Paxar 9855 RFID User Manual

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9855® RFID

















TC9855RFIDQR Rev. AN 4/08

©2007 Paxar Americas, Inc. a subsidiary of Avery Dennison Corp. All rights reserved.

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

©2007 Paxar Americas, Inc. a subsidiary of Avery Dennison Corp. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form by any means, without the prior written permission of Paxar Americas, Inc.


This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.


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

Le présent appareil numérique n'émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de la classe A prescrites dans le Réglement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicte par le ministère des Communications du Canada.

Radio Frequency Interference Requirements

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.


Monarch® and 9855 are trademarks of Paxar Americas, Inc. Avery Dennison® is a trademark of Avery Dennison Corp.

EPCglobal, Inc.™ and Electronic Product Code™ (EPC) are trademarks of Uniform Code Council, Inc. Uniform Code Council, Inc.® is a trademark of Uniform Code Council, Inc.

Avery Dennison Printer Systems Division

170 Monarch Lane

Miamisburg, OH 45342

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I n t r o d u c t i o n

This Quick Reference contains supply loading and general maintenance procedures. Additional RFID documents are available on the enclosedCD-ROMand on our Web site (

Note: Information in this document supercedes information in previous versions. Check our Web site for the latest documentation and release information.

R F I D O v e r v i e w

Your printer has been engineered to program (encode) an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) label (commonly called “RFID tags”) before the label’s format is printed. RFID tags contain an embedded RFID inlay (chip and antenna).

RFID is only available on the Monarch® 9855™ printer using die cut or black mark supplies. Linerless supplies are not currently supported. The RFID printer is also capable of printing standard (non-RFID)supplies. For more information about supplies, see “RFID Supply Specifications.”

The UHF printer supports multi-protocolencoding, including Class 1 Generation 1 (C1Gen1), Class 1 Generation 2 (C1Gen2), and EM4122 supplies.

The HF printer supports multi-protocolencoding, including ISO15693 and I•CODE® UID protocols.

A b o u t P r o f e s s i o n a l S e r v i c e s

Our Professional Services group can develop custom RFID scripts (applications) or other types of data manipulation scripts. Our experts can ensure your RFID requirements are met. Custom programming can be factory-loadedat the time of shipment. Call Customer Service for more information.


USB Port Serial Port
Power Switch
Parallel Port

W e b S i t e s w i t h R F I D I n f o r m a t i o n

AIM Global

The association for Automatic Identification and Mobility.

EPCglobal, Inc.

A joint venture between EAN International and the Uniform Code Council, Inc., creating RFID standards for the Electronic Product Code™ (EPC).

RFID Journal

An independent media company specializing in RFID.


Uniform Code Council, Inc.®

A global standards organization in supply chain management.



Provides software to translate legacy codes to electronic


product codes (EPC) for Class 1 96-bit(and more)




C o n n e c t i n g t h e C a b l e s

The power supply automatically switches between 115V or 230V. There are no operator settings required.

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

2. Connect the communication cable into the appropriate port. Secure the cable with the connecting screws (serial) or spring clips (parallel).

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, 1 stop bit, no parity, and DTR flow control (9600, N, 8, 1, DTR). Set the communication values on the printer to match those at the host.

The printer also has a USB (Universal Serial Bus) version 2.0 communications port, which is compatible with

version 1.1. Drivers are available on our Web site

for a variety of operating systems.

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

Power Cable Goes Here


U s i n g t h e C o n t r o l P a n e l

The control panel has a two-lineLCD display, two status lights, and five buttons. The control panel displays error codes/messages, and allows you to setup/configure the printer.


The printer shows a steady green


light when it is on.


The printer shows a steady amber


light when it is out of labels or


ribbon, or when you have a supply




Prints a label in the on-demand


mode, feeds a blank label if there is


no print job, and prints a label with


error information that is useful to


your System Administrator if an error is displayed. When the


printer is offline, changes the displayed value by one or ten.


Pauses the current print job or resumes a paused print job.


Selects the displayed menu item.

Escape/Clear: When an error is present, clears the error. When a job (batch) is


printing, cancels the print job (batch). Enters the offline menu


mode or returns the display to the next higher menu.


Displays the previous menu item.


Displays the next menu item.

Å andÆ

Prints a test label when you press the buttons at the same time.


Hold for one second and release.


Supply Holder

L o a d i n g R F I D L a b e l s

The RFID supplies are sensitive to static electricity and can be damaged by static electricity. Ground yourself by touching some metal, such as the printer’s metal base, before handling the supplies.

Refer to the 9855 Operator's Handbook for additional supply loading instructions if usingnon-RFIDsupplies in your RFID printer.

1. Open the cover.

2. Unlock the printhead by turning the retaining latch.

3. Lift the printhead assembly using the printhead tab until the assembly locks into place.





Retaining Latch

4. Place the roll of supply on the supply holder. For labels, the supply unrolls from the top or the bottom.Do not pick up the printer by the supply holder.


5. Adjust the supply holder guides so the sides barely touch the roll. Make sure the supply roll turns freely.

If you are using fan-fold supplies, place the supply stack behind the printer, label side facing up.

Supply Holder Guides

6. Push down on the supply lever to unlock the supply guides.

7. Lay the label strip across the supply guide so that a few inches extend past the front of the printer. Tuck the supply under the nibs and in between the die cut sensor.Do not feed supply between the supply roller and deflector.

For fan-fold supplies, lay the label strip over the supply holder and across the supply guide so that a few inches extend past the front of the printer. Tuck the supply under the nibs and in between the die cut sensor.

8. For tag supplies using the optional knife, feed the supply through the knife. Make sure at least 0.5 inches of supply is past the knife.



9. Adjust the supply guides so they touch the supply. Push up on the supply lever to lock the supply guides into place.



Die Cut Sensor

Supply Roller







10. Hold the printhead assembly by the printhead tab while pressing down on the printhead release.

Thumb Well

11. Close the printhead by pressing down on the thumb well until you hear it click into place.

12. PressFeed/Cut several times to feed at least three labels/tags to properly position the supply and the ribbon.


Loading Labels for the Optional Peel Mode

Peel mode (on-demand)must be purchased separately. In peel mode, the printer separates the backing paper from the label. The next label is not printed until the completed one is removed from the printer. Make sure the printer is configured foron-demandmode and the correct supply type is installed. The minimum feed length is 1.5 inches for peel mode. Hold the leading edge of peeled labels when printing labels longer than six inches. You must usenon-perforatedsupplies for peel mode. Follow the steps for loading supplies from the previous section. Then, follow these steps after you close the printhead.

1. Remove the labels from the first 10 inches of the backing paper.

2. Press down on the exit cover tabs to open the exit cover on the front of the printer.

Exit Cover Tabs

3. Feed the backing paper over the peel bar.


4. Feed the backing paper through the lower opening of the exit cover. Close the exit cover. Pull down on the backing paper to remove any slack.




Opening Tear




When removing the backing paper, pull up across the saw-toothedtear edge.Make sure the backing paper tears at the edge.

5. Close the printer's cover.

6. PressFeed/Cut several times to feed at least three labels/tags to properly position the supply and the ribbon.

A d j u s t i n g t h e W i d e / N a r r o w K n o b s

You may need to adjust the two wide/narrow knobs according to the width of your supply. For supply that is more than two inches, adjust the knobs to the wide setting. For supply that is two inches or less, adjust the knobs to the narrow setting.

You must adjust both of the knobs to the same position.

If you experience ribbon smudging in cold, dry environments, adjust the wide/narrow knobs to the wide setting.

For wide supplies, push down and turn the

wide/narrow knobs clockwise with a screwdriver.

For narrow supplies, turn the wide/narrow knobs counter-clockwisewith a screwdriver until it pops back up.

The adjustment is shown in the wide position.

Wide/Narrow Knobs