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T300
THERMAL TRANSFER PRINTER
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User's Guide
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Proprietary Statement
This manual contains proprietary information of Zebra Technologies Corporation. It is intended solely for the information and
use of parties operating and maintaining the equipment described herein. Such proprietary information may not be used, reproduced, or disclosed to any other parties for any other purpose without the expressed written permission of Zebra Technologies
Corporation.
Product Improvements
Continuous improvement of products is a policy of Zebra Technologies Corporation. All specifications and signs are subject to
change without notice.
FCC Compliance Statement
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital Device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
In order to insure compliance, this printer must be used with Shielded Communication Cables.
“The user is cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved by Zebra Technologies Corporation could void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.”
Canadian DOC Compliance Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio
interference regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
CE Compliance
If the accompanying printer displays the CE mark, it also meets EMC directive 89/336/EEC, with ammendments effective at the
time of manufacture.
Liability Disclaimer
Zebra Technologies Corporation takes steps to assure that its published Engineering specifications and Manuals are correct;
however, errors do occur. Zebra Technologies Corporation has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Because some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not
apply to you.
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This copyrighted manual and the label printer described herein are owned by Zebra Technologies Corporation. All rights are
reserved. Unauthorized reproduction of this manual or the software in the label printer may result in imprisonment of up to one
year and fines of up to $10,000 (17 U.S.C.506). Copyright violators may be subject to civil liability.
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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Unpacking and Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Additional Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Setting Up the Zebra T300 Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Setting Up the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Operating the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
ZebraNet™ Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Preventive Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Software License Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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5
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Cover latches
Media cover
Media spindle guide
Printhead release lever
Media guide
Peel-off release lever
Peel bar
Peel-off roller
Platen roller
10 Printhead
11 Media width adjust. thumbwheel
12 Thermal transfer switch
13 Power light and Feed key
14 Media sensors
15 Media spindle
16 Take label sensor
17 Tear-off bar
18 Ribbon tension adjust. knob
Figure 1. Printer Overview
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Introduction
This manual provides all of the information you will need to operate your
printer. To print labels, tags, or tickets with the Zebra T300 printer, refer to
the instructions included with the software you are using to create the label.
Unpacking and Inspection
Save the carton and all packing materials in case shipping is ever required.
Inspect the printer for possible damage incurred during shipment.
Reporting Damage
If you discover shipping damage upon inspection:
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Immediately notify the shipping company of the damage.
Retain all packaging material for shipping company inspection.
File a damage report with the shipping company and notify your local
distributor and Zebra Technologies Corporation of the damage.
Zebra Technologies Corporation is not responsible for any damage incurred
during shipment of the equipment and will not repair this damage under warranty. Immediate notification of damage to the shipping company or its
insuring agency will generally result in ensuring any damage claim validity
and ultimate monetary compensation.
Additional Requirements
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Shielded data cable—serial or parallel, depending on which data communication method you prefer to use.
Power cord—for 230 VAC operation only (120 VAC units come with a
power cord).
ZPL II Programming Guide, if you are going to use ZPL II to design
label formats for the Zebra T300. To obtain a copy, mail or fax in the
card at the back of this book.
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Setting Up the Zebra T300 Printer
Tear-Off Mode of Operation
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Connecting the Printer to the Computer
Figure 2. Parallel Connection
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Setting Up the Software
Note: If you plan to use BAR-ONE™ software to create your labels, you
will need to install the software on your computer before you can operate
your printer.
You will not need to use BAR-ONE software if you are printing label formats created in ZPL II. To print ZPL II, you may use virtually any text program on any computer that will send ASCII text to the printer via either the
serial or parallel port. For more information, refer to the ZPL II Programming Guide (available by sending in the mail-in/fax-in postcard at the back
of this book).
BAR-ONE System Requirements
BAR-ONE software works with most IBM®-compatible personal computers
available today. The software may be installed and up-and-running within a
few minutes. Refer to the on-line help system and to the Read-Me file for
further information and/or last-minute updates. The BAR-ONE software
may be installed on any computer that meets the following system requirements:
Table 1: System Requirements
Software
Minimum
Recommended
Processor
486SX
486SX
Hard disk
3 MB
10 MB
Memory
4 MB RAM
8 MB RAM
Interface
RS-232
Parallel
VGA
SVGA
BAR-ONE
Display
Floppy drive
Operating system
Mouse
3½”
Windows™ 3.1 or higher, NT, 95;
OS/2 2.1 or earlier
RS-232 or PS/2
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BAR-ONE Installation
The Zebra T300 printer uses the Windows™-based BAR-ONE software or
ZPL II Programming Language commands. To install BAR-ONE software:
1.
Start Windows.
2.
Insert disk 1 of the BAR-ONE software in your floppy disk drive (A: or
B:).
3.
In Program Manager, click on the File menu. Select Run. (Windows 95
users: select Run from the Start menu.)
4.
Type A:\SETUP (or B:\SETUP) and then press OK.
5.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Operating the System
To create a label for the Zebra T300, you may either use the BAR-ONE software to create the label format or write one in ZPL II , which is Zebra’s programming language for creating labels. If you are using BAR-ONE
software, refer to the on-line BAR-ONE instructions. If you are using, or
plan to use, the ZPL II programming language to format your labels, make
sure you have a copy of the ZPL II Programming Guide. Refer to the mail-in/
fax-in card at the back of this book to obtain a copy, if desired.
Printer Operating Modes
Tear-Off Mode.
The operator tears off each label (or a strip of labels) as
it is printed.
Peel-Off Mode. The backing material is peeled away from the label as it
is printed, the printer waits until the operator removes the label, then the next
label is printed.
Cutter Mode.
(Available only with Optional Cutter Module.) Each label
is cut automatically after it is printed.
Printing Method
Thermal Transfer.
(Requires use of thermal transfer ribbon.) The printer
transfers ink/wax from a ribbon onto the media to form an image.
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Operator Controls
Power Switch. Located on the rear of the printer. The power switch
should be turned off before connecting or disconnecting any cables.
Feed Key. In normal use, pressing the Feed Key once when the printer is
idle (not printing) will cause the printer to feed a blank label. The Feed Key
also activates a number of specialized functions that are described in Table 2.
Table 2: Feed Key Troubleshooting Modes
Power Off Mode (Communications Diagnostics Mode)
With the printer power off, press and hold the Feed key while you turn the power on. The
printer prints out a listing of its current configuration (configuration label). See Figure 7 on
page 22. For best results, use media that is at least 4” wide by 4” long. After printing the
label, the printer will automatically enter a diagnostic mode in which the printer prints out a
literal representation of all data subsequently received (hex dump mode). To exit this mode,
turn the printer power off.
Power On Modes
With the printer power on, printhead closed, and Power light on, press and hold the Feed key
for several seconds and the Power Light will flash the following number of times in sequence.
The explanation at the right shows what happens when you release the key after the specific
number of flashes.
*
The label showing the current configuration of the printer prints. For best results, use
media that is at least 4” wide by 4” long. See Figure 7 on page 22.
**
The media sensor calibration process is entered. See “Calibration” on page 18.
***
The serial communication parameters are reset to 9600 baud, 8 bit word length, no
parity, and 1 stop bit.
****
Reset factory defaults. Once this mode is entered, the Power light will flash rapidly.
If the Feed key is pressed and released at this time, the factory default settings will
be saved into memory.
If the feed key is held down past 4 flashes, the printer will ignore the key when it is released.
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Printer Indicator Light.
Table 3: Printer Indicator Light
Power Light
Printer Condition
Off
Power is off or printer not receiving power
On
Power is on
Flashes once
every 3 seconds
after power-up
Flashing
Printer failed internal diagnostics. Call a
service technician.
• Paper out or not sensed or
• Ribbon is out
• Needs calibration
• Printhead is over temperature
• Cutter error
Initial Printer Power-Up
Turn the printer on by pressing the Power Switch on the rear of the printer.
The Power light will turn on. The printer performs a set of internal diagnostics, and after the diagnostics have been completed (within 1 - 10 seconds)
the motor may start briefly.
If loading the printer with media for the first time or if you are changing the
type of media you’re using, perform a calibration. See “Calibration” on
page 18.
Adjusting for Different Media Widths
The thumbwheel on the side of the printhead allows the printhead pressure to
be adjusted for media narrower than the width of the printhead. To adjust,
rotate the thumbwheel to the left until the print quality along the edge starts
to lighten. Then rotate the thumbwheel to the right just enough to achieve
uniform print quality across the label. See Figure 4.
Adjusting for Different Ribbon Widths
Refer to picture 10 on page 7. If you are using narrow media, hold the ribbon
spindle while turning the ribbon tension adjustment knob clockwise. For
full-width media, set the knob to the counter-clockwise direction. If your
media is somewhere inbetween, experiment until you get good results.
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Figure 4. Adjusting for Different Media Widths
Adjusting the Printhead Position
A set screw is located on top of the Printhead Carrier Assembly that can be
adjusted to control print quality. This adjustment is set at the factory and will
probably not need further adjusting. However, with different types and thicknesses of media, some adjustment may be necessary. To adjust the printhead
position, refer to Figure 5. Turn the set screw until optimum print quality is
obtained. Some trial and error may be necessary.
Figure 5. Adjusting the Printhead Position
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This addendum contains information about the new Calibration features
added to the Zebra A300 and Zebra T300 printers when upgraded with the
25.8.1 and 23.8.1 and later versions of firmware respectively.
Calibration
Auto-Calibration
The printer only auto-calibrates when using non-continuous media (a
gap, notch, or black mark separates each label). During this process, the
printer sets the sensor levels for, and determines the length of, the labels
being used. (To calibrate the printer for media with pre-printed labels or
pre-printed backing, see “Manual Calibration.”)
The first time the printer is turned ON, auto-calibration senses if continuous media is loaded. If this media is used, the label length must be set
through the label preparation software being used.
NOTE: If continuous media is sensed, non-continuous media can
not be used until you either (a) reset the factory defaults (see
“Feed Key Troubleshooting Modes” in the "Operating the System" section of the printer user's guide), or (b) refer to your label
preparation software user’s manual.
To auto-calibrate:
1. Load the media according to the instructions in Setting Up
the Zebra Printer in the printer user’s guide.
2. Turn the printer power ON.
3. Some blank labels will feed, completing the auto-calibration
process.
4. If the Fault LED (A300) or Power LED (T300) begins flashing,
refer to the Manual Calibration process.
Remember:
n Auto-calibration is performed when the printer is turned ON
and whenever an error condition is cleared.
n Single flashing of the A300 Fault LED indicates a
PRINTHEAD OPEN condition. Single flashing of the T300
Power LED indicates an Error condition.
n Double flashing of the LED (A300 Fault LED - T300 Power
LED) indicates a printer PAUSED mode. Press the FEED
Button and the printer will auto-calibrate.
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Manual Calibration
Manual calibration should be performed whenever you are using preprinted labels or preprinted label backing, or if the printer will not auto
calibrate.
NOTE: Before performing a manual calibration, refer to your
label preparation software user’s manual and set the printer for
the media type (web or black mark).
To manually calibrate:
1. Turn the printer power ON.
2. Remove several labels from a section of backing material. Load
3.
4.
5.
6.
the media so that only the backing material is threaded through
the printer and under the printhead, then close the printhead.
Press and hold the FEED button until the LED (A300 Fault LED
- T300 Power LED) flashes once, then twice; then release the
button.
The printer sets the media sensor for the label backing you are
using. (Once this process is completed, the media automatically
feeds forward until a label is positioned at the printhead.)
A profile of the media sensor settings is printed on the label.
(See the examples in Figures 1 and 2). The printer then saves
the new settings in memory and is ready for normal operation.
Press the Feed button. One entire blank label should feed. If this
does not happen, try resetting the factory defaults for the printer
(see Feed Key Troubleshooting Modes in the "Operating the
System" section of the printer user’s guide).
NOTE: Performing a manual calibration disables the auto-calibration function. To return to auto-calibration, either default the
printer (see “Feed Key Troubleshooting Modes” in the "Operating the System" section of the printer user's guide) or refer to your
label preparation software user’s manual.
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Figure 2. T300 Sample Media Sensor Profile
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Calibration
This calibration procedure should be performed the first time you use the
printer and any time you change the type of media in the printer.
1.
Turn the printer power on if it is not already on.
2.
Remove several labels from a section of backing material so that only
the backing material is under the printhead mechanism and media sensor.
3.
Press and hold the Feed Key until the Power light flashes twice in a row.
(First it will flash once, then twice in a row at which point you release
the key.)
4.
The printer will adjust the media sensor level for the media backing you
are using. After it is done making this adjustment, the Power light will
flash rapidly.
5.
Reload the media so that a label is under the printhead.
6.
Press and release the Feed Key. A profile of the media sensor settings
will print. See Figure 6. When complete, the printer will save the new
settings in memory and the printer is ready for normal operation.
Figure 6: Sample Media Sensor Profile
Setting the Communication Parameters
If you are using the printer’s serial port to transfer data, you will need to
make sure that the printer and the computer have identical communication
parameter settings. To initialize the communication parameters for the
printer:
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Press and hold the Feed key until the Power light blinks three (3) times
in a row. Release the key. The baud rate for the printer will be reset to
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9600 baud, 8 bit word length, no parity, and 1 stop bit. Then, set the
communications parameters on your computer to match this.
If you need to use different settings than the defaults (for example, if
you are using a modem with certain requirements), you have two
options for setting the communications parameters. Send the ^SC “Set
Communications” ZPL II command (described below) at 9600 baud via
the serial port set up as shown above, then reset the computer to the new
values. Or, send the ^SC command via the parallel port, then reconnect
for serial port operation as needed. To save these settings permanently,
send the ^JUs ZPL II command or re-calibrate the printer. See “Calibration” on page 18. Here is the command description for the Set Communications command (refer to your ZPL II Programming Guide for
additional programming information):
^SCa,b,c,d,e,f
where
a = baud rate (110 - 19200 baud)
b = word length (7 or 8 data bits)
c = parity (N = none, E = even, O = odd)
d = stop bits (1 or 2 )
e = handshake (X = XON/XOFF, D = DTR/DSR)
f = Zebra protocol (Y = yes, N = no)
If you do not specify a new setting for a parameter, it remains
unchanged (it does not change to the default value).
Adjusting the Darkness of the Printing
If you are using BAR-ONE or other software, adjust the relative darkness
setting as indicated in that software. Or, if you are using ZPL II, send the
^MD (Media Darkness) or ~SD (Set Darkness) ZPL II command.
ZebraNet™ Option
You may choose to network your Zebra T300 printer. Contact your distributor for information about the ZebraNet micro print server—ethernet connectivity for your Zebra T300 printer.
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Preventive Maintenance
Cleaning
CAUTION: Use only the cleaning agents indicated in Table 4. Zebra Technologies Corporation will not be responsible for damage caused by any other
fluids being used on this printer.
Inconsistent print quality, such as voids in bar codes or graphics, may indicate a dirty printhead. For best results, perform the cleaning procedures in
Table 4. For the location of these printer parts, refer to Figure 1 on page ii.
Table 4. Cleaning Schedule
Area
Method
Interval
Printhead
Note: You do not need to turn the printer off before cleaning
the printhead. Use solvent* on a cotton swab to clean the
print elements from end to end. (The print elements are the
thin gray line on the printhead.)
With the power turned off, rotate the platen roller and clean
it thoroughly with solvent* and a cotton swab.
Rotate the peel-off roller and clean it thoroughly with solvent* and a cotton swab.
Solvent*
Solvent*
Air blow
Mild detergent or desktop cleaner.
Brush/vacuum cleaner
After every
roll of media
(or 500 ft of
fanfold
media).
Platen Roller
Peel-Off Roller
Media Path
Peel/Tear Bar
Media Sensor
Exterior
Interior
As needed.
Monthly.
As needed.
As needed.
* Zebra recommends using solvent containing 70% isopropyl alcohol.
Lubrication
CAUTION! No lubricating agents of any kind should be used on this
printer! If used, some commercially available lubricants will damage the finish and the mechanical parts.
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Troubleshooting
Table 5. Troubleshooting
Symptom
Diagnosis
Action
Power light does not
turn on when Power
switch is turned on.
When printer is first
powered on, the Power
light flashes every 3
seconds.
Power light is flashing.
For more information,
see Table 3 on page 16.
Printer is not
receiving power.
Make sure that the power supply is plugged into
the printer and into a wall outlet, power strip, or
other source of power.
Turn printer off and then back on. If the symptom
persists, call a service technician.
Printer failed an
internal diagnostic
test.
Out of media or
media incorrectly
loaded.
Printhead is overheated.
Long tracks of missing Printhead is dirty.
print (blank vertical
Print element is
lines) on several labels. damaged.
Poor print quality.
Printhead is dirty.
Ribbon tension is
not set correctly.
Load media correctly. Make sure that the media
is placed on the inside edge of the platen roller
and that it feeds straight through the printhead:
otherwise, it may not be detected by the media
sensor.
Allow printer to cool. Printing resumes automatically when the printhead cools to operating temperature.
Clean the printhead. See Table 4 on page 20.
Call a service technician to replace the printhead.
Clean the printhead. See Table 4 on page 20.
Refer to page 7. Change the ribbon tension knob
to the other setting. Generally, set it clockwise
for narrow ribbon and counter-clockwise for
wide ribbon.
Misregistration (print- Printer needs to be Recalibrate the printer. See “Calibration” on
ing does not start at the calibrated.
page 18.
top of the label) and
misprint of 1 to 3
Ribbon tension is Refer to page 7. Change the ribbon tension knob
labels.
not set correctly.
to the other setting. Generally, set it clockwise
for narrow ribbon and counter-clockwise for
wide ribbon.
A label format was sent Communications
For serial communication, make sure that the
to the printer but not
parameters are
baud rates of the printer and the computer match.
recognized.
incorrect.
Also, make sure that the correct com ports on the
PC are selected.
Problem with the
Make sure the data cable is installed correctly if
data cable.
serially connected. For serial operation, make
sure you are using a “null modem” cable.
Printer appears to oper- Ribbon is wound
Use Zebra-brand ribbon that is wound with the
ate, but nothing prints. the wrong way.
ink/wax on the inside surface.
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Troubleshooting Modes
Printing a Configuration Label. To print out a listing of the printer’s
current configuration (configuration label), refer to Table 2, “Feed Key
Troubleshooting Modes,” on page 15.
Figure 7: Configuration Label (Sample)
Calibration. If the printer is exhibiting unusual symptoms, such as skipping a label, you may need to recalibrate the printer. See “Calibration” on
page 18.
Resetting to Factory Default Values. Resetting the printer to the
factory defaults might solve some problems. For instructions, refer to
Table 2, “Feed Key Troubleshooting Modes,” on page 15.
Communications Diagnostics. If you suspect problems in transferring data between the computer and printer, you may want to put the printer
in the Communications Diagnostics mode. In this mode, the printer prints
the ASCII characters and their corresponding hexadecimal values for any
data received from the host computer. For instructions, refer to Table 2,
“Feed Key Troubleshooting Modes,” on page 15. A typical printout is shown
in Figure 8.
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Figure 8: Communications Diagnostics Printout (Sample)
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Specifications
Print density
Print width
Print speed
Label width (including backing material, if any)
Label length
Interlabel gap
Label thickness (including
backing material, if any)
Label roll
Max. outer
size
diameter
Min. inner core
diameter
Registration Horizontal
tolerance
Vertical
First dot location (from outer
media edge)
Ribbon roll Max. outer
size
diameter
Min. inner core
diameter
Physical size (L ´ W ´ H)
Weight (without media)
TemperaOperating
ture range
Storage
Relative humidity, operation
and storage
Media requirements
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203 dots/inch
1² to 4.125²
2²/sec, 1.5² /sec
1² to 4.65²
8 dots/mm
25.4 mm to 105.0 mm
51 mm/sec, 38 mm/sec
25 mm to 118 mm
0.5² to 18²
0.08² to 0.16²
0.003² to 0.010²
13 mm to 457 mm
2 mm to 4 mm
0.076 mm to 0.254 mm
4.0²
102 mm
1.0²
25.4 mm
± 0.059²
± 0.0393²
0.060² to 0.140²
± 1.5 mm
± 1.0 mm
1.5 mm to 3.5 mm
1.5²
38 mm
0.50²
13.0 mm
10.1² ´ 8.8² ´ 6.2²
7 lb
40° to 100° F
-4° to 140° F
257 mm ´ 224 mm ´ 158 mm
3.18 kg
4° to 38° C
-20° to 60° C
10 to 90% R.H.
Zebra recommends using Zebra-brand thermal transfer media
that is outside-wound (the label or printing surface is wound on
the outside of the backing). Media may be roll or fanfold,
transmissive or reflective (black-mark) sensing; continuous,
die-cut, or notched. Notched media: notch must be 1/4² wide ´
3/32² long located on the left side of the label as viewed from
the front of the printer. Black-mark media: marks must be
located within 1 mm of the left edge of the media as viewed
from the front of the printer; mark thickness: 0.12”-0.43” (3
mm - 11 mm); mark width: 0.43” (11 mm) - full media width;
mark-to-mark leading edge registration tolerance ±0.016”
(±0.4 mm); mark density > 1.0 ODU (Optical Density Unit);
maximum density of the back of the media on which the black
mark is printed: 0.5 ODU.
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Ribbon requirements
Fonts available
Bar codes available
Electrical
Communications
Parallel data cable
Agency approvals
Processor
Power line cord
Zebra recommends use of Zebra-brand ribbon which is inked
on the inside surface. (Use tape to see which side is inked.)
• CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed (6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 18 pt.)
• Zebra fonts A, B, C, D, E, H, GS, IBM Code Page 850 International Characters, Graphics symbols
• 2-digit and 5-digit supple• Industrial 2 of 5, Standard 2
mental code
of 5
• Codabar (supports ratios of
• Interleaved 2 of 5 (supports
2:1 to 3:1)
ratios of 2:1 to 3:1, Modulus
• Code 11
10 Check Digit)
• Code 128 (supports serial• LOGMARS
ization in all subsets and
• MaxiCode
UCC Case Codes)
• MSI
• Code 39 (supports ratios of
• PDF 417
2:1 to 3:1)
• Plessey
• Code 93
• POSTNET
• EAN Versions 8 and 13,
• UPC Versions A and E, UPC
EAN Extensions
Extensions
External 120 or 230 VAC power supply, depending on which
model you order. Additional custom line cords may also be
available.
36-pin Centronics™-compatible parallel port; RS-232 serial
port (DB-9 connector)
For maximum reliability, use a parallel data cable no longer
than 6 ft (1.8 m).
• UL 544 Medical Equipment Standard Part 42.5
• CSA 22.2 No. 950 Canadian Safety Standard
• IEC 950/EN 60950 International Safety Standard
• FCC Part 15 Subpart B Electromagnetic Radiation Standard
• AAMI Medical Standard part 4.3.2
• UL 1950 Domestic Safety Standard
• SOR/88-475 Canadian Electromagnetic Radiation Standard
• EN50082-1 International Immunity Standard
• C.I.S.P.R.-22 Class B European Electromagnetic Radiation
Standard
32-bit microcontroller
• The overall length must be less than 12.5 ft (3.8 meters)
• It must be rated for at least 3 A, 250 V.
• The chassis ground (earth) MUST be connected to assure
safety and reduce electromagnetic interference. The ground
connection is handled by the third wire (earth) in the power
line cord. See Figure 9.
The AC power plug and IEC 320 connector must bear the certification mark of at least one international safety organization.
See Figure 10.
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Figure 9. 230 VAC Power Line Cord
Figure 10. Examples of International Safety Organizations
Table 6. Parallel Pinouts
Pin No.
1
Strobe
2-9
Data Bits 0-7
10
Acknowledge
11
Busy
12
Paper end
13
Select
14-17
18
26
Description
Not used
+5 V @ 0.75 A
19-30
Ground
31
Not used
32
Error/fault
33
Ground
34
Not used
35
+5 V through 3.3 K
36
Select
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Table 7. RS-232 Pinouts
Pin No.
Description
1
Unused
2
RXD (receive data) input to printer
3
TXD (transmit data) output from printer
4
DTR (data terminal ready) output from printer
5
Ground
6
DSR (data set ready) input to printer
7
RTS (request to send) output from printer
8
Unused
9
Unused
To connect your serial port to a 9-pin connector on your PC, use a 9-pin to
9-pin null modem (crossover) cable. If your PC has a 25-pin connector,
use a standard (straight-through) 9-pin to 25-pin cable.
Software License Agreement
The enclosed software and documentation are protected by the United States copyright law and international treaty, and therefore you must treat them like a book, with the exception that you may make copies to protect yourself against loss of the original.
Your right to use the enclosed software and documentation as described below is non-exclusive and non-transferable. Zebra
retains ownership in the software and documentation and all other right, title and interest. The enclosed software and documentation may be used by any number of people and may be freely moved from one computer to another as long as there is no possibility of their being used by more than one person on more than one computer at the same time.
Machine readable files representing graphics or fonts which you have created independently may be converted to ZPL format
files using the enclosed software and such files may be used, copied onto diskettes or font cards, given away, or sold without
paying license fees to Zebra.
Pictorial or graphic images and machine readable files representing them may be protected by United States copyright law and
international treaty provisions which prohibits you from transcribing or scanning such images or using copying, or converting
such files without permission of the copyright owner. You may not use this software in violation of U.S. copyright law or international treaty. By using this software, you agree to be bound by these terms.
Zebra Technologies Corporation (“Zebra”) warrants the enclosed diskette to be free of defects in material and workmanship for
a period of 60 days from the date of purchase. In the event of notification within the warranty period of defects in material and
workmanship, Zebra will replace the defective diskette or documentation. Zebra specifically disclaims all other warranties,
expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. IN
NO EVENT WILL ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR ANY OTHER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY ABUSE OR MISAPPLICATION OF THE SOFTWARE OR BY
ITS USE IN VIOLATION OF THE U.S. COPYRIGHT LAW OR INTERNATIONAL TREATY.
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Warranty
1. Printer Warranty
ZEBRA printers, excluding thermal printheads which are warranted separately below, are warranted against defects in material
or workmanship for twelve (12) months from the date of purchase by the end user. This warranty does not cover normal wear
and tear and shall be null and void if the equipment is modified, improperly installed or used, damaged by accident or neglect, or
in the event any parts are improperly installed or replaced by the user. Proof of purchase or product registration is required. If
proof of purchase or product registration cannot be established, shipment date to the original buyer (dealer or distributor) will be
used to establish the warranty period.
Since printhead wear is part of normal operations, the original printhead and replacement printheads are covered by a limited
warranty of six (6) months from the date of purchase by the end user. To qualify for this warranty, the printer must be returned to
the factory or other authorized service center. Although the user is not required to purchase ZEBRA brand supplies (media), to
the extent it is determined that the use of other supplies (media) shall have caused any defect to the thermal printhead for which
a warranty claim is made, the user shall be responsible for ZEBRA Technologies’ customary charges for labor and materials to
repair such defect. To the extent that it is determined that failure to follow the preventive maintenance schedule and procedures
listed in the User’s Guide shall have caused any defect to the thermal printhead for which a warranty claim is made, this limited
warranty shall be void.
ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES’ SOLE OBLIGATION UNDER THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE TO FURNISH PARTS AND
LABOR FOR THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PRODUCTS FOUND TO BE DEFECTIVE IN MATERIAL OR
WORKMANSHIP DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD.
As a condition of this warranty, the user must: (a) obtain a ZEBRA Return Authorization for the printer, or subassembly(s); (b)
ship the printer or subassembly(s), transportation prepaid to the authorized service location; and (c) include with the Product or
subassembly(s) a written description of the claimed defect. Unless ZEBRA Technologies authorizes return of the entire Product,
the user shall return only the subassembly(s). Products returned shall be packaged in the original packing and shipping container
or comparable container. In the event equipment is not so packaged or if shipping damage is evident, it will not be accepted for
service under warranty. Surface transportation charges for the return of the printer to the customer shall be paid by ZEBRA
Technologies within the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. Customer shall pay shipping costs, customs clearance, and other related charges outside the designated area. If ZEBRA Technologies determines that the Product returned to it
for warranty service or replacement is not defective as herein defined, BUYER shall pay all costs of handling and transportation.
2. Supplies Warranty
ZEBRA supplies are warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for a period of either the stated material
shelf life or 6 months from date of shipment, whichever occurs first, provided that the BUYER has complied with ZEBRA
Technologies’ guidelines on storage, handling, and usage of the labeling supplies in ZEBRA printers. ZEBRA Technologies
does not warrant the performance of ZEBRA labeling supplies on non-ZEBRA printers.
Any supplies product shown to the satisfaction of ZEBRA Technologies, within the time provided, to be so defective shall be
replaced without charge, or ZEBRA Technologies may issue a credit in such an amount as it deems reasonable.
3. Warranty Exclusions and Conditions
The above warranties are in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, oral or written, statutory or otherwise, including
any implied warranty of merchant-ability or fitness for a particular purpose.
ZEBRA Technologies shall not be responsible for the specific application to which any Products are applied, including but not
limited to compatibility with other equipment.
All statements, technical information and recommendations relating to ZEBRA Products are based upon tests believed to be
reliable but do not constitute a guarantee or warranty.
ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES SHALL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER, BE LIABLE TO BUYER OR
ANY OTHER PARTY FOR LOST PROFITS, DIMINUTION OF GOOD WILL OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIM HEREUNDER. IN ADDITION, ZEBRA
TECHNOLOGIES’ LIABILITY FOR WARRANTY CLAIMS SHALL NOT, IN ANY EVENT, EXCEED THE INVOICE
PRICE OF THE PRODUCT CLAIMED DEFECTIVE, NOR SHALL ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES BE LIABLE FOR DELAYS
IN REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF PRODUCTS.
No salesperson, representative or agent of ZEBRA Technologies is authorized to make any guarantee, warranty, or representation in addition to the foregoing warranty.
NO WAIVER, ALTERATION, ADDITION, OR MODIFICATION OF THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES SHALL BE
VALID UNLESS MADE IN WRITING AND SIGNED BY AN EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES.
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ZEBRA PERSONAL PRINTER LINE™
333 Corporate Woods Parkway
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061.3109 U.S.A.
Telephone +1 847.634.6700
Facsimile +1 847.913.8766
Zebra
T300
THERMAL TRANSFER PRINTER
Zebra Technologies Europe Limited
Zebra House
The Valley Centre, Gordon Road
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire HP13 6EQ, UK
Telephone +44 (0)1494 472872
Facsimile +44 (0)1494 450103
User's Guide
Customer order #547000L
Manufacturer part #547000LB
© Zebra Technologies Corporation
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