Paxar FreshMarx System Monarch 9416 User Manual

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Equipment

Manual

Monarch®

9416®

FreshMarx™

System

TC941XFMXEM Rev. AA 8/06

©2006 Paxar Americas, Inc. 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.

©2006 Paxar Americas, 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 Paxar Americas,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® and 9416® are registered trademarks of Paxar Americas, Inc. FreshMarx™ is a trademark of Paxar Americas, Inc.

Paxar® is a registered trademark of Paxar Corporation.

Microsoft, Windows, NT, and Office are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Paxar Americas, Inc.

170 Monarch Lane

Miamisburg, Ohio 45342

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

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

1-1

Unpacking the FreshMarx System ..................................

1-1

Connecting the Printer’s Power Supply ..........................

1-2

Reading the Indicator Light ...........................................

1-4

Loading Labels ............................................................

1-5

Calibrating the Supply ................................................

1-10

Checking the Die Cut Sensor ......................................

1-10

Using The Keypad ............................................................

2-1

Connecting the Keypad’s Power Supply .........................

2-1

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

2-3

About the Keypad ........................................................

2-4

Setting up the FreshMarx System ..................................

2-5

Setting the Date and Time ............................................

2-5

Processing the Product ................................................

2-7

Printing a Use First Label .............................................

2-8

Using the Stop Printing Function ...................................

2-8

Future Upgrades ..........................................................

2-8

Using the Update Utility ...................................................

3-1

Before You Begin .........................................................

3-2

Editing the Overlay ......................................................

3-3

Changing a Key’s Color .............................................

3-6

Defining Custom Colors.............................................

3-8

Deleting a Key .........................................................

3-9

Printing the Overlay ...................................................

3-11

Updating the Keypad ..................................................

3-12

Communication Settings ..........................................

3-13

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Care and Maintenance ......................................................

4

-1

Clearing Label Jams .....................................................

4

-1

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

4

-2

Cleaning the Platen Roller and Printer............................

4

-2

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

5

-1

Template Sample .............................................................

A-1

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

 

1

Use this system for product freshness. The

system consists of a Monarch® 9416® printer and a keypad with the FreshMarx™ application.

This chapter includes information about

unpacking the FreshMarx system

connecting the printer’s power supply

reading the printer’s indicator light

loading labels

calibrating the supply

checking the die cut sensor

To use the keypad, see Chapter 2, “Using the Keypad,” for more information.

U n p a c k i n g t h e F r e s h M a r x S y s t e m

After you unpack the system, you should have the following:

9416 Printer and power supply

power strip

communications cable

keypad and AC adapter

software kit

For missing items, service, technical assistance or ordering labels, please call Monarch at the number on the back of this manual.

Keep all packaging material in case you need to move or return the system.

Getting Started 1-1

C o n n e c t i n g t h e P r i n t e r ’ s P o w e r S u p p l y

To connect the power supply to the printer:

Caution

Do not touch the electrical connectors while setting up the printer. Electrostatic discharge can damage or destroy the printhead or electronic components.

1. Place the printer on a table in a location that allows easy access to the front of the printer.

Note: Never operate the printer resting on its side or upside down.

2. Turn off the printer. Press the power switch on the back of the printer to the off (O) position.

3. Place the power supply in a suitable location, preferably on a table, near an electrical outlet.

4. Plug thethree-holeend of the AC adapter cable into thethree-prongedoutlet in the printer’s power supply.

Caution

The printer’s power supply uses a different voltage than the keypad. To connect the wrong power supply could permanently damage the keypad or the printer.

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5. Plug the round end of the power supply cable into the socket at the back of the printer.

6. Plug thethree-prongedend of the AC adapter cord into a grounded electrical outlet.

WARNING

The printer and power supply should never be operated in a location where either one can get wet. Personal injury could result.

Getting Started 1-3

R e a d i n g t h e I n d i c a t o r L i g h t

The indicator light monitors the printer's status.

Indicator Light

Feed Button

Indicator Light

Description

GREEN

Printer is on and ready to use.

 

 

FLASHING

Printer is paused. Press the FEED

GREEN

button to resume printing.

FLASHING RED

Printer error condition. See Chapter

 

5, “Troubleshooting” for error

 

conditions and solutions.

 

 

ORANGE

The printer is detecting the labels.

 

 

No light

Printer is off. Make sure the power

 

supply is connected properly. See

 

"Connecting the Power Supply" earlier

 

in this chapter.

 

 

1-4 Getting Started

L o a d i n g L a b e l s

Note: If you run out of labels while printing, do not turn off the printer when reloading the labels. You may lose your data. The printer resumes printing when reloaded.

1. Remove and discard the tape or wrapping from a new roll of labels.

2. Press the cover release levers (located on both sides of the printer) towards the front of the printer to release the cover.

3. Lift open the cover.

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4. Remove a supply holder guide from one end of the supply holder. The supply holder is normally attached with a line to the inside of the printer.

Supply Holder Guides

Supply Holder

1.5” Supply Core

Adapter

5. Slide a roll of labels onto the supply holder.

Note: If the core diameter on your roll of labels is 1 inch in diameter, remove the1.5-inchsupply core adapters from the supply holder guides.

6. Slide the supply holder guide back onto the end of the supply holder.

1-6 Getting Started