User’s Manual
P520i
Part Number.980477-001
© 2004 ZIH Corp.
Rev. B
FOREWORD
This manual contains installation and operation information for the P520i Series card
printers manufactured by Zebra Technologies Corporation.
RETURN MATERIALS AUTHORIZATION
Before returning any equipment to Zebra Technologies Corporation for in-warranty or
out-of-warranty repair, contact Repair Administration for a Return Materials
Authorization (RMA) number. Repack the equipment in the original packing material
and mark the RMA number clearly on the outside. Ship the equipment, freight prepaid,
to the address listed below:
For USA and Latin America:
Zebra Technologies Corporation
Card Imaging Division
1001 Flynn Road
Camarillo, CA. 93021-8706.USA
Phone: +1 (805) 579-1800
FAX: +1 (805) 579-1808
For Europe, Asia and Pacific:
EMEA Technical Support
Gordon Road
High Wycombe Bucks
HP13-6EQ UK
Phone: + 44 (0) 870 241 1527
FAX: + 44 (0) 870 241 0765
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
This document contains information proprietary to Zebra Technologies Corporation.
This document and the information contained within are Copyrighted by Zebra
Technologies Corporation and may not be duplicated in full or in part by any person
without written approval from Zebra. While every effort has been made to keep the
information contained within current and accurate as of the date of publication, no
guarantee is given that the document is error-free or that it is accurate with regard to
any specification. Zebra reserves the right to make changes, for the purpose of
product improvement, at any time.
TRADEMARKS
P520i is a service mark and Zebra is a registered trademark of Zebra Technologies
Corporation. Windows and MS.DOS are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. All
other trademarks or registered trademarks are marks of their respective holders.
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PRODUCT WARRANTY STATEMENT
Printers
All Zebra Card Printers are warranted against defects in material or workmanship for
twelve (12) months from the purchase date.
Proof of purchase or shipment date is required to validate the warranty period. The
warranty becomes void if the equipment is modified, improperly installed or used,
damaged by accident or neglect, or if any parts are improperly installed or replaced by
the user.
Note: Products returned must be packaged in the original or comparable packing and
shipping container. In the event equipment is not so packaged, or if shipping damage is evident, it will not be accepted for service under warranty. Surface transportation charges for return to customers in the continental United States is paid by Zebra.
Otherwise, Zebra pays CPT (carriage paid to) nearest airport, customer pays customers, duties, taxes, and freight from airport to destination. If Zebra determines that
the product returned for warranty service or replacement is not defective as herein
defined, the customer will pay all handling and transportation costs.
Printheads
Since printhead wear is part of normal operation, the original printhead is covered by
a twelve (12) month warranty. Warranty period begins on purchase date.
To qualify for this warranty, the printhead must be returned to the factory or to an
authorized service center. Customers are not required to purchase Zebra supplies
(media and/or ribbons) for warranty qualification. However, if it is determined that the
use of other manufacturer supplies has caused any defect in the printhead for which
a warranty claim is made, the user is responsible for Zebra's labor and material
charges required to repair the defect. The warranty becomes void if the printhead is
physically worn or damaged, also if it is determined that failure to follow the preventive maintenance schedule listed in the User's Guide has caused defect in the thermal
printhead for which a warranty claim is made.
Spare Parts
All parts, maintenance kits, options kits, and print head accessories are warranted to
be free of defects in material and workmanship for 90 days (except where otherwise
denoted) from date of purchase. This warranty becomes void if the item is modified,
improperly installed or used, or damaged by accident or neglect.
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DECLARATIONS OF CONFORMITY
EN 55022 (1998)
89/336/EEC
modified by
92/31/EEC
and
93/68/EEC
EMC Directive
73/23/EEC
modified
by 93/68/EEC
Low voltage
Directive
1999/5/CE
R&TTE Directive
EN 301489-3 V1.4.1
EN 55024 (2001)
RF Emissions control
RF Emissions and immunity
for radio equipment
Immunity to Electromagnetic
Disturbances
EN 60950 (1992) and
Amendments A1 to Product safety
A11 (1997)
EN300330-2 V1.1.1
Radio frequency interferences
For a formal Certificate, please contact Compliance Engineering at the
Camarillo facility.
Model: P520i conforms to the following specification:
FCC Part 15, Subpart A, Section 15.107(a) and Section 15.109(a)
Class B digital device
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses ans can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference’s by one or more
of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The user may find the following booklet, prepared by the Federal
Communications Commission, helpful:
How to identify and resolve Radio/TV Interference Problems. This booklet is
available from the U.S. Government printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402,
Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.
Use of a shielded cable is required to comply within Class B limits of Part 15
of FCC Rules.
Pursuant to Part 15.21 of the FCC Rules, any changes or modifications to this
equipment not expressly approved by Zebra may cause, harmful interference and void the FCC authorization to operate this equipment.
INDUSTRY CANADA NOTICE
This device complies with Industry Canada ICS-003 class B requirements.
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing the Zebra P520i Plastic Card Printer.
Zebra’s P520i card printers offer a low cost, high quality solution to those requiring
computer-controlled printing and encoding of credit card style plastic cards, Card
applications include personalized identification, access control, visitor, membership,
badges and tags.
This manual guides you to efficient start up and operation of your new Card Printer.
P520i printer models
The Zebra Product Number tells a story:
Here is a quick review of the Zebra Card Printer Series numbering and lettering
system to help you.
The P520i Plastic Card Printer employs Dye Sublimation and Resin Thermal Transfer
technologies. Model numbers include identifiers that specify options are shown using
the following lettering conventions:
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Ship-away kit
P520i - X X X X X - X DO
Smart Card:
O = No
E = Yes
Magnetic Encoder:
O = No
M = Yes
Magnetic Encoder Options:
O = No
1 = Stripe down HICO
2 = Stripe Down LOCO
3 = Stripe Up HICO
4 = Stripe Up LOCO
Memory:
O = Standard
Interface:
U = Parallel & USB
C = Ethernet & USB
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Windows Driver
& User Documentation
Power Cord:
I = 120 Vac (US) and
220 Vac (Europe)
U = 240Vac (UK)
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ICONS
Throughout this manual, different icons highlight important information, as follows:
Important general information.
Mechanical hazard, such as one associated with moving parts,
capable of resulting in equipment damage or personal injury.
Electrical hazard, such as an exposed voltage point, capable of
causing electrical shock and personal injury.
An area where electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause
component damage. Use a grounding wrist band.
Elevated temperature hazard, capable of producing a burn.
Keep Card Printer clean by minimizing cover open time.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Loading Printing Ribbons • • • • •
Loading Lamination Patch • • • • •
Loading cards • • • • • • • • • • • • •
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B- Card Cleaning Cartridge • • • •
C- Card Thickness Control Lever
D- Card Output Hopper • • • • • • •
2•5 Reject Card Box • • • • • • • • • • • •
2•6 Feeding one card at a time • • • •
2•7 Printing a test card • • • • • • • • • •
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3•1 Install P520i Printer Driver • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
3•2 printing a sample card • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
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Cleaning the print head • • • • •
Cleaning the Laminator rollers
Card Cleaning cartridge • • • •
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A- Printing Station Status Messages • •
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APPENDIX A • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Introduction • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
A- Media Loading orientation • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
B- Magnetic Encoder Cleaning • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
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B- Smart Card Contact Station Interface • • • • • • • • •
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Available Full-Color Ribbons • • • • • • • • •
Available Monochrome Ribbons • • • • • • •
Print Ribbons vs Laminator Compatibility
Available Patch Ribbons • • • • • • • • • • • •
Cards for Printing and Lamination • • • • •
Cards Suitable for Printing Only • • • • • • •
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GETTING STARTED
1 • 1 Unpacking your card printer
Your P520i printer ships in a carton and protective anti-static bag. Keep all packaging
material in case you need to move or re-ship the printer.
While unpacking, inspect the carton to ensure that no damage occured during
shipping.
Please ensure that you have a clean and nearly dust free environment for proper
operation and storage of the printer.
GETTING STARTED
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In addition to user documentation, make sure the following items are included with
your P520i printer:
CARD HOPPER
CLEANING KIT
POWER CABLE(5)
CLEANING CARTRIDGE
PRINTER DRIVER CD
(Printer Documentation CD)
Parallel CABLE
(for “U” Interface Option only)
If any items are missing, please contact your dealer.
To reorder, please refer to Appendix C of this
manual.
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GETTING STARTED
1 • 2 Indicators and Control
Your P520i printer has an LCD Display, two LED’s and two Panel Buttons.
LCD Display
P520
Clear Button “Select”
Menu Button “Next”
Alert LED
Power LED
LCD
Display:
LEDs:
Panel
Buttons:
The 16 character LCD 2-Line Display is used
for:
• Showing the printer’s current status
• Providing operator and service messages
(chapter 5)
The two LEDs are used for:
• Green: Power LED
• Amber: Alert LED (with Beeper)
The Menu Button (left) is a push button used
for:
• Bringing printer into Menu Mode when pressed
with the printer showing READY on the LCD Display.
• Using in Menu Mode to scroll through Menu
Options.
The Clear Button (right) is a push button used
for:
• Clearing an error status (when LCD Display shows
an error and Alert LED is on).
• Invoking automatic retry of the operation which
gave the error.
• Selecting a Menu Option when in Menu Mode.
Note: The buttons beep when pressed.
GETTING STARTED
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1 • 3 Printer Installation
The following will guide you through the installation of your P520i printer.
CAUTION: Limit AC power supplied to the P520i
Printer to 110 - 230 V AC, 60 - 50 Hz for an associated 1,40A - 0,80A. Limit excess current draw to 16
amps or less, using an associated circuit breaker or
other such device. Never operate the printer in a
location where operator, computer, or printer can
get wet. Personal injury could result. The
printer must be connected to an earthed electrical
power supply and properly protected against
electrical surges and grounding faults.
1 • Place the printer in a location that allows easy
access to all sides. The printer should never be
operated while resting on its side or upside down.
2 • Place the printer’s power switch in the OFF (O)
position.
3 • Insert the power cable to the printer power
socket and attach to grounded electrical socket of
the proper voltage and type.
CAUTION: Intermittent or unpredictable operation
may occur from unsecured connectors. If
damaged, the power cable must be replaced by an
exact equivalent.
Use only Parallel Cable under 3 Meters in length.
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4 • Attach and secure the interface cable to printer and
computer. Note: In printers with two-connectors, use
the USB or the Parallel/Ethernet, never both.
5 • Switch power on.
Parallel Computer
Connector Option
USB Computer
Connection
Ethernet Computer
Connector Option
OPERATION
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Ethernet Indicators
The following shows the function of the switch and indicators found on P520i
Printers that use Ethernet Computer Interfaces.
LED
Red
Red
Red/Green
Green
Green
Green
Action
Flashing
Solid > 30 sec
Flashing Alternately
Solid > 30 sec
Rapid Flashing (9/sec)
Slowly Flashing (1/sec)
Status Being Signaled
Power-On Self Testing
Failure of Power-On Tests
Firmware Download mode
Proper Hardware Operation; Network Found
Network not Found
Print Job in Progress
Ethernet Push Button
Press the Ethernet Push button with the printer ON to to get a Test Card.
Press and hold the Switch while turning ON the Printer to perform a RESET.
LEDs
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OPERATION
GENERAL
TCP/IP
NETWARE
STATUS
ERROR
None
None
None
JET ADMIN
ENABLED
FIRMWARE IS COPYRIGHTED
SERIAL NUMBER
HARDWARE ADDRESS
FIRMWARE (DATE CODE)
GENERAL
2159748
00074D20F484
8.00 (3133A
Ethernet Test Card
ZebraNet Print Server Confiruration
STATUS
FRAME FORMAT
MODE
NETWARE
ENABLED
Unknown
Unknown
PORT CONFIGURATION
PORT NAME
Online
PRINTER STATUS
Enabled
BIDIRECTIONAL
CONNECTED TO
None
ERROR
STATUS
ADDRESS
SUBNET MASK
DEFAULT GATEWAY
TIMEOUT GATEWAY
TCP/IP
ENABLED
101.2.228
255.225.25.0
10.1.2.1
Enabled
Ethernet Push
Button
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OPERATION
2 • 1 Printer Features
The following shows the features found on your P520i Printer:
Standard Features:
Optional Features:
1 • Print Head Unlock Lever
2 • Print Head
3 • Card Thickness Control Lever
4 • Card Feeder
5 • LCD Display and two panel Buttons
6 • Card Cleaning Cartridge
7 • Laminator
8 • Laminator Unlock Lever
9 • Card Output Hopper
10 • Rejected Card Box
11 • Cleaning Roller
A • Smart Card Contact Station
B • Magnetic Encoder Station
OPERATION
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2 • 2 Loading Printing Ribbons
The P520i Printer requires approved ribbons (see Appendix C). The Resin Thermal
Transfer and Dye Sublimation ribbons and Lamination are specifically designed for
your P520i Printer. For optimum performance and printer life (Print Head), always use
approved ribbons.
DO NOT TOUCH the print head or the electronic
components on the print head carriage.
Discharges ofelectrostatic charge from the human
body or other surfaces can damage the print head
or other electronic components used in this device.
1 • Remove ribbon from packaging.
2 • With printer power ON and Printer Ready status,
open cover and press down on the Print Head
Unlock Lever to open the print head carriage. The
print head carriage will pop open.
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3 • Load ribbon onto the supply spindle “1”
(under print head carriage) and empty core ( with
tape attached) onto the take-up spindle “2”. Make
sure the ribbon comes off the top of the supply
spindle and feeds to the top of the take-up spindle.
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4 • Push down on the Print Head Lock Lever until an
audible “click” signals the locked-down position.
5 • Close Cover
Please note that the ribbon automatically
synchronises whenever the print head lock down
occurs.
The card flipper will not operate and an error will
be indicated if you try to flip a card when the cover
is open.
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2 • 3 Loading Lamination Patch
The P520i Printer requires approved patches (see Appendix C).
Clear patches, hologram patches or Overlay varnishes are specifically designed for
your P520i Printer. For optimum performance and printer life (Laminator), always use
approved patches.
1 • Remove patch from packaging.
2 • With printer power ON and printer Ready status,
open cover.
3 • Press down on the Laminator Unlock Lever to
open the laminator bracket. The laminator bracket
will pop open.
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4 • Load patch onto the supply spindle “1”
(under laminator bracket) and align the notch of the
empty core with the spindle screw ( with tape
attached) onto the take-up spindle “2” .
Make sure the patch comes off the top of the supply
spindle and feeds to the top of the take-up spindle.
5 • Push down on the Laminator Lock Lever until an
audible “click” signals the locked-down position.
6 • Close Cover
.Please note that the ribbon automatically
synchronises whenever the laminator head
lock down occurs.
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2 • 4 Loading Cards
To help you load, print, and collect cards, the P520i has the following items:
A - CARD FEEDER
This items is used for loading cards.
1 • Open Card Feeder Cover by putting your fingers
on both sides and rotating the cover in a clockwise
direction to the open position.
2 • Install cards into Feeder* as shown.
3 • Close Card Feeder Cover.
DO NOT bend cards or touch print surfaces as this
can reduce print quality. The surface of the cards
must remain clean and dust free. Always store
cards in an enclosed container. Ideally, use cards
as soon as possible. If cards stick together,
carefully shuffle them.
* See Chapter 6, Technical Specifications, for card requirements and capacities.
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B - INSTALL CARD CLEANING CARTRIDGE
This items is used to clean the cards entering the printer.
It must installed before using the printer.
1 • Remove Card Cleaning Cartridge from
plastic bag and peel off protective wrapper from
adhesive cleaning roller.
2 • Open printer cover and remove the yellow
reminder tape from the location for the Cleaning
Cartridge.
3 • Make sure the arrow on top of the assembly is
facing towards the rear of the printer.
Hook assembly into slot on printer and rotate down.
Ensure the assembly locks in place.
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C - CARD THICKNESS CONTROL LEVER
This items is operated by the user to prevent more than one card feeding into the
printer at the same time and causing a jam.
Open cover, and adjust lever to the correct
position for the card thickness you are using. Repeat
for different card thickness. (Factory setting is for 30
mil (0,762 mm) card thickness). See diagram below:
Card thickness:
A - 60mil (1.524mm) to 50mil (1.27mm)
B - 40mil (1.016mm)
C - 30mil (0.762mm)
D - 20mil (0.508mm)
E* - Less than 20mil (0.508mm)
*Start at lowest position and move lever up
to match card thickness.
For other card thickness, start lever at lowest
position and move up until cards feed.
Note: For Lamination cards should only be 30 mil cards, and composite PVC is prefered
for optimum performance.
D - CARD OUTPUT HOPPER
This items is used for printing cards.
Install card Output hopper onto printer by hooking
over bottom edge of card exit aperture.
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2 • 5 Rejected Card Box
The P520i Printer is equipped with a Rejected card Box. When an encoding can not be
completed, the card is ejected into the Rejected Card Box. The P520i Printer counts the
number of cards which go into the Reject Card Box. After 10 cards the printer stops,
the Amber LED Flashes and a LCD Message is displayed indicating the need to empty
the reject box.
REJECT BOX FULL
WHEN TO MAINTAIN
When the LCD screen reports message
HOW TO MAINTAIN
1 • Press the top of the Rejected Card Box Door as
shown. Allow the door to swing down and open.
2 • Remove all cards from the Rejected Card Box.
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3 • Swing the Rejected Card Box Door and press the
top. An audible “click” signals the locked position.
4 • Press the Clear Button on the front panel to
re-start the current printer job and to clear the
rejected cards counter.
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2 • 6 Feeding one card at a time
A Manual Feed Slot is avalable on the side of the Card Feeder cover for feeding single
cards. Cleaning Cards are fed manually through this slot.
The Feeder must be empty for manual card feeding to work properly.
For one-at-a-time printing, feed cards through slot
on side of Feeder.
Do not feed more than one card at a time.
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2 • 7 Printing a Test Card
With ribbon and cards loaded, your P520i printer is ready to print. To check the
operation of the printer and the laminator you should print a test card.
NOTE: Test cards are not laminated.
1 • When the printer displays READY, press the
“Next” button (left) on your Control Panel to MENU
PRINTER, then the “Select”button (right) to PRINTER INFO.
2 • Press twice the “Next” button to SELF TEST
MENU and then “Select” to TEST PATTERN.
3 • A test card will print after a few seconds. LCD
display will show printing status. Test Card is
printed on both sides of the card.
This is an example of the test card.
Front Side: Printer Operation
Back Side: Laminator Operation
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2 • 8 Printer Menu Information
The printer is equipped with an LCD Display and two key buttons which gives access
to printer menus.
When the printer status shows READY, press the Menu button to enter the Menu Mode
Menu Button “NEXT”(left)
Clear Button “SELECT”(right)
When you are in Menu Mode the top line display shows
menu information and the second line of
display clarifies the function of the two “NEXT” and
“SELECT” key buttons relative to the current menu item.
The printer will return to READY Mode if either of
the two key Buttons is not pressed within ten
seconds of entering Menu mode.
P520i LCD Menu Trees:
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Menu Tree: Printer station
READY
READY
PRINTER MODULE
MENU
After 10 seconds of
selection inactivity,
READY returns
automatically.
PRINTER
INFORMATION
Model Number of
Printer
MODEL NAME
Hold
xxxx
Firmware Version
Installed
FIRMWARE VER
Hold
V3.21
Number of Cards
Printed
COUNTER
xxxx
Hold
Number of Cards in
Reject Box
REJECT BOX
xxxx
MAIN MENU
Hold
Image Centering
Offset (Pixels)
PRINTER
PARAMETERS
OFFSET X/Y
Hold
X:xx Y:yy
x = YMC Contrast
Settings
COLOR PARAMETERS
Hold
Y:xx-M:xx-C:xx
Mag Stripe Type
HICO, LOCO, NONE
MAG OPTION
[NEXT] xxxx
Hold
Printer Ribbon
(Driver Selection)
RIBBON
INFORMATION
RIBBON TYPE
800015-xxx
Hold
Remaining
Ribbon
PRINTS REMAINING
xxxx
Hold
Sends Card to
Output Hopper
PRINTER
EJECT CARD
LAMINATOR
MENU
SELF TEST CARD
MENU
EJECT CARD
PROCESSING
See Laminator
Group
Appears only when
option is installed
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}
See Following Pages
CLEANING
MENU
OPERATION
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Menu Tree: Laminating station
READY
READY
After 10 seconds of
selection inactivity,
READY returns
automatically.
PRINTER MODULE
MENU
See Menu Mode
Printer Group
Model Number of
Laminator
LAMINATOR
MENU
LAMINATOR
INFORMATION
MODEL NAME
Hold
xxxx
Firmware Version
Installed
FIRMWARE VER
Vx.xx
Laminations
Performed
MAIN
MENU
COUNTER
xxxx
Hold
Hold
Laminator Model
Name
LAMINATOR
PARAMETERS
MODEL NAME
xxxx
First Ribbon
Mark Offset
Hold
OFFSET FIRST
Hold
xxxx
Ribbon Sync Mark
Offset
OFFSET SYNCH
xxxx
Hold
Patch Centering
Offset
PEEL OFFSET
xxxx
Heat Roller
Temperature
Hold
TEMPERATURE
Hold
xxxx
Lamination and
Cooling Times
SPEED
[NEXT] xxxx
Hold
Action Complete
LAMINATOR
SELF TEST
LAMINATE
SINGLE SIDE
SINGLE SIDE
PROCESSING
Action Complete
LAMINATE
[NEXT]
DUAL SIDE
SELF TEST CARD
MENU
}
See Next Page
CLEANING
MENU
20 OPERATION
DUAL SIDE
PROCESSING
Menu Tree: Test Cards and Cleaning
READY
READY
After 10 seconds of
selection inactivity,
READY returns
automatically.
PRINTER MODULE
MENU
See Menu Mode
Printer Group
LAMINATOR
MENU
See Menu Mode
Laminator Group
Test Card Menu
Action Complete
SELF TEST CARD
MENU
SELF TEST CARD
TEST PATTERN
TEST PATTERN
PROCESSING
Action Complete
SELF TEST CARD
PRINT PARAMETERS
PARAMETERS
PROCESSING
Action Complete
SELF TEST CARD
MAG PARAMETERS
MAG
PROCESSING
Action Complete
SELF TEST CARD
[NEXT]
LAMINATOR
LAMINATOR
[NEXT]
PROCESSING
In-process
Status
First, remove both Ribbons and
Plastic Cards, then insert Cleaning
Card into Card Feeder
Action Complete
CLEANING
MENU
CLEANING
PRINTER
PRINTER
CLEANING
CLEANING
MAGNETIC HEAD
MAGNETIC HEAD
CLEAN MAG HEAD
Action Complete
In-process
Status
Appears only when
option is installed
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OPERATION
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22 OPERATION
3
PRINTING A SAMPLE CARD
Printing with the P520i Printer requires the Windows Printer Driver, your card design/issuing software or printer command level programming through the printer interface.
The P520i Card Printer can be used with any Windows 98 SE/ME, NT 4.0, 2000. or XP
software application program, using the drivers provided with the printer.
This section contains information on the printing of a dual-sided card in color
(using the 5-Panel color ribbon YMCKK) and the Windows Printer Driver.
BEFORE installing updated printer driver versions,
always delete the existing printer driver version
from your computer using Add/Remove from the
Windows Control Panel.
PRINTING A SAMPLE CARD
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3 • 1 To install the P520i Printer Driver proceed
as follows:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Ensure that your PC printer
port is set to ECP mode and also ensure that you
have deleted any previous versions ot this printer
driver. If you have any doubts please contact your
IT department.
❐ Start your computer and then Windows.
❐ Insert your “Zebra Driver” CD into an available drive.
❐ Wait for the Driver Install Wizard to self-launch, and follow the instrutions.
24 PRINTING A SAMPLE CARD
3 • 2 Printing a sample card:
You can either follow the steps below to print your first card or choose the sample card
available during driver installation.
❐ Go to the Microsoft Word Software.
❐ If the printer was not selected as the default printer, go to the file menu
and Select Printer and choose Zebra P520i Card Printer in the printer names
list. Then Close the print dialog box.
❐ Come back to file menu and choose Page Setup.
❐ Select Paper Size tab and in Paper Size choose Card. Then select the
orientation: “landscape”.
❐ Go to Margins tab, Set the Top, Bottom, left and right margins to O (zero)
values.
❐ Press OK to close Page Setup window.
❐ The card appears on the screen.
❐ Design a card with 2 sides similar to the following:
Front Side:
Back Side:
Build the World with us!
http://cards.zebra.com
❐ Once you are ready to print, go to File and point Print
❐ The printer will feed in a card and start printing (the data download time will
vary depending on the complexity of the card design and the processing speed
of the computer).
❐ Once the printing job is achieved the card is ejected from the printer.
PRINTING A SAMPLE CARD
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26 PRINTING A SAMPLE CARD
4
CLEANING
PROTECT YOUR FACTORY WARRANTY!
The recommended maintenance procedures must
be performed to maintain your factory warranty.
Other than the recommanded cleaning procedures
described in this manual, allow only Zebra
authorised technicians to service the P520i Printer.
NEVER loosen, tighten, adjust, or bend, etc. a part
or cable inside the printer.
NEVER use a high pressure air compressor to
remove particles in the printer.
CLEANING
27
4 • 1 Cleaning System
Your P520i Printer includes a simple cleaning system using the Pre-Satured Cleaning
Cards provided. The regular use of these cards will clean and maintain important parts
of your printer that cannot be reached: including the Print Head, the Lamination
station and Transport Rollers.
CLEAN PRINTER
WHEN TO CLEAN
When the LCD screen reports messages.
HOW TO CLEAN
1 • Leave power on.
Open Cover and release Print Head Bracket.
Remove ribbon.
Close Print Head Bracket
Close Cover. Remove cards from Card Feeder.
2 • Insert one Pre-Saturated Cleaning Card
(provided) through slot on the side of the Card
feeder Cover.
3 • Press the right panel button for a few seconds.
The card will feed into printer and carry out the
cleaning process. repeat the process with a new
Cleaning card if necessary.
Note: For a printer cleaning prior to the WHEN TO CLEAN signal, press the Left Panel
button until the LCD screen shows “CLEANING MENU”. Press the right Panel button
to select and one more time again to run the cleaning process (Repeat first steps 1 &
2 above).
Although the CLEAN PRINTER message is
displayed until the cleaning process has been
performed, the printer will continue to operate.
28 CLEANING
4 • 2 Cleaning the Print Head
A cleaning using the cleaning system with cards usually suffices. However, a
separate Print head cleaning using swabs can remove more stubborn deposits when
print anomalies persist. To avoid deposits, only use foam-tipped swabs.
1 • Switch power Off, open cover, raise Print Head
and remove the Ribbon.
2 • Clean Print Head by moving alcohol-moistened
swab tip side-to-side across Print Head elements.
Only use moderate force.
Make sure the elements are dry before switching on.
(To reorder swabs see Appendix C).
Never use a sharp object to scrape deposits from
the print head. Permanent damage will result.
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29
4 • 3 Cleaning the Laminator Rollers
A cleaning using the Cleaning System with cards usually suffices, moreover your
printer is equipped with two cleaning rollers situated before the card enter the
Laminator. The upper roller has a coating that collects any loose particles on the
surface of cards. However, a separate Laminator Station cleaning can remove more
stubborn deposits.
To avoid deposits, only use foam-tipped swabs.
Never touch the rollers with fingers.
WHEN TO MAINTAIN
Cleaning
frequency
varies
with
different
environments. Clean when lamination anomalies
persist.
HOW TO MAINTAIN
1 • Switch OFF your printer and open cover. Make
sure the Laminator rollers cool down.
2 • Press down on the unlock lever to open the
Laminator braquet.
1
3 • Clean the two Laminator rollers and the
two transport rollers gently with a swab.
(The above transport roller “1” can be temporary
removed for an easy clean)
4 • Make sure the rollers are dry before Pushing
down the bracket and switching on your printer.
30 CLEANING
4 • 4 Card Cleaning Cartridge
Your P520i Printer also has a Card Cleaning Cartridge. This item cleans the cards
entering the printer. To ensure print quality, the cleaning roller requires periodic
replacements.
CLEAN PRINTER
WHEN TO MAINTAIN
When LCD screen reports message or at ribbon
replacements.
Run a printer cleaning first.
(see 4.1 Cleaning System for more instructions).
HOW TO MAINTAIN
1 • Open Cover and locate Cleaning Cartridge
2 • Gently remove Cleaning Cartridge by rotating up
and away from printer.
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31
3 • Remove Cleaning Roller from Cartridge and discard.
4 • Install new Cleaning Roller into Cartridge*. To
avoid contamination, always hold the Cleaning
Roller assembly by the ends.
5 • Carefully peel off wrapper from new Cleaning
Roller while in Cartridge.
6 • Replace Cartridge into printer. Make sure the
arrow on top of the assembly is facing towards the
rear of the printer. Hook assembly into slot on printer and rotate down. Ensure the assembly locks in
place.
DO NOT touch the roller surface that contacts the
cards.
7 • Close Cover
¨See Appendix C for replacement Cleaning Rollers.
Although the CLEANING PRINTER message is
displayed until maintenance has been performed,
the printer will cotinue to operate.
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5
TROUBLESHOOTING
This section offers solutions to potential problems you may experience with your
P520i printer. The table below lists the screen messages that will be displayed on the
printer’s LCD, both during normal operation and to alert operator of any error
conditions. There is also some additional information dealing with quality issues
concerning printing onto cards.
5 • 1 Interpreting LCD Display messages
A • Printing Station Status Messages
SCREEN MESSAGE
INITIALIZING
READY
MEANING
Power-ON Initialization is
occuring.
ACTION
Wait for the ready message
Ready for Print Data
A pause for a Print Head
cool down is occuring.
DOWNLOADING DATA Printer data is being received.
The yellow bit map is
PRINTING YELLOW
being printed.
The magenta panel is
PRINTING MAGENTA being printed.
The cyan panel is being
PRINTING CYAN
printed.
A monochrome bit map is
PRINTING MONO
being printed.
A varnish bit map is being
PRINTING VARNISH printed.
An ultra-violet bit map is
PRINTING UV
being printed.
A hologram bit map is
PRINT HOLOGRAM
being printed.
WAIT TEMPERATURE
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A • Printing Station Status Messages (Continued)
SCREEN MESSAGE
MEANING
ENCODING
The printer is encoding the
Magnetic Stripe.
CLEAN PRINTER
CLEANING
FLIPPING CARD
DOWNLOADING FW
ACTION
Carry out the cleaning
procedure as detailed in
section 4 of this manual.
The printer is prompting for
operator maintenance.
The printer is performing an
internal cleaning routine.
A card-flip to the opposite side
is occuring.
Firmware is downloading to
the printer.
B • Laminating Station Status Messages
SCREEN MESSAGE
MEANING
READY
Power-ON Initialization is
occuring.
The Laminator can accept
cards.
LAMINATING
Card lamination is occuring.
INITIALYZING
STAND BY MODE
WARMING UP
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ACTION
The Laminator is in Reducedpower Mode.
The Laminator is not yet at
the temperature needed for Wait
lamination.
C • Print Station Alert Messages
SCREEN MESSAGE
MEANING
ACTION
REMOVE RIBBON
The ribbon has not been
removed while the cleaning
operation is in progress.
Remove ribbon
OUT OF RIBBON
The printer ribbon has run
out.
Replace printer ribbon.
Remove the jamed card.
MECHANICAL ERROR The printer has an error
moving the card internally
OUT OF CARD
ROTATION ERROR
COVER OPEN
HEAD OPEN
COMMAND ERROR
Ensure the card
out of specification
is
The card feeder is empty
Add more cards or adjust the
card feeder to accept the cards.
The printer has an error
moving the card in the Card
Flip.
Remove card
The cover is open
Close the cover
The print head is not locked
into position
Lock the print head in its lower
position.
Check that the data is suitable
The data being sent from the for printing. Try reprinting a card
host is not recognised.
from known “good” data.
The features of the card are
Check
the stripe is incorrect.
Check the data format.
the
windows
PARAMETERS ERROR not recognised or the data for
options and printer type.
ENCODING ERROR
PRINTER LOCKED
driver
Check that the cards are loaded
with the magnetic stripe in the
correct orientation. Check wheData cannot be written or
read from the magnetic stripe ther high or low coercivity cards
have been specified. Check that
on the card.
the data conforms to ISO specifications. See Appendix A of this
manual for further information.
REJECT BOX FULL The reject box is full.
CHECK RIBBON
not
Empty Reject Box.
Invalid ribbon or none detec- Install proper ribbon.
ted.
Press the Select Button, and folPrinter is locked
low the Passcode Menu instructions.
Ribbon Errors: Check that the print ribbon has not “run out”. Lock and then unlock the
print head assembly; this resynchronises the ribbon automatically. When using a color
ribbon, it should advance automatically so that the leading edge of the yellow panel is
beneath the print head. Ensure that the correct ribbon type has been specified in the
Windows driver.
Card Feed & Mechanical Errors: Ensure that the card thickness adjustment has been
set-up correctly to allow one card to feed.
Magnetic Encoding Errors: Check that the cards are inserted correctly in the printer.
Ensure that the cards are low or high coercivity as required, and are set-up correctly
in the printer driver.
Cleaning Alert: The printer has counted the number of cards printed and has
automatically flagged that a cleaning routine needs to be carried out. (See Chapter 4).
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35
D • Laminating Station Alert Messages
MEANING
SCREEN MESSAGE
COVER OPEN
HEAD OPEN
OUT OF RIBBON
OUT OF CARD
MECHANICAL ERROR
COMMAND ERROR
NO ACCESS
ROTATION ERROR
RIBBON FAILURE
TEMPERATURE ERR
FLASH ERROR
ACTION
The cover is open.
Close cover.
The Laminator Head is raised.
Latch down the Lamination
Head.
The Laminator has run out
Load a new ribbon
of ribbon.
Check for a jamed card.
There is no card in the
Ensure the card is not out of
Laminator.
specification.
An error occured while
moving a card.
Produce an initialization by
switching Printer Off and On.
The Laminator has received Check then resend
an invalid Command or Command.
Parameter.
Laminator access is restricted.
A Laminator Flip-over error
Check for Card Jam.
occured.
Open Laminator Bracket,
The film is glued to the card remove card, and close
during the cool-down per- Bracket. Check Lot Code of
iod
the Lamination Ribbon roll.
Lamination Temperature failure.
Laminator Flash Memory
produced an error,
36 PRINTING A SAMPLE CARD
TROUBLESHOOTING
5 • 2 Print Quality Issues
This section will help you resolve print quality problems. The print quality is
dependent on several factors. The two most important factors that will increase your
print quality are cleanliness and card stock. To diagnose and fix print quality problems,
follow the troubleshooting procedure below:
• Small spots appear on the printed card with a non-printed area or a different color.
Possible Cause
A • Contamination on the card surface.
B • Dust inside the printer and/or dirty Cleaning Roller.
>> Solution
A1 • Check that cards are stored in a dust free environment
A2 • Use a different supply of cards.
B1 • Perform a Cleaning of the printer (see Cleaning section).
B2 • Replace Cleaning Roller (see Cleaning section)
• There are non-printing horizontal lines (white) on the card surfaces.
Possible Cause
A • Ribbon is not correctly positioned.
B • Print Head may be dirty.
C • Print Head elements may have been damaged
(e.g. scratched or burnt).
>> Solution
A1 • Open cover and press down the Print Head Unlock Lever to open the Print
Head carriage. The Print Head will move up.
A2 • Check that the ribbon is properly rolled onto the ribbon cores and there
are no wrinkles in the ribbon.
A3 • Push down on the Lock Lever until an audible “click” signals the lockeddown position.
A4 • Ribbon will automatically synchronize.
A5 • Print again.
B1 • Perform a Cleaning of the Print Head (see 4 • 2 Cleaning the Print Head).
C1 • Call service for Print Head replacement information.
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37
• Printing shows very pale or inconsistent results.
Possible Cause
A • Ribbon have been stored improperly or is damaged.
B • Cards may not meet specifications.
C • Contrast and/or Intensity may be set to values
which are too high.
D • Dust or embedded contamination on elements of
the Print Head.
>> Solution
A1 • Change ribbon and print again.
B1 • Use a different supply of cards.
C1 • Adjust Contrast and/or Intensity values in software.
D1 • Perform a Cleaning of the Print Head (see 4 • 2 Cleaning the Print Head).
• Printing shows blurry printed image.
Possible Cause
A • Ribbon may not be correctly positioned.
B • Ribbon may not synchronized on the correct color
panel position.
C • Cards may not meet specifications.
D • Dust inside the printer and/or dirty Cleaning Roller.
>> Solution
A1 • Open cover and press down the Print Head Unlock Lever to open the Print
Head carriage. The Print Head will move up.
A2 • Check that the ribbon is properly rolled onto the ribbon cores.
A3 • Push down on the Print Head Lock Lever until an audible “click” signals
the locked-down position.
A4 • Ribbon will automatically synchronize.
A5 • Print again.
B1 • Open cover and press down the Print Head Unlock Lever to open the Print
Head carriage. The Print Head will move up.
B2 • Push down on the Print Head Lock Lever until an audible “click” signals
the locked-down position.
B3 • Ribbon will automatically synchronize.
B4 •Print again.
C1 • Use a different supply of cards.
D1 • Perform a cleaning of the Print Head (See 4 • 2 Cleaning the Print Head).
D2 • Replace Cleaning Roller (See 4 • 3 Cleaning Cartridge).
38 TROUBLESHOOTING
• No printing on the card.
Possible Cause
A • Ribbon may not be installed in the printer.
B • Cards may not meet specifications.
C • Cable on Print Head may be disconnected.
D • Print Head elements may be scratched or burnt.
>> Solution
A1 • Check for ribbon in the printer.
B1 • Use a different supply of cards.
C1 • Power off the printer and check the Print Head cable connections.
D1 • Call Service for Print Head replacement information.
For optimum print quality, always keep cover of
the printer closed except during ribbon loading
and card thickness control procedures.
The card flipper will not operate and an error will
be indicated if you try to flip a card with the cover
open.
TROUBLESHOOTING
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6
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
General
Color Printing
Bar Code
Fonts
• High speed printing & laminating
• Small footprint
• Windows Drivers for 98SE, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP
• One year printer warranty
• One year print head warranty`
• Color dye sublimation or monochrome thermal
transfer printing
• 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) print resolution
• Edge to edge printing standard
•
•
•
•
•
•
Code 39
Code 128 B & C with & without check digit
2 of 5 & 2 of 5 industrial
UPCA
EAN8 &EAN13
PDF 417 2D bar code
• Internal: Normal 100 point, Bold 100 point
• True Type fonts available via Windows Driver
Cards
• Types PVC, Composite
• Card width/length: ISO CR-80 - ISO 7810,
2.125” (54mm) by 3.375” (86mm)
• Option: Magnetic Stripe - ISO 7811
• Option: Smart Card - ISO 7816-2
• Card thickness: 10mil (0,25mm) to 50mil (1,25mm)
for printing only and 0,8mm for printing and lamina
tion.
• Card Feeder capacity: up to 300 cards (10mil), up to
100 cards (30mil)
• Card Output Hopper capacity: 300 cards (10mil),
up to 100 cards (30mil)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
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CARD DIMENSIONS
ISO STANDARD DIMENSIONS FOR PLAIN CARD
ISO STANDARD DIMENSIONS FOR MAGNETIC STRIPE CARD
CHIP POSITION FOR SMART CARD
0.357 in (9.07 mm)
0.720 in (18.3 mm)
0.757 in
(19.23 mm)
1.121 in
(28.46 mm)
0.403 in (10.25 mm)
0.782 in (19.87 mm)
AFNOR Cards
42 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
0.403 in (10.25 mm)
0.782 in (19.87 mm)
ISO 7816 Cards
Ribbons
• Monochrome: 1000/1500 cards/roll
• Monochrome colors: back, red, blue, green,
silver, gold, white.
• K-resin + O: 500 cards/roll
• K-dye + O: 500 cards/roll
• YMC: 300 cards/roll
• YMCK: 250/400 cards/roll
• YMCK-K: 200 cards/roll
• YMCKO: 200/330 cards/roll
• YMCKOK: 170 cards/roll
Patches
•
•
•
•
•
Clear Patch 1 or 0.6 mil
Clear Patch for mag. stripe 1 mil
Clear Patch for smart card 1 mil
Hologram 1 mil
Varnish full overlay
Overlay Varnish
• Thermal transfer
• 4 microns thick
• Clear and holographic options:
- Clear
- Genuine/Secure Hologram
- Custom Hologram
Interfaces
• Centronics Parallel or Ethernet
• USB port
Mechanical
Electrical
Environmental
•
•
•
•
Width: 31,69” (805mm*)
Depth: 9,25” (235mm*)
Height: 10,43” (265mm*)
Weight: 47,28 Ibs (21,45 kg)
• 110 ~ 230 Volts AC, 60 ~ 50 Hz
• FCC Class B, CE, UL, and CUL approved
•
•
•
•
•
Operating Temperature: 60 to 86°F (15 to 30°C)
Operating Humidity: 20 to 65% non condensing
Storage Temperature: 23 to 158°F (-5 to 70°C)
Storage Humidity: 20 to 70% non condensing
Ventilation: Free air
Dye sublimation printing requires dye sublimation ribbons,with either black or cyan,
magenta, and yellow (plus black resin) panels.
*Measured without card output hopper.
Options
•
•
•
•
Ethernet Port
Smart Card Contact Station (0.76mm cards only)
Magnetic Encoder (0.76mm cards only)
Cleaning Supplies
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
43
CENTRONIC CABLE INTERFACE
The above drawing shows the required connections to use the printer centronic interface.
Printer Pin
Lign Name
1
-STROBE
2
DO
3
D1
4
D2
5
D3
6
D4
7
D5
8
D6
9
D7
10
-ACK
11
-BUSY
12
PE
13
SLCT
14
-AUTO FEED
32
-ERROR
31
-INIT
36
SLCT IN
19-30-33
GND
Note: The printer pins number 15, 16, 18, 30, 34, 35 are not connected.
44 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
A
APPENDIX
Magnetic Card Stripe Encoder
This section contains information on the additional operations of the P520i Printers
with Magnetic Card Stripe Encoder.
(See Chapter 2 for location.)
INTRODUCTION
Operation and maintenance requirements for the P520i Printer with the optional
magnetic card stripe encoder.
(See Chapter 2 for location.)
The magnetic encoder can be set for either high or low coercivity.
APPENDIX A
45
A • MEDIA LOADING ORIENTATION
The magnetic encoder is a factory installed item
with the read/write head positioned below the card
path, available with HICO encoding or LOCO encoding.
When loading cards into the Card Cartridge, please
ensure that the magnetic stripe is facing down and
closest to the rear.
Also available are Printer models with the Magnetic
Read/Write head positioned above the card path,
with HICO encoding or LOCO encoding.
When loading cards, please ensure that the
magnetic stripe is facing up and closest to the rear.
Note:
M1 = Stripe Down HICO
M3 = Stripe up HICO
M2 = Stripe Down LOCO
M4 = Stripe up LOCO
approved HICO & LOCO PVC cards are available. (See Appendix C).
ONLY USE cards that comply with ISO 7810 & 7811
standards for magnetic stripe cards. The magnetic
stripe must be flush to the surface of the card to
work properly. Never use cards which have
taped-on magnetic stripes.
46 APPENDIX A
B • MAGNETIC ENCODER CLEANING
There exists two different processes to clean the Magnetic stripe Encoder.
The first process consists of a standard cleaning of the printer. This cleans the most
important parts of the printer; including the print Head, Transport Roller and Magnetic
Stripe Encoder (refer to chapter 4 “Cleaning” for more instructions.)
The second process consist of a cleaning of the Magnetic Encoder using the Menu
Button from the LCD Display.
To access the Magnetic Cleaning Menu proceed as below:
1 • Leave power on.
2 • Remove cards from the card feeder.
3 • Insert one presaturated card (provided) through
slot on the side of the Card Cartridge.
4 • Press the Menu button until the LCD screen
shows CLEANING MENU.
5 • Press the Select button to select.
6 • Press the Menu button again until the LCD screen
shows CLEAN MAG HEAD.
7 • Run this operation by pressing the select button.
ISO STANDARD ENCODING
Track #
Field Separator
Track density
Valid Characters
# of characters
1
^
210BPI*
Alphanumeric
(ASCII 20 - 95**)
79***
2
=
75BPI*
Numeric
(ASCII 48 - 62)
40***
3
=
210BPI*
Numeric
(ASCII 48 - 62)
107***
* Bit per inch
** Except the “?” character
*** Including Start, Stop and LRC characters. Also note that these 3 characters are
automatically managed by the magnetic encoder according to the ISO Standard norms.
NOTE: Refer to the Card Printer Programmer’s Manual for complete programming information.
APPENDIX A
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48 APPENDIX A
B
APPENDIX
Smart Card Contact Station
This section contains information on the additional operations of the P520i Printers
with Smart Card Contact Stations.
(See Chapter 2 for location.)
INTRODUCTION
Your P520i may be equipped with an optional Smart Card contact station.
Smart Cards can store fingerprints, voice recognition patterns, medical records and
other such data.
This printer model basically responds to commands that position the cards to the
contact station, where the printer connects the pins to the contacts connector on the
Smart cards.
An external “encoder/reader” is necessary for programming Smart Cards (ISO 7816).
All other printer operations remain the same as the standard P520i model.
APPENDIX B
49
A • MEDIA LOADING ORIENTATION
Position the cards with the Smart Card Chip at the
top of the card and towards the printer.
B • SMART CARD CONTACT STATION INTERFACE
When a command to the parallel printer interface
sends a card to the Smart Card Contact Station, the
printer connects the Smart Card Contact Station to
the female DB-9 connector on the rear of the printer.
An attached external Smart Card Programmer can
be used to program Smart card chips
DB - 9
PINS
SMART CARD
CONTACT POINTS
DB - 9
PINS
SMART CARD
CONTACT POINTS
1
CI (VCC)
6
C6 (Vpp)
2
C2 (Reset)
7
C7 (I/O)
3
C3 (Clock)
8
C8 (RFU)
4
C4 (RFU)
5
C5 (GND)
9
(GND when chip is at station)
Refer to the Card printer programmer’s Manual for complete programming information.
DO NOT position printing over the Smart Card Chip.
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C
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Accessories & Supplies
Please contact your Zebra authorised dealer to place an order for accessories and supplies.
Use only Zebra-approved card, ribbon and
patches media. Using non-approved card or ribbon media can void your warranty.
Refer to the Accessories section for more
information about Card and Ribbon Media
available from Zebra Technologies Corp.
AVAILABLE FULL-COLOR PRINTER RIBBONS
Part Number
Description
800015-440
800015-540
800015-448
800015-480
800015-445
800015-545
800015-470
800015-450
800015-460
800015-443
800015-543
YMCKO
YMCKO
YMCKOK
YMCKK
YMCK
YMCK
YMC
Kdye-O
KrO
YMCUvK
YMCUvK
Cards/roll
200
330
170
200
250
400
300
500
500
200
300
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AVAILBLE MONOCHROME RIBBONS:
Part Number
Description
800015-101
800015-102
800015-103
800015-104
800015-106
800015-107
800015-109
800015-185
800015-301
Black
Red
Green
Blue
Gold
Silver
White
Scratch-off Gray
Black
Cards/roll
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
840
1500
Only 30 mil cards should be used when the card is
to be laminated.
Use 30 mil composite cards whenever possible to
ensure compliance of the finished card to ISO
flatness guidelines.
PRINT RIBBONS VS LAMINATIOR COMPAIBILITY:
PRINTING STATION
Part Numbers
Description
800015-101
800015-440
800015-445
800015-448
800015-450
800015-460
800015-470
800015-480
800015-443
Monochrome Ribbon
YMCKO
YMCK
YMCKOK
Kdye-O
KO
YMC
YMCKK
YMCUvK
to -109
& -540
& -545
& 543
LAMINATOR COMPATIBILITY
Patch 1 mil Patch 0.6 mil Full Overlay
-012 to -017 -135 to -138 -125 & -131
no
no*
yes
no*
no*
no*
yes
yes
no*
yes
no*
yes
no*
no*
no*
yes
yes
no*
yes ‡
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
NOTE: * These ribbons can possibly be used without using the “O”-Panel.
‡ These ribbons can only be used with the full overlay Part Number
800015-125 and not with the 800015-131.
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AVAILABLE PATCH RIBBONS:
Part Number
800015-012
800015-013
800015-014
800015-031
800015-032
800015-033
800015-131
800015-135
Description
Cards/roll
Patch 1 mil Carrier-Based Rolls
clear patch for cards w/mag. stripe
100
clear patch for smart cards
100
clear full coverage patches
100
clear full coverage alternating wWITH mag. stripe 100 (50 cards)
Genuine Secure Hologram Image Patches
100
World Globe Hologram Image Patches
100
Zebra TrueSecure Varnish Overlays
Clear
350
Zebra TrueSecure 0.6 mil Carrier-Based Rolls
clear full coverage patches
170
CARDS FOR PRINTING AND LAMINATION:
Part Number
Description
104523-111
104523-112
104523-113
104524-101
104524-102
104524-103
Premier
Premier
Premier
Premier
Premier
Premier
grade PVC
grade PVC LoCo
grade PVC HiCo
plus grade composite
plus grade composite LoCo
plus grade composite HiCo
Card/pack
thickness
100
100
100
100
100
100
30mil
30mil
30mil
30mil
30mil
30mil
Card/pack
thickness
200
100
100
100
10mil
30mil
30mil
30mil
CARDS SUITABLE FOR PRINTING ONLY:
Part Number
Description
104523-110
104524-101
104524-102
104524-103
Premier
Premier
Premier
Premier
grade PVC w/adhesive back
plus grade composite
plus grade composite LoCo
plus grade composite HiCo
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ACCESSORIES
Accessories available for P520i printers appear below. Always refer to the part number when placing an order.
Printer supplies
Part Number
300320-001
206851-001
105909-112
Description
Centronics Parallel cable (36 pins)
Additional Card Output Hopper
Replacement Print Head Kit
Cleaning Supplies
Part Number
105909-169
105912-003
105912-002
104531-001
105909-057
Description
Premier Cleaning Kit (25 swabs, 50 cards)
Adhesive Cleaning Roller Kit (set of 5)
Cleaning Cartridge, complete
Cleaning Card Kit (box of 100 cards)
Cleaning Swab Kit (box of 25 swabs)
Documentation
Part Number
105572-004
980415-001
980327-001
Description
i-Series Documentation CD
EPCL Programmer’s Guide (English only)
P520/P520i Maintenance Manual (English only)
Miscellaneous
Part Number
105600-008
806503-001
104527-001
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Description
Driver CD
Card Punch (slots card for lapel clip)
Lapel Clips (pack of 100 clips)
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World Wide Sales and Support:
Zebra Technologies Corporation
Card Imaging Division
1001 Flynn Road
Camarillo, CA 93021-8706.USA
Phone: + 1(805) 579 1800
Fax.: + 1 (805) 579 1808
Toll Free in US: (800) 452-4056
e-mail: cards@zebracard.com
Zebra Technologies Corporation
Card Imaging Division, (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
The Valley Centre, Gordon Road, High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire HP13 6EQ, England
Phone: + 44 (0) 870 241 1527
Fax.: + 44 (0) 870 241 0765
e-mail: eurosales@zebracard.com
Zebra Technologies Corporation
Card Imaging Division, Latin America
6175 NW 153 Rd, Suite # 121
Miami Lakes, FL 33014 USA
Phone: + 1 (305) 558 8470
Fax: + 1 (305) 558-8485
e-mail: latinsales@zebracard.com
Zebra Technologies Corporation
Card Imaging Division, Asia/Pacifique
1 Sims Lane # 06-11
387355 Singapore
Phone: + 65 84 20 322
Fax.: + 65 84 20 514
e-mail: asiasales@zebracard.com
CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
Zebra Technologies Corporation
333 Corporate Woods Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061-3109 USA
Phone: 1 (847) 634 6700
Fax.: + 1 (847) 913 8766
e-mail: sales@Zebra.com
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