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SureMark 4610 Printers
Programming Guide
for Models 1xR and 2xR
GA27-5005-01
SureMark 4610 Printers
Programming Guide
for Models 1xR and 2xR
GA27-5005-01
Note
Before using this information and the products it support, be sure to read the general information in “Notices” on page 111,
and the Safety Information – Read This First manual, GA27-4004, and Warranty Documents that ships with this product.
October 2011
This edition applies to IBM SureMark Printer Models 2xR and 1xR.
This edition replaces GA27-5005-01.
Current versions of the Retail Store Solutions documentation are available on the IBM Retail Store Solutions Website
at www.ibm.com/solutions/retail/store/support. Select the product category and click on Publications to find the
latest version of the document.
A form for reader's comments is also provided at the back of this publication. If the form has been removed,
address your comments to:
IBM Corporation
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© Copyright IBM Corporation 2008, 2011.
US Government Users Restricted Rights – Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract
with IBM Corp.
Contents
Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
About this book . . . . . . . . . . . xi
Who should read this guide . . . . . . . . . xi
How this guide is organized . . . . . . . . . xi
Related publications . . . . . . . . . . . xi
Publications accessibility . . . . . . . . . . xii
Notice statements . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Providing feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Summary of changes . . . . . . . . xiii
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Chapter 1. Introducing the 4610 Models
1xR and 2xR . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Operating system requirements
RS-232 interface . . . .
4690 OS . . . . . . .
Hardware requirements. . .
Updating the firmware . . .
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RS-232 serial parameter . . . . . . . . . . . 6
RS-232 commands summary by function . . . . . 6
Alphabetized commands summary . . . . . . 10
System commands . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Verify previous commands completed . . . . 13
Status request . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Reset printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
EC/Request/Real-time status request. . . . . 14
Retrieve Native Mode Status (when printer is in
compatibility mode) . . . . . . . . . . 14
Retrieve Native Mode Device ID (when printer is
in compatibility mode) . . . . . . . . . 14
Extended address command-request printer ID
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Printer ID format . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Emulation mode for Model 1xR / 2xR . . . . . 16
Emulation of Non-IBM printers. . . . . . . . 17
Preset or onetime-set commands . . . . . . . 18
Memory allocation . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Double-byte characters . . . . . . . . . 20
Download graphics (logo) commands . . . . 20
Predefine messages . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Download user-defined characters . . . . . . 23
User-defined code page mapping . . . . . . 28
Request checksum of flash memory sector . . . 29
Retrieve checksum of each downloaded logo or
each stored message . . . . . . . . . . 29
Flash storage write . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Erase flash sector . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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Microcode tolerance (MCT) information - loading
Microcode tolerance (MCT) information - request
Setup commands . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set print mode . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set or cancel double-wide mode . . . . . .
Set or cancel double-high mode . . . . . .
Set or cancel underline mode . . . . . . .
Set or cancel overline mode . . . . . . . .
Set or cancel invert mode. . . . . . . . .
Set or cancel emphasized printing . . . . . .
Select maximum print speed. . . . . . . .
Set or cancel unidirectional printing . . . . .
Set document length for landscape print. . . .
Request document length for landscape print . .
Set print station . . . . . . . . . . . .
Select user-defined or resident character sets . .
Set code page. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set intercharacter spacing for single byte
character sets . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set intercharacter spacing for double byte
character sets . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set or cancel rotated characters . . . . . . .
Set print station parameters . . . . . . . .
Select 1/8-inch line spacing . . . . . . . .
Select 1/6-inch line spacing . . . . . . . .
Select color printing . . . . . . . . . .
Set line spacing using minimum units . . . .
Set sheet eject length . . . . . . . . . .
Set horizontal tab positions . . . . . . . .
Set left margin position . . . . . . . . .
Set right margin position . . . . . . . . .
Set relative position. . . . . . . . . . .
Set low paper calibration . . . . . . . . .
Align positions . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set error recovery function . . . . . . . .
Define document wait time . . . . . . . .
Status sent to system . . . . . . . . . .
Select character for reprinted lines . . . . . .
Re-initialize the printer . . . . . . . . .
Enable or disable the beeper . . . . . . . .
Enable or disable the feed buttons
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Enable or disable upside-down printing . . . .
Select character size for scalable fonts . . . .
Fix font matrix . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print logo inline . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set or cancel strike-through . . . . . . . .
Select thermal paper . . . . . . . . . .
Bar code commands . . . . . . . . . . .
Print bar code . . . . . . . . . . . .
Select horizontal size of bar code . . . . . .
Select bar code height . . . . . . . . . .
Select printing position of human readable
information (HRI) . . . . . . . . . . .
Select font for HRI . . . . . . . . . . .
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Select PDF417 ECC (error correction codewords)
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Select aspect ratio PDF417 bar code . . . .
Enable PDF417 truncation . . . . . . .
Print character commands . . . . . . . .
Print and line feed . . . . . . . . . .
Print and line feed . . . . . . . . . .
Print, form feed, and cut the paper (FF) . . .
Print and feed paper n lines . . . . . . .
Print and feed paper using minimum units . .
Print graphic messages . . . . . . . . .
Select and print a graphics (logo) command .
Print predefined graphics (logo) command . .
Enable watermark printing . . . . . . .
Print predefined messages . . . . . . .
Check processing commands - 2CR only . . .
MICR read . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flip check . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous commands. . . . . . . . .
Horizontal tab . . . . . . . . . . .
Backspace for composite characters . . . .
Return home (select print head location). . .
Paper cut/DI eject . . . . . . . . . .
Generate drive pulse for cash drawer. . . .
Retrieve the flash storage . . . . . . . .
Retrieve size of user flash storage . . . . .
Prepare printer for shut down (S3) . . . .
Asynchronous (real-time) commands . . . . .
Real-time requests . . . . . . . . . .
Data buffer management and batch printing . .
Marker command . . . . . . . . . .
Reset line count . . . . . . . . . . .
Disable line count . . . . . . . . . .
Hold printing until buffer is released . . . .
Release print buffer. . . . . . . . . .
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Select page mode . . . . . . . . . .
Select standard mode . . . . . . . . .
Select printable area . . . . . . . . .
Select printing direction/position . . . . .
Set vertical position. . . . . . . . . .
Set relative vertical position . . . . . . .
Set left margin position (standard mode), set
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Set relative horizontal position . . . . . .
Set printing position . . . . . . . . .
Print, form feed and cut the paper. . . . .
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Chapter 5. Status information . . . . . 89
Message from the printer .
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Chapter 6. Character fonts . . . . . . 97
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Chapter 7. Tests and diagnostics . . . 101
Low paper sensing and calibration . . . . . .
Firmware offline tests (Models 2xR) . . . . . .
Summary of the offline test menus (Models 2xR)
Changing the interface card or logic card . . .
Storing a new serial number in the firmware
Earlier methods for offline tests . . . . . .
Firmware offline tests (Models 1xR) . . . . . .
Summary of the offline test menus (Models 1xR)
Storing a new serial number in the firmware
after a logic or interface card change . . . .
Customer receipt test . . . . . . . . . .
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Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Electronic emission notices . . . . . . . . .
Federal Communications Commission statement
European Union EMC Directive conformance
statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Industry Canada Class A Emission Compliance
statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Avis de conformité aux normes d'Industrie
Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Australia and New Zealand . . . . . . .
Chinese Class A warning statement . . . . .
Japanese Electrical Appliance and Material
Safety Law statement . . . . . . . . . .
Japanese power line harmonics compliance
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Japanese VCCI Council Class A statement . . .
Japan Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association (JEITA) statement . . .
Korean communications statement . . . . .
Taiwanese Class A warning statement . . . .
Taiwan contact information . . . . . . . . .
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For the European Union: .
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Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Contents
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Figures
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Proportional font example. . . . . . . . 27
Composite Characters . . . . . . . . . 72
Paper feed and document feed buttons
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Pressing the power button . . . . . . . 103
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Example of the offline selection main menu
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Offline tests activation . . . . . . . . 107
Example of the offline selection main menu
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RS-232 operating systems supported . . .
Driver documentation by operating system
RS-232 commands organized by function
Commands in alphabetical order . . . .
Device Type = 30. . . . . . . . . .
Printer memory allocation defaults . . . .
Unicode positions for code page 858 - 2 bytes
for each mapping location . . . . . .
MCT command definitions . . . . . .
Print characteristics . . . . . . . . .
Characters that select font A, B, and C . .
Width and height for scalable fonts . . .
Code 128 character set . . . . . . . .
Print bar code examples . . . . . . .
Print direction . . . . . . . . . .
Summary of status conditions . . . . .
Status byte 1 . . . . . . . . . . .
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Status byte 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Status byte 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Status byte 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Status byte 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Status byte 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Status byte 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Status byte 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Status byte 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Status byte 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Status byte 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Status byte 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Status byte 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Status byte 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
MCT load command settings for low paper
and critically low paper . . . . . . . . 101
Summary of the offline test menu items
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Summary of the offline test menu items
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About this book
This guide provides programming commands and other technical information for
your IBM SureMark Models 2xR and 1xR printers.
Who should read this guide
This guide is intended for use by programming personnel who are installing,
setting up, or modifying the IBM SureMark printer Models 2xR and 1xR.
How this guide is organized
This publication is organized as follows:
v Chapter 1, “Introducing the 4610 Models 1xR and 2xR,” on page 1 describes the
hardware features of the 4610 Models 2xR and 1xR.
v Chapter 2, “Communication parameters,” on page 5 provides the communication
variables and commands required to customize your printer.
v Chapter 3, “Page mode printing commands,” on page 79 describes the
communication parameters for page mode printing.
v Chapter 4, “Document handling,” on page 85 describes the communication
parameters for document handling.
v Chapter 5, “Status information,” on page 89 describes the communication
parameters for the byte status information.
v Chapter 6, “Character fonts,” on page 97 describes the communication
parameters for the character fonts.
v Chapter 7, “Tests and diagnostics,” on page 101 is an overview of the MICR and
flipper tests, and the offline diagnostic tests available on the Models 2xR and
1xR.
Related publications
The following IBM publications are available from the IBM Retail Store Solutions
Web site at www.ibm.com/solutions/retail/store/support. Select Publications.
v Safety Information – Read This First, GA27-4004
v IBM SureMark Printers: User's Guide for Models 2CR and 2NR, GA27-5003
v IBM SureMark Printers: Hardware Service Guide for Models 2CR and 2NR,
GA27-5004
v IBM SurePOS 700 Series: System Reference, SA27-4224
v IBM SurePOS 500 Series: System Reference, SA27-4255.
v POSS Programming Reference and User's Guide, SC30-3560.
The following IBM printers and point-of-sales terminals require the following
diskettes, which can be downloded from the IBM Retail Store Solutions Website at
www.ibm.com/solutions/retail/store/support. Select Other Systems and Devices
under Peripherals.
v IBM SureMark 4610 Printers: Fonts and Logos Utility Diskette
v IBM SureMark 4610 Printers: Firmware Update Diskettes
v IBM 4693 Point-of-Sale Terminals Reference Diskette
© Copyright IBM Corp. 2008, 2011
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v IBM 4694/4695 Point-of-Sale Terminals Service Diskette
Publications accessibility
The softcopy version of this guide and other related publications are accessibility
enabled.
Notice statements
Notices in this guide are defined as follows:
Notes
These notices provide important tips, guidance, or advice.
Important
These notices provide information or advice that might help you
avoid inconvenient or problem situations.
Attention
These notices indicate potential damage to programs, devices, or
data. An attention notice is placed just before the instruction or
situation in which damage could occur.
CAUTION
These statements indicate situations that can be potentially
hazardous to you. A caution statement is placed just before the
description of a potentially hazardous procedure step or situation.
DANGER
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or extremely hazardous to you. A danger statement is placed just
before the description of a potentially lethal or extremely
hazardous procedure step or situation.
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The latest version of this document is available on the IBM Retail Store Solutions
Website at www.ibm.com/solutions/retail/store/support/. Click Publications to
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This update provides additional changes throughout the entire book from the new
spec and the subject matter expert.
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Changes or additions to the text are indicated by a change bar to the left of the
text.
June 2009
This update provides additional changes throughout the entire book from the new
spec and the subject matter expert.
April 2009
This update provides changes throughout the book from the new spec.
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Chapter 1. Introducing the 4610 Models 1xR and 2xR
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The IBM SureMark printer Models 1xR and 2xR printers consist of a high-speed
thermal station and an impact station for printing inserted documents. For further
information about the physical specifications of Models 2xR and 1xR, refer to the
User's Guide for Models 2xR and 1xR, GA27-5003-00.
Operating system requirements
Drivers can be downloaded from the Retail Store Solutions Web site at
www.ibm.com/solutions/retail/store/support/.
RS-232 interface
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Drivers
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POSReady 2009
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Yes
© Copyright IBM Corp. 2008, 2011
Yes
Comments
V5R2 and
V6R2*
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Operating
System
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SUSE Linux
Enterprise Point
of Service
(SLEPOS) 11
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PC DOS 2000
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* The 2NR/2CR printers are supported in compatibility mode in V5R2, but 4690 OS can
only update the firmware starting with the 0820 maintenance package. The 1NR is
supported in compatibility mode in V5R2, but requires package 0900 for firmware update.
All of these models are supported in compatibility or native mode in V6R2.7.
JavaPOS
Drivers
1.9.6 or
later
OPOS
Drivers POS
1.9.6 or Subsystem
later
1.9.6 or later
Windows
Native
Drivers
(NWD)
Yes
Direct
IO
Comments
Yes
Yes
4690 OS
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Customers must be at these application levels (or higher) when running the 4690
OS:
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Application Name
Product
Note: Some of these applications will only Number
support the printers if they are set in TI3/4
compatibility mode.
Maintenance Level
IBM SUREPOS Application Client/Server
Environment for 4690 OS
5745-C44
N/A
IBM Chain Drug Sales Application
5669-212
9701 with PRPQ 5799-QYP
IBM 4680/4690 General Sales Application
5696-546
9701 with APAR IR33229 and
PRPQ 5799-QYN
IBM 4680/4690 Supermarket Application
5696-536
9701 with APAR IR33228 plus
PRPQ 5799-QYL
Linux
See note
Release 1.4
Note: 4690 Terminal Services for Windows NT is required when you use Windows NT 4.0
or Windows 2000 as the primary operating system with this 4690 application.
Hardware requirements
SureMark printers operate with the following systems:
v IBM 4694
v IBM 4695 (RS-232 connection only and with power supply)
v PC or other store controller with an RS-232 or USB port
v SurePOS 100 Series
v SurePOS 700 Series
v SurePOS 500 Series
v SurePOS 300 Series
v IBM Self Checkout
v IBM Anyplace Kiosk
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SureMark 4610 Printers : Programming Guide for Models 1xR and 2xR
Updating the firmware
A SureMark printer that is RS-232 attached has the capability to receive SureMark
firmware updates from its attached host system unit. To update the firmware, use
the latest drivers from the IBM Retail Store Solutions Web site:
www.ibm.com/solutions/retail/store.
Chapter 1. Introducing the 4610 Models 1xR and 2xR
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Chapter 2. Communication parameters
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RS-232 serial parameter . . . . . . . . . . . 6
RS-232 commands summary by function . . . . . 6
Alphabetized commands summary . . . . . . 10
System commands . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Verify previous commands completed . . . . 13
Status request . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Reset printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
EC/Request/Real-time status request. . . . . 14
Retrieve Native Mode Status (when printer is in
compatibility mode) . . . . . . . . . . 14
Retrieve Native Mode Device ID (when printer is
in compatibility mode) . . . . . . . . . 14
Extended address command-request printer ID
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Printer ID format . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Emulation mode for Model 1xR / 2xR . . . . . 16
Emulation of Non-IBM printers. . . . . . . . 17
Preset or onetime-set commands . . . . . . . 18
Memory allocation . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Double-byte characters . . . . . . . . . 20
Download graphics (logo) commands . . . . 20
Predefine messages . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Download user-defined characters . . . . . . 23
Thermal code page . . . . . . . . . . 24
Proportional font . . . . . . . . . . 25
Impact code page . . . . . . . . . . 27
User-defined code page mapping . . . . . . 28
Request checksum of flash memory sector . . . 29
Retrieve checksum of each downloaded logo or
each stored message . . . . . . . . . . 29
Flash storage write . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Erase flash sector . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Microcode tolerance (MCT) information - loading 31
Microcode tolerance (MCT) information - request 31
Setup commands . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Set print mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Set or cancel double-wide mode . . . . . . 37
Set or cancel double-high mode . . . . . . 37
Set or cancel underline mode . . . . . . . 38
Set or cancel overline mode . . . . . . . . 38
Set or cancel invert mode. . . . . . . . . 38
Set or cancel emphasized printing . . . . . . 38
Select maximum print speed. . . . . . . . 39
Set or cancel unidirectional printing . . . . . 39
Set document length for landscape print. . . . 39
Request document length for landscape print . . 40
Set print station . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Select user-defined or resident character sets . . 41
Set code page. . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Set intercharacter spacing for single byte
character sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Set intercharacter spacing for double byte
character sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Set or cancel rotated characters . . . . . . . 43
Set print station parameters . . . . . . . . 43
Select 1/8-inch line spacing . . . . . . . . 43
Select 1/6-inch line spacing . . . . . . . . 44
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Select color printing . . . . . . . . .
Set line spacing using minimum units . . .
Set sheet eject length . . . . . . . . .
Set horizontal tab positions . . . . . . .
Set left margin position . . . . . . . .
Set right margin position . . . . . . . .
Set relative position. . . . . . . . . .
Set low paper calibration . . . . . . . .
Align positions . . . . . . . . . . .
Set error recovery function . . . . . . .
Define document wait time . . . . . . .
Status sent to system . . . . . . . . .
Select character for reprinted lines . . . . .
Re-initialize the printer . . . . . . . .
Enable or disable the beeper . . . . . . .
Enable or disable the feed buttons
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Enable or disable upside-down printing . . .
Select character size for scalable fonts . . .
Fix font matrix . . . . . . . . . . .
Print logo inline . . . . . . . . . . .
Set or cancel strike-through . . . . . . .
Select thermal paper . . . . . . . . .
Bar code commands . . . . . . . . . .
Print bar code . . . . . . . . . . .
Print bar code examples . . . . . . .
Select horizontal size of bar code . . . . .
Select bar code height . . . . . . . . .
Select printing position of human readable
information (HRI) . . . . . . . . . .
Select font for HRI . . . . . . . . . .
Print PDF417 bar code. . . . . . . . .
Select PDF417 ECC (error correction codewords)
level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Select aspect ratio PDF417 bar code . . . .
Enable PDF417 truncation . . . . . . .
Print character commands . . . . . . . .
Print and line feed . . . . . . . . . .
Print and line feed . . . . . . . . . .
Print, form feed, and cut the paper (FF) . . .
Print and feed paper n lines . . . . . . .
Print and feed paper using minimum units . .
Print graphic messages . . . . . . . . .
Select and print a graphics (logo) command .
Print predefined graphics (logo) command . .
Enable watermark printing . . . . . . .
Print predefined messages . . . . . . .
Check processing commands - 2CR only . . .
MICR read . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flip check . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous commands. . . . . . . . .
Horizontal tab . . . . . . . . . . .
Backspace for composite characters . . . .
Return home (select print head location). . .
Paper cut/DI eject . . . . . . . . . .
Generate drive pulse for cash drawer. . . .
Retrieve the flash storage . . . . . . . .
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Unless noted otherwise, the communication parameters in this section apply to
SureMark printers that attach to a POS system with an RS-232 (EIA232) cable
connection.
If you use the RS-485 or USB communications interface, refer to either the
SureMark driver documentation in the appropriate IBM book for your operating
system (see Table 2) or, when using OPOS drivers, to the OLE for Retail POS
Application Programming Guide.
Table 2. Driver documentation by operating system
Operating System
IBM Publication
4690 OS Version 1 and
Version 2
IBM 4690 OS API Specification for IBM 4610 Printers
DOS
IBM Point-of-Sale Subsystem for DOS Programming
Reference
OS/2, Windows NT,
Windows 95, and Windows
3.1x
IBM Point-of-Sale Subsystem Programming Reference and
User's Guide
The 4690 OS manual is available on the current maintenance diskette for the IBM
4690 operating system. Current versions of all publications are available on the RSS
web site.
RS-232 serial parameter
Protocol DTR/DSR mode or XON/XOFF mode
Baud Rate 9600, 19200, 115200
Start 1 bit Data 8 bits Parity None Stop 1 bit
RS-232 commands summary by function
The commands listed in Table 3 are described in detail in the following sections.
Table 3. RS-232 commands organized by function
Description
Command
Page
EC/Request/Real-time status
request
DLE ENQ 4 or X'100534' Immediate or X'1B008000' Buffered
14
Enable/disable the feed buttons
ESC c 5 n X'1B6335;n'
52.
Extended address command
(request printer ID)
GS | SOH or X'1D4901' This is an IMMEDIATE command.
15
Re-initialize the printer
ESC @ or X'1B40'.
51
Reset printer
DLE ENQ @ or X'100540'
13
Status request
ESC v or X'1B76'
13
System Commands
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Table 3. RS-232 commands organized by function (continued)
Description
Command
Page
X'1B00;80;00'
13
GS * logo# n1 n2 data or X'1D2A';logo#;n1;n2;data
20
System Commands
Verify previous commands
completed
Preset or Onetime-Set Commands
Download graphics (logo)
commands
Download user-defined characters ESC & s n m data or X'1B26;s;n;m;data'
23
Erase flash EPROM sector
ESC # n or X'1B23;n'
30
Flash storage write
ESC ' n1 n2 data or X'1B27;n1;n2;data'
30
Microcode tolerance (MCT)
information - loading
ESC M n h l or X'1B4D;n;h;l'.
31
Microcode tolerance (MCT)
information - request
ESC S n or X'1B53;n'
31
Predefine messages
GS : message# data GS : or X'1D3A; message#;data;'X'1D3A'
22
Send checksum of flash EPROM
sector
ESC " n or X'1B22;n'
29
Align positions
ESC a n or X'1B61;n'.
48
Define document wait time
ESC f x y or X'1B66;x;y'
49
Enable/disable upside-down
printing
ESC { n or X'1B7B;n'
52
Fix font matrix
ESC : n or X'1B3A n'
54
Print logo inline
GS J d n1 n2 data or X'1D4A;d;n1;n2;data'
54
Request document length for
landscape print
GS N X'02' Null or X'1D4E0200'
40
Request document length for
landscape print
GS c 1 n where n = 2 bytes indicating the length of the document
in print motor steps.
“Request
document
length for
landscape
print” on
page 40
Select 1/8-inch line spacing
ESC 1 or X'1B31'.
43
Select 1/6-inch line spacing
ESC 2 or X'1B32'
44
Select color printing
ESC r n or X'1B72;n'
44
Setup Commands
Select character for reprinted lines ESC + n or X'1B2B;n'
50
Select character size for scalable
fonts
GS ! n or X'1D21;n'
53
Select maximum print speed
ESC / n or X'1B2F;n'
39
Select thermal paper
GS; n or X'1D 3B n'
“Select
thermal
paper” on
page 55
Select user-defined or resident
character sets
ESC % n or X'1B25;n'
41
Set code page
ESC t n or X'1B74;n'
41
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Table 3. RS-232 commands organized by function (continued)
Description
Command
Page
Set document length for
landscape print
GS c 1 n where n = 2 bytes indicating the length of the document
in print motor steps.
“Set
document
length for
landscape
print” on
page 39
Set error recovery function
ESC c 4 n or X'1B63;34;n'
49
Set horizontal tab positions
ESC D [n1 n2] NUL NUL or X'1B44[n1 n2]0000'
46
Set intercharacter spacing
ESC SP n or X'1B20;n'
42
Set left margin position
ESC $ n1 n2 or X'1B24;n1;n2'
46
Set line spacing using minimum
units
ESC 3 n or X'1B33;n'
45
Set or cancel double-wide mode
ESC W n or X'1B57;n'
37
Set or cancel double-high mode
ESC h n or X'1B68;n'
37
Set or cancel emphasized printing ESC G n or X'1B47;n'
38
Set or cancel invert mode
ESC H n or X'1B48;n'
38
Set or cancel overline mode
ESC x‘5F’ n or X'1B5F;n'
38
Set or cancel rotated character
ESC V n or X'1B56;n'
43
Set or cancel underline mode
ESC − n or X'1B2D;n':
38
Set or cancel unidirectional
printing
ESC U n or X'1B55;n'
39
Set print mode
ESC ! n or X'1B21;n'
35
Set print station
ESC c 0 n or X'1B6330;n'
40
Set print station parameters
ESC c 1 n or X'1B6331;n'
43.
Set relative position
ESC \ n1 n2 or X'1B5C;n1;n2'
47
Set right margin position
ESC ] n1 n2 or X'1B 5D;n1;n2''
“Set right
margin
position”
on page 47
Set sheet eject length
ESC C n or X'1B43;n'
45
Status sent to system
ESC ) n or X'1B29;n'
50
Enable PDF417 truncation
GS T n or X'1D54;n'
64
Select Aspect Ratio PDF417 bar
code
GS S r;c or X'1D53;r;c'
63
Print bar code
GS k n NUL or X'1D6B;n;data;00'
56
Print PDF417 bar code
GS P data NUL or X'1D50;data;00'
62
Select bar code height
GS h n or X'1D68;n'
61
Select font for HRI
GS f n or X'1D66;n'
62
Select horizontal size of bar code
GS w n or X'1D77;n'
61
Select printing position of
human-readable information
(HRI)
GS H n or X'1D48;n'
61
System Commands
Bar Code Commands
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Table 3. RS-232 commands organized by function (continued)
Description
Command
Page
GS R n or X'1D52;n1;n2'
63
Print and line feed
LF or X'0A' or CR or X'0D'
64
Print, form feed, and cut the
paper (FF)
FF or X'0C'
64
Print and feed paper n lines
ESC d n or X'1B64;n'
65
Print and feed paper using
minimum units
ESC J n X'1B4A;n'
65
Select and print a graphics (logo)
command
ESC * d w h data or X'1B2A;d;w;h;data'
65
Print predefined graphics (logo)
command
GS / m logo# or X'1D2F;m;logo#'
67
Print predefined messages
GS ^ message# or X'1D5E;message#'
68.
Retrieve checksum of each
downloaded logo or each stored
message
ESC | n1 n2 or X'1B7C n1 n2'
29
Tab to next tab stop
HT or X'09'
71
Return home (select print head
location)
ESC < n or 1B3C;n
72
Paper cut/DI eject
ESC i or ESC m -- X'1B69' or X'1B6D'
73
Generate drive pulse for cash
drawer
ESC p m n1 n2 or X'1B70;m;n1;n2'
73.
Retrieve the flash storage
ESC 4 n1 n2 X'1B34;n1;n2'
73
Retrieve size of user flash storage
ESC 4 x '03 FF FF FF' or X'1B3403FFFFFF'
74
Flip check
ESC 5 or X'1B35'
71
MICR read
ESC I or X'1B49'
69
System Commands
Select PDF417 ECC Level
Print Character Commands
Print Graphic Messages
Miscellaneous Commands
Check Processing Commands
Asynchronous (Real-Time) Commands
Real-time requests
DLE ENQ n or X'1005n'
74
Data Buffer Management and Batch Printing
Reset line count
ESC 6 or X'1B36'
77
Disable line count
ESC 8 n or X'1B38'n
77
Hold printing until buffer is
released
ESC 7 or X'1B37'
77
Release print buffer
DLE ENQ 1 X'10;05;31''
78
Select page mode
ESC L or X'1B4C'
79
Select standard mode
ESC S or X'1B4f'
79
Select printable area
ESC X or X'1B58;x;y;dx;dy'
79
Select printing direction/position
ESC T n or X'1B54;n'
80
Page Mode Printing Commands
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Table 3. RS-232 commands organized by function (continued)
Description
Command
Page
Set vertical position
GS $ y or X'1D24;y'
80
Set relative vertical position
GS \ y or X'1D5C;y'
80
Set right margin position
ESC ] n1 n2 or X'1B5D;n1;n2''
47
System Commands
Set left margin position (standard ESC $ n1 n2 or X'1B24;n1;n2'
mode), Set absolute print position
(page mode)
81
Set relative horizontal position
ESC <5C>h n1 n2 or X'1B5C;n1;n2'
81
Set printing position
GS ] x y or X'1D5D;x;y'
82
Print and form feed and cut the
paper
FF or X'0C'
82
Print page in page mode
ESC FF or X'1B0C'
83
Clear print data in page mode
CAN or X'18'
83
Alphabetized commands summary
Table 4. Commands in alphabetical order
Description
Command
Page
Align positions
ESC a n or X'1B61;n'
48
Clear print data in page mode
CAN or X'18'
83
Disable line count
ESC 8 n or X'1B38'n
77
Define document wait time
ESC f x y or X'1B66;x;y'
49
Download double-byte characters
485/USB Syntax: X'1B28;s;n;data' RS232 Syntax: ESC s ( n data or
X'1B;28;s;n;data''
20
Download graphics (logo)
commands
GS * logo# n1 n2 data or X'1D2A;logo#;n1;n2;data'
20
Download user-defined characters
ESC & s n m data or X'1B26;s;n;m;data'
23
Enable PDF417 truncation
GS T n or X'1D54;n'
64
Enable/disable the feed buttons
ESC c 5 n X'1B6335;n'
52.
Enable/disable two-color printing
GS; n or X'1D3B n'
55
Enable/disable upside-down
printing
ESC { n or X'1B7B n'
52
Erase flash EPROM sector
ESC # n or X'1B23;n'
30
Extended address
command-request printer ID
GS | or X'1D4901'
15
Fix font matrix
ESC : n or X'1B3A;n'
54
Flash storage write
ESC ' n1 n2 data or X'1B27;n1;n2;data'
30
Flip check
ESC 5 or X'1B35'
71
Generate drive pulse for cash
drawer
ESC p m n1 n2 or X'1B70;m;n1;n2'
73
Hold printing until buffer is
released
ESC 7 or X'1B37'
77
Impact code page
MCT commands.
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Table 4. Commands in alphabetical order (continued)
Description
Command
Page
MICR read
ESC I or X'1B49'
69
Microcode tolerance (MCT)
information - loading
ESC M n h l or X'1B4D;n;h;l'
31
Microcode tolerance (MCT)
information - request
ESC S n or X'1B53;n'
31
Paper cut/DI eject
ESC i or ESC m or X'1B69' or X'1B6D'
73
Predefine messages
GS : message# data GS : or X'1D3A;message#;data;1D3A'
22
Print and feed paper n lines
ESC d n or X'1B64;n'
65
Print and feed paper using
minimum units
ESC J n or X'1B4A;n'
65
Print and line feed
LF or X'0A'
64
Print and line feed
CR or X'0D'
64
Print bar code
GS k n NUL or X'1D6B;n;data;00'
56
Print logo inline
GS J d n1 n2 data or X'1D4A;d;n1;n2;data'
54
Print page in page mode
ESC FF or X'1B0C'
83
Print PDF417 bar code
GS P data NUL or X'1D;50;data;00'
62
Print predefined graphics (logo)
command
GS / m logo# or X'1D2F;m;logo#'
67
Print predefined messages
GS ^ message# or X'1D5E;message#'
68
Proportional font
ESC & s n m data or X'1B26;s;n;m;data'
25
Real-time requests
DLE ENQ m or X'1005n'
74
Re-initialize the printer
ESC @ or X'1B40'
51
Request document length for
landscape print
GS N X'02' Null or X'1D4E;02;00'
40
Reset line count
ESC 6 or X'1B36'
77
Retrieve size of user flash storage
ESC 4 x '03 FF FF FF' or X'1B34;03;FF;FF;FF'
74
Retrieve the flash storage
ESC 4 n1 n2 X'1B34;n1;n2'
73
Retrieve checksum of each
downloaded logo or each stored
message
ESC | n1 n2 or X'1B7C;n1;n2'
29
Return home (select print head
location)
ESC < n or X'1B3C;n'
72
Select and print a graphics (logo)
command
ESC * d w h data or X'1B2A;d;w;h;data'
65
Select aspect ratio PDF417 bar code GS S r;c or X'1D53;r;c'
63
Select bar code height
GS h n or X'1D68;n'
61
Select character for reprinted lines
ESC + n or X'1B2B;n'
50
Select character size for scalable
fonts
GS ! n or X'1D21;n'
53
Select color printing
ESC r n or X'1B72;n'
44
Select font for HRI
GS f n or X'1D66;n'
62
Select horizontal size of bar code
GS w n or X'1D77;n'
61
Select page mode
ESC L or X'1B;4C'
79
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Table 4. Commands in alphabetical order (continued)
Description
Command
Page
Select PDF417 ECC level
GS R n or X'1D52;n1;n2'
63
Select printable area
ESC X or X'1B58;x;y;dx;dy'
79
Select printing direction/position
ESC T n or X'1B54;n'
80
Select printing position of
human-readable information (HRI)
GS H n or X'1D48;n'
61
Select standard mode
ESC S or X'1B4f'
79
Select user-defined or resident
character sets
ESC % n or X'1B25;n'
41
Select 1/6-inch line spacing
ESC 2 or X'1B32'
44
Select 1/8-inch line spacing
ESC 1 or X'1B31'
43
Send checksum of flash EPROM
sector
ESC " n or X'1B22;n'
29
Select maximum print speed
ESC / n or X'1B2F;n'
39
Set code page
ESC t n or X'1B74;n'
41
Set document length for landscape
print
GS c 1 n
39
Set error recovery function
ESC c 4 n or X'1B63;34;n'
49
Set horizontal tab positions
ESC D [n1 n2] NUL NUL or X'1B44[n1n2]0000'
46
Set intercharacter spacing
ESC SP n or X'1B20;n'
42
Set left margin position
ESC $ n1 n2 or X'1B24;n1;n2'
46
Set left margin position (standard
mode), Set absolute print position
(page mode)
ESC $ n1 n2 or X'1B24;n1;n2'
81
Set line spacing using minimum
units
ESC 3 n or X'1B33;n'
45
Set or cancel double-high mode
ESC h n or X'1B68;n'
37
Set or cancel double-wide mode
ESC W n or X'1B57;n'
37
Set or cancel emphasized printing
ESC G n or X'1B47;n'
38
Set or cancel invert mode
ESC H n or X'1B48;n'
38
Set or cancel overline mode
ESC x‘5F’ n or X'1B5F;n'
38
Set or cancel rotated character
ESC V n or X'1B56;n'
43
Set or cancel underline mode
ESC − n or X'1B2D;n'
38
Set or cancel unidirectional
printing
ESC U n or X'1B55;n'
39
Set print mode
ESC ! n or X'1B21;n'
35
Set print station parameters
ESC c 1 n or X'1B63;31;n'
43
Set print station
ESC c 0 n or X'1B63;30;n'
40
Set printing position
GS ] x y or X'1D5D;x;y'
82
Set relative horizontal position
ESC <5C>h n1 n2 or X'1B5C;n1;n2'
81
Set relative position
ESC \ n1 n2 or X'1B5C;n1;n2'
47
Set right margin position
ESC ] n1 n2 or X'1B5D;n1;n2''
47
Set low paper calibration
GS c 2 or X'1D63;32'
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Table 4. Commands in alphabetical order (continued)
Description
Command
Page
Set relative vertical position
GS \ y or X'1D5C;y'
80
Set sheet eject length
ESC C n or X'1B43;n'
45
Set vertical position
GS $ y or X'1D24;y'
80
Status request
ESC v or X'1B76'
13
Status sent to system
ESC ) n or X'1B29;n'
50
Tab to next tab stop
HT or X'09'
71
Thermal code page
MCT commands; see Table 8 on page 31.
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Verify previous commands
completed
X'1B00;80;00'
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System commands
This section describes the system commands.
Verify previous commands completed
Syntax:
X'1B00;80;00'
Purpose:
This command is used to ensure that all commands preceding it have been
completed. The application waits for the status return with status byte 5,
bit 1 set.
Remarks:
The printer status is returned in status bytes 1–16. Status byte 5, bit 1 is set
after this request has been executed. See Chapter 5, “Status information,”
on page 89 for more information.
Error Conditions:
None
Status request
Syntax:
ESC v or X'1B76'
Purpose:
The printer status is sent to the system. This command will be processed in
the order it was received.
Remarks:
The printer status is returned in status bytes 1–16. See Chapter 5, “Status
information,” on page 89 for more information. For RS-232 printers, this
command is always buffered and processed in the order it is received.
Error Conditions:
None
Reset printer
Syntax:
DLE ENQ @ or X'100540'
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Purpose:
The printer stops if processing a command and begins its reset routine. The
print buffer is canceled. All commands are erased. All printer settings go
back to default values.
Remarks:
None
Error Conditions:
None
EC/Request/Real-time status request
Syntax:
DLE ENQ 4 or X'100534' Immediate or X'1B008000' Buffered
Purpose:
To send the printer status to the system.
Remarks:
The printer status is returned in status bytes 1–16. Status byte 5 bit is set
after the EC request is executed. When used as a buffered command, this
command can be used to insure that all commands preceding it have been
completed. The application waits for the status to return with Status Bytes
5, bit 1 set. (See Chapter 5, “Status information,” on page 89.)
Error conditions:
None
Retrieve Native Mode Status (when printer is in compatibility
mode)
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Purpose:
To read the native mode status when in compatibility mode.
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Remarks:
16 status bytes of data will be sent over the serial following the status
bytes. Status byte 5 is set, indicating that there is extra data attached.
GS N ENG NULL or X'1D;4E;05;00'
Note: Supported on 2xR/1NR printers.
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None
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Retrieve Native Mode Device ID (when printer is in
compatibility mode)
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Purpose:
To read out the native mode device ID when in compatibility mode.
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Remarks:
Following the 8 compatibility mode status bytes is the native mode device
ID status bytes.
GS N ENG NULL or X'1D;4E;05;01'
Note: Supported on 2xR/1NR printers.
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Error conditions:
None
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Extended address command-request printer ID
Syntax:
GS | SOH or X'1D4901'
Purpose:
This command returns 15 bytes of printer-specific information following
the printer status.
Printer ID format
Table 5. Device Type = 30
Byte 1:
Device type = 30
Reserved
Byte 2:
Device ID
Byte 3:
EC – HW version level
Reserved
Byte 4:
EC – Software release level
This level increments after a formal test cycle
on the code. (This is the same as Status byte
#4)
Byte 5:
EC – Software interim version Level
The level that would increment as fixes were
released for test. If a customer had a
“pre-released” level, this would be used to
track their level.
Byte 6:
CR station width
v 72 (0x48): 72 mm print width for 80 mm
paper width
08
v 50 (0x32): 50 mm print width for 58 mm
paper width
Byte 7:
DI station width
2CR/2NR = 0x50
1NR = 0x00
Byte 8:
Feature byte detection
2CR / 2NR / 1NR = 0xFF
Portrait station width 80 or 0x50 for 80 mm
print width
Note: The 4610 is 80.33 mm print width; 474
dots at 150 dpi, and 374 at 120 dpi
Bit 0
Two-color printing
Bit 1
Two-color enabled
Bit 2
CR Cutter
Bit 3
Out of Paper detection
Bit 4
Low Paper Detection
Bit 5
Cover Open Detection
Bit 6
Paper jam detection
Bit 7
Cutter failure
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Table 5. Device Type = 30 (continued)
Byte 9:
Feature byte
2CR = 0x9E
Bit 0
Reserved
Bit 1
DI Landscape Station; N/A for
Model 1xR
Bit 2
DI Station support multipart forms;
N/A for Model 1xR
Bit 3
MICR reader present; N/A for
Models 2NR and 1xR
Bit 4
Flipper present; N/A for Models
2NR and 1xR
Bit 5
Scanner present; N/A for Models
1xR and 2xR
Bit 6
Journal print station – N/A for
Models 1xR and 2xR
Bit 7
Cash drawer capable. Cannot detect
when cash drawer is attached.
Bit 0
DBCS capable
Bit 1
DBCS enabled (character sets
downloaded and DBCS mode
selected)
Bit 2
EJ capable
Bit 3
EJ enabled (memory allocated for EJ)
Bit 4
Beeper present - N/A for 2CR and
2NR
Bit 5
Reserved
Bit 6
Reserved
Bit 7
Reserved
2NR = 0x86
1NR = 0x80
Byte 10:
Feature byte
Byte 11:
Feature byte
Command set version. This is incremented
when major printer functions change.
Byte 12:
Feature byte
Reserved
Byte 13:
Feature byte
Reserved
Byte 14:
Feature byte
Reserved
Byte 15:
Feature byte
Reserved
Emulation mode for Model 1xR / 2xR
The emulation mode for Model 1xR/2xR is intended for customers with
applications that are hard-coded for their existing SureMark printers.
When in emulation mode, the printer will:
v Respond to the Device ID command and match one of the existing printers.
v Return a status that:
– Matches the existing printers of 8 status bytes.
– Fixes the “Status Byte 4” (for RS-232) EC level at 0x61
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– Fixes the EC level in the DEVICE ID at 0x61.
– Sets status byte 1 bit 6 (CR cover open) if any of the following errors are
detected:
- CR feed error (status byte 11 bit 0)
- CR paper out (status byte 8, bit 5)
- Cutter jam (status byte 11 bit 5)
v Firmware download and erase commands: The firmware will look at the code
that is downloaded to verify that the code is 1xR/2xR code before it erases the
current code in the printer. If the code is not 1xR/2xR code, the old firmware
will not be erased. No error bit will be set.
All DBCS characters must be downloaded at the same time.
Usage variables for system management cannot be read with the same commands
as legacy printers. Use the IBM drivers for access to system management.
Physical differences between Models 1xR and 2xR and previous printers:
v The position of the cutter is different.
v Not as much paper needs to be fed to advance the paper above the print head.
v The default for the “0C” command will be less.
The diagnostic package recognizes the printer as being in emulation mode and
sends the correct firmware file to the printer for updating.
The printer will be setup in Emulation mode when sent from the factory. Any driver and
application that support Models 2xR and 1xR should put the printer into native
mode when it is installed. This can also be done using an offline setup procedure.
Emulation of Non-IBM printers
A 1xR printer can be put into EPSON Emulation mode via an Offline setup or via
a Software command, MCT #1E, bit 0. See Microcode Tolerance Information
-Loading. If the printer is in Epson Emulation mode and you want to run the IBM
Diagnostics for POS Systems and Peripherals package against the printer, then you
must put the printer into native mode or legacy mode using the printer offline test
mode before the diagnostics package is started. Once you have finished running
Diagnostics against the printer, you can set the printer back into Epson Emulation
mode using the utilities in the diagnostics package or the same function in the
printer offline test mode.
v Emulation is only supported in single-byte character set (SBCS) mode can
emulate an Epson single-station SBCS printer.
v Emulation mode provides full support for most Epson commands. However,
some commands are supported partially and a few commands are not supported
at all.
v There will be some differences in the printed output, because of different dot
pitches in the print heads and the minimum distance that the paper feed motors
can move the paper. These differences will appear when there are a number of
printed lines, and the method of aligning the data is different.
v Logos and downloadable characters are supported in emulation mode. However,
because the Epson printer prints at 180 dpi and the SureMark prints at 200 dpi,
the emulated printout will be smaller.
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v In order to implement fixes, new functionality, and other improvements, new
releases of printer microcode are routinely published. It is advisable that you run
the most recent version firmware on the printer.
v If one line is aligned using spaces and another line is aligned using the relative
position commands, the data might appear misaligned. The commands, such as
the relative position and margin commands that use the minimum unit of
motion values are based on a fraction of an inch, which eliminates the
differences in the dot pitch. Tabs and spaces are subject to pitch differences.
v To use one of the 1NR code pages while in EPSON Emulation Mode, store the
code page number to MCT #0x81. See “Set code page” on page 41 for additonal
information.
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Preset or onetime-set commands
The SureMark printer has commands to specialize and tune each printer to
improve its usability, performance, and uniqueness. This flexibility is provided
through the use of flash erasable programmable read-only memory (flash EPROM).
Data in this memory device remains valid until it is redefined. This information
only needs to be defined once because it remains for the life of the printer or until
it is redefined.
To verify that data was previously stored in the printer, the system can request a
checksum on data stored in each sector.
The Flash EPROM can be allocated up to 10 sectors. To rewrite information in a
sector, you must first erase the sector.
v For logo commands and predefined messages, erasing the sector is necessary
only to replace a logo or predefined message number, or when the length of the
logo or message exceeds space available in that sector.
v For user flash memory, erasing the sector is necessary only when writing to an
address that has already been written to.
v For user-defined thermal and impact characters, new characters can be added if
they have the same matrix as characters already in the character set. If new
character sets are added, the flash memory does not have to be erased. To
replace characters, you must first erase the sector.
Sector Function:
1
Download graphics (logo) commands
2
Predefined messages
3
Two user-defined impact character sets
4
User-defined thermal character set: four fixed matrix or 2 proportional
5
User flash memory
7
Thermal DBCS character storage
8
Impact DBCS character storage
9
Electronic journal storage
10
User-defined code page mapping
Memory allocation
The amount of memory allocated to each function is specified by the value stored
to its respective MCT location. (See Microcode Tolerance Information - Loading
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and Microcode Tolerance Information - Request commands regarding information
for adjusting these values.) The MCT value represents the number of 64KB sectors
assigned to the respective function.
In Model 2xR/1xR reallocation: To change the memory allocation of any of the
character sets (user-defined impact characters, user-defined thermal characters,
thermal DBCS character storage, Impact DBCS character storage), ALL memory
partitions must be emptied or erased. To change the memory allocation of any of
the remaining functions, ALL remaining memory partitions must be
emptied/erased. If the memory is not erased, an MCT write error status will be
returned.
After the MCT values are written, the new values will not take effect until after a
reset. The new memory allocations will start with the user defined character sets
(sectors 3 and 4), and then the DBCS (sectors 7 and 8), and then increment upward
starting with sector 1. Memory will be allocated until all requests are satisfied, or
until all available memory is used.
There is a total of forty-eight 64 KB sectors, for a total of 3.0 MB of FLASH
memory to allocate.
Note: The flash EPROM is guaranteed for a minimum life of 100,000 write/erase
commands by the flash manufacturer.
Table 6 lists the printer defaults.
Table 6. Printer memory allocation defaults
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Default memory allocation
MCT location
User-defined impact
characters**
64 KB (0x0001) - 2xR
0 KB - 1xR
0xa0
User-defined thermal
characters
64 KB (0x0001)
0xa1
Logos
64 KB (0x0001)
0xa2
Predefined messages
64 KB (0x000a)
0xa3
User memory
128 KB (0x0002)
0xa4
Scan image storage
0 KB (0x0000) for Model 2xR
and 1xR
0xa5
Thermal DBCS character
storage
1152K (0x0012)
0xa6
Impact DBCS character
storage**
567 KB (0x0009)
0xa7
0KB (0x0000)
Electronic journal storage
Note: For electronic journal
storage in the printer, use the
drivers provided by IBM. See
www.ibm.com/solutions/
retail/store.
0xa8
User defined code page
mapping
0xa9
64 KB
**For single station printers, the impact DBCS character storage and the user-defined
impact characters storage cannot be addressed: they remain at 0 KB.
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Table 6. Printer memory allocation defaults (continued)
Function
Default memory allocation
MCT location
Memory allocation required
DBCS Code page
Note: As double byte code
for thermal DBCS (0xa6)
pages are modified, these
allocations could change. See
the double-byte information
available on the RSS web
site: www.ibm.com/
solutions/retail/store
Memory allocation required
for impact DBCS (0xa7)**
Japan - 932
0x0007 (448 KB)
0x00004 (256 KB)
Traditional Chinese - 950
0x000E (960 KB)
0x0007 (448 KB)
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0x0007 (448 KB)
0x0004 (256 KB)
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Korean - 949
0x0007 (448 KB)
0x0003 (192 KB)
N/A for 1xR
In the 1xR this value is fix to
0KB.
Double-byte characters
Important
Use the IBM-provided drivers, diagnostics, and utilities to download the
DBCS characters to the printer.
Download graphics (logo) commands
Syntax:
GS * logo# n1 n2 data or X'1D2A;logo#;n1;n2;data'
Where:
logo#
The logo number being stored
1 <=logo#<=255
n1
One-eighth the number of dots in the horizontal direction (width =
8 × n1).
range = 1 to 72 for a thermal logo
range = 1 to 59 for an impact logo
n2
One-eighth the number of dots in the vertical direction (height = 8
× n2).
range = 1 to 255 for a thermal logo
range = 1 to 5 for an impact logo
data
The data to form the graphics image. The number of data bytes for
the image is n1 × n2 × 8
Purpose:
To store all-points-addressable print messages
Remarks:
A checksum is stored in the printer for each logo downloaded to the
printer. See “Retrieve checksum of each downloaded logo or each stored
message” on page 29. The checksum can be read by the application to
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determine the logos that have been stored in the printer. These messages
can be positioned on the page using the commands for setting positions.
Decimal values are shown, but all parameter values (logo number, n1, n2)
must be hex values when sent to the printer.
The dot density of these messages is specified when the message is
printed. See “Print predefined graphics (logo) command” on page 67.
The total number of data bytes defined for all defined graphics messages
depends upon the amount of memory the user has allocated. See “Memory
allocation” on page 18.
If the parameters logo#, n1, or n2 are out of range, the command is
discarded and its remaining data is processed as print data.
This command should be sent only when the data buffer is empty. See the
description of bit 6 in “Erase flash sector” on page 30.
Images for the thermal logo commands will be defined by one-dot-high
rows (horizontal slices), and the impact will be defined by eight-dot-high
rows (vertical slices).
Note: For a thermal graphic message that is 24 dots high, across the page (n1 = 72,
n2 = 3) takes over 2000 bytes of data.
Example: n1 = 2 & n2 = 2
For Thermal Graphics - Defined as:
X'1D2A010202AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
55555555555555555555555555555555'
For Impact Graphics - Defined as:
X'1D2A020202FF00FF00FF00FF00FF00FF00FF00FF00
00FF00FF00FF00FF00FF00FF00FF00FF'
Error Conditions:
The error is status byte 3, bit 3: Flash EPROM load error. The following
conditions caused this error to occur:
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v The command is trying to redefine a logo that was already defined, or
v The allocated memory is full.
Verify the sector was erased before downloading images.
Predefine messages
Syntax:
GS : message# data GS : or X'1D3A;message#;data;1D3A'
Where:
message#
The message number being stored
1 to 255
data
All data and commands to be included in this message. No
immediate commands can be included in the data.
Purpose:
To store predefined messages. This cuts transmission time. This is where
you can store the header and the trailer of receipts, for example.
Remarks:
v After a "GS :" occurs, all incoming commands are stored in the message
until another "GS :" occurs.
v “Print predefined graphics (logo) command” on page 67 can be included
in this command.
v A Checksum for each downloaded message is stored along with the
message. This can be used to verify the correct messages are stored in
the printer at printer initialization. See “Retrieve checksum of each
downloaded logo or each stored message” on page 29.
Example:
Store a trailer message:
X'1D3A01'
'Thank You For Shopping' X'0D'
' At RSD STORE' X'0D'
'Store #1234567' X'0D'
X'1D3A'
This would store this message as predefined message 1. See “Print
predefined messages” on page 68 for printing this trailer message.
Commands for selecting the print station and print characteristics must be
included with the stored message.
Limitations:
v “Print predefined graphics (logo) command” on page 67 can be included
in this command. Select and print a graphics command cannot be used.
See “Print graphic messages” on page 65.
v “Print predefined messages” on page 68 can be included in this
command, but can only be nested one message deep.
Example: Store a predefined message ('Jane Doe') at location 3, then
issue the following commands:
1. X'1D3A06'
2. 'Welcome to Our Store' X'0D'
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3. X'1D5E03' (This prints the message that has been stored at location 3.
The message cannot have a X'1D5Exx' in it, because that would be
more than one level of nesting.)
4. 'Is Your Cashier Today' X'0D'
5. X'1D3A'
Using the stored message and the above commands, the resulting text
will be:
Welcome to Our Store
Jane Doe Is Your Cashier Today
v These commands cannot be included in the predefined message:
– “Define document wait time” on page 49.
– “Select character for reprinted lines” on page 50.
– “Set sheet eject length” on page 45.
– “Select and print a graphics (logo) command” on page 65.
v This command should be sent only when the data buffer is empty. See
the description of bit 6 in “Erase flash sector” on page 30.
Error Conditions:
The error is Status byte 3, bit 3: Flash EPROM load error. The following
conditions caused this error to occur:
v The command is trying to redefine a logo that was already defined, or
v The allocated memory is full.
Verify that the sector was erased before downloading images.
Download user-defined characters
Syntax:
ESC & s n m data or X'1B26;s;n;m;data'
Where:
s
The character set being defined
1
User-defined thermal code page 1
2
User-defined thermal code page 2
3
User-defined thermal code page 3
4
User-defined thermal code page 4
5
User-defined impact code page 1
6
User-defined impact code page 2
n
The beginning ASCII address of the characters being defined.
m
The ending ASCII address of the characters being defined.
data
The slice data for the defined characters. Note the number of bytes
is determined by which code page is being defined and the
character matrix of that code page.
Purpose:
To define a matrix pattern for user-definable code pages stored in flash
EPROM.
Remarks:
v After characters are downloaded to the printer, they remain valid until
you redefine them. This is true even if power to the printer is removed.
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v Before the characters are defined, the sector of the flash EPROM which
stores this data must be erased. (See “Erase flash sector” on page 30.)
Also, the character matrix for the code page must have already been
defined. (See Table 8 on page 31, MCT# 3, 4, and 5.)
v Flash EPROM sector 4 contains all user-defined code pages for the
thermal print head. To redefine a code page, you must erase and
reprogram all of them.
v Flash EPROM sector 3 contains both user-defined code pages for the
impact print head. To redefine a code page, you must erase and
reprogram both of them.
v You cannot redefine one character only. You must redefine a whole code
page.
v This command should be sent only when the data buffer is empty. See
the description of bit 6 in “Erase flash sector” on page 30.
v ASCII characters 0-31 are reserved for commands.
Thermal code page
You define the character matrix (width/height) for each code page. The values are
stored as Microcode Tolerance values in the EEPROM. See Table 8 on page 31.
Note: The height must be an even number. If an odd number is downloaded, the
command will be rejected.
The number of data bytes per character loaded is 2 × the character height. The total
number of data bytes for this command is 2 × the character height × (1+m−n).
Example: 10 wide × 20 high
Defined as:
X'C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0FFC0FFC0
|C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0C0'
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Note: The number of data bytes = 2 × dot height (20) = 40 bytes.
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Proportional font
Note: The syntax for the proportional font command is the same command as the
“Download user-defined characters” on page 23 with limitations.
EIA-232 Syntax:
ESC & s n m data or X'1B26;s;n;m;data'
Where:
s
The character set being defined
1
User-defined thermal code page 1
3
User-defined thermal code page 3
n
The beginning ASCII address of the characters being defined
m
The ending ASCII address of the characters being defined
data
The height and width of the character, and the matrix pattern for
the data. The number of data bytes is (m−n+1) × (2+wb×32). wb is
defined in the MCT command.
Purpose:
To download and print proportional fonts (True Type fonts) in the thermal
station. Each character in the code page has its own unique width and
height. The matrix must be within the following ranges:
Width 8 ≤ width ≤ 32
Height
8 ≤ width ≤ 32
Remarks:
v Proportional and standard fonts may be used on the same line. If both
types of fonts are used on a line, you would probably use proportional
fonts for the description and resident fonts for the amounts.
v For alignment, a command that will allow right and left alignment on
the same line may be used. This will allow the user to align a column
(decimal point) on the right, and still be left-aligned. (See “Align
positions” on page 48).
v Once characters are downloaded to the printer, they remain valid until
you redefine them. This is true even if power to the printer is removed.
v Before the characters are defined, the sector of the flash EPROM which
stores this data must be erased. (See “Erase flash sector” on page 30).
v You cannot redefine one character only. You must redefine a whole code
page.
v If the parameter s, n, or m is out of range, the command is discarded
and the remaining data is processed as print data.
v This command should be sent only when the data buffer is empty. See
the description of bit 6 in “Erase flash sector” on page 30.
v ASCII characters 0 through 31 are reserved for EIA-232 functions and
cannot be defined.
v See “Proportional fonts” on page 97 for suggestions about how to
implement proportional fonts.
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Limitations:
The memory required for proportional fonts is much greater than the
memory that was required for user-defined fonts. Therefore, when code
page 1 (or 3) is set up as proportional, code page 2 (or 4) is not valid.
You cannot set up code page 2 or code page 4 as a proportional font.
A conversion program for TrueType (TT) fonts is available on the 4610 Web site.
This program converts the TT fonts to the required download format for the 4610
printers.
To download the font:
1. Store the code page matrix as an MCT value. Use the command X'1B
4D x 55 wb' where:
x
X'02' for thermal code page 1, X'17' for thermal code page 3
wb
The number of bytes, which is also 1⁄8 the number of dots, in
the width of the widest character. The valid range is 2≤wb≤4.
2. Erase the existing character set using the command X'1B 23 04'.
3. Use the proportional font command to download the font.
Example:
To define an A to code page 1 when wb is set to 02, enter the following:
X'1B260141410C16'
X'0F001F803FC070E06060C030C030C030C030C030C030'
X'C030FFF0FFF0C030C030C030C030C030C030C030'
X'C030000000000000000000000000000000000000000000'
This command specifies a character width of 12 dots (X'0C') and a
character height of 22 dots (X'16'). Following the width and height are 64
bytes that define the character. If, as in this case, the character is defined
before all 64 bytes have been used, the rest of the bytes are filled with X'0'
(see Figure 1 on page 27).
Note: If wb were set to 03, then the total number of data bytes would be
98 (3×32+2)
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0000111100000000
0001111110000000
0011111111000000
0111000011100000
0110000001100000
1100000000110000
1100000000110000
1100000000110000
1100000000110000
1100000000110000
1100000000110000
1100000000110000
1111111111110000
1111111111110000
1100000000110000
1100000000110000
1100000000110000
1100000000110000
1100000000110000
1100000000110000
1100000000110000
1100000000110000
0000000000000000
0000000000000000
0000000000000000
0000000000000000
0000000000000000
0000000000000000
0000000000000000
0000000000000000
0000000000000000
0F00
1F80
3FC0
70E0
6060
C030
C030
C030
C030
C030
C030
C030
FFF0
FFF0
C030
C030
C030
C030
C030
C030
C030
C030
0000
0000
0000
0000
0000
0000
0000
0000
0000
row #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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Figure 1. Proportional font example
Impact code page
You define the character matrix for each code page with MCT #4 for impact code
page 1 and MCT #5 for impact code page 2. See Table 8 on page 31.
If the matrix defines the characters as 9 dots high or less, a print line will be
printed in one pass of the print head. When the matrix is defined as greater than 9
dots high, it takes two passes of the print head per print line.
Landscape printing is limited to characters with a height of 9 dots or less. If
user-defined characters are to be used in landscape print mode, they must be less
than 10 dots high.
The number of data bytes per character loaded is 2 × character width. The total
number of data bytes for this command is 2 × character width × (1+m−n). Each slice
is defined with two bytes; the most significant bit (MSB) of each slice is the bottom
of the character.
When defining wire patterns, the same wire does not fire in consecutive, primary
(P) and secondary (S) positions. (The printer does not check for errors in defining
the character.) If the character is defined with dots in consecutive positions only
one of the dots is fired.)
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Example: 11 half-dots wide (or 5.5 full dots) × 9 high
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Defined as:
X'1B26034141F000080014000200110000081100020014000800F000'
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The above statement defines character X'41' as an ‘A’.
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Note: The number of data bytes = 2 × dot width (11) = 22 bytes.
Error Conditions:
Flash EPROM load error - Verify the sector was erased before downloading
images.
User-defined code page mapping
485/USB Syntax:
X'1B;6a;data'
RS232 Syntax:
ESC j data or X'1B;6a;data'
Where:
data
256 bytes of data to fill code page.
Remarks:
Each character is referenced by it’s Unicode number. If the Unicode for a
character downloaded is NOT part of the resident characters stored in the
printer, a space character will be inserted.
Note: The table below only shows a portion of code page 858. If the entire
code page 858 were shown, the table would have 128 rows instead
of the 9 rows shown below.
Table 7. Unicode positions for code page 858 - 2 bytes for each mapping location
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U00000C7
Ã
80h
U00000FC
³
81h
U00000E9
é
82h
U00000E2
â
83h
.................
.................
.................
U00000B9
¹
FBh
U00000B3
³
FCh
U00000B2
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Table 7. Unicode positions for code page 858 - 2 bytes for each mapping
location (continued)
U00025A0
FEh
"
For the Unicode characters supported in the printers please see separate
Spread Sheet.
Characters 0x20 through 0x7F are the same as other codepages. Therefore,
the amount of Unicode values will be from 0x80 through 0xFF ( 128
Unicode values, 256 bytes).
Selection of the User Defined code page is ignored if the code page has not
been defined. The previous codepage will still be selected.
Error conditions:
Flash EPROM Load Error - verify that this sector was erased before down
loading the images. Command Reject - when there is no memory allocated
for this function.
Request checksum of flash memory sector
Syntax:
ESC " n or X'1B22;n'
Where:
n
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
Sector 1 - downloaded graphics
Sector 2 - predefined messages
Sector 3 - user-defined impact character set
Sector 4 - user-defined thermal character sets
Sector 5 - user flash storage
Thermal double byte character sets
Impact double byte character sets
User defined code page mapping
Purpose:
To verify data integrity of the data loaded in the Flash EPROM in the
printer.
Retrieve checksum of each downloaded logo or each stored
message
ESC | n1 n2 or X'1B7C;n1;n2'
where
n1
= 0x01 for downloaded logos
= 0x02 for stored messages
n2
The number of the downloaded logo or message that is being
queried.
1 <n2<255
or
0x1 < n2 <= 0xFF
Purpose
To verify data integrity of the logos or messages stored in the
printer. The printer responds with a 2 byte checksum following the
status bytes. If the logo or message is not defined, the checksum
will respond as 0x0000.
Status byte 10 bit 2 will be set when this status is returned.
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Flash storage write
Syntax:
ESC ' n1 n2 data or X'1B27;n1;n2;data'
Where:
n1
= number of data bytes to store
n2
= 3-byte address where data bytes are to be stored
Error Conditions:
Flash EPROM load error - Verify the sector was erased before downloading
data.
Remarks:
The valid address range depends on the memory allocated to this function.
Use “Retrieve size of user flash storage” on page 74 to determine the valid
range.
The command is rejected when the address is out of range.
Erase flash sector
Syntax:
ESC # n or X'1B23;n'
Where:
n
01
downloaded graphics
02
predefined messages
03
user-defined impact character set
04
user-defined thermal character sets
05
flash storage
06
double byte characters
07
reserved
08
Scanned image storage area; n/a for Models 2xR and 1xR
09
Electronic journal storage area
0A
User-defined code page mapping
0B - FF
Reserved
Purpose:
To erase the flash EPROM before downloading the data into the printer.
Remarks:
The command should only be sent to the printer when the buffer is empty
(status byte 2, bit 6). No other commands should be sent until this
command is complete.
Status byte 3, bit 7 (command complete bit) is set to show erasing is
finished and the command is complete.
The flash EPROM is guaranteed for a minimum life of 100,000 write/erase
commands by the Flash manufacturer.
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Microcode tolerance (MCT) information - loading
Syntax:
ESC M n h l or X'1B4D;n;h;l'
Where:
n
Microcode tolerance (MCT) that is being adjusted
h
The high-order byte of MCT data
l
The low-order byte of MCT data
Purpose:
The microcode tolerance (MCT) information is used to make adjustments
to the printer's microcode. MCT data is nonvolatile data stored in the
printer EPROM that is specific to a printer. For example, an MCT
parameter can be defined to adjust for mechanical tolerances which cause a
print line to not be centered on a document. Another would be for
adjusting for the number of motor steps to the first print position on a
document. This data remains intact until changed by the user.
Remarks:
Table 8 lists the MCT values by the parameter (n). The table includes the
default, the minimum, and the maximum values of each MCT.
If you try to set an MCT value out of its defined range, it is set to the
closest limit (the minimum or maximum value) or rejected.
Error Conditions:
EPROM load error
Microcode tolerance (MCT) information - request
Syntax:
ESC S n or X'1B53;n'
Where:
n
Microcode tolerance (MCT) information that is being requested
Purpose:
To enable reading MCT information from EEPROM.
Remarks:
v MCT data is sent over the serial line after status bytes. See Table 8 for
the values of parameter n.
v MCT write command values that are out of range will cause the
command to be rejected. (See bit 7 of “Status byte 1” on page 90.)
Table 8. MCT command definitions
DEC
HEX
MCT
Default
Min
Max
1
1
DBCS code page
X'FF00'
X'0000'
X'FFFFH'
Byte 1: Code page selected
Byte 2: Matrix for the
impact code page.
0 = 16 x 16 matrix
1 = 9 x 16 matrix
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Table 8. MCT command definitions (continued)
DEC
HEX
MCT
Default
Min
Max
2
2
Matrix of user-defined thermal code
page 1
X'0A14'
X'0810'
X'1020'
Byte 1: Dot row width
(10x20)
(16x32)
Byte 2: Dot row height
3
3
Matrix of user-defined thermal code
page 2
Byte 1: Dot row width
X'0A14'
X'0810'
(10x20)
X'1020'
(16x32)
Byte 2: Dot row height
4
4
Matrix of user-defined impact code page X'0707'
1
(07x07)
Byte 1: Half-dot row width
X'0404'
X'1010'
(16x16)
Byte 2: Dot row height
5
5
Matrix of user-defined impact code page X'0707'
2
(07x07)
Byte 1: Half-dot row width
X'0404'
X'1010'
(16x16)
Byte 2: Dot row height
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Matrix of user-defined thermal code
page 3
Byte 1: Dot row width
X'0A14'
X'0810'
(10x20)
X'1020'
(16x32)
Byte 2: Dot row height
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Matrix of user-defined thermal code
page 4
Byte 1: Dot row width
X'0A14'
(10x20)
Byte 2: Dot row height
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X'0810'
X'1020'
(16x32)
Table 8. MCT command definitions (continued)
DEC
HEX
MCT
Default
Min
Max
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1E
Mode options
X'FFFF'
N/A
N/A
Bit 0: (Valid in the 1xR printers)
v 1 = IBM native mode.
v 0 = Set to non-IBM emulation
mode.
Bits 1–12
Reserved for future use, should
be left at 1
Bit 13:
(DI portrait mode only)
v 1 = Line feeds not executed
until DI ready (non-IBM
mode).
v 0 = Line feeds are executed
without regard for the state
of DI ready (IBM mode).
Bit 14:
v 1 = Normal operations (IBM
mode).
v 0 = Switch order of font A
and font B (non-IBM mode).
Bit 15:
v 0 = Disable CR (X'0D') in CR
station. No line feeds in DI
(non-IBM mode).
v 1 = Normal operations. Treat
CR (X'0D') the same as line
feeds (X'0A'). (IBM mode).
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RS232 - Communication.
Baud/DataFlow
FF60h on Models
2xR and 1xR
FFFFH
Bit 15
1 = DTR/DSR Dataflow
0 = XON/XOFF
Bit 14
1 = System Unit Flow Control
(DTR) Disabled
0 = System Unit Flow
Control (DTR) Enabled
Bit 13-8
Reserved
Bit 7 -0
BAUD Rate:
9600 Baud == xx08h
19200 Baud == xx10h
115200 Baud == xx60h
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DBCS Address Vector 1
80FFh
0000H
FFFFH
52
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DBCS Address Vector 2
0000h
0000H
FFFFH
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Table 8. MCT command definitions (continued)
DEC
HEX
MCT
Default
Min
Max
53
35
DBCS Address Vector 3
0000h
0000H
FFFFH
68
44
Power supply capabilities - peak current
- mAmps
96-104
60-68
Reserve for manufacturing / native
windows driver
105 108
69 – 6E
Printer usage statistics
N/A
N/A
FFFFH
111
6F
Status request options:
N/A
0
FFFFH
FFFH
Bit 15: See “Microcode tolerance (MCT) information - request ” on page 31. The status returned
when the bit is set to 1, the MCT number is not sent with the MCT data; when the bit is set to
0, the MCT number is sent in byte after MCT data.
Bit 14: 1 = compatibility mode with older printers. 0 = Models 2xR and 1xR native mode. The
number of Status bytes increases and the format of the Device ID response has changed. See
“Extended address command-request printer ID” on page 15.
Bit 13: 1 = MICR will be read into the flipper. 0 = MICR reading setup for back-to-back MICR
reads. First read into the throat of printer, then read into the flipper.
Bit 12: Magnetic noise level: 1 = compatibility mode with older printers. 0 = The data sent from
the printer as a result of a MICR read command (1B;49) will include a byte with the amplitude
of a noise level. Data would be structured as {Signal Strength; magnetic noise level; MICR read
data}
Bit 11: MICR Raw data format; 1 = compatibility mode with older printers. 0 = Change the
MICR data response to TOAD Format. Symbol Definition “T” TRANSIT “O” ON-US “A”
AMOUNT “D” DASH
Bits 10: Electronic Journal Options: When all electronic journal sectors are full. 0 = Printer
automatically erases the ‘earliest’ session to store the latest data. If there is only one session, the
automatic erasing will not work and printer will report an error that all sectors are full. 1 =
Printer will report back an error message that all sectors are full. A session must be erased
before more EJ data can be stored.
Note: For electronic journal storage in the printer, use the drivers provided by IBM. See
www.ibm.com/solutions/retail/store.
Bits 9- 0: Reserved for future use – should remain at 1.
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Default Code Page. Upper nibble
reserved. Lower nibble default code
page. See “Set code page” on page 41
for options.
FF01h
FF00h
FF18h
160
A0
User Defined Impact Character Memory
Allocation
0001h - 2xR
0000h - 1xR
0000h
0001h
161
A1
User Defined Thermal Character
Memory Allocation
0001h
0000h
0001h
162
A2
User Defined Logos Memory Allocation
0001h
0000h
0030h
163
A3
Predefined messages Memory Allocation 0001h
0000h
0030h
164
A4
User FLASH Storage Memory Allocation 0002h
0000h
0030h
165
A5
Scan Image Storage Memory Allocation
0000h
0000h
0000h
166
A6
Thermal DBCS Character Storage
Memory Allocation
000Eh
0000h
002Fh
167
A7
Impact DBCS Character Storage Memory 0000h
Allocation
0007h
0000h
002Fh
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Table 8. MCT command definitions (continued)
DEC
HEX
MCT
Default
Min
Max
168
A8
Electronic Journal Storage Memory
Allocation
0000h
0000h
0030h
169
A9
User-defined Code Page Mapping
0001h
0000h
0001h
Setup commands
Setup commands change character font, intercharacter spacing, and the target print
station.
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Set print mode
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Syntax:
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Where:
ESC ! n or X'1B;21;n'
n
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Specifies print characteristics, as shown in Table 9.
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Table 9. Print characteristics
Bit Number
Function
(LSB) 0
CPI/font
1
Font
2
Overline
3
Emphasized
4
Double-high
5
Double-wide
6
Inverted/DBCS
compressed
(MSB) 7
Underlined
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Default:
n = 00
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Example
To set the print mode to Font B, Emphasized, and Underlined, use the
X'1B;21;89' command.
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Remarks:
Bit=0
Char/page
Char/page
Cancel
Cancel
Cancel
Cancel
Cancel
Bit=1
See below
See below
Set
Set
Set
Set
Set
Thermal
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Impact
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
DBCS only
Cancel
Set
yes
no
Single byte character sets:
v Table 10 lists the characters to select fonts A, B, or C.
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Table 10. Characters that select font A, B, and C
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Bit
User defined
Thermal
User defined
Impact
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Code page 1
Page 1 @ 150 dpi Font A
Font A
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00
Code page 2
Page 1 @ 120 dpi Font B
Font B
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Code page 3
Page 2 @ 150 dpi Font C
Font A
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Code page 4
Page 2@ 120 dpi
Font B
Resident
Thermal
Reserved
Resident Impact
v For thermal printing:
– Font A = 10 dots (wide) × 20 dots (high) or 1.25 mm × 2.5
mm.
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– Font B = 12 dots (wide) × 24 dots (high) or 1.5 mm × 3.0 mm.
– Font C = 8 dots (wide) × 20 dots (high) or 1.0 mm × 2.0 mm.
Invert cannot be used with over-line and underline.
v For impact printing:
– Font A = dot density of 75 half-dots per inch (resident
characters = 1.2 mm × 2.0 mm).
– Font B = dot density of 60 half-dots per inch (resident
characters = 1.5 mm × 2.0 mm).
Emphasized printing enable and disable, and font A or font B
selection must be at the beginning of a print line to be
recognized.
User-defined characters greater than 9 dots high cannot be
printed double high in TI1/2 printers.
Double-high and emphasized characters are not valid in
landscape mode.
v See Chapter 6, “Character fonts,” on page 97, “Download
user-defined characters” on page 23, “Set print station” on page
40, and “Select user-defined or resident character sets” on page
41 for related information.
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Double byte character sets:
v For thermal printing:
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Font size supported = 24 dots (w) x 24 dots (H) or 3.0 mm x 3.0
mm
The number of characters per line is dependent on the
intercharacter spacing. For example, if intercharacter spacing is
six:
– There are 19 characters/line with 80 mm paper
– There are 13 characters/line with 50 mm paper
v For impact printing:
There are two different font matrixes supported by the printer
firmware; however, only one font matrix can be downloaded
into the printer at a time:
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– 16 dots x 16 full-dots
– 9 dots x 16 half-dots
v Matrix 16x16
Characters can be printed in the following sizes:
Normal
– 150 DPI - 5.4 mm (weight) x 4.0 mm (height)
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– 120 DPI - 6.8 mm (weight) x 4.0 mm (height)
Compressed
– 75 DPI - 2.7 mm (weight) x 4.0 mm (height)
– 60 DPI - 3.4 mm (weight) x 4.0 mm (height)
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Note: The impact station DPI is the number of 1/2 dots per
inch. There are 474 half-dots/line when set for 150 or 75
dpi, and 3799 half-dots/line when set for 120 or 60 DPI.
The size printed is controlled by bit 0 and bit 6:
– Bit 0 can only be changed at the beginning of a print line.
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– Bit 6 can change at any time.
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Character that are 150 dpi and 75 dip can be mixed on a line.
However, characters that are 150 DPI and 120 DPI cannot be
mixed on a line. For example, if you have an intercharacter
spacing of 3:
– 150 DPI - 13 characters per line (474/35 half-dots per
character); n=0x00
– 120 DPI - 10 characters per line (379/35 half-dots per
character) n=0x01
– 75 DPI - 24 characters per line (474/19 half-dots per character)
n=0x40
– 60 DPI - 19 characters per line (379/19 half-dots per character)
n=0x41
v Matrix 9x16
Bit 6 has no effect on this font.
Character are printed in the following sizes:
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– 150 DPI - 2.7 mm (weight) x 2.2 (height)
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– 120 DPI - 3.4 mm (weight) x 2.2 mm (height)
For example, if the intercharacter spacing is three:
– 150 DPI - 24 characters per line (474/17 half-dots per
character)
– 120 DPI - 19 characters per line (379/19 half-dots per
character)
Set or cancel double-wide mode
Syntax:
ESC W n or X'1B57;n'
Where:
n=00
Cancel double-wide mode
n=01
Set double-wide mode
Default:
n = 00
Set or cancel double-high mode
Syntax:
ESC h n or X'1B68;n'
Where:
n=00
Cancel double-high mode
n=01
Set double-high mode
Default:
n = 00
Purpose:
For better print quality with double-high characters in the document
station.
Remarks:
See “Set or cancel unidirectional printing ” on page 39.
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Set or cancel underline mode
Syntax:
ESC − n or X'1B2D;n'
Where:
n=00
Cancel underline mode
n=01
Set underline mode
Default:
n = 00
Remarks:
This is valid in the Cash Receipt station.
Set or cancel overline mode
Syntax:
ESC x‘5F’ n or X'1B5F;n'
Where:
n=00
Cancel overline mode
n=01
Set overline mode
Default:
n = 00
Remarks:
This is valid in the customer receipt station only.
Set or cancel invert mode
Syntax:
ESC H n or X'1B48;n'
Where:
n=00
Cancel Invert Mode
n=01
Set Invert Mode
Default:
n = 00
Remarks:
This is valid in the customer receipt station only.
Set or cancel emphasized printing
Syntax:
ESC G n or X'1B47;n'
Where:
n=00
Cancel Emphasized Mode
n=01
Set Emphasized Mode
Default:
n = 00
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Remarks:
This must be at the beginning of a print-line in the document portrait
station. It is enabled for the entire line.
Select maximum print speed
Syntax:
ESC ? n or X'1B2F;n'
Where:
n=00
80 lines per second
n=01
52 lines per second
n=02
35 lines per second
Default:
n = 00
Remarks:
v In the cash receipt station, the printing will slow down to the maximum
selected speed. This will increase the quality of the printing and lower
the current draw from the power supply when printing high-density
images, such as dark logos.
v This is the maximum speed being selected, so the dot utilization
algorithms can still slow the speed further when necessary.
Set or cancel unidirectional printing
Syntax:
ESC U n or X'1B55;n'
Where:
n=00
Cancels unidirectional printing
n=01
Sets unidirectional printing
Default:
n = 00
Remarks:
This is valid in the document station in portrait mode only, when there
must be two passes of the print head to print one print line.
Example: double-high or emphasized print.
When unidirectional mode is set to double-high characters, it takes three
passes of the print head.
In bidirectional mode, printing double-high characters takes only two
passes of the print head.
Unidirectional printing takes longer but increases the quality of the print.
Set document length for landscape print
Syntax:
GS c 1 n
Where:
n
2 bytes indicating the length of the document in print motor steps.
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Remarks
v Document length data is sent in the status after the status bytes.
v Status byte 5, bit 3, is sent to indicate that extra data is attached.
Note: There are 50 motor steps per inch. A 6-inch document = 300 steps. (Use 295
to allow a margin for error; n=0x127.) To calculate the number of dots per
printed line:
v Under normal operation, the printer measures the length of the document.
This command can be used to save transaction time if the document
length is known by the application.
v for 150 DPI (dots per inch)
[(motor_steps - 75 * 3.12] - 10 = dots per line
v or for a 6-inch document
(676 dots) / (10 = dots per character) = 67 characters per line
v for 120 DPI
[(motor steps - 75) * 2.5] - 10 = dots per line
v or for a 6-inch document
(540 dots) / (10 = dots per character) = 54 characters per line
or
Attention: Set the document length a few steps shorter than the actual document.
If you set the document length too long the printer will feed the document out of
the printer roller and an error will be generated.
Request document length for landscape print
Syntax:
GS N X'02' NULL or X'1D4E;02;00'
Purpose
To determine the length of the document in the Landscape Print station
Remarks
v Document length data is sent in after the status bytes.
v Status byte 5, bit 3, is sent to indicate that extra data (beyond status byte
8) is attached.
Set print station
Syntax:
ESC c 0 n or X'1B63;30;n'
Where:
n
Specifies the print station.
Bit # ↓ Station
LSB 0 Electronic journal
1 Cash Receipt Station
2 Document Station - Portrait Mode
3 Document Station - Landscape Mode
4 Reserved
5 Reserved
6 Reserved
7 Reserved
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Default:
n = 02
Remarks:
See Chapter 4, “Document handling,” on page 85.
The EJ station can be selected along with one of the other stations;
however, you cannot select both CR and DI.
Select user-defined or resident character sets
Syntax:
ESC % n or X'1B25;n'
Where:
n=00
Select resident character sets
n=01
Select user-defined character sets
Default:
n = 00 when printer is in Single Byte Mode
n = 01 when printer is in Double Byte Mode. MCT #0x10 Bit 7
Remarks:
See “Download user-defined characters” on page 23.
Set code page
Syntax:
ESC t n or X'1B74;n'
Where:
n=00
Code Page 437 - United States
n=01
Code Page 858 - Multilingual
n=02
Code Page 863 - Canadian-French
n=03
Code Page 860 - Portugal
n=04
Code Page 865 - Norway
n=05
Printer's Generic Code Page 1
n=06
Printer's User Defined Code Page Mapping
n=07
Code Page 869 – Greek
n=08
Code Page 857 – Turkish
n=09
Code Page 864 – Arabic
n=0a
Code Page 867 – Hebrew (Israel)
n=0b
Code Page 852 – Hungarian, Polish, Czech, Romanian, Slovak,
Slovenian, Croatian
n=0c
Code Page 848 – Ukranian
n=0d
Code Page 866 – Russian (cyrillic)
n=0e
Code Page 872 – Bulgarian, Serbian
n=0f
Code Page 775 – Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonia
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n=10
Code Page 861 – Icelandic
n=11
Code Page 1250 – Windows Latin 2
n=12
Code Page 1251 – Windows Cyrillic
n=13
Code Page 1252 – Windows Latin 1
n=14
Code Page 1253 – Windows Greek
n=15
Code Page 1254 – Windows Turkish
n=16
Code Page 1255 – Windows Hebrew
n=17
Code Page 1256 – Windows Arabic
n=18
Code Page 1257 – Windows Baltic Rim
Default:
n = 01
Remarks:
Changing code pages is valid for resident character sets only. If
user-defined character sets are enabled, this command will not do
anything. In the DBCS printer, the characters used from each of these code
pages will be determined by the DBCS Vector Ranges that are selected.
Selection of the User Defined Code Page Mapping (0x06), is ignored if the
code page has not been defined. The previous codepage will still be
selected
Set intercharacter spacing for single byte character sets
Syntax:
ESC SP n or X'1B20;n'
Where:
n
The number of dot-spaces in the thermal print station or half-dot
spaces in the impact print station.
Default:
n = 03
Maximum:
n = 08
Remarks:
If you select double-width printing, the space to the right of each character
is doubled.
Set intercharacter spacing for double byte character sets
Syntax:
ESC T n or X'1B52;n'
Where:
n
The number of dot-spaces in the thermal print station or half-dot
spaces in the impact print station.
Default:
n = 06
Maximum:
n = 20 hex (32 decimal)
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Remarks:
If you select double-width printing, the space to the right of each character
is doubled.
Set or cancel rotated characters
Syntax:
ESC V n or X'1B56;n'
Where:
n=00
Cancel Rotated Characters
n=01
Set Rotated Character
Default:
n = 00
Remarks:
Rotation is 90 degrees clockwise. This command is supported only in the
thermal print station.
Set print station parameters
Syntax:
ESC c 1 n or X'1B63;31;n'
Where:
n
Specifies the print station.
Bit # ↓ Station
LSB 0 Reserved
1 Customer Receipt Station
2 Document Station - Portrait Mode
3 Document Station - Landscape Mode
4 Reserved
5 Reserved
6 Reserved
7 Reserved
Purpose:
This command is used for setting the line spacing, margins, and tabs.
Remarks:
More than one station can be selected at the same time if the settings are
common to all of the selected stations.
Default:
n = 02 (customer receipt station)
Select 1/8-inch line spacing
Syntax:
ESC 1 or X'1B31'
Remarks:
In the thermal (receipt) station this would set line feeding to 26 steps/line.
In the impact (document - portrait) station this would be set to 6
steps/line.
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Note: Spacing in the document - portrait is actually 8.5 lines per inch. Line
spacing dimension is approximate. For the impact printer in portrait
mode, the actual line spacing must be calculated using 51 steps per
inch.
Note: For DI Portrait Printing: Characters greater than 9 dots high (DBCS
16x16 character) takes 2 passes of the print head - with paper fed
in-between the lines (4 steps). The actual lines-per-inch will be
adjusted. Example if printer is set to 1/8 inch line spacing. The
printer will line feed 6 steps in-between each line, and the 4 steps
inside of the line. The result is 10 steps/line or 4.8 lines per inch.
In the impact (document - landscape) station this would be set to 16
steps/line.
This command should be sent after “Set print station parameters” on page
43.
Select 1/6-inch line spacing
Syntax:
ESC 2 or X'1B32'
Remarks:
In the thermal (receipt) station this would set line feeding to 34 steps/line.
In the impact (document - portrait) station this would be set to 8
steps/line.
Note: Spacing in the document - portrait is actually 6.375 lines per inch.
Line spacing dimension is approximate. For the impact printer in
portrait mode, the actual line spacing must be calculated using 51
steps per inch.
In the impact (document - landscape) station this would be set to 21
steps/line.
This command should be sent after “Set print station parameters” on page
43.
Note: For DI Portrait Printing: Characters greater than 9 dots high (DBCS
16x16 character) takes 2 passes of the print head - with paper fed
in-between the lines (4 steps). The actual lines-per-inch will be
adjusted. Example if printer is set to 1/6 inch line spacing. The
printer will line feed 8 steps in-between each line, and the 4 steps
inside of the line. The result is 12 steps/line or 4 lines per inch.
Select color printing
Syntax:
ESC r n or X'1B72;n;'
Where:
n=
44
00
Cancel color printing
01
Enable full-character color printing
02
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Default:
n = 00
Purpose:
To enable half-character or full-character color printing, or to disable color
printing.
Remarks:
v You can enable and disable full-character color printing within a print
line. This enables you to print one word in a different color.
v This command can be used up to 8 times in a line when full-character
color printing is used.
v Half-character color printing is only supported at the beginning of a
print line.
v If both bit 1 and bit 0 of n are set (n=03), only half-character color
printing will be enabled.
v This command is only valid if the Enable Color Printing command is
sent first. When color paper is enabled, the printer is limited to printing
at 15 LPS when printing 8 LPI.
Limitations:
v This command is only valid if Color Printing is enabled (see “Select
thermal paper” on page 55).
v When color paper is enabled, depending on the paper, the printer might
be limited to printing at 15 lps when printing 8 lpi.
Set line spacing using minimum units
Syntax:
ESC 3 n or X'1B33;n'
Where:
n
Specifies line-feed steps.
In the customer receipt station, 1 inch = 204 steps and 1 mm = 8
steps. Thermal must be an even number.
In the document portrait station, 1 inch = 51 steps and 1 mm = 2
steps.
In the document landscape station, 1 inch = 127 steps and 1 mm =
5 steps.
This command should be sent after “Set print station parameters”
on page 43.
Set sheet eject length
Syntax:
ESC C n or X'1B43;n'
Where:
n
Specifies the number of line feed steps using minimum units
moved when a FF is sent in the receipt station.
In the document station, an eject will feed until the document has
exited the lower document sensors - this length is not used.
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Default:
n = 0x68 (104 decimal)
Maximum:
255 steps (FF hex)
This value is stored in the printer memory so that it is not lost when the printer is
reset.
Set horizontal tab positions
Syntax:
ESC D [n1 n2] NUL NUL or X'1B44[n1n2]0000'
Where:
n1
The high-order-byte dot offset for the horizontal tab.
n2
The low-order-byte dot offset for the horizontal tab.
Default:
There is a tab every 100 dots.
Remarks:
This command should be sent after “Set print station parameters” on page
43.
Up to 5 tab positions can be stored. All 5 n1 n2 value pairs can be included
in one command. Values must be entered in hex.
A tab is calculated from the left margin position.
Tab values must be in ascending order.
Example: To set 3 tab positions - at the 100, 150 and 300 dot positions:
v X'1B4400640096012C0000'
See “Horizontal tab” on page 71.
Set left margin position
Syntax:
ESC $ n1 n2 or X'1B24;n1;n2'
Where:
n1
The high-order byte of the dot offset from the beginning of the
print line.
n2
The low-order byte of the dot offset from the beginning of the
print line.
Default:
n1 = 0, n2 = 0
Remarks:
In the customer receipt station, 1 mm = 8 dots.
In the document station, 1 inch = 150 half-dots (75 dots).
n1 and n2 are hex values. Convert each to decimal. Then, use this formula
to get the decimal equivalent: (n1 × 256) + n2.
If the number exceeds the printable area, it is ignored.
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The maximum value for the customer receipt station is 576. The maximum
value for the document insert station is 474.
In the customer receipt station, this number is rounded back to a factor of
8.
This command should be sent after “Set print station parameters” on page
43.
Set right margin position
Syntax:
ESC ] n1 n2 or X'1B5D;n1;n2''
Where
n1
Is the high order byte of the dot offset from the beginning of the
print line.
n2
Is the low order byte of the dot offset from the beginning of the
print line.
Default:
n1 = 0, n2 = 0
Remarks
In the thermal station, 1 mm = 8 dots.
In the impact station, 1 inch = 150 half-dots (75 dots)
n1, and n2 are hex values - to get the decimal equivalent = (n1 x 256) + n2
If the number exceeds the printable, it is ignored. If the number + the
number set for the left margin does not leave enough room to print a
character, these margins are ignored. Maximum value in thermal CR
station is 576. Maximum value in Impact DI station is 474. In the CR
station, this number is rounded back to a factor of 8.
This command should be sent after “Set print station parameters” on page
43.
Set relative position
Syntax:
ESC <5C>h n1 n2 or X'1B5C;n1;n2'
Where:
n1
The high-order byte of the dot offset from the left margin.
n2
The low-order byte of the dot offset from the left margin.
Default:
n1 = 0, n2 = 0
Remarks:
In the thermal station, 1 mm = 8 dots.
In the impact station, 1 in. = 75-dots (150 half-dots).
n1 and n2 are hex values. Convert each to decimal, then use this formula
to get the decimal equivalent: (n2 × 256) + n1
To move the position to the left, use a negative number.
Example: To move N dots to the left⇒ 65536 − N.
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If this number plus the left margin exceeds the printable area it is ignored.
See “Set left margin position” on page 46.
In the customer receipt station, this number is rounded back to a factor of
8.
Set low paper calibration
Syntax:
GS c 2 or X'1D63;32'
Purpose:
You must calibrate the printer to accurately recognize the thickness of the
paper supply. Calibration can be done using an offline test (see “Summary
of the offline test menus (Models 1xR)” on page 108) or using the above
command.
Default:
11meter = 0x2AF8.
Note: See “Low paper sensing and calibration” on page 101
Align positions
Syntax:
ESC a n or X'1B61;n'
Where:
n = 00 Align Left
n = 01 Align Center
n = 02 Align Right
n = 04 Align Column Right
Default:
n = 00
Remarks:
v Values 00, 01, and 02 are only valid at the beginning of a line.
v Tabs are only valid when printing is aligned to the left. If tabs are used
when left alignment is not used, results can be unpredictable. (See
“Horizontal tab” on page 71.)
v Alignment is relative to the left margin.
v To use the Align Column Right command:
1. Send the characters that you want to be left aligned.
2. Send the Align Column Right command.
3. Send the characters that you want to be right aligned.
4. Send an end of line command, for example X'0A' or X'0D'.
The printer will return to left aligned after the line is printed.
Limitations for n=04:
v The command is only valid in the cash receipt station.
v The command is ignored if the printer is not left aligned when the
command is received.
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v If the Align Column Right command is received but the line is filled
before an EOL is received, the filled line is treated as an EOL. There are
usually a few dot positions available, but not enough for a full character.
The column alignment will occur on the few dot positions available.
Set error recovery function
Syntax:
ESC c 4 n or X'1B63;34;n'
Where:
n
Selects the function.
Bit # ↓ Function
LSB 0 Reserved
1 Reserved
2 Release Print Buffer after Error
Correction
32 Automatic retry on a Home Error
4 Hold buffer when waiting for a
document
5 Hold buffer after a flip error
Bit=0
N/A
N/A
Release
Bit=1
N/A
N/A
Hold
Enabled
Release
Not Enabled
Hold
Release
Hold
Default:
n = 00
Remarks:
When set to not automatically release the print buffer after error correction
(bit #2), the printer does not execute commands until it receives a
“Real-time requests” on page 74 command to cancel or release the print
buffer.
When automatic retry on a home error is selected, the printer will try to
reset the print head to a known location, then reprint the line on which the
error occurred. If the printer is unable to reset the print head, operator
intervention is needed.
An error will be sent back to the system and the LED will blink.
Define document wait time
Syntax:
ESC f x y or X'1B66;x;y'
Where:
x
Time the printer should wait, from receiving a print line for the
document station until the document is inserted.
If the document has not been detected by the time the wait time
ends, a document error is sent to the system. The system continues
to wait for a document to be inserted.
Wait Time = x * 0.5 seconds
y
Delay from the time the document is detected until it is grabbed by
the printer (start of document printing):
v Side insertion - closes the document throat.
v Front insertion - pulls the document into the printer and feeds it
to its top of form.
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Delay = y × 0.1 seconds
Defaults:
x = 02 y = 03
Remarks:
If y = 0, the printer does not grab the document. The operator must use
the document feed button to pull the document into the printer.
If x = 0, the printer never sends error status if no print data is sent to the
document station.
Select character for reprinted lines.
Status sent to system
Syntax:
ESC ) n or X'1B29;n'
Where:
n
Selects the function.
Bit # ↓ Function
Bit=0
LSB 0 Print Buffer Empty/Full
Yes
1 Reserved
Yes
2 Front Document Sensor Change
Yes
3 Top Document Sensor Change
Yes
4 After status byte 6 is incremented or Yes
status byte 3, bit 7, is set
5 Cash Draw Sensor Change
Yes
6 Key In Use
Yes
7 Cover Open
Yes
Bit=1
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
|
Default:
0x00
|
|
|
|
Remarks:
Bit 4 can be used in place of the command complete. When the buffer is
empty, the system can assume that everything stored in the printer has
been completed. To enable these status messages, unsolicited status must
be enabled. See “Asynchronous (real-time) commands” on page 74.
Select character for reprinted lines
Syntax:
ESC + n or X'1B2B;n'
Where:
n
The ASCII representation of the character printed in the first
character position on the print line when recovering from a home
error. This occurs in impact print stations only.
Default:
n = 2A hex (This is an asterisk (*) in most code pages.)
Remarks:
The value is stored to printer memory to prevent loss when the printer is
reset. The default value after the reset is the value last sent.
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Re-initialize the printer
Syntax:
ESC @ or X'1B40'
Purpose:
Re-initialize all printer setting to their default values and reset the impact
print head.
Remarks:
Commands in the print buffer are not lost when this command is issued.
The settings that are re-initialized follow (all numbers are in hex):
Setting
Print Mode
Print Station Selected
User-Defined/Resident Character Sets
Code Page
Intercharacter Spacing (Single Byte)
Intercharacter Spacing (Double Byte)
Rotated Characters
Station for line spacing
Line Spacing (all stations)
Tab Positions
Left Margin (all stations)
Relative Position
Align Positions
Unidirectional printing
Horizontal Size of Bar Code
Vertical Size of Bar Code
Position of HR
Font for HRI
Right Margin (all stations)
Error Recovery Color
Default Value
00
02
00
01
03
06
00
02
Six LPI
every 100 dots
00
00
00
00
03
A2
00
00
00
00
Error Conditions:
None
Enable or disable the beeper
Syntax:
ESC BEL n1 n2 or X'1B 07 n1 n2'
where:
n1
Enables or disables beeper.
X'00'
Disable beeper.
X'01'–X'FE'
Timed enable beeper.
X'FF'
n2
Enable beeper.
Sets the beeper volume and tone.
Bits 0–3
The note. Bit 0 is the LSB.
Bits 4–5
The octave.
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Bit 6
Reserved.
Bit 7
Volume. 0 = loud, 1 = soft.
Value (Bits 0–3)
Note
Value (Bits 0–3)
Note
Value (Bits 4–5)
Octave
0000–0
C
1000–8
G#
00–0
1
0001–1
C#
1001–9
A
01–1
2
0010–2
D
1010–A
A#
10–2
3
0011–3
D#
1011–B
B
11–3
4
0100–4
E
1100–C
Rest / Silence
0101–5
F
1101–D
Reserved
0110–6
F#
1110–E
Reserved
0111–7
G
1111–F
1 KHz (normal
beep)
Default:
n = X'00'
Purpose:
To enable or disable the beeper.
Remarks:
v Any value other than X'00' or X'FF' is treated as an amount of time that
the beeper is to be enabled. The time is calculated as n1×0.1 seconds.
v To stop a beep command early, send the Disable Beeper command.
v Timed beeps can be chained together. They can also be downloaded as
canned messages.
v Use a value of n2=X'2F'for the most audible tone.
v Set bits 0–3 to 1100 to put a timed silence in a beep sequence.
Enable or disable the feed buttons
Syntax:
ESC c 5 n or X'1B63;35;n'
Where:
n=0
Enables feed buttons
n=1
Disables feed buttons
Default:
n=0
Purpose:
To disable the feed buttons while in the middle of a transaction.
Remarks:
If the printer is set to have the buttons disabled, the offline tests will also
be disabled.
Enable or disable upside-down printing
This command is only supported in the thermal station.
Syntax:
ESC { n or X'1B 7B n'
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Where:
n enables or disables upside-down printing.
X'00'
Disable upside-down printing.
X'01'
Enable upside-down printing.
Default:
n = X'00'
Purpose:
The print data appears upside down when data is printed normally. This
command allows the data to be right-side up as it comes out of the printer.
Remarks:
v When upside-down printing is enabled, the last line of data must be sent
to the print first.
v This command is valid only at the beginning of a printer line.
Select character size for scalable fonts
This command is only supported in the thermal station.
Syntax:
GS ! n or X'1D21;n'
Where:
n
Defines the height and width of a character. The four least
significant bits (LSBs) specify the height and the four most
significant bits (MSBs) specify the width of the character. See
Table 11.
For example, if n=X'14' the scaled character will be twice the
defined width and five times the defined height.
Table 11. Width and height for scalable fonts
Four MSBs (in
hex)
Character Width
Four LSBs (in
hex)
Character Height
0
As defined
0
As defined
1
2 × defined width
1
2 × defined height
2
3 × defined width
2
3 × defined height
3
4 × defined width
3
4 × defined height
4
5 × defined width
4
5 × defined height
5
6 × defined width
5
6 × defined height
6
7 × defined width
6
7 × defined height
7
8 × defined width
7
8 × defined height
Default:
n = 00
Purpose:
To select the size of a character.
Remarks:
v This command is valid only in the thermal print station.
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v Bits 3 and 8 of n are ignored.
v The Set Print Mode command (see “Set print mode” on page 35) can also
select the character height (double high and double wide). The last
command that is received is the effective command.
v Underline and overline is not supported when the height is scaled 8x.
v The bar for overline and underline is not magnified in thickness
Fix font matrix
Syntax:
ESC : n or X'1B3A;n'
Where:
n
The character width to which all proportional characters will be
adjusted. The range of valid values is 8 ≤ n ≤ 32. Use X'00' to
disable this command and print proportional characters normally.
Default:
n = 00
Purpose:
To fix the matrix of proportional fonts. This command will be used mostly
to align numbers and decimal points.
Remarks:
v This command is valid only on proportional user-defined fonts.
v If the character is larger than the width defined by this command, then
the right side of the character will be truncated.
v If the character is smaller than the width defined by this command, then
the character will be centered in the space.
Print logo inline
Syntax:
GS J d n1 n2 data or X'1D4A;d;n1;n2;data'
Where:
d
Relative height of the character.
0
Single high
1
Double high
n1
MSB of the logo width.
n2
LSB of the logo width.
data
The data to form the graphics image.
Purpose:
To print a small logo inline with characters.
Remarks:
v Thermal station only
v Rotate characters must be disabled
v n1 and n2 indicate the number of dots of the bit image in the horizontal
direction. The number of dots is calculated as n1×256+n2 (after first
converting n1 and n2 to decimal).
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v The logo is 24 dot rows high. If printed in double-high mode, the logo
will be 48 rows high.
v The number of data bytes to form the image is figured by
{((n1×256+n2)−1)/8+1}×24.
v Like user-defined characters, if the image is only 14 dots wide, the last
two dots should be zero to complete the byte. When printed, the image
will be only 14 dots wide.
Set or cancel strike-through
Syntax:
ESC; sn or X'1B73;n'
Where:
n = 00 Cancel strike-through mode.
n = 01 Set strike-through mode.
Default:
n = 00
Remarks:
This is only valid in the Cash Receipt Station.
Select thermal paper
Syntax:
GS; n or X'1D3B;n'
Where:
n = X'00'
Disable two-color printing.
n = X'01'
Enable color printing using print parameter set 1.
n = X'02'
Enable color printing using print parameter set 2.
n = X'03'
Enable color printing using print parameter set 3.
X'n = 04'–X'FF'
Select the print parameters to be defined.
Purpose:
To enable two-color printing and select the print parameters that are best
suited for the paper selected.
Remarks:
v New parameters will be defined as new color papers become available.
v The speed of printing will change depending on the print parameters.
When print parameter set 1 is used, the print speed will be 15 lines per
second.
v This command setting is saved in nonvolatile memory.
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Bar code commands
Bar code commands are valid in the thermal print station only.
Note: For the Models 2xR and 1xR, bar-codes print at a maximum rate of 52 LPS.
Print bar code
Syntax:
GS k n NUL or X'1D6B;n;data;00'
Where: n =
Bar Code
data
X'00'
UPC-A
X'01'
UPC-E
X'02'
JAN13 (EAN-13)
X'03'
JAN8 (EAN-8)
X'04'
CODE 39
X'05'
ITF
X'06'
CODABAR
X'07'
CODE 128C
X'08'
CODE 93
X'09'
CODE 128A, 128B, and 128C
For n=00 through n=08, the ASCII representation of the characters to be
printed.
For n=09, the hexadecimal representation of the characters to be printed.
The first byte of data must be the byte-count of the remaining data. The
trailing X'00' should not be included for this command.
Remarks:
v Valid at the beginning of a line only.
v This command will increment status byte 6.
v Printing will not start until X'00' is received, or the end of a data packet
in RS-485.
v Data after any invalid character for a particular bar code will be
discarded. The printer will continue to wait for X'00'.
v If X'00' or an invalid character is received before the required number of
data bytes, zeros will be inserted following the data until the required
number is reached (for UPC-A, UPC-E, JAN13, and JAN8).
v Excess characters will be discarded.
v A check digit will be generated if one is not supplied for UPC-A, JAN13,
and JAN8.
v Check digits will be figured and added for Code 128C and Code 93.
v For UPC-E, the printer will expand the data, generate a check digit and
parse the data before generating the bar code (6 or 7 digits are
executed). If 7 digits are received and digit 1 is 0, the last 6 digits are
used.
If digit 1 is not 0, digit 1 is used and the digit 7 is ignored.
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v For CODABAR, a stop and start character is required.
v A leading zero will be added to the data for ITF bar codes if the data
received has an odd number of bytes.
v If a bar code width is greater than the paper width, the right of the bar
code is truncated, making the bar code unreadable.
v Bar codes will always be printed in black, regardless of color printing
settings.
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Table 12. Code 128 character set
Value
58
Code
Decimal
Hex
Set A
Set B
Set C
0
0
SP
SP
00
1
1
!
!
01
2
2
“
“
02
3
3
#
#
03
4
4
$
$
04
5
5
%
%
05
6
6
&
&
06
7
7
‘
‘
07
8
8
(
(
08
9
9
)
)
09
10
A
*
*
10
11
B
+
+
11
12
C
‘
‘
12
13
D
–
–
13
14
E
.
.
14
15
F
/
/
15
16
10
0
0
16
17
11
1
1
17
18
12
2
2
18
19
13
3
3
19
20
14
4
4
20
21
15
5
5
21
22
16
6
6
22
23
17
7
7
23
24
18
8
8
24
25
19
9
9
25
26
1A
:
:
26
27
1B
;
;
27
28
1C
<
<
28
29
1D
=
=
29
30
1E
>
>
30
31
1F
?
?
31
32
20
@
@
32
33
21
A
A
33
34
22
B
B
34
35
23
C
C
35
36
24
D
D
36
37
25
E
E
37
38
26
F
F
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Table 12. Code 128 character set (continued)
Value
Code
Decimal
Hex
Set A
Set B
Set C
39
27
G
G
39
40
28
H
H
40
41
29
I
I
41
42
2A
J
J
42
43
2B
K
K
43
44
2C
L
L
44
45
2D
M
M
45
46
2E
N
N
46
47
2F
O
O
47
48
30
P
P
48
49
31
Q
Q
49
50
32
R
R
50
51
33
S
S
51
52
34
T
T
52
53
35
U
U
53
54
36
V
V
54
55
37
W
W
55
56
38
X
X
56
57
39
Y
Y
57
58
3A
Z
Z
58
59
3B
[
[
59
60
3C
\
\
60
61
3D
]
]
61
62
3E
∧
∧
62
63
3F
_
_
63
64
40
MUL
‘
64
65
41
SOH
a
65
66
42
STX
b
66
67
43
ETX
c
67
68
44
EOT
d
68
69
45
ENO
e
69
70
46
ACK
f
70
71
47
BEL
g
71
72
48
BS
h
72
73
49
HT
i
73
74
4A
LF
j
74
75
4B
VT
k
75
76
4C
FF
l
76
77
4D
CR
m
77
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Table 12. Code 128 character set (continued)
Value
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Code
Decimal
Hex
Set A
Set B
Set C
78
4E
SO
n
78
79
4F
SI
o
79
80
50
DLE
p
80
81
51
DC1
q
81
82
52
DC2
r
82
83
53
DC3
s
83
84
54
DC4
t
84
85
55
NAK
u
85
86
56
SYN
v
86
87
57
ETB
w
87
88
58
CAN
x
88
89
59
EM
y
89
90
5A
SUB
z
90
91
5B
ESC
{
91
92
5C
FS
|
92
93
5D
GS
}
93
94
5E
RS
~
94
95
5F
US
DEL
95
96
60
FNC3
FNC3
96
97
61
FNC2
FNC2
97
98
62
SHIFT
SHIFT
98
99
63
CODE C
CODE C
99
100
64
CODE B
FNC4
CODE B
101
65
FNC4
CODE A
CODE A
102
66
FNC1
FNC1
FNC1
103
67
START CODE A
104
68
START CODE B
105
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Print bar code examples
Table 13. Print bar code examples
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Command
n=
Data
UPC-A
X'1D6B'
X'00'
X'30 33 31 33 32 33
31 32 30 37 38 00'
UPC-E
X'1D6B'
X'01'
X'34 39 30 36 39 30
00'
JAN 13 (EAN-130
X'1D6B'
X'02'
X'34 39 31 32 33 34
35 36 37 38 39 30 00'
JAN8 (EAN-8)
X'1D6B'
X'03'
34 39 31 32 33 34 35
36 00
CODE 39
X'1D6B'
X'04'
30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 00
ITF
X'1D6B'
X'05'
31 32 33 34 35 36 37
38 39 30 31 32 00
CODABAR
X'1D6B'
X'06'
42 39 30 2E 2B 3A 2F
24 2D 43 00
CODE 128C
X'1D6B'
X'07'
35 34 35 35 35 36 35
37 35 38 35 39 00
CODE 93
X'1D6B'
X'08'
31 32 33 34 35 36 00
Reserved
X'1D6B'
X'0A - FF'
Select horizontal size of bar code
Syntax:
GS w n or X'1D77;n'
Where:
n
The horizontal magnification of the line width in the bar code, (2 ≤
n ≤ 4).
Default:
n = 03
Note: The last valid value is kept when an invalid value is sent.
Select bar code height
Syntax:
GS h n or X'1D68;n'
Where:
n
The dot height of the bar code, (1 ≤ n ≤ 255).
Default:
n = X'A2' (162 decimal)
Select printing position of human readable information (HRI)
Syntax:
GS H n or X'1D48;n'
Where:
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n = the print position
n = X'00'
Not Printed
n = X'01'
Above the bar code
n = X'02'
Below the bar code
n = X'03'
Both above and below the bar code.
Default:
n = X'00'
Remarks:
Human readable information is normal text associated with the bar code.
Note: The last valid value is kept when an invalid value is sent.
Select font for HRI
Syntax:
GS f n or X'1D66;n'
Where: n = the font for the HRI
n = X'00'
Font A
n = X'01'
Font B
Default:
n = X'00'
Remarks:
Only resident character sets are used:
v Font A = 10 dots (W) × 20 dots (H) or 1.25 mm × 2.5 mm
v Font B = 12 dots (W) × 24 dots (H) or 1.5 mm × 3.0 mm
Note: The last valid value is kept when an invalid value is sent.
Print PDF417 bar code
Syntax:
GS P data NUL or X'1D;50;data;00'
Where:
data
The ASCII representation of the characters to be printed.
Remarks:
Valid only at the beginning of a line. Printing will not start until a X'00' is
received.
This command will increment status byte 6.
The maximum number of characters to be encoded is 1000.
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Error Conditions:
If an image cannot be printed, status byte 7, bit 2 will be set. This may
happen when the image is too big to print. Try decreasing the ECC level.
Select PDF417 ECC (error correction codewords) level
Syntax:
GS R n or X'1D;52;n1;n2'
Where:
n1
The high-order byte of the ECC level.
n2
The low-order byte of the ECC level.
Default:
n1 = 00
n2 = 15
Range:
0 ≤ n1n2 ≤ 400 decimal (170 hex)
Remarks:
For 0 ≤ n1n2 ≤ 8, the ECC level is assumed as that particular security level.
The security level determines the number of error correction code words
added to the symbol.
Error Correction
Security Level
Codewords
0
0
1
2
2
6
3
14
4
30
5
62
6
126
7
254
8
510
For 9 ≤ n1n2 ≤ 400, the ECC level is assumed as a percentage of the
codewords in the bar code.
Select aspect ratio PDF417 bar code
Syntax:
GS S r;c or X'1D;53;r;c'
Where:
r
The height dimension for the ratio; 1 ≤ r ≤ 9.
c
The width dimension for the ratio; 1 ≤ c ≤ 9.
Default:
r = 1, c = 2
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Remarks:
This is not an exact ratio. The image will get as close as possible to the
ratio. However, the maximum width of an image is 12 columns and the
maximum height is 90 rows.
Enable PDF417 truncation
Syntax:
GS T n or X'1D;54;n'
Where:
n
Whether to enable truncation
0
Disable truncation.
1
Enable truncation.
Default:
n=0
Remarks:
Truncated PDF generates a symbol with the right row indicator and stop
pattern replaced by a single width bar. There is a slight degradation in
decode performance if truncation is enabled, which allows more data to fit
in the image width.
Print character commands
These commands should be sent after ASCII data is sent to the printer and is being
held in the print buffer. Any of these commands will increment the line count by 1.
(See “Status byte 6” on page 91 and “Reset line count” on page 77.)
Print and line feed
Syntax:
LF or X'0A'
Purpose:
Prints data in the print buffer and feeds the paper by a preset amount.
Print and line feed
Syntax:
CR or X'0D'
Purpose:
Prints data in the print buffer and feeds the paper by a preset amount.
Remarks:
For applications that send both this command and LF (print and line feed
command), and when only one line feed is required, the printer can be set
to ignore this command. See MCT #30 (0x1e) in Table 8 on page 31. The
default is a line feed.
Print, form feed, and cut the paper (FF)
Syntax:
FF or X'0C'
Purpose:
Prints data in the print buffer and feeds the paper in the customer receipt
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station or document insert station by a preset amount, until the document
exits the feed rollers. If a cutter is available at the station (CR station only),
it cuts the paper.
Print and feed paper n lines
Syntax:
ESC d n or X'1B64;n'
Where:
n
Specifies the number of line-feeds.
Purpose:
Prints data in the print buffer and feeds the paper by the amount specified
in this command.
Print and feed paper using minimum units
Syntax:
ESC J n or X'1B4A;n'
Where:
n
Specifies the line feed steps.
In the receipt station: 1 in. = 204 steps (1 mm = 8 steps).
In the document portrait station: 1 in. = 51 steps (1 mm = 2 steps).
In the document landscape station: 1 in. = 127 steps (1 mm = 5
steps).
Note: Line spacing dimension is approximate. For the impact printer in
portrait mode, the actual line spacing must be calculated using 51
steps per inch.
Purpose:
Prints data in the print buffer and feeds the paper by the amount specified
in this command.
Print graphic messages
Select and print a graphics (logo) command
This command can be used to print signature captures at the printer.
1. Capture the signature as a bitmap.
2. Convert the bitmap to a series of graphics (logo) messages.
3. Hold the buffer.
4. Send the graphics messages to the printer.
5. Release the buffer.
Syntax:
ESC * d w h data or X'1B2A;d;w;h;data'
Where:
d
Dot density.
00
Normal Print - 200 dpi in the receipt station, 150 dpi in the
document station.
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Note: In the document station, this takes three passes of
the print head for a logo that is 8 dots high.
01
Double wide - 100 dpi in the receipt station, 75 dpi in the
document station.
Note: In the document station, this takes one pass of the
print head for a logo that is 8 dots high.
02
Double wide and high - 100 dpi in the receipt station, 75
dpi in the document station. Every dot row in the vertical
direction will be printed twice.
One-eighth the number of dots in the horizontal direction, (width =
8 × w)
w
range = 1 to 72 for a thermal logo.
range = 1 to 59 for an impact logo.
In the receipt station, 1 = 8 dots = 1 mm.
In the document station, 6 = 48 dots = 1 inch.
One-eighth the number of dots in the vertical direction, (height = 8
× h).
h
range = 1 to 255 for a thermal logo.
range = 1 to 5 for an impact logo.
data
The data to form the graphics image.
The number of data bytes must be less than 64K or (h x w) x8 <
64K. To print graphics greater than 64K, see “Download graphics
(logo) commands” on page 20 for an example of the data.
Purpose:
To print all-points-addressable print messages.
Remarks:
The margin will be ignored if this causes the logo to overrun the line
length.
These messages can be positioned on the page using the commands for
setting positions.
Not supported in document landscape mode.
To
1.
2.
3.
print graphics on the printer when the data is greater:
Hold the buffer.
Send all the data.
Release the buffer.
Note: When the buffer is held, care must be taken to avoid exceeding the
capacity of the printer memory.
The left margin will be rounded down to a factor of 8. For example, if the
margin = 74, the logo starts at 72.
Retries are not attempted on print errors.
Valid at the beginning of the line only.
When printing in the document station, a line feed command must be sent
to advance the paper past the last line of the logo.
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If the parameter d, w, or h is out of the defined range for this command,
the command is discarded and the remaining data is processed as print
data.
This command will increment status byte 6.
If this message is printed on a regular basis, consider downloading it to
save communication time. (See “Download graphics (logo) commands” on
page 20.)
The data buffer can be used for signature capture.
Print predefined graphics (logo) command
Syntax:
GS / m logo# or X'1D2F;m;logo#'
Where:
m
The dot density:
00
Normal Print - 200 dpi in the receipt station, 150 dpi in the
document station.
Note: In the document station, this takes three passes of
the print head for a logo that is 8 dots high.
01
Double wide - 100 dpi in the receipt station, 75 dpi in the
document station.
Note: In the document station, this takes one pass of the
print head for a logo that is 8 dots high.
02
Double wide and high - 100 dpi in the receipt station, 75
dpi in the document station. Every dot row in the vertical
direction will be printed twice.
logo # The number associated with the logo that is stored.
v range = 1 to 40 for all models
v range = 1 to 255 for Models 2CR
Purpose:
To print predefined all-points-addressable print messages.
Remarks:
The margin is ignored if it causes the logo to overrun the line length.
Printing this message in the document station at 150 dpi will take three
passes of the print head.
These messages can be positioned on the page using the commands for
setting positions.
Valid at the beginning of the line only.
This command is not valid in landscape mode.
This command will increment status byte 6.
Retries will not be attempted on print errors.
In the document portrait station, a line-feed command must be sent to
advance the paper past the last line of the logo.
See “Download graphics (logo) commands” on page 20.
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Enable watermark printing
Syntax:
GS 2B logo dot offset alignment or X'1D2B;'logo;dot offset;alignment
Where:
logo
Is the number of the stored logo that will be used as the WaterMark
(0x01 <= 0xFF)
dot offset
Is the number of millimeters (8 dot rows = 1 mm) offset between each
WaterMark (0x00 <= 0xFF)
alignment/density
Is the alignment and density of the mark
x0 Align Left
x1 Align Center
x2 Align Right
x3 Roll Right (Left -> Center -> Right -> Left -> ...)
x4 Roll Left (Right -> Center -> Left -> Right -> ...)
x5 Zig-Zag (Left -> Center -> Right -> Center -> Left -> ...)
0x Normal Print - 200 DPI in the thermal (receipt) station
1x Double Wide - 100 DPI in the thermal (receipt) station
2x Double High - 100 DPI in the thermal (receipt) station
3x Double Wide and High - 100 DPI in the thermal (receipt) station
Remarks:
Valid only in the Thermal Station. 1 cm = 80 dots.
Limitations:
You cannot use both page mode printing and watermark printing at the
same time. The speed of printing depends on the dot density of the
watermark. The logo downloaded should be made with a low dot density.
This command is support with firmware version 08.00 and greater. When
printing line by line the printer will buffer the line that overlaps with the
watermark region. Watermark is temporarily disabled when printing
barcodes or logos.
Print predefined messages
Syntax:
GS ^ message# or X'1D5E;message#'
Where:
message#
The number associated with the stored predefined message.
v range = 1 to 25 for all models
Purpose:
To print predefined print messages.
Remarks:
Valid at the beginning of the line only.
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Retries will not be attempted on print errors.
Attention: Stored commands can increment status byte 6. See “Predefine
messages” on page 22.
Check processing commands - 2CR only
This printer can process the check entirely without taking it from the printer. It can
read the magnetic ink character (MICR) line, frank the back of the check, and flip
the check to print the face of the check.
Note: To print the face of the check, select the document station in landscape
mode as the print station.
MICR read
Syntax:
ESC I or X'1B;49'
Purpose:
To read account information from the magnetic ink character line on
customers’ checks.
Remarks:
v Checks should be inserted upside-down from the front and against the
right wall of the printer. The check can be, but does not have to be,
registered in the printer before this command is given. The check will be
fed forward, until the bottom sensor is uncovered, then fed back for the
MICR reader reading. After the reading is complete, the check is fed to
the first print position.
v
If the printer is unable to read any character on the first try, the check
will be fed forward and back for a second try. Complete status will then
be sent to the terminal - if the character was still not read it will be
identified by a Hex 3F (ASCII "?").
Note: Checks with magnetic ink printing within 1.2 inches of the right
edge of the check will not be read correctly. This occurs when the
amount field is printed on the check.
v The MICR read command increments the line count (status byte 6).
v At the completion of this command, the MICR information will be sent
over the serial I/O following the normal status bytes.
Character
Description
MICR data representation - default
0–9
Numerical data
Blank
Unreadable
Character
E13-B - Special characters
Transit
ASCII
Hex value
representation
Bit 13 = 1
TOAD representation
Bit 13 = 0
0–39
3F
?
X'30–9'
X'20'
X'3F'
Same as ASCII representation and Hex
value.
T
X'54'
T X'54'
On Us
A
X'4F'
O X'4F'
Amount
$
X'41'
A X'41'
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Character
Description
ASCII
Hex value
representation
Bit 13 = 1
X'44'
Dash
CMC7 - Special characters
Special character 1
a
X'61'
Special character 2
b
X'62'
Special character 3
c
X'63'
Special character 4
d
X'64'
Special character 5
e
X'65'
TOAD representation
Bit 13 = 0
D X'44'
Same as ASCII representation and Hex
value.
v For E13B checks, the 1st byte of additional data is the signal level of the
check. This level represents a percentage of difference that this check is
from a nominal check. Nominal checks will have a signal level of 100 (64
hex).
v For CMC7 checks, the additional byte of data will always read 100 (64
hex). In this case, the signal level has no meaning.
Response options
v Dependant upon your options, data is presented as {signal strength;
magnetic noise level; MICR read data}.
v Depending upon the setting of MCT 0x6f, bit 10, the second byte of
additional data will either be the characters read off the check (up to a
maximum of 67 characters) or the magnetic noise level (on a scale of
0-100).
– The default setting is the characters read off the check. If the user
enables reading the magnetic noise level, this level will be in the 2nd
byte of additional data and the characters read off the check will
follow.
– The characters are read from left to right. The MICR information will
be represented as ASCII characters.
v Bit 11: MICR raw data format
– 1 = Compatibility mode with older printers
– 0 = Change the MICR data response to TOAD (Transit, On-US,
Amount, Dash)
v Bit 12: Magnetic noise level
– 1 = Compatibility mode with older printers {Signal strength; MICR
read data}
– 0 = The data sent from the printer as a result of a MICR read
command (1B;49) will include a byte with the amplitude of a noise
level. Data would be structured as {signal strength; magnetic noise
level; MICR read data}
v Bit 13:
– 1 = MICR will be read into the flipper.
– 0 = MICR reading setup for back-to-back MICR reads. First read into
the throat of the printer, then read into the flipper.
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Error Conditions:
Document feed error (status byte 7). This bit is set if the inserted check is
too long. The maximum check length is 10 inches. The error is also set if
the check does not clear the document sensor when expected.
Magnetic noise present (status byte 8, bit 6). Set when MICR read shows
random noise count ≥ 100 decimal or periodic noise > 0. If set to a “1”, this
value will be in the status message when status byte 5, bit 2 = “1”
otherwise it will be a “0” in other status messages. Magnetic noise might
be due to a fan or CRT and will affect the accuracy of the MICR reading.
This command is ignored on 2NR printers (without the MICR capability).
Flip check
Syntax:
ESC 5 or X'1B35'
Purpose:
To flip the check after a MICR read. This will allow the face of the check to
be printed.
Remarks:
v For faster check processing, set the print station to the document
landscape before sending the flip command. Then, the check can print as
it leaves the flip mechanism.
v This command increments the line count (status byte 6).
Error Conditions:
Document feed error (status byte 7). This bit is set if the inserted check is
too long. The maximum check length is 10 inches. The error is also set if
the check does not clear the document sensor when expected.
Miscellaneous commands
Horizontal tab
Syntax:
HT or X'09'
Purpose:
Moves the print position to the next tab stop.
Remarks:
See “Set horizontal tab positions” on page 46.
Tabs are valid when printing is aligned to the left only. If the tabs are used
when alignment is not left, results can be unpredictable. (See “Align
positions” on page 48.)
Backspace for composite characters
Syntax:
X'08''
Purpose:
To move the print position to the beginning of the last character.
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Remarks:
This is only supported on 2xR/1xR printers. It is intended for use with
languages that require “composite characters”.
Example. Send x`61; 08; 87; 08; 98' to get the composite character below.
Figure 2. Composite Characters
Return home (select print head location)
Syntax:
ESC < n or X'1B;3C;n'
Where:
n
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The print-head position:
00
Document Home Position
01
Open Document Throat Position
02
Reserved
03
Left Home Position
04
Re-find Document Home position. This can be used to
recover from a home error.
05
Register Document
v Close throat if open and document present
v Advance paper forward to first position if not open
06
Re-register the document if a document is in the printer;
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Remarks:
Only valid at the beginning of the line. Only valid for impact print
stations.
Purpose:
To move the print head to the desired location.
Remarks:
Valid at the beginning of the line only. Valid in impact print stations only.
Paper cut/DI eject
Syntax:
ESC i or ESC m or X'1B;69 or 1B;6D'
Purpose:
To cut the paper in the customer receipt station, or eject the document in
the document insert station.
Remarks:
v This command is the equivalent of a form feed (0C) in the document
insert station but does not feed the customer receipt in the CR station.
v ESC i or X'1B69' does not increment status byte 6.
v ESC m or X'1B6D' does increment status byte 6.
Generate drive pulse for cash drawer
Syntax:
ESC p m n1 n2 or X'1B;70;m;n1;n2'
Where:
m
The cash drawer number - 0 or 1.
n1
Pulse width on time = (n1 × 2) milliseconds.
n2
Pulse width off time = (n2 × 2) milliseconds.
Purpose:
To open one of the cash drawers attached to the printer.
Remarks:
Printing will be suspended while a cash drawer is being opened.
Retrieve the flash storage
Syntax:
ESC 4 n1 n2 or X'1B;34;n1;n2'
Where:
n1
One-byte count of the bytes to be returned
n2
Three-byte address of the first byte to be returned
Purpose:
Retrieve data from user flash storage.
Remarks:
One byte will be returned if a byte count of X'00' is specified.
In many RS-485 printers, the number of bytes retrieved should be kept
under 200 to ensure that the system's receive buffer is not overrun.
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The valid address range for each SureMark depends on the model number
and which memory option, if any, is installed. Use “Retrieve size of user
flash storage” to determine the valid address range for your printer.
Retrieve size of user flash storage
Syntax:
ESC 4 x '08 FF FF FF' or X'1B;34;08;FF;FF;FF'
Purpose:
Retrieve the size of the user flash storage in the printer.
Remarks:
The size of the user flash storage will be returned in 8 bytes after the
printer status bytes. The data will be in the form of ASCII decimal data.
Prepare printer for shut down (S3)
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Purpose:
Prepares the printer to shut down.
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Remarks:
The printer firmware tracks many things in internal memory, including
when to trigger low paper parameters and user statistics. These variables
must be stored in nonvolatile memory before the printers loses power to
keep accurate count of these statistics. When either the ECS g or a reset
command is sent to the printer, the printer will store all internal variables
into the flash memory. This should be sent to the printer by the system
unit before it enters S3 mode, where power is removed for I/O. When the
printer powers on (IPLs), a small amount of paper is fed (1/3 of an inch).
If ESC g is sent before the printer powers off, the paper will not feed when
the printer powers on.
ESC g or X'1B;67'
Note: The ESC g command is only supported on the 2xR/1NR printers
after the 0C.xx release of the code. It is not supported on legacy
printers.
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Asynchronous (real-time) commands
These commands are processed as soon as they are received. They do not go into
the printer buffer.
Note: These commands are not recognized when they occur in the middle of
another command. For example, sending this command after the second
byte of a 3-byte command, as in ESC J n.
Real-time requests
Syntax:
DLE ENQ m or X'1005:n'
Where:
m
Specifies the ASCII command character
n - Specifies the hexadecimal command character
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Description
31
Release print buffer
32
Cancel print buffer
33
Undefined
34
EC request; send status
35
Undefined
36
Undefined
37
Undefined
38
Undefined
40
Reset printer
41
Enable unsolicited status
42
Disable unsolicited status
43
Disable transparent XON/XOFF
m
n
Description
1
31
Release the print buffer for printing. This should be sent
after an error has occurred and the print buffer is held. If
an error occurred during the transaction that was being
held, the printer sends back the line number with the error
and the error status. The system can then decide to cancel
or continue printing after the error is corrected. The
system uses this command to continue printing after the
error is corrected.
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32
Cancel print buffer. This clears the print buffer of all data.
In RS-232 (EIA-232) mode, the user must wait for buffer
empty status (status byte 2, bit 6) before sending any more
commands.
Note: A status message is returned immediately after
execution of this command.
3
33
Undefined.
4
34
EC request - transmit printer status. Sends the printer's
status to the system. This command does not go into the
printer's data buffer but is processed immediately.
The printer status is returned in status bytes 1–16. See
Chapter 5, “Status information,” on page 89 for more
information.
Status byte 5, bit 1, will be set after the EC request has
been executed.
5-8
35-38
Undefined
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40
Reset the printer. The printer stops what it is doing and
goes through its reset routine. The print buffer is canceled
and all commands erased. All printer settings go back to
default values.
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m
n
Description
A
41
Enable unsolicited status.
Note: A status message is returned immediately after
execution of this command. To enable these status
messages, the Status Sent to System setup command must
be enabled. See “Status sent to system” on page 50.
B
42
Disable unsolicited status
C
43
Disable transparent XON/XOFF
Purpose:
To process a command immediately.
Remarks:
Either the Release print buffer or the Cancel print buffer command must be
used when the print buffer is held. If the printer is set to hold on error
then one of these commands must be used when the error condition is
cleared.
After the printer resets, it defaults to not sending status unless requested.
If an error occurs, the printer appears hung, unless a status is requested. If
unsolicited status is enabled, the printer sends the error to the system as
soon as it occurs.
Note: If transparent XON/OFF is disabled, X'10', X'11', and X'13' can be
imbedded in returned status and data. To re-enable the printer, the
printer must be reset.
Data buffer management and batch printing
Marker command
Syntax
ESC = marker or X'1B 3D' marker'
Where:
marker = 1 byte marker: 0x00 and 0x01 markers are reserved.
Purpose
To allow the driver to monitor how much of the data in the printer's buffer
has executed. The EC Level command returns status with the EC bit set. If
you want to know when a specific command has finished execution, a
buffered EC level request could be sent following the command. When
status is returned with the EC level bit set, then the previous command has
been completed.
Remarks:
The marker will be sent as status byte #4 in place of the EC level of the
code, and Status Byte 9, bit #1 will be set to indicate that the EC level has
been replaced by the marker for this status. The status with the marker
will be sent when all commands received before it has been processed. If
only a partial line is sent to the printer (characters without a line feed
command), the marker will be sent before the line gets printed.
Example:
LINE 1 FGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ1234567890x'0a'
LINE 2 FGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ1234567890x'0a'
LINE 3 FGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ1234567890x'0a'
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0x'1B3D04'
LINE 4 FGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ1234567890x'0a'
LINE 5 FGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ1234567890x'0a'
LINE 6 FGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ1234567890x'0a'
LINE 7 FGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ1234567890x'0a'
LINE 8 FGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ1234567890x'0a'
0x'1B3D05'
v After the first three lines, the printer will transmit back status with the
normal printer status: Status Byte 4 = x'04'.
v After the 8th line, the printer will send back status with Status Byte 4 =
0x05.
Reset line count
Syntax:
ESC 6 or X'1B36'
Purpose:
Resetting the line count lets the system track the print line where an error
occurs.
Remarks:
The line count is incremented at every print command. The count is sent in
every status message to the system. The count can go to 256 (X'FF'), when
it rolls back to 0. (See “Print character commands” on page 64.)
Disable line count
Syntax:
ESC 8 n or X'1B;38'n
Where
v n = 1, disable line count
v n = 0, enable line count
Purpose:
To temporarily not increment the line count. This can be used when
printing predefined messages, if the number of lines embedded in the
message is unknown.
Hold printing until buffer is released
Syntax:
ESC 7 or X'1B37'
Purpose:
If the system cannot send data to the printer at a speed needed to keep the
printer in constant motion, it can hold the printer queue until it sends all
data lines for a transaction.
Remarks:
The printer must be printing one line while processing the next line. If the
printer is unable to completely process a line, the print speed reduces to
half.
The line count is reset when the buffer is held.
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Release print buffer
Syntax:
DLE ENQ 1 X'10;05;31''
Purpose:
To release the print buffer for printing
Remarks:
If an error occurs during the transaction that was being held, the printer
will send back the line number it occurred on with the error status. The
system can then decide to cancel or continue the printing when the error is
corrected. The command will continue the printing after the error is fixed.
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Chapter 3. Page mode printing commands
This section describes the page mode commands.
Select page mode
Syntax:
ESC L or X'1B;4C'
Remarks:
v Enables page mode printing.
v Supported on thermal station only.
v Starting position is set by Set printable area X'1B;57.' and Set print direction
X'1B;54.' commands.
v Intercharacter spacing X'1B;20;n' and line spacing X'1B;31', X'1B;32',
X'1B;33' commands are set independently for page mode and standard
mode.
v The following commands are allowed:
– Rotate characters
– Set alignment
– Set/Clear upside-down
– Set margins
Select standard mode
Syntax:
ESC O or X'1B;4f'
Remarks:
v This command is effective in page mode only.
v Data buffered in page mode is cleared.
v This command sets the print position to the beginning of the line.
Select printable area
Syntax:
ESC X or X'1B;58;x;y;dx;dy'
Where:
v x, y
– Two-byte horizontal and vertical starting position (in dots)
v dx, dy
– Two-byte horizontal and vertical printing area (in dots)
Remarks:
v When sent in standard mode, this command sets the printable area for
page mode, but has no effect on standard mode printing.
v If the starting position (x, y) is outside the maximum range, the entire
command is ignored.
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v If the printing area is defined outside the maximum page size, the
printing area is limited to the page size.
v Maximum page size is 576 dots in the horizontal direction, and 800 dots
in the vertical direction (except Models Tx8 and Tx9, which is 1250 dots
in the vertical direction).
Select printing direction/position
Syntax:
ESC T n or X'1B;54;n'
Where:
n
Table 14. Print direction
n=
Direction / position
X'00'
Left to right / top left
X'01'
Bottom to top / bottom left
X'02'
Right to left / bottom right
X'03'
Top to bottom / top right
Remarks:
When sent in standard mode, this command sets the print direction for
page mode, but has no effect on standard mode printing.
Starting position is within the printable area defined by the Select printable
area command (X'1B;58...)'.
Set vertical position
Syntax:
GS $ y or X'1D;24;y'
Where:
y is a two-byte vertical printing position (in dots)
Remarks:
v Applies to page mode only.
v Moves the printing position to the specified dot position perpendicular
to the printing direction specified by the Select printing direction
command. If printing direction is bottom-to-top, or top-to-bottom, this
command adjusts the printing position in the horizontal direction.
v If the value of y is outside the specified printable area, this command is
ignored.
Set relative vertical position
Syntax:
GS \ y or X'1D;5C;y'
Where:
y is the two-byte vertical printing position (in dots).
Remarks:
v Applies to page mode only.
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v Moves the printing position the specified number of dots from the
current print position, in the direction perpendicular to the printing
direction specified by the Select printing direction/position command
(X'1B;54...'). If the print direction is bottom-to-top, or top-to-bottom, this
command adjusts the printing position in the horizontal direction.
v If the value of y is outside the specified printable area defined by the
Select printable area command, this command is ignored.
v If y is a negative value, the current print position will move in the
opposite direction.
Set left margin position (standard mode), set absolute print position
(page mode)
Syntax:
ESC $ n1 n2 or X'1B;24;n1;n2'
Where:
v n1 is the high-order byte of the dot offset from the beginning of the print
line.
v n2 is the low-order byte of the dot offset from the beginning of the print
line.
Default:
n1 = 0, n2 = 0
Remarks:
v In the thermal station, 1 mm = 8 dots.
v In the impact station, 1 inch = 150 half-dots (75 dots).
v n1 and n2 are hex values. Convert each to decimal, and use this formula
to get the decimal equivalent: (n1 x 256) + n2.
v The maximum value in the thermal CR station is 576. The maximum
value in the impact DI station is 474.
v In the CR station, this number is rounded back to a factor of 8.
v If the n1,n2 value exceeds the maximum, it is ignored.
v This command should be sent only after the command that selects the
station, Set print station (ESC c1 n).
v In Page mode, the printing position is moved the specified number of
dots from the beginning of the print line, in the same direction as
printing, specified by the Select printing direction/position command
(X'1B;54...'). If the print position is bottom-to-top, or top-to-bottom, this
command adjusts the print position in the vertical direction.
v This is a one-time adjustment on the current line. If this command
moves the print position outside the printable area specified by the Select
printable area command, it is ignored.
Set relative horizontal position
Syntax:
ESC <5C>h n1 n2 or X'1B;5C;n1;n2'
Where:
v n1 is the high-order byte of the dot offset, relative to the left margin in
standard mode or the current print position in page mode.
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v n2 is the low-order byte of the dot offset, relative to the left margin in
standard mode or the current print position in page mode.
default:
n1 = 0, n2 = 0
Remarks:
v In the thermal station, 1 mm = 8 dots.
v In the impact station, 1 inch = 150 half-dots (75 dots).
v n1 and n2 are hex values. To get the decimal equivalent, convert each to
decimal, and then use this formula: (n1 x 256) + n2.
v To move the position to the left, use a negative number.
v If this number plus the left margin exceeds the printable area, the
command is ignored.
v In the CR station, this number is rounded back to factor of 8. See the Set
left margin position command for more information.
v When printing in page mode, this is a one-time adjustment on the
current line. If this command moves the current print position outside
the printable area defined by the Select printable area command, the
command is ignored.
Set printing position
Syntax:
GS ] x y or X'1D;5D;x;y'
Where:
v x is the two-byte horizontal position, with respect to the paper,
regardless of printing direction.
v y is the two-byte vertical position, with respect to the paper, regardless
of printing direction.
Remarks:
v This command allows complete control of the printing position with a
single command.
v If either parameter is outside the printable area defined by the Select
printable area command, the command is ignored.
Print, form feed and cut the paper
Syntax:
FF or X'0C'
Remarks:
v In standard mode, the data in the print buffer feeds the paper in the CR
station or DI station by a preset amount, until the document exits the
feed rollers. If a cutter is available (CR station only), it cuts the paper.
v In page mode, the printer prints the page, then returns to standard
mode. The page loaded in the printer's buffer is cleared. The paper is
not cut.
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Print page in page mode
Syntax:
ESC FF or X'1B 0C'
Remarks:
v In standard mode, this command is ignored.
v In page mode, this command prints the page that is loaded in the
printer. The page remains loaded in the printer's buffer and the printer
remains in page mode. This should be used for repeatedly printing the
same page, or if there is a template that is filled in with each printout.
Clear print data in page mode
Syntax:
CAN or X'18'
Remarks:
This command deletes all print data in the current printable area of the
page stored in the print buffer.
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Chapter 4. Document handling
To read checks, insert them from the front of the printer. Use the side load
capability only for documents that must be positioned to begin printing at a
particular location on the document. (There is an arrow on the side of the cover to
indicate where printing begins.) Use front load for all other cases.
Portrait mode
This is a suggested method of document handling:
1. ESC f (x) (y): Set up document wait time
x
Time the printer should wait from receiving a print line for the
document station until the document is inserted.
If the document has not been detected by the time the wait time
ends, a document error is sent to the system but the system
continues to wait for a document to be inserted.
y
Delay from the time the document is detected until it is grabbed by
the printer (the start of document printing):
v Side insertion - closes the document throat.
v Front insertion - pulls the document into the printer and feeds it
to the Top of Form.
2. ESC c 0 X'04': Select document station - normal print mode:
The document present indicator blinks until a document is detected, then it
stays on continuously.
v If the document is inserted from the front, it is fed to the first print
position after the document wait time. Then, commands in the printer
buffer begin executing.
v If the document is inserted from the side, printing starts at the location
where it was inserted.
(The document throat must be open to insert the document from the
side.) Manually, open the throat by pressing and then releasing both
buttons. You can also open it with these commands - ESC q or ESC <
X'01'.
If a document is not detected within the wait time (specified in the ESC
f command), the printer sends error status to the system, and continues
to wait.
Note: The system can either cancel the print buffer, thereby deleting all
data in the print buffer, or wait for a document to be inserted.
The printer appears to be hung until an action is taken.
3. Send print lines to be printed in this station.
4. Final handling.
You have an option on final handling, finish printing and either eject the
document or open the document throat to allow manual removal of the
document:
FF: Print and Eject Document.
Finish printing and eject the document.
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Landscape mode
Landscape mode printing is primarily for printing the face of a check.
Notes on landscape printing:
v Lines you send to print start at the bottom of the form, against the right stop,
and continue to the top of the form, to a maximum of 80 mm from the bottom
of the form. This is because the bottom of the form is known (against the right
stop) and the top of the form is unknown to the printer.
v Different lengths of paper allow different print-line lengths. Therefore, the
application must know the size of the print line.
v The printer calculates the length of a document it is to print. To do that, it must
feed the document up past the bottom sensor and back to the top sensor. (On a
5-inch document this takes 2 seconds.) If a MICR read was done previously, the
length was calculated at that time.
v When landscape mode is used without the check flipper, the document should
be inserted so that the right edge is at the top of the printer, and the bottom
edge is against the printer's right wall.
v To position the printing in landscape mode to the correct position, the system
must send line feeds. The printer assumes that the top of form for a document
in landscape mode is the far left edge of the document (to a maximum of 80 mm
from the bottom of the form).
v Line feeding is 5 steps per mm or 21 steps per line, at 6 LPI.
v All landscape printing must be done with one printing pass. Therefore:
– Double-high printing is not allowed.
– User-defined characters greater than 9 dots high are not allowed.
v There is no error recovery for landscape printing.
v Set print station to document landscape mode to print the face of the check as it
comes out of the flipper mechanism.
Landscape printing commands
1. ESC f (x) (y): Set up document wait time
Same as for portrait mode.
2. ESC c 0 X'08': Select document station - landscape print mode:
A
If the document was not previously loaded:
v The document present indicator blinks until a document is
detected.
v Once detected, the document will be grabbed by the printer and
fed to the right margin on the document. Because the document
is inserted on its side, this is at the top of the printer.
v If a document is not detected within the wait time (specified in
the ESC f command), the printer sends error status to the
system, and continues to wait.
The system can either cancel the print buffer, deleting all data in
the print buffer, or wait for a document to be inserted.
The printer appears to be hung until an action is taken.
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3. Send print lines to be printed in this station.
The number of characters that can be printed on a line depends on the
width of the document. The print area is:
v 63 mm high, starting 17 mm from the bottom of the document
v The entire width of the document less 34 mm from the right edge and
10 mm from the left edge
4. Final handling.
You have an option on final handling: finish printing and either eject the
document or open the document throat to allow manual removal of the
document:
4a. FF: Print and Eject Document.
Finish printing and eject the document.
4b. ESC q or ESC < X'01': Open Document Throat
Finish printing and release the document from the printer's rollers.
Note: The document station stays selected. The printer will wait
for another document until the station is changed.
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Chapter 5. Status information
Models 2CR and 2NR have 16 status bytes. When Models 2CR and 2NR is in
emulation mode the status bytes will reflect the status of the older 4610 models.
Status is sent to the system for the following conditions:
Table 15. Summary of status conditions
v Cash receipt print error. The cover is open or out of paper.
v Printer buffer empty. If enabled, see “Status sent to system” on page 50.
v Document sensor state changed. If enabled, see “Status sent to system” on page 50.
v Cash drawer sensor change. If enabled, see “Status sent to system” on page 50.
v Nonrecoverable home error.
v Document not inserted after document station was selected.
v Document sensor is covered or cleared.
v Flash EPROM load error.
v Memory sector is full.
v User flash storage is full.
v Printer ID request (extended address command).
v MICR read command.
v MCT read command.
v User flash read command.
v Print buffer being held.
v Ribbon cover sensor change.
v Document feed error.
v Low Paper Detected
v Out of paper
v Thermal Paper Jam
v Cutter failure
v DI feed slip
Message from the printer
A message from the printer has this format:
Bytes
Contents
1-2
Data count (X'000A' to X'00FF'). The data count includes the two
data-count bytes.
3 - 19
Status bytes 1-16. See the descriptions of each byte in the sections that
follow.
20 - n
Either 5 bytes of additional status from the “Extended address
command-request printer ID” on page 14 command, or up to 246 bytes of
user data that can include:
v MICR data
v User flash data
v MCT data
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Status byte 1
Table 16. Status byte 1
Bit
Description
0 (LSB)
Command complete (immediate command and flash storage commands).
Set to 1 when the command is complete.
1
Reserved
2
Document left home position. Set to 1 when the print head is in the left
home position.
3
Document right home position. Set to 1 when the print head is in the
right home position.
4
Reserved. Always 0.
5
Ribbon cover open. Set to 1 when the ribbon cover is open.
6
Compatibility mode will set this bit on cover open/out of paper/paper
jam or cutter jam. Native mode will only set this bit for cover open.
7 (MSB)
Command reject.
Status byte 2
Table 17. Status byte 2
Bit
Description
0 (LSB)
Document ready. Set to 0 when the document insert station is ready for
printing. This occurs when both document sensors detect the document
and the document has been fed to the first print position.
1
Document present under the front sensor. Set to 0 when a document is
under to top document sensor.
2
Document present under the top sensor. Set to 0 when a document is
under the top document sensor.
3
Reserved. Always equals 1.
4
Print buffer held. Set to 1 when the print buffer is being held. Cleared
when buffer released. The printer can be held due to a Hold buffer
Command or one of the following printer errors: Ribbon cover open, with
commands to be printed on the document station. Cash receipt print error
with commands to the cash receipt station.
5
Open throat position. Set to 1 when the print head is in the open throat
position.
6
Buffer empty. Set to 1 when no print data and no commands are in the
buffer.
7 (MSB)
Buffer full. Set when the message pipe is 80% full. Cleared when the
message pipe is 60% full. Commands will be rejected when pipe is 100%
full.
Status byte 3
Table 18. Status byte 3
90
Bit
Description
0 (LSB)
Electric journal memory sector is full.
1
Home error.
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Table 18. Status byte 3 (continued)
Bit
Description
2
Document error. the document was not inserted after the document
station was selected, and the wait subsequently timed out.
3
Flash EPROM load error or MCT load error.
4
Reserved. Always equals 0.
5
User flash storage sector is full.
6
Firmware error. CRC on the firmware failed. The printer is running out of
the boot sector. Only system commands and firmware commands are
accepted. The firmware must be reloaded into the printer.
7 (MSB)
Fiscal bit. Set to show a line completed printed. Set to 1 when Flash erase
is complete.
Status byte 4
Contains the printer engineering code (EC) level with all status messages.
Status byte 5
Table 19. Status byte 5
Bit
Description
0 (LSB)
Printer ID Request/Extended Address command. Set to 1 when
responding to a Printer ID request.
1
EC Level. Set to 1 when responding to an EC level request.
2
MICR Read. Set to 1 when responding to a MICR read command.
3
MCT Read. Set to 1 when responding to an MCT read command.
4
User flash read. Set to 1 when responding to a flash read command.
5
Reserved. Defaults to 1.
6
Reserved
7 (MSB)
Reserved
Status byte 6
Contains the current line count.
Status byte 7
Table 20. Status byte 7
Bytes
Description
0 (LSB)
Reserved
1
Lost +24V. Set when +24V drops below +20V.
Note: If the printer is powered off with the power switch, this status will
go out as the printer shuts down.
2
PDF417 bar code generation problem. Set to one when there is a problem
creating a PDF417 bar code image.
3
Cash drawer status.
4
Print key pressed. Set to one when a printer key operation is in progress.
5
Reserved. Defaults to 1.
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Table 20. Status byte 7 (continued)
Bytes
Description
6
Station selected. Set to 1 when document insert station is selected. Clear
when the cash receipt station is selected.
7 (MSB)
Feed error. This is a document feed error: Set when there is an error after
a Flip Check or a MICR command is executed.
Status byte 8
Table 21. Status byte 8
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Bit
Description
0 (LSB)
Reserved
1
Reserved
2
Reserved
3
Reserved
4
Reserved (always 0)
5
Set to 1 when CR paper is out.
6
Magnetic noise present - only for MICR read command - "1" when MICR
read shows random noise count ≥ 100 decimal or periodic noise > 0,
otherwise "0". If set to a "1", this value will be in the status message when
status byte 5, bit 2 = "1" otherwise it will be a "0" in other status
messages. When magnetic noise present bit is set there is excessive
magnetic noise which might be due to a fan or CRT and it will affect the
accuracy of the MICR reading.
7 (MSB)
Thermal Print Algorithm Engaged: The thermal algorithm pauses printing
to safeguard the parts in the printer when either the print head or the
paper feed motor is considered too hot to continue printing. The bit clears
when the printer has cools down. Prior to 2xR/1xR level 09.xx, this bit
was set when the printer was almost too hot to continue printing. Pass
these levels, the bit is set only when the algorithm is actually engaged.
Note: The printer stops printing when the temperature exceeds 65° C,
and will restart printing when the temp is below 60° C.
Status byte 9
Table 22. Status byte 9
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Bit
Description
0 (LSB)
Electronic journal error (see driver spec for support)
1
Marker attached
2
Reserved
3
Reserved
4
Reserved (always 0)
5
Reserved
6
Printer is in offline mode, or has an unrecoverable error.
7 (MSB)
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Status byte 10
Table 23. Status byte 10
Bit
Description
0 (LSB)
Reserved
1
Electronic journal suspend (see driver spec for electronic journal support)
2
Set when responding to checksum request for download graphics logos or
stored messages.
3
Reserved
4
Reserved (Always = 0)
5
Reserved
6
Reserved
7 (MSB)
Reserved
Status byte 11
Table 24. Status byte 11
Bit
Description
0 (LSB)
CR feed error - no motion detected when line feeding.
1
Reserved
2
Detected partial paper cut. Cutter may be failing.
3
Unexpected cover open. This bit will be set when the cover is open,
where there isn't an error condition.
4
Reserved (always = 0)
5
Cutter jam. CANNOT print in the CR station when this bit is set.
6
Set to 1 when CR paper is low.
7 (MSB)
Set to 1 when CR paper is critically low.
Status byte 12
This will contain information RMA should monitor.
Table 25. Status byte 12
Bit
Description
0 (LSB)
Reserved
1
Document feed slip detected. Document
does not appear to move as far as it should
when feeding. Tested during MICR read and
landscape print.
2
Reserved
3
Unexpected DI cover open. This bit will be
set when the cover is open and there has not
been an error.
4
Reserved (Default = 0)
5
High voltage detection. The printer will be
offline if this bit is set.
6
Reserved
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Table 25. Status byte 12 (continued)
Bit
Description
7 (MSB)
Reserved
Status byte 13
The printer can detect problems with the cards and might be able to communicate.
If it can communicate, these are the statuses that are sent. If the failure is such that
the printer cannot print, offline status will be set, and the CR LED will blip.
Table 26. Status byte 13
Bit
Description
0
(LSB) Main logic card - CRU failure
1
Interface logic card - CRU failure
2
Thermal print head - CRU failure
3
Impact print head failure (not a CRU)
4
Reserved (Always = '0')
5
Motion sensor failure (not a CRU)
6
Reserved
7 (MSB)
Reserved
Status byte 14
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Description
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0
(LSB)
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2
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3
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4
Reserved (Always = '0')
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Problem communicating with the thermal print head
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6
Executing offline test via command or keys
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7 (MSB)
Printing EJ data
Status byte 15
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Table 28. Status byte 15
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Bit
Description
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0
(LSB)
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1
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2
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Table 28. Status byte 15 (continued)
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Description
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7 (MSB)
Reserved (Always = '1')
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Status byte 16
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The printer detects problems communicating with the thermal print head.
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Table 29. Status byte 16
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Bit
Description
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0 (LSB)
ISB count: The lower bits of the number stored at the IPL count statistic
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1
IPL count: The lower bits of the number stored at the IPL count statistic
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2
IPL count: Thelower bits of the number stored at the IPL count statistic
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3
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4
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5
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6
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7 (MSB)
Reserved (Always = '1')
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Chapter 6. Character fonts
This section describes font capabilities. For more information about font-related
commands, see:
v “Download user-defined characters” on page 23
v “Set print station” on page 40
v “Set print mode” on page 35
v “Set code page” on page 41
v “Set intercharacter spacing for single byte character sets” on page 42
v “Select user-defined or resident character sets” on page 41
Thermal printing font
The number of characters printed per inch depends on the character size, the
intercharacter spacing, and the chosen font. For example:
v
v
v
v
17
15
12
20
cpi
cpi
cpi
cpi
=
=
=
=
10-dot wide character + 2-dot space (font A) = 48 characters per line
10-dot wide character + 3-dot space (font A) = 44 characters per line
12-dot wide character + 5-dot space (font B) = 34 characters per line
8-dot wide character + 2-dot space (font C) = 57 characters per line
You can choose the character size of four user-defined character sets (code pages)
or two proportional fonts. The parameter ranges for user-defined character sets are:
v 8 ≤ dot width ≤ 32
v 16 ≤ dot width ≤ 32
v Height must be a multiple of 2, such as 20, 22, 24, 26 and so forth.
Notes:
1. Any of the thermal printing fonts can be scaled up to eight times the defined
width and eight times the defined height. The scaling factor for the width does
not have to equal the scaling factor for the height. For example, you could
specify twice the width and five times the height.
2. For paper that has a width of 80 mm, the cash receipt print line is 72 mm (2.83
in.) long. There are 576 dots per line and 203 dots per inch.
Proportional fonts
This section describes the procedure for converting and downloading proportional
fonts. It also gives recommendations that will simplify implementing proportional
fonts on a receipt.
Preparing the fonts
Download proportional fonts to the SureMark as follows:
1. Convert a TrueType font to the SureMark proportional font format. Use the
IBM Proportional font conversion utility, fontconvert.exe, to convert the fonts.
See “Proportional fonts.”
2. Download the converted font file to the printer.
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Implementing proportional fonts
The variable width of proportional fonts can make it difficult to layout a receipt
using traditional methods. you can simplify the process of laying out the format of
a receipt by using the alignment and tab features of the SureMark printer.
The following topics show how to use the alignment and tab features with
proportional fonts. Command descriptions are given in RS-232 (EIA-232) command
format. For the command syntax when you use a printer driver, consult the driver
documentation.
A single proportional character set requires two user-defined code pages.
Therefore, the printer allows the following combination of user-defined and
proportional character sets to be stored in the printer.
Number of Proportional Character Sets
Number of User-Defined Character Sets
0
4
1
2
2
0
Selecting code page 2 when a proportional character set is defined for code page 1
(or selecting code page 4 when proportional characters are defined in code page 3)
will result in unreadable characters being printed.
A proportional character set is enabled using the select User-Defined Characters
command.
Layout using align commands
A common requirement for receipt layout includes aligning item prices. This is
commonly accomplished using fixed field lengths for item descriptions or counting
characters. Using proportional fonts makes this method of alignment practically
impossible.
The simplest method to align prices is to use the Align Column Right command
with the Fix Font Matrix command.
v Unlike other Align Position commands, the Align Positions-Align Column Right
command can be sent in the middle of a print line. Print characters sent before
the alignment command will be left aligned, while characters sent after the
alignment command will be right aligned.
v The Fix Font Matrix command forces proportional characters to print using a
single width defined by the command. This essentially negates the proportional
characteristic of the font, while still allowing the user to utilize the custom font.
The following sequence assumes proportional characters have been downloaded
and selected for printing. The following sequence should be used for each item
line. The printer output would resemble the following:
Candy Bar
Fountain Soda
$ .45
$ 1.11
1. Print the item description. For the first item, this is the ASCII data Candy Bar.
2. Issue the Set Alignment command with n=4 (Right Align Column). The
command syntax is X'1B 61 04'.
3. Issue the Fix Font Matrix command with n=dot width of the widest number
used. The command syntax is X'1B 3A xx'.
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Note: Finding the optimum value of xx for this command will vary depending
on the proportional character set being used, and may require some
experimentation.
4. Print the item price. For the first item, this is the ASCII data $ .45.
5. Issue the Fix Font Matrix command with n=0, which disables the fixed font
matrix. The command syntax is X'1B 3A 00'.
6. Issue the Print and Line Feed command. Use the command syntax X'0A' or
X'0D'.
Layout using set tab position
In situations where you do not need the price right aligned, or where you require
an additional column (for example, a column for quantity), using tabs is the best
method to guarantee alignment. Tab positions that you define during the setup
operation will remain intact until the printer is reset or re-initialized. Once tabs are
setup, all that is required is to send a tab character X'09' to move to the next tab
position. Use the Fix Font Matrix if alignment of the individual characters in a
field is important (for example, to align the decimal points of prices).
The following Set Tab Positions command will define tab positions for 3 columns:
item description, quantity and price. The command assumes that the font width is
approximately 10 dots. This procedure assumes that proportional characters have
been downloaded and selected for printing, and that the item description will be
left aligned.
X’1B 44 01 90 01 D6 00 00’
The following sequence should be used for each item line. The printer output
would resemble the following:
Candy Bar
03 $ 1.00
Fountain Soda 10 $11.10
1. Print the item description. For the first item, this is the ASCII data Candy Bar.
2. Issue the Tab command. The command syntax is X'09'.
3. . Issue the Fix Font Matrix command with n=dot width of the widest number
used. The command syntax is X'1B 3A xx'.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Note: Finding the optimum value of xx for this command will vary depending
on the proportional character set being used, and may require some
experimentation.
Print the quantity. For the first item, this is the ASCII data 03.
Issue the Tab command. The command syntax is X'09'.
Print the price. For the first item, this is the ASCII data $1.00.
Issue the Fix Font Matrix command with n=0, which disables the fixed font
matrix. The command syntax is X'1B 3A 00'.
Issue the Print and Line Feed command. Use the command syntax X'0A' or
X'0D'.
Proportional font conversion utility
IBM provides three True Type fonts and a utility that you can use to convert the
fonts to files that the SureMark printer can use. The application and instructions
for downloading the converted fonts are available from the Retail Store Solutions
Web site.
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Note: You might have True Type fonts other than those supplied by IBM on your
system. Before using the conversion utility to convert and download any
non-IBM fonts for use by the SureMark printer, you must confirm that you
have received authorization from the owner of the fonts to convert and
download the fonts.
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Chapter 7. Tests and diagnostics
This section describes the tests available for the 4610 Models 2xR and 1xR printers.
Low paper sensing and calibration
Low paper sensing is based upon the paper thickness and the core size. You can
modify the low paper and critically low sensing settings. These settings determine
the amount of paper that remains on the roll and at which time the low paper and
the critically low paper status is sent. The default settings for low paper status is 5
meters (or 5000 mm) remains on the roll and for critically low is 1 meter (or 1000
mm).
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Note: Prior to turning off the printer, send a reset command to the printer. If you
turn off the printer without a reset command, when you turn the printer
back on, it starts counting motor steps from the number stored in the
printer's memory. This is not an accurate number if the printer was not able
to store the number with a reset command.
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For Models 1xR, the low-paper sensor is customer-selectable for table or wall
mount, depending on application. The printer comes from the factory already in
table mount mode. For wall mount applications, you must move the low-paper
selector switch on the bottom of the printer to the WALL position.
You must calibrate the printer to accurately recognize the thickness of the paper
supply. Calibration can be done using an offline test or by a command. See "“Set
low paper calibration” on page 48", ““Summary of the offline test menus (Models
2xR)” on page 103, or “Summary of the offline test menus (Models 1xR)” on page
108”.
One printer can be calibrated for the paper supply. The calibration constant can
then be broadcast to all printers that will use the same paper.
To set the low paper supply sensors of all printers within your system:
1. Run the calibration on one printer. See Table 30.
2. Read out MCT#0x28 from the calibrated printer.
Note: The calibration constant is stored in MCT 0x28. System management can
interrogate all printers to see if one has been recently calibrated.
3. Clear the high-order bit and send the value to all printers in the enterprise.
Table 30. MCT load command settings for low paper and critically low paper
Dec
Hex
38
26
Low paper amount. This is the amount of paper left in the
printer when the low paper status is sent. Default is 5 meters
(5000 or 0x1388 number stored as mm).
39
27
Critically low paper amount. This is the amount of paper
remaining in the printer when the low paper status is sent.
Default is 1 meter (1000 or 0x03E8 number stored as mm).
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Table 30. MCT load command settings for low paper and critically low paper (continued)
Dec
Hex
40
28
LowPaperCalibrationConstant; The high order bit to this
variable is set after this printer has calibrated the Low Paper.
The lower order bits are the number of mm the printer will feed
after detecting the sensor change until the paper is out.
Firmware offline tests (Models 2xR)
To enter the firmware offline test and setup procedures for 4610 Models 2xR,
complete the following steps:
A
B
C
Figure 3. Paper feed and document feed buttons
1. Open the paper cover (C) and press the power button to power on the
printer. The power button comes with a cover over it, so it may be necessary to
use a paper clip or similar item to push the button through the cover. See
Figure 4 on page 103 for the location of the power button.
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Figure 4. Pressing the power button
2. Close the paper cover and press the paper feed button (A) while the printer is
powering up.
3. The following offline selection menu is printed. See Figure 5.
Off-line Selection started
To select a sub-menu or test:
FIRST, press the paper feed button the indicated number of times.
THEN, press again and hold button down at least 1
second to confirm selection.
Sub-menus and tests
Thermal Receipt test
Choose Emulation Mode
Model Selection
EIA-232/RS-232 Flow Control
More Selections
Press
1
2
3
4
5
To exit Off-line setup, open printer cover.
Figure 5. Example of the offline selection main menu. See Table 31 for an explanation of
these menu items.
4. Follow the instructions that are printed for each required test.
Summary of the offline test menus (Models 2xR)
Use the firmware offline test menus to perform the offline tests. However, note that
some existing offline test methods still apply (see “Earlier methods for offline
tests” on page 106). Table 31 describes the available firmware offline test menus:
Table 31. Summary of the offline test menu items
Menu item
Definition
1. Thermal receipt test
Prints a receipt
Sub-menu (if
applicable)
Definition
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Table 31. Summary of the offline test menu items (continued)
Menu item
Definition
2. Choose emulation
mode
Displays the
submenus
(see next
column)
3. Model selection
Sub-menu (if
applicable)
Definition
Compatibility with
Legacy 4610
Changes the command set and statuses to support
the previous drivers and applications (such as plug
and play for existing 4610 printers).
Native mode
Changes the command set and statuses to support
the low-paper detection, paper jam detection, and
other 4610 Model 2xR sensors.
You specify the printer type: MICR reading or non-MICR reading model.
4. EIS-232/RS-232 flow Provides a list of available baud rates and flow controls.
control
5. More selections
Provides additional menus:
6. MCT listing
Information for service personnel
7. Low-paper
calibration
You are instructed to insert a small roll of paper in the printer. During the test the printer
ejects all of the paper from this roll to calibrate the low-paper sensor.
8. MICR read test
(Model 2CR only)
9. Document print test
Starts print test
10. For more selections: Provides additional menus:
11. Hex dump mode
A debug mode that is used when attached using a RS 232 that will have the printer print
the data/commands that it receives. This enables the application writer the ability to see
what data is actually being received at the printer.
12. Execute printhead
test
Starts printhead test
13. Reset TPH user
data Execute after
thermal Printhead is
replaced
Select after you install a new thermal printhead.
14. Paper out sensor
test
Checks the operation of the paper-out sensor.
15. Resident code
pages
Prints out a test page for the Code Pages resident in the printer.
14. Main menu
Return to main menu
Changing the interface card or logic card
During the servicing process, you often will change an interface card or logic card
in the printer. If one of the cards is a new FRU, then the printer firmware
automatically updates the new card with the printer settings and other
information. (These settings include the serial number, baud rate, and model
number.) The first time you power on the printer with a FRU card in it, the update
will occur and the printer will reset.
For proper operation, the information on the interface and logic cards must match.
If you install either card (interface or logic) with previously written firmware
information, you must direct the firmware to overwrite the correct card.
The following message is printed when an information mismatch occurs:
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A card in the printer has been replaced
Main Logic’s S/N is 41-MVT02
Interface Card’s S/N is 41AAVT50
Check the serial number (S/N) of the
printer. The S/N is located next to the
document insert station and on the
bottom of the printer.
If S/N matches one of the above, please
update the card with the incorrect S/N.
If S/N does not match one of the above,
Refer to the Hardware Service Manual.
To select a sub-menu or test:
FIRST, Press the paper feed button
the indicated number of
times.
THEN, press again and hold
button down at least 1 second
to confirm selection.
OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . Press
1. Main Logic Update Menu . . . . 1
2. Interface Card Update Menu . . 2
3. Continue without updating . . 3
To exit Off-line setup, open printer cover.
If you select option 1, the following message prints:
Main Logic Card Update Menu
Data will be copied from the
interface card to the main logic
Printer will reset when update is done.
To update the Main Logic Card,
Press the paper feed button
To Exit without updating, Open Printer Cover.
If you select option 2, the following message will print:
Interface Card Update Menu
To update the Interface Card,
Press the paper feed button
Data will be copied from the
main logic to the Interface Card.
To Exit without updating,
open printer cover
Selecting Option 3. Continuing without updating could produce unexpected
results.
Storing a new serial number in the firmware
For proper printer operation, the firmware must correlate the serial number of the
printer with the serial number of the logic card. When you replace either the logic
card or the interface card, the serial number is restored into the new card.
However, if both cards are replaced, you must store the correct serial number in
the firmware.
For more information, see the IBM Retail Store Solutions support Web site at
www.ibm.com/solutions/retail/store/support/.
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Earlier methods for offline tests
The section provides the previous methods for initiating offline tests. Although
these methods are supported, IBM recommends that you use the firmware menu
and sub-menus to initiate all offline tests.
Resetting the printer and the document sensor threshold
To reset the printer,:
1. Press and hold the paper feed and document feed buttons (A and B in
Figure 3 on page 102) to enter offline mode.
2. When the printer-ready indicator begins blinking, release both buttons.
3. Open and close the paper door by pressing the paper release button C in
Figure 3 on page 102.
Customer receipt test
Note: IBM recommends that you use the offline menus to initiate this test.
To initiate the customer receipt test, follow these steps:
1. Press and hold both the paper feed and document feed buttons (A and B in
Figure 3 on page 102) to enter offline mode
2. When the printer-ready indicator begins blinking, release both buttons.
3. Press and release the paper feed button to start the test
Document insert station test
Note: IBM recommends that you use the offline menus to initiate this test.
To initiate the document insert station test, follow these steps:
1. Press and hold both the paper feed and document feed buttons (A and B in
Figure 3 on page 102) buttons to enter offline mode.
2. When the printer-ready indicator begins blinking, release both buttons.
3. Press and release the document feed button to start the test.
MICR read, flipper test (Model 2CR only)
Note: IBM recommends that you use the offline menus to initiate this test.
The MICR read test is accessed through the sub-menus in offline mode.
Follow these steps to start the MICR read and flipper test:
1. Insert the check face down with the magnetic ink characters to the right.
2. To enter offline mode, press and hold both buttons until the printer-ready
indicator begins blinking.
3. Then release both buttons.
4. Press and release both buttons again. The printer reads the check.
5. Characters that match the magnetic ink characters are printed on the customer
receipt. The check is then flipped over, and ejected.
Understanding MICR test results: If the characters printed do not match the
magnetic ink characters, check the MICR read head. The printer will insert
question marks if the MICR read engine cannot decode a number. If the printer
detects noise, it will print out the amplitude and frequency of the noise, if possible.
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Firmware offline tests (Models 1xR)
To enter the firmware offline test and setup procedures for Models 1xR, complete
the following steps:
The following sections describe the steps to enter the firmware offline test and
setup procedures for Model 1xR.
1. Open the top cover.
2. Press the white power reset switch (A in Figure 6) to turn the printer off and
then on again.
A
Figure 6. Offline tests activation
3. Close the top cover
4. While the printer is powering up, press and hold the paper feed button until
the front LED indicator blinks. The offline test is printed (see Figure 7 on page
108).
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Off-line Selection started
To select a sub-menu or test:
FIRST, press the paper feed button the indicated number of times.
THEN, press again and hold button down at least 1
second to confirm selection.
Sub-menus and tests
Thermal Receipt test
Choose Emulation Mode
Select receipt width
EIA-232/RS-232 Flow Control
More Selections
Press
1
2
3
4
5
To exit Off-line setup, open printer cover.
Figure 7. Example of the offline selection main menu. See 108for an explanation of these
menu items.
5. Follow the instructions that are printed for each required test.
Summary of the offline test menus (Models 1xR)
Use the firmware offline test menus to perform the offline tests. Table 32 describes
the available firmware offline test menus for Models 1xR:
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Table 32. Summary of the offline test menu items
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Menu Item
Definition
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1. Thermal receipt
Prints a receipt
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2. Choose emulation
mode
Displays the
submenus (see next
column)
Sub-menu (if
applicable)
Definition
Compatibility with
Legacy 4610
Changes the
command set and
statuses to support
the previous drivers
and applications
(such as plug and
play for existing 4610
printers).
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Native mode
Changes the
command set and
statuses to support
the low-paper
detection, paper jam
detection, and other
4610 Model 1NR,
1NA, and 1ND
sensors.
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EPSON Emulation
Emulates an EPSON
printer.
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4. EIS-232/RS-232
flow control
Provides a list of available baud rates and flow controls.
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5. MCT listing
Provides information for service personnel.
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6. Low-paper
calibration
You are instructed to insert a small roll of paper in the printer.
During the test, the printer ejects all of the paper from this roll to
calibrate the low-paper sensor.
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7. Hex dump mode
A debug mode that is used when attached using a RS-232 that will
have the printer print the data/commands that it receives. This
enables the application writer the ability to see what data is actually
being received at the printer.
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Table 32. Summary of the offline test menu items (continued)
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Menu Item
Definition
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8. Execute printhead
test
Starts printhead tests.
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9. Reset TPH user
data.
Select after you install a new thermal printhead.
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10. Motion sensor
test
Starts the test up
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11. Print resident
code pages
Prints all resident code pages with options of font choice
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12. Main menu
Returns to main menu
Sub-menu (if
applicable)
Definition
Storing a new serial number in the firmware after a logic or
interface card change
During the servicing process, you might have to change an interface card or logic
card in the printer.
For proper printer operation, the firmware must correlate the serial number of the
printer with the serial number of the logic card. When you replace either the logic
card, you must store the correct serial number in the firmware.
For more information, see the IBM Retail Store Solutions support Web site at
www.ibm.com/solutions/retail/store/support/.
Customer receipt test
Use the offline menu to initiate the customer receipt test.
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Notices
This information was developed for products and services offered in the U.S.A.
IBM may not offer the products, services, or features discussed in this document in
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Electronic emission notices
Federal Communications Commission statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which
case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order to
meet FCC emission limits. IBM is not responsible for any radio or television
interference caused by using other than recommended cables and connectors or by
unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment. Unauthorized changes
or modifications could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
European Union EMC Directive conformance statement
This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EU Council
Directive 2004/108/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States
relating to electromagnetic compatibility. IBM cannot accept responsibility for any
failure to satisfy the protection requirements resulting from a non-recommended
modification of the product, including the fitting of non-IBM option cards.
This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class A
Information Technology Equipment according to CISPR 22/European Standard EN
55022. The limits for Class A equipment were derived for commercial and
industrial environments to provide reasonable protection against interference with
licensed communication equipment.
Attention: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may
cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate
measures.
European Community contact:
IBM Technical Regulations
Pascalstr. 100, Stuttgart, Germany 70569
Telephone: 0049 (0)711 785 1176
Fax: 0049 785 1283
E-mail: [email protected]
Notices
113
Industry Canada Class A Emission Compliance statement
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Avis de conformité aux normes d'Industrie Canada
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Germany
Zulassungsbescheinigung laut dem Deutschen Gesetz über die
elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Geräten (EMVG) vom 30. August 1995
(bzw. der EMC EG Richlinie 89/336).
Dieses Gerät ist berechtigt in Übereinstimmung mit dem Deutschen EMVG das
EG-Konformitätszeichen - CE - zu führen.
Verantwortlich für die Konformitätserklärung nach Paragraph 5 des EMVG ist die
IBM Deutschland Informationssysteme GmbH, 70548 Stuttgart
Informationen in Hinsicht EMVG Paragraph 3 Abs. (2) 2:
Das Gerät erfüllt die Schutzanforderungen nach EN 50082–1 und EN 55022 Klasse A.
EN 55022 Klasse A Geräte müssen mit folgendem Warnhinweis versehen werden:
"Warnung: dies ist eine Einrichtung der Klasse A. Diese Einrichtung kann im
Wohnbereich Funkstörungen verursachen; in diesem Fall kann vom Betreiber
verlangt werden, angemessene Maβnahmen durchzuführen und dafür
aufzukommen."
EN 50082–1 Hinweis:
"Wird dieses Gerät in einer industriellen Umgebung betrieben (wie in EN 50082–2
festgelegt), dann kann es dabei eventuell gestört werden. In solch einem Fall ist
der Abstand bzw. die Abschirmung zu der industriellen Störquelle zu vergröβern."
Anmerkung:
Um die Einhaltung des EMVG sicherzustellen sind die Geräte, wie in den IBM
Handbüchern angegeben, zu installieren und zu betreiben.
Australia and New Zealand
Attention: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may
cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate
measures.
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Chinese Class A warning statement
Attention: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may
cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate
measures.
Japanese Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law
statement
Japanese power line harmonics compliance statement
Japanese VCCI Council Class A statement
Attention: This is a Class A product based on the standard of the VCCI Council.
If this equipment is used in a domestic environment, radio interference may occur,
in which case, the user may be required to take corrective actions.
Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association (JEITA) statement
Japanese Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
Confirmed Harmonics Guideline (products less than or equal to 20 A per phase).
Korean communications statement
Please note that this device has been approved for business purposes with regard
to electromagnetic interference. If you find this is not suitable for your use, you
may exchange it for a non-business purpose one.
Notices
115
Taiwanese Class A warning statement
Taiwan contact information
IBM Taiwan Product Service Contact Info:
IBM Taiwan Corporation
3F, No 7, Song Ren Road, Taipei Taiwan
Telephone: 0800-016-888
Cable ferrite requirement
All cable ferrites are required to suppress radiated EMI emissions and must not be
removed.
Electrostatic discharge
Attention: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage can occur when there is a
difference in charge between the part, the product, and the service person. No
damage will occur if the service person and the part being installed are at the same
charge level.
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ESD damage prevention
Anytime a service action involves physical contact with logic cards, modules,
back-panel pins, or other ESD sensitive (ESDS) parts, the service person must be
connected to an ESD common ground point on the product through the ESD wrist
strap and cord.
The ESD ground clip can be attached to any frame ground, ground braid, green
wire ground, or the round ground prong on the AC power plug. Coax or
connector outside shells can also be used.
Handling removed cards
Logic cards removed from a product should be placed in ESD protective
containers. No other object should be allowed inside the ESD container with the
logic card. Attach tags or reports that must accompany the card to the outside of
the container.
Product recycling and disposal
This unit must be recycled or discarded according to applicable local and national
regulations. IBM encourages owners of information technology (IT) equipment to
responsibly recycle their equipment when it is no longer needed. IBM offers a
variety of product return programs and services in several countries to assist
equipment owners in recycling their IT products. Information on IBM product
recycling offerings can be found on the IBM Website at www.ibm.com/ibm/
environment/products/recycling.shtml.
Español:
Esta unidad debe reciclarse o desecharse de acuerdo con lo establecido en la
normativa nacional o local aplicable. IBM recomienda a los propietarios de equipos
de tecnología de la información (TI) que reciclen responsablemente sus equipos
cuando éstos ya no les sean útiles. IBM dispone de una serie de programas y
servicios de devolución de productos en varios países, a fín de ayudar a los
propietarios de equipos a reciclar sus productos de TI. Se puede encontrar
información sobre las ofertas de reciclado de productos de IBM en el sitio web de
IBM www.ibm.com/ibm/environment/products/recycling.shtml.l.
Notice: This mark applies only to countries within the European Union (EU) and
Norway.
Appliances are labeled in accordance with European Directive 2002/96/EC
concerning waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The Directive
determines the framework for the return and recycling of used appliances as
applicable throughout the European Union. This label is applied to various
products to indicate that the product is not to be thrown away, but rather
reclaimed upon end of life per this Directive.
Remarque : Cette marque s’applique uniquement aux pays de l’Union Européenne
et à la Norvège. L’etiquette du système respecte la Directive européenne
Notices
117
2002/96/EC en matière de Déchets des Equipements Electriques et Electroniques
(DEEE), qui détermine les dispositions de retour et de recyclage applicables aux
systèmes utilisés à travers l’Union européenne. Conformément à la directive, ladite
étiquette précise que le produit sur lequel elle est apposée ne doit pas être jeté
mais être récupéré en fin de vie.
In accordance with the European WEEE Directive, electrical and electronic
equipment (EEE) is to be collected separately and to be reused, recycled, or
recovered at end of life. Users of EEE with the WEEE marking per Annex IV of the
WEEE Directive, as shown above, must not dispose of end of life EEE as unsorted
municipal waste, but use the collection framework available to customers for the
return, recycling, and recovery of WEEE. Customer participation is important to
minimize any potential effects of EEE on the environment and human health due
to the potential presence of hazardous substances in EEE. For proper collection and
treatment, contact your local IBM representative.
Disposal of IT products should be in accordance with local ordinances and
regulations.
Battery return program
This product may contain sealed lead acid, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride,
lithium, or lithium ion battery. Consult your user manual or service manual for
specific battery information. The battery must be recycled or disposed of properly.
Recycling facilities may not be available in your area. For information on disposal
of batteries outside the United States, go to www.ibm.com/ibm/environment/
products/battery.shtml or contact your local waste disposal facility.
In the United States, IBM has established a return process for reuse, recycling, or
proper disposal of used IBM sealed lead acid, nickel cadmium, nickel metal
hydride, and other battery packs from IBM equipment. For information on proper
disposal of these batteries, contact IBM at 1-800-426-4333. Please have the IBM part
number listed on the battery available prior to your call.
For Taiwan:
Please recycle batteries.
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For the European Union:
Notice: This mark applies only to countries within the European Union (EU)
Batteries or packaging for batteries are labeled in accordance with European
Directive 2006/66/EC concerning batteries and accumulators and waste batteries
and accumulators. The Directive determines the framework for the return and
recycling of used batteries and accumulators as applicable throughout the
European Union. This label is applied to various batteries to indicate that the
battery is not to be thrown away, but rather reclaimed upon end of life per this
Directive.
Les batteries ou emballages pour batteries sont étiquetés conformément aux
directives européennes 2006/66/EC, norme relative aux batteries et accumulateurs
en usage et aux batteries et accumulateurs usés. Les directives déterminent la
marche à suivre en vigueur dans l'Union Européenne pour le retour et le recyclage
des batteries et accumulateurs usés. Cette étiquette est appliquée sur diverses
batteries pour indiquer que la batterie ne doit pas être mise au rebut mais plutôt
récupérée en fin de cycle de vie selon cette norme.
In accordance with the European Directive 2006/66/EC, batteries and accumulators
are labeled to indicate that they are to be collected separately and recycled at end
of life. The label on the battery may also include a chemical symbol for the metal
concerned in the battery (Pb for lead, Hg for mercury and Cd for cadmium). Users
of batteries and accumulators must not dispose of batteries and accumulators as
unsorted municipal waste, but use the collection framework available to customers
for the return, recycling and treatment of batteries and accumulators. Customer
participation is important to minimize any potential effects of batteries and
accumulators on the environment and human health due to the potential presence
of hazardous substances. For proper collection and treatment, contact your local
IBM representative.
This notice is provided in accordance with Royal Decree 106/2008 of Spain: The
retail price of batteries, accumulators and power cells includes the cost of the
environmental management of their waste.
For California:
Perchlorate material – special handling may apply
Refer to www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.
Notices
119
The foregoing notice is provided in accordance with California Code of Regulations
Title 22, Division 4.5, Chapter 33: Best Management Practices for Perchlorate Materials.
This product/part includes a lithium manganese dioxide battery which contains a
perchlorate substance.
Flat panel displays
The fluorescent lamp in the liquid crystal display contains mercury. Dispose of it
as required by local ordinances and regulations.
Monitors and workstations
Connecticut: Visit the website of the Department of Environmental Protection at
www.ct.gov/depfor information about recycling covered electronic devices in the
State of Connecticut, or telephone the Connecticut Department of Environmental
Protection at 1-860-424-3000.
Oregon: For information regarding recycling covered electronic devices in the state
of Oregon, go to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality site at
www.deq.state.or.us/lq/electronics.htm.
Washington: For information about recycling covered electronic devices in the State
of Washington, go to the Department of Ecology Website at https://
fortress.wa.gov/ecy/recycle/ or telephone the Washington Department of Ecology
at 1-800Recycle.
Trademarks
The following are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in
the United States or other countries, or both:
AnyPlace Kiosk(tm)
AnyPlace POS Hub(tm)
DB2
DB2 Universal Database
IBM and the IBM logo
PS/2
SureMark
SurePoint
SurePOS
Wake on LAN
WebSphere
Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, and the Windows logo are trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
Celeron and Intel are trademarks of Intel corporation in the United States, or other
countries.
Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates.
Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of
others.
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Index
Numerics
1/6-inch line spacing, selecting
1/8-inch line spacing, selecting
4610 Models 2xR
Firmware offline tests 102
offline test, firmware 102
44
43
A
accessibility of publications xii
align positions command 48
asynchronous commands 74
data buffer management and batch
printing 76
real-time requests 74
B
backspace, composite characters
batch printing, and data buffer
management 76
battery return program 118
71
C
cable ferrite requirement 116
cash drawer drive pulse command 73
changing the interface card or logic
card 104
character that selects font a/b/c 35
check processing commands 69
flip check 71
MICR read 69
checksum of downloaded logo or
message 29
checksum of flash memory sector,
request 29
Class A compliance statement
Australia and New Zealand 114
China 115
European Union 113
FCC (USA) 113
Germany 114
Industry Canada 114
Japan 115
Taiwan 116
code page command, set 41
color printing, selecting 44
communication parameters 5
composite characters, backspace 71
D
damage from electrostatic discharge 116
data buffer management commands 76
data buffer management, and batch
printing 76
disable line count 77
EC level marker command 76
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data buffer management, and batch
printing (continued)
hold printing until buffer is
released 77
release print buffer 78
reset line count 77
defaults, printer memory allocation 19
define document wait time command 49
disable feed buttons 52
disable line count 77
disable the beeper 51
disable upside-down printing 52
disposal of equipment 117
document handling, landscape mode
commands 86
document handling, portrait mode
commands 85
document length, setting 39
document sensor threshold,
resetting 106
double-byte characters 20
double-high mode command, set or
cancel 37
double-wide mode command, set or
cancel 37
download graphics (logo) commands 20
download user-defined characters
command 23
driver documentation by operating
system 6
E
EC level marker command 76
EC request command 75
edition notice ii
electronic emissions notices 113
Australia and New Zealand 114
China 115
European Union 113
FCC (USA) 113
Germany 114
Industry Canada 114
Japan 115
Korea 115
Taiwan 116
electrostatic discharge (ESD) 116
emphasized printing command, set or
cancel 38
emulation mode for Model
2CR/2NR/1NR 16
emulation of non-IBM printers 17
enable feed buttons 52
enable the beeper 51
enable upside-down printing 52
end of life disposal 117
equipment disposal 117
erase flash sector command 30
error recovery command, set 49
European Union battery recycling
statement 119
extended address command
15
F
ferrite requirement 116
firmware offline tests 102
changing the interface or logic
card 104
offline test menu 103
storing a new serial number 105
Firmware offline tests
4610 Models 2xR 102
For 1xR 107
firmware offline tests setup
procedures 102
fix font matrix 54
flash storage write command 30
flat panel displays 120
flip check command 71
H
hardware requirements 2
hold printing command 77
horizontal tab command 71
horizontal tabs command, set
46
I
impact code page command 27
intercharacter spacing command, set for
single byte character sets 42
invert command, set or cancel 38
J
Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association
statement 115
Japanese Electrical Appliance and
Material Safety Law statement 115
Japanese power line harmonics
compliance statement 115
Japanese VCCI Council Class A
statement 115
K
Korean communications statement
115
L
landscape mode 86
landscape printing commands 86
left margin command, set 46
line spacing, minimum units 45
line spacing, select 1/6 44
line spacing, select 1/8 43
121
low paper sensing and calibration 101
low paper, sensing and calibration 101
M
MCT command definitions 31
MCT loading 31
memory allocation 18
mercury-added statement 120
message format 89
MICR read 69
MICR test results, understanding 106
microcode tolerance (MCT) information request 31
miscellaneous commands 71
generate drive pulse for cash
drawer 73
horizontal tab 71
paper cut/DI eject command 73
Prepare printer for shut down
(S3) 74
retrieve the flash storage 73
retrieve the size of user flash
storage 74
return home (select print head
location) 28, 72
Models 1xR
Firmware offline tests 107
offline test, firmware 107
N
notices 111
battery recycling 118, 119
cable ferrites 116
electronic emissions 113
electrostatic discharge (ESD)
end of life disposal 117
IBM 111
R
116
O
offline selection menu
For 1xR 107
offline test menu 103
offline test, firmware
4610 Models 2xR 102
For 1xR 107
offline tests
customer receipt test 106
offline tests, earlier methods 106
onetime-set commands 18
operating system requirements 1
overline mode command, set or
cancel 38
P
page mode commands 79
clear print data in page mode 83
page mode printing commands 79
print and form feed and cut the
paper 82
print page in page mode 83
select printable area 79
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page mode commands (continued)
select printing direction/position 80
select standard mode 79
set left margin position (standard
mode), set absolute print position
(page mode) 81
set printing position 82
set relative horizontal position 81
set relative vertical position 80
set vertical position 80
paper cut/DI eject command 73
paper, select thermal 55
perchlorate 119
portrait mode 85
predefine messages command 22
Prepare printer for shut down (S3) 74
preparing the fonts 97
preparing, the fonts 97
preset commands 18
print and line feed command 64
print character commands 64
print logo inline 54
print mode command, set 35
print predefined graphics (logo)
command 67
print station command, set 40
print station parameters command,
set 43
printer memory allocation defaults 19
proportional 97
proportional font command 25
proportional fonts 97
publications, related xi
re-initialize the printer command 51
real-time commands 74
real-time status request command 75
relative position command, set 47
release print buffer 78
release print buffer command 74
request checksum of flash memory
sector 29
Request document length 40
request printer ID command 15
reset line count 77
reset printer 75
Resetting the printer and the Document
Sensor Threshold 106
retrieve checksum of each downloaded
logo or each stored message 29
retrieve flash storage command 73
retrieve size of flash storage
command 74
return home (select print head
location) 28, 72
right margin command, set 47
rotated characters command, set or
cancel 43
RS-232 (EIA-232) commands 5
RS-232 commands summary by
function 6
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S
select character size for scalable fonts 53
select color printing command 44
select maximum print speed 39
select page mode 79
select printable area 79
select printing direction/position 80
select standard mode 79
send status to system command 50
Set document length for landscape
print 39
set horizontal tabs command 46
set left margin position (standard mode),
set absolute print position (page
mode) 81
set printing position 82
set relative horizontal position 81
set relative vertical position 80
set vertical position 80
setting or cancelling rotated
characters 43
setting print station parameters 43
sheet eject length command, set 45
status byte 1 90
status byte 10 93
status byte 11 93
status byte 12 93
status byte 13 94
status byte 14 94
status byte 15 94
status byte 16 95
status byte 2 90
status byte 3 90
status byte 4 91
status byte 5 91
status byte 6 91
status byte 7 91
status byte 8 92
status byte 9 92
status conditions, summary 89
status information 89
status request command 13
storing a new serial number in the
firmware 105
strike-through, set, cancel 55
summary of status conditions 89
system commands 13
T
Taiwanese battery recycling
statement 118
thermal 97
thermal code page command 24
thermal paper, select 55
thermal printing font 97
through, strike, cancel, set 55
trademarks 120
U
underline mode command, set or
cancel 38
unidirectional printing command, set or
cancel 39
V
verify previous commands
completed 13
Index
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