Windows x64 Driver Manual
SRP-275
Impact Printer
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■ Table of Contents
1. Manual Information........................................................................................................3
2. Operating System (Windows x64 OS) Environment ...................................................3
3. Windows Driver Preparation .........................................................................................3
4. Windows Driver Installation ..........................................................................................4
4-1 Installing on Windows XP/2003 Server.......................................................................4
4-1-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel......................................................................................4
4-1-2 Via USB Port ........................................................................................................8
4-2 Installing on Windows VISTA ....................................................................................15
4-2-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel....................................................................................15
4-2-2 Via USB Port ......................................................................................................19
5. Detailed Windows Driver Settings..............................................................................23
5-1 Paper Supply Method ...............................................................................................23
5-2 Paper Size ................................................................................................................25
5-3 Additional Commands...............................................................................................26
6. Windows Driver Specifications...................................................................................28
6-1 Fonts.........................................................................................................................28
6-2 Special Functions .....................................................................................................29
7. Use of Windows Driver................................................................................................30
7-1 Use of Visual Basic...................................................................................................30
7-1-1 Windows Driver Selection...................................................................................30
7-1-2 Test Printing........................................................................................................30
7-2 Use of Wordpad ........................................................................................................31
7-2-1 Wordpad Environment Settings ..........................................................................31
7-2-2 Text Printing........................................................................................................31
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1. Manual Information
This Windows x64 Driver Installation Manual provides information on installation, detailed
specifications, and usage of the printer’s Windows x64 Driver according to PC operating
system (Windows x64 OS).
2. Operating System (Windows x64 OS) Environment
The following operating systems are supported for usage.
Microsoft Windows XP professional x64
Microsoft Windows 2003 Server x64
Microsoft Windows VISTA x64
3. Windows Driver Preparation
The Windows Driver is included in the enclosed CD, and Latest file versions can be
downloaded from the BIXOLON website.
(www.bixolon.com)
If downloading from the BIXOLON website, first download
the SRP-275_Vx.x.xx_Windowsx64.zip file, then unzip the file, and run the SRP275_Vx.x.xx_x64.exe file.
If using the enclosed CD, click the “Windows Driver” button to find and run the Windows
Driver installation file (SRP-275_Vx.x.xx_x64.exe).
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4. Windows Driver Installation
4-1 Installing on Windows XP/2003 Server
4-1-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file (SRP-275_Vx.x.xx.exe).
2) Click the “Next” button.
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3) Select the COM or Parallel port to be used and click the “Next” button.
4) When the following message box appears, click the “Continue Anyway” button.
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5) Clicking the ”Yes” button will reboot the PC.
6) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
7) Click the “Port Settings” button in the ”Ports” tab.
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8) Match the communication settings to those of the printer.
(The communication settings of the printer can be performed by conducting a self-test.)
9) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
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4-1-2 Via USB Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file (SRP-275_Vx.x.xx.exe).
2) Click the “Next” button.
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3) Select USB and click the ”Next” button.
4) Click the ”OK” button.
5) Turn on the printer.
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6) When the New Hardware Wizard appears for the installation of the Windows Driver,
select the option as shown below and click the “Next” button.
7) Click the “Next” button.
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8) Click the “Next” button.
9) Click the “Next” button.
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10) Click the “Continue Anyway” button.
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11) Click the “Finish” button.
12) The USB Port setting can be confirmed in the Windows Driver properties.
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13) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
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4-2 Installing on Windows VISTA
4-2-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file (SRP-275_Vx.x.xx.exe).
2) Click the “Next” button.
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3) Select the COM or Parallel port to be used and click the “Next” button.
4) When the following message box appears, click the “Continue Anyway” button.
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5) Clicking the ”Yes” button will reboot the PC.
6) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
7) Click the “Port Settings” button in the ”Ports” tab.
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8) Match the communication settings to those of the printer.
(The communication settings of the printer can be performed by conducting a self-test.)
9) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
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4-2-2 Via USB Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file (SRP-275_Vx.x.xx.exe).
2) Click the “Next” button.
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3) Select USB and click the ”Next” button.
4) Click the ”OK” button.
5) Turn on the printer.
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6) Click the “Continue Anyway” button.
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7) The USB Port setting can be confirmed in the Windows Driver properties.
8) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
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5. Detailed Windows Driver Settings
The following functions can be set in detail after the Windows Driver installation is
complete.
5-1 Paper Supply Method
The printer structure is such that the print head, which carries out printing, and the cutter,
which cuts the printing paper, are separated. After printing, the location of the end section
can be adjusted as follows.
- Automatically Select: Select the “Receipt” automatically.
- Receipt: Printed text is transferred up to the cutter (manual cutter).
- Receipt [No feed]: Printed text is transferred up to the next line only.
(minimum transfer: 0x0A).
- Form: For long print jobs, printed text is transferred according to the Receipt option per
selected paper size.
Detailed setting can be done as follows.
1) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
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2) Click the “Printing Preferences” button in the ”General” tab.
The button name varies by Windows OS. Refer to the following.
- Windows XP/2003 Server: “Printing Preferences”
- Windows VISTA: “Printing Preferences”
3) Select the desired setting in the ”Paper/Quality” tab.
(Resolution is fixed at 160 × 72.)
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5-2 Paper Size
The paper sizes available in the Windows Driver are as follows.
- 76 × 3276 mm[275]
- 70 × 3276 mm[275]
- 58 × 3276 mm[275]
- 76 × 297 mm[275]
- 70 × 297 mm[275]
- 58 × 297 mm[275]
Detailed setting can be done as follows.
1) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
2) Click the “Printing Preferences” button in the ”General” tab.
The button name varies by Windows OS. Refer to the following.
- Windows 95/98/ME: “Properties”
- Windows NT4.0: “Document Defaults”
- Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server: “Printing Preferences”
- Windows WEPOS/VISTA: “Printing Preferences”
3) Select the ”Paper/Quality” tab, and click the ”Advanced” button.
Select the desired setting.
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5-3 Additional Commands
The Windows Driver serves to receive the content for print from an application and send it
to the printer. The Additional Commands function allows for the addition of desired
commands at the beginning or end of the print content sent to the printer.
The command functions available are as follows.
“Control Panel → User Accounts → Uncheck the “Use User Account Control (UAC) to help
protect your computer” checkbox under “Turn User Account Control On or Off”.
- BeginDoc: addition of command at the beginning of the print content
- EndDoc1: addition of command at the end of the print content
- EndDoc2: addition of line feeding at the end of the print content
Detailed setting can be done as follows.
1) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
2) Click the ” Additional Commands” tab.
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3) If the user wishes to open Cash Drawer 1 prior to printing, enter “\x1B\x70\x00\x19\xff”
in the ”BeginDoc” space and click the “OK” button.
4) If the user wishes to open Cash Drawer 1 at the end of printing, enter
“\x1B\x70\x00\x19\xff” in the ”EndDoc1” space and click the “OK” button.
5) If the user wishes to feed three lines at the end of printing, enter “3” in the ” EndDoc2”
space and click the “OK” button.
6) When downloading an image to the printer using the NV Image Tool, the image print
command is different.
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Command: FS p n m (Hex: 1C 70 m n)
For more information on the hexadecimals that can be entered in ”BeginDoc” and ”
EndDoc1”, refer to the Control Commands Manual.
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6. Windows Driver Specifications
6-1 Fonts
The Windows Driver of the printer supports the fonts listed below.
Printing is done at faster speed when using the fonts below as opposed to the Windows
fonts of the OS.
FontA1x1
FontA1x1[Ext.]
FontA1x1[255]
FontA1x1(9x9)
Sizes
(point)
9
FontA1x2
FontA2x1
FontA2x2
FontB1x1
FontB1x2
FontB2x1
FontB2x2
FontA1x2[Ext.]
FontA2x1[Ext.]
FontA2x2[Ext.]
FontB1x1[Ext.]
FontB1x2[Ext.]
FontB2x1[Ext.]
FontB2x2[Ext.]
FontA1x2[255]
FontA2x1[255]
FontA2x2[255]
FontB1x1[255]
FontB1x2[255]
FontB2x1[255]
FontB2x2[255]
FontA1x2(9x18)
FontA2x1(18x9)
FontA2x2(18x18)
FontB1x1(7x9)
FontB1x2(7x18)
FontB2x1(14x9)
FontB2x2(14x18)
18
9
18
9
18
9
18
Printer Fonts
Character size(dot)
Printer Fonts are defined as follows.
1) FontA1x2
- ANSI Character code support (Code Page 16: 1252)
- Character size (dot): 12 x 24 (double height)
- Sizes (point): 17
2) FontA1x2[Ext]
- IBM expansion Character code support (Code Page 0: 437)
- Character size (dot): 12 x 24 (double height)
- Sizes (point): 17
3) FontA1x2[255]
- Buyer exclusive code support (Code Page 255)
- Character size (dot): 12 x 24 (double height)
- Sizes (point): 17
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6-2 Special Functions
The Windows Driver supports the special functions indicated below.
These special functions are available when using the characters after the “FontControl”
font is selected.
This function is not an ordinary character printing function.
Character
5
6
7
a
b
c
d
e
g
w
x
y
A
B
C
D
E
G
H
I
J
K
P
Take special care.
Special Function
Note
HT is output
LF is output
CR is output
Open Drawer 2 (50ms drive pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 (100ms drive pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 (150ms drive pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 (200ms drive pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 (250ms drive pulse width)
Cut Receipt (partial cut) without paper feeding
Text is aligned left
Text is centered
Text is aligned right
Open Drawer 1 (50ms drive pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 (100ms drive pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 (150ms drive pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 (200ms drive pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 (250ms drive pulse width)
Print NV 1st image
Print NV 2nd image
Print NV 3rd image
Print NV 4th image
Print NV 5th image
Cut Receipt (partial cut)
1) Sample Use
If the “FontControl” font is selected and 6 is entered, the “LF” (Line Feeding) operation is
activated.
(does not entail the printing of the character “6)
2) “FontControl” Font Function
Printer font for special function
FontControl
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- Open Drawer 1/2
- Cut receipt
- Cut receipt(without paper feeding)
- Justification(Left/Center/Right)
- Output HT,Output LF, Output CR
- Print NV image
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Size(pont/dot)
( 9 / 9x9 )
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7. Use of Windows Driver
7-1 Use of Visual Basic
This section explains the use of the Windows Driver with Visual Basic to control the printer
(SRP-275).
Sample programs are saved together if the Windows Driver is installed.
Take note.
7-1-1 Windows Driver Selection
The following code is an example of the selection of the “BIXOLON SRP-275” Windows
Driver.
For Each prnPrinter In Printers
If prnPrinter.DeviceName = “BIXOLON SRP-275” Then
Set Printer = prnPrinter
Exit For
End If
Next
7-1-2 Test Printing
The following code is an example of the printing of Arial Test via the Windows font, and
FontA1x1Test via the printer font.
‘Print in Windows font
Printer.FontSize = 9
Printer.FontName = “Arial”
Printer.Print “Arial Test”
‘Print in printer font
Printer.FontSize = 9
Printer.FontName = “FontA1x1”
Printer.Print “FontA1x1Test”
Printer.EndDoc
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7-2 Use of Wordpad
7-2-1 Wordpad Environment Settings
After running Wordpad and setting the following conditions, conduct a test.
- Select Printer
After selecting “Print” from the “File” tab, select the printer (BIXOLON SRP-275).
- Select Paper Size, Orientation, and Margins
After selecting “Page Settings” from the “File” tab, select the paper size, orientation,
and margins.
7-2-2 Text Printing
Use the Windows Driver of the printer to run a test.
1) Select the desired font from the Font menu (FontA 1x1).
2) Select the desired font size (9).
3) Enter the text to be printed in Wordpad.
4) Click the Print button in the toolbar to print.
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