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Thermal Printer
User’s Manual
2824
User’s Manual No. 980346-001 Rev. A
©2001 Zebra Technologies Corporation
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FOREWORD
This manual provides installation and operation information for the LP 2824 series printers, manufactured by Zebra Technologies Corporation, Camarillo, California.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
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may not be duplicated in full or in part by any person without written approval from Zebra Technologies Corporation. While every effort has been made to keep the information contained within current and accurate as of the date of publication, no guarantee is given or implied that the document
is error-free or that it is accurate with regard to any specification. Zebra Technologies Corporation
reserves the right to make changes, for the purpose of product improvement, at any time.
TRADEMARKS
LP 2824 is a service mark of Zebra Technologies Corporation. Windows and MS-DOS are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. All other marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective holders.
LP 2824 Thermal Printers
European Council Directive
89/336/EEC
92/31/EE
EMC Directive
CB Schema
Compliance to Standards
EN 55022-B 1995
RF Emissions control
EN 50082-1 1997
Immunity to Electromagnetic Disturbances
IEC 1000-3-2
Harmonic Emmissions
IEC 1000-3-3
Voltage Variation
EN 60950
Safety
FCC - DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY:
Model: LP 2824 conforms to the following specification:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Section 15.107(a) and Section 15.109(a) Class B digital device
Supplemental Information:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following Two Conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference , and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
INDUSTRY CANADA NOTICE:
This device complies with Industry Canada ICS-003 class B requirements.
Cet equipement est conforme a l’ICS-003 classe B de la norm Industrielle Canadian
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SHOCK HAZARD WARNING:
The printer and power supply should never be operated in a
location where either one can get wet. Personal injury could
result.
MEDIA WARNING:
Always use high quality approved labels, tags and transfer
ribbons. If adhesive backed labels are used that DO NOT lay flat
on the backing liner, the exposed edges may stick to the label
guides and rollers inside the printer, causing the label to peel
off from the liner and jam the printer. Approved supplies can be
ordered from your dealer.
RELOADING HINT:
If you should run out of labels while printing, DO NOT turn the
power switch OFF (0) while reloading or data loss may result.
The printer will automatically a new label roll is loaded.
STATIC DISCHARGE:
The discharge of electrostatic energy that accumulates on the
surface of the human body or other surfaces can damage or
destroy the print head or electronic components used in this
device.
DO NOT TOUCH the print head or the electronic components
under the top cover.
THERMAL PRINTING:
The print head becomes hot while printing. To protect from
damaging the print head and risk of personal injury, avoid
touching the print head. Use only the cleaning pen to perform
maintenance.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Installation and Operation . . . . .
Unpacking Your Printer . . . . . .
Getting To Know Your Printer . . .
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AutoSense Gap Sensor Adjustment
Label Dispenser Option . . . . . .
Using Fan-Fold Media . . . . . . .
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Cash Drawer Cable Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel Interface Cable Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installation and Operation
This section provides information on the
installation and operation of the printer.
The printer is a low cost, desktop direct thermal
printer. The printer is specifically designed for
printing labels, tags or continuous receipts (with
or without bar codes) from any DOS™, Windows™or ASCII-based compatible host.
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Installation and Operation
Unpacking Your Printer
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Installation and Operation
Getting To Know
Your Printer
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Installation and Operation
Installation The following steps will guide you through the
installation of the printer and software.
Step ➊ Attach Power Supply To The Printer
Power OFF
Check Voltage
Plug in
Power
Module
Plug in
Power
Cord
Plug Power Cord
into a Suitable
AC Outlet
See the SHOCK HAZARD WARNING on page
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Step ➋ Attach Interface Cable
The printer has either a parallel interface or a
serial interface (with optional RJ-11 connector).
Power OFF
Parallel Interface
RJ-11 Interface
(Optional)
Serial Interface
For additional information on serial cable wiring, refer to Appendix A.
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Step ➌ Load Labels
Power ON
MOVIE
Open Cover
Adjust Holders
1.0 inch
2.5 cm
MOVIE
1.5 inch
3.8 cm
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Load Labels - continued
Remove Outside
Length
MOVIE
For more information refer to
appendix A
Install Roll
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Load Labels - continued
Thread Through
Guides
Close Cover
Tap Feed Button
If the indicator remains dark, see Appendix A Troubleshooting.
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Step ™ AutoSense Gap Sensor Adjustment
MOVIE
Perform this procedure when loading a new
roll. If your printer has the label dispenser
option, turn OFF the label taken sensor.
Power OFF
Hold
Feed Button
Power ON
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AutoSense Gap Sensor Adjustment - continued
When Indicator
Flashes, Release
Feed Button
Printer Advances
Media and Prints
Status Summary
Note: Printer is in
diagnostic dump mode
4 MO3351F 16 V3.21
Serial port : 96,N,8,1
Image buffer size:245K
Fmem:000,0K,019.9K avl
Gmem:000K,0241K avl
Emem:000K,0241K avl
I8,0,001 rY
S2 D8 R016,000 ZT UN
q800 Q1029,025
Option:
04 08 13
now in DUMP
Tap Feed Button
To Begin Normal
Operation
Note: Printer prints
“out of DUMP”
If the indicator remains orange or red, see the
troubleshooting steps.
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Label Dispenser Option
Open Door
MOVIE
Use a Stylus to
Switch On the
Label Taken Sensor
Remove Several
Labels
Push Liner
Through Slot
Close Door
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Using Fan-Fold Media
Open Guides to
Width of Media
Lock Guides
in Place
Insert Media
Thread Media
Through Guides
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Step ➎ Install Software
Start your computer and follow the installation
instructions on the compact disc (CD).
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Appendix A - Troubleshooting
Problem
Solution or Reason
STATUS Indicator
Does not light when power
switch is turned to ON (I)
position.
1. Check power connections from A.C.
outlet to power supply to printer.
Lights GREEN, but printer
will not print.
1. Check interface cable connections from
computer to printer.
2. Make sure top cover is locked closed.
Blinks GREEN-RED-RED.
1. Operator has paused the printer during
a batch job. Tap the FEED button to
continue.
Lights AMBER.
1. Printer has encountered a syntax or
command error.
Blinks RED.
1. The optional cover open sensor is active. Press top cover to close and lock.
Lights RED.
1. Media is out. Reload a new source of
media so printer can continue printing.
2. Power-up failure.
Blinks GREEN-AMBER.
1. AutoSense in process. Wait until printer
dispenses a status report.
Lights AMBER-RED.
1. Download in process.
Operation
Printer appears to be
working (media is being fed
out), but nothing is printed.
1. Verify that the labels are the correct
type (direct thermal).
2. Check that the roll is loaded with the direct thermal side facing up.
3. Clean the print head with cleaning pen.
4. Ensure top cover is locked closed.
Printing is faded or poor
quality.
1. Clean the print head with cleaning pen.
2. Adjust print speed/darkness in software.
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Problem
Solution or Reason
Prints only partial label or
skips a label.
1. Perform AutoSense gap sensor
adjustment on page 8.
2. Label caught on print head.
3. Print head is not properly latched.
4. Possible software problem. Check the
printer memory configuration. Refer to
the EPL2 Programming manual.
Printing stops and STATUS
indicator lights ORANGE or
RED.
1. Perform AutoSense gap sensor adjustment on page 8.
2. Possible problem with label stock. Use
only approved labels and tags.
3. Possible label jam.
4. Insufficient memory for label size. Check
the printer memory configuration.
5. Possible software problem. Refer to the
EPL2 Programming manual.
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Appendix A - Troubleshooting
Serial Interface The figure below displays the cable wiring
Cable Wiring required to use the printer's RS-232 serial
interface.
Host
N/C
RxD
TxD
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
DB-9
Pin #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DB-9
Pin #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Printer
+5 Volts*
TxD
RxD
N/C
GND
RDY
N/C
RDY
N/C
Female DB-9 to Male DB-9
Cable P/N 300017-006 (6') or 300017-010 (10')
Host
N/C
RxD
TxD
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
DB-25
Pin #
8
3
2
20
7
6
4
5
22
DB-9
Pin #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Printer
+5 Volts*
TxD
RxD
N/C
GND
RDY
N/C
RDY
N/C
Female DB-25 to Male DB-9
Cable P/N 300018-006 (6')
*+5 volts at 150 mA for external device (e.g. KDU or scanner)
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Appendix A - Troubleshooting
Cash Drawer The figure below displays the pin assignments
Cable Wiring for the printer's retail cash drawer interface. Refer to the cash draw manufacturer's documentation for proper drawer wiring.
RJ-11
Pin No. PRINTER
1
2
3
4
5
6
SGND
/SDRV1
/Sense
+24V*
/SDRV2
LGND
Male RJ-11
*+24 volts D.C. at no greater than 1.5 amps.
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Appendix A - Troubleshooting
Parallel Interface The figure below displays the cable wiring
Cable Wiring required to use the printer's Centronics parallel
interface.
HOST
DB-25
Pin No.
STROBE
DATA 0
DATA 1
DATA 2
DATA 3
DATA 4
DATA 5
DATA 6
DATA 7
ACK/
BUSY
PAPER ERR.
READY
INIT
ERROR/
N/A
N/A
N/A
SIG. GND
SIG. GND
SIG. GND
SIG. GND
SIG. GND
SIG. GND
SIG. GND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
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22
23
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25
Centronics
Pin No. PRINTER
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
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20
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23
24
25
STROBE
DATA 0
DATA 1
DATA 2
DATA 3
DATA 4
DATA 5
DATA 6
DATA 7
ACK/
BUSY
PAPER ERR.
READY
INIT
ERROR/
N/A
N/A
+5V
SIG. GND
SIG. GND
SIG. GND
SIG. GND
SIG. GND
SIG. GND
Female DB-25 to Male Centronics
(Cable)
+5 volts at 300 mA for external device (e.g. KDU or scanner)
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Appendix A - Troubleshooting
Cleaning the When you load new media, you can also clean
Print Head the print head.
Rub Cleaning Pen
Across Dark Area
of Print Head
MOVIE
Wait One Minute
Before Closing
Printer
Do Not Clean Roller
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Preparing Media, During shipment, the outside length of media
Paper, and Labels may become dirty when handled or dusty when
Before Loading stored. A preparation before loading media
makes sure both the print head and platen stay
cleaner for more time.
Label Rolls
Find the tape and
pull off both labels
held by the tape
Tag Stock Rolls
Find the tape
and detach the
bottom tag
MOVIE
You must avoid dragging adhesive or dirty
media between the print head and platen. Such
an occurance damages the print head and is not
covered under your warranty.
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