Intermec EASYCODER 7421 User Manual

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User’s Manual

P/N 066386-002

EasyCoder

7421

EasyCoder7421 Printer

Intermec Technologies Corporation

6001 36th Avenue West

P.O. Box 4280

Everett, WA 98203-9280

U.S. technical and service support: 1.800.755.5505

U.S. media supplies ordering information: 1.800.227.9947

Canadian technical and service support: 1.800.687.7043 Canadian media supplies ordering information: 1.800.267.6936

Outside U.S. and Canada: Contact your local Intermec service supplier.

The information contained herein is proprietary and is provided solely for the purpose of allowing customers to operate and/or service Intermec manufactured equipment and is not to be released, reproduced, or used for any other purpose without written permission of Intermec.

Information and specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.

Ó 1998 by Intermec Technologies Corporation All Rights Reserved

The word Intermec, the Intermec logo, JANUS, IRL, TRAKKER, Antares, Adara, Duratherm, EZBuilder, EasyCoder, Precision Print, PrintSet, Virtual Wedge, and CrossBar are trademarks of Intermec Corporation.

Throughout this manual, trademarked names may be used. Rather than put a trademark (â or Ô) symbol in every occurrence of a trademarked name, we state that we are using the names only in an editorial fashion, and to the benefit of the trademark owner, with no intention of infringement.

The software contained in the 7421 Printer and the accompanying materials are copyrighted. Unauthorized copying of the software, including software that has been modified, merged, or included with other software, or the written materials is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of Intermec. All right, title, and interest in all copies of this software are and shall at all times remain the sole and exclusive property of Intermec. Customer may be held legally responsible for any copyright infringement that is caused or encouraged by its failure to abide by these terms.

Contents

Before You Begin vii

Warranty Information vii

Safety Summary vii

Warnings, Cautions, and Notes viii

About This Manual ix

1

 

Operating the Printer

 

 

 

Getting to Know Your Printer 1-3

 

 

 

 

 

Learning How to Operate the Printer

1-5

 

 

Understanding the Power Light

1-5

 

 

Using the Feed/Pause Button 1-6

 

 

Loading Media Into the Printer

1-7

 

 

 

Using the Peel-Off Option

1-7

 

 

 

Loading Fanfold Media 1-16

 

 

 

Inserting the Optional Memory Card

1-20

2 Configuring the Printer

Configuring the Printer 2-3

Setting the Media Sensitivity Number 2-3 Setting the MSN for Intermec Media and

Ribbon 2-5

Setting the MSN for Other Media and Ribbon 2-6

Adjusting the Print Darkness 2-8 Adjusting the Label Gap Sensor 2-9

Communicating With the Printer 2-10

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Printing a Test Label 2-11

Using the Printhead Loading Modes 2-12

3

 

Maintaining the Printer

 

 

Maintenance Schedule 3-3

 

 

 

Tools for Cleaning the Printer 3-5

 

 

Cleaning the Printhead 3-6

 

 

Cleaning the Printer Covers 3-7

 

 

Cleaning the Drive Roller and Peel-Off Bar 3-8

 

 

Cleaning the Label Sensors 3-10

4 Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Checklist 4-3

Printer Operation Problems 4-4

Print Quality Problems 4-5

Communication Problems 4-6

Using Data Line Print Mode 4-6

Preventing Data Loss 4-7

Resetting the Printer to Factory Defaults 4-8

A Printer Specifications

Printer Specifications A-3

Printer Options A-5

Bar Code Symbologies Supported A-6

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B

 

Communications Reference

 

 

About Communications B-3

 

 

 

Serial Communication Protocols B-3

 

 

RS-232 Serial Interface B-8

C

I

Character Sets

International Character Sets C-3

Extended Character Sets C-7

Index

v

Before You Begin

This section introduces you to standard warranty provisions, safety precautions, warnings and cautions, terms, and sources of additional product information. A documentation roadmap is also provided to help you find information.

Warranty Information

To receive a copy of the standard warranty provision for this product, contact your local Intermec sales organization. In the U.S. call 1.800.755.5505, and in Canada call 1.800.688.7043.

Otherwise, refer to the Worldwide Sales & Service list that was shipped with this manual for the address and telephone number of your Intermec sales organization.

Safety Summary

Your safety is extremely important. Read and follow all warnings and cautions in this book before handling and operating Intermec equipment. You can be seriously injured, and equipment and data can be damaged if you do not follow the safety warnings and cautions.

Do not repair or adjust alone Do not repair or adjust energized equipment alone under any circumstances. Someone capable of providing first aid must always be present for your safety.

First aid Always obtain first aid or medical attention immediately after an injury. Never neglect an injury, no matter how slight it seems.

Resuscitation Begin resuscitation immediately if someone is injured and stops breathing. Any delay could result in death. To work on or near high voltage, you should be familiar with approved industrial first aid methods.

Energized equipment Never work on energized equipment unless authorized by a responsible authority. Energized electrical equipment is dangerous. Electrical shock from energized equipment can cause death. If you must perform authorized emergency work on energized equipment, be sure that you comply strictly with approved safety regulations.

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Warnings, Cautions, and Notes

The warnings, cautions, and notes in this manual use these formats.

Warning

A warning warns you of an operating procedure, practice, condition, or statement that must be strictly observed to avoid death or serious injury to the persons working on the equipment.

Avertissement

Un avertissement vous alerte d’une procédure de fonctionnement, d’une méthode, d’un état ou d’un rapport qui doit être strictement respecté pour éviter l’occurrence de mort ou de blessures graves aux personnes manupulant l’équipement.

Caution

A caution alerts you to an operating procedure, practice, condition, or statement that must be strictly observed to prevent equipment damage or destruction, or corruption, or loss of data.

Conseil

Une précaution vous avertit d’une procédure de fonctionnement, d’une méthode, d’un état ou d’un rapport qui doit être strictement respecté pour empêcher l’endommagement ou la destruction de l’équipement, ou l’altération ou la perte de données.

Notes: Notes are statements that either provide extra information about a topic or contain special instructions for handling a particular condition or set of circumstances.

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About This Manual

This manual contains all of the information necessary to operate, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot the 7421 bar code label printer. This manual was written for all users who need to know how to use the printer to print labels.

What You Will Find in This Manual

This table summarizes the information in each chapter of this manual:

For Information On

Refer To

Operating the printer

Chapter 1, “Operating the Printer.”

 

Explains the printer front panel, tells

 

you how to load media for self-strip,

 

load fanfold media, and insert the

 

optional memory card.

Configuring the printer

Chapter 2, “Configuring the Printer.”

 

Explains how to configure the printer for

 

optimal performance. You will learn

 

how to set the media sensitivity number,

 

the print darkness, adjust the label

 

sensors, and print a test label.

Routine maintenance

Chapter 3, “Maintaining the Printer.”

 

Shows how to maintain the printer.

Troubleshooting

Chapter 4, “Troubleshooting.” Instructs

 

how to clear error messages and

 

troubleshoot programming or

 

configuration problems.

Printer specifications and

Appendix A, “Printer Specifications.”

options

Lists the specifications for the printer,

 

the available options, and the supported

 

symbologies.

Communications, printer

Appendix B, “Communications

protocols, and printer

Reference.” Defines the communications

interfaces

protocol and the interfaces that the

 

printer uses to communicate.

Character sets

Appendix C, “Character Sets.” Contains

 

tables for the character sets that your

 

printer supports.

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Terms

Listed below are special terms used throughout the manual.

“Printer” refers to the 7421 bar code label printer.

“Media” is the general term used to describe the label stock (roll, fanfold, or tag) on which the printer prints labels.

“Label” refers to the individual labels of your media.

“Host” refers to a personal computer or other computer that communicates with the printer.

A “symbol” or “bar code symbol” consists of alphanumeric characters encoded in a bar code format.

Other Intermec Manuals

The following manuals provide additional information about printing labels with your bar code printer.

 

Intermec Part

Manual

Number

EasyCoder 7421 Printer Setup Guide

066387

IPL Programming Reference Manual

066396

9161B Installation Manual

049572

9180 Network Controller User’s Manual

054292

Data Communications Reference Manual

044737

RF System User’s Manual

053574

The Bar Code Book

051241

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1

Operating the Printer

This chapter introduces the 7421 printer and explains features and options that are not covered in the EasyCoder 7421 Printer Setup Guide.

Getting to Know Your Printer

Features of your printer include:

Support for either direct thermal or thermal transfer printing applications.

High resolution 203 dots per inch (dpi) printhead.

Ability to store downloaded formats, fonts, or graphics in removable memory cartridges.

An easy to use software application called PrintSet. PrintSet makes configuring your printer and printing a test label effortless. See the PrintSet online help for more information on how to use the application.

Use the following illustrations to familiarize yourself with your printer.

Front View

 

Media

Feed/Pause

window

 

button

Media

 

 

cover

EasyCoder7422

Label taken sensor

Power light

Memory

 

 

card slot

Cover

 

cover

 

release

7421U.001

 

1-3

Back View

 

 

Serial

 

 

communications

 

 

port

 

 

Parallel

On/Off

 

communications

Power

port

switch

cord

 

 

 

 

connector

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Several options are available for use with your printer. See Appendix A for complete descriptions of these options.

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Learning How to Operate the Printer

To operate the printer, you need to understand:

Power light The Power light helps you determine when the printer is on or off, or if there is a problem with the printer.

Feed/Pause button The Feed/Pause button allows you to feed out media, pause the printer, and print a hardware configuration label.

Understanding the Power Light

Use the Power light to monitor the status of the printer:

Light

State

Indication

Green

Off

Power off

 

On

Power on

 

Flashing

Receiving data

Red

On

System fault

 

Flashing

Over-temperature

Orange

On

Media fault

 

Flashing

Paused

Over-Temperature If the printer overheats, the Power light flashes red and the printer stops. Do not try to troubleshoot or adjust the printer—just allow it enough time to cool down and it will resume operation on its own.

Media or System Faults If the Power light turns red or orange and remains on, your printer is experiencing a media or system fault. For help, see Chapter 4, “Troubleshooting.”

1-5

Using the Feed/Pause Button

The Feed/Pause button, located on the left side of the printer, performs these functions depending on the printer mode:

Printer

 

 

Mode

You Want To

What to Do

 

 

 

Idle

Feed out one label

Press and release the Feed/Pause

 

or a minimum

button.

 

specified amount of

 

 

media.

 

 

Continuously feed

Press and hold the Feed/Pause

 

media.

button. When you release the

 

 

button, the media stops feeding.

 

Take the printer

Press the Feed/Pause button

 

offline.

twice. Press the button again to

 

 

bring the printer online.

 

 

 

Printing

Pause the printer.

Press and release the Feed/Pause

 

 

button. Press and release the

 

 

button again to resume printing.

 

Cancel the current

Press and hold the Feed/Pause

 

print job.

button until the printer stops

 

 

printing.

 

 

 

Powered on

Print the hardware

Press and hold the Feed/Pause

for the first

configuration label.

button while you turn on the

time

 

printer.

 

Print the software

Press the Feed/Pause button after

 

configuration label

the hardware configuration label

 

 

stops printing.

 

Print the pitch

Press the Feed/Pause button after

 

label.

the software configuration label

 

 

stops printing.

 

 

 

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Loading Media Into the Printer

In addition to loading roll media in the printer, you can:

Use the peel-off option.

Load fanfold media.

You can load media with the printer power turned on or off. The following procedures for loading media assume that you have turned on the printer. Refer to the EasyCoder 7421 Printer Setup Guide for instructions on loading rolls of media.

Using the Peel-Off Option

Use the peel-off option in printing applications where you want to apply labels to a surface immediately. After printing a label, the printer presents the label with the backing removed.

Note: You should find a small label with a three-digit sensitivity number printed on it attached to your roll of media or a 15-digit number stamped on the side of the media roll. Save this information. You will need it to set the correct media sensitivity number. For help, see “Setting the Media Sensitivity Number” in Chapter 2.

Note: Intermec does not recommend using fanfold media with the peel-off option.

1-7

To load labels using the peel-off option

1. Open the top cover of the printer.

EasyCoder

7421

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2.Open the printhead assembly by pulling the yellow release lever toward the front of the printer.

7421U.005

1-8

3. Lift the printhead up into the full open position.

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4.Adjust the guide tabs to their widest position by winding the yellow adjustment roller toward the front of the printer.

7421U.009

1-9

5. Insert the spindle into the roll of media.

4"

(102mm)

<3.9"

(99mm)

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6.Place the roll inside the top cover so that the end feeds from the top.

7421U.012

1-10

7.Insert the end of the roll into the printer and out the front of the printer.

Note: It is easier to insert the media through the printer mechanism if you cut the corners off the end of the first label.

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1-11

8.Rewind the excess paper onto the media roll while placing the spindle into the holder slots on the printer.

7421U.014

9.Center the labels in the printer path and adjust the label guides so that they just touch the edges of the label liner.

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1-12

10.Pull the labels through the printer until at least two full labels (approximately 6 inches or 15 cm) are sticking out the front of the printer. Peel the first two labels from the label liner.

11.Insert the label liner between the front of the printer and the peel-off bar until the liner appears out the bottom slot.

Peel-off

7421U.016

bar

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12.Pull the label liner out of the bottom slot until the liner is tight across the peel-off bar.

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1-14

13.Lower the printhead assembly and lock it into the operating position by pressing down firmly on both sides of the printhead. Lower the printer cover.

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14.Activate the label taken sensor by pressing in on the top of the sensor. The printer is now ready for printing.

Label taken sensor

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7422

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Loading Fanfold Media

In fanfold printing, you place a stack of fanfold media at the rear of the printer and feed it into the printer through a slot in the rear cover.

To load media for fanfold printing

1.Open the top cover and remove the spindle from the printer. Save the spindle for use with roll media.

2.Open the printhead assembly by pulling the yellow release lever (on the left side of the printer) toward the front of the printer.

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1-16

3. Lift the printhead up into the full open position.

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4.Adjust the guide tabs to their widest position by winding the yellow adjustment roller toward the front of the printer.

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1-17

5.Place the fanfold media slightly lower than the slot in the printer back cover and insert the media through the slot, into the printer mechanism, and out the front of the printer.

Note: It is easier to insert the media through the printer mechanism if you cut the corners off the end of the first label of the media. Note how the corners of the media have been cut in the illustration below.

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1-18

6.Center the labels in the printer path and adjust the label guides so that they just touch the edges of the label liner. Wind the yellow adjustment roller toward the rear of the printer.

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7.Lower the printhead assembly and lock it into the operating position by pressing down firmly on both sides of the printhead. Lower the printer cover.

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Inserting the Optional Memory Card

Use the optional memory card to store label formats, fonts, and graphics in permanent memory. To order a memory card, contact your Intermec representative.

To insert the optional memory card

1.Turn the printer power off.

2.Remove the memory card slot cover.

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3.Insert the memory card, label side up, into the memory card slot. Push firmly to engage the memory card.

EasyCoder7422

7421U.027

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2

Configuring the Printer

Use this chapter to learn how to configure your 7421 printer, communicate with a PC, and print a test label with PrintSet.

Configuring the Printer

You are now ready to configure the printer by downloading data from the host to the printer. For your printer to operate most effectively, you need to configure:

the media sensitivity number

the print darkness

the label gap sensors

Setting the Media Sensitivity Number

Media sensitivity is important because you use it to optimize print quality. The three digit media sensitivity number (MSN) specifies the amount of heat required by the printhead to image a label. The amount of heat that each roll of media or ribbon requires is unique due to different chemistries and manufacturing processes.

Intermec has developed heating schedules (the amount of heat required to image a label) to produce the highest possible print quality for Intermec media and ribbon combinations on Intermec printers. Look for the three digit media sensitivity number on:

the side of the media roll. Use the last three digits (140 in the example) of the 15 digit number stamped on the roll for the media sensitivity number.

a small label attached to the roll of media.

a small label attached to the plastic bag of your ribbon roll. Your label may be different from this example, but it will contain the media sensitivity number.

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Finding Your Media Sensitivity Number

120066102605140

SENSITIVITY NUMBER

5 7

120066102605140

7421U.030

Note: Some ribbon rolls have the media sensitivity number printed on the inside core.

Use this three-digit number to optimize print quality and print speed on your printer. You can achieve the best print quality on the printer by using only Intermec ribbon and media products. The default sensitivity setting for thermal transfer media is 567. For direct thermal media, the default sensitivity setting is 180.

To change the media sensitivity number with PrintSet

1.Start the PrintSet application software.

2.Click the Paper type button.

3.In the Print Quality Setup dialog box, enter your three-digit number in the Media Sensitivity Number field.

4.Click OK.

5.Download your change to the printer by pressing the button to send command updates to the attached printer.

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Setting the MSN for Intermec Media and Ribbon

For direct thermal media, use the three-digit media sensitivity number located on the roll of media to set the media sensitivity number. You can also use the values from the tables in the next section.

For thermal transfer media, you need to look in two places to determine the sensitivity number. The media sensitivity number on each roll of thermal transfer media or ribbon has an asterisk

(*) in place of one of the digits. On thermal transfer media, the number contains the first and second digits, with an asterisk in place of the third digit. One the thermal transfer ribbon, the number contains the first and third digits, with an asterisk in place of the second digit.

To optimize the sensitivity number for thermal transfer media, you combine the digits like this:

Media or Ribbon

Sensitivity Number

Description

Thermal transfer

56*

The asterisk reserves the

media

 

third digit to identify the

 

 

ribbon’s sensitivity

 

 

number.

Thermal transfer

5*7

The asterisk reserves the

ribbon

 

second digit to identify

 

 

the media’s sensitivity

 

 

number.

 

567

Optimal media

 

 

sensitivity number

2-5

Setting the MSN for Other Media and Ribbon

If you are not using Intermec media and ribbon, or if you misplaced your packaging with the three digit-sensitivity number label on it, you can set an approximate sensitivity number. The first column of the Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer Media Sensitivity Settings tables list the approximate sensitivity settings. To achieve acceptable print quality, enter the three-digit media sensitivity number (for example, 600).

If you are unsure of how to set the media sensitivity number, start with the highest setting, which provides the lowest energy (600 for thermal transfer and 400 for direct thermal), and work your way down until you achieve the best print quality.

Direct Thermal Media Sensitivity Settings

Approximate

 

 

Sensitivity

Sensitivity

 

Settings

Setting

Direct Thermal Media

400 Medium

470

Duratherm Lightning-2

 

460

European IR

 

440

European Thermal

100 Low

180

Duratherm II-1

 

170

European Tag

 

160

Duratherm II Tag

 

140

European Top

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Thermal Transfer Media and Ribbon Sensitivity Settings

Approximate

 

Sensitivity

Sensitivity

Settings

Setting

600 Medium

687

(Plastic)

683

 

677

 

673

 

637

 

633

 

627

 

623

500 Medium

567

(Paper)

563

 

557

 

553

 

537

 

533

 

527

 

523

 

517

 

513

300 Low

366

(Plastic)

 

Thermal Transfer Media

(Media/Ribbon Stock)

Duratran TTR Polyester/Premium-3

Duratran TTR Polyester/Premium-2

Duratran Syntran/Premium-3/6

Duratran Syntran/Premium-2

European Polyethelene/Prem.-3/6

European Polyester/Premium-2

Duratran Kimdura/Premium-3/6

Duratran Kimdura/Premium-2

Duratran II-1/Premium-3/6 Duratran II-1/Premium-2 Duratran 5 mil Tag/Premium-3/6 Duratran II Tag-5 mil/Premium-2 European Tag/Premium-3/6 European Tag/Premium-2 Duratran II Tag-7 mil/Prem.-3/6 Duratran II Tag-7 mil/Premium-2 European Coated/Premium-3/6 European Coated/Premium-2

Super Premium Polyester/Super

Premium-1

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Adjusting the Print Darkness

Use the print darkness adjust to fine-tune the darkness of print on your labels. The fine adjustments compensate for variations in the media (“lot to lot”), the printhead, or the printer. The darkness adjustment is similar to the dark adjust available on a copier. An increase in print darkness increases the energy to the printhead and results in darker print. A decrease in print darkness decreases the energy to the printhead and results in lighter print.

Set the darkness after you enter the media sensitivity number. You can adjust the print darkness from + 10 to -10.

To adjust the print darkness with PrintSet

1.Start the PrintSet application software.

2.Click the Paper type button.

3.In the Print Quality Setup dialog box, adjust the Print Darkness slider bar until the setting that you want appears underneath it.

4.Click OK.

5.Download your change to the printer by pressing the button to send command updates to the attached printer.

2-8

Adjusting the Label Gap Sensor

The label gap sensor detects the gap between labels while they are being printed. The gap sensor automatically calibrates itself when you first turn on power to the printer. This adjustment compensates for manufacturing differences in label stock that may make it difficult for the gap sensor to detect the gap between labels.

To adjust the label gap sensor

1.Turn the printer power off.

2.Turn the printer power on.

The printer Power light flashes yellow and the printer advances to the next label. When the label gap sensor adjustment is complete, the Power light stops flashing and turns green.

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Communicating With the Printer

Downloading is the universal term used to describe the transfer of information from the host to any connected peripheral device, such as your printer. When you transfer data from your printer to the PC or host, you are performing a process called uploading.

You can use several methods to download information to your printer. Use these products to communicate with your printer:

PrintSet Application Software Use the PrintSet application software to easily configure your printer from your PC. You can upload the current configuration settings, modify them, and then download them to your printer. PrintSet also lets you:

download graphics and fonts.

print test labels using resident fonts, user-defined bitmap graphics, or resident bar code symbologies.

allocate printer memory.

download configuration files to multiple printers.

For help using PrintSet, refer to the online help portion of the application software.

Intermec Printer Language (IPL) Commands You can create labels by downloading formats (designs) and data with IPL commands. You can use the printer IPL commands to perform functions and activate features of the printer. See the IPL Programming Reference Manual for more information.

Third-Party Software You can use third-party software to set many of the printer parameters. You can use PrintSet or the IPL command set to configure the parameters that your software does not set.

Use your third-party software to create label formats and convert graphics into a user-defined character (UDC) format that the printer can interpret.

Printing a Test Label

If you would like to test your communications by downloading a label, follow the example below. Use the PrintSet application software to send a test label to the printer.

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To print the test label

1.Start the PrintSet application software.

2.Click the Test Print button:

3.Select the Test Label option button.

4.Select either the Text or the Bar Code option button.

If you select text, you can choose any font in the Select Printer Font list box.

If you select bar code, you can choose any symbology in the Select Symbology list box.

5.Click the Print button. Your 7421 printer prints out a test label.

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For example, if you choose to print a bar code with the Code 39 symbology, your printer prints out a label similar to this one:

*0123456789*

*0123456789*

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Using the Printhead Loading Modes

You can use two different printhead loading modes with the 7421 printer: Mirror Printing mode or Inverse Printing mode.

If you select Mirror Printing mode, the printer reverses the order of the data that is loaded into the printhead.

If you select Inverse Printing mode, the printer inverts all pixels in an image before it sends the data to the printhead. Only use Inverse Printing mode to print a small area of a label.

Note: Intermec does not recommend using Inverse Printing mode for printing multiple labels. The printhead is not covered under warranty if you use Inverse Printing mode for printing multiple labels.

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To select Inverse or Mirror Printing mode

1.Start the PrintSet application software.

2.Click the Paper Handling button.

3.Select either the Enable Inverse Printing or the Enable Mirror Printing check box.

4.Click OK.

5.Download your change to the printer by pressing the button to send command updates to the attached printer.

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3

Maintaining the Printer

This chapter contains cleaning procedures and a schedule detailing how often to perform maintenance procedures. You must clean the 7421 printer on a regular basis to keep it running at its highest performance level.

It is very important to perform the maintenance procedures if you expose the printer to dirt or debris.

Maintenance Schedule

Clean your printer regularly to maintain the print quality of your labels and extend the life of your printer. This table contains suggestions for cleaning the printer. Use the following illustration to locate the parts you need to clean.

Printer Component

Maintenance Period

 

 

Printhead

Inspect after every roll of media or ribbon.

 

Clean after every roll (1,800 inches or 46

 

m) of media or more often if necessary.

 

 

Printer Cover

Clean as necessary.

 

 

Drive roller and peel-off

Clean after every five rolls of media. If

bar

you are using hi-tack adhesive, you must

Label gap sensor

clean these parts after every roll of media.

If you are using tag stock or continuous

 

Label mark sensor

media, you may want to clean the parts

Label taken sensor

after every five rolls of media or as

necessary. Clean these parts more often in

 

 

environments that are harsh or dusty.

 

 

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Locating the Printer Parts You Need to Maintain

Label taken sensor

Printer cover

Printhead

Drive roller

Peel-off bar

Label

mark sensor

Label 7421U.033

gap sensor

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Tools for Cleaning the Printer

To clean the printer safely and effectively, use the following items:

Isopropyl alcohol

Cotton swabs

Clean lint-free cloth

Soapy water/mild detergent

The following procedures explain how to access the printer parts and clean them without causing any harm to the printer or yourself.

Warning

Switch off the printer power and remove the power cord before cleaning any part of the printer.

Avertissement

Mettez l’imprimante hors tension et débranchez le câble d’alimentation avant de nettoyer une parte de l’imprimante.

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Cleaning the Printhead

In order for the printhead to provide good print quality, it must maintain close contact with the media. Therefore, cleaning media debris from the printhead is very important. Clean the printhead after every roll (1,800 inches or 46 m) of media or when necessary.

Caution

Do not use sharp objects such as knives or screwdrivers to scrape the printhead clean. Cleaning with sharp objects will damage the printhead. Clean with only a cotton swab, or a clean, lint-free cloth or tissue damp with isopropyl alcohol.

Conseil

N’utilisez pas d’objets pointus tels que couteaux ou tournevis pour nettoyer la tête d’imprimante. Nettoyer avec des objets pointus endommagera la tête d’imprimante. Nettoyez-la seulement avec de la ouate ou avec un linge propre et libre de peluches, humecté avec de l’alcool d’isopropyl.

To clean the printhead

1.Turn the printer power off and remove the power cord.

2.Open the printer cover.

3.Open the printhead assembly by pulling the yellow release lever (on the left side of the printer) toward the front of the printer. Lift the printhead up into the full open position.

4.Remove the media and ribbon (if necessary).

5.Use a cotton swab moistened with alcohol to remove any dirt, adhesive, or debris from the print surface on the bottom of the printhead.

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Cleaning the Printhead

Printhead

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6.Wait 5 to 10 seconds for the print surface to dry. Replace the media and ribbon.

7.Lower the printhead assembly and lock it into the operating position by pressing down firmly on both sides of the printhead.

8.If you are finished cleaning, close the printer cover.

Cleaning the Printer Covers

Use a general purpose cleaner (soapy water/mild detergent) to clean the printer cover. Do not use abrasive cleansers or solvents and make sure that the cleaning solution does not get inside of the printer. Be sure to clean the transparent panel on the printer cover so that the media supply inside the printer is visible when you close the cover.

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Cleaning the Drive Roller and Peel-Off Bar

Cleaning the drive roller and peel-off bar preserves print quality by maintaining close contact between the media and the printhead.

To clean the drive roller and peel-off bar

1.Turn the printer power off and remove the power cord.

2.Open the printer cover.

3.Open the printhead assembly by pulling the yellow release lever (on the left side of the printer) toward the front of the printer. Lift the printhead up into the full open position.

4.Remove the media and ribbon (if necessary).

5.Clean the drive roller by using a cloth dampened with isopropyl alcohol. Move the cloth over the drive roller in a side-to-side motion as shown.

6.Clean both sides of the peel-off bar with a cloth dampened with isopropyl alcohol. Remove all traces of dust, paper, and adhesive.

7.Replace the media and ribbon.

8.Lower the printhead assembly and lock it into the operating position by pressing down firmly on both sides of the printhead.

9.If you are finished cleaning, close the printer cover.

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Cleaning the Drive Roller and Peel-Off Bar

Peel-off bar

Drive roller

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Cleaning the Label Sensors

Three label sensors on the printer require regular cleaning:

Label taken sensor

Label mark sensor

Label gap sensor

To clean the label sensors

1.Turn the printer power off and remove the power cord.

2.Open the printer cover.

3.Open the printhead assembly by pulling the yellow release lever (on the left side of the printer) toward the front of the printer. Lift the printhead up into the full open position.

4.Clean the label taken sensor, the label mark sensor, and the label gap sensor with a cotton swab moistened with isopropyl alcohol.

5.Lower the printhead assembly and lock it into the operating position by pressing down firmly on both sides of the printhead.

6.If you are finished cleaning, lower the printer cover.

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Cleaning the Label Sensors

Label taken sensor

Label gap sensor

Label mark sensor

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4

Troubleshooting

This chapter provides some hints for troubleshooting error messages that the printer sends to the host and problems you may experience with the printer.

Troubleshooting Checklist

You may have printer operation, print quality, or printer communications problems at some time during the life of your printer. It is easy to fix most of the errors and consequently not delay operation of the printer for very long.

To troubleshoot your printer

1.First try cleaning the printer components and checking all of the connections. See Chapter 3, “Maintaining the Printer,” for details.

2.If cleaning the printer and checking the connections does not solve the problem, use the following tables to locate the symptom. Follow the solution in the table to fix your problem.

If you receive an error message on your PC, refer to your IPL Programming Reference Manual for a complete list of error messages and their solutions.

If the problem persists, contact your Intermec Customer Service Representative:

In the U.S.

1.800.755.5505

In Canada

1.800.688.7043

If you are an international customer, contact your local Intermec representative.

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Printer Operation Problems

If your printer is not operating correctly, try locating the problem in the table below.

Symptom

Possible Causes

Solution

No power or loss

You have

Make sure you have plugged

of power.

damaged or

the power cable into both the

 

disconnected the

printer and a power source.

 

power cable.

Replace the cable if damaged.

The Power light

Printhead has

Let the printer cool down. It

flashes red and

overheated.

will resume printing on its

printing stops.

 

own.

Test

You have

Try reloading the media. For

configuration

incorrectly loaded

help, see “Loading Media” in

label does not

media.

the Printer Setup Guide.

print.

 

 

Printing stops

Media fault.

Possible problem with the

and the Power

 

label gap sensor. Adjust the

light glows

 

label sensor. For help, see

orange.

 

“Adjusting the Label Gap

 

 

Sensor” in Chapter 2.

 

Label jam.

Remove any jammed labels

 

 

from the printer and clean the

 

 

printhead. For help, see

 

 

“Cleaning the Printhead” in

 

 

Chapter 3.

 

The printhead is

Make sure the printhead is

 

up.

down. Cycle printer power

 

 

and press the Feed/Pause

 

 

button to resume printing.

 

You have

Try reloading the media. For

 

incorrectly loaded

help, see “Loading Media” in

 

the media.

the Printer Setup Guide.

Printer appears to

Media loaded

If you are using direct

be working but

incorrectly.

thermal media, make sure the

nothing prints.

 

roll is loaded with the

 

 

thermal side facing up.

 

 

If you are using thermal

 

 

transfer media, you must use

 

 

a thermal transfer ribbon.

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Print Quality Problems

If your labels are not being printed properly, check the following table to locate the symptom and correct the problem.

Symptom

Possible Causes

Solution

Blotches printing

Dirty printhead.

Clean the printhead. For

on labels.

 

help, see “Cleaning the

 

 

Printhead” in Chapter 3.

Printing is too light

Poor quality label

Use only Intermec label and

or too dark.

or ribbon stock.

ribbon stock to ensure

 

 

superior print quality and

 

 

product performance.

 

Incorrect media

Change sensitivity setting to

 

sensitivity

match the type of media you

 

setting.

are using. If you set the

 

 

sensitivity setting correctly,

 

 

try changing the dark adjust.

 

 

For help, see your PrintSet

 

 

online help or the IPL

 

 

Programming Reference

 

 

Manual.

Labels are not

You have not set

Adjust the label rest point.

stopping at the

the label rest

For help, see your PrintSet

right point for

point command

online help or the IPL

removal.

correctly.

Programming Reference

 

 

Manual.

Print quality is

Printhead is

Clean the printhead. For

poor.

dirty.

help, see “Cleaning the

 

 

Printhead” in Chapter 3.

 

Poor quality label

Use only Intermec label and

 

or ribbon stock.

ribbon stock to ensure

 

 

superior print quality and

 

 

product performance.

 

Ribbon

Check to make sure that you

 

wrinkling.

installed the ribbon

 

 

correctly. For help, see

 

 

“Loading Thermal Transfer

 

 

Media and Ribbon” in the

 

 

Printer Setup Guide.

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Communication Problems

If your printer is not receiving downloaded data, try the solutions in this table.

Symptom

Possible Causes

Solution

Printer does not

Incorrect

Use PrintSet to make sure

communicate

communications

that you have the correct

with the host.

parameters.

communications

 

 

parameters set (such as

 

 

baud rate).

 

Damaged or incorrect

Check the connections at

 

I/O cable.

both ends or replace the

 

 

cable. See Appendix B for

 

 

cable information.

Using Data Line Print Mode

Use Data Line Print mode to troubleshoot communications between the printer and the host, and to test the operation of the printer. When the printer is in Data Line Print mode, it prints out all downloaded data with the hexadecimal equivalent directly underneath it.

To enter Data Line Print mode

1.Turn the On/Off switch to the off position.

2.Press down and hold the Feed/Pause button while turning on the printer.

The hardware configuration test label prints out and the firmware program and version number are sent to the host. You are now in Data Line Print mode.

3.Send a few characters down from the host. The printer prints out your data with the hexadecimal equivalent directly underneath it.

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4.Hold the Feed/Pause button down to momentarily suspend the test. The printer prints a software configuration test label.

5.If you press the Feed/Pause button again, the pitch label prints.

To exit Data Line Print mode

1.Turn the printer power off.

2.Turn the printer power back on.

Preventing Data Loss

Several problems can cause data loss or communications problems on the printer. Data loss can result in printing errors or missing field data.

Hardware handshaking involves the use of a hardware wire. Software handshaking involves a two-way datalink between the devices. The two devices communicate with each other without losing data through the use of handshaking. The printer sends both forms of handshaking simultaneously when the printer’s input buffer is full. Any loss of data can cause printing errors or missing data.

Hardware handshaking uses pin 6 or pin 9 of the RS-232 interface to control data flow. When the printer is using Intermec Standard protocol, it holds pins 6 and 9 high when the printer is ready to receive data. For help on understanding printer protocol, see Appendix B, “Communications Reference.”

The printer holds pins 6 and 9 low when the printer is in one of these conditions:

Buffer full

Ribbon fault

No label stock

Label at peel-off bar

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Your printer uses XON/XOFF protocol for software handshaking. When the input buffer is full, the printer transmits an XOFF character. This action alerts the host to the fact that the printer buffer is full and cannot receive any more data. When the printer is ready to receive more data, it sends the XON character.

To check for communications problems

1.Check the cabling from the printer to the host system.

2.Check the interfacing of the devices that are communicating with the printer.

3.Check the printer for proper electrical operation of the I/O port.

4.Test to see that the host system is not overrunning the printer’s input buffer.

5.Check to see that the data string being sent to the printer contains the correct information.

Resetting the Printer to Factory Defaults

Use memory reset if you want to return the printer to its default configuration.

To reset the printer to factory defaults

1.Turn off the printer.

2.Lift the printhead and remove all label stock from the paper path.

3.Turn the printer on while holding down the Feed/Pause button.

4.When the print mechanism starts to move, release the Feed/Pause button and press it again. The Power light should now be flashing red.

5.Press and hold the Feed/Pause button down for 8 seconds or until the Power light stops flashing. The printer resets all parameters to their factory default settings.

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A

Printer Specifications

Printer Specifications

This section describes the specifications for the 7421 printer.

Character Sets

US ASCII

Norwegian/Danish

French

UK ASCII

Swedish/Finnish

Swiss

German

Italian

Spanish

8-bit ASCII

Code Page 850

 

 

Communications

Asynchronous RS-232C, IEEE 1284 Bi-directional Parallel

Serial ASCII code

Hardware (Ready/Busy) Flow Control

XON/XOFF Protocol

Intermec Standard Block Protocol

Baud Rates: 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200

Dimensions (no options installed)

Height

7 inches (17.8 cm)

Width

8 inches (20.3 cm)

Length

10 inches (25.4 cm)

Weight

4.5 pounds (2.0 kg)

Electrical Requirements, External Power Supply

Input Voltage

~100 to 240V

Frequency

50-60 Hz

Current

2A maximum

Electrical Requirements, Printer

Input Voltage

x19-w21V

Current

2,5A

Environment

Operating

40°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)

Humidity

10% to 90% noncondensing

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Fonts and Graphics

The printer contains 21 resident bitmap fonts and three outline fonts. You can use font ID 3 through 6 and 8 through 19 to download user-defined fonts. See Appendix C, “Character Sets,” for complete tables of all available fonts and their character sets.

Media Specifications

Roll

1,800 inches (46 m)

Label Length

0.38 inch (10 mm) to 8.0 inches (203mm)

Web Width

1.12 inches minimum (28 mm)

 

4.65 inches maximum (118 mm)

Thickness

0.0059 inch minimum (0.15 mm)

 

0.010 inch maximum (0.25 mm)

Roll Inner Diameter

1.0 inch (25 mm)

Roll Outer Diameter

5 inches maximum (127 mm)

Memory

Base

512K of DRAM

Optional

1 or 4MB flash RAM modules

Printhead

Printed dot size

0.005 inch square (0.13 mm)

Width

4.1 inches maximum (104 mm)

Resolution

203 dots per inch (8 dots per mm)

Number of elements

832 per printhead

“X” dimensions

10 mil to 50 mil (0.25 mm to 1.27 mm); 5

 

mil (0.13 mm) in drag printing (specified

 

media only)

Printing Method

The 7421 printer is capable of direct thermal (DT) printing or optional thermal transfer (TTR) printing using thermal transfer ribbon.

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Printing Speed

2 inches per second (50.8 mm per second)

Ribbon Specifications

Roll

3,582 linear inches (91 m)

Widths

1.33 inches (34 mm)

 

2.5 inches (64 mm)

 

3.29 inches (84 mm)

 

4.33 inches (110 mm)

Diameter

1.39 inches maximum (35 mm)

Printer Options

This section contains a list of the options you can use with the printer along with a brief description. Consult your Intermec representative to order any option.

Battery Pack The battery pack allows you to take your printer anywhere without the need to attach it to a power supply. When the battery pack is fully charged, you can run the printer for approximately 8 hours and print up to 500 labels.

Cutter Use the cutter option to cut continuous media into individual labels ready for use. This option works best for individual random lengths or short batches of different label lengths.

Memory Expansion The memory expansion card is available in 1 or 4 MB flash modules. You can use the flash memory cards for the storage of label formats, singleor double-byte fonts, and bitmap graphics.

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Bar Code Symbologies Supported

The 7421 printer supports these bar code symbologies:

Codabar

Data Matrix

Code 2 of 5

EAN

Code 11

HIBC

Code 16K

∙ Interleaved 2 of 5

Code 39

Maxicode

Code 49

PDF417

Code 93

POSTNET

Code 128

UPC

Code One

 

 

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B

Communications Reference

About Communications

The 7421 printer supports both serial and parallel communications. Using the parallel interface with an IEEE 1284 parallel interface cable (Part No. 590124) provides the best performance.

Your printer has the following hardware and software requirements:

The host computer must use the American Standard Code for Information Exchange (ASCII) for data communications.

A serial port or a parallel port must be available on the host if you are connecting directly to the printer.

The host must support the RS-232 or data communications interface.

For information on configuring the host computer, port concentrator, or network controller, see the reference manual for the controlling device.

Serial Communication Protocols

Communication protocols are important because they determine the transmission standards for communications between the printer and the host. The printer and the host must use the same protocol and parameters to communicate properly. The printer supports the flow control and block transfer protocols described in the next sections. All of these protocols are point-to-point. Application programs and/or ROM BIOS determine which protocols your computer can support. For more detailed information, refer to the Intermec Data Communications Reference Manual (Part No. 044737).

Intermec Printer Standard Protocol

Intermec Printer Standard Protocol is a half-duplex protocol. All data transmission to the printer consists of status enquiry (ENQ), status dump (VT), or message blocks. Each message block starts with the Start of Text (STX) characters and ends with the End of Text (ETX) characters. Each message block must be 255 characters or less, including the STX and ETX characters.

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The printer returns its highest priority status when it receives a valid block (<STX> data <ETX>) or when it receives the status request command <ENQ>. When the printer receives the status dump command (<VT>), the printer returns all active status. The printer status response time ranges from 30 ms to 100 ms depending on the complexity of the received message block. In the case of a transmission error, the printer responds with a <NAK> and discards the entire message block.

The table below shows printer status conditions in descending order of priority:

Printer Status

Character

Buffer already full

GS

Ribbon fault

US

No label stock

EM

Buffer now full

DC3

Printhead hot

SI

Label at strip pin

FS

Skipping

DC1

Printing

DC1

Ready/Online

DC1

Note: Do not confuse the Buffer now full <DC3> status with the XON/XOFF characters <DC1> and <DC3>.

When the printer returns Buffer Now Full (<DC3>) status, it accepts the currently received message block. At this time, the printer can accept short messages to allow parsing of immediate commands such as Reset (<DLE>) or Cancel Batch Printing (<EM>). However, if the printer responds with a <GS> to any message block, the buffer is already full and the printer discards the entire message block. In case of a transmission error, the printer discards the whole message block and responds with a Negative Acknowledgment (NAK). You should retransmit the message block from the host.

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XON/XOFF Protocol

XON/XOFF protocol uses the ASCII characters <DC1> (XON) and <DC3> (XOFF) to start and stop the flow of data from the host to the printer. The printer does not restrict the message length for XON/XOFF protocol. That is, the printer processes information as it is being downloaded and stops when there is no more information.

<STX> and <ETX> are optional characters. However, if you send an STX, the printer ignores all other characters until you send an ETX.

Intermec provides two versions of the XON/XOFF protocol. The Intermec version of XON/XOFF has the printer respond to each message with its current status. The other version conforms to generally accepted industry standards that include no end-of- message response being sent to the host other than XOFF. In addition, a DC3 is sent to the host if the printer is offline or if media fault occurs. An XON is sent on power up.

Since the printer uses DC1 and DC3 for data flow control, the printer status characters are different from those of the Standard Protocol.

Printer Status

Character

Buffer already full

GS

Ribbon fault

US

No label stock

EM

Printhead hot

SI

Buffer now full

DC4

Label at strip pin

FS

Label skipping

DC2

Printing

DC2

Ready

DC2

If the host ignores the printer sending an XOFF, the printer resends an XOFF after receiving every 15 characters from the host. In the case of transmission error, the printer discards the characters with the error and keeps the rest of the message block.

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Hardware Protocol

The printer uses Ready/Busy and DTR (data terminal ready) of the RS-232C interface to indicate the printer’s status. You can configure Ready/Busy and DTR independent of each other and independent of the software protocol you select for the serial port. You can set each pin to one of these four settings: default, high, flow control, and Ready/Busy.

When you set the pin to high, it stays high as long as the printer is powered up.

When you set the pin to flow control, the pin is high when the printer status is ready. The pin is held low when the printer is offline or if the buffer is full.

When you set the pin to Ready/Busy, the pin is high when the printer status is ready. The pin is held low when the printer is in one of these conditions:

Offline

Buffer full

No label stock

Ribbon fault

Label at strip pin

When you set the pin to default, it uses flow control if the serial port is set for XON/XOFF protocol. If you are using Intermec Standard protocol, the printer uses Ready/Busy.

User-Defined Protocol

The printer provides the capability to change protocol characters. However, users may not define their own protocol. You can substitute characters you want to use as protocol characters, but the rules for the chosen protocol do not change. The printer does not use any protocol characters that you replace with the NUL character. One table of protocol characters exists. You may redefine these characters to create a table that all of the protocols can use. One possibility for the user to redefine protocol characters might be the replacement of control characters with printable characters.

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Note: Please use caution when replacing control characters with printable characters. You cannot replace one control character with more than one printable character.

The following table lists the protocol characters that you can redefine and the protocols they affect:

Character

Protocol Affected

SOM IN

STD, XON/XOFF

EOM IN

STD, XON/XOFF

DLE IN

STD, XON/XOFF

XON IN

XON/XOFF

XOFF IN

XON/XOFF

NEG OUT

STD

DLE OUT

STD

XON OUT

XON/XOFF

XOFF OUT

XON/XOFF

PROTO-CMD 1

STD, XON/XOFF

PROTO-CMD 2

STD, XON/XOFF

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Communications Boundaries

The information below applies to all protocols that the printer supports.

Parameter

Maximum Capacity

Message delay

9999 milliseconds

Character delay

9999 milliseconds

Message block size

255 characters (including STX and ETX

 

characters) Unlimited block size for

 

XON/XOFF

RS-232 Serial Interface

The printer supports serial communications with the RS-232 interface. Use the RS-232 serial interface in all asynchronous point-to-point fullor half-duplex direct data communications. The printer cable must have the pin assignments for an RS-232 serial interface shown in the following table.

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Pin

Name

Operation

3

Receive Data

Input: Connect to transmit data pin of

 

 

connected device.

2

Transmit Data

Output: Connect to receive data pin of

 

 

connected device.

6

Data Terminal

Output: When you use a modem, connect

 

Ready (DTR)

to modem DTR pin.

 

 

When using Intermec Standard Protocol,

 

 

this pin indicates that the printer is

 

 

switched on.

 

 

When using XON/XOFF or hardware

 

 

flow control, this pin indicates the printer

 

 

mechanical status and the status of the

 

 

printer input buffer.

5

Ground

To enable communications, connect to

 

 

signal ground of connected device.

 

 

Completes circuit for all RS-232 signals.

7

Clear to Send (CTS)

Input: When you use a modem, connect to

 

 

modem CTS pin. The modem must set

 

 

CTS true before the printer transmits data.

 

 

If not connected, CTS sets itself true.

8

Request to Send

Output: When you use a modem, connect

 

(RTS)

to modem RTS pin. The modem sets RTS

 

 

to true before transmission. The printer

 

 

sets RTS to false after transmission.

9

Printer Status

Output: When not using software flow

 

 

control (XON/XOFF), connect to input of

 

 

connected device (for example, CTS).

 

 

Indicates printer mechanical status and

 

 

status of printer input buffer.

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RS-232 Cable for 9-pin to 9-pin (Part No. 590123)

DB9 SOCKET

DB9 PLUG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

+5V

 

 

 

Receive Data

2

 

 

2

Transmit Data

 

 

Transmit Data

3

 

 

3

Receive Data

 

 

Data Terminal Ready

4

 

 

4

AUX

 

 

Ground

5

 

 

5

Ground

 

 

Data Set Ready

6

 

 

6

Data Terminal Ready

 

 

Request to Send

7

 

 

7

Clear to Send

Clear to Send

8

 

 

8

Request to Send

 

 

Ring Indicator

9

 

 

9

Inactive

 

 

 

AT

PRINTER

 

 

 

 

 

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RS-232 Null Modem Cable for PC for 25-pin to 9-pin

DB25 SOCKET

DB9 PLUG

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receive Data

3

 

 

1

+5V

 

 

2

Transmit Data

 

 

Transmit Data

2

 

 

3

Receive Data

 

 

Data Terminal Ready

20

 

 

4

AUX

 

 

Ground

7

 

 

5

Ground

 

 

Data Set Ready

6

 

 

6

Data Terminal Ready

 

 

Request to Send

4

 

 

7

Clear to Send

 

 

Clear to Send

8

 

 

8

Request to Send

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Inactive

 

HOST

PRINTER

 

 

 

 

 

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C

Character Sets

This chapter contains tables for the character sets that the 7421 supports. To select a character set, use PrintSet, your third-party software application, or the IPL command set.

International Character Sets

The following tables show which hex codes to download for international characters not available in the U.S. character set. To use the tables, find the hex code for the U.S. character that corresponds with the character in your language.

Advanced Character Table

If you are running your printer in Advanced mode (you are not using 86XX Emulation), use this table to find the right hex codes for the international character sets.

 

23

24

40

5E

5C

5D

5E

60

7E

7C

7D

7E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. ASCII

#

$

@

[

\

]

^

`

{

¦

}

~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.K. ASCII

£

$

@

[

\

]

^

`

{

¦

}

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germany

#

$

§

Ä

Ö

Ü

^

`

ä

ö

ü

ß

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

France

£

$

à

°

ç

§

^

`

é

ù

è

_

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norway/Denmark

#

$

@

Æ

Ø

Å

^

`

æ

ø

å

¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweden/Finland

#

b

É

Ä

Ö

Å

Ü

é

ä

ö

å

ü

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spain

£

$

§

¡

Ñ

¿

^

`

°

ñ

ç

~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switzerland

#

$

à

°

ç

é

^

ù

ä

ö

ü

è

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italy

£

$

§

°

ç

é

^

ù

à

ò

è

ì

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Code Page 850

#

$

@

[

\

]

^

`

{

|

}

~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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86XX Character Table

This table shows the hex codes for the character sets that print if your printer is running under Emulation mode.

 

23

24

40

5B

5C

5D

5E

60

7B

7C

7D

7E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. ASCII

#

$

@

[

\

]

^

`

{

¦

}

~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.K. ASCII

£

$

@

[

\

]

^

`

{

¦

}

~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germany

#

$

§

Ä

Ö

Ü

^

`

ä

ö

ü

ß

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

France

£

$

à

°

ç

§

^

`

é

ù

è

¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norway/Denmark

#

$

@

Æ

Ø

Å

^

`

æ

ø

å

~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweden/Finland

#

¤

É

Ä

Ö

Å

Ü

é

ä

ö

å

ü

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spain

Pt

$

@

¡

Ñ

¿

^

`

¨

ñ

ç

~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switzerland

#

$

à

°

ç

é

^

ù

ä

ö

ü

è

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italy

#

$

§

°

ç

é

^

ù

à

ò

è

ì

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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C-4

IBM Translation Character Table

If you are running your printer with IBM Translation enabled, use this table to find the right hex codes for the international character sets.

 

4F

7B

5B

7C

4A

E0

5A

5F

79

C0

6A

D0

A1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. ASCII

¦

#

$

@

¢

\

!

¬

`

{

¦

}

~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.K. ASCII

¦

#

£

@

$

\

!

¬

`

{

¦

}

_

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germany

!

#

$

§

Ä

Ö

Ü

^

`

ä

ö

ü

ß

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

France

!

£

$

à

°

ç

§

^

`

é

ù

è

¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norway/

!

Æ

Å

Ø

#

\

¤

^

`

æ

ø

å

ü

Denmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweden/

!

Ä

Å

Ö

§

É

¤

^

é

ä

ö

å

ü

Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spain

¦

Ñ

Pt

@

[

\

]

¬

`

{

ñ

}

¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switzerland

!

#

$

à

°

ç

é

^

ù

ä

ö

ü

è

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italy

!

£

$

§

°

ç

é

^

ù

à

ò

è

ì

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Code Page 850

!

#

$

@

[

\

]

^

`

{

|

}

~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C-5

Code Page 850 Character Table

 

 

 

 

 

02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

00

01

03

04

05

06

 

 

07

 

08

 

09

 

0A

 

0B

0C

0D

 

0E

0F

 

 

 

 

 

 

§

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

 

 

17

 

18

 

19

 

1A

 

1B

1C

1D

 

1E

1F

 

 

!

"

#

$

%

&

 

'

 

(

)

 

 

 

+

 

,

 

-

 

.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

 

 

27

 

28

 

29

 

2A

 

2B

2C

2D

 

2E

2F

0

1

2

 

3

 

4

5

6

 

 

7

8

9

 

:

 

;

 

<

=

 

 

>

 

?

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

 

 

37

 

38

 

39

 

3A

 

3B

3C

3D

 

3E

3F

@

 

A

 

B

C

D

E

 

F

 

G

H

I

J

 

K

 

 

L

M

N

 

O

40

41

42

43

44

45

46

 

 

47

 

48

 

49

 

4A

 

4B

4C

4D

 

4E

4F

P

Q

R

S

T

U

 

V

W

X

Y

Z

[

 

 

\

 

]

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

50

51

52

53

54

55

56

 

 

57

 

58

 

59

 

5A

 

5B

5C

5D

 

5E

5F

`

 

 

a

b

c

 

d

e

f

 

g

h

 

i

 

 

j

 

k

 

 

l

m

n

o

60

61

62

63

64

65

66

 

 

67

 

68

 

69

 

6A

 

6B

6C

6D

 

6E

6F

p

q

 

 

r

 

s

t

u

 

v

w

x

y

z

{

 

7C

}

 

 

 

˜

7F

70

71

72

73

74

75

 

D6

77

 

78

 

79

 

7A

 

7B

7D

 

7E

Ç

ü

é

 

â

 

ä

 

à

å

 

ç

 

ê

ë

 

è

 

ï

 

 

î

 

ì

 

 

Ä

 

Å

80

81

82

83

84

85

 

E6

87

 

88

 

89

 

8A

 

8B

8C

8D

 

8E

8F

É

æ

Æ ô

ö

 

 

 

ò

û

 

 

ù

 

ÿ

Ö

 

Ü ø £ Ø X ƒ

 

 

 

90

91

92

93

94

95

 

F6

97

 

98

 

99

 

9A

 

9B

9C

9D

9E

9F

á

í

ó

ú

ñ

 

Ñ

a

o

¿

®

 

 

¬

 

 

1/2

 

1/4

 

i

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A2

A3

A4

A5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A8

A9

 

AA

 

AB

AC

AD

AE

AF

A0

A1

 

 

A6

 

 

A7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Á

Â

 

 

Á

 

©

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

¢

 

¥

 

¬

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B0

B1

B2

B3

B4

B5

 

B6

 

B7

 

B8

B9

 

BA

 

BB

BC

BD

BE

BF

 

 

 

 

 

C2

C3

C4

C5

ã

 

 

Ã

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C0

C1

 

C6

 

C7

 

C8

C9

 

CA

 

CB

CC

CD

CE

CF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

Ê

 

Ë

 

È

 

 

1

Í

 

 

Î

 

Ï

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ì

 

 

 

 

D0

D1

D2

D3

D4

D5

 

D6

 

D7

 

D8

D9

 

DA

 

DB

DC

DD

DE

DF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ó

 

ß

 

Ô Ò

õ

Õ

 

μ

 

ρ

ρ

Ú

 

Û Ù y ´ Y ´-

 

 

 

 

´

E0

E1

E2

E3

E4

E5

 

E6

 

E7

 

E8

E9

 

EA

 

EB

EC

ED

EE

EF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

§

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

3

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F2

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F0

F1

F3

F4

F5

 

F6

 

F7

 

F8

F9

 

FA

 

FB

FC

FD

FE

FF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7421U.042

C-6

Extended Character Sets

Each internal font in the 7421 has a different character set associated with it as shown in the following tables. The hex codes accompany each character.

Characters in Fonts

c0

 

7 x 9 Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c1

 

7 x 11 OCR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c2

 

10 x 14 Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c7

 

5 x 7 Standard

 

 

 

 

ØØ

Ø1

Ø2

Ø3

Ø4

Ø5

Ø6

Ø7

Ø8

Ø9

ØA

ØB

ØC

ØD

ØE

ØF

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

1A

1B

1C

1D

1E

1F

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

2A

2B

2C

2D

2E

2F

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

3A

3B

3C

3D

3E

3F

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

4A

4B

4C

4D

4E

4F

51

52

53

54

55

56

57

58

59

5A

5B

5C

5D

5E

5F

61

62

63

64

65

66

67

68

69

6A

6B

6C

6D

6E

6F

71

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

79

7A

7B

7C

7D

7E

7F

81

82

83

84

85

86

87

88

89

8A

8B

8C

8D

8E

8F

91

92

93

94

95

96

97

98

99

9A

9B

9C

9D

9E

9F

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

A6

A7

A8

A9

AA

AB

AC

AD

AE

AF

B1

B2

B3

B4

B5

B6

B7

B8

B9

BA

BB

BC

BD

BE

BF

C1

C2

C3

C4

C5

C6

C7

C8

C9

CA

CB

CC

CD

CE

CF

D1

D2

D3

D4

D5

D6

D7

D8

D9

DA

DB

DC

DD

DE

DF

E1

E2

E3

E4

E5

E6

E7

E8

E9

EA

EB

EC

ED

EE

EF

F1

F2

F3

F4

F5

F6

F7

F8

F9

FA

FB

FC

FD

FE

FF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7421U.044

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C-7

Characters in Fonts

 

c20

 

 

 

8 point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c21

 

 

 

12 point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c22

 

 

 

20 point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c25, c26, c28

outline fonts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c30-c41

 

 

monospace fonts

 

 

 

ØØ

Ø1

Ø2

Ø3

Ø4

Ø5

Ø6

Ø7

Ø8

Ø9

ØA

ØB

ØC

ØD

ØE

ØE

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

1A

1B

1C

1D

1E

1F

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

2A

2B

2C

2D

2E

2F

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

3A

3B

3C

3D

3E

3F

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

4A

4B

4C

4D

4E

4F

51

52

53

54

55

56

57

58

59

5A

5B

5C

5D

5E

5F

61

62

63

64

65

66

67

68

69

6A

6B

6C

6D

6E

6F

71

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

79

7A

7B

7C

7D

7E

7F

81

82

83

84

85

86

87

88

89

8A

8B

8C

8D

8E

8F

91

92

93

94

95

96

97

98

99

9A

9B

9C

9D

9E

9F

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

A6

A7

A8

A9

AA

AB

AC

AD

AE

AF

B1

B2

B3

B4

B5

B6

B7

B8

B9

BA

BB

BC

BD

BE

BF

C1

C2

C3

C4

C5

C6

C7

C8

C9

CA

CB

CC

CD

CE

CF

D1

D2

D3

D4

D5

D6

D7

D8

D8

DA

DB

DC

DD

DE

DF

E1

E2

E3

E4

E5

E6

E7

E8

E9

EA

EB

EC

ED

EE

EF

F1

F2

F3

F4

F5

F6

F7

F8

F9

FA

FB

FC

FD

FE

FF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7421U.047

Note: You cannot print these characters as 4 x 4 inch graphics because there is white space surrounding the characters that prevents the image from reaching the maximum graphic size.

C-8

Characters in Font

 

c23

 

OCR A

 

 

 

 

 

 

ØØ

Ø1

Ø2

Ø3

Ø4

Ø5

Ø6

Ø7

Ø8

Ø9

ØA

ØB

ØC

ØD

ØE

ØE

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

1A

1B

1C

1D

1E

1F

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

2A

2B

2C

2D

2E

2F

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

3A

3B

3C

3D

3E

3F

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

4A

4B

4C

4D

4E

4F

51

52

53

54

55

56

57

58

59

5A

5B

5C

5D

5E

5F

61

62

63

64

65

66

67

68

69

6A

6B

6C

6D

6E

6F

71

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

79

7A

7B

7C

7D

7E

7F

81

82

83

84

85

86

87

88

89

8A

8B

8C

8D

8E

8F

91

92

93

94

95

96

97

98

99

9A

9B

9C

9D

9E

9F

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

A6

A7

A8

A9

AA

AB

AC

AD

AE

AF

B1

B2

B3

B4

B5

B6

B7

B8

B9

BA

BB

BC

BD

BE

BF

C1

C2

C3

C4

C5

C6

C7

C8

C9

CA

CB

CC

CD

CE

CF

D1

D2

D3

D4

D5

D6

D7

D8

D8

DA

DB

DC

DD

DE

DF

E1

E2

E3

E4

E5

E6

E7

E8

E9

EA

EB

EC

ED

EE

EF

F1

F2

F3

F4

F5

F6

F7

F8

F9

FA

FB

FC

FD

FE

FF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7421U.047

C-9

Characters in Font

c24

OCR B Size 2

ØØ

Ø1

Ø2

Ø3

Ø4

Ø5

Ø6

Ø7

Ø8

Ø9

ØA

ØB

ØC

ØD

ØE

ØE

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

1A

1B

1C

1D

1E

1F

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

2A

2B

2C

2D

2E

2F

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

3A

3B

3C

3D

3E

3F

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

4A

4B

4C

4D

4E

4F

51

52

53

54

55

56

57

58

59

5A

5B

5C

5D

5E

5F

61

62

63

64

65

66

67

68

69

6A

6B

6C

6D

6E

6F

71

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

79

7A

7B

7C

7D

7E

7F

81

82

83

84

85

86

87

88

89

8A

8B

8C

8D

8E

8F

91

92

93

94

95

96

97

98

99

9A

9B

9C

9D

9E

9F

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

A6

A7

A8

A9

AA

AB

AC

AD

AE

AF

B1

B2

B3

B4

B5

B6

B7

B8

B9

BA

BB

BC

BD

BE

BF

C1

C2

C3

C4

C5

C6

C7

C8

C9

CA

CB

CC

CD

CE

CF

D1

D2

D3

D4

D5

D6

D7

D8

D8

DA

DB

DC

DD

DE

DF

E1

E2

E3

E4

E5

E6

E7

E8

E9

EA

EB

EC

ED

EE

EF

F1

F2

F3

F4

F5

F6

F7

F8

F9

FA

FB

FC

FD

FE

FF

7421U.049

C-10

I

Index

A

adjustments

darkness adjust control, 2-8 label gap sensor, 2-9

Advanced mode, international character sets, C-3

B

bar code symbologies

Codabar, A-6

Code 11, A-6

Code 128, A-6

Code 16K, A-6

Code 2 of 5, A-6 Code 39, A-6 Code 49, A-6 Code 93, A-6 Code One, A-6 Data Matrix, A-6 EAN, A-6 HIBC, A-6

Interleaved 2 of 5, A-6 Maxicode, A-6 PDF417, A-6 POSTNET, A-6 supported, A-6

UPC, A-6

battery pack option, A-5 boundaries, communication,

B-8

C

cable, RS-232 serial schematics, B-10

character sets Advanced mode, C-3 Code Page 850, C-6 Emulation mode, C-4 extended, C-7

IBM translation, C-5 international, C-3 printer, A-3

checking for communications problems, 4-8

cleaning

drive roller, 3-8 label sensors, 3-10 peel-off bar, 3-8 printer covers, 3-7 printhead, 3-6 tools, 3-5

cleaning the printer, 3-3 Codabar, A-6

Code 11, A-6

Code 128, A-6

Code 16K, A-6

Code 2 of 5, A-6 Code 39, A-6 Code 49, A-6 Code 93, A-6 Code One, A-6

Code Page 850, character table, C-6

communicating with the printer, 2-10

using PrintSet, 2-10

using the printer command set, 2-10

using third-party software, 2-10

communications boundaries, B-8

host requirements, B-3 interfaces, B-8 printer, B-3 problems, 4-6

problems, checking for, 4-8 protocol

user-defined, B-7 protocols

hardware, B-6 Intermec Standard, B-4 XON/XOFF, B-5

protocols, serial, B-3 reference

serial communication protocols, See also protocols

specifications, A-3 troubleshooting printer, 4-6

I-3

configuring

media sensitivity number, 2-3

printer, 2-3

covers, printer, cleaning, 3-7 cutter option, A-5

D

Data Line Print, 4-6 entering, 4-6

using to test the operation of the printer, 4-6

using to troubleshoot printer, 4-6

data loss, preventing, 4-7 Data Matrix, A-6

defaults, resetting factory, 4-8 dimensions

printer, A-3

drive roller, cleaning, 3-8

E

EAN, A-6

electrical requirements external power supply, A-3 printer, A-3

Emulation mode, international character sets, C-4

environment, specifications, A-3

extended character sets, C-7

F

factory defaults, resetting, 4-8 fanfold media, loading, 1-16 features, printer, 1-3 Feed/Pause button, 1-6

functions of, 1-6 using, 1-6

font

extended character sets, C-7

tables, extended character sets, C-7

fonts

described, A-4 printer, A-4

G

gap sensor, label, 2-9 graphics

defined, A-4 printer, A-4

H

hardware protocol, B-6 HIBC, A-6

host requirements, communications, B-3

I

IBM translation, character table, C-5

interfaces communications, B-8 RS-232 serial, B-8

Interleaved 2 of 5, A-6 Intermec Standard protocol, B-

4

international character sets, C-3

Inverse Printing mode, 2-12 selecting with PrintSet,

2-13

L

label

gap sensor, adjusting, 2-9 printing a test, 2-11 sensors, cleaning, 3-10

languages, international character sets, C-3

light, Power, 1-5 loading

fanfold media, 1-16 media with the peel-off

option, 1-7 modes, printhead, 2-12

I-4

M

maintaining the printer, 3-3 maintenance

schedule, 3-3 tools, 3-5

Maxicode, A-6 media

faults, 1-5

loading fanfold, 1-16 loading for peel-off

printing, 1-7 media sensitivity number

changing with PrintSet, 2-4 description of, 2-3 finding, 2-3

optimizing with Intermec media and ribbon, 2-5

setting for other media and ribbon, 2-6

settings table

direct thermal media, 2-6, 2-7

memory

card, inserting, 1-20 expansion option, A-5 specifications

printer, A-4

Mirror Printing mode, 2-12 selecting with PrintSet,

2-13

modes, printhead loading, 2-12

O

operating the printer, 1-5 operation, printer problems, 4-

4 options

battery pack, A-5 cutter, A-5

memory expansion, A-5 printer, A-5

orange light, media or system faults, 1-5

over-temperature condition, 1- 5

P

parallel interface, communications, B-3

PDF417, A-6 peel-off

bar, cleaning, 3-8 printing, 1-7

POSTNET, A-6

Power light, understanding, 1-5

power supply, electrical requirements, A-3 preventing data loss, 4-7

print darkness, adjusting with PrintSet, 2-8

print quality, problems, 4-5 printer

character sets, A-3 cleaning, 3-3 cleaning tools, 3-5 commands, using to

communicate, 2-10 communication problems,

4-6 communications, 2-10, A-3 components

back view, 1-4 front view, 1-3

configuring, 2-3 cover, cleaning, 3-7 dimensions, A-3

electrical requirements, A-3 features, 1-3

fonts and graphics, A-4 maintenance, 3-3

memory specifications, A-4 operation, 1-5

problems, 4-4 testing, 4-6 troubleshooting, 4-6

I-5

printer (continued) options, A-5

battery pack, A-5 cutter, A-5

memory expansion, A-5 printhead specifications,

A-4

printing speed, A-5 ribbon specifications, A-5 specifications, A-3

printhead cleaning, 3-6

loading modes, using, 2-12 specifications, printer, A-4

printing peel-off, 1-7

test label, 2-11 printing speed, A-5 PrintSet

using to adjust the print darkness, 2-8

using to change the media sensitivity number, 2- 4

using to communicate with the printer, 2-10

using to select printhead loading mode, 2-13

problems communication, 4-6

communications, checking for, 4-8

print quality, 4-5 printer operation, 4-4

protocol hardware, B-6

Intermec Standard, B-4 user-defined, B-7 XON/XOFF, B-5

protocols, B-3

Q

quality, print problems, 4-5

R

red light, over-temperature condition, 1-5

resetting factory defaults, 4-8 ribbon specifications, A-5 RS-232 serial interface, B-8

schematics, B-10

S

schedule of maintenance, 3-3 sensors, cleaning label, 3-10 serial interface, B-8

setting, media sensitivity number, 2-3

specifications, printer, A-3 speed, printing, A-5 Standard protocol, B-4 symbologies

bar code, A-6 Codabar, A-6 Code 11, A-6 Code 128, A-6 Code 16K, A-6 Code 2 of 5, A-6 Code 39, A-6 Code 49, A-6 Code 93, A-6 Code One, A-6 Data Matrix, A-6 EAN, A-6 HIBC, A-6

Interleaved 2 of 5, A-6 Maxicode, A-6 PDF417, A-6 POSTNET, A-6

UPC, A-6 system, faults, 1-5

T

Test and Service mode, Data Line Print, 4-6

test label, printing, 2-11 third-party software, using to

communicate with the printer, 2-10

troubleshooting, 4-3 checklist, 4-3 communication problems,

4-6

I-6

print quality problems, 4-5 printer operation

problems, 4-4

U

UPC, A-6

user-defined protocol, B-7

X

XON/XOFF protocol, B-5

I-7