TTP-245/343
TTP-245/343
THERMAL TRANSFER / DIRECT THERMAL
BAR CODE PRINTER
USER’S
MANUAL
Contents
COPYRIGHT DECLARATION ..............................................................................1
COMPLIANCES ................................................................................................1
1. Introduction.........................................................................................1
2. Getting Started ....................................................................................1
2.1 Unpacking and Inspection............................................................1
2.2 Equipment Checklist.....................................................................1
2.3 Printer Parts...................................................................................3
3. Setup....................................................................................................4
3.1 Setting Up the Printer ...................................................................4
3.2 Loading the Ribbon.......................................................................4
3.3 Loading Label Stock .....................................................................6
3.4 External Label Roll Mount Installation (Option) .........................8
3.5 Peel-off Module Installation (Option)...........................................9
3.5.1 Loading the Paper in Peel-off Mode....................................12
3.6 Cutter Module Installation (Option) ...........................................14
3.6.1 Loading Label in Cutter Mode .............................................16
3.7 Instructions to Top Cover Operation.........................................18
4. Power on Utilities..............................................................................20
4.1 Ribbon and Gap/Black Mark Sensor Calibration ......................20
4.2 Gap/Black Mark Calibration;Self-test;Dump Mode ..............21
4.3 Printer Initialization .....................................................................24
4.4 Black Mark Sensor Calibration ..................................................25
4.5 Gap Sensor Calibration ..............................................................25
4.6 Skip AUTO.BAS ...........................................................................25
5. Maintenance ......................................................................................27
5.1 Cleaning .......................................................................................27
6. Troubleshooting................................................................................28
6.1 LED Status ...................................................................................28
6.2 Print Quality.................................................................................29
7. Specifications ...................................................................................30
7.1 Printer Specifications .................................................................30
7.2 Label Stock Specifications.........................................................31
7.3 Ribbon Specifications.................................................................31
8. LED and Button Operation...............................................................32
8.1 LED ...............................................................................................32
8.2 Button Operation.........................................................................32
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Update History ......................................................................................35
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Copyright Declaration
Information in this subject to change without notice and does not represent a
commitment on the part of Taiwan Semiconductor Company. No part of this
manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means, for any
purpose other than the purchaser’s personal use, without the expressed
written permission of Taiwan Semiconductor Company.
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Turner, Robert Wilhelm, and Werner Lemberg. All other products referred on
this document are the trademark or the registered trademark of each belonged
companies.
Compliances
CE Class B:
EN55022: 1998+A1: 2000+A2: 2003
EN55024: 1998+A1: 2001+A2: 2003 IEC 61000-4 Series
EN61000-3-2: 2006 & EN61000-3-3: 1995+A1: 2001
FCC Part 15, Class B
UL, CUL
C-Tick:
CFR 47, Part 15/CISPR 22 3rd Edition: 1997, Class B
ANSI C63.4: 2003
Canadian ICES-003
TÜV-GS: EN60950: 2000
Wichtige Sicherheits-Hinweise
1. Bitte lesen Sie Diese Hinweis sorgfältig durch
2. Heben Sie diese Anleitung fűr den späteren Gebrauch auf.
3. Vor jedem Reinigen ist das Gerät vom Stromentz zu trennen.
Verwenden Sie Keine Flűssig-oder Aerosolreiniger. Am besten eignet
sich ein angefeuchtetes Tuch zur Reinigung.
4. Die Netzanschlußsteckdose soll nahe dem Gerät angebraucht und
leicht zugänglich sein.
5. Das Gerät ist vor Feuchtigkeit zu schűtzen.
6. Bei der Aufstellung des Gerätes ist auf sicheren Stand zu achten. Ein
Kippen oder Fallen könnte Beschädigungen hervorrufen.
7. Beáchten Sie beim Anschluß an das stromnetz die Anschlußwerte.
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8. Dieses das Gerät kann bis zu einer Außentemperatur von maximal 40℃
betieben werden.
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1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the TSC TTP-245/343 series of Thermal Transfer and Direct
Thermal Bar Code Printers. Although the printer takes only a small amount of space, it
delivers reliable, superior performance.
This printer provides both thermal transfer and direct thermal printing at user selectable
speed of: 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 or 5.0 ips, for TTP-245; 2.0 or 3.0 ips for TTP-343. It accepts roll
feed, die-cut, and fan-fold labels for both thermal transfer and direct thermal printing.
All common bar codes formats are available. Fonts and bar codes can be printed in 4
directions, 8 different alphanumeric bitmap fonts and a build-in true type font capability.
You will enjoy high throughput for printing labels with this printer.
2. Getting Started
2.1 Unpacking and Inspection
This printer has been specially packaged to withstand damage during shipping.
Please carefully inspect the packaging and printer upon receiving the bar code printer.
Please retain the packaging materials in case you need to reship the printer.
2.2 Equipment Checklist
One printer unit
One Windows labeling software/driver CD disk
One sample ribbon roll
One sample label roll
One label spindle (1 inch diameter core)
Two label spindle fixed tabs
Two 1.5” core adapter
One paper core for ribbon rewind spindle
Two ribbon supply/rewind spindles
One Centronics interface cable
One auto switching power supply
One power cord
One quick start guide
If any parts are missing, please contact the Customer Service Department of your
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purchased reseller or distributor.
Options
External label roll mount
Label spindle (3-inch diameter core)
Programmable keyboard (KU-007 Plus)
Stand-alone LCD keyboard (KP-200)
Automatic cutter module
Peel off module
Internal Ethernet print server
External 802.11b/g wireless print server
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2.3 Printer Parts
Clear Window
Ribbon Access Cover
LED Indicator
Feed Button
Printer Top Cover
Top Cover Open Lever
Fig. 1 Top front view
1. USB Interface
2. Centronics Interface
3. RS-232C DB-9 Interface
4. Power Jack
5. Power Switch
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6.
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2
3
4
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Fig. 2 Rear view
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Rear Paper Guide
3. Setup
3.1 Setting Up the Printer
1. Place the printer on a flat, secure surface.
2. Make sure the power switch is off.
3. Connect the printer to the computer with the Centronics or USB cable.
4. Plug the power cord into the power supply connector at the rear of the printer,
and then plug the power cord into a properly grounded receptacle.
Plug
USB
Power Switch
Power Cable
Centronics
RS-232C
Power Supply
Fig. 3 Attach power supply to printer
3.2 Loading the Ribbon
The printer will detect if the ribbon is installed after turning on power on and it will set
printing mode to thermal transfer or direct thermal printing mode. If printer does not
detect the ribbon, the ribbon take up motor will be turned off.
Make sure both the ribbon access window and the printer top cover are closed prior to
powering up the printer.
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Please follow the steps below to install the ribbon into printer.
1. Push down on the ribbon access window to unlatch and open the cover.
2. Place a paper core onto the ribbon rewind spindle.
3. Mount the ribbon rewind paper core on the front hubs.
4. Install a ribbon on the ribbon supply spindle.
5. Mount the ribbon supply spindle on the rear hubs.
6. Thread the ribbon leading tape downward pass the print head.
7. Attach the ribbon leader to the ribbon rewind paper core.
8. Rotate the ribbon rewind paper core until the ribbon leader is thoroughly, firmly
encompassed by the black section of the ribbon.
9. Close the ribbon access window.
Paper Core
Ribbon Access Cover
Ribbon Spindle
Back Hub
Front Hub
Fig. 4 Ribbon installation (I)
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Ribbon supply spindle
Ribbon
Lead Tape
Rear Hub
Ribbon Rewind Spindle with Paper Core
Fig. 5 Ribbon installation (II)
3.3 Loading Label Stock
1. Insert a 1” label spindle into a paper roll ( * If your paper core is 1 inch, remove the
1.5” core adapter from the fixed tab. If label width is 4 inch wide, two fixing tabs are
not required. ).
1.5” Core
Paper Roll
Adapter*
Fixed Tab
Printing Side
Face Up
1” Label Spindle
Fig. 6 Label roll installation (I)
2. Open the printer’s top cover by releasing the green top cover open levers located
on each side of the printer and lifting the top cover. A top cover support at the rear of
the printer will hold the printer top cover open.
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Lower Cover
Fig. 7 Pull the lever to open the cover
3. Place a roll of paper onto the center of the paper roll mount.
4. Feed the paper, printing side face up, through the Teflon bar and the paper guide
and pass over the platen.
5. Adjust the green center-biased paper guides to slightly touch the edges of the label
backing.
6. To close the printer top cover, lift the cover to the ultimate open angle then use both
hands to close the cover gently. Close the printer top cover slowly and make sure
the cover latches securely.
Note:
1. Make sure hands are not placed between printer top cover and lower
cover when close the top cover.
2. Do not free fall the top cover.
3. Failure to securely close and lock the cover will result in poor print quality.
Printer Top Cover
Top Cover Support
Paper Roll Mount
Teflon Bar
Paper Guide
Top Cover Open Lever
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Fig. 8 Label installation (II)
3.4 External Label Roll Mount Installation (Option)
1. Attach an external paper roll mount on the bottom of the printer.
Fig. 9 Attach the external roll mount to the printer
1. Open the printer top cover by releasing the top cover open levers. The top cover
support will hold the printer top cover.
2. Install a roll of paper on the external paper roll mount.
3. Feed the paper to the external paper feed opening through the rear paper guide.
External Paper Roll
Mount
External Paper Feed Opening
Fig. 10 External roll mount label installation (I)
4. Feed the paper, printing side face up, through the paper guide and pass over the
platen.
5. Adjust the paper guides to fit the paper width.
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6. Close the printer top cover by lifting the top cover to the maximum opening angle
then push down the top cover gently.
Rear Paper Guide
Top Cover Support
Paper Guide
Platen
Fig. 11 External roll mount label installation (II)
3.5 Peel-off Module Installation (Option)
1. Open the top cover and remove the front panel from the printer.
Front Panel
Fig. 12 Remove the front panel
2. Open the top cover and hold it and push down and push backward the top cover
support then push backward the top cover.
3. Use a screwdriver to screw off 6 screws on the lower inner cover.
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Top Cover
Top Cover Support
Screws
Flute
Lower Inner
Cover
Screws
Lower Cover
Fig. 13 Remove 6 screws from lower inner cover
4. Upside down the printer. Remove two screws at the hinge and remove one screw at
memory card cover.
5. Hold the lower cover to lift up the top cover open levers to separate the lower inner
cover and the lower cover.
6. Arrange the cable through the bezel. Connect the peel-off panel cable to the 5-pin
socket on printer PCB.
PCB
5-pin Socket
Peel-off panel
Cable
Peel-off
panel
Tenon
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Fig. 14 Connect peel-off sensor cable to main board
Bezel
Mortise
Fig. 15 Peel-off sensor cable installation
7. Insert the peel-off tenons into the lower inner cover mortises until tenons snap into
places.
Lower Inner Cover
Roller
Lower Cover
Tenon
Mortise
Fig. 16 Peel-off panel installation (I)
8. Arrange the lower inner cover back to the lower cover.
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Peel-off
panel
Roller
Fig. 17 Peel-off panel installation (II)
9. Lift up the peel-off panel to the lower cover to close it.
10. Use a screwdriver to screw down whole screws on the lower inner cover and the
lower cover.
11. Close the top cover by arranging the top cover support back to the flute
and push it forward then close the top cover slowly.
3.5.1 Loading the Paper in Peel-off Mode
Note: Both thermal paper and plain paper apply for peel-off function but
neither PVC nor vynle work at peel-off function.
1. Insert a 1” label spindle into a paper roll.
2. Open the printer top cover by pulling the top cover open levers. The top cover
support will hold the printer top cover.
Peel-off panel
Backing paper
Top Cover Open Lever
Opening
Fig. 18 Open the top cover
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3. Install the paper roll on the paper roll mount.
4. Open the peel-off panel by pulling it out.
Peel-off
panel
Fig. 19 Open the peel-off panel
5. Feed the paper, printing side facing up, through the paper guide and pass over the
platen.
6. Lead the paper through the backing paper opening, beneath the roller, and tear off
one piece of the label.
7. Adjust the paper guide by removing left or right to fit the paper width.
Top Cover
Top Cover Support
Roller
Peel-off panel
Fig. 20 Lead the paper through the backing paper opening, beneath the roller
8. Push the peel-off panel back to the printer.
9. Close the top cover by lifting up the top cover support and close the top cover
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slowly.
Note: Pull the label outward tightly after closing the top cover.
Fig. 21 Complete label installation for peel-off mode
3.6 Cutter Module Installation (Option)
1. Pull the top cover open levers to open the top cover.
2. Remove the front panel from the lower cover.
Lower Cover
Fig. 22
Pull the lever to open the cover
3. Open the top cover and hold it and push down and push backward the top cover
support then push backward the top cover.
4. Use a screwdriver to screw off 6 screws on the lower inner cover.
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Top Cover
Top Cover Support
Screws
Flute
Front Panel
Screws
Lower Inner Cover
Lower Cover
Fig. 23 Remove 6 screws from lower inner cover
5. Place the printer upside down and unscrew the two screws of the hinge holder on
the lower cover. Unscrew the screw of the memory card cover.
6. Use both thumbs to hold the lower cover and index fingers to lift up the top cover
open levers to separate the lower inner cover and the lower cover.
7. Arrange the cable through the bezel. Connect the cutter module cable to the 4-pin
socket on printer PCB.
PCB
4-pin Socket
Cutter Cable
Cutter
Fig. 24 Cutter module installation
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Lower Inner Cover
Fig. 25 Cutter module cable arrangement
Cutter Cable
Lower Cover
Bezel
8. Arrange the lower inner cover back to the lower cover.
9. Install the cutter into the niches of the printer.
Cutter
Niche
Fig. 26 Cutter module installation
10. Use a screwdriver to screw whole screws on the lower inner cover and the lower
cover.
11. Close the top cover by arranging the top cover support back to the flute
and push it forward then close the top cover slowly.
3.6.1 Loading Label in Cutter Mode
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Insert a 1” label spindle into a paper roll.
Open the printer top.
Install a paper roll on the paper roll mount.
Feed the paper, printing side face up, through the paper guide and pass over the
platen.
5. Lead the paper through the cutter paper opening.
6. Adjust the paper guide by removing left or right to fit the paper width.
Top Cover
Top Cover Support
Paper Guide
Platen
Cutter
Fig. 27 Label installation in cutter mode
7. Close the top cover by lifting up the top cover support and close the top cover
slowly.
Fig. 28 Complete label installation in cutter mode
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3.7 Instructions to Top Cover Operation
Please take care when opening or closing the printer’s top cover by carefully following
these instructions.
To Open:
1. When facing the front of the printer pull the cover release levers on both sides of
printer towards you.
2. Lift up the top gradually.
There are two stop positions for the top cover. Position 1 and 2 are indicated on the
label below.
Note: To hold the cover open at position 1, you must lift the cover higher than
the stopping point at position 1 and gently lower the cover to stopping point
1. Do not let the cover free fall!
3. Fully open the top cover and gently lower it to stop position 2.
Fig. 1 Top cover support is fixed at position 2
4. To close the cover, lift up the top cover to the ultimate angle then close the top cover
gently and it will be kept at a stop position between 1 and 2 for a while. Use both
hands to gently push down the top cover to close it and make sure the cover is
latched on both sides.
Note: Do not place your hands between top cover and lower cover when
closing the top cover!
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Fig. 2 Top cover is fully open and ready to close
Fig. 3 Use both hands to close the top cover
5. Do not force the cover! If you are not sure if top cover is fixed at stop position,
please do not push top cover to close it or the top cover will be damaged.
Please open the top cover to the ultimate angle to close the top cover again. Use
both hands to push top cover to close it.
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4. Power on Utilities
There are six power-on utilities to set up and test printer hardware. These utilities are
activated by pressing FEED button and by turning on the printer power simultaneously.
The utilities are listed as below:
1. Ribbon sensor calibration;Gap/black mark sensor calibration
2. Gap/black mark sensor calibration;Self-test and dump mode
3.
4.
5.
6.
Printer initialization
Black mark sensor calibration
Gap sensor calibration
Skip AUTO.BAS
4.1 Ribbon and Gap/Black Mark Sensor Calibration
Gap/black mark sensor sensitivity should be calibrated at the following conditions:
1. A brand new printer
2. Change label stock.
3. Printer initialization.
Please follow the steps below to calibrate the ribbon and gap/black mark sensor.
1. Turn off the power switch.
2. Hold on the button then turn on the power switch.
3 Release the button when LED becomes red and blinking. (Any red will do during the
5 blinks).
It will calibrate the ribbon sensor and gap/black mark sensor sensitivity.
The LED color will be changed as following order:
Amber
red (5 blinks)
amber (5 blinks)
green (5 blinks)
green/amber (5 blinks)
red/amber (5 blinks)
solid green
Note:
Please select gap or black mark sensor by GAP or BLINE command prior to
calibrate the sensor.
For more information about GAP and BLINE command, please refer to TSPL2
programming manual.
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4.2 Gap/Black Mark Calibration;Self-test;Dump Mode
While calibrate the gap/black mark sensor, printer will measure the label length, print
the internal configuration (self-test) and then enter the dump mode. To calibrate gap or
black mark sensor, depends on the sensor setting in the last print job.
Please follow the steps below to calibrate the sensor.
1.Turn off the power switch.
2. Hold on the button then turn on the power switch.
3. Release the button when LED becomes amber and blinking. (Any amber will do
during the 5 blinks).
The LED color will be changed as following order.
Amber
red (5 blinks)
amber (5 blinks)
green (5 blinks)
green/amber (5 blinks)
red/amber (5 blinks)
solid green
4. It calibrates the sensor and measures the label length and prints internal settings
then enter the dump mode.
Note:
Please select gap or black mark sensor by GAP or BLINE command prior to
calibrate the sensor.
For more information about GAP and BLINE command, please refer to TSPL2
programming manual.
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Self-test
Printer will print the printer configuration after gap/black mark sensor calibration.
Self-test printout can be used to check if there is any dot damage on the heater
element, printer configurations and available memory space.
Print head check pattern
Firmware version
Firmware checksum
Printed mileage (meter)
Serial port configuration
Country code
Print speed (inch/sec)
Print darkness
Label size (inch)
Gap distance (inch)
Gap/black mark sensor sensitivity
Total & available memory space
Fig. 29 Self-test printout
Note:
1. The physical flash memory for RoHS compliant version is 2MB Flash and
2MB DRAM.
2. System occupies 960 KB in Flash memory so total flash memory space for
user downloading is 1088 KB
3. System occupies 1792 KB in DRAM so total DRAM memory space for user
downloading is 256 KB
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Dump mode
Printer will enter dump mode after printing printer configuration. In the dump mode, all
characters will be printed in 2 columns as following. The left side characters are
received from your system and right side data are the corresponding hexadecimal
value of the characters. It allows users or engineers to verify and debug the program.
ASCII Data
Hex decimal data
related to left
column of ASCII
data
Fig. 30 Dump mode printout
Note:
Turn off / on the power to resume printer for normal printing.
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4.3 Printer Initialization
Printer initialization is used to clear DRAM and restore printer settings to defaults. The
only one exception is ribbon sensitivity, which will note be restored to default.
Printer initialization is activated by the following procedures.
1. Turn off the power switch.
2. Hold on the button then turn on the power switch.
3. Release the button when LED turns green after 5 amber blinks. (Any green will do
during the 5 blinks).
The LED color will be changed as following:
Amber
red (5 blinks)
green/amber (5 blinks)
amber (5 blinks)
green (5 blinks)
red/amber (5 blinks)
solid green
Printer configuration will be restore to defaults as below after initialization.
Parameter
Default setting
Speed
TTP-245, 127 mm/sec (5 ips) (203DPI)
TTP-343, 76 mm/sec (3 ips) (300DPI)
Density
7
Label Width
4.25” (108.0 mm)
Label Height
2.5” (63.4 mm)
Sensor Type
Gap sensor
Gap Setting
0.12” (3.0 mm)
Print Direction
0
Reference Point
0,0 (upper left corner)
Offset
0
Tear Mode
On
Peel off Mode
Off
Cutter Mode
Off
Serial Port Settings
9600 bps, none parity,
8 data bits, 1 stop bit
Code Page
850
Country Code
001
Clear Flash Memory No
Note:
Always do gap/black mark sensor calibration after printer initialization.
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4.4 Black Mark Sensor Calibration
Set black mark sensor as media sensor and calibrate the black mark sensor.
Please follow the steps as below.
1. Turn off the power switch.
2. Hold on the button then turn on the power switch.
3. Release the button when LED turns green/amber after 5 green blinks. (Any
green/amber will do during the 5 blinks).
The LED color will be changed as following:
Amber
red (5 blinks)
amber (5 blinks)
green (5 blinks)
green/amber (5 blinks)
red/amber (5 blinks)
solid green
4.5 Gap Sensor Calibration
Set gap sensor as media sensor and calibrate the gap sensor.
Please follow the steps as below.
1. Turn off the power switch.
2. Hold on the button then turn on the power switch.
3. Release the button when LED turns red/amber after 5 green/amber blinks. (Any
red/amber will do during the 5 blinks).
The LED color will be changed as following:
Amber red (5 blinks) amber (5 blinks) green (5 blinks) green/amber
(5 blinks)
red/amber (5 blinks)
solid green
4.6 Skip AUTO.BAS
TSPL2 programming language allows user to download an auto execution file to flash
memory. Printer will run the AUTO.BAS program immediately when turning on printer
power. The AUTO.BAS program can be interrupted without running the program by the
power-on utility.
Please follow the procedures below to skip an AUTO.BAS program.
1. Turn off printer power.
2. Press the FEED button and then turn on power.
3. Release the FEED button when LED becomes solid green.
The LED color will be changed as following:
Amber red (5 blinks) amber (5 blinks) green (5 blinks)
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green/amber
(5 blinks)
red/amber (5 blinks)
solid green
4. Printer will be interrupted to run the AUTO.BAS program.
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5. Maintenance
5.1 Cleaning
Use one or more of the following supplies that meets your needs:
Cotton swab
Lint-free cloth
Vacuum
100% ethanol
The cleaning process is described as following
Printer Part
Method
Printer Head
1. Always turn off the printer before cleaning the print
head.
2. Allow the printhead to cool for a minimum of one
minute.
3. Use a cotton swab and 100% ethanol to clean the
print head surface.
Platen Roller
1. Turn the power off.
2. Rotate the platen roller and wipe it thoroughly with
100% ethanol and a cotton swab, or lint-free cloth.
Exterior
Wipe it with water-dampened cloth.
Interior
Brush or air blow.
Note:
Do not touch printer head by hand. If you touch it careless, please use ethanol to
clean it.
It’s industry alcohol. Please do not use regular alcohol, which may damage the
printer head.
You may have to clean the supply sensors more often if you frequently receive
supply error messages.
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6. Troubleshooting
This section lists the common problems that according to the LED status and other
problems you may encounter when operating the printer. Also, it provides solutions.
6.1 LED Status
LED Status / Color
Printer Status
Solution Number
Off
off
1
Solid Green
on
2
Green with blinking
Pause
3
Red with blinking
Stopped
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1. No power.
Turn on the power switch.
Check if the green LED is lit on power supply. If it is not lit on, power supply is
broken.
Check both power connection from the power cord to the power supply and
from the power supply to the printer power jack.
2. The printer is on and ready to use.
No action necessary.
3. The printer is paused.
Press the feed button to resume printing.
4. The out of label or ribbon or the printer setting is not correct
Out of label or ribbon
Load a roll of label and follow the instructions in Loading the Paper
then press the feed button to resume printing.
Load a roll of ribbon and follow the instructions in Loading the
Ribbon then press the feed button to resume printing.
Printer setting is not correct
Initialize the printer by following the instructions in “Power on Utility”.
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6.2 Print Quality
Continuous feeding labels
The printer setting may go wrong. Please do the Initialization and Gap/Black
Mark Calibration.
No print on the label
Is the label or ribbon loaded correctly? Follow the instructions in Loading the
Paper or Loading the Ribbon.
Does the ribbon run out? Follow the instructions in Loading the Ribbon.
Poor print quality
Top cover is not closed properly. Close the top cover completely and make
sure the right side and left side levers are latched to top cover properly.
Clean the thermal print head.
Adjust the print density setting.
Ribbon and paper media are not compatible.
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7. Specifications
7.1 Printer Specifications
Item
Mechanism
Resolution
Max. Print Width
Max. Print Length
Ribbon Capacity
Printing Speed
Peeler function
Printing Method
Enclosure
Structure
Dimension
Operation Panel
Hardware
Sensor
Memory
Interface
Power
Firmware
Font Type
Rotation
Barcode Format
TTP-245
TTP-343
203 dpi
300 dpi
108 mm
104 mm
1000 mm ( 39” )
420 mm (16.53”)
300 meter with 1” core (Max. OD 67 mm)
2, 3, 4 and 5 ips
2, 3 ips
2, 3 ips
2 ips
Direct thermal and thermal transfer printing.
Double-walled plastic.
Standard Model: 314mm(L) x 213mm(W) x 188mm(H)
One push switch, and one indicator LED (Green,
Orange, Red colors).
Transmissive sensor (offset 6 mm from liner
edge).
Reflective sensor (position adjustable).
Head open micro switch.
Ribbon end sensor
2M byte Flash memory
2M bytes DRAM
RS-232C (max baud rate, 19,200 bps).
USB: V1.1.
Centronics.
AC input: 100-240V universal auto switching power
supply.
DC output: 24V 3.75A.
8 alpha-numeric bitmap fonts, and 1 true type font.
0, 90,180 and 270 degrees.
1D Bar code
Code 39, Code 93, Code 128UCC, Code128 subsets
A.B.C, Codabar, Interleave 2 of 5, EAN-8, EAN-13,
EAN-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN and UPC2(5) digits
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Command Set
add-on, MSI, PLESSEY, POSTNET, ChinaPOST,
ITF-14, EAN-14.
2D Bar code
PDF-417, Maxicode, and DataMatrix, QR CODE.
TSPL2
Environment
Operation
Temperature: 5℃ ~ 40℃.
Storage
Relative Humidity: 25% ~ 85% (Non Condensing).
Temperature: -40℃ ~ 60℃.
Relative Humidity: 10% ~ 90% (Non Condensing).
7.2 Label Stock Specifications
Item
Specification
Type
Label (Continuous , Die-cut , Fan-fold).
Wound Type
Outside wound.
Width
20mm ~ 112mm (0.78” ~ 4.4”).
Length
10mm ~ 1000mm (0.4” ~ 39”).
25.4mm ~ 1000mm (1” ~ 39”).(for peeler and cutter)
Thickness
0.06mm ~ 0.19mm. (2.3~7.4 mil), max. 150g/m2
Roll Diameter
5”.
Roll Core Diameter
25.4mm ~ 76.2mm (1” ~ 3”).
Gap Height
2mm min.
Black Mark Height
2mm min.
Black Mark Width
8mm min.
7.3 Ribbon Specifications
Item
Specification
Type
Wax, Wax / Resin, Resin.
Core Diameter
1".
Width
Max 110mm.
Capacity
300m with 1" core.
Wound Type
Outside wound.
Ribbon End
Clear or silver end tape.
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8. LED and Button Operation
8.1 LED
LED Color
Description
Green/ Solid
This illuminates that the power is on and the device is
ready to use.
Green/ Flash
This illuminates that the system is downloading data
from PC to memory and the printer is paused.
Amber
This illuminates that the system is clearing data from
printer.
Red / Solid
This illuminates printer head open, cutter error.
Red / Flash
This illuminates a printing error, such as paper empty,
paper jam, ribbon empty, or memory error etc.
8.2 Button Operation
Feed
Pause
Press the button when the LED is green.
It feeds the label to the beginning of the next label.
Press the feed button during printing
The printing job is suspended.
Ribbon Sensor and 1. Turn off the power switch.
Gap/Black Mark 2. Hold on the button then turn on the power switch.
Sensor Calibration 3 Release the button when LED becomes red and blinking.
(Any red will do during the 5 blinks).
It will calibrate the ribbon sensor and gap/black mark
sensor sensitivity.
The LED color will be changed as following order:
Amber red (5 blinks) amber (5 blinks) green
(5 blinks)
green/amber (5 blinks)
red/amber (5
blinks)
solid green
Note:
Please select gap or black mark sensor by GAP or BLINE
command prior to calibrate the sensor.
For more information about GAP and BLINE command,
please refer to TSPL2 programming manual.
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Gap/Black Mark 1.Turn off the power switch.
Sensor Calibratio, 2. Hold on the button then turn on the power switch.
3. Release the button when LED becomes amber and
Label Length
blinking. (Any amber will do during the 5 blinks).
Measurement,
The LED color will be changed as following order.
Self Test and enter
Amber
red (5 blinks)
amber (5 blinks)
Dump Mode
green (5 blinks)
green/amber (5 blinks)
red/amber (5 blinks)
solid green
It calibrates the sensor and measures the label
length and prints internal settings then enter the
dump mode.
Note:
Please select gap or black mark sensor by GAP or BLINE
command prior to calibrate the sensor.
For more information about GAP and BLINE command,
please refer to TSPL2 programming manual.
Printer
Initialization
1. Turn off the power switch.
2. Hold on the button then turn on the power switch.
3. Release the button when LED turns green after 5 amber
blinks. (Any green will do during the 5 blinks).
The LED color will be changed as following:
Amber
red (5 blinks)
amber (5 blinks)
green
(5 blinks)
green/amber (5 blinks)
red/amber (5
blinks)
solid green
Note:
Always do gap/black mark sensor calibration after printer
initialization.
Black Mark Sensor 1. Turn off the power switch.
2. Hold on the button then turn on the power switch.
Calibration
3. Release the button when LED turns green/amber after 5
green blinks. (Any green/amber will do during the 5 blinks).
The LED color will be changed as following:
Amber
red (5 blinks)
amber (5 blinks)
green
(5 blinks)
(5 blinks)
green/amber (5 blinks)
solid green
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red/amber
Gap Sensor
Calibration
1. Turn off the power switch.
2. Hold on the button then turn on the power switch.
3. Release the button when LED turns red/amber after 5
green/amber blinks. (Any red/amber will do during the 5
blinks).
The LED color will be changed as following:
Amber
red (5 blinks)
amber (5 blinks)
green
(5 blinks)
green/amber (5 blinks)
blinks)
solid green
Skip AUTO.BAS
red/amber (5
1. Turn off printer power.
2. Press the FEED button and then turn on power.
3. Release the FEED button when LED becomes solid
green.
The LED color will be changed as following:
Amber
red (5 blinks)
amber (5 blinks)
green
(5 blinks)
green/amber (5 blinks)
red/amber (5
blinks)
solid green
4. Printer will be interrupted to run the AUTO.BAS program.
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Update History
Date
Content
Editor
2006/8/15
1. Modify to RoHS version.
Camille Pao
2006/9/25
1. Modify power on utilities section.
2. Modify LED and button operation section.
Camille Pao
2006/11/30
1. Modify power on utilities section.
Camille Pao
2007/1/25
1. Modify 3.5 section.
Camille Pao
2007/4/14
1. Update TSC e-mail address
2. Update 5.5 section: maintenance
Camille Pao
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