IBM 4400 Series Thermal Printer
User’s Guide
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Table of Contents
1
Introduction..........................................................13
Notes and Notices ............................................................................... 13
Requesting IBM Service................................................................ 15
Printing Conventions in This Manual............................................. 16
The 4400 Thermal Label Printer .......................................................... 17
Features ........................................................................................ 17
Thermal Printer Technology ................................................................ 18
The Printing Process ..................................................................... 18
Dynamic Print Control ................................................................... 19
Thermal Consumables......................................................................... 19
Media Selection............................................................................. 19
Ribbons ......................................................................................... 20
Thermal Features ................................................................................ 21
Emulations .................................................................................... 21
Hardware Options ......................................................................... 21
Setting Up The Printer ......................................................................... 22
Unpacking The Printer .................................................................. 22
Check List ..................................................................................... 24
Installation ..................................................................................... 25
2 Operation..............................................................31
Using The Printer................................................................................. 31
Controls & Indicators ..................................................................... 31
The POWER Switch and Indicator ................................................ 34
Powering On The Printer............................................................... 34
Operating Modes........................................................................... 35
Loading Media and Ribbon.................................................................. 36
Loading Roll Media ....................................................................... 37
Loading Fanfold Media.................................................................. 44
Loading Ribbon ............................................................................. 48
Print Option.......................................................................................... 50
Label Peel Off ............................................................................... 50
Printing Adjustments............................................................................ 54
Printhead Pressure Adjustment..................................................... 54
Printhead Pressure Block Adjustments ......................................... 55
Label Variations and the TOF/Paper Out Sensor.......................... 56
Table of Contents
TOF/Paper Out Sensor Horizontal Adjustment ............................. 56
Calibrating the TOF/Paper Out Sensor ......................................... 57
Calibrate Procedure ...................................................................... 58
Cleaning............................................................................................... 60
General ......................................................................................... 60
Printhead....................................................................................... 60
3 Configuring the Printer......................................... 63
Overview.............................................................................................. 63
Menu Navigation.................................................................................. 63
Setting Printer Configuration Parameters ..................................... 64
Moving Within the Configuration Menu ......................................... 64
Selecting a Menu Option............................................................... 65
Changing Printer Settings ............................................................. 66
Configuration Options .......................................................................... 68
Saving a Configuration .................................................................. 68
Modifying a Saved Configuration .................................................. 69
Printing a Configuration................................................................. 71
Menu Overview.................................................................................... 75
Menu Options ...................................................................................... 76
Printer Configuration Menu Items ........................................................ 82
Control Functions .......................................................................... 82
Emulation Setup Functions ........................................................... 103
Diagnostics Functions ................................................................... 150
Parallel Port Functions .................................................................. 152
Serial Port Functions ..................................................................... 154
Optional Ports Functions ............................................................... 160
Downloading True Type Fonts ...................................................... 163
4 Interfaces ........................................................... 165
Overview.............................................................................................. 165
Auto Switching ..................................................................................... 165
Centronics Parallel Interface................................................................ 166
Centronics Parallel Interface Signals ............................................ 167
IEEE 1284 Parallel Interface................................................................ 168
Compatibility Mode........................................................................ 168
Nibble Mode .................................................................................. 168
Byte Mode ..................................................................................... 168
Signals .......................................................................................... 169
Terminating Resistor Configurations ............................................. 171
RS-232 and RS-422 Serial Interfaces ................................................. 172
RS-232 .......................................................................................... 172
RS-422 .......................................................................................... 173
Table of Contents
5 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting ...................... 175
Requesting IBM Service ...................................................................... 175
Printer Self-Test................................................................................... 176
Troubleshooting Common Situations................................................... 177
Improving Processing Time........................................................... 177
Data Exchange.............................................................................. 177
Controlling Print Quality................................................................. 179
Determining Printhead Wear ......................................................... 180
Replacing The Printhead ..................................................................... 181
Prepare the Printer ........................................................................ 181
Replace the Printhead................................................................... 182
Restore the Printer to Operation ................................................... 185
Other Printer Problems.................................................................. 186
Printer Alarms ............................................................................... 191
Fault Messages ............................................................................. 191
A Specifications .................................................... 201
Standard .............................................................................................. 201
Print Method .................................................................................. 201
Media ............................................................................................ 202
Ribbon ........................................................................................... 204
Indicators and Switches ................................................................ 204
Memory ......................................................................................... 204
Host Interfaces .............................................................................. 205
Power ............................................................................................ 205
Environmental ............................................................................... 205
Physical ......................................................................................... 205
Acoustic Specifications ................................................................. 206
Options ................................................................................................ 206
B Printer Options ...................................................207
C Setting the Label Length ................................... 209
D ASCII Control Codes..........................................211
E Glossary ............................................................ 213
Table of Contents
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Introduction
Notes and Notices
For your safety and to protect valuable equipment, it is very important that you
read and comply with all information highlighted under notes and notices:
DANGER
<#>
The word Danger next to the lightning slash indicates the
presence of a hazard that could cause death or serious
personal injury. Danger and Caution notices are numbered to
help you find the translated versions in the IBM 4400 Safety
Notices booklet.
CAUTION
<#>
The word Caution next to the exclamation point (!) indicates the
presence of a hazard that could cause moderate or minor
personal injury.
CAUTION
<#>
The word Caution next to this symbol indicates a heavy
assembly that requires two or more persons to lift or hold.
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CAUTION
<#>
The word Caution next to this symbol indicates a part or
assembly that is hot enough to burn you.
CAUTION
<#>
The word Caution next to this symbol indicates a part or
assembly that is sharp enough to cut you.
ATTENTION
The word Attention indicates the possibility of damage to a program,
device, system, or data.
IMPORTANT
The word Important indicates information vital to proper operation of
the printer.
NOTE: A note gives you helpful information and tips about printer operation
and maintenance.
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Requesting IBM Service
Requesting IBM Service
Follow the actions in the troubleshooting tables in chapter 5, Diagnostics and
Troubleshooting. Most problems can be easily resolved using these tables. If
you are unable to resolve the problem, you may want to request service from
your IBM service team. To request service on your IBM 4400 Series Thermal
Printer in the U.S. or Canada, call 1-800-358-6661. Service is available from 8
a.m. to 8 p.m. eastern time. To request service in other countries, call your
countryCall Center.
You may call for service free of charge during the printer's warranty period.
You can obtain service after the warranty period has expired if you sign a
service contract agreement with an authorized service provider.
You also can obtain service on a billable-per-call basis after the warranty
period has expired. Please have your service contract information and printer
serial number available when you call. The four digit machine type is 4400.
Please enter this number when prompted.
NOTE: Technical support is also available from the IBM Printing Systems
Division home page at: http://www.printers.ibm.com
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Notes and Notices
Printing Conventions in This Manual
Operator panel keys and LCD messages are set off from regular text in this
manual:
•
Operator panel keys and indicators are printed boldface.
Example: Press the Cancel key, then press the Pause key.
•
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) messages are printed in capital letters inside
quotation marks ( “ ” ).
Key combinations are denoted by the + (plus) symbol.
Example: Press ↑ + ↓
means Press the Up ↑ key and the Down ↓ key at the same time.
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Features
The 4400 Thermal Label Printer
NOTE: As used in this manual, the terms “4400” and “printer” refer to all
models within the 4400 series.
The printer series consists of a family of high quality, direct thermal and
thermal transfer printers specifically designed for printing labels and tags,
from any MS-DOS**, Windows**, ASCII or EBCDIC (with the Coax/Twinax
option) based compatible computer.
The IBM thermal printer series is comprised of the products detailed in Table
1.
Table 1. The IBM thermal printer Series
Model
Max Print
Speed (ips)
Printing
Density (dpi)
Max Print
Width (inches)
4400-004
10
203
4.1
4400-004
8
300
4.1
4400-006
10
203
6.6
4400-006
8
300
6.6
4400-008
8
203
8.5
4400-008
6
300
8.5
Features
•
•
•
•
•
•
Thermal transfer and direct thermal printing.
•
Peel-Off mode for peeling off labels one at a time, before printing the next
label.
•
Tear-Off mode for positioning the label at the tear-off position and
detecting its removal before printing the next label.
•
Tear-Off Strip mode for printing a specified number of labels and
positioning the last label at the tear-off position.
•
•
8MB DRAM memory (4MB for the 4400-004).
Supports over 20 types of bar codes.
Download forms, fonts and graphics to printer memory.
High resolution printhead for sharp graphics and text.
Built-in label rewinder for label Peel-Off operation.
Label Taken Sensor for detecting removal of labels in Peel-Off or TearOff modes.
4MB Flash memory.
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Thermal Printer Technology
Dynamic Print Control provides exceptional print quality. A circuit monitors the
data to be printed and automatically adjusts the energy applied to the thermal
printhead for maximum performance.
The printer can be connected to communicate with the host via RS-232 and
RS-422 serial, Centronics**-compatible parallel, IEEE** 1284 compliant
parallel, and, optionally, coax/twinax host connections or Ethernet ** 10/100
Base-T. The interface cable needed to connect the printer to the host device
is supplied by the user.
Thermal Printer Technology
Quiet and fast, with excellent print quality, the IBM multifunction thermal
printer uses an inline thermal printhead. The operation of a thermal printer is
different from that of a line-matrix or laser printer. The thermal printer uses a
printhead with heating elements and special paper or ribbon.
The Printing Process
The thermal printhead allows two modes of operation:
•
Direct Thermal
During direct thermal printing, the thermal printhead selectively heats
small, rectangular thermal dots. When these contact the coated thermal
paper, the dyes and developers in the coating react to the heat and
develop an image. This mode of printing is generally used for short-term
labeling applications.
•
Thermal Transfer
During thermal transfer printing, the heated thermal dots contact a
thermal ribbon. The heat reacts with the ribbon and bonds the image to
the paper. This method is used especially for abrasive, long-storage
applications and for specialized applications, such as in extreme
environmental conditions or where tamper-proofing is required.
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Dynamic Print Control
Dynamic Print Control
The thermal printer has a unique feature that provides excellent print quality
by preventing unevenness of print density. Unevenness is usually caused by
the stored heat from previous dots. Print quality largely depends on how the
thermal paper or the thermal ribbon and thermal transfer paper responds to
the heat of the thermal printhead.
During printing, the thermal printhead must reach a set temperature in the
shortest possible time. Then it must cool down to the original temperature in
the shortest possible time after printing. Thus print quality is dependent on the
precise control of the energy supplied to the thermal dots.
The Dynamic Print Control is a method for predicting the quantity of heat
required to print dots based on the results of the previous printing. This
prevents unevenness of print density and results in the printing of narrowladder bar codes or vertical grid lines that are straight from the microscopic
viewpoint.
Thermal Consumables
Media Selection
Since there are two print modes of operation, there are two kinds of thermal
media:
•
•
Direct thermal media
Thermal transfer media
Direct thermal media is paper coated with special chemicals that act as an
accelerator, acceptor dye and binder. During direct thermal mode, the heat
from the thermal printhead contacts the paper and causes a chemical reaction
to take place.
There is a wide range of thermal transfer media available, such as film or
synthetic paper substitutes that are excellent in their ability to transfer an
image (print quality) and others in scratch resistance (long storage). Most of
these media options can be die-cut for easy label applications.
NOTE: The term “media” used in this manual refers to all the different kinds
of paper or tag stock that can be used in the printer.
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Thermal Consumables
Ribbons
IBM offers a wide range of ribbons that have been specifically engineered to
enhance printing capabilities and to prevent premature printhead wear.
Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you use a Genuine IBM Thermal
Ribbon in your printer.
IBM 4400 TTW Thermal Transfer Ribbon
This ribbon provides superior print quality on coated and uncoated thermal
transfer paper, labels and tags. IBM 4400 TTW ribbons are an excellent
choice for general-purpose applications.
IBM 4400 TTB Thermal Transfer Ribbon
This ribbon provides excellent high-speed print quality with premium durability
and performance on a wide range of thermal transfer paper and synthetic
labels. IBM 4400 TTB ribbons are formulated to provide excellent print quality
at the highest IBM 4400 print speeds.
IBM 4400 TTR Thermal Transfer Ribbon
Specifically designed for use with high-end synthetic labels. Provides the
highest heat, chemical, and abrasion resistance where toughness and label
durability are needed.
Ordering Ribbons (U.S. Only)
Ribbons may be purchased from Lexmark Authorized IBM Supplies Dealers
or directly from Lexmark by calling: 1-800-438-2468
Fax orders may be sent to: 1-800-522-3422
Mail orders may be sent to: Lexmark International, Inc., 1221 Alverser Drive,
Midlothian, VA 23113.
Ordering Ribbons (Outside of U.S.)
Order supplies by contacting your local Lexmark International distributor or by
writing to Lexmark International, Inc.
Lexmark International, Inc.
P.O. Box 11427
Lexington, KY, 40575-1427 USA
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Emulations
Thermal Features
Emulations
The 4400 has the standard IBM ASCII Emulation which provides direct
compatibility with IBM series printers. In addition, the printer has co-resident
IGP and Code V emulations which provide printer system commands for text,
barcodes, graphics, lines, and boxes.
Hardware Options
Ask your IBM representative about the following options, which can enhance
the versatility of your printer.
•
Memory Expansion
16MB DRAM SIMM - Provides additional memory to accommodate
long label formats.
•
Coax/Twinax Host Interface
Provides connection to an IBM host computer system using a coax or
twinax interface.
•
Ethernet** 10/100 BASE T
Allows the user to attach the printer to a LAN (Local Area Network)
rather than attaching it directly to a host system. This Ethernet
Interface server supports 10/100 Base T (UTP) only and is mounted
inside the printer.
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Setting Up The Printer
Setting Up The Printer
CAUTION:
<6>
The printer weighs between 15.9 kg (35 lb.) and 22.7 kg
(50 lb.). Use two persons to carry the printer. Use
appropriate lifting precautions.
Unpacking The Printer
The printer is shipped in a carton and protective bag. Keep all packing
material in case you need to move or re-ship the printer. Avoid touching the
electrical connectors to prevent electrostatic discharge damage while setting
up the printer.
ATTENTION
The discharge of electrostatic energy that accumulates on the surface
of the human body or other surfaces can damage or destroy the
printhead or electronic components used in this device.
ATTENTION
Damage to the printer interface connector may result from placing the
printer on its backside during unpacking or handling.
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Unpacking The Printer
Open the media cover by lifting it in the center of its bottom right edge.
1
Legend:
1)
Media Cover
Remove the tape securing the liner rewinder clamp to the rewinder spindle.
Slide the Media Hanger Guide outward to the end of the Media Hanger. Place
the Guide in the down (horizontal) position and remove the sample roll of
ribbon and media from the media hanger and set them to one side.
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Check List
Your thermal printer kit contains the items listed below.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
The thermal printer.
•
Printhead Cleaning Pen (wrapped inside media roll)
AC Powercord
User’s Manual
Quick Reference Manual
Printer Manual CD
Terminating Resistor Packs
Ribbon Take-Up Core (mounted in printer)
Starter Kit Roll Media
Sample Roll of IBM Thermal Transfer Wax Ribbon (wrapped inside media
roll)
NOTE: If any items are missing, contact your dealer for replacement parts.
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Installation
Installation
The following sections will guide you through the installation of the printer.
DANGER
<6>
The printer should never be operated in a location where
the operator or printer can get wet.
1. Place the printer in a suitable location on a flat level surface that allows
easy access to all sides of the printer. The printer should never be
operated while resting on its side or upside down.
2. Check that the printer power switch is in the OFF (O) position.
2
1
Legend:
1)
2)
AC Power Receptacle
On/Off Power Switch
On Position
Off Position
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DANGER
<4>
Do not connect or disconnect any communication port,
teleport, attachment connector, or power cord during an
electrical storm.
The following sections will guide you through the installation of the printer.
3. Attach Interface
a. Parallel Interface
Attach a suitable parallel printer cable from the computer to the
Centronics interface connector at the back of the printer. Snap the
bail locks to the Centronics connector to secure the interface cable to
the printer.
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b. Serial Interface
Attach a suitable serial printer cable from the computer to the DB-25
RS-232 Serial interface connector at the back of the printer. For
additional information on serial cable wiring, refer to “Diagnostics and
Troubleshooting” on page 175.
NOTE: The printer supports simultaneous connection of the Parallel and
Serial interfaces using the Auto Switching feature. See Auto
Switching described on page 165.
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If your printer is equipped with the Coax/Twinax and ethernet interfaces, the
rear I/O panel will look like the picture below.
c.
Coax Interface
Attach a suitable coaxial cable from the computer to the coax
connector located in the I/O plate in the back of the printer.
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d. Twinax Interface
Attach a suitable twinax cable from the computer to the twinax
connector located in the I/O plate in the back of the printer.
e. Ethernet Interface
Insert a suitable ethernet cable from your hub or switch to the
ethernet connector located in the I/O panel in the rear of your printer.
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4. Attach the AC power cord to the AC power receptacle in the rear of the
printer.
Attach the AC power cord to a grounded (three prong) electrical outlet of the
proper voltage.
DANGER
<1>
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Before powering on the printer, ensure that the printer is
plugged into the appropriate power source.
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Operation
Using The Printer
Controls & Indicators
All printer controls and indicators, except for the power switch and ONLINE
status indicator, are located on the front panel of the printer. The power switch
is located in the bottom left hand corner at the rear of the printer. The ONLINE
status indicator is located on top of the printer, directly above the control
panel.
The Control Panel is located at the top left of the printer. The panel has a
back-lighted Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD) with 2 rows of 16-characters each.
The Control Panel also contains the printer control keys. A summary of each
key’s function is provided on the following pages. Detailed descriptions of key
functionality are provided in Chapter 3.
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-
Sets printer to Online
Mode.
Sets printer to Offline
Mode.
Selects a pre-stored
printer configuration.
Decrements values in
the current menu
selection, or navigates
through selections to
the left.
Advances the media
one form length.
Navigates the current
menu selection one
level up.
Navigates the Test
Print pattern.
Increments values in
the current menu
selection, or navigates
through selections to
the right.
None
Advances the media
one form length.
Up Key
TEST PRINT Key
Pressing the ↵ (Enter) key with
a Diagnostic Test displayed
initiates the test. Pressing the ↵
(Enter) key again terminates the
test.
+
Sets printer to Offline
Mode.
Decrement Key
FEED Key
ñ
Function in Menu
Mode
Increment Key
None
Using The Printer
JOB SELECT Key
Function in Offline
Mode
Control Panel Keys
PAUSE Key
Toggles the printer between
online and offline modes.
Function in Online
Mode
2
Button
Button
Description
Cancel Key
This key is set to disable from the
factory, except when the Coax/
Twinax option is present. In this
case, the factory default setting is
enable. CANCEL can also be
enabled in the PRINTER
CONTROL menu.
Function in Online
Mode
Function in Offline
Mode
Function in Menu
Mode
Clears all data in the
printer data buffer
when enabled.
Clears all data in the
printer data buffer
when enabled.
Navigates the current
menu selection one
level down.
Sets the printer to
Offline and selects the
Menu mode.
Selects the Menu
mode.
Navigates between
top level menu
selections.
Down Key
Menu Key
None
None
Selects the current
menu value and
displays an asterisk
(*) next to the value.
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Enter Key
If the ↵ (Enter) key is locked, the
value will not be selected and an
“ENTER SWITCH LOCKED”
message displays for one second,
followed by a display of the
previously selected value. Pressing
the ↓ (Down) and ↵ (Enter) keys
unlocks the ↵ (Enter) key and
permits value selection. After
unlocking the ↵ (Enter) key, it is
then used to select the desired
value.
Chapter
2
Using The Printer
The POWER Switch and Indicator
The printer’s POWER SWITCH is located on the back panel of the printer, in
the bottom left corner. Placing this switch in the ON (|) position applies power
to the printer. Place this switch in the OFF (O) position to remove power when
you have finished using your printer. An illuminated LCD Message Display
indicates the printer power is ON.
Powering On The Printer
When you power on the printer, it executes a self-test. The default power-up
state is online. Once the printer has successfully initialized, the ONLINE
status indicator light illuminates, and the LCD indicates the communication
interface selected and the type of emulation installed.
If there is a fault during the self-test, the ONLINE status indicator flashes, and
a fault message appears on the display. The alarm may also sound, if it is
configured to do so.
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Operating Modes
Operating Modes
Online - In online mode, the printer can receive and print data sent from the
host. Pressing the PAUSE key toggles the printer between the online and
offline mode. The ONLINE status indicator is lit in online mode.
Offline - In offline mode, you may perform operator functions, such as loading
media, or navigating through the printer configuration menu to make changes
or verify option settings. Pressing the PAUSE key toggles the printer from
offline to online mode. The ONLINE status indicator is not illuminated in offline
mode.
Fault - In fault mode, a fault condition exists that must be cleared before
printing can continue. The ONLINE status indicator flashes, the alarm beeps
(if configured to do so) and a descriptive fault message displays.
The current operating mode can be selected through the control panel keys,
or may result from routine operations such as powering on the printer.
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Loading Media and Ribbon
Loading Media and Ribbon
This section explains how to load roll media, fanfold media, and the ribbon.
The term “media” used in this manual refers to all the different kinds of paper,
label, or tag stock material that can be printed on by the printer.
Your thermal printer can print on continuous paper, adhesive backed labels or
non-adhesive tags packaged in roll or fanfold form.
ATTENTION
DO NOT TOUCH the Printhead or the electronic components under the
Printhead Assembly. The discharge of electrostatic energy that
accumulates on the surface of the human body or other surfaces can
damage or destroy the printhead or electronic components used in this
device.
IMPORTANT
Adhesive backed labels that DO NOT lay flat on the backing liner may
jam the printer. This can cause the label to peel off the liner. The
exposed edges may stick to the label guides and rollers inside the
printer.
If you run out of labels while printing, do not turn the power switch to
the OFF position while reloading labels. Lost data may result. Prior to
printing labels, it is also recommended you enable the Error Recover
sub-menu of the MEDIA CONTROL menu, and save it as the power-on
default. Error Recover forces the printer to automatically reprint a label
that may have been partially printed prior to the PAPER OUT fault
message, after additional labels are properly loaded.
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Loading Roll Media
Loading Roll Media
1. Open the media cover.
2. Slide the media hanger guide outward to the end of the media hanger,
and rotate it downward to a horizontal position.
1
2
Legend:
1)
2)
Media Hanger Guide
Media Hanger
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Loading Media and Ribbon
3. Open the pivoting deck by rotating the deck lock lever clockwise to the
end of its travel. The pivoting deck will swing open.
1
2
Legend:
1)
2)
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Pivoting Deck
Deck Lock Lever
Loading Roll Media
4. Slide the media width guide located on the media damper outward to the
fully extended position.
1
2
Legend:
1)
2)
Media Damper
Media Width Guide
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5. Slide a roll of media over the media hanger guide and onto the media
hanger. The media feeds from the top of the roll and towards the front of
the printer.
6. Push the roll to the back of the media hanger, rotate the media hanger
guide to its upright position and slide it inward against the outer edge of
the media roll.
3
2
1
Legend:
1)
2)
3)
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Media Roll
Media Hanger
Media Hanger Guide
Loading Roll Media
7. Thread the media under the media damper and then between the platen
(drive roller) and the printhead. You can also refer to the arrows on the
printer frame or the Ribbon and Media Loading instruction label inside the
media cover.
1
2
3
Legend:
1)
2)
3)
Printhead Assembly
Platen (Drive Roller)
Media Damper
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8. Push the media width guide inward until it is flush with the outer edge of
the media.
9. Check the location of the TOF (Top-of-Form)/Paper Out sensor (it is blue
in color and located just behind the platen), and refer to Top-of-Form
Sensor Horizontal Adjustment on page 56.
1
Legend:
1)
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Media Width Guide
Loading Roll Media
10. Close the printhead by pressing down on both sides of the front of the
pivoting deck and rotating the deck lock lever counterclockwise against its
stop. This locks the pivoting deck and printhead assembly into the printing
position.
1
2
Legend:
1)
2)
ATTENTION
Pivoting Deck
Deck Lock Lever
Ensure the pivoting deck is down and locked before attempting to print.
Failure to do so will cause a premature failure of the printhead
assembly.
11. For direct thermal operation (no ribbon required) close the media cover
and go to step 12.
For thermal transfer operation (use of ribbon) complete the ribbon loading
procedure (See “Loading Ribbon” on page 48).
Verify that Print Mode in the Printer Configuration Menu is set for the
media type installed (Direct or Transfer). The Print Mode submenu is
located in the MEDIA CONTROL Main Menu. See “Menu Options” on
page 76 for details.
12. Press the FEED key once to verify that the media advances.
13. Press the PAUSE key to place the printer online.
The printer is now ready for printing.
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Loading Fanfold Media
1. Open the media cover.
2. Slide the media hanger guide outward to the end of the media hanger,
and rotate it downward to a horizontal position.
3. Remove any roll media.
4. Place the fanfold media either behind or beneath the printer, depending
on the desired fanfold supply location. Insert the first few labels through
either the rear or bottom panel opening.
5. Place the media over the media hanger, flush against the back of the
printer.
6. Rotate the media hanger guide to its upright position and slide it inward
against the outer edge of the loaded media.
1
3
2
Legend:
1)
2)
3)
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Media Hanger Guide
Media Hanger
Fanfold Media
Loading Fanfold Media
7. Rotate the fanfold tension arm down by pushing on it through the opening
at the top of the media hanger guide.
8. Open the pivoting deck by rotating the deck lock lever clockwise to the
end of its travel. The pivoting deck will swing upward.
1
2
3
Legend:
1)
2)
3)
Fanfold Tension Arm
Pivoting Deck
Deck Lock Lever
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9. Slide the media width guide outward to the end of the media damper.
10. Thread the media between the platen (drive roller) and the printhead. You
can also refer to the Ribbon and Media Loading instructions label inside
the media cover. The inner edge of the media should be positioned as far
inward as possible.
11. Slide the media width guide inward against the outer edge of the media.
12. Check the location of the TOF/Paper Out sensor, and refer to “TOF/Paper
Out Sensor Horizontal Adjustment” on page 56. The TOF/Paper Out
sensor is blue in color and located just behind the platen.
.
1
2
Legend:
1)
2)
3)
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Printhead Assembly
Platen
Media Width Guide
3
Loading Fanfold Media
13. Close the printhead by pressing down on both sides of the front of the
pivoting deck and rotating the deck lock lever counterclockwise against its
stop. This locks the pivoting deck and printhead assembly into the printing
position.
Verify that Print Mode in the Printer Configuration Menu is set for the
media type installed (Direct or Transfer). If Thermal Transfer media is
installed, see “Loading Ribbon” on page 48. The Print Mode submenu is
located in the MEDIA CONTROL Main Configuration menu. See “Menu
Options” on page 76 for more information.
1
2
Legend:
1)
2)
ATTENTION
Pivoting Deck
Deck Lock Lever
Ensure the pivoting deck is down and latched before attempting to print.
Failure to do so may cause a premature failure of the printhead.
14. Press the FEED key once to verify that the labels advance.
15. Close the printer media cover if the thermal transfer operation is not
needed.
16. Press the PAUSE key to place the printer online.
The printer is now ready for printing.
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Loading Ribbon
Skip this section when using Direct Thermal Printing
1. Slide the appropriate thermal transfer ribbon supply roll onto the ribbon
supply spindle until it is flush against the printer.
2. Open the pivoting deck by rotating the deck lock lever clockwise to the
end of its travel. The pivoting deck will swing upward.
3. Thread the end of the transfer ribbon below the rear ribbon guide and
continue threading between the platen (or media, if loaded) and the
printhead. You can also refer to the arrows on the printer frame or the
Ribbon and Media Loading Instruction label located inside the printer on
the media cover.
6
1
2
5
3
4
Legend:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
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Pivoting Deck
Platen
Deck Lock Lever
Rear Ribbon Guide
Ribbon Supply Spindle
Ribbon Supply Roll
Loading Ribbon
4. Wrap the transfer ribbon from the front of the printhead assembly to the
front side of the ribbon take-up spindle. Attach the ribbon to the take-up
core (fiberboard tube) on the ribbon take-up spindle with tape.
When installing a new roll of ribbon, attach the ribbon leader adhesive
strip to the ribbon take-up core. Manually rotate the spindle clockwise to
feed the unusable portion of the ribbon leader around the take-up spindle.
NOTE: Do not attach the ribbon to the ribbon take-up spindle without a core
installed. Proper ribbon tension and ribbon removal is based on use
of fiberboard core.
1
2
Legend:
1)
2)
Ribbon Take-up Spindle
Ribbon Take-up Core
5. Close the pivoting deck (see page 47).
6. Close the printer media cover if the rewinder is not needed.
7. Verify that Print Mode is set for Transfer in the Print Mode submenu
located in the MEDIA CONTROL Main Configuration menu. See “Menu
Options” on page 76 for more information.
8. The printer is now ready to print.
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Print Option
Print Option
Label Peel Off
The printer can be set up to automatically peel off labels from the backing
liner and dispense them one at a time while rewinding the liner. This
configuration requires routing the liner through the rollers on the Peel/Tear
assembly properly and use of the printer’s internal rewinder.
1. Open the media cover.
2. Open the front cover.
3. Open the pivoting deck by rotating the deck lock lever clockwise to the
end of its travel. The pivoting deck will swing upward.
4. With the label stock already loaded and exiting from the front of the printer
(see “Loading Roll Media” on page 37), separate the labels from their liner
(about 20 inches worth).
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Label Peel Off
5. Thread the liner over the tear bar behind the top roller and around the
outside of the bottom of the Peel/Tear assembly.
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6. Manually position the leading edge of the first label to just behind the tear
bar of the Peel/Tear assembly.
7. Thread the liner counterclockwise around the rewinder and the rewinder
clamp as shown, and insert the liner end into one of the slots in the
rewinder. Make sure the rewinder clamp is pushed in against the
rewinder.
8. With one hand holding the liner in the slot, use the other hand on the
rewinder clamp and rotate the rewinder counterclockwise until the lever is
taught on the rewinder spindle.
1
2
Legend:
1)
2)
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Rewinder Clamp
Rewinder
Label Peel Off
9. Verify the leading edge of the first label is still behind the tear bar of the
Peel/Tear assembly.
10. Close the printhead by pressing down on both sides of the front of the
pivoting deck and rotating the deck lock counterclockwise against its stop.
This locks the pivoting deck and printhead assembly into the printing
position.
11. Close the front door. The door must be closed for the Label Sensor to first
sense the label and then its removal.
1
2
3
Legend:
1)
2)
3)
PIvoting Deck
Label Only
Deck Lock Lever
12. For automatic label peel-off mode, set Media Handling to Peel-Off under
the MEDIA CONTROL Main menu. See Chapter 3 for more information
on configuring the printer.
13. Close the media cover.
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Printing Adjustments
Printhead Pressure Adjustment
1
Legend:
1)
Printhead Pressure Adjustment Dial
Adjustment of the printhead pressure is sometimes required to obtain
optimum printing results with variations in media thickness and width. The
printhead pressure adjustment dial is shown above.
In general, the printhead pressure should be adjusted to the minimum value
which produces the desired print quality. Following this procedure will help to
minimize printhead wear. The numbers on the Printhead Pressure Adjustment
Lever are relative only and do not indicate a specific printhead pressure.
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Printhead Pressure Block Adjustments
Printhead Pressure Block Adjustments
6
2
1
3
4
5
Legend:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
Left Pressure Block
Left Pressure Block Handle
Pressure Block Adjustment Scale
Right Pressure Block
Right Pressure Block Pointer
Lead Screw Knob
The Printhead Pressure Pad Adjustments are used to obtain best printing
results under a variety of media and ribbon conditions.
Under normal printing conditions, the optimum position of the left pressure
block when its handle detent is positioned in the notch in the pivoting deck. If
media/ribbon widths of less than one-third the printer’s maximum printing
width are used, it may be necessary to move the left pressure block further
left by using the handle and overriding the detent. The left pressure block can
only be moved manually using its handle.
The proper setting for the pressure blocks is when they are evenly spaced
across the width of the media. The proper setting for the right pressure block
is with the right pressure block pointer positioned on the right edge of the
media in use. The right pressure block is adjusted by turning the Lead Screw
Knob located in the right side of the pivoting deck.
To check the correctness of the pressure block positions, print the grey test
pattern (see the DIAGNOSTICS/Printer Tests menu item). The pressure
blocks should then be positioned to obtain a uniform printing density across
the media. In most cases, only the right pressure block will need adjustment.
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Label Variations and the TOF/Paper Out Sensor
Your printer is equipped with a sensor that is used to detect the TOF (Top-ofForm) position as well as a paper out condition. Depending on the type of
media used, the sensor will either “see through” the label liner, index hole or
notch in the media (Transmissive sensing) or detect a black horizontal stripe
on the media with reflective label backing (Reflective sensing). In either case,
the correct option must be selected under the Gap Sense item in the MEDIA
CONTROL Main Menu. When Transmissive is selected, the TOF position is
based on the trailing edge of the gap, notch, or hole. When Reflective is
selected, the TOF position is based on the leading edge of the black stripe.
A third option, None, is also available under the Gap Sense item in the MEDIA
CONTROL menu. The None option must be selected when continuous media
with no gap, notch hole, or black stripe is installed. The TOF will be based on
the Label Length value set under the Media Control menu or by the Forms
Length command sent via host computer software.
NOTE: When Gap Sense = None, Calibrate should still be performed to
automatically establish the optimum Paperout Threshold value.
TOF/Paper Out Sensor Horizontal Adjustment
In order to accurately detect the gap, hole, notch or narrow width black stripe,
the Top-of-Form sensor can be moved along the width of the media from the
inner media edge to within .65 inches from the maximum media width or the
right side. The position of the sensor is changed by using the handle at the
back of the sensor to slide the sensor to the desired position. The actual
location of the sensor is indicated by the notch located in the center in the
sensor visible when the pivoting deck is in the open position.
In the Transmissive Mode, the sensor should be located directly under the
inter-label gap, hole or notch, while in the Reflective mode it should be
positioned as close as possible in the middle of the width of the label black
stripe. For media with no gap and no black stripe, the sensor should be set
under the media to detect a paperout condition.
When using the TOF/Paper Out sensor, it is the responsibility of the user to
adhere to the media specifications described in Appendix A of this manual
and to ensure that the Label Length value set in the MEDIA CONTROL Main
Menu (or Label Length value sent via software command) matches the
physical length of the label or tag stock installed in the printer. In addition, the
operator should perform the TOF sensor Calibrate procedure described below
whenever a different type of media sensing will be required (Transmissive or
Reflective), when installing never-before-tried media, or when the printer is
experiencing loss of TOF position. Loss of Top-of-Form is usually followed by
a fault message on the LCD, such as “GAP NOT DETECTED See Manual” or
“PAPER OUT Load Paper.”
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Calibrating the TOF/Paper Out Sensor
Calibrating the TOF/Paper Out Sensor
Due to manufacturing differences in media, the TOF (Top-of-Form)/Paper Out
sensor may have difficulty distinguishing the difference between the label and
the liner (gap) or the label and the black stripe or a paperout condition. When
this occurs, the printer will display an error message on the LCD such as
“GAP NOT DETECTED See Manual” or “PAPER OUT Load Paper.” The
printer’s sensitivity for detecting the TOF position or paper out condition of the
media installed can be optimized by using the Calibrate feature of the printer.
TOF/Paper Out sensor sensitivity can be improved by changing the values of
Paper Calibrate/Gap Threshold and/or Paper Out Threshold. These values
can be changed manually within the MEDIA CONTROL menu, or can be
determined by the printer automatically by performing the Calibrate
procedure.
Any changes to sensor parameters which occur as a result of the Calibrate
procedure, regardless if performed automatically or manually, take effect
immediately within the current configuration menu, but are not automatically
saved. If the Calibrate is performed again the new values will overwrite the
previous values for the current menu.
The new values can be saved into non-volatile memory (menus 1-8 only) by
using the Save Configuration procedure. If the current menu in use is the
Factory menu, the values will take effect but will not be saved into memory
and will be lost when the printer is powered off.
When Paper Calibrate has completed successfully, the Sensed Distance
selection in the MEDIA CONTROL menu will display a distance in inches
based on the media type in use:
•
transmissive media = the label length plus one gap length
•
reflective media = the distance from the leading edge of one black
stripe to the leading edge of the next black stripe.
The Sensed Distance value can not be changed manually and is updated only
as a result of the Paper Calibrate procedure. The factory default value of
Sensed Distance is 0.00 inches.
If Calibrate fails to determine the proper values and ends with a fault message
displayed (GAP NOT DETECTED or LOAD PAPER), you can either try it
again or manually change the Gap Threshold and/or Paper Out Threshold
values under the Media Control/Paper Calibrate menu.
Once the correct values are determined and the Label Length setting in the
MEDIA CONTROL menu is equal to or slightly less than the physical label
length, press the FEED key to advance media and determine if it consistently
stops at the correct TOF position each time.
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Calibrate Procedure
Calibrate is enabled via the front panel by using the Menu Key and navigating
through the MEDIA CONTROL menu or by using the Test Print Key.
The Test Print Key requires the fewest key strokes to begin the Calibrate, but
the user must still navigate through the MEDIA CONTROL menu to view the
results regarding value changes to the Gap Threshold, Paper Out Threshold,
and Sensed Distance.
NOTE: Verify that the media installed in the printer matches the MEDIA
CONTROL menu Gap Sense option (Transmissive, Reflective, or
None).
Verify that the Top-of-Form sensor is horizontally positioned to permit
sensing of the notch, gap, or black stripe. (See “TOF/Paper Out
Sensor Horizontal Adjustment” on page 56.)
Running Calibrate via the MEDIA CONTROL Menu
1. Press and release the PAUSE key to place the printer Offline.
2. Press and release the ↓ and ↵ keys simultaneously to unlock the printer
menu. “ENTER SWITCH UNLOCKED” appears on the LCD.
3. Press the
..
.
key until “MEDIA CONTROL” appears on the LCD.
4. Press the ↓ key until “Paper Calibrate/Run Calibrate” appears.
5. Press the ↵ key. The media will advance approximately 11 inches.
The procedure is completed successfully if no fault is displayed and the
Sensed Distance value is correct (See “Sensed Distance” on page 98).
Sensed Distance value will be updated only when Gap Sense =
Transmissive or Reflective. When Gap Sense = None, only Paper Out
Threshold will be updated.
If a fault message such as “GAP NOT DETECTED See Manual” or
“PAPER OUT Load Paper” appears while performing the Paper Calibrate
procedure, press the PAUSE key and perform the Calibrate procedure
again.
6. Press the PAUSE key until “OFFLINE” appears on the LCD.
7. Press the FEED key. The media should advance one forms length.
NOTE: If Clip Page = Enable (factory default) in the MEDIA CONTROL
menu, the printer will stop at the first TOF (Top Of Form) position of
the transmissive gap, notch, or hole, or reflective black strip that it
detects. This is regardless of the Label Length value selected under
the MEDIA CONTROL menu.
If Clip Page = Disable in the MEDIA CONTROL menu and the Label
Length value is longer than the physical label length of the media in
use, the printer will continue to advance media to achieve that Label
Length value and then stop at the next TOF position.
8. Press the PAUSE key to place the printer Online.
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Calibrate Procedure
NOTE: The amount of media advancement is also based on which Media
Handling selection is enabled under the MEDIA CONTROL Main
menu. ‘Tear-Off’ and ‘Tear-Off Strip’ will advance the media until the
Top-of-Form of the next label is positioned over the Tear bar. When
‘Continuous’ Media Handling is selected the media will advance only
until the Top-of-Form of the next label is positioned under the
printhead.
Running Calibrate Via The Test Print Key
1. Press and release the PAUSE key to place the printer Offline.
2. Press the Test Print Key until Printer Test/Calibrate appears on the LCD.
3. Press the ↵ key. The media will advance approximately 11 inches.
The procedure is completed successfully if no fault is displayed and the
Sensed Distance value is correct (See “Sensed Distance” on page 98).
Sensed Distance value will be updated only when Gap Sense =
Transmissive or Reflection. When Gap Sense = None, only Paper Out
Threshold will be updated.
4. Press the PAUSE key until “OFFLINE” appears on the LCD.
5. Press the FEED key. The media should advance one forms length.
NOTE: If Clip Page = Enable (factory default) in the MEDIA CONTROL
menu, the printer will stop at the first TOF (Top Of Form) position of
the transmissive gap, notch, or hole, or reflective black strip that it
detects. This is regardless of the Label Length value selected under
the MEDIA CONTROL menu.
If Clip Page = Disable in the MEDIA CONTROL menu and the Label
Length value is longer than the physical label length of the media in
use, the printer will continue to advance media to achieve that Label
Length value and then stop at the next TOF position.
The amount of media advancement is also based on which Media
Handling selection is enabled under the MEDIA CONTROL Main
menu. ‘Tear-Off’ and ‘Tear-Off Strip’ will advance the media until the
Top-of-Form of the next label is positioned over the Tear bar. When
‘Continuous’ Media Handling is selected the media will advance only
until the Top-of-Form of the next label is positioned under the
printhead.
6. Press the PAUSE key to place the printer Online.
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Cleaning
Cleaning
Depending on the media used, the printer may accumulate residues (media
dust, adhesives, etc.) as a by-product of the normal printing process. To
maintain top printing quality, these residues should be removed by a periodic
cleaning of the printer.
General
Periodic cleaning should be performed on all rollers, guides, and assemblies.
Low pressure air can be used to remove dust in the printer. Isopropyl alcohol
and a cotton swab should be used to clean any areas where media dust,
adhesives, etc. have accumulated. This general cleaning will insure that all
parts are free of residue which may degrade print quality.
The media path and printhead should be cleaned each time a new roll of
media is installed in the printer.
Printhead
As you use your printer, the printhead may become dirty resulting in poor print
quality. You should clean the printhead when replacing the ribbon or installing
new media.Clean the printhead with the printhead Cleaning Pen supplied with
the printer. The printhead heating elements (light brown area) is most
important. Keeping your printhead clean will help to maintain its life.
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Printhead
1. Rotate the deck lock clockwise to open the pivoting deck and remove any
media and ribbon (if loaded) to gain access to the printhead assembly
heating element area.
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2
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2)
Pivot Deck
Deck Lock Lever
2. Gently rub the felt tip of the Cleaning Pen or a cotton swab with Isopropyl
alcohol across the printhead heating elements (light brown area).
Allow the printhead to dry for one minute before reloading the labels.
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Cleaning
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Configuring the Printer
Overview
The configuration process is done using the printer configuration keys on the
control panel and includes the following:
•
•
•
•
Configuring the printer for different host interface options
Customizing label formats
Checking printer status
Running various maintenance tests
NOTE: Control codes sent by the host system will override the control panel
settings.
Menu Navigation
This section explains how to use the control panel to change individual
settings and save them as a customized configuration. For details on the
control panel keys and how they work, see “Controls & Indicators” on page
31.
Pressing ↓ and ↵ together unlocks or locks the printer menu (offline mode
only) and permits value selection. This is the default key combination for
locking/unlocking the printer. You can change the key combination. See “Set
Lock Key” on page 101.
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Menu Navigation
Setting Printer Configuration Parameters
Configuration parameters are set from the control panel or are retrieved from
the printer’s memory. The parameters define how the printer will respond to
command and interface signals from the host computer.
The configuration menu structure consists of top-level menus and various
parameter selections under each top-level menu.
NOTE: Many of the selectable configurations refer to printer options or
features that may or may not be present in your printer. Selecting an
option or feature that is not present will result in no action being
performed by the printer, or an ‘OPTION NOT INSTALLED’ message
displayed.
Moving Within the Configuration Menu
Movement within the configuration menus is controlled by using the
appropriate navigation keys. Figure 1 shows how to move through the menu
system. See “Controls & Indicators” on page 31, for more details on the
function of the operator panel keys.) This example configures the printer for
Direct Thermal operation.
Figure 2 is a configuration printout of a typical printer. This printout illustrates
some of the possible parameter selections which can be made from either the
printer configuration menu or a host computer.
Figure 3 shows the top level overview of the menu structure. A brief
description of the function of each top-level menu selection is given below
each top-level menu selection.
Figure 4 shows a more detailed view of the top level of the menu system. Not
all possible top-level menu selections are available simultaneously since their
presence depends on the installed options as well as specific selections made
in other areas of the menu system.
Use these basic guidelines to move throughout all the configuration menus.
You can select different options and save them as the power on default;
however, they can only be saved to configurations menus 1-8, as the factory
configuration menu can not be altered or saved over.
When the printer is online, the first line of the LCD indicates ONLINE and the
second line lists the active interface port and type of emulation.
To configure the printer, it must be offline. If the ONLINE indicator is lit, press
and release the PAUSE key to place the printer offline. When the printer is
offline, OFFLINE appears on the top line of the LCD. Pressing the ... key
causes the printer to enter the printer configuration menu system and
CONFIG. CONTROL appears on the next line. When in the printer
configuration menu system the LED indicator is illuminated.
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Step
Press
1.
2.
LCD
Notes
OFFLINE
↓&↵
ENTER SWITCH
UNLOCKED
Allows you to make
configuration changes.
3.
..
.
OFFLINE
CONFIG. CONTROL
Enables the printer
configuration menu.
4.
..
.
OFFLINE
MEDIA CONTROL
Selects the MEDIA
CONTROL top level
menu.
5.
6.
7.
↓
UNTIL
Print Mode
Transfer*
+ or –
Print Mode
Direct
Cycle through the
choices.
↵
Print Mode
Direct*
Selects the Direct transfer
mode.
Figure 1. Moving within the Configuration Menu
Selecting a Menu Option
By default, the ↵ key is “locked” when the printer is turned on. The purpose of
this is to prevent accidental changes to the configuration menu. If you press
the ↵ key when the key is locked, the message ENTER SWITCH LOCKED is
displayed on the LCD for one second, and the value will not be selected.
To unlock the ↵ key, press the ↓ and ↵ keys simultaneously.
This toggles the enter lock function.
If this function is performed while the ↵ key is locked, the message
ENTER SWITCH UNLOCKED will be displayed for one second, and the
ENTER key will be unlocked.
If this function is performed while the ↵ key is unlocked, the message
ENTER SWITCH LOCKED will be displayed for one second, and the ↵
key will be locked.
When the ↵ key is pressed (with the ↵ key unlocked), the value displayed is
entered and the configuration is changed immediately.
IMPORTANT
This change takes effect for all subsequent data and operations for the
printer as soon as ENTER Key is pressed and the asterisk (*) is
displayed. The configuration change(s), stay in effect only while the
printer is powered on. When the power is turned off, all current
configuration will be lost unless changes made to it are saved via the
CONFIG. CONTROL menu.
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To save configuration information permanently or to select it as the power-up
default, see “Saving a Configuration” on page 68.
Changing Printer Settings
Changing printer settings, such as print speed or emulation, is referred to as
configuration. Configure the printer through the control panel.
1. Make sure the printer is offline. If the ONLINE indicator is lit, press the
PAUSE key to enter the offline mode. The following message will display:
OFFLINE
.
2. Press ..
key until the following message displays.
OFFLINE
MEDIA CONTROL
3. Press ↑ or ↓ to cycle through these options:
• Print Intensity
• Print Speed
• Slew Speed
• Print Mode
• Ribbon Select
• Media Handling
• Paper Feed Shift
• Gap Sense
• Label Length
• Label Width
• Ver Image Shift
• Hor Image Shift
• Orientation
• Ribbon Width
• Paper Calibrate (Run)
• Paper Calibrate (Gap Threshold)
• Paper Calibrate (Paper Out Threshold)
• Sensed Distance
• Auto Map Select
• Auto Label Width
• Num Auto Labels
• Tear Strip Time
• Clip Page
• Error Recover
• Display Ribbon
• Ribbon Low
• Units
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4. When the menu item displays, press the
through the possible selections.
+ or - key and hold to scroll
5. Press the ↵ key to select a value. An asterisk (*) displays next to the
selected value.
.
6. If there are more values you want to change, use the ..
,↑, ↓, +, and −
keys to access the value and the ↵ key to select it. At any time, you may
.
press the ..
key to return to the top level menu.
7. At any time, you may press the PAUSE key twice to exit the configuration
menu and place the printer online. Once you have finished selecting all
your options, save your configuration.
IMPORTANT
If you do not save your configuration, all your new values will be lost
when you turn off the printer.
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Configuration Options
Saving a Configuration
You can save up to eight different configurations to meet eight unique print job
requirements. For example:
Factory:
Factory Default (This cannot be altered.)
Config. 1:
Selects IEEE 1284 Parallel Interface
Selects Label Width of 4 inches
Selects Label Length of 24 inches
Selects Hor Image Shift of 0.20 inches, etc.
Config. 2:
Selects Centronics Parallel Interface
Selects Label Width of 2.2 inches
Selects Page Label Length of 25.0 mm
Selects Ver Image Shift of 0.10 inches, etc.
The configurations are saved and stored in non-volatile memory for later use.
These configurations, including the factory default configuration, will not be
erased from memory when the printer power is turned off.
If you do not save your configuration (to the non-volatile memory) before you
turn off the printer, any changes made to that current configuration will be lost.
NOTE: If the Protect Configs. option is enabled, the new configuration will not
be saved unless the existing configuration has been deleted.
Follow these steps to save a new configuration:
1. Make sure that the printer is offline. If the ONLINE indicator
is lit, press
.
the PAUSE key to take the printer offline. Press the ..
key until the
following message displays:
OFFLINE
CONFIG. CONTROL
2. Press the ↓ key until the following message displays:
Save Config.
1*
3. Press the - or + key to cycle through the options (1-8). Note that the
factory default configuration is not listed.
4. When the desired number displays, press ↵ to select it. The following
message displays briefly:
Saving
Configuration
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Modifying a Saved Configuration
When processing is completed, the display shows:
Save Config.
X*
NOTE: If the configuration number has been previously saved and the
Protect Configs. option is enabled under CONFIG CONTROL, the
following error message displays:
CONFIG. EXISTS
Delete First
If the above occurs, see “Modifying a Saved Configuration” on page
69, step 4.
It is recommended that you print your configuration and store it in a safe place
for future reference. Refer to “Printing a Configuration” on page 71.
Modifying a Saved Configuration
You can change a saved configuration by rewriting over it. For example, you
can modify Config. 1, shown below. Suppose you want to keep all the settings
but you want to select the parallel Centronics interface instead of the IEEE
1284 interface.
Config. 1:
Selects IEEE 1284 Parallel Interface
Selects Label Width of 4 inches
Selects Label Length of 24 inches
Selects Hor Image Shift of 0.20 inches, etc.
1. Load the configuration to be changed (for example, Config. 1).
a. Make sure that the printer is offline. If the ONLINE indicator. is lit,
press the PAUSE key to take the printer offline. Press the ..
key
until the following message displays.
OFFLINE
CONFIG. CONTROL
b. Press the ↓ key until the following message displays.
Load Config.
Factory
c.
Press the + or - key to cycle through the options: Factory 1-8.
d. When the desired number displays, press the ↵ key to select it. The
following message is displayed while loading.
Loading Saved
Configuration
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Then, the following message displays when it is loaded:
Load Config.
X*
2. Move through the menu and change all the desired values. (In this
example, under Parallel Port, you would change the value from IEEE
1284 to Centronics.)
3. Press the ↵ key to save each new value. An asterisk (*) displays.
4. Before saving the modified configuration, you must delete the original
configuration if the Protect Configs. option is enabled.
a. Press the ↑ or ↓ key until the following message displays:
Delete Config.
1*
b. Press the + or - key to cycle through the options (1-8). When the
desired number displays, press the ↵ key to select it. The following
message is displayed.
Deleting
Configuration
Then, the following displays when it is deleted:
Delete Config.
X*
5. Save the new configuration as described in the “Saving a Configuration”
on page 68. Make sure you select the same number (e.g., Config. 1)
when saving the modified configuration. The new configuration writes
over the existing one.
6. Print a copy of this newest configuration and store it in a safe place. Refer
to the “Printing a Configuration” on page 71.
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Printing a Configuration
It is recommended that you print and store your configurations for future
reference. The printout provides a list of the parameters that were set when
you configured the printer. A sample configuration printout is shown in Figure
2.
To print a configuration:
1. Make sure the printer is offline. If the ONLINE indicator
is lit, press the
.
PAUSE key to take the printer offline. Press the ..
key until the
following message displays.
OFFLINE
CONFIG. CONTROL
2. Press the ↓ key until the following message displays:
Print Config.
Current*
3. Press the + or - key to cycle through the following printout options.
Current*
Factory
Power-Up
All
1-8 customized configurations
4. When the desired option displays, press the ↵ key. The printer prints the
specified configuration. Refer to Figure 2, for a sample configuration
printout.
NOTE: If the configuration you want to print has not been saved, the
following message will display momentarily:
CONFIG. DOES NOT
EXIST/Save First
This message indicates that no configuration menu has been saved
under the configuration value you have selected and therefore cannot
be printed. You must either select another configuration to print or
load and then save a configuration to that configuration value first.
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Figure 2. Sample Configuration Printout (sheet 1 of 3)
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Figure 2. Sample Configuration Printout (sheet 2 of 3)
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Figure 2. Sample Configuration Printout (sheet 3 of 3)
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Menu Overview
CONFIG.
CONTROL
(page 76)
Used to name, store, and
retrieve up to eight different
printer configurations.
PRINTER
CONTROL
(page 76)
SELECTED
EMULATIONS
(page 77-page 80)
Used to select the desired
emulations and various
printer operating
parameters.
Emulations selected from
the PRINTER CONTROL
menu appear here. There
are typically multiple
emulations relating to
graphics languages,
particular printers and
optional host interface
protocols.
PARALLEL
PORT
(page 80)
Used to select various
parallel port related
parameters.
SERIAL
PORT
(page 80)
Used to select various
serial port related
parameters.
MEDIA
CONTROL
(page 76)
Used to control various
parameters related to print
quality, media, and ribbon.
DIAGNOSTICS
(page 80)
Used to select various
printer tests, monitor and
record printer performance.
OPTIONAL
PORT(S)
(page 80-page 81)
Used to select optional host
interfaces.
Press ..
to select the next top level menu.
.
Press ↓ or ↑ to move within each top level menu.
Notes:
1.
Shaded boxes denotes the top-level menu location where the selected items appear. Only the selected items
will appear in the top-level menu.
2.
Page numbers in top-level menu selections refer to the location of detailed menu item information.
Figure 3. Configuration Top-Level Menu Overview
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Menu Options
CONFIG.
CONTROL
MEDIA
CONTROL
Load Config. (page 92)
Save Config. (page 100)
Print Config. (page 98)
Delete Config. (page 89)
Power-Up Config. (page 98)
Protect Configs. (page 99)
Name Config 1-8 (page 94)
Reset Cfg Names (page 99)
PRINTER
CONTROL
ASCII Emulation (page 92)
CTHI Emulation (1) (page 88)
Active IGP Emul (page 82)
Power Saver Time (page 98)
Display Language (page 89)
Alarm (page 83)
Power-up State (page 98)
Ptr Setup SFCC (page 99)
Overwrite Files (page 97)
View File List (page 102)
Optomize&Reboot (page 95)
Print File List (page 98)
Cancel Key (page 87)
Compatibility (page 87)
Advanced User (page 83)
Auto Locking (page 83)
Set Lock Key (page 101)
Ptr Setup Parse (page 99)
Glob Mem Adjust (page 90)
Max Cache Memory (page 93)
Max Cached Char (page 93)
Standard Chars. (page 102)
Bold Chars. (page 87)
Extra Bold Char. (page 89)
Print Intensity (page 98)
Print Speed (page 99)
Slew Speed (page 101)
Print Mode (page 99)
Ribbon Select (page 100)
Media Handling (page 94)
Paper Feed Shift (page 97)
Gap Sense (page 90)
Label Length (page 91)
Label Width (page 92)
Ver Image Shift (page 102)
Hor Image Shift (page 90)
Orientation (page 95)
Ribbon Width (page 100)
Paper Calibrate (page 97)
Paper Calibrate (Gap Thresh)(page 90)
Paper Calibrate (Pap Out Th) (page 97)
Sensed Distance (page 101)
Auto Map Select (page 84)
Auto Label Width (page 83)
Num Auto Labels (page 94)
Tear-Strip Time (page 102)
Clip Page (page 87)
Error Recover (page 89)
Display Ribbon (page 89)
Ribbon Low (page 100)
Units (page 102)
Press ...
to select the next top level menu.
Press ↓ or ↑ to move within each top level menu.
Press + or - to cycle through each possible menu item value.
1. Appears only if the CTHI emulation is installed.
NOTE:
Bold selections are available only when the Advanced User
selection (under PRINTER CONTROL) is enabled.
Figure 4. Menu Options
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COAX
SETUP(1)(2)(3)
TWINAX
SETUP(1)(2)(3)
Primary Sets (page 137)
Primary Sets (page 136)
Translation Tbl (5) (page 146)
Translation Tbl (page 145)
Buffer Print (page 111)
PA1 (page 134)
Twinax Type (page 146)
PA2 (page 134)
Active Char Set (page 108)
Buffer Reprint (page 111)
Secondary Sets (page 141)
Buffer Print (page 111)
Prt Partial Line (page 139)
Coax Type (page 118)
5225 World Trade (page 107)
Active Char Set (page 108)
Cancel IGP/DCU (page 112)
Secondary Sets (page 140)
Lead-in Chars (page 131)
Prt Partial Line (page 139)
Alt. Set 80-9F (page 108)
Early Print Cmpl (page 121)
Graphic Chek Err (page 126)
Alt. Set 80-9F (page 108)
Graphic Check Code (page 125)
Intervention Req (page 130)
LAC Option (page 131)
CR at MPP+1 (page 119)
Set Text Orientn (page 142)
NL at MPP+1 (page 133)
Host Override (page 128)
Position Aft FF (page 135)
Format Control (page 125)
Last Char = FF (page 131)
Null Suppression (page 133) Max. Print Width (page 132)
FF Validity (page 124)
Auto Skip At End (page 109)
FF After Job (page 123)
CR, EM, & NL (page 119)
Host Override (page 128)
SPC TWINAX
Format Control (page 125)
SETUP(1)(2)(4)
Cancel IGP/DCU (page 112)
Lead-in Chars (page 131)
Change Case (page 112)
SPC Type (page 144)
Set Text Orientn (page 142) SPC Char Set (page 144)
Max. Print Width (page 132) SFCC Char (page 143)
Translation Tbl (page 145)
Buffer Print (page 111)
SPC COAX
SETUP(1)(2)(4)
SPC Type (page 144)
Logical Buf Size (page 132)
Intervention Req (page 130)
Buffer Print (page 111)
Translation Tbl (page 145)
PA1 (page 134)
PA2 (page 134)
Buffer Reprint (page 111)
Null Handling (page 133)
SPC Null Supp (page 144)
SFCC Char (page 143)
NL At MPP+1 (page 133)
Press ...
to select the next top level menu.
Press ↓ or ↑ to move within each top level menu.
Press + or - to cycle through each possible menu item value.
NOTE:
Bold selections available only when the Advanced User selection (found under PRINTER CONTROL) is
enabled.
NOTES:
1.
Appears only if the CTHI option is installed.
2.
Presence of these Top Level items depends on the Port Type selection (under PRINTER CONTROL).
3.
Appears only if CTHI emulation (under PRINTER CONTROL) is set to Standard.
4.
Appears only if CTHI emulation (under PRINTER CONTROL) is set to Simp Prot Conv.
Figure 4. Menu Options (continued)
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IGP
SETUP(1)
Character Group (page 113)
Standard Sets (page 144)
Select LPI (page 141)
Define CR Code (page 120)
Define LF Code (page 120)
Autowrap (page 110)
Auto Uppercase (page 109)
Slash 0 (page 143)
Select SFCC (page 142)
Host Form Length (page 128)
Optimized Ratio (page 133)
PI Slew Range (page 135)
CR Edit (page 119)
Skip Cmd Prefix (page 143)
Ignore Text (page 130)
Power on IGP (page 135)
Ext Execute Copy (page 123)
Al 00 Spaces (page 108)
Select SO Char (page 142)
Ignore Mode (page 130)
Select Char (page 141)
Do FF at TOF (page 121)
IGP 100 Compatbl. (page 130)
Autoeject (page 110)
IGP Normal (page 134)
UPC Descenders (page 147)
I-2/5 Selection (page 129)
Error Report (page 122)
Repeat Form Opt (page 139)
Code V
SETUP(1)
SFCC (page 143)
Power-up ^X (page 136)
Power-up ^F (page 135)
Power-up ^PY (page 135)
LPI (page 132)
Btm Margin Ctl (page 111)
Text Length (page 145)
Autoeject (page 110)
Copy Count (page 118)
Host Form Length (page 128)
Slash 0 (page 143)
Ignore Dots (page 130)
Append Rotated (page 109)
Truncate Alpha (page 146)
True Vert 1/10 (page 146)
Absorb After ^PY (page 108)
UPC Descenders (page 147)
Rot. Char Size (page 140)
Ignore Spaces (page 130)
Midline PY (page 132)
Width Limit (page 149)
Absorb After ^PN (page 107)
Error Msgs (page 122)
Error Markers (page 122)
Offpage Errors (page 133)
Barcode Errors (page 110)
Ignore Chars (page 129)
Ignore Ch#1 (page 129)
Ignore Ch#2 (page 129)
Data Bit 8 (page 119)
Cmd Resolution (page 118)
^Dnn Dot Slew (page 107)
Press ... to select the next top Var Ratio Barcd (page 148)
level menu.
Character Group (page 114)
Press ↓ or ↑ to move within
Standard Sets (page 144)
each top level menu.
Uniform Fonts (page 147)
Prop Line Length (page 138)
Press + or - to cycle through
each possible menu item value. Printer Pl (page 138)
Host Pl (page 128)
Max PI 16 (page 132)
NOTE:
P-SERIES
SETUP(2)
Select CPI (page 141)
Select LPI (page 141)
Typeface (page 146)
Character Group (page 117)
Character Set (page 118)
Primary Subset (page 138)
Extended Subset (page 123)
Horizontal DPI (page 127)
Vertical DPI (page 148)
Prop. Spacing (page 138)
Italic Print (page 131)
Slashed Zero (page 144)
Left Margin (page 132)
Right Margin (page 139)
Top Margin (page 145)
Bottom Margin (page 111)
Print Char. Set (page 138)
Define CR Code (page 120)
Auto LF (page 109)
Define LF Code (page 120)
Control Code 06 ((page 118)
Control Code 08 (page 118)
Bold (page 111)
Overstrike (page 134)
Select SFCC (page 142)
EVFU Select (page 123)
Alt. Set 80-9F (page 108)
SFCC d command (page 143)
PSeries Dbl High (page 139)
FF valid at TOF (page 123)
Text Position (page 145)
Host Command (page 127)
Reset Cmd CFG Ld (page 139)
Form Length (in.) (page 124)
Form Length (mm) (page 124)
Form Length (lines) (page 124)
Form Width (in.) (page 124)
Form Width (mm) (page 125)
Form Width (char.) (page 124)
Bold selections available only when the Advanced User selection (found under PRINTER CONTROL) is
enabled.
NOTES:
1.
Presence of these Top Level items depends on the Active IGP Emul selection (under PRINTER CONTROL).
2.
Presence of these Top Level items depends on the ASCII Emulation selection (under PRINTER CONTROL).
Figure 4. Menu Options (continued)
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P-SER XQ
SETUP(1)
Select CPI (page 141)
Select LPI (page 141)
Typeface (page 146)
Horizontal DPI (page 127)
Vertical DPI (page 148)
Prop. Spacing (page 138)
Italic Print (page 131)
Slashed Zero (page 144)
Left Margin (page 132)
Right Margin (page 139)
Top Margin (page 145)
Bottom Margin (page 111)
Print Char. Set (page 138)
Define CR Code (page 120)
Auto LF (page 109)
Define LF Code (page 120)
Control Code 06 (page 118)
Compressed Print (page 118)
Bold (page 111)
Elong/Alt. Font (page 121)
Gothic Typeface (page 125)
EVFU Select (page 123)
Upr. Case Select (page 147)
Slew Relative (page 144)
Text Position (page 145)
Host Command (page 127)
Reset Cmd CFG Ld (page 139)
Form Length (in.) (page 124)
Form Length (mm) (page 124)
Form Length (lines) (page 124)
Form Width (in.) (page 124)
Form Width (mm) (page 125)
Form Width (char.) (page 124)
Press
..
.
SER MATRIX
SETUP(1)
Select CPI (page 141)
Select LPI (page 141)
Typeface (page 146)
Character Group (page 117)
Character Set (page 118)
Primary Subset (page 138)
Extended Subset (page 123)
Horizontal DPI (page 127)
Vertical DPI (page 148)
Prop. Spacing (page 138)
Italic Print (page 131)
Slashed Zero (page 144)
Left Margin (page 132)
Right Margin (page 139)
Top Margin (page 145)
Bottom Margin (page 111)
Print Char. Set (page 138)
Define CR Code (page 120)
Auto LF (page 109)
Define LF Code (page 120)
Control Code 06 (page 118)
Bold (page 111)
Overstrike (page 134)
Printer Select (page 138)
Alt. Set 80-9F (page 108)
ESC d command (page 122)
Text Position (page 145)
Host Command (page 127)
Reset Cmd CFG Ld (page 139)
Form Length (in.) (page 124)
Form Length (mm) (page 124)
Form Length (lines) (page 124)
Form Width (in.) (page 124)
Form Width (mm) (page 125)
Form Width (char.) (page 124)
PROPRINTER
SETUP(1)
Select CPI (page 141)
Select LPI (page 141)
Typeface (page 146)
Character Group (page 116)
Character Set (page 118)
Horizontal DPI (page 127)
Vertical DPI (page 148)
Prop. Spacing (page 138)
Italic Print (page 131)
Slashed Zero (page 144)
Left Margin (page 132)
Right Margin (page 139)
Top Margin (page 145)
Bottom Margin (page 111)
Print Char. Set (page 138)
Define CR Code (page 120)
Auto LF (page 109)
Define LF Code (page 120)
20 CPI Condensed (page 107)
Bold (page 111)
FF valid at TOF (page 123)
Text Position (page 145)
Host Command (page 127)
Reset Cmd CFG Ld. (page 139)
Form Length (in.) (page 124)
Form Length (mm) (page 124)
Form Length (lines) (page 124)
Form Width (in.) (page 124)
Form Width (mm) (page 125)
Form Width (char.) (page 124)
to select the next top level menu.
Press ↓ or ↑ to move within each top level menu.
Press + or - to cycle through each possible menu item value.
NOTE:
Bold selections available only when the Advanced User selection (found under PRINTER CONTROL) is
enabled.
NOTES:
1.
Presence of these Top Level items depends on the ASCII Emulation selection (under PRINTER CONTROL).
Figure 4. Menu Options (continued)
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EPSON FX
SETUP(2)
Select CPI (page 141)
Select LPI (page 141)
Typeface (page 146)
Character Group (page 115)
Character Set (page 118)
Epson Set (page 121)
Horizontal DPI (page 127)
Vertical DPI (page 148)
Prop. Spacing (page 138)
Italic Print (page 131)
Slashed Zero (page 144)
Left Margin (page 132)
Right Margin (page 139)
Top Margin (page 145)
Bottom Margin (page 111)
Print Char. Set (page 138)
Define CR Code (page 120)
Auto LF (page 109)
Define LF Code (page 120)
Printer Select (page 138)
20 CPI Condensed (page 107)
Bold (page 111)
Alt. Set 80-9F (page 108)
Text Position (page 145)
Host Command (page 127)
Reset Cmd CFG Ld (page 139)
Form Length (in.) (page 124)
Form Length (mm) (page 124)
Form Length (lines) (page 124)
Form Width (in.) (page 124)
Form Width (mm) (page 125)
Form Width (char.) (page 124)
Press
..
.
DIAGNOSTICS
Printer Tests (page 151)
Test Count (page 152)
Hex Dump Mode (page 150)
Print Error Log (page 150)
Clear Error Log (page 150)
System Memory (page 151)
Ptr On Time (page 151)
Ptr Print Dist (page 151)
Head Prt Dist (page 150)
Head On Time (page 150)
Reset Head Data (page 151)
Head Type (page 150)
Head Voltage (page 150)
SERIAL
PORT
PARALLEL
PORT
Port Type (page 154)
Data Bit 84 (page 153)
PI Ignored4 (page 153)
Buffer Size in K (page 152)
Trickle Time (page 160)
Timeout (page 159)
Report Status (page 159)
Prime Signal (page 154)
Data Polarity4 (page 153)
Resp. Polarity4 (page 154)
Busy on Strobe4 (page 152)
Latch Data On4 (page 153)
C/T PORT(1)
Port Type (page 154)
Port Type (page 162)
Baud Rate (page 155)
Device Address (page 160)
Word Length (page 160)
Image Buf Size (page 161)
Stop Bits (page 159)
Timeout (page 163)
Parity (page 158)
Report Status (page 162)
Data Protocol (page 155)
Buffer Size in K (page 155)
Trickle Time (page 160)
Timeout (page 159)
Report Status (page 159)
Data Term Ready (page 157)
Request to Send (page 159)
Poll Character (page 158)
Poll Response (page 158)
Idle Response (page 157)
One Char Enquiry (page 158)
Printer Status (page 159)
to select the next top level menu.
Press ↓ or ↑ to move within each top level menu.
Press + or - to cycle through each possible menu item value.
NOTE:
Bold selections available only when the Advanced User selection (found under PRINTER CONTROL) is
enabled.
NOTES:
1.
Appears only if the CTHI option is installed.
2.
Presence of these Top Level items depends on the ASCII Emulation selection (under PRINTER CONTROL).
3.
Appears only if the Ethernet Interface option is installed.
4.
Does not appear in menu after an ONLINE/OFFLINE sequence of the IEEE 1284 port type is selected.
Figure 4. Menu Options (continued)
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ETHERNET
PARAMS(3)
MAC Address (page 161)
Novell Protocol (page 161)
NetBIOS Protocol (page 161)
Novell Frame (page 161)
PMU Port Number (page 162)
PMU Port Timeout (page 162)
Press
..
.
GATEWAY
ADDRESS
(page 161)
SUBNET
MASK
(page 162)
GW Addr Seg 1
GW Addr Seg 2
GW Addr Seg 3
GW Addr Seg 4
Subnet Mask Seg 1
Subnet Mask Seg 2
Subnet Mask Seg 3
Subnet Mask Seg 4
IP
ADDRESS(2)
(page 161)
IP Addr Seg 1
IP Addr Seg 2
IP Addr Seg 3
IP Addr Seg 4
to select the next top level menu.
Press ↓ or ↑ to move within each top level menu.
Press + or - to cycle through each possible menu item value.
NOTE:
Bold selections available only when the Advanced User selection (found under PRINTER CONTROL) is
enabled.
NOTES:
1.
Appears only if the CTHI option is installed.
2.
Presence of these Top Level items depends on the ASCII Emulation selection (under PRINTER CONTROL).
3.
Appears only if the Ethernet Interface option is installed.
Figure 4. Menu Options (continued)
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Printer Configuration Menu Items
The following sections provide detailed information on the function of each
printer configuration item listed in Figure 4. Each section contains several of
the top-level menu items shown in Figure 4, grouped according to basic
function. The introduction to each section provides an overall view of each
top-level menu item with that section, after which detailed explanations are
given for each menu item within that section. Please note that since this
manual covers more than one model of printer, in some cases the full range of
values listed for a menu item may not be available on a specific printer. Menu
items are listed in alphabetical order within each section.
Control Functions
Introduction
The Control Functions section is comprised of the Config. Control, Media
Control, and Printer Control top-level menu items.
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Config. Control. (from page 76) The Config. Control menu items are
used to control the printer’s configurations according to the specifications
required for a specific print job.
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Media Control. (from page 76) The Media Control menu items are used
to set various parameters relating to print quality, media and ribbon
handling, printing method and label layout.
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Printer Control. (from page 76) The Printer Control menu items are used
to select the desired emulations and various printer operating
parameters.
Control Menu Items
(From The following list describes all menu items in the Control Functions toplevel menus.
Active IGP Emul
(From page 76.) This function allows the user to activate either the IGP or
Code V emulation. There are two methods for selecting the desired
emulation. The first is by selecting the emulation directly from the printer
menu. The second is by sending a host command which will switch the
emulation automatically (see the appropriate Programmer’s Reference
Manual for details).
When changing from one IGP emulation to the other, the printer will load the
saved configuration. Thus, any setting performed before selecting those
interfaces and not saved in NVRAM will be lost.
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IMPORTANT
When the ACTIVE IGP EMUL is switched from one IGP emulation to
another, the printer will load the settings saved under the Power-Up
Config. menu. These settings may not be the current settings in use
prior to switching the Active IGP emulation. The Print Mode, Media
Sensor, Media Handling, Calibration, Label Length and Width and
numerous other settings in use will change to the settings saved under
the Power-Up Config. menu. Users should therefore insure that all
desired settings are saved as the printer Power-Up Config. menu
settings prior to switching the Active IGP emulation.
The factory default is IGP.
Advanced User
(From page 76.) When enabled, this function permits access to menu items
which would not normally be changed by a typical user.
The factory default is Disable.
Alarm
(From page 76.)
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On. An audible alarm sounds (3 beeps) when a fault occurs, such as a
paper jam.
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Cont. Beep. A continuous audible alarm sounds when a fault occurs,
which can be stopped by pressing CLEAR.
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Off. No audible alarm will sound.
The factory default is On.
Auto Label Width
(From page 76.) The width of a single label to be printed or the maximum
width of the media that will be used for the print file. The value is selectable
from 00.1 inch through the maximum print width of the printer.
NOTE: The maximum Auto Label Width value will be limited to the current
MEDIA CONTROL/Label Width value selected in the configuration
menu.
The factory default is the maximum printing width.
Auto Locking
(From page 76.)
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Disable. The ↵ key must be locked manually.
Enable. The printer automatically locks the ↵ key five minutes after the
last front key press.
The factory default is Disable.
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Auto Map Select
(From page 76.) This option specifies the maximum print width to be used by
the application. The IGP/Auto Label Mapping** feature allows backward
compatibility of programs written for 6400 line-matrix printers using IBM IGP
graphics languages. It allows the printer to print two-up (or other multi-up)
labels. Instead of printing multiple labels across the printer, it prints the
leftmost label and the rightmost label, so the printout will be twice as long but
half as wide.
When enabled, the printer will automatically reposition the horizontally
adjacent labels to a vertical adjacent position, or combination of horizontal
and vertical position based on the values selected under the Auto Label Width
and Num Auto Labels menu items.
When disabled, excess data in any program sent to the printer with
horizontally adjacent labels that exceed the physical page width of the printer
will be clipped or wrapped depending upon the setting of the Autowrap menu
option.
The factory default is Disable.
Examples
All of the examples below assume that the logical form length is set to the
label length.
Example 1: Simple Case
Problem: A file has been constructed with two horizontally adjacent 4” labels
for a printer with a physical width of 8”. The user now desires to use this file
with a printer that has a 4” physical width.
Solution: The user sets Auto Label Width to 4” (the width of the label),
configures the Num Auto Labels to 2, and enables the Auto Label Mapping
feature.
Printer Operation: The printer will print the first (leftmost) 4” label first. Once
the first label has been completed, the printer will print the second 4” label.
These labels will appear vertically adjacent on the form.
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Thermal Printer Output
Line-Matrix Printer Output
Label 1
Label 1
Label 2
Label 2
Wide Web Width
Narrow
Web
Width
Example 2: Uneven Number Case
Problem: A file has been constructed with three horizontally adjacent 2”
labels. The user now desires to use this file with a printer that has a 4”
physical width.
Solution #1: The user sets Auto Label Width to 4” (the width of two labels),
configures the Num Auto Labels to 2, and enables the Auto Label Mapping
feature.
Printer Operation for Solution #1: The printer will print the first two labels at
the same time. These first two labels will be horizontally adjacent. Once these
labels have been completed, the printer will print the remaining 2” labels along
with a blank 2” label.
File Contents:
Label
1
Label
2
Print Output:
Label
3
Label
1
Label
2
Label
3
Blank
Label
Solution #2: The user sets Auto Label Width to 2”, configures the Num Auto
Labels to 3, and enables the Auto Label Mapping feature.
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Printer Operation for Solution #2: The printer will print the first 2” label by
itself, the second 2” label by itself, and finally, the last 2” label by itself.
Label
1
Label
2
Label
3
Label
1
Label
2
Label
3
Example 3: Past Maximum File Width
Problem: A file has been constructed with three horizontally adjacent 4”
labels. The user now desires to use this file with a printer that has a 8”
physical width. The user should have used a solution similar to one of the
solutions in the section above, but the user erroneously enters an Auto Label
Width of 12” and a Num Auto Labels of 3.
Printer Operation: Maximum Num Auto Labels = (20”/12”) = 1.67 rounded up
to 2. The printer will automatically reduce the Num Auto Labels to 2.
Example 4: Blank Label Case
Problem: A file exists with two horizontally adjacent 4” labels. The user now
desires to use this file with a printer that has a 4” physical width. The user
decides to set the Num Labels to 3 and the Label Width to 4” despite the fact
that these values are not optimum.
Printer Operation: The maximum Num Auto Labels = (20”/4”) = 5. The
selected value of 3 is legal. After the file is sent, the printer will begin by
printing the first 4” width label. Once that label is complete, it will print the
second 4” width label. Finally, once both of those labels have been printed,
the printer will print a blank 4” label.
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File Contents:
Label
1
Label
2
Print Output:
Label
1
Label
2
Blank
Label
Bold Chars.
(From page 76.) This menu entry permits the user to adjust the thickness or
font weight of bold text fonts. The factory default is 448. This menu will not
take effect unless it is saved in a configuration and the printer is powered up
with that configuration.
Cancel Key
(From page 76.) When enabled, the û key may be used to clear all data in the
print buffer without printing any of the data.
The factory default is Disable.
Clip Page
(From page 76.) This option determines how the printer handles images that
are too large for one physical page length.
•
Disabled. When the user selected page length is greater than the
physical page length, the printer continues to print the remaining excess
data onto the next physical page.
NOTE: This should be used only when attempting to ignore labels with a
predetermined length.
•
Enable. When the user selected page length is greater than the physical
page length, the printer clips the excess data to fit the physical page. The
excess data is lost. The predetermined label length established by the
gap, notch hole, or black stripe is used to establish TOF position.
The factory default is Enable.
Compatibility
(From page 76.) This parameter allows you to make 4400 Series thermal
printers compatible with other printers.
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When trying to preserve compatibility with respect to barcodes, you may not
always be able to make them equal in size. This is due to the various Dot-PerInch differences between printer types. In the case where an exact match
cannot be made, the barcode is reduced in size so that the form bounds will
not be compromised and the barcode will be readable.
•
•
•
Default. The default. Use for optimum performance.
•
T3000. Forces the output to correspond with the T3000 line of thermal
printers.
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T1006. Forces the output to correspond with the T1006 line of thermal
printers.
Laser. Forces the output to correspond with the laser line of printers.
P5000. Forces the output to correspond with the P5000 line of line matrix
printers.
The factory default is Default.
CTHI Emulation
(From page 76.) This menu item selects the operation of the CTHI option as
either a standard or simple protocol converter, and appears only when the
CTHI option is installed.
The factory default is Standard.
Standard CT Interface
With a standard coax interface, the printer emulates the following IBM coax
printer models:
•
•
3287 Models 1 and 2
4234 Models 1
WIth a standard twinax interface, the printer emulates the following IBM
twinax printer models:
•
•
4234 Models 2 and 12
5225 Models 1,2,3 and 4
The standard Coax/Twinax emulation selection will only be available if Coax
or Twinax is selected from the HOST INTERFACE menu.
NOTE: For more information, consult the Coax/Twinax Programmer’s
Reference Manual.
Simple Protocol Converter
The Simple Protocol Converter (SPC) option allows those who use add-oncoax or twinax protocol converters to produce the same output on a IBM
thermal printer with the Coax/Twinax (CTHI) capability as done using a nonCT printer with the third party converter interfaces.
The SPC gives the printer the operational ability to connect to any PC, or
network system supporting parallel or serial interfaces, and to three different
IBM host systems.
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327x Control Units
The SPC will support the same models for Twinax as the IBM 6400 printer.
The printer emulations supported by the SPC are Twinax 5225 and Coax
3287. The SPC also provides a range of interfaces available in your thermal
printer: Centronics, serial, coax, and twinax. Also supported are Epson,
Proprinter, P-Series, Serial Matrix, Code V, and IGP emulations.
The SPC has the ability to handle multiple print jobs concurrently through
coax/twinax and parallel and serial interfaces. This is accomplished through
the Auto Switching feature (see “Auto Switching” on page 165). Because of
hardware restrictions, coax and twinax cannot be selected together.
For more information, consult the Coax/Twinax Programmer’s Reference
Manual for the Simple Protocol Converter Option.
Delete Config.
(From page 76.) You can delete one or all of your eight customized
configurations. The factory default configuration cannot be deleted.
The factory default is 1.
Display Language
(From page 76.) This parameter chooses the language that will appear on the
LCD: English, Spanish, French, Italian, or German.
The factory default is English.
Display Ribbon
(From page 76.) When enabled, the remaining length of unused ribbon will be
displayed on the LCD when in the online mode.
The factory default is Enable.
Error Recover
(From page 76.) This option determines how the printer handles data that was
printing when an error occurred.
•
Disabled. The printer will not reprint the label that was printing when the
error condition occurred.
•
Enable. The printer reprints the label that was printing when the error
condition occurred.
The factory default is Disable.
Extra Bold Char.
(From page 76.) This menu entry permits the user to adjust the thickness or
font weight of extra bold text fonts. The factory default is 504.
NOTE: For most applications, the default settings for font memory are
acceptable. Therefore, do not change the defaults unless your
application requires an uncommon memory configuration.
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Gap Sense
(From page 76.) This option specifies the method need to detect the media
Top-of-Form condition.
None - indicates that continuous media with no black strip and no
transmissive gap is being used. Forms length is based on the Label Length
value in the Media in the Control Menu.
Reflective - Indicates media with a horizontal black stripe on the back side of
the liner is being used. The leading edge of the black stripe establishes the
top-of-form position.
Transmissive - Indicates media with a space or “gap” between die cut labels
is being used, where the media backing or liner is present between labels.
Transmissive sensing is also used to detect pre-punched notches or holes in
butt-cut or tag stock media. The trailing edge of the “gap” or notch establishes
the top-of-form position.
The factory default is None.
Gap Thresh
(From page 76.) This menu item sets a value that, when exceeded by the
output of the Top-of-Form sensor, is recognized by the printer as the interlabel gap (Top-of-Form). When the automatic Paper Calibrate procedure is
performed, the value displayed is equal to the gap threshold value set by this
procedure. If running the procedure does not provide a reliable Top-Of-Form
detection, e.g., when using unusual media, the Gap Thresh value can be
manually set to the desired value.
Glob Mem Adjust
(From page 76.) This menu item permits the user to adjust the ratio of global
memory allocated to label size vs. IGP forms, fonts and logos. For example, if
short labels are used, the user can allocate more memory to forms, fonts, and
logos by increasing the Glob Mem Adjust value. The default settings and
adjustment ranges depend upon the amount of installed printer memory, and
are listed below.
4 MB
8 MB
16 MB
Factory Default
0 MB
0 MB
3 MB
Range
0 to 1 MB
0 to 1 MB
0 to 9 MB
Hor Image Shift
(From page 76.) This option specifies the amount to shift an image
horizontally left (-) or right (+) for precise positioning on the label. The actual
width of the image is not affected by this parameter. The allowable range is 1.00 through +1.00 inches in .01 inch increments, displayed as xx/100. The
factory default value in inches is 0.00.
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Label Length
(From page 76.) This option specifies the user-selected Label Length in
inches or millimeters. In most applications this user-selected Label Length will
match the Physical label length. Physical label length is the actual label length
of the media installed.
Physical label length for transmissive media represents the leading edge to
trailing edge distance of the die-cut label. It does not include the distance of
the transmissive gap.
Physical label length for reflective media is the distance from the trailing edge
of one black stripe to the trailing edge of the next black stripe.
NOTE: When using reflective media it is recommended that the userselected Label Length be set approximately 0.10 inches less than the
physical label length distance or intermittent shifting of TOF (Top-ofForm) position or label skip may result.
When continuous media with no transmissive gap, or black stripe is installed
(no predetermined length) and the MEDIA CONTROL/Gap Sense menu item
= None, the user-selected Label Length under the MEDIA CONTROL menu
will determine the length of the physical label.
When transmissive or reflective media is installed (media with a
predetermined physical label length established by a transmissive gap, notch,
hole or black stripe) the user should set the Label Length value to match the
predetermined physical length of the media.
When the user-selected Label Length value is shorter than the physical label
length of the transmissive or reflective media, the printer will leave a blank
space the remaining distance of the physical label and advance the media to
the next TOF position. When user-selected Label Length is longer than the
physical label length, the printer will print the remaining part of the label on the
next label and then advance to the next TOF position. However, if the Clip
Page menu option = Enable, the printer will clip the label to fit the physical
label and the data not printed will be lost. See Appendix C for details
regarding user-selected label length vs. physical label length.
The MEDIA CONTROL menu Label Length value will override and change
the ASCII Emulation menu Absolute Form Length value.
If the ASCII Emulation, IGP or Code V Host Form Length = Enable in the
configuration menu, then Host Form Length software commands will override
and change the MEDIA CONTROL Label Length value. The sent Host Form
Length value can be viewed under the Label Length option in the MEDIA
CONTROL configuration menu.
If the ASCII Emulation, IGP or Code V Host Form Length = Disable, then Host
Form Length software commands will have no effect on the MEDIA
CONTROL menu Label Length value.
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The allowable Label Length range is 00.1 to 99.0 inches (2.5 - 2514.6mm)
The factory defaults are listed below:
Table 2. Factory Default Label Length
Printer
Inches
mm
Lines
4400-004
6”
152.4
36
4400-006
4”
101.6
24
4400-008
6”
152.4
36
Label Length range is limited to a maximum value of 47.0 inches (1193.8mm)
when Label Width is set to 4.1 inches. Decreasing (narrowing) the Label
Width will extend the range limits of the Label Length and permit a longer
Label Length selection (99.0 inches maximum).
Label Width
(From page 76.) This option specifies the physical width of the image to be
printed. The value can be specified in inches or millimeters depending on the
setting of the Units option under the MEDIA CONTROL menu. The allowable
range in inches is 00.1 to the maximum print width of the printer. The
allowable range in millimeters is 2.5 to the maximum width of the printer.
The factory default value is the maximum printing width.
Load Config.
(From page 76.) The printer can store up to eight configurations in memory.
This parameter allows you to select and load a specific configuration. The
factory default is Factory.
ASCII Emulation
(From page 76.) This menu item selects the line or dot matrix printer to be
emulated by the 4400 printer.
The factory default is 6400 Series.
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Max Cache Memory
(From page 76.) The Maximum Cache Memory option specifies the size of the
memory block that can be allocated to the font cache. The font cache stores
bitmaps that are created on demand from the font outlines stored on the
printer flash. The cache allows the printer to print scalable fonts at optimum
speed.
To calculate the memory requirement, use this equation:
horizontal
resolution x
vertical
resolution x
average
character height
(inches) x
average
character width
(inches) x
# of characters
to be cached
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The allowable range is 50 KBytes through 900 KBytes in 50-KByte
increments.
The factory default is 900 KB.
NOTE: For most applications, the default settings for font memory are
acceptable. Therefore, do not change the defaults unless your
application requires an uncommon memory configuration.
Max Cached Char
(From page 76.) The Maximum Cached Characters option specifies the size
of the largest character that can be stored in the font cache. To calculate the
memory requirement, use this equation:
horizontal resolution x
vertical resolution x
average character
height (inches) x
character width
(inches)
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For example, with a print head that prints at 203 dpi you would use the
following formula:
203 X 203 X 1 X 1
= 5,151
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Therefore, select a value that is equal to or greater than 5,151. The closest
available value is 6 KBytes.
The allowable range is 1 KByte through 20 KBytes, in 1-KByte increments.
The factory default is 1 KB.
NOTE: For most applications, the default settings for font memory are
acceptable. Therefore, do not change the defaults unless your
application requires an uncommon memory configuration.
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Media Handling
(From page 76.) This option specifies how the printer will handle the media
(paper or tag stock).
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Continuous. Printer prints on the media and sends it out the front.
•
Tear-Off Strip. Printer prints on the media and sends it out the front until
the print buffer is empty, then positions the last label over the tear-off bar
for removal.
•
Tear-Off. After each label is printed, the printer positions the label over
the tear-off bar and waits for you to tear-off the label before printing the
next one (on-demand printing). A LABEL PRESENT/Remove Label
message will display to remind you to remove the label before the next
one can be printed.
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Peel-Off. Prints and peels die-cut labels from the liner without assistance.
The printer waits for you to take away the label before printing the next
one (on-demand printing). The label backing is rewound on the internal
rewinder. A LABEL PRESENT/Remove Label message will display to
remind you to remove the label before the next one can be printed.
The factory default is Continuous.
Name Config (1-6)
(From page 76.)You may specify a 15 character name which can be used to
refer to a configuration. The name you enter for a configuration will be used in
the Load Config., Save Config., Print Config., Delete Config., and Power-Up
Config. menus. The names can only be cleared by using the Reset Cfg
Names menu.
When you move into the Name Configs. menu, the top line of the display
shows the current configuration name. The second line of the display is
initially the same as the top line. You can modify the second line of the display
without affecting the top line until the ↵ key is pressed, which sets the
modified name as the current selection.
Press the ↑ or ↓ keys to cycle through the values available for that character
at the cursor location. Press the + key to move to the next character to be
modified. Press the - key to go back to a character you have already modified.
Continue until you have entered the name you want to give to this
configuration, then press ↵ to save. The name you entered will now represent
this configuration on the printer's front panel. To exit this menu without saving,
press any key other than the ↵ key. The configuration name will revert to the
last saved value.
The factory default is 1.
Num Auto Labels
(From page 76.) The desired number of labels to be printed vertically adjacent
on the form. The value is selectable with a range of 1 through 40 (4400-004),
1 through 21 (4400-006) and 1-17 (4400-008).
The factory default is 2.
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Optimize&Reboot
(From page 76.) Reclaims flash space from deleted flash files. After pressing
↵ wait for the printer to reboot.
Orientation
(From page 76.) This menu item selects the image orientation to be used
when printing the label.
•
Portrait. Portrait refers to vertical page orientation, where the height of a
page is greater than its width. The top edge of the image is parallel to the
leading edge of the media. The following illustration is an example, with
the operator viewing the front of the printer.
4”
FEED
6”
The top edge of
the image is
parallel to the
leading edge of
the media.
Leading Edge
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Inv. Portrait. Inverse Portrait refers to vertical page orientation, where the
height of a page is greater than its width. The top edge of the image is
parallel to the trailing edge of the media. The following illustration is an
example, with the operator viewing the front of the printer.
Trailing Edge
4”
FEED
The top edge of
the image is
parallel to the
trailing edge of the
media.
6”
Leading Edge
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Landscape. Landscape refers to horizontal orientation, where the width
of a page is greater than its height. The top edge of the image is the left
edge of the media. The following illustration is an example, with the
operator viewing the front of the printer.
4”
The top edge of
the image is
parallel to the left
edge of the media.
FEED
6”
Leading Edge
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Inv. Landscape. Inverse Landscape refers to horizontal orientation,
where the width of a page is greater than its height. The top edge of the
image is the right edge of the media (the left edge of the image is the
trailing edge of the media). The following illustration is an example, with
the operator viewing the front of the printer.
4”
The top edge of
the image is
parallel to the right
edge of the media.
FEED
Leading Edge
The factory default is Portrait.
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Overwrite Files
(From page 76.) This allows you to prevent files from being overwritten by
disabling the overwrite function.
The factory default is Enable.
Pap Out Th
(From page 76.) This menu item selects a value that, when exceeded by the
output of the Top-of-Form sensor, is recognized by the printer as a paper out
condition. When the automatic Paper Calibrate/Run Calibrate procedure is
performed, the value displayed is equal to the paper out threshold value set
by this procedure. If running the procedure does not provide a reliable paper
out detection, e.g., when using non-standard media, the Pap Out Th value
can be manually set to the desired value.
Paper Calibrate
(From page 76.) This feature is used to optimize the sensitivity of the Top-ofForm sensor in detecting the TOF (Top-of-Form) position of the current media
installed. The sensitivity is adjusted manually by changing the Gap Thresh or
Pap Out Th menu settings or is determined automatically by using the Paper
Calibrate/Run Calibrate procedure.
The change in values (derived automatically or manually entered) take effect
immediately within the current configuration menu. They can be saved into
non-volatile memory (menu’s 1-8 only) by using the Save Configuration
procedure. We highly recommend that you take advantage of the values
automatically determined by the Paper Calibrate/Run Calibrate procedure
before attempting to make any manual changes to the Gap Thresh or Pap Out
Th values. If the Paper Calibrate/Run Calibrate procedure fails to determine
the proper values and ends with a fault message displayed (GAP NOT
DETECTED or PAPER OUT), you can manually enter the Gap Thresh or Pap
Out Th values and press the FEED key to determine if the gap or black stripe
can be consistently detected.
Pressing the ↵ key with Paper Calibrate/Run Calibrate displayed initializes
the automatic calibration procedure. This advances the media a minimum of
11 inches plus the distance required to detect 3 additional TOF positions. The
procedure is successfully completed if no fault message is displayed and the
Sensed Distance value is correct. The result is that the Gap Thresh, Pap Out
Th (depending on which media type is installed) and the Sensed Distance
values will be determined automatically. The Calibrate procedure can also be
performed under the TEST PRINT menu, Printer Tests/Calibrate.
Paper Feed Shift
(From page 76.) This option represents the distance to advance a label when
the Tear-Off Strip, Tear-Off, Peel-Off, or Cut media handling option is
enabled.
The default value is 0.00 inches.
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Power Saver Time
(From page 76.) The time interval you specify for this parameter sets the
amount of idle time before the printer goes into Power Saver mode. When
instant is chosen, the printer goes into Power Saver mode as soon as printing
stops.
Pressing any key removes the power saver message from the control panel.
Sending a print job to the printer also turns off power saver mode.
The factory default is 15 minutes.
Power-Up Config.
(From page 76.) You can specify which of the nine configurations (Factory or
1-8) will be the power-up configuration.
The factory default is Factory.
Power-up State
(From page 76.)
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Online. The printer powers up in the online state.
Offline. The printer powers up in the offline state. This selection must be
saved as a power-up configuration to be used.
The factory default is Online.
Print Config.
(From page 76.) This option is used to print a listing of various stored printer
configurations. It is recommended you store printouts of your configurations in
a safe place for quick referral.
The factory default is Current.
Print File List
(From page 76.) Prints a summary of the files stored in flash memory and
several statistics on File System usage.
Print Intensity
(From page 76.) This option specifies the level of thermal energy from the
printhead to be used for the type of media and ribbon installed.
Large numbers imply more heat (thermal energy) to be applied for each dot.
This has a significant effect on print quality. The print intensity and speed
must match the media and ribbon type to obtain the best possible print quality
and barcode grades.
The factory default is -3.
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Print Mode
(From page 76.) This option specifies the type of printing to be done.
Direct - indicates the Direct Thermal type of printing (no ribbon) and requires
special heat sensitive media.
Transfer - indicates the Thermal Transfer type of printing (ribbon installed).
The factory default is Transfer.
Print Speed
(From page 76.) This option specifies the speed at which the media passes
through the printer.
The factory default print speed is the maximum printing speed of the printer.
Protect Configs.
(From page 76.) You can specify whether or not a new configuration should
overwrite an existing configuration when you activate the Save Configs.
parameter. When disabled (default), the new configuration will overwrite the
existing configuration. When enabled, the new configuration will not overwrite
the existing configuration, and the message “CONFIG. EXISTS / Delete First”
displays.
The factory default is Disable.
Ptr Setup Parse
(From page 76.) Disables or enables the PTR SETUP command.
The factory default is Enable.
Ptr Setup SFCC
(From page 76.) Allows you to choose the hex value of the ASCII character
you wish to use as the SFCC for the PTR SETUP command. Valid hex values
are 01-FF.
The factory default value is hex 21, which corresponds to the “!” character.
Reset Cfg Names
(From page 76.) You can reset specific configuration names back to the
default value of the configuration number.
The factory default is 1.
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Ribbon Low
(From page 76.) This menu item defines the Ribbon Low condition for the
ribbon supply spindle. When set to a specific value from the available ranges
(100, 75, 50, 25m), a ribbon low message will be displayed along with a
flashing ONLINE status indicator when the length of ribbon remaining on the
ribbon supply spindle has reached that value. The indicator will continue to
flash until the ribbon supply is exhausted. When Disabled, no ribbon low
condition will be indicated. A Ribbon Low condition will not prevent printing.
The factory default is 50 meters.
Ribbon Select
(From page 76.)This menu item selects the type of ribbon which will be used
for a print job. When a particular ribbon is selected, the printer automatically
adjusts the print intensity for optimum results with that ribbon. If Other is
selected, the user must manually adjust the Print Intensity and Print Speed
values for optimal printing results.
The factory default is IBM 4400 TTW.
Ribbon Width
(From page 76.) When Same As Paper is selected, the printer automatically
adjusts the ribbon operating parameters to match the installed media width. In
those cases where the media width is less than the installed ribbon width, the
Set In Menu option should be selected. After selection, the ribbon width is set
to the proper value by pressing the ↓ key and choosing the actual ribbon width
using the + and - keys. The chosen width is then selected by pressing the ↵
key.
The factory default is Same As Paper.
Save Config.
(From page 76.) This option allows you to save up to eight unique
configurations to meet different print job requirements. This eliminates the
need to change the parameter settings for each new job. The configurations
are stored in memory, and will not be lost if you turn off the printer. If the
Protect Configs. parameter is enabled, the new configuration will not be saved
unless the existing configuration has been deleted first. The factory default
configuration cannot be changed. See “Saving a Configuration” on page 68
for details.
The factory default is 1.
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Sensed Distance
(From page 76.) This value (in inches) represents the distance that was
sensed between the TOF of one label to the TOF of the next label. With
Transmissive media installed the distance equals the physical label length +
one transmissive gap, notch or hole (trailing edge of one gap, notch or hole to
the leading edge of the next gap, notch or hole). With Reflective media
installed the distance equals the leading edge of one black stripe to the
leading edge of the next. This value is automatically determined only after
successful completion of the Run Calibrate procedure and cannot be changed
manually.
The factory default is 0.00 inches.
Set Lock Key
(From page 76.) Normally, to lock or unlock the printer menu, the ↓ and ↵
keys are pressed at the same time. The Set Lock Key parameter lets you
choose different keys to lock or unlock the printer menu. You may choose
almost any group of keys as the new lock and unlock keys. You cannot use
the ↵ key or any key combinations which are already used for another
function. There is no limit to how many keys can be selected.
To set the new lock key:
1. Go to the PRINTER CONTROL main menu and select “Set Lock Key”.
2. Press ↵. The display reads, “Select a new lock key.”
3. Press the combination of keys that you want to be the new lock key. Make
sure you press all keys selected at the same time.
4. If the selection is valid, the display will read. “Enter the new lock key
again.” Press the same combination of keys a second time. If the
selection is invalid, the display will read, “Invalid key selection.” Return to
step 2 and start over.
5. If the new lock key combination is entered again correctly, the display will
read, “Lock key has been changed.” If it was entered incorrectly, the
display will read “Validation failed.” Start over at step 1.
6. After entering the new lock combination successfully, press the PAUSE
key to put the printer back online.
NOTE: The new lock combination will remain even if the printer is powered
off and back on.
Slew Speed
(From page 76.) This menu item selects the speed at which media will be
advanced after the printer determines there is no more data to be printed on a
label.
The factory default depends on printer width and head density.
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Standard Chars.
(From page 76.) This menu entry permits the user to adjust the thickness or
font weight of standard text fonts.
The factory default is 340.
Tear-Strip Time
(From page 76.) When using Tear-Strip Time media handling, this option
specifies the number of seconds after the buffer is empty that the printer will
wait before it advances media to the tear-off position.
The factory default is 1 second.
Units
(From page 76.) This menu item selects either millimeters or inches as the
unit of measure.
The factory default is inches.
Ver Image Shift
(From page 76.) This option specifies the amount to shift an image vertically
up (-) or down (+) for precise positioning on the label. The actual height of the
image is not affected by this parameter. The allowable range is -1.00 through
+6.00 inches in .01 inch increments, displayed as xx/100.
The factory default value in inches is 0.00.
View File List
(From page 76.) Displays the list of files in the file system. Pressing the ↓ key
displays the file size.
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Emulation Setup Functions
Introduction
The Emulation Setup Functions section is comprised of the Standard Coax,
Standard Twinax, Simple Protocol Converter (SPC) Coax, SPC Twinax, IGP,
Code V, P-Series, P-Ser XQ, Ser Matrix, Proprinter and Epson FX top-level
menu items.
You can select emulation default parameters directly from the control panel, or
by control codes as explained in the appropriate Programmer's Reference
Manual.
IMPORTANT
BEFORE you reconfigure an emulation, print a configuration sheet to
see all current settings.
Standard C/T Interface
(From page 77.) With a standard coax interface, the printer emulates the
following IBM coax printer models:
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3287 Models 1 and 2
4234 Models 1
With a standard twinax interface, the printer emulates the following IBM
twinax printer models:
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4234 Model 2
5225 Models 1, 2, 3, and 4
NOTE: The standard Coax/Twinax emulation selection will only be available
if Coax or Twinax is selected from the C/T PORT Main Menu.
For more information, consult the Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference
Manual.
Simple Protocol Converter
(From page 77.) The Simple Protocol Converter (SPC) option allows those
who use third party add-on coax or twinax protocol converters to produce the
same output on a IBM thermal printer with the Coax/Twinax (CTHI) capability
as done using a non-CT printer with the third party converter interfaces.
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The SPC gives the printer the operational ability to connect to any PC, or
network system supporting parallel or serial interfaces, and to three different
IBM host systems:
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System 3x
AS/400
327X Control Units
The SPC will support the following third party models for Twinax: MODE 219,
MODE IBM, and MODE P5000.
The printer emulations supported by the SPC are Twinax 5225 and Coax
3287. The SPC also provides a range of interfaces available in your thermal
printer: Centronics, serial, coax, and twinax. Also supported are Epson,
Proprinter, P-Series, Serial Matrix, Code V, and IGP emulations.
The SPC has the ability to handle multiple print jobs concurrently through
coax/twinax and parallel and serial interfaces. This is accomplished through
the Auto Switching feature. Because of hardware restrictions, coax and
twinax cannot be selected together.
For more information, consult the Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference
Manual for the Simple Protocol Converter Option.
IGP
(From page 78.) The IGP emulation is the software based Intelligent Graphics
Printing (IGP) for the IBM thermal printer family. It is based upon, and
compatible with, the IGP-100/200/400 board. It includes the following
features:
On-Line Form and Label Generation makes it easy to create forms or labels
with a “preprinted” look for each application. IGP programs control all graphic
functions, dramatically reducing host computer programming and processing
time.
Graphic capabilities include boxes, vertical and horizontal lines with userselectable thickness, logos, and special alphanumeric print features. Forms
and graphic designs can be duplicated horizontally and vertically.
Alphanumeric data can appear as prepositioned “fixed” information (entered
when the form is created), be overlayed onto the form (positioned in a specific
location after the form is created), or may be dynamically merged with the
form.
Selectable Bar Codes provide you with the appropriate bar code for your
application using standard wide-to-narrow ratios. A wide selection of bar
codes are available: Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, MSI A
through D, Code 128 Subset A, B, and C, EAN/UCC-128, EAN 8, EAN 13,
POSTNET, PostBar, Royal Mail, and PDF417. UPC and EAN bar codes can
specify add-on data.
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Expanded and Compressed Character Print attract attention where
needed. Alphanumeric height and width are controlled independently for a
wide range of character sizes up to 113 times the standard character size (up
to 11.3 inches wide and tall). Compressed print sizes of 12, 13, 15, and 17
characters per inch (cpi) are available.
Logos are created using alphanumeric commands and add many print and
shading features for a “customized” appearance to forms, reports, and labels.
Rotated Alphanumerics permit new concepts in form design. Normal,
expanded, and compressed character strings can be rotated 90 degrees
clockwise or counterclockwise, or they can be printed upside down.
Reversed Print permits highlighting and contrasting by printing white
characters on a dark background.
Automatic Increment/Decrement Capability allows batch form processing.
You can identify individual numeric and bar code data fields, which includes
automatic increment or decrement functions.
Scaling Capability permits graphic elements, such as corners or boxes, to
retain their physical shapes and sizes when printed in a horizontal and vertical
density other than the base density of 60 x 72 dpi.
Multinational Character Sets provide 32 international character sets, each
96 characters in length. This feature also allows you to create your own
character sets using characters defined and stored in memory.
Extended Character Sets provide 33 extended character sets, also
containing 96 characters in length. These are also stored in memory.
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Code V
(From page 78.) The Code V Graphics language is an IGP software emulation
designed for the thermal printer. The Code V emulation of the QMS Code V
Version II programming language produces on-line forms, bar codes and
alphanumeric text generation. It includes the following features.
On-Line Form and Label Generation makes it easy to create forms or labels
with the “preprinted” look for each application. Code V programs control all
graphics functions, dramatically reducing host computer programming and
processing time. Graphics capabilities include boxes, vertical and horizontal,
solid and dashed lines with a variety of thickness, logos, and special
alphanumeric print features.
Variable Bar Codes allow the bar code for your application to print with
standard or user-defined ratios in vertical or horizontal orientations. Available
bar codes are: Codabar, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 with Subsets A, B, and
C, and Code EAN/UCC 128, EAN 8, EAN 13, Interleaved 2 of 5, MSI, UPC-A,
UPC-E, POSTNET, PostBar, Royal Mail, and UPC Shipping. POSTNET is
available only in the horizontal direction. A dark print mode is included for
darker, high-contrast bar codes. The IBARC bar code command prints bar
codes in four orientations: horizontal, rotated 90, rotated 180 or rotated 270
degrees.
Expanded and Compressed Print draws attention where needed.
Alphanumeric height and width are controlled independently for a tremendous
range of character sizes up to 9.9 inches wide and tall. Several compressed
print sizes are available: 12, 13.33, 15, 17.65, and 20 cpi (characters per
inch), permitting up to 170 columns in an 8.5 inch printed area (20 cpi).
Rotated Alphanumerics permit new concepts in form design. Normal,
expanded, and compressed character strings can be rotated 90 degrees
clockwise, counterclockwise, or printed upside down.
Logos are easily created using alphanumeric commands and a variety of
print and shading features, providing a “customized” appearance for forms,
reports, and labels. The registered trademark, copyright, TUV, GS-Mark, UL,
and CSA symbols are provided as standard designs on the Code V, and you
can also define custom symbols.
Reverse and Shaded Print permit highlighting and contrasting by printing
white characters on a dark background or white characters on a gray, shaded
background. Various levels or patterns of gray shading and reverse printing
may combine with the many other print features to create distinctive designs.
Automatic Increment/Decrement Capability allows batch form processing.
Individual alphabetic, numeric, and bar code data fields can be identified and
automatically incremented or decremented by any amount, beginning from a
specified reference point.
Standard Character Sets provide you with many different character sets.
Based on the Multinational Character Set, you may create your own character
sets using characters defined and stored in flash memory.
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ASCII Emulation
The ASCII Emulation permits the printer to emulate an extensive selection of
line and dot matrix printers.
Emulation Setup Menu Items
The following list describes all menu items in the Menu Emulation Setup
Functions top-level menus.
^Dnn Dot Slew
(From page 78.)
Low Resolution. Sets the dot slew command dot values to be interpreted as
60 dpi P-Series dots.
High Resolution. Sets the dot slew command dot values to be interpreted as
print engine dots.
The factory default is Low Resolution.
20 CPI Condensed
(From page 79 and page 80.) Compressed print characters are narrower than
the normal character set. This is helpful for applications where you need to
print the maximum amount of information on a page.
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Enable. Prints about 60 percent of the width of normal characters when
compressed print is chosen by the host computer.
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Disable. Does not compress print widths, even if condensed print is
chosen by the host.
The factory default is Enable.
5225 World Trade
(From page 77.)The 5225 emulation has a standard multinational character
set that serves as a base and 14 extended world trade character set
assortments.
The factory default is Standard Char.
Absorb After ^PN
(From page 78.)
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Disable. All line terminators that immediately follow the ^PN command
are sent to the printer and processed.
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Enable. All line terminators that immediately follow the ^PN command are
ignored.
The factory default is Disable.
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Absorb after ^PY
(From page 78.)
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Absorb Motion. Prevents paper motion following a system terminator in
a graphics ^PY command.
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Absorb All. The system ignores all the data and terminator until a host
generated terminator is detected.
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Disable. System terminators following a graphics command are sent to
the printer and result in paper motion.
The factory default is Absorb Motion.
Active Char Set
(From page 77.) Selects which group of character sets (Primary or
Secondary) will be active.
The factory default is Secondary Set.
AI 00 Spaces
(From page 78.) This option is designated for EAN/UCC-128 barcodes whose
application identifier (AI) is 00.
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Disable. The printable data field is printed with the AI enclosed in
parentheses. This is the standard EAN/UCC-128 format.
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Enable. The printable data field is printed with the UCC fields separated
by spaces. This option is IGP-X00 compatible.
The factory default is Disable.
Alt. Set 80-9F(ASCII Emulation)
(From page 78 through page 80.)
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Printable. Prints data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F.
Control Code. Interprets data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F as a
control code.
The factory default is Control Code.
Alt. Set 80-9F (Coax, Twinax)
(From page 77.)
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Printable. Prints data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F.
Control Code. Interprets data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F as a
control code.
The factory default is Printable.
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Append Rotated
(From page 78.)
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Disable. Logos and alphanumeric strings are treated as separate
elements.
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Enable. Appends logos to an alphanumeric string rotated in a clockwise,
counterclockwise, or inverted orientation.
The factory default is Disable.
Auto LF (P-Series, P-Series XQ)
(From page 78 and page 79.) This option defines the printer action when print
data is received past the forms width setting.
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Disable. Discards any data past the forms width.
Enable. Performs an automatic carriage return and line feed when data is
received past the forms width.
The factory default is Disable.
Auto LF (Serial Matrix, Proprinter XL, Epson FX)
(From page 79 through page 80.) This option defines the printer action when
print data is received past the forms width setting.
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Disable. Discards any data past the forms width.
Enable. Performs an automatic carriage return and line feed when data is
received past the forms width.
The factory default is Enable.
Auto Skip at End
(From page 77.) Specifies whether to perform an automatic form feed at the
end of a print buffer. If form feed is the last character in the print order, the
form feed function is supplied by the Auto Skip At End option.
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Off. Sets the printer to print at print position 1 of the next line.
On. Sets the printer to print at print position 1 of the first line of the next
form.
The factory default is Off.
Auto Uppercase
(From page 78.) This parameter enables the printer to print text in all
uppercase when using the ALPHA command.
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Disable. The printer will print text in upper and lowercase.
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Enable. The printer will print text in uppercase only.
The factory default is Disable.
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Autoeject (IGP)
(From page 78.) If the last page of a job is not full, that is, the data does not fill
the entire page, you can instruct the printer to eject the page or to stop and
hold the page at the last print position.
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Enable. The printer ejects the last page after the entire job has been
processed and printed.
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Disable. The default. The printer does not eject the last page unless you
send a Page Eject command or until the printer receives another print job.
The factory default is Disable.
Autoeject (Code V)
(From page 78.) Determines paper handling upon exiting the Code V
Repeated Form and Dynamic Form commands. DISABLE holds the print
position at the bottom of the form. ENABLE issues a form feed after the last
form is printed so all pages will be physically printed.
The factory default is Disable.
Autowrap
(From page 78.) This parameter determines if text will wrap to the next line
when the line of text exceeds the right margin.
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Disable. Truncates the text beyond the right margin until a CR or CR + LF
is received.
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Enable. Automatically inserts a CR + LF after a full print line.
The factory default is Disable.
Barcode Errors
(From page 78.)
Enable. An error message will print when invalid bar code data is
encountered.
Disable. Code V will not print an error for illegal bar code data; the bar code
will be skipped.
NOTE: When Barcode Errors is disabled, the Code V emulation will try to
make the best use of invalid data by either truncating extra digits or
adding zeros to the end of bar code data to meet minimum data
length requirements for some bar codes. Not all errors will be
corrected.
The factory default is Enable.
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Bold
(From page 79.)
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Disable. Text is printed normally.
Enable. Text is printed with a heavy line thickness.
The factory default is Disable.
Bottom Margin
(From page 78 through page 80.) Defined in linespaces, starting from line
zero at the bottom of the page and incrementing from the bottom up.
The factory default is 0.
Btm Margin Ctl
(From page 78.) Determines the page’s bottom margin. If this option is set to
Code V Text Length, then Text Length changes the bottom margin value in
the ASCII Emulation sub-menu as follows: bottom = physical page length-top
margin-text length. If the option is set to ASCII Emulation Menu, then a
change in text length has no effect and the bottom margin setting in the ASCII
Emulation menu will be used although the new text length value still shows in
the menu.
The factory default is ASCII Emulation Menu.
Buffer Print
(From page 77.)
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Disable. The printer will print normally.
Enable. The printer prints the EBCDIC data and control codes received
from the host as hex values.
NOTE: Use of this parameter may alter print attributes set by the host
computer. A power cycle may be required after changing Buffer Print
from enable to disable.
The factory default is Disable.
Buffer Reprint
(From page 77.) This option is valid only when the printer is printing in Coax
SCS mode. When the ENTER key is pressed, “Buffer Reprint Enabled” is
displayed and an Intervention Required status is sent to the host. Pressing
ENTER again cancels the Buffer Reprint function and “Buffer Reprint
Disabled” is displayed.
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Cancel IGP/DCU
(From page 77.)
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Enable. Cancels all buffers when a job is put on hold from the host or
when the CANCEL key is pressed.
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Disable. Does not cancel any internal buffer in the printer when a job is
put on hold from the host, or when the CANCEL key is pressed.
The factory default is Enable.
Change Case
(From page 77.) Specifies the font as Mono or Dual case. This option is
available only in Coax non-SCS mode. The host will be notified of the change
when the printer is put online. Mono Case prints the same as Dual Case if the
character set is one of the following “right to left” sets: Katak, Hebrew, Old
Hebrew, and Farsi.
SCS (System Network Architecture Character String) Mode is controlled by
the host computer.
The factory default is Dual Case.
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Character Group (IGP)
(From page 78.) This menu item selects the character set used by the printer.
The available character sets are shown below.
* = Factory Default
Standard Sets*
0) ASCII*
1) German
2) Swedish
3) Danish
4) Norwegian
5) Finnish
6) English
7) Dutch
8) French
9) Spanish
10) Italian
11) Turkish
12) CP 437
13) CP 850
14-23) Reserved
24-31) User Def.
Hebrew Sets
Hebrew Old*
Hebrew New
Hebrew DEC
Latin-1 Hebrew
Win. CP 1255
Arabic Sets
ASMO 449*
ASMO 449+
ASMO 708
ASMO 708+
MS DOS CP710
MS DOS CP720
Sakr CP 714
Aptec CP715
CP 786
IBM CP 864
IBM CP 1046
Arabic Lam One
Arabic Lam Two
Win. CP 1256
Cyrillic Sets
Code Page 866*
Cyrillic CP 437
Cyrillic 113
Cyrillic 8859-5
ISO 915
Code Page 855
Cyrillic 7-bit
Ukrainian
Bulgarian
Win. CP 1251
European Sets
Latin 2 8859-2*
Code Page 852
Mazovia
Kamenicky
Roman 8
PC-437 Slavic
Slavic 1250
Code Page 865
Code Page 860
Latin 1 8859-1
Latin 5 8859-9
Latin 9 8859-15
Polish POL 1
Win. CP 1250
Win. CP 1252
Win. CP 1257
Greek Sets
DEC 256 Greek*
ELOT 928 Greek
Greek 3
ABY Greek
ABG Greek
ELOT 927 Greek
Greek 851
Greek 437
Greek 8859-7
Win. CP 1253
Turkish Sets
Data Gen. Turkish*
DEC Turkish
IBM Turkish
Siemens Turkish
PTT Turkish
IBC Turkish
Bull Turkish
AS400 Turkish
Unisys Turkish
NCR Turkish
PST Turkish
UNIS-1 Turkish
Code Page 853
INFO Turkish
Win. CP 1254
Code Page 857
NOTE: The desired basic character set is accessed by the + and - keys and
selected by pressing the ↵ key. After the basic set has been selected,
the subset selection menu is accessed by pressing the ↓ key. Once in
the subset menu, accessed the desired subset by pressing the + and
- keys and select by pressing the ↵ key.
The factory defaults are shown by an asterisk (*).
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Character Group (Code V)
(From page 78.) This menu item selects the character set used by the printer.
The available character sets are shown below.
* = Factory Default
Standard Sets*
0) ASCII*
1) German
2) Swedish
3) Danish
4) Norwegian
5) Finnish
6) English
7) Dutch
8) French
9) Spanish
10) Italian
11) Turkish
12)CP 437
13) CP 850
Hebrew Sets
Hebrew Old*
Hebrew New
Hebrew DEC
Latin-1 Hebrew
Win. CP 1255
Arabic Sets
ASMO 449*
ASMO 449+
ASMO 708
ASMO 708+
MS DOS CP710
MS DOS CP720
Sakr CP 714
Aptec CP715
CP 786
IBM CP 864
IBM CP 1046
Arabic Lam One
Arabic Lam Two
Win. CP 1256
Cyrillic Sets
Code Page 866*
Cyrillic CP 437
Cyrillic 113
Cyrillic 8859-5
ISO 915
Code Page 855
Cyrillic 7-bit
Ukrainian
Bulgarian
Win. CP 1251
European Sets
Latin 2 8859-2*
Code Page 852
Mazovia
Kamenicky
Roman 8
PC-437 Slavic
Slavic 1250
Code Page 865
Code Page 860
Latin 1 8859-1
Latin 5 8859-9
Latin 9 8859-15
Polish POL 1
Win. CP 1250
Win. CP 1252
Win. CP 1257
Greek Sets
DEC 256 Greek*
ELOT 928 Greek
Greek 3
ABY Greek
ABG Greek
ELOT 927 Greek
Greek 851
Greek 437
Greek 8859-7
Win. CP 1253
Turkish Sets
Data Gen. Turkish*
DEC Turkish
IBM Turkish
Siemens Turkish
PTT Turkish
IBC Turkish
Bull Turkish
AS400 Turkish
Unisys Turkish
NCR Turkish
PST Turkish
UNIS-1 Turkish
Code Page 853
INFO Turkish
Win. CP 1254
Code Page 857
NOTE: The desired basic character set is accessed by the + and - keys and
selected by pressing the ↵ key. After the basic set has been selected,
the subset selection menu is accessed by pressing the ↓ key. Once in
the subset menu, accessed the desired subset by pressing the + and
- keys and select by pressing the ↵ key.
The factory defaults are shown by an asterisk (*).
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Character Group (Epson FX)
(From page 80.) This menu item selects the character set used by the printer.
The available character sets are shown below.
* = Factory Default
Character
Group
Standard Sets*
Epson Set*
ASCII (USA)*
French
German
English
Danish I
Swedish
Italian
Spanish I
Japanese
Norwegian
Danish II
Latin Am II
French Canadian
Latin Am I
Arabic Sets
Cyrillic Sets
ASMO 449*
ASMO 449+
ASMO 708
ASMO 708+
MSDOS CP710
MSDOS CP720
Sakr CP 714
Aptec CP715
CP 786
Arabic CP 864
Arabic CP 1046
Arabic Lam 1
Arabic Lam 2
Win. CP 1256
Cyrillic 866*
Cyrillic CP 437
Cyrillic 113
Cyrillic 8859-5
ISO 915
Code Page 855
Cyrillic 7-bit
Ukrainian
Bulgarian
Win. CP 1251
OCR-A
European Sets
Latin 2 8859-2*
Code Page 852
Mazovia
Kamenicky
Roman 8
PC-437 Slavic
Slavic 1250
Code Page 865
Code Page 860
Latin 1 8859-1
Latin 5 8859-9
Latin 9 8859-15
Polish POL 1
Win. CP 1250
Win. CP 1252
Win. CP 1257
Greek Sets
DEC 256 Greek*
ELOT 928 Greek
Greek 3
ABY Greek
ABG Greek
ELOT 927 Greek
Greek 851
Greek 437
Greek 8859-7
Win. CP 1253
Code Page
850
Hebrew Old*
Hebrew New
Hebrew DEC
Latin-1 Hebrew
Win. CP 1255
Turkish Sets
Data Gen. Turk.*
DEC Turkish
IBM Turkish
Siemens Turkish
PTT Turkish
IBC Turkish
Bull Turkish
AS400 Turkish
Unisys Turkish
NCR Turkish
PST Turkish
UNIS-1 Turkish
Code Page 853
INFO Turkish
Win. CP 1254
Code Page 857
OCR-B
Multinational
Hebrew Sets
Code Page
858 EURO
IBM PC
ASCII (USA)*
EBCDIC
NOTE: The desired basic character set is accessed by the + and - keys and
selected by pressing the ↵ key. After the basic set has been selected,
the subset selection menu is accessed by pressing the ↓ key. Once in
the subset menu, accessed the desired subset by pressing the + and
- keys and select by pressing the ↵ key. The Epson subset is
accessed and selected in the same manner.
The factory defaults are shown by an asterisk (*).
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Character Group (Proprinter XL)
(From page 79.) This menu item selects the character set used by the printer.
The available character sets are shown below.
* = Factory Default
Character
Group
Standard Sets*
Code Page
437*
Arabic Sets
Cyrillic Sets
ASMO 449*
ASMO 449+
ASMO 708
ASMO 708+
MSDOS CP710
MSDOS CP720
Sakr CP 714
Aptec CP715
CP 786
Arabic CP 864
Arabic CP 1046
Arabic Lam 1
Arabic Lam 2
Win. CP 1256
Cyrillic 866*
Cyrillic CP 437
Cyrillic 113
Cyrillic 8859-5
ISO 915
Code Page 855
Cyrillic 7-bit
Ukrainian
Bulgarian
Win. CP 1251
Code Page
850
OCR-A
European Sets
Greek Sets
Latin 2 8859-2*
Code Page 852
Mazovia
Kamenicky
Roman 8
PC-437 Slavic
Slavic 1250
Code Page 865
Code Page 860
Latin 1 8859-1
Latin 5 8859-9
Latin 9 8859-15
Polish POL 1
Win. CP 1250
Win. CP 1252
Win. CP 1257
DEC 256 Greek*
ELOT 928 Greek
Greek 3
ABY Greek
ABG Greek
ELOT 927 Greek
Greek 851
Greek 437
Greek 8859-7
Win. CP 1253
OCR-B
Multinational
Hebrew Sets
Hebrew Old*
Hebrew New
Hebrew DEC
Latin-1 Hebrew
Win. CP 1255
Turkish Sets
Data Gen. Turk.*
DEC Turkish
IBM Turkish
Siemens Turkish
PTT Turkish
IBC Turkish
Bull Turkish
AS400 Turkish
Unisys Turkish
NCR Turkish
PST Turkish
UNIS-1 Turkish
Code Page 853
INFO Turkish
Win. CP 1254
Code Page 857
Code Page
858 EURO
ASCII (USA)*
EBCDIC
NOTE: The desired basic character set is accessed by the + and - keys and
selected by pressing the ↵ key. After the basic set has been selected,
the subset selection menu is accessed by pressing the ↓ key. Once in
the subset menu, accessed the desired subset by pressing the + and
- keys and select by pressing the ↵ key. Character subsets are
accessed and selected in the same manner.
The factory defaults are shown by an asterisk (*).
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Character Group (P-Series, Serial Matrix)
(From page 79.) This menu item selects the character set used by the printer.
The available character sets are shown below.
* = Factory Default
Character
Group
Standard Sets*
IBM PC*
Arabic Sets
Cyrillic Sets
ASMO 449*
ASMO 449+
ASMO 708
ASMO 708+
MSDOS CP710
MSDOS CP720
Sakr CP 714
Aptec CP715
CP 786
Arabic CP 864
Arabic CP 1046
Arabic Lam 1
Arabic Lam 2
Win. CP 1256
Cyrillic 866*
Cyrillic CP 437
Cyrillic 113
Cyrillic 8859-5
ISO 915
Code Page 855
Cyrillic 7-bit
Ukrainian
Bulgarian
Win. CP 1251
Multinational
Primary Subset
ASCII (USA)*
ASCII (USA)*
EBCDIC
French
German
English
Danish
Swedish
Italian
Spanish
Japanese
French Canadian
Latin American
Norwegian
Danish II
Spanish II
Latin Am II
Extended Subset
Code Page 437*
Code Page 850
ECMA Latin 1
European Sets
Latin 2 8859-2*
Code Page 852
Mazovia
Kamenicky
Roman 8
PC-437 Slavic
Slavic 1250
Code Page 865
Code Page 860
Latin 1 8859-1
Latin 5 8859-9
Latin 8859-15
Win. CP 1250
Win. CP 1252
Win. CP 1257
DEC
Multinational
Primary Subset
ASCII (USA)*
ASCII (USA)*
French
German
German
Swedish
English
Danish
Norweg./Danish
Norwegian
Swedish
Finnish
Italian
English
Spanish
Dutch
Japanese
French
French Canadian
Spanish
Dutch
Italian
Finnish
Turkish
Swiss
Japanese
Extended Subset
Multinational*
Barcode 10 CPI
Mult. DP 10 CPI
Mult. DP 12 CPI
Mult. LQ 10 CPI
Greek DP 10 CPI
Greek DP 12 CPI
Greek LQ 10 CPI
Grap. DP 10 CPI
Grap. LQ 10 CPI
Sci. DP 10 CPI
Sci. DP 12 CPI
Sci. LQ 10 CPI
Greek Sets
DEC 256 Greek*
ELOT 928 Greek
Greek 3
ABY Greek
ABG Greek
ELOT 927 Greek
Greek 851
Greek 437
Greek 8859-7
Win. CP 1253
Hebrew Sets
Hebrew Old*
Hebrew New
Hebrew DEC
Latin-1 Hebrew
Win. CP 1255
Turkish Sets
Data Gen. Turk.*
DEC Turkish
IBM Turkish
Siemens Turkish
PTT Turkish
IBC Turkish
Bull Turkish
AS400 Turkish
Unisys Turkish
NCR Turkish
PST Turkish
UNIS-1 Turkish
Code Page 853
INFO Turkish
Win. CP 1254
Code Page 857
Code Page
858 EURO
NOTE: The desired basic character set is accessed by the + and - keys and
selected by pressing the ↵ key. After the basic set has been selected,
the subset selection menu is accessed by pressing the ↓ key. Once in
the subset menu, accessed the desired subset by pressing the + and
- keys and select by pressing the ↵ key. Primary and extended
character subsets are accessed and selected in the same manner.
The factory defaults are shown by an asterisk (*).
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Character Set
(From page 79.) This menu item allows selection of the character set to be
used by the printer.
Cmd Resolution
(From page 78.)
•
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Low Resolution. Sets a low command resolution mode.
High Resolution. Sets a high command resolution mode.
The factory default is Low Resolution.
Coax Type
(From page 77.) This parameter defines the printer emulation, as follows:
•
•
4234
3287
After the emulation has been changed, a POR status is sent to the host.
The factory default is 4234.
Compressed Print
(From page 79.) Controls which host command sets compressed printing.
•
•
•
CHAR 01 SOH
CHAR 03 ETX
CHAR 09 HT
The factory default is char 01 SOH.
Control Code 06
(From page 78.) Control Code 06 defines the function of ASCII code 06 hex
(ACK). You can select an alternate line spacing of 6, 8 or 10.3 LPI.
The factory default is 8.
Control Code 08
(From page 78.) Control Code 08 defines the function of ASCII code 08 hex
(BS). You can define the code to output an elongated character or a
backspace.
The factory default is Elongated.
Copy Count
(From page 78.) Determines the number of identical copies of each physical
page that will be printed.
The factory default is 1.
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CR at MPP+1
(From page 77.) MPP is Maximum Print Position, which is also known as line
length. This option controls a carriage return at the end of a print line and at
MPP+1.
•
•
On. Produces a carriage return to the first print position of the next line.
Off. Produces a carriage return to the first print position of the current line.
The factory default is On.
CR Edit
(From page 78.) This parameter determines if a carriage return will be
followed by a line feed.
•
Disable. The printer ignores all carriage returns that are not followed by
line feeds.
•
Enable. The printer processes all carriage returns, even for those that are
not followed by line feeds.
The factory default is Disable.
CR, EM, and NL
(From page 77.) CR (Carriage Return), EM (Error Message), and NL (New
Line) specify that the printer treat the CR, EM, and NL control codes either as
spaces or as control codes.
•
•
On. Treats the CR, EM and NL commands as control codes.
Off. Treats the CR, EM and NL commands as spaces.
The factory default is On.
Data Bit 8
(From page 78.)
•
Enable. The PI line is not passed directly from host to printer; all 8 bits
are used for data bits, and characters in the 80-FF hex range can be
accessed.
•
Disable. When the host PI line is enabled, data bit 8 internally indicates
PI line status. To use the PI line, disable data bit 8, and enable the Host PI
configuration option (under the PI Control option, below).
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NOTE: Data bit 8 is interpreted as either data bit 8 or PI signal, but never
both. When enabled as data bit 8, data bit 8 has priority over the PI
signal, and all data above 7F hex is used to access character data
and not to interpret PI line data.
Conversely, when data bit 8 is disabled and the PI signal is used, data bit 8 of
the data is reserved for use as the PI function, and you cannot access
characters in the 80-FF hex range. Therefore, to access characters in the 80FF hex range, data bit 8 must be enabled.
The factory default is Enable.
Define CR Code
(From page 78.) This option controls the action of the printer when it receives
a Carriage Return code (0D hex) from the host computer. If this feature is
enabled, each time the printer receives a Carriage Return, it inserts an
additional Line Feed code (0A hex) into the data stream. Do not use this
feature if the host computer sends Line Feeds to the printer.
•
•
CR = CR. Does not insert an extra Line Feed after each Carriage Return.
CR = CR + LF. Inserts an extra Line Feed after each Carriage Return.
The next print position will be print position 1 of the next line.
The factory default is CR.
Define LF Code (IGP, Serial Matrix, Proprinter, Epson FX)
(From page 78 and page 79.) This parameter forces the printer to insert an
automatic Carriage Return code into the data stream whenever a Line Feed
code occurs. This can be used in most installations, but it is required if the
host computer does not send Carriage Returns to the printer.
•
LF = CR + LF. Performs an automatic carriage return. The next print
position will be print position 1 of the next line.
•
LF = LF. Does not perform an automatic carriage return. The next print
position will be the current print position of the next line.
The factory default is LF.
Define LF Code (P-Series, P-Series XQ)
(From page 78 and page 79.)
•
LF = CR + LF. Forces an automatic carriage return with each line feed
command received. The next print position is position 1 of the next line.
•
LF = LF. Does not perform an automatic carriage return when a line feed
command is received. The next print position will be the current print
position of the next line.
The factory default is CR+LF.
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Do FF at TOF
(From page 78.) Determines whether the printer, with media already set at the
TOF (Top-of-form) position, will advance media to the next TOF position upon
receipt of a FF command.
•
Enable. The printer will advance media from the present TOF position to
the next TOF position upon receipt of a FF command, causing a blank
form.
•
Disable. The printer will not advance media from the present TOF
position to the next TOF position upon receipt of a FF command.
The factory default is Enable.
Early Print Compl (Coax)
(From page 77.) Early Print Comp capability allows the printer to send print
(order) complete status to the host before the printer is actually done printing
all data. This option is valid only when the printer is in DSC/DSE mode.
•
ENABLE means the printer will send an acknowledgement to the host
when it is able to accept more data.
•
DISABLE means the printer will suppress the Early Print Complete
response until all printing is complete.
NOTE: When an Early Print Complete is enabled and an error occurs, there
may be data loss experienced.
The factory default is Disable.
Elong./Alt. Font
(From page 79.) Controls which host command sets elongated (double high)
fonts and extended character set.
•
•
ELNG=BS (08 hex) FONT=SO (0E hex)
ELNG=SO FONT=BS
The factory default is Elng=BS Font=SO.
Epson Set
(From page 80.) This menu item allows selection of the desired Epson
character subset used by the printer.
The factory default is ASCII (USA).
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Error Markers
(From page 78.)
•
Enable. Prints the following error markers for those elements that print
beyond the page boundaries:
>> for elements that begin off the right side of the page;
<< for elements that begin at the indicated position but end off the
page;
♦ for elements where the starting position of the command contains
an error other than an off-page error.
The factory default is Enable.
Error Msgs
(From page 78.)
•
Enable. Command syntax is checked and error messages printed when
command parameters are incorrect.
•
Disable. Error checking and error messages are suppressed.
The factory default is Enable.
Error Report
(From page 78.) This menu item sets the error reporting capability of the
printer for IGP forms. The selections are the following:
•
On. Full error boundary checking reported. Any element that falls off the
current page is reported as an error.
•
Debug Mode. Puts the printer in debug mode whenever a form is defined
in CREATE mode. Each line of the CREATE form will be printed along
with an error if one occurred.
•
Off. There is no form boundary checking whatsoever. Graphic elements
such as alpha, line, barcodes, etc. will be clipped if they are beyond the
page boundaries.
•
Fault. Allows the user to halt the printer if an IGP error occurs. If this
option is selected, the IGP error is printed on paper, the message “IGP
Error” is displayed on the front panel, then the printer will go offline. The
error must be cleared before the printer can resume normal operation.
The factory default is On.
ESC d Command
(From page 79.) This menu option is for backward compatibility.
•
•
Even dot plot: This option interprets ESC d command as even dot plot.
Double high: This option interprets ESC d Command as double high.
Select this option for backward compatibility.
The factory default is Even dot plot.
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EVFU Select
(From page 79.) Controls how the printer handles vertical formatting.
•
Enable. Selects P-Series compatible Electronic Vertical Format Unit
(EVFU).
•
Disable. Disables all EVFU processing.
The factory default is Enable.
Ext Execute Copy
(From page 78.)
•
Disable. Dynamic data, overlay data, etc. are not allowed if the optional
Form Count parameter (number of forms to print) is specified as part of
the Execute command. (This setting is IGP-100 compatible.)
•
Enable. Dynamic data, overlay data, etc. are allowed within a form where
the Form Count parameter is specified in the Execute command. In this
case, the same form is printed for whatever the Form Count is.
Incremental data is not incremented since the printing page is the same.
The overlay data is only printed with the first form and not on subsequent
forms, and each form is printed on a separate page.
The factory default is Disable.
Extended Subset
(From page 78.) This menu item allows selection of the desired extended
character subset used by the printer.
FF After Job
(From page 77.) Determines the print position after an operator-initiated local
copy (print screen function).
•
Off. Performs an automatic new line command after completing a print
buffer (unless a new line, form feed or carriage return command was the
last one executed). The printer is set to print at print position 1 of the next
line.
•
On. Performs an automatic form feed command unless a form feed was
the last one executed. The printer is set to print at print position 1 of the
first line on the next form.
The factory default is Off.
FF Valid At TOF
(From page 78.) The FF Valid at TOF option determines whether the printer
will perform a Form Feed when the host sends a Form Feed command, if the
printer is at the Top of Form.
Disable will not perform a form feed when the host sends a Form Feed
command and the printer is at the Top of Form.
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Enable performs a form feed when the host sends a Form Feed command
and the printer is at the top of form.
The factory default is Enable.
FF Validity
(From page 77.) Determines if the position of a form feed command affects its
execution.
•
Off. Performs a form feed only if it occurs at the first print position in a line
or at Maximum Print Position +1. A form feed command at any other
position is recognized as a blank.
•
On. Allows the printer to perform a form feed command anywhere in the
data stream.
The factory default is Off.
Forms Length (in.)
(From page 78 through page 80). Forms length is the number of lines that can
be printed on a label. You can set forms length in inches.
The factory default is shown in Table 2 on page 92.
Forms Length (lines)
(From page 78 through page 80.) Forms length is the number of lines that can
be printed on a label. You can set forms length as a function of the current LPI
(lines per inch).
The factory default is shown in Table 2 on page 92.
Forms Length (mm)
(From page 78 through page 80.) Forms length is the number of lines that can
be printed on a label. You can set forms length in millimeters.
The factory default is shown in Table 2 on page 92.
Form Width (char.)
(From page 78 through page 80.) The forms width can be specified as a
function of the current CPI (characters per inch). The forms width set should
not exceed the actual paper width.
The factory default is the maximum printing width divided by the selected
number of characters per inch.
Form Width (in.)
(From page 78 through page 80.) The forms width can be specified in inches,
millimeters, or as a function of the current CPI (characters per inch). The
forms width set should not exceed the actual paper width.
The factory default is the maximum printing width.
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Form Width (mm.)
(From page 78 through page 80.) The forms width can be specified in inches,
millimeters, or as a function of the current CPI (characters per inch). The
forms width set should not exceed the actual paper width.
The factory default is the maximum printing width.
Format Control
(From page 77.) Enables the printer to reflect the same spacing as CTPC
model printers after absolute and relative move commands are executed.
•
Disable. Reflects distance, generated by the Code V feature, IGP
feature, and Hex Transparent control code sequence, in the new position
(after horizontal and vertical tabs are executed).
•
Enable. Does not reflect distance, generated by the Code V feature, IGP
feature, and Hex Transparent control code sequence, in the new position
(after horizontal and vertical tabs are executed).
The factory default is Disable.
Gothic Typeface
(From page 79.) Controls which host command sets high speed printing.
•
•
•
CHAR 02 STX
CHAR 03 ETX
CHAR 09 HT
The factory default is char 02 STX.
Graphic Chek Code
(From page 77.) Specifies the replacement character to print in place of any
unprintable character that is received from the host. Choose a hex character
from 40 through FE. The character becomes the printer default when:
•
•
•
The printer is powered off and then powered on.
An SGEA command specifies to use the operator panel default.
The Graphic Chek Err parameter is disabled.
The factory default is 60.
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Graphic Chek Err
(From page 77.) Allows overriding of the host setting for the SGEA (Set
Graphic Error Action) command. For more information about the SGEA
command, refer to the Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference Manual.
•
Enable. The host setting for the SGEA used by the printer. If the SGEA
command is requested to stop on graphic errors, the printer will stop
when a graphic error is detected.
•
Disable. Ignores the SGEA command from the host. The printer does not
stop when an error is detected; instead, it substitutes the character
selected in the Graphic Chek Code parameter.
The factory default is Enable.
Hex Dump Mode
(From page 77.) Hex dump mode allows you to place the printer into the “hex
dump” mode, in which the printer outputs a hexadecimal data stream. The
purpose of hex dump mode is to see exactly what data is received by the
printer, in order to debug forms, for example.
When enabled, the hex dump mode translates all host interface data to its
hexadecimal equivalent, then prints the hex code and its printable symbol, if
one exists. Figure 5 shows a partial example of a hex dump.
After the printer enters hex dump mode, all characters it prints (including any
in the printer's input buffer) are printed in two forms: as a two-symbol
hexadecimal code, and as the character's printable symbol (if it has one). A
non printable code is printed as a period [.] symbol. Up to 16 characters can
be printed per line of hex dump printout. While the printer is in hex dump
mode, it does not act upon any control codes, other than to print their
hexadecimal equivalents.
The 16 characters printed per line on the hex dump are formatted so that the
16 printable symbols are printed in columns 1 through 16. The 17th column is
blank. Column 18 contains either a p (PI line active) or a blank (PI not active).
Columns 19 and 20 contain the hexadecimal code for the first character,
followed by a blank. The PI line condition and hexadecimal code for the
second character are printed in columns 22, 23, and 24, followed by a blank.
The third through 16th characters are printed in a similar manner. The
hexadecimal code for the 16th character is printed in columns 78, 79, and 80.
Subsequent printing observes the current setting for skip-over perforation,
form length, and top-of-form position parameters.
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If a fault occurs while printing a hex dump, the printer reverts to the normal
fault state. When the fault is cleared, the printer resumes printing the hex
dump (either a partial line with a form feed, or nothing at all). Top-of-form
remains unaffected.
Figure 5. Sample Hex Dump
To begin a hex dump, first place the printer offline and enable the Hex Dump
Mode option from the control panel. Next, place the printer online. Finally,
send data to the printer from the host computer. Any data received from the
host is “dumped” to the printout.
To cancel a hex dump, first place the printer offline. Then, disable the Hex
Dump Mode option from the control panel. The paper may then be advanced
to the next top-of-form.
Horizontal DPI
(From page 78.) This feature enables the thermal printer to print images as
close as possible to the same size as those originally programmed for a line
matrix or laser printer by selecting a horizontal resolution that matches that of
the printer that the file was originally generated for.
Although the range allows a selection of up to 400 dpi, the 4400 is capable of
printing up to 203 (4400-004, 4400-006, 4400-008) and 300 (4400-004, 4400006, 4400-008) dpi horizontal resolution.
The factory default is 120.
Host Command
(From page 79.) This menu item allows the user to select certain host
commands to be ignored by the printer.
The factory default is Enable (all host commands accepted by the printer).
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Host Form Length (IGP)
(From page 78.) Determines how the physical label size is affected upon an
EXECUTE command.
•
Disable. Forms printed in EXECUTE mode do not change the physical
label size. Therefore, the size of the form (defined in CREATE mode)
must fit within the current label dimensions, or errors may occur.
•
Enable. The physical label length will change to match the form length
(defined in CREATE mode). The physical label size remains at the new
setting until another EXECUTE command is received, or the PRINTER
CONTROL menu settings are changed.
NOTE: Changing the form length via the EXECUTE command changes the
ASCII Emulation logical dimensions.
The factory default is Enable.
Host Forms Length (Code V)
(From page 78.) Sets the printer page size. DISABLE sets the printer label
size equal to the Label Length set in the front panel under the PRINTER
CONTROL menu. ENABLE sets the printer page length equal to the software
host form length.
The factory default is Enable.
Host Override
(From page 77.) Determines whether the printer accepts certain commands
sent by the host, or continues to use the current operator panel settings.
•
Disable. Allows these host commands to override operator panel
settings: line length, forms length, lines per inch (LPI), characters per inch
(CPI), print quality, and text orientation. Note the information appearing on
the message display may not match the data stream setting. No values
will change upon initial selection of the disable option.
•
Enable. The operator panel settings override the host commands.
The factory default is Disable.
Host PI
(From page 78.)
•
Disable. The host does not send PI signals.
•
Enable. The host sends PI signals. The Data Bit 8 configuration option
must be disabled to transmit the PI line to the printer.
The factory default is Disable.
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I-2/5 Selection
(From page 78.) This option is added to be compatible with a special IGP-X00
customization. Usually, if Interleaved 2/5 bar codes have an odd number of
digits, a leading zero is inserted in front of the data. However, this special IGPX00 customization gives you the option of adding a space character at the
end of the bar code instead.
•
•
Leading Zero. A leading zero is inserted in front of the data.
•
X2 DPD. When selected, I-2/5 bar code with a magnification X2 will use
the specially configured ratios 3:3:6:5 rather than 3:6:9:12 for
compatibility issues.
•
Modulo 7 CD. The I-2/5 bar code uses a modulo 7 check digit instead of
the default modulo 10 check digit.
Trailing Space. A space is inserted at the end of the data instead of a
leading zero.
The factory default is Leading Zero.
Ignore Ch#1
(From page 78.) Specifies character 1 for the character filtering option. Valid
decimal values are from 0 through 255.
The factory default is 0.
Ignore Ch#2
(From page 78.) Specifies character 2 for the character filtering option. Valid
decimal values are from 0 through 255.
The factory default is 0.
Ignore Chars
(From page 78.)
•
Disable. Character filtering is not enabled.
•
Char 1. Character 1 will be filtered. Select the option “Ignore ch#1” to
specify character 1.
•
Char 2. Character 2 will be filtered. Select the option “Ignore ch#2” to
specify character 2.
•
Char 1&2. Characters 1 & 2 will be filtered. Select the options “Ignore
ch#1” and “Ignore ch#2” to specify values for these characters.
The factory default is Disable.
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Ignore Dots
(From page 78.)
•
Disable.
•
Enable. Causes the Code V to expect position values to be specified in
only 1/10ths of an inch. If the dot position is also given, it is treated as
text.
The factory default is Disable.
Ignore Mode
(From page 78.) This parameter instructs the IGP to ignore the character
selected under the Select Character menu.
Disable. The IGP does not ignore any characters.
Enable. The IGP ignores the character specified in the Select Character
menu.
The factory default is Disable.
Ignore Spaces
(From page 78.)
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Disable. Trailing spaces are not deleted from alphanumeric elements in a
graphics pass.
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Enable. Trailing spaces are deleted from alphanumeric elements in a
graphics pass.
The factory default is Disable.
Ignore Text
(From page 78.) When enabled, any line of text (non-PGL commands) in
Normal mode will be ignored. When disabled, text in Normal Mode will be
printed. Attributes to be printed depend on the PGL Normal menu setting.
The factory default is Disable.
IGP 100 Compatibl.
(From page 78.) This parameter forces the output to correspond with IGP 100
printer output in cases where there are differences.
The factory default is disable.
Intervention Req
(From page 77.)
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Send to Host. The printer sends a signal to the host computer when a
printer fault or hold mode time-out occurs.
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Do Not Send. No signal will be sent to the host computer.
The factory default is Send to Host.
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Italic Print
(From page 78.)
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Disable. Text is printed normally.
Forward Slant. Text is printed with a forward slant.
Backward Slant. Text is printed with a backward slant.
The factory default is Disable.
LAC Option
(From page 77.) Allows the host system to load alternate character images
into the printer. This may be used for designing graphics, bar codes, and
charts, or for printing in foreign languages.
•
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Enable. Prints the LAC character as defined.
Disable. Ignores the LAC definition from the host and prints from the
currently selected character set.
The factory default is Enable.
Last Char = FF
(From page 77.) Determines the print line position when a form feed
command is the last code encountered in the print buffer.
•
•
On. Moves to the first print position on the second line of the next form.
Off. Moves to the first print position on the first line of the next form.
NOTE: This option is ignored if Auto Skip At End is on.
If configured as a 3287, and a form feed occurs in the middle of a print buffer,
the printer defaults to the first print position on the second line of the next
form, regardless of the setting of this option.
The factory default is On.
Lead-in Chars
(From page 77.) You can enable additional printer features which are not
accessible through standard coax emulations. To access these features, send
text commands in the data stream. The commands must have a start and end
code. Three sets (each containing a start and end code) are available:
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Set 1. start code: <%
end code: >
•
Set 2. start code:¬¬
end code: $
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Set 3. start code: _%
end code: _
The factory default is Set1<%>.
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Left Margin
(From page 79.) Set in characters. Character zero is defined as the far left
edge of the page, and column numbering increments from left to right.
The factory default is 0.
Logical Buff Size
(From page 77.) Refers to the size of the printer buffer, which should be set
the same as the host screen (buffer) size. If the host screen size is unknown,
use 1920.
The factory default is 1920.
LPI
(From page 78.) This menu item selects the number of lines printed per inch.
The factory default is 6.
Max PI 16
(From page 78.)
•
Enable. A paper slew of 0-15 will move 1-16 lines.
•
Disable. A paper slew of 1-15 will move 1-15 lines. A paper slew of 0 will
always move 1 line.
The factory default is Enable.
Max. Print Width
(From page 77.) Set the maximum print width the printer will print when using
a C/T host interface. Set for 13.2 inches when printing files larger than the
width of the printer. All data exceeding the width of the maximum Printer
Width will be truncated.
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13.2 inches
Printer Width (the maximum width of the printer)
The factory default is 13.2 inches.
Midline PY (includes ^PN)
(From page 78.)
•
Disable. The Graphics mode Enabled command, ^PY, must be the first
three characters of a line.
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Enable. The ^PY or ^PN can occur anywhere in a line.
The factory default is Disable.
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NL at MPP+1
(From page 77.) Controls how many lines are skipped when the carriage
returns to a new line.
•
On. Moves to the first print position two lines down from the current
position.
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Off. Moves to the first print position of the next print line.
The factory default is On.
Null Handling
(From page 77.) This item allows the printer to either treat nulls as blank
spaces or ignore them. If nulls are ignored, the print position does not move.
•
•
OFF Ignores nulls
ON Treats nulls as spaces
The factory default is Space.
Null Suppression (Coax)
(From page 77.) This item allows the printer to either treat nulls as blank
spaces or ignore them. If nulls are ignored, the print position does not move.
•
•
OFF Ignores nulls
ON Treats nulls as spaces
The factory default is Off.
Offpage Errors
(From page 78.)
•
Disable. Does not report errors for elements that start or end beyond the
right edge of the page.
•
Enable. Reports errors for elements that start or end beyond the right
edge of the page.
The factory default is Disable.
Optimized Ratio
(From page 78.) This option selects different bar code ratios for certain bar
codes including Code 39 and Interleaved 2 of 5. It is included for compatibility
with the IGP-X00 printers.
•
•
Disable. Use standard bar code ratios.
Enable. Select the alternate bar code ratios.
The factory default is Disable.
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Overstrike
(From page 79.) Overstrike determines the action required when a line is
printed over a previous line because a carriage return was received without a
line feed.
•
•
Enable. Prints the second line on top of the first line.
Disable. Replaces the characters from the first line with the second line.
The factory default is Enable.
PA1
(From page 77.) PA1 is only valid when the printer is in the offline state and
the coax System Network Architecture Character Set (SCS) data stream is
active. This function displays the “PA1 ENABLED” message when the ENTER
key is pressed and sends a special operator request to the host when the
printer is put back in online mode. Refer to the Coax/Twinax Programmer's
Reference Manual for more information about SCS.
NOTE: Selecting the PA1 menu item again (“PA1 DISABLED” appears on the
operator panel) or selecting the PA2 menu item will reset the pending
PA1 function.
PA2
(From page 77.) PA2 is only valid when the printer is in the offline state and
the coax SCS data stream is active. This function displays the “PA2
ENABLED” message when the ENTER key is pressed and sends a special
operator request to the host when the printer is put back in online mode.
NOTE: Selecting the PA2 menu item again (“PA2 DISABLED” appears on the
operator panel) or selecting the PA1 menu item will reset the pending
PA2 function.
IGP Normal
(From page 78.) This parameter allows you to select whether the attributes
associated with text printed in the IGP Normal mode are controlled by the IGP
menu or the ASCII menu.
•
ASCII Emulation Menu. The default. IGP Normal mode text is printed
with the attributes defined in the ASCII menu.
•
IGP Menu. IGP Normal mode text default is printed with the attributes
defined in the IGP menu.
The factory default is ASCII Emulation Menu.
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PI Slew Range
(From page 78.) You can specify how many lines the paper will feed.
•
15. A paper slew of 1-15 will move 1-15 lines. A paper slew of 0 will move
1 line.
•
16. A paper slew of 0-15 will move 1-16 lines.
The factory default is 16.
Position Aft FF (4234 only)
(From page 77.) Allows you to select the location of the print position after a
form feed command is sent.
•
Off. Sets the printer to print at position 2 of the first print line on the next
form.
•
On. Sets the printer to print at print position 1 of the first print line on the
next form.
The factory default is Off.
Power On IGP
(From page 78.) You can set the IGP feature so that it is enabled or disabled
when the printer is powered on.
•
Enable. The IGP is enabled when the printer is powered on. (The IGP
feature is initialized in the Normal mode.)
•
Disable. The IGP is disabled when the printer is powered on. (The IGP
feature is initialized to the Quiet mode.)
The factory default is Enable.
Power Up ^F
(From page 78.)
•
•
Disable. The default.
Enable. Selects free format mode as the power-up default, and selects
the graphics mode ^PY as the power-up default. Free format causes the
Code V to ignore carriage returns, line feeds and all characters below 20
hex sent from the host.
The factory default is Disable.
Power Up ^PY
(From page 78.)
•
•
Disable. The default.
Enable. Selects the graphics mode ^PY as the power-up default.
The factory default is Disable.
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Power Up ^X
(From page 78.)
•
•
Disable. The default.
Enable. Selects the ignore mode as the power-up default, and selects the
graphics mode ^PY as the power-up default. All characters are ignored
until a ^A command is received.
The factory default is Disable.
Primary Sets (Coax)
(From page 77.) This menu item specifies the primary character set used by
the printer. Available selections are shown below.
* = Factory Default
Char Set Select
Primary Sets
0037 English US*
0037 Eng Nether
0285 English UK
0273 Austr/Germ
0274 Belg. Old
0275 Brazilian
0260 Canad Fren
0277 Danish
0287 Danish Alt
0278 Finnish
0288 Finnish Alt
0297 French
0500 Internat. 5
0280 Italian
0281 Japan. Eng
0282 Portuguese
0284 Span Speak
0289 Span. Alt
0500 Swiss Bil
0500 Belg. New
0803 Hebrew Old
0424 Hebrew
0892 OCR A
0893 OCR B
0420 Arabic
0880 Cyril. Old
0423 Greek Old
0875 Greek New
0871 Icelandic
0290 Japan Kata
0870 Latin 2
0838 Thai
1026 Turkish
0890 Yugos. Old
1097 Farsi
1025 Cyrillic
0905 Turk. Old
0256 Intern. 1
0924 Euro Lat-9
Secondary
Sets
1140 Euro Eng.
1141 Euro Aust.
1142 Euro Dan.
1143 Euro Finn.
1144 Euro Ital.
1145 Euro Span.
1146 Euro Eng.
1147 Euro Fren.
1148 Euro Swiss
1149 Euro Ice.
Specifies the print language used by the printer.
The factory default is English US.
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Primary Sets (Twinax)
(From page 77.) This menu item specifies the primary character set used by
the printer. Available selections are shown below.
* = Factory Default
Char Set
Select
Primary Sets
0037 English US*
0037 Eng Nether
0500 Swiss Bil
0500 Belg. New
0273 Austr/Germ
0274 Belg. Old
0275 Brazilian
0260 Canad Fren
0277 Danish
0278 Finnish
0297 French
0280 Italian
0281 Japan. Eng
0282 Portuguese
0284 Span Speak
0285 English UK
0892 OCR A
0893 OCR B
0424 Hebrew
0803 Hebrew Old
0420 Arabic
0880 Cyril. Old
0423 Greek Old
0875 Greek New
Secondary
Sets
0871 Icelandic
0290 Japan Kata
0870 Latin 2
0838 Thai
1026 Turkish
0890 Yugos. Old
1097 Farsi
1025 Cyrillic
0256 Intern. 1
1112 Balt Mult
0924 Latin 9
0500 Internat 5
1122 Estonian
1140 Euro English
1141 Euro Aus/Ger USA
1142 Euro Dan/Nor
1143 Euro Fin/Swed
1144 Euro Italian
1145 Euro Spanish
1146 Euro English UK
1147 Euro French
1148 Euro Swiss
1149 Euro Iceland
Specifies the print language used by the printer.
The factory default is English US.
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Primary Subset
(From page 138.) This menu item allows selection of the desired primary
character subset used by the printer.
Print Char. Set
(From page 79 and page 80.) Selecting this menu item by pressing the ↵ key
causes the printer to print the currently selected character set.
Printer PI
(From page 78.)
•
Disable. The ASCII Emulation is configured with the PI line disabled.
•
Enable. The ASCII Emulation is configured with the PI line enabled.
The factory default is Disable.
Printer Select
(From page 79.)
•
•
Disable. Ignores the ASCII DC1 and DC3 control codes.
Enable. Disables the printer when a DC1 control code is received, and
enables the printer when a DC3 control code is received.
The factory default is Disable.
Prop Line Length
(From page 78.)
•
Enable. The default. The position of the next graphic element will be
determined by the physical length of a text string (when using a
proportional spaced font).
•
Disable. The position of the next graphic element will be determined as if
the font was monospaced (all characters had the same specified width).
The factory default is Enable.
Prop Spacing
(From page 78.) Each printed character is contained inside a character cell.
The width of the character cell includes the character and the space around
the character.
•
Disable. Each character cell is printed with the same width. Each column
in the printed text will line up.
•
Enable. The width of each character cell varies with the width of the
character. For example, [i] takes less space to print than [m]. Using
proportional fonts generally increases the readability of printed
documents, giving text a typeset appearance.
The factory default is Enable.
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Prt Partial Line
(From page 77.)When this option is enabled, it forces the printer to print if a
partial line is in the printer (i.e. line not ending with a LF). When disabled, the
last partial line of data will not be printed.
The factory default is Enable.
PSeries Dbl High
(From page 78.) This menu option allows printing compatibility between the
current and older models of IBM printers.
•
•
Normal: This is normal Double High printing for current model printers.
P3/4/6/9 Compat: Where older printers printed two dot rows higher, this
option allows for compatibility by raising the print two dot rows to match
the current models dot row value (two dot rows lower).
The factory default is Normal.
Repeat Form Opt
•
Enable. Speeds up the processing of repeated forms for PGL, thereby
resulting in increased printer throughput. This option provides no speed
benefit for forms that are unrelated to one another and should be disabled
under those circumstances.
•
Disable. Should be selected when subsequent forms are unrelated to
one another.
The factory default is Enable.
Reset Cmd CFG Ld
(From page 78.) When the printer receives a host data stream reset
command (ESC @ or ESC[K) in addition to resetting printer variables, the
power up configuration will be loaded.
•
Disable: The factory configuration is loaded when the reset command is
executed.
•
Enable: The power up configuration is loaded when the reset command
is executed.
The factory default is Disable.
Right Margin
(From page 79 and page 80.) Set in characters. Character zero is defined as
the far right edge of the page, and column numbering increments from right to
left.
The factory default is 0.
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Rot. Char Size
(From page 78.)
•
Adjusted. Rotated (clockwise/counterclockwise), expanded characters
have a different size than an unrotated character with the same size
parameters.
•
Not Adjusted. Rotated, expanded characters will be the same size as
unrotated characters with the same size parameters.
The factory default is Adjusted.
Secondary Sets (Coax)
(From page 77.) This menu item specifies the secondary character set used
by the printer. Available selections are shown below:
* = Factory Default
Char Set
Select
Primary Sets
Secondary
Sets
English US*
English UK
Austrian/German
German Alt
Belgian
Brazilian
Canadian French
Danish/Norwegian
Danish Alt
Finnish/Swedish
Finnish Alt
French
International
Italian
Japanese Eng.
Japanese Katak.
Portuguese
Portug. Alt
Spanish
Spanish Alt
Spanish Speak.
Swiss French/German
Old Hebrew
Hebrew
Farsi/Latin
Greek Old
Greek New
Arabic
Turkish
Turkish Old
Latin2/ROECE
Yugoslavian
The factory default is English US.
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Secondary Sets (Twinax)
(From page 77.) This menu item specifies the secondary character set used
by the printer. Available selections are shown below.
* = Factory Default
Char Set
Select
Primary Sets
Secondary
Sets
English US*
Austrian/German
Belgian
Brazilian
Canadian French
Danish/Norweg.
Finnish/Swedish
French
Italian
Japanese Eng.
Japanese Katak.
Portuguese
Spanish
Spanish Speak.
English UK
Old Hebrew
Hebrew
Farsi/Latin
Greek Old
Greek New
Arabic
Turkish
Latin2/ROECE
Yugoslavian
Multinational
The factory default is English US.
Select Char
(From page 78.) Instructs the IGP which decimal character (0-255) to ignore
from the host.
The factory default is 0.
Select CPI
(From page 78.) This menu item selects the characters per inch (CPI) value.
The factory default is 10.
Select LPI
(From page 78.) This is the number of lines to be printed per inch. For
example, at 6 lpi there is 1/6 inch from the top of one print line to the top of the
next print line.
The factory default is 6.
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Select SFCC (IGP)
(From page 78.) You can specify which hex code (1-255) will be used as the
Special Function Control Character (SFCC). The factory default setting is
126. The SFCC denotes that the following data is a IGP command.
The factory default is Hex 126.
Select SFCC (ASCII Emulation)
(From page 78.) This parameter allows you to select which ASCII codes will
function as the Special Function Control Character (SFCC) command
delimiter.
P-Series codes can use hex 00 through hex 7F. Options include the following:
•
ESC (1B hex)
•
•
•
•
SOH (01 hex)
ETX (03 hex)
CIRCUMFLEX (5E hex)—also called caret (^)
TILDE (7E hex)—(~)
NOTE: SOH, ETX and ESC are non-printables. The characters (^) and (~)
are printable; however, do not use them as printables in the host data
stream if either is chosen as a delimiter, or print errors will occur.
The factory default is 1.
Select SO Char
(From page 78.) Allows you to specify a decimal code from 0 through 255 to
be used in place of SO (Shift Out) as the control code which allows access for
the alternate set of control function characters. See the description of the
Code 128 barcodes in the IGP Programmer's Reference Manual for details.
The factory default is 14.
Set Text Orientn
(From page 77.) Specifies the direction in which characters are printed on the
page. This allows the printer to print languages which are printed right to left
instead of left to right.
•
Control By Host. Allows printers configured as a 4234 to use the “Set
Text Orientation” command from the host.
•
•
Left To Right.
Right To Left. When a right to left language is selected, the host will be
notified of print direction changes when the printer is made READY.
The factory default is Control By Host.
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SFCC
(From page 78.) This option selects the Special Function Control Character.
The default value is the caret ^ (decimal 94). Valid values are 17 through 255.
Throughout this manual, the caret is used as the SFCC. Run a configuration
printout to determine the currently selected SFCC.
The factory default is Hex 94.
SFCC Char
(From page 77.) Determines what character is printed when an EBCDIC
Logical Not character ¬ (Hex 5F) is received from the host.
The factory default is Set 1<%>.
SFCC d command
(From page 78.) This menu option is for backward compatibility.
•
•
Even dot plot: This option interprets SFCC d command as even dot plot.
Double high: This option interprets SFCC d Command as double high.
Select this option for backward compatibility.
The factory default is Even dot plot.
Skip Cmd Prefix
(From page 78.) Stands for Skip Command Prefix. This parameter determines
if the printer will print any data before a IGP command is received.
•
Enable. The printer ignores all data before an IGP command.
•
Disable. The printer will print all data before an IGP command.
The factory default is Enable.
Slash 0
(From page 78.) This parameter allows you to print the numeral “0” with or
without the slash. This option applies to all character sets except OCR A and
OCR B.
•
Disable. Zero is printed without a slash.
•
Enable. Zero is printed with a slash.
The factory default is Disable.
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Slashed Zero
(From page 78 and page 79.) This parameter allows you to print the numeral
“0” with or without the slash. This option applies to all character sets except
OCR-A and OCR-B.
•
Disable. Zero is printed without a slash.
•
Enable. Zero is printed with a slash.
The factory default is Disable.
Slew Relative
(From page 79.) “Slewing” is rapid vertical paper movement. This parameter
determines the number of lines slewed (either 1-15 lines or 1-16 lines) when
an EVFU Slew Relative command is received.
The factory default is 1-15 Lines.
SPC Char Set
(From page 77.) Allows you to select the print language character set.
The factory default is 0500 Internat 5.
SPC Null Supp
(From page 77.) Stands for SPC Null Suppression.
•
•
Disable. Ignores nulls. The print position does not move.
Enable. Treats nulls as blank spaces.
The factory default is Disable.
SPC Type
(From page 77.)
•
Avatar Comp. This option causes the printer to line wrap at 132
characters despite the current print density allowing more characters per
line.
•
PTX NI (IBM Non-impact). This option causes the printer to not line wrap
at 132 characters.
The factory default is PTX NI.
Standard Sets
(From page 78.) This menu item allows the user to select various character
sets (Standard, Arabic, Cyrillic, etc.) available from the “Character Group”
menu item.
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Text Length
(From page 78.) Is the printable length on the page below the top margin. It is
in character lines at the lpi in effect when the new value is entered.
The factory default is 66.
Text Position
(From page 79 and page 80.) Specifies where the text will be positioned in the
line space. When set to Top of Line, text will be positioned at the top of the line
space. When set to Bottom of Line, the text will be positioned as if it were at
the bottom of a 6 lpi line space. The following example shows both Top of Line
and Bottom of Line text positions:
Dot
Row
Top of Linespace 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Bottom of 8 LPI Linespace 9
10
11
Bottom of 6 LPI Linespace 12
1
Text Position
Top of Line
Text Position
Bottom of Line
The factory default is Bottom of Line.
Top Margin
(From page 78 through page 80.) Defined in linespaces, starting from line
zero at the top of the page and incrementing from the top down.
The factory default is 0.
Translation Tbl (Coax)
(From page 77.) Prints out SCS and DSC/DSE tables of the coax interface's
current character set. This operation is valid only when the coax interface is
selected as the current interface.
Translation Tbl (SPC Coax)
(From page 77.) Prints out a table of the coax interface's current character
set. This operation is valid only when the coax interface is selected.
Translation Tbl (SPC Twinax)
(From page 77.) Prints out a table of the twinax interface's current character
set. This operation is valid only when the twinax interface is selected.
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Translation Tbl (Twinax)
(From page 77.) Prints out a table of the twinax interface's current character
set. This operation is valid only when the twinax interface is the current
interface.
True Vert 1/10
(From page 78.)
•
Disable. When disabled and in High Resolution, a vertical line’s length in
one inch and 1/10 inch increments is interpreted as 70/72 inch and 7/72
inch respectively.
•
Enable. When enabled, a vertical line’s length is interpreted exactly,
which is 72/72 inch in one inch increments.
The factory default is Disable.
Truncate Alpha
(From page 78.) When enabled, this parameter prevents the printing of Error
48 (Element Off Page Error) if alphanumeric data, including spaces, extends
beyond the right side of the form.
The factory default is Enable.
Twinax Type
(From page 77) This parameter defines the printer emulation as follows:
•
•
5225
4234
After the emulation has been changed, a POR status is sent to the host.
The factory default is 4234-2.
Typeface
(From page 78.)
•
Letter Gothic. Letter Gothic is a non-proportional font where all of the
characters take up the same amount of space when printed.
•
Courier. Courier is a non-proportional (monospaced) font where all
characters take up the same amount of space when printed.
•
OCR-A / OCR-B. Optical character recognition fonts printing at 120 dpi
horizontally and 144 dpi vertically. Both fonts print only at 10 cpi.
The factory default is Letter Gothic.
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Uniform Fonts
(From page 78.)
•
Disable. The typeface selected while in Extended Graphics Mode will be
cancelled when the graphics pass is complete.
•
Enable. The typeface selected while in Extended Graphics Mode will also
be used in Standard Graphics Mode and Normal Mode.
The factory default is Disable.
UPC Descenders (IGP)
(From page 78.) This parameter allows you to print bar code descenders
when human readable data is not presented in the UPC/EAN bar codes.
•
Always. UPC/EAN bar codes are printed with descenders, even if there
is no human readable data.
•
Never. UPC/EAN bar codes are printed without descenders if there is no
human readable data.
•
Only with PDF. UPC/EAN bar codes are printed with descenders only
when the PDF command is presented.
The factory default is Always.
UPC Descenders (Code V)
(From page 78.)
•
Enable. UPC/EAN bar codes are printed with descenders, even if there is
no human readable data.
•
Disable. UPC/EAN bar codes are printed without descenders if there is
no human readable data.
The factory default is Enable.
Upr. Case Select
(From page 79.) Controls how the printer handles lowercase characters it
receives from the host computer. When enabled, all characters will be printed
in uppercase.
•
Disable. Prints lowercase characters received from the host computer as
lowercase, and uppercase characters received from the computer as
uppercase.
•
Enable. Prints lowercase characters received from the host computer as
their corresponding uppercase equivalents; uppercase characters
received from the computer are printed as uppercase.
The factory default is Disable.
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Var Ratio Barcd
(From page 78.)
•
Low Resolution. The default. Sets dot values to be interpreted as 60 dpi
P-Series dots.
•
High Resolution. Sets dot values to be interpreted as print engine dots.
The factory default is Low Resolution.
Vertical DPI
(From page 78.) This feature enables the thermal printer to print images as
close as possible to the same size as those originally programmed for a line
matrix or laser printer by selecting a vertical resolution that matches that of
the printer that the file was originally generated for.
Although the range allows a selection of up to 400 dpi, the thermal printer is
capable of printing up to 203 (4400-004, 4400-006, 4400-008) and 300 (4400004, 4400-006, 4400-008) dpi vertical resolution.
The factory default is 72.
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Width Limit
(From page 78.) When enabled, the system will limit the length and width for
expanded characters to a limit shown in Table 3, which shows the maximum
width allowed for a specific height in the range of 00 through 40 (0.0 through
4.0 inches).
The factory default is Disable.
Table 3. Width Limit Table
Height Param.
Max. Width
Allowed
Height Param.
Max. Width
Allowed
00
99
21
51
01
99
22
53
02
3
23
56
03
6
24
58
04
8
25
61
05
11
26
63
06
13
27
66
07
16
28
68
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Diagnostics Functions
Introduction
The Diagnostics top-level menu contains several functions which enable the
user to test and diagnose the operation of the printer. There are also several
menu items which display various printer operating statistics, and allow the
error log and accumulated printhead data to be cleared.
Diagnostics Menu Items
The following list describes all menu items in the Diagnostic Functions toplevel menu.
Clear Error Log
(From page 80.) Clears entries in the error log.
Head On Time
(From page 80.) Displays the time that power has been applied to the
printhead since the last Reset Head Data operation. This value is set to zero
at the factory after burn-in testing.
Head Prt Dist
(From page 80.) Displays the length of media actually printed since the last
Reset Head Data operation. This value is set to zero at the factory after burnin testing.
Head Type
(From page 80.) Displays the printhead dot density.
Head Voltage
(From page 80.) Displays the applied printhead voltage.
Hex Dump Mode
(From page 80.) When enabled the printer prints out data sent from the host
in hexadecimal format.
The factory default is Disable.
Print Error Log
(From page 80.) Prints the current log of errors. Most non-routine faults
(RIBBON FAULT, PRINT HEAD HOT) are stored in the error log.
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Printer Tests
(From page 80.) This menu item selects the test pattern to be printed. These
patterns are typically used to check the print quality and operation of the
printer. The following tests can be selected.
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Checkerboard. This pattern helps identify marginal printhead elements,
quality of edge sharpness, and uneven print quality.
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Grey. This pattern helps identify burned out printhead elements and
uneven print quality.
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Grid. This pattern helps identify edge sharpness and uneven print quality.
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Current Config. Prints the current printer configuration and helps identify
the text print quality.
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Left Test. This pattern contains a series of ladder-type bar code symbols.
The first prints four ladder symbols and the last prints a single ladder
symbol. This pattern helps to identify ribbon wrinkle problems.
•
Right Test. This pattern contains a series of ladder-type bar code
symbols, starting with four, and decrementing by one symbol on each
print until a single symbol prints. This pattern helps to identify ribbon
wrinkle problems.
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E-net Test Page. Prints the Ethernet statistics stored on the Ethernet
Interface adapter. This menu item appears only if the Ethernet Interface
adapter is installed.
Once the desired test pattern has been selected, printing is initiated by
pressing the ↵ key. In the case of the Checkerboard, Grey and Grid test
patterns, the number of times the pattern will be repeated is determined by
the setting of the Test Count menu item. If the Test Count menu item is set at
Continuous, printing is stopped by pressing the ↵ key again.
Ptr On Time
(From page 80.) Displays the cumulative time in hours the printer has been
powered on.
This value is set to zero at the factory after burn-in testing.
Ptr Print Dist
(From page 80.) Displays the cumulative number of inches the printer has
moved.
This value is set to zero at the factory after burn-in testing.
Reset Head Data
(From page 80.) Resets all printhead statistics values (Head Prt Dist and
Head On Time) to zero.
System Memory
(From page 80.) Displays the amount of DRAM installed.
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Test Count
(From page 80.) This menu item selects the number of times the selected test
pattern will be printed.
The factory default is Continuous.
Parallel Port Functions
Introduction
This main menu item contains several functions which enable the user to
configure the printer parallel port to match the characteristics of a specific
host parallel interface.
Parallel Port Menu Items*
The following list describes all menu items in the Parallel Port Functions toplevel menu.
NOTE: Please note that the asterisked items do not appear in the menu after
an ONLINE/OFFLINE sequence if the IEEE 1284 Port Type has been
selected.
Buffer Size in K*
(From page 80.) This option configures the amount of memory allocated for
the Ethernet buffer. You can specify between 1 and 16 Kbytes, in 1-Kbyte
increments.
Busy on Strobe*
(From page 80.)
•
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Enable. Asserts a busy signal after each character is received.
Disable. Asserts a busy signal only when the print buffers are full.
The factory default is Enable.
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Data Bit 8*
(From page 80.)
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Enable. The PI line is not passed directly from host to printer; all 8 bits
are used for data bits, and characters in the 80-FF hex range can be
accessed.
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Disable. When the host PI line is enabled, data bit 8 internally indicates
PI line status. To use the PI line, disable data bit 8, and enable the Host PI
configuration option (under the PI Control option, below).
NOTE: Data bit 8 is interpreted as either data bit 8 or PI signal, but never
both. When enabled as data bit 8, data bit 8 has priority over the PI
signal, and all data above 7F hex is used to access character data
and not to interpret PI line data.
Conversely, when data bit 8 is disabled and the PI signal is used, data bit 8 of
the data is reserved for use as the PI function, and you cannot access
characters in the 80-FF hex range. Therefore, to access characters in the 80FF hex range, data bit 8 must be enabled.
The factory default is Enable.
Data Polarity
(From page 80.) The Data Polarity parameter must be set to match the data
polarity of your host computer.
•
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Standard. Does not expect the host computer to invert the data.
Inverted. Expects the data received on the data lines from the host
computer to be inverted. Ones become zeros, and vice versa.
The factory default is Standard.
Latch Data On
(From page 80.) Specifies whether the data is read on the leading or trailing
edge of the data strobe signal.
The factory default is Leading.
PI Ignored
(From page 80.) The PI (Paper Instruction) signal is used to control vertical
paper motion.
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Enable. Ignores the PI signal and treats the data as characters or control
codes.
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Disable. Causes the printer to interpret the eight data lines as VFU
commands when the PI signal is true.
The factory default is Enable.
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Port Type (Parallel)
(From page 80.) This menu items selects the type of printer parallel port
interface to be used with its host. The parallel port can also be disabled. The
factory default is Centronics.
Prime Signal
(From page 80.)
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Enable. The parallel port will perform a warm start (reboot) if the host
asserts the Prime Signal.
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Disable. The parallel port will not perform a warm start (reboot) if the host
asserts the Prime Signal.
The factory default is Disable.
Report Status
(From page 80.)
•
Disable. When a fault occurs on the printer, only the active port reports
the fault to the host.
•
Enable. The port will report any fault even when it is not the current active
port.
The factory default is Disable.
Resp. Polarity*
(From page 80.) The Response Polarity parameter must be set to match the
response polarity of your host computer.
•
•
Standard. Does not invert the response signal.
Inverted. Inverts the response signal sent to the host computer.
The factory default is Standard.
Serial Port Functions
Introduction
This main menu item contains several functions which enable the user to
configure the printer serial port to match the characteristics of a specific host
serial interface.
Serial Port Menu Items
The following list describes all menu items in the Serial Port Functions toplevel menu.
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Baud Rate
(From page 80.) Sets the baud rate of the serial interface in the printer. Baud
rate is the speed at which serial data is transferred between the host
computer and the printer. The choices for the RS-232 and RS-422 interfaces
are 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, and 115200 Baud.
NOTE: If you select a baud rate that is greater than 19200, you may need to
use RS-422 to prevent data loss. You also may need to increase the
Buffer Size in K parameter from the default (1 Kbyte) to improve
performance.
The factory default is 9600.
Buffer Size in K
(From page 80.) This option configures the amount of memory allocated for
the serial port buffer. You may specify between 1 and 16 Kbytes, in 1-Kbyte
increments.
NOTE: If you select a baud rate that is 19200 or greater, you may need to
increase the Buffer Size in K parameter from the default to 16 Kbytes
to improve performance.
The factory default is 1.
Data Protocol
(From page 80.) You can select one of the following serial interface protocols
to meet the host interface requirements.
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XON / XOFF. The printer controls the flow of communication from the
host by turning the transmission on and off. In some situations, such as
when the buffer is full or the timing of signals is too slow or too fast, the
printer will tell the host to stop transmission by sending an XOFF
character. An XOFF character is sent when the number of empty bytes in
the buffer is less than or equal to 25 percent of the buffer size. If the host
keeps sending data after an XOFF is sent, the printer firmware will
continue to send an XOFF for every 16 characters received. When
cleared, the printer will resume receiving data (XON). The data does not
have any End of Text codes; XON / XOFF is a non-block protocol.
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ETX / ACK. End of Text / Acknowledge. The host controls the flow of
communication to the printer by sending a block of data and ending the
block with an End of Text (ETX) signal. When the printer receives the ETX
signal, it will acknowledge the ETX, thereby acknowledging it has
received the entire block of data.
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ACK / NAK. ACK means acknowledge; the device acknowledges it has
accepted a transmission. NAK means negative acknowledge; the device
did not receive the transmission.
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Series 1 char. The printer controls the flow of communication from the
host by turning the transmission on and off using response characters
sent to the host. If the number of valid bytes in the buffer reaches 75
percent of the buffer size, the online or offline and buffer full response
character is sent. If the buffer is completely full, an online or offline buffer
full response is sent every time a character is sent from the host.
Whenever the printer state changes to online or offline, the appropriate
response character is sent. If the idle response option is enabled, the
printer will send a response character every two seconds while the
number of valid bytes in the buffer is less than 75 percent of the buffer
size. If a poll character is received (configurable from the Poll Character
xx Hex option on the front panel from 0 through FF hex), the printer will
send a response character n milliseconds later (configurable from the Poll
Character xx MS on the front panel from 0 through 30). This n
milliseconds is called the poll delay. The poll character will be removed
from the input data stream and will not be processed. This may cause
problems with the transmission of binary data (e.g. control codes, bit
image, etc.). If a poll delay is started due to the receipt of a poll character
and another poll character is received, the second poll character has no
effect, and is removed from the input data stream. If a transition (from
buffer full to empty or online to offline) occurs during a poll delay, the new
printer state will be sent at the end of the poll delay.
The response characters are described below.
Printer State
Online and Buffer Empty
Response
CR
Online and Buffer Full
3
Offline and Buffer Empty
0
Offline and Buffer Full
2
The factory default is XON/XOFF.
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Series 1 2 char. This protocol behaves exactly the same as the Series 1
Char except there is a two-character response to the host. The response
characters are described in the following table:
Printer State
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Online and Buffer Empty
1 CR
Online and Buffer Full
3 CR
Offline and Buffer Empty
0 CR
Offline and Buffer Full
2 CR
Serial Port Functions
•
DTR. The printer controls the data flow by sending this hardware signal to
the host. If there is enough room in the printer buffer, the printer will send
a high signal; if the buffer is full the printer will send a low signal. DTR tells
the host if it is safe to send more data. (If the host sends data during an
unsafe condition, data will be lost.) DTR is not available when RS-422 is
selected.
Data Term Ready
(From page 80.) Stands for Data Terminal Ready. This configuration is part of
hardware flow control and determines when the Data Terminal Ready (DTR)
signal is generated. This signal indicates if the printer is ready to receive data.
•
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True. Continuously asserts the DTR signal.
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Off-Line or BF (buffer full). Asserts the DTR signal when the printer is
offline or the internal serial buffer is full.
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On-Line. Asserts the DTR signal when the printer is online.
On-Line and BNF (buffer not full). Asserts the DTR signal when the
printer is online and the internal serial buffer is not full.
False. Never asserts the DTR signal.
The factory default is True.
Idle Response
(From page 80.) This option is for the Series1 protocol. When enabled, the
printer will send a response character every two seconds while the number of
valid bytes in the buffer is less than 75 percent of the buffer size.
The factory default is Disable.
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One Char Enquiry
(From page 80.) The One Char Enquiry mode uses the Poll Character to
detect a request from the host and sends a response back to the host. This
option also allows you to turn on and off this feature.
Table 4. One Char Enquiry Response Characters
Printer State
Response (hex)
Online and Buffer Not Full
20
Online and Buffer Full
21
Offline and Buffer Not Full
22
Offline and Buffer Full
23
The Poll Character is removed from the data stream. If the Data Protocol is
set to ETX/ACK, ACK/NAK, or Series 1, One Char Enquiry is automatically
disabled.
The factory default is Disable.
Parity
(From page 80.) Set for odd parity, even parity, mark, sense, or no parity. The
setting must match the corresponding parity setting in the host computer.
The factory default is None.
Poll Character
(From page 80.) This option is for the Series1 protocol. Whenever the printer
receives this character, it sends a response to the host indicating the current
state of the printer (see Series1 protocol). It may be configured from 0 through
FF hexadecimal.
The factory default is 00 Hex.
Poll Response
(From page 80.) This option is for the Series1 protocol. After receiving a poll
character, the printer will wait the poll response time in milliseconds before
sending the response. It may be configured from 0 through 30.
The factory default is 0 msec.
Port Type (Serial)
(From page 80.) This menu item selects the type of printer serial port
interface, RS 232 or RS 422, to be used with its host. The serial port can also
be disabled.
The factory default is RS 232.
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Printer Status
(From page 80.)
Disabled - Printer status ignored.
The factory default is Disable.
Report Status
(From page 80.) When a fault condition occurs in the printer, normally only the
active port reports the fault to the host. With this menu item enabled, the port
will report any fault even when it is not the current, active port.
The factory default is Disable.
Request to Send
(From page 80.) This configuration is part of hardware flow control and
determines when the Request to Send (RTS) signal is generated. This signal
indicates whether or not the printer is ready to receive data.
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On-Line and BNF. Asserts the RTS signal when the printer is online and
the internal serial buffer is not full.
•
Off-Line or BF. Asserts the RTS signal when the printer is offline or the
internal serial buffer is full.
•
•
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On-Line. Asserts the RTS signal when the printer is online.
False. Never asserts the RTS signal.
True. Continuously asserts the RTS signal.
The factory default is On-Line and BNF.
Stop Bits
(From page 80.) Sets the number of stop bits in the serial data word. Either
one or two stop bits can be selected. The setting must match the
corresponding stop bit setting in the host computer.
The factory default is 1.
Timeout
(From page 80.) This is the value used by the printer to time out from the
current port and check the other selected Port Types for data to print. When
the printer has not received data from the host after certain period of time, it
needs to Timeout in order to service the other ports.
The factory default is 10 sec.
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Trickle Time
(From page 80.) When the printer is printing data from a host and a second
job is received by the printer from a different host, Trickle Time prevents the
second host from timing out while it is waiting for its data to be printed. In
order to support this feature, the port has to be able to accept data from the
host and store it for future use.
For example, if the printer is printing a job from the serial port, and then
receives a second print job from the parallel port, the data from the parallel
port will “trickle” bit by bit into the printer buffer to prevent a timeout error from
being sent back to the host connected to the parallel port.
The selected value is the time that the printer waits before getting the next
byte of data from the host. The Trickle Time value should be less than the
host time out value, but not too much shorter or else the printer fills up its
buffer too fast. This function is not applicable for C/T hotport.
The factory default is 1/4 sec.
Word Length
(From page 80.) Sets the length of the serial data word. The length of the data
word can be set to 7 or 8 bits, and must match the corresponding data bits
setting in the host computer.
The factory default is 8.
Optional Ports Functions
Introduction
The Optional Ports Functions allows you to set various operating parameters
for the Coax/Twinax and Ethernet Interface host interfaces.
Optional Ports Menu Items
The following list describes all menu items in the Optional Ports Functions top
level menu.
Device Address
(From page 80.) Allows you to set the device address from 0 through 6. The
host directs data and commands on the twinax line to a specific device based
on its unique device address. After the address has been changed, a POR
status is sent to the host.
The factory default is 1.
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Gateway Address
(From page 81.) This menu item sets the Gateway Address for the TCP/IP
protocol. If the Gateway Address is assigned by Bootp, Arp or DHCP, it is
dynamic and read-only.
The factory defaults for Gateway Address Seg 1 through Gateway Address
Seg 4 are 255, 255, 255 and 255 respectively.
Image Buf Size
(From page 80.) Allows you to select 4K or 2K as the image buffer size. This
option is only valid when printer emulates 3287. For the 4234 emulation, the
buffer size is fixed at 4K. A POR status is sent to the host when the printer is
put online.
The factory default is 4K.
IP Address
(From page 81.) This menu item sets the IP Address for the TCP/IP protocol.
If the Gateway Address is assigned by Bootp, Arp or DHCP, it is dynamic and
read-only.
MAC Address
(From page 81.) This menu item is the Manufacturer’s Assigned Number, and
is unique for each printer. It is read-only.
NetBIOS Protocol
(From page 81.) When disabled, the Ethernet Interface does not recognize
the NetBIOS protocol. If enabled, the Ethernet Interface will respond to the
NetBIOS protocol.
The factory default is Enable.
Novell Frame
(From page 81.) This menu option provides selection of the frame type for the
Novell protocol. For the definition of each frame type, refer to the appropriate
Novell-authorized documents.
The factory default is Auto Sensing.
Novell Protocol
(From page 81.) When disabled, the Ethernet Interface does not recognize
the Novell protocol. If enabled, the Ethernet Interface will respond to the
Novell protocol.
The factory default is Enable.
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Port Type (Coax/Twinax)
(From page 80.) This menu items selects desired active CTHI interface, and
appears only when the CTHI option is installed.
The factory default is Twinax.
PMU Port Number
(From page 81.) When IBM Printer Management Utility (PMU) software
communicates with the printer through the Ethernet Interface, it opens a
socket with a specified port number. If this port number is changed, the user is
responsible for insuring that the PMU uses the same port number to
communicate with the printer.
The factory default is 3001.
PMU Port Timeout
(From page 81.) This menu item selection is used by the Network Interface
Card (NIC) when the NIC’s host buffer is full and the PMU has not
communicated with the printer within the specified time period. Then the NIC
times out on the PMU data port, the data in the buffer will be discarded. If a
heavy traffic situation is normally encountered, it is recommended that the
PMU Port Timeout value be increased.
The factory default is 100 seconds.
Report Status
(From page 80.) When a fault condition occurs in the printer, normally only the
active port reports the fault to the host. With this menu item enabled, the port
will report any fault even when it is not the current, active port.
The factory default is Disable.
Subnet Mask
(From page 81.) This menu item sets the Subnet Mask for the TCP/IP
protocol. If the Subnet Mask is assigned by Bootp, Arp or DHCP, it is dynamic
and read-only.
The factory defaults for the Subnet Mask Seg 1 through Subnet Mask Seg 4
are 255, 255, 255 and 255 respectively.
NOTE: When changing any of the ETHERNET PARAMS menu items, IP
ADDRESS, GATEWAY ADDRESS or SUBNET MASK, the printer
will reset the NIC when the printer is placed on-line. When the printer
resets the NIC, the LCD displays E-NET RESET. After the NIC has
completed its initialization, the LCD displays E-NET INIT to signal that
the NIC and printer are in the initialization process. When both NIC
and printer have completed initialization, the LCD displays E-NET
READY.
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Timeout
(From page 80.) This menu item allows the user to set the time that, when the
printer has not received data from its host, it will begin to service all other host
ports looking for data to print.
The factory default is 10 sec.
Downloading True Type Fonts
There are several ways to download TrueType fonts to your printer.
IBM Windows Driver
Load the IBM Windows driver (provided with the printer on the Software
Starter kit CD). Follow the instructions within the driver to download and
access TrueType fonts.
Font Download Utility
The Software Starter Kit CD also contains a stand alone Font Download Utility
which from a Windows based system will allow you to download the fonts. A
parallel I/O connection is assumed.
Create and Send Download File - Online (IGP only)
A TrueType font can be converted to a downloadable form by appending a
header to the file as described in the IGP Programmer’s Reference Manual,
Font Load command. After conversion, the file can be copied to the
appropriate IO port of the printer while it is online, just like any other print file
(for example: copy/b filename.ext lpt1).
Create and Send Download File - Download Mode
Create download file as described above. Power up the printer as described
in steps 9 and 10 following under “downloading Optional Font Files to Flash
Memory.” Substitute the name of the file you just created for
“FILENAME.DWN.”
Using Downloaded True Type Fonts
If downloaded from the IBM Windows driver, TrueType fonts can be accessed
by any program using the driver as native fonts. Many WSYWIG bar code
labelling application programs also provide the utility to download and access
TrueType fonts as printer resident (as opposed to bitmapped images).
Otherwise, use the FONT command as described in the IGP Programmer’s
Reference Manual to access the downloaded fonts.
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Interfaces
Overview
This chapter describes the host interfaces provided with the printer. The
printer interface is the point where the data line from the host computer plugs
into the printer. The interface processes all communications signals and data
to and from the host computer. Plus, with the Auto Switching feature, you can
configure the printer to accept several interfaces at the same time.
Auto Switching
This feature gives the printer the ability to handle multiple data streams
sequentially. With Auto Switching, the printer can service hosts attached to
the serial, parallel, coax and twinax ports as if they were the only interface
connected.
For example, if the host computer sends one print job to the RS-232 serial
port and a separate print job to the IEEE 1284 parallel port, the printer's Auto
Switching is able to handle both jobs, in the order they were received, without
the user having to reconfigure the selected interface between jobs.
This chapter describes the interfaces provided with the printer.
Standard Host Interfaces:
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•
•
Centronics parallel
IEEE 1284 parallel bidirectional
High Speed Serial Port (RS-232/RS-422)
Optional Host Interfaces:
•
•
Coax / Twinax
Ethernet 10/100Base-T
In addition to descriptions for the multi-line interfaces, this chapter also
provides instructions for configuration of terminating resistors for the parallel
interfaces.
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The length of the data cable from the host computer to the printer must not
exceed 15 feet (5 meters).
Table 5. Centronics Interface Connector Pin Assignments
Input Signals
Output Signals
Miscellaneous
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
DATA LINE 1
Return
2
20
ACKNOWLEDGE
Return
10
28
CHASSIS GROUND
17
DATA LINE 2
Return
3
21
ONLINE
Return
13
28
GROUND
30
DATA LINE 3
Return
4
22
FAULT
Return
32
29
Spares
14
DATA LINE 4
Return
5
23
PAPER EMPTY
Return
12
28
No Connection
34,35,
36
DATA LINE 5
Return
6
24
BUSY
Return
11
29
+5 Volts
18
DATA LINE 6
Return
7
25
DATA LINE 7
Return
8
26
DATA LINE 8
Return
9
27
DATA STROBE
Return
1
19
PAPER INSTRUCTION
Return
15
29
PRIME
Return
31
30
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Table 6. Centronix Parallel Interface Signals
Signals
Purpose
Data Lines 1 through 8
Provide eight standard or inverted levels from
the host that specify character data, plot data, or
a control code. Data Line 8 allows access to the
extended ASCII character set. You may enable
or disable this line via the Data Bit 8 parameter
on the Centronics Parallel submenu.
Data Strobe
Carries a low true, 100 ns minimum pulse from
the host that clocks data into the printer.
Acknowledge
A low true pulse from the printer indicating the
character or function code has been received
and the printer is ready for the next data
transfer.
Online
A high true level from the printer to indicate the
printer is ready for data transfer and the PAUSE
key on the control panel has been activated.
When the printer is in online mode, it may
accept data from the host.
Paper Empty (PE)
A high true level from the printer to indicate the
printer is in a paper empty or paper jam fault.
Busy
A high true level from the printer to indicate the
printer cannot receive data.
Prime
A high true level from the host to indicate the
printer should perform a warm start (printer is
reset to the power-up configuration values).
Paper Instruction (PI)
Carries a VFU signal from the host with the
same timing and polarity as the data line.
Fault
A low true level from the printer indicates a
printer fault.
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IEEE 1284 Parallel Interface
The IEEE 1284 supports three operating modes, which are determined by
negotiation between the printer and the host.
Compatibility Mode
This mode provides compatibility with Centronics-like host I/O (see Table 5).
Data is transferred from the host to the printer in 8-bit bytes over the data
lines.
Compatibility Mode can be combined with Nibble and Byte Modes to provide
bidirectional communication.
Nibble Mode
Eight bits equals one byte. When a byte of data is sent to the printer, the eight
bits are sent over eight data lines.
Some devices cannot send data over their eight data lines. To bypass this,
the IEEE 1284 permits data to be sent as half a byte over four status lines.
(Half a byte equals one nibble.) Two sequential four-bit nibbles are sent over
the lines.
Data is transferred from printer to host in four-bit nibbles over the status lines,
and the host controls the transmission.
Byte Mode
The printer and host send data to each other along eight data lines (one bit
per line).
If bidirectional communication is supported by the printer and the host, the
host will take control of the data transfer.
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Signals
Table 7 lists each of the signals associated with the corresponding pins on the
IEEE 1284 interface. Descriptions of the signals follow.
Table 7. IEEE 1284 Signals
Type of Mode
Pin
Source of Data
Compatible
1
Host
nStrobe
2
Host/Printer
Data 1 (LSB)
3
Host/Printer
Data 2
4
Host/Printer
Data 3
5
Host/Printer
Data 4
6
Host/Printer
Data 5
7
Host/Printer
Data 6
8
Host/Printer
Data 7
9
Host/Printer
Data 8 (MSB)
10
Printer
11
Nibble
Byte
HostClk
Host/Clk
nAck
PtrClk
PtrClk
Printer
Busy
PtrBusy
PtrBusy
12
Printer
PError
AckDataReq
AckDataReq
13
Printer
Select
Xflag
Xflag
14
Host
nAutoFd
Host Busy
HostAck
15
Not Defined
16
Logic Grid
17
Chassis Grid
18
Printer
Peripheral Logic High
19
Signal Ground (nStrobe)
20
Signal Ground (Data 1)
21
Signal Ground (Data 2)
22
Signal Ground (Data 3)
23
Signal Ground (Data 4)
24
Signal Ground (Data 5)
25
Signal Ground (Data 6)
26
Signal Ground (Data 7)
27
Signal Ground (Data 8)
28
Signal Ground (PError, Select, nAck)
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Type of Mode
Pin
Source of Data
Compatible
Nibble
Byte
29
Signal Ground (Busy, nFault)
30
Signal Ground (nAutoFd, nSelectIn, nInit)
31
Host
nInit
32
Printer
NFault
33
Not Defined
34
Not Defined
35
Not Defined
36
Host
nSelectIn
nDataAvail
aDataAvail
1284 Active
1284 Active
NOTE: The length of the data cable from the host computer to the printer
should not exceed 10 meters (32 feet).
Host Clock / nWrite. Driven by host. Data transferred from host to printer.
When printer sends data, two types are available. If Nibble Mode, signal is set
high. If Byte Mode, signal is set low.
Data 1 through Data 8. These pins are host-driven in Compatibility Mode and
bidirectional in Byte Mode. They are not used in Nibble Mode. Data 1 is the
least significant bit; Data 8 is the most significant bit.
Printer Clock / Peripheral Clock / Interrupt. Driven by the printer. A signal
from the printer indicating the character or function code has been received
and the printer is ready for the next data transfer.
Printer Busy / Peripheral Acknowledge / nWait. Driven by the printer.
Indicates the printer cannot receive data. (Data bits 4 and 8 in Nibble Mode.)
Acknowledge Data Request / nAcknowledge Reverse. Driven by the
printer. Indicates the printer is in a fault condition. (Data bits 3 and 7 in Nibble
Mode.)
Xflag. Driven by the printer. A high true level indicating the printer is ready for
data transfer and the printer is on-line. (Data bits 2 and 6 in Nibble Mode.)
Host Busy / Host Acknowledge / NDStrobe. Driven by the host. Activates
auto-line feed mode.
Peripheral Logic High. Driven by the printer. When the line is high, the
printer indicates all of its signals are in a valid state. When the line is low, the
printer indicates its power is off or its signals are in an invalid state.
nReverse Request. Driven by the host. Resets the interface and forces a
return to Compatibility Mode idle phase.
nData Available / nPeripheral Request. Driven by the printer. Indicates the
printer has encountered an error. (Data bits 1 and 5 in Nibble Mode.)
1284 Active / nAStrobe. Driven by the host. A peripheral device is selected.
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Host Logic High—Driven by the host. When set to high, the host indicates all
of its signals are in a valid state. When set to low, the host indicates its power
is off or its signals are in an invalid state.
nInit —Resets init interface from the host.
Terminating Resistor Configurations
The factory equips the printer with terminating resistors that are used for
parallel interface configurations suitable for most applications. These 470
ohm pull-up and 1K ohm pull-down terminating resistors are located at RP2
and RP1 on the Controller PCBA.
If the values of these terminating resistors are not compatible with the
particular interface driver requirements of your host computer, you must call
your printer service representative to have this situation addressed.
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RS-232 and RS-422 Serial Interfaces
NOTE: The RS-232 and RS-422 serial interface circuit characteristics are
compatible with the Electronic Industry Association Specifications
EIA**-232-E and EIA-422-B.
The RS-232 and RS-422 serial interfaces enable the printer to operate with bit
serial devices that are compatible with an RS-232 controller. The input serial
data transfer rate (in baud) is selectable from the printer's control panel. Baud
rates of 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, and 115200
baud rates are available.
NOTE: If you select a baud rate that is greater than 19200, you may need to
use RS-422 to prevent data loss. You may also need to increase the
Buffer Size in K parameter from the default (1 Kbyte), to improve
performance.
The length of the data cable from the host computer to the printer must not
exceed 50 feet (15 meters) for RS-232 or 4000 feet (1220 meters) for RS-422.
(A copper conductor, twisted-pair telephone cable with a shunt capacitance of
16 pF/foot [52.5 pF/meter] terminated in a 100 ohm resistive load must be
used for the RS-422.
RS-232
Table 8. RS-232 Serial Interface Connector Pin Assignments
Input Signals
Output Signals
Miscellaneous
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Receive Data (RD)
3
Transmit Data (TD)
2
Chassis Ground
1
Clear To Send (CTS)
5
Request To Send (RTS)
4
Signal Ground
7
Data Set Ready (DSR)
6
Data Terminal Ready (DTR)
20
Data Carrier Detect (DCD)
8
Received Data (RD). Serial data stream to the printer.
Transmitted Data (TD). Serial data stream from the printer for transmitting
status and control information to the host. Subject to protocol selection.
Request To Send (RTS). Control signal from the printer. Subject to
configuration.
Clear To Send (CTS). Status signal to the printer indicating the host is ready
to receive data/status signals from the printer.
Data Set Ready (DSR). Status signal to the printer indicating the host is in a
ready condition.
Data Carrier Detect (DCD). Status signal to the printer. The ON condition is
required for the printer to receive data.
Data Terminal Ready (DTR). Control signal from the printer. Subject to
configuration.)
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RS-422
Table 9. RS-422 Serial Interface Connector Pin Assignments
Input Signals
Output Signals
Miscellaneous
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
- Receive Data (-RD)
15
- Transmit Data (-TD)
19
Chassis Ground
1
+ Receive Data (+RD)
17
+ Transmit Data (+TD)
25
Signal Ground
7
+RD, -RD—Serial data stream differentially received by printer.
+TD, -TD—Differentially driven serial data stream for transmitting status and
control information to the host. Subject to protocol selection.
NOTE:
±RD and ±TD form signal and return paths of a differential line signal.
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Diagnostics and
Troubleshooting
Requesting IBM Service
Follow the actions in the troubleshooting tables in this chapter. Most problems
can be easily resolved using these tables. If you are unable to resolve the
problem, you may want to request service from your IBM service team. To
request service on your IBM 4400 Series Thermal Printer in the U.S. or
Canada, call 1-800-358-6661. Service is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
eastern time. To request service in other countries, call your countryCall
Center.
You may call for service free of charge during the printer's warranty period.
You can obtain service after the warranty period has expired if you sign a
service contract agreement with an authorized service provider.
You also can obtain service on a billable-per-call basis after the warranty
period has expired. Please have your service contract information and printer
serial number available when you call. The four digit machine type is 4400.
Please enter this number when prompted.
NOTE: Technical support is also available from the IBM Printing Systems
Division home page at: http://www.printers.ibm.com
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Printer Self-Test
A sequence of automatic tests is performed during printer power-up. If any
faults are detected at that time, an error message will display (see page 191).
Printer operation should also be verified before setting the printer for online
operation. This is done by running the printer internal self-test diagnostic
program, which will produce a selection of printed test labels. For more
details, see page 151.
The Test Print program can be enabled from the printer through the TEST
PRINT key or from the DIAGNOSTICS menu and provides the capability for
printing a variety of test pattern labels.
NOTE: Before attempting to print test labels, the printer must be properly
setup for the type of media installed. (See the MEDIA CONTROL
menu selections on “Menu Options” on page 76.).
Printing Test Labels
The printer has a built-in function that prints a selected number of test labels
or test patterns. The patterns are useful for isolating printer faults and
checking print quality. For an explanation of the different test patterns and
how they are used, see See “Printer Tests” on page 151.
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Troubleshooting Common Situations
Occasionally, situations occur that require some troubleshooting skill.
Possible problem situations and potential solutions are listed in this section.
While not every conceivable situation is addressed here, you may find some
of these tips helpful. Contact a qualified service technician for problems that
persist or are not covered in this section.
Improving Processing Time
Before looking at solutions for decreasing processing time and increasing
throughput, it may help to understand what happens during processing. When
the printer receives a format command, it enters the label formatting mode.
Label formatting requires time to process the label data into the printer
buffers.
The time required varies, depending on the complexity of the label format and
on the size of the area being printed. Once the data has been mapped into
memory, the printer will start printing as many labels as requested by the
quantity command. In most cases, there is no delay between labels; however,
there are certain situations that may cause delays between label printing:
•
Using Automatic Label Peel-Off or Tear-Off media handling
The printer stops between each label and waits for the label to be
removed.
Data Exchange
Many things can cause data loss or communications problems. This section
suggests some ways to isolate these problems and determine their cause.
Handshaking
Handshaking is the exchange of signals between two computers (or a
computer and a peripheral input or output device) to indicate the status of the
data being transferred. In the serial mode, the printer uses both hardware and
software handshaking and transmits both forms simultaneously when the
input buffer is full.
The printer can be used with either serial or parallel host interfaces. Parallel
interfaces are usually straightforward, with no special settings required. Serial
interfaces, however, have a variety of possible communication parameter
settings. The two methods of handshaking that can be used, hardware and
software, are explained below.
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•
Hardware Handshaking
This electrical signal is controlled by the logic state on pin 20 of the serial
interface connector J2 (at the back of the printer). The signal will go high
when the printer is ready to receive data. The signal will go low when the
printer is in the busy state, which indicates that the printer input buffer is
full and can no longer receive data.
•
Software Handshaking
XON and XOFF are software signals that control serial data flow between
the printer and the host system. When the printer input buffer is full, the
printer transmits an XOFF (CTRL S) character that signals the host to
stop sending data. When memory space becomes available in the input
buffer, the printer sends an XON (CTRL Q) character, which tells the host
that the printer is ready to receive more data.
If the printer appears to have communication problems, the self-test
configuration test labels (see page 151) and character hex dump modes (see
page 150) should be checked. The tests can help identify printer configuration
errors that can cause problems.
Both of these test procedures are covered in this chapter. Configuration items
to check include the following:
•
Check that the data string being sent to the printer contains the correct
information.
•
Verify that the correct host interface port is being used and that the
communication parameters match those of the host (i.e., baud rate,
parity, etc.).
•
Verify that the correct interface cable is installed between the host and the
printer.
Interfacing
The printer will not function properly with an incorrectly wired cable or the
wrong interface cable installed. If the cable is suspect, contact IBM or your
authorized service representative.
When the printer is first powered up, it will reset itself to the communication
default parameters. The parameters are listed in the following table:
PARAMETER
DEFAULT VALUE
Baud
9600
Data Bits
8
Parity
NONE
Stop Bits
1
The printer interface configuration settings may be entered from the control
panel (See Chapter 3, “Configuring the Printer” for complete instructions.)
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Controlling Print Quality
Two factors have the greatest effect on print quality:
•
•
The amount of heat applied by the printhead (print intensity)
The speed at which media is moving under the printhead (print speed)
For example, low-cost direct thermal media often have very high reaction
temperatures, which means that it takes a great deal of heat to make a clear
image. Resin ribbons and film media may require higher print intensity for a
quality image.
The printer provides two ways to increase the heat:
•
Running the printer slower by changing the print speed via the host or the
MEDIA CONTROL menu.
•
Setting the print intensity to a higher value with the Print Intensity function,
accessed via the host or through the MEDIA CONTROL menu. This
causes more heat to be transferred into the media, thereby generating a
darker image.
Also, the printhead should be cleaned frequently to ensure that foreign
material does not accumulate on the printhead and interfere with heat
transfer. If smears, voids or white lines appear in the printed form, the
printhead should be cleaned with a printhead cleaning pen (see Figure 6).
The cleaning should be done as a matter of routine whenever you install a
new ribbon (thermal transfer mode) or when you install new media (direct
thermal mode).
Figure 6. Cleaning the Printhead
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Determining Printhead Wear
When a printhead is worn, the most common sign of wear are fixed vertical
streaks that are always the same size and in the same place on the printout.
To determine if the cause of these vertical streaks is a worn printhead, follow
these methods.
1. Clean the printhead thoroughly with the printhead cleaning pen. Test
again for vertical streaks.
2. Remove the printhead (see page 181) and examine it for contamination
or damage such as scratches, dents, or other marks on the light brown
area containing the heating elements. Clean and install it, then test again
for vertical streaks.
3. Load an alternate roll of media. Test again for vertical streaks.
4. Load an alternate roll of ribbon. Test again for vertical streaks.
If after performing all these tests you still see fixed vertical streaks, you must
replace the printhead.
You can order new printheads and other consumables directly from IBM. See
“Thermal Consumables” on page 19.
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Replacing The Printhead
Prepare the Printer
1. Set the printer power switch to O (off).
DANGER
<3>
Hazardous voltages are present in the printer with the power
cord connected to the power source. Switch off printer power
and unplug the printer power cord before proceeding.
2. Unplug the printer power cord from the printer or the AC power source.
3. Remove the ribbon and print media.
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Replace the Printhead
ATTENTION
Oils from your hands can damage the light brown area (heating
elements) of the printhead. Do not touch the light brown area when you
handle the printhead.
1. Open the pivoting deck by rotating the deck lock lever clockwise to the
end of its travel. The pivoting deck will swing upward, exposing the
bottom of the printhead assembly. (See Figure 7.)
2
3
1
Legend:
1)
2)
3)
Deck Lock Lever
Pivoting Deck
Printhead Assembly
Figure 7. Opening the Pivoting Deck
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ATTENTION
To prevent electrostatic damage to electronic components, ground
yourself by touching an unpainted part of the printer frame before
handling and installing the printhead.
2. Touch an unpainted part of the printer frame before touching the
printhead.
3. Behind the pivoting deck, gently push the lower arms of the retainer clips
upward to release printhead. You only need to push the clips a small
amount to release the printhead. (See Figure 8.)
4. Hold the printhead by the black plastic cover as it drops down.
5. Push the release tab down and pull the power supply cable out of the
printhead assembly.
6. Use the pull-tab to disconnect the printhead/controller cable from the
printhead assembly.
7. Unwrap the new printhead.
8. Position the new printhead below the pivoting deck and install the power
supply and printhead/controller cable assemblies to the printhead
assembly.
9. Slide the printhead upward into the pivoting deck until the retainer clips
catch it and it snaps into place. You can push the printhead retainer clips
up slightly to help engage the printhead.
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Pivoting Deck
Printhead
Retainer Clip
Printhead
Retainer Clip
Printhead/
Controller Cable
Assembly
Pull-Tab
Release
Tab
Printhead
Assembly
Power Supply
Cable Assembly
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Figure 8. Replacing the Printhead
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Restore the Printer to Operation
1. Inspect the light brown area of the printhead for smudges or fingerprints.
If necessary, gently clean the light brown area with a soft, lint-free cloth or
a cotton swab moistened with isopropyl alcohol or a Cleaning Pen.
2. Install the ribbon and print media.
3. Close the pivoting deck and rotate the deck lock lever fully
counterclockwise. (See Figure 7.)
4. Close the media cover.
5. Plug the AC power cord into the printer and the power source.
6. Set the printer power switch to | (on).
7. Test printer operation and check print quality by selecting the
Diagnostics → Printer Tests menu and printing one of the test patterns.
(Refer to page 151.)
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Other Printer Problems
Symptom
Communications Failures.
Solution
1. Check the interface cable.
2. Check the configuration to ensure the proper attachment is
enabled.
Control Panel
LCD message display is
illuminated and the printer
appears to be working, but
nothing is printed.
1. Verify that the labels are the correct type (direct thermal).
2. Check that the media is loaded with the direct thermal side
facing up.
3. Check that the transfer ribbon is correctly routed. Route
transfer ribbon with ink side out.
4. Check that the printhead assembly is properly closed by
pressing down on both sides of the pivoting deck. Make
sure the latches on each side of the pivoting deck are
locked.
5. Verify that the ribbon and media are compatible;
incompatibility can cause extremely light printing. Match
the ribbon to the type of media being used.
6. Check that the Print Intensity is correct. Set the Print
Intensity in the Media Control menu.
7. Check that the Label Width parameter value does not
exceed the width of the media installed. Set the Label
Width in the Media Control menu.
8. Remove the printhead completely and re-install it ensuring
the cables are correctly seated.
ONLINE status indicator is
flashing.
1. Check for Out-of-Media condition or missing labels in the
middle of a roll. Load correct media.
2. Check that the ribbon and label stock are correctly routed.
Load ribbon and label stock correctly.
3. Make sure the Print Mode settings (Direct or Transfer) are
correctly selected in the Media Control menu.
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Symptom
Solution
Power Failures
Printer fails to turn on, the
display is not backlit, and the
fan is not running.
1. Check that printer AC power cord is correctly attached to
the printer and to the AC power outlet.
2. Have a qualified electrician test AC wall outlet for correct
power range. Locate printer in an area that has correct
power range.
3. Check the AC power cord. Replace a damaged AC power
cord or one that you suspect may be bad.
4. Call your authorized service representative.
Print Quality
Media moves, but no image
prints in ONLINE mode.
1. Make sure the J402 power supply cable has a good
connection to the right side of the printhead.
2. Place the printer offline and print the Checkerboard
diagnostic test pattern (see page 151). If the pattern prints,
there is a communication problem between host computer
and the printer.
Media moves, but no image
prints in Direct Thermal
mode.
1. Media is not the type for Direct Thermal printing. Install
Direct Thermal media.
Media and ribbon move, but
no image prints in Thermal
Transfer mode.
1. Print the checkerboard diagnostic test pattern and check if
the image appears on used portion of ribbon. If image is
on ribbon, ribbon may be installed with the ink side against
the printhead, instead of against the media.
2. Direct Thermal media is installed wrong side up. Reinstall
media.
2. The ribbon may be designed for another model printer.
3. The ribbon may not be compatible with the media.
When narrow media is
installed, the media moves
but no image prints.
Verify the Label Width value in the Media Control menu agrees
with the width of the installed media. Too large a value will start
the image too far to the right and off the media.
Printing is faded or poor
quality.
1. Clean the printhead.
2. Check that the pivoting deck is closed and latched. Close
the printhead by pressing down on both sides of the
pivoting deck and rotating the deck lock lever fully
counterclockwise.
3. Verify that the head pressure adjustment dial is properly
set. Try increasing the pressure.
4. Verify that the Media Control menu Print Speed and Print
Intensity values are correct. Adjust Print Speed and
Intensity in the Media Control menu or via host software.
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Symptom
Solution
Print is light on left or right
side of label.
Check to see if the pressure blocks are set for the width of the
media being used. Set each block near the edge of the media.
Prints strange characters
instead of the correct label
format.
1. If the printer serial interface is being used, check that the
printer serial baud rate setting matches the baud rate of
the host computer. Reset the printer via software, or turn
the printer off and then on.
2. Check if the printer serial host interface is set for 8 data
bits but the transmitting device is set for 7 data bits (or
vice-versa). Check the current setting by viewing it on the
LCD and use the Serial Port menu to adjust the settings if
necessary.
3. If the printer parallel interface is being used, make sure the
parallel interface terminating resistors are correct for the
host computer drivers.
Smears or voids in printed
image.
1. Clean the printhead.
2. Make sure the printhead temperature (Print Intensity) is
not too high. Change the Print Intensity value in the Media
Control menu. (See “Print Intensity” on page 98.)
3. Check that the media has not been mishandled before or
during installation in the printer. Soiled media or media
with fingerprints will prevent proper ribbon transfer.
4. Check that media has not been installed inside out.
Surfaces on both sides may look identical, but can
produce big differences in print quality.
5. Make sure the correct ribbon and media combination are
being used. Use the correct ribbon type.
6. Check the ribbon for creases or folds across its surface.
Smooth out the ribbon to remove any creases.
7. Reduce the Print Speed value through the Media Control
menu or via host software.
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Symptom
Solution
Printer Operation
Advances several labels
when FEED key is pressed.
1. Check that labels are loaded correctly. (See “Loading
Media and Ribbon” on page 36.)
2. Check that the Page Length selected under the Media
Control menu or the Page Length software command sent
by the host computer agrees with the length of the media
installed. (Even though transmissive or reflective forms are
used to establish top-of-form position, a larger page length
will override the gap if Clip Page is set to disable in the
Media Control menu and skip a page or pages.) In the
Media Control menu, set the Page Length to match the
media being used.
3. Check that the printer is optimized to detect the type of
media installed. Perform the Run Calibrate procedure for
transmissive and reflective media. (See “Calibrate
Procedure” on page 58.)
4. Adjust the media sensor horizontally to detect the gap,
holes, notches, or narrow width black stripe. (See “TOF/
Paper Out Sensor Horizontal Adjustment” on page 56.)
5. If problem persists, contact your authorized service
representative.
Print quality is good but
printer skips every other
label.
1. Make sure that the label is not formatted too close to the
top edge of the form. Leave white space equal to eight dot
rows at the top of the label.
2. Check whether Clip Page is enabled or disabled in the
Media Control menu. Clip Page enabled causes any
printable data to be clipped off and lost once the next TOF
position (transmissive gap, notch, hole, or reflective strip)
is detected. Clip Page disabled allows the printer to ignore
a gap or stripe. The printer looks for the gap or stripe after
the specified Label Length is first reached.
Ribbon
Printer advances media, but
ribbon does not advance.
1. Make sure the ribbon is installed correctly.
2. A poor ribbon/media combination can cause insufficient
friction between media and ribbon. Verify that the correct
ribbon and media are being used.
3. The printhead pressure may not be set high enough. Set
the pressure higher.
4. There may be adhesive on the printhead. Clean the
printhead.
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Symptom
Printer cuts (melts) through
the transfer ribbon.
Solution
1. Verify that the printing heat setting (Print Intensity) is set to
the proper level. In the Media Control menu, set Print
Intensity to correct level.
2. Verify that Print Mode is set for Transfer and not Direct
Thermal. In the Media Control menu, set Print Mode to
Transfer.
Printing stops and ONLINE
status indicator flashes.
1. Check that the TOF/paper out sensor is clean and
undamaged.
2. Check that the gap between the bottom of a label and the
top of the next label is at least 0.100 inch. Use only labels
and tag stock approved for this printer.
3. Inspect for a jammed label. Remove jammed label.
4. Check that the transfer ribbon and label stock are routed
correctly.
Narrow width ribbon breaks
frequently.
The Ribbon Width value in the Media Control menu is set too
large, which causes too great a ribbon take-up and ribbon
supply torque. Reduce the Ribbon Width value to decrease the
torque on the ribbon spindle.
Wide width ribbon does not
take up properly. The ribbon
moves past the platen
assembly.
The Ribbon Width value in the Media Control menu is set too
narrow for the ribbon installed. Set the Ribbon Width value to
match the width of the ribbon installed. This will increase the
torque on the ribbon take-up spindle.
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Printer Alarms
The printer has built in alarms that monitor printer status and media stock
conditions. Alarm messages display indicating the present status of the
printer and media stock levels. The alarms also indicate if the printer
electronics detects an error condition.
Fault Messages
If a fault condition occurs in the printer, the status indicator on the control
panel flashes on and off and the message display indicates the specific fault.
Fault messages are summarized in Table 10.
Displayed faults fall into one of two categories:
•
•
Operator correctable
Field service required
Operator-Correctable Fault Messages
For the operator-correctable faults, follow the suggested corrective action
under the solution section of the table. After correcting the displayed fault,
press the PAUSE key to clear the error message and status indicator and
resume printing. If the fault message reappears, power off the printer and wait
15 seconds before powering on the printer again. If the error condition
persists, contact your authorized service representative.
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Fault Messages Requiring Field Service Attention
If a fault is not correctable by the operator, the fault message is followed by an
asterisk (*). This usually indicates that an authorized service representative is
needed. You should try two steps to clear the fault before calling your
authorized service representative:
1. Set the printer power switch to O (off), wait 15 seconds, then turn the
printer on again. Run your print job again. If the message does not
appear, it was a false indication and no further attention is required.
2. If the message reappears, press the PAUSE key. If the message goes
away, it was a false indication and no further attention is required. If the
message reappears, call your authorized service representative.
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Table 10. LCD Message Troubleshooting
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
BAD VFU CHANNEL
Yes
The user tried to use an
undefined VFU channel.
Use defined channels.
BUFFER OVERFLOW
Yes
Host sent data after the printer
buffer was full. (serial
interface)
Make a configuration printout. Verify
that the printer matches the host serial
interface configuration settings for Data
Protocol, Baud Rate, Data Bits, Stop
Bits, Parity, Data Terminal Ready, and
Request to Send. Set printer serial
interface parameters to match those of
the host.
BUFFER OVERRUN
Yes
Receive overrun. (serial
interface)
1. Make a configuration printout. Verify
that the printer matches the host
serial interface configuration settings
for Data Protocol, Baud Rate, Data
Bits, Stop Bits, Parity, Data Terminal
Ready, and Request to Send.
2. Set the printer serial interface
parameter to match those of the
host.
CLEARING PROGRAM
FROM FLASH
Yes
Emulation software
successfully loaded into
printer RAM and the
checksum matched. The old
program is now being deleted
from flash memory.
No action required.
DIAGNOSTICS
PASSED
Yes
The printer passed its memory
and hardware initialization
tests.
No action required.
Yes
Ethernet is initializing.
No action required.
Yes
Ethernet has finished
initializing.
No action required.
Yes
Ethernet interface is being
reset.
No action required.
EC SOFTWARE FAIL
See Manual
Yes/No
Engine control software
failure.
Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
ERROR: DC PROGRAM
NOT VALID
Yes/No
The printer cannot find the
data controller program or the
validation checksum is
corrupt.
Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
ERROR: DRAM AT
ADDRESS XXXXXXXX
Yes/No
The printer found a defective
memory location.
Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
ERROR: FLASH
DID NOT PROGRAM
Yes/No
The printer encountered an
error trying to program flash
memory.
Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
E-NET INIT
E-NET READY
E-NET RESET
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Table 10. LCD Message Troubleshooting (continued)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
ERROR: NO DRAM
DETECTED
Yes/No
The printer could not find any
DRAM.
Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
ERROR: PROGRAM
NEEDS MORE DRAM
Yes/No
The printer requires more
DRAM memory in order to run
the downloaded program.
Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
ERROR: PROGRAM
NEEDS MORE FLASH
Yes/No
The printer requires more
flash memory in order to run
the downloaded program.
Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
ERROR: PROGRAM
NOT COMPATIBLE
Yes
The printer is not compatible
with the downloaded program.
Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
ERROR: PROGRAM
NOT VALID
Yes
The printer does not see a
program in flash memory.
Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
ERROR: SECURITY PAL
NOT DETECTED
Yes/No
The security PAL is not
present or has failed.
Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
ERROR: SHORT AT
ADDRESS XXXX
Yes/No
Hardware failure in DRAM or
Main PCBA controller circuitry.
Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
ERROR: WRITING
TO FLASH
Yes/No
Hardware or software fault in
flash memory.
Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
ERROR: WRONG
CHECKSUM
Yes/No
The printer received the
complete program but the
checksum did not match. The
data may have been
corrupted during download.
Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
ERROR OCCURRED
FLUSHING QUEUES
Yes
An interim message that
displays while the printer
discards host data it cannot
use because a fault condition
exists. While this message
displays, the asterisk (*)
rotates.
Wait. When the asterisk (*) stops
rotating, a different fault message will
appear; troubleshoot the final message.
FILE EXISTS
Enable Overwrite
Yes
The printer operator tried to
save a file using the name of
an existing stored file.
Enter the PRINTER CONTROL menu
and enable the Overwrite Files feature
to overwrite the existing file.
FILE SYS FULL
Add Flash
Yes/No
Insufficient Flash memory
available to store file.
Install a larger flash memory SIMM. For
additional Flash, contact your
authorized service representative.
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Table 10. LCD Message Troubleshooting (continued)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
FILE SYS FULL
Delete Files
Yes
Insufficient Flash memory
available to store file.
Enter the PRINTER CONTROL menu.
Use Delete Files to delete unwanted
files.
FILE SYS FULL
Optimize & Reboot
Yes
Insufficient Flash memory
available to store file.
Enter the PRINTER CONTROL menu
and use Optimize & Reboot feature.
FILE SYS INVALID
Optimize&Reboot
Yes/No
File system not detected or
Flash was corrupted.
Enter the PRINTER CONTROL menu
and use Optimize & Reboot feature.
FILE SYS WRITE
Check Flash
Yes/No
Problem writing to flash
memory.
Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
FRAMING ERROR
Yes
Serial framing error over a
serial interface.
Match the serial interface settings of the
printer to those of the host computer.
GAP NOT DETECTED
Check Media
Yes
Printer is set for Transmissive
or Reflective sensing, but a
gap, notch, or stripe is not
being detected.
1. Check to see that the media installed
matches the setting of the Gap
Sense selection in the MEDIA
CONTROL menu.
Gap Threshold is set too high
or Paper Out Threshold is set
too low.
2. Clean the sensor assembly and
paper path.
3. Perform the Paper Calibrate
procedure described in this manual
to improve the sensor’s ability to
detect the media in use.
4. Manually change the Gap Threshold
and/or Paper Out Threshold values.
GRF CHK ERROR
PRESS PAUSE
Yes
In the CT emulation over a
twinax interface, the printer
received a non-printable
character.
Press the PAUSE key twice.
Yes
The printer or the printhead
are hot.
Let the printer cool down. Full speed will
be restored when printing is resumed.
Yes/No
Printhead lost power.
1. Replace the printhead.
Half Speed Mode
HEAD POWER FAIL
2. Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
IGP/PGL ERROR
Yes
Appears when the "Fault"
option is selected from Error
Report in the front panel.
Deselect "Fault" from Error Report on
the front control panel.
INSUFFICIENT RAM
Reboot/Add RAM
Yes/No
Not enough RAM memory
available for a printer function.
1. Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again.
2. To add more RAM to memory to your
printer, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
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Table 10. LCD Message Troubleshooting (continued)
Displayed Message
LABEL PRESENT
Remove Label
Can User
Correct?
Yes
Explanation
1. This is the normal
message when Peel-off or
Tear-off Media Handling
has been selected.
Label detected at front of
the printer by the Label
Taken Sensor.
2. Incorrect media handling
method is selected.
Solution
1. Remove the label from the front of
the printer to allow the next label to
print.
Change the Media Handling
selection in the MEDIA CONTROL
menu to the correct option.
2. Select Tear-Off Strip or Continuous
to prevent the printer from stopping
for label removal after each label is
printed.
LOADING PROGRAM
FROM PORT XX%
Yes
The new emulation program is
loading into printer RAM. XX%
indicates how much of the
program has loaded.
No action required.
LOADING PROGRAM
INTO FLASH
Yes
A program is getting loaded
into flash.
No action required.
PAPER OUT
Load Paper
Yes
The printer does not sense
media.
1. Install media. If a break occurred,
reinstall the media. Press the
PAUSE key to clear the fault. Ensure
that the printhead assembly is
completely closed. Check the media
installation procedures beginning on
page 31.
1. Media was not installed or
has run out.
2. A break in media has
occurred.
3. Media was not routed or
installed correctly.
4. Media is installed correctly,
but the sensor is not
detecting it.
5. Gap Threshold value may
be set too high and/or
Paper Out Threshold may
be set too low.
2. If the media is installed correctly, the
transmissive or reflective sensor may
not be detecting it. Do the Paper
Calibrate procedure to improve the
ability of the sensors to detect the
media being used.
3. Check if the Gap Threshold is too
high or the Paper Out Threshold is
too low. Lower the Gap Threshold or
raise Paper Out Threshold value.
4. If using media with no transmissive
gap or black strip, perform the Paper
Calibrate to establish a valid Paper
Out Threshold.
PAPER OUT
TIMEOUT
Yes
In the CT emulation with a
coax interface, a time-out
message is sent to the host if
paper is not loaded within 10
minutes after PAUSE was
pressed to clear a paper out
fault.
Load media and run a print test. If the
message persists, contact your
authorized service representative.
PARITY ERROR
Yes
Parity error. (serial interface)
Check your serial host interface
parameter settings. If necessary change
them so they match the settings of the
attached host.
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Table 10. LCD Message Troubleshooting (continued)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
POWER SAVER MODE
Yes
This is a status message. The
printer is in low–energy idle
state, all fans and higher
voltages are off, only +5Vdc
logic circuits are active.
No action required.
PRINT HEAD COLD
See Manual
Yes
Printer is in a cold
environment.
Place printer in a warmer location.
PRINT HEAD HOT
See Manual
Yes/No
The printhead has become
overheated.
1. Allow the printhead to cool down for
5 minutes, then press PAUSE.
Resume printing.
2. If problem persists, contact your
authorized service representative.
PRINT HEAD UP
Close Print Head
Yes
Printhead is not closed and
completely latched.
Close and latch the Printhead.
PRINTER HOT
Yes/No
This message indicates
internal temperatures over 60°
Celsius (140° Fahrenheit).
Print jobs will not create such
temperatures.
1. Determine that the fans are
operating and that all air vents are
unobstructed.
Power supply is hot.
1. Determine that the fans are
operating and that all air vents are
unobstructed.
PWR SUPPLY HOT
Yes
2. Move printer to a cooler location.
3. If problem persists after moving
printer to a cooler location, contact
your authorized customer service
representative.
2. Move printer to a cooler area.
3. If problem persists, contact your
authorized customer service
representative.
RBN TAKEUP FULL
Remove Used Rbn
Yes
The takeup spool is full.
1. Empty the takeup spool.
2. If takeup spool is not full, try
rethreading the ribbon.
Yes
Label has finished printing
and waiting to be removed.
Remove label. Media Handling set to
Peel-Off or Tear-Off mode.
RESETTING
PLEASE WAIT
Yes
Printer finished loading the
program into flash memory
and is automatically resetting
itself.
No action required.
RESTORING
BOOT CODE
Yes
Normal download initialization
message.
No action required.
RIBBON BROKEN
Reload Ribbon
Yes
Ribbon is broken between the
ribbon take up spindle and the
printhead.
Re-attach ribbon.
RIBBON DETECTED
In Direct Mode
Yes
Printer senses ribbon
installed, but Print Mode is set
for Direct thermal printing
(printing where no ribbon is
required).
1. Remove the ribbon from the printer if
Direct Thermal media is being used.
Remove Label
2. Change the Print Mode from Direct to
Transfer if thermal transfer printing is
being used.
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Table 10. LCD Message Troubleshooting (continued)
Displayed Message
RIBBON FAULT
Timeout
Can User
Correct?
Yes
Yes
Ribbon Low
Explanation
Solution
In the CT emulation, with a
coax interface, the ribbon has
not moved for 10 minutes
after PAUSE was pressed to
clear a ribbon fault.
1. Clean the printer.
The supply spool is getting
low.
1. Replace ribbon.
2. Power off, wait 15 seconds, then
power back on again. If message
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
2. Change the Ribbon Low value in the
Media Control menu to a lower value.
3. Disable Ribbon Low in the Media
Control menu.
RIBBON OUT
Load Ribbon
Yes
The supply spool is empty.
Replace ribbon.
SECURITY CODE
VIOLATION
Yes
Software not correct for
printer.
1. Load correct software.
SOFTWARE ERROR*
Recycle Power
Yes/No
1. Application software tried
to perform an illegal printer
function.
1. Recycle printer power. If possible,
print a job that has previously
worked.
2. There are damaged logic
circuits on the Controller
PCBA.
2. If problem persists, contact your
authorized service representative.
Normal power-up Message.
Printer is running its
initialization routine.
1. No action required.
2. Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
TESTING HARDWARE
PLEASE WAIT
Yes
06 HOST REQUEST
Yes
Status message: in CT
emulation, the host computer
or printer controller requires
attention.
Not a printer problem.
08 HOLD PRINT
TIMEOUT
Yes
Status message: in CT
emulation, the printer was offline more than 10 minutes and
the “Intervention Required”
parameter is set to “Send to
Host.”
Press PAUSE to put the printer online.
Yes/No
Communication Check: a
message that appears in the
CT emulation meaning the
line is not active on a twinax
interface.
1. Check your network for proper
operation.
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198
2. If the printer does not complete
initialization and continues displaying
this message when the CT emulation
is installed, the expansion CT board
may not be connected to the
controller PCBA.
2. Try a different cable from a known
good device.
3. If the problem persists, contact your
authorized customer service
representative.
Replacing The Printhead
Table 10. LCD Message Troubleshooting (continued)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
Yes
Invalid Address: poll time-out
on the twinax interface
indicating the unit address is
not recognized by printer.
Have the system administrator make
sure the printer address is correct.
27 CU TIMED OUT
Yes
Controller Unit Timed Out: the
printer was not enabled for
one minute or more on a coax
interface.
Check cable connection and host
system. (Refer to line problem
determination procedures, as
recommended by the host system.)
28 CU NOT ENAB
Yes
Controller Unit Not Enabled.
Poll time-out-error. The printer
was not polled for one minute
across a coax interface.
Check cable connection and host
system. (Refer to line problem
determination procedures, as
recommended by the host system.)
33 HEAD OPEN
TIMEOUT
Yes
Status message in the CT
emulation: the printer was
offline more than 10 minutes
and the "Intervention
Required" parameter is set to
"Send to Host."
Close and latch the printhead. Press
PAUSE to put the printer online.
40V POWER FAIL
Yes
+40 VDC: an internal power
failure.
Power off the printer for 15 seconds,
then power back on again. If problem
persists, contact your authorized
customer service representative.
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A
Specifications
Standard
Print Method
Table 11. Printing Specifications
4400-004
4400-004
4400-006
4400-006
4400-008
4400-008
Print Resolution (dpi)
203
300
203
300
203
300
Min. Dot Size (sq. in)
.005
.0033
.005
.0033
.005
.0033
5 - 127
10 -127
6.7 - 110
10 - 110
5 - 127
10 - 127
6.7 - 110
10 - 110
5 - 127
10 - 127
6.7 - 110
10 - 110
Max. Print Speed (ips)
10
8
10
8
8
6
Max. Print Width (in.)
4.1
4.1
6.6
6.6
8.5
8.5
Standard Memory (MB)
4
4
8
8
8
8
Max. Print Length with
standard memory (in.)(1)
46
21
75
35
59
27
Max. Print Length with
99
99
99
99
99
99
Bar Code Modulus (mils)
Picket Fence
Ladder
16MB memory expansion
(in.)
NOTES:
1. These figures are approximate and depend upon the active emulation.
201
Appendix A
Media
General
202
Type:
Roll-fed, die-cut continuous or fanfold labels, tags
or tickets; most direct thermal or thermal transfer
materials.
Supply Roll:
8 in (203 mm) maximum diameter on 1.5"
(37.5mm) to 3” (76 mm) diameter cores.
Internal Rewinder:
Accepts a 5 inch diameter roll of label backing.
Label Material:
Thermal transfer plain-coated papers, vinyl, Mylar,
metallized paper, non-woven fabric, fine woven
fabric, thermal-visible light scannable paper, infrared scannable paper, thermal ticket/tag stock, thermally sensitive plastic stock.
Media Sensing:
Moveable “see-through” for die-cut labels and
reflective for tags with black striping.
The printer uses a movable sensor to detect index
holes/notches or the black stripe in tag stock. The
sensor position is indicated by the notch on the top
of the sensor assembly.
Label Taken Sensor:
Detects when a printed label is at the printer exit
throat.
Automatic Label
Peel-Off:
Peels and presents label to the operator, one at a
time.
I. Tag Specification
(Reflective Sensing)
II. Tag Sepcification
(Transmissive Sensing)
III. Label Specification
(Transmissive Sensing)
Black Mark (on reverse side)
Suggested Cross
Perf Location
Suggested Cross
Perf Location
D
D
A
I
A
B
A
Direction Of Media Motion
Direction Of Media Motion
Direction Of Media Motion
Figure 9. Media Dimensions
Dimensions
Table 12. Media Specifications
4400-004
4400-006
4400-008
A
Label Width Range (in.)
0.75 -4.5
2.0-6.8
3.0-8.75
B
Backing Width Range (in.)
0.75-4.5
2.0-6.8
3.0-8.75
C
Min. Gap/Hole/Notch Height (in.)
0.10
0.10
0.10
K
Min. Refl. Mark Height (in.)
0.10
0.10
0.10
I
Min Refl. Mark Width (in.)
0.5
0.5
0.5
E
Media Thickness Range (mils)
2.5-10.0
2.5-10.0
2.5-10.0
D
Media Length Range (in.)1
0.25-99
0.25-99
0.25-99
G
Width of Inter-label gap/hole
0.25-0.50
0.25-0.50
0.25-0.50
Notes:
1. These figures are approximate and depend upon the active emulation.
2. Minimum values may vary depending upon the selected media handling mode.
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Appendix A
Ribbon
Table 13. Ribbon Specifications
Ribbon Width Range (in.)
Max. Ribbon Length (m)
4400-004
4400-006
4400-008
0.75-4.5
2.0-6.8
3.0-8.75
625
625
625
Indicators and Switches
Indicator Lights:
ONLINE
Switches:
POWER
Keys:
PAUSE, JOB SELECT/ - (Decrement),
FEED/↑ (Up), TEST PRINT,
(Cancel)/↓ (Down), ↵ (Enter)
Message Display:
..
.
(Menu), û
2-row 16-characters per row for error messages, print status, and recalling stored
formats
Memory
204
Flash Memory (standard)
4MB SIMM installed on Controller PCBA
DRAM
See Table 11.
Host Interfaces
1. Serial RS-232 or RS-422 at 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200,
38400, 57600, or 115200 baud.
2. Parallel (Centronics compatible) or IEEE 1284 bi-directional.
The RS-232 and RS-422 host interfaces shall have the following
characteristics:
Character Set:
ANSI® ASCII character set
Word Length:
Selectable 7-bit or 8-bit data format
Handshaking:
XON/XOFF (in receive mode only) and CTS/
DTR
Input Buffer:
Selectable from 1k through 16 kbytes. XOFF is
transmitted and DTR goes low when buffer is
equal to or less than 25% of full. XON is
transmitted and DTR goes high when buffer is
25% above empty. Characters are transmitted
with no parity from the printer
Power
Power Source:
115 or 230 VAC 50/60Hz switching power supply.
Grounding:
Unit must be connected to a properly grounded
receptacle.
Environmental
Operating Temperature:
41° F to 104° F (5° C to 40° C)
Storage Temperature:
-40° F to 150° F (-40° C to 60° C)
Operating Humidity:
Storage Humidity:
20% to 85%, non-condensing
5% to 85% non-condensing
Ventilation:
Free air movement
Dust:
Non-conducting, non-corrosive
Physical
4400-004
Outside Dimensions (in.)
Max. Weight (lbs)
12H x 10W x 17D
35
4400-006
12H x 14W x 17D
45
4400-008
12H x 16W x 17D
50
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Appendix A
Acoustic Specifications
Table 14. 4400 Acoustic Noise Levels per ISO 9296
Printing:
Standby:
4400 @ 6 ips
4400 @ 8 ips
62 dBA
63 dBA
7.4 Bel
7.5 Bel
37 dBA
37 dBA
5.2 Bel
5.2 Bel
62 dBA
63 dBA
7.4 Bel
7.5 Bel
37 dBA
37 dBA
5.2 Bel
5.2 Bel
Geraeuschemission
nach ISO 9296
Druckend:
Betriebsbereit:
Options
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Memory Expansion:
16MB DRAM, 10MB Flash.
Coax/Twinax Interface:
Provides protocol converter functionality and
connectivity for IBM coax/twinax host interfaces
Ethernet Interface
Available in 10/100Base-T configuration.
Allows placing the thermal printer on a LAN
rather than attaching it directly to a host system.
B
Printer Options
Options are offered with the printer to enhance its capabilities and to provide a
large degree of application flexibility. A description of the option complement
is given below. For field-installable options, installation instructions are
provided with each option.
Hardware Options
Memory Expansion
The printer internal DRAM and Flash memories can be expanded to 16MB
and 10MB respectively using SIMM modules.
207
Appendix B
208
C
Setting the Label Length
The following considerations should be observed when you set the label
length.
•
Physical Label Length is the actual length of the die-cut label material
being printed on.
•
Logical Label Length (Host Form Length) is usually the same measurable
length as the Physical Label Length, but it can be programmed to be
greater or less than the physical length of the label material installed on
the printer. This results in the image being clipped off, moved to the next
physical label, or have a blank space on the remaining portion of the
physical label.
•
In the default case any form or label length sent from an emulation (the ^L
or ^H command in Code V and the length defined within the ~CREATE
statement in PGL) will be used to force the label length.
•
The Top-of-Form sensor is used to establish the Top-of-Form position,
based on the trailing edge of the gap. The label gap sensor does not
control the physical label length that the printer is using. Instead, the
printer continues to use the Label Length (found under the MEDIA
CONTROL menu) or Host Forms Length value sent to the printer.
Therefore, you must set the Label Length properly, either through the
control panel or through the host, even if the Top-of-Form sensor is
enabled.
If the label length you have selected (either from the control panel or
through the host) does not match the physical label length, then the
printer will attempt to map the logical label onto the physical label.
If the user-selected label length is shorter than the physical label length, the
printer will leave white space at the end of the label so that the next logical
label will start at the beginning of the next physical label. If the user-selected
label length (logical) is 1.5 times greater than the physical label length, the
printer will clip the label to fit onto the physical label when the Clip Page option
is enabled under the MEDIA CONTROL menu. In this case, the printable data
that was not printed is lost. With Clip Page disabled, the remaining printable
data would be printed starting at the Top-of-Form position on the next label,
after a paper advance.
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Appendix C
The following recommendations indicate how best to set up the printer and
use the Top-of-Form sensor.
210
•
If the application sends the logical label length to the printer, then there is
probably nothing to change in the setup (other than to enable the Top-ofForm sensor). The printer will use the Host Form Length for the logical
label length, and the application will also be using it. As long as the
physical label length is really the same as the logical label length (which it
should be), the printer will operate normally.
•
If the application sends the logical label length to the printer but it is
inaccurate (e.g., you wish to fit two logical labels onto one physical label),
then you must make sure that Host Form Length under the EMULATION
menus is set to Disable (factory default) and must also set the Label
Length under the MEDIA CONTROL menu in the control panel to the
physical label length.
•
If the application does not send the label length to the printer, then you
must select the label length from the control panel. This value must be
accurate, both in terms of what the application expects and the physical
label length. If it does not match the physical label length, then there will
be clipping or extra white space.
•
The Label Length range may be limited to when the Label Width value is
set to the maximum printing width of the printer. Decreasing (narrowing)
the Label Width value will extend the limits of the Label Length range that
you can select—up to a maximum of 99.0 inches.
D
Char
Dec
ASCII Control Codes
Hex
NUL
0
00
SOH
1
01
STX
2
EXT
Char
Dec
Hex
Char
Dec
Hex
Char
Dec
Hex
32
20
@
64
40
`
96
60
!
33
21
A
65
41
a
97
61
02
+
34
22
B
66
42
b
98
62
3
03
#
35
23
C
67
43
c
99
63
EOT
4
04
$
36
24
D
68
44
d
100
64
ENQ
5
05
%
37
25
E
69
45
e
101
65
ACK
6
06
&
38
26
F
70
46
f
102
66
BEL
7
07
+
39
27
G
71
47
g
103
67
BS
8
08
(
40
28
H
72
48
h
104
68
HT
9
09
)
41
29
I
73
49
i
105
69
LF
10
0A
*
42
2A
J
74
4A
j
106
6A
VT
11
0B
+
43
2B
K
75
4B
k
107
6B
FF
12
0C
,
44
2C
L
76
4C
l
108
6C
CR
13
0D
-
45
2D
M
77
4D
m
109
6D
SO
14
0E
.
46
2E
N
78
4E
n
110
6E
SI
15
0F
/
47
2F
O
79
4F
o
111
6F
DLE
16
10
0
48
30
P
80
50
p
112
70
DC1
17
11
1
49
31
Q
81
51
q
113
71
DC2
18
12
2
50
32
R
82
52
r
114
72
DC3
19
13
3
51
33
S
83
53
s
115
73
DC4
20
14
4
52
34
T
84
54
t
116
74
NAK
21
15
5
53
35
U
85
55
u
117
75
SYN
22
16
6
54
36
V
86
56
v
118
76
ETB
23
17
7
55
37
W
87
57
w
119
77
CAN
24
18
8
56
38
X
88
58
x
120
78
EM
25
19
9
57
39
Y
89
59
y
121
79
SUB
26
1A
:
58
3A
Z
90
5A
z
122
7A
ESC
27
1B
;
59
3B
[
91
5B
{
123
7B
FS
28
1C
<
60
3C
\
92
5C
|
124
7C
GS
29
1D
=
61
3D
]
93
5D
}
125
7D
211
Appendix D
Char
Dec
Hex
Char
Dec
Hex
Char
Dec
Hex
Char
Dec
Hex
~
126
7E
127
7F
RS
30
1E
>
62
3E
^
94
5E
US
31
1F
?
63
3F
_
95
5F
Ç
128
80
á
160
A0
192
C0
+
224
E0
ü
129
81
í
161
A1
193
C1
_
225
E1
é
130
82
ó
162
A2
194
C2
+
226
E2
â
131
83
ú
163
A3
195
C3
+
227
E3
ä
132
84
ñ
164
A4
196
C4
_
228
E4
à
133
85
Ñ
165
A5
197
C5
+
229
E5
å
134
86
ª
166
A6
_
198
C6
230
E6
ç
135
87
_
167
A7
+
199
C7
•
231
E7
ê
136
88
¿
168
A8
200
C8
_
232
E8
ë
137
89
«
169
A9
201
C9
+
233
E9
è
138
8A
170
AA
202
CA
_
234
EA
ï
139
8B
1/2
171
AB
203
CB
+
235
EB
î
140
8C
1/4
172
AC
204
CC
_
236
EC
ì
141
8D
¡
173
AD
205
CD
_
237
ED
Ä
142
8E
174
AE
206
CE
238
EE
Å
143
8F
175
AF
207
CF
239
EF
É
144
90
176
B0
_
208
D0
240
F0
æ
145
91
177
B1
+
209
D1
241
F1
Æ
146
92
@
178
B2
+
210
D2
242
F2
ô
147
93
#
179
B3
+
211
D3
243
F3
ö
148
94
180
B4
+
212
D4
244
F4
ò
149
95
+
181
B5
213
D5
245
F5
û
150
96
+
182
B6
–
214
D6
246
F6
ù
151
97
+
183
B7
+
215
D7
247
F7
ÿ
152
98
_
184
B8
+
216
D8
º
248
F8
Ö
153
99
1
185
B9
217
D9
¿
249
F9
Ü
154
9A
186
BA
218
DA
I
250
FA
°
155
9B
187
BB
219
DB
251
FB
£
156
9C
188
BC
220
DC
252
FC
+
157
9D
¢
189
BD
221
DD
253
FD
x
158
9E
¥
190
BE
222
DE
254
FE
_
159
9F
191
BF
223
DF
255
FF
212
»
+
_
3/4
_
NOTE: For the hardware handshake XON/XOFF commands:
XON = Ctrl Q (DC1)
XOFF = Ctrl S (DC3)
E
Glossary
Baud (rate)
Baud Rate is the number of information bits that can
be transmitted between the printer and the computer
in one second. For example, one baud equals one bit
per second in a series of binary signals. Both the
printer and the computer must be configured to the
same baud rate.
BIT
Binary digIT. A digit in the binary number system,
represented by a 0 or a 1. A bit is the smallest unit of
storage in a digital computer.
Boot-up
The start-up procedure which causes a computer
operating system to be loaded into main memory.
Buffer
An area of storage into which data are read or written
temporarily during data transfers.
Coax
Coaxial cable. A type of cable with a single wire
surrounded by insulation and a braided shield.
Configuration
Refers to the operating properties that define how the
printer responds to signals and commands received
from the host computer at the printer interface. These
properties are called configuration parameters and
are set to match the operating characteristics of the
host computer system.
Continuous Media
Media comprised of one continuous length without a
gap, notch, hole or black stripe to establish a
predetermined label or tag length. With this media
type, the Host Form Length or user selected Label
Length sets the desired length of each label.
Controller
An independent functional logic unit in a data
processing system that controls data paths between
one or more units of peripheral equipment.
Data Bits
Binary information sent to the printer; a character set
grouping containing letters, digits, and punctuation
marks to be printed.
Default
A value, parameter, attribute, or option that is
assigned by a program or system when another has
not been specified by the user.
Diagnostic
Pertaining to the detection and isolation of a printer
malfunction or mistake.
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214
Direct Thermal Media
Media coated with special chemicals that act as an
accelerator, acceptor dye and binder. In Direct
Thermal mode the heat from the selected rectangular
elements in the thermal printhead makes direct
contact with the media (no ribbon is used) and
causes a chemical reaction that creates the image on
the media.
Direct Thermal Printing
A printing method in which no ribbon is used to
transfer data from the printhead to the media to
create an image. The thermal printhead selectively
heats small rectangular elements which make direct
contact with the coated media.
DRAM
Dynamic Random Access Memory. Can be read
from or written to at any time. DRAM is volatile:
Whatever is in DRAM is lost when power is turned
off.
EPROM
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory.
Programs, instructions, and routines permanently
stored in the printer that cannot be written to. Files in
EPROM are not lost when power is turned off.
(Resident fonts are fonts permanently stored in
EPROM and available at any time, via software
commands.)
Fanfold Media
Media supplied in a fanfold stack instead of a roll
format.
Flash Memory
Nonvolatile memory. See Nonvolatile Memory.
Font
A collection of printing characteristics for printing
alphanumeric characters, all of which combine to
produce a distinctive style of print.
Host Computer
The computer that stores, processes, and sends
data to be printed, which communicates directly with
the printer. The term “host” is used to indicate the
controlling computer, since modern printers are
themselves microprocessor-controlled computer
systems.
Interface
The hardware component used to link two devices by
common physical interconnection, signal, and
functional characteristics.
IPS
The speed at which the media is printed based on a
rate of Inches-Per-Second.
Label Liner (backing)
The material labels are attached to during their
manufacturing process. Attachment is usually
accomplished with an adhesive. After printing, labels
can be easily removed from the liner and the liner
discarded or recycled.
Glossary
Label Taken Sensor
A sensor located at the front of the printer to detect
the presence of a label positioned under it. The
sensor is used only during Peel-Off and Tear-Off
Media Handling to sense a label and then detect its
removal prior to printing the next label.
Media
Material onto which data is printed by the printer. The
types of media supported by the printer are die-cut
labels or tagstock, supplied in roll or fanfold format.
Media is further described by the type of sensing
used to detect the Top of Form position of its
predetermined length. Transmissive media uses a
liner gap, notch or hole between labels and
Reflective media uses a horizontal black stripe
located on the back of the tagstock or label liner.
Continuous media uses no sensing method and the
operator determines which label length is desired.
Media Sensor
The sensor used to detect the presence of media in
the paper path, as well as, the gap, notch, or hole
position of Transmissive media or the horizontal
black stripe on Reflective media.
Memory
See RAM, Nonvolatile Memory, DRAM, and Flash
Memory.
Nonvolatile Memory
Nonvolatile memory stores variables that must be
preserved when the printer is turned off, such as
configuration parameters and printer usage statistics.
Nonvolatile memory is preserved because RAM is
housed on the controller board, which contains an
independent, battery-operated power supply. When
printer power is turned off, the battery supplies the
power needed to keep stored data active. Nonvolatile
memory also includes storage in disk.
NOVRAM
Acronym of Nonvolatile Random-Access Memory.
See Nonvolatile Memory.
Parity (check)
Parity checking is the addition of a non-data bit to
data, resulting in the number of “1 bits” being either
always even or always odd. Parity is used to detect
transmission errors. Parity represents value in the
check digit of the received or transmitted data.
PCBA
Printed Circuit Board Assembly. A PCB with
components (ICs, resistors, capacitors, etc.)
installed.
Port
A data channel used for receiving data from or
transmitting data to one or more external devices.
Protocol
The rules and conventions that govern
communication between a printer and a host
computer. A protocol includes codes for printing text
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Glossary E
and graphics and codes instructing the printer to
perform special operations.
RAM
Random-Access Memory. Also called "main
memory" or "working memory". It is the active
memory of the printer, into which programs are
loaded. RAM is saved to volatile memory because
data in RAM is lost when power is turned off or
interrupted.
Resolution
A measure expressing the number of component
units in a given range used to create an image; in
printing, expressed as the number of dots per inch
(dpi) horizontally and vertically.
Roll Media
Media supplied in a roll format, usually wound on a 1"
or 3" cardboard core. The T5000 media support
assembly accepts both core sizes.
Slew
Vertical paper movement.
Stop Bits
The signal which indicates the end of a character or
element.
Thermal Transfer Media Media specifically designed to work with a ribbon for
image transfer. In Thermal Transfer mode,
compatibility between the ribbon and the media is
critical in producing a high quality long lasting image.
Thermal Transfer Printing A printing method in which the printhead presses a
specially coated ribbon against the media. The
printhead elements react with the ribbon and bond
the image to the media.
Twinax
216
Twinaxial. A type of cable with two wires surrounded
by insulation and a braided shield.
Index
A
Baud Rate, 155
Bold, 111
Absorb After ^PN, 107
Bold Chars., 87
Absorb after ^PY, 108
Bottom Margin, 111
ACK / NAK, 155
Btm Margin Ctl, 111
Acknowledge signal
BUFFER OVERFLOW fault message, 193
Centronics parallel interface, 167
BUFFER OVERRUN fault message, 193
Active Char Set, 108
Buffer Print, 111
Active IGP Emul, 82
Buffer Reprint, 111
Advanced User, 83
Buffer Size in K, 152, 155
AI 00 Spaces, 108
Busy on Strobe, 152
Alarm, 83
Busy signal
Alarms
Centronics parallel interface, 167
printer, 191
Byte mode, 168
Alt. Set 80-9F, 108
C
Alt. Set 80-9F (Coax, Twinax), 108
Cable length
Append Rotated, 109
ASCII Emulation, 92, 107
Centronics parallel interface, 166
Auto Label Map Examples, 84
IEEE 1284 parallel, 170
Auto Label Width, 83
RS-232 interface, 172
Auto LF (P-Series, P-Series XQ), 109
RS-422 interface, 172
Auto LF (Serial Matrix, Proprinter XL, Epson FX),
serial, 172
Calibrating
109
Transmissive and Reflective Sensors, 57
Auto Locking, 83
Auto Map Select, 84
Calibration Procedure, 58
Auto Skip at End, 109
Cancel IGP/DCU, 112
Auto Switching, 165
Cancel Key, 87
Auto Uppercase, 109
Centronics
Autoeject (Code V), 110
acknowledge signal, 167
Autoeject (IGP), 110
busy signal, 167
Autowrap, 110
data lines 1 through 8 signals, 167
B
data strobe signal, 167
interface signals, 167
BAD VFU CHANNEL fault message, 193
online signal, 167
Barcode Errors, 110
Paper Empty signal, 167
217
Paper Instruction (PI) signal, 167
Controls and indicators
parallel interface, 166
printing conventions, 16
pin assignments, 166
Copy Count, 118
Change Case, 112
CR at MPP+1, 119
Changing Printer Settings, 66
CR Edit, 119
Char Set Select, 136, 140
Create and Send Download File - Offline, 163
Character Group (Code V), 114
Create and Send Download File - Online (PGL
Character Group (Epson FX), 115
only), 163
Character Group (IGP), 113
CR, EM, and NL, 119
Character Group (Proprinter XL), 116
CTHI Emulation, 88
D
Character Group (P-Series, Serial Matrix), 117
Character Set, 118
Cleaning, 60
Data Bit 8, 119, 153
Clear Error Log, 150
Data Carrier Detect (DCD) signal
RS-232 serial interface, 172
Clear To Send (CTS) signal
Data exchange, 177
RS-232 serial interface, 172
CLEARING
PROGRAM
FROM
FLASH
message, 193
fault
Data lines 1 through 8 signal
Centronics parallel interface, 167
Clip Page, 87
Data Polarity, 153
Cmd Resolution, 118
Data Protocol, 155
Coax Type, 118
Data Set Ready (DSR) signal
Code V features, 106
Communication
Centronics parallel, 166
RS-232 serial interface, 172
Data strobe signal
Centronics parallel interface, 167
Dataproducts Long Lines, 166
Data Term Ready, 157
IEEE 1284 parallel (bidirectional), 168
Define CR Code, 120
Compatibility, 87
Define LF Code (IGP, Serial Matrix, Proprinter,
Compatibility Mode
Epson FX), 120
IEEE 1284 interface, 168
Define LF Code (P-Series, P-Series XQ), 120
Compressed Print, 118
Delete Config, 89
Configuration
Device Address, 160
Modifying Saved, 69
DIAGNOSTICS PASSED fault message, 193
Printing, 71
Display Language, 89
Sample Printout, 72
Display messages, printing conventions, 16
Saving, 68
Display Ribbon, 89
Configuration Menu
Do FF at TOF, 121
Moving Within, 64
Downloading True Type Fonts, 163
E
Moving Within (ill.), 65
Configuring the Printer, 63
Control Code 06, 118
Control Code 08, 118
Controlling print quality, 179
218
Early Print Compl (Coax), 121
EC SOFTWARE FAIL fault message, 193
Elong./Alt. Font, 121
Emulation Setup Functions, 103
data, 177
Emulation Setup Menu Items, 107
E-NET INIT fault message, 193
Extended Execute Copy, 123
E-NET READY fault message, 193
Extended Subset, 123
E-NET RESET fault message, 193
Extra Bold Char, 89
F
Epson Set, 121
ERROR
DRAM
AT
ADDRESS
XXXXXXXX
fault
BAD VFU CHANNEL, 193
message, 193
ERROR
DC
PROGRAM
Fault message
NOT
VALID
fault
BUFFER OVERFLOW, 193
message, 193
BUFFER OVERRUN, 193
ERROR FLASH DID NOT PROGRAM fault
CLEARING PROGRAM FROM FLASH, 193
message, 193
DIAGNOSTICS PASSED, 193
Error markers, 122
EC SOFTWARE FAIL, 193
Error messages
E-NET INIT, 193
See Fault messages
Error msgs, 122
ERROR NO DRAM DETECTED fault message,
194
ERROR OCCURRED FLUSHING QUEUES fault
message, 194
ERROR PROGRAM NEEDS MORE DRAM fault
message, 194
ERROR PROGRAM NEEDS MORE FLASH fault
message, 194
ERROR PROGRAM NOT COMPATIBLE fault
message, 194
ERROR PROGRAM NOT VALID fault message,
194
Error Recover, 89
Error Report, 122
ERROR SECURITY PAL NOT DETECTED fault
message, 194
ERROR SHORT AT ADDRESS XXXX fault
message, 194
ERROR WRITING TO FLASH fault message, 194
ERROR WRONG CHECKSUM fault message, 194
ESC d Command, 122
ETX / ACK, 155
EVFU Select, 123
Examples
Auto Label Map, 84
Exchange
E-NET READY, 193
E-NET RESET, 193
ERROR DC PROGRAM NOT VALID, 193
ERROR DRAM AT ADDRESS XXXXXXXX,
193
ERROR FLASH DID NOT PROGRAM, 193
ERROR NO DRAM DETECTED, 194
ERROR OCCURRED FLUSHING QUEUES,
194
ERROR PROGRAM NEEDS MORE DRAM,
194
ERROR PROGRAM NEEDS MORE FLASH,
194
ERROR PROGRAM NOT COMPATIBLE, 194
ERROR PROGRAM NOT VALID, 194
ERROR SECURITY PAL NOT DETECTED,
194
ERROR SHORT AT ADDRESS XXXX, 194
ERROR WRITING TO FLASH, 194
ERROR WRONG CHECKSUM, 194
FILE EXISTS Enable Overwrite, 194
FILE SYS INVALID Optimize&Reboot, 195
FILE SYS WRITE Check Flash, 195
FILE SYSTEM FULL Add Flash, 194
FILE SYSTEM FULL Delete Files, 195
FILE SYSTEM FULL Optimize & Reboot, 195
FRAMING ERROR, 195
GAP NOT DETECTED Check Media, 195
GRF CHK ERROR PRESS PAUSE, 195
219
Half Speed Mode, 195
message, 195
HEAD POWER FAIL, 195
FILE SYS WRITE Check Flash fault message, 195
IGP/PGL ERROR, 195
FILE SYSTEM FULL Add Flash fault message, 194
INSUFFICIENT RAM Reboot/Add RAM, 195
FILE SYSTEM FULL Delete Files fault message,
LABEL PRESENT Remove Label, 196
195
LOADING PROGRAM FROM PORT XX%, 196
FILE SYSTEM FULL Optimize & Reboot fault
LOADING PROGRAM INTO FLASH, 196
message, 195
PAPER OUT Load Paper, 196
Font Download Utility, 163
PAPER OUT TIMEOUT, 196
Fonts
PARITY ERROR, 196
Downloading True Type Fonts, 163
POWER SAVER MODE, 197
Form Width (char.), 124
PRINT HEAD COLD See Manual, 197
Form Width (in.), 124
PRINT HEAD HOT, 197
Form Width (mm.), 125
PRINT HEAD UP Close Print Head, 197
Format Control, 125
PRINTER HOT, 197
Forms Length (in.), 124
PWR SUPPLY HOT, 197
Forms Length (lines), 124
RBN TAKEUP FULL Remove Used Rbn, 197
Forms Length (mm), 124
Remove Label, 197
FRAMING ERROR fault message, 195
G
RESETTING PLEASE WAIT, 197
RESTORING BOOT CODE, 197
RIBBON BROKEN Reload Ribbon, 197
GAP
NOT
DETECTED
RIBBON DETECTED In Direct Mode, 197
message, 195
RIBBON FAULT Timeout, 198
Gap Sense, 90
Ribbon Low, 198
Gap Thresh, 90
RIBBON OUT Load Ribbon, 198
Gateway Address, 161
SECURITY CODE VIOLATION, 198
General Cleaning, 60
Check
Media
fault
Printhead, 60
SOFTWARE ERROR Recycle Power, 198
TESTING HARDWARE PLEASE WAIT, 198
Glob Mem Adjust, 90
06 HOST REQUEST, 198
Gothic Typeface, 125
08 HOLD PRINT TIMEOUT, 198
Graphic Chek Code, 125
15 COMM CHECK, 198
Graphic Chek Err, 126
22 INVALID ADDR, 199
GRF CHK ERROR PRESS PAUSE fault message,
27 CU TIMED OUT, 199
195
H
28 CU NOT ENAB, 199
33 HEAD OPEN Timeout, 199
Half Speed Mode fault message, 195
40V POWER FAIL, 199
Handshaking, 177
Fault messages, 191
hardware, 178
FF After Job, 123
software, 178
FF Valid At TOF, 123
Head On Time, 150
FF Validity, 124
FILE EXISTS Enable Overwrite fault message, 194
FILE
220
SYS
INVALID
Optimize&Reboot
fault
HEAD POWER FAIL fault message, 195
Head Prt Dist, 150
Head Type, 150
L
Head Voltage, 150
Hex Dump Mode, 126, 150
Hor Image Shift, 90
Label Length, 91
Horizontal DPI, 127
LABEL PRESENT Remove Label fault message,
Host Command, 127
196
Host Form Length (IGP), 128
Label Width, 92
Host Forms Length (Code V), 128
Labels
printing test, 176
Host Override, 128
LAC Option, 131
Host PI, 128
Last Char = FF, 131
I
Latch Data On, 153
Idle Response, 157
Lead-in Chars, 131
IEEE 1284
Left Margin, 132
interface, 168
Load Config., 92
operating modes, 168
LOADING PROGRAM, 196
signals, 170
LOADING PROGRAM FROM PORT XX% fault
Ignore Chars, 129
message, 196
Ignore ch#1, 129
Logical Buff Size, 132
Ignore ch#2, 129
LPI, 132
M
Ignore Dots, 130
Ignore Mode, 130
Ignore Spaces, 130
MAC Address, 161
Ignore Text, 130
Manual
IGP Features, 104
notes and notices, 13
IGP Normal, 134
printing conventions, 16
IGP 100 Compatibility, 130
Max Cache Memory, 93
IGP/PGL ERROR fault message, 195
Max Cached Char, 93
Image Buf Size, 161
Max PI 16, 132
Improving processing time, 177
Max. Print Width, 132
INSUFFICIENT
RAM
Reboot/Add
RAM fault
Media Handling, 94
message, 195
Media selection, 19
Interface
Menu Control Functions
Standard C/T, 103
Interfaces, 165
Active IGP Emul, 82
Advanced User, 82
Centronics parallel, 166
Alarm, 82
Dataproducts Long Lines, 166
Auto Label Width, 82
IEEE 1284, 168
Menu Diagnostic Functions, 150
Interfacing, 178
Menu Navigation, 63
Interleaved 2/5 Selection, 129
Menu Options
Intervention Req, 130
Selecting, 65
IP Address, 161
Midline PY (includes ^PN), 132
Italic Print, 131
Modifying Saved Configurations, 69
221
N
Parallel Port Functions, 152
Parallel Port Menu Items, 152
Name Config, 94
Parity, 158
NetBIOS Protocol, 161
PARITY ERROR fault message, 196
Nibble mode, 168
PA1, 134
NL at MPP+1, 133
PA2, 134
Notes and notices, 13
PI Ignored, 153
Novell Frame, 161
PI Slew Range, 135
Novell Protocol, 161
Pin assignments
Null Handling, 133
Centronics parallel interface, 166
Null Suppression (Coax), 133
PMU Port Number, 162
Num Auto Labels, 94
PMU Port Timeout, 162
O
Poll Character, 158
Poll Response, 158
Offpage Errors, 133
Port Type, 162
One Char Enquiry, 158
Port Type (Parallel), 154
Online signal
Centronics parallel interface, 167
Optimized Ratio, 133
Port Type (Serial), 158
Position Aft FF (4234 only), 135
Power On IGP, 135
Optimize&Reboot, 95
Optional Ports Functions, 160
Options
POWER SAVER MODE fault message, 197
Power Saver Time, 98
Power Up ^F, 135
hardware, 21
twinax/coax host interface, 21
Orientation, 95
Power Up ^PY, 135
Power Up ^X, 136
Power-Up Config., 98
Overstrike, 134
Power-up State, 98
Overview, 63
Primary Sets (Coax), 136
Overwrite Files, 97
P
Page length
setting, 209
Primary Sets (Twinax), 137
Primary Subset, 138
Prime Signal, 154
Print
quality, controlling, 179
Pap Out Th, 97
Paper Calibrate, 97
Print Char. Set, 138
Paper Empty (PE) signal
Print Config., 98
Centronics parallel interface, 167
Print Error Log, 150
Paper Feed Shift, 97
Print File List, 98
Paper Instruction (PI) signal
PRINT HEAD COLD See Manual fault message,
Centronics interface, 167
197
PAPER OUT Load Paper fault message, 196
PRINT HEAD HOT fault message, 197
PAPER OUT TIMEOUT fault message, 196
PRINT HEAD UP Close Print Head fault message,
Parallel interfaces
197
Centronics, 166
222
Print Intensity, 98
R
Print Mode, 99
Print Speed, 99
RBN TAKEUP FULL Remove Used Rbn fault
Printer, 18
alarms, 191
message, 197
Dynamic Print Control, 19
Received Data (RD) signal
RS-232 serial interface, 172
emulations, 21
RS-422 serial interface, 173
features, 21
hardware options, 21
Remove Label fault message, 197
interfaces, 165
Repeat Form Opt, 139
problems, 186
Report Status, 154, 159, 162
self-test, 176
Request to Send, 159
the printing process, 18
Request To Send (RTS) signal
RS-232 serial interface, 172
PRINTER HOT fault message, 197
Printer PI, 138
Reset Cfg Names, 99
Printer Select, 138
Reset Cmd CFG Ld, 139
Printer Settings
Reset Head Data, 151
RESETTING PLEASE WAIT fault message, 197
Changing, 66
Resistors
Printer Status, 159
configuration, 171
Printer Tests, 151
Response Polarity, 154
Printing
conventions is this manual, 16
RESTORING BOOT CODE fault message, 197
Printing a Configuration, 71
RIBBON BROKEN Reload Ribbon fault message,
Printing test labels, 176
197
Printronix Windows Driver, 163
RIBBON
Problems, 186
message, 197
Processing time
RIBBON FAULT Timeout fault message, 198
DETECTED
In
Direct
Mode
fault
Ribbon Low, 100
improving, 177
Proportional Line Length, 138
Ribbon Low fault message, 198
Proportional Spacing, 138
RIBBON OUT Load Ribbon fault message, 198
Protect Configs., 99
Ribbon Select, 100
Prt Partial Line, 139
Ribbon Width, 100
PSeries Dbl High, 139
Right Margin, 139
Ptr On Time, 151
Rot. Char Size, 140
Ptr Print Dist, 151
RS-232 serial interface
Ptr Setup Parse, 99
Clear To Send (CTS), 172
Ptr Setup SFCC, 99
Data Carrier Detect (DCD), 172
PWR SUPPLY HOT fault message, 197
Data Set Ready (DSR), 172
Q
Quality
print, controlling, 179
Received Data (RD), 172
Request To Send (RTS), 172
Transmitted Data (TD), 172
RS-422 serial interface
received data (RD), 173
transmitted data (TD), 173
223
S
Signals
Centronics parallel interface, 167
Safety
notices, defined, 13
IEEE 1284 interface, 170
Simple Protocol Converter, 88, 103
Sample Configuration Printout, 72
Skip Cmd Prefix, 143
Save Config., 100
Slash 0, 143
Saving New Configurations, 68
Slashed Zero, 144
Secondary Control Panel
Slew Relative, 144
Using, 64
Slew Speed, 101
Secondary Sets (Coax), 140
SOFTWARE
Secondary Sets (Twinax), 141
message, 198
SECURITY CODE VIOLATION fault message, 198
Software handshaking, 178
Select Char, 141
SPC, 103
Select CPI, 141
SPC Char Set, 144
Select LPI, 141
SPC Null Supp, 144
Select SFCC (ASCII Emulation), 142
SPC Type, 144
Select SFCC (IGP), 142
Standard, 88
Select SO Char., 142
Standard Chars., 102
Selecting a Menu Option, 65
Standard CT Interface, 88
Self-test
Standard C/T Interface, 103
printer, 176
ERROR
Power
Stop Bits, 159
Serial
Subnet Mask, 162
System Memory, 151
Buffer Size in K, 155
T
Data Protocol, 155
Data Terminal Ready, 157
Tear-Strip Time, 102
Idle Response, 157
Terminating resistor configuration, 171
One Char Enquiry, 158
Test Count, 152
Parity, 158
Test labels
Poll Character, 158
printing, 176
Poll Response, 158
TESTING
Request to Send, 159
message, 198
Stop Bits, 159
Text Length, 145
Word Length, 160
Text position, 145
Serial Port Functions, 154
Serial Port Menu Items, 154
HARDWARE
PLEASE
Time
processing, improving, 177
SERIES1 1 CHAR, 156
Timeout, 159, 163
Set Lock Key, 101
Top Margin, 145
Set Text Orientation, 142
Translation Table, 145
SFCC, 143
Translation Table (Twinax), 146
SFCC Char, 143
Translation Tbl (Coax), 145
SFCC d command, 143
Translation Tbl (SPC Coax), 145
224
fault
Standard Sets, 144
Sensed Distance, 101
Baud Rate, 155
Recycle
WAIT
fault
Transmitted Data (TD) signal
View File List, 102
W
RS-232 serial interface, 172
RS-422 serial interface, 173
Trickle Time, 160
Width Limit, 149
Troubleshooting, 177
Word Length, 160
X
True Vert 1/10, 146
Truncate Alpha, 146
XON / XOFF, 155
Twinax Type, 146
Z
Twinax/coax host interface, 21
Typeface, 146
06 HOST REQUEST fault message, 198
U
08 HOLD PRINT TIMEOUT fault message, 198
1284 Parallel interface, 168
Uniform Fonts, 147
15 COMM CHECK fault message, 198
Units, 102
UPC Descenders (Code V), 147
UPC Descenders (IGP), 147
Upr Case Select, 147
Using Downloaded True Type Fonts, 163
V
20 CPI Condensed, 107
22 INVALID ADDR fault message, 199
27 CU TIMED OUT fault message, 199
28 CU NOT ENAB fault message, 199
33 HEAD OPEN Timeout fault message, 199
40V POWER FAIL fault message, 199
Var Ratio Barcd, 148
5225 World Trade, 107
Ver Image Shift, 102
^Dn Dot Slew, 107
Vertical DPI, 148
225
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©Copyright IBM Corp., 2000
G544-5731-00
*G544573100*
01P6221
*011*
171442-001A
Preliminary 1
©Copyright IBM Corp., 2000
G544-5731-00
*07G544573100*
01P6221
*04011*
Printed in the United States Of America
171442-001A