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Users Manual

610 / 611 / 612 Printers

PAXAR Systems Group

Manual Edition 2.1

16 March 2001

Manual Part Number 441397

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Contents

Getting Started

1

Audience..............................................................................................................................

2

Unpacking the Printer...........................................................................................................

2

Connecting the Power Cable.................................................................................................

2

Establishing Communications...............................................................................................

3

Connecting the Communication Cable ....................................................................

3

Default Serial Port Communication Values .............................................................

3

Default Printer Settings ........................................................................................................

4

Using the Control Panel........................................................................................................

4

Printer Status Lights ...............................................................................................

4

Button Functions ....................................................................................................

5

Status Code Box .....................................................................................................

5

Setting Dip Switches ............................................................................................................

6

DIP Switches..........................................................................................................

7

Loading Supplies

9

Loading Labels – 610 / 611 ................................................................................................

10

Loading Labels – 612 .........................................................................................................

15

Loading Ribbon .................................................................................................................

20

Adjusting the Wide/Narrow Knobs .....................................................................................

24

Printing

26

Printing ..............................................................................................................................

26

Printer Alignment - Top and Bottom Copy – 612 ................................................................

27

Printing an Error Label .........................................................................................

27

Non-PrintingZone .............................................................................................................

28

Preventing Jams....................................................................................................

28

Printing Serial Bar Codes ...................................................................................................

29

Adjusting Print Positions ....................................................................................................

29

Adjusting the Cut Angle .....................................................................................................

30

Using the Knife ..................................................................................................................

31

Adjusting the Drop Tray .....................................................................................................

31

Care Symbol Font Samples.................................................................................................

32

Ginetex Font.........................................................................................................

32

Nafta Font ............................................................................................................

32

Care and Maintenance

33

Clearing Supply Jams .........................................................................................................

34

Clearing a Knife Jam..........................................................................................................

34

Cleaning ............................................................................................................................

35

Replacing the Printhead......................................................................................................

37

Adjusting the Print Contrast ...............................................................................................

41

Replacing the Fuse .............................................................................................................

42

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Lubricating the Knife .........................................................................................................

43

Troubleshooting

44

Printing a Test Label ..........................................................................................................

45

Troubleshooting .................................................................................................................

46

Error Messages ..................................................................................................................

47

Data Errors...........................................................................................................

47

Communication Failures.......................................................................................

52

Data Formatting Errors .........................................................................................

53

Machine Faults.....................................................................................................

54

Appendix A - Specifications & Accessories

56

Printer Specifications .........................................................................................................

56

Supply Specifications.........................................................................................................

57

Ribbon Specifications ........................................................................................................

58

Accessories ........................................................................................................................

59

Contacting Paxar

59

ii Contents

Users Manual - 610/611/612 Printers

Getting Started

The Paxar 610 / 611 / 612 Care Label printers let you print text, graphics, and bar codes on thermal transfer (ribbon) fabric labels.

This chapter includes information about

Unpacking the printer.

Connecting the power cord.

Connecting the communications cable.

Using the printer's control panel.

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Audience

The Operator's Handbook is for the person who prints and applies labels.

Unpacking the Printer

After you unpack the printer, you should have: a 610 / 611 / 612 printer, power cord, communication cable and a ribbon take-upcore (may already be ontake-upreel).

Keep the box and packaging material in case the printer ever needs repair.

Power cords are not supplied with 230-voltprinters. You need to purchase a power cord separately. The power cord requires IEC 320 STD C13 end finish for the printer interface and it must meet requirements for 1.6 Amps at 115VAC and 1 Amp at 230VAC.

Connecting the Power Cable

To connect the power cable:

1.Plug the power cable into the socket.

Plug the other end of the cable into a grounded electrical outlet.

2.Turn on the printer. Press ( I ) to turn on and ( O ) to turn off the printer.

Power Cable goes here

For information about replacing the fuse, see Chapter 4, "Care and Maintenance."

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Establishing Communications

Before the printer can accept print jobs from the host, you must:

Connect the communication cable to the printer and to the host.

Set the communication values on the printer to match those at the host. (Only required if you are using the serial port.)

Connecting the Communication Cable

Make sure the printer is off before connecting the cable to the communication port. Your printer is supplied with a parallel printer cable. You may optionally connect your printer to a serial port. To do this, you must purchase a serial interface cable compatible with your computer.

Serial Communication

9 to 25 pin cable

25 to 25 pin cable

Parallel Port

Parallel Communication

IEEE-1284or Centronics mode cable

Serial Port

See "Setting DIP Switches," for more information.

Connect the communications cable to the appropriate port on your computer. If you are unsure where to connect the cable, consult your computer documentation.

Note: It is highly recommended that you use the cable supplied with your printer. Paxar cannot be

responsible for communications problems when a non-Paxarcable is used.

Connect the other end of the communication cable into the appropriate port on the printer.

Secure the cable with the connecting screws (serial) or spring clips (parallel).

Default Serial Port Communication Values

If you are communicating with the host through the serial port, make sure the printer's communication values match those at the host. The factory default values are: 9600-Baud,

8 bit data frame Word Length, 1 Stop Bit, no Parity, and XON/XOFF Flow Control.

To change the printer's communication values, ask your System Administrator or see "Setting DIP Switches" to change the DIP switch settings.

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Default Printer Settings

These defaults can be changed using Paxar's PCMate software. Print Speed - 4.0 ips (inches per second), Ribbon - High Energy, Supply Type - Black Mark, Contrast - 255,

Backfeed - Enabled, Dispense Position - 120 dots, Backfeed Distance - 110 dots.

Using the Control Panel

The control panel helps you check printer status, displays error codes, and allows you to perform some basic printer functions.

Printer Status Lights

Power:

The printer shows a steady green light when it is on.

Supplies:

The printer shows a blinking amber light when it is out of

 

labels or ribbon, or when you have a supply jam.

Paused:

The printer shows a steady amber light when paused.

 

The printer shows a blinking amber light when there is a

 

data, communication, or data formatting error. See the

 

status code box for the error code. The printer also

 

shows a blinking amber light when it's ready to print a

 

label in the On-Demandmode. See Chapter 3, "Printing"

 

for more information.

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Button Functions

Feed:

Prints a label in the On-Demandmode. Feeds a blank

 

label if there is no print job.

 

Prints a label with error information that is useful to your

 

System Administrator if an error is displayed.

Pause:

Pauses the current print job or resumes a paused print

 

job. When the Paused light is on, the job is paused.

Feed and Pause:

Prints a test label when you press the buttons at the

 

same time.

Feed and Clear:

Allows you to adjust print positions from paused mode.

 

See Chapter 3, "Printing" for more information.

Clear:

Clears an error.

 

Cancels the current print job.

 

Cancels all queued print jobs if pressed for two seconds.

 

Also clears the communication queue and cancels any

 

packet being received.

To cancel a single or all queued print jobs, the printer must be in paused mode before Clear is pressed.

Status Code Box

The status code box displays a three-digiterror code to identify any problem the printer may have. For a description of the problem, look up the error code in Chapter 5,

“Troubleshooting.”

_________

If there is no error, the display will be blank.

_________

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Setting Dip Switches

To change the DIP switch settings, move the switches to the desired position and then turn on the printer. If you select Software Controlled, the parameters in Packet F will override the communication settings. Software Controlled uses the last sent Packet F settings or the defaults. Turning on the printer activates the DIP switch settings. Make sure the DIP switch settings match the printer's setup for ribbon or supply type.

Upper DIP Switches

Lower DIP Switches

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