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Paxar Monarch 9640 Series

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Paxar in Europe:

France

Germany

UK

1 Avenue Louison-Bobet

Tiergartenstrasse 7

Zone des Marais

64646 Heppenheim

Paxar House, Central Road

Peripole 407

Germany

Harlow

94124 Fontenay Sous Bois Cedex

 

Essex

Tel: (49) 6252 99400

France

CM20 2ST

Fax: (49) 6256 994030

 

Tel: 01279 824000

Tel: (33) 145 14 6700

 

Fax: (33) 148 75 5581

 

Fax: 01279 828486

 

 

 

Spain

Italy

Switzerland

P.I. Can Llobet C/Pau Vila 8-10

Via Rizzo 8

GOMARO s.a.

08192 Sant Quirze Del Valles

I-201151Milano

La Rosaire 5

Barcelona

Italy

CH - 1123 Aclens

Spain

Tel: (39) 02 3800 3121

Tel: 021 869 97 70

 

 

Tel: (349) 3 746 4310

Fax: (39) 02 3800 1347

Fax: 021 869 96 02

Fax: (349) 3 746 4315

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 General Introduction

This is a low cost high performance thermal transfer/direct label printer.

Your printer features:

Auto Peel-modefor easy label applying, with anon-demandsensor so it only prints when you’re ready for the next label.

Maximum data handling capability provided by Monarch’s innovative printer control language.

A free software package that actually lets you create and print labels. It allows the creation of labels with barcodes, text, lines, boxes and graphics by the European leader in label design software Teklynx Codesoft.

Windows drivers are included which enable the user to use any application software to create a label of their own.

Serial and parallel communication ports as standard.

203 or 300dpi resolution available

It comes complete with the following items:

Printer

Power adapter

Discs containing windows drivers and label software

Users manual

Ribbon sample

Sample label roll

Media spindle (with paper guide)

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Operating instructions

Table 1 shows the functions of the various printer switches, indicators and connections.

No

Device name

Function

Usage

 

 

 

 

1

On/Off switch

Controls printer

On - normal operation

 

(power switch)

power

Off - loading paper and ribbon

 

 

 

 

2

FEED button

Advances the

Press - to advance a label

 

 

media stock to first

Press and hold while turning on

 

 

printing position of

power to print out the self test pattern

 

 

next label

Press - to continue printing when

 

 

 

READY LED is blinking

 

 

 

Press - to resume printing

 

 

 

 

3

READY

Shows the printer

Green - printer is ready to operate

 

indicator

status

Blinking - printer is paused; press

 

 

 

"FEED" button to continue operation

 

 

 

 

4

POWER

Shows the power

Off - printer power off

 

indicator

and error status

Green - printer power on

 

 

 

Blinking - error has occurred

 

 

 

 

5

Power jack

Connected to

Connected with power supply

 

 

power adapter

transformer plug

 

 

 

 

6

RS232 serial port

Communication

Connected to host (either 9 or 25 pin

 

 

 

RS232 COM port), terminal or KDU

 

 

 

 

7

Parallel port

Communication

Connected to host (Centronics)

 

 

 

 

8

Top cover

Protects the printer

Lift and reach the media/ribbon

 

 

media and ribbon

compartment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

4

 

6

3

1

5

2

 

7

 

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2Connecting the Power Cord

1.Leave the power switch at the "O" position.

2.Connect the power supply plug to the power jack and the other end to your AC source.

3.To switch on press on/off switch to "1" position.

AC power source

3Connecting the Printer to Your Host

1.You can connect the printer with any standard Centronics cable to the parallel port of the host computer.

2.Alternatively you can connect the printer with a serial cable to the RS232C port of your computer or terminal. (for PC compatibles, the RS232C port is COM1, COM2 or COM3)

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4 How to load the printer

(a) Loading Label or Card Stock

The labels can be loaded internally or mounted externally on the optional external supply holder.

(b) Loading Stock

1.Lift the printer top cover and keep it in the open position.

2.Slide the two print head latches toward the rear and unlock the print head module.

3.

Raise the print head module.

guide

4.

Fit the label supply holder through the

 

 

1" (25mm)-labelcore of your labels.

 

 

The guide should be fitted on the right

 

 

side of the labels.

 

5.

Make sure there is no exposed

 

 

adhesive from un-backedlabels before

 

 

attempting to load the printer.

 

6.

Feed the labels through the printer until

 

 

they are beyond the print head.

 

7.

Set the label roll into the internal roll

 

 

holder.

 

8.

The printer has an internal label guide

 

print head latch

to aid the easy path of the label through the printer. Adjust this to the correct width of your supply.

9.Press the print head module down firmly until it snaps into place on both sides.

10. Close the top cover.

print head

latch

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(c) Loading the Ribbon

1.Lift the printer top cover and keep it in the open position.

2.Release the print head module and raise it to the vertical position.

3.Unwrap the ribbon roll.

4.Place the supply roll into the supply holder of the print head module with the notch on the left-handside as shown in the diagram. The spindle is on a spring and will allow for easy fitting of the ribbon.

5.Fit the take up core into the spindle inserting the left-handside first.

6.Release the leader end of the ribbon and attach it squarely to the upper spindle (this is the take-upcore).

7.Take up any slack in the ribbon by rotating the white cog on the left-handside of the printer.

8.Press the print head module down firmly until it snaps into place on both sides.

9.Close the top cover.

take-upholder

ribbon supply roll

supply holder

Note: This procedure is not necessary when direct thermal media is used.

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5 Printer Driver Installation

Drivers are available for Window 3.1, 95, 98 and Windows NT V3.51/ 4.0. Insert printer driver disk into the floppy disk drive.

For Windows 95/NT4.0...

Click ‘Start’

Select ‘Settings’

Select ‘Printers’

Double click Add Printer icon

Click ‘Next’ button

Specify Network orLocal printer (normally Local)

Click ‘Next’ button

Click ‘Have Disk’ button

Enter floppy drive and operating system A:Win95

Click ‘OK’ button

Select Printer Label Dr 200 for 9642 or select PrinterLabel Dr 300 for 9643

Click ‘Next’ button

Select communication port. For parallel port this is normally ‘LPT1’: ‘LPT2’: or ‘LPT3:’

If you are unsure try LPT1:

For serial port this is normally COM1: orCOM2:

Parameter Settings:

To change parameter settings:

Click ‘Start’ ‘Settings’ ‘Printers’

Double click ‘Label Dr’ icon

Click ‘Printer’

Click ‘Properties’

After entering the Properties you can change the following parameters:

Details

Printer port, Printer driver

Paper

Paper Source (Stock Type), Media Choice (Contrast Setting), More Options -Enablethe optional Cutter or Peeler

Device Options

Print Speed (max. 2 or 3 ips dependent upon model)

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6Installation of Speedy Label Software

(a)Installation with CD ROM

You must have Windows version 3.1 or higher running on your computer before you can install the software.

When Windows is installed, insert theCD-ROMin the specific drive. The Installation menu dialog window now appears.

From the Product area, select the software to install. On the bottom, theProduct information area gives you some information regarding the selected product.

From the Language area, select the language for the interface software with the online help or the manual.

To install software, click on the Install button then follow the instructions provided on screen.

To get the software manual, click on the Manual button.

(b)Installation with diskette.

You must have Windows version 3.1 or higher running on your computer before you can install this software.

When Windows is installed, insert the no 1 software installation diskette into the A drive.

For Windows version 3.1, select theFile menu from theWindows Program Manager. Then click the RUN command,

For Windows versionWIN95, select theRUN command from theSTART menu. TheRUN dialog window will open.

In the command zone, enter: "A: Install".

Follow instruction provided on the screen.

(c)Selecting the correct printer port

The printer has two communication ports, Serial RS232 (COM) which has 9 pin socket or a Parallel (LPT) 36 pin socket. Connect the communications cable provided to the printer and to the computer. This is normally a parallel cable. Select LPT1 as the communication port and click OK.

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7 Troubleshooting

The Paxar Monarch 9640 uses two LED’s to relay messages to the user. Below is a chart of what the combination of LED’s

LED Indication

Conditions

 

 

 

POWER and

READY LED’s both ON

9640 is ready for printing

 

 

 

POWER and

READY LED’s both flash

One of the following conditions may occur:

in same phase

Out of label

 

 

 

 

Label gap detection problem

 

 

Label stuck or jammed

 

 

Paper sensor problem

 

 

 

POWER and

READY LED’s both flash

One of the following conditions may occur:

in reverse phase

Out of ribbon

 

 

 

 

Ribbon stuck or jammed

 

 

Ribbon sensor problem

 

 

POWER LED flashes

One of the following conditions may occur:

 

 

Power voltage is too high

 

 

TPH temperature is too high

 

 

Memory overflow

 

 

Main board failure

 

 

 

POWER and

READY LED’s both OFF

One of the following conditions may occur:

 

 

Power supply switched off or not

 

 

connected

 

 

Power adapter fuse is broken

 

 

Main board failure

 

 

LED Display board failure

 

 

 

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