Avery 9415 Printer User Manual

FRESHMARX™
9415™
Labeling
System
TC9415SA Rev. AE 5/09
©2007 Avery Dennison Corp. All rights reserved.
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WARNING
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 when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential
area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference at his own
expense.
CANADIAN D.O.C. WARNING
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for
radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio
Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of
Communications. Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de
bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux
appareils numériques de la classe A prescrites dans le
Réglement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicte par le
ministère des Communications du Canada.
Trademarks
FreshMarx and 9415 are trademarks of Avery Dennison Retail
Information Services, LLC.
Avery Dennison® is a trademark of Avery Dennison Corp.
Avery Dennison Printer Systems Division
170 Monarch Lane
Miamisburg, OH 45342
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
INTRODUCTION ............................................................... 1-1
Using This Manual ....................................................... 1-1
Audience .................................................................... 1-1
About the Printer ......................................................... 1-2
CHANGING PRINTER SETTINGS ....................................... 2-1
Configuring the Printer ................................................. 2-2
Assigning a Format (Dual Printer Only) .......................... 2-3
Assigning a format to a category ................................ 2-4
Assigning a format to a printer ................................... 2-6
Resetting the formats and printers.............................. 2-7
Selecting a Format (Single Printer Only) ........................ 2-8
Setting the Time and Date .......................................... 2-10
Adjusting the Touch Screen ........................................ 2-12
Changing the Password .............................................. 2-13
Adjusting the Distance to Tear Bar .............................. 2-14
Adjusting the Print Position ......................................... 2-15
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USING THE EDIT UTILITY ..................................................3-1
Installing the Edit Utility ................................................3-2
Creating and Editing the Data File .................................3-3
Editing home keys .....................................................3-3
Creating and editing product buttons...........................3-4
Updating with USB .......................................................3-6
Killing Data Files ..........................................................3-8
Configuring the Network Settings ................................. 3-10
On the printer: ........................................................ 3-10
On your computer: .................................................. 3-12
Uploading the Data File .............................................. 3-13
Updating with Ethernet ............................................... 3-14
Updating the data file .............................................. 3-14
Updating the application .......................................... 3-15
LABEL FORMATS ............................................................ A-1
Format 1 .................................................................... A-1
Format 2 .................................................................... A-2
Format 3 .................................................................... A-3
Format 4 .................................................................... A-4
Format 5 .................................................................... A-5
Format 6 .................................................................... A-6
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1
INTRODUCTION
The FreshMarx™ 9415™ Labeling System prints
labels for product freshness and inventory.
Information in this document supercedes information
in previous versions. Check our Web site for the
latest documentation and release information.
Using This Manual
Following is a summary of the contents of this manual:
Chapter
Contents
1
Introduction
Information you should know
before using the printer.
2
Changing Printer
Settings
Assigning formats and setting
time and date, backlighting,
password, print position, etc.
3
Using the Edit
Utility
Installing and using the Edit
Utility to create and edit product
menus, and updating the printer.
A
Label Formats
Format sizes and content fields.
Note:
You may have a custom application that
differs slightly from the examples in this
manual. The screens shown are for reference
only.
Audience
This manual is for the System Administrator who
configures and updates the printer. For information
on printing labels and printer care and maintenance,
refer to the Operator’s Handbook included with your
printer.
Introduction 1-1
About the Printer
There are five control buttons located on the right side
of the touch screen.
Button
Action
Stops/cancels the current print job.
Advances supply for the selected printer.
or
Selects which printer feeds the supply.
Printer 1 is located on the left side.
Printer 2 is located on the right side.
Note: For the 9415™SP, these buttons
do not function.
Enters the printer configuration menu.
The rest of the touch screen contains product buttons
that are color-coded so you can easily print the item
labels.
The product buttons are blank until you create a
product menu. The home keys have default captions
that can be changed. See Chapter 3, “Using the Edit
Utility,” for information on creating and editing product
menus.
♦ Yellow
♦ Red
Printer 2
Printer 1
♦ Green
(Dual printer onl y)
♦ Blue
♦ Orange
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CHANGING PRINTER
SETTINGS
2
This chapter tells you how to
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configure the printer.
assign formats (dual printer only).
select formats (single printer only).
set the time and date.
adjust the touch screen display.
change the Manager Password.
adjust the distance to the tear bar.
adjust the horizontal print position.
adjust the vertical print position.
Changing Printer Settings 2-1
Configuring the Printer
Use the Configure screen to set the date and time,
assign formats, adjust the touch screen settings, and
update the printer. Instructions for configuring the
printer are located under Manager Help.
To access the Manager Help:
1.
2.
Press
.
Enter the Manager Password and press Enter.
The default password is 1234. The Configure
screen appears.
Note:
This screen appears differently on the single
printer version.
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3.
Press Manager Help.
Scroll through the text to the instructions you need.
Assigning a Format (Dual Printer Only)
These instructions apply to the dual printer version
only. See “Selecting a Format” for single printer
instructions.
Assign one of six preset label formats to each menu
category, then assign those formats to a printer to
print freshness labels. See Appendix A, “Label
Formats,” for the size and content of each format.
When you assign a format to a menu category, any
labels you print in that category use the selected
format. When you assign a format to Printer 1 or
Printer 2, that format always prints on the assigned
printer. The default assignments are Format 1, Printer
1 for all categories.
Note:
If you select a format larger than the loaded
labels, some information may not print.
Changing Printer Settings 2-3
Assigning a format to a category
To assign a format to a menu category:
3.
.
Press
Enter the Manager Password and press Enter.
The default password is 1234. The Configure
screen appears.
Press Assign Format.
4.
Press Assign Format To Category.
1.
2.
The currently selected format number appears
across the top of the screen.
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5.
6.
7.
8.
Select a format from the Format list, then press
the category for that format in the Home Key list.
Repeat for each format or category you need.
The assignments appear in the Assigned list.
When you are finished, press OK.
Assign the format to a printer. See “Assigning a
format to a printer” for more information.
When you are finished, press Return to return to
the menu screen. Your assigned format and
printer appears in the status bar.
Changing Printer Settings 2-5
Assigning a format to a printer
Assign the formats you need to a category before
assigning them to a printer. See “Assigning a format
to a category” for more information.
1.
2.
3.
Press
.
Enter the Manager Password and press Enter.
The default password is 1234. The Configure
screen appears.
Press Assign Format.
4.
Press Assign Format To Printer.
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5.
6.
Select a format from the Format# list, then press
P1 (Printer 1) or P2 (Printer 2) from the Printer#
list. Repeat for each format you need. The
assignments appear in the Assigned Fmt/Prn list.
When you are finished, press OK, then press
Return to return to the menu screen. Your
assigned format and printer appears in the status
bar.
Resetting the formats and printers
You can reset all the format/printer assignments to the
default setting (Format 1, Printer 1 for all categories).
3.
.
Press
Enter the Manager Password and press Enter.
The default password is 1234. The Configure
screen appears.
Press Assign Format.
4.
5.
Press Reset Formats & Printers.
Press OK.
1.
2.
Changing Printer Settings 2-7
Selecting a Format (Single Printer Only)
These instructions apply to the single printer version
only. See “Assigning a Format” for dual printer
instructions.
Choose from six preset label formats for your
freshness label. See Appendix A, “Label Formats” for
the size and content of each format.
1.
2.
Press
.
Enter the Manager Password and press Enter.
The default password is 1234. The Configure
screen appears.
3.
Press Select Format.
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4.
Press the button of the format you need.
The currently selected format number appears
across the top of the screen.
Note: If you select a format larger than the loaded
labels, some information may not print.
5. Press OK.
6. Press Return to return to the product menu.
The label format number appears on the status bar at
the top of the product menu screen.
Changing Printer Settings 2-9
Setting the Time and Date
You may have a custom application that differs slightly
from the examples in this section. The screens shown
are for reference only.
1.
2.
Press
.
Enter the Manager Password and press Enter.
The default password is 1234. The Configure
screen appears.
Note:
3.
This screen appears differently in the single
printer version.
Press System.
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4.
Press Set Time/Date.
Set the date format using the drop-down menu
in the mm/dd/yy field.
Select a 12-hour or 24-hour time format.
The default is 12-hour. Press the button to
change the time format to 24-hour.
Use the left and right arrows to set the month,
day, year, day of the week, hour, and minute
fields.
5.
6.
7.
Press Set. You return to the System screen.
Press OK.
Press Return to return to the product screen.
Changing Printer Settings 2-11
Adjusting the Touch Screen
To adjust the screen contrast and backlight:
1.
2.
3.
.
Press
Enter the Manager Password and press Enter.
The default password is 1234. The Configure
screen appears.
Press System.
Use the buttons as follows:
4.
5.
Button
Function
Contrast +
Increases screen contrast.
Contrast –
Decreases screen contrast.
Backlight +
Makes the screen brighter.
Backlight –
Makes the screen darker.
When you are finished, press OK.
Press Return to return to the product screen.
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Changing the Password
A password is required to make any changes to the
printer settings or product screens. To change the
Manager Password:
1.
2.
3.
Press
.
Enter the Manager Password and press Enter.
The default password is 1234. The Configure
screen appears.
Press Change Password.
4. Enter the new password.
5. Press Enter.
6. Press Return to return to the product screen.
Note: If you forget the Manager Password, enter
password 5675 . The configure screen
appears. Follow the instructions in this
section to reset the password.
Changing Printer Settings 2-13
Adjusting the Distance to Tear Bar
You can set the distance the labels feed past the tear
bar to remove the labels. The adjustments are in
0.01-inch increments and the default is 0.25.
1.
2.
3.
Press
.
Enter the Manager Password and press Enter.
The default password is 1234. The Configure
screen appears.
Press Printer.
Use the buttons as follows:
4.
5.
Button
Function
Tear bar+
Feeds labels further past the tear bar.
Tear bar–
Feeds labels closer to the tear bar.
Defaults
Returns to default settings.
When you are finished, press OK.
Press Return to return to the product screen.
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Adjusting the Print Position
You can adjust the horizontal (X) and vertical (Y)
position of the text on a label. The adjustments are in
dots (0.0049 inch) and the defaults are +10 for
horizontal and +5 for vertical.
1.
2.
3.
Press
.
Enter the Manager Password and press Enter.
The default password is 1234. The Configure
screen appears.
Press Printer.
Use the buttons as follows:
4.
5.
Button
Function
Print X Position+
Moves printed text right.
Print X Position–
Moves printed text left.
Print Y Position+
Moves printed text up.
Print Y Position-
Moves printed text down.
Rotate print
Toggles printed text upside
down or right side up. Default
is right side up.
Defaults
Returns to default settings.
When you are finished, press OK.
Press Return to return to the product screen.
Changing Printer Settings 2-15
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3
USING THE EDIT
UTILITY
This chapter tells you how to
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install the Edit Utility.
create and edit the product data file.
configure the network settings.
upload printer data files to your computer.
update the printer.
delete and reload data files.
Using the Edit Utility 3-1
Installing the Edit Utility
Install the Edit Utility on a computer with the
Microsoft Windows XP operating system.
1.
2.
3.
Download the Edit Utility from our Web site to your
computer.
Open the downloaded file and follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Start the Edit Utility. The Main screen appears.
A status bar is located across the bottom.
Status
Bar
4. Decide what you want to do next:
♦ To create a product data file or edit an existing
one, see “Creating and editing the Data File” for
more information.
♦ To upload a product data file from the printer to
your computer for editing or backup, see
“Uploading the Data File” for more information.
♦ To update the printer’s product data file, see
“Updating with USB” or “Updating with Ethernet”
for more information.
♦ To update the printer’s application, see “Updating
with USB” or “Updating with Ethernet” for more
information.
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Creating and Editing the Data File
You can create new product screens or make changes
to existing product screens with the Edit Utility. See
“Uploading the Data File” to upload the existing data
file for editing.
Editing home keys
The home keys have default category captions that
you can use or change as needed.
To edit home keys:
1.
Check Edit “Home” Buttons on the
right. This disables the home keys
so you cannot change categories.
2. Click a home key to edit.
3. Enter a new caption and click OK.
Note: The ampersand (&) shows as
an underscore (_) in the Edit
Utility, but displays correctly on
the printer.
4. Uncheck Edit “Home” Buttons to
re-enable the home keys to select
categories.
5. Click File, then Save to save changes. The data
file must be saved as a Unicode text file (.dat) to
be loaded into the printer.
Using the Edit Utility 3-3
Creating and editing product buttons
1.
Click File, then New to create a new data (.dat)
file from a blank template, or click File, then
Open… to edit an existing data file.
You see a blank template or your data file.
2.
Click a blank button to add a new product, or click
an existing product button to edit. The Edit screen
appears.
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3.
Enter a button caption, description, and expiration
time.
The information you include in the item
description field depends on your label format.
See Appendix A, “Label Formats” for
information on each format’s content and
maximum number of characters printed.
4.
5.
6.
Click the home keys on the right to edit product
buttons in other categories.
Click OK when finished.
Click File, then Save to save changes. The data
file must be saved as a Unicode text file (.dat) to
be loaded into a printer.
Once you have made changes to the product data file,
save it on a USB thumb drive to update multiple
printers. See “Updating with USB” for more
information.
Using the Edit Utility 3-5
Updating with USB
Use a jump drive no greater than 1 GIG capacity and
formatted to FAT or FAT32.
1.
2.
Save the latest application and data file on a
thumb drive. Application updates are available for
download on our Web site.
Plug the thumb drive into the USB port on the side
of the printer. The printer detects the thumb drive
automatically.
USB Port
3.
4.
Press
.
Enter the Manager Password and press Enter.
The default password is 1234. The Configure
screen appears.
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5.
Press Update.
6.
Press Product Data to update the data files.
The file browser appears.
7.
Select the data file and press OK. This may take
several minutes. The USB Update screen
indicates when the update is complete.
Press OK. The printer does not restart.
Using the Edit Utility 3-7
8.
Press Software to update the application file.
The file browser appears. Select the application
file and press OK. This may take several minutes.
When the update is complete, the printer restarts.
Note: For firmware updates, contact Service at the
number listed on the back of this manual.
9 . Remove the thumb drive.
Killing Data Files
The Kill Data Files option in the Configure menu
deletes all data files from the printer. Data files
include the product button information, password, and
printer configuration settings.
It may be necessary to delete data files when there
are errors in the current data files.
Note:
1.
2.
Before deleting the printer’s data files, you
may want to upload the ProdData.dat file to
your computer to save the product button
information. See “Uploading Data Files” for
more information.
Press
.
Enter the Manager Password and press Enter.
The default password is 1234. The Configure
screen appears.
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3.
Press Kill Data Files.
4.
Press Yes.
The printer deletes all data files and loads the
default data files. The printer does not restart.
Note:
All data files are deleted when you press Kill
Data Files and they cannot be recovered.
You cannot select a specific file to delete.
Using the Edit Utility 3-9
Configuring the Network Settings
The Edit Utility’s IP address must match the IP
address of the printer to upload the data file from the
printer to your computer, or to download a new data
file to the printer.
On the printer:
1.
Connect the printer to your computer’s Internet
port through a network hub.
2.
3.
.
Press
Enter the Manager Password and press Enter.
The default password is 1234. The Configure
screen appears.
Press Internet.
4.
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5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Press the first numeric field and enter the first
value for a valid Terminal (printer) IP address.
Press Enter. You return to the Internet Setup
screen.
Press the next field for the IP address, enter the
value, and press Enter.
Continue entering field values until all fields are
completed for IP address, Subnet Mask, and your
network’s Default Gateway.
Press OK to save the settings.
The printer restarts with the new network settings.
Using the Edit Utility 3-11
On your computer:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Connect the printer to your computer using a
network cable.
Turn on the printer.
Start the Edit Utility.
Click Setup, then Internet.
Enter the IP address of the printer in the IP
address field.
Click OK.
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Uploading the Data File
You can upload the data file from the printer to your
computer to make changes using the Edit Utility and
save it on a thumb drive to update other printers. See
“Creating and Editing the Data File” and “Updating
with USB” for more information.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Connect the printer to your computer using a
network cable.
Turn on the printer.
Start the Edit Utility.
Click Update, then Upload.
The ProdData.dat file appears in the drop
down menu.
5. Click OK.
6. Select a location to save the file.
7. Click Open to save the file on your computer.
Note: The data file must be saved as a Unicode text
file (.dat) to be loaded into a printer.
See “Creating and Editing the Data File” for
information on making changes with the Edit Utility.
Using the Edit Utility 3-13
Updating with Ethernet
You can also download files directly to the printer
from your computer.
Updating the data file
1.
2.
3.
Start the Edit Utility.
Click Update, DataFile. The File Open dialog box
appears.
Open the updated product data (.dat) file.
The printer enters download mode and “Updating
Data Please Wait…” appears on the printer’s
touch screen.
The printer automatically renames the data file to
ProdData if necessary.
When the update is complete, you see “Update
Complete” in the status bar of the Edit Utility.
This may take several minutes.
Note:
The printer does not restart after updating the
data file.
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Updating the application
1.
Download the latest application from our Web site
on your computer.
Note: Save the file to your computer’s hard drive,
not a network drive.
2. Connect the printer to your computer using a
network cable.
3. Turn on the printer.
4. Start the Edit Utility.
5. Click Update, Software.
6. Open the freshmarxVxx.bff (“xx” indicates the
version number) file you downloaded from the
Web site.
The printer enters download mode. This may take
several minutes. When the update is complete, you
see “Update Complete” in the status bar of the Edit
Utility. The printer restarts automatically and loads the
latest application.
Using the Edit Utility 3-15
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A
L A B E L F O R M AT S
Format 1
Prints 1.2” wide x 1.1” long labels.
Enter the following information for each field:
Field
Description
Description 1
Prints up to 17 characters.
Description 2
Prints up to 17 characters.
Description 3
Prints up to 17 characters.
EMPL
Employee ID must be 2-10 characters.
Must Use By
Numbers only. Days 0-365, hours 0-23,
minutes 0-59.
Label Formats A-1
Format 2
Prints 2.2” wide x 1.1” long labels.
Enter the following information for each field:
Field
Description
Description 1
Prints up to 35 characters.
Description 2
Prints up to 35 characters.
EMPL
Employee ID must be 2-10 characters.
Must Use By
Numbers only. Days 0-365, hours 0-23,
minutes 0-59.
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Format 3
Prints 2.2” wide x 1.5” long labels.
Enter the following information for each field:
Field
Description
Description 1
Prints up to 25 characters.
Description 2
Prints up to 25 characters.
EMPL
Employee ID must be 2-10 characters.
Expire
Date/Time
Numbers only. Days 0-365, hours 0-23,
minutes 0-59.
Label Formats A-3
Format 4
Prints 2.2” wide x 2.0” long labels.
Color-Coded
Block
Note:
A box prints around the color-coded block that
corresponds to the day-of-week expiration
date.
Enter the following information for each field:
Field
Description
Description 1
Prints up to 15 characters.
Description 2
Prints up to 15 characters
EMPL
Employee ID must be 2-10 characters.
Use By
Numbers only. Days 0-365, hours 0-23,
minutes 0-59.
Blue
Use by Monday.
Yellow
Use by Tuesday.
Red
Use by Wednesday.
Brown
Use by Thursday.
Green
Use by Friday.
Gold
Use by Saturday.
Black
Use by Sunday.
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Format 5
Prints 2.2” wide by 3.0” long labels.
Enter the following information for each field:
Field
Description
Description
Prints up to 16 characters.
Shelf Life
Prints up to 13 characters.
EMPL
Employee ID must be 2-10 characters.
Use By
Numbers only. Days 0-365, hours 0-23,
minutes 0-59.
Label Formats A-5
Format 6
Prints 2.2” wide x 4.0” long labels.
Enter the following information for each field:
Field
Description
Store Name
Prints up to 17 characters.
Description 1
Prints up to 23 characters.
Description 2
Prints up to 23 characters.
Description 3
Prints up to 23 characters.
Ingredients
Prints up to 656 characters.
Note: Does not print semicolons or
returns.
Use By
Prints the date in MM/DD/YY format.
Net Weight
Prints up to 8 characters.
Price
Prints up to 7 characters: numbers 0-9,
period and dollar, cents, Euro, pound, and
yen signs only.
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Visit www.monarch.com for sales, service,
supplies, information, and telephone numbers
for our International locations.
TOLL FREE:
1-800-543-6650 (In the U.S.A.)
1-800-387-4740 (In Canada)
For FreshMarx sales:
1-877-774-6829 (In the U.S.A.)
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