t300 series thermal transfer printer system user`s

t300 series thermal transfer printer system user`s
T300 SERIES THERMAL TRANSFER PRINTER SYSTEM
USER’S GUIDE
(T308S, T312S, T312M)
EIL/PIP/006
T300 SERIES THERMAL TRANSFER PRINTER SYSTEM
USER GUIDE
(T308S, T312S, T312M)
EIL/PIP/006
IDENTIFICATION APPROVALS
NAME
DATE
TECHNICAL
J. SWIFT
July 2002
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
J. SMITH
July 2002
PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
R. KENNEWELL
July 2002
Revision History
Rev No
1
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3
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5
6
7
8
9
CR No
Original Issue
Date
JULY 2002
Incorporated By
A. BARRAT & M APPELLO
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SAFETY!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
Incorrect use of this equipment can cause injury. It is advised that operators be
trained in the correct use of the equipment and that they read this manual before
use.
Maintenance must only be carried out by suitably qualified and trained personnel.
In common with all electrical equipment, the T300 Series printers must be used in
accordance with established safe working practices, and used only as recommended.
Operators should be trained in the correct use of the equipment and must carefully read,
and follow: T300 Series Quick Reference Guide (includes Product Safety guide) and
T300 Series User’s Guide. These are supplied with the printer.
This guide covers only the use of recommended Tyco Electronics identification products.
Additional safety advice can be found in the T300 Series Quick Reference Guide.
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CONTENTS
1.0
2.0
3.0
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
4.0
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
5.0
6.0
7.0
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
8.0
9.0
SCOPE
REVISION HISTORY AND RELATED DOCUMENTS
PRINTER SET-UP
Unpacking the printer
Printer power-up
Connecting the printer to a computer (terminal)
Printer parameter settings
Ribbon loading
Ribbon removal
Sensor alignment
Printhead pressure
PRINTER OPERATION
Product loading
Printing marker sleeves and tie-on cable labels
Printing Labels
Calibration
Rewind and cutter options
Front display panel
MAINTENANCE
TROUBLE SHOOTING
MATCHING THE CORRECT RIBBON TO THE PRODUCT
Cable identification products
Part numbers of ribbons
Using the silver (TMS-RJS-RIBBON-4AG) ribbon – marker sleeves
Labels
SOFTWARE
PRODUCT & RIBBON STORAGE
Appendix A
Appendix B
Parameter Settings – T300 Series printers
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SCOPE
This document is designed to aid the operator in the set-up and use of T300 Series
printers with Tyco Electronics Identification products. It covers the following printers:
MODEL
TYCO PART NUMBER
T308S-PRINTER
T308S-C-PRINTER
C73835-000
E74699-000
T308S-R-PRINTER
D27569-000
T312S-PRINTER
T312S-C-PRINTER
D57447-000
D03508-000
T312S-R-PRINTER
D46119-000
T312M-PRINTER
T312M-R-PRINTER
E21063-000
F74435-000
200 dpi (8 dots/mm)
200 dpi (8 dots/mm)
incorporates cutter
200 dpi (8 dots/mm)
incorporates internal rewind
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
incorporates cutter
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
incorporates internal rewind
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
incorporates internal rewind
NOTES:
• Only the T312M-PRINTER and T312M-R-PRINTER models are recommended for printing
heat shrink marker sleeves and tie-on cable labels for cable identification applications. All
the printers in the T300 Series range can be used for printing self-adhesive labels.
• The higher resolution T312S/T312M printers will allow the printing of smaller characters
and finer barcodes than the T308S printers. The smallest characters that can be printed will
depend on the product being printed. Contact Tyco Electronics for advice.
2.0
REVISION HISTORY AND RELATED DOCUMENTS
Issue 1 – July 2002.
Related Documents
T300 Series Quick Reference Guide (includes Product Safety guide)
T300 Series User’s Guide
Tyco Electronics Print Contrast Scale
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PRINTER SET-UP
Before operating the printer, read the T300 Series Quick Reference Guide (includes
Product Safety guide) and T300 Series User’s Guide.
3.1
UNPACKING THE PRINTER
Unpack the printer ensuring that all packaging is retained for future transit. In the
unlikely event of the printer arriving in a less than perfect state, please contact your Tyco
Electronics representative or the shipping agent.
The following should be included with the printer:
• Three power leads: UK, European, US.
• Parallel communications cable.
• T300 Series Quick Reference Guide
• T300 Series User’s Guide
• Tyco CD ROM
• Upper Media Guide plate (T312M-PRINTER and T312M-R-PRINTER models only)
Ensure that the printer is positioned in a suitable location which can withstand the
weight of the machine (approximately 25 kg / 55 lb) and its physical size.
3.2
PRINTER POWER-UP
IMPORTANT!
• For personnel and equipment safety, always use the correct electrical connection.
• When connecting the power cable to an electrical outlet, ensure that the power
ON/OFF switch (located at the back of the printer) is in the OFF position.
• Switch OFF the power before connecting or disconnecting any of the printer cables.
Every time the printer is switched ON it will perform a self-test before it is ready to print.
If any of these tests fail, the word “FAILED” will appear on the Liquid Crystal Display
(LCD) on the front of the printer. If this occurs, refer to the trouble shooting section of
the T300 Series User’s Guide.
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CONNECTING THE PRINTER TO A COMPUTER (TERMINAL)
Parallel Port Connections:
Locate the parallel communication cable included with the printer.
With both the printer and computer OFF, connect both together with the cable. The port
on the printer is situated above the ON/OFF switch at the rear.
Note: Ensure the parameter ‘Parallel Com.’ is set to ‘Parallel’.
(Refer to Appendix A or the T300 Series User’s Guide on how to change this parameter
setting).
3.4
PRINTER PARAMETER SETTINGS
The LCD on the T300 Series contains the set-up information for all of the print options.
These parameters can be accessed through the SETUP/EXIT button on the printer control
panel - as described in Appendix A.
Consult the T300 Series User’s Guide for the function of each parameter. A full list of
the parameters, along with the recommended settings for the T300 Series printers, can
also be found in Appendix A.
The T312M-PRINTER and T312M-R-PRINTER models will come pre-loaded with the
correct firmware version SP810B. This firmware should not be changed or updated
without checking with Tyco Electronics. Not all versions of firmware will allow for
the successful printing of Tyco Electronics products for cable identification
applications (heat shrink marker sleeves / tie-on cable labels).
All other models in the T300 series will come with the latest available firmware versions.
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RIBBON LOADING
To load a new ribbon, follow the procedure below (see Figure 1) and for additional
information refer to the T300 Series User’s Guide.
Printhead
position
when
closed
Figure 1 Ribbon Loading
1.
Place the ribbon roll on the ribbon supply spindle, making sure that the ink side is
facing outwards. Ensure that the cardboard core of the ribbon is pushed up against
the stop of the ribbon supply spindle and that the ribbon is aligned squarely with its
core.
2.
Open the printhead by moving the printhead Open Lever counter-clockwise to the
OPEN position.
3.
Thread the ribbon through the printer as shown in Figure 1 above. Follow the
ribbon location guidelines painted on the inside face of the printer.
4.
Remove the hook from the ribbon take-up spindle. Place the front edge of the
ribbon under the long leg of the hook and wind the ribbon onto the spindle in a
counter clockwise direction.
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Once the ribbon has been correctly loaded, close the printhead by moving the lever
clockwise to the CLOSED position.
RIBBON REMOVAL
The used ribbon should be broken as close to the ribbon take-up spindle as possible.
Following this, the hook should be pulled out of the spindle and the ribbon removed. For
more information, see the T300 Series Quick Reference Guide and T300 Series User’s
Guide.
Figure 2 Ribbon Removal
3.7
SENSOR ALIGNMENT
Ensure that the top and bottom product sensors (transmissive mode) are aligned over
each other and in relation to the holes, spaces or gap used for registration. Details on
making this alignment are given in the “Positioning the Media Sensors” section in the
T300 Series User’s Guide.
3.8
PRINTHEAD PRESSURE
Printhead pressure should be set at maximum to ensure maximum contrast of the print.
For the T308S and T312S printer models, there is a single pressure toggle (as shown in
the T300 Series User’s guide and the T300 Series Quick Reference Guide). This should
be positioned centrally across the width of the self-adhesive labels being printed.
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The T312M-PRINTER and T312M-R-PRINTER models have an additional toggle to
maintain a more even pressure on cable identification products being printed. Both
toggles should be set equi-spaced across the width of the product (for example, marker
sleeves) being printed. This is also the case when using the T312M-PRINTER and
T312M-R-PRINTER models to print self-adhesive labels. In no event should the toggles
be positioned over the sprocketted plastic edge strips of TMS System 6 marker sleeves or
on the paper carrier of HSI marker sleeves/tie-on cable labels. The position of the
pressure toggles is shown in Figure 3 by way of example for TMS System 6 marker
sleeves. Adjustments to printhead pressure and toggles are described in the T300 Series
User’s Guide (Chapter: Routine Care & Adjustment) and in the T300 Series Quick
Reference Guide (section: Adjustments).
Pressure toggles
Printhead
Marker sleeves
Plastic edge strips
Figure 3 Position of printhead pressure toggles for TMS System 6 heat shrink marker
sleeves
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PRINTER OPERATION
4.1
PRODUCT LOADING
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Small spools of Tyco marker sleeve/label products can be loaded inside the printer onto
the Media Supply Hanger.
Note:
It is very important when loading the product to be printed to ensure that the inner
cardboard core is placed on the Media Supply Hanger.
The cardboard core will allow the product to feed smoothly, and prevent jamming
of the product on the Media Supply hanger.
The product WITHOUT the cardboard core SHOULD NOT be placed on the
media supply hanger.
For large plastic spools of marker sleeves, the product should be located outside the back
of the printer. It should be fed in from the bottom of the spool through the rear access
slot, over the Media Supply Hanger and through the printhead. Tyco Electronics spool
payoff cradles are available (AD-0689-9 PAYOFF CRADLE, part number: 167695-000).
When printing the HSI “double-sided (DS) HX” range of marker sleeves, supplied on a
reel, it should be used with a Tyco Electronics payoff cradle TTA-OFF220 (Tyco part
number D24910-000). The payoff cradle should be located outside the back of the
printer. Details on how to set up the TTA-OFF220 payoff cradle are given in Appendix
B.
Procedure for Product Loading (see Figure 4):
1.
Open the printhead by moving the lever counter-clockwise to the OPEN position.
2.
Thread the Tyco marker sleeve/label product through the printer and printhead. The
product should follow the media guideline on the inside face of the printer, and as shown
in Figure 4.
3.
Once successfully threaded past the printhead, the product must be positioned at the
printhead as shown in section 4.2 below for marker sleeves and tie-on cable labels.
Self-adhesive labels do need to be positioned in this manner.
4.
Once the product is correctly positioned, the lever should be moved clockwise to the
CLOSED position.
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Printhead
position
when
closed
Figure 4 Product Loading
If printing a marker sleeve or label which has a vertical pitch of greater than 2inch
(50mm), then the MAXIMUM LENGTH parameter needs to be increased accordingly
(see Appendix A also).
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PRINTING MARKER SLEEVES AND TIE-ON CABLE LABELS
Marker sleeves and tie-on cable labels should be positioned in the printhead as
shown in Figure 5. The first marker sleeve needs to be positioned 1/3 of its width
beyond the printhead. The products need to be positioned in this way during product
loading and each time the printhead is opened and closed.
The product will feed inconsistently if it is not positioned correctly.
Internal of printhead
Product Movement
Leading edge of printhead +
ribbon (clamped down.)
Figure 5 Product Loading for marker sleeves and tie-on cable labels
Before starting the printing or calibration process, the top and bottom product sensors
(transmissive mode) need to be moved to the appropriate position for the product (see
section 3.7):
•
For single sided HSI (TS marker sleeves and tie-on cable label) products, and all
TMS System Six marker sleeves, the sensors need to be positioned centrally across
the width of the marker sleeves/tie-on cable labels.
• For double-sided HSI (DT and HX-DS) marker sleeves, the sensors need to be
positioned over one of the sensor holes along the edge of the blue backing paper.
Details on making this alignment are given in the “Positioning the Media Sensors”
section in the T300 Series User’s Guide.
If printing a marker sleeve / tie-on cable label which has a vertical pitch of greater than
2inch (50mm), then the MAXIMUM LENGTH parameter needs to be increased
accordingly (see Appendix A also). The default is set to 2inch (50mm).
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The HIGH ENERGY function of the T312M-PRINTER and T312M-R-PRINTER
models will be required to print certain cable identification products. This is essential if
the required print contrast and print permanency are to be reached. The HIGH ENERGY
function is set via the WinTotal software – see section 8.
The T312M-PRINTER and T312M-R-PRINTER models are not recommended for
printing “fan-folded” cable identification products.
Section 8 (Software) should be consulted prior to the start of printing as it has important
information on the printing conditions to be used.
4.3
PRINTING LABELS
The printing of self-adhesive labels is fully covered in the T300 Series User’s Guide.
When changing from printing marker sleeves to labels, or vice versa, it is important to
keep in mind the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
If using black lines on the labelstock (for example: TP Tape) for registration, then
the SENSOR TYPE parameter needs to be changed from WEB to MARK (see
Appendix A also). This needs to be changed back to WEB when printing
products which do not use black lines for registration.
For continuous labels, the MEDIA TYPE needs to be changed from noncontinuous to continuous (see Appendix A also).
If printing a label which has a vertical pitch of greater than 2inch (50mm), then
the MAXIMUM LENGTH parameter needs to be increased accordingly (see
Appendix A also). The default is set to 2inch (50mm).
Ensure that the sensors are aligned (see section 3.7) with each other and in
relation to the holes, spaces or gap used for registration.
Calibration must be undertaken prior to printing – see section 4.4.
Section 8 (Software) should be consulted prior to the start of printing as it has important
information on the printing conditions to be used.
4.4
CALIBRATION
When changing between self-adhesive labels / HSI marker sleeves and tie-on cable labels
/ TMS marker sleeves it is essential to carry out a Media and Ribbon Calibration prior to
the calibration described below. A Media and Ribbon Calibration should also be carried
out before printing double-sided (DT and HX-DS) HSI marker sleeves. Media and
Ribbon calibration is described in the T300 Series User’s Guide. With the T312MPRINTER and T312M-R-PRINTER models, the Upper Media Guide plate (shipped with
the printer) has to be re-fitted to enable a Media and Ribbon Calibration to be carried out
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- see T300 Series User’s Guide or contact Tyco Electronics for advice. It is important to
remove the Upper Media Guide plate once the Media and Ribbon Calibration has been
completed.
Ensure that the sensors are correctly aligned for registration (see sections 3.7 and 4.2)
before starting calibration.
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In order to minimise product wastage due to calibration, the following calibration
procedure is recommended:
a) Switch the printer ON.
b) In the printer firmware, select Media Power Up ← Calibration →, press SET/UP
EXIT on the front panel.
c) In the printer firmware, select Head Close ← No motion →, press SET/UP EXIT on
the front panel.
d) Position the product in the printhead - as shown in Figure 5 for marker sleeves and
tie-on cable labels.
e) Ensure the “paper out” light is not illuminated. If it is, open the printhead and reposition the product until the light goes out. Close the printhead again.
f) Switch the printer OFF and then back ON.
g) Printer automatically calibrates the media.
h) On opening and closing the printhead, it is necessary to press the FEED button on the
front panel in single increments until the product is in position before starting the
printing stage.
If frequent changes of product type and size are to be printed, then it may be preferable to
use the calibration method described below to avoid constantly switching the printer
ON/OFF:
a) Switch the printer ON.
b) In the printer firmware, select Media Power Up ← No Motion →, press SET/UP
EXIT on the front panel.
c) In the printer firmware, select Head Close ← Calibration →, press SET/UP EXIT on
the front panel.
d) Position the product in the printhead - as shown in Figure 5 for marker sleeves and
tie-on cable labels.
e) Ensure the “paper out” light is not illuminated. If it is, open the printhead and reposition the product until the light goes out. Close the printhead again
f) Press the “Pause” button, on the front panel of the printer to turn OFF the light printer calibrates the media.
The drawback with this method is that every time the printhead is opened the
PAUSE light on the front panel needs to be cancelled. This causes the printer to
calibrate the media and produces a series of unprinted labels/marker sleeves/tie-on
cable labels.
If the calibration operation fails, then undertake a Media and Ribbon calibration and
repeat the calibration procedure described above.
When using the black line sensor with self-adhesive labels employing a black line
registration, the black line on the label should be placed 1/2 - 1 inch (12-25mm) behind
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the black line sensor at the start of calibration. See T300 Series User’s Guide for more
details on the black line sensor.
4.5
REWIND AND CUTTER OPTIONS
The use of T300 Series printers with REWIND and CUTTER options is described in the
T300 Series User’s Guide (Chapter: Printer Basics).
When using the REWIND option, the route between the printhead and the rewind spindle
is shown inside the printer by the painted guideline. An empty cardboard core must be
installed on to the rewind spindle and the product attached to it, usually with selfadhesive tape.
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FRONT DISPLAY PANEL
Figure 6 Front Display Panel
The front panel display communicates operational status, programming modes and
parameters.
1.
Front Panel Keys
All of the functions of the keys and their location are shown in Figure 6 above.
These are also shown in the T300 Series User’s Guide.
2.
Front Panel Lights
Operation of the front panel lights is described in the T300 Series User’s Guide.
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3.
Printer Status Sensors
These sensors are designed to alert the operator to various conditions by either stopping
the printing or turning on a light. Their functions are described in the T300 Series User’s
Guide.
5.0
MAINTENANCE
It is recommended that the printhead be cleaned after a roll of ribbon is consumed. This
should be done using an IPA wipe or any standard thermal transfer printhead cleaning
product.
For additional maintenance procedures, refer to the T300 Series User’s Guide.
6.0
TROUBLE SHOOTING
For printer specific problems, refer to the T300 Series User’s Guide.
If the print darkness is too low, then this can be increased by increasing the DARKNESS
parameter (see Appendix A).
For Tyco Electronics product or software problems, contact your local Tyco Electronics
representative.
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MATCHING THE CORRECT RIBBON TO THE PRODUCT
Print quality and permanency on the different types of Tyco identification products
is only guaranteed if the correct thermal transfer ribbon is used for each product.
7.1
CABLE IDENTIFICATION PRODUCTS
Cable Identification products can only be printed with the T312M-PRINTER and
T312M-R-PRINTER models. The use of T308S or T312S printer ranges for cable
identification products will result in poor print quality and is not recommended.
CABLE
IDENTIFICATION
PRODUCT
TMS-SCE, RPS,
Shrinkmark
TMS-SCE
TMS-SCE
D-SCE
HT-SCE, NBC-SCE
HT-SCE, NBC-SCE
ZH-SCE
PRODUCT
COLOUR
WHITE/COLOURS
(excluding black)
BLACK
BLACK
YELLOW
WHITE
(excluding black)
BLACK
WHITE/YELLOW
RIBBON
RIBBON
COLOUR
TMS-RJS-RIBBON-4RPSCE BLACK
1330-3102-10
TMS-RJS-RIBBON-4AG
1950-RIBBON-4T300
TMS-RJS-RIBBON-4HT
WHITE
SILVER
BLACK
BLACK
TMS-RJS-RIBBON-WH
TMS-RJS-RIBBON-4ZH
WHITE
BLACK
TMS System 6 range of heat shrink marker sleeves
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CABLE
IDENTIFICATION
PRODUCT
HS (marker sleeve)
HS (marker sleeve)
HC (marker sleeve)
HC (marker sleeve)
HX (marker sleeve)
HL1 (tie-on cable-label)
HLX2 (tie-on cable-label)
HXTM
PRODUCT
COLOUR
RIBBON
RIBBON
COLOUR
WHITE/COLOURS
(excluding black)
BLACK
WHITE/COLOURS
(excluding black)
BLACK
YELLOW/WHITE/
COLOURS
1950-RIBBON-4T300
BLACK
1330-3102-10
1950-RIBBON-4T300
WHITE
BLACK
1330-3102-10
1950-RIBBON-4T300
WHITE
BLACK
WHITE/YELLOW
WHITE/YELLOW
WHITE/YELLOW
1950-RIBBON-4T300
BLACK
BLACK
BLACK
1910-RIBBON-4T300
1910-RIBBON-4T300
1
For the number of printable lines / font size that can be used with HL253 range – please contact Tyco
for advice.
2
For the number of printable lines / font size that can be used with HLX253 range – please contact Tyco
for advice.
HSI range of heat shrink marker sleeves and tie-on cable-labels
7.2
PART NUMBERS OF RIBBONS
Tyco Electronics
DESCRIPTION
TMS-RJS-RIBBON-4RPSCE
TMS-RJS-RIBBON-4HT
TMS-RJS-RIBBON-4ZH
TMS-RJS-RIBBON-WH
TMS-RJS-RIBBON-4AG
1950-RIBBON-4T300
1910-RIBBON-4T300
1330-3102-10
COLOUR
PART
NUMBER
Black
Black
Black
White
Silver
Black
Black
White
557721-000
754073-000
582019-000
154739-000
124503-000
A76580-000
E17317-000
650784-000
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USING THE SILVER (TMS-RJS-RIBBON-4AG) RIBBON – Marker sleeves
The Tyco Electronics parameter setting for the T312M-PRINTER and T312M-RPRINTER models does not allow the ribbon sensor to detect the presence of the silver
ribbon or when it runs out.
To enable printing with the silver ribbon, the printer setting “Ribbon LED” found via the
LCD on the front control panel has to be set to 000. This will allow the printer to print
with the silver ribbon, but it will still not enable the printer to detect when the ribbon
runs out. The “Ribbon LED” setting will need to be reset when changing back to a black
ribbon. (Refer to Appendix A for details of the procedure for changing this parameter
setting).
IT IS THE USER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO: -
7.4
1.
Reset the sensor to its original setting after use with the silver ribbon.
2.
Ensure that, when using the silver ribbon, it does not run out as the
printer will not be able to detect the presence of no ribbon.
LABELS
Self-adhesive labels can be printed with all models in T300 printer range.
LABEL TYPE
Self-Lams (SB/PVF)
Polyesters
(WP/MP/CP/HW/HM/MV)
Kapton (T1K/T2K/TSK)
Tedlar (TTVF)
TP Tape
HPK
Decals (TTP)
Nylon Cloth (NC)
Destructible Polyethylene
(TN)
White Vinyl (WV)
Paper (EP)
BLACK RIBBON
PART NUMBER
1330-3300-10
1330-0607-10
980892-000
742412-000
1330-0619-10
1330-3300-10
1330-3300-10
1330-0607-10
1330-3300-10
1330-0607-10
1330-0607-10
952888-000
980892-000
980892-000
742412-000
980892-000
742412-000
742412-000
1330-3300-10
1330-0600-10
980892-000
143060-000
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SOFTWARE
The Tyco Electronics WINTOTAL software is recommended for printing cable
identification products on the T312M-PRINTER and T312M-R-PRINTER models.
Whenever printing cable identification products, the REWIND option in the “print”
dialogue box should always be checked. WinTotal should be version W2002.1 or
higher. Earlier versions of WinTotal do not fully support all features of all the printers
in the T300 Series range. Printing speed is set automatically from WinTotal.
HIGH ENERGY FUNCTION IN WINTOTAL
This is essential if the required print contrast and print permanency are to be obtained on
cable identification products. This function is selected in the PRINT screen in WinTotal.
It will remain on during all printing operations until it is de-selected in the PRINT
screen.
The HIGH ENERGY function MUST be switched on when printing the following
products:
HL
HS black (white ribbon)
HS white/colours (black ribbon)
HC black (white ribbons)
HC white/colours (black ribbon)
D-SCE
HT-SCE & NBC-SCE white (black ribbon)
HT-SCE & NBC-SCE black (white ribbon)
TMS-SCE black (white and silver ribbons)
The HIGH ENERGY and the HALF SPEED function MUST be switched on when
printing the following products:
HX
Nylon Cloth (NC)
The HALF SPEED function is selected in the PRINT screen in WinTotal. It will remain
on during all printing operations until it is de-selected in the PRINT screen. A speed
setting of 1 (default value) in Advanced Label Editing of WinTotal must be used.
Consult the WINTOTAL User’s Guide or HELP for full operating instructions.
WinTotal or Print Easy can be used to print self-adhesive label products on all printers in
the T300 Series range.
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PRODUCT & RIBBON STORAGE
All Tyco identification products and ribbons must be kept in a clean area and free from
contamination, dust, grease and condensation. Image quality and durability may be
affected if this is not the case.
Storage conditions and shelf-life are marked on each product container.
Ribbons should be stored at 0-40°C and +20-70% relative humidity.
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APPENDIX A
PARAMETER SETTINGS – T300 Series Printers
The set-up parameters are listed below, along with the recommended settings for use with Tyco
identification products.
To enter the configuration mode, press SET-UP/EXIT button (see Figure 7). The displayed
parameter can then be changed using the large white arrow keys. To move down to the next
parameter, press NEXT/SAVE button. To move up to the previous parameter, press
PREVIOUS button.
Changes can be permanently saved by first pressing the SET-UP/EXIT button to bring up the
message “save changes permanent”, followed by pressing the NEXT/SAVE button.
Further instructions are in the T300 Series User’s Guide
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Figure 7 Setting of Printer Parameters
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PARAMETER
T300 Series SETTING
Darkness.
Tear Off.
Print Mode.
Media Type.
16-30 (See below)
000
Rewind
Non-continuous (default)
Continuous – only for continuous labels
Web
Thermal Transfer
4.09" (104mm)
2.0inch - 50 mm
(ensure that is always greater than vertical pitch between labels
or marker sleeves)
Print
Print
Print
Print
Print
Yes
Print
Calibrate
Main RS232
9600
7 Bits
Even
1 Stop Bit
Xon/Xoff
None
000
Normal Mode
7EH
5EH
2CH
ZPL II
As required
As required
Default
000
0000
0000
Do not alter
Off
Off
Do not alter
Do not alter
Do not alter
000
000
18
Sensor Type.
Print Method.
Print Width.
Maximum Length.
List Fonts.
List Bar Codes.
List Images.
List Formats.
List Set Up.
Initialise Card.*
Sensor Profile.
Media + Ribbon.
Host Port.*
Baud.*
Data Bits.*
Parity.*
Stop Bits.*
Host Hand Shake.*
Protocol.*
Network ID.*
Communications.*
Control Prefix.*
Format Prefix.*
Delimiter Char.*
ZPL Mode.*
Media Power Up.*
Head Close.*
Backfeed.*
Label Top.
Left Position.
Head Test Count.*
Head Resistor.*
Verifier Port.*
Applicator Port.*
Web S.*
Media S.*
Ribbon S.*
Mark S.*
Mark Med S.*
Media Led.*
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PARAMETER
T300 Series SETTING
Ribbon Led.*
Mark Led.*
LCD Adjust.
Language. (ε)
6(#)
9
10
English
High Energy OFF
(The High Energy function is switched on and off via the
WinTotal software when marking cable identification products)
Energy Mode
*
Parameters may only be altered with a password. The password is “1234”.
The front panel will display “0000”. Use the large white RIGHT arrow button to
advance the number (from 0 to 1, and so on). Move to the next digit by pressing the
large white LEFT arrow button. Once “1234” is displayed, press the NEXT/SAVE
button.
#
This setting needs to be set to 000 when using a silver (TMS-RJS-RIBBON-4AG) ribbon
for printing marker sleeves. Be sure to make a note of the original setting. It must be
reset when a black ribbon is reloaded.
ε
The full list of available languages is:English
Spanish
French
German
Italian
Norwegian
Portuguese
Swedish
Danish
Spanish 2
Dutch
Finnish
Japanese
DARKNESS SETTING
This parameter controls the contrast of the print. The optimum setting will be dependent on the
product / ribbon combination. It may need to be varied to allow for wear of the printhead and
batch-to-batch variation of the product. It should be adjusted to give a minimum print contrast
of 8 (preferably 9-10) according to the Tyco Print Contrast scale.
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APPENDIX B
EIL/PIP/009 June 2002
TITLE:
TTA-OFF220 USER GUIDE
SCOPE:
Use of the Take-off unit (TA-OFF220) for thermal transfer printing.
Cardboard core
to reduce friction/jamming
Spindle slots
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GB
Place the take off unit parallel to the back end of the printer.
To attach the reel of product, push the unit’s spindle through the centre of the reel, and then slot the spindle into
the slots provided.
Load the product through the printer, making sure the product is located above the printer’s media arm. To reduce
friction/jamming it is recommended that an empty cardboard core be placed over the hanger.
Once loaded, the printer lid can be shut.
F
Placez l’unité débitrice parallèle à l’arrière de l’imprimante.
Pour attacher la bobine du produit imprimable, poussez la broche de l’unité dans le centre de la bobine puis insérez
la broche dans les fentes prévues à cet effet.
Chargez le produit imprimable dans l’imprimante en prenant soin de le placer sur le bras de support de
l’imprimante. Pour réduire tout phénomène de frottement, il est recommandé de placer un mandrin en carton vide
sur la suspension.
Une fois le produit chargé, fermez le couvercle de l’imprimante.
D
Die Abnahmeeinheit parallel zum hinteren Ende des Druckers platzieren.
Zum Anbringen der Produktrolle die Spindel der Einheit durch die Mitte der Rolle schieben und dann die Spindel
in die bereitgestellten Schlitze legen.
Das Produkt in den Drucker einführen und dabei sicherstellen, dass es sich über dem Medienarm des Druckers
befindet. Zum Reduzieren der Reibung wird empfohlen, dass eine leere Papphülse über den Aufhänger gestülpt
wird.
Nach dem Laden kann der Deckel des Druckers geschlossen werden.
ES
Coloque la unidad desenrolladora paralela al extremo posterior de la impresora.
Para instalar la bobina del producto, empuje el eje de la unidad a través del centro de la bobina, encajando
seguidamente el eje en las ranuras provistas.
Cargue el producto a través de la impresora, asegurándose de colocarlo por encima del brazo de medios de la
impresora.
Para reducir la fricción, se recomienda colocar un rollo vacío de cartón sobre el soporte suspendedor.
Una vez cargada la impresora, se puede cerrar la tapa.
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