BIXOLON | STP-103 | STP-103II

Windows Driver Manual
STP-103II
Thermal Printer
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■ Table of Contents
1. Manual Information ........................................................................................................ 3
2. Operating System (OS) Environment ........................................................................... 3
3. Windows Driver Preparation ......................................................................................... 3
4. Windows Driver Installation .......................................................................................... 4
4-1 Installing on Windows XP / Server 2003 ..................................................................... 4
4-1-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel Port .............................................................................. 4
4-1-2 Via USB Port ........................................................................................................ 8
4-2 Installing on Windows VISTA / Server 2008 / 7 / 8 .................................................... 13
4-2-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel Port ............................................................................ 13
4-2-2 Via USB Port ...................................................................................................... 17
5. Windows Driver Settings ............................................................................................. 20
5-1 Paper ........................................................................................................................ 20
5-1-1 Paper Size .......................................................................................................... 21
5-1-2 Paper Type ......................................................................................................... 22
5-1-3 Copies ................................................................................................................ 22
5-2 Document Settings ................................................................................................... 23
5-2-1 Send Commands ................................................................................................ 23
5-2-2 Cash Drawer....................................................................................................... 24
5-2-3 Line Feed ........................................................................................................... 24
6. Windows Driver Specifications................................................................................... 25
6-1 Fonts ......................................................................................................................... 25
6-2 Special Functions...................................................................................................... 27
6-3 Barcodes .................................................................................................................. 29
6-4 Two-Dimensional Barcodes ...................................................................................... 29
7. Use of Windows Driver ................................................................................................ 30
7-1 Use of Visual Basic ................................................................................................... 30
7-1-1 Windows Driver Selection ................................................................................... 30
7-1-2 Test Printing ........................................................................................................ 30
7-1-4 Two-Dimensional Barcode Printing ..................................................................... 31
7-2 Use of WordPad ....................................................................................................... 32
7-2-1 WordPad Environment Settings .......................................................................... 32
7-2-2 Text Printing ........................................................................................................ 32
7-2-3 Barcode Printing ................................................................................................. 33
7-2-4 Two-Dimensional Barcode Printing ..................................................................... 34
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1. Manual Information
This Windows Driver Installation Manual provides information on installation, detailed
specifications, and usage of the printer’s Windows Driver according to PC operating
system (OS).
We at BIXOLON maintain ongoing efforts to enhance and upgrade the functions and
quality of all our products. In following, product specifications and/or user manual content
may be changed without prior notice.
2. Operating System (OS) Environment
The following operating systems are supported for usage.
Microsoft Windows XP (32bit/64bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32bit/64bit)
Microsoft Windows VISTA (32bit/64bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32bit/64bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2 (64bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (32bit/64bit)
Microsoft Windows 8 (32bit/64bit)
3. Windows Driver Preparation
The Windows Driver is included in the enclosed CD, and Latest file versions can be
downloaded from the Bixolon website. (www.bixolon.com)
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4. Windows Driver Installation
4-1 Installing on Windows XP / Server 2003
4-1-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file.
2) Click “Next”.
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3) Select a COM port or LPT port to be used and then click “Next”
4) When the following message box appears, click “Continue Anyway”.
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5) Click “Yes” to reboot the PC.
6) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
※ Control Panel – Printers and Faxes.
7) In the “Ports” tab, click “Configure Port…”
※ Pass this step if you are using a parallel port.
8) Match the communication settings to those of the printer. The communication settings of
the printer can be performed by conducting a self-test.
※ Pass this step if you are using a parallel port.
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9) Click “Print Test Page” and check printing status. Proper installation of the driver is
indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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4-1-2 Via USB Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file.
2) Click “Next”.
3) Select “USB” and then click “Next”.
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4) When the following message box appears, click “Continue Anyway”.
5) Click “OK”.
6) Turn off the printer and then turn it on.
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7) When the New Hardware Wizard appears for the installation of the Windows Driver,
select the option as shown below and click “Next”.
8) Click “Next”.
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9) When the following message box appears, click “Continue Anyway”.
10) Click “Finish”.
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11) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
※ Control Panel – Printers and Faxes.
12) Click “Print Test Page” and check printing status. Proper installation of the driver is
indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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4-2 Installing on Windows VISTA / Server 2008 / 7 / 8
4-2-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file.
2) Click “Next”.
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3) Select a COM port or LPT port to be used and then click “Next”.
4) When the following message box appears, click “Install”.
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5) Click “Yes” to reboot the PC.
6) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
※ Control Panel – Hardware and Sound – Device and Printers.
7) In the “Ports” tab, click “Configure Port…”
※ Pass this step if you are using a parallel port.
8) Match the communication settings to those of the printer. The communication settings of
the printer can be performed by conducting a self-test.
※ Pass this step if you are using a parallel port.
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9) Click “Print Test Page” and check printing status. Proper installation of the driver is
indicated if the test page is printed normally
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4-2-2 Via USB Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file.
2) Click “Next”.
3) Select “USB” and then click “Next”.
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4) When the following message box appears, click “Install”.
5) Click the “OK”.
6) Turn off the printer and then turn it on. The printer driver will be installed automatically.
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7) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
※ Control Panel – Hardware and Sound – Device and Printers.
8) Click “Print Test Page” and check printing status. Proper installation of the driver is
indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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5. Windows Driver Settings
The following functions can be configured after installing the Windows driver.
5-1 Paper
1) Open the Printer Properties window for the corresponding OS.
2) Click the “Preferences” button in the “General” tab.
3) Click “Paper” Tab.
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5-1-1 Paper Size
Paper size of 58 x 297 mm is selected by default, and the following sizes can be selected.
58  297 mm
58  3276 mm
If a custom paper size is required, click the “…” button to add or update a custom paper
size and then, click the “Save” button after specifying the paper width/length and a paper
name. If the specified paper name already exists on the system, you can update the paper
width/length.
Valid Paper Width
Valid Paper Length
: 25.4 mm ~ 48.0 mm
: 25.4 mm ~ 3276 mm
You can choose the new paper size on the “Paper Size” combo-box after adding a paper
size.
Delete button: Deletes the paper size selected in the list.
Save button: Adds a new paper size or update the paper size selected in the list if the
paper name already exists on the system.
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5-1-2 Paper Type
You can choose Receipt or Ticket as paper types. Receipt allows flexible paper length
according to the data length. Ticket print in fixed length even the print data is short. Default
setting is “Receipt”.
Receipt
Ticket
:
:
Receipt allows flexible paper length according to the data length.
Ticket print in fixed length even the print data is short.
5-1-3 Copies
Copies are printed by specifying the copy count. The copy count is set to 1 by default. Set
this value bigger than 1 to set the number of copies to print. The value should be within the
range of 1 to 255.
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5-2 Document Settings
1) Open the Printer Properties window for the corresponding OS.
2) Click the “Preferences” or “Printing Preferences” button in the “General” tab.
3) Click “Document Settings” Tab.
5-2-1 Send Commands
The Windows driver serves to receive the content for print from an application and send it
to the printer. The “Send Commands” function allows for the addition of desired commands
at the start or end of the print content.
Start Doc
Start Page
End Page
End Doc
:
:
:
:
Addition of command at the beginning of the document.
Addition of command at the beginning of the page.
Addition of command at the end of the page.
Addition of command at the end of the document.
For more information on the hexadecimals that can be entered in “Start Doc”, “Start Page”,
“End Page” and “End Doc”, refer to the Control Commands Manual.
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5-2-2 Cash Drawer
To open a cash-drawer before printing, tick “Open before printing #1” or “Open before
printing #2” in the “Cash Drawer” and then click “OK”.
To open a cash-drawer after printing, tick “Open after printing #1” or “Open after printing
#2” in the “Cash Drawer” and then click “OK”.
5-2-3 Line Feed
Enter the number between 0 and 99 for adding blank lines at the end of printing.
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6. Windows Driver Specifications
6-1 Fonts
The Windows Driver of the printer supports the fonts listed below.
Printing is done at faster speed when using the fonts below as opposed to the Windows
fonts of the OS.
FontA1x1
FontA1x2
FontA2x1
FontA2x2
FontA2x4
FontA4x2
FontA4x4
FontA4x8
FontA8x4
FontA8x8
FontB1x1
FontB1x2
FontB2x1
FontB2x2
FontB2x4
FontB4x2
FontB4x4
FontB4x8
FontB8x4
FontB8x8
FontC1x1
FontC1x2
FontC2x1
FontC2x2
FontC2x4
FontC4x2
FontC4x4
FontC4x8
FontC8x4
FontC1x1
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FontA1x1[Ext.]
FontA1x2[Ext.]
FontA2x1[Ext.]
FontA2x2[Ext.]
FontA2x4[Ext.]
FontA4x2[Ext.]
FontA4x4[Ext.]
FontA4x8[Ext.]
FontA8x4[Ext.]
FontA8x8[Ext.]
FontB1x1[Ext.]
FontB1x2[Ext.]
FontB2x1[Ext.]
FontB2x2[Ext.]
FontB2x4[Ext.]
FontB4x2[Ext.]
FontB4x4[Ext.]
FontB4x8[Ext.]
FontB8x4[Ext.]
FontB8x8[Ext.]
FontC1x1[Ext.]
FontC1x2[Ext.]
FontC2x1[Ext.]
FontC2x2[Ext.]
FontC2x4[Ext.]
FontC4x2[Ext.]
FontC4x4[Ext.]
FontC4x8[Ext.]
FontC8x4[Ext.]
FontC1x1[Ext.]
FontA1x1[255]
FontA1x2[255]
FontA2x1[255]
FontA2x2[255]
FontA2x4[255]
FontA4x2[255]
FontA4x4[255]
FontA4x8[255]
FontA8x4[255]
FontA8x8[255]
FontB1x1[255]
FontB1x2[255]
FontB2x1[255]
FontB2x2[255]
FontB2x4[255]
FontB4x2[255]
FontB4x4[255]
FontB4x8[255]
FontB8x4[255]
FontB8x8[255]
FontC1x1[255]
FontC1x2[255]
FontC2x1[255]
FontC2x2[255]
FontC2x4[255]
FontC4x2[255]
FontC4x4[255]
FontC4x8[255]
FontC8x4[255]
FontC1x1[255]
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Character Size (dot)
FontA1x1(12x24)
FontA1x2(12x48)
FontA2x1(24x24)
FontA2x2(24x48)
FontA2x4(24x96)
FontA4x2(48x48)
FontA4x4(48x96)
FontA4x8(48x192)
FontA8x4(96x96)
FontA8x8(96x192)
FontB1x1(9x17)
FontB1x2(9x34)
FontB2x1(18x17)
FontB2x2(18x34)
FontB2x4(18x68)
FontB4x2(36x34)
FontB4x4(36x68)
FontB4x8(36x136)
FontB8x4(72x68)
FontB8x8(72x136)
FontC1x1(9x24)
FontC1x2(9x48)
FontC2x1(18x24)
FontC2x2(18x48)
FontC2x4(18x96)
FontC4x2(36x48)
FontC4x4(36x96)
FontC4x8(36x192)
FontC8x4(72x96)
FontC1x1(9x24)
Sizes (point)
8.5
17
8.5
17
34
17
34
68
34
68
6
12
6
12
24
12
24
48.5
24
48.5
8.5
17
8.5
17
34
17
34
68
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Printer Fonts are defined as follows.
1) FontA1x2
- ANSI Character code support (Code Page 1252)
- Character size (dot): 12 x 24 (double height)
- Sizes (point): 17
2) FontA1x2[Ext.]
- IBM expansion Character code support (Code Page 437)
- Character size (dot): 12 x 24 (double height)
- Sizes (point): 17
3) FontA1x2[255]
- Buyer exclusive code support (User Code Page)
- Character size (dot): 12 x 24 (double height)
- Sizes (point): 17
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6-2 Special Functions
This Windows driver supports the special functions as shown in the following table.
Select the “FontControl” font first and use the characters in the table to use the special
functions. Take care as this function is not for printing general texts.
This function is not an ordinary character printing function. Take special care.
Character
5
6
7
a
b
c
d
e
f
p
q
r
s
t
u
v
w
x
y
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
[
]
^
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Print HT (0 x 09)
Print LF (0 x 0A)
Print CR (0 x 0D)
Open Drawer 2 (50ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 (100ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 (150ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 (200ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 (250ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 without paper feeding (50ms driver pulse width)
Do not add HRI characters to barcode
Adds HRI characters in Font A above the barcode
Adds HRI characters in Font A below the barcode
Adds HRI characters in Font B above the barcode
Adds HRI characters in Font B below the barcode
Turns white/black reverse printing mode on
Turns white/black reverse printing mode off
Align text to the left
Align text to the center
Align text to the right
Open Drawer 1 (50ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 (100ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 (150ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 (200ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 (250ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 without paper feeding (50ms driver pulse width)
Prints 1st NV bit image
Prints 2nd NV bit image
Prints 3rd NV bit image
Prints 4th NV bit image
Prints 5th NV bit image
Prints 1st NV bit image (Double Size)
Prints 2nd NV bit image (Double Size)
Prints 3rd NV bit image (Double Size)
Prints 4th NV bit image (Double Size)
Prints 5th NV bit image (Double Size)
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1) Sample Use
If the “FontControl” font is selected and 6 is entered, the “LF” (Line Feeding) operation is
activated. (does not entail the printing of the character “6)
2) “FontControl” Font Function
Printer Font for
Special Function
FontControl
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Justification (Left/Center/Right)
Output HT, Output LF, Output CR
Barcode Printing
Print NV Graphic Data
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Size (point/dot)
(8.5 / 12x24)
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6-3 Barcodes
The Windows Driver supports the barcodes indicated below.
This function is available when entering barcode data after selecting “Printer Font Name”.
In addition, the “FontControl” font can be used to add HRI characters.
Printer Font Name
Size (Point)
Supported Characters
Codabar
18/35.5/53/71
Code39
18/35.5/53/71
JAN13 (EAN)
JAN8 (EAN)
ITF
UPC-A
UPC-E
Code93
Code128
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
Numeric: 0~9
Symbols: $, +, -, ., /, :
Letters: A~D
Numeric: 0~9
Symbols: $, +, -, ., /
Letters: A~Z
Numeric: 0~9
Numeric: 0~9
Numeric: 0~9
Numeric: 0~9
Numeric: 0~9
ASCII CODE: 0~127
ASCII CODE: 0~127
1) Sample Use
Select “Code39” and Size “18”, and then enter “1234”.
The barcode corresponding to “1234” is printed.
2) When Using Code128
Select “Code128” and Size “18”, and then enter “{B1234”.
The barcode corresponding to “1234” is printed.
When using “Code128”, characters, such as “{A”, “{B”, “{C”, should be included before
the input data.
6-4 Two-Dimensional Barcodes
The Windows Driver supports the following two-dimensional barcodes.
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PDF417
QR code
Usage is identical to that for barcodes.
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7. Use of Windows Driver
7-1 Use of Visual Basic
This section contains example codes to control the printer using Windows driver with
Visual Basic. Sample codes contained in the CD.
7-1-1 Windows Driver Selection
The following code is an example of the selection of the “BIXOLON STP-103II” Windows
Driver.
For Each prnPrinter In Printers
If prnPrinter.DeviceName = “BIXOLON STP-103II” Then
Set Printer = prnPrinter
Exit For
End If
Next
7-1-2 Test Printing
The following code is an example of the printing of Arial Test via the Windows font, and
FontA1x1Test via the printer font.
‘Print in Windows font
Printer.FontSize = 9
Printer.FontName = “Arial”
Printer.Print “Arial Test”
‘Print in printer font
Printer.FontSize = 8.5
Printer.FontName = “FontA1x1”
Printer.Print “FontA1x1Test”
Printer.EndDoc
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7-1-3 Barcode Printing
The following code is an example of the printing of the JAN8 (EAN) barcode.
'Print Bar Code.
Printer.FontSize = 18
Printer.FontName = "JAN8 (EAN)"
Printer.Print "1234567"
Printer.EndDoc
7-1-4 Two-Dimensional Barcode Printing
The following code is an example of the printing of the PDF417 two-dimensional barcode.
'Print Two-dimensional Codes.
Printer.FontSize = 8.5
Printer.FontName = "PDF417"
Printer.Print "Print Test PDF417"
Printer.EndDoc
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7-2 Use of WordPad
7-2-1 WordPad Environment Settings
After running WordPad and setting the following conditions, conduct a test.
- Select Printer
After selecting “Print” from the “File” tab, select the printer (BIXOLON STP-103II).
- Select Paper Size, Orientation, and Margins
After selecting “Page Settings” from the “File” tab, select the paper size, orientation,
and margins.
7-2-2 Text Printing
Use the Windows Driver of the printer to run a test.
1) Select the desired font from the Font menu (FontA1x1).
2) Select the desired font size (8.5).
3) Enter the text to be printed in WordPad.
4) Click the Print button in the toolbar to print.
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7-2-3 Barcode Printing
Use the Windows Driver of the printer to print the barcode.
1) Select the desired barcode from the Font menu (Code128).
2) Select the desired font size (18).
3) Enter “{A123456789012” in WordPad.
4) Click the Print button in the toolbar to print.
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7-2-4 Two-Dimensional Barcode Printing
Use the Windows Driver of the printer to print the two-dimensional barcode.
1) Select the desired two-dimensional barcode from the Font menu (PDF417).
2) Select the desired font size (8.5).
3) Enter “Two-dimensional Codes Test: PDF417” in WordPad.
4) Click the Print button in the toolbar to print.
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