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Proprietary Statement
A-2240, A-2240E
Desktop Barcode Printer
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intended solely for the information and use of parties operating and maintaining
the equipment described herein. Such proprietary information may not be used,
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Product Improvements
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FCC Compliance Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. 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 the 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 the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
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Connect the equipment into a different outlet on a different circuit.
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Consult the dealer or an experience Radio/TV technician for help.
This unit was tested with shielded cables on the peripheral devices. Shielded
cables must be used with the unit to insure compliance. The user is cautioned
that any changes or modifications not expressly approved by Argox Information
Co., Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
CE Statement of Conformity
User’s Manual
This products is herewith confirmed to comply with the requirements set out in
the Council Directive on the Approximation of the laws of the Member States
relating to Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (2004/108/EC). For the
evaluation regarding EMC, the following standard was applied:
RFI Emission:
EN 55022: 2006 + A1: 2007 Class A
EN 61000-3-2: 2006
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EN 61000-3-3: 1995+A1: 2001+A2: 2005
Table of Contents
Immunity:
EN 55024: 1998+A1: 2001+A2: 2003
Getting Started ............................................................................6
Unpacking ...............................................................................6
Package Contents ............................................................................ 7
Connecting the Power Supply .................................................8
Getting to Know Your Printer.....................................................10
Parts and Features................................................................10
Controls and Indicators .........................................................12
Loading Ribbon and Media .......................................................14
Loading a Ribbon..................................................................14
Loading Media ......................................................................19
Standard Mode................................................................................ 19
Peel Off Mode ................................................................................. 24
Cutter Mode..................................................................................... 29
Configuration and Configuration................................................37
Performing Calibration and a Configuration Report ...............37
Retuning to Factory Default Settings .....................................38
Computer Connections .............................................................39
USB Interface Requirements.................................................39
Serial (RS-232) Interface Requirements................................40
Serial Cabling Requirements.................................................40
Ethernet 10/100 Internal Printer Server Option......................42
Communicating with the Printer ................................................44
Installing the Printer Driver (Argox Seagull Driver) ................45
Driver for Plug and Play (USB only) ......................................51
Driver for WIN Vista (USB only) ............................................56
Troubleshooting......................................................................62
LED Diagnosis ......................................................................62
Miscellaneous .......................................................................65
Recovery...............................................................................66
Caring for Your Printer...............................................................67
Cleaning................................................................................67
Media Sensor .................................................................................. 67
Thermal Print Head......................................................................... 67
Replacing Thermal Print Head ..............................................70
Liability Disclaimer
Argox Information Co., Ltd. takes steps to assure that the company’s published
engineering specifications and manuals are correct; however, errors do occur.
Argox Information Co., Ltd. reserves the right to correct any such errors and
disclaims any resulting liability. In no event shall Argox Information Co., Ltd. or
anyone else involved in the creation, production, or delivery of the
accompanying product (including hardware and software) be liable for any
damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business
profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary
loss) arising out of the use of or the results of use of or inability to use such
product, even if Argox Information Co., Ltd. has been advised of the possibility of
such damages.
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Important notice during TPH replacement................................. 72
Technical Reference ................................................................. 73
General Specifications.......................................................... 73
Fonts, Bar Codes and Graphics Specification....................... 76
Printer Programming Language A, PPLA.....................................76
Printer Programming Language B, PPLB.....................................77
Printer Programming Language Z, PPLZ .....................................78
Interface Specifications......................................................... 80
USB Interface.................................................................................80
Serial................................................................................................81
Ethernet...........................................................................................82
Connection with host.......................................................................83
Appendix I - Installing the Extension Card ........................... 85
Getting Started
Congratulations on choosing the Argox Amigo Series
desktop barcode printer. This user’s manual will help you get
to know your new printer. The manual includes a guide to
operating the printer as well as related information on
troubleshooting, maintenance, and technical reference.
Illustrations are provided to help you quickly become familiar
with the printer.
Unpacking
After receiving your printer, please check for possible
shipping damage:
1. Inspect the outside of both the box and the printer for
possible damage.
2. Open the top cover of the printer to see if the media
compartments are in order.
Note: If damage has occurred, contact your shipping
company immediately to file a claim.
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Printer
Connecting the Power Supply
Sample Media
Ribbon
Connect the power supply as below.
WARNING: 1. do not operate the printer and power supply in an
area where they might get wet.
1. Make sure the power switch is in the "O" position.
2. Insert the barrel connector of the power supply into the
power jack on the back of the printer.
3. Insert the separate power cord into the power supply.
4. Plug the other end of the cord into an AC electrical outlet.
Quick Guide
Power Supply
Power Cord
CD Rom Disk
Package Contents
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Printer
Quick Guide
CD Rom Disk
Power Supply
Power Cord
Ribbon
Sample Media
Power Cord
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Getting to Know Your Printer
The illustrations that follow describe the printer’s parts, features,
controls, and indicators.
Parts and Features
Ready Indicator
Top Cover
Power Indicator
Power Cord
Feed Button
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Power Switch
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Controls and Indicators
The printer’s controls and indicators are shown in the diagram
below. The following table explains control and indicator
functions.
Media Hanger
Release Levers
Ready Indicator
Top Cover
Power Indicator
Ribbon Pick-up Holder
Ribbon Supply Holder
Thermal Printhead
Feed Button
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Power Switch
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Control /
Indicator
Function
On: turns on normal operation
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Power Switch
Off: turns off power
Note: Turn power off before connecting or
disconnecting cables
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Green light shows printer power on
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Light off shows printer power off
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Blinking light indicates error has occurred
Power Indicator
Ready Indicator
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Green shows printer is ready to operate
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Blinking light indicates printer is paused or
receiving data
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Seagull driver status monitor
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Press to advance the label media to the
first printing position
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Press to take the printer out of "pause"
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Press and hold while turning on the power
to print out a configuration profile
Feed Button
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Loading Ribbon and Media
This section describes how to load ribbon and media in the Amigo
Series printers.
Loading a Ribbon
Note: This section does not apply to direct thermal printing.
1. Lift the top cover to expose the media compartment.
2. Unlatch the print head module by pushing the two purple
release levers on the sides toward the rear.
3. Turn over the print head module to expose the ribbon supply
holder.
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4. Unwrap the ribbon roll pack and separate the ribbon roll and
the bare core.
5. Attach the edge of the ribbon on the bare core and wind it a
little bit onto the core.
6. Insert the ribbon roll into the supply holder. (First snap in the
right side and then the left side.)
Media Compartment
Release Lever
Ribbon Roll
Print Head Module
Ribbon Supply Holder
Bare Core
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7. Turn back the print head module and then insert the bare core
into the pick-up holder. (First snap in the right side, then the lift
side.)
8. Turn the wheel of the print head module to ensure the ribbon is
tightly wound.
9. Press down the print head module on both sides firmly till you
hear a snap.
Wheel
Print Head Module
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Loading Media
The Amigo Series printers offer three different loading modes:
standard, peel-off, or with a cutter.
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2. Remove the media hanger.
3. Load the media roll onto the hanger.
4. Unlatch the print head module.
5. Open the front cover to allow the labels pass through the slot.
Standard mode allows you to collect each label freely.
Peel-off mode peels backing material away from the label
as it prints. After the label is removed, the next label prints.
Cutter mode automatically cuts the label after it prints.
Standard Mode
1. Lift the top cover to expose the media compartment.
Media Hanger
Media Compartment
Ribbon Roll
Front Cover
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6. Lead the labels through the media guides with the other hand.
The media guide can be adjusted centrally to fit with different
label widths.
7. Press the print head module down firmly on both sides until you
hear a snap.
Print Head Module
Media Guides
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Peel Off Mode
8. Close the top cover and turn on the printer or press the feed
button if the printer is already on.
1. Unscrew the two screws behind the front cover.
2. Remove the front cover.
Screw
Feed Button
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3. Plug in the dispenser connecter.
4. Mount the dispenser module.
5. Secure the two screws behind the front cover.
6. Lead the labels through the media guides and dispenser.
Dispenser Connecter
Screws
Media Guides
Dispenser Module
Dispenser
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7. Press down the print head module firmly until you hear
a snap.
8. Close the top cover and turn on the printer or press the feed
button if the printer is already on.
9. Press the feed button and the label backing paper will come out
from the slot under dispenser.
Note: The feed button does not make the printer peel.
Peeling occurs only when the software is properly set.
Feed Button
Feed Button
Label
Backing Paper
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4.
Cutter Mode
Loose the 2 screws on the printer bottom.
Note: For cutter mode you must first install the cutter and cutter
baby board to J16 on the main board
1.
2.
3.
Turn off the POWER switch.
Unscrew the two screws behind the front cover.
Remove the front cover.
Screw
5.
Pull out front side of "Middle Cover" then remove it from
"Bottom".
6. Take out "Middle Cover".
Screw
Front Cover
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7. Remove the whole print head assembly by releasing the 4
screws at its feet.
8. Plug the cutter baby board to J16 on the main board.
J16
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12. Plug in the cutter connecter
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Reattach the print head assembly by securing the 4 screws
and pull the front side of "Middle Cover" to put it back.
10. Screw the 2 screws on the printer bottom.
11. Unscrew the screw on the printer module.
12. Remove the tear off bar.
13. Mount Cutter module, and install cutter module completely.
Tear Off Bar
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Print Head
14. Lead the label through the media guides and cutter slot.
15. Press down the print head module firmly on both sides until
you hear a snap.
Note: The feed button does not make the printer cut. Cutting
occurs only when the software is properly set.
Feed Button
Media Guides
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Configuration and Configuration
This section discusses calibration, printing configuration and
resetting the printer to factory defaults.
Performing Calibration and a Configuration
Report
1. Turn off the printer power.
2. Press and hold the feed button while turning on the power, until
the printing motor is activated.
3. Calibration is performed while the printer automatically feeds
the label stock for a certain length, the printing motor suspends
for one second and then prints out a configuration profile.
4. The profile includes firmware version, ROM checksum,
RS-232, thermal transfer/direct thermal settings, hardware
configuration, and font types.
5. At PPLB emulation, the printer enters character dump mode.
To exit from dump mode, press the feed button again. (If you
accidentally print the label without exiting from dump mode in
advance, you need to turn on the printer or press feed button
again to print normally.)
Retuning to Factory Default Settings
1. Turn on the printer and wait for 5 or more seconds.
2. Press the "Feed" button for 10 seconds, and the "Ready"
indicator and "Power" indicator will go off in order.
3. While two indicators become lit again, release the FEED
button.
4. The printer will come back to the factory default settings.
Note: Revise the factory default settings that stored in
flash, even if turn off the power source cannot be
eliminated.
Important! You must always carry out calibration when
changing media. Failure to do so will result in improper
detection by the label sensor.
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Computer Connections
Serial (RS-232) Interface Requirements
Note: You must insert the power supply’s barrel connector
into the power jack on the back of the printer before
connecting communication cables.
The required cable must have a nine-pin "D" type male connector
on one end, which is plugged into the mating serial port located
on the back of the printer. The other end of the signal interface
cable connects to a serial port on the host computer.
This printer comes with a nine-pin Electronics Industries
Association (EIA) RS-232 serial data interface, a USB interface
and Ethernet option. You must supply the required interface cable
for your application.
For technical and pin-out information, please refer to the
Technical Reference, Interface Specifications in this manual.
Serial Cabling Requirements
Note: This printer complies with FCC Rules and Regulations,
Part 15, for Class A Equipment, for use with fully
shielded six-foot data cables. Use of longer cables or
unshielded cables may increase radiated emissions
above Class A limits.
Data cables must be of fully shielded construction and fitted with
metal or metalized connector shells. Shielded cables and
connectors are required to prevent radiation and reception of
electrical noise.
USB Interface Requirements
To minimize electrical noise pickup in the cable:
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Keep data cables as short as possible (6 ft or 1.83m
recommended).
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Do not tightly bundle the data cables with power cords.
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Do not tie the data cables to power wire conduits.
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface is version 2.0 and 1.1
compliant and provides a full-speed (12Mb/s) interface that is
compatible with your existing PC hardware. The USB’s “plug and
play” design makes installation easy. Multiple printers can share a
single USB port/hub.
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Notes:
Default settings are included in the configuration report.
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Ethernet 10/100 Internal Printer Server Option
This connector is for Ethernet application; it is convenient to use
several printers by Ethernet connector at the same time.
Notes:
When using Ethernet model printer, please wait till the Ready
Indicator to stop blinking and then can start to use printer.
Power Cord
Power Cord
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Ethernet Status/Activity Indicators
Communicating with the Printer
LED Status
Both Off
Green LED
Amber LED
Description
No Ethernet link detected
Speed LED
On: 100 Mbps link Off: l0 Mbps link
Link/Activity LED
On: link up Off: link down Flash: activity
The bundled printer driver can be applied to all applications under
Windows 2000/2003/Windows XP and Windows Vista and
support 32/64 bits version. With this driver you can run any
popular Windows software applications such as MS-Word and
print out to this printer.
Green LED
Amber LED
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Installing the Printer Driver (Argox Seagull Driver)
4. Click "Finish".
1. Double click the driver file (Argox Seagull driver) to execute the
installation.
2. Windows Printer Driver…..Select I accept and Click "Next"
5.
Select Install printer drivers and Click "Next"
3. Write down the Installation Directory (for example: C:'Seagull)
and click "Next".
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6.
Select a driver for your printer and click "Next".
7.
Select model & emulation: A-2240 PPLB
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8.
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Select the port of the printer and click "Next"
Enter Printer name (i.e. Argox A-2240 PPLB) and select
"do not share this printer”, and Click "Next"
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10. Checking all the data on the showing screen, if data corrected,
click "Finish"
12. After the installation is complete click " Close"
11. After the related files have been copied to your system, click
"Finish"
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Driver for Plug and Play (USB only)
1. Extract the PrinterDriver.exe to the fixed route.
(“C:\Seagull)
2. Connect the label printer to a computer with a USB
cable.
3. Turn on the printer’s power and the system detects the
device automatically.
4. Select “Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)”,
click “Next”.
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5. Select “Search for the best driver in these locations” and
choose “Include this location in the search”. Input the
location of the printer driver, click “Next”.
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6. Select “Continue Anyway”.
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7. Click “Finish”.
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Driver for WIN Vista (USB only)
8. The Argox A-2240E PPLB printer is added in “Printers
and Faxes”.
9. Reboot the system.
10. The system assigns the USB port for A-2240E PPLB
printer.
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1. Extract the PrinterDriver.exe to the fixed route.
(“C:\Seagull)
2. Connect the label printer to a computer with a USB
cable.
3. Turn on the printer’s power and the system detects the
device automatically.
4. Select “Locate and install driver software
(recommended)”.
5. Pop the window “User access control” and click
“ Continue”
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6. Select “I don’t have the disk. Show me the other options.”
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7. Select “Browse my computer for driver software
(advanced) “.
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8. Input the location of printer driver. (“C:\Seagull)
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9. Select” Install this driver software anyway”
10. The related files start to copy to your system.
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11. After the installation is complete, click “Close”.
Troubleshooting
Normally, when the printer is in not working properly, the
"Power" LED blinks continuously, and printing and
communication between the host and printer stops.
LED Diagnosis
If the Power and Ready LEDs are blinking, it means you may
have a problem. To understand the problem, please check the
Power and Ready LEDs and refer to the following solutions:
LED Indicators: Power and Ready LEDs blink at the same
tempo
Power LED Ready LED
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
Possible Problems
Solutions
Remarks
Miss-detect gap
Check the label path
If you use a
Check the label sensor continuous label roll
and run under
Windows, select the
continuous media.
Label stock out
Supply the label roll
Label stock not
Install the label roll
installed
Label jam
Recover the jam
12. Click” Yes”
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LED Indicators: Power and Ready LEDs blink alternately
LED Indicators: Only the Ready LED blinks
Power LED Ready LED
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
Power LED Ready LED
ON
ON
ON
OFF
Possible Problems
Solutions
Remarks
Ribbon out
Supply the ribbon roll Not applicable
to direct
Ribbon jam
Recover the jam
thermal type.
Ribbon sensor error Replace ribbon
sensor
Possible Problems
Solutions
Print head too hot
Printing will stop until
the print head cools to
an acceptable printing
temperature. When it
does, the printer will
automatically resume
operation.
LED Indicators: Only the Power LED blinks
Power LED Ready LED
ON
ON
OFF
ON
Possible Problems
Solutions
Remarks
Serial IO error
Check the baud rate Serial interface
only
Memory full
Add the extension
RAM(flash memory
card)
Cutter failed, or jam Check the cutter
Occurs only when
at cutter
installing or setting
Recover the jam
the cutter
Hardware error
Call for service
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Remarks
Miscellaneous
 If the host shows "Printer Time out"
1. Check if the communication cable (serial) is connected
securely to your serial port on the PC and to the connector
on the printer at the other end.
2. Check if the printer power is turned on.
 If the data has been sent, but there is no output from the
printer. Check the active printer driver, and see if Seagull
driver for your Windows system and the label printer has been
selected.
 Vertical streaks in the printout usually indicate a dirty or faulty
print head. (Refer to the following examples.)
 Poor printout quality:
 The ribbon may not be qualified.
 The media may not be qualified.
 Adjust the Darkness (heat temperature).
 Slow down the print speed.
 Refer to the next chapter and clean the related spare parts.
Recovery
After correcting problems, simply press the panel button or restart
the printer to continue your print jobs. Make sure the LEDs are not
blinking and remember to resend your files.
Clean the print head. If the problem persists, replace the print
head.
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Caring for Your Printer
Adhesives and coatings of media can over time transfer onto the
printer components along the media path including the thermal
print head and media sensor. This build-up can accumulate dust
and debris. Failure to clean the print head, media path, and media
sensor could result in inadvertent loss off labels, label jams and
possible damage to the printer.
Note: Turn off the printer before cleaning.
Cleaning
Clean the following components of the printer using a cotton bud
dampened with alcohol. Do not soak the cotton bud excessively.
Media Sensor
Debris or dirt on the media sensor can cause a miss-read or
unstable detection of the label gap. Clean with a cotton bud
dampened with alcohol.
Thermal Print Head
Thermal paper stock and the ribbon release debris on the print
head, which degrades printing quality. Clean the print head with
methanol or isopropyl alcohol and a cotton bud. Do not touch the
heater element with your fingers. Debris or dirt on the roller should
be cleaned with alcohol.
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TPH Cleaning Interval:
It’s strongly recommended to regularly clean print heads at
least when changing every one ribbon roll (in thermal transfer
printing mode), or every one label roll (in direct thermal printing
mode). In addition, if printers are operated under critical
applications and environments, or it’s found print quality is
degraded, please clean print heads more frequently.
TPH Cleaning Material:
Surface of print head’s heating element is very fragile. To
prevent from any possible damage, please use soft cloth or
cotton buds with “Ethanol” or “industry alcohol” to clean print
head surface.
It’s strongly recommended to wear hand gloves during cleaning
progress.
Do not touch print head surface by bare hands or with any hard
equipment. Water or spit should be kept away in case of
corrosion on heating elements.
TPH Cleaning Direction:
When cleaning print head, please always wipe in One-Way
Direction - from Left to Right only, or, from Right to Left only, to
clean “Heating Line” of print head gently without excessive
stress.
Do not wipe back and forth, to avoid dust, dirt, or ribbon residue
on cleaning cotton would be attached onto print head again.
(Please refer to below picture)
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Replacing Thermal Print Head
1.
2.
Turn off the power and wait for both LEDs to go off.
Push the print head module and pull it down as shown by
the two arrows below. This releases the print head module
from the printer chassis.
Push
Special Caution:
Warranty of print heads will be void if print head serial number
is removed, altered, defected, or made illegible, under every
circumstance.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Loosen the 2 screws(C) and take off COVER-TPH(79)
Unplug the 2 print head cables from the connectors on the
old TPH-module.
Plug the 2 print head cable to the new TPH-module.
Screw the COVER-TPH (79).
Put the new “Print Head module” onto “Printer Chassis” with
the same way, which you released it from “Printer Chassis
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Important notice during TPH replacement
1. Heater line should NOT be touched by bare hands to
prevent any damage caused by ESD or corrosion.
2. Surface of heaters should NOT be hit or scratched by
sharp or hard things to prevent any damage by
scratch.
3. Residue or contamination should NOT be removed
by a cutter to prevent any damage by dent or scratch.
4. Connector side should NOT be touched when
cleaning TPH to prevent delaminated solder between
FPC and wafer. Ink-jet characters could be erased, if
cleaning cloth was touched them on FPC or label.
5. Heater surface should be free from any
condensation.
6. TPH should NOT be put heater surface down.
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PPLA: Code 39 (standard/with checksum digit), Code 93
Interleaved 2of 5 (standard/with checksum digit/with human
readable check digit), EAN-8, EAN-13,UPC-A, UPC-E, Postnet,
Codabar, Code 128 subset A/B/C, UCC/EAN-128,
UCC/EAN-128 K-MART, UCC/EAN-128 , Random Weight,
Plessey, HBIC, Telepen, FIM, UPC2, UPC5, GS1 Data Bar
Technical Reference
General Specifications
Specification
Printing method
Printing
resolution
Printing speed
Printing length
Printing width
Memory
CPU type
Media sensor
Operation
interface
Communication
Interface
Fonts
A-2240
A-2240E
Direct Transfer/Thermal Transfer
203 dpi (8dots/mm)
Up to 5 ips
(127mm/s)
Max 50” (1270 mm)
Max 4.1” (104mm)
8MB DRAM(6MB user available)
4MB Flash ROM(2MB user available)
32 bit RISC microprocessor
Reflective
Transmissive x 2
1D Barcodes
LED indicator(Power/Ready)x2, Button(Feed)x1
RS-232(Baud rate 2400 ~
115200 bps), USB(2.0),
Ethernet
Internal character sets standard 5 alpha-numeric fonts from
0.049”H ~ 0.23” H (1.25mm ~ 6.0mm)
Internal fonts are expandable up to 24x24 4 direction 0 ~ 270
rotation Soft fonts are downloadable
RS-232(Baud rate 2400 ~
115200 bps), USB(2.0)
2D Barcodes
Graphic
Emulation
Software-Label
editing
Software-Utility
Media Type
Media
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PPLB: Code 39 (standard/with checksum digit),Code 93
Interleaved 2 of 5 (standard/with checksum digit/with human
readable check digit), EAN-8 (standard/2 digit add-on/5 digit
add-on), EAN-13 (standard/2 digit add-on/5 digit add-on),
UPC-A (standard/2 digit add-on/5digit add-on), UPC-E
(standard/2 digit add-on/5 digit add-on), Postnet, Codabar,
Code 128 subset A/B/C, Code 128 UCC (Shipping Container
Code), Code 128 Auto, German, Postcode, Matrix 2 of 5,
UCC/EAN 128, UPC Interleaved 2 of 5, GS1 Data Bar
PPLZ: Code 39 (standard/with checksum digit), Code 93
Interleaved 2of 5 (standard/with checksum digit/with human
readable check digit), EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E,
Postnet, Codabar, Code 128 subset A/B/C, Code 128 Auto,
UPC/EAN-Extension, Plessey, Industrial 2 of 5 , Standard 2 of
5, Logmars, MSI, Code 11, GS1 DataBar
PPLA/PPLB/PPLZ: MaxiCode, PDF417, Data Matrix (ECC 200
only), QR code, Composite codes
PPLA/PPLB: PCX, BMP, IMG, HEX,GDI, Binary raster(PPLB
Only)
PPLZ: PCX, BMP, IMG, HEX, GDI
PPLA/PPLB ,PPLZ Optional
Windows Driver (Win 2000/XP/Vista) BarTender
Printer Utility, Font Utility
Roll-feed, die-cut, continuous, fan-fold, tags, ticket in thermal
paper or plain paper and fabric label
Max Width:4.25”(108mm)
MinWidth:1”(25.4mm)
Thickness:0.0025”~0.01”(0.0635~0.254mm)Maxroll
Capacity(OD): 5”(127mm)
Core size:1”(25.4mm)
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Ribbon
Dimensions
Weight
Power Source
Operation
Environment
Optional Item
Agency Listing
Ribbon Width: 1”~4” Ribbon roll – max OD: 1.45”(37mm)
Ribbon Length: max 100m
Core size – ID: 0.5”(13mm) with notch Wax, Wax/Resin,
Resin (Outside Ribbon)
W 200mm x H 170mm x L 245mm
2.2kgs
Universal Switching Power Supply Input: 100V~240V, 1.5A,
50~60Hz, Output: 24VDC, 2.4A
Operation Temperature: 40F~100F (4C~38C), 0% ~ 90%
non-condensing, Storage Temperature: -4F~122F
(-20C~50C)
Cutter, Dispenser Kit, Stacker, RTC Card, ArgoKee
CE, FCC, cTUVus, CCC,
Fonts, Bar Codes and Graphics Specification
The specifications of fonts, bar codes and graphics depends on
the printer emulation. The emulations PPLA, PPLB and PPLZ are
printer programming languages, through which the host can
communicate with your printer.
Printer Programming Language A, PPLA
Programming
Language
PPLA
9 fonts with different point size
Internal fonts 6 fonts with ASD smooth font.
Symbol sets
(Code pages)
Soft fonts
Courier font with different symbol sets.
Courier font symbol set: Roman-8, ECMA-94, PC,
PC-A, PC-B, Legal, and
PC437 (Greek), Russian.
Downloadable soft fonts
Font size
1x1 to 24x24 times
Character
rotation
0, 90, 180, 270 degree, 4 direction rotation
Graphics
PCX, BMP, IMG, HEX, GDI
Code 39 (standard/with checksum digit), Code 93
Interleaved 2of 5 (standard/with checksum
digit/with human readable check digit), EAN-8,
EAN-13,UPC-A, UPC-E, Postnet, Codabar, Code
Bar code types
128 subset A/B/C, UCC/EAN-128, UCC/EAN-128
K-MART, UCC/EAN-128 , Random Weight,
Plessey, HBIC, Telepen, FIM, UPC2, UPC5, GS1
Data Bar
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Printer Programming Language B, PPLB
Programming
PPLB
Language
Internal fonts 5 fonts with different point size
Symbol sets
(Code pages)
Soft fonts
Font size
8 bits code page : 437, 850, 852, 860, 863, 865,
857, 861, 862, 855, 866,
737,851,869, 1252, 1250, 1251,
1253, 1254, 1255
7 bits code page: USA, BRITISH, GERMAN,
FRENCH, DANISH, ITALIAN,
SPANISH, SWEDISH and
SWISS.
Downloadable soft fonts
1x1 to 24x24 times
Character
rotation
0, 90, 180, 270 degree, 4 direction rotation
Graphics
PCX, BMP, IMG, HEX, GDI, Binary raster
Code 39 (standard/with checksum digit),Code 93
Interleaved 2 of 5 (standard/with checksum
digit/with human readable check digit), EAN-8
(standard/2 digit add-on/5 digit add-on), EAN-13
(standard/2 digit add-on/5 digit add-on), UPC-A
Bar code types (standard/2 digit add-on/5digit add-on), UPC-E
(standard/2 digit add-on/5 digit add-on), Postnet,
Codabar, Code 128 subset A/B/C, Code 128 UCC
(Shipping Container Code), Code 128 Auto,
German, Postcode, Matrix 2 of 5, UCC/EAN 128,
UPC Interleaved 2 of 5, GS1 Data Bar
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Printer Programming Language Z, PPLZ
Programming
Language
Internal fonts
Symbol sets
(Code pages)
Soft fonts
PPLZ
8 (A~H) fonts with different point size.
8 AGFA fonts: 7 (P~V) fonts with fixed different
point size (can’t scale).
1 (0) font with scaling point size.
USA1, USA2, UK, HOLLAND, DENMARK
, NORWAY, SWEDEN/FINLAND, GERMAN
, FRANCE1, FRANCE2, ITALY, SPAIN, MISC,
JAPAN, IBM850.
Downloadable soft fonts
Font size
1x1 to 10x10 times
Character
rotation
0, 90, 180, 270 degree, 4 direction rotation
Graphics
PCX, BMP, IMG, HEX, GDI
Code 39 (standard/with checksum digit), Code 93
Interleaved 2of 5 (standard/with checksum
digit/with human readable check digit), EAN-8,
EAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E, Postnet, Codabar, Code
Bar code types 128 subset A/B/C, Code 128 Auto,
UPC/EAN-Extension, Plessey, Industrial 2 of 5 ,
Standard 2 of 5, Logmars, MSI, Code 11, GS1
DataBar
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Notes:
1. The bare core for the ribbon must be 11 cm in length. It
should have two opposite slits at two ends. If the ribbon
itself is less than 11 cm, it must be aligned with the bare
core in the center when you install it.
2. Since this printer uses band buffer technology. If you just
print texts or barcodes the maximum length is more than
30 inches.
Interface Specifications
USB Interface
This is port complies with USB 2.0 Full Speed.
Connector Terminal Pin Assignment
Pin
Signal
1 VBUS
2
D-
3
D+
4
GND
2
1
3
4
Description
5V
Differential data signaling
pair Differential data signaling
pair +
Ground
USB series “B” Receptacle Interface
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Serial
Ethernet
The RS232 connector on the printer side is a female, DB-9.
The following port complies with Ethernet communication.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Direction
In
Out
Out
In
Out
Definition
Shorted to Pin 6
RxData
TxData
N.C.
Ground
Shorted to Pin 1
RTS
CTS
+5V
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Signal
Transmit+
TransmitReceive+
Reserved
Reserved
ReceiveReserved
Reserved
Note :
Pin 9 are reserved for KDU (keyboard device unit), therefore
do not connect these pins if you are using a general host like
a PC.
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Connection with host
Host 25S
Printer 9P
(PC or compatible)
Host 9S
Printer 9P
(PC or compatible)
DTR 20
DSR 6
TX 2
RX 3
CTS 5
RTS 4
GND 7
DTR 4
DSR 6
TX 3
RX 2
CTS 8
RTS 7
GND 5
……
……
……
……
……
……
……
1
6
2 RX
3 TX
7 RTS
8 CTR
5 GND
……
……
……
……
……
……
……
1
6
2 RX
3 TX
7 RTS
8 CTS
5 GND
Alternatively you can just connect the 3 wires in the following way.
Host 25S
Printer 9P
(PC or compatible)
Host 9S
Printer 9P
(PC or compatible)
TX 2
RX 3
GND 7
pin 4
pin 5
pin 6
pin 20
TX 3
RX 2
GND 5
pin 4
pin 6
pin 7
pin 8
…… 2 RX
…… 3 TX
…… 5 GND
…… 2 RX
…… 3 TX
…… 5 GND
Printer
Pin 2- RxData ………
Pin 3- TxData ………
Pin 5- Ground ………
Terminal/Host
TxData
RxData
Ground
In general, as long as the data quantity is not too large and you
use Xon/Xoff as flow control, it will be problem free.
Baud rate: 2400, 4800, 9600(default), 19200, 38400,
57600, 115200 bauds.(programmable by
command)
Data format: always 8 data bits, 1 start bit and 1 stop bit.
Parity: always non parity
Handshaking: XON/XOFF as well as CTS/RTS (hardware flow
control).
If you run an application with the bundled printer driver under
Windows and use the serial port, you should check the above
parameters and set the flow control to "Xon/Xoff "or "hardware".
The simplest way to connect to other hosts (not PC compatible) or
terminals is:
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Appendix I - Installing the Extension Card
4. Remove the middle cover.
Extension Card designated for all optional extension modules.
For example, RTC card and Add-on card.
Install the extension card into the printer as follows:
1. Turn off the printer power.
2. Remove the top cover.
3. Release the two screws at the bottom of the base housing.
Slot for
Extension card
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5. Mount the extension card to J14 on the main board.
6. Click back the middle cover.
7. Secure the two screws for the base housing.
8. Click the top cover into place.
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