Cino VERSAJET International Edition, Rev. 2.2 Beta Release Specifications

Programming Reference
International Edition, Rev. 2.2 Beta Release
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Revision Sheet
VERSAJET
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Firmware
Version
3.00.01
3.00.02
Command
FS 2
Can only be used in Japanese 2-byte fonts Add Traditional and Simplified Chinese
Define user-defined Kanji characters
fonts
US B
Cancelled
IrDA setting
US C
Bluetooth Setting-
Bluetooth setting
Cancel Enable/Disable parameter
US b
Cancelled
Get IrDA configurations
RS i
Can only draw line / box
Draw graphics
US 7
Add draw circle function, parameters and
bytes are different
[Default] n1=1; n2=0
[Default] n1=1; n2=1
US g
Paper Sensor Setting
Paper Sensor Setting
Get printer configuration
0x01: Reflective, Light from bottom to top 0x01: Reflective, Light from top to bottom
Paper sensor setting
0x05: Reflective top to bottom
0x05: Reflective bottom to top
This Programming Reference (Rev. 2.2) is applied for firmware 3.00.02 version.
If your printer is used the previous firmware 3.00.01 version, please upgrade the firmware to 3.00.02 version.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction .................................................................................................. 1
JCL Command Sets ........................................................................................................................... 2
Commands Comparison between JCL and ESC/POS ....................................................................... 3
ESC / POS Emulation ............................................................................................................... 3
JCL Feature Command Sets ..................................................................................................... 7
Chapter 2 Command Overview................................................................................... 10
Command Notation .......................................................................................................................... 11
Explanation of Terms........................................................................................................................ 12
Supported Commands .................................................................................................................... 15
Commands Listed by Function................................................................................................. 16
Commands Listed in Alphanumeric Order................................................................................ 22
Chapter 3 Command Descriptions .............................................................................. 28
HT…………………………………………………………………………………………………………...…29
LF……………………………………………………………………………………………………………....30
FF………………………………………………………………………………………………………………31
CR……………………………………………………………………………………………………………...32
CAN.................................................................................................................................................. 33
ESC FF ............................................................................................................................................ 34
ESC SP ............................................................................................................................................ 35
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ESC !................................................................................................................................................ 36
ESC $............................................................................................................................................... 37
ESC %.............................................................................................................................................. 38
ESC & .............................................................................................................................................. 39
ESC * ............................................................................................................................................... 41
ESC -................................................................................................................................................ 43
ESC 2............................................................................................................................................... 44
ESC 3............................................................................................................................................... 45
ESC ?............................................................................................................................................... 46
ESC @ ............................................................................................................................................. 47
ESC {................................................................................................................................................ 48
ESC D .............................................................................................................................................. 49
ESC E .............................................................................................................................................. 51
ESC G .............................................................................................................................................. 52
ESC J ............................................................................................................................................... 53
ESC L............................................................................................................................................... 55
ESC M.............................................................................................................................................. 57
ESC R .............................................................................................................................................. 58
ESC S .............................................................................................................................................. 59
ESC T............................................................................................................................................... 60
ESC V .............................................................................................................................................. 62
ESC W ............................................................................................................................................. 63
ESC \................................................................................................................................................ 66
ESC a............................................................................................................................................... 67
ESC d............................................................................................................................................... 68
ESC t................................................................................................................................................ 69
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FS !................................................................................................................................................... 70
FS & ................................................................................................................................................. 72
FS - .................................................................................................................................................. 73
FS 2.................................................................................................................................................. 74
FS S ................................................................................................................................................. 75
FS W ................................................................................................................................................ 77
FS p.................................................................................................................................................. 78
FS q.................................................................................................................................................. 79
GS ! .................................................................................................................................................. 82
GS $ ................................................................................................................................................. 85
GS ( K .............................................................................................................................................. 86
GS ( k ............................................................................................................................................... 88
GS *................................................................................................................................................ 134
GS / ................................................................................................................................................ 136
GS : ................................................................................................................................................ 138
GS ^ ............................................................................................................................................... 140
GS B............................................................................................................................................... 142
GS C 0 ........................................................................................................................................... 143
GS C 1 ........................................................................................................................................... 145
GS C 2 ........................................................................................................................................... 147
GS H .............................................................................................................................................. 148
GS I ................................................................................................................................................ 149
GS L ............................................................................................................................................... 150
GS P............................................................................................................................................... 152
GS W.............................................................................................................................................. 154
GS \…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..155
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GS c ............................................................................................................................................... 156
GS f ................................................................................................................................................ 158
GS h ............................................................................................................................................... 159
GS k ............................................................................................................................................... 160
GS v 0 ............................................................................................................................................ 169
GS w .............................................................................................................................................. 171
RS A ............................................................................................................................................... 172
RS B............................................................................................................................................... 173
RS E............................................................................................................................................... 174
RS F ............................................................................................................................................... 175
RS G .............................................................................................................................................. 176
RS J ............................................................................................................................................... 177
RS L ............................................................................................................................................... 178
RS a ............................................................................................................................................... 179
RS e ............................................................................................................................................... 181
RS i ................................................................................................................................................ 182
RS m .............................................................................................................................................. 189
RS n ............................................................................................................................................... 190
RS p ............................................................................................................................................... 190
RS q ............................................................................................................................................... 193
RS r ................................................................................................................................................ 195
RS t ................................................................................................................................................ 197
RS u ............................................................................................................................................... 199
US 1 ............................................................................................................................................... 201
US 2 ............................................................................................................................................... 202
US 3 ............................................................................................................................................... 203
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US 4 ............................................................................................................................................... 204
US 7 ............................................................................................................................................... 205
US A ............................................................................................................................................... 206
US C............................................................................................................................................... 208
US G .............................................................................................................................................. 209
US H............................................................................................................................................... 210
US I ................................................................................................................................................ 211
US J ............................................................................................................................................... 212
US K............................................................................................................................................... 213
US L ............................................................................................................................................... 214
US M .............................................................................................................................................. 215
US a ............................................................................................................................................... 216
US c ............................................................................................................................................... 218
US g ............................................................................................................................................... 220
US h ............................................................................................................................................... 222
US k ............................................................................................................................................... 224
US m .............................................................................................................................................. 225
US n ............................................................................................................................................... 226
US r ................................................................................................................................................ 227
VERSAJET
Introduction
Programming Reference
Thank you for choosing Cino VersaJet Mobile Printer. The VersaJet mobile printer is designed with rugged
yet lightweight architecture, delivering the ultimate convenience of mobility to meet your on-demand labels and
receipts printing requirements.
Besides RS232 communication interfaces, the VersaJet is compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled devices by
incorporating Bluetooth 2.0 wireless technology. You can select the most suitable model to fulfill your demand.
This Programming Guide provides complete descriptions on command functions and instructs programmer to
configure your VersaJet efficiently. If you need more information, please contact your supplier or visit our web
site for details.
This guide is organized into the following chapters:
Introduction
Commands Overview
Commands Descriptions
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JCL Command Sets
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ESC/POS (Epson Standard Code for Point of Sales) is one of the most world-popular command sets, which
was designed to provide the expandability and universal applicability demanded by the market. The JCL (Job
Control Language) is the proprietary printer language of Cino mobile printer supporting ESC/POS emulation.
This not only shortens user’s learning cycle, but also minimizes the system integration efforts.
Furthermore, the VersaJet possesses more practical and useful command sets than ESC/POS., such as the
manipulation on serialization, graphics and 2D bar codes printing. You may refer to “Command Comparison
between JCL and ESC/POS “ for more details.
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Commands Comparison between JCL and ESC/POS
ESC / POS Emulation
Command
Descriptions
HT
Horizontal tab
LF
Print and line feed
FF
Print and return to standard mode (in page mode)
CR
Print and carriage return
CAN
Cancel print data in page mode
ESC FF
Print data in page mode
ESC SP
Set right-side character spacing
ESC !
Select print mode(s)
ESC $
Set absolute print position
ESC %
Select/cancel user-defined character set
ESC &
Define user-defined characters
ESC *
Select bit-image mode
ESC -
Turn underline mode on/off
ESC 2
Select default line spacing
ESC 3
Set line spacing
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Command
Descriptions
ESC ?
Cancel user-defined characters
ESC @
Initialize printer
ESC {
Turn upside-down printing mode on/off
ESC D
Set horizontal tab positions
ESC E
Turn emphasized mode on/off
ESC G
Turn double-strike mode on/off
ESC J
Print and feed paper
ESC L
Select page mode
ESC M
Select character font
ESC R
Select an international character set
ESC S
Select standard mode
ESC T
Select print direction in page mode
ESC V
Turn 90∘colockwise rotation mode on/off
ESC W
Set printing area in page mode
ESC \
Set relative print position
ESC a
Select justification
ESC d
Print and feed n lines
ESC t
Select character code table
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Command
Descriptions
FS !
Set print mode(s) for Kanji characters
FS &
Select Kanji character mode
FS -
Turn underline mode on/off for Kanji character
FS 2
Define user-defined Kanji characters
FS S
Set left – and right –side Kanji character spacing
FS W
Turn quadruple-size mode on/off for Kanji characters
FS p
Read the image file from flash memory
FS q
Define image, write to flash memory
GS !
Select character size
GS $
Set absolute vertical print position in page mode
GS ( K
Adjust printing density
GS *
Define downloaded bit image
GS /
Print downloaded bit image
GS :
Start/end macro definition
GS I
Transmit printer ID
GS L
Set left margin
GS P
Set horizontal and vertical motion units
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Command
Descriptions
GS \
Set relative vertical print position in page mode
GS ^
Execute macro
GS H
Select printing position of Human Readable Interpretation (HRI) characters
GS f
Select font for HRI characters
GS h
Set bar code height
GS k
Print bar code
GS v 0
Print raster bit image
GS W
Set printing area width
GS w
Set bar code width
GS B
Turn white/black reverse printing mode on/off
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JCL Feature Command Sets
Command
Descriptions
GS C 0
Select counter print mode
GS C 1
Select counter mode
GS C 2
Sets the serial number counter value
GS c
Print counter setup
GS ( k
Specify and print the symbol
RS A
Label length measurement
RS B
Restore factory default
RS E
Clear buffer
RS F
Remote power off
RS G
Paper feed to TOF position
RS J
Rewind command (back feed)
RS L
Print self-test (Pre-defined)
RS a
Bit-map text format setting
RS e
1D bar code generic setting
RS i
Draw graphics
RS m
Save *.bmp image into flash
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Command
Descriptions
RS n
Print *.bmp image
RS p
Set number of copies of printing data
RS q
Serialization setting
RS r
Print serialization
RS t
Define flash macro
RS u
Execute macro
US 1
Top of form control
US 2
Top of form offset setting
US 3
Auto tear-off control
US 4
Tear-off offset setting
US 7
Paper sensor setting
US A
RS232 setting
US C
Bluetooth setting
US G
Buzzer control
US H
Auto power off duration setting
US I
Set printing intensity (darkness)
US J
Automatic status feedback
US K
Default operation mode setup
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Command
Descriptions
US L
Feed key control
US M
Panel buttons control
US a
Get RS232 configurations
US c
Get Bluetooth configurations
US g
Get printer configurations
US h
Get system information
US k
Get head resistance
US m
Get printing log
US n
Get battery status
US r
Get printer status
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Command Overview
Programming Reference
This chapter covers following topics to present the supported commands that are used with VersaJet:
Command Notation
Explanations of Terms
Supported Commands
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Command Notation
[Name]
The name of the command.
[Format]
The code sequence.
[Range]
Gives the allowable ranges for the arguments.
[Default]
Gives the default values, if any, for the command parameters.
[Description]
Describes the command’s function.
[Notes]
Provides important information on setting and using the printer command, if necessary.
Hex indicates the hexadecimal equivalents.
Decimal indicates the decimal equivalents.
[ ]k indicates the contents of the [ ] should be repeated k times.
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Explanation of Terms
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(1)
Receive buffer
The receive buffer is a buffer that stores, as is, the data received from the host (the reception data). The
reception data is stored in the receive buffer temporarily, and is then processed sequentially.
(2)
Print buffer
The print buffer is a buffer that stores the image data to be printed.
(3) Print buffer full
This is the state where the print buffer is full. If new print data is input while the print buffer is full, the data
in the print buffer is printed out and a line feed is executed. This is the same operation as the LF operation.
(4)
Start of line
The start of line state satisfies the following condition:
There is no print data (including spaces and portions of data skipped due to bit image data) currently in
the print buffer.
There is no print data (including portions of data skipped due to HT)
The print position is not specified by the ESC $ or ESC \ command.
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(5)
Printable area
The maximum range within which printing is possible under the printer specifications. The printable area
for this printer is as follows:
The length of the horizontal direction in standard mode:
approximately 48 mm {1.89 “}
The length of the vertical direction in page mode:
approximately 160 mm {6.3 “}
(6)
Printing area
Printing range is set by the command. It must be printing area ≤ printable area.
(7) Ignore
The state in which all codes, including parameters, are read in and discarded, and nothing happens.
(7)
Inch
An unit of length. One inch is 25.4 mm.
(8)
MSB
Most Significant Bit
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(9)
LSB
Least Significant Bit
(11) Base line
Standard position when character data is stored in the print buffer.
Normal character in standard mode and page mode:
Ay
*
Base line
* When font A (12×24 dots) is selected, this height is for 24 dots.
* When font B (9×24 dots) is selected, this height is for 24 dots.
Rotated character in standard mode (only when font A is selected):
10 dots
Base line
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Supported Commands
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In these tables, click any name to see the command description. Please refer following instructions before you
utilize these commands to configure your VersaJet:
Standard mode
( )
Ignored
:
:
:
:
Enabled.
Enabled only when the command is used at the beginning of command codes.
Enabled only when data is not present in the printer buffer.
All command codes including parameters are ignored.
Page mode
Disabled
Ignored
:
:
:
:
Enabled.
Only for value setting.
Parameters are processed as printable data.
All command codes including parameters are ignored.
Classification
Executing
Setting
:
:
The changes do not affect the following data.
The changes do affect the following data until power off.
Note : The changes caused by “Flash Command” will be still valid after power on/off
.
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Commands Listed by Function
Programming Reference
Function
Command
Command
Type
Name
Descriptions
Classification
Print
LF
Print and line feed
Executing
Print
FF
Print and return to standard mode (in page mode)
Executing
Print
CR
Print and carriage return
Executing
Print
ESC FF
Print data in page mode
Executing
Print
ESC J
Print and feed paper (distance controlled by “GS P”)
Executing
Print
ESC d
Print and feed n lines
Executing
Line Spacing
ESC 2
Select default line spacing
Setting
Line Spacing
ESC 3
Set line spacing
Setting
Character
CAN
Cancel print data in page mode
Executing
Character
ESC SP
Set right-side character spacing
Setting
Character
ESC !
Select print mode(s)
Setting
Character
ESC %
Select/cancel user-defined character set
Setting
Character
ESC &
Define user-defined characters
Setting
Character
ESC –
Turn underline mode on/off
Setting
Character
ESC ?
Cancel user-defined characters
Setting
Character
ESC {
Turn upside-down printing mode on/off
Setting
Character
ESC E
Turn emphasized mode on/off
Setting
Character
ESC G
Turn double-strike mode on/off
Setting
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Standard
Page
Mode
Mode
Ignored
Ignored
Ignored
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Function
Command
Command
Type
Name
Descriptions
Classification
Standard
Page
Mode
Mode
Character
ESC M
Select character font
Setting
Character
ESC R
Select an international character set
Setting
Character
ESC V
Turn 90° clockwise rotation mode on/off
Setting
Character
ESC t
Select character code table
Setting
Character
GS !
Select character size
Setting
Character
GS B
Turn white/black reverse printing mode on/off
Setting
Character
RS a
Bit-map Text Format Setting
Setting
Print Position
ESC $
Set absolute print position
Executing
Print Position
ESC \
Set relative print position
Executing
Print Position
ESC D
Set horizontal tab positions
Setting
Print Position
ESC T
Select print direction in page mode
Setting
Print Position
ESC W
Set printing area in page mode
Setting
Print Position
ESC a
Select justification
Setting
( )
Print Position
GS $
Set absolute vertical print position in page mode
Executing
Ignored
Print Position
GS \
Set relative vertical print position in page mode
Executing
Ignored
Print Position
GS L
Set left margin
Setting
( )
Print Position
GS W
Set printing area width
Setting
( )
Print Position
HT
Horizontal tab
Executing
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Function
Command
Command
Type
Name
Descriptions
Classification
Bit Image
ESC *
Select bit-image mode
Bit Image
GS *
Define downloaded bit image
Bit Image
GS /
Print downloaded bit image
Executing
Bit Image
GS v 0
Print raster bit image
Executing
Bit Image
FS p
Read the image file from flash memory
Executing
Bit Image
FS q
Define image, write to flash memory
Executing
BMP Image
RS m
Save *.bmp image into flash
BMP Image
RS n
Print *.bmp image
Executing
Graphics
RS i
Draw Line/Box
Executing
Macro
GS :
Start/end RAM macro definition
Macro
GS ^
Execute RAM macro
Executing
Macro
RS t
Define Flash macro
Setting+Executing
Macro
RS u
Execute Flash macro
Kanji
FS !
Set print mode(s) for Kanji characters
Setting
Kanji
FS -
Turn underline mode on/off for Kanji characters
Setting
Kanji
FS &
Select Kanji character mode
Setting
Kanji
FS 2
Define user-defined Kanji characters
Setting
Standard
Page
Mode
Mode
Executing
Setting
Setting
Executing
Setting
Executing
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Function
Command
Command
Name
Descriptions
Type
Classification
Standard
Page
Mode
Mode
Ignored
Kanji
FS S
Set left- and right-side Kanji character spacing
Setting
Kanji
FS W
Turn quadruple-size mode on/off for Kanji character
Setting
Miscellaneous
ESC @
Initialize printer
Miscellaneous
ESC L
Select page mode
Executing
( )
Miscellaneous
ESC S
Select standard mode
Executing
Ignored
Miscellaneous
GS ( K [49]
Printing density setup
Executing
Miscellaneous
GS I
Transmit printer ID
Executing
Miscellaneous
GS P
Set horizontal and vertical motion units
Miscellaneous
GS c
Print counter
Miscellaneous
RS p
Set number of copies of printing data
Bar Code
GS ( k
Specify and print the symbol
Bar Code
GS H
Bar Code
GS f
Select font for HRI characters
Setting
Bar Code
GS h
Set bar code height
Setting
Bar Code
GS k
Print bar code
Bar Code
GS w
Set bar code width
Setting
Bar Code
RS e
1D Bar code Generic Setting
Setting
Executing
Setting
Setting
Executing
Setting+Executing
Executing
Select printing position of Human Readable
Interpretation (HRI) characters
Setting
Executing
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Function
Command
Command
Type
Name
Descriptions
Classification
Set configuration US A
RS232 Setting
Setting
Set configuration US C
Bluetooth setting
Setting
Set configuration US G
Buzzer control
Setting
Set configuration US H
Auto power off duration setting
Setting
Set configuration US I
Set printing intensity (darkness)
Setting
Set configuration US J
Automatic status feedback
Setting
Set configuration US K
Default operation mode setup
Setting
Set configuration US L
Feed key control
Setting
Set configuration US M
Panel buttons control
Setting
Get configuration US a
Get RS232 configurations
Executing
Get configuration US c
Get Bluetooth configurations
Executing
Get configuration US g
Get printer configurations
Executing
Get configuration US h
Get system information
Executing
Get configuration US k
Get head resistance
Executing
Get configuration US m
Get printing log
Executing
Get configuration US n
Get battery status
Executing
Get configuration US r
Get printer status
Executing
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Standard
Page
Mode
Mode
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Function
Command
Command
Type
Name
Descriptions
Classification
Action Command RS A
Label length measurement
Executing
Action Command RS B
Restore factory default
Executing
Action Command RS E
Clear buffer
Executing
Action Command RS F
Remote power off
Executing
Action Command RS G
Paper feed to TOF position
Executing
Action Command RS J
Rewind distance (back feed)
Executing
Action Command RS L
Print self-test (pre-defined)
Executing
Paper Sensor
US 1
Top of form control
Setting
Paper Sensor
US 2
Top of form offset setting
Setting
Paper Sensor
US 3
Auto tear-off control
Setting
Paper Sensor
US 4
Auto Tear-off offset setting
Setting
Paper Sensor
US 7
Paper sensor setting
Setting
Serialization
GS C 0
Select counter print mode
Setting
Serialization
GS C 1
Select counter mode
Setting
Serialization
GS C 2
Sets the counter value
Setting
Serialization
RS q
Serialization setting
Setting
Serialization
RS r
Print Serialization
Executing
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Standard
Page
Mode
Mode
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Commands Listed in Alphanumeric Order
Programming Reference
Command
Function
Command
Name
Type
Descriptions
Classification
Standard
Page
Mode
Mode
HT
Print Position
Horizontal tab
Executing
LF
Print
Print and line feed
Executing
FF
Print
Print and return to standard mode (in page mode)
Executing
CR
Print
Print and carriage return
Executing
CAN
Character
Cancel print data in page mode
Executing
Ignored
ESC FF
Print
Print data in page mode
Executing
Ignored
ESC SP
Character
Set right-side character spacing
Setting
ESC !
Character
Select print mode(s)
Setting
ESC $
Print Position
Set absolute print position
ESC %
Character
Select/cancel user-defined character set
Setting
ESC &
Character
Define user-defined characters
Setting
ESC *
Bit Image
Select bit-image mode
ESC –
Character
Turn underline mode on/off
Setting
ESC 2
Line Spacing
Select default line spacing
Setting
ESC 3
Line Spacing
Set line spacing
Setting
ESC ?
Character
Cancel user-defined characters
Setting
ESC @
Miscellaneous
Initialize printer
Executing
Executing
Executing+
Setting
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Command
Function
Command
Name
Type
Descriptions
Classification
ESC {
Character
Turn upside-down printing mode on/off
Setting
ESC D
Print Position
Set horizontal tab positions
Setting
ESC E
Character
Turn emphasized mode on/off
Setting
ESC G
Character
Turn double-strike mode on/off
Setting
ESC J
Print
Print and feed paper (distance controlled by “GS P”)
Executing
ESC L
Miscellaneous
Select page mode
Executing
ESC M
Character
Select character font
Setting
ESC R
Character
Select an international character set
Setting
ESC S
Miscellaneous
Select standard mode
ESC T
Print Position
Select print direction in page mode
Setting
ESC V
Character
Turn 90° clockwise rotation mode on/off
Setting
ESC W
Print Position
Set printing area in page mode
Setting
ESC \
Print Position
Set relative print position
ESC a
Print Position
Select justification
ESC d
Print
Print and feed n lines
ESC t
Character
Select character code table
Setting
FS !
Kanji
Set print mode(s) for Kanji characters
Setting
FS &
Kanji
Select Kanji characters mode
Setting
Executing
Standard
Page
Mode
Mode
( )
( )
Ignored
Executing
Setting
Executing
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( )
Ignored
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Command
Function
Command
Name
Type
Descriptions
Classification
FS -
Kanji
Turn underline mode on/off for Kanji characters
Setting
FS 2
Kanji
Define user-defined Kanji characters
Setting
FS S
Kanji
Set left- and right-side Kanji character spacing
Setting
FS W
Kanji
Turn quadruple-size mode on/off for Kanji characters
Setting
FS p
Flash
Read the image file from flash memory
Executing
FS q
Flash
Define image, write to flash memory
Executing
GS !
Character
Select character size
GS $
Print Position
Set absolute vertical print position in page mode
Executing
GS ( K [49]
Miscellaneous
Printing density setup
Executing
GS ( k
Bar Code
Specify and print the symbol
Executing
GS *
Bit Image
Define downloaded bit image
Setting
GS /
Bit Image
Print downloaded bit image
GS :
Macro
Start/end RAM macro definition
GS B
Character
Turn white/black reverse printing mode on/off
Setting
GS C 0
Miscellaneous
Select counter print mode
Setting
GS C 1
Miscellaneous
Select counter mode
Setting
GS C 2
Miscellaneous
Sets the serial number counter value
Setting
Standard
Page
Mode
Mode
Setting
Executing
Executing
Setting
24
Ignored
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
Command
Function
Command
Name
Type
Descriptions
Classification
Select printing position of Human Readable
Standard
Page
Mode
Mode
GS H
Bar Code
GS I
Miscellaneous
Transmit printer ID
GS L
Print Position
Set left margin
Setting
GS P
Miscellaneous
Set horizontal and vertical motion units
Setting
GS W
Print Position
Set printing area width
Setting
( )
GS \
Print Position
Set relative vertical print position in page mode
Executing
Ignored
GS ^
Macro
Execute RAM macro
Executing
GS c
Miscellaneous
Print counter
Executing
GS f
Bar Code
Select font for HRI characters
Setting
GS h
Bar Code
Set bar code height
Setting
GS k
Bar Code
Print bar code
Executing
GS v 0
Bit Image
Print raster bit image
Executing
GS w
Bar Code
Set bar code width
RS A
Action
Label length measurement
Executing
RS B
Action
Restore factory default
Executing
RS E
Action
Clear buffer
Executing
RS F
Action
Remote power off
Executing
RS G
Action
Paper feed to TOF position
Executing
Interpretation (HRI) characters
Setting
Executing
Setting
25
( )
Disabled
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
Command
Function
Command
Name
Type
Descriptions
Classification
RS J
Action
Rewind command (back feed)
Executing
RS L
Action
Print self-test (pre-defined)
Executing
RS a
Text Format
Bit-map text format setting
Setting
RS e
Linear bar code
1D bar code generic setting
Setting
RS i
Graphics
Draw line/box
RS m
Image
Save *.bmp image into flash
RS n
Image
Print *.bmp image
RS p
Miscellaneous
Set number of copies of printing data
RS q
Serialization
Serialization setting
RS r
Serialization
Print serialization
RS t
Macro
Define flash macro
RS u
Macro
Execute macro
US 1
Paper Sensor
Top of form control
Setting
US 2
Paper Sensor
Top of form offset setting
Setting
US 3
Paper Sensor
Auto tear-off control
Setting
US 4
Paper Sensor
Tear-off offset setting
Setting
US 7
Paper Sensor
Paper sensor setting
Setting
Executing
Setting
Executing
Setting+Executing
Setting
Executing
Setting
Executing
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Standard
Page
Mode
Mode
Ignored
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
Command
Function
Command
Name
Type
Descriptions
Classification
US A
Set Configuration RS232 setting
Setting
US C
Set Configuration Bluetooth setting
Setting
US G
Set Configuration Buzzer control
Setting
US H
Set Configuration Auto power off duration setting
Setting
US I
Set Configuration Set printing intensity (darkness)
Setting
US J
Set Configuration Automatic status feedback
Setting
US K
Set Configuration Default operation mode setup
Settting
US L
Set Configuration Feed key control
Setting
US M
Set Configuration Panel buttons control
Setting
US a
Get Configuration Get RS232 configurations
Executing
US c
Get Configuration Get bluetooth configurations
Executing
US g
Get Configuration Get printer configuration
Executing
US h
Get Configuration Get system information
Executing
US k
Get Configuration Get head resistance
Executing
US m
Get Configuration Get printing log
Executing
US n
Get Configuration Get battery status
Executing
US r
Get Configuration Get printer status
Executing
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Standard
Page
Mode
Mode
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
Command Descriptions
This section contains the command codes for the VersaJet which allows you to configure your printer for
particular application to match your specific requirements. Each command begins on a separate page with its
own heading to help you find the key information about each command.
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HT
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Horizontal tab
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
Moves the printing position to the next horizontal tab.
HT
09
9
[Notes]
This command is ignored unless the next horizontal tab position has been set.
Horizontal tab positions are set by ESC D.
If the next horizontal tab position exceeds the printing area, the printer sets the printing
position to [Printing area width + 1].
If this command is processed when the printing position is at [Printing area width + 1],
the printer executes print buffer-full printing of the current line and horizontal tab
processing from the beginning of the next line. In this case, in page mode, the printer
does not execute printing, but the printing position is moved.
When underline mode is turned on, the underline will not be printed under the tab space
skipped by this command.
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LF
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Print and line feed
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
Prints the data in the print buffer and feed one line
LF
0A
10
[Notes]
The amount of paper feed per line is based on the value set using the line spacing
command (ESC 2 or ESC 3).
After printing, the print position moves to the beginning of the line. When a left margin is
set in standard mode, the position of the left margin is the beginning of the line.
When this command is processed in page mode, only the print position moves, and the
printer does not perform actual printing.
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FF (in page mode)
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Print and return to standard mode
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
In page mode, prints the data in the printer buffer collectively and returns to standard mode.
FF
0C
12
[Notes]
This command is enabled only in page mode. Page mode can be selected by ESC L.
The data is deleted in the printing area after being printed.
This command returns the value set by ESC W to the default value.
The value set by ESC T is maintained.
After printing, the printing position moves to the beginning of the line. When a left margin
is set, the position of the left margin is the beginning of the line.
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CR
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Printing and carriage return
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
Executes printing and one line feed as LF.
CR
0D
13
[Notes]
After printing, the printing position moves to the beginning of the line.
When a left margin is set, the position of the left margin is the beginning of the line.
When this command is processed in page mode, only the printing position moves, and
the printer does not perform actual printing.
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CAN
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Cancel printing data in page mode
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
In page mode, deletes all the print data for the current printing area.
CAN
18
24
[Notes]
This command is only enabled in page mode.
If data set in the previously specified printing area is set in the currently specified printing
area, it is deleted.
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ESC FF
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Print data in page mode
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
In page mode, prints all buffered data in the printable area collectively.
ESC FF
1B 0C
27 12
[Notes]
This command is enabled only in page mode. Page mode can be selected by ESC L.
After printing, the printer does not clear the buffered data, the printing position, or values
set by other command.
The printer returns to standard mode with FF, ESC S and ESC @. When it returns to
standard mode by ESC @, all settings are cancelled.
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ESC SP
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Set right-side character spacing
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦n≦255
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Sets the right-side character spacing to nx (horizontal or vertical motion unit).
ESC SP n
1B 20 n
27 32 n
[Notes]
The character spacing set by this command is effective for alphanumeric and
user-defined character.
When characters are enlarged, the character spacing is n times normal value. The
character spacing for double-width mode is twice the normal value.
When standard mode is selected, the horizontal motion unit is used.
When page mode is selected, the vertical or horizontal motion unit is used for the print
direction set by ESC T.
When the starting position is set to the upper left or lower right of the printing area
using ESC T, the horizontal motion unit is used.
When the starting position is set to the upper right or lower left of the printing area
using ESC T, the vertical motion unit is used.
Settings of this command are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset,
or the printer is turned off.
It is used to change the spacing between characters.
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ESC !
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Select print mode(s)
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦n≦255
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Selects print mode(s) using n as follows:
Bit
0
ESC ! n
1B 21 n
27 33 n
Off/On
Hex
Decimal
Function
Off
00
0
Character font A (12 × 24).
On
01
1
Character font B (9 × 24).
1
-
-
Undefined.
2
-
-
Undefined.
3
4
5
6
7
Off
00
0
Emphasized mode not selected.
On
08
8
Emphasized mode selected.
Off
00
0
Double-height mode not selected.
On
10
16
Double-height mode selected.
Off
00
0
Double-width mode not selected.
On
20
32
Double-width mode selected.
-
-
Undefined.
Underline mode not selected.
Off
00
0
On
80
128
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Underline mode selected.
ESC $
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Set absolute print position
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦nL≦255, 0≦nH≦255
[Default]
None
[Description]
Sets the print starting position to (nL + nH x256) x (horizontal or vertical motion unit) from the
beginning of the line.
ESC $ nL nH
1B 24 nL nH
27 36 nL nH
[Notes]
The printer ignores any setting that exceeds the printing area
When standard mode is selected, the horizontal motion unit is used.
When page mode is selected, the horizontal or vertical motion unit is used for the print
direction set by ESC T.
When the starting position is set to the upper left or lower right of the printing area
using ESC T, the horizontal motion unit is used.
When the starting position is set to the upper right or lower left of the printing area
using ESC T, the vertical motion unit is used.
Even if the vertical or horizontal motion unit is changed after changing the printing
position, the setting of the printing position will not be changed.
Even if underline mode is turned on, the underline will not be printed under the space
skipped by this command.
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ESC %
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Select/cancel user-defined character set
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦n≦255
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Selects or cancels user-defined character set.
ESC % n
1B 25 n
27 37 n
When the LSB of n is 0, the user-defined character set is canceled.
When the LSB of n is 1, the user-defined character set is selected.
[Notes]
When the user-defined character set is canceled, the resident character set is
automatically selected.
Settings of this command are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or
the printer is turned off.
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ESC &
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Define user-defined characters
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
y=3
32≦c1≦c2≦126
0≦x≦12(Font A - 12 x 24)
0≦x≦9(Font B - 9 x 24)
0≦d≦255
k = c2 – c1 + 1
[Default]
None
[Description]
Defines user-defined characters from character code check c1 to c2.
ESC & y c1 c2 [x1 d1 d(yx x1)] [xk d1 d(yx xk)]
1B 26 y c1 c2 [x1 d1 d(yx x1)] [xk d1 d(yx xk)]
27 38 y c1 c2 [x1 d1 d(yx x1)] [xk d1 d(yx xk)]
y specifies the number of bytes in the vertical direction.
x specifies the number of dots in the horizontal direction.
d is the dot data for the user-defined characters.
[Notes]
Character codes from the alphanumeric characters 20H (decimal 32) to 7EH(decimal
126) can be defined.
Data(d) specifies a bit printed to 1 and not printed to 0. The dot pattern is in the horizontal
direction from the left side. Any remaining dots on the right side are blank.
The data to define a user defined character is (yx x) bytes.
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When the value of y, c1, c2, or x is out of the range, this command is canceled, and the
following data is processed as normal data.
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
This command can define user-defined characters for each font independently. To select
a font, use ESC ! or ESC M.
A user-defined character, downloaded graphics, and downloaded bit image cannot be
defined simultaneously.
When this command is executed, the downloaded bit image is cleared.
When GS * is executed, the user-defined character data is cleared.
Once the user-defined characters have been defined, they are available until ESC ?, GS
*, or ESC @ is executed; the user-defined characters are redefined; the power is turned
off; or the printer is reset.
The user-defined characters are not defined at the default, and the resident characters
are printed.
The relationship between the definition data and printing result is as follows.
Example: Downloaded character definition consists of 9 x 24 dots.
d1
d4
d7
d10
d13
d16
d19
d22
d25
MSB
LSB
d2
d5
d8
d11
d14
d17
d20
d23
d26
MSB
LSB
d3
d6
d9
d12
d15
d18
d21
d24
d27
MSB
LSB
Only the MSB can be printed in the third byte for vertical direction of font B. A
user-defined character and downloaded bit image cannot be defined simultaneously.
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ESC *
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Select bit-image mode
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
m = 0, 1, 32, 33
0≦nL≦255
0≦nH≦3
0≦d≦255
k = nL + nH x 256 [in case of m = 0, 1]
k = nL + nH x 256 x 3 [in case of m = 32, 33]
[Description]
Selects a bit-image mode using m for the number of dots specified by (nL + nH x256) as
follows:
ESC * m nL nH d1dk
1B 2A m nL nH d1 dk
27 42 m nL nH d1 dk
m
Mode
0
1
32
33
8-dot single-density
8-dot double-density
24-dot single-density
24-dot double-density
Number of bits
for vertical
data
8
8
24
24
* k indicates the bit image data
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dot density in
horizontal
single-density
double-density
single-density
double-density
Amount of data(k)
nL + nH x 256
nL + nH x 256
nL + nH x 256 x 3
nL + nH x 256 x 3
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Notes]
Data (d) specifies a bit printed to 1 and not printed to 0.
If the bit image data exceeds the number of dots to be printed on a line, the excess data
is ignored.
The bit-image is not affected by print mode(emphasized, double-strike, underline,
character size, white/black reverse printing, or 90° clockwise-rotated), except for
upside-down printing mode.
After printing a bit image, the printer processes normal data.
This command is used to print a picture or logo.
The relationship between the bit image data and the print result is as follows:
8 dot mode (m = 0, 1)
MSB
d1
d2
…
dk
LSB
24 dot mode (m = 32, 33)
MSB
d1
d4
…
dk-2
LSB
MSB
d2
d5
…
dk-1
LSB
MSB
d3
d6
…
dk
LSB
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ESC VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Turn underline mode on/off
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n ≤ 2, 48 ≤ n ≤ 50
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Turns underline mode on or off, based on the following values of n :
n
0, 48
1, 49
2, 50
ESC - n
1B 2D n
27 45 n
Function
Turns off underline mode
Turns on underline mode (1-dot thick)
Turns on underline mode (2-dots thick)
[Notes]
The printer can underline all characters, but cannot underline the space set by HT.
The printer cannot underline 90° clockwise rotated characters and white/black inverted
characters.
When underline mode is turned off by setting the value of n to 0 or 48, the following data
is not underlined, and the underline thickness set before the mode is turned off does not
change. The default underline thickness is 1 dot.
Changing the character size does not affect the current underline thickness.
Underline mode can also be turned on or off by using ESC !. Note, however, that the last
received command is effective.
This command does not affect Kanji printing.
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ESC 2
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Select default line spacing
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
Sets the line spacing to the “default line spacing”.
ESC 2
1B 32
27 50
[Notes]
The line spacing can be independently in standard and page mode.
In standard mode this command sets the line spacing of standard mode.
In page mode this command sets the line spacing of page mode.
Selected line spacing is effective until ESC 3 or ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset,
or the power is turned off.
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ESC 3
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Set line spacing
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
30≦n≦255
[Default]
Amount of line spacing which corresponds to “default line spacing” (See ESC 2 for the line
spacing).
[Description]
Set the line spacing to nx (vertical or horizontal motion unit).
ESC 3 n
1B 33 n
27 51 n
[Notes]
The maximum line spacing is 160mm. If the specified amount exceeds 160mm, the line
spacing is automatically set to 160mm. When standard mode is selected, the vertical
motion unit is used. When page mode is selected, the vertical or horizontal motion unit is
used for the print direction set by ESC T.
When the starting position is set to the upper left or lower right of the printing area using
ESC T, the vertical motion unit is used.
When the starting position is set to the upper right or lower left of the printing area using
ESC T, the horizontal motion unit is used.
The line spacing can be set independently in standard and page mode.
In standard mode this command sets the line spacing of standard mode.
In page mode this command sets the line spacing of page mode.
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ESC ?
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Cancel user-defined characters
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
32≦n≦126
[Default]
None
[Description]
Cancels the user-defined characters defined for the character code n.
ESC ? n
1B 3F n
27 63 n
[Notes]
After user-defined characters are canceled, the resident character set is printed.
This command can cancel user-defined characters for each font independently. To select
a font, use ESC ! or ESC M.
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ESC @
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Initialize printer
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
The data in the print buffer is cleared, and the printer mode(s) is reset to the mode that was
in effect when the power was turned on.
ESC @
1B 40
27 64
Any macro definitions are not cleared.
Contents of user non-volatile memory are not cleared.
Non-volatile bit image is not cleared.
Printing log is not cleared.
[Notes]
The data in the receive buffer is not cleared.
When this command is processed in page mode, the printer deletes the data in the
printing areas, initializes all settings, and selects standard mode.
This command can cancel all the settings, such as print mode and line feed at the same
time.
The printing position moves to the beginning of the line when this command is executed.
When a left margin is set in standard mode, the position of the left margin is the
beginning of the line or there is no data in the print buffer.
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ESC {
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Turn upside-down printing mode on/ff
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦n≦255
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
In standard mode, turns upside-down printing mode on/off
ESC { n
1B 7B n
27 123 n
When the LSB of n is 0, upside-down mode is turned off.
When the LSB of n is 1, upside-down mode is turned on.
[Notes]
When standard mode is selected, this command is enabled only when processed at the
beginning of the line.
The upside-down printing mode is effective for all data in standard mode except raster
bit image from GS v 0.
The settings of this command are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset,
or the power is turned off.
When upside-down printing mode is turned on, the printer prints 180°-rotated characters
from right to left. The line printing order is not reversed; therefore, be careful of the order
of the data transmitted.
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ESC D
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Set horizontal tab positions
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
1≦n≦255
0≦k≦32
[Default]
n = 8,16,24,32 (Every eight characters for the default font set by ESC ! or ESC M)
[Description]
Sets a horizontal tab to n columns from the beginning of the line. k indicates the number of
horizontal tab positions to be set.
ESC D n …nk NUL
1B 44 n1…nk 0
27 68 n1…nk 0
[Notes]
The horizontal tab position is stored as a value of [character width x n] measured from
the beginning of the line. The character width includes the right-side character spacing,
and double-width characters are selected with twice the width of the normal characters.
The character width should be set before using this command. Settings of character
fonts, space width and enlargement affect the setting of character width.
A maximum of 32 horizontal tab positions can be set. Data exceeding 32 horizontal tab
positions is processed as normal data.
This command cancels any previous horizontal tab settings.
Transmit [n]k in ascending order and place a NULL code at the end. ESC D Null
cancels all horizontal tab positions.
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VERSAJET
Programming Reference
When [n] is less than or equal to the preceding value [n]k-1, horizontal tab setting is
finished, and the following data is processed as normal data.
k is not transmission data to the printer.
Even if the character width is changed after setting the horizontal tab position, the setting
of the horizontal tab positions will not be changed.
Horizontal tab positions setting are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset,
or the power is turned off.
Print positions can be changed by HT.
When the left margin setting is changed, the horizontal tab position is also changed.
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ESC E
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Turn emphasized mode on/ff
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦n≦255
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Turns emphasized mode on/ff
ESC E n
1B 45 n
27 69 n
When the LSB of n is 0, emphasized mode is turned off.
When the LSB of n is 1, emphasized mode is turned on.
[Notes]
This mode is effective for alphanumeric, Kana, multilingual and user-defined character.
The settings of this command are effective until ESC ! or ESC @ is executed, the printer
is reset, or the power is turned off.
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ESC G
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Turn double-strike mode on/ff
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦n≦255
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Turns double-strike mode on/off
ESC G n
1B 47 n
27 71 n
[Notes]
When the LSB of n is 0, double-strike mode is turned off.
When the LSB of n is 1, double-strike mode is turned on.
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ESC J
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Print and feed paper
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦n≦255
[Default]
None
[Description]
Prints the data in the print buffer and feeds the paper nx (vertical or horizontal motion unit).
ESC J n
1B 4A n
27 74 n
[Notes]
The maximum paper feed amount is 160mm. If the specified amount exceeds 160mm,
the paper feed amount is automatically set to 160mm.
When standard mode is selected, the vertical motion unit is used.
When page mode is selected, the vertical or horizontal motion unit is used for the print
direction set by ESC T.
When the starting position is set to the upper left or lower right of the printing area using
ESC T, the vertical motion unit is used.
When the starting position is set to the upper right or lower left of the printing area using
ESC T, the horizontal motion unit is used.
After printing, the printing position moves to the beginning of the line.
When a left margin is set in standard mode, the position of the left margin is the
beginning of the line.
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VERSAJET
Programming Reference
When this command is processed in page mode, only the printing position moves, and
the printer does not perform actual printing.
This command is used to temporarily feed a specific length without changing the line
spacing set by other commands.
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ESC L
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Select page mode
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
Switches from standard mode to page mode.
ESC L
1B 4C
27 76
[Notes]
This command is only enabled when processed at the beginning of the line in standard
mode. In other cases, this command is ignored.
The printing position is the starting position specified by ESC T within the printing area
defined by ESC W.
The following commands switch the settings for page mode because these commands
can be set independently in standard and page mode: ESC SP, ESC 2, and ESC 3.
The following commands are disabled in page mode: ESC L, and FS q.
The following commands are not effective in page mode. If these commands are
processed in page mode, an internal flag is activated, and this flag is enabled when the
printer returns to standard mode: ESC V, ESC a, ESC {, GS L and GS W.
The printer returns to standard mode with ESC S, FF, ESC @. When it returns to
standard mode by ESC @, all settings are canceled.
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Standard mode is selected as the default.
In page mode, the printer prints the data in the print buffer for the printing area specified
by ESC W collectively by FF or ESC FF. When executing the print and paper feed
commands, such as LF, CR, ESC J and ESC d, only the printing position moves, and the
printer does not perform actual printing.
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ESC M
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Programming Reference
[Name]
Select character font
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0, 1, 48, 49
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Selects a character font, using n as follows:
n
0, 48
1, 49
ESC M n
1B 4D n
27 77 n
Function
Font A
Font B
[Notes]
This mode is effective for alphanumeric, Kana, multilingual and user-defined character.
Configurations of Font A and Font B depend on printer model.
Settings of this command are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or
the power is turned off.
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ESC R
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Programming Reference
[Name]
Select an international character set
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦n≦10
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Select an international character set n as follows:
[Notes]
ESC R n
1B 52 n
27 82 n
U.S.A.
ASCII code
Hex 23 24
Dec 35 36
#
$
40
64
@
5B
91
[
5C
92
\
5D
93
]
5E
94
^
1
France
#
$
à
°
Ç
§
^
`
é
ù
è
¨
2
Germany
#
$
§
Ä
Ö
Ü
^
`
ä
ö
ü
ß
3
U.K.
£
$
@
[
\
]
^
`
{
|
}
~
4
Denmark I
#
$
@
Æ
Ø
Å
^
`
æ
ø
å
~
5
Sweden
#
¤
É
Ä
Ö
Å
Ü
é
ä
ö
å
ü
6
Italy
#
$
@
°
\
é
^
ù
à
ò
è
ì
7
Spain
Pt
$
@
i
Ñ
¿
^
`
¨
ñ
}
~
8
Japan
#
$
@
[
\
]
^
`
{
|
}
~
9
Norway
#
¤
É
Æ
Ø
Å
Ü
é
ä
ö
å
ü
10
Denmark II
#
$
É
Æ
Ø
Å
Ü
é
ä
ö
å
ü
n
Country
0
60 7B 7C 7D 7E
96 123 124 125 126
`
{
|
}
~
The selected international character set is effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is
reset, or the power is turned off.
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ESC S
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[Name]
Select standard mode
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
Switches from page mode to standard mode.
ESC S
1B 53
27 83
[Notes]
This command is only enabled in page mode. Page mode can be selected by ESC L.
When this command is executed, data in all the printing area is cleared, the printing area
set by ESC W returns to the default value, but the value set by ESC T is maintained.
The following commands switch the settings for standard mode because these
commands can be set independently in standard and page mode: ESC SP, ESC 2, and
ESC 3.
In standard mode, CAN, ESC FF, GS \ are ignored.
The settings of ESC T, and ESC W do not affect printing in standard mode.
The printer selects page with ESC L.
Standard mode is selected as the default.
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ESC T
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[Name]
Select print direction in page mode
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n ≤ 3, 48 ≤ n ≤ 51
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
In page mode, selects the print direction and starting position, using n as follows:
n
0, 48
1, 49
2, 50
3, 51
ESC T n
1B 54 n
27 84 n
Printing
Direction
Left to right
Bottom to top
Right to left
Top to bottom
A →
↑
B
printing area
↓
Starting Position
Upper left (A in the figure)
Lower left (B in the figure)
Lower right (C in the the figure)
Upper right (D in the figure)
D
← C
[Notes]
The print direction set by this command is effective only in page mode.
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This command setting has no effect in standard mode. If this command is processed in
standard mode, an internal flag is activated, and this flag is enabled when the printer
selects page mode.
The parameters for the horizontal or vertical motion unit differ, depending on the starting
position of the printing area as follows:
If the starting position is the upper left or lower right of the printing area:
These commands use horizontal motion units: ESC SP, ESC $, ESC \.
These commands use vertical motion units: ESC 3, ESC J, GS $, GS \.
If the starting position is the upper right or lower left of the printing area:
These commands use horizontal motion units: ESC 3, ESC J, GS $, GS \. These
commands use vertical motion units: ESC SP, ESC $, ESC \.
The settings of this command are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset,
or the power is turned off.
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ESC V
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[Name]
Turn 90° clockwise rotation mode on/off
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
n = 0, 1, 48, 49
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
In standard mode, turns 90° clockwise rotation mode on or off, using n as follows:
n
0, 48
1, 49
ESC V n
1B 56 n
27 86 n
Function
Turns off 90° clockwise rotation mode
Turns on 90° clockwise rotation mode
[Notes]
The 90° clockwise rotation mode is effective for alphanumeric, Kana, multilingual and
user-defined characters.
When underline mode is turned on, the printer does not underline 90° clockwise- rotated
characters.
When character orientation changes in 90° clockwise rotation mode, the relationship
between vertical and horizontal directions is reversed.
The 90° clockwise rotation mode has no effect in page mode. If this command is
processed in page mode, an internal flag is activated, and this flag is enabled when the
printer returns to standard mode.
The settings of this command are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset,
or the power is turned off.
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ESC W
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[Name]
Set printable area in page mode
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦ xL, xH, yL, yH≦255 (except for dxL = dxH = 0 or dyL = dyH = 0)
[Default]
Horizontal logical origin and vertical logical origin = 0
xL = 0, xH = 0, yL = 0, yH = 0
[Description]
In page mode, sets the size and the logical origin of the printing area as follows:
ESC W xL xH yL yH dxL dxH dyL dyH
1B 57 xL xH yL yH dxL dxH dyL dyH
27 87 xL xH yL yH dxL dxH dyL dyH
Horizontal logical origin = (xL + xH x256) x (horizontal motion unit) from absolute origin.
Vertical logical origin = (yL + yH x256) x (vertical motion unit) from absolute origin.
Printing area width = (dxL + dxH x256) x (horizontal motion unit)
Printing area height = (dyL + dyH x256) x (vertical motion unit)
Maximum width: 384 dots
Maximum height: 1280 dots
[Notes]
Both printing area width and height cannot be set to 0.
The absolute origin is the upper left of the printable area.
If the horizontal or vertical logical origin is set outside the printable area, both horizontal
and vertical logical origin is set
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If [horizontal logical origin + printing area width] exceeds the printable area, the printing
area width is automatically set to [horizontal printable area – horizontal logical origin].
If [vertical logical origin + printing area height] exceeds the printable area, the printing
area height is automatically set to [vertical printable area – vertical logical origin].
The printing area and the logical origin set by this command are effective only in page
mode.
This command setting has no effect in standard mode. If this command is processed in
standard mode, the logical origin and the printing area are set, and they are enabled
when the printer selects page mode.
Horizontal logical origin and printing area width are calculated using the vertical motion
unit.
Vertical logical origin and printing area height are calculated using the horizontal motion
unit.
The printing area and the logical origin set by this command are effective only in page
mode.
Even if the horizontal or vertical motion unit is changed the printable area, the setting of
the printable area will not be changed.
The settings of this command are effective until FF is executed, ESC @ is executed, the
printer is reset, or the power is turned off.
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paper
………………………….xLxH, yLyH
page mode range
dyLdyH
………………………… dxLdxH
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ESC \
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Set relative print position
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦nL≦255, 0≦nH≦255
[Description]
Moves the print starting position to (nL + nH x256) x (horizontal or vertical motion unit) from
the current position.
ESC \ nL nH
1B 5C nL nH
27 92 nL nH
[Notes]
The printer ignores any setting that exceeds the printing area.
When page mode is selected, the horizontal or vertical motion unit is used for the print
direction set by ESC T.
When the starting position is set to the upper left or lower right of the printing area using
ESC T, the horizontal motion unit is used.
When the starting position is set to the upper right or lower left of the printing area using
ESC T, the vertical motion unit is used.
Even if the vertical or horizontal motion unit is changed after changing the printing
position, the setting of the printing position will not be changed.
Even if underline mode is turned on, the underline will not be printed under the space
skipped by this command.
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ESC a
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Programming Reference
[Name]
Select justification
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n ≤ 2, 48 ≤ n ≤ 50
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
In standard mode, aligns all the data in one line to a specified position, using n as follows:
n
0, 48
1, 49
2, 50
ESC a n
1B 61 n
27 97 n
Function
Left justification
Centered
Right justification
[Notes]
When standard mode is selected, this command is enabled only when processed at the
beginning of the line in standard mode.
The justification has no effect in page mode. If this command is processed in page mode,
an internal flag is activated, and this flag is enabled when the printer returns to standard
mode.
This command executes justifications in printing area set by GS L and GS W.
This command justifies printing area (such as character, all graphics, and bar codes) and
space area set by HT, ESC $ and ESC \.
The settings of this command are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset,
or the power is turned off.
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ESC d
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Programming Reference
[Name]
Print and feed n lines
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦n≦255
[Default]
None
[Description]
Prints the data in the print buffer and feeds n lines.
ESC d n
1B 64 n
27 100 n
[Notes]
The amount paper fed per line is based on the value set using the line spacing command
(ESC 2 or ESC 3).
The maximum paper feed amount is 160mm. If the specified amount exceeds 160mm,
the paper feed amount is automatically set to 160mm.
After printing, the printing position moves to the beginning of the line.
When a left margin is set in standard mode, the position of the left margin is the
beginning of the line.
When this command is processed in page mode, only the printing position moves, and
the printer does not perform actual printing.
This command is used to temporarily feed a specific line without changing the line
spacing.
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ESC t
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[Name]
Select character code table
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≤ n ≤5, n =16
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Select a page n from the character code table as follows:
n
0
1
2
3
4
5
16
ESC t n
1B 74 n
27 116 n
Character Code Table
PC437(U.S.A., Standard Europe)
Katakana
PC850(Multilingual)
PC860(Portuguese)
PC863(Canadian-French)
PC865(Nordic)
WPC1252
[Notes]
When the user-defined character set is canceled, the resident character set is
automatically selected.
Settings of this command are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or
the printer is turned off.
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FS !
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Programming Reference
[Name]
Select print mode(s) for Kanji characters
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦n≦255
[Description]
Set the print mode(double-width mode, double-height mode and Kanji underline mode) for
Kanji characters, using n as follows:
Bit
0
1
FS ! n
1C 21 n
28 33 n
Function
Reserved
Reserved
2 Double-width
mode is Off
2 Double-width
mode is On
3 Double-height
mode is Off
3 Double-height
mode is On
4~6 Undefined
7 Kanji underline
mode is Off
7 Kanji underline
mode is on
Off/On
Off
Hex
00
Decimal
0
Off
00
0
Off
00
0
On
04
4
Off
00
0
On
08
8
Off
00
0
Off
00
0
On
80
128
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[Notes]
When both double-height and double-width modes are selected (including right- and left-side
character spacing), quadruple size characters are printed.
The printer can underline all characters (including right – and left –side character spacing), but
cannot underline the space set by HT or 90° clockwise-rotated characters.
The thickness of the underline is that selected by FS -, regardless of the character size.
Then some characters in a line are double or more height, all the characters on the line are
aligned at the baseline.
It’s possible to turn under line mode on or off using FS -, and the setting of the last received
command is effective.
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FS &
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Programming Reference
[Name]
Select Kanji character mode
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Description]
Selects Kanji character mode.
FS &
1C 26
28 38
[Notes]
Kanji codes are processed in order of the first byte and the second byte.
The settings of this command are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset,
or the power is turned off.
When Kanji mode is selected, the printer processes a character code that corresponds
to the first byte of Kanji code, and then processes a consecutive byte as the second byte
of Kanji code. Therefore, when Kanji code is specified, an ASCII code character that
corresponds to the first byte of Kanji code cannot be printed.
Kanji mode is selected at default.
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FS VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Turn underline mode on/off for Kanji characters
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n ≤ 2, 48 ≤ n ≤ 50
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Turns underline mode on or off for Kanji characters, based on the following values of n:
n
0, 48
1, 49
2, 50
FS - n
1C 2D n
28 45 n
Function
Turns off underline mode for Kanji characters
Turns on underline mode for Kanji characters (1-dot thick)
Turns on underline mode for Kanji characters (2-dots thick)
[Notes]
The printer can underline all characters, but cannot underline the space set by HT.
The printer cannot underline 90° clock wise rotated characters.
The specified line thickness does not change even when the character size changes.
After the underline mode for Kanji characters is turned off by setting n to 0, underline
printing is no longer performed, but the previously specified underline thickness is not
changed. The default underline thickness is 1 dot.
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FS 2
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Programming Reference
[Name]
Define user-defined Kanji characters
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
c1 = FFH, 40H≤ c2≤ 7EH, 80H≤ c2≤ 9FH (Kanji font 24 x 24)
c1 = FEH, A1H≤ c2≤ FEH (Traditional/Simplified Chinese font 24x24)
0 ≤ d ≤ 255, k = 72
[Description]
Define user-defined Kanji characters for the character codes specified by c1 and c2.
FS 2 c1 c2 d1...dk
1C 32 c1 c2 d1...dk
28 50 c1 c2 d1...dk
[Notes]
c1 indicates the first byte of a character code for a user-defined character.
c2 indicates the second byte of a character code for a user-defined character.
d indicates defined data.
FS! or GS! can also select and cancel quadruple-size mode by selecting double-height
and double-width modes, and the setting of the last received command is effective.
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FS S
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Programming Reference
[Name]
Set left- and right-side Kanji character spacing
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n1 ≤ 255, 0 ≤ n2 ≤ 255
[Default]
n1= 0, n2= 0
[Description]
Sets left- and right-side Kanji characters spacing n1 and n2.
When the printer model used supports GS P, the left-side character spacing is [n1x
FS S n1 n2
1C 53 n1 n2
28 83 n1 n2
horizontal or vertical motion units] and the right-side character spacing is [n2x horizontal or
vertical motion units].
[Notes]
When double-width mode is set, the left- and right-side character spacing is twice the
normal value.
The horizontal and vertical motion units are set by GS P. The previously specified
character spacing does not change, even if the horizontal or vertical motion unit is
changed using GS P.
The value cannot be less than the minimum horizontal movement amount, and must be
in even units of the minimum horizontal movement amount.
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In page mode, the horizontal or vertical motion unit differs in page mode, depending on
starting position of the printable area as follows:
When the starting position is set to the upper left or lower right of the printable area
using ESC T, the horizontal motion unit (x) is used.
When the starting position is set to the upper right or lower left of the printable area
using ESC T, the vertical motion unit (y) is used.
The maximum right-side spacing is 255/180 inches for the paper roll and is
approximately 35.983 mm (255/150 inches). Any setting exceeding the maximum is
converted to the maximum automatically.
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FS W
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Programming Reference
[Name]
Turn quadruple-size mode on/off for Kanji characters
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n ≤ 255
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Turn quadruple-size mode on or off for Kanji characters.
When the LSB of n is 0, quadruple-size mode for Kanji characters is turned off and normal
size is specified. When the LSB of n is 1, quadruple-size mode for Kanji characters is
turned on.
FS W n
1C 57 n
28 87 n
[Notes]
Only the lowest bit of n is valid.
In quadruple-size mode, the printer prints the same size characters as when
double-width and double-height modes are both turn on.
FS! or GS! can also select and cancel quadruple-size mode by selecting double-height
and double-width modes, and the setting of the last received command is effective.
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FS p
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Read the image file from flash memory
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
1≤ n ≤255
0≤ m ≤3, 48≤ m ≤51
[Description]
Prints a NV bit image n using the mode specified by m.
m
[Notes]
FS p n m
1C 70 n m
28 112 n m
Mode
Scaling for
horizontal
Scaling for vertical
0, 48
Normal
×1
×1
1, 49
Double-width
×2
×1
2, 50
Double-height
×1
×2
3, 51
Quadruple
×2
×2
This command is not effective when the NV bit image specified by n has not been defined.
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FS q
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Define image, write to flash memory
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
1≤ n ≤255
1≤ (xL + xH 256) ≤48 (0≤ xL ≤48, xH = 0)
1≤ (yL + yH 256) ≤160 (0≤ yL ≤160, yH = 0)
0≤ d ≤ 255
k = (xL + xH 256) (yL + yH 256) 8
Total defined data area is maximum 64 KB
[Description]
Defines NV bit image specified.
FS q n [xL xH yL yH d1 dk]1 [xL xH yL yH d1 dk] n
1C 71 n [xL xH yL yH d1 dk]1 [xL xH yL yH d1 dk] n
28 113 n [xL xH yL yH d1 dk]1 [xL xH yL yH d1 dk] n
n specifies the number of defined NV bit images.
xL, xH specifies (xL + xH x 256) bytes in the horizontal direction for the NV bit image you
defined.
yL, yH specifies (yL + yH x 256) bytes in the vertical direction for the NV bit image you
defined.
d specifies the definition data for the NV bit image.
k indicates the number of the definition data. k is a parameter for an explanation;
therefore, it does not need to be transmitted.
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[Notes]
NV bit image means a bit image which is defined in a non-volatile memory. The NV bit
image defined is effective until the next NV bit image is defined.
In standard mode, this command is effective only when processed at the beginning of
the line.
k bytes data of d1...dk is processed as a defined data of a NV bit image. The defined
data (d) specifies a bit printed to 1 and not printed to 0.
All NV bit images previously defined are canceled.
After processing this command, the printer executes a software reset. Therefore,
processing this command enables the printer to be in the correct status when the power
is turned on.
The limitations during processing of this command are as follows:
Paper cannot be fed by using PAPER FEED button.
The NV bit image is printed by FS p.
Bit image data and print result are as follows:
d1
dY+1
d2
dY+2
...
...
.
.
dk-2
MSB
LSB
MSB
LSB
.
.
dY
.
.
dY x 2
...
dk-1
MSB
LSB
...
dk
MSB
LSB
80
Y = yL + yH x256
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Data is written to the non-volatile memory by this command. Note the following when
using this command.
The printer is BUSY when writing the data to the non-volatile memory. In this case, be
sure not to transmit data from the host because the printer does not receive data.
Excessive use of this function may destroy the non-volatile memory. As a guideline,
do not use any this command more than 10 times per day for writing data to the
non-volatile memory.
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GS !
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Select character size
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦n≦7, 16≦n≦23, 32≦n≦39, 48≦n≦55, 64≦n≦71, 80≦n≦87,
96≦n≦103, 112≦n≦119 (1≦height≦8, 1≦width≦8)
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Selects the character height (vertical number of times normal font size) using bits 0 to 2 and
selects the character width (horizontal number of times normal font size) using bits 4 to 6, as
follows:
Bit 6
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
On
On
On
GS ! n
1D 21 n
29 33 n
Bit 5
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
On
On
Character width selection
Bit 4
Hex Decimal
Width
Off
00
0
1(normal)
On
10
16
2(double-width)
Off
20
32
3
On
30
48
4
Off
40
64
5
On
50
80
6
Off
60
96
7
On
70
112 8
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Bit 2
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
On
On
On
Bit 1
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
On
On
Character height selection
Bit 0
Hex Decimal
Height
1(normal)
Off
00
0
2(double-height)
On
01
1
3
Off
02
2
4
On
03
3
5
Off
04
4
6
On
05
5
7
Off
06
6
8
On
07
7
[Notes]
The character size set by this command is effective for alphanumeric, Kana, multilingual
and user-defined characters.
When the characters are enlarged with different heights on one line, all the characters on
the line are aligned at the baseline.
When the characters are enlarged widthwise, the characters are enlarged to the right,
base on the left side of the character.
ESC ! can also turn double-width and double-height modes on or off.
In standard mode, the character is enlarged in the paper feed direction when
double-height mode is selected, and it is enlarged perpendicular to the paper feed
direction when double-width mode is selected. However, when character orientation
changes in 90° clockwise rotation mode, the relationship between double-height and
double-width is reversed.
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In page mode, double-height and double-width are on the character orientation.
The setting of the character size of alphanumeric and Katakana is effective until ESC ! or
ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the power is turned off.
The setting of the character size of Kanji and multilingual characters is effective until
ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the power is turned off.
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GS $
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Programming Reference
[Name]
Set absolute vertical print position in page mode
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦nL≦255 , 0≦nH≦255
[Default]
None
[Description]
Sets the print starting position to (nL + nH x256) x (horizontal or vertical motion unit) from the
starting position set by ESC T.
GS $ nL nH
1D 24 nL nH
29 36 nL nH
[Notes]
This command is only enabled in page mode. If this command is processed in standard
mode, it is ignored.
The printer ignores any setting that exceeds the printing area set by ESC W.
The horizontal or vertical motion unit is used for the print direction set by ESC T.
When the starting position is set to the upper left or lower right of the printing area
using ESC T, the vertical motion unit is used.
When the starting position is set to the upper right or lower left of the printing area
using ESC T, the horizontal motion unit is used.
Even if the vertical or horizontal motion unit is changed after changing the printing
position, the setting of the printing position will not be changed.
.
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[Name]
Select printing control
[Description]
Selects printing control as follows:
Function is specified by the function code fn.
fn
49
Function 49
Function
Selects printing density
pL and pH specify parameter number after fn to (pL + pH x 256) bytes.
[Notes]
This command decides the function according to the function code (fn). Performance of
the functions differs, depending on the function.
The settings of this command are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset,
or the power is turned off.
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[Name]
Selects printing density
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 2 (pL = 2, pH = 0)
fn = 49, 0 ≤ m ≤ 15
[Default]
m=8
[Description]
Selects printing control mode by m.
m
m<8
m=8
m>8
GS ( K pL pH fn m
1D 28 4B 02 00 31 m
29 40 75 2 0 49 m
Function
Selects pale density
Selects standard density
Selects strong density
[Notes]
When a standard mode is selected, all the data in a line is printed in the same density.
When a page mode is selected, all the data printed collectively by FF or ESC FF is
printed in the same density.
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[Name]
Specify and print the symbol
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Description]
Processes the data concerning two-dimensional code. (PDF417, QR Code, MaxiCode).
GS ( k
1D 28 6B
29 40 107
Symbol type is specified by cn ; Function is specified by fn.
cn
48
49
50
fn
65
66
67
68
69
Function 065
Function 066
Function 067
Function 068
Function 069
80
Function 080
81
65
67
69
Function 081
Function 165
Function 167
Function 169
80
Function 180
81
65
Function 181
Function 265
80
Function 280
81
Function 280
Function
PDF 417: Specify the number of columns
PDF 417: Specify the number of rows
PDF 417: Specify the width of module
PDF 417: Specify the module height
PDF 417: Specify the error correction level
PDF 417: Store the received data in the symbol save
area
PDF 417: Print the symbol data in the symbol save area
QR Code: Specify the model
QR Code: Specify the size of module
QR Code: Specify the error correction level
QR Code: Store the received data in the symbol save
area
QR Code: Print the symbol data in the symbol save area
MaxiCode: Specifies the mode of the MaxiCode
MaxiCode: Store the received data in the symbol save
area
MaxiCode: Store the received data in the symbol save
area
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cn
55
56
57
fn
65
66
67
68
69
Function 765
Function 766
Function 767
Function 768
Function 769
80
Function 780
81
Function 781
65
Function 865
66
Function 866
67
68
Function 867
Function 868
80
Function 880
81
67
68
Function 881
Function 967
Function 968
80
Function 980
81
Function 981
Function
Datamatrix: Specify the number of columns
Datamatrix: Specify the number of rows
Datamatrix: Specify the width of module
Datamatrix: Specify the Bar Code Type
Datamatrix: Specify the Data Mode
Datamatrix: Store the received data in the symbol save
area
Datamatrix: Print the symbol data in the symbol save
area
RSS-14: Specify the mode of RSS-14
Specify the RSS- 14 Expanded Stacked Symbol to
define its number of segment per row.
RSS-14: Specify the width of module
RSS-14: Specify the height of separator
RSS-14: Store the received data in the symbol save
area
RSS-14: Print the symbol data in the symbol save area
Code49: Specify the width of module
Code49: Specify the module height
Code49: Store the received data in the symbol save
area
Code49: Print the symbol data in the symbol save area
* pL and pH specify the parameter number after cn to ( pL + pH x 256) bytes.
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[Notes]
The function is specified with the function code (fn). Details of the performance differ
according to the function.
For processing of PDF417 symbol data (when cn = 48)
The symbol data specified by Function 080 d1...dk is stored in the printer and is printed
by the specification of Function 081. The symbol data in the save area is reserved until
the following processing is performed:
Function 080 or 180 or 980 is executed.
ESC @ is executed.
The printer is reset or the power is turned off.
When processing Function 081 or 082, the setting values of Functions 065 to 070 are
used. If the printable area is not large enough, the symbol may not be printed.
Executing Function 081 after executing Function 080 repeatedly prints the same symbol
data.
By using Functions 065 to 070 combined with Function 081, the same symbol data
d1...dk is printed differently.
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For process of QR Code symbol (when cn = 49)
The symbol data specified by Function 080 d1...dk is stored in the printer and is printed
by the specification of Function 081. The symbol data in the save area is reserved until
the following processing is performed:
Function 080 or 180 or 980 is executed.
ESC @ is executed.
The printer is reset or the power is turned off.
Executing function 181 after executing Function 180 respectively prints the same symbol
data.
By using Functions 165, 167, 169 combined with Function 181, the same symbol data
d1...dk is printed differently.
This model supports two-dimensional code (PDF417 ). When printing PDF417 with this
printer, note the following:
The recognition rate of the symbol is affected by the height of the symbol, module
height, module width ratio, and the performance of the reader.
It is recommended that the module height be set three to five times the width of the
module.
The module height is specified by Function 068. The width of a module is specified by
Function 067. The number of the rows is specified by Function 066.
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GS ( k PDF417<Function 065>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 03 00 30 41 n
29 40 107 3 00 48 65 n
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL =3, pH =0)
cn = 48, fn = 65
0 ≤ n ≤ 30
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Specifies the number of columns of the data area of PDF417.
n = 0 specifies auto processing
When n is not 0, specifies the number of columns of the data area as n code word.
[Notes]
Settings of this function affect the processing of Functions 081 and 082.
When auto processing (n = 0) is specified, the maximum number of columns in the data
area is 30 columns.
The following data is not included in the number of columns:
Start pattern and stop pattern.
Indicator code word of left and right.
When auto processing (n = 0) is specified, the number of columns is calculated by the
printing area when processing Functions 081.
Settings of this function are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
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GS ( k PDF417<Function 066>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 03 00 30 42 n
29 40 107 03 00 48 66 n
[Range]
( pL + pH x 256) = 3 ( pL =3, pH =0)
cn = 48, fn = 66
n = 0, 3 ≤ n ≤90
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Specifies the number of rows of the data area of PDF417.
n = 0 specifies auto processing
When n is not 0, specifies the number of rows of the symbol as n rows.
[Notes]
Settings of this function affect the processing of Functions 081.
When auto processing (n = 0) is specified, the maximum number of rows is 90.
When auto processing (n = 0) is specified, the number of rows is calculated by the
printing area when processing Functions 081.
Settings of this function are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
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GS ( k PDF417<Function 067>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 03 00 30 43 n
29 40 107 03 00 48 67 n
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL =3, pH =0)
cn = 48, fn = 67
1≤ n ≤ 5
[Default]
n=2
[Description]
Specifies the width of a module of PDF417 symbol.
[Notes]
Settings of this function affect the processing of Functions 081.
The setting unit differs, depending on the printer models.
Settings of this function are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
The setting unit is 1 dot. The width is set in units of 0.125 mm {1/203 inch}.
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GS ( k PDF417<Function 068>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 03 00 30 44 n
29 40 107 03 00 48 68 n
[Range]
(pL + pH x256) = 3 (pL=3, pH =0)
cn = 48, fn = 68, 5 ≤ n ≤100
[Default]
n=5
[Description]
Specifies the height of a module of PDF417 symbol.
[Notes]
Settings of this function affect the processing of Functions 081.
Settings of this function are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
The module height influences the recognition rate of the symbol.
The setting unit is 0.1 mm.
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GS ( k PDF417<Function 069>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn m n
1D 28 6B 04 00 30 45 m n
29 40 107 04 00 48 69 m n
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 4 (pL = 4, pH =0)
cn = 48, fn = 69
m = 48
48 ≤ n ≤56 [m = 48]
[Default]
m = 48 , n = 48
[Description]
Specifies the error correction level of PDF417. The error correction level is specified by
“level” when m = 48.
[Notes]
Settings of this function affect the processing of Functions 081.
Error correction level is specified by either “level”.
Error correction level specified by “level” (m = 48) is as follows. The number of the error
correction code word is fixed regardless of the number of code words in the data area.
n
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
Function
Error correction level 0
Error correction level 1
Error correction level 2
Error correction level 3
Error correction level 4
Error correction level 5
Error correction level 6
Error correction level 7
Error correction level 8
Number of error correction code word
2
4
8
16
32
64
128
256
512
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The error correction code word calculated by modulus 929.
Settings of this function are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
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GS ( k PDF417<Function 080>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn m d1 dk
1D 28 6B pL pH 30 50 30 d1 dk
29 40 107 pL pH 48 80 48 d1 dk
[Range]
4 ≤ (pL + pH x 256) ≤ 65535 (0 ≤pL≤255, 0 ≤pH ≤255)
cn = 48, fn = 80, m = 48, 0 ≤ d ≤255, k = (pL + pH x256) – 3
[Description]
Stores the PDF417 symbol data (d1...dk) in the symbol save area.
[Notes]
Data stored in the symbol save area by this function are processed by Function 081 and
082. The data in the symbol save area are reserved after processing Function 081.
k bytes of d1...dk are processed as symbol data.
Specify only the data code word of the symbol with this function. Be sure not to include
the following data in the data d1...dk because they are added automatically by the
printer.
Start pattern and stop pattern.
Indicator code word of left and right.
The descriptor of symbol length (the first code word in the data area).
The error correction code word calculated by modulus 929.
Settings of this function are effective until the following processing is performed:
Function 080 is executed. ( Function 080 or 180 or 280 or 780 or 880 or 980 is
executed)
ESC @ is executed.
The printer is reset or the power is turned off.
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GS ( k PDF417<Function 081>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn m
1D 28 6B 03 00 30 51 m
29 40 107 03 00 48 81 m
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL = 3, pH = 0)
cn = 48, fn = 81
m = 48
[Description]
Encodes and prints the PDF417 symbol data in the symbol save area.
[Notes]
If there is any error described below in the data of the symbol save area, it cannot be
printed.
There is no data (Function 080 is not processed).
If [(number of columns × number of rows) < number of code word] when auto
processing is specified for number of columns and number of rows.
Number of code word exceeds 928 in the data area.
This command does not affect printing in standard mode.
The following data are added automatically by the encode processing.
Start pattern and stop pattern.
There is no data (Function 080 is not processed).
The descriptor of symbol length (the first code word in the data area)
The error correction code word calculated by modulus 929.
Pad codeword.
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The data area includes the following code words.
Data specified by Function 080.
The descriptor of symbol length (the first code word in the data area).
The error correction code word calculated by modulus 929.
Pad codeword.
This command is effective only in Page mode.
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GS ( k QR Code<Function 165>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
(pL + pH x256) = 4 (pL = 4, pH = 0)
cn = 49, fn = 65
n1 = 49, 50, 51
n2 = 0
[Default]
n1 = 50, n2 = 0
[Description]
Specifies the model of QR Code.
n1
49
50
51
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n1 n2
1D 28 6B 04 00 31 41 n1 n2
29 40 107 04 00 49 65 n1 n2
Function
Specifies model 1.
Specifies model 2.
Micro QR
[Notes]
Settings of this function affect the processing of Functions 181 and 182.
Settings of this function are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
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GS ( k QR Code <Function 167>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 03 00 31 43 n
29 40 107 03 00 49 67 n
[Range]
(pL + pH X 256) = 3 (pL = 3, pH = 0)
cn = 49, fn = 67
2≤n≤5
[Default]
n=2
[Description]
Specifies the size of a module of QR Code symbol.
[Notes]
Settings of this function affect the processing of Functions 181 and 182.
The setting unit differs, depending on the printer models.
Settings of this function are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
n = width of a module = height of a module (Because the QR code modules are square).
The setting unit is 1 dot. The size is set in units of 0.125 mm {1/203 inch}.
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GS ( k QR Code <Function 169>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL = 3, pH =0)
cn = 49, fn = 69
48 ≤ n ≤ 51
[Default]
n = 48
[Description]
Specifies the error correction level of QR Code.
n
48
49
50
51
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 03 00 31 45 n
29 40 107 03 00 49 69 n
Function
Specify Error correction level L
Specify Error correction level M
Specify Error correction level Q
Specify Error correction level H
Recovery Capacity % (approx.)
7
15
25
30
[Notes]
Settings of this function affect the processing of Functions 181.
QR Code employs Reed-Solomon error correction to generate a series of error
correction code words.
Settings of this function are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
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GS ( k QR Code <Function 180>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn m d1 dk
1D 28 6B pL pH 31 50 30 d1 dk
29 40 107 pL pH 49 80 48 d1 dk
[Range]
4 ≤ (pL + pH x 256) ≤ 7092 (0 ≤pL≤255, 0≤pH ≤27)
cn = 49, fn = 80
m = 48, 0 ≤ d ≤255
k = ( pL + pH x 256) – 3
[Description]
Stores the QR Code symbol data (d1...dk) in the symbol save area.
[Notes]
Data stored in the symbol save area by this function is processed by Functions 181. The
data in the symbol save area are reserved after processing Function 181.
k bytes of d1...dk are processed as symbol data.
It is possible to encode to a QR Code as follows. Be sure not to include anything except
the following data in the data d1...dk.
Category of data
Characters it is possible to specify
Numerical Mode data
“0“ ~ “9“
Alphanumeric Mode data
“0” ~ “9“, “A” ~ “Z“, SP, $, %, *, +, –, . , /, :
Kanji Mode data
Shift JIS value (Shift value from JISX0208)
8-Bit Byte Mode data
00H ~ 7FH or 8EH ~ DFH
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Settings of this function are effective until the following processing is performed:
Function 080 or 180 is executed.
ESC @ is executed.
The printer is reset or the power is turned off.
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GS ( k QR Code <Function 181>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k p pH cn fn m
1D 28 6B 03 00 31 51 m
29 40 107 03 00 49 81 m
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL = 3, pH = 0)
cn = 49, fn = 81
m = 48
[Default]
None
[Description]
Encodes and prints the QR Code symbol data in the symbol save area.
[Notes]
If there is any error described below in the data of the symbol save area, it cannot be
printed.
There is no data (Function 180 is not processed).
If the data of the symbol save area is more than the data allowed by specified model
and data compaction mode. (This case is an abnormal number of data.)
The four data compaction modes are listed below (in order of compaction rate).
Automatically selects best compaction mode by the data of the symbol save area.
– Numerical mode
– Alphanumeric mode
– Kanji mode
– 8-Bit Byte Mode
This command does not affect printing in standard mode.
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The following data are added automatically by the encode processing.
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Position Detection Patterns
Separators for Position Detection Patterns
Timing Patterns
Format Information
Version Information
Error Correction code words (employs the Reed-Solomon Error Detection and
Correction algorithm)
Pad codeword
Number of bits in Character Count Indicator
Mode Indicator
Terminator
Alignment Patterns (when model 2 is selected)
Extension Patterns (when model 1 is selected)
ESC T is not effective for QR Code, Datamatrix, or MaxiCode.
This command is effective only in Page mode.
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GS ( k MaxiCode<Function 265>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL = 3, pH = 0)
cn = 50
fn = 65
50 ≤ n ≤ 54 ( 52~54 not support)
[Default]
n = 50
[Description]
Specifies the mode of the MaxiCode
n
50
51
GS ( k k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 03 00 32 41 n
29 40 107 03 00 50 65 n
Function
Specify to mode 2.
Specify to mode 3.
[Notes]
Settings of this function affect the processing of Functions 281.
Settings of this function are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
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GS ( k MaxiCode <Function 280>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn m d1…dk
1D 28 6B pL pH 32 50 30 d1…dk
29 40 107 pL pH 50 80 48 d1…dk
[Range]
4 ≤ (pL + pH x 256) ≤200 (0 ≤ pL ≤ n, 0≤pH≤0)
cn = 50
fn = 80
m = 48
0 ≤d ≤255
k = (pL + pH x 256) – 3
[Description]
Stores the MaxiCode symbol data (d1...dk) in the symbol save area.
[Notes]
Data stored in the symbol save area by this function is processed by Function 281. The
data in the symbol save area are reserved after processing Function 281.
k bytes of d1...dk are processed as the symbol data.
Settings of this function are effective until the following processing is performed:
Function 080 or 180 or 280 or 780 or 880 or 980 is executed
ESC @ is executed
The printer is reset or the power is turned off
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[Data Format]
Item
ANSI message header
Transportation Data Format Header
Ship-To Postal Code
Ship-To Country Code
Class of Service
Tracking Number
UPS Standard Carrier Alpha Code
UPS Shipper Number
Julian Day of Pickup
Shipment ID Number
Package In Shipment (package N of
X total packages)
Weight in pounds
Address Validation
Ship-To Address
Ship-To City
Ship-To State
End of format
End of transmission
Size and Type
[ ]> <RS>
01 <GS> 96
5 or 9 digits in the USA (mode2),
up to 6 alphanumeric characters in
other countries (mode3).
3 digits (840 for USA)
3 digits
10-character alphanumeric
“UPSN”
6-character alphanumeric
3 digits
1-30 character alphanumeric
1-4 digits “/” 1-4 digits
1-5 digits
“Y” or “N”
1-35 alphanumeric
1-35 alphanumeric
2-character alpha
<RS>
<EOT>
[Notes]
(1) RS and GS represents (1EH) and (1DH) respectively.
(2) Background is yellow Start / End elements (necessary)
(3) Background is blue data elements are mandatory
(4) Each item finished adding “GS”
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GS ( k MaxiCode <Function 281>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS (k pL pH cn fn m
1D 28 6B 03 00 32 51 m
29 40 107 03 00 50 81 m
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL =3, pH=0)
cn = 50
fn = 81
m = 48
[Default]
None
[Description]
Encodes and prints the MaxiCode symbol data in the symbol save area.
[Notes]
If there is any error described below in the data of the symbol save area, it cannot be
printed.
There is no data (Function 180 is not processed).
Follow to the <Function 280> [Data format], If any improper data is included, it will
result as a command error.
ESC T is not effective for QR Code, Datamatrix, or MaxiCode.
Barcode Size: Width approximately 28mm(1.01inch); Height approximately
25mm(1inch).
This command is effective only in Page mode.
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GS ( k Datamatrix <Function 765>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL =3, pH=0)
cn = 55
fn = 65
[Default]
None
[Description]
Specifies the number of columns of the data area of Datamatrix.
[Notes]
GS (k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 03 00 37 41 n
29 40 107 03 00 55 65 n
Matrix type
Row
Column
1
8
12
2
8
32
3
12
26
4
12
36
5
16
36
6
16
48
When you choose Matrix type 1, you have to set up the column and row with the
corresponding values.
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GS ( k Datamatrix <Function 766>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL =3, pH=0)
cn = 55
fn = 66
[Description]
Specifies the number of rows of the data area of Datamatrix.
[Notes]
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 03 00 37 42 n
29 40 10703 00 55 66 n
Matrix type
Row
Column
1
8
12
2
8
32
3
12
26
4
12
36
5
16
36
6
16
48
When you choose Matrix type 1, you have to set up the column and row with the
corresponding values.
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GS ( k Datamatrix <Function 767>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 03 00 37 43 n
29 40 107 03 00 55 67 n
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL =3, pH=0)
cn = 55
fn = 67
1≤ n ≤ 5
[Default]
n=1
[Description]
Specifies the width of a module of Datamatrix symbol.
[Notes]
Settings of this function affect the processing of Functions 781.
The setting unit differs, depending on the printer models.
Settings of this function are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
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GS ( k Datamatrix <Function 768>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 03 00 37 44 n
29 40 107 03 00 55 68 n
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL =3, pH=0)
cn = 55
fn = 68
n = 0 or 1
Bar Code Type
n
0
Datamatrix (standard square shape)
1
Datamatrix ECC200 Rectangle Shape
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Specify the Bar Code Type.
[Notes]
n = 0 ,Functions 765 and 766 may be omitted.
Settings of this function affect the processing of Functions 781.
Settings of this function are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
[Model-dependent variations]
The setting unit is 1 dot. The width is set in units of 0.125 mm {1/203 inch}.
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GS ( k Datamatrix <Function 769>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 03 00 37 45 n
29 40 107 04 00 55 69 n
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL =4, pH=0)
cn = 55
fn = 69
1 ≤n ≤ 6
[Default]
n=6
[Description]
Specifies the Data mode of Datamatrix.
n
1
Data mode
Base 11
2
Base 27
3
Base 37
4
Base 41
5
6
ASCII
8
Description
numeric mode
(0~9、space)
capital alphabet mode
(A~Z、space)
alphanumeric mode
(A~Z、0~9、space)
alphanumeric and symbol mode
(A~Z、0~9、space、。、,、- or -、/)
full ASCII mode
8 bit mode (default)
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Barcode type: Rectangle Shape
Row
Column
8
8
12
12
16
16
12
32
26
36
36
48
Capacity
alphanumeric
6
13
22
31
46
72
number
10
20
32
44
64
98
117
bytes
3
8
14
20
30
47
GS ( k Datamatrix <Function 780>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn m d1…dk
1D 28 6B pL pH 37 50 30 d1…dk
29 40 107 pL pH 55 80 48 d1…dk
[Range]
4≤ (pL + pH x 256) ≤65535 (0≤pL≤255, 0≤pH≤255)
cn = 55
fn = 80
m = 48
0 ≤d ≤255
k = (pL + pH x 256) – 3
[Description]
Stores the Datamatrix symbol data (d1...dk) in the symbol save area.
[Notes]
Data stored in the symbol save area by this function are processed by Function 781. The
data in the symbol save area are reserved after processing Function 781.
k bytes of d1...dk are processed as symbol data.
Specify only the data code word of the symbol with this function. Be sure not to include
the following data in the data d1...dk because they are added automatically by the
printer.
Start pattern and stop pattern
Indicator code word of left and right
The descriptor of symbol length (the first code word in the data area)
The error correction code word calculated by modulus 929
Settings of this function are effective until the following processing is performed:
Function 080 or 180 or 280 or 780 or 880 or 980 is executed
ESC @ is executed
The printer is reset or the power is turned off
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GS ( k Datamatrix <Function 781>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn m
1D 28 6B 03 00 37 51 m
29 40 107 03 00 55 81 m
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL = 3, pH = 0)
cn = 55
fn = 81
m = 48
[Description]
Encodes and prints the Datamatrix symbol data in the symbol save area.
[Notes]
If there is any error described below in the data of the symbol save area, it cannot be
printed.
There is no data (Function 780 is not processed).
If [(number of columns × number of rows) < number of code word] when auto
processing is specified for number of columns and number of rows.
Number of code word exceeds 928 in the data area.
This command does not affect printing in standard mode.
The following data are added automatically by the encode processing.
Start pattern and stop pattern
Indicator code word of left and right
The descriptor of symbol length (the first code word in the data area)
The error correction code word calculated by modulus 929
Pad codeword
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The data area includes the following code words.
Data specified by Function 780.
The descriptor of symbol length (the first code word in the data area).
The error correction code word calculated by modulus 929.
Pad codeword
ESC T is not effective for QR Code, Datamatrix, or MaxiCode.
This command is effective only in Page mode.
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GS ( k RSS-14 <Function 865>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL = 3, pH = 0)
cn = 56
fn = 65
49 ≤n ≤54 (Hex : 31~36)
[Default]
n = 49
[Description]
Specify the mode of RSS-14.
n
49
50
51
52
53
54
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 04 00 38 41 n
29 40 107 03 00 56 65 n
Description
RSS-14
RSS-14 Truncated
RSS-14 Stacked
RSS-14 Stacked Omni directional
RSS Limited
RSS Expanded and RSS Expanded Stacked
[Notes]
Settings of this function affect the processing of Functions 881.
Settings of this function are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
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GS ( k RSS-14 <Function 866>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 04 00 38 42 n
29 40 107 03 00 56 66 n
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL = 3, pH = 0)
cn = 56
fn = 65
2 ≤ n ≤22
[Default]
n = 22
[Description]
Specify the RSS Expanded Stacked Symbol to define its number of segment per row.
[Notes]
Even number from 2 to 22 should be used. If any odd number is entered, it will be round
down to be an even number. If any numbers less than 2 (two) is entered, it will be
processed as 2. If any numbers larger than 22 is entered, it will be processed as 22.
When RSS + 2D CC is used, this n needs to be set at least 4 (four) or larger.
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GS ( k RSS-14 <Function 867>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 04 00 38 43 n
29 40 107 03 00 56 67 n
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL = 3, pH = 0)
cn = 56
fn = 67
1 ≤ n ≤255
[Default]
n=2
[Description]
Specifies the width of narrow element size of a module of RSS-14 symbol.
[Notes]
Settings of this function affect the processing of Functions 881.
The setting unit differs, depending on the printer models.
Settings of this function are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
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GS ( k RSS-14 <Function 868>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 04 00 38 44 n
29 40 107 03 00 56 68 n
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL = 3, pH = 0)
cn = 56
fn = 68
1 ≤ n ≤255
[Default]
n=2
[Description]
Specifies the Height of separator of RSS-14 symbol.
[Notes]
Settings of this function affect the processing of Functions 881.
Settings of this function are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
Settings of this function affect the RSS-14 + Composite (2D) barcode.
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GS ( k RSS-14 <Function 880>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn m d1…dk
1D 28 6B pL pH 38 50 30 d1…dk
29 40 107 pL pH 56 80 48 d1…dk
[Range]
(4 ≤ (pL + pH x 256) ≤2437 (0 ≤pL≤255, 0 ≤pH ≤9)
cn = 56
fn = 80
m = 48
0 ≤ d ≤255
k = (pL + pH x 256) – 3
[Description]
Stores the RSS-14 symbol data (d1...dk) in the symbol save area.
[Notes]
Data stored in the symbol save area by this function is processed by Functions 881. The
data in the symbol save area are reserved after processing Function 881.
k bytes of d1...dk are processed as symbol data.
Entering Data for RSS
Symbols of RSS-14 and RSS Limit can contain 13 digits of numeric data (0 though 9),
RSS Expanded can contain up to 20 characters of data in alphanumeric as well as
special character, FNC1. In such case, the printer adds Application Identifier, "01",
automatically hence not requiring manual data entry.
Entering Data for RSS + 2D CC
Within a data use | (vertical bar) to separate data for RSS symbol portion, which is in
front of the vertical bar, and 2D CC portion after the vertical bar to print data in RSS + 2D
CC symbol.
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2D Composite Component
CC-A capacity 56 characters.
CC-B capacity 338 characters.
For RSS-14 and RSS LIMIT, the printer automatically adds a check character at 14th
digit when print.
Following table shows data type and data capacity for each RSS symbol.
RSS Symbol Type
.RSS-14
.RSS-14 Truncated
.RSS-14 Stacked
.RSS-14 Stacked
Data Type
Numbers from 0 to 9
Data Capacity
13 fixed character
Omni directional
.RSS LIMIT
RSS Expanded
.Alphanumeric
.Readable Characters (20)
.Special Function Character
(FNC1)
.74 character when only
numbers are used.
.41 character when
alphanumeric and readable
characters are used.
Settings of this function are effective until the following processing is performed:
Function 080 or 180 or 280 or 780 or 880 or 980 is executed
ESC @ is executed
The printer is reset or the power is turned off
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GS ( k RSS-14 <Function 881>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn m
1D 28 6B 03 00 38 51 m
29 40 107 03 00 56 81 m
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL = 3, pH = 0 )
cn = 56
fn = 81
m = 48
[Default]
None
[Description]
Encodes and prints the RSS-14 symbol data in the symbol save area.
[Notes]
If there is any error described below in the data of the symbol save area, it cannot be
printed.
There is no data (Function 880 is not processed).
If the data of the symbol save area is more than the data allowed by specified model
and data compaction mode.
This command is effective only in Page mode.
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GS ( k Code49 <Function 967>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 03 00 39 43 n
29 40 107 3 00 57 67 n
[Range]
(pL + pH x256) = 3 (pL = 3, pH = 0)
cn = 57, fn = 67
1≤ n ≤ 255
[Default]
n=2
[Description]
Specifies the width of narrow element.
[Notes]
Settings of this function affect the processing of Functions 981.
The setting unit differs, depending on the printer models.
Settings of this function are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
The setting unit is 1 dot. The width is set in units of 0.125 mm {1/203 inch}.
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn n
1D 28 6B 03 00 39 44 n
29 40 107 3 00 57 68 n
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL = 3, pH =0)
cn = 57, fn = 68
1≤ n ≤ 255
[Default]
n = 16
[Description]
Specify the height of one row.
[Notes]
Settings of this function affect the processing of Functions 981.
Settings of this function are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
The module height influences the recognition rate of the symbol.
For Code49, the minimum recommended symbol height is 8X, where X is the width of
narrow element (reference <Function 967>).
The setting unit is 0.1 mm.
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GS ( k Code49 <Function 980>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn m d1 dk
1D 28 6B pL pH 39 50 30 d1 dk
29 40 107 pL pH 57 80 48 d1 dk
[Range]
4 ≤ (pL + pH x 256) ≤ 81 (1 ≤ pL ≤81, pH =0)
cn = 57, fn = 80
m = 48, 0 ≤ d ≤255
k = ( pL + pH x 256) – 3
Description〕
Stores the Code49 symbol data (d1...dk) in the symbol save area.
[Notes]
Data stored in the symbol save area by this function is processed by Functions 981. The
data in the symbol save area are reserved after processing Function 981.
k bytes of d1...dk are processed as symbol data.
Code49 allows a bar code to be printed including all 128 characters of the ASCII
character set, and function codes FUNC1, FUNC2, and FUNC3.
The following table shows the character sequences used to enter the special function
codes FUNC1, FUNC2, and FUNC3.
Data code
Input character sequence
@
@@
FUNC1
@A
FUNC2
@B
FUNC3
@C
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Data capacity
Characters: The characters can’t exceed 49 bytes. Following characters will spend
one byte, the others will spend two bytes.
Value
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Character
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
L
K
L
M
N
O
Vaule
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
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Character
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
.
SPACE
$
/
+
%
S1(Shift1)
S2(Shift2)
FNC1(Function1)
FNC2(Function2)
FNC3(Function3)
NS(Numeric Shift)
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For example:
(1) “123ABC” ;
6 bytes
(2) “123abc” ; 3 + 3*2 = 9 bytes
Numeric
The numeric can’t exceed 81 bytes.
Settings of this function are effective until the following processing is performed.
Function 080 or 180 or 280 or 780 or 880 or 980 is executed
ESC @ is executed
The printer is reset or the power is turned off
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GS ( k Code49 <Function 981>
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[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS ( k pL pH cn fn m
1D 28 6B 03 00 39 51 m
29 40 107 3 00 57 81 m
[Range]
(pL + pH x 256) = 3 (pL = 3, pH = 0)
cn = 57, fn = 81
m = 48
[Default]
None
[Description]
Encodes and prints the Code49 symbol data in the symbol save area.
[Notes]
If there is any error described below in the data of the symbol save area, it cannot be
printed.
There is no data (Function 980 is not processed).
If the data of the symbol save area is more than the data allowed by specified model
and data compaction mode. (This case is an abnormal number of data.)
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[Name]
Define downloaded bit image
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
1≦x≦255
1≦y≦48
0≦d≦255
k=xxyx8
[Default]
None
[Description]
Defines a downloaded bit image.
GS * x y d1… d(x x y x 8)
1D 2A x y d1… d(x x y x 8)
29 42 x y d1… d(x x y x 8)
x specifies the size of a bit image in horizontal to x bytes.
y specifies the size of a bit image in vertical to y bytes.
d defines the bit image data.
k indicates the number of data to be defined. k is an explanation parameter; therefore it
does not need to be transmitted.
[Notes]
The data for byte k of d1… dk is processed as a single item of RAM data. The defined
data(d) specifies “1” for corresponding to dots that will be printed and “0” for bits
corresponding to dots that will not be printed.
The downloaded bit image is not defined in the default settings.
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Once a downloaded bit image has been defined, it is maintained until another definition
is made, ESC & or ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the power is turned off.
A downloaded bit image and a user-defined character cannot be defined simultaneously.
When this command is executed, the user-defined character is cleared.
The downloaded bit image is printed by GS /.
The relationship between the bit image data and the printed result is as follow:
d1
d2
dy+1
dy+2
…
…
:
dk-2
:
:
…
dk-1
dy
dyx2
…
dk
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[Name]
Print downloaded bit image
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n ≤ 3, 48 ≤ n ≤ 51
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Prints a downloaded bit image using the mode specified by n. n selects a mode from the
table below:
GS / n
1D 2F n
29 47 n
n
Mode
0, 48 Normal
1, 49 Double-width
2, 50 Double-height
3, 51 Quadruple
* dpi: dots per inch(25.4mm)
[Notes]
This command is ignored if a downloaded bit image has not been defined.
In standard mode, this command is effective only when there is no data in the print
buffer.
This command has no effect in the print modes (emphasized, double-strike, underline,
character size, or white/black reverse printing), except for upside-down printing mode.
If the downloaded bit image to be printed exceeds the printable area, the excess data is
not printed.
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If the printing area width set by GS L and GS W is less than one line in vertical, the
following processing is performed only on the line in question:
The printing area width is extended to the right up to one line in vertical. In this case,
printing does not exceed the printable area.
If the printing area width cannot be extended by one line in vertical, the left margin is
reduced to accommodate one line in vertical.
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[Name]
Start/end macro definition
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
Starts or ends macro definition
GS :
1D 3A
29 58
[Notes]
Macro definition starts when this command is processed during normal operation and
ends when it is processed during macro definition.
While the macro is defined, the printing is also executed.
The maximum data size to be defined as a macro is 2 KB. If the macro definition
exceeds the maximum data size, this command will not be processed, and the LED1
indicator blinks red, the LED2 and LED3 indicators blink green, LED4 indicators blinks
red (means ‘Command Error’).
The macro is executed by GS ^.
If the printer processes this command, it will save the macro definition into RAM. The
macro can be executed repeatedly after it is defined.
The defined contents of the macro are not cleared by ESC @. Defined content of the
macro is effective until the printer is reset, or the power is turned off.
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The following commands cannot be contained in a macro. Do not use these commands
while the macro is being defined: FS q, GS ^, and GS v 0.
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[Name]
Execute macro
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
1 ≦ r ≦ 255
0 ≦ t ≦ 255
m = 0, 1
[Default]
None
[Description]
Executes a macro r times while waiting t x 100 msec for each macro execution, using the
mode specified by m as follows:
GS ^ r t m
1D 5E r t m
29 94 r t m
When m = 0, the macro executes r times continuously at the interval specified by t.
When m = 1, the printer waits for the period specified by t, blinks the LED, and then waits
for the paper feed button to be pressed. After this button is pressed, the printer executes
the macro once. The printer repeats this operation r times.
[Notes]
If a macro is not defined or if r is 0, this command is ignored.
Macro is not defined when the power is turned on.
This command cannot be contained in the macro. Do not use this command when the
macro is defined.
The macro is defined by GS :.
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Macro function is useful to print the same data repeatedly. To define a macro definition,
send GS : just before and after the data desired to be repeated. And then execute macro
by using GS ^ to print the same data repeatedly. Macro function eliminates the need for
sending all the print data every time.
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[Name]
Turn white/black reverse printing mode on/ff
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦n≦255
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Turns white/black reverse printing mode on/ff
GS B n
1D 42 n
29 66 n
When the LSB of n is 0, white/black reverse printing mode is turned off.
When the LSB of n is 1, white/black reverse printing mode is turned on.
[Notes]
This mode is effective for alphanumeric, Kana, multilingual and user-defined character.
When white/black reverse printing mode is turned on, it also affects the right-side
characters spacing set by ESC SP.
When white/black reverse printing mode is turned on, it does not affect the space
between lines.
When underline mode is turned on, the printer does not underline white/black reverse
characters.
This command is effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the power is
turned off.
In white/black reverse printing mode, characters are printed in white on a black
background.
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[Name]
Select counter print mode
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n ≤ 5,
GS C 0 n m
1D 43 30 n m
29 67 48 n m
0 ≤ m ≤ 2, 48 ≤ m ≤ 50
[Default]
n = 0, m = 0
[Description]
Selects a print mode for the serial number counter (the number of printed digits and the print
position within the entire range of printed digits).
n specifies the number of digits to be printed.
When n=0, the printer prints the actual digits indicated by the number value.
When n≠0, the printer prints the last n digits of the serial number.
m specifies the printing position within the entire range of printed digits, as follows:
m
0,48
1,49
2,50
Print position
Align right
Align right
Align left
Processing of digits less than those specified
Adds spaces to the left
Adds 0 to the left
Adds spaces to the right
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[Notes]
The serial number counter is stored in the print buffer by GS c.
Settings of this command are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or
the power is turned off.
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[Name]
Select counter mode
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ (aL + aH x 256) ≤65535 (0≤ aL ≤255, 0≤ aH ≤255)
0 ≤ (bL + bH x 256) ≤65535 (0≤ bL ≤255, 0≤ bH ≤255)
0 ≤ n ≤ 255 , 0 ≤ r ≤255
[Default]
(aL + aH x 256) = 1(aL = 1, aH = 0)
(bL + bH x 256) = 65535 (bL = 255, bH = 255)
n=1,r=1
[Description]
Selects a count mode for the serial number counter.
GS C 1 aL aH bL bH n r
1D 43 31 aL aH bL bH n r
29 67 49 aL aH bL bH n r
Count mode
Count-up
Count-down
Count-stop
Conditions
aL+aH x 256< bL+bH x 256
and n≠0 and r≠0
aL+aH x 256> bL+bH x 256
and n≠0 and r≠0
aL+aH x 256= bL+bH x 256
and n≠0 and r≠0
Minimum
Value
aL+aH x 256
Maximum value
bL+bH x 256
bL+bH x 256
aL+aH x 256
-
-
*
aL, aH and bL, bH specify the counter ranges (maximum or minimum value).
*
n specifies the stepping amount when counting up or down.
*
r specifies the repetition number of printing for the same counter value.
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[Notes]
In a count-up setting, when the GS c is executed, the counter value exceeds the
maximum value( bL+bH x 256), restart counting from the minimum value ( aL + aH x
256).
In a count-down setting, when GS c is executed, the counter value is below minimum
value( bL+bH x 256), restart counting from the maximum value ( aL + aH x 256).
In a count-stop setting, when executing GS c, the counter value is not changed.
This command does not change the counter value. The counter value is set by GS C 2.
Settings of this command are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or
the power is turned off.
The value of the counter is updated when executing GS c.
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[Name]
Select the serial number counter value
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ (nL + nH x 256) ≤65535 (0≤ nL ≤255, 0≤ nH ≤255)
[Default]
(nL + nH x 256) = 1
[Description]
Sets the serial number counter value. Specifies the counter value as (nL + nH x 256).
[Notes]
Settings of this command are effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
GS C 2 nL nH
1D 43 32 nL nH
29 67 50 nL nH
(nL = 1, nH = 0)
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[Name]
Select printing position of Human Readable Interpretation (HRI) characters
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n ≤ 3, 48 ≤ n ≤ 51
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Selects whether the printer prints the HRI character or not and printing position of HRI
character when printing a bar code, using n as follows:
n
0, 48
1, 49
2, 50
3, 51
GS H n
1D 48 n
29 72 n
Printing Position
Not printed
Above the bar code
Below the bar code
Both above and below the bar code
[Notes]
HRI characters are printed using the font specified by GS f.
This command is effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the power is
turned off.
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[Name]
Transmit print IS
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
n = 65
[Default]
None
[Description]
Transmits printer information, using n as follows:
n
65
GS I n
1D 49 n
29 73 n
Printer ID
Firmware version
[Notes]
With a serial interface printer, be sure to use this function when the host can receive
data.
With a parallel interface printer, data sent with this command is temporarily stored in the
printer send buffer like other transmitted data. When the host goes into reverse mode,
the printer then sends the data sequentially from the beginning of the send buffer.
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[Name]
Set left margin
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦ (nL + nH x 256) ≦ 65535 (0≦nL≦255, 0≦nH≦255)
[Default]
(nL + nH x 256) = 0 (nL = 0, nH = 0)
[Description]
In standard mode, sets the left margin to (nL + nH x256) x (horizontal motion unit) from the
left edge of the printable area.
GS L nL nH
1D 4C nL nH
29 76 nL nH
[Notes]
When standard mode is selected, this command is enabled only when processed at the
beginning of the line.
The left margin has no effect in page mode. If this command is processed in page mode,
the left margin is set and it is enabled when the printer returns to standard mode.
If the setting exceeds the printable area, the left margin is automatically set to the
maximum value of the printable area.
If this command and GS W set the printing area width to less than the width of one
character, the printing area width is extended to accommodate one character for the line.
Horizontal motion unit is used.
If horizontal motion unit is changed after changing left margin, left margin setting is not
changed.
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Left margin setting is effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the power
is turned off.
Left margin position is left edge of the printable area. If left margin setting is changed, left
edge of the printable area will move.
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[Name]
Set horizontal and vertical motion units
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ x ≤ 255, 0 ≤ y ≤ 255
[Default]
x = 203, y = 203
[Description]
Sets the horizontal and vertical motion units to 1/x and 1/y inch, respectively.
GS P x y
1D 50 x y
29 80 x y
When x = 0, the default setting of the horizontal value is used.
When y = 0, the default setting of the vertical value is used.
[Notes]
The horizontal direction is perpendicular to the paper feed direction and the vertical
direction is the paper feed direction.
The horizontal and vertical motion units indicate the minimum pitch used for calculating
the values of related commands.
In standard mode, the following commands use x or y.
Commands using x: ESC SP, ESC $, ESC \, GS L, and GS W.
Commands using y: ESC 3, ESC J
In page mode, the following commands use x or y, when the starting position is set to
the upper left or lower right of the printing area using ESC T.
Commands using x: ESC 3, ESC J, ESC W, GS $, and GS \
Commands using y: ESC SP, ESC $, ESC W, ESC \
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The setting of this command is effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or
the power is turned off.
The calculated result from combining this command with others is truncated to the
minimum value of the mechanical pitch.
This command does not affect the current setting values.
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[Name]
Set printable area width
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦ (nL + nH x 256) ≦ 65535 (0≦nL≦255, 0≦nH≦255)
[Default]
nL = 0, nH = 0
[Description]
In standard mode, sets the printable area width to (nL + nH x256) x (horizontal motion unit).
GS W nL nH
1D 57 nL nH
29 87 nL nH
[Notes]
When standard mode is selected, this command is enabled only when processed at the
beginning of the line.
The left margin has no effect in page mode. If this command is processed in page mode,
the left margin is set and it is enabled when the printer returns to standard mode.
If the [left margin + printable area width] exceeds the printable area, the printable area
width is automatically set to [printable area – left margin].
If this command and GS L set the printing area width to less than the width of one
character, the printing area width is extended to accommodate one character for the line.
Horizontal motion unit is used.
If horizontal motion unit is changed after setting the printable area width, the printable
area width setting will not be changed.
Printable area width setting is effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or
the power is turned off.
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[Name]
Set relative vertical print position in page mode
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≦nL≦255, 0≦nH≦255
[Default]
None
[Description]
In page mode, moves the vertical printing starting position to (nL + nH x256) x (horizontal or
vertical motion unit) from the current position.
GS \ nL nH
1D 5C nL nH
29 92 nL nH
[Notes]
This command is only enabled in page mode. If this command is processed in standard
mode, it is ignored.
The printer ignores any setting that exceeds the printing area set by ESC W.
The horizontal or vertical motion unit is used for the print direction set by ESC T.
When the starting position is set to the upper left or lower right of the printing area
using ESC T, the vertical motion unit is used.
When the starting position is set to the upper right or lower left of the printing area
using ESC T, the horizontal motion unit is used.
Even if the vertical or horizontal motion unit is changed after changing the printing
position, the setting of the printing position will not be changed.
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GS c
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[Name]
Print counter
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
Sets the serial counter value in the print buffer and increments or decrements the counter
value.
GS c
1D 63
29 99
[Notes]
After setting the current counter value in the print buffer as print data (a character string),
the printer updates counter value based on the count mode set.
In count-up mode, the counter value is updated as [counter value + increase and
decrease value].
In count-down mode, the counter value is updated as [counter value – increase and
decrease value].
In count-stop mode, the counter value is not updated.
In count-up mode, if the counter value is the maximum of the specified counter value, it
is forced to convert to the minimum value by this command.
In count-down mode, if the counter value is the minimum of the specified counter value,
it is forced to convert to the maximum value by this command.
The counter print mode is set by GS C 0.
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The counter mode (count-up, count-down, count-stop) and details of counter (maximum
value, minimum value, stepping amount of incrementing or decrementing of a counter
value, the repetition number of printing) are set by GS C 1.
The counter value is set by GS C 2.
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[Name]
Select font for HRI characters
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
n = 0, 1, 48, 49
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Selects a font for Human Readable Interpretation (HRI) characters when printing a bar code,
using n as follows:
n
0, 48
1, 49
GS f n
1D 66 n
29 102 n
Font of HRI characters
Font A
Font B
[Notes]
The font set by this command is only effective for HRI characters.
HRI characters are printed at the position specified by GS H.
HRI character is Human Readable Interpretation character indicated with bar code.
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[Name]
Set bar code height
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
1 ≤ n ≤ 255
[Default]
n = 162
[Description]
Sets the height of a bar code. n specifies number of dots in the vertical direction of a bar
code.
[Notes]
This command setting is effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the power
is turned off.
GS h n
1D 68 n
29 104 n
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[Name]
Print bar code
[Format]
I. ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS k m d1… dk NULL
1D 6B m d1… dk NULL
29 107 m d1… dk NULL
II. ASCII
Hex
Decimal
GS k m n d1… dn
1D 6B m n d1… dn
29 107 m n d1… dn
[Range]
I. 0 ≤ m ≤ 6 (k and d depend on the bar code system used)
II. 65 ≤ m ≤ 73 (n and d depend on the bar code system used)
[Default]
n = 162
[Description]
Selects a bar code system and prints the bar code.
k of (1) indicates the number of the bar code data to be printed. k does not need to be
sent.
n of (2) indicates the number of the bar code data.
d indicates the character code of the bar code data to be printed.
m specifies a bar code system as follows (“sp” in the table indicates space).
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Bar code
system
m
1
Number of
characters
Characters
Character code (d)
0
UPC-A
Fixed
11 ≤ k ≤12
0~9
48 ≤ d ≤ 57
1
UPC-E
Fixed
11 ≤ k ≤12
0~9
48 ≤ d ≤ 57
2
JAN13
(EAN13)
Fixed
12 ≤ k ≤13
0~9
48 ≤ d ≤ 57
3
JAN8 (EAN8)
Fixed
7 ≤ k ≤8
0~9
48 ≤ d ≤ 57
Can be changed
1≤k
0~9, A~Z SP, $, %,
*, +, -, ., / *
(start/stop
character)
48 ≤ d ≤ 57, 65 ≤ d ≤ 90, d= 32,
36, 37, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47 d= 42
(start/stop character)
Can be changed
1 ≤ k (even
number)
0~9
48 ≤ d ≤ 57
Can be changed
1≤k
48 ≤ d ≤ 57, 65 ≤ d ≤ 68, d= 36,
0~9, A~D $, +, -, ., /,: 43, 45, 46, 47, 58
65 UPC-A
Fixed
11 ≤ n ≤12
0~9
48 ≤ d ≤ 57
66 UPC-E
Fixed
11 ≤ n ≤12
0~9
48 ≤ d ≤ 57
JAN13
(EAN13)
Fixed
12 ≤ n ≤13
0~9
48 ≤ d ≤ 57
68 JAN8 (EAN8)
Fixed
7 ≤ n ≤8
0~9
48≤ d ≤57
Can be changed
1 ≤ n ≤255
0~9, A~Z SP, $, %,
*, +, -, ., / *
(start/stop
character)
48 ≤ d ≤ 57, 65 ≤ d ≤ 90, d= 32,
36, 37, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47 d= 42
(start/stop character)
Can be changed
1 ≤ n ≤255 (even
number)
0~9
48 ≤ d ≤ 57
Can be changed
1 ≤ n ≤ 255
0~9, A~D $, +, -, .,
/, :
48 ≤ d ≤ 57, 65 ≤ d ≤ 68, d= 36,
43, 45, 46, 47, 58
72 CODE93
Can be changed
1 ≤ n ≤ 255
NUL~SP(7FH)
0 ≤ d ≤ 127
73 CODE128
Can be changed
2 ≤ n ≤ 255
NUL~SP(7FH)
0 ≤ d ≤ 127
4
5
6
67
2
Number of
data (k, n)
CODE39
ITF
(Interleaved 2
of 5)
CODABAR
(NW7)
69 CODE39
ITF
70 (Interleaved 2
of 5)
CODABAR
71 (NW7)
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[Notes]
For I and II
When standard mode is selected, this command is enabled only when the printing
position is at the head of a line or when no data exists in the print buffer.
When page mode is selected, this command develops the bar code data in the print
buffer but the printer does not print the bar code data.
The bar code width that exceeds the printing area cannot be specified.
This command feeds as much paper as is required to print the bar code, regardless of
the line spacing specified by line space setting commands.
The bar code is not affected by print mode (emphasized, underline, or 90°
clockwise-rotated), except for upside-down printing mode.
After bar code printing, the printing position moves to the left end of the printing area.
The printer enters the status of printing position at the head of a line or no data exists in
the print buffer.
The values of m from 0 to 6 in 1 and from 65 to 71 in 2 select the same bar code
system, respectively. The printing results are the same.
This command specifies m = 0 to 6 and ends with a NUL code.
When an odd number of data is processed for ITF bar code system (m = 5), the printer
ignores the last received data.
The printer processes n bytes from the next data as bar code data by this command
specifying m = 65 to 71.
Printing area does not include quiet zone (left/right margin) of bar code. Make sure to
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For UPC-A (m = 0, 65) process
Modular check character is processed as follows:
Automatically added when processing data is 11 bytes.
The 12th byte data is processed as a modular check character when processing data
is 12 bytes. In this case, modular check character is not checked.
Left guard bar/center bar/right guard bar are added automatically.
For UPC-E (m = 1, 66) process
The first data (d1) is processed as number system character (NSC) so 0 must be
specified.
If n is out of the specified range or if n is an odd number when ITF bar code system (m =
70) is selected, this command is canceled and the following data is processed as normal
data.
Modular check character is processed as follows:
Automatically added when processing data is 11 bytes.
The 12th byte data is processed as a modular check character when processing data
is 12 bytes. In this case, modular check character is not checked.
Modular check characters are data to decide bar code pattern, they are not included
printing data.
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Prints a 6-column short code from 10 digit (d2.d11) except NSC and modular check
characters.
Data of transmitted by host PC
Printing data
d2 d3
0~9 0~9
d4
0
d5
0
d6
0
d7
-
d8
-
d9 d10 d11
0~9 0~9 0~9
d2
d3
d9
d10 d11
0
0~9 0~9
1
0
0
-
-
0~9 0~9 0~9
d2
d3
d9
d10 d11
1
0~9 0~9
2
0
0
-
-
0~9 0~9 0~9
d2
d3
d9
d10 d11
2
0
0
-
-
-
d2
d3
d4
d10 d11
3
0
-
-
-
-
0~9
d2
d3
d4
d5
d11
4
-
-
-
-
5~9
d2
d3
d4
d5
d6
d11
0~9 0~9 3~9
0~9 0~9 0~9 1~9
0~9 0~9 0~9 0~9 1~9
0~9 0~9
*
Specify 0 at indicated data by "-" in the table.
*
When 1 ≤ d6 ≤ 9, be sure to specify (5 ≤ d11 ≤9).
Left guard bar/right guard bar are added automatically.
For JAN13/EAN13 (m = 2, 67) process
Modular check character is processed as follows:
Automatically added when processing data is 13 bytes.
The 13th byte data is processed as a modular check character when processing data
is 13 bytes. In this case, modular check character is not checked.
Left guard bar/center bar/right guard bar are added automatically.
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For JAN8/EAN8 (m = 3, 68) process
Modular check character is processed as follows:
Automatically added when processing data is 7 bytes.
The 8th byte data is processed as a modular check character when processing data
is 8 bytes. In this case, modular check character is not checked.
Left guard bar/center bar/right guard bar are added automatically.
For CODE39 (m = 4, 69) process
The printer processes the start code (ASCII = */ Hex = 2Ah/Decimal = 42) as follows:
When the first bar code (d1) is “*”, the printer processes the data as a first character.
If the first bar code (d1) is not “*”, the printer adds a start character (*) automatically.
The printer processes the start code (ASCII = */ Hex = 2Ah/Decimal = 42) as follows:
When the last bar code (dk or dn) is “*”, the printer processes the data as a last
character.
If the last bar code (dk or dn) is not “*”, the printer adds a last character (*)
automatically.
When “*” is processed during bar code data processing, the printer processes “*” as a
stop character. The printer prints data preceding “*” and finishes command
processing. Therefore, data following “*” are processed as normal data.
Check digits are not calculated and added.
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For ITF (Interleaved 2 of 5) (m = 5, 70) process
Start code and stop code are added automatically.
Check digits are not calculated and added.
For CODEBAR (NW-7) (m = 6, 71) process
Start code and stop code are not added automatically. Transmit data including the
codes.
Specify the start code (ASCII = “A“ ~ “D,” / Hex = 41H ~ 44H, / Decimal = 65 ~ 68) at
beginning of the data (d1).
Specify the stop code (ASCII = “A“ ~ “D,” / Hex = 41H ~ 44H, / Decimal = 65 ~ 68) at
end of the data (dk or dn).
Start code or stop code (ASCII = “A“ ~ “D,” / Hex = 41H ~ 44H, / Decimal = 65 ~ 68)
cannot be specified in bar code data.
Check digits are not calculated and added.
For CODE93 (m = 72) process
Start code and stop code are added automatically.
Check digits (2 character) are calculated and added automatically.
Special character HRI is processed as follows:
The printer prints an HRI character " " as start and stop character.
The printer prints HRI characters "■ + an alphabetic character" as a control character
(unprinted character).
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For CODE128 ( m = 73) process
Make sure to specify start character. The start character must be code set selection
character (any of CODE A, CODE B, or CODE C) which selects the first code set.
Stop character is added automatically.
In CODE A, following data can be used.
Character data: It is specified by ASCII code [in hexadecimal: 20H ~ 5FH in decimal:
32~95]
Control character data: It is specified by ASCII code [in hexadecimal: 00H ~ 1FH / in
decimal: 0~31]
Special character data: (FNC 1, FNC 2, FNC 3, FNC 4, SHIFT, CODE B, CODE C):It
is specified “{+ character code" as 2 byte. (It is described separately.)
In CODE B, following data can be used.
Character data: It is specified by ASCII code [in hexadecimal: 20H ~ 7FH / in decimal:
32~127] when specify "{", transmit “{{“ as 2 byte data (It is described separately).
Special character data: (FNC 1, FNC 2, FNC 3, FNC 4, SHIFT, CODE A, CODE C): It
is specified “{+ character code" as 2 byte. (It is described separately).
In CODE C, following data can be used.
Numerical data: It is specified each 2 digit as 1 byte by ASCII code
[in hexadecimal: 00H ~ 63H / in decimal: 0~99]
Example: When specify "012345", specify [in hexadecimal: 01H, 17H, 2DH / in
decimal: 1, 23, 45] as 3 byte.
Special character data: (FNC 1, CODE A, CODE B): It is specified “{+ character
code" as 2 byte (It is described separately).
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Special characters are defined by combining two characters "{+ an alphanumeric
character." The ASCII character "{" is defined by transmitting "{" twice consecutively.
Specific Character
SHIFT
CODE A
CODE B
CODE C
FNC1
FNC2
FNC3
FNC4
{
Transmit data
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
{S
7B, 53
123, 83
{A
7B, 41
123, 65
{B
7B, 42
123, 66
{C
7B, 43
123, 67
{1
7B, 31
123, 49
{2
7B, 32
123, 50
{3
7B, 33
123, 51
{4
7B, 34
123, 52
{{
7B, 7B
123, 123
Check digit is calculated and added automatically.
Special character HRI is processed as follows:
The printer does not print HRI characters that correspond to the shift character or
code set selection character (CODE A, CODE B, or CODE C).
HRI characters of the function characters (FNC1, FNC2, FNC3, or FNC4) and control
characters (00H to 1FH and 7FH) are printed as spaces.
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[Name]
Print raster bit image
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n ≤ 3, 48 ≤ n ≤ 51
0 ≤ xL ≤ 255
0 ≤ xH ≤ 255
0 ≤ yL ≤ 255
0 ≤ yH ≤ 8
0 ≤ d ≤ 255
k = (xL + xH x 256) x (yL + yH x 256) (k ≠ 0)
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Selects raster bit-image mode. The value of n selects a mode from the table below:
n
0, 48
1, 49
2, 50
3, 51
GS v 0 n xL xH yL yH d1 dk
1D 76 30 n xL xH yL yH d1 dk
29 118 48 n xL xH yL yH d1 dk
Mode
Normal
Double-width
Double-height
Quadruple
dpi: dots per inch(25.4mm)
xL, xH select the number of data bytes (xL+xH x 256) in the horizontal direction for the
bit image.
yL, yH select the number of data bytes (yL+yH x 256) in the vertical direction for the bit
image.
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[Notes]
In standard mode, this command is effective only when there is no data in the print
buffer.
This command has no effect in the print modes (emphasized, double-strike, underline,
character size, or white/black reverse printing) for raster bit image.
If the printing area width set by GS L and GS W is less than the minimum width, the
printing area is extended to the minimum width only on the line in question. The
minimum width means 1 dot in normal (n=0, 48) and double-height (n=2, 50), 2 dots in
double-width (n=1, 49) and quadruple (n=3, 51) modes.
Data outside the printing area is read in and discarded on a dot-by-dot basis.
The position at which subsequent characters are to be printed for raster bit image is
specified by HT (Horizontal Tab), ESC $(Set absolute print position), ESC \(Set relative
print position), and GS L (Set left margin). If the position at which subsequent characters
are to be printed is not a multiple of 8, print speed may decline.
The ESC a (Select justification) setting is also effective on raster bit images.
When this command is received during macro definition, the printer ends macro
definition, and begins performing this command. The definition of this command should
be cleared.
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[Name]
Set bar code width
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
1≤n≤6
[Default]
n=2
[Description]
Sets the horizontal size of a bar code. n specifies the bar code module width.
[Notes]
This command setting is effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the power
is turned off.
GS w n
1D 77 n
29 119 n
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RS A
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[Name]
Label length measurement
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
Label Length Measurement
RS A
1E 41
30 65
[Notes]
When processing the automatic measurement of the label length, the printer feeds the
current roll paper to measure the label length. During this time, the printer does print.
After the measuring, it writes the length of label from the measuring to the non-volatile
memory. Please note the following points when you use this function.
The printer may be BUSY when storing data and will not receive any data. In this case,
be sure not to transmit data from the host.
Excessive use of this function may destroy the non-volatile memory. As a guideline, do
not use this command more than 10 times per day for writing data to the non-volatile
memory.
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RS B
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[Name]
Restore factory default
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
Restore Factory Default.
RS B
1E 42
30 66
[Notes]
This command will reset the setting values of commands stored in the volatile memory.
Therefore, the printer buffer is cleared, and each setting returns to the default value.
The printer goes BUSY while this command is executed. In this case, be sure not to
transmit data from the host.
Excessive use of this function may destroy the non-volatile memory. As a guideline, do
not use this command more than 10 times per day for writing data to the non-volatile
memory.
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RS E
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[Name]
Clear buffer
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
Clear buffer
RS E
1E 45
30 69
[Notes]
If this command is sent while another command is processing, processing of the other
command is canceled.
This command does not change or initialize settings of other commands.
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RS F
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[Name]
Remote power off
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
Remote power off
RS F
1E 46
30 70
[Notes]
This is a real-time command that the printer executes power off processing upon
receiving it.
All information and data stored in RAM will be deleted by processing this command.
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RS G
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[Name]
Paper feed to TOF position
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
Paper feed to TOF position.
[Description]
Paper feed to the print position specified by the paper length measurement is executed.
RS G
1E 47
30 71
[Notes]
Use this function by using “ the first state of the line”.
This function is used when using label paper or black mark paper.
The paper feed operation is ended when no paper is detected in the paper feed to the
print start position.
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RS J
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[Name]
Rewind command (back feed)
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
10 ≤ n ≤100, the unit is 0.1mm.
[Default]
None
[Description]
Rewind command (back feed)
RS J n
1E 4A n
30 74 n
[Notes]
This command is used to make motor rewind.
The paper feed back is ended when no paper is detected.
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RS L
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[Name]
Print self-test
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
None
[Default]
None
[Description]
Executes a specified test print.
RS L
1E 4C
30 76
[Notes]
If this command is processed while a macro is being defined, the printer cancels macro
definition and starts processing this command. At that time, the macro becomes
undefined.
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RS a
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[Name]
Bit-map text format setting
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n1 ≤ 1 ; 0 ≤ n2 ≤ 2 ; 0 ≤ n3 ≤ 5 ; 0 ≤ n4 ≤ 255 ; 0 ≤ n5 ≤ 1
[Default]
n1 = 0 , n2 = 0 , n3 = 0 , n4 = 0 , n5 = 0
[Description]
Bit-map text format setting.
n1: Enable / Disable Bold
n1
Description
0
Disable bold
1
Enable bold
RS a n1 n2 n3 n4 n5
1E 61 n1 n2 n3 n4 n5
30 97 n1 n2 n3 n4 n5
n2: Underline type
n2
0
Disable
1
1 dot
2
2 dots
n3: Erase Line type
n3
0
Disable
1
1 dot
2
2 dots
3
3 dots
4
4 dots
5
5 dots
Description
Description
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n4: Character Magnification setup
n5: Turn white/black reverse printing mode on/off
n5
Description
0
Disable bold
1
Enable bold
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RS e
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[Name]
1D bar code generic setting
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n1 ≤ 3 or 48 ≤ n1 ≤ 51 ; 0 ≤ n2 ≤ 1 or 48 ≤ n2 ≤ 49 ; 1 ≤ n3 ≤ 255 ; 1 ≤ n4 ≤ 6
[Default]
n1 = 0 , n2 = 0 , n3 = 162 , n4 = 2
[Description]
1D bar code generic setting.
RS e n1 n2 n3 n4
1E 65 n1 n2 n3 n4
30 101 n1 n2 n3 n4
n1: HRI position setup
n1
Description
0,48
Not printed
1,49
Above the bar code
2,50
Below the bar code
3,51
Both above and below the bar code
n2: HRI font setup
n2
Description
0,48
Font A(12x24)
1,49
Font B(9x24)
n3: Bar code height setup
n4: Bar code module width setup
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RS i
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[Name]
Draw graphics
[Description]
Draw graphics specified by the function code fn.
fn: Graphic type
fn
Description
0
Line
1
Box
2
Circle
[Notes]
This command decides the function according to the function code (fn). Performance of
the functions differs, depending on the function.
This command is effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the power is
turned off.
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RS i <Function 0>
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[Name]
Draw line
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
n1 = 0 ; 0 ≤ x1L, x1H, y1L, y1H, x2L, x2H, y2L, y2H ≤ 255
0 ≤ w ≤ 255; 0 ≤ pL, pH ≤ 255
[Default]
None
[Description]
Draw line
x1L: Position x1(Low byte)
x1H: Position x1(High byte)
y1L: Position y1(Low byte)
y1H: Position y1(High byte)
x2L: Position x2(Low byte)
x2H: Position x2(High byte)
y2L: Position y2(Low byte)
y2H: Position y2(High byte)
RS i n1 x1L x1H y1L y1H x2L x2H y2L y2H w pL pH
1E 69 n1 x1L x1H y1L y1H x2L x2H y2L y2H w pL pH
30 105 n1 x1L x1H y1L y1H x2L x2H y2L y2H w pL pH
w: Width(dots) of a line
pL: Line Pattern(Low byte)
pH: Line Pattern(High byte)
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[Notes]
This command can draw lines of flexible length, thickness, and patterns.
X1: x-coordinate of start position.
Y1: y-coordinate of start position.
X2: x-coordinate of end position.
Y2: y-coordinate of end position.
The line pattern is repetition of 16 dots which defined by pL and pH.
pL and pH specifies “1” for corresponding to dots that will be printed and “0” for bits
corresponding to dots that will not be printed.
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RS i <Function 1>
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[Name]
Draw box
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
n1 = 1 ; 0 ≤ x1L, x1H, y1L, y1H, x2L, x2H, y2L, y2H ≤ 255
0 ≤ w ≤ 255; 0 ≤ pL, pH ≤ 255
[Default]
None
[Description]
Draw box
x1L: Position x1(Low byte)
x1H: Position x1(High byte)
y1L: Position y1(Low byte)
y1H: Position y1(High byte)
x2L: Position x2(Low byte)
x2H: Position x2(High byte)
y2L: Position y2(Low byte)
y2H: Position y2(High byte)
RS i n1 x1L x1H y1L y1H x2L x2H y2L y2H w pL pH
1E 69 n1 x1L x1H y1L y1H x2L x2H y2L y2H w pL pH
30 105 n1 x1L x1H y1L y1H x2L x2H y2L y2H w pL pH
w: Width(dots) of a box
pL: Box Pattern(Low byte)
pH: Box Pattern(High byte)
[Notes]
This command can draw boxes of flexible length, thickness and pattern.
The box command produces rectangular shapes of specified line thickness.
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For drawing box, (x1, y1) is coordinate of inner top left corner, (x2, y2) is coordinate of
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inner bottom right corner.
For box pattern, using pL and pH as the followings:
pH=0
PL
0
1
2
Description
Black frame, white background
White frame, white background
White frame, black background
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RS i <Function 2>
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[Name]
Draw circle
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
n1 = 2 ; 0 ≤ x1L, x1H, y1L, y1H, x2L, x2H, y2L, y2H ≤ 255
0 ≤ w ≤ 255; 0 ≤ pL, pH ≤ 255
[Default]
None
[Description]
Draw circle
x1L: Center of circle, x1(Low byte)
x1H: Center of circle, x1(High byte)
y1L: Center of circle, y1(Low byte)
y1H: Center of circle, y1(High byte)
x2L: Radius(Low byte)
x2H: Radius(High byte)
y2L: Reserved
y2H: Reserved
RS i n1 x1L x1H y1L y1H x2L x2H y2L y2H w pL pH
1E 69 n1 x1L x1H y1L y1H x2L x2H y2L y2H w pL pH
30 105 n1 x1L x1H y1L y1H x2L x2H y2L y2H w pL pH
w: Thickness(dots) of a circle.
pL: Circle Pattern(Low byte)
pH: Circle Pattern(High byte)
[Notes]
If the diameter of a circle exceeds the printable area, this command is ignored.
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For box pattern, using pL and pH as the followings:
pH=0
PL
0
1
2
3
4
Description
Black frame, white background
White frame, black background
Filled with horizontal lines in the circle.
Filled with vertical lines in the circle.
Filled with cross in the circle.
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RS m
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[Name]
Save *.bmp image into flash
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
1 ≤ n1 ≤ 4
[Default]
None
[Description]
(1) Save *.bmp image into flash.
(2) n1: ID no
(3) d1…..dk: image contents
(4) Max 16k 384(w)dots *336(h)dots
RS m n1 d1…..dk
1E 6D n1 d1…..dk
30 109 n1 d1…..dk
[Notes]
This command can process “.BMP” graphics formatted images.
The “.BMP” MUST be encoded as a black and white image.
Execute a UltraEdit or WinHex software to load the ‘.BMP’ file, add this command before
image header.
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RS n
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[Name]
Print *.bmp image
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
1 ≤ n1 ≤ 4 ; 0 ≤ n2 ≤ 2 or 48 ≤ n2 ≤ 50
[Default]
None
[Description]
(1) Print *.bmp image.
(2) n1: Image index no
(3) n2: Image magnification setup
n2
0,48
1,49
2,50
3, 51
RS n n1 n2
1E 6E n1 n2
30 110 n1 n2
Description
Normal
Double-width
Double-height
Quadruple
[Notes]
This command is ignored if a downloaded bit image has not been defined.
This command has no effect in the print modes (emphasized, double-strike, underline,
character size, or white/black reverse printing), except for upside-down printing mode.
If the downloaded bit image to be printed exceeds the printable area, the excess data is not
printed.
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If the printing area width set by GS L and GS W is less than one line in vertical, the
following processing is performed only on the line in question:
The printing area width is extended to the right up to one line in vertical. In this case,
printing does not exceed the printable area.
If the printing area width cannot be extended by one line in vertical, the left margin is
reduced to accommodate one line in vertical.
This printing image is defined by RS m.
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RS p
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[Name]
Set number of copies of printing data
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
1 ≤ n ≤ 255
[Default]
None
[Description]
Set number of copies of printing data.
RS p n
1E 70 n
30 112 n
[Notes]
This command can process printing data from page buffer.
This command will be ignored if there is no data in page buffer.
This command setting is effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
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RS q
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[Name]
Serialization setting
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
1 ≤ n1 ≤ 8, 1 ≤ n2 ≤ 3, 0 ≤ n3 ≤ 1, 1 ≤ n4 ≤ 255, 1 ≤ n5 ≤ 255, 1 ≤ n6 ≤ 255
1 ≤ n7 ≤ 255
[Default]
None
[Description]
Serialization setting.
n1: ID no
n2: Domain
n2
Description
1
Alphabetic
2
Alphanumeric
3
Number
n3: Increment / Decrement
n3
Description
0
Increment
1
Decrement
n4: Repetition
n5: Stepping(low byte)
n6: Stepping(high byte)
n7: Number of data
d1…..dn7: Initial Data
RS q n1 n2 n3 n4 n5 n6 n7 d1…..dn7
1E 71 n1 n2 n3 n4 n5 n6 n7 d1…..dn7
30 113 n1 n2 n3 n4 n5 n6 n7 d1…..dn7
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[Notes]
This command allows three kinds of data, numeric, alphabetic and alphanumeric to be
used.
For numeric data, integers 0123456789 can be used.
For alphabetic data, capital letters A to Z can be used. Lowercase letters cannot be
used in a serial number.
For alphanumeric data allows both numeric and alphabetic data as a serial number.
Values change in the following character sequence:
0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123….
N3 specifies the serialization count up (increment) or down (decrement).
N4 specifies printing copies of the same data.
N5 and n6 set the serial number value. Specifies the serial value as (n5 + n6 x
256)
N7 specifies how many digits within the serialization data.
D1…dn7 are the starting data.
Serialization number is printed by RS r command.
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RS r
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[Name]
Print serialization
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
1 ≤ n1 ≤ 8, n2 = 1, 0x41~0x49
[Default]
None
[Description]
Print serialization.
n1: ID no
n2: Printing type
n2
Description
0x01
Text
0x41
UPC-A
0x42
UPC-E
0x43
EAN 13
0x44
EAN 8
0x45
CODE 39
0x46
ITF
0x47
CodaBar
0x48
CODE 93
0x49
CODE 128
RS r n1 n2
1E 72 n1 n2
30 114 n1 n2
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[Notes]
After setting the current serialization value in the print buffer as print data, the printer
updates serialization value based on the count mode set before stored in the print buffer.
In count-up mode, the serialization value is updated as [serialization value +
increment value]
In count-down mode, the serialization value is updated as [serialization value –
decrement value].
In count-stop mode, the serialization is not updated.
The serialization value in the print buffer is printed when the printer receives a print
command.
All serialization settings should be adequate for text or bar code rules. If any improper
data is included, it will result as a command error.
Serialization is set by RS q command.
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RS t
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[Name]
Define flash macro
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
1≤n≤8
[Default]
None
[Description]
Define flash macro.
RS t n d1…..dk
1E 74 n d1…..dk
30 116 n d1…..dk
[Notes]
Macro definition starts when this command is processed during normal operation and
ends when it is processed during macro definition.
While the macro is defined, the printing is also executed.
The maximum data size to be defined as a macro is 8 KB. If the macro definition
exceeds the maximum data size, this command will not be processed, and the LED1
indicator blinks red, the LED2 and LED3 indicators blink green, LED4 indicators blinks
red (means ‘Command Error’).
The macro is executed by RS u.
If the printer processes this command, it will save the macro definition into flash.
The macro can be executed repeatedly after it is defined.
The defined contents of the macro are not cleared by ESC @.
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The following commands cannot be contained in a macro. Do not use these commands
while the macro is being defined: FS q, GS ^, and GS v 0.
Excessive use of this function may destroy the non-volatile memory. As a guideline, do
not use this command more than 10 times per day for writing data to the non-volatile
memory.
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RS u
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[Name]
Execute macro
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
1 ≤ n1 ≤ 8, 1 ≤ r ≤ 255, 0 ≤ t ≤ 255, 0 ≤ m ≤ 2
[Default]
None
[Description]
Execute macro
RS t n1 r t m
1E 75 n1 r t m
30 117 n1 r t m
n1: Macro index no
r: Number of execution
t: Interval of execution
m: Operation mode
n4
0
1
2
Description
Continuous
Feedkey
Present sensor
Executes a macro r times while waiting t x 100 msec for each macro execution, using
the mode specified by m as follows:
When m = 0, the macro executes r times continuously at the interval specified by t.
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When m = 1, the printer waits for the period specified by t, blinks the LED, and then
waits for the paper feed button to be pressed. After this button is pressed, the printer
executes the macro once. The printer repeats this operation r times.
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When m = 2, the printer prints the first page, stops and waits for taking one page.
The printer prints the next page when user takes one page.
[Notes]
If a macro is not defined or if r is 0, this command is ignored.
Macro is not defined when the power is turned on.
This command cannot be contained in the macro. Do not use this command when the
macro is defined.
The flash macro is defined by RS t.
Macro function is useful to print the same data repeatedly.
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US 1
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[Name]
Top of Form Control
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≤n≤1
[Default]
n=1
[Description]
Enable/Disable TOF when power on (page mode only)
n
0
1
US 1 n
1F 31 n
31 49 n
Description
Disable
Enable
[Notes]
This command is ignored in line mode.
This function is used when using label paper or black mark paper.
When the setting is disabled, printer does not feed one page when the printer is turned
power on.
When the setting is enabled, printer feed one page when the printer is turned power on.
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US 2
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[Name]
Top of Form Offset Setting
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n1 ≤ 1, 0 ≤ n2 ≤ 100 (unit is 0.1 mm)
[Default]
n1 = 0, n2 = 0
[Description]
Adjusts printing position in a selected direction and by a specified amount from the first
position.
US 2 n1 n2
1F 32 n1 n2
31 50 n1 n2
n1 specifies the adjustment direction as follows:
When the LSB of n1 is “0”(forward), the position is added the offset value.
When the LSB of n1 is “1”(backward), the position is from the first printing position
back the distance of the offset value.
n2 specifies the adjustment amount.
[Notes]
When executing this command, the paper is fed to adjust the print starting position of the
current label.
Offset amount when the print starting position is out of the label cannot be specified.
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US 3
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[Name]
Auto tear-off control
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≤ n ≤1
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Disable/Enable the paper-tearing position of the label under page mode by using auto
tear-off setup.
n
0
1
US 3 n
1F 33 n
31 51 n
Function
Disable.
Motor will not move back
Enable.
Motor will move back and forward to locate
the tearing position of the label in the label
gap. The paper will be fed back to the next
printing position and start printing when
you execute the next print.
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[Name]
Auto Tear-off offset setting
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
n1 = 0, 0 ≤ n2 ≤ 100 (unit is 0.1mm)
[Default]
n1 = 0, n2 = 0
[Description]
Auto Tear-off offset setting.
US 4 n1 n2
1F 34 n1 n2
31 52 n1 n2
n1 specifies the adjustment direction as follows:
When the LSB of n1 is “0”(Forward), the position is added the offset value.
n1 is a fixed value, “0”.
For the mechanical reason, the direction should be forward.
n2 specifies the adjustment amount.
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US 7
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[Name]
Paper sensor setting
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n1 ≤ 1, 0 ≤ n2 ≤ 1
[Default]
n1 = 1, n2 = 1
[Description]
Paper sensor setting.
US 7 n1 n2
1F 37 n1 n2
31 55 n1 n2
n1: Sensor selection
n1
Description
0
Interruptive sensor
1
Reflective sensor
n2: Sensor direction
n2
Description
0
Light from top to bottom
1
Light from bottom to top
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US A
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[Name]
RS232 Setting
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n1 ≤ 3, 0 ≤ n2 ≤ 1, 0 ≤ n3 ≤ 2, 0 ≤ n4 ≤ 1, 0 ≤ n5 ≤ 1
[Default]
n1 = 0, n2 = 0, n3 = 0, n4 = 0, n5 = 0
[Description]
RS232 Setting
US A n1 n2 n3 n4 n5
1F 41 n1 n2 n3 n4 n5
31 65 n1 n2 n3 n4 n5
n1: Baud rate
n1
Description
0
9600
1
19200
2
38400
3
115200
n2: Data length
n2
Description
0
8 bit
1
7 bit
n3: Parity
n3
Description
0
None
1
Even
2
Odd
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n4: Stop bit
n4
0
1 bit
1
2 bit
Description
n5: Flow control
n5
Description
0
RTS / CTS
1
Xon / Xoff
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US C
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[Name]
Bluetooth setting
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n2 ≤ 2, 0 ≤n3 ≤ 1
1 ≤ d1k ≤ 8, 1 ≤ d2k ≤ 15
[Default]
n2 = 0, n3 = 0, d11…..d1k (PIN Code) = ‘00000000’
d21…..d2k (Device Name) = Model name + last 4 bytes BT Address
[Description]
Bluetooth Setting
US C n2 n3 d11…..d1k 00 d21…..d2k 00
1F 43 n2 n3 d11…..d1k 00 d21…..d2k 00
31 67 n2 n3 d11…..d1k 00 d21…..d2k 00
n2: Profile
n2
0
SPP
Description
n3: Authentication
n3
Description
0
Disable
1
Enable
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US G
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[Name]
Buzzer control
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≤ n ≤255
[Default]
n = 255
[Description]
Turn buzzer on/off, using n as follows:
Bit
0
1
2
3
4~7
US G n
1F 47 n
31 71 n
Function
Disable Power on/off beep
Enable Power on/off beep
Disable Battery-low on/off beep
Enable Battery-low beep
Disable error beep
Enable error beep
Disable radio link beep
Enable radio link beep
Reserved
209
Off/On
Hex
Decimal
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
00
01
00
02
00
04
00
08
00
0
1
0
2
0
4
0
8
0
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[Name]
Auto power off duration setting
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n1 ≤ 255, 0 ≤ n2 ≤ 255
[Default]
n1 = 01, n2 = 04
[Description]
Auto power off duration setting.
US H n1 n2
1F 48 n1 n2
31 72 n1 n2
n1 : If the power is on, and the printer has had no action for n1 x 5 minutes, then the
printer will be automatically off.
n2 : If the radio connection is on, and the printer has had no action for n2 x 5 minutes,
then the printer will be automatically off.
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US I
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[Name]
Set printing intensity (darkness)
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≤ n ≤15
[Default]
n=8
[Description]
Set printing intensity (darkness).
US I n
1F 49 n
31 73 n
[Notes]
When a standard mode is selected, all the data in a line is printed in the same density.
When a page mode is selected, all the data printed collectively by FF or ESC FF is
printed in the same density.
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US J
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[Name]
Automatic status feedback
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≤ n ≤1
[Default]
n=1
[Description]
Automatic status feedback.
US J n
1F 4A n
31 74 n
n: Enable/Disable
n
Description
0
Disable
1
Enable
[Notes]
Automatic status feedback is the function that transmit the status from the printer
automatically.
When n = 0, this function is disabled, the printer does not transmit status automatically.
The printer returns status when receives status request command US r.
When n = 1, this function is enabled, the printer transmit error status automatically when
error happened.
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US K
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[Name]
Default operation mode setup
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≤ n ≤1
[Default]
n=1
[Description]
Default Operation Mode setup.
US K n
1F 4B n
31 75 n
n: Enable/Disable
n
Description
0
Page mode
1
Line mode
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US L
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[Name]
Feed key control
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0≤n≤1
[Default]
n=0
[Description]
Feed key control. (line mode only)
US L n
1F 4C n
31 76 n
n: Enable/Disable
n
Description
0
Feed one line
1
Feed one page
[Notes]
This command is ignored in page mode.
When n = 0, press ‘Feed’ button, the printer feeds one line.
When n = 1, press ‘Feed’ button, the printer feeds one page. This function is used when
using label paper or black mark paper.
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US M
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[Name]
Panel buttons control
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
[Range]
0 ≤ n ≤ 255
[Default]
n=3
[Description]
Panel Buttons Control.
US M n
1F 4D n
31 77 n
n: Enable/Disable
Bit
Function
Off/On
Hex
Decimal
Off
On
Off
On
00
01
00
02
0
1
0
2
Reserved
0
0
Disable Power
Enable Power
Disable Feed
Enable Feed
0
1
2~7
Reserved
[Notes]
To prevent problems caused by an accidentally pressing the buttons, use this
command to disable the button.
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US a
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[Name]
Get RS232 configurations
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
US a
1F 61
31 97
Function
Start byte
Contents
End byte
Length(Byte)
1
0x5F
1
0~255
1
0x00
[Return value]
[Description]
Get RS232 configurations.
Contents:
Bit
Function
0
Flow control
1
Stop Bit
2~3
4
Parity
Data Length
5~6
Baud rate
7
Reserved
Value
Value (Hex)
0x00: RTS/CTS
0x01: XON/Xoff
0x00: 1bit
0x01: 2bit
0x00: None
0x01: Even
0x02: Odd
0x00: 7 bit
0x01: 8 bit
0x00: 9600
0x01: 19200
0x02: 38400
0x03: 115200
Reserved
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[Notes]
This is a real-time command that the printer executes upon receiving it.
The printer returns 3 bytes, the first and third bytes are fixed values. Make sure the host
computer can receive data from receiving buffer.
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US c
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[Name]
Get Bluetooth configurations
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
US c
1F 63
31 99
[Return value]
Function
Start Byte
1
Enable/Disable 1
Bluetooth
Profile
1
Authentication 1
Length (Byte)
PIN Code
8
Device Name 15
End Byte
1
[Description]
Value
0x5F
Reserve
0x00: SPP
0x00: Disable
0x01: Enable
0x20~0x7E + 0x00 (Null)
0x20~0x7E + 0x00 (Null)
0x00
Get Bluetooth Configurations.
[Notes]
This is a real-time command that the printer executes upon receiving it.
The printer returns 28 bytes, the first and last bytes are fixed values. Make sure the host
computer can receive data from receiving buffer.
The return value of PIN code is a fixed length of 8 bytes, filled with char 0x00(Null) for
remaining bytes if the length of real data is smaller than 8.
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The return value of device name is a fixed length of 15 bytes, filled with char 0x00(Null)
for remaining bytes if the length of real data is smaller than 15.
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US g
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Get printer configuration
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
US g
1F 67
31 103
[Return value]
Function
Start Byte
Buzzer
Bytes
Value
1
0x5F
1
0x00: Disable all
0xFF: Enable all
Operation Mode
1
0x00: Page mode
0x01: Line mode
Top Of Form Offset Value 1
Offset Direction
Bit 7 : (0: +) / (1: -)
Offset Value
Bit 0~6 : 0x00~0x7F
Top Of Form Control
1
0x00: Disable
0x01: Enable
Auto Tear Off Control
1
0x00: Disable
0x01: Enable
Auto Tear-off Offset Value 1
Offset Direction
Bit 7 : (0: +) / (1: -)
Offset Value
Bit 0~6 : 0x00~0x7F
Reserved
1
Reserved
1
Paper Sensor Setting
1
0x00: Transmissive, Light from bottom to top
0x01: Reflective, Light from top to bottom
0x04: Transmissive, top to bottom
220
0x05: Reflective bottom to top
Reserved
Power Off Duration When
Connected
Power Off Duration When
Disconnected
Printing Intensity
Printing Intensity
Reserved
Automatic Status
Feedback (ASB)
Feed Key Control
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
Panel Buttons Control
Reserved
[Description]
1
1
0x00~0xFF
1
0x00~0xFF
1
Bit: 4~7 (1~15)
Bit: 0~3
1
0x00: Disable
0x01: Enable
1
0x00: Feed a line
0x01: Feed one page
1
0x00: Disable all
0x01: Enable all
20~32 Reserved
Get printer configuration.
[Notes]
This is a real-time command that the printer executes upon receiving it.
The printer returns 32 bytes, the first and last bytes are fixed values. Make sure the host
computer can receive data from receiving buffer.
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US h
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Get system information
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
US h
1F 68
31 104
[Return value]
Function
[Description]
Length (Byte)
Value
Start byte
1
0x5F
Customer name
15
0x20~0x7E
Model name
15
0x20~0x7E
Firmware version
15
0x20~0x7E
End byte
1
0x00
Get system information.
[Notes]
This is a real-time command that the printer executes upon receiving it.
The printer returns 47 bytes, the first and last bytes are fixed values. Make sure the host
computer can receive data from receiving buffer.
The return value of customer name is a fixed length of 15 bytes, filled with char
0x00(Null) for remaining bytes if the length of real data is smaller than 15.
The return value of model name is a fixed length of 15 bytes, filled with char 0x00(Null)
for remaining bytes if the length of real data is smaller than 15.
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Programming Reference
The return value of firmware version is a fixed length of 15 bytes, filled with char
0x00(Null) for remaining bytes if the length of real data is smaller than 15.
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US k
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Get head resistance
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
US k
1F 6B
31 107
[Return value]
Function
Start byte
Head max
Head min
Head average
End byte
[Description]
Length (Byte)
1
4
4
4
1
Value
0x5F
0x00~0xFF
0x00~0xFF
0x00~0xFF
0x00
Get head resistance.
[Notes]
This is a real-time command that the printer executes upon receiving it.
The printer returns 14 bytes, the first and last bytes are fixed values. Make sure the host
computer can receive data from receiving buffer.
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US m
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Get printing log
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
US m
1F 6D
31 109
[Return value]
Function
Start byte
Printing log
End byte
[Description]
Length (Byte)
1
10
1
Value
0x5F
0x00~0xFF
0x00
Get printing log.
[Notes]
This is a real-time command that the printer executes upon receiving it.
The printer returns 12 bytes, the first and last bytes are fixed values. Make sure the host
computer can receive data from receiving buffer.
The unit of returning printing log is mm.
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US n
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Get battery status
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
US n
1F 6E
31 110
[Return value]
[Description]
Function
Start byte
Battery status
Length (Byte)
1
1
End byte
1
Value
0x5F
0x30: less than 10%
0x31: less than 20%
0x32: more than 20%
0x33: more than 30%
0x39: more than 90%
0x3A: 100%
0x00
Battery check
[Notes]
This is a real-time command that the printer executes upon receiving it.
The printer returns 3 bytes, the first and last bytes are fixed values. Make sure the host
computer can receive data from receiving buffer.
This command setting is effective until ESC @ is executed, the printer is reset, or the
power is turned off.
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US r
VERSAJET
Programming Reference
[Name]
Get printer status
[Format]
ASCII
Hex
Decimal
US r
1F 72
31 114
[Return value]
Function
Start byte
Status
Length (Byte)
1
1
End byte
1
Value
0x5F
0x30: Idle
0x31: Paper empty
0x32: Cover opened
0x33: Command error
0x34: Paper jam
0x36: Thermal head broken
0x37: Thermal head overheated
0x38: Low battery
0x39: Motor overheated
0x3A: Thermal head overcooled
0x3B: Motor overcooled
0x3C: BT module error
0x00
[Description]
[Notes]
This is a real-time command that the printer executes upon receiving it.
The printer returns 3 bytes, the first and last bytes are fixed values. Make sure the host
computer can receive data from receiving buffer.
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