SRP-352III
Windows Driver Manual
SRP-352III
Thermal printer
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SRP-352III
■ Table of Contents
1. About this Manual .......................................................................................................... 3
2. OS Environment ............................................................................................................. 3
3. Windows Driver Preparation ......................................................................................... 3
4. Windows Driver Installation .......................................................................................... 4
4-1 Installing on Windows XP / Server 2003 ..................................................................... 4
4-1-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel Port .............................................................................. 4
4-1-2 Via USB Port ........................................................................................................ 7
4-2 Installing on Windows VISTA / Server 2008 / 7 / 8 ...................................................... 9
4-2-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel Port .............................................................................. 9
4-2-2 Via USB Port ...................................................................................................... 12
5. Detailed settings of Windows driver .......................................................................... 14
5-1 Paper feed option ..................................................................................................... 14
5-2 Paper size ................................................................................................................. 16
5-3 NV Image / Commands ............................................................................................ 17
5-4 Crop / Macro ............................................................................................................. 19
5-5 Barcodes .................................................................................................................. 25
5-6 Cut / Cash Drawer .................................................................................................... 28
5-7 Image Rotation ......................................................................................................... 29
5-8 Utilities ...................................................................................................................... 30
5-8-1 New Paper Size .................................................................................................. 31
5-8-2 Unified POS Utility .............................................................................................. 32
5-8-3 Extended Special Functions ............................................................................... 32
5-8-4 Journal Viewer .................................................................................................... 33
6. Windows Driver Specifications................................................................................... 35
6-1 Font .......................................................................................................................... 35
6-2 Special functions ....................................................................................................... 37
6-2-1 Using Special Font Edit Utility ............................................................................. 39
7. Windows Driver Application ....................................................................................... 41
7-1 Application with Visual Basic..................................................................................... 41
7-1-1 Windows driver selection .................................................................................... 41
7-1-2 Text printing ........................................................................................................ 42
7-1-3 Barcode printing ................................................................................................. 42
7-1-4 2-D barcode printing ........................................................................................... 42
7-2 Application with WordPad ......................................................................................... 43
7-2-1 WordPad environment setting ............................................................................ 43
7-2-2 Text printing ........................................................................................................ 43
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1. About this Manual
This Windows Driver Installation Manual provides information on installation, detailed
specifications, and usage of the printer‟s Windows Driver according to PC operating
system (OS).
We at BIXOLON maintain ongoing efforts to enhance and upgrade the functions and
quality of all our products. In following, product specifications and/or user manual content
may be changed without prior notice.
2. OS Environment
The following operating systems are supported by this Windows driver.
Microsoft Windows XP (32bit/64bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32bit/64bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista (32bit/64bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32bit/64bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2 (64bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (32bit/64bit)
Microsoft Windows 8 (32bit/64bit)
3. Windows Driver Preparation
The Windows Driver is included in the enclosed CD, and Latest file versions can be
downloaded from the Bixolon website. (www.bixolon.com)
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4. Windows Driver Installation
4-1 Installing on Windows XP / Server 2003
4-1-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file.
2) Click the “Next” button.
3) Select the COM or LPT (Which one you want to use) port to be used and click the
“Next” button.
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4) Clicking the “Yes” button will reboot the PC.
5) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
※ Control Panel – Printers and Faxes.
6) If you select a serial port, click the “Configure Port…” button in the “Ports” tab.
7) If you select a serial port, match the communication settings to those of the printer.
(The communication settings of the printer can be performed by conducting a self-test.)
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8) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
9) Proper installation of the driver is indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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4-1-2 Via USB Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file.
2) Click the “Next” button.
3) Select USB and click the “Next” button.
4) Click the “OK” button.
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5) Turn off the printer and then turn on again. The printer driver will be installed
automatically.
6) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
※ Control Panel – Printers and Faxes.
7) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
8) Proper installation of the driver is indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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4-2 Installing on Windows VISTA / Server 2008 / 7 / 8
4-2-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file.
2) Click the “Next” button.
3) Select the COM or LPT (Which one you want to use) port to be used and click the
“Next” button.
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4) Clicking the “Yes” button will reboot the PC.
5) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
※ Control Panel – Hardware and Sound – Device and Printers.
6) If you select a serial port, click the “Configure Port…” button in the “Ports” tab.
7) If you select a serial port, match the communication settings to those of the printer.
(The communication settings of the printer can be performed by conducting a self-test.)
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8) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
9) Proper installation of the driver is indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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4-2-2 Via USB Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file.
2) Click the “Next” button.
3) Select USB and click the “Next” button.
4) Click the “OK” button.
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5) Turn off the printer and then turn on again. The printer driver will be installed
automatically.
6) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
※ Control Panel – Hardware and Sound – Device and Printers.
7) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
8) Proper installation of the driver is indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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5. Detailed settings of Windows driver
The following detailed functions can be configured after installing the Windows driver.
5-1 Paper feed option
The printer supports two paper sources.
Automatically Select
: Select the “Receipt” automatically.
Receipt
: Each page can be printed with various lengths until the last line.
Ticket
: Each page can be printed with the same length.
Follow the instructions shown below for setting options.
1) Open the Printer Properties window for the corresponding OS.
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2) Click the “Preferences” or “Printing Preferences” button in the “General” tab.
The button name varies by Windows OS.
3) Select the desired setting in the “Paper/Quality” tab.
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5-2 Paper size
The following paper sizes can be selected with this Windows driver.
80  40 mm[352III]
80  80 mm[352III]
80  120 mm[352III]
80  160 mm[352III]
80  200 mm[352III]
80  297 mm[352III]
80  3276 mm[352III]
Follow the instructions shown below to set the options.
1) Select the “General” tab and click the “Printing Preferences” button.
2) Select the “Paper/Quality” tab and click the “Advanced” button.
Select the function to configure.
3) You can add your own custom paper size by clicking “New Paper Size” in the “Utility”
tab of the Properties window.
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5-3 NV Image / Commands
Windows driver receives the data to print from the application software and sends it to the
printer. NV Image & Commands function is for adding NV image or commands to the
beginning or end of the data to be sent to the printer.
Commands or NV images can be added with the following functions.
Start Doc
Start Page
End Page
End Doc
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Addition of NV Images and command at the beginning of the print job.
Addition of NV Images and command at the beginning of the print page.
Addition of NV Images and command at the end of the print page.
Addition of NV Images and command at the end of the print job.
Follow the instructions shown below to set the options.
1) Open the Printer Properties window for the corresponding OS.
2) Select the “NV Image / Commands” tab.
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3) If the user want to open Cash Drawer 1 prior to printing, enter “<1B700019FF>” in the
“Start Doc” space and click the “OK” button.
4) If you want to open Cash Drawer 1 after printing, enter “<1B700019FF>”
in the “End Doc” field and click the “OK” button.
5) If you want to print the NV image with the document, select the NV image number in the
memory and click the “OK” button.
※ Image print command changes when the image is downloaded into the printer using
the NV Image Tool in Unified POS Utility.
- [NV bit image]
Command: FS p n m (Hex: 1C 70 m n)
- [NV Graphics]
Command: GS (L pL pH m fn kc1 kc2 x y (Hex: 1D 28 4C pL pH m fn kc1 kc2 x y)
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5-4 Crop / Macro
This Windows driver supports “Crop / Macro” function.
Crop function
- Crop function is to crop white space of receipt and it can be set from 0-99 mm.
Macro function
- Text Macro function is to replace certain text string with another text string for printing,
and it is useful for changing address or telephone number from the application software.
And Image Macro function replaces certain text string with an image.
Follow the instructions shown below to set the options.
Crop
1) Open the Printer Properties window for the corresponding OS.
2) Select the “Crop / Macro” tab.
3) If you want to cut the space at the top of the receipt, check the “Top Crop Length”
Check box and specify the length to cut.
4) If you want to change the telephone number for the existing programmed application,
check the “Enable Text Macro” checkbox and click the “Text Macro” button.
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Text Macro
1) Open the Printer Properties window for the corresponding OS.
2) Select the “Crop / Macro” tab.
3) Check the “Enable Text Macro” checkbox and click the “Text Macro” button.
4) When the “Text Macro” window pops up, click the “Add Item” button and enter the
contents in the “Change Text” and “Replace Text” fields.
5) Click the “OK” button.
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Image Macro
1) Open the Printer Properties window for the corresponding OS.
2) Select the “Crop / Macro” tab.
3) Check the “Enable Image Macro” checkbox and click the “Image Macro” button.
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4) Select a bitmap image file (.bmp file) and click the “Add Image” button to add it
to the image list.
5) Assign an appropriate name for the image file to be added to the list and select
a dithering type.
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6) Click the “Add Text Key” key to set the text key and the image to replace the
corresponding text key.
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7) Click the “OK” button.
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5-5 Barcodes
This Windows driver supports the various bar codes as shown in the following table.
Select the “Printer Font Name” and enter the barcode data to print.
Printer Font Name
Size
Supported Characters
Codabar
18/35.5/53/71
Code39
18/35.5/53/71
JAN13(EAN)
JAN8(EAN)
ITF
UPC-A
UPC-E
Code93
Code128
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
2-D barcode
Windows driver supports the following 2-D barcodes.
- PDF417
- QR Code
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Numeric: 0~9
Symbols: $, +, -, ., /, :
Letters: A~D
Numeric: 0~9
Symbols: $, +, -, ., /
Letters: A~Z
Numeric: 0~9
Numeric: 0~9
Numeric: 0~9
Numeric: 0~9
Numeric: 0~9
ASCII CODE: 0~127
ASCII CODE: 0~127
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Follow the instructions shown below to use this function.
1) Open the Printer Properties window for the corresponding OS.
2) Select the “Barcodes” tab.
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3) If you want to set the barcode, set the “Font Name”, select the Type and click the
“Properties” button.
Set Barcode‟s width, Height and HRI Position and Font type are also available.
Click “OK” Button.
4) If the user wants set 2D Barcodes, set “Font Name” and select type of barcodes and
click the “Properties” button.
Set Barcodes options and click “OK” button.
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5-6 Cut / Cash Drawer
Windows driver supports “Open cash drawer”, “Internal Beep”, and “Cutting Option”
functions.
The user can set “Open cash drawer” and “Internal beep” both before printing and after
printing and the user also can set “Cutting options” the cutting option can be adjusted as
follows.
No Cut: There‟s no cutting after the end of printing.
Partial Cut:
Receipt
Receipt [No Feeds]
Form
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A paper is cut by auto cutter.
A paper is cut by auto cutter without paper feeding.
For long print jobs, printed text is transferred and cut according
to the Receipt option per selected paper size.
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5-7 Image Rotation
This Windows driver supports “Rotation printing” function for image data only. Rotating
device font or barcode font is not supported. “Rotation printing” function is not supported in
color printing mode. The printer mode will be changed to mono printing mode
automatically if this function is used in the color printing mode.
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5-8 Utilities
This Windows driver provides the following utilities.
Customer Paper Size
Unified POS Utility.
Special Font Edit
Journal Viewer
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The user can define new paper sizes as the user want.
This utility includes NV tool, VMSM and command test editor.
The User can define special function using this utility.
Journal view utility.
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5-8-1 New Paper Size
1) Select the “Utilities” tab and click the “New Paper Size” button.
2) Enter the values in the Form Name, Width, and Length fields.
3) Click the “Add Customized Form” button.
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4) Select the newly added paper size from the “Advanced Option” window.
5-8-2 Unified POS Utility
Refer to the Unified POS Utility manual contained in the CD for details.
5-8-3 Extended Special Functions
Refer to the section “6-2-1”.
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5-8-4 Journal Viewer
Journal is a function to save a copy of the printed receipt, and you can store the copies
without journal printer using this function. Journal function saves a file for each printed
document, and the saved files can be searched by printed date or by period with the
Journal Viewer utility. This function is supported only when the receipt is printed with image
data, and it does not support the receipts printed with device font or barcode.
Journal function is not supported in color printing mode. Journal data will not be saved
when you try to use this function in color printing mode.
1) Check the “Enable Journal” to use the Journal function.
2) Click the “Journal Viewer” in the “Utilities” tab.
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3) The following window will be launched.
4) Select the file from the list on the bottom and click the “Print” button to print the file.
5) Click the “Search” button and set the search conditions to search the journals by date
or period.
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6. Windows Driver Specifications
6-1 Font
This Windows driver supports various fonts in the following table. Printing using these fonts
is faster than using Windows fonts provided by the operating system.
FontA1x1
FontA1x2
FontA2x1
FontA2x2
FontA2x4
FontA4x2
FontA4x4
FontA4x8
FontA8x4
FontA8x8
FontB1x1
FontB1x2
FontB2x1
FontB2x2
FontB2x4
FontB4x2
FontB4x4
FontB4x8
FontB8x4
FontB8x8
FontC1x1
FontC1x2
FontC2x1
FontC2x2
FontC2x4
FontC4x2
FontC4x4
FontC4x8
FontC8x4
FontC8x8
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FontA1x1[Ext.]
FontA1x2[Ext.]
FontA2x1[Ext.]
FontA2x2[Ext.]
FontA2x4[Ext.]
FontA4x2[Ext.]
FontA4x4[Ext.]
FontA4x8[Ext.]
FontA8x4[Ext.]
FontA8x8[Ext.]
FontB1x1[Ext.]
FontB1x2[Ext.]
FontB2x1[Ext.]
FontB2x2[Ext.]
FontB2x4[Ext.]
FontB4x2[Ext.]
FontB4x4[Ext.]
FontB4x8[Ext.]
FontB8x4[Ext.]
FontB8x8[Ext.]
FontC1x1[Ext.]
FontC1x2[Ext.]
FontC2x1[Ext.]
FontC2x2[Ext.]
FontC2x4[Ext.]
FontC4x2[Ext.]
FontC4x4[Ext.]
FontC4x8[Ext.]
FontC8x4[Ext.]
FontC8x8[Ext.]
FontA1x1[255]
FontA1x2[255]
FontA2x1[255]
FontA2x2[255]
FontA2x4[255]
FontA4x2[255]
FontA4x4[255]
FontA4x8[255]
FontA8x4[255]
FontA8x8[255]
FontB1x1[255]
FontB1x2[255]
FontB2x1[255]
FontB2x2[255]
FontB2x4[255]
FontB4x2[255]
FontB4x4[255]
FontB4x8[255]
FontB8x4[255]
FontB8x8[255]
FontC1x1[255]
FontC1x2[255]
FontC2x1[255]
FontC2x2[255]
FontC2x4[255]
FontC4x2[255]
FontC4x4[255]
FontC4x8[255]
FontC8x4[255]
FontC8x8[255]
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Font size (dot)
FontA1x1(12x24)
FontA1x2(12x48)
FontA2x1(24x24)
FontA2x2(24x48)
FontA2x4(24x96)
FontA4x2(48x48)
FontA4x4(48x96)
FontA4x8(48x192)
FontA8x4(96x96)
FontA8x8(96x192)
FontB1x1(9x17)
FontB1x2(9x34)
FontB2x1(18x17)
FontB2x2(18x34)
FontB2x4(18x68)
FontB4x2(36x34)
FontB4x4(36x68)
FontB4x8(36x136)
FontB8x4(72x68)
FontB8x8(72x136)
FontC1x1(9x24)
FontC1x2(9x48)
FontC2x1(18x24)
FontC2x2(18x48)
FontC2x4(18x96)
FontC4x2(36x48)
FontC4x4(36x96)
FontC4x8(36x192)
FontC8x4(72x96)
FontC8x8(72x192)
Point size
8.5
17
8.5
17
34
17
34
68
34
68
6
12
6
12
24
12
24
48.5
24
48.5
8.5
17
8.5
17
34
17
34
68
34
68
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The details of the printer fonts are as follows.
1) FontA1x2
- ANSI Character code support (Code page 16: 1252)
- Font size (dot): 12 x 48 (Double height)
- Point size: 17
2) FontA1x2 [Ext]
- IBM expansion Character code support (Code page 0: 437)
- Font size (dot): 12 x 48 (Double height)
- Point size: 17
3) FontA1x2 [255]
- BUYER ONLY code support (Code page 255)
- Font size (dot): 12 x 48 (Double height)
- Point size: 17
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6-2 Special functions
This Windows driver supports the special functions as shown in the following table.
Select the “FontControl” character first and use the characters in the table to use the
special functions.
Take care as this function is not for printing general texts.
Font (Character)
5
6
7
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
i
j
k
l
m
p
q
r
s
t
w
x
y
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
P
R
S
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Print HT (0 x 09)
Print LF (0 x 0A)
Print CR (0 x 0D)
Open Drawer 2 (50ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 (100ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 (150ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 (200ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 (250ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 without paper feeding (50ms driver pulse width)
Cut without paper feeding
Print double size color image stored in the address 00
Print double size color image stored in the address 01
Print double size color image stored in the address 02
Print double size color image stored in the address 03
Print double size color image stored in the address 04
Do not add HRI characters to barcode
Add HRI characters above the bard code with FontA
Add HRI characters below the bard code with FontA
Add HRI characters above the bard code with FontB
Add HRI characters below the bard code with FontB
Align text to the left
Align text to the center
Align text to the right
Open Drawer 1 (50ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 (100ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 (150ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 (200ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 (250ms driver pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 without paper feeding (50ms driver pulse width)
Print NV bitmap image 1
Print NV bitmap image 2
Print NV bitmap image 3
Print NV bitmap image 4
Print NV bitmap image 5
Cut (partial cut)
Print the NV Graphics stored in the address 00
Print the NV Graphics stored in the address 01
Print the NV Graphics stored in the address 02
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Font (Character)
U
V
[
]
^
_
`
Special Functions
Print the NV Graphics stored in the address 03
Print the NV Graphics stored in the address 04
Print double size NV bitmap image 1
Print double size NV bitmap image 2
Print double size NV bitmap image 3
Print double size NV bitmap image 4
Print double size NV bitmap image 5
1) Example
Select “FontControl” character and send 6 for “LF” (Line Feed) operation (instead of
printing character “6”).
2) “FontControl” character function
Printer font special
function
Function
Point size (point/dot)
FontControl
Open Drawer 1 /2
Cut receipt
Cut receipt (without paper feeding)
Align (left/center/right)
Print HT, LF, CR
Print barcode
Print NV bitmap image
(8.5 / 12x24)
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6-2-1 Using Special Font Edit Utility
“FontControlA” character function can be extended using the “Special Font Edit” Utility.
You can define new commands in the SRP352III.ini file using this utility, and the
“FontControlA” character can be changed to arbitrary user setting character.
(The range of the character code is 20 ~ 7F.)
1) Use the “Special Font Utility” in the “Utility” tab to edit the INI file.
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2) Edit the data and click the “Apply” button.
Click the “OK” button to save the data to INI file.
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7. Windows Driver Application
7-1 Application with Visual Basic
This section contains example codes to control the printer (BIXOLON SRP-352III) using
Windows driver with Visual Basic.
Sample codes shown here are copied to the installation directory when installing the
Windows driver for your reference.
7-1-1 Windows driver selection
The following example code explains how to select the “BIXOLON SRP-352III” Windows
driver.
For Each prnPrinter In Printers
If prnPrinter.DeviceName = “BIXOLON SRP-352III” Then
Set Printer = prnPrinter
Exit For
End If
Next
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7-1-2 Text printing
The following example code explains how to print the text using Windows font (Arial Test)
and Printer font (FontA1x1).
„Print in Windows font
Printer.FontSize = 9
Printer.FontName = “Arial”
Printer.Print “Arial Test”
„Print in printer font
Printer.FontSize = 8.5
Printer.FontName = “FontA1x1”
Printer.Print “FontA1x1 Font”
Printer.EndDoc
7-1-3 Barcode printing
The following example code explains how to print the barcode (JAN8 (EAN)).
'Print Bar Code.
Printer.FontSize = 18
Printer.FontName = "JAN8 (EAN)"
Printer.Print "1234567"
Printer.EndDoc
7-1-4 2-D barcode printing
The following example code explains how to print the 2-D barcode (PDF417).
'Print Two-dimensional Codes.
Printer.FontSize = 8.5
Printer.FontName = "PDF417"
Printer.Print "Print Test PDF417"
Printer.EndDoc
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7-2 Application with WordPad
7-2-1 WordPad environment setting
Launch WordPad, set the printing related options as follows, and test the printer with
WordPad.
- Select printer
Select “Print” from the “File” menu, and select the printer (BIXOLON SRP-352III).
- Set paper size, orientation, margin, etc.
Select the “Page Setting” from “File” menu, and set paper size, orientation, and margin.
7-2-2 Text printing
Print the text from WordPad using the Windows driver of the printer.
1) Select the font from the font selection box (FontA1x1).
2) Select the point size from the point selection box (8.5).
3) Enter the text to print.
4) Click the Print icon in the toolbar to print the text.
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