F1 User’s Manual
Website: http://www.argox.com
V1.0-11-12-2017
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that the interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.

Connect the equipment into a different outlet on a different circuit.

Consult the dealer or an experience Radio/TV technician for help.
This unit was tested with shielded cables on the peripheral devices. Shielded cables must be used with
the unit to insure compliance. The user is cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly
approved by Argox Information Co., Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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A LETTER TO OUR CUSTOMERS
Dear Customer,
Congratulations on selecting the Argox F Series label printer! You have made
an excellent choice. This manual is intended to help you get to know your new
printer. There are two parts: an operation guide and a technical reference. In
the operation guide there are illustrations to help you quickly learn the
functions and features of the printer. Information in greater detail is included in
the latter chapters on troubleshooting, maintenance and technical reference.
For your convenience much of this information is presented in table format. We
hope you enjoy your new printer.
Sincerely,
Argox Information Co., Ltd.
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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................................... 6
PRINTER OVERVIEW ................................................................................................................ 6
Front View ......................................................................................................................... 6
Rear View.......................................................................................................................... 7
Interior View ...................................................................................................................... 8
CONTROL PANEL ..................................................................................................................... 9
CONTROL PANEL BUTTONS .................................................................................................... 10
Ready Mode .................................................................................................................... 10
Setup Mode ..................................................................................................................... 10
CONTROL PANEL LIGHTS ......................................................................................................... 11
PRINTER SETUP .................................................................................................................... 12
UNPACK AND INSPECT THE PRINTER ....................................................................................... 12
PLACING THE PRINTER ........................................................................................................... 13
CONNECTING THE PRINTER TO A POWER SOURCE ................................................................... 13
SELECTING A COMMUNICATION INTERFACE .............................................................................. 14
USB Interface Requirements .......................................................................................... 14
Centronics Parallel Interface Requirements ................................................................... 14
Serial (RS-232) Interface Requirements ......................................................................... 14
COMMUNICATING WITH THE PRINTER ...................................................................................... 16
Before installation ........................................................................................................... 16
Installing the Driver (Label Dr.200) ................................................................................. 16
INSTALLING THE PRINTER DRIVER (SEAGULL DRIVER).............................................................. 19
INSTALLING USB DRIVER (W INDOWS 98 ONLY)....................................................................... 24
INSTALLING PRINTER DRIVER (W INDOWS 98 ONLY) ................................................................. 26
USB PLUG AND PLAY FUNCTION............................................................................................. 29
INSTALLING THE USB DRIVER IN W INDOWS VISTA (PLUG AND PLAY)......................................... 32
OPERATIONS ......................................................................................................................... 36
LOADING A RIBBON ................................................................................................................ 36
LOADING MEDIA..................................................................................................................... 40
Standard Mode ............................................................................................................... 40
Cutting Mode ................................................................................................................... 44
Peel Off Mode ................................................................................................................. 46
CONFIGURATION ................................................................................................................... 49
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PERFORMING CALIBRATION .................................................................................................... 49
PRINTING A CONFIGURATION LABEL ........................................................................................ 49
SELECT OR ADJUST THE MEDIA SENSOR ................................................................................. 51
Select the See-through Sensor ....................................................................................... 51
Adjust the Reflective Sensor ........................................................................................... 51
ADJUST PRINT HEAD PRESSURE ............................................................................................ 52
SETUP MODE ........................................................................................................................ 53
Enter Setup Mode ........................................................................................................... 53
Enter Special Setup Mode .............................................................................................. 53
How to Leave Setup Mode.............................................................................................. 53
PASSWORD PARAMETERS ...................................................................................................... 54
MENU SYSTEM ...................................................................................................................... 55
Basic Setup ..................................................................................................................... 55
Authorised 1 .................................................................................................................... 58
Authorised 2 .................................................................................................................... 61
Special Setup .................................................................................................................. 62
MAINTENANCE ...................................................................................................................... 64
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................................................ 65
ERROR MESSAGES ................................................................................................................ 65
TECHNICAL REFERENCE ..................................................................................................... 66
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS ..................................................................................................... 66
INTERFACE SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................... 70
Serial Interface Specification .......................................................................................... 70
Parallel Interface Specification ....................................................................................... 71
PS2 Keyboard Interface .................................................................................................. 72
USB Interface .................................................................................................................. 72
Auto Polling ..................................................................................................................... 72
APPENDIX A: STAND-ALONE KEYBOARD & BARCODE READER.................................. 73
KEYBOARD ............................................................................................................................ 73
Keyboard Functions ........................................................................................................ 73
BARCODE READER ................................................................................................................ 77
APPENDIX B: CUTTER INSTALLATION ............................................................................... 79
Installing Media and Ribbon with Cutter ......................................................................... 79
APPENDIX C: DISPENSER INSTALLATION......................................................................... 81
APPENDIX D: SUPER CARD INSTALLATION...................................................................... 82
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on choosing the Argox F Series industrial barcode printer!
This user’s manual, which describes the F-Series printer, will help you get to
know your new printer. This manual includes a guide to operating the printer as
well as related information on maintenance, troubleshooting and technical
reference.
Printer Overview
Front View
1
2
3
4
1
LED indicator
2
LCD display
3
Front panel buttons
4
Media door
6
Rear View
1
2
3
6
4
5
7
1
RS232 Serial Port
2
PS/2 Port
3
USB Port
4
Centronics Parallel Port
5
Power switch (O = Off, I = On)
6
Electronics cover
7
AC power connector
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Interior View
2
1
3
4
5
6
7
1
Ribbon take-up spindle
2
Media supply hanger
3
Media roll guide
4
Print head module
5
Ribbon supply spindle
6
Media guide
7
Platen roller
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Control Panel
All controls and indicators are located on the control panel.
 The LCD shows the operation status and printer parameters.
 The control panel buttons are used to operate the printer and to set
parameters.
 The LED indicators show the printer’s operation status or indicate which
control panel buttons are active.
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2
3
6
4
7
5
8
9
1
POWER light
2
ALERT light
3
LCD
4
MENU button
5
ENTER button
6
UP arrow or PAUSE button
7
LEFT arrow or CANCEL button
8
DOWN arrow button
9
RIGHT arrow or FEED button
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Control Panel Buttons
The printer has six basic control buttons on the control panel. Some of these
buttons also work as selection keys. The selectable modes and related
functions of the printer key are detailed below.
Ready Mode
Button
Function / Description
MENU


Enter and exit Setup mode.
Press for more than 5 seconds to enter special menu.
LEFT

The CANCEL key pauses printing.
Arrow/CANCEL

When printer has an error, press the CANCEL key to
return to ready mode after resolving the problem.
RIGHT
Arrow/FEED

The FEED key advances one label when the printer is
in stand-by.
UP
Arrow/PAUSE

The PAUSE key temporarily suspends printing. Press
CANCEL to resume printing.
Setup Mode
Button
ENTER
Function / Description


The ENTER key selects the function, item, or
displayed value.
Save changes and exit Setup mode.
LEFT
Arrow/CANCEL

Scrolls the LCD to the previous parameter.
RIGHT
Arrow/FEED

Scrolls the LCD to the next parameter.
UP
Arrow/PAUSE


Increases the value.
Scrolls to the next option.
DOWN Arrow

Decreases the value.

Scrolls to the previous option.
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Control Panel Lights
Light
POWER
ALERT
Status
Function / Description
On
The printer power is turned on.
Off
The printer power is turned off.
Blinking
ALERT blinks when an error
occurs.
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Printer Setup
Unpack and Inspect the Printer
After unpacking the box, check to make sure you have the following items.
 Printer
 Power cord
 An extra ribbon core
 Ribbon core adaptor
 Media hanger
 USB cable
 Quick Installation Guide
Note: If there are any items missing or damaged, please contact your
reseller or distributor.
Power cord
Media hanger
Ribbon core
Ribbon core adaptor
USB cable
Quick Guide
Printer
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Placing the Printer
Before setting up and connecting the printer, please consider the following:



Find a solid surface that is large and sturdy enough to accommodate the
printer. Choices could include a table, countertop, desk, or cart.
This printer is designed to function in a wide range of environmental and
electrical conditions. Please make sure to clear the ground and isolate the
power adapter from other electrical cables.
Isolate the power cord from other electrical cables.
Warning!Do not operate the printer in an area where it might get wet.
Connecting the Printer to a Power Source
Connect the printer to a power source, as follows:
1.
2.
Make sure the power switch is in the off (O) position.
Plug one end of the power cord into the power jack on the back of the
printer, and the other end of the cord into an AC electrical outlet.
3.
Turn on (I) the printer.
Power Switch
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Selecting a Communication Interface
This printer comes with a USB interface, a standard Centronics parallel
interface, and a nine-pin Electronics Industries Association (EIA) RS-232 serial
data interface.
USB Interface Requirements
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface is compatible with your existing PC
hardware. The USB’s “plug and play” design makes installation easy. Multiple
printers can share a single USB port/hub.
Centronics Parallel Interface Requirements
You can connect the printer to the host computer’s parallel port using any
standard Centronics cable. The required cable must have a standard 36-pin
parallel connector on one end, which is plugged into the parallel port located
on the back of the printer. The other end of the parallel interface cable
connects to the printer connector at the host computer. For pin-out information,
please refer to the Technical Reference in this manual.
Serial (RS-232) Interface Requirements
The required cable must have a nine-pin "D" type male connector on one end,
which is plugged into the mating serial port located on the back of the printer.
The other end of the cable connects to a serial port on the host computer. For
technical and pin-out information, please refer to the Technical Reference in
this manual.
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RS-232 Serial Port
USB Port
Centronics Parallel Port
Notes:
1. The Centronics port allows a much higher communication speed than
the serial port.
2. The pin assignment of the cable used for this serial port is different than
serial cables used for a PC. Please contact your local Argox reseller if
you need this cable.
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Communicating with the Printer
The bundled printer driver can be applied to all applications under Windows
98/2000/2003/Windows XP and Windows Vista. With this driver you can run
any popular Windows software applications such as MS-Word and print to this
printer.
Before installation
1. Check the contents of the driver to ensure it is completed.
2. Make a backup copy of the driver.
Installing the Driver (Label Dr.200)
1. Double click the driver file (Label Dr. 200) to execute in Windows.
2. Click "Next".
3. Select a driver for your
printer and click "Next".
For F1, you should select
Argox F1(203 dpi).
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4. Select the port of the
printer and click "Next".
5. When the related files
have been copied to
your system, click “Next”.
6. After the installation
is complete, click “Finish”.
7. Click “ Yes” to restart your
computer.
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Notes:
1. If you are updating the driver, make sure the previous version has been
removed.
2. If you install new bar code application software such as ArgoBar,
LabelView or CodeSoft, you should activate the Label Dr. 200 driver
and set it as the current printer driver.
3. If you install new bar code application software such as Bartender Ultra
Lite, you should activate the seagull driver for Argox printers.
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Installing the Printer Driver (Seagull Driver)
1. Double click the driver file
to execute in Windows.
2. Click "Next".
3. Select ”Install printer drivers”
and click “Next”.
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4. Select a driver for your
printer and click "Next" .
Please select “Argox F1 PPLB”.
5. Select the port of the printer
and click "Next.
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6. Enter a specify Printer Name
“Argox F1 PPLB” and click “Next”
7. Click “Finish” to complete the
installation.
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8. After the related files have
been copied to your system,
click “Finish”
9. After the installation is
completed, click “Close”
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Notes:
4. If you are updating the driver, make sure you remove the previous version first.
5. If you install new bar code application software such as ArgoBar, LabelView or
CodeSoft, you should activate the Label Dr. 200 driver and set it as the current
printer driver.
6. If you install new bar code application software such as Bartender Ultra Lite, you
should activate the seagull driver for Argox printers.
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Installing USB Driver (Windows 98 Only)
Note: Uninstall the printer driver before installing the USB driver.
1. Connect the label printer to a
computer with a USB cable.
2. Turn on the printer’s power.
3. The window “Add New
Hardware Wizard” will
pop, click “Next”.
4. Select ”Search for the best
driver for your device.
(Recommended)”, click “Next”.
5. Select new driver location,
Click” Next”
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6. Click “ Next”
7. Click “ Finish”
8. Click “ Next”
Note: After the USB driver is installed, you could refer to next page to install the
printer driver.
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Installing Printer Driver (Windows 98 Only)
9. Select” Search for the best
driver for your device”
( Recommended)”.
10. Click” Next”
11. Select” Specify a location”
12. Click” Browse” and choose
Label Dr. 200 location.
13. Select“ Win98”
14. Click” OK”
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15. Click” Next”
16. Click” Next”
17. Click” Finish”
18. Click” Finish”
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19. Click” OK”
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USB Plug and Play Function
Note: The printer driver needs to be installed with version 1.4.00 or later and
support “USB Plug and Play” for Windows XP, Windows 2003 and
Windows 2000.
1. Extract the PrinterDriver.exe to the fixed route. (“C:\Label Dr. 200”, for
example)
2. Connect the label printer to a computer with an USB cable.
3. Turn on the printer’s power and the system will detect the device
automatically.
4. Select “Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)”, click “Next”.
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5. Select “Search for the best driver in these locations” and choose “Include
this location in the search”. Input the location of the printer driver, click
“Next”.
6. Select “Continue Anyway”.
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7. Click “Finish”.
8. The Label Dr. 200 (4 inch model) printer is added in “Printers and Faxes”.
9. Reboot the system.
10. The system assigns the USB port for Label Dr. 200 (4 inch model) printer.
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Installing the USB Driver in Windows Vista (Plug and Play)
1. Extract the PrinterDriver.exe to the fixed route. (“C:\Label Dr. 200”, for
example)
2. Connect the label printer to a computer with an USB cable.
3. Turn on the printer’s power and the system will detect the device
automatically.
4. Select “Locate and install driver software (recommended)”.
5. Pop the window “User access control” and click “ Continue”
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6. Select “I don’t have the disk. Show me the other options.”
7. Select “Browse my computer for driver software (advanced) “.
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8. Input the location of printer driver. (“C:\Dr200 Printer Driver_ x86\Win
Vista\4 inch mode”, for example)
9. Select” Install this driver software anyway”
10. The related files start to copy to your system.
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11. After the installation is complete, click “Close”.
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Operations
Loading a Ribbon
Note: The F-Series printer uses transfer thermal printing and the required
ribbon is coated outside.
1. Lift the top cover and front access door to expose the media compartment.
(Figure 1)
Figure 1
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2. Unlatch the print head module by pushing the release lever on the right
side toward the rear. (Figures 2 & 3)
Media Compartment
Release Lever
Figure 2
Print Module
Figure 3
3. Unwrap the ribbon roll pack and separate the ribbon roll and the bare core.
4. Attach the edge of the ribbon to the bare core and wind a little bit onto the
core. (Figure 4 & 5)
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Figure 4
Figure 5
5. Insert the ribbon roll into the supply holder. First snap in the right side and
then left side. Make sure the coating side of the ribbon is face down.
(Figure 6)
Ribbon Supply Holder
Figure 6
6. Put the print head module down and insert the bare core into the pick-up
holder. (Figure 7-1) First snap in the right side and then left side. (Figure
7-2)
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Ribbon Pick-up Holder
Figure 7-1
Figure 7-2
7. Turn the wheel of the print head module to ensure the ribbon is tightly
wound. (Figure 8)
Wheel
Figure 8
8. Press down the print head module firmly on both sides till you hear a snap.
(Figure 9)
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Figure 9
Loading Media
The F-Series printer offers three different loading modes: standard, peel-off, or
with a cutter.

Standard mode allows you to collect each label freely.

Cutting mode automatically cuts the label after it prints.

Peel-off mode peels backing material away from the label as it prints.
After the label is removed, the next label prints.
Standard Mode
1. Lift the top cover and front access door to expose the media compartment.
2. According to media core inner size and load the media roll onto the media
hanger. (Figure 10-1 and 10-2)
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Figure 10-1 (1inch media core inner)
Figure 10-2 (3inch media core inner)
3. Click the media hanger back into the media compartment. (Figure 10-3)
Media Hanger
Figure 10
4. Unlatch the print head module by pushing the release lever on the right
side toward the rear.
5. Hold the print head module upward to let the media pass under it. Lead the
media through the media guides with the other hand. Adjust the media
guide to the media width by pushing the button located on the media guide.
(Figure 11)
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Figure 11
6. Lead the media over the platen roller. (Figure 12)
Figure 12
7. Close the print head module and then press it down firmly on both sides till
you hear a snap. (Figure 13)
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Figure 13
8. Close the top cover and press the FEED button if the printer is already on.
(Figure 14)
Note: After the media is loaded, you could press FEED button to calibrate the
media length.
Figure 14
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Cutting Mode
Note:
For cutting mode you must first install the cutter—please refer to
Appendix A.
Follow steps 1 to 6 in “Loading Media – Standard Mode” above and then
continue with the steps below.
7. Thread the media over the platen roller, and then route the media through
the slot of the cutter module. (Figure 15)
Figure 15
8. Press down the print head module firmly.
9. Turn on the printer or press the “FEED” button if the printer is already on.
(Figure 16)
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Figure 16
Note: The “FEED” button does not make the printer cut. For cutting to occur
the panel setting must be properly enabled.
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Peel Off Mode
Note:
1.
For Peel-off mode you must first install the dispenser kit. Please refer
to Appendix B.
Open the peeler assembly. (Figure 17)
Figure 17
2. Remove approximately 6-inches of labels from the backing paper. (Figure
18)
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Figure 18
3. Lead the backing paper over the platen roller, and then thread it back into
the slot. Make sure that the media is under the peeler module. (Figure 19)
Figure 19
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4. Close the peeler assembly. (Figure 20)
Figure 20
5. Latch the print head module.
6. Close the top cover and turn on the printer or press the “FEED” button if the
printer is already on. (Figure 21)
Figure 21
Note:
The “FEED” button does not make the printer peel. For peeling to
occur the panel setting must be properly enabled.
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Configuration
This section discusses calibration, printer configuration settings and shows
you how to view or change printer parameters through the control panel.
Performing Calibration
After the media is loaded, you should perform a media calibration to calibrate
the media sensor. During the calibration, the printer determines the label
length and the sensor settings. The results of the auto calibration are stored in
the printer’s memory and are retained even when the printer power is off.
These parameters remain in effect until you perform the next calibration.
1. Press<MENU> to enter setup mode.
2. Use the left <←> and right <→> buttons to scroll through the parameters
until you reach MEDIA CALIBRATION.
3. Press<ENTER>
4. Press<MENU> to SAVE CHANGES
5. Use the up <↑> and down < ↓> buttons to scroll to YES or NO.
6. Press<ENTER>
Printing a Configuration Label
After loading the media or performing a self-test, print a configuration label as
a record of your printer’s current settings. Keep the label to use when
troubleshooting printing problems. To print a printer configuration label,
complete the following steps:
1. Press <MENU> to enter setup mode.
2. Use the left <←> and right <→> buttons to scroll through the parameters
until you reach PRINT OUT.
3. Press<ENTER>
4. Use the up <↑> and down < ↓> buttons to scroll to SETTING.
5. Press <ENTER> to print the configuration label. (Figure 22)
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PRINTER CONFIGURATION
VERSION INFORMATION:
PPLB F1B0-1.00 . . . . . . .
032408 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
80320001 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FIRMWARE VERSION
DATE CODE (mmddyy)
SERIAL NO
EEPROM VERSION
MEMORY INFORMATION :
8192 KB . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6088 KB . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4096 KB . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3071 KB . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ONBOARD . . . . . . . . . .
TOTAL RAM
AVAILABLE RAM
TOTAL FLASH
AVAILABLE FLASH
FLASH MODULE
PARAMETERS INFORMATION:
1M ................
13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ENGLISH . . . . . . . . . . . .
PRINTED LENGTH
LABEL COUNT
LANGUAGE
SETTING INFORMATION :
TRANSFER THERMAL
GAP / NOTCH . . . . . . . .
79 MM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TRANSMISSIVE . . . . . .
1 ( CENTER ) . . . . . . . . .
12 INCH . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NORMAL . . . . . . . . . . . .
0 MM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
0 MM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
0 MM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
0 MM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8...................
3 IPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ENABLED . . . . . . . . . . .
ENABLED . . . . . . . . . . .
9600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8...................
1...................
RIBBON
MEDIA TYPE
LABEL LENGTH
SENSOR TYPE
TRANS. SENSOR
MEDIA CAL LENGTH
PRINT MODE
TEAR OFFSET
CUT OFFSET
HORI. OFFSET
VERT. OFFSET
DARKNESS
SPEED
REPRINT MODE
ALERT BUZZER
BAUD RATE
PARITY
DATA BITS
STOP BIT
Figure 22
Note: Printer configuration label is activated via the control panel LCD. The
options to print the label are located in the basic setup of the menu
system.
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Select or Adjust the Media Sensor
This printer uses two types of media sensors: See-through and reflective.
The default is see-through sensor No 1.
Select the See-through Sensor
The standard see-through sensor is in a fixed position and enabled from the
control panel. (Figure 23)
Figure 23
Adjust the Reflective Sensor
1. Press down the Thermal Print Head (TPH) release lever to release the print
head module.
2. Lift the print head module to expose the media sensor cover. (Figure 24)
3. Slide the media sensor until the reflective sensor aligns with the gap or
notch. (Figure 25)
Figure 24
Figure 25
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Adjust Print Head Pressure
If printing quality is not even, you may need to adjust the print head pressure.
To adjust print head pressure use a flat tip screwdriver to turn the left and right
screws counterclockwise to increase the pressure, or clockwise to decrease
the pressure. (Figure 26)
Left Screw
Right Screw
Figure 26
Adjust the pressure adjustment screws as follows:
Condition
Resolution
Print quality of the left side of a label Turn the left screw counterclockwise to
is too light.
increase the pressure.
Print quality of the right side of a
label is too light.
Turn the right screw counterclockwise
to increase pressure.
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Setup Mode
You can set printer parameters for your application directly by using the control
panel LCD and buttons.
Enter Setup Mode
1.
2.
Press <MENU>.
Use the left or right button to scroll through the parameters.
Enter Special Setup Mode
Special setup mode is the menu that lets you set up the language and change
password.
1. Press the <MENU> button for more than 5 seconds and release.
2. Use the left or right button to scroll through the parameters.
How to Leave Setup Mode
1.
Press <MENU>.
2.
The printer displays SAVE CHANGES and activates the <ENTER> button.
The following table shows three options for leaving the setup mode.
Option
Description
Save Changes
Press <ENTER> to save changes and exit
setup mode.
Reject Changes
Press the up <↑> and down < ↓> buttons to
select “NO”, and press <ENTER>. The printer
rejects changes and exits setup mode.
Return to Setup Mode

Press <MENU> to return to the same

parameter.
Press the left <←> button to return to the
previous parameter
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Password Parameters
The F-Series printer has three password levels. When you enter the setup
mode on the control panel, parameters which are not protected by password
are displayed. You must enter a correct password to enter AUTHORISED
SETUP 1 and AUTHORISED SETUP 2. The password levels and default
passwords are shown in the following table.
Password Level
Level name
Default Password
3
AUTHORISED SETUP 2
9999
2
AUTHORISED SETUP 1
1234
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BASIC SETUP
No password
To enter a password when prompted, complete the following steps:
1. When the printer displays AUTHORISED SETUP X, press <ENTER>.
The LCD displays password and the number 0000.
2. Enter the four-digit password for the password level displayed or for a
higher level.
 The left <←> and right <→> buttons select the digit position.
 The up <↑> and down <↓> buttons change the selected digit’s value.
3. After entering the password, press <ENTER>.
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Menu System
The menu system lets you set printer options using the buttons on the control
panel. The following is a description of menu selections and settings.
Basic Setup
Press <MENU> to enter Basic Setup Mode
A checkmark  indicates the default option.
Note:
RIBBON
This parameter sets print mode for use with
direct thermal (DT) or thermal transfer (TT)
mode. Press the up <↑> and down <↓>
buttons to scroll through the selection.
YES
This option sets as the printer to TT mode.
NO
This option sets as the printer to DT mode.
MEDIA TYPE
Gap/Notch
This parameter shows the type of media you
are using. Press the up <↑> and down <↓>
buttons to scroll through the selection.
Select for non-continuous web media,
non-continuous fanfold media, and tags.
GAP LENGTH
10mm (10~99)
MARK
MARK
THICKNESS
10mm (10~99)
CONTINUOUS
TRANSMISSIVE
Selects the gap length of labels.
Non-continuous black mark lines.
Select black mark thickness of labels
Select for media without gaps or divisions
between labels.
Select transmissive sensor 1 or 2. Press the
up <↑> and down <↓> buttons to scroll
through the selection.
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1 (CENTER)
Sensor 1 is positioned in the center of the
media route. This option enables sensor 1.
2 (LEFT)
MEDIA CAL LENGTH
12 INCH (1~30)
The position of sensor 2 is to the left side of
sensor 1. This option enables sensor 2.
Set the maximum label length to calibrate.
The default media calibration length is 12
inches.
MEDIA CALIBRATION
Calibrate and detect media gap. Press
<Enter> to activate this operation.
PRINT MODE
Setup label removal method. The method
you select must correspond to the print
mode. Press the up <↑> and down <↓>
buttons to scroll through the selection.
NORMAL
TEAR OFF
This parameter establishes the position of
the labels over the tear-off bar after printing.
PEEL OFF
Enables label peeler mode.
CUT
The printer automatically cuts a label after it
is printed.
BY COMMAND
Sets a specific number of labels for cutting by
command.
CUT AFTER
BATCH
The printer waits to cut after the number of
labels you set in BATCH COUNT.
BATCH COUNT Sets the number of labels for BATCH CUT.
0001 (1~9999)
BATCH CUT
The printer waits to cut after the number of
labels you set with “P” command to the
printer.
SINGLE CUT
Sets cut after one label
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ROTATE CUTTER
This parameter allows you to rotate cutter.
Press <ENTER> to activate. Note: The
parameter shows only if a cutter is installed.
OFFSET
This option fine tunes the media stop location
TEAR OFFSET
0mm (-3~+3)
Sets label tear off offset.
PEEL OFFSET
0mm (-16~+16)
Sets label peeling offset.
CUT OFFSET
Sets label cutting offset.
0mm (-16~+16)
VERTICAL
0mm (-30~+30)
Change the vertical position of the whole
label format.
HORIZONTAL
0mm (-99~+99)
Change the horizontal position of the whole
label format.
TPH OFFSET
0mm (-3~+3)
Change the thermal print head (TPH) vertical
offset.
PRINT WIDTH
102mm (10~104mm)
DARKNESS
8 (1~15)
SPEED
3IPS (1~6 IPS)
PRINT OUT
Sets maximum print width. Objects that
exceed the maximum print width do not print.
The print width default value is 10mm.
Adjusts print darkness for consistent high
quality printing. Press up <↑> to increase
value or down<↓> to decrease value.
The default for print darkness is 8.
Controls the rate of label movement during
the printing process. Press up <↑> or down
<↓> to choose the value.
The default for print speed is 3 ips.
Prints out current printer configuration
settings, or prints out downloaded form list,
downloaded font list, downloaded graphic
list. Press the up <↑> and down <↓> buttons
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to scroll through the selection. Press
<ENTER> to begin print out.
SETTING
Prints a printer configuration label.
FORM LIST
Prints a label that lists the form currently
stored in the printer.
GRAPHIC LIST
Prints a label that lists the graphics currently
stored in the printer.
FONTS LIST
Prints a label that lists the fonts in the printer.
Authorised 1
FLASH MODULE
ONBOARD
Select flash memory module. Press the up
<↑> and down <↓> buttons to scroll through
the selection.
The default is internal flash module.
EXTERNAL
CLEAR FLASH
Erase flash data (all data stored in Flash
memory is deleted.) Users can clear all Flash
memory modules, or clear specific Flash
memory modules. Clear expansion function
will not show on LCD display unless an
expansion flash memory card is installed.
Press <ENTER> and a warning message
“ARE YOU SURE? YES”. You can select
“NO” by scrolling with the up <↑> and down
<↓> buttons. Press <ENTER> to confirm.
ONBOARD
EXTERNAL
DELETE OBJECT
Delete downloaded form, font, and graphic.
Users can erase all forms, fonts, or graphics
one at a time, or erase multiple forms, fonts,
and graphics.
1. Select Delete form, graphic or font by
scrolling with the up <↑> and down <↓>
buttons.
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2.
3.
Press <ENTER> and use the up <↑>
and down <↓> buttons to scroll through
selections.
Press <ENTER> again and a warning
message “Are you sure” appears. You
can select “YES” to continue or “NO” to
cancel this operation.
 FORM
Delete form.
GRAPHIC
Delete graphic.
FONT
Delete font.
AUTO FORM
Auto form lets you detach the printer from a
computer and print in standalone mode.
OFF
Enable automatic form printing.
ON
Disable automatic form printing.
REPRINT MODE
Reprint a label partially printed due to ribbon
out, media out or head open error conditions.
The label is reprinted after error condition is
corrected.
On
Enable recovery print.
Off
Disable recovery print.
LABEL COUNT
The printer displays label quantity you print.
On
Enables the label count.
Off
Disables the label count.
LABEL COUNT TYPE
Decreasing
Increasing
ALERT BUZZER
Count printing label quantity as decreasing or
increasing.
Count printing label as decreasing.
Count printing label as increasing.
Audible signal indicates error condition.
ON
Enables the buzzer.
OFF
Disables the buzzer.
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HEX DUMP
The hex dump mode is a troubleshooting tool
for checking the interconnection between the
printer and the host computer. Select “ON”
and all transmitted data is dumped and
printed as ASCII and Hex values.
OFF
Normal operating mode.
ON
Prints raw ASCII data received from the host.
SERIAL COMM.
Baud Rate
9600bps
Sets serial port communication.
Determines the RS-232 baud rate.
The default baud rate is 9600bps.
(1200~115200bps)
PARITY
The parity of the printer must match the parity
of the host computer for accurate
communications to take place.
None
No parity.
Odd
Odd parity.
Even
Even parity.
DATABITS
Set the Data Bit to match the setting used by
the host computer.
7Bits
Seven bit Word length.
8Bits
Eight bit Word length.
STOPBIT
Define Stop Bit.
1
One stop bit.
2
Two stop bits.
HANDSHAKE
BOTH
Define handshake protocol between printer
and host.
Use both handshaking methods.
XON/XOFF
CTS/RTS
FINE DARKNESS
Fine-tunes darkness based on current main
darkness level.
0 (-63~+63)
BASE SPEED
The default fine darkness is 0.
Sets the base print speed. The real print
speed is main speed plus base speed.
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0 (0~4ips)
LOAD DEFAULT
The default of base speed is 0.
Reset Printer and panel settings.
Press <ENTER> and a warning message
“ARE YOU SURE? YES/CONFIRM”
appears. Select with the up <↑> and down
<↓> buttons. Press <ENTER> to confirm.
Authorised 2
RTC SETUP
This function appears on the LCD display
only when the RTC module is installed. Press
<ENTER> and press the right <→> button to
move to the next digit. Use the up <↑> and
down <↓> buttons to select a value. Press
<ENTER> to accept the value. (Note: This
parameter only appears if the RTC card is
installed.)
DATE (MM-DD-YY)
Change current date if RTC module is
installed. Format: MM-DD-YY
TIME (HH:MM:SS)
Change current time if RTC module is
installed. Format: HH:MM:SS
ADVANCED CUT
Enable or disable backfeed after label cut.
This function does not appear if cutter
function is disabled. (Note: This parameter
appears only if cutter is installed.)
WITH BACKFEED
Enable backfeed after cut.
W/O BACKFEED
Disable backfeed after cut.
ADVANCED PEEL
Enable or disable backfeed after a label is
peeled and removed. (Note: This parameter
only appears if peeler is installed.)
WITH BACKFEED
Enable backfeed after peel.
W/O BACKFEED
Disable backfeed after peel.
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IGNORE COMMAND
Set panel commands to be active or ignored.
In default, all commands are active.
SELECT ALL
DARKNESS
SPEED
RIBBON DETECT
MEDIA TYPE
PRINT MODE
PRINT WIDTH
SERIAL COMM.
RTC SETUP
Special Setup
LANGUAGE
The LANGUAGE parameter is included in
the special menu. You can select a language
via the control panel.
1. Press <MENU> for 5 seconds.
2. Press the <↑> or <↓> button to reach the
language of your choice.
3. Press <MENU> and you are prompted
to accept changes.
Press <ENTER> to confirm the language.
ENGLISH
FRENCH
GERMAN
ITALIAN
SPANISH
PORTUGUESE
CHANGE PASSWORD
The parameter allows you to change the
password for Authorised 1 and Authorised 2.
1. Press <MEN
2. .U> for 5 seconds.
3. Press <ENTER> and the printer prompts
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you to enter the old password.
4.
5.
Press <ENTER> again and the printer
prompts you to enter the new password.
Press <MENU> and the printer prompts
you to accept changes.
SETUP 1
The default password is 1234.
SETUP 2
The default password is 9999.
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Maintenance
Argox recommends using following material to clean the printer:
 100% ethanol
 Cotton swab
 Blower brush
CAUTION!
1. The print head gets hot and could cause severe burns. Always allow the
print head to cool before maintenance.
2. Argox is not responsible for damage caused by the use of cleaning fluids
on this printer.
Component
Procedure
Frequency
Print head
1. Open the print head and
remove the media and
ribbon.
2. Using the swab and 100%
ethanol, wipe the print
head from end to end.
Clean the print head
after each change of
ribbon.
Platen roller
Manually rotating the platen
roller, clean it thoroughly with
100% ethanol and swab.
Clean the platen roller
when changing a new
label roll.
Tear-off/Peel-off bar
Use the swab to remove
excess adhesive from the
tear-off/peel-off bar.
Once a month.
Sensor
Air blow or vacuum.
Once every six
months.
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Troubleshooting
This section provides information about errors that you might need to
troubleshoot. If an error condition exists with the printer, review the LCD
display error messages below for possible causes and the solutions.
Error Messages
LCD Display Blinking Buzzer
LED
Possible Cause
Solution
alert
HEAD OPEN ALERT
YES
The print head is not
fully closed.
Close print head
completely.
RIBBON
OUT
ALERT
YES
Ribbon is not loaded or
is incorrectly loaded.
Load ribbon correctly.
MEDIA OUT
ALERT
YES
Media is not loaded or is Load media correctly.
loaded incorrectly.
MEMORY
FULL
ALERT
YES
Memory is full.
Delete data in the
memory or expand
the memory.
CUTTER
ALERT
YES
Media is jammed in the
Remove the jammed
cutter.
paper.
FAILED
SERIAL IO
ERROR
ALERT
YES
Format or baud rate of
RS232 communication
is inconsistent between
printer and host.
Check the baud rate,
format or protocol
between host and
printer.
HEAD TOO
HOT
ALERT
YES
The temperature of the
print head is too hot.
Let the printer cool
down. Printing will
resume when the
print head cools to a
suitable temperature.
PAUSE
ALERT
NO
The printer is paused.
Press the CANCEL
button once to
resume.
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Technical Reference
General Specifications
Model name
F1
Printing method
Direct Thermal / Thermal Transfer
Printing resolution
203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
Printing speed
2 ~ 6 ips (50 ~152 mm/s)
Printing length
0.5” ~ 90” (13mm ~ 2286mm), MAX 90”(Command
mode)
Printing width
Max 4.09” (104 mm)
Memory
8MB DRAM (7MB user available)
4MB Flash ROM (3MB user available)
CPU type
32 bit RISC microprocessor
Media sensor
Reflective (movable)
See-through x 2
Display
LED indicators x 2
2x16 LCD display
Operation interface
Button x 6
Communication
Centronics parallel
interface
RS-232 serial (baud rate 2400 ~ 115200 bps)
USB
PS/2 Keyboard
1D Barcodes
PPLB:
Code 128 UCC
Code 128 auto
Code 128 subset A/B/C
UCC/EAN 128
Interleaved 2 of 5
Interleaved 2 of 5 with check sum digit
Interleaved 2 of 5 with human readable check digit
German Postcode
Matrix 2 of 5
UPC Interleaved 2 of 5
Code 39
Code 39 with check sum digit
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Code 93
EAN-13
EAN-13 2 digit add-on
EAN-13 5 digit add-on
EAN-8
EAN-8 2 digit add-on
EAN-8 5 digit add-on
Codabar
Postnet
UPC-A
UPC-A 2 digit add-on
UPC-A 5 digit add-on
UPC-E
UPC-E 2 digit add-on
UPC-E 5 digit add-on
GS1 Data Bar
2D Barcodes
PPLB:
Maxicode
PDF-417
Data Matrix (ECC 200 only)
QR code
Composite code
Fonts
Internal character sets standard
5 alpha-numeric fonts with height from 0.049”~0.23”
20 codepages for 8-bits character
(code page
437,850,852,860,863,865,857,861,862,855,866
737,851,869,1250,1251,1252,1253,1254,1255 )
9 codepages for 7-bits character
(USA, British, German, French, Danish, Italian
Spanish, Swedish and Swiss )
Internal fonts are expandable up to 24x 24 times
4 direction 0º~270º rotation
Soft fonts are downloadable (up to 72 points)
Graphic
PCX bitmap, GDI , Binary raster
Software
ARGOX PPLB
Label editing softwareBartender/ Windows Driver
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(Win XP/ Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8)
Print Utility
Font Utility
Media
Roll-feed, die-cut, continuous, fan-fold, tags, thermal
ticket, plain paper and fabric label
Max width 4.6” (118 mm)
Min width 0.79” (20 mm)
Thickness .0025”~. 01” (.0635mm ~. 254mm)
Max OD 8” (203 mm)
ID width 1” and 3” (25.4mm~76 mm) (3” ID can be
installed by media core adapter)
Ribbon
Wax, Wax/Resin, Resin(Ribbon wound ink-side out or
ink-side in available)
Ribbon width – 1.”~ 4.3” (25.4mm ~ 110mm)
Ribbon roll – max OD 2.9” (74 mm)
Ribbon length – max 1182’ (360 M)
Core size - ID 1” core (25.4 mm)
Power Source
100~ 240VAC , 50-60Hz, 5Amps
Internal universal power supply
Mechanism request
Built-in Tear off bar
Easy Peeler install
Easy Cutter install
Side-open cover
Clear media window
Fanfold slot
Centralized ribbon and label path
Safety Approval
CE, UL, CUL, FCC class A
Operation
environment
40ºF ~ 104ºF (4ºC~40ºC)
10~90% non condensing
Storage temperature -4ºF~140ºF (-20 ºC~60 ºC)
Optional items
Cutter
Dispenser
Stacker
RTC card
4MB Asian Font card (Simply Chinese, Tradition
Chinese, Japanese, Korean)
Standalone KDU – ArgoKee
Compact size
W390 X L309 X H255 mm
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Weight
16.5 lbs (7.5 kgs)
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Interface Specifications
The Argox F-Series printer sends and receives messages through serial,
parallel and USB communication interfaces. The printer automatically checks
each interface for incoming messages.
Serial Interface Specification
The serial interface of the F-Series printer is an RS-232 port with 9-pin (DB9-S)
connector located at the rear of the printer. You can change the baud rate; data
bit, parity bit and stop bit by both sending commands to the printer and by
using the LCD panel.
Pin Assignment and Description
Pin
1
2
Signal
No function
Received Data,
RxD
Description
Shorted to Pin - 6
Input. Serial “Received Data”
Transmitted Data,
Output. Serial “Transmitted
TxD
Data”.
4
No function
No connection
5
GND
Signal Ground
6
No function
Shorted to Pin - 1
Request to Send,
Output. Used as the control
RTS
signal for “H/W Flow Control “
3
7
8
Clear to Send, CTS
9
+5V
Input. Used as the control signal
for “H/W Flow Control”
Output. Pin 9 is reserved for
KDU (keyboard device unit)
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Parallel Interface Specification
The parallel interface of the F-Series printer is a Centronics port with standard
36-pin connector located at the rear of the printer. You can connect the
F-Series printer and the host controller with a standard parallel cable. .
Pin Assignment and Description
Pin No.
Direction
Description
Pin No.
Direction
1
IN
/STROBE
13
OUT
SELECT
2
IN
DATA 1
14,15
-----
N.C.
3
IN
DATA 2
16
OUT
GROUND
4
IN
DATA 3
17
OUT
GROUND
5
IN
DATA 4
18
-----
N.C.
6
IN
DATA 5
19~30
OUT
GROUND
7
IN
DATA 6
31
----
N.C.
8
IN
DATA 7
32
OUT
/FAULT
9
IN
DATA 8
33~36
----
N.C.
10
OUT
/ACK
11
OUT
BUSY
12
OUT
PE
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Description
PS2 Keyboard Interface
The Argox F-Series printer provides a standard IBM PC PS2 keyboard
interface that lets you control the printer with a standard PS2 keyboard.
Pin Assignment and Description
The PS2 keyboard interface is a female, 6-pin, mini DIN connector.
Pin No.
Direction
Description
1
-----
N.C.
2
OUT
+5V
3
-----
N.C.
4
IN/OUT
DATA
5
GROUND
6
IN/OUT
CLOCK
USB Interface
The Argox F-Series printer provides a standard USB interface to increase the
data transfer rate between the host controller and printer, dramatically
enhancing performance.
Pin Assignment and Description
Pin No.
Direction
Description
1
IN
Vcc(+5V)
2
IN/OUT
Differential +
3
IN/OUT
Differential -
4
GROUND
Auto Polling
Both the serial port and parallel port of this printer can be active at the same
time, i.e. the printer can simultaneously communicate with two PCs via
different ports. Note that there is no port contention, so if both PCs transmit
data at the same time data may become damaged in the receiving buffer.
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Appendix A: Stand-alone Keyboard & Barcode Reader
This appendix covers stand-alone operation with keyboard or barcode reader.
Keyboard
To use the printer in stand-alone operation with a keyboard, please follow the
procedure described below:
1.
2.
Press the MENU key to enter menu mode on the LCD panel.
Enter a password to switch to privileged menu and enable the AUTO
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
FORM function.
Save the changes and press MENU again to leave the settings menu.
Make a form for the keyboard.
Download a form to the printer and save it to flash memory permanently.
Turn off the printer.
Connect the keyboard to the keyboard interface.
Turn on the printer.
Select your form and press enter to confirm, or change the form by
pressing up and down.
10. Type the input data according to instructions in the first row of the LCD.
Keyboard Functions
Key
Function
ESC
1. Go back to the previous variable input field.
2. During data input level, press <ESC> or the CANCEL
key on the panel for more than 5 seconds to force the
printer back to the select form level. Users can change
to other forms here and press enter to start the form.
3. In select form level, press <ESC> or the CANCEL key
on the panel for more than 5 seconds to force the
Backspace
printer to exit standalone mode and switch back to
normal printing. However, you must still disable AUTO
FORM in the settings menu. Otherwise it begins in
stand alone mode when the printer restarts.
Deletes the first character to the left of the cursor and shifts
all characters on the right forwards.
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Insert
Inserts a new character at the cursor position.
Shift
Switches between upper/lower case characters as the shift
key is pressed.
Delete
Deletes the character at the cursor and shifts all the
characters on the right forwards.
Caps Lock
Switches to upper case characters.
Space
Moves the cursor to right.
Home
Moves the cursor to the leftmost position.
End
Moves the cursor to the rightmost position.
Example: Stand alone operation with keyboard form
Please follow the procedure below:
1. Make a command file for the form, KBD.FRM
2.
3.
Command
Description
ZS
FK"KBDFORM"
FS"KBDFORM"
Enable store to flash
Delete previous form
Start of form
V00,15,N,"Product Name ?"
C0,10,N,+1,"Product No. ?"
Define variable and display
message
Define counter and display message
Q50,24
q406
S2
D8
ZT
Set label dimension
Set label width
Set printing speed
Set printing darkness
Print from top
A50,20,0,4,1,1,R,”ABC
COMPANY”
B50,60,0,2,2,4,40,B,C0
A50,150,0,3,1,1,N,V00
Print fixed data
FE
ZN
End of form
Disable store to flash
Print barcode I25 for counter
Print the input product
Send the file, KBD.FRM to printer under MS-DOS
DOS command : COPY/B KBD.FRM LPT1:
Enable the AUTO FORM function in the privileged settings menu.
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4.
Turn off the printer, connect the keyboard and then turn on the printer.
5.
The LCD displays this message:
SELECT FORM
KBDFORM
6.
7.
Use the up and down keys to select another form and press <ENTER> to
confirm.
Once a form is selected, the LCD displays:
LOADING FORM
KBDFORM
8.
Key-in the input device and barcode data.
Product Name?
Barcode Printer
Product No. ?
0123456789
9.
Input the label count and the copy count.
LABEL SET NO. ?
2
COPIES PER LAB. ?
3
10. Six labels are printed out and the printer goes to step 8 and waits for data
input.
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Output
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Barcode Reader
Example: Stand alone operation with READER form
Please follow the procedure below:
1. Make a command file for the form, READER.FRM
2.
3.
4.
5.
Command
Description
ZS
FK"READER"
FS"READER”
Enable store to flash
Delete previous form
Start of form
V00,15,N,"Product Name ?"
C0,10,N,+1,"Product No. ?"
Q50,24
Define variable and display message
Define counter and display message
Set label dimension
q406
S2
D8
ZT
Set label width
Set printing speed
Set printing darkness
Print from top
A50,20,0,4,1,1,R,”ABC
COMPANY”
B50,60,0,2,2,4,40,B,C0
Print fixed data
A50,150,0,3,1,1,N,V00
PA1
FE
ZN
Print the input product
Single copy
End of form
Disable store to flash
Print barcode I25 for counter
Send the file, READER.FRM to printer under MS-DOS
DOS command : COPY/B READER.FRM LPT1:
Disable the AUTO FORM function in the privileged setting menu.
Turn off the printer, connect the keyboard and then turn on the printer.
The form READER automatically executes. Scan product name and
number from printed bar codes using the barcode reader.
Product Name?
Apple
Product No. ?
11223344
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6.
A label is printed. The copy count depends on the PA command for the
READER form. Step 4 repeats automatically.
Output
Notes:
1.
2.
3.
To return to normal operation, press and hold <ESC> on keyboard or the
CANCEL key for more than 5 seconds.
During standalone operation, you can input data through:
 Keyboard
 Barcode reader
 Parallel port
 Serial port
 USB
For the keyboard form the P command is not allowed, while for the
barcode reader/ scanner form, a PA command must be included.
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Appendix B: Cutter Installation
Follow this procedure to install a cutter in the printer.
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Remove the left cover and press down the TPH release lever to release
the print head module.
3. Locate the cutter in the two slots and secure two screws indicated in the
figure below.
4. Turn on the power switch and enable the cutter from the control panel.
Installing Media and Ribbon with Cutter
The first time after installation or after a cutter jam use the following procedure:
1. Put the media end on the roller.
2. Close the TPH latch.
3. Enter the setting menu on the panel. Enable print mode to cut and
4.
5.
choose rotate cutter function.
After the cutter is rotated exit the menu setting.
Press the feed button and one label feeds out and is cut.
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All other times use the following procedure:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Put the media end on the roller.
Close the TPH latch.
Turn on the printer.
Press the FEED button so the media end goes through the cutter.
The cutter generally cuts the label at the center of the media gap. You may
change the cutting position for special media by operating the panel setting or
sending a shift command to the printer:
Panel setting:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Enter the panel setting menu and choose OFFSET item.
Use the up and down keys to select the CUT OFFSET option.
Save and exit the menu setting after selecting a suitable cut offset.
Feed a label and cut it off.
Repeat the procedure if the cutting position is still incorrect.
Sending a shift command:
You may send a shift command. <ESC>KI;
where “-“ is a signed byte and in terms of dots. This parameter can be
saved permanently in the EEPROM.
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Appendix C: Dispenser Installation
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4.
Turn off the printer
Remove the left cover and press down the TPH release lever to release
the print head module.
Screw the peeler brace to the printer as shown in the figure below.
Turn on the power switch and enable the peeler function from the control
panel.
Diagram of Media and Ribbon Installation for Peeler
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Appendix D: Super card Installation
1. Shut the power down and open the back cover.
2. Plug the super card in the socket and set the DIP switch 5 to ON.
3. Turn on the power and wait the LCD display appears “RESTART
PRINTER”.
Note: When you un-plug the super card, please shut the power down and put the
DIP switch 5 to OFF.
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