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Advanced Printer Driver Ver.4
TM/BA/EU Printer Manual
APD Overview
Descriptions of the APD features.
Using the APD
Descriptions of simple printings and useful functions.
Reference
Descriptions of property seings of the printer driver.
TM Flash Logo Setup Utility
Descriptions of how to set and use the
TM Flash Logo Setup Utility.
TM Flash Logo Setup Utility Ver.3
Descriptions of how to set and use the
TM Flash Logo Setup Utility Ver3.
Paper layout set tool
This tool is dedicated to the TM-L90.
Descriptions of how to set and use the Paper layout set tool.
Restrictions
Descriptions of restrictions on use of the APD.
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ESC/POS has a large number of commands including patented ones. Its high scalability enables users
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Key to Symbols
The symbols in this manual are identified by their level of importance, as defined below. Read the following carefully before handling the product.
Provides information that must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment or a
malfunction.
Provides important information and useful tips.
Restriction of Use
When this product is used for applications requiring high reliability/safety such as transportation devices related to aviation, rail, marine, automotive etc.; disaster prevention devices; various safety devices etc; or functional/precision devices etc, you should use this product only after giving consideration to including fail‐safes and redundancies into your design to maintain safety and total system reliability. Because this product was not intended for use in applications requiring extremely high reliability/safety such as aerospace equipment, main communication equipment, nuclear power control equipment, or medical equipment related to direct medical care etc, please make your own judgment on this product’s suitability after a full evaluation.
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About this Manual
Aim of the Manual
This manual is aimed to provide all the necessary information for development engineers to develop, design, and install POS system, or to develop and design printer applications.
Manual Content
The manual is made up of the following sections:
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Chapter 1
APD Overview
Chapter 2
Using the APD
Chapter 3
Reference
Chapter 4
TM Flash Logo Setup Utility
Chapter 5
TM Flash Logo Setup Utility Ver.3
Chapter 6
Paper layout set tool (utility only for the TM-L90)
Chapter 7
Restrictions
Contents
■ For Safety...............................................................................................................................3
Key to Symbols ....................................................................................................................................... 3
■ Restriction of Use ..................................................................................................................3
■ About this Manual ................................................................................................................4
Aim of the Manual................................................................................................................................. 4
Manual Content .................................................................................................................................... 4
■ Contents ................................................................................................................................5
APD Overview ................................................................................9
■ Introduction ...........................................................................................................................9
Manual organization ............................................................................................................................. 9
■ Inquiries ...............................................................................................................................10
■ APD4 Features .....................................................................................................................11
Printing Example .................................................................................................................................. 14
■ Differences Depending on the OS ....................................................................................14
Using the APD ...............................................................................15
■ Application Printer Settings................................................................................................15
■ Character Printing (TrueType fonts) ..................................................................................16
■ Character Printing (Device Font) ......................................................................................17
Setting Device Font ............................................................................................................................. 17
Printing Method ................................................................................................................................... 18
Program ................................................................................................................................................ 19
Advanced Font Settings ..................................................................................................................... 20
■ Printing a Barcode..............................................................................................................24
Barcode font setting............................................................................................................................ 24
Printing Method ................................................................................................................................... 25
Program ................................................................................................................................................ 26
■ Printing a 2D-Code .............................................................................................................27
Setting the 2D-Code Font ................................................................................................................... 27
Printing Method ................................................................................................................................... 28
Program ................................................................................................................................................ 29
■ 2-Color Printing ...................................................................................................................30
Setting 2-Color printing ....................................................................................................................... 30
Printing Method ................................................................................................................................... 32
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■ Device Font Printing in a .NET Environment...................................................................... 33
Substituting Fonts ..................................................................................................................................33
Font Substitution Settings .....................................................................................................................34
Printing Using a Device Font ...............................................................................................................36
Printing Barcodes/2D-Code Fonts ......................................................................................................37
Controlling the TM Printer: Control Font/Control A Font ..................................................................38
■ Rotated Printing .................................................................................................................. 39
Rotate Printing Settings........................................................................................................................40
■ Background printing .......................................................................................................... 42
Water Mark setting ...............................................................................................................................42
■ Printing a Logo.................................................................................................................... 43
Bitmap data registration......................................................................................................................43
Bitmap data printing............................................................................................................................43
■ Paper Feed and Paper Cut ............................................................................................... 46
Setting paper cut with the printer driver ...........................................................................................46
Specifying Control Font and performing paper cut in programming............................................47
■ Drawer Control ................................................................................................................... 48
Opening Drawer with printer driver setting .......................................................................................48
Opening Drawer by Control Font .......................................................................................................49
■ How to Use ControlA Font.................................................................................................. 50
Setting ControlA Font...........................................................................................................................50
Using ControlA Font..............................................................................................................................51
■ How to Use Electronic Journal Settings ............................................................................ 53
Electronic Journal Settings ..................................................................................................................53
Printing a Stored File.............................................................................................................................55
Searching for a Stored File...................................................................................................................55
Reference .....................................................................................57
■ Properties ............................................................................................................................ 58
General..................................................................................................................................................59
Sharing...................................................................................................................................................60
Ports........................................................................................................................................................61
Advanced .............................................................................................................................................62
Color Management .............................................................................................................................64
Security ..................................................................................................................................................65
Utility.......................................................................................................................................................66
Version ...................................................................................................................................................71
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■ Printing Preferences............................................................................................................72
Main ...................................................................................................................................................... 73
Layout ................................................................................................................................................... 74
Water Mark ........................................................................................................................................... 77
Document Settings .............................................................................................................................. 78
Halftone Settings .................................................................................................................................. 97
Printer Settings ...................................................................................................................................... 99
Barcode .............................................................................................................................................. 105
2D-Code ............................................................................................................................................. 108
Font...................................................................................................................................................... 118
TM Flash Logo Setup Utility ........................................................121
■ Saving a Logo File.............................................................................................................121
■ Reference..........................................................................................................................127
Selection Logo Files ........................................................................................................................... 127
Preview................................................................................................................................................ 128
Logo Upload ...................................................................................................................................... 130
Logo Printout ...................................................................................................................................... 131
Setup ................................................................................................................................................... 132
TM Flash Logo Setup Utility Ver.3...............................................133
■ Storing Logos.....................................................................................................................133
■ Reference..........................................................................................................................137
Paper layout set tool .................................................................139
■ How to use Paper layout set tool ....................................................................................139
Automatic setting .............................................................................................................................. 140
Manual setting ................................................................................................................................... 142
■ Reference..........................................................................................................................145
Restrictions .................................................................................151
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Chapter 1 APD Overview
APD Overview
Introduction
The Advanced Printer Driver (APD) is a printer driver for EPSON TM printers. In addition, for installation for POS, the status of your TM printer can be monitored by the Status API.
Manual organization
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Install Manual
Descriptions of the procedures from installing the APD to performing test print, adding printer drivers, and the silent install which is an automated APD installation. TM Printer Manual
This manual. Descriptions of how to use the APD and its functions. Printer Specification
Descriptions of the specifications of each printer driver. TM-C100 Manual
Descriptions of how to use the TM‐C100 printer driver and its functions. Customer Display Manual
Descriptions of how to use the Customer Display printer driver and its functions. Status API Manual
Descriptions of how to get the status of the TM printer from the user application by using the Status API. Devmode API / PRINTERINFO Manual
Descriptions of how to configure some printer functions on your application using the Devmode API. Descriptions of the PRINTERINFO Function of Windows. 9
Inquiries
See the Epson homepage.
• For customers in North America, go to the following web site.
http://www.epsonexpert.com/ • For customers in other countries, go to the following web site.
http://www.epson‐pos.com/
ESC/POS commands
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APD4 Features
Easy
• Allows you to print from commercially available applications, since the APD is a Windows driver. • Allows you to print a Barcode and 2D‐Code with the fonts built in the APD. 
(ʺPrinting a Barcodeʺ on page 24)
• Allow you to print logos and graphics. (ʺPrinting a Logoʺ on page 43)
• Allows you to send the paper cut command to the TM printer. 
(ʺPaper Feed and Paper Cutʺ on page 46)
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• Allows you to send the open command to the cash drawer. (ʺDrawer Controlʺ on page 48)
• Allows you to select from 24 languages for text on screen and help dialog. (ʺLanguage for displaying propertiesʺ on page 103)
• WHQL certified driver. (Supported depending on the combinations of model and interface.)
Fast
The printing speed differs depending on the models or interfaces of the TM printers. For more details, see the Technical Reference Guide of the TM printer. • Achieves high speed printing using the Device fonts of the TM printer. 
(ʺCharacter Printing (Device Font)ʺ on page 17)
• Allows you to convert the Windows fonts to the Device fonts. • Allows you to print an image such as a store logo faster by registering the image in the TM printer. (ʺPrinting a Logoʺ on page 43)
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Convenience
• By rotated printing, you can print on paper with a long width such as coupons. When using the TM printer oriented vertically (wall mount), it can print backward to make it easy to read for customers. (ʺRotated Printingʺ on page 39)
• Allows you to print images as a background. (ʺBackground printingʺ on page 42)
• Allows you to print A4 size document automatically scaled down to fit the paper width. • With the device fonts (FontA/B), all the code pages stored in your TM printer can be printed. 
(Supported depending on the model.)
• The electronic journal function allows print data to be stored in an electronic file. (Supported depending on the model.)
The stored data can be printed and searched for by date. (ʺHow to Use Electronic Journal Settingsʺ on page 53)
• IP address of the TM printer can be configured. (ʺInstall Manualʺ)
This setting has required TMNet WinConfig so far, but now available with APD.
Expandability
• Printer sharing is supported. Allows you to share TM printer with other computers on a network. (Printer sharing through a print server is not supported.)
• Allows you to use ESC/POS commands control. (ʺHow to Use ControlA Fontʺ on page 50)
Programming
• Win32/.NET environment is supported. See the ʺStatus API Manualʺ to find out which development language is supported. • Allows you to check the status of the device (TM printer) by using the Status API.  In Terminal Service / Citrix XenApp environment, Status API and PRINTER_INFO_2
cannot be used.
 When using the Status API, specify Epson Port Driver (ESDPRTxxx) to the port. 
The ports other than this are not available.
• It can be printed as any name from your application by specifying the device font. 
(ʺPrinter font advanced settingʺ on page 119)
• Character size, font, and other settings that affect the print result can be adjusted with minimal changes to your print application. (ʺAdvanced Font Settingsʺ on page 20)
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Installation
• Allows you to copy the existing settings of the APD environment to other computers. (Silent Install) • After the APD installation, the printer driver will be automatically installed to the TM printer equipped with a USB interface by the Plug and Play function. Compatibility
• Note that APD 4.xx cannot coexist with APD 2.xx or 3.xx.  When you install APD 4.xx in an environment in which APD 2.xx or 3.xx is already
installed, APD first automatically uninstalls the previous version before installing 4.xx
 APD 4.xx does not support some TM printers. Check that your TM printer is, in fact,
supported by APD 4.xx. If you install APD4.xx in an environment featuring an
unsupported TM printer, then you will no longer be able to use that TM printer.
• This can coexist with an OPOS driver. However, the version combination of APD and OPOS is limited. (ʺRestrictionsʺ on page 151)
• When you install APD 4.5xx or later, the driver/utility of some versions become disabled. The shared printer also becomes disabled after accessed from a client computer. (See ʺCompatibility between APD 4.5xx or later and other driver/utilityʺ in ʺInstall Manualʺ.)
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Printing Example
Printing a Logo
Character Printing (Device Font)
Printing a Barcode
Paper Feed and Paper Cut
Differences Depending on the OS
The content of the descriptions of some operations in this book may be different depending on the OS. See the following.
Item
Screens shown
Description
Screens in Windows Vista are used for the descriptions in this manual.
Windows 7
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [Devices and Printers]
Right click the printer driver, and select the [Printer properties].
Setting a printer driver
Windows Vista
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [Printer]
Right click the printer driver, and select the [Properties].
Windows XP
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Printers and Faxes]
Right click the printer driver, and select the [Properties].
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Using the APD
This chapter explains how to use the functions contained in the APD.  Some functions cannot be used, depending on the model of TM printer.
 Administrator permission is required for property settings of the printer driver.
Application Printer Settings
The following explains the initial printer settings from the Windows application to the TM printer. Set the printer model and paper from the application you are to use. 
This is an example using WordPad. Run [All Programs] ‐ [Accessories] ‐ [WordPad] from the [Start] menu. When printing a device font in Microsoft Word, the following setting is necessary.
 For Word 2003 or earlier : From [Tools] - [Options] - [Compatibility], select "Microsoft
Word 6.0/95" in [Recommended Options for] or make a check in "Use printer metrics to
lay out document" in [Options].
 For Word 2007 : From [Word Options] - [Advanced] - [Compatibility Options for], select
"Microsoft Word 6.0/95" or "Custom" in [Lay out this document as if created in], and
make a check in "Use printer metrics to lay out document" in [Layout Options].
1. Printer driver specification
Select [File] ‐ [Print...] to display the print dialog box. Select the printer driver you are to use. Press the [Apply] button, then press the [Cancel]. Return to WordPad screen. (1)
2. Page Setup
(2)
Select [File] ‐ [Page Setup] to display the Page Setup dialog box. Image of the page
Select the paper you are to use. At this point the Page Setup illustration changes to roll paper. Set the margins, and then press the [OK] button. (3)
3. Exit Settings
The paper width selected with Page Setup is applied to WordPad. Roll paper width
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Character Printing (TrueType fonts)
Printing is performed with the TrueType fonts (Arial, Times New Roman, etc.) available with Windows. You can apply italic and other character modifications, and freely change the font size. You can also print almost exactly what you see on screen.  You cannot obtain full text quality with TrueType fonts depending on TM printer model. In
this case, specify device font. (See "Character Printing (Device Font)" on page 17.)
 When printing with a TrueType font, the data volume sent to the TM printer increases
since the print image is expanded by the computer before sending to the printer. Due to
this, when connected using the serial port, printing time is longer compared with other
interfaces.
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Character Printing (Device Font)
Device Font is the font set built into the TM printer. 
You can obtain text quality in line with the performance of the TM printer. 
You can print text at a higher speed than TrueType font. 
To print Device Font in a .NET environment, you must replace the font. See "Device Font
Printing in a .NET Environment" on page 33 for details. Setting Device Font
When printing with Device Font, set the Device Font type. Device Font Type
The xx after the font name specifies two digits, expressing the character size. 
Font with [254/255] after the font name is user‐defined pages. See the Technical Reference Guide for the TM printer you are using for a description of this setting. 
Also see the manual regarding the number of dots for each font. 
Some fonts are not supported, depending on the model of TM printer. See ʺPrinter Specificationʺ for details. • FontAxx
• FontBxx
• FontCxx
Device Font Size
Device Font prepares fonts for each character size. As with TrueType fonts, point size is not specified separately from the font; rather, character size is specified by selecting a font. The following sizes are available with Device Font. Width \ Height
Standard
Standard
FontA11
FontA12
Double
FontA21
FontA22
FontA24
FontA42
FontA44
FontA48
FontA84
FontA88
Fourfold
Eightfold
Double
Fourfold
Eightfold
Standard
FontA11
Double height
FontA12
Double width
FontA21
Double height / width
FontA22
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The Device Font Point varies with the TM printer. Also, Point is determined for every Device Font. Check with the Printer Settings ‐ [Font] tab of the printer driver. When printing Font A11 
with TM‐T88IV, specify 9.5 pt. Printing Method
Specify Device Font, specified Point (check with [Font] tab) and language in print data.  Not reflected in characters even when you specify bold/italic. The underline is printed but
the position is offset.
 Printing is not possible when Device Font and Barcode(2D-Code) Font are arranged in
one line.
The character design and size displayed on the application screen are a little different from
actual printing results.
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Program
The following is an example program for reference.
---------------------------------------------------------------Printer.Font.Charset = 0
`Font
Printer.Font.Name = "FontA44"
`Size
Printer.Font.Size = 38.5
`Printing text
Printer.Print "EPSON"
----------------------------------------------------------------
Font and Point Size differ with the TM printer model. Check the Point Size of the font
displayed on the [Font] tab of the printer driver. (The above example is from the TM-T88IV
Receipt.)
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Advanced Font Settings
When developing a print application, fine adjustment of the print layout is often necessary and font names must be changed when the device is changed. By configuring advanced settings for fonts, the desired print results can be obtained with minimal setting changes in the application.
Alias Setting
 An alias name can be specified for a printer font. This enables printing using the printer font without changing the font name in the application.
Printer Font Substitution (Special functions only on the TM-T88V / TM-T20)
 This substitutes TrueType fonts for printer fonts. The TrueType fonts are adjusted to the size of the printer fonts to minimize disruption of the text layout. Proportional fonts are printed as fixed‐width fonts. Select this setting when small differences in font sizes cause disruption of the layout.
Register Emulation Font (Special functions only on the TM-T88V / TM-T20)
 Any font name, font size (height and width in dots), and font design (TrueType font) can be specified. Use these settings when you wish to change a font name and font size.
Follow the steps below to open the “Printer font advanced setting” screen.
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Select the [Font] tab from Printing Preferences. Click the [Advanced
settings] button.
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The “Printer font advanced setting” screen appears.
If the [Printer Font Substitution] tab does not appear when using the TM‐T88V, select the [Document Settings] tab from the print settings and set [Print all text as graphic images] to [Yes].
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Alias Setting
Select the [Alias Setting] tab. Select the font from the [Modifiable printer font] list, and specify the alias name. When finished, click the [OK] button. 
For example, by setting an application font name to an alias name for printer font ‐ ”FontA11”, text can be printed using “FontA11” without changing the application.
Printer font used for
printing
Font name specified in
application
Printer Font Substitution (Special functions only on the TM-T88V / TM-T20)
Select the [Printer Font Substitution] tab. Select a font from the [Printer font list], and select the font form (TrueType font) that you wish to substitute for it. When finished, click the [OK] button.
For example, when “Arial” is substituted for “FontA”, specifying “FontA11” in the application will print text in Arial font at the size of “FontA11”. The font size is adjusted to the same size as the printer font. This setting allows a 180 dpi printer to print 46 Arial font characters per line on 80 mm width roll paper.
Font name specified
in application
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Font used for printing
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Register Emulation Font (Special functions only on the TM-T88V / TM-T20)
Select the [Register Emulation Font] tab. Enter the name of the emulation font you wish to register and specify the font form to be substituted (TrueType font). Enter the width and height. When finished, click the [OK] button.
The emulation font registration function makes it easy to adjust the print layout. In addition, when the device is changed in an existing application, printing is possible using the previous text size and layout without changing the application.
If the text size is too small or the height-width ratio is too large, the characters may be
blurred. Be sure to check the print result carefully before using this function.
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Font name
Font used for printing
Font size
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Printing a Barcode
APD has Barcode font built in. Therefore, you can print Barcode even if you have not created Barcode on the application side.  When used in combination with Rotation, set a slow Printing Speed with the [Document
Settings] tab. When the print speed is too fast, the barcode may not be read.
 For the models such as TM-T88V and TM-H6000IV that support the "Speed for printing
pages that include a barcode or 2D symbol" function on the [Document Settings] tab,
you can set the printing speed lower only for the pages that include barcode. However,
this does not support the application generating image data.
Barcode font lets you register the Barcode type and size as properties. Up to eight types of Barcode (Barcode 1 ~ 8) can be registered using the APD. The Barcodes you can print differ with each TM printer. See ʺPrinter Specificationʺ for details. Barcode font setting
Select the Barcode tab from Printing Preferences. Element width
(width of the thin lines in dots)
Barcode tab
Font Name
Points
Element height
(height of the thin lines in dots)
Alias
Barcode type
Open the
Advanced settings
HRI characters
Element
HRI characters
Rotation
Quiet Zone
Make the following settings. See ʺBarcodeʺ on page 105 for details. Setting
Font Name
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Description
You can set Barcode font for up to 8 Barcode types (Barcodes 1 ~ 8). 
When printing through an application, specify the font name or the
alias name.
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Setting
Description
The Barcode font size is displayed. When pr inting through an
Points
application, specify this value.
Alias
You can make optional settings. You can specify Alias during
programming.
Barcode type
Configures the Barcode type (UPC-A, RSS, etc)
Element
Determines the Barcode size. Specifies the finest Element width and
height. Units are the smallest dot of the TM printer. This result determines
the Barcode font Point.
HRI characters
Sets with/without HRI characters, position and font.
Rotation
Sets whether to independently rotate Barcode.
Hex Input Mode
Allows the Barcode characters to be entered in binary.
Add Quiet Zone
The blank margin on either side of a Barcode required in order to read
the Barcode.
When Rotate is set with the [Layout] tab, the printing direction of the Barcode matches
[Layout] tab Rotate and the Rotation of [Barcode]-[Advanced settings] printing direction.
Ex: When specifying [Rotate by 90 degrees] with [Layout] Rotate and [Rotate by 90
degrees] with [Barcode] Rotation, the printing direction is turned through 180 degrees.
Printing Method
Specify Barcode Font, specified Point (check with [Barcode] tab) and language in print data.  Barcode Font Points determined. Check with Printing Preferences - [Barcode]. When
specifying a value other than this, the Barcode is not printed.
 Since the dot resolution differs with the TM printer model, the size of the Barcode to be
printed varies, even if the same value is set.
The character design and size displayed on the application screen are a little different from
actual printing results.
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Program
The following is an example program for reference.
---------------------------------------------------------------Printer.Font.Charset = 0
`Size
Printer.Font.Size = 18.5
`Font
Printer.Font.Name = "Barcode1"
`Printing text
Printer.Print "12345678"
----------------------------------------------------------------
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Printing a 2D-Code
APD has a 2D‐Code font. Therefore, you can print 2D‐Code without creating 2D‐Code on the application side.  Set a slow Printing Speed with the [Document Settings] tab. When the print speed is too
fast, the symbols may not be read.
 For the models such as TM-T88V and TM-H6000IV that support the "Speed for printing
pages that include a barcode or 2D symbol" function on the [Document Settings] tab,
you can set the printing speed lower only for the pages that include barcode. However,
this does not support the application generating image data.
The 2D‐Code font allows registration of 2D‐Code type and size properties. Up to eight types (2D‐Code 1 ~ 8) of setting can be registered using the APD. You can make fine settings of 2D‐Code at one time, and also easily change the settings. The 2D‐Codes you can print differ with each TM printer. See ʺPrinter Specificationʺ for details. 2
Setting the 2D-Code Font
Select the 2D‐Code tab from Printing Preferences. 2D-Code tab
Font Name
Points
Alias
2D-Code types
Open the
Advanced settings
Advanced setting
Rotation
Quiet Zone
Make the following settings. See ʺ2D‐Codeʺ on page 108 for details. Setting
Font Name
Description
You can set the 2D-Code font from the 8 types of 2D-Code(1 ~ 8). 
When printing through an application, specify the font name or the
alias name.
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Setting
Description
The 2D-Code font size is displayed. When printing through an
Points
application, specify this value.
Alias
You can put a name to 2-dimensional symbol fonts. Through an
application, you can specify a font by this alias name instead of
specifying 2-dimensional symbol font itself.
Barcode type
Sets the 2D-Code type. (CPU-A, JAN8([EAN], ITF, etc.)
Advanced setting
Sets the 2D-Code size and Error Correction Level, etc. Setting contents
differ with the 
2D-Code type.
Rotation
Sets whether to independently rotate 2D-Code.
Hex Input Mode
Allows the 2D-Code characters to be entered in binary.
Add Quiet Zone
Check this box to add a quiet zone, the blank margin on either side of a
2D-Code required to be properly read.
When Rotate is set with the [Layout] tab, the printing direction of the Barcode matches
[Layout] tab Rotate and the Rotation of [Barcode]-[Advanced settings] printing direction.
Ex: When specifying [Rotate by 90 degrees] with [Layout] Rotate and [Rotate by 90
degrees] with [2D-Code] Rotation, the printing direction is turned through 180
degrees.
Printing Method
Specify 2D‐Code Font, specified Point (check with [2D‐Code] tab) and language in print data.  2D-Code Font Points determined. Check with Printing Preferences - [2D-Code]. When
specifying a value other than this, the 2D-Code is not printed.
 Since the dot resolution differs with the TM printer model, the size of the 2D-Code to be
printed varies, even if the same value is set.
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Program
The following is an example program for reference.
---------------------------------------------------------------Printer.Font.Charset = 0
`Size
Printer.Font.Size = 9.5
`Font
Printer.Font.Name = "2D-Code1"
`Printing text
Printer.Print "http:/www.epson.mart.com/"
----------------------------------------------------------------
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2-Color Printing
Some printer models support 2‐Color printing. Printing differs according to the printer model as follows.
• A thermal printer can print by two colors, Black/Red, by using the exclusive roll paper. It is realized because the print temperature of the thermal head is controlled by two steps, (First Color: Black; Second Color: Red). The print result depends on the coloring temperature of the thermal paper.
In the setting about color in the printer driver, some text says that ʺBlackʺ is the First Color and ʺRedʺ is the Second Color. Set the colors as First Color and Second Color. The actual print result depends on the paper used.
• A ink‐jet printer can print by two colors, with using the color ink cartridge.
• A dot‐impact printer can print by two colors, Black/Red, by using the exclusive ribbon cassette.
Setting 2-Color printing
To perform 2‐Color printing, you must set the Memory Switch and APD. Memory Switch Setting
Download the Memory Switch Setting Utility from the EPSON website to use it.
As for the procedure for setting the 2‐Color printing to the printer by the Memory Switch Setting Utility, refer to the attached manual in the Memory Switch Setting Utility.
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APD Setting
From Printing Preferences, select Main tab, Printer Settings tab and Halftone Settings tab, and make the settings. Main
Main tab
Color
Make the following settings. See ʺMainʺ on page 73 for details.
Setting
Color
Description
2
Select Color.
Printer Settings
Printer Settings tab
Setting item
Thermal Paper / Ribbon Type
Make the following settings. See ʺPrinter Settingsʺ on page 99 for details. Setting
Description
Setting item
Select Thermal Paper/Ribbon Type.
Thermal Paper/Ribbon Type
Select Color.
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Halftone Settings
Halftone Settings tab
Color Table
First color: printed using black
Second color: printed using red
White: not printed
Make the following settings. See ʺHalftone Settingsʺ on page 97 for details. Setting
Description
The Color Table specifies the color ("White - not printed," "Black First color," "Red - Second color) that will be used for printing
specified color s ("Black," "Red," "Green," "Yellow," "Blue,"
"Magenta," "Cyan," and "White").
Color Table
All colors other than black and white (not printed) are printed using red.
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Device Font Printing in a .NET Environment
.NET Framework supports only TrueType and OpenType fonts. Therefore, the printer’s device fonts cannot be used. In the APD, therefore, a font substitution function is provided to allow you to use device fonts even with .NET Framework. 
This function is not only useful in a .NET Framework environment: it also allows you to use the device fonts from an application that only supports TrueType fonts. Substituting Fonts
The APD font substitution function replaces a TrueType font with a device font. By specifying a device font to be used as a substitute for a given TrueType font, printing can be done using a device font. True Type fonts are used for the applicationʹs screen display, but they are substituted by the device font when printed.
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.NET Framework
Application
Screen display
Display
ABC
ABC
(TrueTypeFont)
(TrueTypeFont)
Printing
APD
Substituting fonts
ABC
(TrueTypeFont)
Print
ABC
ABC
(DeviceFont)
(DeviceFont)
For TrueType fonts not available for the substitution, see the table below. TrueType fonts not available for the substitution
Marlett
Symbol
MS Outlook
Wingdings
Webdings
Wingdings 2
Wingdings 3
Images on an application screen cannot be printed as it is because device fonts differ from
TrueType fonts in characteristics such as the aspect ratio. You need to confirm print results
in advance.
Device fonts whose horizontal/vertical ratio is different, such as FontA 12/21, cannot be
printed.
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Font Substitution Settings
Make the Substitution setting as follows. See ʺTrueType Font Substitutionʺ on page 101 for details. 1
2
3
4
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Select the Printer Settings tab from Printing Preferences.
Select [True Type Font Substitution] from the selection items.
Select [Substitute] and click the [Advanced Settings] button.
The TrueType Font Substitution screen is displayed. Select a TrueType font
to be substituted.
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From the pull down list, select the device font with which you substitute
the TrueType font.
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Printing Using a Device Font
Select the TrueType font to be substituted.
That TrueType font for which substitution has been specified will always be output as the device font. Otherwise, therefore, always select another TrueType font. Font Substitution Settings
Make the [Printer Settings] ‐ TrueType Font Substitution settings. The example specifies Arial for font substitution. (See ʺSubstituting Fontsʺ on page 33.)
For the print data, specify a TrueType font and size.
(Specify the size of the device font using that of the TrueType font.)
Specify the font size by adding 1 point to the size in the [Font] tab and dropping the fractional part.
Example: If the device font size is 9.5pt, specify 10.0pt.
Note:
• If characters does not fit in one line and are printed on the next line, specify a smaller point size for the TrueType font.
• Only device fonts whose vertical/horizontal ratio is same, such as FontA11/22, can be printed. • Smaller fonts whose point sizes are smaller than that of the smallest device font (example: FontA11) cannot be printed.
• If a point size between those of FontA11 and FontA22 is specified for the point size of the TrueType font, the smaller device font will be printed.
Example: If Arial 12 point is specified with the TM‐T88IV, FontA11 will be printed.
Print
You need to confirm print results with your application in advance.
Even if you specify bold or italic font settings to the text in TrueType font, it will not be
reflected in the printings. The underline is printed but the position is offset.
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Program
The following is an example program for reference.
---------------------------------------------------------------Printer.Font.Charset = 0
`Font
Printer.Font.Name = "Arial"
`Size
Printer.Font.Size = 39.0
`Printing text
Printer.Print "EPSON"
----------------------------------------------------------------
Font and Point Size differ with the TM printer model. Check the Point Size of the font
displayed on the [Font] tab of the printer driver. (The above example is from the TM-T88IV
Receipt.)
Printing Barcodes/2D-Code Fonts
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Select the TrueType font to be substituted
• That TrueType font for which substitution has been specified will always be output as the device font. Make sure to select TrueType font that you will not use for other than the Barcode.
• Wide fonts such as FONT A12/24/48, and tall fonts such as FONT A21/42/84 cannot be substituted.
Font Substitution Settings
Make the [Printer Settings] ‐ TrueType Font Substitution setting. 
(See ʺSubstituting Fontsʺ on page 33.)
For a character string printed using a Barcode/2D‐Code font, specify a TrueType font and size
Specify a point size specified on the [Barcode]/[2D‐Code] tab. Note that the layout will be adversely affected if you specify a point size other than one of those shown here.
Print
You need to confirm print results with your application in advance.
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Controlling the TM Printer: Control Font/Control A Font
Select the TrueType font to be substituted
• Select a TrueType font to be used as a control font.
• That TrueType font for which substitution has been specified cannot be used as other than the control font. If you specify this font for any other characters, not only will printing fail, but the system may operate as if another command had been specified. Therefore, make sure to select TrueType font that you will not use as other than the control font.
Font Substitution Settings
Make the [Printer Settings] ‐ TrueType Font Substitution setting. 
(See ʺSubstituting Fontsʺ on page 33.)
Specify the TrueType font and size for the control font/control A font for print data.
Specify a point size shown on the [Font] tab.
The point size may be too small to be recognized on the application screen.
Print
You need to confirm print results with your application in advance.
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Rotated Printing
You can rotate data for printing. When using a TM printer oriented vertically, printing with 180o rotation (inverted printing) enables printing with an orientation that is easy for customers to see. 
Otherwise, when you want to print characters horizontally, for receipts, etc., you can make the rotation setting on the printer driver side. 90rotation
Normal
180rotation
270rotation
When setting rotated printing, ʺpaper conservationʺ is enabled automatically.
• Top: Paper can be saved because the top blank is not printed.
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• Bottom: Paper can be saved because the bottom blank is not printed
Printing direction and margin conservation have the following relations. Bottom
90 Deg.
EPSON
1
2
Bottom
Top
270 Deg.
Top
EPSON
1
2
Direction of the
paper ejection
EPSON
1
2
180 Deg.
EPSON
1
2
Normal
See "Paper Conservation" on page 79 for margin setting.
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Rotate Printing Settings
Select the Layout tab from Printing Preferences. Layout tab
Rotate
Make the following settings. See ʺLayoutʺ on page 74 for details. Setting
Rotate
Description
Select the printing orientation you want. With settings other than
Nor mal, all text is printed as a graphic image, and Paper
Conservation is changed automatically. When the Information
screen is displayed, click "OK".
When Slip Rotate is specified for the TM-H6000III, the mounted
fonts are used for printing whatever print direction is specified.
 When the printing orientation setting is other than standard, since [Print all text as
graphics] under Document Settings is "Yes", you cannot use Device Font, Control Font
(logo printing using NV memory, etc.) or ControlA Font.
 Do not use with your own independently developed application’s rotated printing
function. Use only one or the other rotated printing function.
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Printing Example
Rotate by 180 Degrees
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Background printing
Use Water Mark to print background. A bitmap file is necessary for Water Mark setting.  You may not be able to print a Water Mark depending on the application.
 When the printing orientation setting is other than standard, since [Print all text as
graphics] under Document Settings is "Yes" you cannot use Device Font, Control Font
control (logo printing using NV memory, etc.) or ControlA Font.
 Since a large volume of data is sent to the TM printer for Water Mark printing, in the case
of serial connection printing time is longer compared with other interfaces.
 When printing in the shared printer environment, save the data file in a folder accessible
from the shared environment.
Water Mark setting
Select the Water Mark tab from Printing Preferences. Water Mark tab
Water Mark
Bitmap
Print Position
Size
Density
Make the following settings. See ʺWater Markʺ on page 77 for details. Setting
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Description
Water Mark
Check to print Water Mark. When checked, [Print all text as
graphics] under Document Settings is automatically set to "Yes".
Bitmap
Specifies the background bitmap data file.
Print Position
Make the following settings.
Size
Configures the size of the Water Mark.
Density
Configures the density of the Water Mark.
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Printing a Logo
Use the following method to print graphics. Method
Features
Print bitmap on the application screen
Large data volume, printing is slow.
Specify bitmap file in the printer driver for printing.
Slow, because file is read each time for
printing.
Register bitmap in TM printer for printing
Data volume is small, therefore you can
print fast.
The following explains how to register a bitmap in the TM printer and print. Method that applies the bitmap of a fixed format such as a store logo. When registering a bitmap file in the shared printer environment, save the data file in a
folder accessible from the shared environment.
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Bitmap data registration
Register the bitmap data in the TM printer’s NV (Non Volatile) memory with the TM Flash Logo Setup Utility. This memory retains its data even when the TM printer is switched off. 
For more details, see ʺTM Flash Logo Setup Utilityʺ on page 121 or ʺTM Flash Logo Setup Utility Ver.3ʺ on page 133.
You cannot register bitmap data in a TM printer unless it has NV (Non Volatile) memory.
Bitmap data printing
The following method is for printing bitmaps registered in a TM printer. Method
Features
Setting by printer driver
Prints the bitmap in a document or before and after a page.
Specifying by Control Font.
Specifies control font at the position for bitmap printing.
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Setting by printer driver for printing
Select the Document Settings tab from Printing Preferences. For printer registered logo
(NV graphic)
Document Settings
tab
Logo Printing
(printing area)
Specify the registered 
NV graphics number’s 
Key code.
Select logo
registered in
printer
For printer registered logo
(NV bitmap image)
Specify the number
of a registered NV
bitmap image.
Make the following settings. See ʺLogo Printingʺ on page 95 for details. Setting
Description
Logo Printing (printing
area)
Specify an area for a logo printing (before or after a document or each
page.)
Print Position
Specify a logo print position. Select Left, Center, or Right.
Specifying the bitmap
to print
Select whether to use the logo registered in the TM printer or to specify
and use an image file.
Specify logo registered
in printer*
Specify a logo registered in the TM printer.
NV graphic
Specify the key code of a logo registered using TM Flash Logo Setup Utility.
NV bitmap image
Specify the number of a logo registered using TM Flash Logo Setup Utility.
* The Key code and graphic in the NV memory for printing are as follows.
NV graphics
number
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Key code
1st byte
2nd
byte
NV graphics 0
48
48
NV graphics 1
48
49
NV graphics 2
48
50
NV graphics 3
48
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NV graphics 4
48
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Specify Control Font to print
Bitmap is printed using Control Font. 1. Enter Control Character
(2)
(2)
Enter control character for Control Font NV graphics printing. (2)
(1)
2. Specify Control Font
Select the control character of the Control Font, and specify Control Font, Point and Style. (3)
2
3. Print
Program
The following is an example program for reference.
---------------------------------------------------------------Printer.Font.Charset = 0
`Font
Printer.Font.Name = "control"
`Size
Printer.Font.Size = 1
`Printing text
Printer.Print "i"
----------------------------------------------------------------
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Paper Feed and Paper Cut
There are two methods for controlling the paper cut.
• Configure the APD to feed and cut the paper automatically at the end of each printing.
This method is valid even when [Print all text as graphics image] is set.
• Cut the paper using Control Font in the program.
When using Control Font, you cannot use it in combination with a <Print all text as graphics
image> setting such as Rotated Printing/Water Mark/Scale-down Printing.
Setting paper cut with the printer driver
Select the Document Settings tab from Printing Preferences. Document Settings tab
Setting item
Paper Source
Make the following settings. See ʺPaper Sourceʺ on page 82 for details. Setting
Description
Setting item
Select Paper Source
Paper Source
Select whether to feed paper per job (document) or page, and
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Specifying Control Font and performing paper cut in programming.
The following is an example program for reference.
---------------------------------------------------------------Printer.Font.Charset = 0
`Font
Printer.Font.Name = "control"
`Size
Printer.Font.Size = 1
`Printing text
Printer.Print "P"
----------------------------------------------------------------
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Drawer Control
The methods for controlling the drawer are as follows.
• Make the drawer open automatically by configuring the printer driver.
• Open the drawer from the application using the Open Drawer Control Font.
When using Control Font, you cannot use it in combination with the <Print all text as
graphics image> setting such as Rotated Printing/Water Mark/Scale-down Printing.
For closing the drawer, push manually.
Opening Drawer with printer driver setting
Select the Document Settings tab from Printing Preferences. Document Settings tab
Setting item
Cash Drawer
Make the following settings. See ʺCash drawerʺ on page 93 for details.
Setting
Description
Setting item
Selecting Cash drawer
Cash Drawer
With a drawer provided by Epson, if you set "Open after printing" for Cash
drawer #2 (5pins), the drawer opens after printing.
For closing the drawer, push manually.
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Opening Drawer by Control Font
Use the Open drawer Control Font to open Drawer. Set "Do not open (do not send command)" for Cash Drawer in Document Settings.
1. Enter Control Character
(2)
Enter control character of the Open drawer Control Font in the position you want the drawer to open. (2)
(2)
2. Specify Control Font
Select the control character of the Control Font, and specify Control Font, Point and Style. 2
(1)
3. Print
Drawer opens. Program
The following is an example program for reference.
---------------------------------------------------------------Printer.Font.Charset = 0
`Font
Printer.Font.Name = "control"
`Size
Printer.Font.Size = 1
`Printing text
Printer.Print "a"
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How to Use ControlA Font
With the ControlA Font, ESC/POS commands can be assigned to the selected characters, and on printing the assigned characters can be executed as defined ESC/POS commands. ESC/POS commands are not open to the public. Ask your sales representative for more
information.
When using ControlA Font, you cannot use it in combination with the <Print all text as
graphics image> setting such as Rotated Printing/Water Mark/Scale-down Printing.
Setting ControlA Font
Select [Utility] from Properties, and then press the [Edit controlA font Character Translation Table] button. Edit controlA font character translation table is displayed.
Edit controlA font Character Translation Table
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Define ESC/POS commands in the record you want to define. 1. Record selection
(1)
2. Open
Press the [Edit] button to open ControlA Editor.
(2)
3.ESC/POS command definition
Enter ESC/POS command in Command. Press the [OK] after entering. 
Up to 255 bytes characters can be defined. 2
(3)
(3)
Using ControlA Font
Use the defined ControlA Font. 1. Enter Control Character
(2)
Enter control character for ControlA Font. (2)
(2)
2. Specify ControlA Font
Specify ControlA Font, Point and Style. (1)
3. Print
ESC/POS command defined for the control character of ControlA font is executed.
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Program
The following is an example program for reference.
---------------------------------------------------------------Printer.Font.Charset = 0
`Font
Printer.Font.Name = "controlA"
`Size
Printer.Font.Size = 1
`Printing text
Printer.Print "a"
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How to Use Electronic Journal Settings
The electronic journal stores a copy of a printed receipt as an image file (jpeg). This allows copies to be stored even without a journal printer. Because the copies are stored as electronic data, paper is not used.
The electronic journal stores a file for each printed document. A stored file can be viewed in the viewer, printed, and searched for by date.
Electronic Journal Settings
1
Select the [Utility] tab in the Printing Preferences and click the [EPSON
Electronic Journal Settings] button. The Electronic Journal screen will
open.
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2
Select the [Journal] checkbox.
To create an electronic journal, set [Print all text as graphic images] to “Yes” on the
[Document Settings] tab.
3
Once the checkbox is selected, printed data will be saved as a file
(jpeg). If you need to change the file storage location, click the [Save]
button and change the location. The default location is shown below.
OS
Storage location
Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data
Windows 7/Vista
C:\ProgramData
If the file cannot be saved in the folder you specified, it will be saved in the default location.
File Storage
After the electronic journal function is enabled, a file is automatically saved when the printer prints. The stored file can be viewed from the electronic journal list. The filename of the printed file is registered in [Document Name].
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Printing a Stored File
Select the file that you wish to print from the list on the right side of the Electronic Journal screen. The file will appear in the viewer. Click the [Print] button to print the file.
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Searching for a Stored File
1
Click the [Search] button in the Electronic Journal screen to open the
search screen.
Set Journal Filter
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2
Specify a date in [Date] in the search screen or enter a filename in
[Document Name]. Click the [OK] button. You will return to the
Electronic Journal screen, and the search results will appear in the list on
the right side of the screen.
The search results appear in the list
Specify search
conditions
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Reference
This chapter describes the APD settings.
 Some settings are not available for some printer models.
 Administrator permission is required for property settings of the printer driver.
To open the setting screen of the printer driver Properties, right click the printer driver from [Start] ‐ [Control Panel] ‐ [Printers] and select [Properties] (Reference page of other OS.). 
Select the [General] tab on the Properties screen and click the [Printing Preferences...] button to open the Printing Preference screen.
Properties
Printing Preferences
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Properties
The following settings are available in the Property.
Tab
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Description
General
Configures printer name and printing preference, or makes a test print.
Sharing
Configures settings for sharing the printer.
Ports
Configures ports settings.
Advanced
Configures detailed settings for printing.
Color Management
Configures color management settings.
Security
Configures Windows security setting.
Utility
Configures Log File and ControlA font settings.
Version
Displays version information.
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General
Allows you to check/change the printer name, check the print settings, and make a test print (Print Test Page).
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Setting
Description
Printer Name
Displays the printer driver name.
Location
Accepts the printer location to be input.
Comment
Accepts comments about the printer driver to be input.
Model
Displays the driver name of the TM printer.
Features
Displays functions and papers available with the TM printer.
Printing Preferences...
Displays the Printing Preferences screen.
Print Test Page
Prints the Windows test page.
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Sharing
Allows you to configure the settings for sharing the printer.
Printer sharing through a print server is not supported.
In Windows 7 / VIsta, elevation of UAC is required.
Setting
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Description
Change sharing options
Check this box when a printer is to be shared.
Share this printer
When this box is checked, network users can access a printer
connected to this computer.
Share name
Specifies the name of a shared printer.
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Ports
Allows you to configure Epson Port settings.
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Setting
Description
Add Port...
Creates a new Epson Port.
Delete Port
Deletes an Epson Port.
Configure Port...
Configures an Epson Port.
Enable bidirectional
support
Do not uncheck. The APD will become unusable.
Enable printer pooling
Enables printing to two or more identical print devices through one
logical printer.
Select the Epson Port Driver (ESDPRTxxx) to be used for printing. Do not use COM or
USB, or any other ports. The APD works only with the Epson Port Driver.
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Advanced
Allows you to configure the detailed settings for printing. Basically, use as they are configured by default.
Setting
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Description
Always available
Makes the printer always available.
Available from
Configures the printer for limited availability. If you send a document to a
printer when it is unavailable, the document will be held (spooled) until
the printer is available.
Priority
Indicates the current priority setting. Higher-priority documents will print
before lower-priority documents.
Driver
Lists the name of the installed printer driver. The printer driver name
usually corresponds to the name of the print device.
Spool print documents
so program finishes
printing faster
Specifies that documents should be spooled before being printed.
Start printing after last
page is spooled
Specifies that the print device should wait to begin printing until after the
last page of the document is spooled. The printing program is
unavailable until the document has finished spooling. However, using this
option ensures that the whole document is available to the print device.
Configurable when [Spool print documents so program finishes printing
faster] is set.
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Setting
Description
Start printing
immediately
Specifies that the print device should begin printing after the first page
of the document is spooled. This makes the printing program available
sooner.
Configurable when [Spool print documents so program finishes printing
faster] is set.
Print directly to the
printer
Specifies that the document should be sent directly to the print device
and not spooled. Use this if you cannot print using either of the print
spooling options.
Hold mismatched
documents
Directs the spooler to check the printer setup and match it to the
document setup before sending the document to the print device. If
the information does not match, the document is held in the queue.
A mismatched document in the queue will not prevent correctly
matched documents from printing.
Configurable when [Spool print documents so program finishes printing
faster] is set.
Print spooled documents
first
Specifies that the spooler should favor documents that have completed
spooling when deciding which document to print next, even if the
completed documents are a lower priority than documents that are still
spooling. If there are no documents that have completed spooling, the
spooler will favor larger spooling documents over smaller ones. Use this
option if you want to maximize printer efficiency.
When this option is disabled, the spooler picks documents based only on
priority.
Configurable when [Spool print documents so program finishes printing
faster] is set.
Keep printed documents
Specifies that the spooler should not delete documents after they are
printed. This allows a document to be resubmitted to the printer from the
printer queue instead of from the program.
Configurable when [Spool print documents so program finishes printing
faster] is set.
Enable advanced
printing features
Specifies whether the advanced printing feature is enabled. When
enabled, metafile spooling is turned on and options such as Page Order,
Booklet Printing, and Pages Per Sheet are available, depending on your
printer. For normal printing, leave the advanced printing feature set to
the default (Enabled). If compatibility problems occur, you can disable
the feature. When disabled, metafile spooling is turned off and the
printing options might be unavailable.
Configurable when [Spool print documents so program finishes printing
faster] is set.
Printing Defaults...
Click to configure the Printing Preferences.
Print Processor...
Click to specify the data type. In general, you do not need to change
either the default print processor or data type. However, a few programs
might require a specialized print processor and a particular data type to
print.
Separator Page...
Not available.
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Color Management
Allows you to set color displayed on the screen.
Setting
Color Management
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Description
Set the color management.
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Security
Security setting for Windows.
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Setting
Description
Group or user names
Lists the users and groups with assigned permissions for this object. 
The permissions for the highlighted group or user appear in the list box
below.
Add
If you want to add permissions for users or groups, click their names.
Remove
Removes highlighted permission entry. More than one permission entry
can be connected with a user or group.
Permissions for
Administrators
Permissions you can allow or deny for each user or group are listed. To
allow or deny the permission, check or clear the appropriate check- box. 
Shaded checkboxes indicate inherited permissions. To see additional
information on permissions or inheritance, click Advanced.
Advanced
Click for viewing and setting special permissions, auditing information,
owner information, and permissions effective for this object.
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Utility
Allows you to use EPSON Log File Settings, Edit CotrolA Font Character Translation Table, and other utilities.
Some utilities may not be supported depending on the printer model. In that case, the utility will not be displayed.
Setting
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Description
EPSON Flash Logo
Displays EPSON TM Flash Logo Setup ("TM Flash Logo Setup Utility" on
page 121) or TM Flash Logo Setup Utility Ver.3 ("TM Flash Logo Setup Utility
Ver.3" on page 133).
EPSON Log File Settings
Opens the Log File Setting screen.
Edit ControlA Font
Character Translation
Table
Opens the EPSON controlA font setting screen.
Set EPSON Paper Layout
The EPSON paper layout setting screen appears.
For more details, see "Paper layout set tool" on page 139.
EPSON Electronic Journal
Settings
Displays the Electronic Journal screen.
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EPSON Log File Setting
Allows you to create a log file which can help you to troubleshoot a problem quickly. See the Status API Manual for more details about the log file. Setting
Logging
Description
Enable (Default)
Enables log output.
Disable
Disables log output.
Specify where to output the log file.
(Default)
Log File
Directory
 Windows XP:
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C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\EPSON\devicecontrollog
 Windows 7 / Vista:
C:\ProgramData\EPSON\devicecontrollog
Specify the upper limit of the log file size. (Range: 10 to 1024, Default: 40)
Log Size Limit
(MB)
When the upper limit is exceeded, the log file is compressed in zip format. The
subsequent log information is saved as a new log file. The file compression date is
used as the zip file name. (example: 201107071130.zip)
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Edit controlA font character translation table
Allows you to edit EPSON controlA Font settings. You can assign ESC/POS commands to the selected controlA Font characters. When the assigned characters are printed, the corresponding ESC/POS commands are executed.  Up to 255 bytes characters can be assigned.
 ESC/POS commands are not open to the public. Ask your sales representative for more
information.
controlA Editor screen
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Description
Driver Name
Displays the printer driver name for which the controlA Font will be configured.
Char
Displays the selected ASCII code as characters.
Hex
Displays the selected ASCII code as hexadecimals.
Command
Displays the ESC/POS command corresponding to the ASCII code. It is displayed
in hexadecimal.
Help
Displays the EPSON controlA Font help.
Edit
Displays the controlA Editor screen. Allows the [Command] to be edited.
Delete
Deletes the [Command] selected from the list box.
OK
Saves the configured settings and closes the EPSON controlA Font.
Cancel
Closes EPSON controlA Font without reflecting the changes.
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controlA Editor screen
An ESC/POS command to be assigned to the selected character can be entered.
Setting
Description
Char
Displays the selected ASCII code as characters. The content cannot be
changed.
Hex
Displays the selected ASCII code as hexadecimals. The content cannot be
changed.
Command
Enter the ESC/POS command that will correspond to the ASCII code. Enter using
hexadecimal.
Electronic Journal Settings
Allows you to select the Electronic Journal settings. The Electronic Journal stores a copy of a printed receipt as an image file (jpeg). The stored data can be printed and searched for by date. This is a special utility only for the TM‐T88V.
To create an electronic journal, set "Print all text as graphic images" to “Yes” on the
[Document Settings] tab.
Set Journal Filtet
Setting
Journal
Description
To enable the Electronic Journal function, select this checkbox. When selected,
printed data is stored as an image file (jpeg). (Default setting is not selected.)
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Setting
Description
Print
Print the selected file. The selected file will appear in the viewer.
Search
The Set Journal Filter screen appears.
Specify the location where the print data will be stored .
(Default)
Save
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data
Windows 7/Vista:C:\ProgramData
Search
Search for a stored file.
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Description
Date
Specify the starting day and ending day of the search.
Document Name
Specify the name of the document you are searching for.
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Version
Displays the printer driver version information.
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Printing Preferences
The Printing Preferences screen is displayed by selecting the Properties ‐ [General] tab and clicking the [Printing Preferences...].
You can configure the following settings in the Printing Preferences screen.
Tab
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Description
Main
Configures basic print settings, such as the number of copies, and color
setting.
Layout
Configures paper size and rotation of print images.
Water Mark
Configures Water Mark setting.
Document Settings
Configures the Document Settings.
Halftone Settings
Configures the Dither Type and color assignment settings.
Printer Settings
Configures paper width for the TM printer.
Barcode
Configures the Barcode settings. (Displayed only when the printer supports
the Barcode printing.)
2D-Code
Configures the 2D-Code settings. (Displayed only when the printer supports
the 2D-Code printing.)
Font
Displays the list of Device fonts.
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Main
Allows you to configure the print resolution, color mode, and the number of copies.
Setting
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Description
Resolution
The resolution of the TM printer is specified.
Color
Select whether to print in color or monochrome. Select the [Color] for
making color print (two-color printing is made when the printer is two-color
printer). 
Select [Monochrome] to print using a single color (black is uses as default).
Some TM printer models require memory switch configuration.)
Copies
Configures the number of copies.
Collate
Configures the number of copies of document with multiple pages.
Reverce Print Order
Prints the document with multiple pages in backward order.
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Layout
Allows you to configure the paper size, rotation, and reduced print settings.
User defined paper size settings.
Setting
Description
Select the paper size from list.
The list shows all the paper sizes (including the logic paper
sizes and user defined sizes) supported by the printer driver.
Paper Size
Output Paper
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Paper size
The sizes of paper which can be set in the TM printers.
Logic paper size
The original size of a print image which can be scaled
down by the printer driver. 
An image is scaled down to the size of paper loaded on
the TM printer.
User Defined Paper
Size
The paper size defined by the users. 
Setting the paper size can be made in the User Defined
Paper Size screen.
Displays paper types available with the TM printer.
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Setting
Adjust Print Position
Description
Allows you to fine adjust the print start position. You can
adjust the print position without making changes in
margins and print area defined by the applications. This
also can be used for changing print position of rotated or
reduced image. 
This adjustment is limited within the printable area of the
selected [Paper Size]. If you change the [Paper Size] to the
smaller one without changing the print position setting,
causing the position settings to fall outside the new
printable area, the settings will be automatically changed
so that the print image fits inside the new printable area.
The print position of the logo registered in the TM printer
(NV Graphics / NV bitmap image) will not be changed.
Vertical Direction
This adjusts the print position in horizontal direction.
Enter a negative value to make the top margin smaller, or
positive value to make it larger.
Horizontal Direction
This adjusts the print position in vertical direction.
Enter a negative value to make the left margin smaller, or
positive value to make it larger.
This configures print direction. 
The graphic shown on the right changes according to the
selected setting. Select a desired setting for rotating a print
image. When other than [Normal] is selected, the following
message is displayed; "<Print all text as graphics image>
will be automatically set to yes. <Paper Conservation> will
be automatically changed.".
Rotate
Normal
This prints in normal direction. This is the default.
Rotate by 90 Degrees
This rotates a print image as specified. 
The rotated print image is printed as a graphics image,
therefore, the Device fonts, control font, and controlA font
cannot be used.
Rotate by 180 Degrees
Rotate by 270 Degrees
Reduced Size Print *
This configures reduced print, [Fit to Printable Width] or
[Custom].
When [Reduced Print] is selected, the following message is
displayed; "<Print all text as graphics image> will be
automatically set to yes.". The reduced print image is
printed as a graphics image, therefore, the Device fonts,
control font, and controlA font cannot be used.
When Logic paper size is selected, deselecting [Reduced
Print] automatically changes the paper size to Paper size
or User Defined Paper Size.
Fit to Printable Width
A print image is automatically scaled down so that it fits
inside the width of the paper loaded on the TM printer.
Custom
You can manually set the reduction percentage.
* Reduced Print setting does not change the size of Barcode and 2D-Code.
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User defined paper size.
Allows the users to define custom paper sizes. Up to 30 sizes can be saved as the User Defined Paper Sizes. 
In the Printing Preferences ‐ [Layout] tab, select [User Defined Paper Size] from the Paper Size pull‐down menu. The following screen appears.
Setting
Description
This shows the list of saved User defined paper sizes.
"To define a new custom size, select "User Defined Paper Size".
Paper Size
Paper Size Name
When one of the saved custom sizes is selected from the list, the configured
[Paper Size name], [Paper Width], and [Paper Length] are displayed and
you can edit the setting.
An arbitrary name of each custom paper size can be specified using up to
24 characters.
You can not use the name of the physical paper sizes, already shown in the
Paper Sizes list in [Layout] tab.
Paper Width
Specifies a paper width.
Paper Length
Specifies a paper length.
Delete Paper Size
Deletes a selected custom paper size shown in the list.
Save Paper Size
Saves a configured custom paper size.
The information of [Paper Size Name], [Paper Width], and [Paper Length] will
be saved.
If you edit the existing User defined paper size and click this button, the
setting is overwritten.
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OK
Saves the selected User Defined paper size.
Cancel
Cancels changes made on an existing User Defined paper size.
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Water Mark
Allows you to set a bitmap file to be used as a Water Mark. The preview window shows the specified Water Mark image reflecting the selected Print Position, Size, and Density. 3
Setting
Description
Tick the checkbox to set a Water Mark.
Water Mark
Bitmap
The following message is displayed; "<Print all text as graphics image> will be
automatically set to yes.". When Water Mark is enabled, the print image is
printed as a graphics image, therefore, the Device font is replaced with
TrueType font, and control font and controlA font cannot be used.
Specifies a bitmap file to be used as a Water Mark.
Select a desired print position from the pull-down menu.
Print Position
The following position settings are provided: Top Left/Top Center/Top Right/
Middle Left/Middle Center/Middle Right/Bottom Left/Bottom Center/Bottom
Right/Tiled
Configures the size of Water Mark in a percentage of print area. The
percentage can be specified within the range of 0 to 100. However, if you
select "0", the Water Mark becomes too small and cannot be printed.
Size
Density
When "100" is specified, the Water Mark will be enlarged or reduced so that it
fits in the print area of the selected paper. However, depending on the
horizontal to vertical ratio of the Water Mark image, such as a vertically long
image, some portions of the image may exceed the print area and may not
be printed. The length of paper is not changed according to the length of
the Water Mark image.
Configures the density of the Water Mark. The density can be adjusted in the
"Light" to "Dark" range.
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Document Settings
The Document Settings allows you to configure the document property. In the upper area of the window, the setting items are displayed in a tree view format, and the current settings of each setting items are shown on the right. If you select a setting item, the setting options for the selected item are displayed in the lower box. Setting item
Setting box
If the connected TM printer does not have the function, the corresponding setting item is
not displayed.
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Paper Conservation
You can save paper by skipping page margins. Printing in the Windows environment is made based on standard paper sizes, such as A4, A5 size. Therefore, regardless of whether print data has been received or not, paper is advanced automatically by a predetermined amount each time after a receipt is printed. This function allows you to save paper by disabling the automatic paper feeding. Setting
Description
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None
Does not save paper.
Top
Skips the margin from the beginning of printing to the first print data.
Bottom (Default)
Skips the margin from the last line of the printout to the auto cut point.
Top & Bottom
Skips both margin from the beginning of printing to the first print data and
margin from the last line of the print to the auto cut point.
According to the Rotate setting in the Layout tab, the Paper Conservation setting is
automatically set as follows. 
When the Rotate setting is set to "Normal" or "Rotate by 90 Degrees", the Paper
Conservation is set to "Bottom". When "Rotate by 180 Degrees" or "Rotate by 270
Degrees" is specified, the Paper Conservation is set to "Top".
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Print all text as graphic images
All the data will be printed as a graphic images.
Setting
Description
Yes
All print data is printed as a graphics image. 
The computer creates the print data in the same way as Windows driver does,
therefore, the print data size becomes larger. In addition to that, Device fonts are
replaced with TrueType fonts, and Device fonts are not displayed in the Font tab.
No * (Default)
Device fonts are printed. 
The TM printer creates the print data, therefore, the data size becomes smaller. In
addition to the Device fonts, you can also use control font, and controlA font. Due
to some settings, you may not be able to change the setting from "Yes" to "No". In
such case, a message appears to notify you of the setting that prevents the
change.
* When this setting is changed to "Yes" because of other settings, a message appears to notify you of the change.
"If you select "Yes", you can not use device font / control font / controlA font.
Related APD settings.
The following settings automatically change this setting to ʺYesʺ.
Setting tab
Layout
Water Mark
Item
Rotate
Reduced print
Water Mark
Add Quiet Zone
Barcode
Rotation
Composite (when not installed on the device)
Type (when not installed on the device)
Add Quiet Zone
2D-Code
Rotation
Type (when not installed on the device)
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Input Unit
The unit to express a length in the Property screen can be changed. Paper size or any other length settings are expressed in the selected unit in the user interface.
Setting
Description
0.1mm (Default)
The length settings in the user interface can be made in increments of
"0.1mm".
0.01inch
The length settings in the user interface can be made in increments of
"0.01inch".
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Related APD settings.
Setting tab
Layout
Barcode
Item
Paper Size (User Defined Paper Size : Paper Width, Paper Length)
Adjust Print Position (Vertical Direction, Horizontal Direction)
Element Height
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Paper Source
This setting allows you to select operations of the autocutter and paper feed between pages, and between print jobs. Custom setting window
Setting
Description
The paper is advanced and cut each time a print job is finished.
Document[Feed,Cut]
The paper is advanced, but not cut each time a print job is finished.
Document[Feed,No Cut]
The paper is cut, but not advanced each time a print job is finished.
Document[No Feed,Cut]
Because of the space between the autocutter and the print head (1
to 2 cm, depends on the TM printer model), a minimum top margin is
provided even if you set the top margin to 0. To avoid the waste, this
setting allows you to print the top of the next page (e.g. store logos)
on the bottom of the previous page and then cut the paper without
advancing it. In this way, the top margin created by the physical
space of the TM printer can be used.
The paper is not advanced and not cut each time a print job is
finished.
Document[No Feed,No Cut]
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Setting
Description
The paper is advanced and cut each time a page is printed.
Page[Feed,Cut]
The paper is advanced, but not cut each time a page is printed.
Page[Feed,No Cut]
The paper is cut, but not advanced each time a page is printed.
Page[No Feed,Cut]
Cuts after printing a label.
Label_Single[Cut]
Cuts after printing a document.
Label_Multiple[Cut]
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Does not cut after printing a document.
Label_Multiple[NoCut]
Feeds and cuts paper to the next black mark after printing.
BM_Single[Feed,Cut]
Does not feed, but cuts paper at each black mark after printing.
BM_Single[NoFeed,Cut]
Feeds paper to the next black mark and cuts after printing each
document.
BM_Multiple[Feed,Cut]
Does not cut, but feeds paper to the next black mark after printing.
BM_Multiple[Feed,NoCut]
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Setting
Description
Does not feed, but cuts paper after printing a document.
BM_Multiple[NoFeed,Cut]
Ejects endorsement paper after printing.
Endorse[Eject]
Does not eject endorsement paper after printing.
Endorse[NoEject]
Ejects validation paper after printing.
Validation
Ejects slip paper after printing.
Slip[Eject]
Does not eject slip paper after printing.
Slip[NoEject]
Custom
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Use this setting when printing on black mark papers or labels. 
When this is selected, the Custom setting screen appears.
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Custom
When ʺCustomʺ is selected from the Paper Source list for printing on black mark papers, labels or cut sheets of paper, the Custom setting screen appears.
Setting
Description
Feed paper to the print starting position
Specifies whether to advance labels or black mark
papers to the print start position. When this box is
checked, the paper is advanced to the start position.
When not checked, the paper is not advanced.
Paper feed
Specifies the amount of paper to be advanced. When
a positive value is specified, the paper is fed in the print
direction. When 0 is specified, the paper is not
advanced. When a negative value is specified, the
paper is fed in the direction opposite to the print
direction (reverse-feed may not be possible depending
on the TM printer model).
Eject single-cut sheets
Specifies whether to send a form feed command when
using cut sheets. When this box is checked, the
command is sent. When not checked, the command is
not sent.
Feed to cut position before cutting
Specifies whether to advance the paper to the cut
position before cutting operation. When this box is
checked, the paper is advanced to the cut position.
When not checked, the paper is not advanced.
Select the cutting operation.
 Do not cut
Cutting method
 Cut
 Feed to black mark and do not cut
 Feed to black mark and cut
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Printing control
For the printers for which printing control is available, printing control according to the purposes can be configured. Setting items vary between printers.
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Setting
Description
Use the printer settings
Controls at the speed set for the printer. For thermal printers, controls
them at the preset normal speed for the printer.
Non-divided print
head energizing
The printing speed is fast but discoloration in print density may possibly
occur.
Two-part print head
energizing
Controls the head by dividing it into two sections.
Four-part print head
energizing
Controls the head by dividing it into four sections. The print density is
stabilized but the speed is slower.
Use the printer settings
Controls at the speed set for the printer.
Standard
Controls at the preset normal speed for the printer.
Fence Barcode
Prints at the speed suited for Fence bar code printing.
Ladder Barcode
Prints at the speed suited for Ladder bar code printing.
2-dimensional symbol
Prints at the speed suited for 2-dimensional symbol printing.
Use the printer settings
Controls at the speed set for the printer.
High speed
Performs high-speed printing.
Fine
Prints finely.
Use the printer settings
Controls at the speed set for the printer.
Normal
Prints in the Normal mode. Prints in high density.
High speed
Prints in the High speed mode. Performs high-speed printing while saving
ink.
Economy
Prints in the Economy speed mode while saving more ink than printed in
the High speed mode.
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Paper Type
Set the type of paper to be used in this printer. Printing speed will vary based on the type of paper used.
Setting
Description
Copying Papers
(Default)
Use this setting if copying paper is used for printing.
Plain Papers
Use this setting if copying paper is not used for printing. The "Plain Paper"
setting will allow a faster printing speed.
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Printing Speed
You can change the print speed (paper feed speed), if that of your TM Printer is changeable. When a large bitmap is printed using a thermal printer with the print speed set to higher, the data transmission may not be able to keep up with the print speed. This can cause the printer to pause during printing. Should this occur, the bitmap may not be printed correctly. Adjust the print speed by changing the setting to 1st (fast), then 2nd (slightly slower), and then 3rd (slowest) in that order, until the image is printed properly without causing the printer to pause. Setting
Use the printer setting.
(Default)
1st to maximum
(slowest)
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Description
The print speed set at the TM Printer is applied.
1st is the fastest, and the maximum is the slowest.
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Speed for printing pages that include a barcode or 2D symbol
When ʺPrint all text as graphic imagesʺ is enabled, you can set the printing speed lower for the pages that include barcode or 2D symbol.
Setting
Use the printer setting.
(Default)
1st to maximum
(slowest)
Description
The print speed set at the TM Printer is applied.
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Density
For thermal printers, the print density of the whole print data can be controlled according to the type and the thickness of the used thermal paper. Setting
Use the printer setting.
(Default)
70% to 140%
Description
Prints with print density set in the TM printer.
Set print density. 70% is lightest and 140% is densest.
Large device font smoothing
Large device fonts can be clearly and neatly printed. Setting
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Description
Enable (Default)
Performs smoothing of the large Device fonts to print them neatly.
Disable
The corners of large device fonts may be printed with jaggies.
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Journal Printer Settings
For the printer mounting a journal printer, the receipt printer and journal printer can be configured respectively.
Setting
Description
Print to Receipt
Prints by the receipt printer.
Print to Journal
Prints by the journal printer.
Print to Both Receipt
and Jounal
Prints by both the receipt printer and the journal printer.
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Bi-directional Printing
The bi‐directional printing can be enabled or disabled. When you are using an inkjet printer or dot impact printer, high‐speed printing can be made by enabling the bi‐directional printing. Unidirectional printing can print the graphics, Barcodes or 2D‐codes clearly.
Setting
Description
Bidirectional (Default)
Performs bi-directional printing.
Unidirectional
Performs unidirectional printing.
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Eject direction
The paper can be fed in the direction opposite to the print direction.
Setting
Description
Reverse feed direction
Ejects paper in the direction opposite to the print direction.
Feed direction
Ejects paper in the print direction.
(Default)
When you set "Reverse feed direction" to use slip paper with the TM-H6000III, set 46.2 mm
or more for the bottom margin in your application.
Reverse feed after cut
For the printer with the reverse feed function after cutting, the margin from the top end to the print start position can be reduced by feeding paper backward after cutting.
Setting
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Description
Enable (Default)
Paper is fed backward after printing.
Disable
Paper is not fed backward after printing.
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Cash drawer
You can configure the setting for opening the Cash drawer. A command for opening the Cash drawer is sent to the drawer connected to the TM Printer through the DK connector. See the Cash drawer specifications to check the connector number for the Cash drawer. Setting
Do not open (do not send command)
(Default)
Cash drawer #1 [2pins]
The drawer does not open.
Open before printing
The drawer opens when printing
starts.
Open after printing
The drawer opens when printing is
finished.
Do not open (do not send command)
(Default)
Cash drawer #2 [5pins]
Description
The drawer does not open.
Open before printing
The drawer opens when printing
starts.
Open after printing
The drawer opens when printing is
finished.
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Send command
ESC/POS commands can be sent to the TM printer directly. ESC/POS commands are not open to the public. Ask your sales representative for more
information.
Setting
Send command
Start of Document
End of Document
Start of Page
End of Page
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Command
Description
Check this box to send a command when printing.
Enter a desired ESC/POS command to be sent to the
TM printer.
You cannot enter the command without checking the
"Send command" box.
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Logo Printing
A desired logo can be specified to be printed. Pop-up window when logo registered in the printer is selected
NV bitmap image
NV graphics
Setting
Pop-up window when Select
image file for use is selected
Description
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Do not print logo
(Do not send
command)
Select Image file for
use
Prints a logo using an image file.
Specify an image file. The following file types are
available: Bmp, jpeg, gif, and png.
File
Print Position
Start of
Document
End of Document
Start of Page
End of Page
Does not print a logo.
Specify a logo print position.
Select Left, Center, or Right.
Specify the logo size for printing. Refer to the layout
Size
displayed in the preview window.
Logo registered in
the printer
NV graphics
Print a logo registered in the TM printer.
Specify an NV graphic registered using the TM Flash
Logo Setup Utility.
Key code
Enter the key code of the logo that you want to print.
Print
Position
Specify a logo print position.
NV bitmap
image
Select Left, Center, or Right.
Specify an NV bitmap image registered using the TM
Flash Logo Setup Utility.
Number
Enter the number of the logo that you want to print.
Print
Position
Specify a logo print position.
Select Left, Center, or Right.
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Option buzzer
Set the pattern and number of times the buzzer sounds for the built‐in buzzer and external buzzer.
If [Select buzzer] is set to other than the default "Do not sound the buzzer (do not send
command)", the setting of Cash Drawer #2 (5 Pins) on the [Document Settings] tab
changes to "Do not open (do not send command)".
Screen when "Sound external buzzer"
is selected
Setting
Start of Document
End of Document
Start of Page
End of Page
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Description
Do not sound the buzzer
(do not send command)
(Default)
Do not sound the buzzer.
Sound built-in buzzer
Sound the built-in buzzer in the TM printer. (Only
available on models that support this function.)
Sound external buzzer
Sound the optional external buzzer.
Pattern
Specify the buzzer pattern. One of patterns A to
E can be specified.
Count
Specify the number of times the buzzer sounds.
Any number from 1 to 255 can be specified.
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Halftone Settings
Allows you to select the color treatment and dither type to print color graphics with a single‐color or two‐color printer. The brightness of the image data can be specified for thermal printers. Image data gradation can be specified for some TM printer models. For two‐color printers, this can be used for color reduction processing.
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The Halftone Settings become enabled when the [Color] of the [Printing Preferences] ‐ [Main] tab is set to ʺColorʺ. Setting
Description
2 tone / Multi-tone
(Special functions only on the TMT88V)
Set the color gradation. Select "Multi-tone" to express color
smoothly. The image screen shows the dot arrangement of the
specified gradation.
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Setting
Description
Defines the dithering algorithm. Depending on the dither type
selected, the image is displayed with a different pattern of
dots. The following 4 options are available.
 Dispersed Ordered Dither
Dither Type
 Clustered Ordered Dither
 Error Diffusion
 Threshold
Brightness
(A function dedicated for the
printer driver for thermal printers)
Color Settings
Sets the brightness of image data. Dots are displayed based
on the arrangement set by [Brightness].
Color Table
Displays the Color Table and makes the table enabled.
HLS Color Space
Displays the HLS Color Space Separation and makes it
enabled.
This item is displayed when "Color Table" is selected in [Color
Settings].
Assigns the colors for the 2-Color printing in accordance with
the Color Table. The driver uses the following 2 methods to
reduce the number of color used for printing color image data
in two colors.
Color Table
 Using the reducing color function provided by the GDI, the
user can make the full color reduced to 8 colors.
 8-Color Printing can be reduced to 3-Color Printing. (the first
color, the second color and the white color)
The Color Table includes 8 colors: black, red, green, yellow,
blue, magenta, cyan and white. The user can click the right
list of the above colors to specify the color that the user
prefers. (White is fixed.)
This item is displayed when "HLS Color Space" is selected in
[Color Settings].
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This item is available only for the 2-Color printing. Hue is set
using the slider or by entering a value manually to the edit box.
As Hue is decreased, Hue becomes grayer. Setting Hue to the
minimum value of 1 makes it closest to gray. If "Ignore Hue" is
checked, the Hue value is not used in the color reduction. The
color mapping result is shown in the color wheel (the bigger
one) at the right.
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Printer Settings
Allows you to make settings of the printer. The setting items are displayed in the upper box of the Printer Settings screen. If you select a setting item, the setting options for the selected item are displayed in the lower box. Setting item
Setting box
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If the connected TM printer does not have the function, the corresponding setting item is
not displayed.
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Thermal Paper / Ribbon Type
Colors to be used for printing can be specified. Setting
Description
2-Color
Printing is made using two colors.
Monochrome (Default)
Printing is made using a single color.
1st Color
Displays the color name used as the first color.
2nd Color
Displays the color name used as the second color.
Characters per line
You can set characters per line.
Setting
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Description
Standard (Default)
This is the standard setting.
Dense
Uses device font in multiple columns.
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TrueType Font Substitution
Allows you to replace TrueType Font with Device font, Barcode font, 2D‐Code font, control font, or controlA font. Setting
Description
Substitute (Default)
Replaces TrueType font with Device font, Barcode font, 2D-Code font,
control font, or controlA font.
Do not Substitute
Does not replace the TrueType font.
Advanced settings
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Displays the "TrueType Font Substitution" screen.
This button is enabled when the "Replace" is selected.
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TrueType Font Substitution settings
Allows you to configure TrueType substitution settings. In the case that Device fonts cannot be used, the substitution setting is ignored and TrueType fonts are printed as they are. Setting
102
Description
TrueType Font
Displays the TrueType font list. Select TrueType fonts to be replaced.
TrueType Font for
substitution
Displays the fonts selected by the "TrueType Font" list.
Device Font Name
Specify the device fonts to be replaced, "Barcode","Control","ControlA"
and "2D-Code".
Substitute All
Replace all the TrueType Font on the "TrueType Font" list to the fonts
selected on [Device Font Name]. If you put a check mark next to this
item, [TrueType Font] will be grayed out.
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Language for displaying properties
Allows you to select from 24 languages for text on screen and help dialog.
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Setting
Description
Select a language from the pull-down list for text on screen and help
dialog. You can select from the following 24 languages.
English, Japanese, Chinese-Simplified, Korean, Chinese-Hongkon,
Select language
Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Slovenian, Russian, Danish, Dutch,
Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish,
Swedish, Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese-Traditional
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Presenter
Allows you to set for the presenter function.
Setting
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Description
Enable (Default)
Enables the presenter function.
Disable
Disables the presenter function.
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Barcode
Allows you to configure Barcode fonts. The Barcode type and size can be registered. Up to eight types of Barcodes (Barcode 1 to 8) can be registered using the APD. This Barcode tab is not displayed when the printer driver does not support Barcode.
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Setting
Font Name
Alias
Description
Select a desired Barcode font from the pull-down list. 
The point value changes according to the height of the element.
An alias name can be specified for the selected Barcode font. Up to 31
characters can be entered. Alphanumeric characters, spaces, and
the following symbols can be used.
Available characters: !"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>[email protected][\]^_`{|}~
Type
Select a desired Barcode type from the pull-down list (UPC-A, UPC-E,
JAN13 (EAN), JAN8 (EAN), Code39, ITF, Codabar, Code93, Code128,
GS1-128, GS1 DataBar Omni-directional, GS1 DataBar Truncated, 
GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1 DataBar Limited, UCC / EAN-128, RSS14, 
RSS14 Truncated, RSS Expanded, RSS Limited). Select "Not Use" when not
specifying the Barcode type.
GS1 Barcode and RSS Barcode are the same. See "GS1 Barcode and
RSS Barcode" on page 106.
Advanced settings
Displays the Barcode advanced setting screen that allows you to select
the Barcode size, HRI characters and so on.
Settings
Displays the Barcode font settings.
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GS1 Barcode and RSS Barcode
GS1 Barcode and RSS Barcode are the same. See the table below.
GS1 Barcode
RSS Barcode
GS1 DataBar Truncated
RSS14 Truncated
GS1 DataBar Limited
RSS Limited
GS1 DataBar Expanded
RSS Expanded
GS1-128
UCC/EAN-128
GS1 DataBar Omni-directional
RSS14
Barcode advanced setting
The Barcode advanced setting screen is displayed by clicking the Advanced settings button. This allows you to select the Barcode size, HRI characters and so on. Setting
Description
Generates a GS1 composite symbol. Type selection between
Composite
Element Width
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CC-A, CC-B or CC-C is automatically done based on the data. 
This option is grayed out if the Composite Symbology is not
supported by the printer driver.
Specify the width of thin elements by the number of dots. 
The settable range is between 2 to 6. The width of a barcode is
determined with this value and the number of characters in the
barcode. If the width of the barcode becomes wider than the
printable area of the paper, the barcode cannot be printed or
may be printed even out of the area.
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Setting
Description
Element Height
Specify the height of elements by the number of dots. 
The settable range is between 1 to 255 (unit: dot). The specified
dots is displayed in the actual size (mm, the number of points)
when printed.
HRI Position
Specifies the position of the HRI characters (Barcode data) from
the pull-down list (Do not print, Above the Barcode, Below the
Barcode, Both above and below the Barcode).
HRI Font
Specifies the font of the HRI characters from the pull-down list
(FontA, FontB, FontC). 
The FontC is available only with some specific TM printers. This
option is grayed out when "No printing" is selected in the [HRI
Position].
Specifies the print direction of Barcode. When other than
"Normal" is selected in the Rotation setting, the following
message is displayed: "<Print all text as graphics image> will be
automatically set to yes."
When other than "Normal" is specified for the Rotation setting
both in the [Layout] tab and the [Barcode] - [Advanced
settings], the both settings are applied to the printed Barcode at
a time.
Rotation
Normal
Prints the Barcode without rotating it.
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Rotate by 90
Degrees
Rotate by 180
Degrees
Rotates the Barcode to print it. The whole print data is printed as
a graphics image, therefore, the Device fonts, control font, and
controlA font cannot be used.
Rotate by 270
Degrees
Hex lnput Mode
Add Quiet Zone
Allows the Barcode characters to be entered in binary.
Ex : "00010203"  0x00 0x01 0x02 0x03
Check this box to add a quiet zone, the blank margin on either
side of a Barcode, required to be properly read by a Barcode
reader. The quiet zone is added without changing the Barcode
position.
Prints a set Barcode as test printing.
Test
Printing
Test Data
Inputs data for test printing.
Run
Prints input data.
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2D-Code
Allows you to configure 2D‐Code fonts. The 2D‐Code type and size can be registered. Up to eight types of Barcodes (2D‐Code 1 to 8) can be registered using the APD. This 2D-Code tab is not displayed when the printer driver does not support 2D-Code.
Setting
Font Name
Alias
Description
Select a desired 2D-Code font from the pull-down list. The point value
changes according to the height of the 2D-Code.
An alias name can be specified for the selected 2D-Code font. 
Up to 31 characters can be entered. Alphanumeric characters,
spaces, and the following symbols can be used.
Available characters: !"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>[email protected][\]^_`{|}~
Type
Select a desired 2D-Code type from the pull-down list (PDF417, 
QR Code, Maxi Code, RSS14 Stacked, RSS14 Stacked Omni-directional, 
RSS14 Expanded Stacked, GS1 DataBar Stacked, 
GS1 DataBar Stacked Omni-directional, GS1 DataBar Expanded
Stacked). Select "Not Use" when not specifying the type.
GS1 2D-Code and RSS 2D-Code are the same. See "GS1 2D-Code and
RSS 2D-Code" on page 109.
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Advanced settings
Displays the 2D-Code advanced setting screen that allows you to make
the detailed settings for each type of the 2D-Code.
Settings
Displays the current 2D-Code font settings.
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GS1 2D-Code and RSS 2D-Code
GS1 2D‐Code and RSS 2D‐Code are the same. See the table below.
GS1 2D-Code
RSS 2D-Code
GS1 DataBar Stacked
RSS14 Stacked
GS1 DataBar Stacked Omni-directional
RSS14 Stacked Omni-directional
GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked
RSS14 Expanded Stacked
2D-Code advanced settings
The 2D‐Code advanced setting screen is displayed by clicking the Advanced settings button. PDF417
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Setting
Description
Column
Specifies the number of columns of PDF417 to be printed. 
The setting can be changed within the range of 0 to 30.
Steps
Specifies the number of steps of PDF417 to be printed. 
The setting can be changed within the range of 0 to 30.
Module Width
Specifies the cell (module) width of PDF417 to be printed. 
The setting can be changed within the range of 2 to 8.
Module Height
Specifies the cell (module) height of PDF417 to be printed. 
The setting can be changed within the range of 2 to 8.
Error Correction Level
Specifies the error correction level for PDF417 (Level 0 to
Level 8).
Simple PDF
Specifies the option of PDF417 to be printed.
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Setting
Description
Specifies the print direction of 2D-Code. When other than
"Normal" is selected in the Rotation setting, the following
message is displayed: "<Print all text as graphics image> will
be automatically set to yes."
When other than "Normal" is specified for the Rotation setting
both in the [Layout] tab and the [2D-Code] - [Advanced
settings], the both settings are applied to the printed 2DCode at a time.
Rotation
Normal
Prints the 2D-Code without rotating it.
Rotate by 90 Degrees
Rotates the 2D-Code to print it. The whole print data is
printed as a graphics image, therefore, the Device fonts,
control font, and controlA font cannot be used.
Rotate by 180 Degrees
Rotate by 270 Degrees
Hex Input Mode
Add Quiet Zone
Allows the 2D-Code characters to be entered in binary.
Ex : "00010203"  0x00 0x01 0x02 0x03
Check this box to add a quiet zone, the blank margin
around the 2D-Code, required to be properly read by a 2DCode reader. The quiet zone is added without changing the
2D-Code position.
Prints a set PDF417 as test printing.
Test
Printing
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Test Data
Inputs data for test printing.
Run
Prints input data.
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QR Code
Setting
Description
Model
Specifies a QR Code model (Model1 or Model 2).
Module Width
Configures the cell (module) of QR Code to be printed. The
setting can be changed within the range of 1 to 16.
Version
Specifies the QR Code version. 
Depending on the QR Code version, the number of
characters to be used for the 2D-Code changes. 
The settable versions are 1 to 16 when the "Model 1" is
selected in the [Model], and 1 to 40 when the "Model 2" is
selected.
Error Correction Level
Specifies the error correction level for QR Code (Level L,
Level M, Level Q, Level H).
Specifies the print direction of 2D-Code. When other than
"Normal" is selected in the Rotation setting, the following
message is displayed: "<Print all text as graphics image> will
be automatically set to yes."
When other than "Normal" is specified for the Rotation setting
both in the [Layout] tab and the [2D-Code] - [Advanced
settings], the both settings are applied to the printed 2DCode at a time.
Rotation
Normal
Prints the 2D-Code without rotating it.
Rotate by 90 Degrees
Rotates the 2D-Code to print it. The whole print data is
printed as a graphics image, therefore, the Device fonts,
control font, and controlA font cannot be used.
Rotate by 180 Degrees
Rotate by 270 Degrees
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Setting
Hex Input Mode
Add Quiet Zone
Description
Allows the 2D-Code characters to be entered in binary.
Ex : "00010203"  0x00 0x01 0x02 0x03
Check this box to add a quiet zone, the blank margin
around the 2D-Code, required to be properly read by a 2DCode reader. The quiet zone is added without changing the
2D-Code position.
Prints a set QR Code as test printing.
Test
Printing
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Test Data
Inputs data for test printing.
Run
Prints input data.
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Maxi Code
Setting
Description
Specifies Mode (2 to 6) of Maxi Code.
Check the [Hex Input Mode ] box when specifying "Mode2"
and "Mode3".
Mode
Specifies the print direction of 2D-Code. When other than
"Normal" is selected in the Rotation setting, the following
message is displayed: "<Print all text as graphics image> will
be automatically set to yes."
When other than "Normal" is specified for the Rotation setting
both in the [Layout] tab and the [2D-Code] - [Advanced
settings], the both settings are applied to the printed 2DCode at a time.
Rotation*
Normal
Prints the 2D-Code without rotating it.
Rotate by 90 Degrees
Rotates the 2D-Code to print it. The whole print data is
printed as a graphics image, therefore, the Device fonts,
control font, and controlA font cannot be used.
Rotate by 180 Degrees
Rotate by 270 Degrees
Hex Input Mode
Add Quiet Zone
Allows the 2D-Code characters to be entered in binary.
Ex : "00010203"  0x00 0x01 0x02 0x03
Check this box to add quiet zone, the blank margin around
the 2D-Code, required to be properly read by a 2D-Code
reader. The quiet zone is added without changing the 2DCode position.
Prints a set Maxi Code as test printing.
Test
Printing
Test Data
Inputs data for test printing.
Run
Prints input data.
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GS1 DataBar Stacked / RSS14 Stacked
Setting
Description
Composite
Adds a composite symbol to a two-dimensional symbol.
Module Width
Specifies the cell (module) width of GS1 DataBar Stacked to
be printed. 
The setting can be changed within the range of 2 to 8.
Specifies the print direction of 2D-Code. When other than
"Normal" is selected in the Rotation setting, the following
message is displayed: "<Print all text as graphics image> will
be automatically set to yes."
When other than "Normal" is specified for the Rotation setting
both in the [Layout] tab and the [2D-Code] - [Advanced
settings], the both settings are applied to the printed 2DCode at a time.
Rotation*
Normal
Prints the 2D-Code without rotating it.
Rotate by 90 Degrees
Rotates the 2D-Code to print it. The whole print data is
printed as a graphics image, therefore, the Device fonts,
control font, and controlA font cannot be used.
Rotate by 180 Degrees
Rotate by 270 Degrees
Hex Input Mode
Add Quiet Zone
Allows the 2D-Code characters to be entered in binary.
Ex : "00010203"  0x00 0x01 0x02 0x03
Check this box to add a quiet zone, the blank margin
around the 2D-Code, required to be properly read by a 2DCode reader. The quiet zone is added without changing the
2D-Code position.
Prints a set GS1 DataBar Stacked as test printing.
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Printing
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Test Data
Inputs data for test printing.
Run
Prints input data.
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GS1 DataBar Stacked Omni-directional / RSS14 Stacked Omni-directional
Setting
Description
Composite
Adds a composite symbol to a two-dimensional symbol.
Module Width
Specifies the cell (module) width of GS1 DataBar Stacked
Omni-directional to be printed. 
The setting can be changed within the range of 2 to 8.
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Specifies the print direction of 2D-Code. When other than
"Normal" is selected in the Rotation setting, the following
message is displayed: "<Print all text as graphics image> will
be automatically set to yes."
When other than "Normal" is specified for the Rotation setting
both in the [Layout] tab and the [2D-Code] - [Advanced
settings], the both settings are applied to the printed 2DCode at a time.
Rotation*
Normal
Prints the 2D-Code without rotating it.
Rotate by 90 Degrees
Rotates the 2D-Code to print it. The whole print data is
printed as a graphics image, therefore, the Device fonts,
control font, and controlA font cannot be used.
Rotate by 180 Degrees
Rotate by 270 Degrees
Hex Input Mode
Add Quiet Zone
Test
Printing
Allows the 2D-Code characters to be entered in binary.
Ex : "00010203"  0x00 0x01 0x02 0x03
Check this box to add a quiet zone, the blank margin
around the 2D-Code, required to be properly read by a 2DCode reader. The quiet zone is added without changing the
2D-Code position.
Prints a set GS1 DataBar Stacked Omni-directional as test
printing.
Test Data
Inputs data for test printing.
Run
Prints input data.
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GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked / RSS14 Expanded Stacked
Setting
Description
Composite
Adds a composite symbol to a two-dimensional symbol.
Module Width
Specifies the cell (module) width of GS1 DataBar Expanded
Stacked to be printed. 
The setting can be changed within the range of 2 to 8.
Maximum Width
Specifies maximum width of GS1 DataBar Expanded
Stacked to be printed. 
The setting can be changed within the range of 106 to 3952.
Specifies the print direction of 2D-Code. When other than
"Normal" is selected in the Rotation setting, the following
message is displayed: "<Print all text as graphics image> will
be automatically set to yes."
When other than "Normal" is specified for the Rotation setting
both in the [Layout] tab and the [2D-Code] - [Advanced
settings], the both settings are applied to the printed 2DCode at a time.
Rotation*
Normal
Prints the 2D-Code without rotating it.
Rotate by 90 Degrees
Rotates the 2D-Code to print it. The whole print data is
printed as a graphics image, therefore, the Device fonts,
control font, and controlA font cannot be used.
Rotate by 180 Degrees
Rotate by 270 Degrees
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Allows the 2D-Code characters to be entered in binary.
Ex : "00010203"  0x00 0x01 0x02 0x03
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Setting
Add Quiet Zone
Description
Check this box to add a quiet zone, the blank margin
around the 2D-Code, required to be properly read by a 2DCode reader. The quiet zone is added without changing the
2D-Code position.
Prints a set GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked as test printing.
Test
Printing
Test Data
Inputs data for test printing.
Run
Prints input data.
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Font
The device fonts; supported by TM printers, their points, and the code pages are listed.
An alias can be specified for a device font in the printer font advanced settings. Printer font substitution and registration of emulation font is possible for some TM printer models.
In addition, alias names can be specified to the device fonts. When using device fonts, specify their points in ʺSupported Printer Fonts and Font Sizesʺ. When programming, designate the fonts and their points specified here.
Printer font advanced setting
Setting
Description
Advanced settings
Displays the Printer font advanced setting screen.
Test
Printing
Test Data
Inputs data for test printing.
Run
Prints input data.
Prints the device font as test printing.
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Printer font advanced setting
Click the Advanced settings button to open the Printer font advanced setting screen.
Alias Setting
Specify an alias for a device font. This allows you to print using a device font without changing the application font name.
Setting
Description
Modifiable printer font
The device fonts to which their alias names can be specified are
displayed.
Printer font name to be set
The fonts selected from the "Modifiable printer font" list are displayed.
Specify alias name
Specify an alias name.
Printer Font Substitution
Specify a TrueType font to be substituted for a device font. Printer font substitution is possible when ʺPrint all text as graphic imagesʺ is set to ʺYesʺ in the [Document Settings] tab of [Printing Preferences].
Setting
Description
Printer font list
Lists the replaceable device fonts.
Printer font to substitute
The font selected in the "Printer font list" appears.
Font form to substitute
Specify the substitute font.
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Register Emulation Font
Specify the font name, font size (height and width in dots), and font design (TrueType font). Set this to change a font name and size.
Setting
120
Description
Emulation font list
A list of the registered emulation fonts appears.
Emulation font to register
Specify the emulation font name to register.
Width
Specify the width in dots.
Height
Specify the height in dots.
Font form to substitute
Specify the substitute font from the pull-down list.
Chapter 4 TM Flash Logo
TM Flash Logo Setup Utility
This chapter explains how to save your logo and how to use TM Flash Logo Setup Utility. The TM Flash Logo Setup Utility allows you to save a bitmapped image (logo file) to the NV memory of the TM printer and make a test print of the image. The main features are as follows. • Once a logo file is saved to the memory, you can print the logo file only by specifying to do so using APD. You do not need to send the logo file from your application each time you need to print it. • Because the logo file (bitmapped image) is saved on the printer and does not need to be transmitted, you can print it faster even when using serial connection, whose data transmission speed is relatively slow. TM Flash Logo Setup Utility Ver.3 is used for storing logos for some printer model. See "TM
Flash Logo Setup Utility Ver.3" on page 133 for details.
Saving a Logo File
Follow the procedure below to save your logo file to the NV memory. For more details about the settings, see ʺReferenceʺ on page 127.
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Prepare your logo file (bitmapped image). For information about
allowable file size of the logo file, refer to the resolution and paper size
provided in the "Print Specification".
Example: when printing a 60mm (W) x 20 mm (H) logo on 80 mm‐width paper using the TM‐T88IV, calculate the logo file size using the following formula.
Formula:No. of dots = Length (cm) 2.54 (one inch) x TM printer resolution (dpi) Width: 6.0 / 2.54 x 180 = 425 dots
Height: 2.0 / 2.54 x 180 = 142 dots
In this case, your logo file (bitmapped image) should be 480 x 160‐dot image.  24-bit bitmap files can not be saved.
 You can use the TM Flash Logo Setup Utility to change a full-color bitmapped image to a
two-color or single-color image.
 See "Printer Specification" of your TM printer to check the printer resolution.
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Select [Utility] - [EPSON Flash Logo] from the properties of the printer
driver.
The EPSON Flash Logo Setup screen is displayed. Select the [Setup] tab.
After specifying the printer name, click the [Comm.Test] button.
Setup
Printer Name
Comm Test
Setting
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Description
Printer Name
Specify the printer to save a logo.
Comm Test
Checks whether the communication between devices is normally established
and displays a message to show the test result.
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Select the [Bitmap Selection] tab and make the following settings.
Bitmap Selection
Open file
Selection Logo Files
Setting
Description
Open file
Add a logo file (*.bmp) to save. You cannot add a logo file if the total number
or size of the logo files listed in the "Selection Logo Files" box exceed the
allowable numbers or size.
Selection Logo Files
Displays a list of selected logo files.
The allowable number of logo files varies depending on the TM printer’s NV memory
capacity and size of the saved logo files. For more details, see the User's Manual supplied
with the TM printer or the Technical Reference Guide.
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Select the [Preview] tab. Make the following settings on the tab.
Preview
Selection Logo Files
Preview
Setting
Description
Selection Logo Files
Select a desired logo file in the list to preview it in the preview window on the
right.
Preview
Previews a logo file selected in the "Selection Logo Files" box.
Displays a list of logo files selected in the [Bitmap Selection] tab.
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Select the [Logo Upload] tab. Make the following settings and start to
upload the logo file to the TM printer.
NV graphics
NV bitmap image
Logo Upload
Device
Selection Logo Files
APD Control Font
Setting
Description
Selection Logo Files
Select a logo file to be saved to the TM printer in this box.
APD Control Font
Specify the destination to where the logo file is saved.
NV graphics
Specify the registered logo key code in the control font name to be logo
printed.
NV bitmap image
Specify the registration number of the logo in the control font name to be
logo printed.
Device
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Starts to upload the selected logo file to the TM printer.
A write start confirmation screen is displayed. Click the [Yes] button.
Uploading the logo file is started.
The logo file is saved to the NV memory of the TM printer. A completion
screen is displayed when saving the logo is finished successfully. Click the
[OK] button and reset the TM printer.
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Check the logos registered in the TM printer. Select the [Logo Printout]
tab and check the logos that have been printed and registered.
Logo Printout
Print
Printing Range
Header
Get key code
Setting
Printing Range
All
Sele
ction
Description
Specify the print range of logos registered in the TM printer.
All registered logos are printed.
NV graphics
Select the key code of the logo to be printed from the key code list. 
To display the key code, click the "Get key code" button.
N V b i t ma p
image
Specify the registration number of the logo to be printed.
Get key code
Displays a list of key codes of logo files saved to the TM printer in the
"Key code list" box.
Header
Select whether to print the logo file with additional information such as
its logo number.
Print
Starts to print the logo as specified on this tab.
10 Click the [Close] button to finish the logo entry.
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Reference
This section explains about the settings of TM Flash Logo Setup Utility. Selection Logo Files
Setting
Description
Selection Logo Files
Open file
Remove
A list of selected logo files is displayed.
Specify a logo file (*.bmp) to be newly added to the TM printer.
The specified logo file is added in the "Selection Logo Files" list.
Delete a logo file selected in the "Selection Logo Files" box from the box.
Multiple logo files can be selected at a time.
In the following cases, a logo file cannot be selected.
 When a specified logo file itself exceeds the NV memory capacity or when adding the
logo file makes the total size of logo files exceed the NV memory capacity.
 When the specified logo file is not a bitmap file.
 When the specified logo file is a full-color (24-bit) bitmap file.
 When adding the logo file exceeds the allowable number of logo files.
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Setting
Description
Displays a list of logo files selected in the [Bitmap Selection] tab. Select a
Selection Logo Files
Preview
Original
After Transformation
Half Tone
Dither
Method
Error
Diffusion
None
None
Brightness
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logo file in the list to preview the bitmapped image in the preview
window on the right.
Previews a bitmapped image selected in the "Selection Logo Files" list.
Displays an original bitmapped image.
Displays a bitmapped image reflecting the [Half Tone], [Quality], [Primary
Ink], and [Secondary Ink] settings.
Select a desired half tone setting. This setting is applied to the selected
logo image when the logo is saved to the printer or output as a file.
Select one of the options for converting a color bitmap file into
monochrome or two-color image, or reducing colors from a color bitmap
file.
Reproduces the image tones as rich as possible within the allowable
gray-scale range. 
The darker portions of the image are printed using the Primary Ink and the
Secondary Ink is used for the lighter portions of the image. Each one of
image pixels is expressed by one dot.
Reproduces the image tones as rich as possible within the allowable
gray-scale range. 
The darker portions of the image are printed using the Primary Ink and the
Secondary Ink is used for the lighter portions of the image. For error
diffusion, each one of image pixels is expressed with multiple dots.
Reduces colors from the original image. The original bitmapped image is
binary and trinary. The darker portions of the image are printed using the
Primary Ink and the Secondary Ink is used for the lighter portions of the
image.
Select this to print a simple bitmapped image such as a shop logo. 
Expresses the image using the same color extracted from Primary Ink and
Secondary Ink.
Specifies the brightness of the bitmapped image.
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Setting
Quality
Primary Ink
Secondary Ink
Description
Select the resolution used to display the image in the preview window.
Select an ink color to be used as the Primary Ink. When [Color Setting] on
the [Setup] tab has been set to "Monochrome", the color is fixed to "K".
Select an ink color to be used as the Secondary Ink. This setting is
enabled when [Color Setting] on the [Setup] tab is set to "Color". 
When using a thermal printer and special paper, select "K" or "R". 
When selecting "Monochrome" using the NV graphics, select "None".
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Logo Upload
Setting
Selection Logo Files
Upload
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Description
Displays a list of logo files selected in the [Bitmap Selection] tab.
The logo file selected here is saved to the TM printer.
Starts to upload the selected logo file to the device or output as a file.
Device
Starts to upload the selected logo file to the NV memory of the device.
File
Starts to output the selected logo file as a binary file.
APD Control Font
Specifies the destination NV memory using a control font that is used for
specifying the logo file to print.
Custom
Specify any key code to register the logo.
Device Details
Displays device information of the device to where the logo file is saved.
Printer Name
Displays the printer model name.
Port Name
Displays the port setting of the destination device.
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Logo Printout
Setting
Printing Range
All
Description
Specifies a print range of the logo image.
Prints all logo files saved in the NV memory of the device.
Enter a print range of an NV monochrome bitmapped image in the edit box
using "," and "-".
Selection
Example) "1,5,10" "1-5,8,20-22"
In the case of NV graphics, select the corresponding key code from the Key
code list.
Key code list
When the [Get key code] button is clicked, a list of key codes obtained from
the device is displayed.
Get key code
Obtains key codes from the device.
Print
Prints a logo file selected in the Printing Range box.
Quality
Specifies the print resolution.
Header
Prints the selected logo file with its logo number added above the logo
image.
Device Details
Displays device information of the device that prints the logo file.
Printer Name
Displays the printer model name.
Port Name
Displays the port setting of the destination device.
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Setting
Device Class
Description
Select the device type to be displayed in the [Printer Name] box.
POS Printer
Displays TM printer model names in the [Printer Name].
CustomerDisplay
Displays Customer Display model names in the [Printer Name].
Printer Name
Select a device to where the logo file is saved.
Color Setting
Select the color setting of the logo file to save. When the selected
device does not support color printing, the "Color" option is disabled.
Monochrome
Saves the selected logo file as a NV bitmapped image.
Color
Saves the selected logo file as a NV graphics.
Device NV bitimage 
memory setting
NV memory check and setting can be made.
Displays the NV memory capacity.
Memory capacity
You can change the memory capacity here as long as the selected
device supports the change. 
Click the [Set] button to change the memory capacity.
Free memory
Displays free space of the NV memory when "Color" is selected in
[Color Setting]. Click the [Check] button to display the free space.
Check
Displays the current capacity or free space of the NV memory when
the selected device supports change of memory capacity or
supports color printing.
Set
When the selected device supports change of NV memory capacity,
changes the capacity to the amount specified in [Memory
capacity].
Delete KC
When NV graphics is selected, you can check or delete key codes
saved in the device.
Comm.Test
Performs a communication test with the selected device.
About
Displays the version information of the TM Flash Logo Setup Utility.
If you change the memory setting, the logo data already registered is not guaranteed. It
may be lost. Be sure to confirm the registered logos.
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TM Flash Logo Setup Utility Ver.3
This chapter explains how to store logos and how to use TM Flash Logo Setup Utility Ver.3. 
TM Flash Logo Setup Utility Ver.3 allows users to print and delete the logos stored in the printer but not to edit, restore or save them in a file format.
TM Flash Logo Setup Utility is used for storing logos for some printer model. 
See "TM Flash Logo Setup Utility" on page 121 for details.
Storing Logos
Follow the procedure below to save your logo file to the NV memory.
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Prepare your logo file.
A size of 2047 (W) x 831 (H) dots ([Key-code Nonuse Mode (not recommended)]: 1023 (W) x 288
(H) dots) or less can be specified, and the format can be bmp, jpeg, gif or png.
From the printer driver properties, select [Utility]-[EPSON Flash Logo].
The [TM Flash Logo Setup Utility Ver.3] screen appears.
Click the [Add] button.
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Specify the image data to be used as a logo.
If the logo width is greater than the paper width (greater than 512 dots for 80 mm width, or
greater than 360 dots for 58 mm width), a warning message will appear. Click the [OK] button
and reduce the logo size in the [Logo Edit] screen of step 5.
The [Logo Edit] screen appears. Click the [Monochrome] or [Multi-tone]
button to select the format of the image to be printed.
The [Multi-tone] button does not appear when the mode for storing logo is set to [Key-code
Nonuse Mode (not recommended)]. Colors are reduced to 2 colors with [Monochrome]
selected and to 16 colors (shades) in grayscale with [Multi-tone] selected.
Some printer models may not support the [Multi-tone] function.
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Edit the logo image while checking the image previewed on the upper
portion of the screen. When finished, click the [OK] button.
You can edit the followings.
Setting
Resize
Description
Specifies whether or not the image is resized. If the image width is
greater than the paper width and resizing is not specified, the part of
the image that exceeds the paper width will be cut off.
Width
Specifies the width to which the image is resized (in mm).
Half toning
Configures the halftone setting of the image. Select from [Dithering]/
[Error Diffusion]/[None] when [Monochrome] is selected in Step 5 and
from [Dithering]/[None] when [Multi-tone] is selected.
Brightness
Configures the brightness of the image. Select from 5 levels when
[Monochrome] is selected in Step 5 and from 15 levels when [Multitone] is selected.
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The logo data is added on the list. When storing multiple logo data,
repeat Step 3 through 6.
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After storing all the logo data to be added to the printer, check the
indicator on the right side of the screen to see if the data size is
acceptable to be stored on the printer, and then click the [Store to
Printer] button.
The logo data is stored to the printer.
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Reference
This section explains about the settings of TM Flash Logo Setup Utility. Setting
Description
Add
Adds the logo data.
Edit
Edits the halftone and brightness settings of the selected logo data.
Delete
Deletes the selected logo data from the list or deletes logos stored on
the printer.
Test print
Prints the selected logos.
Displays “Select Mode for Storing Logo” screen to allow you to
change the setting mode of the [Storing Logos]. The current setting is
displayed below [Storing Logos].
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First Key-code
Selection Mode
Specifies the logo identifying code.
A d va n c e d P r i n t e r
D r i ve r C o n t ro l F o n t
Setting Mode
The Advanced Printer Driver allows you to assign a control font (h to l)
to your logo instead of using a key code.
Key-code Nonuse
Mode 
(not recommended)
Not recommended.
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Setting
Description
You can check the Key-code of the logo stored in the printer, or
delete the logos.
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Preview
Displays the logo image to be stored on the printer. Logo images
stored on the printer are not displayed.
Save to File
Saves the configured logo data as a file to store it to the printer. 
The data can also be stored as a bmp file.
Store to Printer
Stores the configured logo data to the printer.
Chapter 6 Paper layout set tool
Paper layout set tool
This chapter explains how to use the Paper layout set tool. This tool is dedicated to the TM‐L90. The Paper layout set tool allows you to make paper layout settings to print. 
Paper layout settings configured using this tool are added to Paper Size list in Printing Preferences ‐ [Layout]. 
The main features are as follows. • Four types of paper layouts are available; ʺReceipt / overall labelʺ, ʺBM receipt / overall labelʺ, ʺDie cut labelʺ, and ʺBM die cut labelʺ. • Once you configure a paper layout, the setting is added as one of paper layout options.
• Paper layout settings can be directly stored on the TM printer. Use the Paper layout set tool on an environment connected to the TM printer.
How to use Paper layout set tool
The Paper layout set tool provides the following two methods to configure paper layout settings. • Automatic setting
• Manual setting
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Automatic setting
The TM printer detects paper size and sets the detected paper size automatically. Follow the procedure below to configure a paper layout setting using the automatic detection.
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Connect the TM printer.
Select the [Utility] tab from Printing Preferences, and click the [Set EPSON
Paper Layout] button.
The Start screen is displayed. Click the [Next] button.
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The Check screen is displayed. Click the [Next] button.
The printer starts to feed paper and automatically detects the paper
size.
The On auto setting screen is displayed. Enter a paper size name and
click the [Save] button. If an error occurs, click the [Retry Auto Setup]
button to let the printer perform the automatic detection again.
The Completed screen is displayed. Click the [Finish] button to quit the
paper layout automatic setting.
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This method allows you to manually configure paper layout settings. The following explains the procedure. 1
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Connect the TM printer.
Select the [Utility] tab from Printing Preferences, and click the [Set EPSON
Paper Layout] button.
The Start screen is displayed. Click the [Advanced Settings] button.
The Paper Layout Setup Tool screen is displayed. When you create a
new setting, click the [Add paper size] button. When you change an
existing paper size setting, go to step 6.
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The Add paper size screen is displayed. Specify paper type, paper size
name, and paper size, and click the [OK] button.
Configure the "General layout information" and "Label layout
information", and "Black mark information". For more details about the
settings, see "Reference" on page 145.
Depending on the selected paper type, the "Label layout information" cannot be set.
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Click the [Save] button.
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Click the [Set to printer] button.
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The settings made at step 6 are set to the TM printer.
The printer setting completion screen is displayed. Click the [OK] button.
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Reference
This section explains about the settings of Paper Layout Setup Tool. Setting preview
Setting
Explanation
Select a paper type to configure a paper layout. Select from the following
options.
 Receipts/Full sheet labels
 Receipts/Full sheet labels with BM
Paper type
 Die cut labels
 Die cut labels with BM
The paper type selection is also available using the [Add paper size]. 
Depending on the selected paper type, the layout displayed in the preview
window changes.
Paper size name
The paper size name is created combining the paper size and the user defined
paper size name. The printer driver has the paper size settings including the
layout setting as default and those default settings are displayed with [*]
(asterisk). You cannot change the default settings. The user defined paper size
is a paper size and layout setting defined and saved by the user under a
desired name. The [Paper size name] is a combination of the paper size and
user defined paper size. A Paper size name defined here is added to Paper size
list in Printing Preferences - [Layout] of the printer driver and you can use the
setting by selecting it using the printer driver. The list of Paper size names is
displayed for each [Paper type].
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Explanation
Define a new Paper size name.
Add paper size
When using a printer driver dedicated to "receipt/overall label", select "Receipt
/ overall label paper" or "BM sheet / overall label paper"" in the [Paper type]
box.
When using a printer driver dedicated to "die cut label", select "Die Cut label"
or "BM Die Cut label" in the [Paper type] box.
Delete paper size
Edit paper size
name
Save
Deletes a Paper size name currently displayed. A confirmation message is
displayed before deleting.
A Paper size name already added can be edited.
A list of Paper size names is displayed. Select a Paper size name to edit from
the list, and edit the name.
Saves the Paper size name settings. This saves the all Paper size name settings
and does not save per Paper size name. To use the added Paper size name,
you need to write the paper size setting to the TM printer using the [Set to
printer] button.
Loads the settings of the TM printer.
Retrieve from
printer
When the loading is finished, [Paper type] and other paper-related settings are
changed to those of the TM printer. 
The [Paper size name] is grayed out.
Set to printer
Writes the selected [Paper size name] settings to the printer.
Auto setup
An automatic setting wizard is started. The printer performs an automatic
setting and the result is displayed. The [Paper type] and other paper-related
settings are changed to those of the printer. 
The [Paper size name] is grayed out.
Close
Quits the Paper layout set tool.
General layout
information
Paper width, Paper length, Left margin, Right margin, and Cut position settings
can be made and viewed.
Specify the paper width.
Paper width
You cannot change paper width of the default paper sizes preset on the
printer driver. 
User defined paper sizes and paper sizes defined using the Paper layout set
tool can be edited using the [Add paper size] button. You cannot edit in the
setting preview window.
The settable paper width is from 38mm to 80mm.
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Setting
Explanation
Specify the paper length.
The settable paper types are "Receipt/overall label paper" and "BM sheet/
overall label paper".
Paper length
You cannot change paper length of the default paper sizes preset on the
printer driver. 
User defined paper sizes and paper sizes defined using the Paper layout set
tool can be edited using the [Add paper size] button. You cannot edit in the
setting preview window.
The settable range for "Receipt/overall label paper" is from 25.4mm to 3276mm.
For "BM sheet/overall label paper", the settable range is from 22.6mm to
300mm, however, you cannot specify a length that exceeds the range
specified in [BM gap].
Specify the left margin of paper.
When selecting die cut label, make the margin setting in the setting preview
screen.
Left margin
[The default for "Receipt/overall label paper" and "BM sheet/overall label
paper" is 2.7mm. The maximum margin is 50.7mm, however, specify a value so
that a value obtained by subtracting [Left/Right margin] from [Paper width]
falls within the range of 24mm to 72mm.
The default for "Die Cut label" and "BM Die Cut label" is 2.8mm. The maximum
margin is 50.7mm, however, specify a value so that a value obtained by
subtracting [Left/Right margin] from [Paper width] falls within the range of
24mm to 70mm.
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Setting
Explanation
Specify the right margin of paper.
When selecting die cut label, make the margin setting in the setting preview
screen.
The minimum margin for "Receipt/overall label paper" and "BM sheet/overall
label paper" varies depending on the paper width.
 When [Paper width] is 80mm, the minimum margin is 5.3mm.
 When [Paper width] is 79mm, the minimum margin is 4.3mm.
Right margin
 When [Paper width] is 78mm, the minimum margin is 3.3mm.
The maximum margin is a value that makes a value obtained by subtracting
double [Right margin] values from [Paper width] 24mm or more. Specify a
value within the range.
The default for "Die Cut label" and "BM Die Cut label" is 2.8mm (minimum
margin).
The maximum margin is a value that makes a value obtained by subtracting
double [Right margin] values from [Paper width] 24mm or more. Specify a
value within the range.
Specify a cut position. Make the setting in the setting preview window.
You can specify the cut position for the following paper types.
 Receipts/Full sheet labels with BM
Cut position
 Die cut labels
 Die cut labels with BM
The default is 2.0mm and the minimum value is 2.8mm. Do not enter a value
larger than the gap width between labels.
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Setting
Explanation
This information is required for the following paper types.
Label layout
information
 Die cut labels
 Die cut labels with BM
Label width, Label length, Left end gap, Top margin, Bottom margin and Label
gap settings can be made and viewed.
Specify the label width. Make the setting in the setting preview window.
The default is the maximum width settable with the [Paper width].
Specify a value so that a value obtained by subtracting double [Right margin]
values from [Paper width] becomes 24mm or more. Because the minimum
[Right margin] and [Left margin] is 2.8mm, the minimum value for [Label width]
is 29.6mm.
The maximum margin is a value obtained by subtracting [Right end gap] and
[Left end gap] from [Paper width]. The following explains how to determine
the right end gap.
Label width
 When [Paper width] is 80mm and [Right margin] is smaller than 5.3mm,
the right end gap is obtained by subtracting [Right margin] from 5.3mm.
When [Right margin] is 5.3mm or larger, the right end gap should be 0
(zero).
 When [Paper width] is 79mm and [Right margin] is smaller than 4.3mm,
the right end gap is obtained by subtracting [Right margin] from 4.3mm.
When [Right margin] is 4.3mm or larger, the right end gap should be 0
(zero).
 When [Paper width] is smaller than 78mm and [Right margin] is smaller
than 3.3mm, the right end gap is obtained by subtracting [Right
margin] from 3.3mm. When [Right margin] is 4.3mm or larger, the right
end gap should be 0 (zero).
Label length
Specify the label length. 
When the label length is specified in this Label layout information, the paper
length specified in the Common layout information is ignored. You cannot
change label length of the default paper sizes preset on the printer driver. User
defined paper sizes and paper sizes defined using the Paper layout set tool
can be edited using the [Add paper size] button. You cannot edit in the setting
preview window.
The settable label length is from 25.4mm to 279.4mm.
Specify a gap from the left edge of the backing sheet to the left edge of label.
Make the setting in the setting preview window.
The default is 1.9mm. You cannot specify a value smaller than 0 (zero).
Left end gap
Specify a value so that [Left end gap] plus [Left margin] becomes 4.7mm or
more. 
The maximum value is determined so that the sum of [Label width] and [Left
end gap] falls within the range of [Paper width] to 2.5mm.
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Setting
Explanation
Specify the top margin that determines the print start position. Make the
setting in the setting preview window.
Top margin
The default is 1.5mm. You cannot specify a value smaller than 1.5mm.
The maximum margin is determined so that a value obtained by subtracting
[Top/Bottom margin] from [Label length] becomes 3.8mm or more.
Bottom
margin
Specify the bottom margin that defines a gap between the end of print area
and bottom edge of the die cut label. Make the setting in the setting preview
window.
The default is 1.8mm. You cannot specify a value smaller than 1.5mm.
The maximum margin is determined so that a value obtained by subtracting
[Top/Bottom margin] from [Label length] becomes 3.8mm or more.
Specify a gap between labels. Make the setting in the setting preview window.
The default is 5.2mm.
Label gap
You cannot specify a value smaller than 1.5mm. The maximum margin is
determined so that a value obtained by subtracting [Top/Bottom margin] from
[Label length] becomes 3.8mm or more.
This information is required for the following paper types.
Black mark
information
 Receipts/Full sheet labels with BM
 Die cut labels with BM
BM (black mark) related settings can be made and viewed.
Specify a gap between black marks.
BM gap
 For "Receipt/overall label paper", the [Paper length] and [BM gap]
settings are the same. You cannot change the value.
 For "Die Cut label", the default is 106.1mm. You can change the value. 
The minimum value is the sum of [Label length] plus a length from the
black mark to the top edge of the label. The maximum value is 300mm.
Specify a black mark length. Make the setting in the setting preview window.
BM length
The minimum value is 2.5mm and the default is 3mm. The maximum value is
10mm which from the black mark to the top edge of the label.
Specify a gap from the top black mark to the top edge of label. Make the
setting in the setting preview window.
BM top or
label
This setting is available only with "Die Cut label".
The minimum value is [BM length], and the maximum value is obtained by
subtracting [Label length] from [BM gap].
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Restrictions
This chapter describes the restrictions that apply to the APD.
OS Settings
1. When connecting Windows 7/ Vista/ XP to a printer using serial I/F, printing may not operate correctly depending on the computer and printer combination. In such cases, disable FIFO in the Windows COM port detailed settings.
2. With a serial connection, when the OS recovers from a sleep or hibernate status, the printer may print ʺ??.ʺ
3. With some computers, if the ECP mode is set for the parallel operation mode, printing may not operate correctly or Status API may become unavailable. In such cases, clear the ECP mode setting in the computer BIOS setting.
4. With Windows 7/ Vista/ XP, use [Enable advanced printing features] (EMF spool) in the printer driver Properties ‐ [Advanced] tab set to ON. Setting otherwise (RAW spool) applies the following restrictions to the GDI functions:
• Raster operation cannot be printed as specified by StrtchBlt()/BitBlt().
• When transferring bit information from display device context to the printer device context using StretchBlt(), the GDI function returns ʺFailureʺ and prevents the driver from printing.
5. When printing multiple pages, if you change the paper orientation from one page to another and/or other settings using ResetDC(), the print result may be incorrect. In such cases, set RAW spool (with Windows XP/Vista, set [Enable advanced printing features] to OFF) although some restrictions apply. See the previous paragraph for the restrictions.
6. When printing a device font in Microsoft Word, the following setting is necessary.
• For Word 2003 or earlier:
From [Tools] ‐ [Options] ‐ [Compatibility], select ʺMicrosoft Word 6.0/95ʺ in [Recommended Options for] or make a check in ʺUse printer metrics to lay out documentʺ in [Options].
• For Word 2007:
From [Word Options] ‐ [Advanced] ‐ [Compatibility Options for], select ʺMicrosoft Word 6.0/95ʺ or ʺCustomʺ in [Lay out this document as if created in], and make a check in ʺUse printer metrics to lay out documentʺ in [Layout Options].
• For Word 2010:
From [File] ‐ [Options] ‐ [Advanced] ‐ [Compatibility Options for], select ʺMicrosoft Word 6.0/95ʺ or ʺCustomʺ in [Lay out this document as if created in], and make a check in ʺUse printer metrics to lay out documentʺ in [Layout Options].
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7. If you print more than one Excel sheet at the same time when different print settings are set for each sheet, the setting for the last sheet is effective.
8. When printing with Microsoft ACCESS, the text in the print result may be misaligned or align left may not be possible.
9. Operation in a Windows XP multi‐user environment is not guaranteed.
10. When creating multiple queues and executing printing on one printer, make sure not to use a Microsoft standard USB port and the ESDPRT port simultaneously.
11. Refer to the table below for the coexistence of APD4 and OPOS drivers.
OPOS 2.65 or earlier
OPOS 2.65 to 2.67
OPOS 2.68 or later
APD 4.08 or below
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APD 4.09 to 4.17
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APD 4.50 or later
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✓
12. If printing is performed with the driver switched when the TM printer with the serial interface coexists with OPOS, restarting the TM printer may be demanded. In this case, change the port settings of the printer driver and change Busy Condition. (For details, see ʺChanging the port settings of the printer driverʺ in ʺInstall Manualʺ.)
Restrictions in the environment where redirected from a server
(Environment such as Terminal Service and the remote desktop)
1. When printing a device font with some applications, the characters may not be printed completely since the print position setting may be changed. and character may not printed.
2. Functions to print by sending the print data directly to the printer, such as WritePrinter cannot be used.
3. The properties for the printer driver cannot be set. Setting for the server reflects in that for the properties.
4. The utilities in the [Utility] tab in the properties of the printer driver cannot be used.
5. Help for the printer driver is not displayed.
6. If [Substitute All] is executed by selecting the [Printer Settings] tab ‐ [TrueType Font Substitution] ‐ [Advanced settings] ‐ [TrueType Font Substitution] settings under the terminal service environment, the print result may get garbled. In such a case, replace the fonts individually or print it as a graphic.
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Printing
1. Print data outside of the printable area will not be printed. 2. When printing on receipt paper, blank space appears at the top of the paper which is greater than the top margin setting value. This is caused by the fact that the paper cutting position (autocutter) and the printing position (printer head) are separated and the distance between them results in extra margin.
3. Device fonts cannot be used in rotated, condensed or enlarged printing. Use Windows fonts.
4. If a device font and graphics data (Windows font or ruled line, etc.) are defined on the same line, the print result may be misaligned.
5. Printing takes longer with serial models than with other interfaces. If you want to print faster, other than a serial model is recommended.
6. With some TM printers using parallel connection, if the printer is turned on with the paper at near end position, a ʺno paperʺ error that prevents printing may occur. In such cases, after installing new paper, turn off the power, then turn it on again.
7. Euro currency symbol cannot be printed. 8. The paper size displayed in the printer driver Properties ‐ [General] tab may differ from what is stated in the ʺPrinter Specification.ʺ In such cases, select the paper size stated in the userʹs manual.
9. With Windows 7/ Vista/ XP, printing of codes 80H, 8EH, or 9EH from an application when device Font A or B, or blank page Font A or B (254 or 255) is specified may not operate correctly.
10. Align center or left using Control Font cannot be used with graphics printing.
11. [Separator Page] in the printer driver Properties ‐ [Advanced] tab is not available.
12. With some applications, several device font size options are displayed, however, device font is always printed in a fixed size regardless of your size selection. 13. With some applications, print settings such as ʺCollateʺ and ʺOrientationʺ configured on the application side may differ from the printer driver settings. In such cases, the settings on the application side take priority. However, it is not possible to print beyond the printerʹs capabilities. (For example, printing in landscape format using device font)
14. Even when you specify bold or italic font settings, it will not be reflected in the printings. The underline is printed but the position is offset. 15. The color format is fixed to 24 BPP. So check that dmColor setting for Devmode is set to ʺColorʺ on the application side.
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17. When you print a narrow width Barcode with a high‐resolution printer, all of the HRI characters may not be printed. In such case, specify narrow width fonts; FontB/C for the HRI characters. 18. If you manually remove printed paper when the paper source selection is set to [No Eject] with the slip driver, the following printing will not be performed correctly.
In that case, turn off the power of the printer, and then turn it on again.
19. If you print color logos with a printer that does not support color printing of slip/validation/
endorsement and so on, only the black parts will be printed.
Printer model information
1. In the printer DIP switches, configure the Busy condition only for the receive buffer full. Note that this setting is configured automatically in the following printers.
• TM‐T90
• TM‐L90
• TM‐J2000/2100
2. With TM‐T90 and TM‐L90, a margin of approximately 10 dots may be inserted at the Start of printing (Start of paper feed) if 3rd or 4th is specified for Printing Speed in the printer driver Properties ‐ [General] ‐ [Printing Preferences] ‐ [Document Settings] tab. Also, blank lines may be inserted into the print result.
3. When you perform the Test Printing provided in [Font] menu with TM‐L90 Label printer, the printer ejects extra labels. In such case, change the paper conservation setting of the Document Setting to Bottom (saves the bottom margin).
4. To use the TM‐L90 with Peeler in the label peeler issuing mode, set as follows. 
Select [Properties] ‐ [Document Settings] ‐[Paper Source]‐[Custom], and then the [Cutting and Feeding] screen will appear.
Uncheck the checkboxes of ʺFeed paper to the print starting positionʺ/ʺFeed to cut position before cutʺ for [Start of Document] / [Start of Page] / [End of Page].
For [End of Document], uncheck the checkbox of ʺFeed paper to the print starting positionʺ and check the checkbox of ʺFeed to cut position before cut.ʺ
5. With TM‐U210/U220 drivers, it is not possible to print device fonts of different colors to the same line.
6. You cannot use the TM‐U375 print width compatibility mode with the TM‐U675.
7. Use the printer drivers for the TM‐T88IV and the TM‐T88IV ReStick as shown in the table below.
Model
TM-T88IV
TM-T88IV ReStick
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EPSON TM-T88IV ReceiptE4
EPSON TM-T88IV ReStickE4
Support
Not Support
Not Support
Support
Chapter 7 Restrictions
8. The printers which can be changed to the USB Class such as TM‐T88V, Status API cannot be used if the port is specified to the OSʹs standard port (USBxxx and such). When using the Status API, specify Epson Port Driver (ESDPRTxxx) to the port. 9. If APD is installed from the TM‐T88V / TM‐T20 Software Disc, TM Flash Logo Setup Utility is not installed. In this case, custom‐install the TM Flash Logo Setup Utility.
10. For TM‐T88V, APD 4.00 to 4.04 cannot be used. Use ʺTM‐T88V Receiptʺ of APD 4.09 or later, or use ʺTM‐T88IVʺ of APD4.05 to 4.08 instead.
11. The differences between the TM‐H6000IV Endorse and TM‐H6000IV‐40C Endorse drivers are described below. The TM‐H6000IV‐40C Endorse and TM‐H6000III Endorse printer drivers are also supported.
Printer Driver
TM-H6000IV-40C EndorseE4
TM-H6000IV EndorseE4
40cpl mode (Endorse font)
Support
Not Support
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