Intermec PK80 User Manual

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User's Manual

PK80 Series

80-Column Printer

Intermec Technologies Corporation

Corporate Headquarters

Technical Communications Department

6001 36th Ave. W.

550 Second Street SE

Everett, WA 98203

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

U.S.A.

U.S.A.

www.intermec.com

 

The information contained herein is proprietary and is provided solely for the purpose of allowing customers to operate and 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 contained in this document are subject to change without prior notice and do not represent a commitment on the part of Intermec Technologies Corporation.

E 2003-2005 by Intermec Technologies Corporation. All rights reserved.

The word Intermec, the Intermec logo, Norand, ArciTech, CrossBar, Data Collection Browser, dcBrowser, Duratherm, EasyCoder, EasyLAN, Enterprise Wireless LAN, EZBuilder, Fingerprint, i-gistics, INCA (under license), InterDriver, Intermec Printer Network Manager, IRL, JANUS, LabelShop, Mobile Framework, MobileLAN, Nor*Ware, Pen*Key, Precision Print, PrintSet, RoutePower, TE 2000, Trakker Antares, UAP, Universal Access Point, and Virtual Wedge are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Intermec Technologies Corporation.

Throughout this manual, trademarked names may be used. Rather than put a trademark (™ or →) 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.

There are U.S. and foreign patents pending.

Bluetooth is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A.

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Document Change Record

This page records changes to this document. The document was originally released as Revision A.

Revision

Date

Description of Change

 

 

 

B

05/2003

Updated information about Bluetooth configuration

 

 

 

C

10/2003

Added Easy Print commands, default and downloable fonts.

 

 

 

D

04/2004

Added printer behavior information to Chapter 2, “Operations.” Added additional down-

 

 

loadable fonts to Appendix B, “Fonts.” Updated printer paper specifications in Chapter 1,

 

 

Introduction.” Added Appendix C, “Graphics Printing.”

E

12/2004

Added additional setting page length commands to Appendix C, “Graphics Printing.”

 

 

 

F

02/2005

Updated Chapter 4, “Troubleshooting,” to include the latest self-test information.

 

 

 

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Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix Safety Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix

Do not repair or adjust alone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix First aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix Resuscitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix Energized equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix Safety Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x

Global Services and Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi Web Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi Telephone Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi

Who Should Read this Manual? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii Related Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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About the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Hinges on Printer Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Material Breakdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Caliper Breakdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Printer Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Remote Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 User Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Forward and Reverse Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Radio Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Vehicle Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Inside Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

What’s New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Check List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Open the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Install the Ribbon Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adjust the Print Head Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Fill the Paper Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Fill the Compact Paper Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Fill the Dashboard Mount Paper Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Load Paper into Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Position the Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Adjust the Pinfeed Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Set the Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Printer Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Expectations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Printer Runs Out of Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Printer Head Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Print Job Status Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Timing Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Operation Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

General Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Outside Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Inside Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Old Ribbon Cartridge Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Mask Spring Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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

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Check the Power Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Large Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Printer Cold-Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Self-Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Sample Self-Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Report Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Possible Printer Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Communications with Host Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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Communications Pin-Out Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

A Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Bluetooth Wireless Configuration Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Easy Print Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Query Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Interpreting the Reply to a Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ESC{ST?} — Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ESC{CF?} — Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ESC{VR?} — Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ESC{MY?} — Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ESC{PH?} — Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ESC{FN?} — Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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PK80F Control Sequences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Radio Queries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Bluetooth QUERY ESC{BL?} . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

B Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Default Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Downloadable Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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C Graphics Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Graphics Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Pin Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Graphics Command Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Column Reservation Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Graphics Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Eight-Pin Graphics Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Nine-Pin Graphics Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 ESC K — Select Single-Density Graphics Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 ESC L — Select Low-Speed Double-Density Graphics Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 ESC Y — Select High-Speed Double-Density Graphics Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 ESC Z — Select Low-Speed Quadruple-Density Graphics Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

ESC ^ — Select 9-Pin Graphics Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ESC * — Select Graphics Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ESC ? — Reassign Graphics Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ESC + — Print Character Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ESC t — Print Character Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

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Line Spacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 ESC 0 — Select 1/8-inch Line Spacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 ESC 1 — Select 7/72-inch Line Spacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

ESC A — Select n/72-inch Line Spacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ESC 2 — Select 1/6-inch Line Spacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 ESC 3 — Select n/216-inch Line Spacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Page Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Set Page Length (lines) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Set Page Length (inches) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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User-Defined Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 ESC : — Copy ROM to RAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 ESC & — Define User-Defined Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 ESC % — Select User-Defined Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 ESC 6 — Enable Printing of Codes 128–159 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 ESC 7 — Cancel Printing of Codes 128–159 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 ESC I — Printable Code Area Expansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

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Before You Begin

This section provides you with safety information, technical support information, and sources for additional product information.

Safety Summary

Your safety is extremely important. Read and follow all warnings and cautions in this document 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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Safety Icons

This section explains how to identify and understand dangers, warnings, cautions, and notes that are in this manual. You may also see icons that tell you when to follow ESD procedures and when to take special precautions for handling optical parts.

A warning alerts 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 avertit 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.

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.

Attention: 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.

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

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Global Services and Support

Warranty Information

To understand the warranty for your Intermec product, visit the Intermec web site at www.intermec.com and click Service & Support. The Intermec Global Sales & Service page appears. From the Service & Support menu, move your pointer over Support, and then click Warranty.

Disclaimer of warranties: The sample code included in this document is presented for reference only. The code does not necessarily represent complete, tested programs. The code is provided “as is with all faults.” All warranties are expressly disclaimed, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Web Support

Visit the Intermec web site at www.intermec.com to download our current manuals in PDF format. To order printed versions of the Intermec manuals, contact your local Intermec representative or distributor.

Visit the Intermec technical knowledge base (Knowledge Central) at intermec.custhelp.com to review technical information or to request technical support for your Intermec product.

Telephone Support

These services are available from Intermec Technologies Corporation.

 

 

In the U.S.A. and Canada

 

 

call 1-800-755-5505

Service

Description

and choose this option

 

 

 

Factory Repair and

Request a return authorization

1

On-site Repair

number for authorized service

 

 

center repair, or request an

 

 

on-site repair technician.

 

 

 

 

Technical Support

Get technical support on your

2

 

Intermec product.

 

 

 

 

Service Contract

Inquire about an existing

3

Status

contract, renew a contract, or ask

 

 

invoicing questions.

 

 

 

 

Schedule Site Surveys

Schedule a site survey, or request

4

or Installations

a product or system installation.

 

 

 

 

Ordering Products

Talk to sales administration,

5

 

place an order, or check the

 

 

status of your order.

 

 

 

 

Outside the U.S.A. and Canada, contact your local Intermec representative. To search for your local representative, from the Intermec web site, click Contact.

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Who Should Read this Manual?

This manual provides you with information about the features of the PK80 Series 80-Column Printer, and how to install, configure, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot the printer.

Related Documents

This table contains a list of related Intermec documents and their part numbers.

Document Title

Part Number

 

 

PK80 Series 80-Column Printer Installation Instructions

962-018-022

 

 

PK80F 80-Column Printer Quick Start Guide

962-018-021

 

 

The Intermec web site at www.intermec.com contains many of our documents that you can download in PDF format.

To order printed versions of the Intermec manuals, contact your local

Intermec representative or distributor.

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1 Introduction

The PK80 Series 80-Column Wireless Printer is used in the route accounting industry to produce high-quality customer invoices, receipts, load reports, transfers, and other documents. A unique “sleep” feature saves energy when the printer is not printing, eliminating the ON/OFF switch. Data input is normally provided by mobile computers.

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About the Printer

The Fixed Mount Printer (PK80F) can hang on a wall, on a mounting plate secured to a wall, or secured directly to a wall. Mobile computers communicate with this printer through a wireless radio or a wired serial connection. There is no internal paper tray, thus paper is loaded from a separate dashboard mount, compact paper tray, or a box. The printer mechanism is permanently attached inside the printer.

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Cables

Communications to the printer is centered around radio technology, such as a Bluetooth PAN (Personal Area Network) radio module. This will allow for new vehicle configurations.

The Fixed Mount Printer has a 12-volt dc power cable at the bottom of the printer, which connects the printer to a power source, such as the vehicle battery.

The printer also communicates with an Intermec700 Series Mobile Computer through an RS-232 DB25-pin data communications cable also found on the bottom of the printer.

DC power cable

RS-232 DB25-pin data communications cable

Hinges on Printer Cover

All printer covers are hinged to the printer. These hinges have a tension screw (turn clockwise to tighten, turn counterclockwise to loosen), should you need to adjust them.

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Paper

Use of paper that matches the following specifications ensures optimum PK80 performance. Variation from these specifications, use of aged paper, or use of paper exposed to elements such as dirt or humidity may cause printing problems.

The printer works with 1–3 ply carbonless paper that is single-edge glued and designed for sprocket feed. Standard paper size is 8.5 x 11” or 8.5 x 12” (241 x 305 mm international). Use 3-ply forms up to a maximum of 0.009 inch (0.23 mm) thick.

A soft, flexible, rubber type cement applied to one perforation strip only is preferred. The resultant lamination should wrap around a 1-1/4 inch diameter roll without curl or wrinkle.

Material Breakdown

The following tables show the material broken down per ply:

14# CBF (Carbonless Back and Front)

 

Target

Under

Over

 

 

 

 

Basis Weight

14#

13.3

14.7

 

 

 

 

Caliper

2.9

2.6

3.2

 

 

 

 

Moisture

5.0

4.0

6.0

 

 

 

 

Smoothness (RS)

165

110

230

 

 

 

 

Smoothness (CB)

270

220

320

 

 

 

 

Brightness (Wht)

88

86

90

 

 

Colors available: White, Canary, Pink, Goldenrod, Blue, Green

 

 

 

 

 

15# CF (Carbonless Front)

 

Target

Under

Over

 

 

 

 

Basis Weight

15#

14.43

15.8

 

 

 

 

Caliper

3.0

2.5

3.2

 

 

 

 

Moisture

5.0

4.0

6.0

 

 

 

 

Smoothness (RS)

140

100

180

 

 

 

 

Smoothness (CF)

140

100

180

 

 

 

 

Brightness (Wht)

85

84

86

 

 

 

 

Colors available: White, Canary, Pink, Goldenrod, Blue, Green

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16# CB (Carbonless Back)

 

Target

Under

Over

 

 

 

 

Basis Weight

16#

15.2

16.8

 

 

 

 

Caliper

3.3

2.8

3.8

 

 

 

 

Moisture

5.7

4.2

6.7

 

 

 

 

Smoothness (RS)

180

120

270

 

 

 

 

Smoothness (CB)

270

220

320

 

 

 

 

Brightness (Wht)

86

84

88

 

 

 

 

Opacity (Wht)

81

78.5

82

 

 

 

 

20# OCR Laser Bond

 

Target

Under

Over

 

 

 

 

Basis Weight

20#

15.2

16.8

 

 

 

 

Caliper

4.0

3.8

4.2

 

 

 

 

Moisture

3.8

4.7

5.0

 

 

 

 

Smoothness

140

100

170

 

 

 

 

Brightness (Wht)

94

82

N/A*

 

 

 

 

Opacity (Wht)

85

84

N/A

 

 

 

 

* Not Applicable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caliper Breakdown

The following information show the caliper of forms broken down per ply:

1-Ply (20#)

Targeted: 4.0 Maximum: 4.2

2-Ply (15# and 16#)

Targeted: 6.3 Maximum: 7.0

3-Ply (14#, 15#, and 16#)

Targeted: 9.2

Maximum: 10.2

Printer Dimensions

See the PK80 Series 80-Column Printer Installation Instructions for Fixed Mount Printer assembly dimensions. Below are the width, length, and depth dimensions for the Fixed Mount Printer.

Width

Length

Depth

10.25” W

14.25” L

5.00” H

(26.04 cm)

(36.20 cm)

(12.70 cm)

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Remote Connections

A printer and a mobile computer, using the Personal Area Network (PAN) radio, can operate while up to 30 feet (10 meters) apart.

User Panel

The printer user panel is located in the center top of the printer and has three buttons and two Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs).

Forward Reverse

Button Button

Power LED

Radio Button

Radio LED

Forward and Reverse Buttons

Use the Forward and Reverse buttons as follows:

Forward (Left) Button

S Press this button to power on the printer.

S Press this button to feed one line.

SPress and hold this button longer to feed up to five lines, one line at a time.

SPress and hold this button longer than five feed lines to do a Form Feed, which moves the paper to the top of the next page, or form. Press this button again during a Form Feed to stop the paper feed.

SPress and hold this button longer than a Form Feed to perform a selftest. See Chapter 4, “Troubleshooting,” for more information about this test.

SPress this button any time during a printing job to cancel the current print job. The print buffer is flushed, all automatic reporting is cancelled, and the printer is ready to print again.

SWhen there is a paper out, press this button to clear the paper out mode. Insert the paper, then continue to press this button to feed the paper into the printer.

Reverse (Right) Button

S Press this button to power on the printer.

SPress and hold this button to do a Back Feed, which pulls the paper back into the printer line-by-line.

Both Forward and Reverse Buttons

Press both buttons to power off the printer. The current print buffer is flushed and all automatic reporting is cancelled.

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Power LED

The power (left) LED shows a steady green when the power is plugged in and when the printer is awake after coming out of a sleep mode.

Radio Button

Press the third button, the Radio Button, to toggle the radio on or off.

SIf the button is pressed when the RF power is off, then the printer emits one short beep before turning on the RF power.

SIf this button is pressed when the RF power is on, the printer emits two short beeps before turning off the RF power.

Single Color (Blue) Radio LED

The single-color (blue) radio LED indicator shows the current status of the RF power for this printer as follows:

Printer State

Radio State

Radio Power State

 

 

 

Asleep

Off

Off

 

 

 

Awake

Off

Off

 

 

 

Asleep

Momentary flash at 1 every 5 seconds

On

 

 

 

Awake

On

On

 

 

 

Single Color (Green) Power LED

The single color (green) LED indicator shows the current status of the printer power as follows:

Printer State Color LED and Meaning

Asleep Off

Awake Green

Vehicle Battery

Power is provided to the printer through a cable permanently installed in the vehicle. See “Inside Sales” for ordering information and part numbers.

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Specifications

Note: Various print fonts do affect the print speed.

Print Speed:

230 cps

 

 

Weight:

 

 

 

Fixed Mount Printer:

11.15 lbs (5.06 kg)

 

 

Mounting plate:

7.4 lbs (3.36 kg)

 

 

Compact paper tray:

5.85 lbs (2.66 kg)

 

 

Dashboard mount:

25.95 lbs (11.76 kg)

 

 

Temperature:

 

 

 

Operating:

–4_ to 140_ F (–20_to 60_ C)

 

 

Storage:

–22_ to 149_ F (–30_ to 65_ C)

 

 

Humidity:

 

 

 

Noncondensing:

77_ to 140_ F (25_ to 60_ C) at 90% R.H.

 

 

Low condensation:

14_ F (–10_ C) @ 0% R. H. to

 

 

High condensation:

140_ F (60_ C) @ 90% R.H.

 

 

Altitude:

 

 

 

Operating:

–100 to 5000 meters

 

 

Storage:

15,000 meters

 

 

Electrical:

 

 

 

Voltage:

12 volts dc (nominal)

 

 

Current:

100 mA (sleep mode with no charge)

 

 

Vibration:

12.5 GRMS for 6 hours @ –31_ to 158_ F (–35_ to 70_ C)

 

 

ESD:

Level 4 (15 kV noncontact and 8 kV contact)

 

 

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Inside Sales

Contact Inside Sales at 1-800-255-6292 for these supplies:

Cables:

4’ power cable

P/N: 226-215-001

 

 

8’ Battery cable

P/N: 206-875-002

 

 

16’ Battery cable

P/N: 206-875-006

 

 

22’ Battery cable

P/N: 206-875-009

 

 

”Y” power cable

P/N: 226-325-001

 

 

Y-data DB9 Pwr 3P to DB25

P/N: 321-582-001

 

 

Cleaning solutions:

 

 

 

MICRO-CLEAN II

P/N: 901-438-001

 

 

Guide Shaft Cleaner

P/N: 901-439-001

 

 

Paper:

 

 

 

1-ply:

P/N: 816-027-111

 

 

2-ply:

P/N: 816-027-012

 

 

3-ply:

P/N: 816-027-013

 

 

Ribbon cartridges with:

 

 

 

Black ribbon:

P/N: 805-060-001

 

 

Purple ribbon:

P/N: 805-060-002

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What’s New

The following information was added since the last release of this publication:

S Updated self-test information in Chapter 4, “Troubleshootting.”

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2 Operation

This chapter provides instructions how to set up the PK80 Series 80-Col- umn Printer for the first time and lists some common printer behavior.

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Check List

Make sure the following tasks are done:

S Printer is unpacked.

SPackaging material is removed from around the printer. Save the box and materials for future use, such as servicing, relocations, etc.

S Twist tie is removed from the print head.

S Power cable is hooked up to the vehicle battery or power source.

S Printer is mounted in the vehicle.

The following tasks must be done. Specific instructions for these tasks are described on the pages given:

1 Install the ribbon cartridge (page 13).

2 Load the paper into the paper tray (page 15).

3 Feed the paper into the printer (starting on page 19).

Note: Complete these tasks before starting any printer operations.

Open the Printer

To open the PK80 Series Printer, place your hands on both corners, fingers under the lips, and lift upwards. To close, simply press down on the same areas.

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Install the Ribbon Cartridge

Note: Additional ribbon cartridges are sold separately. See “Inside Sales” in

Chapter 1 for ordering information and part numbers.

Ensure that the ribbon cartridge is in the printer and is fully seated (cartridge makes a distinct “snap” or “click”) with the visible portion of the ribbon straight and even before you do any printing.

1Turn the ribbon advance knob (in the direction of the raised arrows) to remove any slack in the ribbon.

2Squeeze the ribbon cartridge locking tab into the cartridge, then lower the cartridge over the print head.

3 Lower the tab side of the cartridge until it clicks.

4Release the tab and press down on the arrow to fully seat the ribbon cartridge (tab clicks outward).

5Turn the ribbon advance knob (follow raised arrows) to align the ribbon in the front of the print head.

4

3

2

1

1 Ribbon

2 Locking tab

3 Advance knob

4 Tightens ribbon

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Adjust the Print Head Gap

When the printer is powered on or awakened, the print head will find “home” by advancing away from home, then returning to home, or by returning to home if starting from another location, such as where it stopped when the last printing job was complete.

When printing is complete, the print head remains where it stopped with a low hold energy applied to the print head. Further printing activity begins from this stopped point. If there is no activity after ten seconds, the print head returns to its home position and is no longer held in place. If the print head is moved from this position, the printer will relocate to its home position before printing again.

The head gap adjuster is near the printer mechanism on the side opposite the green thumb wheel. The print head adjuster has five notches between the print head and the platen for different paper thicknesses.

Verify the thickness of the paper loaded into the printer.

SIf you are using single-sheet forms, set the head gap adjuster to the third notch away from the paper.

SIf you are using multiple-sheet forms (2-ply or 3-ply), set the head gap adjuster to the fourth notch away from the paper.

SIf you experience frequent head jams, set the head gap adjuster to the fifth notch away from the paper. This may stop the head jams.

SIf the 2-ply and 3-ply paper have light printing, setting the gap adjuster to a closer setting will darken the print.

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5

This illustrating shows the print head adjuster set on its third notch.

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