User manual - English
TTP-2410M/346M/644M
TTP-246M Plus/344M Plus
THERMAL TRANSFER / DIRECT THERMAL
BAR CODE PRINTER
USER’S
MANUAL
Contents
1. Introduction ............................................ 1
1.1 Product Introduction ...............................................................................1
1.2 Compliances ............................................................................................1
2. Operations Overview ..................................... 3
2.1 Unpacking and Inspection ......................................................................3
2.2 Printer Overview ......................................................................................4
2.2.1 Front View ......................................................................................4
2.2.2 Interior view....................................................................................5
2.2.3 Rear View........................................................................................6
2.3 Operator Controls ....................................................................................8
2.3.1 Front Panel Display .......................................................................8
2.3.2 LED Indicators ...............................................................................8
2.3.3 Front Panel Keys ...........................................................................9
2.4 Setting Up the Printer ..............................................................................9
2.5 Installation of Ribbon ............................................................................10
2.5.1 Loading Ribbon ...........................................................................10
2.5.2 Remove Used Ribbon..................................................................13
2.6 Installation of Media ..............................................................................14
2.6.1 Loading Roll Labels.....................................................................14
2.6.2 Loading Fan-fold Labels .............................................................17
2.6.3 Loading Media in Peel-off Mode (Option) ..................................19
2.6.4 Remove Liner from Internal Rewind (Option)............................21
2.6.5 Loading Media in Rewind Liner with Label Mode (Option) ......22
2.6.6 Remove Labels from Internal Rewind (Option) .........................24
2.7 Adjustment Knob ...................................................................................25
2.7.1 Print head Pressure Adjustment Knob ......................................25
2.7.2 Print Head Burn Line Adjustment Knob.....................................25
2.8 Using PS/2 Keyboard (Optional for TTP-246M Plus/TTP-344M Plus
models) .........................................................................................................27
3. Menu Function ......................................... 28
3.1 Setup Menu Overview............................................................................29
3.1.1-1 Printer Setup (TSPL2)...............................................................30
3.1.1-2 Printer Setup (ZPL2) .................................................................37
3.1.2 Sensor...........................................................................................44
3.1.3 Serial Comm.................................................................................52
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3.1.4 Ethernet ........................................................................................55
3.2 File Manager ...........................................................................................58
3.2.1 File List .........................................................................................58
3.2.2 Avail. Memory...............................................................................58
3.2.3 Del. All Files..................................................................................59
3.3 Diagnostics ............................................................................................60
3.3.1 Print Config. .................................................................................60
3.3.2 Dump Mode ..................................................................................61
3.3.3 Rotate Cutter ................................................................................62
3.4 Language................................................................................................62
3.5 Service ....................................................................................................63
3.5.1 Initialization ..................................................................................63
3.5.2 Mileage Info. .................................................................................64
4. Diagnostic Tool ......................................... 65
4.1 Start the Diagnostic Tool.......................................................................65
4.2 Printer Function (Calibrate sensor, Ethernet setup, RTC setup………)
.......................................................................................................................66
5. Troubleshooting ........................................ 67
5.1 Common Problems ................................................................................67
5.2 Mechanism Fine Adjustment to Avoid Ribbon Wrinkles ....................71
6. Maintenance ........................................... 73
Revise History ........................................... 75
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1. Introduction
1.1 Product Introduction
Thank you very much for purchasing TSC bar code printer.
This printer is designed with die-casting aluminum chassis and print mechanism, metal
cover with large clear media view window, which ensuring to work for the extreme and
heavy duty industrial environment and applications.
With back-lit graphic LCD display, printer status can be managed easier and operated
more user friendly. The moveable sensor design can accept wide range of label media.
All of the most frequently used bar code formats are included. Fonts and bar codes can
be printed in any one of the four directions. This printer is built-in the high quality, high
performance MONOTYPE IMAGING® True Type font engine and one CG Triumvirate
Bold Condensed smooth font. With flexible firmware design, user can also download the
True Type Font from PC into printer memory for printing labels. Besides the scalable
font, it also provides a choice of five different sizes of alphanumeric bitmap font, OCR-A
and OCR-B fonts. By integrating rich features, it is the most cost-effective and high
performance printer in its class!
1.2 Compliances
CE Class A:
EN55022:1998+A1:2000+A2:2003:
EN55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003:
EN 61000-4 SERIES REQULATIONS
ETSI EN 301 489-17:V1.2.1(2002-08)
FCC:
CFR 47, Part 15/CISPR 22 3RD EDITION:1997, Class A
ANSI C63.4:2003
CANADIAN ICES-003
C-Tick:
AS/NZS CISPR22 (Class A)
UL, CUL
UL 60950 3rd
TÜV/Safety:
EN60950: 2000
Wichtige Sicherheits-Hinweise
1.Bitte lesen Sie Diese Hinweis sorgfältig durch
2.Heben Sie diese Anleitung fűr den späteren Gebrauch auf.
3.Vor jedem Reinigen ist das Gerät vom Stromentz zu trennen. Verwenden Sie Keine
Flűssig-oder Aerosolreiniger. Am besten eignet sich ein angefeuchtetes Tuch zur
Reinigung.
4.Die Netzanschlußsteckdose soll nahe dem Gerät angebraucht und leicht zugänglich
sein.
5.Das Gerät ist vor Feuchtigkeit zu schűtzen.
6.Bei der Aufstellung des Gerätes ist auf sicheren Stand zu achten. Ein Kippen oder
Fallen könnte Beschädigungen hervorrufen.
7.Beáchten Sie beim Anschluß an das stromnetz die Anschlußwerte.
8. Dieses das Gerät kann bis zu einer Außentemperatur von maximal 40℃ betieben
werden.
CAUTION
1. HAZARDOUS MOVING PARTS IN CUTTER MODULE. KEEP FINGER AND OTHER BODY
PARTS AWAY.
2. THE MAIN BOARD INCLUDES REAL TIME CLOCK FEATURE HAS LITHIUM BATTERY
CR2032 INSTALLED. RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN
INCORRECT TYPE.
3. DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURER INSTRUCTIONS.
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2. Operations Overview
2.1 Unpacking and Inspection
This printer has been specially packaged to withstand damage during shipping.
Please carefully inspect the packaging and printer upon receiving the bar code printer.
Please retain the packaging materials in case you need to reship the printer.
Unpacking the printer, the following items are included in the carton.
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One printer unit
One Windows labeling software/Windows driver CD disk
One quick installation guide
One power cord
One USB interface cable
If any parts are missing, please contact the Customer Service Department of your
purchased reseller or distributor.
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2.2 Printer Overview
2.2.1 Front View
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2
3
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4
5
1. LED indicators
2. LCD display
3. Front panel buttons
4. Paper exit chute
5. Lower front cover
6. Printer right side cover
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2.2.2 Interior view
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2
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3
4
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5
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6
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1. Ribbon rewind spindle
2. Ribbon release button
3. Ribbon guide plate
4. Print head
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5. Platen roller
6. Print head release lever
7. Media guide bar
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8. Label roll guard
9. Label supply spindle
10. Ribbon supply spindle
11. Damper
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12. Label guide
13. Z axis mechanism adjustment knob
14. Print head pressure adjustment knob
15. Print head secure screw
16. Ribbon sensor
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17. Media sensor
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2.2.3 Rear View
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2
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3
8
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4
10
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1. Fan-fold paper entrance chute
2. Centronics interface
Note:
3. USB interface
1. SD card slot, Ethernet interface and PS/2 interface are standard
4. RS-232C interface
interfaces for TTP-2410M/TTP-346M models, but optional for
5. Power jack socket
TTP-246M Plus/TTP-344M Plus models.
6. GPIO interface
2. GPIO interface card includes SD card slot, Ethernet and PS/2
*7. SD card slot
interfaces. So GPIO interface is an factory option for
8. Ethernet interface
TTP-2410M/TTP-346M, but a dealer option for TTP-246M
9. PS/2 interface
Plus/TTP-344M Plus models.
10. Power switch
* Recommended SD card specification.
SD card spec
SD card capacity
Approved SD card manufacturer
V1.0, V1.1
128 MB
SanDisk, Transcend
V1.0, V1.1
256 MB
SanDisk, Transcend, Panasonic
V1.0, V1.1
512 MB
SanDisk, Transcend, Panasonic
V1.0, V1.1
1 GB
SanDisk, Transcend, Panasonic
V2.0 SDHC CLASS 4 4 GB
V2.0 SDHC CLASS 6 4 GB
SanDisk, Transcend, Panasonic
V1.0, V1.1
Transcend, Panasonic
microSD 128 MB
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V1.0, V1.1
microSD 256 MB
Transcend, Panasonic
V1.0, V1.1
microSD 512 MB
Panasonic
V1.0, V1.1
microSD 1 GB
Transcend, Panasonic
V2.0 SDHC CLASS 4 microSD 4 GB
Panasonic
V2.0 SDHC CLASS 6 microSD 4 GB
Transcend
V1.0, V1.1
miniSD 128 MB
Transcend, Panasonic
V1.0, V1.1
miniSD 256 MB
Transcend, Panasonic
V1.0, V1.1
miniSD 512 MB
Transcend, Panasonic
V1.0, V1.1
miniSD 1 GB
Transcend, Panasonic
V2.0 SDHC CLASS 4 miniSD 4 GB
Transcend
V2.0 SDHC CLASS 6 miniSD 4 GB
- The DOS FAT file system is supported for the SD card.
- Folders/files stored in the SD card should be in the 8.3 filename format
- The miniSD/microSD card to SD card slot adapter is required.
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2.3 Operator Controls
2.3.1 Front Panel Display
LED indicators
LCD display
Front panel buttons
2.3.2 LED Indicators
LED
Status
Indication
Off
The printer power is turned off
On
The printer power is turned on
On
Printer is ready
Blinking
Pause
Downloading data into printer.
Off
Printer is ready
On
"CARRIAGE OPEN" or “CUTTER ERROR”
Blinking
"NO PAPER", "PAPER JAM" or "NO RIBBON"
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2.3.3 Front Panel Keys
Keys
Function
1. Enter the menu
2. Exit from a menu or cancel a setting and return to the previous menu
Pause/Resume the printing process
Advance one label
Scroll up the menu list
Scroll down the menu list
Enter/Select cursor located option
2.4 Setting Up the Printer
1. Place the printer on a flat, secure surface.
2. Make sure the power switch is off.
3. Connect the printer to the computer with the provided USB cable.
4. Plug the power cord into the AC power cord socket at the rear of the printer, and
then plug the power cord into a properly grounded power outlet.
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2.5 Installation of Ribbon
2.5.1 Loading Ribbon
1. Lift open printer right side cover.
2. Push the print head release lever to open the print head mechanism.
3. Install the ribbon onto the ribbon supply spindle.
4. Thread the ribbon through the ribbon sensor slot and then through the open space in
between print head and platen.
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Ribbon
Ribbon
sensor
5. Wrap the ribbon onto the ribbon rewind spindle. Keeping the ribbon flat and without
wrinkles.
6. Wind the ribbon clockwise about 3~5 circles onto the ribbon rewind spindle until it is
smooth and properly stretched.
7. Close the print head mechanism making sure the latches are engaged properly.
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Loading path for ribbon
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2.5.2 Remove Used Ribbon
1. Break the ribbon between ribbon guide plate and the ribbon rewind spindle.
2. Push the ribbon release button to release the ribbon on the ribbon rewind spindle.
3. Then, slide off the ribbon from ribbon rewind spindle.
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2.6 Installation of Media
2.6.1 Loading Roll Labels
1. Lift open printer right side cover.
2. Push the print head release lever to open the print head mechanism.
3. Move the label roll guard horizontally to the end of label spindle then flip down the
label roll guard.
4. Place the roll of media on the label supply spindle. Flip up the label roll guard. Move
the label roll guard horizontally to gently fit the width of label roll.
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5. Pull label roll leading edge forward through the media guide bar, damper, media
sensor and place the label leading edge onto the platen roller.
Media sensor
Media guide bar
Internal rewind
(Option)
Media sensor
Damper
Label guide
6. Adjust the label guide to fit the width of the label.
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7. Close the print head mechanism making sure the latches are engaged properly.
8. Using the front display panel, set the media sensor type and calibrate the selected
sensor. (Please refer to section 3.1.2)
Note: Please calibrate the gap/black mark sensor when changing media.
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Loading path for roll labels
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2.6.2 Loading Fan-fold Labels
Fan-fold media feeds through either the bottom or rear external label entrance chute.
1. Lift open printer right side cover.
2. Push the print head release lever to open the print head mechanism.
3. Insert the fan-fold media through the bottom or rear external label entrance chute.
4. Pull fan-fold label leading edge forward through the media guide bar, damper media
sensor and place the label leading edge onto the platen roller.
5. Adjust the label guide by sliding to fit the paper width.
6. Close the print head mechanism making sure the latches are engaged properly.
7. Set the media sensor type and calibrate the selected sensor. (Please refer to section
3.1.2)
Note: Please calibrate the gap/black mark sensor when changing media.
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Loading path for fan-fold labels
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2.6.3 Loading Media in Peel-off Mode (Option)
1. Lift open printer right side cover.
2. Push the print head release lever to open the print head mechanism.
3. Move the label roll guard horizontally to the end of label spindle then flip down the
label roll guard.
4. Place the roll of media on the label supply spindle. Flip up the label roll guard. Move
the label roll guard horizontally to fit the width of label roll.
5. Pull label roll leading edge forward through the media guide bar, damper media
sensor and place the label leading edge onto the platen roller.
6. Adjust the label guide to fit the width of the label.
7. Using the front display panel, set the media sensor type and calibrate the selected
sensor. (Please refer to section 3.1.2)
8. Then, pull approximately 650mm of label through the front of the printer.
9. Push down the peel-off roller release lever.
Peel-off roller
release lever
10. Feed the label between peel-off roller and platen roller.
Peel-off roller
11. Wrap the label onto the internal rewind spindle and wind the spindle
counter-clockwise about 3~5 circles until the label is properly stretched.
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12. Lift up the peel-off roller release lever and close the print head mechanism.
13. Move the peel-off sensor toward the paper exit chute.
Peel-off
sensor
14. Peeling will automatically start. Press the FEED button to test.
Liner
Label
Note:
Please calibrate the gap/black mark sensor when changing media.
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2.6.4 Remove Liner from Internal Rewind (Option)
1. Break the liner between peel-off roller and the internal rewind spindle.
2. Push the liner release button to release the liner on the internal rewind spindle.
3. Then, slide off the liner from internal rewind spindle.
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2.6.5 Loading Media in Rewind Liner with Label Mode (Option)
This mode can rewind the media including liner and label on the rewind spindle.
1. Lift open printer right side cover.
2. Insert the supply holder guide and paper core into the internal rewind for 1” core
label roll.
Insert the supply holder guide, 3” label core adapter and paper core into the internal
rewind for 3” core label roll.
1” core label roll
3” core label roll
Paper
core
Supply holder
guide
Paper core
Supply holder guide
3” label core adapter
3. Insert media into the printer label spindle. Pull label roll leading edge forward
through the media guide bar, damper media sensor and place the label leading
edge onto the platen roller. (Please refer to section 2.6.1)
4. Then, pull approximately 650mm of label through the label redirect front panel.
5. Wrap the label onto the internal rewind spindle and stick the label onto the paper
core.
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6. Insert another supply holder guide into the internal rewind for 1” core label roll.
Supply holder guide
7. Using the LCD panel set the media sensor type and calibrate the selected sensor.
(Please refer to section 3.1.2)
Note:
Please calibrate the gap/black mark sensor when changing media.
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2.6.6 Remove Labels from Internal Rewind (Option)
1. Slide off the labels with supply holder guides from internal rewind spindle.
Supply holder
guides
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2.7 Adjustment Knob
2.7.1 Print head Pressure Adjustment Knob
Print head pressure
adjustment knobs
The print head pressure adjustment knob has 5 levels of adjustment. Because the
printer’s paper alignment is to the left side of mechanism, different media widths
require different pressure to print correctly. Therefore it may require to adjust the
pressure knob to get your best print quality. For example, if the label width is 4”, adjust
both print head pressure adjustment knobs to the same level. If the label is less than 2”
wide, increase the left side print head pressure by rotating the adjustment knob
clockwise and decrease the right side pressure by rotating the adjustment knob
counter-clockwise to level 1.
2.7.2 Print Head Burn Line Adjustment Knob
Print head burn line
adjustment knobs
The print head burn line adjustment knobs are used to fine tune the print quality for
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different thickness of media. Turning the knobs adjusts the print head’s burn line
forward or backward as it relates to the platen roller.
Caution: Incorrectly adjusting these knobs can lead to poor print quality and
may cause damage to the printer. Proceed with caution.
The print head burn line default is set for general purpose printing media (plain paper
and paper thickness less than 0.20mm).
Poor print quality when using paper thicker than 0.20mm may be due to the print head
burn line not being at the optimized position. To improve the print quality, increase the
head pressure or adjust the knobs counter-clockwise to move print head burn line
toward the paper out direction then print again. Continue to adjust the burn line
position and test print as necessary until the printout image is clear.
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2.8 Using the Keyboard with PS/2 Interface (Optional for TTP-246M
Plus/TTP-344M Plus models)
1. Turn off the power of printer.
2. Plug the keyboard with PS/2 interface cable into PS/2 connector on the rear of the
printer.
3. Turn on the printer.
4. After press the F1 key of the keyboard, the LCD of printer will display as following.
File List
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DRAM
> FLASH
CARD
5. Use up ↑ or down ↓ key of the keyboard to move “>” cursor and to select either
DRAM, FLASH or CARD that you previously saved file in and press Enter key of
the keyboard to list files.
6. Select the file and press Enter key to execute the .BAS file.
FLASH File List
TEST1.BAS
> TEST2.BAS
TEST3.BAS
7. Then, you can type the words or the number of the copy from keyboard by
your .BAS file program.
Press F1 key of the keyboard to start this function.
Press up ↑ or down ↓ key of the keyboard to move cursor of printer LCD display to select
the option.
Press Esc key of the keyboard to return the previous menu.
Press Enter key of the keyboard to enter/execute cursor located option.
Press Ctrl + C keys of the keyboard to restart the printer and back to “Ready” state.
Note: PS/2 interface is standard interface for TTP-2410M/TTP-346M models, but
optional for TTP-246M Plus/TTP-344M Plus models.
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3. Menu Function
Main Menu Overview
Main Menu
Setup
F ile Manager
Diagnostics
Language
Serv ice
↓
↓
↓
↓
↓
Printer Setup
File List
Print Config.
English
Initialization
↓
↓
↓
↓
Dump Mode
Chinese(TC)
Mileage Info.
↓
↓
Avail.
Memory
↓
↓
↓
↓
Serial Comm.
Del. All F iles
Rotate Cutter
Chinese(SC)
Exit
↓
↓
↓
↓
*Ethernet
Exit
Exit
Japanese
Sensor
↓
↓
Exit
German
Exit
↓
Italian
↓
French
↓
Russian
↓
Polish
↓
Spanish
↓
Exit
Notice:
* The Ethernet function is available for TTP-2410M series only and option for TTP-246M
Plus series.
* Ethernet function is available on the LCD display when Ethernet card is installed.
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3.1 Setup Menu Overview
Setup
Printer Setup
Sensor
Serial Comm.
Ethernet
↓
↓
↓
↓
TSPL2
Status
Baud Rate
Status
↓
↓
↓
↓
Z PL2
Calibration
Parity
Configure
↓
↓
↓
↓
Exit
Exit
Data Bits
Exit
Exit
↓
Stop Bit(s)
↓
Exit
Notice:
* The Ethernet function is available for TTP-2410M series only and option for TTP-246M
Plus series.
* Ethernet function is available on the LCD display when Ethernet card is installed.
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3.1.1-1 Printer Setup (TSPL2)
Printer Setup
TSPL2
Speed Density Direction
↓
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
↓
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
↓
0
1
Print Mode
Offset
↓
None
Batch Mode
Peeler Mode
Cutter Mode
Cutter
Exit
↓
+000~-
Shift X
Shift Y
↓
+000~-000 +000~-000
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Reference X Reference Y Code Page Country
↓
000~999
↓
000~999
↓
USA
BRI
GER
FRE
DAN
ITA
SPA
SWE
SWI
437
850
852
860
863
865
857
1252
1250
1253
1254
1251
1255
1256
1257
1258
8859-1
8859-2
8859-3
8859-4
8859-5
8859-6
8859-7
8859-8
8859-9
8859-10
8859-15
950
936
932
949
↓
001
002
003
031
032
033
034
036
038
039
041
042
044
045
046
047
048
049
055
061
351
358
Exit
Exit
3.1.1-1.1 Speed:
Print Setup
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Speed
> Speed
6
Density
Direction
Use this option to setup print speed. The each increament/decreament is 1 ips.
Press
key to raise the print speed, and press
key to decrease
print speed. Press
key to set it into printer. Press
cancel the setting and return to the previous menu.
key to
Note: If printing from enclosed software/driver, the software/driver will send
out the SPEED command, which will overwrite the setting set from the
front panel.
3.1.1-1.2 Density:
Print Setup
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Speed
Density
> Density
8
Direction
Use this option to setup printing darkness. The available setting is from 0 to 15, and
the step is 1. Printer default density is 8.You may need to adjust your density based
on selected media.
Press
and
to increase/decrease the printing darkness. Press
key to enable the setting. Press
return to the previous menu.
key to cancel the setting and
Note: If printing from enclosed software/driver, the software/driver will send
out the DENSITY command, which will overwrite the setting set from
the front panel.
3.1.1-1.3 Direction:
Print Setup
Speed
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Direction
Density
0
> Direction
The direction setting value is either 1 or 0. Use this option to setup the printout
direction. Printer default printout direction is DIRECTION 0.
Press
key to set the direction as 1, and
key to enable the setting. Press
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to set it as 0, and
key to cancel the setting and
return to the previous menu.
The following 2 figures are the printouts of DIRECTION 0 and 1 for your reference.
DIRECTION 0
DIRECTION 1
Note: If printing from enclosed software/driver, the software/driver will send
out the command, which will overwrite the setting set from the front
panel.
3.1.1-1.4 Print Mode: (None/Batch Mode/Peeler Mode/Cutter Mode/Cutter Batch)
Print Setup
Density
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Print Mode
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> Batch Mode
Direction
Peeler Mode
> Print Mode
Cutter Mode
This option is used to set the print mode. Printer default setting is Batch Mode.
When enter this list, the print mode in the right side of " >" icon is the printer current
setting. Press
and
to select the different print mode and press
button to enable the setting. Press
and return to the previous menu.
key to cancel the setting
Printer Mode
Description
None
Next label top of form is aligned to the print head burn line
location. (Tear Off Mode)
Batch Mode
Once image is printed completely, label gap/black mark will
be fed to the tear plate location for tear away.
Peeler Mode
Enable the label peel off mode.
Cutter Mode
Enable the label cutter mode.
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Cutter Batch
Cut the label once at the end of the printing job.
Note: If printing from enclosed software/driver, the software/driver will send
out the command, which will overwrite the setting set from the front
panel.
3.1.1-1.5 Offset:
Print Setup
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Direction
Offset
Print Mode
+000
> Offset
This option is used to fine tune media stop location. Press the
move the cursor from left digit to right digit, and press the
button to
button to set the
value from “+” to “-” or “0” to “9”. Press the
button to set the value into
printer. Press
key to cancel the setting and return to the previous menu.
The default value is +000.
Note: If printing from enclosed software/driver, the software/driver will send
out the OFFSET command, which will overwrite the setting set from
the front panel.
3.1.1-1.6 Shift X & Shift Y:
Print Setup
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Offset
Shift Y
Shift X
+000
> Shift Y
This option is used to fine tune print position. Press the
the cursor from left digit to right digit, and press the
button to move
button to set the value
from “+” to “-” or “0” to “9”. Press the
button to set the value into printer.
Press
key to cancel the setting and return to the previous menu. The
default value is +000.
Note: If printing from enclosed software/driver, the software/driver will send
out the SHIFT command, which will overwrite the setting set from the
front panel.
3.1.1-1.7 Reference X & Reference Y:
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Print Setup
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Shift Y
Reference Y
Reference X
000
> Reference Y
This option is used to set the origin of printer coordinate system horizontally and
vertically. Press the
button to move the cursor from left digit to right digit,
button to set the value from “0” to “9”. Press the
and press the
button to set the value into printer. Press
key to cancel the setting and
return to the previous menu. The default value is 000.
Note: If printing from enclosed software/driver, the software/driver will send
out the REFERENCE command, which will overwrite the setting set
from the front panel.
3.1.1-1.8 Code Page:
Print Setup
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Code Page
Reference X
> 850
Reference Y
852
11/41
860
> Code Page
Use this option to set the code page of international character set. For more
information about code page, please to refer the programming manual.
When enter the code page list, the code page in the right side of ">" icon is the
printer current setting.
Press the
and
to select the code page, and press the
key to cancel the setting and return
button to enable the setting. Press
to the previous menu.
Note: If printing from enclosed software/driver, the software/driver will send
out the command, which will overwrite the setting set from the front
panel.
7-bit
8-bit
code page name
International
Character Set
code page
number
International
Character Set
USA
USA
437
United States
BRI
British
850
Multilingual
GER
German
852
Slavic
FRE
French
860
Portuguese
DAN
Danish
863
Canadian/French
ITA
Italian
865
Nordic
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SPA
Spanish
SWE
Swedish
SWI
Swiss
Windows Code Page (SBCS)
Windows Code Page (DBCS)
code page
number
International
Character Set
code page
number
International
Character Set
1252
Latin 1
950
Traditional Chinese Big5
1250
Central Europe
936
Simplified Chinese GBK
1253
Greek
932
Japanese Shift-JIS
1254
Turkish
949
Korean
1251
Cyrillic
1255
Hebrew
1256
Arabic
1257
Baltic
1258
Vietnam
ISO Code Page
ISO Code Page
code page name
International
Character Set
code page
number
International
Character Set
8859-1
Latin 1
8859-7
Greek
8859-2
Latin 2
8859-9
Turkish
8859-3
Latin 3
8859-10
Latin 6
8859-4
Baltic
8859-15
Latin 9
8859-5
Cyrillic
3.1.1-1.9 Country:
Print Setup
Reference Y
Code Page
> Country
11/12
Country
1/23
> 001
002
003
Use this option to set the country code for the LCD display. Press the
and
to select the country code, and press the
button to set the
value into printer. When enter this list, the country code in the right side of ">" icon
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is the printer current setting. Press
to the previous menu.
key to cancel the setting and return
Code
Country
Code
Country
Code
Country
Code
Country
001
USA
034
Spanish
(Spain)
044
United
Kingdom
055
Brazil
002 Canadian-French 036
Hungarian
045
Danish
061
English
(International)
003
Spanish
(Latin America)
038
Yugoslavian
046
Swedish
351
Portuguese
031
Dutch
039
Italian
047
Norwegian
358
Finnish
032
Belgian
041
Switzerland
048
Polish
033
French (France)
042
Slovak
049
German
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3.1.1-2 Printer Setup (ZPL2)
Printer Setup
ZPL2
Dark- Print
ness Speed
↓
↓
0
4
1
5
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Tear
Off
Print
Mode
↓
+000
~-000
↓
Tear
Off
Peel
Off
Cutter
Exit
Print
List
List
List
List Control Format
Width Fonts Images Formats Setup Prefix Prefix
↓
↓
xxx
↓
<x> xxx <x> xxx
Delimite
r
Char
Media
Power Up
Head
Close
Label
Top
Left
Exit
Position
↓
↓
Feed
Feed
↓
+000
~-000
↓
+0000
~-0000
Calibratio
n
Calibratio
n
Length
Length
Exit
Exit
No
Motion
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No
Motion
3.1.1-2.1 Darkness:
Print Setup
1/17
> Darkness
Dankness
Print Speed
16
Tear off
Use this option to setup printing darkness. The available setting is from 0 to 30, and
the step is 1. Printer default density is 16.You may need to adjust your density
based on selected media.
Press
and
to increase/decrease the printing darkness. Press
key to enable the setting. Press
return to the previous menu.
key to cancel the setting and
Note: If printing from enclosed software/driver, the software/driver will send
out the command, which will overwrite the setting set from the front
panel.
3.1.1-2.2 Print Speed:
Print Setup
2/17
Print Speed
Darkness
6
> Print Speed
Tear Off
Use this option to setup print speed. The each increament/decreament is 1 ips.
Press
key to raise the print speed, and press
print speed. Press
key to set it into printer. Press
cancel the setting and return to the previous menu.
key to decrease
key to
Note: If printing from enclosed software/driver, the software/driver will send
out the command, which will overwrite the setting set from the front
panel.
3.1.1-2.3 Tear Off:
Print Setup
Darkness
Print Speed
3/17
Tear Off
+000
> Tear Off
This option is used to fine tune media stop location. Press the
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button to
move the cursor from left digit to right digit, and press the
button to set the
value from “+” to “-” or “0” to “9”. Press the
button to set the value into
printer. Press
key to cancel the setting and return to the previous menu.
The default value is +000.
Note: If printing from enclosed software/driver, the software/driver will send
out the command, which will overwrite the setting set from the front
panel.
3.1.1-2.4 Print Mode: (Tear Off / Peel Off / Cutter)
Print Setup
4/17
Print Speed
Print Mode
1/4
> Tear Off
Tear Off
Peel Off
> Print Mode
Cutter
This option is used to set the print mode. Printer default setting is Tear Off. When
enter this list, the print mode in the right side of " >" icon is the printer current
setting. Press
and
to select the different print mode and press
button to enable the setting. Press
and return to the previous menu.
key to cancel the setting
Printer Mode
Description
Tear Off
Next label top of form is aligned to the print head burn line
location.
Peel Off
Enable the label peel off mode.
Cutter
Enable the label cutter mode.
Note: If printing from enclosed software/driver, the software/driver will send
out the command, which will overwrite the setting set from the front
panel.
3.1.1-2.5 Print Width:
Print Setup
Tear Off
Print Mode
5/17
Print Width
812 dot
> Print Width
This option is used to set print width. Press the
from left digit to right digit, and press the
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button to move the cursor
button to set the value from “0” to
“9” or “dot” to “mm”. Press the
button to set the value into printer. Press
key to cancel the setting and return to the previous menu.
Note: If printing from enclosed software/driver, the software/driver will send
out the command, which will overwrite the setting set from the front
panel.
3.1.1-2.6 List Fonts:
Print Setup
6/17
Self Test ...
> List Fonts
Printing ...
1/1
List Images
List Formats
This feature is used to print current printer available fonts list to the label. The fonts
stored in the printer’s DRAM, Flash or optional memory card. Press
button to print the list.
3.1.1-2.7 List Images:
Print Setup
7/17
Self Test ...
> List Images
Printing ...
1/1
List Formats
List Setup
This feature is used to print current printer available images list to the label. The
images stored in the printer’s DRAM, Flash or optional memory card. Press
button to print the list.
3.1.1-2.8 List Formats:
Print Setup
8/17
Self Test ...
> List Formats
Printing ...
1/1
List Setup
Control Prefix
This feature is used to print current printer available formats list to the label. The
formats stored in the printer’s DRAM, Flash or optional memory card. Press
button to print the list.
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3.1.1-2.9 List Setup:
Print Setup
9/17
Self Test ...
Printing ...
> List Setup
1/1
Control Prefix
Format Prefix
This feature is used to print current printer configuration to the label. Press
button to print the list.
3.1.1-2.10 Control Prefix:
Print Setup
10/17
List Formats
Control Prefix
List Setup
< ~ > 7EH
> Control Prefix
This option is used to set control prefix character. Press the
move the cursor from left digit to right digit, and press the
button to
button to set the
value from “0” to “9” or “A” to “F”. Press the
button to set the value into
printer. Press
key to cancel the setting and return to the previous menu.
3.1.1-2.11 Format Prefix:
Print Setup
11/17
List Setup
Control Prefix
Format Prefix
< ⋏ > 5EH
> Format Prefix
This option is used to set format prefix character. Press the
move the cursor from left digit to right digit, and press the
button to
button to set the
value from “0” to “9” or “A” to “F”. Press the
button to set the value into
printer. Press
key to cancel the setting and return to the previous menu.
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3.1.1-2.12 Delimiter Char:
Print Setup
12/17
Control Prefix
Delimiter Char
Format Prefix
< , > 2CH
> Delimiter Char
This option is used to set delimiter character. Press the
the cursor from left digit to right digit, and press the
button to move
button to set the value
from “0” to “9” or “A” to “F”. Press the
button to set the value into printer.
Press
key to cancel the setting and return to the previous menu.
3.1.1-2.13 Media Power Up:
Print Setup
13/17
Format Prefix
Delimiter Char
> Media Power Up
Media Power U
4/5
Length
> No Motion
Exit
This option is used to set the action of the media when you turn on the printer.
Printer default setting is No Motion. When enter this list, the print mode in the right
side of " >" icon is the printer current setting. Press
and
to select
the different print mode and press
button to enable the setting. Press
key to cancel the setting and return to the previous menu.
Selections
Feed
Calibration
Length
No Motion
Description
Printer will advance one label
Printer will calibration the sensor levels, determine length
and feed label
Printer determine length and feed label
Printer will not move media
3.1.1-2.14 Head Close:
Print Setup
14/17
Delimiter Char
Media Power Up
> Head Close
Head Close
Length
> No Motion
Exit
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4/5
This option is used to set the action of the media when you close the printhead.
Printer default setting is No Motion. When enter this list, the print mode in the right
side of " >" icon is the printer current setting. Press
and
to select
the different print mode and press
button to enable the setting. Press
key to cancel the setting and return to the previous menu.
Selections
Feed
Calibration
Length
No Motion
Description
Printer will advance one label
Printer will calibration the sensor levels, determine length
and feed label
Printer determine length and feed label
Printer will not move media
3.1.1-2.15 Label Top:
Print Setup
15/17
Media Power Up
Head Close
Label Top
+000
> Label Top
This option is used to adjust print position vertically on the label. Press the
button to move the cursor from left digit to right digit, and press the
button to set the value from “+” to “-” or “0” to “1/2”. Press the
button to
set the value into printer. Press
key to cancel the setting and return to
the previous menu. The default value is +000 and range is -120 to +120 dots.
3.1.1-2.16 Left Position:
Print Setup
16/17
Head Close
Left Position
Label Top
+0000
> Left Position
This option is used to adjust print position horizontally on the label. Press the
button to move the cursor from left digit to right digit, and press the
button to set the value from “+” to “-” or “0” to “9”. Press the
button to set
the value into printer. Press
key to cancel the setting and return to the
previous menu. The default value is +0000 and range is -9999 to +9999 dots.
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3.1.2 Sensor
Sensor
Status
C alibration
Exit
3.1.2.1 Status
This function is available to check the printer’s sensor status. When enter the [Status]
option, you will see following message.
Paper Len.
812
Gap Size
24
Intensity
3
Ref. Level
512
3.1.2.2 Calibration
This option is used to set the media sensor type and calibrate the selected sensor. We
recommend to calibrate the sensor before printing when changing the media.
Calibration
Gap Mod e
↓
Automatic
↓
Manual
↓
Pre-Printed
↓
Exit
Bline Mode
↓
Automatic
↓
Manual
↓
Pre-Printed
↓
Exit
Cont. Mode
↓
Automatic
↓
Manual
↓
Exit
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Exit
A. Gap Mode
Calibration
1/4
> Gap Mode
Gap Mode
1/4
> Automatic
Bline Mode
Manual
Cont. Mode
Pre-Printed
Press the
the
and
buttons to scroll the cursor to the media type and press
button to enter the sensor calibration mode.
Note: If printing from enclosed software/driver, the software/driver will send
out the GAP or BLINE command, which will overwrite the sensor type
setting set from the front panel.
A-1 Automatic
When enter the [Automatic] option, you will see following message, and
printer will feed 2 to 3 gap labels to calibrate the sensor sensitivity
automatically. When calibration is completed, the LCD screen will return to
the previous menu.
Gap Mode
Automatic
A-2 Manual
In case “Automatic” sensor calibration cannot apply to the media, please
use “Manual” function to calibrate the gap sensor manually.
Gap Mode
2/4
Automatic
> Manual
Pre-Printed
When enter [Manual] option, you will see following message. Please
complete there steps:
Paper Len.
00812 dot
1. Press the
button to move
the cursor from left digit to right digit,
and press the
button to set
the value from “0” to “9” and the “dot/
mm/ inch”. Press the
button to set the paper length into the
printer.
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Gap Size
0024 dot
Gap Mode
Scan Backing
Intensity
Ref. Level
x
2. Press the
button to move
the cursor from left digit to right digit,
and press the
button to set
the value from “0” to “9” and the “dot/
mm/ inch”. Press the
button to set the gap size into the
printer.
3. Open the print head mechanism, put
the label backing (liner) under the
media sensor. Press the
button to set the value into the printer.
xxx
Media sensor
Label backing
(liner)
4. Then, Put the label with liner under the
media sensor. Press the
button to set the value into the printer.
Gap Mode
Scan Paper
Intensity
Ref. Level
x
xxx
Media sensor
Label with liner
Gap Mode
Complete
Intensity
Ref. Level
x
5. The gap sensor calibration is
complete. Press the
button the LCD screen will return to
the previous menu.
xxx
A-3 Pre-Printed
This function can set the paper length and gap size before auto-calibrate the
sensor sensitivity. It can to get the sensor sensitivity accurately.
Gap Mode
3/4
Manual
> Pre-Printed
Exit
When enter [Pre-Printed] option, you will see following message. Please
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complete there steps:
Paper Len.
00812 dot
Gap Size
0024 dot
Gap Mode
Pre-Printed
1. Press the
button to move
the cursor from left digit to right digit,
and press the
button to set
the value from “0” to “9” and the “dot/
mm/ inch”. Press the
button to set the paper length into the
printer.
2. Press the
button to move
the cursor from left digit to right digit,
and press the
button to set
the value from “0” to “9” and the “dot/
mm/ inch”. Press the
button to set the gap size into the
printer.
3. Then, printer will feed labels to
calibrate the sensor sensitivity
automatically. When calibration is
completed, the LCD screen will return
to the previous menu.
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B. Bline Mode
Calibration
2/4
Gap Mode
Bline Mode
> Automatic
> Bline Mode
Manual
Cont. Mode
Press the
the
1/4
Pre-Printed
and
buttons to scroll the cursor to the sensor type. Press
button to enter the black-mark sensor calibration mode.
B-1 Automatic
When enter the [Automatic] option, you will see following message and
printer will feed the black mark label to calibrate the sensor sensitivity
automatically. When calibration process is completed, the LCD screen will
return to the previous menu.
Bline Mode
Automatic
B-2 Manual
In case “Automatic” sensor calibration cannot apply to the media, please
use “Manual” function to calibrate the bline sensor manually.
Bline Mode
2/4
Automatic
> Manual
Pre-Printed
When enter [Manual] option, you will see following message. Please
complete there steps:
Paper Len.
00151 dot
Bline Size
0024 dot
1. Press the
button to move
the cursor from left digit to right digit,
and press the
button to set
the value from “0” to “9” and the “dot/
mm/ inch”. Press the
button to set the paper length into the
printer.
2. Press the
button to move
the cursor from left digit to right digit,
and press the
button to set
the value from “0” to “9” and the “dot/
mm/ inch”. Press the
button to set the bline size into the
printer.
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Bline Mode
Scan Mark
Intensity
Ref. Level
x
3. Open the print head mechanism, put
the black mark under the media
button
sensor. Press the
to set the value into the printer.
xxx
Media sensor
Black mark
Bline Mode
Scan Paper
Intensity
Ref. Level
x
4. Then, put the label without black mark
under the media sensor. Press the
button to set the value into
the printer.
xxx
Media sensor
Label without
black mark
Note:
Normally, the value of “Ref. Level” for mark should be larger than paper
for over 128. If the media sensor fails to do so, you have to manually
and
to reach the
change the Intensity by pressing
above value.
Bline Mode
Complete
Intensity
Ref. Level
x
5. The bline sensor calibration is
complete. Press the
button the LCD screen will return to
the previous menu.
xxx
B-3 Pre-Printed
This function can set the paper length and gap size before auto-calibrate the
sensor sensitivity. It can to get the sensor sensitivity accurately.
Bline Mode
3/4
Manual
> Pre-Printed
Exit
When enter [Pre-Printed] option, you will see following message. Please
complete there steps:
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Paper Len.
00812 dot
Bline Size
0024 dot
Bline Mode
Pre-Printed
1. Press the
button to move
the cursor from left digit to right digit,
and press the
button to set
the value from “0” to “9” and the “dot/
mm/ inch”. Press the
button to set the paper length into the
printer.
2. Press the
button to move
the cursor from left digit to right digit,
and press the
button to set
the value from “0” to “9” and the “dot/
mm/ inch”. Press the
button to set the bline size into the
printer.
3. Then, printer will feed labels to
calibrate the sensor sensitivity
automatically. When calibration is
completed, the LCD screen will return
to the previous menu.
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C. Cont. Mode
Calibration
3/4
Bline Mode
1/3
> Automatic
> Cont. Mode
Manual
Exit
Exit
Press the
the
Cont. Mode
and
buttons to scroll the cursor to the sensor type. Press
button to enter the black-mark sensor calibration mode.
C-1 Automatic
When enter the [Automatic] option, you will see following message and
printer will calibrate the sensor sensitivity automatically. When calibration
process is completed, the LCD screen will return to the previous menu.
Cont. Mode
Automatic
C-2 Manual
In case “Automatic” sensor calibration cannot apply to the media, please
use “Manual” function to calibrate the sensor manually.
Cont. Mode
2/3
Automatic
> Manual
Exit
When enter [Manual] option, you will see following message. Please
complete there steps:
1. Remove the continuous label. Press
the
button to set the value
into the printer.
Cont. Mode
Remove Label
Intensity
Ref. Level
x
xxx
Cont. Mode
Scan Paper
Intensity
Ref. Level
x
2. Then, put the continuous label under
the media sensor. Press the
button to set the value into
the printer.
xxx
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Cont. Mode
Complete
Intensity
Ref. Level
x
3. The sensor calibration is complete.
Press the
button the LCD
screen will return to the previous
menu.
xxx
3.1.3 Serial Comm.
Seria l Comm.
Baud Ra te
↓
1200 bps
↓
2400 bps
↓
4800 bps
↓
9600 bps
↓
19200 b ps
↓
38400 b ps
↓
57600 b ps
↓
115200 bps
↓
Exit
Parity
↓
None
↓
Odd
↓
Even
↓
Exit
Data Bits
↓
7
↓
8
↓
Exit
Stop Bit(s)
↓
1
↓
2
↓
Exit
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Exit
3.1.3.1 Baud Rate
Serial Comm.
1/5
> Baud Rate
Baud Rate
4/9
> 9600 bps
Parity
19200 bps
Data Bits
38400 bps
This option is used to set the RS-232 baud rate. The default setting is 9600 bps.
Press
and
buttons to select the different baud rate and press
button to set the value into printer. When you enter this list, the baud rate
value in the right side of ">" icon is the current setting in the printer. Press
key to cancel the setting and return to the previous menu.
3.1.3.2 Parity
Serial Comm.
2/5
Baud Rate
Parity
1/4
> None
> Parity
Odd
Data Bits
Even
This option is used to set the RS-232 parity. The default setting is “None”. Press
and
buttons to select the different parity and press
button to set the value into printer. When you enter this list, the parity in the right
side of ">" is the printer current setting. Press
and return to the previous menu.
key to cancel the setting
3.1.3.3 Data Bits:
Serial Comm.
3/5
Baud Rate
Data Bits
2/3
7
Parity
> 8
> Data Bits
Exit
This option is used to set the RS-232 Data Bits. The default setting is “8” data bits.
Press
and
buttons to select the different Data Bits and press
button to set the value into printer. When you enter this list, the Data Bits
in the right side of ">" icon is the printer current setting. Press
key to
cancel the setting and return to the previous menu.
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3.1.3.4 Stop Bit(s):
Serial Comm.
4/5
Parity
Stop Bit(s)
1/3
> 1
Data Bits
2
> Stop Bit(s)
Exit
This option is used to set the RS-232 Stop Bits. The default setting is “1” stop bit.
Press
and
buttons to select the different Stop Bits and press
button to set the value into printer. When you enter this list, the option in
the right side of ">" icon is the printer current setting. Press
key to
cancel the setting and return to the previous menu.
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3.1.4 Ethernet
Use this menu to configure internal Ethernet configuration check the printer’s Ethernet
module status, and reset the Ethernet module. This function is available on the LCD
display when Ethernet card is installed.
and
buttons to select the different options and press
Press
button to enter the option. Press
key to cancel the setting and return to the
previous menu.
Ethernet
Status
↓
IP Address
↓
MAC
↓
Exit
Configure
↓
DHCP
↓
Static IP
↓
Exit
Exit
Note:
This function is available for TTP-2410M series only and option for TTP-246M Plus
series.
3.1.4.1 Status: (IP Address / MAC)
Use this menu to check the Ethernet setting status.
3.1.4.1.1 IP Address
IP Address
Ethernet
1/3
> Status
Status
1/3
> IP Address
0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask
Configure
MAC
0.0.0.0
Exit
Exit
Gateway
0.0.0.0
The IP address information will be shown on the LCD display. Please press
or
button to return to the previous menu.
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3.1.4.1.2 MAC
Ethernet
1/3
Status
> Status
2/3
IP Address
Configure
MAC Address
001B82-FF0918
> MAC
Exit
Exit
The MAC address information will be shown on the LCD display. Please press
or
button to return to the previous menu.
3.1.4.2 Configure: (DHCP / Static IP)
Use this menu to set the printer's DHCP and Static IP.
3.1.4.2.1 DHCP
Ethernet
2/4
Status
Configure
1/3
> DHCP
> Configure
Static IP
Reset
Exit
Press
and
buttons to select the DHCP function and press
to enter. Press
previous menu.
key to cancel the setting and return to the
DHCP
SELECT:
MENU:
Press
Press
YES
NO
button the printer will set DHCP and restart to reset the setting.
button to return to the previous menu.
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3.1.4.2.2 Static IP
Use this menu to set the printer's IP address, subnet mask and gateway.
Ethernet
2/3
Status
Configure
2/3
DHCP
> Configure
> Static IP
Exit
Exit
Press
and
buttons to select the different options and press
button to enter the option. Press
return to the previous menu.
key to cancel the setting and
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Gateway
000.000.000.000
000.000.000.000
000.000.000.000
Press
button to move the cursor from left to right digits and press the
button to scroll the value from “0” to “9”. Press
setting.
button to next
Static IP
SELECT:
MENU:
Press the
Press
YES
NO
button printer will restart to reset the Ethernet module setting.
key to cancel the setting.
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3.2 File Manager
This feature is used to check the printer available memory and file list.
File Mana ger
File List
↓
DRAM
↓
FLASH
↓
CARD
↓
Exit
Avail. Memory
Del. All Files
↓
DRAM
↓
FLASH
↓
CARD
↓
Exit
Exit
3.2.1 File List
Use this menu to show, delete and run (.BAS) the files saved in the printer
DRAM/Flash/Card memory.
To show the files:
File Manager
> File List
1/4
File List
2/4
> FLASH
Avail. Memory
CARD
Del. All Files
Exit
FLASH File List
> DEMO.TTF
DEMO.BAS
To delete the file:Please follow the order to press the
FLASH File List
button.
DEMO.TTF
> DEMO.TTF
1.75 MB
DEMO.BAS
DOWN:
Delete
To run the file (.BAS):Please follow the order to press the
FLASH File List
DEMO.BAS
DEMO.TTF
> DEMO.BAS
406 Byte(S)
DOWN:
Delete
SELECT:
Run
3.2.2 Avail. Memory
Use this menu to show available memory space.
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button.
File Manager
2/4
File List
Avail. Memory
DRAM:
> Avail. Memory
256 KB
FALSH:
Del. All Files
6656 KB
CARD:
0 KB
3.2.3 Del. All Files
Use this menu to delete all files. Press
button to delete all files in the device.
Press
to cancel deleting files and go back to previous menu.
File Manager
File List
Avail. Memory
> Del. All File
3/4
File List
1/4
Del. All Files
> DRAM
FALSH
SELECT:
CARD
MENU:
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YES
NO
3.3 Diagnostics
Diagnostics
Print Config.
Dump Mod e
Rotate Cutter
Exit
3.3.1 Print Config.
This feature is used to print current printer configuration to the label. On the
sconfiguration printout, there is a print head test pattern, which is useful for checking if
there is any dot damage on the print head heater element.
Diagnostics
1/4
Self Test ...
> Print Config.
Printing ...
1/1
Dump Mode
Rotate Cutter
Self-test printout
Print head check pattern
Model name and F/W version
Printed mileage (meter)
Firmware checksum
Serial port configuration
Code page
Country code
Print speed (inch/sec)
Print darkness
Label size (inch)
Gap distance (inch)
Gap/black mark sensor sensitivity
Numbers of download files
Total & available memory space
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3.3.2 Dump Mode
Captures the data from the communications port and prints out the data received by
printer. In the dump mode, all characters will be printed in 2 columns as following. The
left side characters are received from your system and right side data are the
corresponding hexadecimal value of the characters. It allows users or engineers to
verify and debug the program.
Diagnostics
2/4
Printing ...
Pritn Config.
Dump Mode
1/1
> Dump Mode
Rotate cutter
Note:
1. Dump mode requires 4” wide paper width.
2. Turn off / on the power to resume printer for normal printing.
3. Press FEED button to back to the previous menu.
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Hexdecimal data related to
left column of ASCII data
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3.3.3 Rotate Cutter
In case paper is jammed in the cutter, this feature can rotate the cutter blade forward
or reverse direction, which is helpful to remove the jammed paper easily from the
cutter.
Diagnostics
3/4
Print Config.
UP:
Fwd.
DOWN:
Rev.
Dump Mode
> Rotate Cutter
MENU:
Exit
3.4 Language
Language
English
Chinese (TC)
Chinese (SC)
Japanese
G erman
Italian
French
Russian
Polish
Spanish
Exit
This option is used to setup the language on LCD display.
Press
and
buttons to scroll the curser to desire language and press
button to select this option. Press
key to cancel the setting and
return to the previous menu. The default language setting is English.
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3.5 Service
Service
Initialization
Mileage Info.
Exit
This feature is used to restore printer settings to defaults and display printer mileage
information.
3.5.1 Initialization
Service
1/3
Initialization
Initializing ...
> Initialization
Mileage Info.
SELECT
Exit
MENU
YES
NO
The printer settings are restored to defaults as below once printer is initialized.
Note :
When printer initialization is done, please calibrate the gap or black mark sensor
before printing.
Parameter
Speed
Default setting
TTP-2410M:
6 IPS (152 mm/sec)
TTP-346M/246M Plus/344M Pius:4 IPS (101.6 mm/sec)
TTP-644M:
3 IPS (76.2 mm/sec)
Density
8
Label width
4.00"(101.6mm)
Label height
4.00"(101.6mm)
Sensor type
Gap sensor
Gap setting
0.12"(3.0mm)
Print direction
0
Reference point
0,0(upper left corner)
Offset
0
Print mode
Batch mode
Serial port settings 9600 bps, none parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit
Code page
850
Country code
001
Clear flash memory No
Shift X
0
Shift Y
0
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Gap sensor
sensitivity
3 (Will be reset. Need to re-calibrate the gap)
Bline sensor
sensitivity
2 (Will be reset. Need to re-calibrate the gap)
Language
English
IP address
DHCP
3.5.2 Mileage Info.
Use this option to check the printed mileage (displayed in meter).
Service
1/3
Mileage:(m)
Initialization
> Mileage Info.
4016
Labels: (pcs.)
Exit
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4. Diagnostic Tool
The Diagnostic Utility is a toolbox that allows users to explore the printer's settings and
status; change printer settings; download graphics, fonts, and firmware; create printer
bitmap fonts; and to send additional commands to the printer. Using this convenient
tool, you can explore the printer status and settings and troubleshoot the printer.
Note: This utility works with printer firmware V6.00 and later versions.
4.1 Start the Diagnostic Tool
1. Double click on the Diagnostic tool icon
to start the software.
2. There are four features (Printer Configuration, File Manager, Bitmap Font Manager,
Command Tool) included in the Diagnostic utility.
Features tab
Interface
Printer functions
Printer setup
Printer Status
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4.2 Printer Function (Calibrate sensor, Ethernet setup, RTC setup………)
1. Select the PC interface connected with bar code printer.
2. Click the “Function” button to setting.
3. The detail functions in the Printer Function Group are listed as below.
Function
Description
Factory Default
Initialize the printer and restore the settings to
factory default.
Dump Text
To activate the printer dump mode.
Configuration Page
Print printer configuration.
RTC Setup
Synchronize printer Real Time Clock with PC.
Calibrate Sensor
Calibrate the sensor specified in the Printer Setup
group media sensor field.
Reset Printer
Reboot the printer.
Print Test Page
Print a test page.
Ignore AUTO.BAS
Ignore the downloaded AUTO.BAS program.
Ethernet Setup
Setup the IP address, subnet mask, gateway for
the on board Ethernet.
Note:
For more information about Diagnostic Tool, please refer to the diagnostic utility quick start
guide in the CD disk \ Utilities directory.
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5. Troubleshooting
5.1 Common Problems
The following guide lists the most common problems that may be encountered when
operating this bar code printer. If the printer still does not function after all suggested
solutions have been invoked, please contact the Customer Service Department of your
purchased reseller or distributor for assistance.
Problem
Possible Cause
Recovery Procedure
Power indicator does * The power cord is not properly
connected.
not illuminate
* Plug the power cord in printer and outlet.
* Switch the printer on.
Carriage Open
* The printer carriage is open.
* Please close the print carriage.
* Running out of ribbon.
* The ribbon is installed incorrectly.
* Supply a new ribbon roll.
* Please refer to the steps in user’s manual to
reinstall the ribbon.
* Running out of label.
* The label is installed incorrectly.
* Gap/black mark sensor is not
calibrated.
* Supply a new label roll.
* Please refer to the steps in user’s manual to
reinstall the label roll.
* Calibrate the gap/black mark sensor.
No Ribbon
No Paper
* Gap/black mark sensor is not set
properly.
* Calibrate the gap/black mark sensor.
* Make sure label size is set properly.
* Set label size correctly.
* Labels may be stuck inside the printer
mechanism.
Paper Jam
* Peel function is enabled.
* If the peeler module is installed, please remove
the label.
* If there is no peeler module in front of the printer,
please switch off the printer and install it.
* Check if the connector is plugging correctly.
* Cutter jam.
* There is no cutter installed on the
printer.
* Cutter PCB is damaged.
* If the cutter module is installed, please press UP
or DOWN key to rotate the cutter up or down to
make the knife back to the right position.
* Remove the label.
* Make sure the thickness of label is less than 200
g/m2 (for regular cutter) or 300 g/m2 (for heavy
duty cutter).
* Replace a cutter PCB.
Take Label
UP:
Fwd.
DOWN:
Rev.
MENU:
Exit
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* Re-connect cable to interface.
* If using serial cable,
- Please replace the cable with pin to pin
connected.
- Check the baud rate setting. The default baud
rate setting of printer is 9600,n,8,1.
* If using the Ethernet cable,
- Check if the Ethernet RJ-45 connector green
LED is lit on..
- Check if the Ethernet RJ-45 connector amber
LED is blinking.
- Check if the printer gets the IP address when
using DHCP mode.
- Check if the IP address is correct when using
* Cable is not well connected to serial or
the static IP address.
USB interface or parallel port.
Wait
a few seconds let the printer get the
Not Printing
* The serial port cable pin configuration
communication with the server then check the
is not pin to pin connected.
IP address setting again.
* Chang a new cable.
* Ribbon and media are not compatible.
* Verify the ribbon-inked side.
* Reload the ribbon again.
* Clean the printhead.
* The print density setting is incorrect.
* Printhead’s harness connector is not well
connected with printheat. Turn off the printer
and plug the connector again.
* Check if the stepping motor is plugging in the
right connector.
* Check your program if there is a command
PRINT at the end of the file and there must have
CRLF at the end of each command line.
* Delete unused files in the FLASH/DRAM.
* The max. numbers of file of DRAM is 50 files for
TTP-246M Plus/TTP-344M Plus and 256 files
for TTP-2410M/TTP-346M.
* The max. user addressable memory space of
Memory full
DRAM is 256 KB for TTP-246M Plus/TTP-344M
* The space of FLASH/DRAM is full.
Plus and 2048KB for TTP-2410M/TTP-346M.
( FLASH / DRAM )
* The max. numbers of file of FLASH is 256 files.
* The max. user addressable memory space of
FLASH is 2560 KB for TTP-246M
Plus/TTP-344M Plus and 6656KB for
TTP-2410M/TTP-346M.
* Use the supported capacity SD card.
* SD card is damaged.
* Insert the SD card again.
SD card is unable to * SD card doesn’t insert correctly.
* The supported SD card spec and the approved
* Use the non-approved SD card
use
SD card manufacturers, please refer to 2.2.3
manufacturer.
section.
* Did not turn off power prior to plug in
* Turn off printer power prior to plug in the PS/2
the PS/2 keyboard.
keyboard.
PS/2 port does not * PS/2 keyboard is damaged.
* Plug the PS/2 keyboard again.
* PS/2 keyboard doesn’t plug-in
* Make sure the keyboard is fine.
work
correctly.
* Make sure if there is any BAS file downloaded
* There is no BAS file in the printer.
into printer.
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Poor Print Quality
* Reload the supply.
* Clean the printhead.
* Clean the platen roller.
* Adjust the print density and print speed.
* Run printer self-test and check the print head
test pattern if there is dot missing in the pattern.
* Change proper ribbon or proper label media.
* Adjust the printhead pressure adjustment knob.
- If the left side printout is too light, please adjust
the left side pressure adjustment knob to the
* Ribbon and media is loaded incorrectly
higher index (higher pressure). If the pressure
* Dust or adhesive accumulation on the
adjustment knob has been adjust to index “5”
print head.
and the poor print quality is still at the left side
* Print density is not set properly.
of the printout, please adjust the pressure
* Printhead element is damaged.
adjustment knob to index “1” and use the
* Ribbon and media are incompatible.
Z-axis adjustment knob to fine tune the
* The printhead pressure is not set
pressure.
properly.
- If the right side printout is too light, please
adjust the right side pressure adjustment knob
to the higher index (higher pressure) to
improve the print quality.
* If the label thickness is more than 0.22 mm, the
print quality might be not good enough, please
adjust the heater line adjustment screw counter
clockwise to get the best print quality.
* The release lever does not latch the printhead
properly.
LCD panel is dark and * The cable between main PCB and LCD * Check if the cable between main PCB and LCD
is secured or not.
keys are not working panel is loose.
LCD panel is dark but * The printer initialization is
unsuccessful.
the LEDs are light
* Turn OFF and ON the printer again.
* Initialize the printer.
LCD panel is dark and
LEDs are lit on, but
the label is feeding
* The LCD panel harness connector is
loose.
* The LCD panel harness connector is plugged
upside down.
forward
Ribbon encoder
* The ribbon encoder sensor connector
sensor doesn’t work is loose.
Ribbon end sensor
doesn’t work
Peel sensor is not
working
* The connector is loose.
* Check the connector.
* The ribbon sensor hole is covered with
* Clear the dust in the sensor hole by the blower.
dust.
* Peel sensor is not located on the
* Make sure that the media goes through the Peel
correct position.
sensor.
* The connector is loose.
* Plug the connect cable correctly.
Cutter is not working * The connector is loose.
* Plug in the connect cable correctly.
Label feeding is not
stable (skew) when
* The media guide does not touch the
edge of the media.
printing
Skip labels when
printing
* Fasten the connector.
* If the label is moving to the right side, please
move the label guide to left.
* If the label is moving to the left side, please
move the label guide to right.
* Check if label size is setup correctly.
* Label size is not specified properly.
* Calibrate the sensor by Auto Gap or Manual
* Sensor sensitivity is not set properly.
Gap options.
* The media sensor is covered with dust.
* Clear the GAP/Black mark sensor by blower.
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* Calibrate the sensor sensitivity again.
* Set the correct label size and gap size.
* Press [MENU] Æ [SELECT] x3Æ[DOWN]x6 Æ
[SELECT] to fine tune the parameter of Shift Y.
* If using the software BarTender, please set the
vertical offset in the driver.
* Media sensor sensitivity is not set
properly.
The printing position
* Label size is incorrect.
* The parameter Shift Y in the LCD menu
of small label is
is incorrect.
incorrect
* The vertical offset setting in the driver is
incorrect.
* Set the correct label size.
The left side printout * Wrong label size setup.
* Press [MENU] Æ [SELECT] x 3 Æ [DOWN] x 5
* The parameter Shift X in LCD menu is
Æ [SELECT] to fine tune the parameter of Shift
position is incorrect
incorrect.
X.
Missing printing on
the left or right side of * Wrong label size setup.
* Set the correct label size.
label
RTC time is incorrect
when reboot the
* The battery has run down.
* Check if there is a battery on the main board.
* The installation is incorrect.
* Check if the board is plugged in the right
connector.
* Power switch OFF and ON too fast.
* Turn off the printer and wait all LEDs are dark,
and turn on the printer again.
* Printhead pressure is incorrect.
* Ribbon installation is incorrect.
* Media installation is incorrect.
* Print density is incorrect.
* Media feeding is incorrect.
* Please refer to the 5.2 chapter.
* Please set the suitable density to have good
print quality.
* Make sure the label guide touch the edge of the
media guide.
printer
Multi interface board
doesn’t work
Power and Error LEDs
are blinking fast
Wrinkle Problem
Gray line on the blank * The printhaed is dirty.
* The platen roller is dirty.
label
Irregular printing
* Clean the printhead.
* Clean the platen roller.
* The printer is in Hex Dump mode.
* The RS-232 setting is incorrect.
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* Turn off and on the printer to skip the dump
mode.
* Re-set the Rs-232 setting.
5.2 Mechanism Fine Adjustment to Avoid Ribbon Wrinkles
This printer has been fully tested before delivery. There should be no ribbon wrinkle
presented on the media for general-purpose printing application. Ribbon wrinkle is related to
the media thickness, print head pressure balance, ribbon film characteristics, print darkness
setting…etc. In case the ribbon wrinkle happens, please follow the instructions below to
adjust the printer parts.
Print head pressure
adjustment knob
Z-axis mechanism
adjustment knob
Adjustable
Printer
Ribbon guide plate
Parts
Symptom
1. Wrinkle happens from label lower left to 2. Wrinkle happens from label lower right
upper right direction ("ˊ")
to upper left direction ("ˋ")
Wrinkle
Example
Feed direction
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Adjust the print head pressure adjustment knob
Left knob
Right knob
Adjust the print head pressure adjustment knob
Left knob
Right knob
The print head pressure adjustment knob has 5 The print head pressure adjustment knob has 5
levels of settings. Clockwise direction adjustment levels of settings. Clockwise direction adjustment
is to increase the print head pressure. Counter
is to increase the print head pressure. Counter
Clockwise adjustment can decrease the print
Clockwise adjustment can decrease the print
head pressure.
head pressure.
If the wrinkle on the label starts from the lower left If the wrinkle on the label starts from the lower
side to upper right side, please do following
right side to upper left side, please do following
adjustment.
adjustment.
1. Decrease the right side print head pressure
1. Decrease the left side print head pressure
adjustment knob setting 1 level per each
adjustment knob setting 1 level per each
adjustment then print the label again to check if adjustment then print the label again to check if
wrinkle is gone.
wrinkle is gone.
2. If the right side print head adjustment knob
2. If the left side print head adjustment knob level
setting has been set to index 1 (the lowest
has been set to index 1 (the lowest index),
pressure index), please increase the left side
please increase the right side print head
print head pressure.
pressure.
3. If the left side print head adjustment knob
setting has been set to 5 (the highest pressure
index) the wrinkle can’t be avoid, please rotate
the both knobs back to setting 1 then rotate the
Z-axis mechanism adjustment knob clockwise
for a few degrees and print again for fine tune
the print head pressure distribution.
Z axis mechanism
adjustment knob
Note for step 3:
*Factory default setting, the Z-axis knob is rotated
counter clockwise to the end of thread.
*Turn the Z-axis mechanism adjustment knob
clockwise until you feel the knob touch the
mechanism for the first adjustment.
* If the wrinkle is still there, please turn the Z-axis
mechanism adjustment knob clockwise about
1/4 circle each time for adjustment
* If the winkled direction is change from "ˊ" to "
ˋ" by adjusting the Z-axis mechanism
adjustment knob, please turn the Z axis
mechanism adjustment knob counter clockwise
to avoid the wrinkle.
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6. Maintenance
This session presents the clean tools and methods to maintain your printer.
1.
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Please use one of following material to clean the printer.
Cotton swab (Head cleaner pen)
Lint-free cloth
Vacuum / Blower brush
100% ethanol
2. The cleaning process is described as following
Printer Part
Method
Interval
1. Always turn off the printer
Clean the print head when changing a
before cleaning the print head. new label roll
2. Allow the print head to cool for
a minimum of one minute.
3. Use a cotton swab (Head
cleaner pen) and 100% ethanol
to clean the print head surface.
Print Head
Platen Roller
Tear Bar/Peel
Bar
Sensor
Exterior
Interior
1. Turn the power off.
Clean the platen roller when changing
2. Rotate the platen roller and
a new label roll
wipe it thoroughly with 100%
ethanol and a cotton swab, or
lint-free cloth.
Use the lint-free cloth with 100% As needed
ethanol to wipe it.
Compressed air or vacuum
Wipe it with water-dampened
cloth
Brush or vacuum
Note:
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Monthly
As needed
As needed
z
z
z
Do not touch printer head by hand. If you touch it careless, please use ethanol to clean
it.
Please use 100% Ethenol. DO NOT use medical alcohol, which may damage the
printer head.
Regularly clean the print head and supply sensors once change a new ribbon to keep
printer performance and extend printer life.
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Revise History
Date
Content
Editor
2007/10/24
Update Ethernet section. (Section 3.1.4)
Camille
2007/10/31
Add SD card specification. (Section 2.2.3)
Camille
2007/11/7
Modify section 2.2.3 (SD card)
Camille
2007/11/15
Modify chapter 2.2 (Pinter overview)
Camille
2007/11/21
2008/2/21
Add section 2.6.3 & 2.6.4 (Loading media in peel-off mode Camille
/Option)
Add section 2.6.5 &2.6.6 (Loading media in rewind liner with Camille
label mode/Option & Remove labels from internal rewind)
2008/3/7
Revise maintenance section
Camille
2008/4/16
1. Revise menu function section
Camille
2. Revise troubleshooting section
3. Add diagnostic tool section
2008/9/16
Revise the print head burn line adjustment knob section
Camille
2008/10/7
Revise troubleshooting section (memory full)
Camille
2009/3/11
Revise 2.2.3 & 5.1 sections (Recommended SD card
Camille
specification)
2009/5/15
1. Add 3.1.1-2 Printer Setup(ZPL2) section
Camille
2. Add 2.8 section (Using the keyboard with PS/2 interface)
2009/6/16
Add caution to 1.2 section
Camille
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TSC Auto ID Technology Co., Ltd.
Headquarters / Factory
No. 35, Sec. 2, Ligong 1st Rd., Wujie Town
, I-Lan County 268, Taiwan, R.O.C.
TEL: +886-3-990-6677
FAX: +886-3-990-5577
Web site: www.tscprinters.com
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
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Taipei 231, Taiwan, R.O.C.
TEL: +886-2-8913-1308
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