Godex RT700i
RT700i/RT730i BARCODE PRINTER
USER MANUAL
User Manual : RT700i series
Version
: Rev. 1.3
Issue Date : 2012.10.25
P/N
: 920-014811-00
RT700i/RT730i USER MANUAL
CONTENTS
1
Barcode Printer
001
1.1
Box Content
001
1.2
Getting to Know Your Printer
002
2
Printer Setup
006
2.1
Open the Printer
006
2.2
Loading the Ribbon
007
2.3
Loading the Label Roll Module
012
2.4
Connecting the Printer to the Host Computer
014
2.5
Installing Printer Driver and QLabel with Super
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Wizard CD
3
Printer Setting and Control
021
3.1
Operation Panel
021
3.2
LCD Interface Introduction
022
3.3
LCD Interface Function
027
3.4
Label Calibration and Self Test
031
3.5
Error Alerts
033
3.6
USB Host
035
4
NetSetting for Ethernet
037
4.1
Installing the NetSetting Software
037
4.2
The Interface of NetSetting
038
5
Accessories
045
5.1
Preparation Steps
045
5.2
Installing the Label Dispenser
047
5.3
Installing the Cutter
053
6
Maintenance and Adjustment
057
6.1
Cleaning the Print Head
057
6.2
Troubleshooting
058
Appendix
Product Specifications
Interface
File Manipulation When Using USB Stick
Contents
RT700i/RT730i USER MANUAL
FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
FOR AMERICAN USERS
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 instructions, 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 own expense.
EMS AND EMI COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
FOR EUROPEAN USERS
This equipment has been tested and passed with the requirements relating to electromagnetic
compatibility based on the standards EN 55022:1998+A1:2000+A2:2003, CISPR 22,
Class A EN 55024: 1998+A1: 2001+A2: 2003, IEC 61000-4 Series EN 61000-3-2/2000&EN 61000-3-3/1995.
The equipment also tested and passed in accordance with the European Standard EN55022 for the
both Radiated and Conducted emissions limits.
RT700i SERIES
TO WHICH THIS DECLARATION RELATES
IS IN CONFORMITY WITH THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS
EN55022: 1998, CLSPR 22, Class A/EN55024: 1998/IEC 61000-4 Serial/EN61000-3-2: 2000/EN 6100-3-3:
1995/CFR 47, Part 15/CISPR 22 3rd Edition: 1997, Class A/ANSI C63.4: 2001/CNS 13438/IEC60950-1: 2005
(EN 60950-1: 2006+A11: 2009)/ GB4943: 2001/ GB9254: 1998/GB17625.1: 2003/EN60950-1: 2001
Caution
**** Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the equivalent type recommended by
the manufacturer.
**** Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
**** Only use with designated power supply adapter model.
**** Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
Declaration
RT700i/RT730i USER MANUAL
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Please read the following instructions carefully.
1.
Keep the equipment away from humidity.
2.
Before you connect the equipment to the power outlet, please
check the voltage of the power source.
3.
Make sure the printer is off before plugging the power connector
into the power jack.
4.
It is recommended that you connect the printer to a surge
protector to prevent possible transient overvoltage damage.
5.
Be careful not to get liquid on the equipment to avoid electrical
shock.
6.
For safety and warranty reasons, ONLY qualified service personnel
should open the equipment.
7.
Do not repair or adjust energized equipment under any
circumstances.
Safety instructions
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Barcode Printer
1.1
Box Content
Please check that all of the following items are included with your printer.
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Label Stock
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USB Cable
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RT700i/RT730i Quick Guide
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Ribbon Module
Empty Ribbon Core
Ribbon
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s
x Serie
/RT700
RT700i
RT700/
Power Adapter
Power Cord
AC Adapter
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CD
Including GoLabel software
and RT700i/RT730i user manual.
Ribbon Hubs
Set of 2.
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Barcode Printer
1.2
Getting to Know Your Printer
Device Overview
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Front View
PRINTER COVER
LCD SCREEN
OPERATION PANEL
FEED BUTTON
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DIRECTION KEY
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POWER BUTTON
FRONT COVER
COVER RELEASE CATCHES
Pull catches for opening the printer cover
Rear View
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FAN-FOLD LABEL INSERT
Feed slot for continuous labels
USB HOST
ETHERNET PORT
CALIBRATION BUTTON
SERIAL PORT
USB PORT
POWER JACK
002
1

Barcode Printer
Bottom View
COVER OF THE MODULE CONNECTION JACKS
**** Cut-outs are not intended for wall-mount use.
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1
Barcode Printer
The Internal View of Printer
LABEL GUIDE PLATE
Set of 2
LABEL SUPPLY HUB
Set of 2
LABEL
SUPPLY
MODULE
LABEL GUIDE
Set of 2
RELEASE CATCH
Release catch for opening
RELEASE CATCH
Release catch for closing
the printer cover
LABEL SENSOR
MODULE
LABEL SENSOR
GUIDE TRACK
PLATEN MODULE
PLATEN
PLATEN LOCKERS
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the label supply hub
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Barcode Printer
The Printing Mechanism
RIBBON REWIND MECHANISM
COVER
The cover for Ribbon rewind mechanism
NOTCH OF RIBBON REWIND WHEEL
RIBBON REWIND WHEEL
PRINT HEAD
RIBBON
SUPPLY
MECHANISM
PAPER PRESS BAR
NOTCH OF RIBBON SUPPLY WHEEL
RIBBON SUPPLY WHEEL
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Printer Setup
2.1
Open the Printer
Open the Printer Cover and the Printing Mechanism
Place the printer on a flat surface. Open the printer cover by pulling the cover release catches on both sides of the
printer and lift the printer cover.
Pull the catches toward the direction
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Pull the catches toward the direction
COVER RELEASE CATCHES
Pull the catches for opening the printer cover
The printing mechanism is lifted up
with the printer cover
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2
Printer Setup
2.2
Loading the Ribbon
A New Ribbon Module Installation
A NEW RIBBON
1.
EMPTY RIBBON CORE
RIBBON HUB
Attach the ribbon to the empty ribbon core with the adhesive strip at the end of the ribbon.
Stick on empty ribbon core
2.
Insert the ribbon hub into empty ribbon core and new ribbon. Wind the ribbon around the empty ribbon core
for 2 to 3 circles.
Insert the ribbon hub
Wind the ribbon around the core
3.
A ribbon module is assembled as below.
A NEW RIBBON MODULE
RIBBON SUPPLY
RIBBON REWIND
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Load the Ribbon on the Printer
For Ribbon Supply Module
RIBBON SUPPLY MECHANISM
NOTCH OF RIBBON SUPPLY WHEEL
RIBBON SUPPLY WHEEL
1.
Place the ribbon supply module into the printing mechanism. Please the left-hand side of ribbon hub first.
Make sure the holder of ribbon hub is inserted into the notch. Then place the right-hand side of ribbon hub.
Left side
RIBBON SUPPLY
MODULE
Place
放入
Place
HOLDER
NOTCH OF
RIBBON SUPPLY WHEEL
Right side
HOLDER
Place
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NOTCH
2
2.
Printer Setup
Unlock the release catch to close the printer cover. Push the release catch forward to unlock it.
The ribbon supply module loading is completed.
2
1
Close the printer cover
Push
RELEASE CATCH
Release catch for closing
the printer cover
Load the Ribbon on the Printer
For Ribbon Rewind Module
RIBBON REWIND MECHANISM
COVER
The cover for Ribbon rewind mechanism
NOTCH OF RIBBON REWIND WHEEL
RIBBON REWIND WHEEL
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2
1.
Printer Setup
Open the cover of ribbon rewind mechanism.
Open the cover
2.
Place the ribbon rewind module into the ribbon rewind mechanism.
Please the left-hand side of ribbon hub first. Make sure the holder of ribbon hub is inserted into the notch.
Then place the right-hand side of ribbon hub.
Place
Left side
Place
Place
HOLDER
NOTCH OF
RIBBON REWIND WHEEL
RIBBON REWIND
MODULE
Right side
HOLDER
Place
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NOTCH
2
3.
Printer Setup
Turn the ribbon rewind wheel to tighten the ribbon until it has no wrinkles.
Rotate backward
RIBBON REWIND WHEEL
4.
Close the cover of ribbon rewind mechanism.
The ribbon loading is completed once the ribbon supply module and ribbon rewind module are assembled
correctly.
Close the cover
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Printer Setup
2.3
Loading the Label Roll Module
Loading the Label Stock on the Printer
LABEL GUIDE PLATE
Set of 2
LABEL SUPPLY HUB
Set of 2
LABEL
SUPPLY
MODULE
LABEL STOCK
LABEL GUIDE
Set of 2
RELEASE CATCH
Release catch for opening
the label supply hub
1.
Unlock the ribbon catch and pull to open the label guide plate.
Pull to open
2
2
LABEL GUIDE PLATE
Set of 2
RELEASE CATCH
Release catch for opening the label supply hub
1
2.
Place the label stock on label supply hubs. Make sure the label stock is aligned to both hubs.
Adjust the label guide plates to fix the label width.
Remember to push the release catch when moving the label guide plates.
Place
Close the plates
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3.
Printer Setup
Feed the Label through the label guides. The label guides will help to prevent the label swaying.
Through the label guides
LABEL GUIDE
Set of 2
4.
Unlock the release catch to close the printer cover.
2
Close the printer cover
1
RELEASE CATCH
Release catch
for closing the printer cover
5.
Press the FEED key and make sure the label is fed smoothly. The label loading is completed now.
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Printer Setup
2.4
Connecting the Printer to the Host Computer
1.
Please make sure that the printer is switched off.
2.
Connect the power cord to the AC adapter.
POWER CORD
AC ADAPTER
Connect the jack of the power adapter to the printer and connect the plug of the power adapter to the socket
of the wall.
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POWER ADAPTER
JACK
SLOT
THE WALL
PLUG
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SOCKET
2
3.
Printer Setup
Connect the USB/serial cable to the printer and host computer.
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USB PORT
USB CABLE
PLUG
PLUG
PC
SOCKET
4.
Pressing the power button. The power LED indicator should now lights up.
Pressing the power button
POWER LED INDICATOR
OPERATION PANEL
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Printer Setup
2.5
Installing Printer Driver and GoLabel with Super Wizard CD
1.
Insert the Super Wizard CD in the CD/DVD drive of the host computer and the program should pop up
automatically. You will see the Welcome screen first. On the Welcome screen, choose “Standard Installation”.
2.
The wizard will then ask you to make sure your USB and power cables are connected and that the power is
turned on. Make sure that is done and then click “Next”.
3.
The next screen you will see is, “Install the GoLabel Software and Windows driver”. Click “Next” to continue.
****If the Super Wizard program did not run automatically, you can either turn on the “Auto-run” setting for your
CD/DVD driver or double-click the icon of CD/DVD driver to run the program.
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4.
As the printer driver and GoLabel are installing, a screen will display a progress bar.
5.
Once the installation is complete, you can start to make and print labels with GoLabel or throug the printer driver.
6.
As the optional steps, you can also print a test label or register your printer during the “Standard Installation”
procedure.
****If you need more resources, tools or reference documents, you can also find them on Super Wizard CD. Just click
“Other Choices” on Welcome Screen to access the files.
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Installing Printer Driver Directly from CD Folder
1.
Insert the product CD in the CD/DVD drive of the host computer and open the "Seagull Drivers" folder on the CD.
Select the icon for the driver file and click it to start the installation.
2.
Follow the instructions on the screen. The Driver Wizard guides you through the installation procedure.
Select "Install printer drivers".
3.
Specify your printer model.
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4.
Specify the port used to connect the printer to the host computer.
5.
Enter a printer name and assign the appropriate rights.
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6.
Once the installation is complete, a summary of the printer settings is displayed.
Check whether the printer settings are correct and click "Finish" to start copying the driver files.
Wait until copying is complete, then finish the installation.
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7.
Printer Setup
Once the driver installation is complete, the new printer should appear in the "Printers and Faxes" folder.
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Printer Setting and Control
3.1
Operation Panel
Operation Panel Introduction
OPERATION PANEL
LCD SCREEN
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POWER BUTTON
FEED BUTTON
DIRECTION KEY
POWER Button
Press the POWER button to turn on the printer, and the START UP SCREEN appears. The printer is on “ready to print”
status, the LCD screen should display the message “READY“ on the screen.
When printer is turned on, keep pressing the POWER button for 3 second will turn the printer off.
FEED Button
When you press the FEED button, the printer moves the label to the defined stop position.
If you are using continuous labels, pressing the FEED button will move label stock until you release the button again.
If you are using individual labels, pressing the FEED button will move only one label.
If the label does not stop at the correct position, you need to run the auto-detection function on the label stock, please see Section 3.4 Label
Calibration and Self Test.
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Setting and Control for Operation Panel
3.2
LCD Interface Introduction
Getting Started
Press the POWER button to turn on the printer, and the START UP SCREEN appears.
Power on
If the printer is on “ready to print” status, the LCD screen should display the message “Ready“ on the screen.
Please keep pressing  button and wait for the timer to be filled, then the LCD interface will enter into the MAIN
PAGE for SETTING MODE. You can make various setting functions in SETTING MODE.
Enter Main page
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Operations on Setting Page
On MAIN PAGE, press  or  button to move the cursor and select the functions.
Select a designated function and press FEED button, you will enter the SETTING PAGES for the function.
Select
or
Enter
On SETTING PAGES, press  or  button to select the setting items.
Select a designated function and press FEED button, you will enter the SETTING VALUE PAGES for the function.
Select
or
Enter
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Setting and Control for Operation Panel
On SETTING VALUE PAGES, press  or  button to change the setting values.
Select
or
Press FEED button will apply the setting value you just selected, and the red tick will appear to mark the value.
Apply
**** The blue arrow indicates the value you are selected.
**** The red tick indicates that the selected value is applied now.
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Setting and Control for Operation Panel
Exit from Current Page to Ready Status
The icon on top-left corner displays the capture of upper level screen and also guides you back to upper level with
left or up arrow.
NAVIGATION ICON
On SETTING VALUE PAGES, press button will go back to the upper level screen.
Back to the Setting page
On SETTING PAGES, press  button will go back to the MAIN PAGE screen.
Back to the Main page
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On MAIN PAGE, select the “EXIT” icon and press the FEED button to exit from SETTING MODE and the printer goes
back to READY status.
EXIT from Setting Mode
or
Back to the Ready status
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3.3
LCD Interface Function
Main Page
Printer Setting
Setting items for printer, ex. Printing speed, darkness.
Also includes a Printing Wizard for your ease of printing.
Setting items for printing label, ex. Rotation, Printing position offset.
Label Setting
Option modules and connection port settings.
Device
Self-Diagnose functions for printer, ex. TPH testing, self-test page printing.
Analysis
Exit from Setting Mode.
Exit
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Setting Items in Setting Mode
English
German
繁體中文
简体中文
2-5 or 7
0-19
Label with Gaps
Label with Marks
Continuous
Direct Thermal
Thermat Transfer
0-40
0-19
2-5 or 7
LCD Language
Printer Setting
Speed
Darkness
Wizard
Media Type
Printer Mode
Tear-off Position
Darkness
Speed
Media Detection
Sensor
Media Type
Direct Thermal
Thermat Transfer
0-40
Apply
Cancel
850
852
437
860
863
865
857
861
862
855
866
737
851
869
Win 1252
Win 1250
Win 1251
Win 1253
Win 1254
Win 1255
Win 1257
Printing Mode
Tear-off Position
Top of Form
Setting
Codepage
0°
90°
180°
270°
-100 - 100
-100 - 100
-100 - 100
001 Form Name
002 Form Name
Rotation
Label Setting
Horizental Offset
Vertical Offset
Start Offset
Recall Label
028
Auto Select
See-Through
Reflective
Label with Gaps
Label with Marks
Continuous
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Setting and Control for Operation Panel
Buzzer
Device
Optional Setting
Option
Pre-Printing
Baud Rate
Serial Port Setting
Parity
Data bits
Stop bits
RTC Setting
Clock Display
RTC Setting
Calibration
Self-test
Analysis
TPH Testing
Reset to Default
Label Format
Graphic
Clear Memory
Bitmap Fonts
True Type Fonts
Asian Fonts
ALL
Exit
Exit
029
Apply
Cancel
None
Cutter
Label Dispensor
Applicator
Apply
Cancel
4800 bps
9600 bps
19200 bps
38400 bps
57600 bps
115200 bps
Non
Odd
Even
7 bits
8 bits
1 bits
2 bits
Apply
Cancel
YYYY/MM/DD
HH:MM:SS
Apply
Cancel
Apply
Cancel
Apply
Cancel
Apply
Cancel
Apply
Cancel
Apply
Cancel
Apply
Cancel
Apply
Cancel
Apply
Cancel
Apply
Cancel
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Status of LCD Interface
When printer is on standby status (ready to print), the LCD interface will display “Ready” on screen.
You can only print on this “Ready“ status.
If there is any printers error, the LCD screen will display the error screen to show the type of error.
You can fix the error according the notice.
WARNING ICON
ERROR ICON
ERROR DESCRIPTION
Icon Definition
To upper level
To upper level
Lock
Unlock
Scroll the value
Appears on the NAVIGATION ICON of Setting
Pages. It guides you back to upper level by
pressing “LEFT“ key.
Appears on the NAVIGATION ICON of Setting
Value Pages. It guides you back to upper level
by pressing “UP“ key.
On Setting Value pages, press “RIGTH“ key to
lock the value for preventing unexpected
change.
For locked value, press “RIGHT” key again to
unlock the value.
On Setting Value pages, press “UP“ or “DOWN“
key to scroll the values for your selection.
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3.4
Label Calibration and Self Test
Label Calibration
The printer can automatically detect and store label height.
That means the host computer does not need to transmit the label height to the printer.
Self Test
Self-test function lets you check whether the printer is functioning normally.
Here is how you run the label size calibration and self test.
1.
Check that the label stock is loaded correctly.
2.
Turn off the printer.
3.
Turn the printer on again, keeping the FEED button pressed. When the LED starts to flash red, release the FEED
button. The printer will now measure the label stock and store the label height.
4.
Once the printer has successfully measured the label stock, it will print a self-test label.
The contents of a self-test printout are listed below.
Model & Version
USB ID setting
Serial port setting
MAC address of Ethernet port
IP protocol setting
IP address of Ethernet port
RT700i:GX.XXX
USB S/N:12345678
Serial port:96,N,8,1
MAC Addr:xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
DHCP Enable
IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Gateway setting
Gateway xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Netmask setting
Sub-Mask xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
##################################
Number of DRAM installed
1 DRAM installed
Image buffer size
Image buffer size:1500 KB
Number of forms
0000 FORM(S) IN MEMORY
Number of graphics
Number of fonts
0000 GRAPHIC(S) IN MEMORY
000 FONT(S) IN MEMORY
Number of Asian fonts
000 ASIAN FONT(S) IN MEMORY
Number of Databases
000 DATABASE(S) IN MEMORY
Number of Scalable fonts
Free memory size
Speed, Density, Ref. Point, Print direction
000 TTF(S) IN MEMORY
4073 KB FREE MEMORY
^S4 ^H8 ^R000 ~R200
Label width, Form length, Stop position
^W102 ^Q100,3 ^E18
Cutter, Label Dispenser, Mode
Option:^D0 ^O0 ^AD
Sensor Setting
Code Page
Printer is on factory default
Reflective AD:1.96 2.84 2.49[0.88_23]
Code Page:850
Default state=Yes
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Label Calibration Button
A hardware button to make a Label Calibration while printer encountering ‘’Media Error’’ during the cases when first-time
printer start up or change label or ribbon to another type, such as change using gap label to continuous or black mark
labels.
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CALIBRATION BUTTON
Press
Press C-button for 2 seconds, it will make an auto-sensing to calibrate the label and ribbon’s parameters.
Press
****Press C-button is equivalent to the auto-sensing command ‘’~S,SENSOR’’ that will cancel on-printing-job and make the
Label Calibration immediately.
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3.5
Error Alerts
In the event of a problem that prevents normal functioning of the printer, you will see an error message on LCD
screen and hear some beep signals. Please refer to below table for the error alerts.
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Operation Panel
Status
DIRECTION KEY
Type
Beeps
Print Head Error
2 x 4 beeps
The printing mechanism is not
correctly closed.
Open the print mechanism and
close it again.
Print Head Error
None
High temperature at the print
head.
Once the print head has cooled
down, the printer switches to
standby mode.
No ribbon is installed and the
printer displays an error.
Make sure that the printer is set to
direct thermal printing mode.
The ribbon is finished or the label
supply hub is not moving.
Replace the ribbon roll.
No paper is detected.
Make sure that the label sensor is
positioned correctly. If the sensor
still does not detect the paper,
run the auto-detection function
again.
Paper is finished.
Replace the label roll.
Printer feed problem.
Possible reasons: the print medium
has become trapped around the
rubber roll; the sensor cannot
detect a gap or black mark
between the labels; there is no
paper. Please reset the sensor.
Media Error
Media Error
Description
FEED BUTTON
Solution
2 x 3 beeps
2 x 2 beeps
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Operation Panel
Status
Type
Beeps
Description
Solution
The memory is full. The printer
Delete unnecessary data or install
prints the message "File System full
additional memory.
".
File Error
Use the "~X4" command to print
Unable to find file. The printer
all files. Then check whether the
2 x 2 beeps prints the message "File Name not
files exist and whether the names
found"
are correct.
A file of the same name already
exists. The printer prints the
message "Duplicate Name".
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Change the name of the file and
try storing it again.
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Printer Setting and Control
3.6
USB Host
Definition : USB Host port supports either device:USB memory stick, keyboard or scanner.
Purpose
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USB memory stick : It extends the user memory space up to 32GB for Graphic, Font, Label Format, DBF and Command
files downloading. The printer’s Firmware also can be updating if copy new version of Firmware into USB memory stick.
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Connecting an USB keyboard to printer for ‘’ Standalone’’ mode operation.
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Plug-in an USB scanner to operate the printer in ‘’Standalone’’ mode.
Usage of Extended Memory

USB memory stick : It supports hot-plugging function; printer will create a Folder ‘’\LABELDIR’’ and switch ‘’User Flash’’
to ‘’ Extended Memory‘’ automatically while user plugs an USB memory stick into a GoDEX ‘’i’’ model printer.
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Connect the USB Stick plugged -in printer to PC via USB Device or Ethernet port and run ‘’GoLabel’’ software to
download Graphic, Font, Label Format, DBF and Command files to the printer.
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Detail download procedures, please refer to ‘’GoLabel On-line Help’’.
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Usage of Firmware Update

Remove USB memory stick from printer and plug-in it to a PC’s USB port; delete Firmware ‘’*.bin’’ file from
‘’\LABELDIR\FW’’ of USB memory stick if it existing; or create a Folder ‘’\LABELDIR\FW’’ to USB memory stick if it doesn’t
existing.

Copy a new version of Firmware ‘’xxxx.bin’’ to the Folder ‘’\LABELDIR\FW’’; and then remove USB and plug-in
back to the printer that going to update Firmware.

The printer will update the Firmware automatically when plug-it-into the printer and printer find-out the Firmware
in ‘’\LABELDIR\FW’’ is newer version.
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Don’t remove the USB memory stick out while it’s under updating with ‘’Flash Writing...’’message that displays on
LCD panel.
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USB Keyboard

When plug-in an USB keyboard to the printer, LCD panel will display “Standalone Mode”, press the “Enter” key
on keyboard and “Feed” key in the printer to entering to the dialog for “Recall Label” operation.
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Only the sub-dialog “Recall Label” is able operating by keyboard as follow definition:
1. Press “ESC” key to exist from “Standalone Mode” or back to previous dialog
2. Press “F1”, it will let the printer from “Ready” mode entering into “Standalone Mode”
3. Press “Enter”, “Arrow” and “Alphabetic” keys as the usual in PC that will perform the key-in function of
“Recall Label” in “Standalone Mode”.
Scanner

When plug-in an USB scanner to the printer, LCD panel will display “Standalone Mode”, press the “Feed” key
in the printer to entering the dialog of “Recall Label” operation. User performs the “Recall Label” function interactively
through the LCD panel, 4 direction keys, Feed key and Scanner.
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Scanner is using in “standalone Mode” to scanning the “Serial Number, Variable” and Print Quantity while the printer
prompts a message on LCD panel and wait for data input.
** The USB Host port on ‘’i’’ ‘’x’’ model printer is without ‘’HUB’’ function.
** The USB Memory Stick supports with ‘’FAT32’’Disk Format and up to 32GB only. The certified venders are Transcend,
Apacer, Patriot, Consair and Kingston.
*
The download function for Graphic, Font, Label Format, DBF and Command files is operated by GoLabel of PC and
must go through the a ‘’i’’ ‘’x’’ model printer itself.
* On a PC, user may copy entire folder’’\LABELDIR’’ from USB memory stick to PC or vice-versa. Copy a sub-folder or
individual file in ‘’\LABELDIR’’ to PC or vice-versa is not supported.
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NetSetting for Ethernet
4.1
Installing the NetSetting software
The NetSetting software is used to manage the network configurations when connecting the printer via Ethernet port.
It is available on product CD or can be downloaded from official website. To install the NetSetting, please follow
below steps.
1.
Insert the product CD in the CD/DVD drive of the host computer and open the "Ethernet" folder on the CD.
2.
Select the icon for the NetSetting installation file and click it to start the installation.
3.
Follow the instructions on the screen. The Setup Wizard guides you through the installation procedure.
4.
Specify the “Installation Folder".
5.
Click ”Next” to start the installation.
6.
Once the installation is completed; you will see the NetSetting icon on your desktop.
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4.2
The Interface of NetSetting
Click the NetSetting icon to start the program; you will see the start page as below. The start page will display the
basic information of connected printer and your PC.
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Click the magnifier icon to search the Godex printers which are connected via Ethernet port in you network
environment. Once a connected Godex printer is detected, it will be listed on the start page.
There are six tabs on the top of interface which can configure different types of network settings. But for the data
security reason, you need correct password to enter the configuration pages.
**** The default password is “1111”, you can change the password later from the “IP Setting” tab.
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IP Setting
The IP Setting tab can change the printer name, Port number, Gateway setting and the password for configuring the
printer. You can also set the printer’s IP address ether by DHCP or by Static IP.
You can press “Set” button to apply the settings and “ReGet” button to refresh the setting values.
**** To fully benefit from the NetSetting software, you should be familiar with basic networking principles. Please
contact your network administrator for related network setting information.
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Alert Path Setting
NetSetting will send the alert messages to designated mail account when the error happened on printer. The alert
messages are sent by SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) or SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol).
You can set or change the configurations of SMTP and SNMP on this “Alert Path Setting” tab.
You can press “Set” button to apply the settings and “ReGet” button to refresh the setting values.
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Alert Message Setting
For the alert message notification function, you can decide which error cases need to be sent out to the operator.
Moreover, the alert messages can be set to be sent by SMTP, SNMP or both.
You can press “Set” button to apply the settings and “ReGet” button to refresh the setting values.
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Printer Configuration
Set or change the configurations of connected printer. Most of key settings for the printer operation can be done
by this setting page.
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You can press “Set” button to apply the settings and “ReGet” button to refresh the setting values.
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User Command
The “User Command” tab provides a communication interface for operator to control the printer. Input printer
commands in "Input Command" window and press “Send Command” button, the commands will be sent to the
printer.
For some commands that will return response message, the message will be displayed in "Output Message" window.
You can press “Send Command” button to send printer commands via Ethernet port and control the printer
remotely.
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Firmware Download
On “Firmware Download” tab, the current version of printer firmware will be showed on the screen. If you need to
update the printer firmware, just specify the file location of firmware file and press “Start Download Firmware” button.
The printer firmware then can be updated remotely.
BOOT : 1.000a1 F/W : RT700i 1.000a
In addition to the firmware update, you can press “Recover To Factory Settings” button to restore the printer
configurations back to factory default.
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5.1
Preparation Steps
Before installing the optional modules, please make some preparations as follows.
1.
Turn off the printer :
2.
Open the printer cover and the printing mechanism :
Remember to switch off the printer before installing any module.
Open the printer cover by pulling the release catches on both sides of the printer and lift the cover.
Please see the Section 2.1 for further information about Open the Printer.
The printing mechanism is lifted up
with the printer cover
3.
Remove the front cover :
Please pull upward to remove the front cover.
Pull upward
FRONT COVER
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Remove the platen :
Lift up the release clips on both sides of the platen to release and pull upward the platen.
Release the clip
CLIP
PLATEN MODULE
Pull up the platen module
5.
Ribbon loading :
Please see the Section 2.2 for further information about Loading the Ribbon.
6.
Label loading
Please see the Section 2.3 for further information about Loading the Label Roll Module.
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5.2
Installing the Label Dispenser
The Overview of the Label Dispenser
PAPER SENSOR
PAPER FEED ROLLER
CONNECTION CABLE OF LABEL DISPENSER
COVER
Preparation Steps
Please see the Section 5.1 Preparation Steps to complete the preparation steps before installing the label dispenser.
Installing the Label Dispenser
1.
Pass the connection cable through the slot of the printer.
SLOT
**** A label liner thickness of 0.006 mm ± 10% and a weight of 65 g/m2 ± 6% are recommended.
**** The label dispenser will take labels up to a max. width of 118 mm.
**** When using the label dispenser, set the stop position (printer command ^E) to 13.
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Place label dispenser to align both holes of screw and then tighten the screws.
2
Tighten the screw
2
1
Open the cover
3.
Place the platen back to the printer and lock the clips.
Lock the clip
CLIP
4.
Close the printer cover and printing mechanism.
Then to turn the printer upside down.
2
Close the printer cover
1 Push
RELEASE CATCH
Release catch for closing
the printer cover
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Open the cover on the bottom of printer.
COVER OF THE MODULE CONNECTION JACKS
Open the cover
6.
Plug the connector fo the label dispenser to the jack.
Plug
JACK
CONNECTOR OF THE CONNECTION CABLE
7.
Close the cover of the module connection jacks.
COVER OF THE MODULE CONNECTION JACKS
Close the cover
****The printer must be switched off when plugging the connector, or the motherboard may be destroyed!
****There are 2 jacks : the lower jack for the label dispenser, the upper jack for the cutter.
CUTTER JACK
LABEL DISPENSER JACK
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Loading Label Roll with the Label Dispenser Module
1.
Remove the first label from the label stock.
LABEL STOCK
LABEL LINER
Tear a label
THE FIRST LABEL
2.
Feed the Label stock through the label guides.
And pull the label liner through the platen and the steel of the label dispenser.
Through the label guides
Through the platen
and the steel
STEEL
PLATEN
****Labels should be at least 25 mm high.
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The feeding path of label and liner should be as shown in below graphic.
LABEL
LABEL LINER
PLATEN
LABEL STOCK
ROLLER
4.
Close the label dispenser and printer cover. The installation is completed now.
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Close the cover
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Press the FEED button to feed the label. The label will be peeled from the liner while it passes through the label
dispenser.
Press the feed key
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LABEL
LABEL LINER
**** There is a paper sensor on the Label Dispenser module. It will stop the printing if it is covered by label. Remove
the last printed label and the printer will then continue to print next label.
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PAPER SENSOR
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5.3
Installing the Cutter
The Overview of the Cutter
CONNECTION CABLE OF CUTTER
FEED-OUT SLOT
COVER
Preparation Steps
Please see the Section 5.1 Preparation Steps to complete the preparation steps before installing the cutter.
Installing the Cutter
1.
Pass the connection cable through the slot of the printer.
SLOT
****Remember to switch off the printer before installing the cutter.
****Do not use to cut adhesive labels! Glue residue will be left on the cutter blade and impair its functioning. The
cutter has a blade life of 400,000 cuts when using paper liner which is 250μm thick and 3 inches wide.
****You can cut paper with a max. width of 116mm.
****With the cutter installed, set the stop position in Qlabel to 30, and the E value to 30.
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Place the cutter to align both holes of screw and then tighten the screws.
Tighten the screw
3.
Place the platen back to the printer and lock the clips.
Lock the clip
CLIP
4.
Close the printer cover and printing mechanism.
Then to turn the printer upside down.
2
Close the printer cover
1 Push
RELEASE CATCH
Release catch for closing
the printer cover
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Open the cover on the bottom of printer.
COVER OF THE MODULE CONNECTION JACKS
Open the cover
6.
Plug the connector for the cutter to the jack.
Plug
JACK
CONNECTOR OF THE CONNECTION CABLE
7.
Close the cover of the module connection jacks.
COVER OF THE MODULE CONNECTION JACKS
Close the cover
****The printer must be switched off, or the motherboard may be destroyed!
****There are 2 jacks : the lower jack for the label dispenser, the upper jack for the cutter.
CUTTER JACK
LABEL DISPENSER JACK
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Installing the Label Roll Module on the Printer
1.
Pass the labels through the guides and the cutter.
Through the label guides
Through the cutter
2.
Close the top cover and printing mechanism. To finish, press the FEED button to set the label position.
2
Close the top cover
1 Push
Press the feed key
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RELEASE CATCH
Release catch for closing
the printer cover
****We advise against using inside wound label stock.
****Labels should be at least 30 mm high. When using the printer with the cutter, you should set the stop position
(^E) to 30.
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Maintenance and Adjustment
6.1
Cleaning the Print Head
Dirt on the print head or ribbon, or glue residue from the label stock may result in inadequate print quality. The printer
cover must therefore always be closed during printing. Keeping dirt and dust away from the paper or labels ensures a
good print quality and a longer lifespan of the print head.
Cleaning Steps
Here is how you clean the print head.
1.
Turn off the printer.
2.
Open the printer cover.
3.
Remove the ribbon.
4.
To remove any label residue or other dirt from the print head (see red arrow), please use a soft lint-free cloth
dipped in alcohol.
PRINT HEAD
To clean the print head
****The print head should be cleaned once a week.
****Please make sure that there are no metal fragments or other hard particles on the soft cloth used to clean the
print head.
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Maintenance and Adjustment
6.2
Troubleshooting
Problem
The printer is switched on but the LED
does not light up.
The LED lights up red and printing is
interrupted.
Solution
♦
Check the power supply.
Please see the Section 2.4
♦
Check the software settings (driver settings) or command codes.
♦
Look for the error alert in the table in Section 3.5. Error Alerts.
♦
Check whether the print mechanism is closed correctly.
Please see the Section 3.5
The label stock passes through the printer
but no image is printed.
♦
Please make sure that the label stock is loaded the right way up
and that it is suitable material.
♦
Choose the correct printer driver.
♦
Choose the correct label stock and a suitable printing mode.
♦
Clear the paper jam. Remove any label material left on the
thermal print head and clean the print head using a soft lint-free
cloth dipped in alcohol.
The label stock jams during printing.
Please see the Section 6.1
There is no printed image on some parts
of the label.
There is no printed image on part of the
label or the image is blurred.
The printed image is positioned
incorrectly.
A label is missed out during printing.
♦
Check whether any label material or ribbon is stuck to the thermal
print head.
♦
Check for errors in the application software.
♦
Check whether the starting position has been set incorrectly.
♦
Check the ribbon for wrinkles.
♦
Check the thermal print head for dust or other dirt.
♦
Use the internal “~T” command to check whether the thermal print
head will carry out a complete print job.
♦
Check the quality of the print medium.
♦
Check whether there is paper or dust covering the sensor.
♦
Check whether the label stock is suitable. Contact your supplier.
♦
Check the paper guide settings.
♦
Check the label height setting.
♦
Check whether there is dust covering the sensor.
♦
Run the auto-detection function.
Please see the Section 3.4
♦
The printed image is blurred.
♦
Check the darkness setting.
Check the thermal print head for dust or dirt.
Please see the Section 6.1
The cutter does not cut off the labels in a
straight line.
♦
Check whether the label stock is positioned straight.
The cutter does not cut off the labels
completely.
♦
Check whether the label is more than 0.2 mm thick.
When using the cutter, the labels are not
fed through or cut off incorrectly.
♦
Check whether the cutter has been correctly installed.
♦
Check whether the paper guides are functioning correctly.
The label dispenser is not functioning
normally.
♦
Check whether there is dust on the label dispenser.
♦
Check whether the label stock is positioned correctly.
**** If any problems occur that are not described here, please contact your dealer.
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APPENDIX
PRODUCT SPENIFICATIONS
RT700i
Model
Print Method
RT730i
Thermal Transfer / Direct Thermal
Resolution
203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
Print Speed
Up to 7 IPS (177 mm/s)
5 IPS (127 mm/s)
Print Width
4.25” (108 mm)
4.16” (105.7 mm)
Print Length
Min. 0.16” (4 mm)** ; Max.
Min. 0.16” (4 mm)** ; Max. 30” (762 mm)
68” (1727 mm)
Processor
32 Bit RISC CPU
Flash
Memory
SDRAM
16MB SDRAM
Adjustable reflective sensor (full range). Fixed transmissive sensor, central
aligned
Sensor Type
Media
8MB Flash (4MB for user storage)
Types
Continuous form, gap labels, black mark sensing, and punched hole; label
length set by auto sensing or programming
Width
1” (25.4 mm) Min. - 4.64” (118 mm) Max.
Thickness
Label roll diameter
Core diameter
Ribbon
0.003” (0.06 mm) Min. - 0.01” (0.2 mm) Max.
Max. 5” (127 mm)
1” & 1.5” (25.4 mm & 38.1 mm)
Types
Wax, wax/resin, resi
Length
981’ (300 m)
Width
1.18” Min. - 4.33” (30 mm - 110 mm) Max.
Ribbon roll diameter
2.67“ (68 mm)
Core diameter
1” (25.4 mm)
Printer Language
EZPL, GEPL, GZPL auto switch
Label design software
Software
Driver
DLL
Bitmap fonts
Resident Fonts
Scalable fonts
Bitmap fonts
Asian fonts
Download Fonts
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, Windows Server 2003 & 2008
Windows 2000, XP, Vista
6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 18, 24, 30, 16X26 and OCR A & B
Bitmap fonts 90°, 180°, 270° rotatable, single characters 90°, 180°, 270° rotatable
Bitmap fonts 8 times expandable in horizontal and vertical directions
90°, 180°, 270° rotatable
Bitmap fonts 90°, 180°, 270° rotatable, single characters 90°, 180°, 270° rotatable
Asian fonts 90°, 180°, 270° rotatable and 8 times expandable in horizontal and
vertical directions
Scalable fonts
Scalable fonts 90°, 180°, 270° rotatable
1-D Bar codes
Code 39, Code 93, EAN 8 /13 (add on 2 & 5), UPC A/E (add on 2 & 5), I 2 of 5 & I 2
of 5 with Shipping Bearer Bars,
Codabar, Code 128 (subset A, B, C), EAN 128, RPS 128, UCC 128, UCC/EAN-128
K-Mart, Random Weight,
Post NET, ITF 14, China Postal Code, HIBC, MSI, Plessey, Telepen, FIM, GS1
DataBar
2-D Bar codes
PDF417, Datamatrix code, MaxiCode, QR code, Micro PDF417, Micro QR code
and Aztec code
Barcodes
Code Pages
Graphics
GoLabel (for EZPL only)
CODEPAGE 437, 850, 851, 852, 855, 857, 860, 861, 862, 863, 865, 866, 869, 737
WINDOWS 1250, 1251, 1252, 1253, 1254, 1255, 1257
Unicode (UTF8, UTF16)
Resident graphic file types are BMP and PCX, other graphic formats are
downloadable from the software
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PRODUCT SPENIFICATIONS
RT700i
Model
Interfaces
Color TFT LCD with navigation button
Calibration button
Power on/off button
Control Panel
Real Time Clock
Standard
Power
Environment
Auto Switching 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz
Operation temperature 41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)
Storage temperature
Humidity
Dimension
-4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)
Operation
30-85%, non-condensing.
Storage
10-90%, non-condensing.
Agency Approvals
Notice
RT730i
USB Device (B-Type)
Serial port: RS-232 (DB-9)
USB Host (A-Type)
IEEE 802.3 10/100Base-Tx Ethernet port (RJ-45)
CE(EMC), FCC Class A, CB, CCC, cUL
Length
11.0” (280 mm)
Height
7.3” (186 mm)
Width
8.3” (210 mm)
Weight
6.6 lbs (3.0Kg), excluding consumables
Options
Bluetooth module
Guillotine Cutter
Label Dispenser
External label roll holder for 10” (250 mm) O.D. label rolls
External label rewinder
* Specifications are subject to change without notice. All company and/or product names are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.
** Minimum print height and maximum print speed specification compliance can be dependent on non-standard material
variables such as label type, thickness, spacing, liner construction, etc. Godex is pleased to test non-standard materials for
minimum print height and maximum print speed capability.
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INTERFACE
Pinout Description

USB
Connector Type :
Pin NO.
Function

1
VBUS
Type B
2
D-
3
D+
4
GND
Serial Port
Default settings: Baud rate 9600, no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, XON/XOFF
protocol and RTS/CTS
RS232 Housing(9-pin to 9-pin)
DB9 Socket
1
RXD
2
TXD
3
DTR
4
GND
5
DSR
6
RTS
7
CTS
8
RI
9
Computer
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DB9 Plug
+5V, max 500mA
TXD
RXD
N/C
GND
RTS
CTS
RTS
N/C
Printer
****The total current to the serial port may not exceed 500mA.
Appendix
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APPENDIX
FILE MANIPULATION WHEN USING USB STICK
File Manipulation
The files in both devices (USB memory stick and printer internal Flash memory) are able to copy and move by the
commands ‘’~MCPY’’ and ‘’MMOV’’ that sends from GoLabel on a PC via either connection - USB or Ethernet ports.

Copy
Syntax
~MCPY,s:o.x,d:o.x
Description
Copy file from USB memory stick to Flash memory, or vise-versa
Parameter
s = source device of stored object;
 “D” for USB memory stick; “F” for internal Flash memory
d = destination device of stored object
 “D” for USB memory stick; “F” for internal Flash memory
o = object name (file name); the name “o” is substituted for “*”
x = extension (file type), the type “x” is substituted by ”*”, or following
either one: D= database, A= Asia font, C= TTF font, E= Bit-Mapped
font, F= label format, G= graphic, S= serial file, T= text, B= Unicode
Table.
Example
~MCPY,F:*.F,D:*.F
(Copy entire “Label Format” files from Flash memory to USB memory
stick)
~MCPY,D:*.G,F:*.G
(Copy entire “Graphic” files from USB memory stick to Flash Memory)
~MCPY,D:*.*,F:*.*
(Copy all object files from USB memory stick to Flash Memory)
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Move
Syntax
~MMOV,s:o.x,d:o.x
Description
Move files from USB memory stick to Flash memory or vise-versa
Parameter
s = source device of stored object;
 “D” for USB memory stick; “F” for internal Flash memory
d = destination device of stored object
 “D” for USB memory stick; “F” for internal Flash memory
o = object name (file name); the name “o” is substituted for “*”
x = extension (file type), the type “x” is substituted by ”*”, or following
either one: D= database, A= Asia font, C= TTF font, E= Bit-Mapped
font, F= label format, G= graphic, S= serial file, T= text, B= Unicode
Table.
Example
~MMOV,F:*.F,D:*.F
(Move entire “Label Format” files from Flash memory to USB memory
stick)
~MMOV,D:*.G,F:*.G
(Move entire “Graphic” files from USB memory stick to Flash Memory)
~MMOV,D:*.*,F:*.*
(Move all object files from USB memory stick to Flash Memory)
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