Metapace T-1
User’s Manual
Metapace T-1
Thermal Printer
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■ Safety Precautions
In using the present appliance, please observe the following safety regulations in order to
prevent any hazard or material damage.
WARNING
Violating the following instructions can cause serious injury or death.
Do not plug several products into one multi-outlet.
•
•
•
•
You must use only the supplied adapter.
This can cause over-heating and fire.
If the plug is wet or dirty, dry or wipe it before usage.
If the plug does not fit perfectly in the outlet, do not plug in.
Be sure to use only standardised multi-outlets.
• It is dangerous to use other adapters.
ONLY USE SUPPLIED
ADAPTER
PROHIBITED
PROHIBITED
Do not pull out the cable to unplug.
Keep plastic bag out of children’s reach.
• This can damage the cable, which may cause a fire or
printer breakdown .
• Otherwise a child may put the bag on its head.
PROHIBITED
PROHIBITED
Do not plug in or unplug with wet hands.
Do not bend the cable by force or leave it under any
heavy object.
• You may be electrocuted.
PROHIBITED
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• A damaged cable may cause a fire.
PROHIBITED
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CAUTION
Violating the following instructions can cause light wounds or damage the
appliance.
If you observe strange smoke, odor or noise
emanating from the printer, unplug it before taking
the following measures.
Keep desiccant out of children’s reach.
• Otherwise they may eat it.
• Switch off the printer and unplug the set from the mains.
• After the smoke disappears, call your dealer to repair the
printer.
TO UNPLUG
PROHIBITED
PRINTER
Install the printer a stable surface.
• If the printer falls down, it may break and you could hurt
yourself.
Use only approved accessories and do not try to
disassemble, repair or remodel the pinter yourself.
• Call your dealer when you require these services.
• Do not touch the blade of the auto cutter.
PRINTER
DISASSEMBLING
PROHIBITED
PROHIBITED
PRINTER
Do not put water or other foreign objects in the
printer.
Do not use the printer when it is out of order. This
can cause a fire or electrocution.
• If this happes, switch off and unplug the printer before calling
your dealer.
• Switch off and unplug the printer before calling your dealer.
PROHIBITED
TO UNPLUG
PRINTER
PRINTER
DEALER
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■ Caution
Some semiconductor devices are easily damaged by static electricity. You should turn the
printer “OFF” before you connect or remove the cables on the back side in order to protect
the printer from static electricity. If the printer is damaged by static electricity you should
turn the printer “OFF”.
■ Waste Electrical and Electric Equipment (WEEE)
This marking shown on the product or its literature indicates that is should not
be disposed of with other household wastes at the end of its working life. To
prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled
waste disposal, please separate the device from other types of wastes and
recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this
product or their local government office for details on where and how they can recycle this
item in an environmentally safe manner. Business users should contact their supplier and
check the terms and conditions of the purchase contract. This product should not be mixed
with other commercial wastes when disposing.
■ Label Material
* Control Label: PC
* Other Labels: PET
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■ Introduction
The Metapace T-1 Roll Printer is designed for use with electronic instruments, such as
system ECR, POS, banking equipment, computer peripheral equipment, etc.
The main features of the printer are as follows:
1. High speed printing: 46.2 (1/6” Feed) lines per second.
2. Low noise thermal printing.
3. RS-232 (IFA-S TYPE), Parallel (IFA-P TYPE), USB (IFA-U TYPE),
Ethernet (IFA-E TYPE), RS-232 + USB (IFA-SU TYPE).
4. The data buffer allows the unit to receive print data even during printing.
5. The peripheral units drive circuit enables control of external devices such as cash
drawers.
6. Characters can be scaled up to 64 times compared to their original size.
7. Bar code printing is possible by using the bar code command.
8. Different print densities can be selected by DIP switches.
Please be sure to read the instruction in this manual carefully before using your new
Metapace T-1.
※ NOTE
The socket-outlet should be located near the equipment and be easily accessible.
※ All specifications are subject to change without notice.
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■ Table of Contents
1. Setting Up the Printer ................................................................................................... 7
1-1 Unpacking.................................................................................................................. 7
1-2 Connecting the Cables .............................................................................................. 8
1-2-1 Serial Interface (RS-232C) ............................................................................ 8
1-2-2 Serial Interface (RS-485) ............................................................................... 9
1-2-3 Parallel Interface (IEEE1284) ...................................................................... 10
1-2-4 USB Interface ...............................................................................................11
1-3 Connecting the Drawer ............................................................................................ 11
1-4 Setting the Dip Switches.......................................................................................... 12
1-4-1 Serial Interface ............................................................................................ 12
1-4-2 Parallel & USB Interface .............................................................................. 13
1-5 Installing or Replacing the Paper Roll...................................................................... 14
1-6 Adjustments and Settings ........................................................................................ 16
1-7 Using the Printer ...................................................................................................... 16
1-8 Connecting the Computer........................................................................................ 17
1-9 Connecting the Power Supply ................................................................................. 17
2. Self Test....................................................................................................................... 18
3. Hexadecimal Dumping ............................................................................................... 19
4. Specifications ............................................................................................................. 20
5. Appendix ..................................................................................................................... 21
5-1 Cleaning the Printer ................................................................................................. 21
5-2 Printing Speed ......................................................................................................... 21
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1. Setting Up the Printer
1-1 Unpacking
Your printer box should include the following items. If any items are damaged or missing,
please contact your dealer for assistance.
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Paper Roll
Cleaning Pen
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Cable Cover
Manual
AC Adapter
Buzzer
CD
Power Cord
Splash Proof Cover
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1-2 Connecting the Cables
You can connect up to three cables to the printer. They all connect to the connector panel
on the back of the printer, which is shown below:
※ NOTE
Before connecting any of the cables, make sure that both the printer and the host are
turned off.
1-2-1 Serial Interface (RS-232C)
IFA-S TYPE
ON
Drawer kick-out
connector
Interface connector
Power supply
connector
※ When the Dip Switch is “ON” on the Serial Interface Board,
DTR and RTS are connected to one another.
PRINTER
SIDE (25P)
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
20
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HOST
SIDE (25P)
Signal name
FG
TxD
RxD
RTS
CTS
DSR
SG
DTR
PRINTER
SIDE (25P)
Direction
Output
Input
Output
Input
Input
Output
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HOST
SIDE (9P)
Function
Frame Ground
Transmit Data
Receive Data
Ready To Send
Clear To Send
Data Set Ready
Signal Ground
Data Terminal Ready
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1-2-2 Serial Interface (RS-485)
IFA-SF TYPE
ON
Drawer kick-out
connector
Interface connector
Power supply
connector
※ When the Dip Switch is “ON” on the Serial Interface Board,
DTR and RTS are connected to one another.
PRINTER
SIDE
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
11
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Signal name
FGND
SD2
SD1
RD2
RD1
SGND
DR2
DR1
CS2
CS1
HOST
SIDE
Direction
Output
Output
Input
Input
-
Function
Frame Ground
Send Data
Output
Same as DTR(RS-232)
Input
Same as DSR(RS-232)
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Receive Data
Signal Ground
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1-2-3 Parallel Interface (IEEE1284)
IFA-P TYPE
Drawer Kick-out
Connector
Interface Connector
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19~30
31
32
33
34
35
36
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Source
Host
Host / Printer
Host / Printer
Host / Printer
Host / Printer
Host / Printer
Host / Printer
Host / Printer
Host / Printer
Printer
Printer
Printer
Printer
Host
Printer
Host
Printer
Printer
Printer
Host
Compatibility Mode
nStrobe
Data 0 (LSB)
Data 1
Data 2
Data 3
Data 4
Data 5
Data 6
Data 7 (MSB)
nAck
Busy
Perror
Select
nAutoFd
NC
GND
FG
Logic-H
GND
nInit
nFault
GND
DK_Status
+5V
nSelectIn
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Power Supply
Connector
Nibble Mode
HostClk
PtrClk
PtrBusy /Data3,7
AckDataReq/Data2,6
Xflag /Data1,5
HostBusy
NC
GND
FG
Logic-H
GND
nInit
nDataAvail /Data0,4
ND
ND
ND
1284-Active
Byte Mode
HostClk
Data 0 (LSB)
Data 1
Data 2
Data 3
Data 4
Data 5
Data 6
Data 7 (MSB)
PtrClk
PtrBusy
AckDataReq
Xflag
HostBusy
NC
GND
FG
Logic-H
GND
nInit
nDataAvail
ND
ND
ND
1284-Active
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1-2-4 USB Interface
IFA-U TYPE
USB
Drawer Kick-out
Connector
USB Connector
Pin No.
Shell
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
Shield
VBUS
DD+
GND
Assignment (Colour)
Drain Wire
Red
White
Green
Black
Power Supply
Connector
Function
Frame Ground
Host Power
Data Line(D-)
Data Line(D+)
Signal Ground
1-3 Connecting the Drawer
※ WARNING
Use drawer that matches the printer specifications. Using an improper drawer may
damage the drawer as well as the printer.
※ CAUTION
Do not connect a telephone line to the drawer kick-out connector, otherwise the printer and
the telephone line may be damaged.
Plug the drawer cable into the drawer kick-out connector on the back of the printer next to
the power supply connector.
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
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Signal Name
Frame Ground
Drawer Kick- out Drive Signal 1
Drawer Open/Close Signal
+24V
Drawer Kick- out Drive Signal 2
Signal Ground
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Direction
Output
Input
Output
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1-4 Setting the Dip Switches
1-4-1 Serial Interface
SW
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Function
Auto Line Feed
Reserved
Flow Control
Data Length
Parity Check
Parity Selection
Baud Rate Selection
ON
Enable
XON/OFF
7 bits
Yes
EVEN
OFF
Disable
DTR/DSR
8 bits
No
ODD
Refer to the Following Table
Default
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
DIP Switch Setting 1 Function
Transmission Speed
9600 Baud
19200 Baud
38400 Baud
57600 Baud
SW – 7
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
SW – 8
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
Baud Rate Selection
SW
1
Function
Emulation
2
Internal Bell Control
3
Auto Cutter Selection
ON
STAR
Internal Bell
Disabled
Disable
4
Busy Condition
Input Buffer Full
5
6
7
8
Select Print Density
Near End Sensor Status
Reserved
OFF
EPSON
Internal Bell
Enabled
Enable
• Offline
• Input Buffer Full
Refer to the Following Table
Disable
-
Enable
-
Default
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
DIP Switch Setting 2 Function
Print Density
1 ( Light )
2
3
4 ( Dark )
SW - 5
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
Select Print Density
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SW – 6
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
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1-4-2 Parallel & USB Interface
SW
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Function
Auto Line Feed
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
SW
1
Function
Emulation
2
Internal Bell Control
3
Auto Cutter Selection
ON
STAR
Internal Bell
Disabled
Disabled
4
Busy Condition
Input Buffer Full
5
6
7
8
Select Print Density
ON
OFF
Always Enabled
Always Disabled
DIP switch Setting 1 Function
OFF
EPSON
Default
OFF
Internal Bell Enabled
OFF
Enabled
• Offline
• Receive Buffer Full
OFF
Refer to the Following Table
Near End Sensor Status
Disabled
Reserved
DIP Switch Setting 2 Function
Print Density
1 ( Light )
2
3
4 ( Dark )
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SW - 5
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
Select Print Density
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Default
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
Enabled
-
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
SW – 6
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
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1-5 Installing or Replacing the Paper Roll
※ NOTE
Be sure to use paper rolls that meet the specifications. Do not use paper rolls that have
the paper glued to the core because the printer cannot detect the end of paper correctly.
1-5-1 Make sure that the printer is not receiving data, otherwise data may be lost.
1-5-2 Open the paper roll cover by pressing the open cover button.
※ NOTE
Do not open the print cover while the printer is operating. This may damage the printer.
1-5-3 Remove the used paper roll core, if there is one.
1-5-4 Insert the paper roll as shown.
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1-5-5 Be sure to take note of the correct direction of the paper as it comes off the roll.
1-5-6 Pull out a small amount of paper as shown. Then close the cover.
※ NOTE
When closing the cover, press the centre of the printer cover firmly to prevent
paper misloading.
1-5-7 Tear off the paper as shown.
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1-6 Adjustments and Settings
The Metapace T-1 is set up at the factory to be suitable for almost all users. It does,
however, offer some settings for users with special requirements.
It has DIP switches that allow you to change communication settings, such as
handshaking and parity check, as well as print density.
The Metapace T-1 also has a near-end sensor for the paper. This can give you a warning
when the paper is almost used up. If you find that there is not enough paper remaining on
the roll when the near-end sensor is triggered, you can change the near-end sensor
setting. Rotate the near end sensor tab to the front or rear position. (See the figure below)
Near end sensor tab
1-7 Using the Printer
Control Panel
○ POWER
When turning on the power, a green LED will light up.
○ ERROR
When an error occurs, a red LED will light up.
(e.g. no paper, cover ajar, etc.)
○ PAPER
A red LED will light up when the paper roll is running low. The LED
blinks when the printer is in self-test standby mode or macro execution
standby mode.
○ FEED
Press the FEED button once to discharge extra paper. Holding down the
FEED button will discharge paper continuously until the button is
released.
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1-8 Connecting the Computer
You need an appropriate interface cable.
1-8-1 Plug the cable connector securely into the printer’s interface connector.
1-8-2 Tighten the screws on both sides of the cable connector.
1-8-3 Attach the other end of the cable to the computer.
1-9 Connecting the Power Supply
※ CAUTION
When connecting or disconnecting the power supply from the printer, make sure that the
power supply is not plugged into an electrical outlet. Otherwise you may damage the
power supply or the printer.
If the power supply’s rated voltage and your outlet’s voltage do not match, contact your
dealer for assistance. Do not plug in the power cord. Otherwise, you may damage the
power supply or the printer.
1-9-1 Make sure that the printer’s power switch is turned off, and the power supply’s power
cord is unplugged from the electrical outlet.
1-9-2 Check the label on the power supply to make sure that the voltage required by the
power supply matches that of your electrical outlet.
1-9-3 Plug in the power supply’s cable as shown below. Notice that the flat side of the plug
faces down.
※ NOTE
To remove the DC cable connector, make sure that the power supply’s power cord is
unplugged; then grasp the connector at the arrow and pull it straight out.
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2. Self Test
The self-test checks whether the printer has any problems. If the printer does not function
properly, contact your dealer. The self-test checks the following;
2-1 Make sure paper roll has been installed properly.
2-2 Turn on the power while holding down the FEED button. The self-test begins.
2-3 The self-test prints the current printer status, which provides the control ROM version
and the DIP switch setting.
2-4 After printing the current printer status, self-test printing will print the following text
and pause (The PAPER LED light blinks).
SELF-TEST PRINTING.
PLEASE PRESS THE FEED BUTTON.
2-5 Press the FEED button to continue printing.
The printer prints a pattern using the built-in character set.
2-6 The self-test automatically ends and cuts the paper after printing the following text.
*** COMPLETED ***
2-7 The printer is ready to receive data as soon as it completes the self-test.
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3. Hexadecimal Dumping
This feature allows experienced users to see exactly what data is coming to the printer.
This can be useful in finding software problems. When you turn on the hexadecimal dump
function, the printer prints all commands and data in hexadecimal format along with a
guide section to help you find specific commands.
To use the hexadecimal dump function, follow these steps.
3-1 After you make sure that the printer is off, open the cover.
3-2 Turn on the printer while holding down the FEED button.
3-3 Close the cover, then the printer enters the hexadecimal dump mode.
3-4 Run any software program that sends data to the printer. The printer will print all the
codes it receives in a two-column format. The first column contains the hexadecimal
codes and the second column gives the ASCII characters that correspond to the codes.
1B 21 00 1B 26 02 40 40 40 40
02 0D 1B 44 0A 14 1E 28 28 28
00 01 0A 41 0D 42 0A 43 43 43
. ! . . & . @ @ @ @
. . . D . . . . ( ( (
. . . A . B . C C C
A period (.) is printed for each code that has no ASCII equivalent.
During the hex dump, all commands except DLE EOT and DLE ENQ are disabled.
3-5 When the printing finishes turn off the printer.
3-6 Turn on the printer and then the hexadecimal mode is off.
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4. Specifications
Printing Method
Thermal Line Printing
Dot Density
Printing Width
Paper Width
Characters Per Line (default)
180 dpi (7dots/mm)
72 mm
80 mm
42 (Font A)
56 (Font B)
Printing Speed
46.2 lines/sec , 150 mm/sec
Input Buffer Size
4 KBytes
※ NOTE : Printing speed may be slower, depending on the data transmission
speed and the combination of control commands.
Supply
SMPS Input Voltage
100~240 VAC
Voltage
Frequency
50/60 Hz
Environmental
Conditions
SMPS Output Voltage
24 VDC
Temperature
0 ~ 45 ℃ (Operating)
-10 ~ 50 ℃ (Storage)
30 ~ 80 % RH (Operating)
10 ~ 90 % RH (Storage)
; Except for paper
Humidity
LIFE *
Mechanism Head
MCBF *
Auto Cutter
Mechanism
150 Km
1,500,000 Cut
37,000,000 lines
* These values are calculated under printing level 2 using recommended paper at normal
temperature.
* These values may vary with environment temperature, printing level, etc.
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5. Appendix
5-1 Cleaning Printer
Paper dust inside the printer may lower the print quality. In this case clean the printer as
follows.
5-1-1 Open the printer cover and remove any existing paper.
5-1-2 Clean the print head with a cotton swab moistened with alcohol solvent.
5-1-3 Clean the platen roller and paper end sensor with cotton swab moistened with water.
5-1-4 Insert a paper roll and close the printer cover.
The remaining amount of paper detected by the paper near end sensor varies with the
diameter of the paper core.
Contact your dealer to adjust the remaining amount.
5-2 Printing speed
When the paper is about to run out, the printing speed may become slower while printing.
Press the Push button and then open and close the cover to print at normal speed until all
the paper is used.
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