PICA II - Carl Valentin Drucksysteme

PICA II - Carl Valentin Drucksysteme
PICA II
Interface Description
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Table of Contents ............................................................................. 3
1
1.1
1.2
2
2.1
3
3.1
3.2
4
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
5
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
5.10
5.11
5.12
5.13
5.14
6
6.1
7
7.1
7.2
7.3
8
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
8.6
8.7
8.8
8.9
8.10
8.11
8.12
8.13
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Serial Data Transmission ..................................................... 5
Connector Assignment (9-pin DSUB socket) .......................... 5
Connection Plan RS232 .......................................................... 6
Parallel Data Transmission .................................................. 7
Connection Plan ...................................................................... 7
Text, Bar Code, Graphic ....................................................... 8
Definition of Rotation ............................................................... 8
Definition of Datum Point ......................................................... 8
Data Format ............................................................................ 9
Explanation ............................................................................ 10
Definition of Field Attributes/Properties (Option) ................... 11
Field Name ............................................................................ 12
Field Selection by Free Definable Field Number ................... 13
Mask Set ............................................................................... 15
Text ........................................................................................ 15
One-Dimensional Bar Code .................................................. 17
ITF Bar Code ......................................................................... 18
PDF417 ................................................................................. 19
MAXICODE ........................................................................... 20
DataMatrix ............................................................................. 21
GS1 DataMatrix ..................................................................... 22
CODABLOCK F ..................................................................... 23
GS1 DataBar (RSS Code) ..................................................... 24
QR Code ................................................................................ 25
Aztec Code ............................................................................ 26
Rectangle .............................................................................. 27
Line ........................................................................................ 27
Internal Graphic ..................................................................... 28
Text Set ................................................................................. 29
Examples ............................................................................... 30
Graphic Set .......................................................................... 31
General Graphic Format ........................................................ 31
Graphic in PCX Format ......................................................... 31
Example: PCX File ................................................................ 32
Variables ............................................................................... 33
Set Format ............................................................................. 33
Link Field ............................................................................... 33
Counter .................................................................................. 34
Extended Counter.................................................................. 35
Date and Time ....................................................................... 36
Format Identifier (Date/Time) ................................................ 37
Currency Variable .................................................................. 40
Shift Variable ......................................................................... 41
MC Data ................................................................................ 42
GS1-128 Parser..................................................................... 42
EPC Calculation (Electronic Product Code) .......................... 43
Check Digit ............................................................................ 44
Substring ............................................................................... 45
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9.1
9.2
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.6
9.7
9.8
9.9
10
10.1
10.2
10.3
10.4
11
11.1
12
12.1
12.2
12.3
12.4
12.5
13
13.1
13.2
13.3
14
4
Parameter Sets .................................................................... 45
Label Parameters .................................................................. 45
Photocells .............................................................................. 51
Printer Parameters ................................................................ 53
Interface ................................................................................. 56
Offset Values ......................................................................... 58
Service Functions .................................................................. 60
Date & Time........................................................................... 62
Internal Memory..................................................................... 65
Printing .................................................................................. 69
Parameter Sets for Options ................................................ 73
Network ................................................................................. 73
WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) .................................. 77
Cutter ..................................................................................... 81
Dispenser I/O ......................................................................... 83
Configuration & Status ....................................................... 89
Autostatus .............................................................................. 90
Monitored Printing............................................................... 93
Short Introduction .................................................................. 93
Parameter Sets (Host – Printer) ............................................ 93
Direct Enquiry ........................................................................ 94
Answer Sets (Printer – Host) ................................................. 94
Sample Label......................................................................... 96
Font Examples ..................................................................... 97
Bitmap Fonts (not proportional) ............................................. 97
Bitmap Fonts (proportional) ................................................... 97
Vector Fonts .......................................................................... 97
Index ..................................................................................... 99
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Serial Data Transmission
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Serial Data Transmission
1.1 Connector Assignment (9-pin DSUB socket)
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Pin
Signal
Description
2
TxD
Transmitting data line
3
RxD
Receiving data line
5
GND
GND signal
7
CTS
HW Handshake
8
RTS
HW Handshake
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Serial Data Transmission
Vita II series
1.2 Connection Plan RS232
Software Handshake
Printer (DSUB 9 plug)
PC (DSUB 25 socket)
TXD PIN 2
PIN 3 RXD
RXD PIN 3
PIN 2 TXD
GND PIN 5
PIN 7 GND
PIN 4 RTS
PIN 5 CTS
PIN 6 DSR
Printer (DSUB 9 plug)
PC (DSUB 9 socket)
TXD PIN 2
PIN 2 RXD
RXD PIN 3
PIN 3 TXD
GND PIN 5
PIN 5 GND
PIN 7 RTS
PIN 8 CTS
PIN 6 DSR
Hardware Handshake
6
Printer (DSUB 9 plug)
PC (DSUB 25 socket)
TXD PIN 2
PIN 3 RXD
RXD PIN 3
PIN 2 TXD
GND PIN 5
PIN 7 GND
CTS PIN 7
PIN 4 RTS
RTS PIN 8
PIN 5 CTS
Printer (DSUB 9 plug)
PC (DSUB 9 socket)
TXD PIN 2
PIN 2 RXD
RXD PIN 3
PIN 3 TXD
GND PIN 5
PIN 5 GND
CTS PIN 7
PIN 7 RTS
RTS PIN 8
PIN 8 CTS
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Parallel Data Transmission
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Parallel Data Transmission
2.1 Connection Plan
Signal
Pin no.
Signal name
Direction
Function
1
STROBE
(Input)
The STROBE signal indicates that data can be
received. The impulse width to the receiving line has
to be 0,5 µs at least.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DATA 0
DATA 1
DATA 2
DATA 3
DATA 4
DATA 5
DATA 6
DATA 7
(Input)
(Input)
(Input)
(Input)
(Input)
(Input)
(Input)
(Input)
The signals are data bits sent to the printer. A HIGH
level corresponds to logical 1 and a LOW level to
logical 0.
10
ACK/
(Output)
An impulse of approx. 12 µs confirms data input for
a LOW level and signalises the further listening
watch of the printer.
11
BUSY
(Output)
12
PE
(Output)
A HIGH level indicates that the printer cannot
receive any data.
On the following conditions the signal HIGH is
possible:
1) for data input (impulse for each sign)
2) during a printing process
3) in Offline status
4) for printer failures
A HIGH level indicates that paper is used up.
13
14
15
SELECT
AUTOFEED
FAULT/
(Output)
High Online
(Output)
Signal goes to LOW, in case
1) the paper is used up
2) the printer is Offline
or
3) an error occurs.
16
17
18-25
INIT/
SELECTIN/
GND
(Input)
(Input)
A LOW level initializes the printer
A LOW level informs the printer to be addressed
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Text, Bar Code, Graphic
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Text, Bar Code, Graphic
3.1 Definition of Rotation
3.2 Definition of Datum Point
The so-called datum point is the relation point for indication of
position. In the meantime the datum point is also the point at which
the selected object is rotated.
To determine the datum point in the mask sets, the possible datum
points are numbered from left top (1) to right bottom (9). The default
datum point is left bottom (7). This datum point is also used even if no
indication is found in the mask set.
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3
4
5
6
7
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Data Format
4
Data Format
The data format consists of four parties:
•
Mask set
•
Graphic
•
Text
•
Command
For a n-line label the following has to be transmitted:
•
n - mask sets
•
n - graphic sets (if necessary)
•
n - text sets
•
1 - command set
NOTICE!
The command set always has to be transmitted at the end!
To each text on a label belong one MASK SET and one TEXT SET
with the same field number.
To each code on a label belong one MASK SET, one TEXT SET and
one CODE SET with the same field number.
To each box or line on a label belongs only one MASK SET.
To each graphic on a label belong several GRAPHIC SETS according
to its size res. height, e.g. a graphic with a height of 10 mm needs 80
graphic sets.
Examples
Label with 3 lines of text:
3 mask sets
3 text sets
1 command set
Label with 2 lines of text, 1 box
and 3 lines
6 mask sets
2 text sets
1 command set
For ALL data sets the following is valid:
Each set starts with
SOH = start of header → HEX format 01
Each set ends with
ETB = end of data transmission block → HEX-Format 17
Alternatively it is possible to set SOH to 5EHex and ETB to 5FHex. This
is necessary if the connected system (e.g. UNIX) cannot transfer
control signs.
All other data sets → ASCII format, but they will be transmitted as
hexadecimal characters.
Example
A = identification of mask set - transmission: 41HEX
n = field number '01' - transmission: 30HEX, 31HEX
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4.1 Explanation
X Coordinate
Distance from right label rim in mm.
Measured from the right label rim up to the lower left point of the
corresponding line.
Y Coordintate
Distance from upper label rim in mm.
Measured from the beginning of the label down to the lower left point
of the corresponding line.
Bitmap Fonts
(not proportional)
01 = Font 01
0,8 x 1,1 mm
127 characters
02 = Font 02
1,2 x 1,7 mm
255 characters
03 = Font 03
1,8 x 2,6 mm
255 characters
04 = Font 04
4,0 x 5,6 mm
127 characters
05 = Font 05
1,8 x 3,2 mm
(descender)
255 characters
06 = Font 06
1,5 x 2,9 mm
127 characters
07 = Font 07
1,2 x 2,2 mm
(descender)
255 characters
21 = Font 21
(1,0; 13)
255 characters
22 = Font 22
(1,8; 21)
255 characters
23 = Font 23
(2,6; 31)
255 characters
24 = Font 24
(5,6; 67)
255 characters
28 = Font 28
(4,0; 48)
255 characters
29 = Font 29
(0,8; 9)
255 characters
Bitmap Fonts
(proportional)
NOTICE!
In order to reach best print results it is recommended
always to choose the biggest possible font.
Vector Fonts
(proportional)
When in mode 'proportional text', the height and width of text have to
be entered in mm.
These values refer to the capital 'M', i.e. the values of other characters
are changing in proportion.
Vector Fonts
(autoscale)
When in autoscale mode, height and width of text has to be entered in
mm.
The height of the text refers to all capital letters. When using small
characters and descenders the height is changing in proportion. When
entering the width, the complete file has to be considered. The text will
be adjusted automatically, which means that the width of the
characters is changing.
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Data Format
4.2 Definition of Field Attributes/Properties (Option)
Explanation
Additionally to mask set 'AM[ ] …' the possibility was created to define
further field properties. In order to achieve a high flexibility, the field
properties received own names/identifications. Therefore the
sequence as well as the number of field properties is free. If
necessary, the mask set 'AC[ ]' is transferred additionally to mask set
'AM[ ]' to the printer.
Structure mask set
(SOH)AC[ ]at1=value;at2= value;…(ETB)
Attribute (at):
Description
BT
BW
QZ
ITF 14 (see page 18)
Bearer bar type
Bearer bar width
Quiet zone in 1/100 mm
NAME
FN
BGND
FGND
Field name (see page 12)
Definition of field name
Field number (see page 13)
Free definable field number
Foreground and background
Background of field
Foreground of field
This table is constantly extended. The current version is available on
demand.
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4.3 Field Name
Application
(customized)
1.
The label is created with Labelstar Office/Labelstar PLUS.
2.
Label data are saved to the internal memory of printer.
3.
An external control (SPS, balance, ERP system, etc.) modifies
variable fields of the label (e.g. weight, article no., batch no., etc.)
and starts the print of label.
Explanation *
So far the fields were designated by numbers (1, 2, 3, …) which were
determined by the order of creation in Labelstar PLUS. By later
modifications of label, these field numbers were possibly changed
whereby the access to a certain field was no longer possible. By the
field names this dependence is annulled.
Procedure Labelstar PLUS
a)
- Enter 'Field identifier'
- Select check box 'Transmit field identifier'
b)
Save label to the internal memory of printer.
c)
The external control loads first the saved label from the internal
memory of printer with (SOH)FMB---rF(ETB)
(see page 65).
d)
With text set (SOH)BV[NAME]…(ETB) the contents of field is
determined.
With parameter set (SOH)FBC---rS-------(ETB) the print is started
(see page 69).
e)
*
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Procedure Labelstar Office
Data Format
a)
b)
The names of field identifiers are assigned and transferred
automatically from Labelstar Office to the printer.
Save label to the internal memory of printer.
c)
The external control loads first the saved label from the internal
memory of printer with (SOH)FMB---rF(ETB)
(see page 65).
d)
With text set (SOH)BV[NAME]…(ETB) the contents of field is
determined.
With parameter set (SOH)FBC---rS-------(ETB) the print is started
(see page 69).
e)
4.4 Field Selection by Free Definable Field Number
With the following described attribute it is possible to assign a free
definable field number to a field. This field number does not have to
be clear, i.e. several fields can have the same field number. In this
way the same field contents can be assigned to different fields.
The following attribute identification is defined:
Attribute: FN
Description: free definable field number
After the field number was assigned with AC mask statement,
(SOH)AC[n]FN=nr(ETB)
n = field index
nr = free definable field number
it is possible to access to the field and/or the fields with the new BF
text statement:
(SOH)BF[nr]text(ETB)
nr = field number
text = field contents
Example
// Assignment of field number field 1 and field 2
(SOH)AM[1]1000;2500;0;4;2;7;400;400;0(ETB)
(SOH)AC[1]FN=100(ETB)
(SOH)AM[2]2000;2500;0;30;2;4000;9;3;0;1(ETB)
(SOH)AC[2]FN=100(ETB)
// Access to field 1 and field 2 by field number
(SOH)BF[100]1234567890(ETB)
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Mask Set
5
Mask Set
5.1 Text
A
M
n
y
x
p
a
d
z
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AM[n]y;x;p;a;d;z;dy;dx;lp;dp
identification for mask set
identification for protocol version
field number
Y coordinate in 1/100 mm
X coordinate in 1/100 mm
identification for phantom field
0 = print
1 = no print
identification for field type
1 = bitmap font
2 = bitmap font inverse
4 = vector font
5 = vector font autoscale
6 = vector font inverse
7 = vector font autoscale inverse
rotation
0 = 0°
2 = 180°
1 = 90°
3 = 270°
character set not proportional bitmap fonts (1+2)
01 = FONT 01
0,8 x 1,1 mm
127 characters
02 = FONT 02
1,2 x 1,7 mm
255 characters
03 = FONT 03
1,8 x 2,6 mm
255 characters
04 = FONT 04
4,0 x 5,6 mm
127 characters
05 = FONT 05
1,8 x 3,2 mm - descender
255 characters
07 = FONT 07
1,2 x 2,2 mm - descender
255 characters
character set proportional bitmap fonts (1+2)
21 = FONT 21
(1,0; 13)
255 characters
22 = FONT 22
(1,8; 21)
255 characters
23 = FONT 23
(2,6; 31)
255 characters
24 = FONT 24
(5,6; 67)
255 characters
28 = FONT 28
(4,0; 48)
255 characters
29 = FONT 29
(0,8; 9)
255 characters
character set vector fonts (4-7)
01 = Helvetica Bold
02 = Helvetica Bold italics
03 = Helvetica Roman
04 = Helvetica Roman italics
05 = Swiss Light
06 = Swiss Light italics
07 = Baskerville
08 = Baskerville italics
09 = Brush Script
10 = Brush Script italics
11 = Monospace
12 = Monospace italics
17 = OCR-A
18 = OCR-A italics
19 = OCR-B
20 = OCR-B italics
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dy
dx
lp
dp
16
extension in direction Y
bitmap fonts
factor 0…9
vector fonts
character size in 1/100 mm
vector fonts autoscale
field height
Dehnung in X-Richtung
bitmap fonts
factor width
vector fonts
character size in 1/100 mm
vector fonts autoscale
field height
distance between single characters in 1/100 mm
datum point
1 = left top
2 = centre top
3 = right top
4 = left centre
5 = centre centre
6 = right centre
7 = left bottom (default)
8 = centre bottom
9 = right bottom
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Mask Set
5.2 One-Dimensional Bar Code
A
M
n
y
x
p
a
d
h
v1
v2
pz
z
dp
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AM[n]y;x;p;a;d;h;v1;v2;pz;z;dp
identification for mask set
identification for protocol version
Field number
Y position in 1/100 mm
X position in 1/100 mm
identification for phantom field
0 = print
1 = no print
Identification for field type
30 = Code 39
31 = Code 2/5 interleaved
32 = EAN 8
33 = EAN 13
34 = UPC A
35 = UPC E
36 = CODABAR
37 = Code 128
38 = EAN ADD ON
39 = GS1-128
40 = Code 93
41 = PZN 7
42 = 2/5 Industrie
43 = Leitcode
44 = Identcode
46 = Code 39 extended
47 = Code 128 A
48 = Code 128 B
49 = Pharmacode
60 = PZN 8
Rotation
0 = 270°
1 = 290°
2 = 180°
3 = 270°
symbol height in 1/100 mm
relation 1; module width 'THICK'
relation 2; module width 'THIN' and/or SC factor
check digit calculation
0 = no check digit calculation
1 = check digit calculation
4 = inverse - no check digit calculation
5 = inverse - check digit calculation
human readable line
0 = no human readable line
1 = with human readable line
datum point
1 = left top
2 = centre top
3 = right top
4 = left centre
5 = centre centre 6 = right centre
7 = left bottom (default)
8 = centre bottom 9 = right centre
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Mask Set
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5.3 ITF Bar Code
A
M
n
y
x
p
a
d
h
v1
v2
pz
z
dp
AM[n]y;x;p;a;d;h;v1;v2;pz;z;dp
identification for mask set
identification for protocol version
Field number
Y position in 1/100 mm
X position in 1/100 mm
identification for phantom field
0 = print
1 = no print
identification for field type
56 = ITF 14
rotation
0 = 0°
1 = 90° 2 = 180° 3 = 270°
symbol height in 1/100 mm
relation 1; module width 'THICK'
relation 2; module width 'THIN' and/or SC factor
check digit calculation
0 = no check digit calculation
1 = check digit calculation
4 = inverse - no check digit calculation
5 = inverse - check digit calculation
human readable line
0 = no human readable line
1 = with human readable line
datum point
1 = left top
2 = centre top
4 = left centre
5 = centre centre
7 = left bottom (default)
8 = centre bottom
3 = right top
6 = right centre
9 = right centre
In order to print the bearer bars of an ITF 14 barcode, the following
additional properties for Code 2/5 interleaved must be set:
For this the following field properties are determined:
Property
identifier
BT
BW
QZ
Example
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Description
bearer bar type
0 = no bars
1 = above/below
2 = rectangle
bearer bar width in 1/100 mm
quiet zone in 1/100 mm
// BARCODE (1/100 mm)
(SOH)AM[1]4498;7076;0;31;2;3000;12;4;0;1;3(ETB)
(SOH)AC[1]BT=2;BW=150;QZ=600(ETB)
(SOH)BM[1]1234567890123(ETB)
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5.4 PDF417
A
M
n
y
x
p
a
d
s
rw
rh
ec
z
dp
AM[n]y;x;p:a;d;s;rw;rh;ec;z;dp;c;r
identification for mask set
identification for protocol version
Field number
Y position in 1/100 mm
X position in 1/100 mm
identification for phantom field
0 = print
1 = no print
identification for field type
50 = PDF417
rotation
0 = 270°
1 = 290°
2 = 180°
3 = 270°
symbol size
relation width
relation height
error correction level
0 - ECC Level = 0
1 - ECC Level = 2
2 - ECC Level = 6
3 - ECC Level = 14
4 - ECC Level = 30
5 - ECC Level = 62
6 - ECC Level = 126
7 - ECC Level = 254
8 - ECC Level = 510
style
0 = standard
1 = truncated
2 = naked
3 = bare
datum point
1 = left top
2 = centre top
3 = right top
4 = left centre
5 = centre centre
6 = right centre
7 = left bottom (default)
8 = centre bottom
9 = right bottom
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number of columns
0 = automatic, 1-30
number of rows
0 = automatic, 3-90
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5.5 MAXICODE
A
M
n
y
x
p
a
d
0
sn
ns
m
0
dp
AM[n]y;x;p;a;d;0;sn;ns;m;0;dp
identification for mask set
identification for protocol version
field number
Y position in 1/100 mm
X position in 1/100 mm
identification for phantom field
0 = print
1 = no print
identification for field type
51 = MAXICODE
rotation
0 = 270°
1 = 290°
2 = 180°
3 = 270°
dummy
symbol number
quantity of symbols
mode
2 = Structured Message (US Carrier)
3 = Structured Message (International Carrier)
4 = Default message
dummy
datum point
1 = left top
2 = centre top
3 = right top
4 = left centre
5 = centre centre
6 = right centre
7 = left bottom (default)
8 = centre bottom
9 = right bottom
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5.6 DataMatrix
A
M
n
y
x
p
a
d
s
aw
ah
ec
f
dp
AM[n]y;x;p;a;d;s;aw;ah;ec;f;dp
identification for mask set
identification for protocol version
field number
Y position in 1/100 mm
X position in 1/100 mm
identification for phantom field
0 = print
1 = no print
identification for field type
52 = DataMatrix
rotation
0 = 270°
1 = 290°
2 = 180°
3 = 270°
symbol size in 1/100 mm
relation width
relation height
Error Correction
0 - ECC Type = 0
ECC Level = 0
Overhead = 0 %
1 - ECC Type = 2*
ECC Level = 40
Overhead = 33 %
2 - ECC Type = 3
ECC Level = 50
Overhead = 25 %
3 - ECC Type = 6
ECC Level = 80
Overhead = 33 %
4 - ECC Type = 8
ECC Level = 100 Overhead = 50 %
5 - ECC Type = 9*
ECC Level = 110 Overhead = 75 %
6 - ECC Type = 10* ECC Level = 120 Overhead = 50 %
7 - ECC Type = 11* ECC Level = 130 Overhead = 67 %
8 - ECC Type = 12
ECC Level = 140 Overhead = 75 %
9 - ECC Type = 26
ECC Level = 200 Overhead = 0 %
format ID of data
0 - Format ID = 11 (numeric, 2000 characters)*
1 - Format ID = 1 (numeric, 500 characters)
2 - Format ID = 2 (alphabetical, 500 characters)
3 - Format ID = 3 (alphabetical + pointers, 500 characters)
4 - Format ID = 4 (alphanumeric, 500 characters)
5 - Format ID = 5 (7 Bit, 500 characters)
6 - Format ID = 6 (8 Bit, 500 characters)
7 - Format ID = 7 (pre-programmed, 500 characters)*
8 - Format ID = 12 (alphabetical, 2000 characters)
9 - Format ID = 14 (alphanumeric, 2000 characters)
datum point
1 = left top
2 = centre top
3 = right top
4 = left centre
5 = centre centre
6 = right centre
7 = left bottom (default)
8 = centre bottom
9 = right bottom
* not supported from printer
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5.7 GS1 DataMatrix
A
M
n
y
x
p
a
d
s
aw
ah
ec
f
dp
AM[n]y;x;p;a;d;s;aw;ah;ec;f;dp
identification for mask set
identification for protocol version
field number
Y position in 1/100 mm
X position in 1/100 mm
identification for phantom field
0 = print
1 = no print
identification for field type
59 = GS1 DataMatrix
rotation
0 = 270°
1 = 290°
2 = 180°
3 = 270°
symbol size in 1/100 mm
relation width
relation height
Error Correction
0 - ECC Type = 0
ECC Level = 0
Overhead = 0 %
1 - ECC Type = 2*
ECC Level = 40
Overhead = 33 %
2 - ECC Type = 3
ECC Level = 50
Overhead = 25 %
3 - ECC Type = 6
ECC Level = 80
Overhead = 33 %
4 - ECC Type = 8
ECC Level = 100 Overhead = 50 %
5 - ECC Type = 9*
ECC Level = 110 Overhead = 75 %
6 - ECC Type = 10* ECC Level = 120 Overhead = 50 %
7 - ECC Type = 11* ECC Level = 130 Overhead = 67 %
8 - ECC Type = 12
ECC Level = 140 Overhead = 75 %
9 - ECC Type = 26
ECC Level = 200 Overhead = 0 %
format ID of data
0 - Format ID = 11 (numeric, 2000 characters)*
1 - Format ID = 1 (numeric, 500 characters)
2 - Format ID = 2 (alphabetical, 500 characters)
3 - Format ID = 3 (alphabetical + pointers, 500 characters)
4 - Format ID = 4 (alphanumeric, 500 characters)
5 - Format ID = 5 (7 Bit, 500 characters)
6 - Format ID = 6 (8 Bit, 500 characters)
7 - Format ID = 7 (pre-programmed, 500 characters)*
8 - Format ID = 12 (alphabetical, 2000 characters)
9 - Format ID = 14 (alphanumeric, 2000 characters)
datum point
1 = left top
2 = centre top
3 = right top
4 = left centre
5 = centre centre
6 = right centre
7 = left bottom (default)
8 = centre bottom
9 = right bottom
* not supported from printer
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5.8 CODABLOCK F
A
M
n
y
x
p
a
d
h
nc
nl
m
s
dp
AM[n]y;x;p;a;d;h;nc;nl;m;s;dp
identification for mask set
identification for protocol version
field number
Y position in 1/100 mm
X position in 1/100 mm
identification for phantom field
0 = printout
1 = np printout
identification for field type
53 = CODABLOCK F
rotation
0 = 270°
1 = 290°
2 = 180°
3 = 270°
line height in symbol
quantity of characters/line
quantity of lines
mode
module size
datum point
1 = left top
2 = centre top
3 = right top
4 = left centre
5 = centre centre
6 = right centre
7 = left bottom (default)
8 = centre bottom
9 = right bottom
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5.9 GS1 DataBar (RSS Code)
A
M
n
y
x
p
a
d
s
m
k
t
0
dp
AM[n]y;x;p;a;d;s;m;k;t;0;dp
identification for mask set
identification for protocol version
field number
Y position in 1/100 mm
X position in 1/100 mm
identification for phantom field
0 = print
1 = no print
identification for field type
54 = GS1 DataBar (RSS)
rotation
0 = 270°
1 = 290°
2 = 180°
3 = 270°
number of segments per line [2…22]
module width [1 …12]
separator height [1,2]
symbol type
1 = GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional (RSS-14)
2 = GS1 DataBar Truncated (RSS-14 Truncated)
3 = GS1 DataBar Stacked (RSS-14 Stacked)
4 = GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional (RSS-14
4 = Stacked Omnidirectional)
5 = GS1 DataBar Limited (RSS Limited)
6 = GS1 DataBar Expanded (RSS Expanded)
not used
datum point
1 = left top
2 = centre top
3 = right top
4 = left centre
5 = centre centre
6 = right centre
7 = left bottom (default)
8 = centre bottom
9 = right bottom
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5.10 QR Code
AM[n]y;x;p;a;d;mo;cs;ms;cw;ec;dp
A
M
n
y
x
p
a
d
mo
cs
ms
cw
ec
dp
identification for mask set
identification for protocol version
field number
Y position in 1/100 mm
X position in 1/100 mm
identification for phantom field
0 = print
1 = no print
identification for field type
57 = QR Code
rotation
0 = 270°
1 = 290°
2 = 180°
3 = 270°
code model
1 = Code Model 1
2 = Code Model 2
character set
N = numeric
A = alphanumeric
B = 8-bit byte
K = kanji
masking
-1 = auto
0-7 = mask x
8 = no masking
line width in 1/100 mm per module
possible values: 0-800
error correction (restoring capacity)
L = 7%
M = 15%
Q = 25%
H = 30%
datum point
1 = left top
2 = centre top
3 = right top
4 = left centre
5 = centre centre
6 = right centre
7 = left bottom (default)
8 = centre bottom
9 = right bottom
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5.11 Aztec Code
AM[n]y;x;p;a;d;h;f;ec;m;0;dp
A
M
n
y
x
p
a
d
h
f
ec
m
0
dp
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identification for mask set
identification for protocol version
field number
Y position in 1/100 mm
X position in 1/100 mm
identification for phantom field
0 = print
1 = no print
identification for field type
61 = Aztec Code
rotation
0 = 270°
1 = 290°
2 = 180°
3 = 270°
symbol size in 1/100 mm (max 1 cm)
format
10 = Auto
19 = C79xC79
11 = C15xC15 Compact
20 = C83xC83
12 = C19xC19 Compact
21 = C87xC87
13 = C23xC23 Compact
22 = C91xC91
14 = C27xC27 Compact
23 = C95xC95
15 = C19xC19
24 = C101xC101
16 = C23xC23
25 = C105xC105
17 = C27xC27
26 = C109xC109
18 = C31xC31
27 = C113xC113
19 = C37xC37
28 = C117xC117
10 = C41xC41
29 = C121xC121
11 = C45xC45
30 = C125xC125
12 = C49xC49
31 = C131xC131
13 = C53xC53
32 = C135xC135
14 = C57xC57
33 = C139xC139
15 = C61xC61
34 = C143xC143
16 = C67xC67
35 = C147xC147
17 = C71xC71
36 = C151xC151
18 = C75xC75
error correction (only if format = 0)
1 = 10%
2 = 23%
3 = 36%
4 = 50%
mode
0 = data
2 = Unicode (8 Bit ASCII)
1 = runes (figures 0-255)
3 = GS1 (not yet available)
dummy
datum point
1 = left top
6 = right centre
2 = centre top
7 = left bottom (default)
3 = right top
8 = centre bottom
4 = left centre
9 = right bottom
5 = centre centre
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5.12 Rectangle
A
M
n
y
x
p
a
h
b
s
m
dp
AM[n]y;x;p;a;h;b;s;m;dp
identification for mask set
identification for protocol version
field number
Y position in 1/100 mm
X position in 1/100 mm
identification for phantom field
0 = print
1 = no print
identification for field type
10 = rectangle
rectangle height in 1/100 mm
rectangle height in 1/100 mm
line width in 1/100 mm
line type; 1 digit
datum point
1 = left top
2 = centre top
3 = right top
4 = left centre
5 = centre centre
6 = right centre
7 = left bottom (default)
8 = centre bottom
9 = right bottom
5.13 Line
A
AM[n]y;x;p;a;d;l;s;m;dp
identification for mask set
M
identification for protocol version
n
field number
y
Y position in 1/100 mm
x
X position in 1/100 mm
identification for phantom field
0 = printout
1 = no printout
identification for field type
11 = line
rotation
0 = horizontal
1 = vertical
length in 1/100 mm
line width in 1/100 mm
line type; 1 digit
datum point
p
a
d
l
s
m
dp
1 = left top
2 = centre top
3 = right top
4 = left centre
5 = centre centre
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7 = left bottom (default)
8 = centre bottom
9 = right bottom
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5.14 Internal Graphic
A
AM[n]y;x;p;a;d;dy;dx;dp
identification for mask set
M
identification for protocol version
n
field number
y
Y position in 1/100 mm
x
p
X position in 1/100 mm
a
identification for field type
d
dy
dx
dp
identification for phantom field
0 = print
1 = no print
3 = internal graphic
rotation
0 = 110°
1 = 190°
2 = 180°
3 = 270°
rotation in direction Y
rotation in direction X
datum point
1 = left top
2 = centre top
3 = right top
4 = left centre
5 = centre centre
6 = right centre
7 = left bottom (default)
8 = centre bottom
9 = right bottom
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M
n
text
BM[n]text
identification for text set
identification for extended protocol
field number
data contents, text
B
V
n
text
BV[n]text
identification for text set
identification for selection by field name
field name
data contents, text
B
F
n
text
BF[n]text
identification for text set
identification for selection by free definable field number
field number
data contents, text
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6.1 Examples
Mask set
Texts set
Text set with variable
definition:
[SOH]BM[125]=CN(0,0,3,1,1)000[ETB]
Example label
ASCII data
C L
⊗AM[1]3600;4600;0;33;0;1500;0;4;1;1⊕ R F
C L
⊗BM[1]444444444444⊕ R F
C L
⊗AM[2]600;4700;0;4;0;1;300;200;24⊕ R F
C L
⊗AM[3]600;3100;0;4;0;1;400;300;24⊕ R F
C L
⊗AM[4]1100;4700;0;4;0;1;400;300;24⊕ R F
C L
⊗AM[5]1800;4700;0;4;0;1;300;200;24⊕ R F
C L
⊗AM[6]1900;3700;0;4;0;1;600;400;24⊕ R F
C L
⊗BM[2]Art.Nr. ⊕ R F
C L
⊗BM[3]44444⊕ R F
C L
⊗BM[4]Artikelbezeichnung⊕ R F
C L
⊗BM[5]DM⊕ R F
C L
⊗BM[6]99,-- ⊕ R F
⊗FBA000r06000000⊕
⊗FBBA00r00001000⊕
⊗FBC000r00000000⊕
#:
⊗:
⊕:
C
R:
L
F:
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Identification
mask set for bar code
appropriate text set
five mask sets vector
font / proportional font
five appropriate text sets
number of lines
number of items
start
graphic data in PCX format
SOH (1hex bzw 5Ehex)
ETB (17hex bzw. 5Fhex)
CarrigeReturn (0Dhex)
LineFeed (0Ahex)
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Graphic Set
7.1 General Graphic Format
This format is supported by all our printers but note that a 8 bit
transmission is absolute necessary.
SOH D p p p p lb lb lb b b b gb………………… ETB
D
p
lb
b
gb
=
=
=
=
=
identification for graphic set
pixel line from above
1. byte from left
quantity of bytes
graphic bytes
min.
max.
'0000'
'000'
'1'
'1900'
'100'
'100'
Graphic byte
1 graphic bit = 0,083 x 0,083 mm
7.2 Graphic in PCX Format
It is possible to transfer graphic data as a PCX-file (e.g. PaintBrush) to
the printer. With this type of data transfer the PCX-file is transferred in
a compressed form. Hereby the RLE-procedure is used and therefore
the graphic data were reduced by approx. 30 %. This means that the
effective transferring time for 300 dpi printers is cut in halves.
To set the printer ready for receiving PCX-data the protocol has to be
switched over and hereby the following command set will be defined:
SOH A X n n n y y y y y y x x x x x x m dp ETB
n
y
x
m
dp
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at present not processed (000)
Y coordinate of graphic in 1/100 mm
X coordinate of graphic in 1/100 mm
Mode 0 = standard (background is overwritten)
Mode 1 = transparency (background is maintained)
Mode 2 = inverse (background is overwritten)
Mode 3 = inverse transparency (background is maintained)
datum point
1 = left top
2 = centre top
3 = right top
4 = left centre
5 = centre centre
6 = right centre
7 = lleft bottom (default)
8 = centre bottom
9 = right bottom
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•
It is recommended to observe that directly after the final sign
C L
(ETB) no separator res. fill character such as R F is indicated.
•
The printer supports the following PCX versions: 5, 3, 2 and 0.
•
It is necessary that the corresponding PCX-file is available as
monochrome (black/white).
•
The graphic has to be available in the original size as the printer is
not able to change the size by itself.
NOTICE!
Before print start, indicated by parameter set 'FBC', the
definition of field number, lines and pieces has to be
effected via the parameter sets (FBA res. FBB).
7.3 Example: PCX File
-*** PCX_GRAPHIC-INFO ***⊗AX0010015300100941⊕###############################################
C L
⊗AM[1]3600;4600;0;33;0;1500;0;4;1;1⊕ R F mask set for bar code
C L
appropriate text set
⊗BM[1]444444444444⊕ R F
C L
⊗AM[2]600;4700;0;4;0;1;300;200;24⊕ R F
C L
⊗AM[3]600;3100;0;4;0;1;400;300;24⊕ R F
C L
five mask set vector font / proportional font
⊗AM[4]1100;4700;0;4;0;1;400;300;24⊕ R F
C L
⊗AM[5]1800;4700;0;4;0;1;300;200;24⊕ R F
C L
⊗AM[6]1900;3700;0;4;0;1;600;400;24⊕ R F
C L
⊗BM[2]Art.Nr. ⊕ R F
C L
⊗BM[3]44444⊕ R F
C L
five appropriate text sets
⊗BM[4]Artikelbezeichnung⊕ R F
C L
⊗BM[5]DM⊕ R F
C L
⊗BM[6]99,-- ⊕ R F
set number of lines (FBA…)
⊗FBA00r06000000⊕
set quantity
(FBBA…)
⊗FBBA00r00001000⊕
start print order
(FBC…)
⊗FBC000r00000000⊕
#:
⊗:
⊕:
C
R:
L
F:
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graphic data in PCX format
SOH (1hex bzw 5Ehex)
ETB (17hex bzw. 5Fhex)
CarrigeReturn (0Dhex)
LineFeed (0Ahex)
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Variables
8.1 Set Format
SOH BM [n] = v v ( p1 p2 p… pn ) t1 t2 t… t70 ETB
=
vv
start of function
variable type
SC
link field
CN
counter
CC
extended counter
CL
date/time
CU
currency variable
SH
shift variable
MD
memory card data
(
start of variable parameter block
p1…pn
variable parameter
)
end of variable parameter block
NOTICE!
In case you want to print a text which corresponds exactly
to the variable definition then you have to place '!' before.
SOH BM [n] ! = v v ( p1 p2 p… pn ) t1 t2 t… t70 ETB
8.2 Link Field
SOH BM [n] = S C ( p1 ; p2 ; p… ; pn ) t1 t2 t… t70 ETB
= SC
p1…pn
identification of link field
identification of link elements (field number or constant text)
field number is entered without leading '0'
constant text is included in " but these marks are not printed
NOTICE!
Reference fields can be constant text or variables but no
link fields.
Example
=SC(1;2;3) --> Printout: Field1Field2Field3
=SC(1;“constant“;2) --> Printout: Field1constantField2
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8.3 Counter
SOH BM [n] = C N ( t ; m ; c ; +/- s ; i ; h ; r ) t1 t2 t… t70 ETB
= CN
identification counter
t
type of counter
0
numerical
1
letters only
2…36 radix, base of the counter
m
function mode
0
standard
1
return to start value
2
enter the start value at the beginning of printing
(default = existing start value)
3
enter the start value at the beginning of printing
(default = last final number)
4
reset start value at cycle end
(only for DPM IIIi)
5
reset start value by I/O signal
6
time-controlled resetting
7
time-controlled resetting with input of initial value
(default = last final value)
digit where the numbering starts counting
c
+/−
direction
+
adding
−
subtracting
s
step width
i
update interval
(number of labels with identical number)
h
time by which the counter is reset (function mode 6 and 7)
in format 'HH:MM'
e.g. 00:00 = reset counter at 0:00
(optional, only for function mode 6 and 7)
reset value
(optional, only for function mode 6 and 7; default = text
and/or initial value)
Limitation:
The time-controlled resetting of counter variable is only
effected in case of an active print order. If a print order is
cancelled before the specified time and afterwards again
restarted then no resetting of counter value is effected.
text res. start value of counter
r
t1, t2, …
Example:
Input:
=CN(10;7;4;+1;1;06:00;0001)1234
The enquiry for the initial value is effected at print start and
at 6:00 the counter variable is reset to value 0001.
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8.4 Extended Counter
SOH BM [n] = C C ( +/- s ; i ; m ; z ; n ; x ) t ETB
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identification of numeric counter
+/−
direction
+
counter adding
−
counter subtracting
s
step width
i
update interval
(number of labels with identical number)
m
function mode
0
standard
1
return to start value
2
enter the start value at the beginning of printing
(default = existing start value)
3
enter the start value at the beginning of printing
(default = last final number)
4
reset start value at cycle end
(only for DPM IIIi)
5
set min. / max. value
6
set start value
7
print end
z
leading zeros
0 no leading zeros
1 printout with leading zeros
n
minimum value (max. -999999999)
x
maximum value (max. 999999999)
t
start value
(the number of digits determines the format for the printout with
leading zeros
(max. 999999999)
Example:
Input:
=CC(+1;2;5;0;1,999)0050
Printout:
50, 51,…999, 1, 2, …
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8.5 Date and Time
SOH BM [n] = C L ( m ; d ; i ; n ; c ; mo ; pd ; pm ; md ; mm ; rw ; ws ) t1 t… t70 ETB
= CL
m
d
i
identification date/time
month offset to the actual date
day offset to the actual date
update interval
(0 = at the beginning of a print order, 1 = each label)
Optional parameters
n
minute offset ot the actual time
(negative entry/value possible)
c
correction month overflow
(0 = change to the next month, 1 = remain in current month)
Optional parameters for rounded date
rw
rounded weekday: 1 = Sunday … 7 = Saturday; 0 = no rounding
ws
start of week, format: "D-HH:MM",
e.g. 1-00:00 = Sunday, 0:00 Uhr
Example
Actual date as per Real Time Clock: 08.12.
Input:
Input:
Example for
rounded date
Printout:08.12.
Printout:09.02.
The beginning of the week is on Sunday (08.12.) at 00:00. The date of
Monday should be printed the whole week.
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=CL(0;0;0)<DD.MO.YY>
=CL(2;1;0)<DD.MO.YY>
=CL(0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;2;1-00:00)<DD.MO.>
Current date
Rounded date
07.12. 23:59:59
08.12. 00:00:00
09.12.
14.12. 23:59:59
15.12. 00:00:00
02.12.
09.12.
09.12.
09.12.
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8.6 Format Identifier (Date/Time)
Standard format
HH
HE
MI
SS
AM
DD
MO
YYYY
YY
Y
WW
DW
DW1
DwX
DOWxxxxxxx
DOY
DY
Examples
DD.MO.YY
MO/DD/YYYY
YY-MO-DD
YYMODD
Hours 2-digit (24 hours)
Hours 2-digit (12 hours)
Minutes 2-digit
Seconds 2-digit
AM/PM output
Day 2-digit
Month 2-digit
Year 4-digit
Year 2-digit
Year 1-digit
Calendar week
Day of week (Sunday = 0)
Day of week (Sunday = 1)
Day of week
For x it is possible to enter any ASCII character from
which is counted continuously
Day of week - variable
For x it is possible to enter any ASCII character
The first ‚x‘ denominates Sunday, the next
denominates Monday and so on until Saturday
For each weekday a character must be created
Day of year 3-digit (First January = 1)
Day of year 3-digit (First January = 0)
22.01.10
01/22/2010
10-01-22
100122
The format identifier 'HE' and 'AM'/'am'/'Am' are supplemented.
Therefore the output of hours in 12-hours mode is possible. By the
additional output of format identifier 'AM' the output of time in
american/english format is possible.
Example
=CL(0;0;0;0)<HH:MI:SS>
=CL(0;0;0;0)<HE:MI:SS>
=CL(0;0;0;0)<HE:MI:SS AM>
=CL(0;0;0;0)<HE:MI:SS am>
=CL(0;0;0;0)<HE:MI:SS Am>
-->
-->
-->
-->
-->
15:30:00
03:30:00
03:30:00 PM
03:30:00 pm
03:30:00 p.m.
By separating the output of time and AM/PM output in 2 text fields,
also the following output format is possible:
--> 03:30:00 pm
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Extended format
XMO
XSO
XSD
XLD
Name of month short
Name of month long
Weekday short
Weekday long
For X you can enter the country identification of desired language
C = Canadian
D = Danish
E = English
F = French
G = German
I = Italian
N = Dutch
O = Norwegian
S = Spanish
U = Finnish
W = Swedish
Examples:
DD.EMO.YY
DD.ESO YYYY
ELD,DD.GMO.YY
ESD,DD.MO.YY
22.JAN.10
22. January 2010
Friday, 22. JAN.10
FR, 22.01.10
Extended format - XMO
C
D
E
F
G
I
N
O
S
U
W
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JA
JAN
JAN
JAN
JAN
GEN
JAN
JAN
ENE
TAM
JAN
FE
FEB
FEB
FEV
FEB
FEB
FEB
FEB
FEB
HEL
FEB
MR
MAR
MAR
MAR
MRZ
MAR
MRT
MAR
MAR
MAA
MAR
AL
APR
APR
AVR
APR
APR
APR
APR
ABR
HUH
APR
MA
MAJ
MAY
MAI
MAI
MAG
MEI
MAI
MAY
TOU
MAJ
JN
JUN
JUN
JUIN
JUN
GIU
JUN
JUN
JUN
KES
JUN
JL
JUL
JUL
JUIL
JUL
LUG
JUL
JUL
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HEI
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AUG
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AOU
AUG
AGO
AUG
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AGO
ELO
AUG
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SEP
SEP
SEP
SEP
SET
SEP
SEP
SEP
SYY
SEP
OC
OKT
OCT
OCT
OKT
OTT
OKT
OKT
OCT
LOK
OKT
NO
NOV
NOV
NOV
NOV
NOV
NOV
NOV
NOV
MAR
NOV
DE
DEC
DEC
DEC
DEZ
DIC
DEC
DES
DIC
JOU
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Extended format - XSO
C
D
E
F
G
I
N
O
S
U
W
January
Januar
January
Janvier
Januar
Gennaio
Januari
Januar
Enero
Tammikuu
Januari
C
D
E
F
G
I
N
O
S
U
W
July
Juli
July
Juillet
Juli
Luglio
Juli
Juli
Julio
Heinaekuu
Juli
February
Februar
February
Février
Februar
Febbraio
Februari
Februar
Febrero
Helmikuu
Februari
March
Marts
March
Mars
Maerz
Marzo
Maart
Mars
Marzo
Maaliskuu
Mars
August
August
August
Août
August
Agosto
Augustus
August
Agosto
Elokuu
Augusti
September
September
September
Septembre
September
Settembre
September
September
Septiembre
Syyskuu
September
April
April
April
Avril
April
Aprile
April
April
Abril
Huhtikuu
April
October
Oktober
October
Octobre
Oktober
Ottobre
Oktober
Oktober
Octubre
Lokakuu
Oktober
May
Maj
May
Mai
Mai
Maggio
Mei
Mai
Mayo
Toukokuu
Maj
November
November
November
Novembre
November
Novembre
November
November
Noviembre
Marraksuu
November
June
Juni
June
Juin
Juni
Giugno
Juni
Juni
Junio
Kesaekuu
Juni
December
December
December
Décembre
Dezember
Dicembre
December
Desember
Diciembre
Joulukuu
December
Extended format - XSD
C
D
E
F
G
I
N
O
S
U
W
SUN
SO
SUN
DIM
SO
DOM
ZO
SO
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SU
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MON
MA
MON
LUN
MO
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MA
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LA
TUE
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MAR
DI
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WED
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MER
WO
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MIE
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ON
THU
TO
THU
JEU
DO
GIO
DO
TO
JUE
TO
TO
FRI
FR
FRI
VEN
FR
VEN
VR
FR
VIE
PE
FR
SAT
LO
SAT
SAM
SA
SAB
ZA
LO
SAB
LA
LO
Extended format - XLD
C
D
E
F
G
I
N
O
S
U
W
Sunday
Søndag
Sunday
Dimanche
Sonntag
Domenica
Zondag
Søndag
Domingo
Sunnuntai
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Mandag
Monday
Lundi
Montag
Lunedi
Maandag
Mandag
Lunes
Maanantai
Måndag
Tuesday
Tirsdag
Tuesday
Mardi
Dienstag
Martedi
Dinsdag
Tirsdag
Martes
Tiistai
Tisdag
Wednesday
Onsdag
Wednesday
Mercredi
Mittwoch
Mercoledi
Woensdag
Onsdag
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Thursday
Jeudi
Donnerstag
Giovedi
Donderdag
Torsdag
Jueves
Torstai
Torsdag
Friday
Fredag
Friday
Vendredi
Freitag
Venerdi
Vrijdag
Fredag
Viernes
Perjantai
Fredag
Saturday
Lørdag
Saturday
Samedi
Samstag
Sabato
Zaterdag
Lørdag
Sábado
Lauantai
Lördag
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8.7 Currency Variable
SOH BM [n] = C U ( a ; b ; c ; d ; e ; f ; g ) t1 t2 t… t70 ETB
= CU
Signification of variable Euro
a
ANSI-Code of thousand separator as decimal figure
b
ANSI-Code of comma separator as decimal figure
c
Quantity of numbers after the comma as decimal figure
d
Operand A
e
Operand B
f
Operand C
g
Rounding format
Before the processing the variable Euro
calculates the term
AxB
C
t1, t2, … Format string, is indicated by "< >"
Example:
In case the contents of field 20 has to be converted from USD into
EUR the definition of variable for the user defined format is as follows:
B01
B20
'=CU(46;44;2;20;"1,0";"0,68861";"0,01")Ergebnis: <>Euro'
1.250,44 USD
Printout:
Result:
1.250,44 USD
1.815,89 Euro*
* 1 USD = 0,68861 Euro (January 11, 2010)
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8.8 Shift Variable
SOH BM [n] = S H ( ) t1 t2 t… t70 ETB
= SH
identification of shift variable
NOTICE!
The shift variable did not need any parameters. The
settings for the output are defined with the corresponding
parameter sets (see above).
Example
=SH()
=SH()
The shift times are defined: 00:00 - 11:59 "Shift1"
12:00 - 23:59 "Shift2"
Printout at 10:00 Uhr:
"Shift1"
Printout at 13:00 Uhr:
"Shift2"
Set shift times
SOH F C I D - - r N N H H M M h h m m ETB
NN = ID [01 … 24]
HH = start hour
MM = start minute
hh = end hour
mm = end minute
Enquire shift variable
SOH F C I D - - w N N p p p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N H H M M h h m m p p p p p p p p ETB
Set shift text
SOH F C I E - - r N N T T T T T T T T T T ETB
NN = ID [01 … 10]
T = max. 24 characters
Enquire shift variable
SOH F C I E - - w N N p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N ; T T T T T T T T T T ; p p p p p p p p ETB
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8.9 MC Data
SOH BM [n] = M D ( FN="filename" ; SE='x' ; CH=x ; SC="x" ; SF="x" ; RC="x" ) ETB
= MD
identification of MC data
FN
SE
CH
SC
SF
file name of table in the internal memory with CSV data
Separator sign (default = ';')
column name in the first line (0 = no, 1 = yes)
name and/or number of column that should be referenced
field name and/or field index of field onto the label, which
contains the searched data
name and/or number of column, which contains the data to be
printed
RC
NOTICE!
If in parameter SF a field name is indicated, this must have beed
defined for the appropriate field by an AC attribute statement!
Example
AC[1]NAME="FCODE"
BM[2]=MD(FN="a:\daten.csv";SE=';';CH=1;SC="Farbcode";SF="FCODE";
RC="IC-Nummer")
Field 1
Output Field 2
00001
23252
121478242
784587448
8.10 GS1-128 Parser
NOTICE!
By means of this variable type, the content of an application
identifier in a GS1-128 bar code can be determined.
SOH BM [n] = A I ( p ; Ai ) ETB
Example
42
= AI
identification of GS1-128 parser
p
Ai
identification of the link element (field number)
application identifier
Field 1 ="00123456789012345675"
GS1-128 with AI00
=AI(1;"00")
Printout: 123456789012345675
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8.11 EPC Calculation (Electronic Product Code)
SOH BM [n] = E P C ( M ; L ; F ; P ; N1 ; {N2} ) ETB
= EPC
M
L
F
P
N1
N2
identification of EPC calculation
coding method
length of manufacturer number (company prefix)
filter value
verification of check digit
identification of link element (field number)
identification of link element (field number) - optional
For more information, visit the following web sites:
www.epcglobalinc.org or www.gs1.org
Param.
M
L
F
P
N1, N2
Example 1
Value range
0 = coding method SSCC96
3 = coding method GRAI96
1 = coding method SGTIN96 4 = coding method GIAI96
2 = coding method SGLN96
6…12
Coding
Filter value
Binary
SSCC96
All Others
000
Undefined
001
Logistical / Shipping Unit
010
SGTIN96
All Others
000
Retail Consumer Trade Item
001
Standard Trade Item Grouping 010
Single Shipping/
011
Consumer Trade Item
SGLN
All Others
000
Physical Location
001
GRAI
All Others
000
GIAI
All Others
000
0 = no verification; 1 = verification
any
Field 1 ="00123456789012345675“
GS1-128 with AI00
Field 2 =AI(1;“00“) --> Printout: 123456789012345675
Field 3 =EPC(0;12;0;1;2) --> Printout: 3100DA7557D32C38E7000000
The EPC is calculated with the content of Field 2. The coding method
SSCC96 is used. In Field 2 a valid NVE must be represented (18-digit,
correct check digit).
Example 2
Field 1 ="4141234567890128254123“
GS1-128 with AI00, AI254
Field 2 =AI(1;“414“) --> Printout: 1234567890128
Field 3 =AI(1;“254“) --> Printout: 123
Field 4 =EPC(2;10;0;0;2;3) --> Printout: 3208499602D218000000007B
The EPC is calculated with the content of Field 2 and Field 3. The
coding method SGLN96 is used. In Field 2 a valid ILN must be
represented (13-digit). In the example, Field 3 contains an optional
serial number. No verification of check digit of ILN (8) is effected.
* with option RFID only
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8.12 Check Digit
SOH
BM [n] = C D ( d ; s ; l ; t ; w ; m ; r ; o ) t1 t… t70 ETB
= CD Identification of check digit
d
Data for check digit calculation (field number of constant text)
Constant text is enclosed in "".
s
Start position within data
1 …n Start calculation at digit x
l
Number of digits. If the parameter is not indicated, the remaining
data (from start position) is used for the check digit calculation.
t
Check digit type
0
Modulo 10 (weighting 3)
1
Modulo 11
2
Modulo 43
3
Modulo 47 (weighting 15)
4
Modulo 47 (weighting 20)
5
Modulo 103
6
Customized
Optional parameters for customized check digit
w
Weighting.
Constant text enclosed in "" - contains the individual weighting
values or an interval.
Individual values:
"x1,x2"
Interval:
"x1…x2"
m
Modulo
r
Add result to
o
Print only one digit
0
No
1
Yes
Example
44
Entry:
Printout:
=CD("123456789012";0;0;0)
8
Entry:
Printout:
=CD("1234567890";0;0;6;"1,3";10;10;1)
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8.13 Substring
SOH BM [n] = S S ( d ; s ; l ) ETB
= SS
Identification of substring
d
Data used for substring extraction (field number or field name
or constant text.
Constant text is enclosed in "".
Start position within data. If this parameter is omitted, the
substring extraction starts with the 1st character of the data
string.
1 n
Start at digit x
Number of digits. If this parameter is omitted, all characters
from the start position to the end of the data string are
returned.
1 …n At the start position x digits
s
l
Example:
Entry:
=SS("1234567890";4;3)
Printout:
456
Field "ARTIKELNR" has the contents "370012330295"
Entry:
=SS(ARTIKELNR;1;4)
Printout:
3700
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9.1 Label Parameters
Set label photocell type
SOH F C D E - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = transmission photocell normal
N: 1 = reflection photocell
N: 2 = transmission photocell inverse
N: 3 = reflection photocell inverse
N: 4 = ultrasonic photocell (option)
Enquire label photocell type
SOH F C D E - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set label type
SOH F C D A - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
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N: 0 = change to adhesive labels (automatically measure process)
N: 1 = change to continuous labels
Enquire label type
SOH F C D A - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Measure label
In case of loading a new label roll it is possible to start measuring by
this command.
SOH F C B - - - r - - - - - - - - ETB
The current label and gap length in the printer can be sent to the Host
computer:
SOH F C B - - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
After this command the printer sends the following answer:
Answer
SOH A E E E E S S S S p p p p p p p p ETB
EEEE = label length in mm (ASCII)
SSSS = gap length in mm (ASCII)
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Set label synchronisation at switching on
SOH F C C A - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = Off
N: 1 = Measure
N: 2 = Label feed
Enquire synchronisation at swiching on
SOH F C C A - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set label length in 1/100 mm
SOH F C C L - - r N N N N N N N - ETB
N = value of label length in 1/100 mm, 7 digit ASCII number
Enquire label length in 1/100 mm
SOH F C C L - - w N N N N N N N - ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N N N N N - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set gap length in 1/100 mm
SOH F C C M - - r M M M M M - - - ETB
M = value of gap length in 1/100 mm, 5 digit ASCII number
Enquire gap length in 1/100 mm
SOH F C C M - - w M M M M M - - - ETB
Answer
SOH A M M M M M - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set label width in 1/100 mm
SOH F C C O - - r N N N N N N N ETB
N = indication of label width in 1/100 mm, 7 digit ASCII number
Enquire label width in 1/100 mm
SOH F C C O - - w P P P P P P P P ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N N N N N - p p p p p p p p ETB
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Set label error length in mm
SOH F C D G A - r N N N - - - - - ETB
NNN = indication of label error length in 1/10 mm (1-999)
Enquire label error length
SOH F C D G A - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set label synchronization
SOH F C D G B - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = Off
N: 1 = On
Enquire label synchronization
SOH F C D G B - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set number of columns
SOH F C C H A - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N = number of columns (1…9)
Enquire number of columns
SOH F C C H A - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set column width
SOH F C C H B - r N N N - - - - - ETB
NNN = indication of column width in 1/10 mm (0…999)
Enquire column width
SOH F C C H B - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
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Set label alignment
SOH F C C J - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = left
N: 1 = centre
N: 2 = right
Enquire label alignment
SOH F C C J - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set contrast
SOH F C A B - - r N N N - - - - - ETB
NNN: indication of contrast in % (010…200)
necessary to transmit a 3 digit ASCII number.
Enquire contrast
SOH F C A B - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set flip label
SOH F C D O - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = flip label Off
N: 1 = flip label On
Enquire flip label
SOH F C D O - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set rotate label
SOH F C D N - - r X - - - - - - - ETB
X: 0 = rotate label Off
X: 1 = rotate label On
Enquire rotate label
SOH F C D N - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A X - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
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Set mode flip/rotate label
SOH F C D S - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = flip/rotate label at the centre point of label
N: 1 = flip/rotate label at the centre point of printhead
Enquire mode flip/rotate label
SOH F C D S - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set scan position
SOH F C D E A - r N N - - - - - - ETB
NN = indication of set label length in % (01-99)
NN = value depends on the label length
Enquire scan position
SOH F C D E A - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set sensitivity of transmission photocell
SOH F C D E B - r N N N - - - - - ETB
NNN =indication of photocell sensitivity
NNN = 3 digit ASCII number (001-255)
Enquire sensitivity of transmission photocell
SOH F C D E A - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set sensitivity of reflexion photocell
SOH F C D E C - r N N N - - - - - ETB
NNN =indication of photocell sensitivity
NNN = 3 digit ASCII number (001-255)
Enquire sensitivity of reflexion photocell
SOH F C D E A - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
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9.2 Photocells
Enquire minimal measured level at label photocell
(label parameter A)
SOH F C M A A - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
NNN = value of measured level, 3 digit ASCII number in 1/100 V
Enquire maximal measured level at label photocell
(label parameter B)
SOH F C M A B - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
NNN = value of measured level, 3 digit ASCII number in 1/100 V
Set switching threshold at label photocell (label parameter C)
SOH F C M A C - r N N N - - - - - ETB
NNN = value of switching threshold, 3 digit ASCII number in 1/100 V
NNN = value is automatically calculated at measuring process at
NNN = printer (min+(max-min)
3
Enquire switching threshold
SOH F C M A C - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
NNN = value at measured switching threshold
NNN = 3 digit ASCII number in 1/100 V
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Enquire current value at transfer ribbon photocell
SOH F C M B A - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
N: 0 = transfer ribbon inserted
N: 1 = no transfer ribbon
Enquire current value at label photocell
SOH F C M B B - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
NNN: value at label photocell, 3 digit ASCII number in 1/100 V
Enquire status at dispenser photocell
SOH F C M B E A w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
N: 0 = no label at photocell
N: 1 = label at photocell
Set switching threshold of dispensing photocell is taken into
consideration.
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9.3 Printer Parameters
Set print speed
SOH F C A A - - r N N N - - - - - ETB
NNN: Indication of print speed in mm/s
Pica II 104/8 + Pica II 104/8 T = 50 to 100
Pica II 106/12 + Pica II 106/12 T = 50 to 100
It is necessary to transmit a 3 digit ASCII number
Enquire print speed
SOH F C A A - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set transfer ribbon control On/Off
SOH F C D B - - r N M - - - - - - ETB
N: 1 = transfer ribbon control On
N: 0 = transfer ribbon control Off
M: 0 = weak sensibility
M: 1 = strong sensibility
Enquire transfer ribbon control On/Off
SOH F C D B - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N M - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set field handling
SOH F C D K - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = field handling Off
N: 1 = graphic received
N: 2 = delete graphic
Enquire field handling
SOH F C D K - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
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Set printer language
SOH F C D I - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 10 = German
N: 11 = English
N: 12 = French
N: 13 = Spanish
N: 14 = Finish
N: 15 = Czech
N: 16 = Portuguese
N: 17 = Netherlands
N: 18 = Italian
N: 19 = Danish
N: 10 = Polish
N: 11 = not used
N: 12 = not used
N: 13 = Russian
Enquire printer language
SOH F C D I - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set external printer parameters
SOH F C C P - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = only parameter settings by interface for label length, gap length
N: 0 = and label width are taken into consideration.
N: 1 = parameter settings by interface are processed
N: 2 = parameter settings by interface are not taken into consideration
Enquire external printer parameters
SOH F C C P - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set Codepage
SOH F C C N - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 10 = Codepage 1252 West European (former ANSI)
N: 11 = Codepage 437 English
N: 12 = Codepage 850 Western European
N: 13 - 8 = not used
N: 19 = Codepage 852 Slavic
N: 10 = Codepage 857 Turkish
N: 11 = Codepage 1250 Central and East European
N: 12 = Codepage 1251 Cyrillic
N: 13 = Codepage 1253 Greek
N: 14 = Codepage 1254 Turkish
N: 15 = Codepage 1257 Baltic
N: 16 = WGL4 (UTF-8 coded data transmission)
Please find the tables referring to the above mentionned character
sets on www.carl-valentin.de/Downloads.
Enquire Codepage
SOH F C C N - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
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Set sound level of key click (buzzer)
SOH F C C B - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
N: 0 =
N: 1-7 =
buzzer Off
sound level of key click
Enquire sound level of key click (buzzer)
SOH F C C B - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set standard label On/Off
SOH F C M K E - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = Off (default) - print start without label definition signalizes error
N: 1 = On - standard label is printed without label definition
Enquire standard label On/Off
SOH F C M K E - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set backfeed operating mode
SOH F C M R A - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = standard
N: 1 = automatic
N: 2 = no backfeed
N: 3 = optimized
Enquire backfeed operating mode
SOH F C M R A - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p P p p p p p ETB
Set backfeed delay
SOH F C M R B - r N N N - - - - - ETB
NNN: indication of delay time, 3 digit ASCII number in 1/100s
Enquire backfeed delay
SOH F C M R B - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
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9.4 Interface
By means of the following commands the parameters of the serial
interface can be set. Note that after sending one of the commands
also the host computer changes the corresponding parameter of its
interface to allow further communication of host computer-printer.
For all interface commands the interface is fixed with x. The following
values are allowed:
x = 1 ⇒ COM 1
x = 2 ⇒ COM 2
In all other cases automatically the first serial interface is addressed.
In the answers the addressed interface is also returned.
Set all interface parameters
SOH F C F F x - r m ; b ; p ; d ; s ETB
m = mode (0 = Off, 1 = On, 2 = On, without error message)
b = baud rate (2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 115200)
p = parity (n = no parity, e = even parity, o = odd parity)
d = number of data bits (7, 8)
s = number of stop bits (1, 2)
Enquire all interface parameters
SOH F C F F x - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A x ; m ; b ; p ; d ; s ; p p p p p p p p ETB
Example: activate interface COM1 and set 9600 Baud, no parity, 8 data
bits, 2 stop bits
[SOH]FCFF1-r1;9600;n;8;2[ETB]
Interface protocol
There are two different interface protocols available. Usually SOH =
01Hex and
ETB = 17Hex. However there are host computers (e.g. AS/400), which
cannot work with these characters. Therefore you can switch SOH =
5EHex and ETB = 5FHex. The host computer has to change the
corresponding parameter as well.
Set SOH and ETB
SOH F C G C - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = SOH = 01 Hex, ETB = 17Hex
N: 1 = SOH = 5E Hex, ETB = 5FHex
Enquire SOH and ETB
SOH F C G C - - W p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
N: 0 = SOH = 01 Hex, ETB = 17Hex
N: 1 = SOH = 5E Hex, ETB = 5FHex
N: 2 = other character combination
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Data memory
Set data memory
SOH F C G D - - r M - - - - - - - ETB
M: 0 = Off, after receiving FBCA0r or FBDA0r the interface is locked
until the end of the print order, i.e. you cannot write more data
in the receiving buffer.
M: 1 =
Off, after receiving FBCA0r or FBDA0r the interface is locked
until the end of the print order, i.e. you cannot write more data
in the receiving buffer.
M: 2 =
Extended, after starting a print order it is possible to write more
data in the receiving buffer. These data is processed during
the print and the next label is prepared.
Enquire data memory
SOH F C G D - - W p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A M - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set reaction to unknown interrogative set
SOH F C G E A - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N = value range between 0 and 3
Enquire reaction to unknown questions
SOH F C G E A - w p p p p p p P p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
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9.5 Offset Values
Set Y offset
SOH F C C D - - r V N N N - - - - ETB
V = offset prefix (+ or −)
NNN = offset value, 3 digit ASCII number in 1/10 mm
Enquire Y offset
SOH F C C D - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A V N N N - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set X offset
SOH F C C E - - r V N N N - - - - ETB
V = offset prefix (+ or −)
NNN = offset value, 3 digit ASCII number in 1/10 mm
Enquire X offset
SOH F C C E - - w p P p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A V N N N - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set tear-off offset
SOH F C C G - - r V N N N - - - - ETB
V = offset prefix (always +)
NNN = offset value, 3 digit ASCII number in 1/10 mm
Enquire tear off offset
SOH F C C G - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A V N N N - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
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Set cutter offset
SOH F C S C A - r V N N N - - - - ETB
V = offset prefix (always +)
NNN = offset value, 3 digit ASCII number in 1/10 mm
Enquire cutter offset
SOH F C S C A - w p P p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A V N N N - - - - p p p p p p p - ETB
Set dispenser offset
SOH F C S D A - r V N N N - - - - ETB
V = offset prefix (always +)
NNN = offset value, 3 digit ASCII number in 1/10 mm
Enquire dispenser offset
SOH F C S D A - w P p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A V N N N - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
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9.6 Service Functions
Set zero point adjustment (Y value)
SOH F C C R - - r V N N N - - - - ETB
Enquire zero point adjustment (Y value)
SOH F C C R - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
V: offset prefix (+ or −)
NNN: offset value
NNN: 3 digit ASCII number in 1/100 mm (-999 … +999)
Answer
SOH A V N N N - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set zero point adjustment (X value)
SOH F C C T - - r V N N N - - - - ETB
Enquire zero point adjustment (X value)
SOH F C C T - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
V: offset prefix (+ or −)
NNN: offset value
NNN: 3 digit ASCII number in 1/100 mm (-999 … +999)
Answer
SOH A V N N N - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set reprint action
SOH F C M K D - r N - - - - - - - ETB
Enquire reprint action
SOH F C M K D - w p p p p p p p p ETB
N: 0 = complete reprint
N: 1 = empty reprint
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Enquire printhead temperature
SOH F C M C - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
NNN = value of temperature, 3 digit ASCII number in degrees
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Set transfer ribbon prior warning
SOH F C M L A - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = Off
N: 1 = On
Enquire transfer ribbon prior warning
SOH F C M L A - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p P p p p p ETB
Set printhead resistance
SOH F C M G - - r N N N N N - - - ETB
NNNNN = value of resistance in Ohm.
Enquire printhead resistance
SOH F C M G - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N N N - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set print length correction
SOH F C M T - - r V N N N - - - - ETB
V: offset prefix (+ or −)
NNN: print length correction value
NNN: 3 digit ASCII number in 1/10 % (-100 … +100)
Enquire print length correction
SOH F C M T - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A V N N N - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
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Paper counter
The paper counter (kilometer value) of printer as well as of printhead
can only be enquired by interface and not reset to 0.
Enquire paper counter of printer
SOH F C H A - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N N N N N N p p p p p p p p ETB
Enquire paper counter of printhead
SOH F C H B - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N N N N N N p p p p p p p p ETB
NNNNNNNN = kilometer value of printer and/or printhead in meters
NNNNNNNN = (e.g. '00000123' = 123 m)
9.7 Date & Time
Set date
SOH F C I A - - r D D M O Y Y D W ETB
DD = day of month
MO = month
YY = year
DW = day of week ('00' = Sunday)
Enquire date
SOH F C I A - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A D D M O Y Y D W p p p p p p p p ETB
Set time
SOH F C I B - - r H H M I S S A M ETB
HH = hours
MI = minutes
SS = seconds
AM = mode ('am' = 12 hours mode AM, 'pm' = 12 hours mode PM,
'—' = 24 hours mode)
Enquire time
SOH F C I B - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A H H M I S S A M p p p p p p p p ETB
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Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes
Because of the fact that there is no world-wide regulation if and when
a changing of time between summer and wintertime (normal time) in
the individual countries takes place, we distinguish between the
following four formats for the definition for beginning and end of
summertime.
F 0:
European format
start of summertime = last Sunday in March
end of summertime = last Sunday in October
W:
week (1 = first, …, 5 = last)
WD:
day of week (0 = Sunday, …, 6 = Saturday)
MM: month (01 = January, …, 12 = December)
F 1:
Fix date with indication of year
DD:
day
MM: month (01 = January, …, 12 = December)
YY:
year
F 2:
Fix date without indication of year
DD:
day
MM: month (01 = January, …, 12 = December)
F 3:
Week day after day in month
WD:
day of week (0 = Sunday, …, 6 = Saturday)
DD:
after day (only the first day is taken into
MM: consideration)
month (01 = January, …, 12 = December)
Set automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes
SOH F C I G - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
Enquire automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes
SOH F C I G - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
N: 0 = Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes Off
N: 1 = Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes On
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Set beginning of summertime
F 0:
SOH F C I H - - r F W ; WD ; M M ; H H ; M M ETB
F 1:
SOH F C I H - - r F D D ; M M ; Y Y ; H H ; M M ETB
F 2:
SOH F C I H - - r F D D ; M M ; H H ; M M ETB
F 3:
SOH F C I H - - r F WD ; D D ; M M ; H H ; M M ETB
Enquire beginning of summertime
SOH F C I H - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A F W W D M M p p p p p p p p ETB
The answer depends on each set format.
Set end of summertime
F 0:
SOH F C I I - - r F W ; WD ; M M ; H H ; M M ETB
F 1:
SOH F C I I - - r F D D ; M M ; Y Y ; H H ; M M ETB
F 2:
SOH F C I I - - r F D D ; M M ; H H ; M M ETB
F 3:
SOH F C I I - - r F WD ; D D ; M M ; H H ; M M ETB
Enquire end of summertime
SOH F C I I - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A F W W D M M p p p p p p p p ETB
The answer depends on each set format.
Set time shifting
SOH F C I J - - r N N N - - - - - ETB
NNN = minutes
Enquire time shifting
SOH F C I J - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N p p p p p p p p ETB
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9.8 Internal Memory
Save a label in the internal memory
SOH F M A O - - r F ETB
O=
In case a label with the entered name exists already then the
label is overwritten without an enquiry.
If you enter another value as 0, an enquiry appears demanding
if you want to overwrite.
F=
File name of the label which is to save. Drive* and path name
are optional, i.e. the file name is allowed to have more than 8
characters but is limited to 79.
Load a label from the internal memory
SOH F M B - - - r F ETB
F = File name of the label which is to save. Drive* and path name
are optional, i.e. the file name is allowed to have more than 8
characters but is limited to 79.
Delete a label from the internal memory
SOH F M C - - - r F ETB
F = File name of the label which is to save. Drive* and path name
are optional, i.e. the file name is allowed to have more than 8
characters but is limited to 79.
Format the internal memory
SOH F M D - - - r D ETB
D = Optional drive* identification with colon (e.g. A:).
In case no drive is indicated, then the currently selected is
formatted.
* The printer of Pica II series are equipped with an internal drive (256 KB)
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Save graphic in the internal memory
Cancel function
(no graphic is saved)
SOH F M F A - - r ETB
No parameters required.
Activate function
SOH F M F B - - r F ETB
F = File identification, optional drive* and directory identification
Accept function
(save graphic from print buffer)
SOH F M F C O - r ETB
OIn case a label with the entered name already exists, then it is
overwritten without an enquiry.
If you enter another value as O, an enquiry appears demanding
if you want to overwrite.
Readout table of contents
SOH F M G - - - w X ETB
X = Drive [A] (optional)
Answer
The complete table of contents of the indicated drive is returned. The
directory entries show the following format:
SOH A F S A ETB
F = File name
S = File size and/or <DIR> for directories
A = File attributes
Readout free memory space
SOH F M H - - - w X p p p p p p p p ETB
X = Drive [A] (optional)
Answer
SOH A X n n n n - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
X = Drive [A]
n = Memory space in KB
* The printer of Pica II series are equipped with an internal drive (256 KB)
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Create directory
SOH F M I - - - r P ETB
P = Drive* and path indication
Create directory
(without warning if the directory exists already)
SOH F M I O - - r P ETB
OIn case a label with the entered name already exists, then it is
overwritten without an enquiry.
If you enter another value as O, an enquiry appears demanding
if you want to overwrite.
P-
Drive and path indication
Delete directory
SOH F M J - - - r P ETB
P = Drive* and path indication
NOTICE!
The current directory cannot be deleted.
Change directory
SOH F M K - - - r P ETB
P = Drive* and path indication
Set standard directory for file selection via I/O
SOH F M K B - - r N ETB
N = directory path
Enquire standard directory for file selection via I/O
SOH F M K B - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Antwort
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
* The printers of Pica II series are equipped with an internal drive (256 KB)
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Transfer file from printer
SOH F M L - - - w F ETB
FFile name of file which is to transfer. Drive* and path name are
optional, i.e. the file name is allowed to have more than 8
characters but is limited to 79.
Answer
SOH A F * S ETB Data
F = File name
S = File size in Byte
* The printers of Pica II series are equipped with an internal drive (256 KB)
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9.9 Printing
Set number of lines (n digits)
SOH F B A A - - r N ETB
N = number of lines in ASCII (1, 10, 100, …)
Enquire number of lines
SOH F B A A - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Start/Stop Command
Additionally to the start / stop command it is possible to interrupt a
print order via parameter / remote set.
SOH F D - - - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = stop printing
N: 1 = continue printing
N: 2 = cancel print order if it is already stopped
Reset error
Reset error
SOH F C M H - - r N N N N - - - - ETB
NNNN = current error ID or '9999'
Enquire error
SOH F C M H - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N N 0 0 0 0 p p p p p p p p ETB
Readout error ID and error text
SOH F C M H A - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N N ; error text ; p p p p p p p p ETB
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Item number of print order
By means of this command the Host computer can enquire following
item numbers:
Total number of current print order
SOH F B B A - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Number of labels which are still to print
SOH F B B B - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Number of already printed labels
SOH F B B C - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Interval in cutter mode
SOH F B B D - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
At the end of one of these commands the printer returns the
corresponding number as ASCII value
(4 res. 5 digits) in the answer set.
Answer
SOH A N N N N - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
With this set it is also possible to transmit the item number of print
order and the interval (in cutter mode) to the printer.
Item number of print order
SOH F B B A - - r N N N N N - - - ETB
NNNNN = 5 digits item number of order
Interval in cutter mode
SOH F B B D - - r N N N N - - - - ETB
NNNNN = interval
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Start printing
SOH F B C - - - r S - - - - - - - ETB
This command starts the print order which is actually set in the printer.
The current parameters such as print mode, speed, initialization etc.
are used.
S = 1:
S = x:
sorted (e.g. pages 1-5, then again 1-5 etc. are printed)
unsorted (page 1 is printed x times, then page 2 x times, etc.)
SOH F B D - - - r S - - - - - - - ETB
Start printing (see above) but without tear off offset.
SOH F B E - - - r n n n n n n n n ETB
With this command the printjob identifier which appears in "printing"
res. "stopped" window is assigned to a print order. If only blanks are
transmitted, then the printjob identifier is deleted and the display
shows "noname".
Initialization of page handling
SOH F B F - - - r ETB
Selection of current page
SOH F B G - - - r P ETB
P = current page number [1…9]
Select order of pages to be printed
SOH F B H - - - r P1 P2 P3 ETB
P1; P2;…= pages to be printed
Generation of page without print start
SOH F B I - - - r S ETB
With this command the corresponding page is only generated, i.e. no
print start signal is sent.
S = 1:
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Feed
Parameter set to release a feed
SOH F E - - - - r - - - - - - - - ETB
Test print
Parameter set to release a test print
SOH F F - - - - r - - - - - - - - ETB
Status print
Parameter set to print a status print
SOH F C M Q - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = printer settings
N: 1 = bar codes
N: 2 = fonts
Cancel print orders
Parameter set to cancel all active print orders
SOH F G A - - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: - =
Cancel active print orders and delete all label data
N: 1 =
Cancel active print orders and receive label data
With the execution of this command:
• possible upcoming errors are confirmed
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10 Parameter Sets for Options
10.1 Network
SOH F C L A - - r C 0 A 8 0 0 1 5 ETB
All network parameter sets start in the third column with a 'L'. Column
4 shows the identification for the corresponding network parameter.
Column 5 can show another sub-identification.
Because of the fact that the argument size is limited to 8 characters,
the IP addresses (IP address, network mask, gateway address) which
consist of 32 bit are transmitted in HEX presentation.
For all data which is transmitted in HEX presentation (also the MAC
address) it is allowed to use capital as well as small letters.
In contrary to the parameter settings of the other interfaces, the
settings of the following sets were saved immediately onto Flash, i.e. it
is not necessary to save the currently set configuration before
switching off the printer so the modifications are still available after
switching on.
So that the made modifications become active, also without printer
Reset it is necessary to transmit a corresponding Z set which effects a
Reset of the network devices.
Set IP address (e.g. 192.168.0.21)
SOH F C L A - - r C 0 A 8 0 0 1 5 ETB
Enquire IP address
SOH F C L A - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A C 0 A 8 0 0 1 5 p p p p p p p p ETB
Set netmask (e.g. 255.255.255.0)
SOH F C L B - - r F F F F F F 0 0 ETB
Enquire netmask
SOH F C L B - - w F F F F F F 0 0 ETB
Answer
SOH A F F F F F F 0 0 p p p p p p p p ETB
Set Gateway address (e.g. 192.168.0.1)
SOH F C L C - - r C 0 A 8 0 0 0 1 ETB
Enquire Gateway address
SOH F C L C - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A C 0 A 8 0 0 0 1 p p p p p p p p ETB
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Set transmission mode (e.g. auto recognition)
SOH F C L D - - r 0 - - - - - - - ETB
0 = auto recognition
3 = 100 MBit/s half duplex
1 = 10 MBit/s half duplex
4 = 100 MBit/s full duplex
2 = 10 MBit/s full duplex
Enquire transmission mode
SOH F C L D - - w 0 - - - - - - - ETB
Answer
SOH A 0 - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set DHCP support
SOH F C L E - - r N ETB
N: 0 = Off
N: 1 = On
Enquire DHCP support
SOH F C L E - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Assign printer name
SOH F C L F - - R N N N N N N N N N N N ETB
N = printer name can consist of max. 11 characters
N = [A…Z, a…z, 0…9, -, -]
Enquire printer name
SOH F C L F - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N N N N N ; p p p p p p p p ETB
Set MAC address (e.g. 00-07-4A-43-19-08)
SOH F C L M B - r 0 0 0 7 4 A - - ETB
SOH F C L M A - r 4 3 1 9 0 8 - - ETB
SOH F C L M C - r 0 0 0 7 4 A 1 9 0 8 ETB
A MAC address has a width of 48 bit and is normally indicated in
hexadecimals.
With a B record it is possible to modify our identification of the MAC
address. All our machines start with 00-07-4A as default. This
corresponds to the Memory-Pool which the MAC address committee
assigned to us to guarantee that the MAC address is world-wide
manufacturer-spreading unique.
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With the A record it is possible to set any address in our pool.
With the C record any address in our pool and the identification of the
MAC address can be set/changed at the same time.
Enquire MAC address
SOH F C L M B - w 0 0 0 7 4 A - - ETB
SOH F C L M A - w 4 3 1 9 0 8 - - ETB
SOH F C L M C - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A 0 0 0 7 4 A - - p p p p p p p p ETB
SOH A 4 3 1 9 0 8 - - p p p p p p p p ETB
SOH A 0 0 0 7 4 A 4 3 1 9 0 8 p p p p p p p p ETB
NTP Server
NTP (Network Time Protocol) is a standardised Internet protocol
permitting the synchronisation of real-time clocks of network
participants. The printer connects itself with a time server and align
every 60 minutes its internal real-time clock with that of the time
server in order to correct possible differences.
The address of server (IP address) can be freely configured in the
printer. The communication is effected by UDP and the fixed set port
123. The service in the printer is deactivated by transmitting the server
address 0.0.0.0.
The time servers work together with the coordinated world time (UTC)
and therefore an additional time shift is needed compared to the
reference time. For Germany it is e.g. +1 hour.
The current state of the connexion can be queried with a status set.
Set NTP Server IP
SOH F C L N I - r N ETB
N = X.X.X.X (X = 0…255)
Enquire NTP Server IP
SOH F C L N I - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N N N N N N p p p p p p p p ETB
0.0.0.0 deactivates the NTP service
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Readout NTP status
SOH F C L N S - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
N: 0 = Off
N: 1 = OK
N: 2 = Error
Set time zone (hour offset)
SOH F C L N Z - r N ETB
N: -12, 12
Enquire time zone (hour offset)
SOH F C L N Z - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N N N N N N p p p p p p p p ETB
Reset Network Device
SOH F C L Z - - r -------- ETB
For this set is no enquiry possible. This set causes that modifications
made by the transfer of the previous sets become effective.
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10.2 WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network)
Enquire connection status
SOH F C W C - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
N: 0 = not connected
N: 1 = connected
Answer
SOH A N i p p p p p p p p ETB
Set DHCP support
SOH F C W D - - r x ETB
x: 0 = Offs
x: 1 = On
Enquire DHCP support
SOH F C W D - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A x i p p p p p p p p ETB
Set encryption type
SOH F C W E - - r x ETB
x: 0 = Off
x: 1 = WEP64
x: 2 = WEP128
x: 3 = WPA
x: 4 = WPA2
Enquire encryption type
SOH F C W E - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A x ; p p p p p p p p ETB
Readout MAC address
SOH F C W F - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N ; p p p p p p p p ETB
N: Character string
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Set Gateway address (e.g. 192.168.1.2)
SOH F C W G - - r x ETB
x = 192.168.1.2
Enquire Gateway address
SOH F C W G - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A 1 9 2 . 1 6 8 . 1 . 2 ; p p p p p p p p ETB
Set IP address (e.g. 192.168.1.21)
SOH F C W I - - r x ETB
x = 192.168.1.21
Enquire IP address
SOH F C W I - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A 1 9 2 . 1 6 8 . 1 . 2 1 ; p p p p p p p p ETB
Set WPA/WPA2 encryption
SOH F C W K - - r x ETB
x = Hex string, 64 characters or ASCII, max. 63 characters
Answer
SOH A x ; ETB
Set netmask (e.g. 255.255.255.0)
SOH F C W M - - r x ETB
x = 255.255.255.0
Enquire netmask
SOH F C W M - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A 2 5 5 . 2 5 5 . 2 5 5 . 0 ; p p p p p p p p ETB
Enquire server port (e.g. 9001)
SOH F C W P - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Value range for x = 1 - 65535
Answer
SOH A 9 0 0 1 ; p p p p p p p p ETB
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Readout anew configuration from WLAN module and transfer to
the printer
SOH F C W R - - r p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N ; p p p p p p p p ETB
N: OK
N: Error
Set SSID (Service Set Identifier) identification (e.g. TESTWLAN)
SOH F C W S - - r x ETB
x = TESTWLAN
Enquire SSID identification
SOH F C W S - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A T E S T W L A N ; p p p p p p p p ETB
Set WEP64 encryption
SOH F C W V - - r x ETB
x = Hex string, 10 characters
Answer
SOH A x ; ETB
Set WEP128 encryption
SOH F C W W - - r x ETB
x = Hex string, 26 characters
Answer
SOH A x ; ETB
Save settings and restart of WLAN module
SOH F C W X - - r - - - - - - - - ETB
Answer
SOH A N i p p p p p p p p ETB
N: OK
N: Error
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Set high speed data connection
SOH F C W H - - r x ETB
This setting is specified at the printer and if an active connection to the
WLAN module exists, in the WLAN module, too. Subsequently the
printer is again started.
x: 0 = Normal speed (115200 baud, no handshake)
x: 1 = High speed (921600 baud (adjustable),
x: 1 = RTS/CTS handshake)
Enquire high speed data connection
SOH F C W H - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A x p p p p p p p p ETB
Set high speed baud rate
SOH F C W B - - r b ETB
This setting is specified at the printer and if an active connection to the
WLAN module exists, in the WLAN module, too. Subsequently the
printer is again started.
b = baud rate (115200, 230400, 460800, 921600)
Enquire high speed baud rate
SOH F C W B - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A b p p p p p p p p ETB
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10.3 Cutter
Set cutter mode
SOH F C D D - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = Cutter mode Off
N: 1 = Single cut
N: 2 = Mode 1 (without cutter offset), print number of pieces with cut
N: 2 = after each label without backfeed
N: 3 = Mode 2 (with backfeed), print number of pieces with cut after
N: 3 = each label with backfeed
N: 4 = Interval cut with final cut, transmit interval with later
N: 5 = Interval cut without final cut, transmit interval width later
N: 6 = Final cut (cut after print end)
Enquire cutter mode
SOH F C D D - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set cutter offset
SOH F C S C A - r V N N N - - - - ETB
V: pre-sign of offset (always +)
NNN: offset value, 3 digit ASCII number in 1/10 mm
Enquire cutter offset
SOH F C S C A - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A V N N N - - - - p p p p p p p - ETB
Set control
SOH F C S C D - r M - - - - - - - ETB
M: 0 = automatic cutter mode
M: 1 = external, cut can be effected by I/O
Enquire control
SOH F C S C D - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A M - - - - - - x p p p p p p p p ETB
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Set automatic return On/Off
SOH F C S C F - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = Off
N: 1 = On (default)
Enquire automatic return On/Off
SOH F C S C F - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
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10.4 Dispenser I/O
Set dispenser mode
SOH F C D C - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = Dispenser mode Off
N: 1 = External I/O static
N: 2 = Dispenser photocell
N: 3 = External I/O static continuous
N: 4 = Dispenser photocell continuous
N: 5 = External I/O dynamic
N: 6 = External I/O dynamic continuous
Enquire dispenser mode
SOH F C D C - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set dispenser level photocell
SOH F C C F - - r V N N - - - - - ETB
V = pre-sign of offset (always +)
NN = offset value, 2 digit ASCII number in 1/10 Volt (5…40)
Enquire dispenser level photocell
SOH F C C F - - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A V N N - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set sensitivity of dispenser photocell
SOH F C C F A - r N N N - - - - - ETB
NNN = Indication of photocell sensitivity
NNN = 3 digit ASCII number (001-255)
Enquire sensitivity of dispenser photocell
SOH F C C F A - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A V N N - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
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Enquire status of I/O inputs
SOH F C M D A - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 p p p p p p p p ETB
Inputs 1-8 / IO port 1-8:
1 = Port active
0 = Port not active
- = Port not connected, signal blocked or output
Enquire status of I/O inputs
SOH F C M D A B w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH
A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 p p p p p p p p ETB
Inputs 1-16 / IO port 1-16:
1 = Port active
0 = Port not active
- = Port not connected, signal blocked or output
Enquire status of I/O outputs
SOH F C M D B - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 p p p p p p p p ETB
Outputs 1-8 / IO port 9-16:
1 = Port active
0 = Port not active
- = Port not connected, signal blocked or input
Enquire status of I/O outputs
SOH F C M D B B w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH
A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 p p p p p p p p ETB
Outputs 1-16 / IO port 1-16:
1 = Port active
0 = Port not active
- = Port not connected, signal blocked or input
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Set IN signal level
SOH F C M D C - r 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ETB
IO port 1-8 (dispenser inputs 1-8):
2 = Increased and decreased
1 = Increased
0 = Decreased
s = I/O signal by interface
x = I/O signal blocked
Only possible for IO ports that are specified as input.
Enquire IN signal level
SOH F C M D C - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 p p p p p p p p ETB
Set IN signal level
SOH F C M D C B r 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ETB
IO port 1-16 (dispenser inputs 1-16):
2 = Increased and decreased
1 = Increased
0 = Decreased
s = I/O signal by interface
x = I/O signal blocked
Only possible for IO ports that are specified as input.
Enquire IN signal level
SOH F C M D C B w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH
A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 p p p p p p p p ETB
Set OUT signal level
SOH F C M D D - r 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ETB
IO port 9-16 (dispenser outputs 1-8):
1 = Signal level 1
0 = Signal level 0
s = I/O signal by interface
x = I/O signal blocked
Only possible for IO ports that are specified as output.
Enquire OUT signal level
SOH F C M D D - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 p p p p p p p p ETB
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Set OUT signal level
SOH F C M D D B r 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ETB
IO port 1-16 (dispenser output 1-16):
1 = Signal level 1
0 = Signal level 0
s = I/O signal by interface
x = I/O signal blocked
Only possible for IO ports that are specified as output.
Enquire OUT signal level
SOH F C M D D B w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH
A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 p p p p p p p p ETB
Set software input
SOH F C M D F - r 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ETB
IO port 1-8 (dispenser inputs 1-8):
1 = Set software input
0 = Delete software input
- = Ignore software input
P = Pulse, run software input once
Only possible for IO ports whose input signal levels are activated for
interface.
Example:
Activate a start impulse
(SOH)FCMDF-rP-------(ETB)
Set software input
SOH F C M D F B r 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ETB
IO port 1-16 (dispenser inputs 1-16):
1 = Set software input
0 = Delete software input
- = Ignore software input
P = Pulse, run software input once
Only possible for IO ports whose input signal levels are activated for
interface.
An IO port that was set (1) must be deleted (0) first to activate a
function when next setting (1).
Example:
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Set software output
SOH F C M D G - r 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ETB
IO Port 9-16 (sispenser outputs 1-8):
1 = Set software output
0 = Delete software output
Only possible for IO ports whose output signal levels are activated for
interface.
Set software output
SOH F C M D G B r 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ETB
IO Port 1-16 (dispenser outputs 1-16):
1 = Set software output
0 = Delete software output
Only possible for IO ports whose output signal levels are activated for
interface.
Set dispenser offset
SOH F C S D A - r V N N N - - - - ETB
V = prefix of offsets (always +)
NNN = offset value, 3 digit ASCII number in 1/10 mm
Enquire dispenser offset
SOH F C S D A - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A V N N N - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set external synchronisation
SOH F C S D B - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = Off
N: 1 = On
Enquire external synchronisation
SOH F C S D B - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
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Set start signal delay
SOH F C S D D - r N N N - - - - - ETB
NNN = start signal delay in 1/100 s (0…999)
Enquire start signal delay
SOH F C S D D - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N N N - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set save start signal
SOH F C S D E - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = Off
N: 1 = On
Enquire save start signal
SOH F C S D E - w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Set cancel continuous printing (operating mode)
SOH F C S D F A r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = Off
N: 1 = On
Enquire cancel continuous printing (operating mode)
SOH F C S D F A w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
Dispenser photocell
Enquire status of dispenser photocell
SOH F C M B E A w p p p p p p p p ETB
Answer
SOH A N - - - - - - - p p p p p p p p ETB
N: 0 = no label at photocell
N: 1 = label at photocell
The set switching threshold of dispensing photocell is taken into
consideration.
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11 Configuration & Status
Save configuration permanent
In case you want to save the described settings permanent into the
printer, then you have to transmit the following command to the
printer.
SOH F X - - - - r N - - - - - - - ETB
N: 0 = save current parameter
N: 1 = set all parameters to default values
Read configuration
SOH F X - - - - w - - - - - - - - ETB
The printer sends as answer all current settings as parameter sets.
Status enquiry
Host computer can receive information about the printer by the serial
interface.
The status enquiry has the following data format:
SOH S ETB
Status return information
After receiving the status enquiry the printer sends the corresponding
status return information.
Data format of status enquiry
SOH 1. Byte
2. Byte
5.-1. digit ETB
8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
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2. Byte
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5.-1. digit
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1. Status byte
8. Bit =
free
7. Bit =
always set
6. Bit =
free
5. Bit =
1 = running print order
0 = no. of items (0 = no print order)
4. Bit =
1 = press stop key
0 = not pressed stop key
3. Bit =
cutter error (0 = no error; 1 = error)
2. Bit =
label material (0 = no error; 1 = error)
1. Bit
transfer ribbon (0 = no error; 1 = error)
2. Status byte
8. Bit =
free
7. Bit =
free
6. Bit =
free
5. Bit =
free
4. Bit =
free
3. Bit =
Internal memory
2. Bit =
Mask set
1. Bit =
Printhead temperature
number of pieces with 5 digits as ASCII characters
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11.1 Autostatus
The printers are equipped with an auto status function, i.e. in certain
operating modes the printer actively sends the corresponding status.
This can be enquired by the serial interface.
To activate the auto status, the host computer has to send the
following command to the printer:
SOH G 1. Byte 2. Byte ETB
Each of the below indicated message which is observed and send by
the printer has to be transmitted with a set Bit (see table below 1. Byte
and 2. Byte) to the printer by means of auto state function. The printer
sends after each performed condition the corresponding message
(answer) to the host computer.
The following messages are provided:
1 Start of generation
2 End of generation
The printer sends this state in case data for a complete label was
generated. The test print was not taken into consideration.
For counters/date variables the printer sends for each label a
status cycle (start, end).
3 Start of printing
4 End of printing
The start of the print is send in case the generated data is send.
The end of the print is send in case the print of the label is finished
and the motor has stopped.
5 Start of cutting
6 End of cutting
This status describes the cutting. Here it is possible to check the
end of the cutting at timeout  error.
7 Start of feeding
8 End of feeding
This status is send in case an additional feeding (dispenser, cutter,
tear off) is released.
9 Start of a print order
10 End of print order
This status signalizes the start and end of a complete print order
(1…99999 labels). This status is active in all operating modes.
11 Error
This status message is send in case an error occurs.
12 Printing stopped
This message is send if the printing is stopped.
13 Printing resumed
This message is send if the printing is resumed.
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The printer sends the auto status in the following format to the host
computer:
SOH G 1. Byte 2. Byte ETB
1. Byte
8. Bit = start of generation
4. Bit = start cutting
7. Bit = end of generation
3. Bit = end of cut
6. Bit = start printing
2. Bit = start feeding
5. Bit = end of print
1. Bit = always 0
2. Byte
8. Bit = end of label feed
4. Bit = free
7. Bit = start of print order
3. Bit = printing stopped
6. Bit = end of print order
2. Bit = printing resumed
5. Bit = error
1. Bit = always 0
NOTICE!
Bit 1 has to be in1. Byte and 2. Byte always 0, otherwise
the printer possibly could recognize SOH or ETB.
At the status message of the printer to the host computer always at
least 1 Bit is set. However, it could be occur that several Bits are set
at the same time.
At the status demand of the host computer to the printer it is also
possible that several Bits are set at the same time.
The auto status demand is saved in the printer, i.e. it is set to 0 after
switching off/on. Therefore it is necessary to demand it anew after
each time the printer is switched on.
Example
The printer should observe the start of a print order. For this the host
computer sends the following demand to the printer.
SOH G 00000000 01000000 ETB
After the condition is fulfilled (= start of the print order) the printer
sends the following message to the host computer:
SOH G 00000000 01000000 ETB
With regard to the contents the answer corresponds always to the
format set.
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12 Monitored Printing
This protocol replaces the outdated Autostatus. In contrary to the
Autostatus, this is not a binary protocol but a text-based protocol
sending the commands as English clear text. The advantage is a very
fast and simple error tracing and development. The disadvantage of a
larger data volume plays nowadays a smaller role.
12.1 Short Introduction
In order to activate monitored printing:
(SOH)FHM---rSE(ETB)
(SOH)FHA---r2(ETB)
12.2 Parameter Sets (Host – Printer)
Formatting: # - SOH * - ETB
Command: Set monitoring mode.
Syntax: #FHM---rSEPnnnCnFn*
Example: #FHM---rSP10E*
Description: Activates the forwarding of certain events to the server.
The results are:
S - (start/stop): print start, print end, stop printing, continue printing,
cancel printing.
E – (error): Error occurred, error confirmed.
C – (photocell): Activates the photocell test (n=1)/disable (n=0)
F – Activates the encoder profile (n=1)/disable (n=0)
P – (progress): Print progress, indicates the number of already printed
labels. In standard case, the interval between two events is a label. If
a number behind the flag is indicated, an event every nnn labels is
released (see example). With column printing the event is released,
as soon as the entered interval was reached or exceeded for the first
time (example: 3 columns, interval 4, 20 labels in total. Event at label
6,9,12 and 18).
Command: Activate, disable the monitoring.
Syntax: #FHA---rn*
Example: #FHA---r2*
Description: activated, deactivates the monitoring (n=[0,2]);
‚0’ – enables the monitoring after completion of print order,
‚1’ – reserved
‚2‘ – activates the monitoring for the current port.
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12.3 Direct Enquiry
Command: Requests print status.
Syntax: #FHS---r*
Example: #FHS---r*
Description: Invites the client to send the current status.
Command: User command to the sender of print order.
Syntax: #FHU---rDaten*
Example: #FHU---rSE*
Description: Sends #Data* to the sender of print order.
Max 100 characters.
12.4 Answer Sets (Printer – Host)
Event: Print start
Set: #HSStart-Pagename-Labelsrequested*
Example: #HSStart-NoName1-100*
Description: Indicates the start of a print order, including page name
and number of labels to be printed.
Event: Printing completed
Set: #HSDone-Pagename-Labelsprinted*
Example: #HSDone-NoName1-100*
Description: Indicates the completion of a print order including page
name and number of printed labels.
Event: Printing stopped
Set: #HSHold-Pagename-Labelsprinted*
Example: #HSHold-NoName1-10*
Description: Indicates the stopping of print order including page
name and number of printed labels. Occurs when the user stopped
the print order and/or after occurance of an error.
Event: Continue printing
Set: #HSContinue-Pagename-Labelsprinted*
Example: #HSContinue-NoName1-55*
Description: Indicates the continuation of print order including page
name and number of printed labels. Occurs when the user restarts the
print order.
Event: Cancel printing
Set: #HSAborted-Pagename-Labelsprinted*
Example: #HSAborted-NoName1-57*
Description: Indicates the cancelation of printing including page
name and number of printed labels.
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Event: Error
Set: #HSError-Pagename-Labelsprinted-ErrorID-Errormessage*
Example: #HSError-NoName1-57-28-Messerfehler*
Description: Indicates the occurance of an error including page
name, number of printed labels, error ID and error text.
Event: Error confirmation at printer
Set: #HSAck-Pagename-Labelsprinted *
Example: #HSAck-NoName1-57*
Description: Indicates the confirmation of an error including page
name and number of printed labels.
Event: Print progress
Set: #HSProgress-Pagename-Labelsprinted *
Example: #HSProgress-NoName1-60*
Description: Indicates the progress of print order including page
name and number of printed labels. This event is also returned as
answer to status enquiry, if the printer is printing.
Event: Photocell value
Set: #HSPhotocell-DLS:xxx-RLS:xxx*
Example: #HSPhotocell-DLS:3.8-RLS:1.9*
Description: Returns the values of transmission and reflexion
photocell. The verification takes place every 5 ms; only changes are
sent.
Event: Encoder profile
Set: # HSEnc-Dist:xxx-Speed:xxx*
Example: # HSEnc-Dist:120-Speed:202*
Description: Generates the profile of speed development of the
packaging machine during a print order.
Event: Answer to status enquiry (#FHS---r*)
Description: The respective current print event is returned.
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12.5 Sample Label
A simple label with monitoring of all parameters with output of the
progress – all 10 labels could look as following:
FHM---rSP10E
//Ueberwachung einschalten
FHA---r2
// JOBNAME: "ETIKETT1"
FBE---rETIKETT1
// TYPE: Endlosetiketten
// HEIGHT: 20.00 mm
// GAPLENGTH: 2.00 mm
// COLUMNS: 1
// COLUMN DISTANCE: 100.00 mm
FCDA--r1-------
FCCL--r0002000-
FCCM--r00000---
FCCHA-r1-------
FCCHB-r999-----
// SPEED: 50 mm/s
FCAA--r050-----
// CONTRAST: 200%
FCAB--r200-----
// LABELCONTROL: 0
FCDE--r0-------
// RIBBONCONTROL: 1
// RIBBONSENS: 0
FCDB--r10------
// MATERIAL: Typ 1
FCDNA-r0-------
FCDNB-r1-------
FCDNC-r0000----
// SCAN MODE: 0
// SCAN PORT: 0
// NO READ: 0
// FEED LABEL: 0
FCDM--r0000----
// MIRROR LABEL: Nein
FCDO--r0-------
// TEXT (1/100 mm)
AM[1]1407;6907;0;4;0;3;398;398;8
BM[1]Test
// SETLINENO: 1 lines
FBAA--r1
// SETCOPIES: 1
FBBA--r00050---
// PRINT
FBC---r--------
The server output, for example, looks as follows:
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13 Font Examples
13.1 Bitmap Fonts (not proportional)
13.2 Bitmap Fonts (proportional)
13.3 Vector Fonts
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∗FBAA, number of lines...................................................................... 69
∗FBBA, total items of print order ........................................................ 70
∗FBBB, labels still to print................................................................... 70
∗FBBC, already printed labels ............................................................ 70
∗FBBD, interval (cutter) ...................................................................... 70
∗FBC, start printing ............................................................................. 71
∗FBD,start printing (w/o tear-off offset ............................................... 71
∗FBE, start printing (assign printjob identifier) ................................... 71
∗FBF, initialisation of page handling .................................................. 71
∗FBG, selection of current page ......................................................... 71
∗FBH, order of pages ......................................................................... 71
∗FBI, generation of page w/o print start ............................................. 71
∗FCAA, print speed ............................................................................ 53
∗FCAB, contrast ................................................................................. 49
∗FCB, measure label .......................................................................... 46
∗FCCA, label synchronisation at switching on ................................... 47
∗FCCB, Buzzer ................................................................................... 55
∗FCCD, Y offset ................................................................................. 58
∗FCCE, X offset.................................................................................. 58
∗FCCF, dispenser level photocell ...................................................... 83
∗FCCFA, sensitivity dispenser photocell ............................................ 83
∗FCCG, tear-off offset ........................................................................ 58
∗FCCHA, column printing (no. of columns) ........................................ 48
∗FCCHB, column printing (column width) .......................................... 48
∗FCCJ, alignment ............................................................................... 49
∗FCCL, label length ............................................................................ 47
∗FCCM, gap length ............................................................................ 47
∗FCCN, Codepage ............................................................................. 54
∗FCCO, label width ............................................................................ 47
∗FCCP, external printer parameters .................................................. 54
∗FCCR, zero point adjustmetn (Y value) ............................................ 60
∗FCCT, zero point adjustment (X value) ............................................ 60
∗FCDA, label type .............................................................................. 45
∗FCDB, transfer ribbon control ........................................................... 53
∗FCDC, operating mode (dispenser I/O) ............................................ 83
∗FCDD, operating mode (cutter) ........................................................ 81
∗FCDE, label photocell ....................................................................... 45
∗FCDEA, scan position ...................................................................... 50
∗FCDEB, sensitivity reflexion photocell .............................................. 50
∗FCDEB, sensitivity transmission photocell ....................................... 50
∗FCDGA, label error length ................................................................ 48
∗FCDGB, synchronisation .................................................................. 48
∗FCDI, printer language ..................................................................... 54
∗FCDK, field handling......................................................................... 53
∗FCDN, rotate label ............................................................................ 49
∗FCDO, flip label ................................................................................ 49
∗FCDS, flip/rotate label ...................................................................... 50
∗FCFF, interface parameters ............................................................. 56
∗FCGC, SOH/ETB .............................................................................. 56
∗FCGD, data memory ........................................................................ 57
∗FCGEA, reaction unknown questions .............................................. 57
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∗FCHA, paper counter printer ............................................................ 62
∗FCHB, paper counter printhead ....................................................... 62
∗FCIA, date ........................................................................................ 62
∗FCIB, time ......................................................................................... 62
∗FCIG, automatic clock adjustment ................................................... 63
∗FCIH, beginning of summertime....................................................... 64
∗FCII, end of summertime .................................................................. 64
∗FCIJ, time shifting ............................................................................. 64
∗FCLA, IP address (network) ............................................................. 73
∗FCLB, netmask (network) ................................................................. 73
∗FCLC, Gateway address (network) .................................................. 73
∗FCLD, transmission mode (network) ................................................ 74
∗FCLE, DHCP support (network) ....................................................... 74
∗FCLF, printer name (network) .......................................................... 74
∗FCLMB, MAC address (network) ..................................................... 74
∗FCLNI, NTP Server IP (network) ...................................................... 75
∗FCLNS, NTP status (network) .......................................................... 76
∗FCLNZ, NTP status (network) .......................................................... 76
∗FCLZ, Reset Network Device (network) ........................................... 76
∗FCMAA, label parameter A .............................................................. 51
∗FCMAB, label parameter B .............................................................. 51
∗FCMAC, label parameter C .............................................................. 51
∗FCMBA, transfer ribbon photocell .................................................... 52
∗FCMBB, label photocell .................................................................... 52
∗FCMBEA, dispenser photocell ................................................... 52, 88
∗FCMC, printhead temperature .......................................................... 60
∗FCMDA, I/O inputs ........................................................................... 84
∗FCMDAB, I/O inputs ......................................................................... 84
∗FCMDB, I/O outputs ......................................................................... 84
∗FCMDBB, I/O outputs ....................................................................... 84
∗FCMDC, IN signal level .................................................................... 85
∗FCMDCB, IN signal level .................................................................. 85
∗FCMDD, OUT signal level ................................................................ 85
∗FCMDDB, OUT signal level .............................................................. 86
∗FCMDF, software input..................................................................... 86
∗FCMDFB, software input .................................................................. 86
∗FCMDG, software output .................................................................. 87
∗FCMDGB, software output ............................................................... 87
∗FCMG, printhead resistance ............................................................ 61
∗FCMH, reset error ............................................................................. 69
∗FCMHA, error ID/error text ............................................................... 69
∗FCMKD, reprint action ...................................................................... 60
∗FCMKE, standard label .................................................................... 55
∗FCMLA, ribbon prior warning ........................................................... 61
∗FCMQ, status print ........................................................................... 72
∗FCMRA, backfeed operating mode .................................................. 55
∗FCMRB, backfeed delay................................................................... 55
∗FCMT, print length correction ........................................................... 61
∗FCSCA, cutter offset......................................................................... 59
∗FCSCA, offset (cutter) ...................................................................... 81
∗FCSCD, control (cutter) .................................................................... 81
∗FCSCF, automatic return (cutter) ..................................................... 82
∗FCSDA, dispenser offset .................................................................. 59
∗FCSDA, Offset (dispenser I/O) ......................................................... 87
∗FCSDB, external synchronisation .................................................... 87
∗FCSDD, start signal delay ................................................................ 88
∗FCSDE, save start signal ................................................................. 88
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∗FCSDFA, continuous printing (operating mode) cancel ................... 88
∗FCWB, high speed baud rate (WLAN) ............................................. 80
∗FCWC, connection status ................................................................. 77
∗FCWD, DHCP support...................................................................... 77
∗FCWE, encryption type (WLAN) ....................................................... 77
∗FCWF, MAC address (WLAN) ......................................................... 77
∗FCWG, Gateway address (WLAN) ................................................... 78
∗FCWH, high speed data connection (WLAN) ................................... 80
∗FCWI, IP address (WLAN) ............................................................... 78
∗FCWK, WPA/WPA2 encryption (WLAN) .......................................... 78
∗FCWM, netmask (WLAN) ................................................................. 78
∗FCWP, Server port (WLAN) ............................................................. 78
∗FCWR, readout and transfer configuration (WLAN) ......................... 79
∗FCWS, SSID identification (WLAN).................................................. 79
∗FCWV, WEP64 encryption (WLAN) ................................................. 79
∗FCWW, WEP128 encryption (WLAN) .............................................. 79
∗FCWX, save settings and restart (WLAN) ........................................ 79
∗FD, start/stop command ................................................................... 69
∗FE, feed ............................................................................................ 72
∗FF, test print ..................................................................................... 72
∗FGA, cancel print order .................................................................... 72
∗FMA, internal memory-save label ..................................................... 65
∗FMB, internal memory-load label ..................................................... 65
∗FMC, internal memory-delete label .................................................. 65
∗FMD, internal memory-format memory ............................................ 65
∗FMFA, internal memory-save graphic (cancel function) ................... 66
∗FMFB, internal memory-save graphic (activate function) ................. 66
∗FMFC, internal graphic-save graphic (accept function) ................... 66
∗FMG, internal memory-table of contents .......................................... 66
∗FMH, internal memory, memory space ............................................ 66
∗FMI, internal memory-create directory ............................................. 67
∗FMJ, internal memory-delete directory ............................................. 67
∗FMK, internal memory-change directory .......................................... 67
∗FMKB, standard directory via I/O (CF card) ..................................... 67
∗FML, internal memory-transfer file ................................................... 68
B
Backfeed
Delay ............................................................................................... 55
Operating mode .............................................................................. 55
Buzzer ................................................................................................ 55
C
Clock adjustment, automatical
Beginning of summertime ............................................................... 64
End of summertime......................................................................... 64
Time shifting ................................................................................... 64
Codepage ........................................................................................... 54
Column printing .................................................................................. 48
Configuration and status
Autostatus ....................................................................................... 90
Saving ............................................................................................. 89
Status enquiry ................................................................................. 89
Status return information ................................................................ 89
Configuration, readout and transfer (WLAN)...................................... 79
Connection status (WLAN) ................................................................. 77
Contrast .............................................................................................. 49
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Cutter
Automatic return ............................................................................. 82
Control ............................................................................................ 81
Mode ............................................................................................... 81
Offset ........................................................................................ 59, 81
D
Data format
Explanation ..................................................................................... 10
Field attributes ................................................................................ 11
Field name ...................................................................................... 12
Field properties ............................................................................... 11
Field selection ................................................................................. 13
General information .......................................................................... 9
Data memory ...................................................................................... 57
Date/Time
Automatic clock adjustment ............................................................ 64
Automatical clock adjustment ......................................................... 63
Date ................................................................................................ 62
Time ................................................................................................ 62
Datum point (text, bar code, graphic) ................................................... 8
DHCP support
Network ........................................................................................... 74
WLAN.............................................................................................. 77
Directory, internal memory
Change ........................................................................................... 67
Create ............................................................................................. 67
Delete.............................................................................................. 67
Dispenser (offset) ............................................................................... 59
Dispenser I/O
Continuous printing (operating mode) ............................................ 88
Dispenser level photocell ................................................................ 83
Dispenser photocell ........................................................................ 88
External synchronisierung .............................................................. 87
I/O inputs ........................................................................................ 84
I/O outputs ...................................................................................... 84
IN signal level ................................................................................. 85
Mode ............................................................................................... 83
Offset .............................................................................................. 87
OUT signal level ....................................................................... 85, 86
Save start signal ............................................................................. 88
Sensitivity dispenser photocell ....................................................... 83
Software input ................................................................................. 86
Software output ............................................................................... 87
Start signal delay ............................................................................ 88
Dispenser photocell ............................................................................ 52
E
Encryption (WLAN)
Type ................................................................................................ 77
WEP128 .......................................................................................... 79
WEP64 ............................................................................................ 79
WPA/WPA2 .................................................................................... 78
External printer parameters ................................................................ 54
F
Feed ................................................................................................... 72
Field handling ..................................................................................... 53
Flip label ............................................................................................. 49
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Font examples
Bitmap fonts (not proportional) ....................................................... 97
Bitmap fonts (proportional) ............................................................. 97
Vector fonts ..................................................................................... 97
Format identifier, date/time..................................................... 37, 38, 39
Format, internal memory .................................................................... 65
G
Gap length .......................................................................................... 47
Gateway address
Network ........................................................................................... 73
WLAN.............................................................................................. 78
Generation, selected page ................................................................. 71
Graphic (save), internal memory ........................................................ 66
Graphic set
General graphic format ................................................................... 31
PCX format ............................................................................... 31, 32
H
High speed baud rate (WLAN) ........................................................... 80
High speed data connection (WLAN) ................................................. 80
I
IN signal level (dispenser I/O) ............................................................ 85
Initialisation of page handling ............................................................. 71
Inputs I/O (dispenser I/O) ................................................................... 84
Interface
Parameters ..................................................................................... 56
SOH/ETB ........................................................................................ 56
IP address
Network ........................................................................................... 73
WLAN.............................................................................................. 78
L
Label
Alignment ........................................................................................ 49
Column printing ............................................................................... 48
Delete (internal memory) ................................................................ 65
Flip .................................................................................................. 49
Label error length ............................................................................ 48
Label photocell .......................................................................... 45, 52
Label type ....................................................................................... 46
Length ............................................................................................. 47
Load label (internal memory) .......................................................... 65
Measure .......................................................................................... 46
Rotate ............................................................................................. 49
Save label (internal memory) .......................................................... 65
Standard label ................................................................................. 55
Synchronisation at switching on ..................................................... 47
Width ............................................................................................... 47
Label parameters
Column printing ............................................................................... 48
Contrast .......................................................................................... 49
Flip label ......................................................................................... 49
Gap length ...................................................................................... 47
Label alignment .............................................................................. 49
Label error length ............................................................................ 48
Label length .................................................................................... 47
Label photocell ................................................................................ 45
Label synchronisation at switching on ............................................ 47
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Label type ....................................................................................... 46
Label width ...................................................................................... 47
Level maximal (label parameter B) ................................................. 51
Measure label ................................................................................. 46
Reflexion transmission photocell .................................................... 50
Rotate label ..................................................................................... 49
Scan position .................................................................................. 50
Sensitivity transmission photocell ................................................... 50
Synchronisation .............................................................................. 48
Label photocell
Level minimal (label parameter B) .................................................. 51
Switching threshold (label parameter C) ........................................ 51
Line number ....................................................................................... 69
M
MAC address
Network ........................................................................................... 75
WLAN.............................................................................................. 77
Mask set
Bar code Aztec Code ...................................................................... 26
Bar code CODABLOCK F............................................................... 23
Bar code DataMatrix ....................................................................... 21
Bar code GS1 DataMatrix ............................................................... 22
Bar code ITF ................................................................................... 18
Bar code MAXICODE ..................................................................... 20
Bar code PDF417 ........................................................................... 19
Bar code QR Code ......................................................................... 25
Bar code, GS1 DataBar (RSS) ....................................................... 24
Bar code, one-dimensional ............................................................. 17
Internal graphic ............................................................................... 28
Line ................................................................................................. 27
Rectangle ........................................................................................ 27
Text ........................................................................................... 15, 16
Measure, label .................................................................................... 46
Memory (internal)
Change directory ............................................................................ 67
Create directory .............................................................................. 67
Delete directory............................................................................... 67
Delete label ..................................................................................... 65
Format internal memory.................................................................. 65
Free memory space, readout ......................................................... 66
Load label ....................................................................................... 65
Save graphic ................................................................................... 66
Save label ....................................................................................... 65
Standard directory via I/O ............................................................... 67
Table of contents, readout .............................................................. 66
Transfer file ..................................................................................... 68
Memory space (readout), internal memory ........................................ 66
Monitored Printing ............................................................ 93, 94, 95, 96
N
Netmask
Network ........................................................................................... 73
WLAN.............................................................................................. 78
Network
DHCP support ................................................................................. 74
Gateway address ............................................................................ 73
IP address ....................................................................................... 73
MAC address .................................................................................. 75
Netmask .......................................................................................... 73
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NTP Server IP ................................................................................. 75
NTP status ...................................................................................... 76
Printer name ................................................................................... 74
Reset Network Device .................................................................... 76
Time offser (hour offset) ................................................................. 76
Transmission mode ........................................................................ 74
NTP Server IP .................................................................................... 75
NTP status .......................................................................................... 76
O
Offset values
Cutter .............................................................................................. 59
Dispenser ........................................................................................ 59
Tear off offset.................................................................................. 58
X offset ............................................................................................ 58
Y offset ............................................................................................ 58
Order (pages to print) ......................................................................... 71
OUT signal level (dispenser I/O) .................................................. 85, 86
Outputs I/O (dispenser I/O) ................................................................ 84
P
Paper counter
Printer ............................................................................................. 62
Printhead ........................................................................................ 62
Parallel data transmission, connection plan ......................................... 7
Parameter sets
Dat/Time ......................................................................................... 63
Data memory .................................................................................. 57
Date/Time ................................................................................. 62, 64
Interface .......................................................................................... 56
Interface protocol ............................................................................ 56
Internal memory .................................................................. 65, 66, 67
Label parameters .................................................... 45, 47, 48, 49, 50
Offset values ............................................................................. 58, 59
Photocells ................................................................................. 51, 52
Printer parameters .............................................................. 53, 54, 55
Printing .......................................................................... 69, 70, 71, 72
Service functions ............................................................................ 61
Service funtions .............................................................................. 60
Parameter sets (options)
Cutter ........................................................................................ 81, 82
Dispenser I/O .................................................... 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88
Network ......................................................................... 73, 74, 75, 76
WLAN............................................................................ 77, 78, 79, 80
Photocell
Dispenser photocell ........................................................................ 52
Label photocell ................................................................................ 52
Level maximal (label parameter A) ................................................. 51
Level minimal (label parameter A) .................................................. 51
Switching threshold......................................................................... 51
Transfer ribbon photocell ................................................................ 52
Photocell, label photocell.................................................................... 45
Print length correction ........................................................................ 61
Print order, cancel. ............................................................................. 72
Print speed ......................................................................................... 53
Printer language ................................................................................. 54
Printer name (network) ....................................................................... 74
Printer parameters
Backfeed, delay .............................................................................. 55
Backfeed, operating mode .............................................................. 55
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Buzzer ............................................................................................. 55
Codepage ....................................................................................... 54
External printer parameters ............................................................ 54
Field handling ................................................................................. 53
Print speed ...................................................................................... 53
Printer language ............................................................................. 54
Standard label ................................................................................. 55
Transfer ribbon control.................................................................... 53
Printhead
Resistance ...................................................................................... 61
Temperature ................................................................................... 60
Printing
Cancel print orders ......................................................................... 72
Feed ................................................................................................ 72
Generation of selected page .......................................................... 71
Initialisation of page handling ......................................................... 71
Item number of print order .............................................................. 70
Number of lines ............................................................................... 69
Print order ....................................................................................... 71
Reset error ...................................................................................... 69
Selection of current page ................................................................ 71
Start printing ................................................................................... 71
Start/stop command........................................................................ 69
Status printing ................................................................................. 72
Test print ......................................................................................... 72
Printing, start ...................................................................................... 71
R
Reaction, unknown questions ............................................................ 57
Reprint action ..................................................................................... 60
Reset error ......................................................................................... 69
Reset Network Device ........................................................................ 76
Rotate label ........................................................................................ 49
Rotation (text, bar code, graphic) ......................................................... 8
S
Save settings and restart (WLAN)...................................................... 79
Scan position ...................................................................................... 50
Sensitivity reflexion photocell ............................................................. 50
Sensitivity transmission photocell ...................................................... 50
Serial data transmission
Connection plan RS232 .................................................................... 6
Connector assignment ...................................................................... 5
Server port (WLAN) ............................................................................ 78
Service functions
Print length correction ..................................................................... 61
Printhead resistance ....................................................................... 61
Printhead temperature .................................................................... 60
Reprint action .................................................................................. 60
Transfer ribbon prior warning ......................................................... 61
Zero point adjustment (X value) ..................................................... 60
Zero point adjustment (Y value) ..................................................... 60
Software input (dispenser I/O) ........................................................... 86
Software output (dispenser I/O) ......................................................... 87
SOH/ETB ............................................................................................ 56
Speed ................................................................................................. 53
SSID identification (WLAN) ................................................................ 79
Standard directory, set via I/O ............................................................ 67
Standard label .................................................................................... 55
Start/stop command ........................................................................... 69
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Status print ......................................................................................... 72
Switching threshold, photocell ............................................................ 51
Synchronisation .................................................................................. 48
Synchronisation at switching on ......................................................... 47
T
Table of contents, internal memory .................................................... 66
Tear off offset ..................................................................................... 58
Test print............................................................................................. 72
Text set
Example .......................................................................................... 30
General information ........................................................................ 29
Time zone (hour offset) ...................................................................... 76
Transfer ribbon control ....................................................................... 53
Transfer ribbon photocell.................................................................... 52
Transfer ribbon prior warning ............................................................. 61
Transmission mode ............................................................................ 74
V
Variables
Check digit ...................................................................................... 44
Counter ........................................................................................... 34
Counter, extended .......................................................................... 35
Currency variable ............................................................................ 40
Date/Time ..................................................................... 36, 37, 38, 39
EPC (Electronic Product Code) ...................................................... 43
GS1-128 Parser .............................................................................. 42
Link field .......................................................................................... 33
Memory card data ........................................................................... 42
Set structure ................................................................................... 33
Shift variable ................................................................................... 41
Substring ......................................................................................... 45
W
WLAN
Connection status ........................................................................... 77
DHCP support ................................................................................. 77
Encryption type ............................................................................... 77
Gateway address ............................................................................ 78
High speed baud rate ..................................................................... 80
High speed data connection ........................................................... 80
IP address ....................................................................................... 78
MAC address .................................................................................. 77
Netmask .......................................................................................... 78
Readout and transfer configuration ................................................ 79
Save settings and restart ................................................................ 79
Server port ...................................................................................... 78
SSID identification .......................................................................... 79
WEP128 encryption ........................................................................ 79
WEP64 encryption .......................................................................... 79
WPA/WPA2 encryption ................................................................... 78
X
X offset ............................................................................................... 58
Y
Y offset ............................................................................................... 58
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Z
Zero point adjustment(X value) .......................................................... 60
Zero point adjustment(Y value) .......................................................... 60
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