TM-T81II Utility User`s Manual

Utility
User's Manual
Overview
Descriptions of the TM-T81II Utility features, operating environment, and installation/uninstallation
Using the Utility
Descriptions of how to use the TM-T81II Utility
M00051601
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About this Manual
Aim of the Manual
This manual presents information that is necessary information for using the TM‐T81II Utility.
Manual Content
The manual is made up of the following sections:
Chapter 1
Overview
Chapter 2
Using the Utility
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Contents
■ For Safety .............................................................................................................................. 3
Key to Symbols........................................................................................................................................3
■ Restriction of Use .................................................................................................................. 3
■ About this Manual ................................................................................................................ 3
Aim of the Manual .................................................................................................................................3
Manual Content .....................................................................................................................................3
■ Contents................................................................................................................................ 4
Overview ........................................................................................5
■ Overview............................................................................................................................... 5
■ Support OS ............................................................................................................................ 5
■ Installation............................................................................................................................. 6
■ Uninstallation ........................................................................................................................ 7
■ Differences Depending on the OS...................................................................................... 7
Using the Utility ...............................................................................9
■ Starting the TM-T81II Utility ................................................................................................... 9
Starting the TM-T81II Utility......................................................................................................................9
Adding a Communication Port and Starting the TM-T81II Utility .....................................................11
■ Storing Logos ...................................................................................................................... 14
Adding a Logo......................................................................................................................................15
■ Printing Control Settings..................................................................................................... 19
■ Communication I/F ............................................................................................................ 20
■ Acknowledgements .......................................................................................................... 24
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Chapter 1 Overview
Overview
This chapter describes the specifications of TM-T81II Utility.
Overview
TM-T81II Utility is a dedicated utility for the TM-T81II printer to check and configure the TM-T81II’s parameters.
It also allows you to configure the IP address of a printer through the Ethernet connection. The utility has the
following functions:
❏ For general users
 Storing Logos (page 14)
❏ For printer administrators
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 Printing Control Settings (page 19)
 Communication I/F Settings(page 20)
Support OS
❏ Windows 8 (32 bit / 64 bit)
❏ Windows 7 SP1 (32 bit / 64 bit)
❏ Windows Vista SP2 (32 bit / 64 bit)
❏ Windows XP SP3 (32 bit)
❏ Windows 2000 SP4*
❏ Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)
❏ Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
❏ Windows Server 2008 SP2 (32 bit / 64 bit)
❏ Windows Embedded Standard 7 (32 bit / 64 bit)
❏ Windows Embedded POSReady 2009
❏ Windows Embedded for Point of Service 1.1 SP3
* On Windows 2000, TM-T81II Utility does not support TM-T81II in USB Printer Class. Change TM-T81II to the
Vendor Class before use.
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Installation
Install it with the administrator authority.
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When the “User Account Control” screen appears, click the [Continue] button.
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The “EPSON TM-T81II Utility Ver.x.xx - InstallShield Wizard” screen appears. Then click
the [Next] button.
3
The “License Agreement” screen appears. Read the content and select the “I
accept the terms of the license agreement”. Then click the [Next] button.
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Double-click "TM-T81IIUtilityXXX.exe" to start the installer.
The “Ready to Install the Program” screen appears. Then click the [Install] button.
The “InstallShield Wizard Complete” screen appears. Then click the [Finish] button.
Chapter 1 Overview
Uninstallation
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2
Quit all applications running on the computer.
Select [Start] - [Control Panel] - [Uninstall a program] - [EPSON TM-T81II Utility]. Click
“Uninstall”.
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The TM-T81II uninstallation confirmation screen appears. Click the [Yes] button.The
uninstallation of the TM-T81II starts.
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The “Uninstall Complete” screen appears. Click the [Finish] button to finish the
uninstallation.
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Differences Depending on the OS
The content of the descriptions of some operations in this book may be different depending on the OS. 
See the following.
Item
Screens shown
Description
Screens in Windows 7 are used for the descriptions in this manual.
Windows 8
[Start] - [All apps] - [EPSON TM-T81II] - [EPSON TM-T81II Utility]
Starting the TM-T81
Utility
Windows 7
[Start] - [All Programs] - [EPSON] - [TM-T81II Software] - [TM-T81II Utility]
Windows Vista
[Start] - [All Programs] - [EPSON] - [TM-T81II Software] - [TM-T81II Utility]
Windows XP
[Start] - [All Programs] - [EPSON] - [TM-T81II Software] - [TM-T81II Utility]
Windows 8
[Desktop] - Sidebar [Settings] - [Control Panel] - [Uninstall a program]
Windows 7
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Uninstall a program]
Uninstall
Windows Vista
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Uninstall a program]
Windows XP
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Add or Remove Programs]
Windows 2000
[Start] - [Settings] - [Control Panel] - [Add or Remove Programs]
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Chapter 2 Using the Utility
Using the Utility
This chapter explains how to use the TM-T81II Utility.
While saving the settings, do not turn off the printer or terminate the connection with the
printer.
Starting the TM-T81II Utility
Starting the TM-T81II Utility
Activate the TM-T81II Utility as follows.
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Select [Start] - [All Programs] - [EPSON] - [TM-T81II Software] - [TM-T81II Utility].
The following screen appears. Select the printer to use and click the [OK] button.
If you wish to change the language, click the [Select Language] button.
If the printer is not displayed, click the [Add Port] button. Then go to the following section; Adding a
Communication Port and Starting the TM-T81II Utility (p.11).
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• Click the [Add Port] button when you want to newly configure a port of the printer.
Adding a Communication Port and Starting the TM‐T81II Utility (p.11)
• To delete a port, select the port and click the [Delete Port] button.
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The TM-T81II Utility is started.
For USB connection, to identify the connected printer, check the serial number displayed by TM-T81II
Utility with the serial number indicated on the side surface of the printer.
Chapter 2 Using the Utility
Adding a Communication Port and Starting the TM-T81II Utility
Add a communication port as follows:
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Select [Start] - [All Programs] - [EPSON] - [TM-T81II Software] - [TM-T81II Utility].
The following screen appears. Click the [Add Port] button.
The [Add Port] screen appears. Configure the port to be added. Then, click the
[OK] button.
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• If the communication with the port failed, an error message appears. In such case, you cannot add the port. Make sure the printer is connected properly and check your communication settings.
• Clicking the [Communication test] button displays the communication result on the screen. It does not conduct a test print.
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❏ Serial
Setting
Description
Port:
Selects the serial port of the computer you use.
Search
Searches for available serial ports.
Communication speed:
Configures the communication speed.
Parity:
Configures the parity.
Data Bit:
Configures the bit length.
Stop Bit:
Configures the stop bit.
Virtual Port Settings
Starts the Virtual Port Settings tool. For details, see the manual for the
Virtual Port Settings tool.
Communication test
Runs a communication test.
❏ Parallel
Setting
Description
Port:
Selects the parallel port of the computer you use.
Search
Searches for available parallel ports.
Virtual Port Settings
Starts the Virtual Port Settings tool. For details, see the manual for the
Virtual Port Settings tool.
Communication test
Runs a communication test.
❏ USB
Setting
Description
Port:
Selects the USB port you use.
Search
Searches for the available USB port(s).
Communication test
Runs a communication test.
If connected via USB, printers cannot be added under the environment where both Printer
Class printers and Vendor Class printers exist. In such a case, first turn off the existing printers,
and then start the utility.
❏ Ethernet
Setting
Description
IP Address:
Configures the IP address of the printer you use.
Search
Searches for the TM-T81II printers on the network and displays their IP
addresses.
Advanced settings
(EpsonNet Config)
Activates the EpsonNet Config. Make the network settings of the
printer using the EpsonNet Config.
Communication test
Runs a communication test.
If no TM-T81II with its IP address configured is displayed even after clicking the [Search]
button, enter the IP address of TM-T81II directly to “IP Address:”.
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Chapter 2 Using the Utility
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The following screen appears again. Select the added port and click the [OK]
button.
The TM-T81II Utility is started.
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Storing Logos
Allows you to configure the logos to be stored on the printer.
This section describes how to configure logos to be stored on the printer. The utility allows you to print or
delete a logo stored on the printer, but you cannot edit it or restore it as a file though.
[Storing Logos] has the following functions.
Setting
Key Code List
Displays the logos registered in the printer and the logos
to be added in the printer. The logos registered in the
printer have
at the beginning of the Key-code.
Add
Adds logo data on the list.
Edit
Edits the halftone and brightness settings of the
selected logo data.
Delete
Deletes the selected logo data from the list or deletes
logos stored on the printer.
Test print
Prints the selected logos.
Change Logo Mode
Displays “Select Mode for Storing Logo” screen to allow
you to change the setting mode of the [Storing Logos].
The current setting is displayed below [Storing Logos].
First Key-code Selection Mode
Automatically set the key-code
for the logo to be stored.
Advanced Printer Driver Control
Font Setting Mode
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Description
Specifies the logo identifying code.
If this is turned on, automatically sets Key-codes to the
logos to be registered. If turned off, sets Key-codes
when adding or editing logos.
The Advanced Printer Driver allows you to assign a
control font (h to l) to your logo instead of using a key
code.
Chapter 2 Using the Utility
Setting
Key-code Nonuse Mode (not
recommended)
Key-code Management
Get KeyCode
Description
Not recommended.
You can check the Key-code of the logo stored in the
printer, or delete the logos.
Obtains registered Key-code numbers.
Preview
Displays the logo image to be stored on the printer.
Logo images stored on the printer are not displayed.
Logo Indicator
Indicator: Registerable memory size in the printer for
logos
Additional logo data: Size of logos displayed on the list
Used amount: Size of registered logos
Save to File
Saves the configured logo data as a file to store it to the
printer. The data can also be stored as a bmp file.
Store to Printer
Stores the configured logo data to the printer.
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Adding a Logo
Add a logo as follows.
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Click the [Add] button.
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3
Specify the image data to be used as a logo.
A file size of 2047 (W) x 831 (H) pixels (dots) or less can be specified, and the format can be bmp,
jpeg, gif, or png. If the logo width is greater than the paper width (576 dots), a warning message will
appear. Click the [OK] button and reduce the logo size in the [Logo Edit] screen of step 3.
The [Logo Edit] screen appears. Edit the logo image while checking the image
previewed on the upper portion of the screen. When finished, click the [OK]
button.
You can edit the followings.
Setting
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Description
Image width
Specifies the width to which the image is resized (in mm).
Resize
Specifies whether or not the image is resized. If the image width is
greater than the paper width and resizing is not specified, the part of
the image that exceeds the paper width will be cut off.
Half toning
Configures the halftone setting of the image.
Brightness
Configures the brightness of the image.
Chapter 2 Using the Utility
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If the logo mode is [First Key-code Selection Mode] and [Automatically set the
keycode for the logo to be stored.] is not turned on, the "Key-code Settings" screen
is displayed. Set a Key-code and click the [OK] button.
If the logo mode other than [First Key-code Selection Mode] is selected or [Automatically set the
keycode for the logo to be stored.] is turned on, the "Key-code Settings" screen is not displayed.
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The logo data is added on the list. When storing multiple logo data, repeat Step 1
through 4.
After storing all the logo data to be added to the printer, check the indicator on
the right side of the screen to see if the data size is acceptable to be stored on the
printer, and then click the [Store to Printer] button.
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The logo data is stored to the printer.
Chapter 2 Using the Utility
Printing Control Settings
Allows you to configure the printing control settings of the printer. Configure as follows.
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Click the [Printing Control] menu.
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Configure the following printing control items.
Setting
Description
Print density
Selects the print density.
Print speed
Selects the print speed.
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If you make any of the following settings different from that of the printer driver, the printer
driver setting is used.
• Print density
• Print speed 3
Click the [Set] button. The settings are reflected to the printer.
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Communication I/F
This utility allows you to make printer communication settings. The port setting of the computer is not made,
so making the printer settings may cause a communication error with the printer. In such case, change the
printer driver settings or any other necessary settings on the computer so that they match with the settings
made on the printer.
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Click the [Communication I/F] menu. The type of port currently used for
communicating with the printer is automatically detected and displayed on the
“Communication I/F Settings” screen.
Make the communication settings.
Serial
Configures the serial communication.
p. 21
USB
Configures the USB communication.
p. 22
Ethernet
Configures the IP address.
p. 23
Click the [Set] button. The settings are reflected to the printer.
Chapter 2 Using the Utility
Serial
Configures the serial communication.
Setting
Description
Communication speed:
Selects the communication speed.
Parity:
Configures the parity.
Data Bit:
Configures the data bit.
Stop Bit:
Configures the stop bit.
Flow control
Configures the flow control.
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USB
Configures the USB class.
• When using the UPOS select [Vender Class].
• When you do not need to use the [Printer Class], using [Vender Class] is recommended.
❏ Printer Class: Configures the printer to the printer class.
❏ Vender Class (Default Setting): Configures the printer to the vender class.
If you change the USB class from [Vender Class] to [Printer Class], the printer becomes a Printer Class
device. The computer detects the printer as a new Printer Class device and creates a new port.
Using the newly created port, you can print but cannot use the EPSON Status API. The existing port still allows
you to both print and use the EPSON Status API, so you can delete the newly created queue and use the
existing queue instead.
How to distinguish the EPSON Status API available port
Select [Properties]-[Ports] and check the “Port” and “Description”.
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Printer Class
Port: Description: •
USBxxx
Virtual printer port for USB
Vender Class
Port: Description: ESDPRTxxx
USB TM‐T81II
Printer Class
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Vender Class
Chapter 2 Using the Utility
Ethernet
Starts EpsonNet Config, and configures IP addresses.
Setting
Advanced settings
Description
Starts EpsonNet Config when the [Advanced settings] button is clicked.
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