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Evolis Pebble User`s guide
User’s Guide
Plastic Card Printer
Pebble User’s Guide part number: KU03E, Rev. A2
March 2006 © Evolis Card Printer
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Copyright Information
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mechanical, without the express, written authorisation of the company Evolis Card Printer.
All information contained herein may be subject to modification without prior notice.
Evolis Card Printer accepts no liability for any possible errors herein, nor for any accidental damage or damage caused through the dissemination or the use of this manual.
Trademarks
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Windows and MS.DOS are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. All other trademarks or registered trademarks
are marks of their respective holders. eMedia Card Designer is a trademark of Mediasoft Technologies.
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Note
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Advises you of information that is essential to complete a task, or points out the importance of specific information in the text.
Caution
Advises you that failure to take or avoid a specific action could result in physical harm to you, or could
result in physical damage to the hardware.
Warranty Information
Refer to the Warranty booklet enclosed with your Evolis printer for terms and conditions.
Return Materials Authorization
In order to make a warranty claim you must contact an Evolis Reseller. You will be responsible for packaging the printer for shipment and the costs of shipping and insurance of the printer from the point of use of the printer to the
Evolis Reseller. The Evolis Reseller will bear the costs of shipping and insuring the printer from the repair location to
the address from which the printer was shipped.
Before returning any equipment for in-warranty or out-of warranty repair, contact an Evolis Reseller or an Evolis Repair
Center (ERC) for a Return Materials Authorization (RMA) number. Repack the equipment in the original packing material and mark the RMA number clearly on the outside of the box. For more information about RMA or Evolis warranty statements, refer to the Warranty booklet enclosed with your Evolis printer.
Product Disposal
WEEE Directive
This symbol indicates that when the last user wishes to discard this product, it must be sent to
appropriate facilities for recovery and recycling.
By not discarding this product along with other household-type waste, the volume of waste sent
to incinerators or landfills will be reduced and natural resources will be conserved. Your Evolis
printer should be recycled according to your local standards. For more information, please
contact Evolis at: info@evolis.com.
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Contents
Introduction
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Chapter I • Starting up
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Choice of a location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Unpacking the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Description of the printer and its functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Installation of the interface cable and power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Stand by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Ribbon installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Card loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Placing the cards in the feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Installing the manual feed tray and loading the cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Adjusting the card thickness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Removing the printed cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Other stages to the installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Chapter II • Printing
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Installation of the driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Windows users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Windows users with a USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing parameter setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter III • Cleaning
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Cleaning the interior of the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Maintaining the print head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Maintaining the cleaning roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Chapter IV • Breakdowns
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Interpretation of the printer control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing and interpreting a test card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing quality problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Correcting card jamming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing a print head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter V • Technical specifications
Chapter VI • Supplies
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Appendix A • Magnetic encoding
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Appendix B • Chip card contact station
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Introduction
We congratulate you on choosing a Pebble printer!
Pebble printers are the ideal solution for all printing of plastic cards and badges, student cards, employee
badges, access control badges, membership cards, loyalty cards and all other applications requiring color
printing on one side of the card …
This product comes with a wide range of assistance services from the company Evolis and its partners,
specially selected to help you effectively and professionally.
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Chap.1
Starting up
Choice of a location
The Pebble printer must be set up on a flat surface and in a dust-free environment.
Access to the printer must be possible from all directions for its installation and use.
Unpacking the printer
Proceed as follows in unpacking the printer:
1. Remove the upper protection foam.
2. Lift the printer out of its box, remove the protection bag and set it in the chosen place.
3. Remove all adhesive from the outside of the printer.
It is recommended to preserve all packing material in case the printer has to be
moved or returned.
The following elements are supplied with your Pebble printer:
■ A power supply and supply cable
■ USB interface and Centronics parallel cables
■ A Quick Operating Guide
■ A User’s Guide (this guide)
■ A Pebble CD (Drivers & Documentation)
■ A cleaning kit
■ A warranty booklet
■ A certificate of conformity with CE and ECC safety regulations
If any of the elements are missing from your package, contact your Evolis reseller.
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Description of the printer and its functions
We invite you to check the different components of your printer on the following drawings, to which
we will refer in this manual.
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Output hopper
Cover lever
Card feeder
Control panel
Manual feed tray
Carrying handle
Electrical connector
Centronics parallel port (std)
USB port (std)
DB-9 connector (optional)
Collects the printed and/or encoded cards
Enables the printer cover to be opened and closed
Receives the cards for printing
Shows the printer activity
Enables the cards to be inserted one by one (optional)
Enables the printer to be carried
Enables the printer to be connected to its power supply
Enables data to be received and sent from and to the computer
Enables data to be received and sent from and to the computer
Enables data to be received and sent from and to the computer or
a coupler to be connected for chip cards personalization
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Magnetic encoder
Cleaning roller
Card thickness gauge
Thermal print head
Identification label
Enables cards with magnetic tracks 1, 2 and 3 to be encoded
Removes all dust before the cards are printed
Enables the thickness of the card to be adjusted from 0.25 mm to 1 mm
Enables the cards to be printed in 300 dpi
Indicates the model and the serial number of the printer
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Printer control panel
A control panel is available on the top of the printer.
Four lights are associated with symbols indicating the printer activity.
These lights indicate the following:
Turned on
Data reception
(Pushbutton)
End of
ribbon
No card in
the feeder or
feeder not
present
Cleaning
signal
Cover
open
Refer to chapter 4 of this manual for further information on interpreting the messages of
the control panel.
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Installation of the interface cable
and power supply
If you wish to use your Pebble printer with the USB port, install the Windows driver before connecting
this port.
1. Connect the interface cable supplied with your printer as indicated in the following
2. Connect the other end of the cable to the corresponding port on your computer
3. Connect the cable from supply to supply and then connect the power cable to the printer.
4. Then connect the end of the power supply cable to an earthed socket
5. The printer is under power. The light on the control panel comes on and the print head rises and
falls to indicate the correct mechanical working of the printer. If the light fails to come on, this means
that the installation has not been carried out correctly or possibly that the printer is not working properly. Check the installation.
Turn off the printer by pulling the
plug out of the socket, which must
always be accessible.
This product must be connected to
an electrical installation that is correctly protected and grounded.
FI: "Laite on liitettävä suojamaadoitus koskettimilla varustettuun
pistorasiaan"
NO: "Apparatet må tilkoples jordet stikkontakt"
SE: "Apparaten skall anslutas till
jordat uttag"
This product is also designed for IT
power distribution system with
phase-to-phase voltage 230V.
Power
Parallel
Stand by
The Pebble printer may be left in stand-by at any time by pressing the push button as indicated. The green light on the push button goes out.
To reactivate the printer, press the push button for one second. The green light on the
push button comes on.
The printer automatically goes into stand-by after 10 minutes of inactivity.
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Ribbon installation
1. Open the printer cover by
pressing the opening lever
then turn it.
2. Install the ribbon in
the printer as shown.
3. Close the
printer cover.
The ribbon must be correctly installed for the printer to work. Only use Evolis ribbons. Evolis
declines all responsibility if the printer or the print head are damaged through the use of an
unapproved ribbon.
The ribbon is automatically positioned each time the cover is closed.
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Card loading
Placing the cards in the feeder
1. Remove the feeder from the
printer as shown.
max.
2. Lower the spring system as
shown and
max.
insert 100 cards of 0.76 mm at most.
CLIC
3. Put the feeder back in the printer.
Then press on the top of the feeder
until it clicks.
Card thickness:
• Pebble printers admit cards with a thickness of 0.25 mm to 1 mm.
Advice on card selection:
• Only use the type of cards appearing in the Technical Specifications in this manual
• Do not touch the printing surface of the cards, as this would affect the quality of the printing
• Do not use damaged or folded cards or cards with a raised texture
• Always keep new cards in a clean, dust-free place
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Installing the manual feed tray and loading the cards
The Pebble printer may be optionally fitted with a manual supply tray for inserting cards one by one.
Manual card feeder option should be set through the driver Properties. In the Tools tab click
on Dialog box button. Then select Manual feed option in Source Tray menu and in Output
Tray menu choose the option according to the required operation mode for the card exit.
`Click on the Set button to confirm.
The manual supply tray is installed as follows:
1. Remove the feeder from
the printer as shown.
2. Using the lever, adjust the thickness
of the card to MAX.
3. Place the manual supply tray in the printer as
indicated. Then press on the top of the tray
until it clicks.
CLIC
4. Insert the card as shown.
Adjusting the card thickness
The Pebble printer is fitted with a manual adjustment system for the thickness of the cards that is accessible either from inside the printer or when the cover is open.
Pebble printers accept card thickness from 0.25 mm (10mil) to 1 mm (40mil).
Factory setting for card thickness is 0.76 mm (30mil).
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To adjust the thickness of the cards using the feeder cage:
CLIC
max.
1. Remove the feeder
from the printer as
shown.
2. Adjust the thickness
of the cards used by
moving the handle from
right to left on the
required card thickness
3. Put the feeder back in the
printer. Then press on the top
of the feeder until it clicks.
To adjust the card thickness from inside the printer:
CLIC
1. Open the printer
cover by pressing the
opening lever and
then turn it.
2. Remove the ribbon if there
is one in the printer. Then
adjust the thickness of the
cards used by moving the
handle from right to left
on the required card
thickness.
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3. Reinstall the ribbon in the
printer and close the cover.
Removing the printed cards
The Pebble printer is fitted with an output hopper with a capacity for 50 cards in 0.76 mm (30mil) format.
This is intended to receive the printed and/or encoded cards.
1. Locate the output hopper.
2. Remove the printed
and/or encoded cards as
shown.
Other stages to the installation
You have now completed the installation (material) of your Pebble printer. For the moment, we would
urge you to carry on reading this manual and we would inform you that there are still two extra stages
to be followed to make your Pebble printer fully operational:
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Installation of the driver
Printer cleaning
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Chap. 2
Printing
Installation of the driver
Before using your Pebble printer, you must install its driver.
Reminder: the driver and Pebble printer operate under Windows 2000, NT 4.0 and Xp.
The CD provided with the printer includes a utility which automates the
installation of the printer driver. This utility installs the right
driver for your configuration.
• Insert the DRIVERS & DOCUMENTATION CD-Rom in your CD-Rom reader
• Wait a few seconds until the CD welcome programme tells you to choose your language
• Click on the flag of the required language.
• Another menu appears telling you to install the printer driver. Follow the instructions below to set up your
Evolis printer.
You use Windows, your printer is connected to the mains, the Parallel cable or USB is not connected.
■ Make sure the Parallel or USB cable is not connected to the printer
■ Click on Driver installation.
■ An installation menu appears suggesting you preserve the installations previously performed.
By default the cases are hidden and the installation programme will delete all existing set-ups.
■ Click on Install to start the procedure.
■ When told to do so, choose the type of interface you wish to use to connect your Evolis printer:
USB or Parallel.
WARNING
The installation programme asks you to turn on the printer. Carefully follow the instructions
below:
■ Connect the USB or Parallel cable between the PC and the printer.
■ The system will automatically detect your peripheral and start the Add Printer
assistant after a few seconds.
■ Select Next, the Finish.
■ Click OK in the Information window.
■ The installation is complete, click on End.
■ Click on Quit to close the installation programme
Your Evolis printer is ready to personalise your cards once more.
In the event of any incident in the installation, consult the chapter Windows Users - Manual Installation
NOTE !
The installation of a driver under Windows NT, 2000 or XP may require the authorisation of the system
administrator. In the event of any problem, contact this administrator to advise you on the installation
method and the associated rights of access.
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Windows Users - Manual Installation
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Close all applications before installing the pilot.
Do not connect the USB or Parallel cable before the installation is complete.
Insert the DRIVERS & DOCUMENTATION CD-Rom in your CD-Rom reader.
On the Windows menu bar, click Start, Parameters and then Printers.
Double-click on Add printers.
Select Local Printer.
Select the LPTx printer port (even if you wish to connect the printer on USB).
When the assistant displays a series of printer manufacturers,
click on Disk supplied.
Choose the letter of the reader corresponding to the CD-Rom reader
and then click on Next.
In the CD-Rom, click on Drivers.
Select the directory for your Windows environment:
Windows 95 and Windows 98: WIN95-98
Windows 2000 and Windows XP: 2000XP
Windows NT4: NT4.0
Choose the file Youn.inf (or Younbw.inf), click on Open and then OK.
The Evolis printer appears on a grey background, click on Next.
■ Choose to replace the current driver, then click on Next.
■ State whether you wish to use the Evolis printer as your default printer
and then click on Next.
■ Do not share and then click on Next.
■ Do not print out a test page and click on Next.
■ Click on Finish to install the driver.
For operation on Parallel port, connect the cable between the PC and the printer and the installation is
complete.
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For a USB connection, the following adjustments must be made
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Connect your USB cable between the printer and the PC.
Windows detects a new printer and starts the Add Printer Assistant, click on Next.
The system looks for a file Youngi.dll (Youbwgi.dll).
In the CD-Rom, click on Drivers.
Select the directory for your Windows environment:
Windows 95 and Windows 98: WIN95-98
Windows 2000 and Windows XP: 2000XP
Windows NT4: NT4.0
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Choose the file Youngi.inf (or Younbwgi.inf), click on Open and then OK.
Click on Finish.
A new Evolis driver (Copy1) has been created for the printer on USB port, the installation is complete.
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Printing parameter setup
Before using your Pebble printer, it is best to check / modify the default parameters of the driver. Furthermore,
if you have options installed, you must declare them to the driver.
Your printer has numerous functions that can be parameterised in the printing manager. These printing parameters are accessible:
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From Start in the Windows bar, Parameters and then Printers
1. Select Evolis Pebble
2. In File in the menu bar of Windows, select Default Document
From your Windows software:
1. In File in the menu bar of your application, select Print or Printing Set-up.
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The procedures vary along with the type of software used and the Operating System.
Before using the printer, make sure that it is correctly selected as the default printer.
Selection of the Pebble printer as default
Proceed as follows to select the Pebble printer by default:
1. Click on Start in the Windows bar, select Parameters and then Printers.
2. Click on the Evolis Pebble icon and then point to File in the menu bar.
3. Select Define default and close the window.
Definition of the properties of your Pebble printer
Different dialog boxes enable you to:
■ Perform adjustments such as the orientation and the printing quality.
■ Manage the different printing modes and the use of suitable printing ribbons.
■ Select the printing port.
■ Activate the different control and maintenance functions of the printer.
Use of on-line help
A help file guides you in the use of each of the printing management parameters, depending on the different printing modes and criteria retained. In order to
familiarise you with these parameters, we recommend
you consult this help before any modification.
“Main” dialog box
This dialog box enables you to select:
Type of ribbon: the type of ribbon used
Orientation: the orientation of the printout in portrait
or landscape and the rotation of the printout 180º
Copies: the number of copies required of the card
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“Graphic” dialog box
If you previously selected a color ribbon in the
Characteristics dialog box, the Drawing dialog box
allows you to select:
Black panel: the use of the black panel.
Varnish panel: the varnish application of a color ribbon depending on a deliberate choice or a kind of
card requiring a covering reserve.
The More options button enables action on certain
printing parameters, such as the contact and intensity
of the colors.
If you previously selected a black ribbon in the Main
dialog box, the Graphic dialog box allows you to
select:
Black sensitivity: the placement or more or less ink.
Printing quality: the quality of the placement of the ink.
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“Tools” dialog box
This dialog box offers first level help for your Pebble
printer.
If your Pebble printer has an option with a magnetic
encoder, now proceed to set it up by clicking on the
Encoding Definition button. For further information concerning this printer option, consult Annexe A
of this manual.
We also recommend you print a Test Card on the first
use, and to keep it. This card records the information
you might be asked for if you call the after-sales service.
Observation: The “Dialog with printer” option is only available if the driver has been installed with
the installation program of the CD.
“General” dialog box
This dialog box is a Windows information window that allows a test page to be printed only to check
the communication between the computer and the printer.
“Details” dialog box
This dialog box is a Windows control window allowing the selection of the printing port and confirming the use of the correct driver on the printer. The displayed parameters must only be modified by
a person with advanced competences.
“Color management” dialog box
This dialog box enables the printing to be associated with a defined color management profile.
Printing
A large number of Windows applications allow a
document to be printed (Word - Access - Excel, for
instance). In order to familiarise you with putting a
card on a page and the parameterisation of the printing, we propose the following example.
Under Microsoft® Word
After installing the Pebble printer as default:
1. Start Word and in File click on Page setup.
2. The Paper dialog box proposes Paper format, select
Youn Card.
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3. In the Margin dialog box, select 0 cm for all
margins, then in Orientation, select
Landscape
4. Close the window by clicking OK.
Your Word window should now be like this:
You are ready to personalize your card by entering
the different composition elements:
■ Logo and Illustration
■ Identity photo
■ Constant and variable texts
■ Barcode, etc.
Example:
Note that this example does not intend to teach
the operator about the working of the Word
application. The only aim is to establish a relationship between the design of a card and the
parameters management of the Pebble necessary
for its printing.
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Parameterising the Evolis Pebble Driver
To access the parameters from the Word window:
1. In the menu bar, point to File and select Print.
2. The dialog box tells you that the Evolis printer has been selected. Then click on Properties.
The dialog box of the Evolis Pebble driver opens.
The printing parameters for this example are:
1. Main dialog box, select:
■ Type of ribbon: Standard 5 panel ribbon (YMCKO)
■ Orientation: Landscape
■ Copy (number to be determined)
2. Graphic dialog box, select:
■ Black panel: All black points
■ Varnish panel: All the surface
3. Click on Apply if you modify a parameter, then on OK to successively close each dialog box.
4. Having returned to the main window, click OK to start printing.
Consult the help of each dialog box, if necessary. See the « Use of on-line help » paragraph
above for further information.
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Chap. 3
Cleaning
Keep your warranty valid!
Failure to observe the procedures concerning maintenance in this chapter may lead annuls the warranty of your Pebble printer and the print head. The company Evolis declines all liability if the printer is
used under unapproved conditions of cleaning.
Evolis provides the following cleaning articles under the reference article A5011 UltraClean cleaning kit:
■
5 cleaning cards pre-saturated with isopropyl alcohol 99%
■
5 cotton swabs with isopropyl alcohol 99%
■
1 distributor box with 40 pre-saturated cleaning wipes.
Cleaning the interior of the printer
Cleaning cycle: every 1000 cards inserted
Use: pre-saturated cleaning cards
When interior cleaning of the printer is necessary (every 1000 cards inserted) the cleaning light comes
on as follows:
Status after the insertion of 1000 cards
If the printer has not been cleaned after the cleaning
light has come on, it will begin to flash when a further 200 cards have been inserted. In this case, the
cleaning light flashes as follows:
Status after the insertion of 1200 cards
When the light flashes, the interior of the printer must be cleaned without delay (under 5
cards). Otherwise, the warranty of the cleaning head will be cancelled.
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Cleaning the interior of the printer:
This simple cleaning system requires the use of pre-saturated cleaning cards specially conceived for the printer. A cleaning kit with samples of these cards is provided with your Pebble printer. By repeatedly passing the
card inside the printer, the card transport rollers, the cleaning roller, the print head and the magnetic head
(option) are all cleaned.
1 Remove the feeder from
the printer as shown.
2. Remove the cards in the
feeder.
3. Take a new cleaning card
and insert it in the feeder
as shown.
CLIC
4. Make sure that the feeder
is adjusted to the MAX
position.
7. Close the printer
cover.
5. Put the feeder back in the
printer. Then press on the
top of the feeder until it
clicks.
6. Remove the ribbon from
the printer as shown..
8. Press the push button on the
control panel for a second.
The cleaning starts.
9. The used cleaning card is
ejected in the output hopper.
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Following a cleaning cycle, wait two minutes for the cleaner to evaporate completely before
using the printer again.
Although the cleaning alert might have been triggered, the printer will continue to work.
It is also possible to trigger a cleaning sequence without waiting for the signal of the light of
the printer. This is carried out by pressing the push button of the Control Panel for a few
seconds. In this case, first repeat all the operations described above.
Maintaining the print head
Cleaning cycle: on each ribbon change
Use: cleaning swabs
The cleaning head is cleaned when cleaning the interior of the printer (see preceding section). However,
in order to preserve the original printing quality and reduce the incidents caused by an excessive presence of ink on the surface of the print head, it is recommended that you clean it regularly (every 1000
cards) using the cleaning swabs provided with the UltraClean cleaning set.
It is very important to protect the print head and all other associated components from any
electrostatic discharge. The print head is a fragile element. To avoid damaging it :
■ Before cleaning the print head, disconnect the printer from the mains.
■ Respect the cleaning cycles
■ Never place the print head in contact with sharp of metal object.
■ Avoid direct contact of the surface of the print head with fingers. Changed pint quality
or even permanent degradation of the print head could result.
2. Open the printer cover
and locate the print head.
Then, gently rub the
swab along over the print
head for several seconds.
1. Take a new swab
and press on the
stick to let the
liquid out.
Following a cleaning cycle, wait two minutes for the cleaner to evaporate completely before
using the printer again.
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Maintenance of the cleaning roller
Cleaning cycle: on each ribbon change
Use: cleaning wipes
Your Pebble printer has a cleaning roller. Its adhesive surface holds the dust caused by the cards.
Although this roller is maintained when cleaning the inside of the printer, it is nevertheless advised to
clean it regularly and simply with a wipe provided in the cleaning kit to ensure that the surface of the
cards is perfectly clean.
To maintain the cleaning roller:
1. Open the printer
cover. If there is one,
remove the printer
ribbon and locate the
cleaning roller.
2. Remove the
cleaning roller from
the printer.
3. Clean the roller with a
wipe from your
cleaning kit. Eliminate
all dust by lightly
rubbing the wipe on
the surface of the
roller.
4. When the roller is dry,
put it back in the
printer and close the
cover.
Following a cleaning cycle, wait two minutes for the cleaner to evaporate completely before
using the printer again.
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Chap. 4
Breakdowns
To satisfy the demands of its customers, Evolis provides a complete range of technical assistance
services in this manual and on the website www.evolis.com.
This section includes information concerning first level repairs on the Pebble printer.
Interpreting the messages of the control panel
Although the Pebble printer has been conceived to work extremely reliably, problems may however
arise. What follows helps you to identify the cause of the possible problems on the installation or use
of the printer and to find the means of resolving them.
Description of the printer control panel
A Control Panel is available on the top of the printer.
Four lights are associated with symbols indicating the printer activity.
These lights indicate the following:
Turned on
Data reception
(Push button)
End of
ribbon
No card in
the feeder
or feeder
not present
Cleaning
signal
Cover
open
The lights on the control panel are represented in one of
the following states:
SWITCHED OFF
SWITCHED ON
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FLASHING
The push button returns the control panel to its original state after dealing with the following cases:
■ ABSENCE OF CARD or INTERNAL PRINTER PROBLEM
■ ERROR IN MAGNETIC ENCODING
■ CARD EJECTION
The push button also enables:
The printer to be set to stand-by
■ A test card to be printed
■ A cleaning cycle to be started
■
Consult the following states of the control panel to determine the activity of the Pebble printer or the
nature of the problem:
State of the lights
Interpretation
Solution or explanation
PRINTER READY
The printer is ready to receive data.
PROCESSING
The printer receives data from one or several
of its interfaces.
END OF RIBBON
■
∑
∑
∑
There is no ribbon in the printer
The ribbon has finished
■ The ribbon has been badly installed in the printer
■ The ribbon is cut
Check the state of the ribbon in the printer.
If you are have a printing job in course, this
restarts with a new card.
■
NO CARD IN FEEDER
∑
There is no card in the feeder
The thickness of the cards has not been
correctly adjusted
■ The cards are curved
■ The cards are stuck together
■ The feeder is not present in the printer or
is badly inserted
Check the state of the cards in the feeder or
make sure that the feeder is present in the
printer and correctly inserted Then, press
the push button for one second.
The printing restarts.
■
■
∑
∑
∑
WAITING FOR A CARD
TO BE INSERTED
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The printer is waiting for a card to be inserted
The printer is fitted with the manual feed
tray option: insert a card in the printer.
Go to chapter 1 “Starting up”.
■
State of the lights
Interpretation
Solution or explanation
PRINTER CLEANING ALERT
(AFTER 1000 INSERTIONS)
■
PRINTER CLEANING ALERT
(AFTER 1200 INSERTIONS)
■
PRINTER COVER OPEN
■
MECHANICAL PROBLEM
■
The printer has to be cleaned
Go to chapter 3 “Cleaning”.
The printer has to be cleaned
Go to chapter 3 “Cleaning”.
The printer cover is open
Close the printer cover. The activity in
course restarts.
There is a card jammed
A mechanical part in the printer is faulty
Press the push button for one second.
If the problem persists, call your Evolis reseller
for assistance.
■
ENCODING ERROR
■
COOLING MODE
The print head cooling system is activated.
The printer stops working for a few seconds.
As soon as the print head reaches the normal
working temperature, the activity starts once
more.
∑
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The orientation of the magnetic track in the
feeder is not correct
■ The type of encoding has not been correctly
parameterised (HICO or LOCO)
Go to Annexe A of this manual for more
information
■ The encoded data do not conform to ISO 7811
or to the parameters pre-defined in the
properties of the driver.
Go to Annexe A of this manual for more
information
Press the push button for one second.
The printer restarts the magnetic encoding
cycle with a new card. If the problem persists,
call your Evolis reseller for assistance.
■
Printing and interpreting a test card
Printing a test card gives certain technical information about your printer and confirms its correct working.
We advise you to print it when the printer is put into service and to keep it at hand.
Printing a test card
1. Make sure there are a ribbon and a card in the printer.
2. Press the push button for three seconds. All the lights go out.
3. Press the push button once more and hold it down.
4. The green light of the push button comes on.
5. Release the push button as soon as the green light flashes.
6. The test card is printed in a few seconds (in color if the printer has a color ribbon or in monochrome if it has a black ribbon).
7. The printed card is ejected into the output hopper.
Interpreting a test card
The printing of a test card gives the following information:
■ Correct printing of the colors and black
■ The correct position of the ribbon in the printer
■ The printer model
■ The serial number of the printer
■ The version of the Firmware installed in the printer
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Printing quality problems
The following information will help you to resolve any problems of printing quality that might arise in
using your printer. If despite this information you are unable to resolve the problem, contact your Evolis
reseller.
Nothing is printed
1. Check the power supply
Make sure:
■ the power supply cable is correctly connected to the printer and connected to a mains socket
that works.
■ the printer is under power. The green light of the control panel is on.
■ the power supply used is that delivered with the printer
2. Check the card feeder and the card in the printere
■ Make sure there are cards in the feeder
■ Make sure there is no jamming.
See this chapter.
3. Check the ribbon
■ Make sure that the ribbon has been correctly installed and that the printer cover is well closed.
4. Printing a test card
See the point “Printing and interpreting a test card” in this chapter.
5. Check the printer interface cable
■ Check the connection with the computer and the printer.
■ Test with another cable of the same type.
6. Check the driver
■ Make sure there is a driver on your Pebble printer in the Windows parameters
7. Check the printing parameters of the computer
■ Make sure that the Pebble printer is selected as the default printer.
See” Setting up the printing parameters” in the Printing chapter.
8. Check the network configuration
■ If your printer is connected in a network, make sure that it is correctly set up in the network environment. See the documentation on your network for more information.
A blank card is ejected from the printer
1. Check the ribbon
■ Make sure the ribbon is not finished or cut. Replace or reinstall the ribbon, if necessary.
2. Check the printer interface cablee
■ Check the printer interface cable
■ Check the connection with the computer and the printer.
■ Test with another cable of the same type.
3. Elements of the print head may be damaged.
■ Print a test card. See the point “Printing and interpreting a test card” in this chapter.
If the test card fails to print, contact your reseller for a new print head.
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The printing quality is not sufficient
1. The contrast and luminosity parameters must be modified
■ Lack of contrast and color saturation, increase the contrast and luminosity parameters in the
setup of the driver.
2. The type of cards used is maybe unsuitable
■ Check whether the type of cards used corresponds to the specifications required
See the ”Technical Specifications” chapter in this manual for further information.
■ The texture of the card is rough or not perfectly flat.
■ Try printing with another kind of card.
Partial or incorrect printing
1. Check the parameters defined for the printing
■ Make sure that no element of your page setup is outside the printing margins
■ Check the orientation of the document selected in the configuration of the driver
(Landscape or Portrait)
2. Check the printer interface cable
■ If unusual characters are printed, make sure you are using the right interface cable for your printer.
■ Check the connection with the computer and the printer.
■ Test with another cable of the same type.
3. Check that the printer is clean
■ Clean the inside of the printer, the cleaning rollers and the print head if necessary.
See the ”Cleaning” chapter in this manual.
4. Check that the cards are clean
■ Check that the cards are stored in a dust-free place.
5. Check that the print head is clean
See the procedure for cleaning the print head in the ”Cleaning” chapter of this manual.
6. Check the ribbon
■ Its position in the printer.
■ Its correct run.
7. Check the print head
■ If horizontal lines (white) appear on the card, elements of the print head might be blocked or damaged.
■ Clean the print head.
See the ”Cleaning” chapter for further information.
■ If the problem is not solved after cleaning, contact your reseller for a new print head.
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Correcting card jamming
Remove the card as follows:
1. Open the printer cover and remove the ribbon.
2. Remove the card by pressing the push button and/or pushing it manually towards the printer outlet.
If there are several cards, push the top one first.
3. Replace the ribbon then reclose the printer cover.
4. Press the push button on the control panel for one second.
To prevent card jamming:
1. Make sure the cards are correctly adjusted with the right thickness.
2. Make sure that the card thickness corresponds to the specifications in the ”Technical Specifications”
section of this manual.
3. Check that the cards are not curved.
4. Make sure that the cards are not stuck together.
Changing a print head
Evolis printer printing heads may be changed simply and effectively without any tools or special
adjustments.
Wait until the head is cool before working on it! Make sure the printer is turned off
Stage 1 – Removal of the faulty printing head
1
1
1
2
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1. Open the
printer cover
and locate the
printing head.
2. With one hand, push the rear metal
part under the cover and with the
other turn the two forks to remove the
printing head from the arm.
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3. Disconnect
the cable/s
from behind
the printing
head.
Stage 2 – Installation of the new printing head
1
2
1
2
3
3
1. Take the new
printing head and
insert the cable/s in
its/their housing.
2. Insert the head vertically on
the two guides
3. Turn the printing head to
“clip” it in the metal part.
4. Close the cover of the printer.
The printing head is now
installed.
Stage 3 - Installation of the new printing head
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on and connected to a computer where the printing pilot has
been installed.
2. Click on the “Tools” dialogue box In the printing pilot properties.
3. In the part “Converse with printer” enter the following : Pkn;x
x = the kit number of the printing head on a transparent label on the printing head
Example : if the kit number of the printing head is: 179-004-00048, the following command
must be entered: Pkn;179-004-00048
If the printing head kit number has not been correctly entered, it may cause the printer to malfunction.
Two leds flash simultaneously on the printer control panel. They indicate that the printer interior needs cleaning. No printing operation may be started until this is done.
See chapter 3 Maintenance - Cleaning the inside of the printer to clean when a head has been changed. At the end of the cleaning cycle, check the cleaning roller then reinstall the ribbon and the
cards. Your Evolis printer is ready to personalise your cards once more.
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Customer service
If the suggestions given above in this section do not allow you to resolve the problem/s, connect to
evolis.com for larger information or contact your Evolis reseller.
Evolis website
If you need extra technical help, you will find much information on the use and breakdown of Evolis
printers under Support & Services in the Evolis website.
This section suggests that you download the latest versions of Firmware, of drivers and user manuals,
videos for the use and cleaning of Evolis printers and FAQ* giving replies to the most common questions.
*FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Access to an Evolis reseller
For all technical problems unresolved, contact an Evolis reseller. If you do not know any Evolis resellers,
connect to www.evolis.com and send us your request.
Evolis will give you the address of the nearest Evolis reseller to you.
When you call an Evolis reseller, you must be close to your computer and be prepared to give the following information:
■
The type and serial number of your printer
■
The type of setup and the operating system you use
■
A description of the incident
■
A description of what you have done to solve the problem
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Chap. 5
Technical specifications
Print mode
Printer specifications
Print speed
Resolution
Printer colors
Software supplied
Windows™ drivers
Macintosh™ drivers
Warranty
Ribbon types
Card loading modes
Options
Other models
Color dye sublimation and monochrome thermal transfer
Edge-to-edge printing standard
Integrated ribbon saver for monochrome printing
150 cards/hour in full color (YMCKO)
Up to 1000 cards/hour in monochrome1
300 dpi (11,8 dots/mm)
Glacier, Lagoon or Ruby
eMedia Card Designer for designing and editing badges
Compatible with Windows™ NT 4.0, 2000 and Xp
For Windows™ NT 4.0 / 2000 and Xp
For Mac™ OS X v10.2, v10.3 and10.4
Printer: 2 years
Print head: 2 years, unlimited number of prints2
Consult the garantee book supplied with your Evolis printer
Monochrome ribbon: 1000 cards/roll
Colors available: black, blue, red, green, white, gold, silver and scratch off
BlackWAX monochrome ribbon (for ABS and special varnished plastic cards):
1000 cards/roll
2 panel black monochrome ribbon (KO): 500 cards/roll
5 panel color ribbon (YMCKO): 200 cards/roll
Half-panel color ribbon (YMCKO): 400 cards/roll
Hologram ribbon: 350 cards/roll
Automatic with feeder or hand-feed
HICO/LOCO magnetic stripe encoder (3-tracks), ISO 7811, field upgradeable
Serial port (available upon study)
Hand-feed cartridge
100-card additional feeder
Suitcase for demonstration
Cleaning kit
Pebble Mag
Printer with HICO/LOCO magnetic stripe encoder - ISO 7811
Pebble Smart
Printer with smart card contact station - ISO 7816-2
Pebble Contactless
Printer with contactless smart card coupler
1- Under specific conditions 2 - Clause governing the use of Evolis ribbons
Other specifications
Card types: PVC, Composite PVC, PET, ABS and special varnished plastic cards - Card format: ISO CR-80 - ISO 7810 (53,98 mm x
85,60 mm - 3.375" x 2.125") - Card thickness: From 0,25 mm (10 mil) to 1 mm (40 mil) - Card feeder capacity: 300 cards (0,25 mm
- 10 mil) - 100 cards (0,76 mm - 30 mil) - Card output hopper capacity: 150 cards (0,25 mm - 10 mil) - 50 cards (0,76 mm - 30 mil)
- Resident barcodes: Code 39, Code 2/5 interleaved - Resident fonts: Arial normal 100, Arial bold 100 - Printer size: Height: 192
mm (7.55") - Length: 396 mm (15.59") - Width: 235 mm (9.25") - Printer weight: 5,9 Kg (13 lbs) - Connections: USB and Centronics
parallel ports (cables supplied) - Electrical: 110~230 Volts CA, 60~50 Hertz - Environmental: Min / max operating temperature: 15° /
30° C (59° / 86° F) - Humidity: 20% to 65% non-condensing - Min / max storage temperature: -5° / +70° C (23° / 158° F) - Storage
humidity: 20% to 70% non-condensing - Operating ventilation: free air
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Chap. 6
Supplies
Evolis has a large choice of cards and ribbons as well as various accessories. In the following you will
find the list of supplies available from an Evolis reseller.
Monochrome ribbons
P/N:
P/N:
P/N:
P/N:
P/N:
P/N:
P/N:
P/N:
P/N:
R2011
R2012
R2013
R2014
R2015
R2016
R2017
R2018
R2019
Black ribbon
Blue ribbon
Red ribbon
Green ribbon
White ribbon
Gold ribbon
Silver ribbon
Scratch off ribbon
BlackWAX Black ribbon
1000 cards/roll
1000 cards/roll
1000 cards/roll
1000 cards/roll
1000 cards/roll
1000 cards/roll
1000 cards/roll
1000 cards/roll
1000 cards/roll
Multi-Panels Ribbons
P/N: R3011
P/N: R3012
P/N: R3013
5 Panel Color Ribbon - YMCKO (Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black TT and Varnish)
200 cards/ribbon
2 Panel Monochrome Ribbon - KO (Black TT and Varnish)
500 cards/roll
Half-Panel Color Ribbon - YMCKO (Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black TT and Varnish)
400 cards/roll
Hologram ribbon
P/N: R4001
Optoseal® Hologram Ribbon
350 cards/ribbon
Cleaning accessories
P/N: A5011
UltraClean Cleaning Kit (for complete cleaning of the printer)
5 pre-saturated cleaning cards, 5 swabs, 1 box of 40 pre-saturated wipes
P/N: A5002
PrinterClean Cleaning kit (for cleaning of the transport rollers)
50 pre-saturated cleaning cards
P/N: A5003
HeadClean Cleaning kit (for cleaning the print head)
25 swabs
DustClean Cleaning kit (for maintaining the cleaning roller)
1 box of 40 pre-saturated wipes
P/N: A5004
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Software
P/N: L8001
eMedia Pro Software
Software for conceiving and editing badges with connection to databases
Plastic Cards
P/N: C4001
Classic Blank White plastic cards – 0.76 mm (30mil)
5 packs of 100 cards
P/N: C4002
Classic Blank White Plastic Cards – 0.50 mm (20mil)
5 packs of 100 cards
P/N: C4003
Classic Blank White Plastic Cards with a HICO Magnetic Stripe – 0.76 mm (30mil)
5 packs of 100 cards
P/N: C4004
Classic Blank White Plastic Cards with LOCO Magnetic Stripe – 0.76 mm (30mil)
5 packs of 100 cards
P/N: C1001
Premium Blank White Plastic Cards – 0.76 mm (30mil)
5 packs of 100 cards
P/N: C1003
Premium Blank White Plastic Cards with HICO Magnetic Stripe – 0.76 mm (30mil)
5 packs of 100 cards
P/N: C1004
Premium Blank White Plastic Crads with LOCO Magnetic Stripe – 0.76 mm (30mil)
5 packs of 100 cards
Printer accessories
P/N: S5304
Additional Card Feeder (capacity for 100 cards in 0.76 mm (30mil))
P/N: S5305
Manual Feed Tray (for a card by card loading)
P/N: A5530
Demonstration Trolley Case
P/N: A5007
Centronics parallel interface cable
P/N: A5017
USB interface cable
P/N: A5008
Power supply
P/N: A5009
Power cord, 220V
P/N: A5009
Power cord, 110V
P/N: A5019
Power cord, UK
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Appendix A
Magnetic Encoding
Introduction
Pebble printers with a magnetic stripe card encoder are called Pebble Mag printers. The operating
mode of a Pebble Mag printer is identical to that of a Pebble printer.
The magnetic encoder encodes tracks ISO 1, 2 and 3 in a single passage and then checks the data.
Parameterisable in high coercivity (HICO) or in low coercivity (LOCO) with a simple click from the
Windows driver, however, the encoders of the Pebble Mag are sent adjusted to high coercivity (HICO)
by default, unless specifically requested on the order.
Location of the magnetic encoder
The magnetic encoder is a module installed in the factory on Pebble
Mag printers. The writing and reading head is placed under the path
of the cards and after the print head.
The encoding sequence of a card is still carried out before a printing
Card orientation
Cards with a magnetic track must be installed in the feeder so the magnetic stripe faces upwards,
as follows:
CLIC
max.
1. Remove the feeder
from the printer as
shown.
2. Lower the spring system as
shown and insert 100
magnetic cards of 0.76 mm
(30mil) at most.
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3. Put the feeder back in the
printer. Then press on the top of
the feeder until it clicks.
Parameterising the Windows Driver
When first installing the Windows driver, it is necessary to parameterise the functions of the magnetic encoder. The functions of the magnetic encoder are accessible from the Tools dialog box of the driver by clicking
the Encoding Definition button.
“Magnetic Encoder” dialog box
The Magnetic Encoder dialog box opens on selecting the
Encoding Definition button.
Track format allows us to choose the ISO standard required
for each track. See the table in this Annexe for the information concerning the ISO 7811 standards.
Coercivity parameterises the magnetic encoder in high
(HICO) or low (LOCO) coercivity. A magnetic track encoded
in high coercivity is more resistant to exterior disturbances
than a magnetic track encoded in low coercivity.
Direct encoding allows the direct encoding of one or more
magnetic tracks from this window simply by selecting them and entering the data to be encoded. Click on
the « Execute encoding » button to start the encoding cycle.
Automatic extraction allows cards with magnetic tracks to be encoded from Windows applications (such as
Word for example). A text field surrounded by the characters ”|” and ”|” (or another character to be defined by the user) may be interpreted as an encoding command by the driver.
Only use cards with magnetic tracks conform to ISO 7810 and ISO 7811.
To work properly, the magnetic track must be moulded in the card. Never use a card with a
glued magnetic track.
Cleaning of the magnetic encoder
The head of a magnetic encoder needs regular cleaning to be able to assure the integrity of the data encoded in the cards.
The magnetic encoder is cleaned when the printer is the object of a cleaning sequence with the pre-saturated cards (refer to the
“Cleaning” chapter in this manual for further information).
Repeated passes of the cleaning card inside the printer clean the card transport rollers, the cleaning roller and the reading / writing head of the magnetic encoder.
If between two printer cleaning sessions (every 1000 cards inserted), the reading / writing process has failed with more than one
card, it is recommended to manually start a printer cleaning process (refer to the « Cleaning » chapter of this manual for the procedure to be followed).
ISO 7811 encoding standards
Track no.
Field separator
Track density
Types of characters
Number of characters
track 1
^
210 bpi1
Alphanumerical (ASCII 20- 95) 2
793
track 2
=
75 bpi1
Numerical (ASCII 48-62)2
403
track 3
=
210 bpi1
Numerical (ASCII 78-62)2
1073
Bit(s) per inch
Except the “?” character
3
Including the Start, Stop and LRC characters. These characters are generated automatically by the magnetic encoder.
1
2
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Appendix B
Smart Card Contact Station
Introduction
Pebble printers with a Smart Card Contact Station are called Pebble Smart printers. The working mode
of a Pebble Smart printer is identical to that of a Pebble printer.
The Smart Card Contact Station of the Pebble Smart enables the chips to be programed to the ISO
7816-2 standards.
Location of the Contact Station
The Contact Station is a module installed in the factory on Pebble Smart printers.
The Contact Station is positioned over the path of the cards and before the print head.
To contact the Station, the chip card is placed under it and is pushed up.
The programming sequence of a chip is always carried out before
the card is printed.
Only use chip cards conform to ISO 7816-2.
Never print on the chip.
Card orientation
Chip cards must be installed in the card feeder so that the chip is downwards, as shown below:
max.
1. Remove the feeder
from the printer as
shown.
CLIC
2. Lower the spring system as
shown and insert 100 chip
cards of 0.76 mm (30mil) at
most (chip downwards).
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3. Put the feeder back in the
printer. Then press on the top
of the feeder until it clicks.
Interface of the Contact Station
The Pebble is fitted with a DB-9 female connector on the back of the printer. This connector, directly
connected to the Contact Station inside the printer, is also connected to an external coupler to program the chip.
DB-9 Connector
USB or
Parallel Port
External Coupler
Serial Port, USB, …
DB-9 Connector pins
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Chip card contact points
C1 (V c.c.)
C2 (reset to 0)
C3 (Clock)
C4 (reserved)
C5 (Ground)
C6 (Vpp)
C7 (E-S)
C8 (reserved)
C9 Ground when the chip is commuted with the Contact Station
A sequence of commands must be sent via the interface of the printer to insert a card in the printer and then
place it under the Station to establish contact.
The command sequence is the following:
Sending the “Sis” sequence: One card is moved from the feeder to the Contact Station and stops under it.
The card is pushed up to come into contact with the Station.
The printer connects the Contact Station to the DB-9 connector.
The chip may be programed via the serial or USB interface of the computer and the
external coupler.
Check the Programming Guide of the Pebble printer to obtain more complete information
on how to program a chip card.
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Declarations of Conformity
Concerning Safety and Electromagnetic Compatibility
Manufacturer’s Name:
Manufacturer’s Address:
Evolis Card Printer
29, avenue de la Fontaine
Z.I. Angers Beaucouzé
49070 Beaucouzé, France
Pebble 3
2004
Material Designation:
Year of Manufacture:
I, the undersigned, Serge Olivier,
Declare that I have received the assumption of the above material, used and installed in accordance with the notice, with
the essential requirements of Directives 73/23/CEE and 89/336/CEE, modified by 92/31/CEE and 93/68/CEE by the application of the following regulations:
EN 60950-1 of 2001
EN 55022 Class B of 1998
EN 55024 of 1998
EN 61000-3-2 of 2000
EN 61000-3-3 of 2000 +A1 of 2001
EUROPE: Norway Only: This product is designed for IT power system with phase-to-phase voltage 230V. Earth grounding
is via the polarized, 3-wire power cord.
FI: “Laite on liitettävä suojamaadoitus koskettimilla varustettuun pistorasiaan”
SE: “Apparaten skall anslutas till jordat uttag”
NO: “Apparatet må tilkoples jordet stikkontakt”
Full name:
Title:
Date:
Serge Olivier
Technical Manager
September 2004
Signature:
FCC Statement (For U.S.A.)
Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interferences Statement
Pebble model conforms to the following specifications: FCC Part 15, Subpart A, Section 15.107(a) and
Section 15.109(a) Class B digital device.
Supplemental information:
This equipment has been tested and finds to comply with the limits for a Class B 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 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’s by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and the 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 a shielded cable is required to comply within Class B limits of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Pursuant to Part 15.21 of the FCC Rules, any changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by Evolis
Card Printer may cause, harmful interference and void the FCC authorization to operate this equipment.
VCCI (For Japan)
This equipment complies with the Class B category for information technology equipment based on the rules of Voluntary
Control Council for Interferences by Information Technology Equipment. When used in a residential area, radio interference may be caused. In this case, the user may be required to take appropriate corrective actions.
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