Paxar 9856 User Manual

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Monarchâ

9856ä Printer

88-2229-01(TC9856OH Rev. B 7/98) ©1998 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, 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 later edition of this manual.

©1998 Monarch Marking Systems, Inc. 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 Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.

WARNING

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.

CANADIAN D.O.C. WARNING

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.

Trademarks

MONARCH is a registered trademark of Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.

Paxar is a trademark of Paxar Corporation.

9856 is a trademark of Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.

Monarch Marking Systems

P.O. Box 608

Dayton, Ohio 45401

T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S

GETTING STARTED ...............................................................................

1-1

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

1-1

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

1-2

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

1-2

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

1-3

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

1-3

Buttons and Lights ..............................................................................

1-4

Using the Keypad ................................................................................

1-5

Using the Main Menu ...........................................................................

1-5

Selecting a Function............................................................................

1-6

LOADING SUPPLIES ..............................................................................

2-1

Loading Non-PeelandFan-FoldSupply ...............................................

2-1

Loading a Ribbon ................................................................................

2-3

Removing a Ribbon .............................................................................

2-4

Tear Bar Installation ........................................................................

2-5

Using the Internal Rewind Option .....................................................

2-5

SETTING SUPPLY OPTIONS ..................................................................

3-1

Ribbon ................................................................................................

3-2

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

3-2

Feed Mode..........................................................................................

3-3

Print Position ......................................................................................

3-4

Supply Position ...................................................................................

3-5

Margin Position ...................................................................................

3-6

Cut Position ........................................................................................

3-7

Supply Type ........................................................................................

3-7

Speed .................................................................................................

3-8

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COMMUNICATION VALUES ....................................................................

4

-1

Baud Rate...........................................................................................

4

-2

Word Length .......................................................................................

4

-2

Stop Bits .............................................................................................

4

-3

Parity..................................................................................................

4

-3

Flow Control .......................................................................................

4

-4

Reset to Default Values .......................................................................

4

-4

SETTING CONTRAST .............................................................................

5

-1

SETTING DEFAULTS .............................................................................

6

-1

Monetary Sign .....................................................................................

6

-2

Secondary Sign...................................................................................

6

-3

Decimal Places ...................................................................................

6

-4

Slashed Zero ......................................................................................

6

-4

Power-UpMode ..................................................................................

6

-5

Prompt Set..........................................................................................

6

-6

CARE AND MAINTENANCE ....................................................................

7

-1

Cleaning the Printhead ........................................................................

7

-1

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

7

-2

Adjusting the Supply Width ..................................................................

7

-3

DIAGNOSTICS .......................................................................................

8

-1

Factory Set Password .........................................................................

8

-1

Checking the Software Version ............................................................

8

-1

Printing Test Labels ............................................................................

8

-2

Service Diagnostics.............................................................................

8

-2

TROUBLESHOOTING .............................................................................

9

-1

Common Errors ...................................................................................

9

-2

SPECIFICATIONS .................................................................................

A-1

Printer ...............................................................................................

A-1

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G E T T I N G S T A R T E D

1

The Monarchâ 9856T M printer lets you print text, graphics, and bar

codes on thermal transfer (ribbon) and thermal direct labels. You can print on die cut, black mark, or continuous supplies. The printer has an adjustable label edge sensor and a 300 dots per inch (dpi) printhead.

This chapter includes information about

¨connecting the power cable.

¨establishing communications.

¨using the control panel and main menu.

Keep the box and packaging material in case you need to return the printer.

A u d i e n c e

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

Getting Started 1-1

C o n n e c t i n g t h e P o w e r C a b l e

Connect the AC power cord to the back of the printer and then plug into the AC wall outlet. Make sure the printer is off before connecting the power cord.

There may be a delay when the printer is turned off and then quickly turned back on.

AC

 

Connector

Power Switch

 

E s t a b l i s h i n g C o m m u n i c a t i o n s

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).

1-2Getting Started

The factory defaults are

 

9600 Baud

Parallel Port

 

 

 

8

bit parity

Serial Port B

 

 

 

1

stop bit

Serial Port A

no parity

 

DTR flow control.

 

Connecting the Communication Cable

Make sure the printer is off before connecting the cable to the

communication port.

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

The printer has a control panel containing a

two-rowx 16 character LCD display, control buttons, lights, and a keypad with six buttons used to access and change the printer's configuration settings.

The three buttons and lights are used to control and indicate printer status.

LCD Display

Control Buttons

and Lights

Contrast Pot

Keypad

Getting Started 1-3

B u t t o n s a n d L i g h t s

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

Pressing PAUSE

pauses the current print job.

displays “PAUSE MENU” on the display.

stops the label counter (but maintains the count balance).

The PAUSE light is on when PAUSE is pressed.

The PAUSE light blinks when there is a data, communication, or data formatting error (errors below 700).

Pressing FEED feeds a blank label if there is no print job.

Pressing CANCEL

clears an error.

cancels the current job.

The RIBBON MEDIA light is on when

the sensors do not detect labels or the presence of a ribbon.

a supply fault (error over 700) occurs.

1-4Getting Started

U s i n g t h e K e y p a d

s

L zR

U

D

Has no function.

Scrolls through the current menu selections. Increases and decreases values.

Exits an options without saving changes.

Has no function.

ESelects/sets a displayed function or value. Answers yes to an operator query.

Clears supply errors (over 700).

U s i n g t h e M a i n M e n u

Many chapters in this manual have one or more charts showing the printer’s menu structure. For example:

Normal border boxes show the menu options.

Heavy border boxes show the selections to get the functions.

Black background boxes show the functions.

The black boxes show where you are; the bordered boxes show how you got there.

MAIN MENU

 

CANCEL

 

 

PRINT

 

 

R EP EAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S E T U P

 

 

DIAG.

 

 

ALL

 

 

MODE

 

 

BATCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S U P P L Y

 

CONTRAST

 

 

DEFAULTS

 

PORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETTINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting Started 1-5

S e l e c t i n g a F u n c t i o n

The Main Menu has several functions (operating modes). These functions are shown in the chart below.

MAIN MENU

CANCEL

 

PRINT

 

R EP EAT

 

S E T U P

 

DIAG.

ALL

 

MODE

 

BATCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the printer displays PRINT MODE Ready when you turn it on, press U to display the Main Menu.

To display menu options, press L or R.

When the screen displays a right arrow, press R to display more options.

MAIN MENU

r

Cancel All

When the screen displays a left arrow, press L to display more options.

MAIN MENU

lDiagnostics

When the screen displays a left and a right arrow, press either L or R to display more options.

MAIN MENU

l Print Mode r

When you see the menu option you want, press E to select it.

1-6Getting Started