1 Hardware Installation and Setup Guide PowerPro Thermal Printer

Elite Setup Guide- Thermal Printer
Hardware Installation and Setup Guide
For
PowerPro Thermal Printer
This Printer Guide is to be used in conjunction
with the
Elite Hardware and Setup Guide.
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Elite Setup Guide- Thermal Printer
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CAUTION!
Installation and set up of the thermal printer requires qualified technical staff.
Thermal printing is based on a fixed thermal head that is rigidly positioned above
the CDR-DVDR. If miss-alignment or mistakes are allowed when engaging the print
head, damage can occur to the thermal head. This damage could cause a drop in
print quality and/or destruction of the head. Head replacement is expensive and
the standard warranty will not apply to mistakes by the operator.
CAUTION!
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Elite Setup Guide- Thermal Printer
Thermal Printer Option
Installation of the PowerPro CD Printer
Review the printer documentation included in the carton with the PowerPro printer. Install the thermal
ribbon and ready the printer for printing. Perform and complete any printer checks before installing
the printer onto the Elite unit.
Note to obtain additional supplies for the printer call toll free 1-888-800-4041 or online at
Discmarket.com
The Elite is generally supplied with an Inkjet Printer Tray and this tray must be removed. Please
store this tray if you plan to ever use the Elite for Inkjet printing.
To install the printer onto the Elite unit following these steps:
Install the thermal ribbon and prepare the PowerPro for operation
Install the PowerPro Software located on the CD supplied with the printer documentation.
Remove the Inkjet tray that was shipped on the Elite.
Locate and install the PowerPro Thermal Printer tray onto the Elite Unit
Secure the fasteners snug, but do not tighten.
Place the printer into the print holding tray located at the top of the drive stack. Holding the printer
with hands on the left and right side, insert the front of the printer at an angle first, and then let the
back section “drop into” place. The printer should be securely inserted into the print holder tray and
should be completely level.
Connect the parallel printer cable provided with the Elite into the rear of the printer and connect into
the Elite connector on the rear of the Elite (or to your PC if the you are using an external PC).
Connect the CD Printer mini din control cable to the rear of the Elite and connect the DB9M
connector into mating connector in the rear of the printer.
Connect the AC Power cord that was provided with the CD Printer next to the rear of the printer and
connect into a standard 115VAC outlet.
When you connect the printer and power is applied, the printer will perform a basic internal test and
then wait for additional commands from the operator or the software. Once the printer has completed
it self-tests, you will need to align the printer. First open the printer tray and open one of the drives
below the printer. Look down through the printer tray opening adjust the printer position so that the
center of the tray aligns with the drive tray center. Next close the printer and drive trays.
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Step 1
If your unit was shipped with the Inkjet Tray attached, remove the
InkJet Printer tray and keep the mounting hardware.
If your unit was shipped without the Inkjet Printer Tray, Proceed to
Step 3A
Step 3A
Locate the Thermal Tray and place it onto the Elite unit
Using the hardware removed from the inkjet tray, install the
FRONT thumb screws to secure the Thermal Tray. (Note: Snug
the screws, but allow the tray to move for final adjustment)
Step 2
View of unit without InkJet Printer Tray
Step 3B
Using the hardware removed from the inkjet tray, install the
REAR thumb screws to secure the Thermal Tray. (Note:
Snug the screws, but allow the tray to move for final
adjustment)
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Step 6
Connect the AC Power cord, the Printer Control Cable and the
Parallel cables as required.
Step 4
With the Thermal Tray mounted, prepare the
PowerPro Pinter for placement onto the tray
**The Printer is heavy, be careful when attempting to place
the printer onto the Elite unit**
Step 7
Apply power to the printer and allow it to become ready for
service. Open the ACC on the Elite host system and follow
alignment steps.
Step 5
Place the PowerPro into the Tray with the Front of the
Printer being inserted first, then allow the back end to drop into the
tray.
**The Printer is heavy, be careful when attempting to place the
printer onto the Elite unit**
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With the printer set up, follow these steps to allow final set-up:
Open the ACC (Autoloader Control Console) this will allow the printer to be aligned.
When the ACC is opened, click on Run Diagnostics and allow
the loader and printer to cycle. Once complete all the areas
should be green.
If any of the circles are RED, STOP DO NOT CONTINUE
until steps are taken to correct the issue.
If all are GREEN then click on the Comm Center folder.
When the Comm Center folder is displayed, click on
Calibrate. The unit will run through a calibration and
stop.
Place CDRs or DVDRs into the input spindle and click
on Print from input. Watch very carefully and when the
CD pick up device places the CD onto the printer,
observe the alignment. Move the printer tray until the
CDR is placed onto the center of the print tray. Run
more test input cycles and observe how the unit
operates.
Once the printer and tray is aligned:
1) Tighten rear thumb screws
2) Carefully remove printer & tighten front thumb screw
3) Replace Printer
4) Now you are ready to print
(If the alignment is not correct STOP and correct or you
may damaged media and possibly the PRINT HEAD)
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Now test the printer.
With the printer aligned to load the CDDVD correctly, open the PowerPro label
software. Make a test image in the
software and print several discs manually
by loading the printer by hand.
STOP : If the printer does not print your
label manually, STOP and take steps to
print your label. DO NOT PROCEED IF
YOU CANNOT PRINT MANUALLY.
Once the test image is established and
approved we can move to using the
autoloader
and
processing
discs
automatically.
STOP : Save your file!
To use the printer file with the Discjuggler
software, you will need to Print to File(.prn)
Be sure to watch where you save the print
file, so that it can be used correctly.
With Windows XP you will need to name the print
file and include the .prn as an extension. Place the
entire name in the box, for example thermal.prn
Now you are ready to move to DiscJuggler and automatically print discs.
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