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080508-511203-(01)
(Label Printer 200)
User's Manual
© 2008 All rights reserved
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Notices: The information in this document is subject to change without notice. NO WARRANTY OF
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Printing History
Edition 1.0, #0080508, Copyright 2008, All rights reserved.
FCC Compliance Statement: This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
For Users in the United States: This product is intended to be supplied by a UL listed Direct Plug-In
Power Supply marked "Class 2"or a UL listed ITE Power Supply marked "LPS" with output rated
12VDC, 4.5A or higher. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. In a domestic environment this product
may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Use of shielded cables is required to comply with the Class A limits of Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could
void your authority to operate and/or obtain warranty service for this equipment.
For Users in Canada: This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise for
digital apparatus set out on the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of
Communications. Le present appareil numerique n'emet pas de bruits radioelectriques depassant
les limites applicables aux appareils numeriques de la class A prescrites dans le Reglement sur le
brouillage radioelectrique edicte par le ministere des Communications du Canada.
CAUTION!
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THE UNIT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE EXTERIOR
PANELS. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL. OPERATE THE UNIT WITH ONLY THE PROPER ELECTRICAL
SPECIFICATIONS AS LABELED ON THE PRINTER AND AC ADAPTER.
CAUTION!
THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS A LASER DIODE OF A HIGHER CLASS THAN 1. TO ENSURE
CONTINUED SAFETY, DO NOT REMOVE ANY COVERS OR ATTEMPT TO GAIN ACCESS TO
THE INSIDE OF THIS PRODUCT. REFER ALL SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. THE
FOLLOWING LABEL APPEARS INSIDE YOUR UNIT:
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT LASER KLASSE 1
CAUTION!
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER
THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION.
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Table of Contents
Section 1: Getting Started ...............................................................................1
A. Choosing a Good Location ................................................................1
B. Unpacking and Inspection.................................................................2
C. Identifying the Parts ...........................................................................3
D. Computer Specifications ....................................................................4
Section 2: Hardware and Software Setup ...................................................5
A. Installing the PC Software .................................................................5
B. Connecting Power...............................................................................5
C. Connecting the USB Cable/Installing the Printer Driver .................5
D. Installing Label Stock .........................................................................7
E. Adjusting the Stock Sensor................................................................9
F. Using Fan-fold Label Stock .............................................................11
G. Installing the Ink Cartridge .............................................................12
H. Aligning the Ink Cartridge ..............................................................13
Section 3: Printing Using a PC.....................................................................15
A. Using NiceLabel ................................................................................15
B. Creating Barcodes in NiceLabel .....................................................21
C. Printer Driver Settings .....................................................................24
Section 4: Troubleshooting ...........................................................................31
A. Solving Registration Problems........................................................31
B. Creating a Full Bleed Print ..............................................................34
C. Clearing a Label Jam ........................................................................35
D. Cleaning the Printer..........................................................................35
E. Cleaning the Ink Cartridge..............................................................36
F. Technical Support..............................................................................36
Section 5: Label and Roll Specifications ...................................................37
Section 6: Technical Specifications .............................................................39
Index..................................................................................................................40
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Section 1: Getting Started
THANK YOU…
...for choosing an LX200 Label Printer. The LX200 Printer will
print razor-sharp text and barcodes directly onto rolls of labels,
card stock and fan-fold stock.
This User's Manual is your complete step-by-step guide to
quickly and easily setting up and printing with your new
Label Printer!
A. CHOOSING A GOOD LOCATION
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Place the printer on a flat surface in a location with
adequate air circulation to prevent internal heat build up.
Do not place the printer near heat sources such as radiators
or air ducts, or in a place subject to direct sun light,
excessive dust, mechanical vibration or shock.
Allow for adequate clearance in front of the printer to
accommodate the printed label stock as it is leaving the
printer to avoid the possibility of binding or jamming of
the label stock.
Allow for adequate overhead clearance for opening the
top cover to allow easy access to the label stock and ink
cartridge.
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B. UNPACKING AND INSPECTION
While unpacking your printer, inspect the carton to ensure
that no damage has occurred during shipping. Make sure
that all supplied accessories are included with your unit. The
following items should be included:
• Printer
• Power Adapter
• Separate Power Cord
• USB Cable
• Software Installer CD
• Black Ink Cartridge
• Starter roll of high gloss label stock
• Warranty Statement and Registration Card
• This manual and other printed information
Save the carton and packing materials. They will come in handy when
transporting the printer.
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C. IDENTIFYING THE PARTS
This illustration shows the front of the printer with its control
buttons and LED indicator lights.
Power LED
Ink Low LED
Label Stock TOF
Sensor Bar
Top Cover
Label Tear Bar
Pause Button
Load/Feed Button
Unload Button
The Pause Button pauses the printer AFTER the printing of the
current label has finished to allow for loading of label stock
and ink cartridge.
The Power LED indicates that the printer is on and ready to
receive print jobs.
The Load/Feed Button is pressed in order to load label stock or
form feed the label stock through the printer.
The Ink Low LED will illuminate when a cartridge has 10% or
less of its ink remaining.
The Unload Button will unload the installed label stock by
reversing it through the printer. Make sure to tear off the printed labels before pressing the Unload Button.
The Label Tear Bar is a serrated edge for conveniently tearing
your finished labels from the printer.
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This illustration shows the input ports and power switch found
on the rear panel of the printer.
Fan-fold Label Slot
Power Switch
USB Port
Power Input Port
D. COMPUTER SPECIFICATIONS
Minimum PC Specifications
For optimal printing speed you must have a PC with the
following minimum specifications:
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Pentium IV Processor
512 MB of RAM
5 GB of Free Hard Drive Space
If your computer does not have at least these minimum system
requirements, system performance may not be acceptable.
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Section 2: Hardware and Software
Setup
A. INSTALLING THE PC SOFTWARE
The Installer Disc has a menu that will guide you through
the process of setting up your duplicator. Please refer to the
following for more information on each step:
1.
Place the Installer CD in your CDRom Drive. The Installer
application should automatically launch in a few moments.
If it does, proceed to Step 2. If it does not automatically
launch, follow these steps:
Double-click the My Computer Icon, then double-click
the icon of the appropriate CD drive containing the
Software Installer disc.
• Double-click Installer.exe
In the Installer Application, click the Standard Install
button. The on screen instructions will guide you step-bystep through the installation process.
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2.
B. CONNECTING POWER
1.
Locate the power adapter
supplied with your printer.
2.
Place one end of the adapter
cord into the power port on
the rear panel of the printer.
3.
Plug the power cord of the
adapter into an available wall outlet or surge protecting
power strip. Once the power cord is connected, the printer
can be switched on and off using the power switch.
C. CONNECTING THE USB CABLE / INSTALLING THE
PRINTER DRIVER
Connect the printer to your PC with
your beige USB 2.0 Cable.
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If you are using a PC, after a few moments, Windows will tell
you it has found new hardware and is looking for software to
install it.
Select "Install the software automatically" and click Next. You
may see a notice like the one shown here stating that the
Printer has not passed Windows Logo Testing. Click Continue
Anyway to continue installing the printer driver for your
Publisher.
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D. INSTALLING LABEL STOCK
Your printer will utilize a wide variety of paper label stock.
As long as the label stock is paper and can receive ink jet
printing and is within the allotted size, it will work in the
printer. Primera carries a large variety of paper label stock that
has been converted and ready for use with your printer.
Label Stock Guide
1.
Open the Top Cover.
2.
Pull the spring loaded
label stock guide out far
enough to fit the label
stock.
3.
Remove any shipping
tape from your label
stock roll to ensure that
it can unroll freely,
making certain that no
adhesive portion is
exposed. It is important
to note that any exposed adhesive surface can attach itself
the inner workings of the print mechanism and cause a
media jam.
Note: If you are using fan-fold label stock or label stock other than standard
square / rectangular die cut labels before continuing see Sections 2E
and 2F for additional instructions.
Stock Guide Rollers
4.
Place the label stock between the stock guide rollers and
release the spring loaded stock guide to hold the label
stock. The stock guide rollers allow the label stock roll to
move freely.
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5.
Place the leading edge of the label stock between the
throat guide and the side of the printer.
Throat Guide
6.
Feed the label stock further into the printer until it senses
the label and automatically feeds it through the printer. If
the printer fails to feed the label stock, press the Feed button on the front panel while continuing to guide the label
stock into the printer.
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E. ADJUSTING THE LABEL STOCK TOF (TOP OF FORM)
SENSOR
If you are using label stock other than standard square /
rectangular die cut labels such as circular die-cut labels or
through-hole stock use the instructions below to adjust the
label stock TOF sensor.
in.
mm
0.5
12.7
1.0
25.4
1.5
38.1
2.0
50.8
Label Stock Sensor Bar
Circular Labels
If you are using Circular Labels you must adjust the Stock
sensor to correspond with the very top of the label where the
circles are closest together. If the sensor is too far to the right or
the left the printer will still sense the label but the image may
be offset downward because the printer will start printing at
the wrong position. If you are using stock that has multiple
labels across make sure the sensor corresponds to a place on
the stock that has a label and not a vertical gap.
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Through Hole Labels
If you are using card stock or label stock that has a hole punch
or a notch to identify a transition from backing to label, you
can adjust the Sensor Bar to position it over the identifying
mark.
The Sensor Bar has a guide in inches and milimeters that will
help you identify where to set the bar to align the sensor over
any identifying mark or top of a circular shape. To do this,
measure the distance from the edge of the label stock to
the correct position on the stock. Set the sensor bar to this
measurement. For example, if you have a two inch circular
die-cut label, measure from the edge of the label stock to the
center of the circle. For this example it should be about
1 1/8 inches. Set the Sensor Bar to this value.
1/2”
1 1/8”
Center
of Hole
Center
of Circle
Through-Hole Labels
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To adjust the sensor position use a pen to move the slide bar to
the correct postion.
F. USING FAN-FOLD LABEL STOCK
It is possible to use fan-fold label stock by feeding it through
the fan-fold slot in the the back of the printer.
Before feeding the fan-fold stock through the back of the
printer, lock the stock guide in the out position so the stock
guide rollers will not interfere with the label stock. The stock
guide is spring loaded
Unlocked
Locked
and under normal
circumstances it will
pinch any label stock roll
inserted into the printer.
To lock the stock guide
push the tab located on
the bottom of the moveable stock guide.
Stock Guide
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G. INSTALLING THE INK CARTRIDGE
Your printer has a built-in ink tracking system. This system is
designed to warn you if your ink cartridge is low on ink. This
ensures your labels will print properly and that the printer can
create large batches of labels unattended and worry-free.
In order to make this system work properly, the cartridge
must be changed using the procedure listed below. Failure
to follow this procedure could result in inaccurate ink level
tracking and could cause your print quality to suffer.
Ink cartridge is changed as follows:
1.
Click Start>Printers and Faxes
2.
Right-click on the Color Label Printer Icon
3.
Click on Printing Preferences from the drop-down menu
4.
Find the option labeled "Clean/Change Cartridge &
Check Ink…" and click "Properties"
5.
Click "Change Cartridge"
6.
Open the Top Cover of the printer
7.
The Cartridge Carrier will align itself to the center of the
print area.
8.
Press the Cartridge Cover Release to open the Cartridge
Holder.
9.
Replace/install the cartridge copper end first.
10. Remove the new Cartridge from its
packaging. Be sure to remove the
protective tape covering the copper
contacts.
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11. Push cartridge cover downward until it snaps in place.
12. Click OK on your screen to indicate the new cartridge is
now installed. Once you click OK you will be prompted to
align the cartridge. A warning will appear stating that you
must have installed label stock that is equal to or larger
than 4" x 4" (101.6 mm x 101.6 mm). If your label stock
meets this requirement click OK to align the cartridge.
If your stock does not meet this size requirement see
Section 2H before clicking OK.
H. ALIGNING THE INK CARTRIDGE
Cartridge alignment will align the Color Cartridge for bidirectional printing and calibrate the printer to each individual
cartridge. You will automatically be prompted to perform this
alignment each time you install a new cartridge. You may also
manually align the cartridge via the printer settings which are
described in Section 3C.
For Alignment you will need to have installed label stock that
is equal to or larger than 4" x 4" (101.6 mm x 101.6 mm). If
your stock does not meet this requirement follow the steps
below:
a.
Unload your current stock by pressing the Unload button.
The printer will reverse the label stock so that it can be
removed from the printer.
b
Now click OK if you are continuing from Section H or
Send the alignment via the printer settings area. It is
important that you sent the alignment with no label stock
installed.
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c.
Cut or fold a 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper in half length wise so
that it is no wider than 4.25 inches. Pull the the label stock
guide all the way out and lock it in place using the
instructions in Section 2G. Push the paper into the feed
area. Once the printer senses the page it will pull it into
place. You must feed the test sheet of paper into the
printer after the alignment print has been sent to the
printer otherwise it will feed the sheet right through the
printer with out printing.
d. The printer will print the alignment test and scan it into
memory. Once the alignment is complete you will see a
confirmation dialogue box on your monitor. Click OK.
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Section 3: Printing Using a PC
A. USING NICELABEL
Your printer ships with a basic version of Niceware's NiceLabel
software. This easy-to-use software is designed to allow you to
create full color labels with text and barcodes quickly and simply. The following is a tutorial to guide you through creating
and printing a sample label.
Launch NiceLabel from your computer's Start Menu.
Note: You are not required to print from the NiceLabel software. You can
print from any application that prints to a Windows Printer.
Creating a label
1.
Click the New Label Icon
2.
You will see the Label Setup Wizard. This will guide you
through setting up your label
a.
from Main Tool Bar
Set the dimensions of your label and unit of measure
and click Next.
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b. Select your printer. This should be the Label Printer
200. Click Finish.
3.
Now you will see your label in the Document Window.
You can start to design your label using Tools from the
Tool Box. First, we will use the Text Tool.
a.
Click the Text Tool Icon in your Toolbox, then move the
text cursor over the Document Window and click in
the location where you want to enter text. There is no
need to be exact, once you enter your text it can
easily be resized and/or moved about the label. Upon
clicking in the Document Window, you will see a
prompt to start typing your text.
b. When finished typing, click anywhere in the
Document Window and you will see the text appear in
a box with "edit handles". You can drag and resize the
text anywhere in the document window. If the text is
dragged off of the printable area, NiceLabel will turn
the text red as a warning. This will not change the
color the text prints out as when sent to the printer but
is only used as a warning to let you know you may
not be printing the full text on your label.
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4.
Now, insert a barcode.
a.
Click the Barcode Tool Icon from the Toolbox. You will
now have a Barcode Cursor that can be positioned
anywhere within the Document Window. Position
your cursor in the general area where you wish your
barcode to print and click to start entering your
barcode information. There is no need to be exact,
once you create your barcode it can easily be moved
and/or resized. Once clicked, you will see the Barcode
Wizard.
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b. The first screen in the Barcode Wizard will allow you
to select the type of Barcode you wish to print. You
can also enter the data to be used in the barcode. For
this we are doing a simple UPC-A barcode. For more
information on other types of barcodes, please see
Section 3B. Creating Barcodes in NiceLabel.
c.
Click OK, then click Finish and your Barcode will be
placed on your label with "Edit Handles" to allow you
to move and resize your barcode.
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5.
Now insert a graphic. Click on the Graphics Tool Icon in
the toolbox. You will now see a Graphics Cursor. Drag the
cursor to the general area where you wish to place the
graphic and click to get an Open dialog box. You will be
prompted to browse for graphic files. NiceLabel will
accept bitmap graphics formatted as BMP, JPG, TIF, WMF,
PNG and many more.
a.
Click Open and the graphic will be imported with
edit handles so you can easily move and resize your
graphic.
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b. There are other tools at your disposal to align the
object or add shapes. On the right side of the screen
you will see alignment tools so you can align the
objects on your label in relation to each other. Select
objects by clicking on them or clicking and dragging a
"lasso" around multiple objects or by holding down the
SHIFT key and clicking on each object individually.
You can also center these objects by right clicking on a
selected object and choosing Align from the dropdown menu. If you wish to center your object on the
label choose the appropriate centering options and
check the Align to Label checkbox.
You are now ready to print your label. Click File Printer Settings to adjust quality, color matching etc.
See Section 3C for more information. Click File then
Print from the main menu. Choose your number of
copies and click OK.
Congratulations! You have successfully created and printed
your first label. The rest of this section will explain in more
detail how to use barcode labels. Also, you can find more tips
and hints by simply clicking Help then Contents in the main
menu.
c.
Note: Objects will be layered in the order they are added to your document.
There is no ability to change the layering order in the SE version of
NiceLabel. This feature is available in upgraded versions.
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B. CREATING BARCODES IN NICELABEL
a.
Click the Barcode Tool Icon from the Toolbox.
b. You will now have a Barcode Cursor that can be positioned
anywhere within the Document Window. Position your
cursor in the general area where you wish your barcode to
print and click to start entering your barcode information.
Once clicked, you will see the Barcode Wizard.
i.
The first screen in the Barcode Wizard will allow you
to select the type of Barcode you wish to print. You
can also enter the data to be used in the barcode.
ii. Click Define to change the type of Barcode.
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iii. This contains four tabs, General, Check Digit, Human
Readable and Details.
iv. The General Tab allows you to choose the appropriate
barcode type from the Available barcodes: menu.
You can choose one- or two-dimensional barcodes.
Note that different barcode types have different
requirements - some of them only allow numbers to
be encoded, while others only allow upper case
characters. For the further help on the barcode types
contact your supplier
Available barcode types are listed here:
EAN and UPC EAN-8, EAN-8 + 2-digit supplement, EAN-8 + 5-digit
supplement, EAN-13, EAN-13 + 2-digit supplement,
EAN-13 + 5-digit supplement, EAN-14, DUN-14, UPC
Case Code, UPC-A, UPC-A + 2-digit supplement,
UPC-A + 5-digit supplement, UPC-E, UPC-E + 2-digit
supplement, UPC-E + 5-digit supplement, EAN.UCC
128, SSCC, Bookland, Addon 2, Addon 5
Linear
Interleaved 2 of 5, ITF 14, ITF 16, Code 39, Code 39 Tri
Optic, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 32, Code 93, CODE 128
(A, B and C subsets), MSI, Codabar, Postnet-32,
Postnet-37, Postnet-52, Postnest-62, Kix, Pharmacode
RSS
Linear RSS symbologies
RSS14, RSS14 Truncated,
RSS14Stacked, RSS14 Stacked Omnidirectional, RSS
Limited, RSS Expanded
2D Barcodes
Composite RSS
symbologiesRSS14, RSS14 Truncated, RSS14 Stacked,
RSS14 Stacked Omnidirectional, RSS Limited, RSS
Expanded, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN.UCC
128 & CC-A/B, EAN.UCC 128 & CC-C
2D-Pharmacode, PDF-417, DataMatrix, MaxiCode,
Aztec, QR, Micro QR, Codablock F, MicroPDF
Define the barcode dimensions in the Barcode Dimensions
Field. The height is set in cm by entering the appropriate
number in the Symbol Height Field. The width of the barcode
is set as the X Expansion factor. Note that the width can be set
only in pre-defined standard steps.
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When you change the barcode dimension directly from the
screen by moving the drag handle, the changed dimension
will also appear in this dialog box.
Some of the barcode types also allow the definition of Narrowto-wide bar ratio. It can only be set from the predefined steps
in the pull-down menu - 1:2, 1:3 or 2:5.
Base element width (mils) is calculated automatically from
the X expansion factor.
v.
The Check Digit Tab will allow you to include a system
automated check digits or enter your own. Check digits
can be disabled on some barcodes from this tab as well.
vi. The Human Readable Tab allows you to manipulate the
human readable text printed with your barcode. Here you
can disable Human Readable, select position (above or
below the barcode), include a check digit, and choose your
font type and scaling.
vii. The Details Tab allows you to set some further details of
the barcode presentations on the printer. These settings are
listed here:
Include Quiet Zones will enable the software to automatically create the necessary amount of free space before and
after the barcode symbol by drawing an unprintable buffer
area around the barcode symbol on the screen.
Descender Bars allows EAN 13, EAN 8, UPC A and UPC
E to print longer first, middle and last bars when this
option is selected.
Mirror Horizontally will allow the barcode to be printed
as a graphic and will so it can be mirrored over the
horizontal axis.
Mirror Vertically allows the barcode to be printed as a
graphic so it can be mirrored over the vertical axis.
Intercharacter Gap: Some barcodes allow you to change
the gap between characters in the barcode (e. g. Code-39).
The barcode prints as a graphic.
Include EAN white space: A special character is inserted
before and/or after the barcode. It indicates the width of
the barcode. If you place any other object in the extent of
the barcode, it will reduce the readability of the barcode.
This option is valid for EAN barcode types.
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C. PRINTER DRIVER SETTINGS
Once the printer driver has been successfully installed, you
will need to setup the driver with the appropriate print
options. Refer to the following steps to change or verify your
default printer driver preferences. These settings will apply to
all new designs created in NiceLabel or other programs after
the preferences were changed. Existing labels saved in
NiceLabel will not be affected since the preferences are saved
with the label. To change these preferences you will have to
change printer preferences through Nice Label. (File Menu Printer Settings)
To find Driver Settings:
Click the Start button, choose Printers and Faxes. Right-click
on the Label Printer 200 Icon and select Printing Preferences
from the drop-down menu.
The preferences screen will appear.
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NOTE on PC Settings:
Most applications allow you to change these same printer driver
options from their "Print" and/or "Printer Setup" screens. Some
applications such as NiceLabel save your settings with the label,
others use settings only for the current print job just sent to the
printer.
Paper Size
If you are using NiceLabel, this setting is adjusted during the
label setup wizard. If you are using a program other than
NiceLabel you will need to set this to the dimensions of the
your label. Keep in mind that the dimensions are always relative to the width and height of the actual label in the printer.
Orientation of an image on the label should not change this
setting. See Section 5 for minimum and maximum label sizes.
Orientation
There are two settings for orientation, Portrait and Landscape.
If your text and graphics print left to right or as shown on the
screen, select portrait . If you wish your printing to rotate 90
degrees from what you see on the screen so it is printing
horizontally, select landscape as your orientation. Remember,
this does not change the width and height Paper Size. It is
only a tool for viewing a label upright on screen that will be
printed sideways on the printer.
Portrait
Landscape
Print Quality
There are 4 levels of print quality in the driver. The lower the
Quality, the faster the print. Quality 1 provides the fastest
print available while Quality 4 provides the best quality. It is
recommended that you experiment with the different levels
when designing your label to find a good balance between
print quality and print speed.
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Ink Saturation
This option controls the amount of ink used when printing an
image. The default setting is 100%. If the ink is not drying fast
enough or bleeding, you can decrease the Ink Saturation to
lessen the amount of ink that is applied to the label.
Cartridge Alignment
Cartridge alignment will align the Cartridge for bidirectional
printing and calibrate the printer to each individual cartridge.
You will automatically be prompted to perform this alignment
each time you install a new cartridge. To manually align the
cartridge, click on Cartridge Alignment to reveal a Properties
button. Click this button to start the Alignment procedure.
You will be prompted to have label stock of 4"x4" (101.6mm x
101.6mm) or larger. If the loaded stock does not meet this
requirement see Section 2H for additional instructions.
Clean/Change Cartridge & Check Ink Levels
Click this setting to reveal a Properties button. Click
Properties and you will see the color ink level as well as
buttons allowing you to either clean
or change your ink cartridge. If you have printed a label you
will see an estimation of prints remaining of the last label.
This number can also be used to
calculate total number of labels you
can print from one cartridge and also ink cost per label.
Use the following formula:
Prints Remaining X 100 / Percentage of Ink Remaining = Total
Labels from a Full Cartridge.
In the example above 300 X 100 / 83 = 361 labels from a full
cartridge. Use the cost of the ink cartridge divided by the
total labels from a full cartridge to receive cost per label.
Clean/Purge
If it has been more than 48 hours since your last print or if
your print quality has deteriorated with bands or lines it is
recommended that you clean the cartridge. This is done by
clicking the Clean/Purge button. The Clean Purge is done
as follows:
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Note: You will be prompted to load label stock of 4"x 4" (101.6 mm x
101.6mm) or larger, into the printer. If you have stock of this size
or larger, simply click OK. If not see Section 2H for instructions on
loading a test sheet to complete the purge print.
The printer will print a purge pattern where swaths of each
color are printed to clean the jets of the cartridge. A series of
diagonal lines are printed in each color of the cartridge. By
examining this pattern you can tell if the cartridge is firing all
jets or if the cartridge is dirty and requires further cleaning.
While the blocks of black may not print solidly, it is important
that the diagonal lines be continuous. Repeat this process until
all diagonal lines print without breaks.
Change Cartridge
Click the Change Cartridge button to move the cartridge into
position for easy access for replacement. For more information
on this see Section 2G. When installing cartridge you will be
prompted to align your cartridge as described earlier in this
section.
Details/Print Counter
Clicking on the Details button will allow you to view
information about printer settings stored on the printer.
There is also a print counter in the details window to help
you count the number of labels printed since the last time it
was reset. Click Reset Counter to set the counter to zero.
The Restore Factory Defaults button will restore the printer
settings displayed on the details window to factory calibrated
defaults.
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Sensor Type
Sensor Type refers to the method the printer will use to detect
the print starting position for each label. If you are using
standard die-cut labels or Through-hole label material where
a hole is punched through each label for alignment purposes
use the Through-hole/Die-Cut setting. Use Reflective for
black stripe sensing label material where a pre-printed line on
the back of the label stock indicates the break between labels.
If you have continuous stock with no die-cut, reflective mark
or holes set the sensor type to Continuous Feed. This will turn
off the stock sensor.
Output Mode
Do not present (use with Rewinder). The label stock does not
move after the last label is printed. This means that part of the
last label printed is still in the printer. This should be used
only if you have a label rewinder attached.
Present (Default). This setting will cause the printer to feed the
last label printed forward so that it and the previously printed
labels can be torn off using the tear bar. This will occur only if
there are no other print jobs in queue.
Cut (using optional cutter). Use this setting only if you have
the label cutter attachment (Primera Part # 074263)
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Enable Bi-di Printing
This setting defaults to Yes for fastest printing. When enabled
you will be required to perform an alignment print after a new
cartridge is installed.
Offsets
If your label is printing horizontally or vertically offset
(printing on the liner or with white space left on the label) use
these offset setting to adjust the position of the print on the
label. Click Offsets... to reveal the properties button. Click
Properties. The following screen will appear. Refer to the
diagram to determine which direction to move the image,
tear off position or cut position.
Left Margin Offset
This will be factory calibrated. If fine tuning is needed,
increase this setting to move the image right on the label;
decrease this setting to move the image to the left on the label.
The unit of measure is 0.1mm.
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Top of Form (TOF)
This setting allows you to fine tune the print starting position
on your label stock. This will be factory calibrated. If fine tuning is needed, increase this value to move the image down on
the label. Decrease this value to move the image up the label.
The unit of measure is 0.1mm.
Click the Test button to send a test
print to the printer that will help
you adjust the TOF and Left
Margin Offset. The printer will
print the pattern shown. Adjust
the values so that both black bars
print on the label with no white
space on the label and no ink on
the liner.
+
-
LEFT OFFSET
(10 units)
1.0 mm
TOF
+
-
Tear Off Position
If Output Mode (described earlier in this section) is set to
Present, the printer will present your labels over the Tear Bar
for easy removal. This tear off position is set at the factory.
If fine tuning is needed to align the break in your label stock
over the Tear Bar, increase this setting to eject the label further;
decrease this setting to eject the label stock less. The unit of
measure is 0.1 mm.
Cut Position
If a label cutter attachment is connected to the printer you can
fine tune the cut position between the labels. Increase this
value to move the label further out before the cut; decrease
this value to eject the label stock less before the cut.
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Section 4: Troubleshooting
A. SOLVING REGISTRATION PROBLEMS
Image is Vertically Offset
The LX200 decides where to start printing by detecting the
start of die-cut label, detecting a black mark on the back or
detecting a thru-hole that corresponds to the start of the label.
The following items can cause the label sensor to improperly
detect the start of a label:
1.
TOF Offset. TOF stands for Top of Form and this setting
allows you to fine tune the alignment of your printing on
your label stock. This will be factory calibrated. If fine tuning is needed, increase this setting to move the image
down on the label; decrease this setting to move the image
up on the label. The unit of measure is 0.1mm. To access go
to Start - Control Panel - Printers and Faxes - Right click
"Label Printer 200" - Choose Printing Preferences Select Offsets. See image in the dialog below for
graphical example.
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2.
Nonstandard / Non-translucent Backing Material. Test the
unit with the label sample material that came with the unit.
If it prints correctly, your label stock may not be
compatible. The label sensor needs to see the difference
between a label and a backing material by seeing through
the label stock for light variations. If it can not see through
the label, problems will arise. If you must use this type of
backing, try label stock that has a black mark on the back
to show where the label begins. You will need to change
the Sensor Type setting in the driver preferences to
Reflective.
3.
Improper Label Gap Distance. See Section 5 for label
specifications.
4.
Page Size is Bigger than Label Stock Size. If the page size
set in the driver is larger than the actual label stock, ink
will be printed on the gaps and the sensor will start
looking for a gap too late. This can cause label skipping
or inconsistent print starting points.
5.
Portrait / Landscape. If the Portrait / Landscape setting
does not correspond to the label stock installed this will
also cause the printer to print over the gap and onto the
next label. Make sure this is set correctly.
6.
Sensor Position. Circular, nonstandard label shapes or
multiple labels across will require precise adjustment of
the label sensor. If you are using circular or other non
rectangular die-cut labels see Section 2F for instructions.
The image is printing horizontally offset
Two printer driver settings can affect this issue.
Left Margin Offset. This adjustment is found in the printer
preferences area of the printer driver. If you see white space on
the right (printers left) side of the label and overlap on the
opposite side, decrease the number (negative numbers are
allowed). If you see white space on the left (printers right)
side of the label and overlap on the opposite side increase the
number.
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Note: Often times a space on the right (printers left) side indicates a
margin around the label that is not being accounted for. The printer is
factory calibrated for a 2mm margin. A larger margin around the
label will cause a right (printers left) side space.
Page Size. Often the page size is not large enough for the
label. If this is the case you may see white space on the right
(printers left) side of the the label and no image over lap on
the opposite side. This indicates that the page size needs to
be increased. Increase the page size through the printer
preferences enough to cover the label.
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B. CREATING A FULL BLEED PRINT
1.
If you are having trouble making the image cover the
entire label, first make sure the image is printing at least as
big as the label size you have selected. To accomplish this
using Nice Label, make the image a few millimeters larger
than the label by dragging the image over the edge of the
label on all sides. The bounding box around the image will
turn red when it is over the edge of the label. Try printing
again to see if it covers the entire label. If not, move on to
step two.
2.
Adjust these settings in the printer driver preferences:
Page Size. Increase the page size width in the driver
preferences by .1 inches. Increase the height by .1 inches.
If you are using Nice Label, simply change the size under
the File Menu - Label Setup. Increase the size of the image
to fit the new larger page size. If you are using other
graphics programs you will need to change the page size in
the application and in the printer driver preferences.
Left Margin Offset. Decrease the Left margin offset by half
the increase of the page size width. In this case you would
decrease the value by 12 (which corresponds to .05 inches).
This will center the page size increase so there is a .05 inch
over bleed on both left and right sides.
TOF. Decrease the Top of form by 10. This will cause the
printer to start printing before the label and ensure a fully
printed label.
1 Decrease TOF by 10
Actual Label Stock
Size = 2” x 2”
2 Decrease Left Margin
Offset by 12
3 Over Bleed Page Size
2.1” x 2.1” (.1 Inch)
Note: It is best to over bleed as little as possible to avoid excess ink on the
label backing. Also, over bleeding too much will cause the printer to
skip labels. This is because the printer stops printing too late to sense
the next label.
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C. CLEARING A LABEL JAM
If there is a label jam in the printer mechanism first attempt to
remove the jam by opening the cover and removing the jam
from the printer feed output area.
If the jam can not be located, it is possible to remove a cover
over the feed input area. Pull on the center of the cover as
shown below to release the tabs on the sides.
To prevent future jams, use rubbing alcohol to remove an
adhesive left in the printer feed area.
PULL
D. CLEANING THE PRINTER
If any ink has gotten on to the printer casing itself, the case of
the printer can be cleaned with an ammonia based window
cleaner and a lint-free cloth.
Over time, ink overspray may gather at the base of the printer.
The printer is designed using a vacuum system to gather most
of this ink on a series of saturation pads. Eventually, these
pads may need to be replaced. Contact tech support to
determine if pad replacement is necessary.
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E. CLEANING THE INK CARTRIDGE
It may be necessary to clean the ink cartridge nozzles if you
notice reduced print quality, or if you suspect an cartridge
nozzle has become slightly dried out or clogged. If you are
having print quality problems, follow the steps below:
1.
Remove the print cartridge.
2.
Moisten a lint-free cloth with water.
3.
Hold the cloth against the nozzles
for three seconds. This will
“wick” some additional ink
onto the damp cloth.
4.
Wipe in one direction only.
5.
Repeat the process.
F. TECHNICAL SUPPORT
If you have difficulties in operating your Printer, the procedures
in this manual and the software User's Guide should, in most
cases, solve the problem. If you still have difficulty, contact the
technical support number using one of the methods listed
below.
Source
Location
Primera Knowledge Base
www.primera.com/knowledgebase.html
NiceLabel Software Help files
Open the software. Click on the Help
Menu - Contents
Email Support
www.primera.com/contact_tech_support.cfm
Chat Support
www.primera.com/knowledgebase.html
Phone Support
763-475-6669 (Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 7 p.m CST)
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Section 5: Label and Roll
Specifications
Label Sensing Methods
Label Width
Liner Width
Gap Between
Labels
Method 1: Label
Gap Sensing
Distance from
edge of Media
Method 2: Thru-Hole
Sensing
Width of Opening
Label Height
Distance from
edge of Media
to edge of Label
Method 3: Reflective/Black
Mark Sensing
(Black Mark must be printed
on back side of label stock)
Black Mark
Width
Note: See table below for Max and Min values in inches and mm..
Max
Min
Label/Print width
4.25" (108mm)
0.75" (19mm)
Liner width
4.25" (108mm)
1" (25.4mm)
Label height/length
24" (609.6mm)
0.75" (19mm)
Gap between labels
0.75" (19mm)
0.10 (2.5mm)
Width of thru-hole
opening
0.5" (12.7mm)
0.375 (9.5mm)
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Max
Min
Distance from edge of
media to edge of
thru-hole
1.90" (48.3mm)
0.20" (5.1mm)
Reflective/Black
Mark Width*
Equal to distance 0.10" (2.5mm)
between labels
Max Outer Diameter (OD) 5.0"(127mm)
N/A
Inner Core Diameter (ID)
see roll specifications below
Stock Thickness
.006”
(152 micron)
Distance from edge of
media to edge of label
Printer driver assumes 2 mm gap.
However, this is adjustable via the
left margin offset.
N/A
* The Reflective/Black Mark should be opaque to infared light.
The mark should be between the labels. The end of the mark
should correspond with the beginning of the label.
Roll Specifications
Label Side Out
Roll O.D.
Label Stock
2”
5”
Core I.D.
Core O.D.
Notes:
1. Label height <1.5” requires a 2.00” I.D. x 3.00” O.D. core.
Label height >1.5” requires a 2.00” I.D. x 2.25” O.D. core.
2. Turret glue or 1/2”-wide 3M 928 double-sided removable tape must be
used to attach stock to core. Removable tape must be positioned across
full width of core. Other types of tape are not allowed.
3. End face of liner must align with end of core on both sides within 0.030”.
(Core width should be the same as liner width.)
4. Masking tape or equivalent may be used to secure label stock to outside of roll.
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Section 6: Technical Specifications
Print Method:
Print Resolutions:
Accessories:
Ink Cartridge:
Colors:
Media Types:
Media Sensing:
Ink Level Warning:
Indicator Lights:
Controls:
Operating Systems:
Data Interface:
Minimum System:
Label Design
Software:
Electrical Rating:
Power Requirements:
Certifications:
Weight:
Dimensions:
Warranty:
Inkjet
4800 x 1200 dpi, 1200 x 1200 dpi, 600 x 600 dpi
A label cutter (part # 074263) can be connected
to the printer to cut labels as they are fed out
of the printer.
#53377 Black
16.7 million
Roll-fed pressure-sensitive labels, roll-fed tags
Moveable see-through sensor for die-cut
labels and reflective for tags with black
stripe sensing
Calculates actual number of prints remaining
based upon ink usage of graphics being
printed (patent-pending)
Power, Ink
Pause, Load/Feed, Unload
Windows XP/2000
USB 1.1
Pentium® IV computer or better, 512MB
RAM, 5GB free hard drive space,
USB 1.1/2.0 port
NiceLabel™ SE Primera Edition included.
Can also be used with most other popular
Windows-based label design software
programs
12VDC, 5.0A
100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz, 60 watts
UL, UL-C, CE, FCC Class A
7 lbs.
10.4" wide X 15.3" deep X 7.1" high (closed)
17.4" high (open)
One year, parts and labor
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Barcode Wizard...................................................................17, 18, 21
Cartridge Alignment ................................................................13, 26
Cleaning Ink Cartridge ..................................................................36
Connecting Power.............................................................................5
High Gloss Label Stock ....................................................................2
Human Readable Tab .....................................................................23
Ink Low LED .....................................................................................3
Ink Saturation ..................................................................................26
Inserting Graphics...........................................................................19
Installing the Ink Cartridge ...........................................................12
Installing Label Stock .......................................................................7
Installing the PC Software ...............................................................5
Installing the Printer Driver ............................................................6
Label Size ...................................................................................25, 34
Label Stock Sensor Bar .....................................................................9
Label Tear Bar ....................................................................................3
Left Margin Offset ..............................................................29, 32, 34
Load/Feed Button.............................................................................3
Offsets ...............................................................................................29
Orientation .......................................................................................25
Power LED .........................................................................................3
Print Counter ...................................................................................27
Print Quality ....................................................................................25
Printer Driver Settings .............................................................24, 32
Printing .............................................................................................15
Sensor Type ......................................................................................28
Roll Specifications ...........................................................................38
Tear Off Position ..............................................................................30
TOF Offset........................................................................................31
Troubleshooting...............................................................................31
Unload Button ...................................................................................3
Using NiceLabel ..............................................................................15
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