Citizen CLP-521Z Printer User Manual

1
Introduction
2
Using VuePrintTM Configuration System
What does the “Z” mean?
How to Use VuePrintTM
Label printers talk a variety of different languages! Our printers
usually use their own Citizen language but we have created a
version that specifically understand the ZPL® language from
Zebra®.
The VuePrint menu system is used to make changes to the settings of
the printer. Please refer to the Quick Start Guide for more details on
its operation. You can access the VuePrint system by switching on
the printer holding down the [MODE] key.
So your CLP 521Z or CLP 621Z printer understands this ZPL®
Machine Information
language instead of the normal Citizen language.
This section of the print out will give you details specific to your
printer, such as the version of firmware, total distance printed by your
How does this affect me?
printer and the media sensor or optional interfaces.
In normal operation, you will notice no difference in operation of
your printer. It will still print labels in the same way and media
and ribbons are loaded in exactly the same way to a normal printer.
Current Menu Settings
The “Page Setup”, “After Print” and “Interface” menus are exactly the
same on these printers. However, the System Setup menu has some
different parameters.
Please refer to the other quick-start guides for details of media
loading and operation of the printer.
However, the configuration and setup of some of the printer’s
internal settings will be a little different. This may not affect you
either if your printer can be used in an ‘out of the box’
configuration.
What does this guide say?
This guide explains the differences in the printer’s configuration
system and also explains the best printer driver to use with
different applications including the Windows® operating systems
Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries. ZPL® and Zebra® are registered trademarks of Zebra
-
The Metric/Inch option is only used to change the display in the
VuePrint menu output and has no effect on printer operation and
layout
-
The Control Prefix, Format Prefix and Delimiter Prefix are all
changeable in these printers. This changes the ‘command codes’
that the printer recognizes as actions for the printer. You will
only need to change this for specific customer applications.
-
The “Media Power Up” option (either On or Off) determines
whether or not the printer feeds the paper to the top-of-form
(start of a new label) when the printer is turned on. This is “on”
by default but you may choose to switch this off for certain
applications.
-
The “Control Code” and “Emulation Select” menu options are
not present or needed on the CLP 521Z or 621Z printers.
Technologies (ZIH Corp) in the United States and/or other countries.
4
Using An Existing Driver
To use an existing driver previously installed on your system, you will still need to install
the printer following the procedure shown in section 3. After installation, you can then
modify the existing printer driver to use the new Citizen printer instead.
Print
er
ax
es” menu from the “Start > Settings” button. RIGHT
erss and FFax
axe
RIGHT-click on
Go to the “Print
Printer
the original printer driver to be changed and then click on the properties option.
Click on the “Ports” tab and you will see a screen similar to the one shown here.
current “port” for the printer will be
highlighted, e.g. “USB001”.
The
You must find the port that is already
w Citizen Z print
er
allocated to the ne
new
printer
that has just been installed. This may
also be a USB port, but it will have a
different number.
Click on the tick-box to select it and
then click on OK and the original
printer is now configured to print to
the new one.
Z-START
GUIDE
This guide gives you specific
information for the CLP 521Z and
*
For Further Information . . .
CLP 621Z printers from Citizen that is
not contained in the other user manuals
and documents.
For further information and more detailed instructionsplease contact our local office:
For Europe, Middle East and Africa
Citizen SSy
yst
ems Eur
ope
stems
Europe
www
.citizen-eur
ope.com
www.citizen-eur
.citizen-europe.com
Tel UK: +44 (0) 20 8893 1900
Tel Germany: +49 (0) 711 3906 420
Printed in Europe
For North and South America:
Citizen SSy
yst
ems America
stems
www
.citizen-s
yst
ems.com
www.citizen-s
.citizen-sy
stems.com
Torrance, California.
Tel: +1 310 781 1460
JM74915-Z0
Thermal Label & Barcode Printer
CLP-521Z
CLP-621Z
1
Introduction
2
Using VuePrintTM Configuration System
What does the “Z” mean?
How to Use VuePrintTM
Label printers talk a variety of different languages! Our printers
usually use their own Citizen language but we have created a
version that specifically understand the ZPL® language from
Zebra®.
The VuePrint menu system is used to make changes to the settings of
the printer. Please refer to the Quick Start Guide for more details on
its operation. You can access the VuePrint system by switching on
the printer holding down the [MODE] key.
So your CLP 521Z or CLP 621Z printer understands this ZPL®
Machine Information
language instead of the normal Citizen language.
This section of the print out will give you details specific to your
printer, such as the version of firmware, total distance printed by your
How does this affect me?
printer and the media sensor or optional interfaces.
In normal operation, you will notice no difference in operation of
your printer. It will still print labels in the same way and media
and ribbons are loaded in exactly the same way to a normal printer.
Current Menu Settings
The “Page Setup”, “After Print” and “Interface” menus are exactly the
same on these printers. However, the System Setup menu has some
different parameters.
Please refer to the other quick-start guides for details of media
loading and operation of the printer.
However, the configuration and setup of some of the printer’s
internal settings will be a little different. This may not affect you
either if your printer can be used in an ‘out of the box’
configuration.
What does this guide say?
This guide explains the differences in the printer’s configuration
system and also explains the best printer driver to use with
different applications including the Windows® operating systems
Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries. ZPL® and Zebra® are registered trademarks of Zebra
-
The Metric/Inch option is only used to change the display in the
VuePrint menu output and has no effect on printer operation and
layout
-
The Control Prefix, Format Prefix and Delimiter Prefix are all
changeable in these printers. This changes the ‘command codes’
that the printer recognizes as actions for the printer. You will
only need to change this for specific customer applications.
-
The “Media Power Up” option (either On or Off) determines
whether or not the printer feeds the paper to the top-of-form
(start of a new label) when the printer is turned on. This is “on”
by default but you may choose to switch this off for certain
applications.
-
The “Control Code” and “Emulation Select” menu options are
not present or needed on the CLP 521Z or 621Z printers.
Technologies (ZIH Corp) in the United States and/or other countries.
4
Using An Existing Driver
To use an existing driver previously installed on your system, you will still need to install
the printer following the procedure shown in section 3. After installation, you can then
modify the existing printer driver to use the new Citizen printer instead.
Print
er
ax
es” menu from the “Start > Settings” button. RIGHT
erss and FFax
axe
RIGHT-click on
Go to the “Print
Printer
the original printer driver to be changed and then click on the properties option.
Click on the “Ports” tab and you will see a screen similar to the one shown here.
current “port” for the printer will be
highlighted, e.g. “USB001”.
The
You must find the port that is already
w Citizen Z print
er
allocated to the ne
new
printer
that has just been installed. This may
also be a USB port, but it will have a
different number.
Click on the tick-box to select it and
then click on OK and the original
printer is now configured to print to
the new one.
Z-START
GUIDE
This guide gives you specific
information for the CLP 521Z and
*
For Further Information . . .
CLP 621Z printers from Citizen that is
not contained in the other user manuals
and documents.
For further information and more detailed instructionsplease contact our local office:
For Europe, Middle East and Africa
Citizen SSy
yst
ems Eur
ope
stems
Europe
www
.citizen-eur
ope.com
www.citizen-eur
.citizen-europe.com
Tel UK: +44 (0) 20 8893 1900
Tel Germany: +49 (0) 711 3906 420
Printed in Europe
For North and South America:
Citizen SSy
yst
ems America
stems
www
.citizen-s
yst
ems.com
www.citizen-s
.citizen-sy
stems.com
Torrance, California.
Tel: +1 310 781 1460
JM74915-Z0
Thermal Label & Barcode Printer
CLP-521Z
CLP-621Z
3
Installing a Printer Driver under Windows® XP®
Your print
er will no
ectl
y with a ‘st
andar
d’ Citizen CLP W
indo
ws® driv
er
ou m
ust use a special driv
er tto
o ensur
e compa
tibilit
y. Contained on the CD supplied with your printer is
printer
nott function corr
correctl
ectly
‘standar
andard’
Windo
indow
driver
er.. Y
You
must
driver
ensure
compatibilit
tibility
a special version of driver in the folder “ZDRIVER”. This contains a suitable Windows® driver to run your CLP 521Z or CLP 621Z. But because your printer is emulating a Zebra® machine, you will
need to install the driver in a slightly different way to ensure compatibility. This operation only takes a two minutes:
If yyou
ou ar
e using USB or if your PC detects the printer automatically, you will see the “Found New
are
Hardware Wizard” box. If not, please follow the instructions on the right-hand side.
If yyour
our PC doe
oma
ticall
y sense yyour
our print
er you must go to the “Add Printer”
doess no
nott aut
automa
omaticall
tically
printer
function in the Printers section of Windows, usually accessed from the Start > Settings
menu.
w Har
dw
ar
eW
izar
d box will
The Found Ne
New
Hardw
dwar
are
Wizar
izard
No, no
appear. Choose the “No,
nott this time
time”
option so you can specify which driver to
install and then Next>
er W
izar
d box will appear.
The Add Print
Printer
Wizar
izard
Choose Next>
Please check to ensure the wizard is referring
21Z or CLP6
21Z
to the Citizen CLP5
CLP52
CLP62
otherwise it has found another piece of new
hardware in the PC.
Aut
oma
ticall
y de
If you “tick” the “Aut
Automa
omaticall
tically
dettect
all
install
all”, you will probably go
and inst
directly to the “Found New Hardware
Wizard” in which case you can follow
the instructions from the left side of
this guide.
Inst
all fr
om a list or
Ensure you click on the “Inst
Install
from
tion (A
dv
anced)
location
(Adv
dvanced)
anced)” option and
specific loca
then Next>
Don’
ch. I will
Ensure you check the “Don’
Don’tt Sear
Search.
er tto
o Inst
all
driver
Install
all” option and then
choose the driv
click on Next>
Print
er
Scroll down and choose the “Print
Printer
erss” option
and then Next>
Using the CD, you will see a list of two
possible drivers. Ensure you choose the
correct one to match your printer.
If you downloaded original Zebra® drivers from Seagull
Scientific’s website, the list will be much longer, but
ensure you choose the correct driver.:
For CLP 521Z, choose Zebra® LP-2844-Z
Othewise, ensure “Local Printer” is
highlighted and click Next>
Select the correct port you plan to use,
usually the LPT1 (Parallel) port or
COM1 (Serial) port.
Do no
nott look for or use a Citizen or
Zebra name in the list.
Click on the “Ha
Havve Disk
Disk” option and
Ha
then Next>
Enter the location of the driver files
supplied by Citizen. If you are using
the CD supplied with your printer, they
are stored in D:\ZDRIVER (where D: is
the letter of your CD ROM drive).
You can also download original Zebra®
drivers from:
www
.seagullscientific.com
www.seagullscientific.com
For CLP 621Z, choose Zebra® TLP-2844-Z
Windows may warn you that drivers are
“not recommended” and also show a
dire warning about the software having
not been verified
Citizen can assure you that we have
tested all our software very carefully.
ue An
yw
Click on the “Contin
“Continue
Anyw
ywaa y”
button.
Click past these and to Finish>
Windows® should advise you that the add printer setup is
now complete.
If you return (or open) the printers section in Windows®, you
should now see the “Zebra®” driver nstalled.
Simply right-click on the name and choose “Rename” and type
in “Citizen CLP-Z” (or any other suitable name).
The inst
alla
tion should no
w be comple
installa
allation
now
complette.
1
Introduction
2
Using VuePrintTM Configuration System
What does the “Z” mean?
How to Use VuePrintTM
Label printers talk a variety of different languages! Our printers
usually use their own Citizen language but we have created a
version that specifically understand the ZPL® language from
Zebra®.
The VuePrint menu system is used to make changes to the settings of
the printer. Please refer to the Quick Start Guide for more details on
its operation. You can access the VuePrint system by switching on
the printer holding down the [MODE] key.
So your CLP 521Z or CLP 621Z printer understands this ZPL®
Machine Information
language instead of the normal Citizen language.
This section of the print out will give you details specific to your
printer, such as the version of firmware, total distance printed by your
How does this affect me?
printer and the media sensor or optional interfaces.
In normal operation, you will notice no difference in operation of
your printer. It will still print labels in the same way and media
and ribbons are loaded in exactly the same way to a normal printer.
Current Menu Settings
The “Page Setup”, “After Print” and “Interface” menus are exactly the
same on these printers. However, the System Setup menu has some
different parameters.
Please refer to the other quick-start guides for details of media
loading and operation of the printer.
However, the configuration and setup of some of the printer’s
internal settings will be a little different. This may not affect you
either if your printer can be used in an ‘out of the box’
configuration.
What does this guide say?
This guide explains the differences in the printer’s configuration
system and also explains the best printer driver to use with
different applications including the Windows® operating systems
Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries. ZPL® and Zebra® are registered trademarks of Zebra
-
The Metric/Inch option is only used to change the display in the
VuePrint menu output and has no effect on printer operation and
layout
-
The Control Prefix, Format Prefix and Delimiter Prefix are all
changeable in these printers. This changes the ‘command codes’
that the printer recognizes as actions for the printer. You will
only need to change this for specific customer applications.
-
The “Media Power Up” option (either On or Off) determines
whether or not the printer feeds the paper to the top-of-form
(start of a new label) when the printer is turned on. This is “on”
by default but you may choose to switch this off for certain
applications.
-
The “Control Code” and “Emulation Select” menu options are
not present or needed on the CLP 521Z or 621Z printers.
Technologies (ZIH Corp) in the United States and/or other countries.
4
Using An Existing Driver
To use an existing driver previously installed on your system, you will still need to install
the printer following the procedure shown in section 3. After installation, you can then
modify the existing printer driver to use the new Citizen printer instead.
Print
er
ax
es” menu from the “Start > Settings” button. RIGHT
erss and FFax
axe
RIGHT-click on
Go to the “Print
Printer
the original printer driver to be changed and then click on the properties option.
Click on the “Ports” tab and you will see a screen similar to the one shown here.
current “port” for the printer will be
highlighted, e.g. “USB001”.
The
You must find the port that is already
w Citizen Z print
er
allocated to the ne
new
printer
that has just been installed. This may
also be a USB port, but it will have a
different number.
Click on the tick-box to select it and
then click on OK and the original
printer is now configured to print to
the new one.
Z-START
GUIDE
This guide gives you specific
information for the CLP 521Z and
*
For Further Information . . .
CLP 621Z printers from Citizen that is
not contained in the other user manuals
and documents.
For further information and more detailed instructionsplease contact our local office:
For Europe, Middle East and Africa
Citizen SSy
yst
ems Eur
ope
stems
Europe
www
.citizen-eur
ope.com
www.citizen-eur
.citizen-europe.com
Tel UK: +44 (0) 20 8893 1900
Tel Germany: +49 (0) 711 3906 420
Printed in Europe
For North and South America:
Citizen SSy
yst
ems America
stems
www
.citizen-s
yst
ems.com
www.citizen-s
.citizen-sy
stems.com
Torrance, California.
Tel: +1 310 781 1460
JM74915-Z0
Thermal Label & Barcode Printer
CLP-521Z
CLP-621Z