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Monarch 9400™ Series

Thermal Printer

Operator's Handbook

TC9400OH Rev.B 5/89 ©1988 Monarch Marking Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

Each product and program carries a respective written warranty, the only warranty on which the customer can rely. Monarch reserves the right to make changes in the product and the programs and their availability at any time and without notice. Although Monarch has made every effort to provide complete and accurate information in this manual, Monarch shall not be liable for any omissions or inaccuracies. Any update will be incorporated in a late edition of this manual.

CAUTION

This equipment can interfere with radio communication. The equipment complies with limits for a Class A computing device pursuant to FCC Rules, Subpart J, Part 15, which provide reasonable protection against such interference when operated in a commercial environment. Operation in a residential area can cause interference which the user must correct at his own expense.

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise for digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

Preface

This manual contains the information an operator need to enter data and print a batch of supplies. Other manuals you might need are:

Equipment Manual

Contains general set-upand

 

maintenance procedures.

User's Manual

Tells about creating and entering

 

formats. It also includes special

 

configuration options for printing.

Programmer's Manual

Gives communications and

 

message structures for sending

 

formats and batch data online.

Messages

Lists and describes offline and

 

online messages.

Preface

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Terms to Know

batch

A group of tags or labels that contain

 

the same data.

batch separator

An extra tag at the end of a batch to

 

separate the current batch from the

 

next batch.

character

A letter, number or special symbol.

cursor

The underline on the screen,

 

positioned where you are to enter a

 

response or data.

digits

Numbers only.

field

An area on the supply defined for

 

specific data.

format

The arrangement of the data printed

 

on the supply.

enter

Tells you to key in data on the screen

queue

A list of batches waiting for

 

processing. The queue also shows

 

the processing status of each batch.

supply

Tags or labels used for printing.

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Table of Contents

1.

Getting Started ...............................................................

1-1

 

Daily Startup...............................................................

1-1

 

Exiting an Operating Mode.........................................

1-4

 

Using the Keyboard....................................................

1-5

 

Entering Special Symbols ..............................

1-6

 

Entering and Changing Data......................................

1-7

 

Correcting a Data Entry Error ....................................

1-8

 

Types of Data Entry....................................................

1-9

 

Entering General Data ...................................

1-9

 

Entering a Price..............................................

1-9

 

Entering a Check Digit .................................

1-10

 

Entering Cost Code Data .............................

1-10

 

Prompts Containing Fixed Characters .........

1-11

 

Verify Fields..................................................

1-11

2.

Using Data Entry ............................................................

2-1

 

Adjusting the Supply Sensor......................................

2-2

 

Entering a Batch.........................................................

2-4

 

Prioritizing a Batch .........................................

2-9

 

Separating Multiple Batches ..........................

2-9

 

Batch Separators .........................................

2-10

 

Batch Naming...........................................................

2-11

 

Selecting Batch Naming...............................

2-11

 

Using Batch Naming ................................................

2-12

 

Copying a Batch.......................................................

2-14

 

Changing Formats and Supplies..............................

2-15

 

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

2-16

3.

Monitoring Batch Printing.............................................

3-1

 

Canceling a Batch ......................................................

3-2

 

Deleting a Batch.........................................................

3-3

 

Reprinting a Batch......................................................

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4.

Printing Online ...............................................................

4-1

 

Auto-onlineMode .......................................................

4-1

 

Transmission Errors ...................................................

4-2

5.

Setting Printer Options..................................................

5-1

 

Using Batch Separators .............................................

5-1

 

Adjusting the Cut Position ..........................................

5-3

 

Adjusting the Print Position ........................................

5-4

 

Defining a Cost Code .................................................

5-6

 

Defining the Supply Type ...........................................

5-8

 

Defining the Monetary Symbol ...................................

5-9

 

Using the Cent Sign .................................................

5-10

 

Defining the Numbering System ..............................

5-11

 

Defining the Print Mode............................................

5-12

 

Using Batch Names .................................................

5-13

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1. Getting Started

This section gives you general information about using the printer. To enter data, refer to "Using Data Entry Mode."

Daily Startup

CAUTION

Turning the printer on and off rapidly can cause it to malfunction. If you have turned the printer on (or off), wait 10 seconds before turning it back off (or on).

Your printer can be set to start offline (batches entered from the printer keyboard) oronline (batches downloaded from a host computer). Depending on how your printer is set, you'll see one or more of the following prompts at startup.

1.Turn the power switch on. If the printer was last turned off while batches were printing, the message

Batches ready to print.

Enter START key to begin._

will display briefly. You can

press H to print the batch(es) waiting

delete the batch(es) in Batch Control (see "Monitoring Batch Printing").

If no batches are waiting to print, you'll see a start-upmessage.

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2. If you see the supply type prompt:

Select Supply Type: B

A)lign, B)lack Mark or D)ie Cut

PressE forblack-markor aperture supplies.

TypeD and pressE fordie-cutsupplies.

3.If you see the date prompt:

Enter new date: 01/01/89 (MM/DD/YY)

Press E only to keep the date shown, or to skip the prompt.

Enter a new date in the format shown in parentheses, and press E. The date format is selected in Printer Configuration by management.

MM= 2 digit month

DD = 2 digit day

YY = 2 digit year

The date advances only while the power is on. During printing, the slashes (/) are automatically generated.

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4. If you see the time prompt

Enter new time: 00:01:04 (HH:MM:SS)

Press E only to keep the time shown, or to skip the prompt.

Type a new time and press E. Enter the time (1:24:35 p.m.) in military format as follows:

13 : 24 : 35

Hours Minutes Seconds

The time advances only while the power is on.

5. If you see the online prompt:

Online Mode Ready:

your printer is set for Auto-online.Refer to "Printing Online" for information aboutAuto-online.

6. If you see the operating mode prompt (themain menu)

Select Operating Mode:

Data Entry

__

 

 

you can select an operating mode as follows:

(Notice the directional arrow in the upper right-handcorner.)

Press U to display the previous option. If the screen stays the same, you're at the top of the option list.

Press D to display the next option. If the screen stays the same, you're at the bottom of the option list.

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Use the U orD cursor movement keys to display each operating mode. When the screen shows the mode you want to use, pressE . You'll then see the first screen for that mode.

Refer to Section 2, "Using Data Entry Mode" for entering data and printing. To modify printing of batches, refer to Section 3, "Monitoring Batch Printing."

Exiting an Operating Mode

To exit any operating mode, press ! until you seeSelect Operating Mode. Then, choose another mode or turn the printer off.

NOTE: If your printer is set forAuto-online,exiting the function is different. For more information aboutAuto-onlinemode, see "Printing Online."

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