
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Confirm that “Page” is selected.
segment length range that can be
specified
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Input character data in accordance with conditions.
• “Changing character size” ( page 68)
• “Changing the spacing between characters” (
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Perform the printing operation.
Character
size
Character
space
Changing segment length of all pages
If “All” is selected on the Seg Length selection display, characters typed exceeding the
specified segment length are deleted. If 2.00 mm is specified as the segment length, all
characters are deleted even when a page containing “6mm 100%” characters exists. For
this page, 2.00 mm is temporarily specified as the segment length and “6mm 100%” is
temporarily specified as the character size and therefore you cannot enter any character.
Select “Automatic” on the Seg Length selection display or change the character size before
entering characters.
It is recommended that you save the file before selecting “All” on the Cut Length selection
display.
Expanding the Plate Printing Area
For the procedure to follow after selecting “Expansion” on the Plate Printing Area selection
display, refer to “Printing with short pitch width” ( page 111).
Adjusting the segment length
You can adjust the set segment length by ±5%.
1. Press [Adjust].
• The Print Media selection display appears.
2. Press [▲] or [▼] to select the print media,
and then press [Enter].
• Press [Enter] to display the Adjustments
display.
This segment length adjustment is intended for use with
labels, and may not produce the corresponding effect with
other media.
3. Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Length adjust”,
and then press [Enter].
• The Length adjust selection display appears.
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4. Press [◄] or [►] to select the adjust-ment
value, and then press [Enter].
• The correction value can be specified with the
[+] or [-] key and numeric keys.
You can input a correction value for negative correction.
However, if there is no correction space (part other than
characters), no more correction can be made.
The minimum unit of correction which is handled internally
is 0.085 mm.
If you input the wrong number by mistake, press [Back
Space] to delete the number and then input the correct
number.
Segment length and character alignment screen display
The segment length and character alignment settings can be confirmed on display.
When segment length setting is “Automatic”
segment length
The setting is highlighted
Always
centered “C”
When “Specify” is selected on the Seg Length "C" when centered, "L" when left-aligned
selection display and “Normal” is selected on the
segment length Margin
Plate Printing Area selection display
When “Specify” is selected on the Seg Length
selection display and “Expansion” is selected on
the Plate Printing Area selection display
"C" when centered, "L" when left-aligned
segment length
Use [◄] and [►] to set values to the right of the decimal point when setting the label length.
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"E" when
"Expansion"
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Printing a specific page multiple times (Continuous Print) Assume that you want to produce the following tube segments.
The number of continuous printings can be set from 1 to 100 for each page.
Fig. 1
In this case, it might seem acceptable to create the character data shown below, but what if you wanted to print
20 tube segments labeled “Pump Room” instead of three? Not only would creating 20 pages with the “Pump
Room” character data take a lot of time, it would also use a lot of memory.
Fig. 2
In a case such as that shown in Fig. 1, you can obtain the same results by creating the character data shown
below and then printing page 2 (“Pump Room”) three times. The function that prints multiple copies of a
specific page is called “Continuous Print”.
Fig. 3
ex. Produce the tubes shown in Fig. 1.
1
Input the character data shown in Fig. 3.
2
Display the page for which you wish to use continuous print.
• Press [Shift] + [◄] or [Shift] + [►] and display the page in
which “Pump Room” has been input.
3
Press [Cont Print].
• The continuous print selection display appears.
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4
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Set count”, and then input “3”
(continuous printing count).
If you accidentally input an incorrect number, press [Back Space]
to delete the number and then input the correct one.
5
Range of values that can be specified for
continuous print
Press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display.
6
Perform the printing operation
The count that was set for continuous
print is displayed.
Canceling continuous print
Cancel continuous print by following the procedure described below.
1. Display the page for which you want to
cancel continuous print.
2. Press [Cont Print].
• The Continuous Print selection page appears.
3. Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Off”, and then
press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input
display.
Confirm that “1” is displayed for the
continuous printing count.
Continuous print setting also applies to new pages
Refer to Fig. 3 on the previous page. Assume that the continuous print setting has been made
for the “C1” page instead of the “Pump Room” page. If a new page is created after the “C1”
page, the continuous print setting that is in effect for the “C1” page is also automatically
applied to the new page.
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Printing text with sequential numbers (Numbering print) Assume that you want to produce the following tubes.
Serial characters can be set in only one place on a page.
Fig. 1
The portion of the character data consisting of numbers from 1 to 10 is incremented (or decremented) by “1”
each time it is printed, and is called the “number portion”. The remaining portion of the character data is called
the “common portion”. (Fig. 2)
Fig. 2
To print tubes that contain a number portion such as those shown in Fig. 1, it is not necessary to explicitly
create ten pages with character data ranging form “Pump Room 1” to “Pump Room 10” (as shown in Fig. 3).
Instead, you need only create one page of character data consiting of a common portion and a number portion
as shown in Fig. 4, and then print that page.
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
ex. Produce the tubes shown in Fig. 1.
1
Input “Pump Room”.
• This is the common portion.
2
Press [Num].
• The Numbering display appears.
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3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Decimal”, and then press [Enter].
• The decimal numbering setting display appears.
In addition to decimal numbering, you can also specify hexadecimal or alphabetical
numbering. For details, refer to Memo on the next page, “Various types of numbered
printing”.
If you accidentally input an incorrect number, press [Back Space] to delete the number
and then input the correct one.
4
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Start value”, and then input “1”.
Decimal Settings
• The display for specifying the start value and end value appears.
Numbering in descending order
For example, if you enter “10” as the start value and “5” as the end value, you can set
up numbering in descending order (10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5).
5
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “End value”, and then input “10”.
6
Press [Enter].
[ 0 to 99 ]
Range of numbers that can be entered.
• The Padding character setting display appears.
For details on “Padding character”, refer to Memo, “Padding character” on the
next page.
7
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “None”, and then press [Enter].
• The number portion has now been input.
Numbering can only be set in one location per page. To cancel numbering, simply use
the [Back Space] key to delete the number portion.
8
The number portion is displayed with a .
Perform the printing operation.
• Even though only one page with character data has been created,
character data from “Pump Room 1” to “Pump Room 10” is
printed.
Printing Two or More Pages
When there are two or more input data pages and one or more of them are blank due to
deletion of text, the blank pages are fed idly (space characters are printed).
Numbering print can be used together with continuous print.
ex. Continuous print set to 2 and numbering print set for decimal values from
1 to 8.
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Various types of numbering print
The following different types of numbering print are possible. The selection of the type is
made in step 3 on the preceding page.
For decimal numbering: Select “Decimal” in step 3.
For hexadecimal numbering: Select “Hexadecimal” in step 3.
For alphabetical numbering: Select “A to Z” or “a to z” in step 3.
Padding character
For example, if the numbers in the number portion run from 8 to 12, the number of digits
needed for “8” and “9” differs from the number of digits needed for “10” through “12”. In
this case, it is possible to insert either a “0” or a space in front of the “8” and “9” so that
the number of digits is the same as for “10” through “12”. This function is called “Padding
character”. Note that the padding character setting display (step 7 on the preceding page) does
not appear if all of the numbers in the number portion have the same number of digits or if
“alphabet” was selected for numbering.
When “Padding character” is off
When “Padding character” is on
• When inserting zeroes
• When inserting spaces
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Adjusting the printing start position and vertical position When printing, enviromental factors or characteristics of the print media may cause printing to start slightly
out of position or to be shifted slightly in the vertical direction so that character data is not printed correctly,
even though the correct print media type and size are selected. In such cases, you can shift the printing position
slightly up/down or left/right.
The printing start position can be set independently for each print media.
Case 1
The character alignment is set to “Left” and the margin was set to “3mm”. However, when actually printed, the
margin is only 2mm.
Case 2
Printing is shifted up about 0.5mm.
ex. When printing on label tape (12mm wide), the phenomena described in case 1 and case 2
both occur simultaneously. Make the appropriate adjustments.
1
Press [Adjust].
• The Print Media selection display appears. First, shift the
printing start position 1mm to the right.
2
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Label”, and then press [Enter].
• This selects the print media for which the adjustment is to be
made.
• When [Enter] is pressed, the Adjustments display appears.
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Lead adjust”, and then press
[Enter].
• The Lead adjust selection display appears.
Indicates that the printing start position
is at the normal setting (with no
adjustment).
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Press [►] four times; “Right 1.0mm” is displayed.
• Pressing [►] increases the value in steps of 0.25mm.
Press [◄] to move the printing start position to the left.
The printing start position can be adjusted up to 2.5 mm to the left or right.
5
Confirm that the printing start position is
now “Right 1.0mm”.
Press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display. The printing
start position has now been shifted 1mm to the right. Next,
move the vertical position down 0.5mm.
6
Press [Adjust].
• The Print Media selection display appears.
7
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Label”, and then press [Enter].
• The Adjustments screen appears.
The vertical position can also be set separately for each print media.
8
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Vertical adjust”, and then press
[Enter].
• The print media size selection screen appears.
9
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “12mm”, and then press [Enter].
• This selects the print media size for which the adjustment is to
be made.
• When [Enter] is pressed, the vertical adjustment selection
display appears.
Indicates that the vertical position is at
the standard setting (with no adjustment).
When the print media is 4mm I.D. strip or wrap around tape, size selection is skipped.
10
Press [▼] two times; “Down 0.5mm” is displayed.
• Pressing [▼] increases the value in steps of 0.25mm.
Press [▲] to move the vertical position up.
Height can be adjusted up to 0.5 mm upwards or downwards.
11
Confirm that the vertical position is now
“Down 0.5mm”.
Press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display. The vertical
position has now been shifted down by 0.5mm.
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Printing centerlines When printing two lines per page, a centerline can be printed between the lines.
This function cannot be changed from one page to another. Centerlines cannot be printed on pages with only one line or three lines.
ex. Print the centerline as follows.
1
Press [Func].
• The Function selection display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “CenterLine”, and then press [Enter].
• The Centerline selection display appears.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “On”, and then press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display. Centerlines
are enabled.
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Printing with short pitch width By selecting "Expansion" on the Plate Printing Area selection display and selecting character size and number
of lines accordingly, the printable number of characters within the short pitch will increase.
If “Expansion” is selected on the Plate Printing Area selection display, only plates can be used as the printing media.
Printing on a plate for a narrow width terminal block.
ex. Create the following plate for 5mm wide terminal block.
Print the following 5 characters on a plate in 5mm width.
A-12 3
R 11
5mm
1
Press [Char Size].
• Press [▲] or [▼] to select [2mm 50%].
2
Press [Set Lines].
• Press [▲] or [▼] to select [2 lines].
A check mark is displayed next to the
currently selected number of lines.
3
Press [Seg Len].
• Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Specify”.
• Press [5], and then input “5”mm as the segment length.
• Press [Enter].
segment length range that can be
specified
Plate Printing Area
• Press [▲] or [▼] to select [Expansion].
• Press [Enter].
• The message appears.
• Press [Enter].
If “Expansion” is selected on the Plate
Printing Area selection display, only
plates can be selected as the printing
media.
Alignment
• Press [▲] or [▼] to select [Centered].
• Press [Enter].
All line centering
• Press [▲] or [▼] to select [On].
• Press [Enter].
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Input characters.
• Input “A-123”, press [▼], and then input “R11”.
• Perform the printing operation.
• Only 1.3mm double-byte characters can be set to three lines.
• The maximum number of printable characters depends on segment length setting.
If you wish to increase the number of printable characters
When “Normal” is selected on the Plate Printing Area selection display, spaces are
automatically inserted at the left and right of the print. When “Expansion” is selected, the
printing area expands all over the segment length without inserting any space.
If you wish to adjust the segment length
For how to adjust the printing result finely, refer to Note, “Adjusting the segment length”
( page 101).
Printing result obtained by specifying a character alignment mode and a multiple line centering mode The printing result varies depending on the choice of a character alignment mode and a multiple line centering
mode.
Input characters
1st line: A-123
2nd line: R11
Case 1
Cut length = 30 mm, Plate Printing Area = Normal, Character size = 2 mm/1-byte, Number of lines = 2 lines,
Character alignment = Centered, Multiple line centering = On
A-123
R11
Case 2
Cut length = 30 mm, Plate Printing Area = Normal, Character size = 2 mm/1-byte, Number of lines = 2 lines,
Character alignment = Centered, Multiple line centering = Off
A-123
R11
Case 3
Cut length = 30 mm, Plate Printing Area = Normal, Character size = 2mm/1-byte, Number of lines = 2 lines,
Character alignment = Left/2 mm
A-123
R11
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Adjusting the printing density Printing may be too dark or too light in some cases, depending on the environment in which the printer is used
and the characteristics of the print media. In such cases, adjust the printing density. The printing density can be
adjusted to five levels.
ex. Printing on a tube is too light, so increase the printing density.
1
Press [Func].
• The Settings display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Density adjustment”, and then
press [Enter].
• The Density adjustment display appears.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Print density”, and then press
[Enter].
• The Print density selection display appears.
The [▲] indicates that the current print
density is “3” (the standard setting).
4
Press [►] twice to select “5”.
• Print density “1” is the lightest print density, and print density
“5” is the darkest print density.
Press [◄] to make the printing density lighter.
5
Press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display. Maximum
density is now selected.
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Changing the printing speed It is possible to change the printing speed. However, if the printing speed is too fast for the environment in
which the printer is used and the characteristics of the print media, printing may shift out of position or be
otherwise affected. The print speed can be set to one of three levels: “Low*”, “Middle*” or “High*”.
*When “Low” is selected, characters can be printed on 30 tube segments/min. When “Middle” is selected, characters can be printed on 35 tube
segments/min. When “High” is selected, characters can be printed on 30 tube segments/min. (The segment length is 20 mm, five “3mm 100%”
characters are entered, and each tube is cut into two segments. This feature is available only for printing on tube.)
If the characters printed at a temperature below 20°C with “High” selected on the Print
speed selection display are faint, select a lower printing speed.
ex. Set the print speed to “Low”.
1
Press [Func].
• The Settings display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Print speed”, and then press
[Enter].
• The Print speed selection display appears.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Low”, and then press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display. The print
speed has now been set to Low.
If “L” is displayed, the print speed has been
set to “Low”. “M” and “H” are displayed for
“Middle” and “High” respectively.
Printing Speed
You can select a printing speed from among low speed, middle speed, and high speed. The
actual printing speed varies depending on the media type.
mm/sec
Printing media
Printing speed
Cut
Not cut
Tube
Clear tube
Heat-shrinkable tube
4 mml. D. strip
Label
Wraparound tape
Plate
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Low
Middle
High
Low
Middle
18.5
25
25
High
Low
Middle
High
20
40
20
40
Cannot
be cut.
18.5
40
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Changing the Cutting Method
Half cuts and full cuts If you examine a long tube that has been printed and output, you will see notches between each segment. These
notches allow you to break the individual tube segments apart by hand. The same is true for label tape. The
notches make it easy to peel each label off. These notches are called “Half cut”. After the last tube or label
tape, a complete cut is made. This is called a “Full cut”.
Plates cannot be cut.
Turning off half cuts Instead of making half cuts, you can print a cutting line. The cutting line can be either a solid line or a dotted
line. It is also possible to print without either half cuts or cutting lines.
No half cut, solid cutting line
No half cut, dotted cutting line
No half cut, no cutting line
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ex. Turn off half cuts and print a dotted cutting line.
1
Press [Set Cut].
• The Set Cut display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Half cut” and then press [Enter].
• The Half Cut display appears.
Initially, “On” is selected for the half cut
setting.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Off” and then press [Enter]. • The Cut Line display appears.
4
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Dotted” and then press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display.
The cut line is indicated as a dotted line.
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Making a full cut after a specific number of tube segments For example, if character data as shown in Fig. 1 is input and the number of tube segments to be printed is set
as “3”, tube segments are produced as shown in Fig. 2.
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Initially, the printer is set to make one full cut after all tube segments are printed, but it is possible to change
this setting so that a full cut is made after a certain number of tube segments are printed, as shown in Fig. 3.
Fig. 3
ex. Make a full cut after every specified number of tube segments.
1
Press [Set Cut].
• The Set Cut display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Full cut”, and then press [Enter].
• The Full Cut display appears.
Initially, “End only” is selected, which
makes a full cut only after all tube
segments have been printed.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Each set”, and then press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display.
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4.6
Other Operations
Removing the print media When changing the print media from tube to label tape, or from label tape to tube, it is necessary to take out the
media that is currently set in the printer. However, because the printer feeds tube or label tape into its transport
rollers, it is not possible to simply pull out the current media. It is first necessary to perform the operation
described below to release the tube or label tape that has been fed into the unit.
These operations are the same for heat shrink tube, wrap around tape, 4mm I.D. strip, plate and clear tube.
Even after the printing media has been removed, the printer operates.
1
Press [Remove].
• A confirmation display appears.
2
Press [◄] or [►] to select “Yes” and then press [Enter].
• The display at right appears, and the tube or label tape is
released by the transport rollers.
Once the preparations described above have been completed, take out the printing media as described
below. For details on how to load the new printing media, refer to “Part 2”.
After pressing [Enter], use the feed function if the tube or label is not released from the
transport roller (unable to remove) even after the printer has stopped. (“When a Tube
or Label Tape is Not Ejected/Fed” ( page 128))
3
Open the cover.
4
(Tube and plate only) Pull the tube or plate out of the
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5
Detach the attachment or the media cassette from the
6
Close the cover.
7
Prepare to print.
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printer.
• See “Part 2 Basic Operation” for information on how to set the
print media.
Confirm that the ribbon is not slacked.
Tighten the ribbon if the ribbon is slacked when removing the tube or label tape.
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Changing the display contrast The display can be difficult to see, depending on the ambient brightness and the viewing angle. If the display is
difficult to see, adjust the display contrast. The display contrast can be set to any of nine levels.
ex. Because the display is faint, increase the display contrast two steps.
Intensity of the back light is not adjustable.
1
Press [Func].
• The Settings display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Density adjustment”, and then
press [Enter].
• The Density adjustment display appears.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Display contrast”, and then press
[Enter].
• The Display contrast display appears.
[▲] indicates the current display contrast.
4
Press [►] twice.
Lowering the display contrast
Press [◄] to lower the display contrast.
5
Press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display.
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Turning off sounds Follow the procedure described below to turn off sounds such as the warning sound and the key touch sound
for operations other than character input.
1
Press [Func].
• The Settings display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Sound”, and then press [Enter].
• The Sound display appears.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Off”, and then press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display.
Turning off clear tube reverse It is possible to disable clear tube reverse (rewind operation).
1
Press [Func].
• The Settings display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Clear tube reverse”, and then
press [Enter].
• The Clear tube reverse selection display appears.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Off”, and then press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display.
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Restoring the initial settings It is possible to restore all settings to their initial values.
1
Hold down [Del All] while turning the power switch on.
• The initialization confirmation display appears.
2
Press [◄] or [►] to select “Yes” and then press [Enter].
• After the screen shown at right appears, the display returns to
the character input display.
The saved files will be erased when initialized.
The settings are returned to the factory settings when initialized. Therefore, note that all
current data and saved files will be erased.
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Part 5
Maintenance
This section explains how to clear
jammed print media, such as a tube
or label tape, what action to take if the
cutter does not cut anymore, and other
maintenance matters.
5.1 If a Tube or Label Tape
Becomes Jammed............ 124
Action to Take against Media Jam (When the “Media JAM” message is
displayed)...........................................124
Actions to Take against Other Jams
(When the “Media JAM” message is not
displayed)...........................................126
When a Tube or Label Tape is Not Ejected/Fed........................................128
5.2 What To Do If the Cutter
Is Getting Blunt................. 130
Changing the cutting depth....................130
Reducing the cutting speed...................132
5.3 Replacing the Cutter........... 133
5.4 Replacing the Cassette....... 136
Replacing the ribbon cassette................136
Replacing a tube or the label tape cassette......................................137
5.5 Maintenance......................... 138
Cleaning the printer...............................138
Cleaning the transport rollers.................138
Cleaning the print head.........................140
Cleaning/Replacing the tube cleaner for attachment....................................140
5.1
If a Tube or Label Tape Becomes Jammed
If a tube or tape is jammed during printing, a “Media JAM” message is displayed on the LCD and the printer
stops. Remove the jammed tube or tape according to the messages shown on the display.
If you cannot do this because the “Media JAM” message is not shown although a tube or tape is jammed or
you have turned off the printer after display of the “Media JAM” message, use the feed function of the printer
to remove the jammed printing media.
“Actions to Take against Other Jams (When the “Media JAM” message is not displayed)” ( page 126)
Action to Take against Media Jam (When the “Media JAM” message is displayed) When the printer stops printing due to a jammed tube or tape and consequently the “Media JAM” message is
displayed, remove the jammed tube or tape following the procedure mentioned below.
1
Make sure that the “Media JAM” message is displayed on the
LCD.
• If the “Media JAM” message is not displayed or it has disappeared
because you have turned off the printer, take an appropriate action
according to “Actions to Take against Other Jams (When the
“Media JAM” message is not displayed)” ( page 126).
If you select “Cancel”, the “Media JAM” message disappears and the input display is
displayed again, causing you to exit from the jam clearing procedure. In this case, refer to
“Actions to Take against Other Jams (When the “Media JAM” message is not displayed)”
( page 126).
2
Press the [Enter] key.
• The Feed display appears.
3
Open the cover.
4
Remove the ribbon cassette from the printer.
If the ribbon winds itself around some parts inside the printer and
therefore the ribbon cassette cannot be removed, proceed to step 5
without removing it.
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5
Remove the label tape if it is loaded.
If the label tape winds itself around some parts and therefore it
cannot be removed, proceed to step 6 without removing it.
6
Close the cover.
7
Pull out the printing media while pressing the
[►] key continuously to feed the tube reverse.
If you cannot pull out the printing media by
feeding the tube reverse, press the [◄] key to
feed the tube forward.
• While you keep pressing the [►] or [◄] key,
the tube is continuously fed reverse or forward.
If the ribbon cassette could not be removed in step 4 or the label tape could not be removed in step 5, open
the cover and check whether the ribbon cassette or label tape can be removed.
If ribbon cassette or label tape can be removed, remove it and close the cover.
If ribbon cassette or label tape cannot be removed, close the cover and keep pressing the [►] or [◄] key
to check whether the ribbon cassette or label tape can be removed. Open/close the cover and keep pressing
the [►] or [◄] key repeatedly until the ribbon cassette or label tape can be removed.
8
Feed the tube reverse (by pressing the [►] key) or forward (by
pressing the [◄] key) repeatedly to pull out the printing media
completely.
9
Cut out the bent or damaged portion of the jammed printing
media or the printed portion of the printing media if it exists.
• Thus, the printing media removal procedure is completed.
10
Make preparations for printing (Part 2 “Basic Operations”).
Open the cover, load the removed ribbon cassette, tube, or label tape, and then close the
cover.
Press the [Canc] key to return to the character input display.
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Actions to Take against Other Jams (When the “Media JAM” message is not displayed) The tube or tape may wind itself around the roller inside the printer when it is ejected improperly after printing
or it is improperly fed after replacement. If you happen to turn off the printer after “Media JAM” message
is displayed and as a consequence you cannot clear the jam according to the messages, you can remove the
jammed printing media using the Feed function in the maintenance mode.
1
When the printer is operating (printing), keep pressing the
[Canc] key until a “peep” sound is heard.
If the printer is not powered, turn it on.
2
Open the cover.
3
Remove the ribbon cassette from the printer.
If the ribbon winds itself around some parts inside the printer
and therefore the ribbon cassette cannot be removed, proceed
to step 4 without removing it.
4
Remove the label tape if it is loaded.
If the label tape winds itself around some parts and therefore it
cannot be removed, proceed to step 5 without removing it.
5
Close the cover.
6
Press the [Maint] key.
• A function selection display appears.
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7
5
Select “Feed” by pressing the [▲] or [▼] key, and then press
the [Enter] key.
• A display indicating how to feed the printing media forward or
reverse appears.
8
Pull out the printing media while pressing the
[►] key continuously to feed the tube reverse.
If you cannot pull out the printing media by
feeding the tube reverse, press the [◄] key to
feed the tube forward.
• While you keep pressing the [►] or [◄] key,
the printing media is continuously fed reverse or
forward.
If the ribbon cassette could not be removed in step 3 or the label tape could not be removed in step 4, open
the cover and check whether the ribbon cassette or label tape can be removed.
If the ribbon cassette or label tape can be removed, remove it and close the cover.
If ribbon cassette or label tape cannot be removed, close the cover and keep pressing the [►] or [◄] key
to check again whether the ribbon cassette or label tape can be removed. Open/close the cover and keep
pressing the [►] or [◄] key repeatedly until the ribbon cassette or label tape can be removed.
9 Feed the tube reverse (by pressing the [►] key) or forward (by
pressing the [◄] key) repeatedly to pull out the printing media
completely.
10
Cut out the bent or damaged portion of the jammed printing
media or the printed portion of the printing media if it exists.
• Thus, the printing media removal procedure is completed.
11
Make preparations for printing (Part 2 “Basic Operations”).
Open the cover, load the previously removed ribbon cassette, tube, or label tape, and then
close the cover.
Press the [Canc] key to return to the character input display.
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When a Tube or Label Tape is Not Ejected/Fed Using the Feed function in the maintenance mode allows you to feed the tube or label tape loaded in the printer.
Note that this function should be used only when the tube or label tape is not ejected or fed properly. Feeding
the tube or label tape continuously can damage the printing media or winds the ribbon of the ribbon cassette
around other parts, causing a jam.
For example, use the Feed function in the following cases:
• Printing media is not released from the feed roller even when you press the [Remove] key to replace the printing media.
• The printer is operating but printing media is not ejected after completion of printing.
In this case, the tube or label tape may be jammed inside the printer. Open the cover and check whether the tube or label tape is jammed. If it is
jammed, follow the jam removal procedure. Refer to “Actions to Take against Other Jams (When the “Media JAM” message is not displayed)”
( page 126).
1
When the printer is operating (printing), keep pressing the [Canc] key until a “peep” sound is
heard.
If the printer is not powered, turn it on.
2
Press the [Maint] key.
• A function selection display appears.
3
Select “Feed” by pressing the [▲] or [▼] key, and then press
the [Enter] key.
• A display indicating how to feed the printing media forward or
reverse appears.
4
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Keep pressing the [◄] or [►] key to feed the printing media to
the desired position.
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5
Avoid excessive reverse.
If you feed the label tape excessively in the reverse direction, the leading edge of the label
tape enters the cassette. Refer to Note, “What to do if the label tape becomes stuck inside
the cassette” ( page 38).
Check the ribbon for slack.
The ribbon of the ribbon cassette can slacken when it is fed reverse. Open the cover and
check whether the ribbon is slack. If it is slack, take up the slack.
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5.2
What To Do If the Cutter Is Getting Blunt
Changing the cutting depth If the cutter does not cut tube or label tape properly, try changing the cutting depth. The cutting depth for half
cuts and for full cuts can be adjusted as described below. In addition, these adjustments can be made separately
for each type of print media.
If half cuts are made so deeply that they completely cut through the tube, adjust cutting to a shallower depth.
Note that a deeper cutting depth will cause the cutter and the cutter receiver to wear out more quickly.
ex. Full cuts of label tape are not complete cuts, so increase the cutting depth by one step.
1
Press [Adjust].
• The Print Media display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Label”, and then press [Enter].
• Select the print media for which the adjustment is to be made.
• Press [Enter] to display the Adjustment display.
The cutting depth can be set separately for each type of print media.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Full cut”, and then press [Enter].
• The Full Cut display appears.
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4
5
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Depth”, and then press [Enter].
• The Full Cut Depth display appears.
Indicates that the cutting depth is at the
standard setting.
5
Press [▲] once, so that “Deep 1” appears.
• Each time [▲] is pressed, the cutting depth increases by one.
When adjusting the depth for a half cut, pressing [▼] reduces the depth.
6
Confirm that the cutting depth is “Deep 1”.
Press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display. The cutting
depth is now one step deeper.
What to do if the cutter still does not cut well (Force full cut)
If the cutter will not cut well no matter how much you adjust the cutting depth, try using
“Force full cut”. When force full cut is performed, the cutter cuts to the deepest depth
possible. If the cutter still does not cut even when using force full cut, the cutter needs to
be replaced. For details on the replacement procedure, refer to “Replacing the cutter” (
page 133).
1. Press [Maint].
• The Maintenance display appears.
2. Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Force full cut”, and then press [Enter].
• The full cut confirmation display appears.
3. Press [◄] or [►] to select “Yes”, and then press [Enter].
• A full cut is made.
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Reducing the cutting speed If cutting is not performed smoothly for certain types of tube or label tape, try reducing the cutting speed.
The cutting speed can be adjusted to one of two levels (“Normal” and “Low”) for half cuts and for full cuts,
respectively. This adjustment can also be made separately for different types of print media.
ex. Full cutting does not work well, so reduce the cutting speed.
1
Press [Adjust].
• The Print Media display appears.
2
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Tube”, and then press [Enter].
• Select the type of print media for which the adjustment is to be
made.
• Press [Enter] to display the Adjustments display.
The cutting speed can be set separately for different types of printing media.
3
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Full cut”, and then press [Enter].
• The Full Cut display appears.
4
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Speed”, and then press [Enter].
• The cutting speed adjustment display appears.
Indicates that the cutting speed is set to
the normal setting.
5
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Low”.
6
Press [Enter].
• The display returns to the character input display. The cutting
speed has now been reduced.
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5.3
Maintenance Part
5
Replacing the Cutter
If tube or label tape is not fully separated even with forced full cutting ( page 131), the cutter should be
replaced. When replacing the cutter, be sure to replace the cutter receiver at the same time. Contact your
nearest dealer for details on how to obtain a replacement cutter.
If half cuts are too deep even though the cutting depth has been adjusted to the shallowest level, it is possible that the cutter receiver is worn.
CAUTION
Follow procedures!
The cutter is designed so that you cannot touch it directly, but it is possible that
mishandling could expose the blade, creating a risk of injury. Do not attempt any
operation that is not described in this manual. Furthermore, be sure to carefully follow
the procedures described in this manual.
Dispose of the old cutter immediately
Do not keep the old cutter after you have replaced it; dispose of it right away. The
cutter poses a risk of injury to small children, etc.
Discard the removed cutter immediately in compliance with local regulations
regarding the disposal of such items.
1
Turn the power switch off.
• Press the “O” side.
2
Open the cover.
3
Pull out the cutter.
• Dispose of the old cutter right away. When
disposing of the cutter, do not touch it anywhere
other than where indicated in the figure.
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4
Install the new cutter.
• To ensure correct orientation, align the “-” mark
on the cutter with the “◄” mark as shown, and
insert the cutter all the way in.
5
Pull out the cutter receiver.
6
Insert the new cutter receiver.
• Push the cutter receiver in as far as it will go.
Be sure that the cutter receiver is facing
in the correct direction.
7
Close the cover.
8
Turn the power switch on.
• Press the “|” side.
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Maintenance Part
9
5
Press [Maint].
• The Maintenance display appears.
10
Press [▲] or [▼] to select “Replace cutter”, and then press
[Enter].
• After the display shown at right appears, the display returns to
the character input display.
The setting that was made in the section “Changing the cutting depth” (
130) returns to its original value.
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5.4
Replacing the Cassette
Replacing the ribbon cassette If the message “End of ribbon.” appears while printing is in progress, replace the ribbon cassette as shown
below. Contact your nearest dealer to purchase replacement ribbon cassettes.
1
Open the cover.
2
Detach the ribbon cassette.
• Pull the cassette out toward you.
Place the removed ribbon cassette into the plastic bag, then discard it immediately in
compliance with local regulations regarding the disposal of such items.
3
Take up any slack in the new ribbon.
• Remove the stopper and then fix the slack in the ribbon.
The printer cannot detect the ribbon if it has any slack in the ribbon. Always be sure to
take up slack in the ribbon when installing a cassette.
Dispose the removed stopper according to local government regulation.
4
Install the new ribbon cassette.
• Push the cassette in until it clicks into the place.
If the ribbon cassette is loose, the ribbon may not be detected, so be sure to press it in until
it clicks.
CAUTION
5
Close the cover.
6
Press [Enter].
Do not touch the connector (metal part)
Do not hold the connection terminal (metal part) of the cassette. Doing so could cause
an improper recognition of the cassette.
• Printing resumes from the page following the page that was
interrupted.
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Maintenance Part
5
Replacing a tube or the label tape cassette Remove the tube or label tape cassette as follows, and install a new one.
Contact your dealer if you need to purchase tube or label tape cassettes.
The same procedure as for a label tape cassette applies when using heat shrink tube, wrap around tape and 4mm I.D. strip. Clear tube and plate
is handled in the same way as regular tube.
1
Press [Remove] and then [Enter].
• Media is ejected in the opposite direction.
After pressing [Enter], use the feed function if the tube or label is not released from the
transport roller (unable to remove) even after the printer has stopped. (“When a Tube or
Label Tape is Not Ejected/Fed” ( page 128))
2
Open the cover.
3
(Tube and plate only) Pull the tube or plate out of the attachment.
Dispose the used tubes and label cassettes according to local government regulation.
4
Remove the tube attachment or label cassete from the machine.
• While pulling the lever to the right, lift and detach the label tape
cassette.
5
Install the new tube or label tape cassette.
• See “Part 2 Basic Operation” for detail.
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5.5
Maintenance
Cleaning the printer Wipe the body with a cloth that has been dampened with water and then wring out thoroughly. Do not use
alcohol, benzene, or other solvents. Doing so could not only damage the finish, but could also damage the unit
itself.
Cleaning the transport rollers Use gauze to wipe away any dirt on the transport rollers. If the transport roller is extremely dirty, place a
few drops of water on the gauze, wring the gauze out gently, and then wipe the dirt away. Never use alcohol,
benzene, or other solvents. If such chemicals get inside the unit, they could damage it.
1
Press [Maint].
• The Maintenance display appears.
2
Press [◄] or [▼] to select “Cleaning”, and then press [Enter].
3
Open the cover.
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Maintenance Part
4
5
Clean the transport rollers.
Transport roller 3 release lever
To clean transport rollers 2 or 3,
first pull the transport roller 3
release lever to the right.
Transport roller 1
Transport roller 2
Transport roller 3
5
Close the cover.
• The transport rollers rotate.
6
Repeat steps 3 to 5.
The roller rotates one revolution when the cover is opened and closed six times.
7
Press [Canc].
• The message disappears, and the display returns to the character
input display.
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Cleaning the print head Use a cotton swab to clean dirt from the print head. Be very careful not to scratch the head. Also, always be
sure to turn the power switch off before beginning to clean the print head. If the print head is extremely dirty,
place a few drops of water on the cotton swab, and then wipe the dirt away. Never use alcohol, benzene, or
other solvents. Such chemicals could damage the unit.
Print head
Cleaning/Replacing the tube cleaner for attachment The attachment has a cleaner that removes dirt from the surface of media.
Remove the cleaner as shown in the illustration, and then clean the sponge to remove accumulated dirt.
When the sponge becomes damaged, replace the cleaner.
Contact your nearest dealer to purchase replacement tube cleaners.
Cleaner
Sponge
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Part 6
Appendices
These appendices describe consumable supplies and options, the list of symbols, and the main specifications of the printer.
6.1 Consumable Supplies and
Options.............................. 142
Consumable supplies............................142
Options..................................................143
6.2 Message List........................ 144
6.3 Troubleshooting................... 147
6.4 List of Symbols..................... 150
6.5 List of Function.................... 151
6.6 Main Specifications............. 152
6.1
Consumable Supplies and Options
Consumable supplies The consumable supplies used by the printer are listed below. Contact your nearest dealer to purchase supplies.
Tube
Plate
Purchase any commercially available tube with an
inner diameter ranging from φ 2.5mm to 6.5mm.
The thickness of usable tubes is 0.5 mm.
Purchase any commercially available 0.5mm-thick
plate with width of 8 to 10mm.
Heat shrink tube cassette (white, yellow)
Ink ribbon cassette (black, white)
Purchase only special cassette.
Label tape cassette (white, yellow, silver)
Printing may not be possible on some types of plate. Ask your
supplier for details.
Purchase only special cassette.
Plate ink ribbon cassette (black)
Purchase only special cassette.
Purchase only special cassette.
4mm I.D. strip cassette (white, yellow)
Purchase only special cassette.
Wrap around tape cassette (white).
Purchase a special cassette.
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Appendices
Part 6
Options The following options are available. Contact your nearest dealer for details.
Tube Warmer
Tube Warmer warms the tube that has harden with
cold. Using the tube warmer enables clear printing
in low temperature environment.
Tube Feeder
Tube Feeder is designed to feed a reeled tube to the
printer straight. Use of the tube feeder prevents the
tube from twisting or expanding, ensuring steady
feed of the tube and neat printing.
When a tube feeder is connected, the printing speed
is automatically set to the middle speed even if “High”
is selected on the Print speed selection display.
Hard Case
Hard Case designed to protect this printer from
impact. You can print characters with the printer put
in this case.
List of consumable supplies
Cassettes
Ink ribbon cassette (black, white)
Plate ink ribbon cassette (black)
Label tape cassette (white)
6mm
9mm
12mm
Label tape cassette (yellow)
6mm
9mm
12mm
Label tape cassette (silver)
6mm
9mm
12mm
Heat shrink tube cassette (2:1 shrinkage)
φ 3.2mm • White
• Yellow
φ 4.8mm • White
• Yellow
φ 6.4mm • White
• Yellow
Heat shrink tube cassette (3:1 shrinkage)
φ 3.0mm • White
• Yellow
φ 6.0mm • White
• Yellow
Wrap around tape (white)
4mm I.D. strip (white, yellow)
Miscellaneous
Cutter set
Cleaner set
Warmer cleaner set
Plate cleaner set
List of options
Tube Warmer
Tube Feeder
Tube Attachment
Plate Attachment
AC adapter
Soft case
Hard case
Wrap around tape guide
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6.2
Message List
Message
Cannot modify.
Input value out of range.
In Vert/Hor char, Character Space
setting not possible.
No data to paste.
Not enough memory.
Character input is no longer
possible.
Length exceeded. Input data
exceeds set length.
Numbering already set for this
page.
Char limit exceed. Exceeded
maximum Number of characters
xxxxxx already exists.
Change the folder name
Not enough memory.
Cannot save any more files.
No files.
No files in selected folder.
Already 50 files in selected folder.
Symbol can not be input
with1.3mm font.
Number of the characters over.
Cannot change.
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Description
An attempt was made to select an
unavailable setting.
An attempt was made to input a
value that is outside of the settable
range.
An attempt was made to select
the character spacing when the
printing orientation is set as “Vert/
Hor char”.
The paste operation was attempted
while there was no page data to be
pasted.
An attempt was made to input
characters when there was
insufficient free space in memory.
An attempt was made to input a
value that is outside of the settable
range.
An attempt was made to set the
numbering function a second time
on a page in which numbering was
already set.
An attempt was made to input
characters in excess of the number
of characters that can be input.
An attempt was made to specify a
folder name that already exists.
An attempt was made to save a file
while there was insufficient free
space remaining.
An attempt was made to load or
delete a file even though no files
have been saved.
An attempt was made to load or
delete a file in a folder even though
no files have been saved in that
folder.
An attempt was made to save more
than 50 files in a single folder.
Symbols cannot be entered when
the character size is set to 1.3 mm.
An attempt was made to select
“Auto” on the Segment Leng
selection display for the page
in which a maximum number
of characters were input with
“Expansion” selected on the Plate
Printing Area selection display.
Action
Check the User's Guide and make
the correct setting.
Check the User's Guide and make
the correct setting.
The character spacing cannot
be selected when the printing
orientation is set as “Vert/Hor
char”.
Prepare data to be pasted by
cutting or copying a page.
Delete some input data to free up
some space.
Check the User's Manual and make
the correct setting.
The numbering setting can only be
made once per page.
Input only the allowed number of
characters.
Specify a different folder name.
Delete any unnecessary files to
create free space.
Confirm the file save destination
folder. Save the file once more.
Either delete any unnecessary files
and then save the desired files in
that folder, or else save the files in
a different folder.
Change the character size to a
value other than 1.3 mm.
Delete characters to reduce
the number of characters to a
changeable one, and then change
the setting.
Appendices
Message
Cannot input.
Change length or character size.
Don’t operate. 3 lines in the page.
No character data.
No media.
No Ribbon cassette.
End of media.
Pull out print media.
Replace print media.
End of ribbon
Replace ribbon cassette.
Start of media not detect.
Remove media between print head
and cutter.
Cannot initialize print head
position.
Cannot move print head to print
position.
Cannot initialize cut position.
Data check
Resetting completely
By the feeder connection, print
speed is middle.
Press any key.
Close cover and press any key.
Power turned off when saving file.
Checking saved data.
Power turned off when loading
file. Resetting input data.
Power turned off when deleting
file. Checking saved data.
Tube feeder error.
Description
The specified character size or
segment length does not allow you
to input characters.
The page to be divided or
combined contains data entered on
three lines.
An attempt was made to print even
though no character data exists.
An attempt was made to print
while no printing media has been
loaded.
An attempt was made to print while
no ribbon cassette was installed.
The end of the printing media
was reached while printing was in
progress.
The printing media was removed
after the “End of media” message
was displayed.
The end of the ribbon cassette
was reached while printing was in
progress.
An operation was attempted while
the printing media was not inserted
properly.
A printing media is jammed
between the print head and cutter.
It is impossible to initialize the
print head position for some
reason.
It is impossible to move the print
head to the printing position for
some reason.
It is impossible to initialize the
cutter position for some reason.
An error was found in the data for
some reason, so all of the data was
initialized.
A feeder is connected to the printer
which has been set up to print
characters in the “High” mode.
An operation was attempted while
the cover was open.
The power was turned off while a
file was being saved. Any bad data
will be deleted.
The power was turned off while a
file was being loaded. The input
data will be deleted.
The power was turned off while a
file was being deleted.
An error occurred in the optional
tube feeder due to some cause.
Part 6
Action
Change the segment length or
character size.
Edit or delete the pages on which
characters are entered on three
lines.
Input character data before
printing.
Load the print media and then
press [Enter] to begin printing.
Install a ribbon cassette.
Take out the printing media from
the printer, and replace it with new
printing media.
Insert the new printing media
and then press [Enter] to resume
printing.
Install a new ribbon cassette,
and then press [Enter] to resume
printing.
Take out the printing media, reinstall it correctly, and then press
[Enter].
Remove the printing media
between the print head and cutter,
and then press [Enter].
Press [Enter]. If the same message
appears again, contact your dealer.
Press [Enter]. If the same message
appears again, contact your dealer.
Press [Enter]. If the same message
appears again, contact your dealer.
Set up the printer functions again.
Check the saved data, and then
enter/save data again.
Characters are printed at the
middle speed.
Close the cover and press any key.
Check the saved files. Enter/save
again the data being input or the
file not saved.
Check the saved files. Delete the
files that have not yet been deleted.
Consult the User's Manual for the
tube feeder.
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Memory backup battery low.
Contact dealer.
Memory backup battery exhausted.
Resetting memory.
Media JAM
Enter/Cancel
Printing...
Ribbon will end soon
No ribbon information.
No ribbon amount displayed.
Press enter
If PlatePrintingArea is Expansion,
the media become only the Plate.
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The memory backup batteries do
not have adequate capacity.
Because the memory backup
batteries do not have adequate
capacity, the data settings have
been initialized.
Tube or label tape is jammed.
Remaining ribbon is low when
printing. (approximately 10m
remaining)
The printer could not properly
communicate with the ribbon
cassette.
Or, the end of the ribbon has
been reached and the relevant
information has been written on
the ribbon.
“Expansion” has been selected on
the Plate Printing Area selection
display.
Contact your dealer.
Contact your dealer.
Refer to “If a Tube or Label Tape
Becomes Jammed” and remove the
jammed object.
Have a new ribbon cassette ready.
Replace with new ribbon cassette
if printing a long document.
Follow the instruction on the
screen.
Only plates can be used as
printing media. If you wish to
print characters on another media,
select “Auto” on the Seg Length
selection display according to
“Printing with short pitch width”
(page 111) or “Changing the length
and the character alignment” (page
99).
6.3 Troubleshooting
Symptoms
The display remains blank when
the power is turned on.
Cause
The AC adapter is not connected
properly.
You are not using an AC adapter
that is made for use with the
printer.
A cause other than the above.
The startup display remains on the
display; the input display does not
appear.
The printer does not print, or does
not print correctly.
Bad input data.
No character data has been input.
Appendices
Part 6
Action
Turn the power switch off, and
then make sure that the AC adapter
is securely plugged into the power
outlet and is connected to the main
unit. Then turn the power back on.
Use an AC adapter that is
specifically intended for the
printer. Using another AC adapter
could result in circuit damage or
overheating.
Restore all settings to their initial
values. (page 122)
Restore all settings to their initial
values. (page 122)
The printing operation cannot be
performed if no character data has
been input. Either input character
data, or else load a file and prepare
character data.
Confirm the size of the printing
media that is loaded in the printer,
and then select the same size.
The size of the printing media
that was selected for printing does
not match the size of the printing
media that has actually been loaded
in the printer.
The printing start position and the
Refer to “Adjusting the printing
printing vertical position are not
start position and vertical position”
set correctly.
(page 108) and make the correct
settings.
The ribbon cassette has not been
Detach the ribbon cassette, take
set correctly.
up the slack, and then reinstall the
ribbon cassette.
The attachment or media cassette
Detach the attachment or the media
has not been installed correctly.
cassette and then install it again.
The print media is crushed, twisted, Cut off the misshaped portion
or otherwise misshapen.
and then install the media again.
Use printing media that is not
misshaped.
The print media is dirty.
Remove the dirt.
The transport rollers are dirty.
Refer to “Cleaning the transport
rollers” (page 138) and clean the
transport rollers.
The print head is dirty.
Refer to “Cleaning the print head”
(page 140) and clean the print
head.
Tube cleaner is dirty.
Refer to “Cleaning/Replacing the
tube cleaner for attachment” (page
140) and wipe the dirt with sponge.
Tube cleaner is worn.
Replace with new cleaner. Contact
your nearest dealer to purchase
replacement tube cleaners.
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Symptoms
Surface of the print media is dirty.
The print media is not fed into the
printer.
Cause
When transporting the tube, the
edge of it touched the ribbon
cassette and smeared.
The load placed on the tube when
supplying the tube is too heavy.
The transport rollers are dirty,
causing the media to slip.
The print media transport path is
dirty.
The operating environment is
unsuitable for the printer.
The print media is not ejected.
The print media is jammed.
The tube is cut at an angle.
The tube is transported to the
printer twisted.
Label tape cut improperly.
A wrap-around tape guide for
wrap-around tape is attached.
Cut is crooked because something
is preventing proper ejection at the
ejection end of the printer.
The cutter or the cutter receiver is
not installed correctly.
Full cutting cannot be made on
12mm label tape.
Half cuts cannot be made.
The cutter depth or speed is not set
properly.
The cutter is worn.
Half cuts are made too deep.
The cutter receiver is worn.
The cutter or the cutter receiver is
not installed correctly.
The cutter depth or speed is not set
properly.
Full cuts cannot be made
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The cutter is worn.
Action
Wipe the dirt from the printed
material with dry cloth.
Minimize the load that is placed
on the tube. The tube cannot be
transported if the load exceeds 4.9N
(500gf). (page 30)
Refer to “Cleaning the transport
rollers” (page 138) and clean the
transport rollers.
Clean away the dirt.
Use the printer in an environment
where the temperature ranges from
15°C to 32.5°C, and the humidity
ranges from 10% to 85%RH.
if the optional Tube Warmer is
used, the printer can be used in an
environment as cool as 5°C.
Refer to “If a Tube or Label Tape
Becomes Jammed” (page 124) and
clear the jam.
If the tube is curled, it cannot be
transported straight and the end
may be cut at an angle. Untwist the
tube as much as possible before
printing especially when printing
on a long tube.
Detach it if attached.
Do not place objects at the ejection
end of the printer when printing.
Refer to “Replacing the cutter”
(page 133) and install the cutter
correctly.
Refer to “Changing the cutting
depth” (page 130) or “Reducing
the cutting speed” (page 132) and
make the appropriate adjustments.
Refer to “Replacing the cutter”
(page 133) and replace both the
cutter and the cutter receiver.
Refer to “Replacing the cutter”
(page 133) and replace both the
cutter and the cutter receiver.
Refer to “Replacing the cutter”
(page 133) and install the cutter
correctly.
Refer to “Changing the cutting
depth” (page 130) or “Reducing
the cutting speed” (page 132) and
make the appropriate adjustments.
Refer to “Replacing the cutter”
(page 133) and replace both the
cutter and the cutter receiver.
Appendices
Torn ribbon
Cannot select printing media other
than the plate.
The tube is stained with sticky
matter similar to the glue.
There is a page for which
“Expansion” was selected on
the Plate Printing Area selection
display.
Part 6
Use a clean tube.
Select “Auto” on the Seg Length
selection display according to
"Printing with short pitch width”
(page 111) and “Changing the
length and the character alignment”
(page 99).
* The defective jack of the AC adapter cannot be repaired. Please purchase a new AC adapter from your nearest
dealer.
* Between the printing start point and the point about 60 mm away from it, the tube is cut to a length which is
slightly shorter than the specified segment length due to the machine structure.
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6.4
150
List of Symbols
6.5
Appendices
Part 6
List of Function
Clear tube reverse
*About the Printing Performed with the Segment Length Specified
The following table summarizes the specifications to conform to when printing characters with “Normal” specified on the
Plate Printing Area selection display and a value less than 8.5 mm specified on the Seg Length selection
display:
Media
Specifications applied when the segment length is specified to a value less than 8.5 mm
Plate
A segment length can be specified, but only [Centered] can be specified as the character alignment.
Label
A segment length can be specified, but only [Centered] can be specified as the character alignment.
* Characters may not be centered when “Half Cut” is set to “On”.
When the label is half cut with the segment length of 3.5mm or less, consider the following:
• Use the 9mm/12mm-width label.
• Cut depth adjustment is required. ( page 130)
Tube
4mm I.D. Strip
Clear tube
Heat shrink tube
Wrap around tape
If you specify a segment length, it is automatically changed to “Automatic” to maintain the print quality
during actual printing.
(The left and right margin become 2.0 mm or wider respectively.)
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6.6
Main Specifications
Printing method...................................Thermal transfer using one-line head
Resolution...........................................300dpi
Printing speed......................................Tube: H
igh speed mode (40 mm/sec), Middle speed mode (25 mm/sec),
Low speed mode (18.5 mm/sec)
Label: High speed mode (40 mm/sec), Middle/Low speed mode (25 mm/sec)
Throughput..........................................High speed mode (42 tube segments/min), Middle speed mode (35 tube
segments/min), Low speed mode (30 tube segments/min)
(Printing conditions: Printing media =Tube, Segment length = 20 mm,
Characters to print = Five “3mm 100%” characters, Half/full cutting setting
= Half cutting, Cutting strength: Normal)
Ink ribbon............................................Special cassette (black, white)
Character print size.............................1.3mm full-width, 2, 3 and 6mm (each full and half-width)
Input system........................................Notebook computer keyboard
Display system....................................LCD (160 x 64 dots) with backlight
Number of display characters.............Input data 10 characters x 2 lines (for normal size)
Internal memory..................................Printing character data storage of approximately 2,500 characters
File storage of approximately 15,000 characters
Note: Internal battery preserves memory for about 5 years
Cutting method...................................Automatic half cut, automatic full cut
Power supply.......................................Custom AC adapter (K30120) Nisca Corporation
Input voltage: AC100V to 240V 50/60Hz
PC interface.........................................USB 2.0 Full-Speed, Used with the PC Connection Kit.
Operating environment.......................15 to 32.5°C*; 10 to 85%RH (with no condensation)
* With the optional Tube Warmer installed, the printer can also be used at
lower temperatures (5°C to 18°C).
Storage environmert............................5 to 35°C, 10 to 90%RH
External dimensions............................250 (W) x 300 (D) x 85 (H) mm
Weight.................................................2.0kg (not including accessories)
Printing Media
Tube....................................................Tube: φ 2.5 to 6.5 mm inside diameter, 0.5 mm thickness
* Before using a tube, be sure to check whether characters can be printed on
it.
Heat shrink tube..................................Cassette (white, yellow)
2:1 shrinkage: φ 3.2, φ 4.8 or φ 6.4 mm diameter, 5 m length
3:1 shrinkage: φ 3.0 or φ 6.0 mm diameter, 5 m length
Label tape............................................Cassettes (white, yellow, silver) in 6, 9 or 12 mm width, 30 m length (ex.
silver: 27 m length)
Wrap around tape................................Cassettes (white for printing part, other part is transparent) 8 m rolls, 33
mm length, width settable from 8 to 150 mm by cutting length setting
4mm I.D. strip.....................................Cassettes (white, yellow) in 4.0 mm width, 5m length
Plate.....................................................Commercially available plate: 8 to 10mm width, 0.5mm thickness
* Before using a plate, be sure to check whether characters can be printed
on it.
• Contact your nearest dealer for details concerning other types of print media that can be used.
• Specifications are subject to change without notice.
• Printing may not be possible on some types of commercially available tube or plate. Before using it, be sure
to check whether characters can be printed on it.
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Trademarks
•
"Canon" and the Canon logo are the registered trademarks or the trademarks of Canon Inc.
Notices
•
The contents of this document may not be duplicated in whole or in part by any means without
permission.
•
•
The information in this document is subject to change without notice.
In no event shall Nisca Corporation bear any responsibility for any direct or indirect damages arising
from the use of our product.
•
In no event shall Nisca Corporation bear any responsibility for any direct or indirect damages resulting
from the improper use of our product by the customer, or from modifications or changes made to our
product by the customer.
•
If you find any errors or omissions in this document, or if you have any questions concerning this
•
It is recommended that the data created and saved with this printer be stored in another storage device
document, contact your nearest dealer.
such as the hard disk of the personal computer. (Use the included PC connection kit to back up the
data.) We assume no responsibility for the loss caused by data disappearance due to a machine
failure, repair, inspection, or weak battery as well as the carry-over loss.
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