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TOSHIBA Barcode Printer

B-SA4TM SERIES

Owner’s Manual Mode d’emploi Bedienungsanleitung

Manual de instrucciones Gebruikershandleiding Manuale Utente

Manual do Utilizador

CE Compliance (for EU only)

This product complies with the requirements of EMC and Low Voltage Directives including their amendments.

VORSICHT:

Schallemission: unter 70dB (A) nach DIN 45635 (oder ISO 7779)

Die für das Gerät Vorgesehene Steckdose muß in der Nähe des Gerätes und leicht zugänglich sein.

Centronics is a registered trademark of Centronics Data Computer Corp.

Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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

(for USA only)

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by manufacturer for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

“This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.”

“Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.”

(for CANADA only)

N258 IP20

< For EU Only >

TOSHIBA TEC Europe Retail Information Systems S.A. Rue de la Célidée 33 BE-1080 Brussels

Copyright © 2005

by TOSHIBA TEC CORPORATION All Rights Reserved

570 Ohito, Izunokuni-shi, Shizuoka-ken, JAPAN

TOSHIBA Barcode Printer

B-SA4TM SERIES

Owner's Manual

Waste Recycling information for users:

Following information is only for EU-member states:

The use of the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol indicates that this product may not be treated as general household waste.

By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly you will help prevent

potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more detailed information about the take-back and recycling of this product, please contact your supplier where you purchased the product.

The following wireless communication device can be installed in this printer.

B-SA704-RFID-U2-EU-R

Please be sure to read the following precaution for handling of wireless communication devices before using this product.

Precautions for Handling of Wireless Communication Device

TRW-EUM-01 (B-SA704-RFID-U2-EU-R)

For Safety

Do not use the product in locations where the use is forbidden, for example in a hospital. When you do not know the forbidden areas, please refer to and follow the medical institution. Otherwise medical equipment may be affected, causing a serious accident.

This product may affect the operation of some implanted cardiac pacemakers and other medically implanted equipment. Pace maker patients should be aware that the use of this product very close to a pacemaker might cause the device to malfunction.

If you have any reason to suspect that interference is taking place, immediately turn off the product and contact your TOSHIBA TEC sales agent.

Do not disassemble, modify, or repair the product.

Doing so may cause injury. Also, modification is against the Laws and Regulations for Radio Equipment. Please ask your TOSHIBA TEC sales agent for repair.

For Europe

This product is a wireless communication device, and the use of this product is restricted to the following countries or areas. If the product is used in the countries or areas other than the following, you may be punished according to the laws of those countries or areas.

Hereby, Toshiba TEC Corporation, declares that this TRW-EUM-01 (B-SA704-RFID-U2-EU-R) is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.

This equipment uses the radio frequency band which has not been harmonized throughout all EU and EFTA countries, and can be used in the following countries.

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland

Safety Summary

ENGLISH VERSION EO1-33047

Safety Summary

Personal safety in handling or maintaining the equipment is extremely important. Warnings and Cautions necessary for safe handling are included in this manual. All warnings and cautions contained in this manual

should be read and understood before handling or maintaining the equipment.

Do not attempt to effect repairs or modifications to this equipment. If a fault occurs that cannot be rectified using the procedures described in this manual, turn off the power, unplug the machine, then contact your authorised TOSHIBA TEC representative for assistance.

Meanings of Each Symbol

This symbol indicates warning items (including cautions).

Specific warning contents are drawn inside the symbol. (The symbol on the left indicates a general caution.)

This symbol indicates prohibited actions (prohibited items).

Specific prohibited contents are drawn inside or near the symbol. (The symbol on the left indicates “no disassembling”.)

This symbol indicates actions which must be performed.

Specific instructions are drawn inside or near the z symbol.

(The symbol on the left indicates “disconnect the power cord plug from the outlet”.)

 

 

 

WARNING

This indicates that there is the risk of death or serious injury if the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

machines are improperly handled contrary to this indication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any other than the

Do not use voltages other than

Prohibited

Do not plug in or unplug the power

 

 

specified AC voltage the voltage (AC) specified on the

cord plug with wet hands as this

 

 

is prohibited.

rating plate, as this may cause

 

may cause electric shock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fire or electric shock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prohibited

If the machines share the same

 

Prohibited

Do not place metal objects or

 

outlet with any other electrical

 

water-filled containers such as

 

appliances that consume large

 

 

flower vases, flower pots or mugs,

 

 

 

 

amounts of power, the voltage

 

 

etc. on top of the machines. If

 

will fluctuate widely each time

 

 

metal objects or spilled liquid enter

 

these appliances operate. Be sure

 

 

the machines, this may cause fire

 

to provide an exclusive outlet for

 

 

or electric shock.

 

the machine as this may cause

 

 

 

 

fire or electric shock.

 

 

 

Prohibited

Do not insert or drop metal,

 

Prohibited

Do not scratch, damage or modify

flammable or other foreign

 

the power cords. Also, do not

 

objects into the machines through

 

 

place heavy objects on, pull on, or

 

the ventilation slits, as this may

 

 

excessively bend the cords, as this

 

cause fire or electric shock.

 

 

may cause fire or electrical shock.

 

Disconnect

If the machines are dropped or

 

Disconnect

Continued use of the machines in

 

 

 

 

 

their cabinets damaged, first turn

 

an abnormal condition such as

 

the plug.

 

the plug.

 

 

off the power switches and

 

 

when the machines are producing

 

 

disconnect the power cord plugs

 

 

smoke or strange smells may cause

 

 

from the outlet, and then contact

 

 

fire or electric shock. In these

 

 

your authorised TOSHIBA TEC

 

 

cases, immediately turn off the

 

 

representative for assistance.

 

 

power switches and disconnect the

 

 

Continued use of the machine in

 

 

power cord plugs from the outlet.

 

 

that condition may cause fire or

 

 

Then, contact your authorised

 

 

electric shock.

 

 

TOSHIBA TEC representative for

 

 

 

 

 

assistance.

( i )

Safety Summary

ENGLISH VERSION EO1-33047

 

 

Disconnect

If foreign objects (metal

Disconnect

When unplugging the power cords,

 

 

 

 

fragments, water, liquids) enter

be sure to hold and pull on the plug

 

 

the plug.

the machines, first turn off the

the plug.

portion. Pulling on the cord portion

 

 

 

power switches and disconnect

 

may cut or expose the internal wires

 

 

 

the power cord plugs from the

 

and cause fire or electric shock.

 

 

 

outlet, and then contact your

 

 

 

 

 

authorised TOSHIBA TEC

 

 

 

 

 

representative for assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

Continued use of the machine in

 

 

 

 

 

that condition may cause fire or

 

 

 

 

 

electric shock.

 

 

 

 

Connect a

Ensure that the equipment is

No

Do not remove covers, repair or

 

 

properly grounded. Extension

modify the machine by yourself.

 

 

grounding wire.

disassembling.

 

 

 

cables should also be grounded.

 

You may be injured by high

 

 

 

Fire or electric shock could

 

voltage, very hot parts or sharp

 

 

 

occur on improperly grounded

 

edges inside the machine.

 

 

 

equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAUTION This indicates that there is the risk of personal Injury or damage to objects if the machines are improperly handled contrary to this indication.

Precautions

The following precautions will help to ensure that this machine will continue to function correctly.

Try to avoid locations that have the following adverse conditions:

*

High humidity

*

Temperatures out of the specification

*

Direct sunlight

*

Shared power source

*

Excessive vibration

*

Dust/Gas

The cover should be cleaned by wiping with a dry cloth or a cloth slightly dampened with a mild detergent solution. NEVER USE THINNER OR ANY OTHER VOLATILE SOLVENT on the plastic covers.

USE ONLY TOSHIBA TEC SPECIFIED paper and ribbons.

DO NOT STORE the paper or ribbons where they might be exposed to direct sunlight, high temperatures, high humidity, dust, or gas.

Ensure the printer is operated on a level surface.

Any data stored in the memory of the printer could be lost during a printer fault.

Try to avoid using this equipment on the same power supply as high voltage equipment or equipment likely to cause mains interference.

Unplug the machine whenever you are working inside it or cleaning it.

Keep your work environment static free.

Do not place heavy objects on top of the machines, as these items may become unbalanced and fall causing injury.

Do not block the ventilation slits of the machines, as this will cause heat to build up inside the machines and may cause fire.

Do not lean against the machine. It may fall on you and could cause injury.

Care must be taken not to injure yourself with the printer paper cutter.

Unplug the machine when it is not used for a long period of time.

Place the machine on a stable and level surface.

Request Regarding Maintenance

Utilize our maintenance services.

After purchasing the machine, contact your authorised TOSHIBA TEC representative for assistance once a year to have the inside of the machine cleaned. Otherwise, dust will build up inside the machines and may cause a fire or a malfunction. Cleaning is particularly effective before humid rainy seasons.

Our preventive maintenance service performs the periodic checks and other work required to maintain the quality and performance of the machines, preventing accidents beforehand.

For details, please consult your authorised TOSHIBA TEC representative for assistance.

Using insecticides and other chemicals

Do not expose the machines to insecticides or other volatile solvents. This will cause the cabinet or other parts to deteriorate or cause the paint to peel.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

 

 

Page

1.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW.........................................................................................................

E1- 1

 

1.1

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

E1- 1

 

1.2

Features .......................................................................................................................

E1- 1

 

1.3

Accessories .................................................................................................................

E1- 2

 

1.4

Appearance ..................................................................................................................

E1- 3

 

 

1.4.1

Dimensions................................................................................................................

E1- 3

 

 

1.4.2

Front View .................................................................................................................

E1- 3

 

 

1.4.3 Rear View..................................................................................................................

E1- 3

 

 

1.4.4

Operation Panel.........................................................................................................

E1- 4

 

 

1.4.5

Interior .......................................................................................................................

E1- 4

 

1.5

Options ................................................................................................................................

E1- 5

2.

PRINTER SETUP ..................................................................................................................

E2- 1

 

2.1

Installation ....................................................................................................................

E2- 2

 

 

2.1.1

Attaching the Printer Rear Support............................................................................

E2- 2

 

2.2

Connecting the Power Cord .........................................................................................

E2- 2

 

2.3

Loading the Media ........................................................................................................

E2- 3

 

2.4

Loading the Ribbon .....................................................................................................

E2-11

 

2.5

Connecting the Printer to Your Host Computer ...........................................................

E2-14

 

2.6

Turning the Printer ON ................................................................................................

E2-15

 

2.7

Setting an Operating Environment ..............................................................................

E2-16

 

 

2.7.1

Parameter Setting.....................................................................................................

E2-17

 

 

2.7.2 Dump Mode Setting..................................................................................................

E2-32

 

 

2.7.3 BASIC Expansion Mode ...........................................................................................

E2-34

 

 

2.7.4

Automatic Calibration ...............................................................................................

E2-35

 

 

2.7.5

LAN Setting ..............................................................................................................

E2-36

 

 

2.7.6

Real Time Clock Setting ...........................................................................................

E2-37

 

 

2.7.7

IP Address Setting (TCP/IP).....................................................................................

E2-39

 

2.8

Installing the Printer Drivers ........................................................................................

E2-45

 

 

2.8.1

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

E2-45

 

 

2.8.2

General Description..................................................................................................

E2-45

 

 

2.8.3

Installing the Printer Driver .......................................................................................

E2-45

 

 

2.8.4

Uninstalling the Printer Driver...................................................................................

E2-58

 

 

2.8.5

Adding/Deleting a LAN Port......................................................................................

E2-59

 

 

2.8.6

Cautions ...................................................................................................................

E2-61

 

 

2.8.7

Using the Printer Driver ............................................................................................

E2-62

 

2.9

Print Test .....................................................................................................................

E2-63

 

2.10

Position and Print Tone Fine Adjustment ...................................................................

E2-65

 

2.11

Threshold Setting ........................................................................................................

E2-73

3.

ON LINE OPERATION..........................................................................................................

E3- 1

 

3.1

Operation Panel............................................................................................................

E3- 1

 

3.2

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

E3- 2

 

3.3

Reset

............................................................................................................................

E3- 2

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4. MAINTENANCE ....................................................................................................................

E4- 1

4.1 Cleaning .......................................................................................................................

E4- 1

4.1.1

Print Head/Platen/Sensors ........................................................................................

E4- 1

4.1.2 Covers and Panels ....................................................................................................

E4- 2

4.1.3

Optional Cutter Module..............................................................................................

E4- 3

4.1.4

Optional Strip Module ................................................................................................

E4- 4

5.

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

E5- 1

 

5.1

Error Messages ............................................................................................................

E5- 1

 

5.2

Possible Problems........................................................................................................

E5- 3

 

5.3

Removing Jammed Media............................................................................................

E5- 4

6.

PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS................................................................................................

E6- 1

7.

SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS .................................................................................................

E7- 1

 

7.1

Media

............................................................................................................................

E7- 1

 

 

7.1.1 Media Type.........................................................................................................

E7- 1

 

 

7.1.2

Detection Area of the Transmissive Sensor .......................................................

E7- 2

 

 

7.1.3

Detection Area of the Reflective Sensor.............................................................

E7- 3

 

 

7.1.4

Effective Print Area.............................................................................................

E7- 3

 

 

7.1.5 RFID Tag ............................................................................................................

E7- 4

 

7.2

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

E7- 8

 

7.3

Recommended Media and Ribbon Types ....................................................................

E7- 9

 

7.4

Care/Handling of Media and Ribbon ...........................................................................

E7-10

APPENDIX 1 MESSAGES AND LEDS......................................................................................

EA1-1

APPENDIX 2 INTERFACE.........................................................................................................

EA2-1

APPENDIX 3 POWER CORD ....................................................................................................

EA3-1

APPENDIX 4 PRINT SAMPLES ................................................................................................

EA4-1

APPENDIX 5 GLOSSARIES ......................................................................................................

EA5-1

INDEX

 

 

 

WARNING!

This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

CAUTION!

1.This manual may not be copied in whole or in part without prior written permission of TOSHIBA TEC.

2.The contents of this manual may be changed without notification.

3.Please refer to your local Authorised Service representative with regard to any queries you may have in this manual.

1. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

ENGLISH VERSION EO1-33047

1.1 Introduction

1. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

1.1 Introduction

Thank you for choosing the TOSHIBA B-SA4TM series thermal printer. This Owner’s Manual contains from general set-up through how to confirm the printer operation using an online test print, and should be read carefully to help gain maximum performance and life from your printer. For most queries please refer to this manual and keep it safe for future reference. Please contact your TOSHIBA TEC representative for further information concerning this manual.

1.2 Features

This printer has the following features:

 

Space-saving design

 

An area required to place a printer is about A4 size, in spite of both

 

media and ribbon being loaded inside it. Also, the Top Cover is opened

 

upward, which saves the installation space.

 

The optional cutter module and strip module are as slim and small as

 

the Front Cover.

 

 

Various kinds of interface

 

Various kinds of interface are provided:

 

<Standard>

<Option>

 

Parallel

Serial

 

USB

Wireless LAN

 

Built-in LAN

Expansion I/O

 

Superior hardware

 

 

Clear print is realized by an 8 dots/mm (203 dpi) (B-SA4TM-GS12) or

 

11.8 dots/mm (300 dpi) (B-SA4TM-TS12) print head, at a printing

 

speed of 50.8 mm/sec. (2 inches/sec.), 101.6 mm/sec. (4 inches/sec.), or

 

152.4 mm/sec. (6 inches/sec.)

 

Heavy-duty enclosure

 

As the enclosure is made of metal, the printer can be used in an

 

industrial environment such as a factory.

 

Easy maintenance

 

 

Design of the printer is simple. Especially, attachment and removal of

 

the print head and platen are very simple, which makes maintenance

 

easy.

 

 

A variety of options

 

 

The following optional devices are available:

 

Cutter module

 

 

Strip module

 

 

Serial interface board

 

Wireless LAN board

 

RFID module

 

 

300-dpi print head

 

 

Expansion I/O board

 

Real Time Clock

 

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1.3 Accessories

1.3Accessories

NOTE:

As a power cord is not supplied with this printer, please purchase one that meets each country’s safety standard. For details, refer to APPENDIX 3.

When unpacking the printer, please make sure all the following accessories are supplied with the printer.

Start-up CD-ROM (1 pc.)

<Contents>

Bar code print application (Bartender ultra lite)

Windows Driver

Owner’s Manual

Specifications (Programming, Key operation, etc.)

Product information (Catalogue)

Supply Loading Instructions

Safety Precautions

(Doc. No.: EO2-33015)

(Doc. No.: EO2-33016)

Quality Control Report

Warranty Disclaimer Sheet

(1 sheet)

(1 sheet)

Cable Clamp (1 pc.)

SMW-3x8 Screw (1 pc.)

Printer Rear Support (1 pc.)

SMW-4x8 Screw (1 pc.)

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1.4 Appearance

1.4 Appearance

The names of the parts or units introduced in this section are used in the following chapters.

238 (9.4)

401.7 (15.8)

1.4.1 Dimensions

331.5

(13.1)

1.4.2 Front View

Ribbon Cover

Top Cover

LCD Message

Display

Operation Panel

Power Switch

O: OFF

I: ON

1.4.3 Rear View

AC Power Inlet

Dimensions in mm (inches)

Supply Window

Top Cover

Release Button

Media Outlet

Front Cover

RS-232C Serial Interface Connector (Option)

Wireless LAN Interface Board (Option)

Expansion I/O Interface

Connector (Option)

Parallel Interface Connector (Centronics)

USB Interface Connector

LAN Interface Connector

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1.4 Appearance

 

 

LCD Message

1.4.4 Operation Panel

 

Display

 

 

 

 

 

ON LINE LED

 

 

 

ERROR LED

 

 

 

(Green)

 

(Red)

[FEED] key

 

 

 

 

 

[PAUSE] key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART] key

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please see Section 3.1 for further information about the Operation Panel.

1.4.5 Interior

WARNING!

1.Do not touch the Print Head or around it just after printing. You may get burned as the Print Head becomes very hot during printing.

2.Do not touch any moving parts. To reduce the risk of fingers, jewellery, clothing, etc., being drawn into the moving parts, be sure to load the media once the printer has stopped moving completely.

3.To avoid injury, be careful not to trap your fingers while opening or closing the cover.

4.The stepping motor will become very hot after media is issued continuously for about 1 hour.

Care must be taken not to touch it when the front cover is opened, or you may get burned.

Ribbon Cover

Ribbon Stopper

(Take-up side)

Print Head

Media Holder Ass’y

Media Guide

Head Position

Lever

Caution about the

Caution moving parts

Label (Please refer to

WARNING 2.)

Supply Path

Label

Caution symbol for the print head (Please refer to WARNING 1)

Caution about the

Caution cover open/close

Label (Please refer to

WARNING 3.)

Head Position Lever

Platen

Head Position Label (Refer to

Section 2.3 Loading the

Media, Step 13.)

Caution symbol for the stepping motor (Please refer to WARNING 4.)

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1.5 Options

1.5Options

Option Name

Type

Usage

300-dpi Print

B-SA704-TPH3-QM-R

This print head enables a conversion of a 203-dpi print head of the

Head

 

B-SA4TM-GS12 model into a 300-dpi print head. This option is

 

 

intended for use when you desire to print Kanji (Chinese characters)

 

 

or to obtain clearer print.

Cutter module

B-SA204-QM-R

A cutter which cuts the media one by one. This module is slim and

 

 

compact enough to be fitted in the Front Cover.

Strip module

B-SA904-H-QM-R

This module peels off a printed label from the backing paper at the

 

 

media outlet. It is slim and compact enough to be fitted in the Front

 

 

Cover.

Serial Interface

B-SA704-RS-QM-R

Installing this PC board provides an RS232C interface port.

Board

 

 

Wireless LAN

B-SA704-WLAN-QM-R

Installing this PC board allows a communication by wireless LAN.

Board

 

 

RFID module

B-SA704-RFID-U2-EU-R

Installing this module enables read and write of RFID tags.

 

 

This optional kit is for use in Europe only.

Expansion I/O

B-SA704-IO-QM-R

Installing this board in the printer allows a connection with an

Board

 

external device with the exclusive interface.

Real Time Clock

B-SA704-RTC-QM-R

This module holds the current time: year, month, day, hour, minute,

 

 

second

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2. PRINTER SETUP

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2. PRINTER SETUP

2. PRINTER SETUP

This section outlines the procedures to setup your printer prior to its operation. The section includes precautions, loading media and ribbon, connecting cables, setting the operating environment of the printer, and performing an online print test.

Setup Flow

Installation

Connecting the power cord

Loading the media

Media sensor position alignment

Loading the ribbon

Connecting to a host computer

Turning the power ON

Setting the operating environment

Installing the printer driver

Print test

Position and Print Tone Fine

adjustment

Automatic threshold setting

Manual threshold setting

Procedure

After referring to the Safety Precautions in this manual, install the printer on a safe and stable location.

Connect a power cord to the power inlet of the printer, then, to an AC outlet.

Load a label stock or tag stock.

Adjust the position of feed gap sensor or black mark sensor according to the media to be used.

In case of thermal transfer printing, load the ribbon.

Connect the printer to a host computer or a network.

Turn on the printer power.

Set the printer parameters in the system mode.

If necessary, install the printer driver in your host computer.

Make a print test in your operating environment and check the print result.

If necessary, fine adjust the print start position, cut/strip position, print tone, etc.

If the print start position cannot be detected properly when pre-printed label is used, set the threshold automatically.

If the print start position cannot be detected properly even an automatic threshold setting is performing, manually set the threshold.

Reference

2.1Installation

2.2Connecting the Power Cord

2.3Loading the Media

2.3Loading the Media

2.4Loading the Ribbon

2.5Connecting the Printer to Your Host Computer

2.6Turning the Power ON

2.7Setting an Operating Environment

2.8Installing the Printer Drivers

2.9Print Test

2.10Position and Print Tone Fine Adjustment

2.11Threshold Setting

2.11 Threshold Setting

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2. PRINTER SETUP

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2.1 Installation

2.1 Installation

To insure the best operating environment, and to assure the safety of the operator and the equipment, please observe the following precautions.

Operate the printer on a stable, level, operating surface in a location free from excessive humidity, high temperature, dust, vibration or direct sunlight.

Keep your work environment static free. Static discharge can cause damage to delicate internal components.

Make sure that the printer is connected to a clean source of AC Power and that no other high voltage devices that may cause line noise interference are connected to the same mains.

2.1.1Attaching the Printer Rear Support

NOTE:

The Printer Rear Support can be attached in either way of A or B. But A is more stable than B.

A B

2.2Connecting the Power Cord

CAUTION!

As a Power Cord is not supplied with the printer, please purchase an approved on that meets the safety standard of each country. (Refer to APPENDIX 3.)

Assure that the printer is connected to the AC mains with a threeprong power cable that has the proper ground (earth) connection.

Attach the supplied Printer Rear Support to the bottom of the printer back with the SMW-4x8 screw, as shown in the picture below.

SMW-4x8

Printer Rear Support

1.Make sure that the printer Power Switch is in the OFF ({) position. Connect the Power Cord to the printer as shown in the figure below

Power Switch

Power Cord

2.Plug the other end of the Power Cord into a grounded outlet as shown in the figure below.

Power Cord

Power Cord

 

[Example of US Type]

[Example of EU Type]

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2.3 Loading the Media

WARNING!

1.Do not touch any moving parts. To reduce the risk of fingers, jewellery, clothing, etc., being drawn into the moving parts, be sure to load the media once the printer has stopped moving completely.

2.The Print Head becomes hot immediately after printing. Allow it to cool before loading the media.

3.To avoid injury, be careful not to trap your fingers while opening or closing the cover.

CAUTION!

1.Make sure that the Upper Sensor Ass’y is closed when taking out the Media Holder Ass’y. If the Upper Sensor Ass’y is opened, it may be damaged.

2.Be careful not to touch the Print Head Element when opening the Top Cover.

Failure to do this may cause missing dots by static electricity or other print quality problems.

NOTE:

1.As the Top Cover is heavy, be sure to support it with your hand when opening it. Failure to do this may cause the printer to fall over backward.

2.For the specification of available media, refer to

Section 7.1 Media.

3.When the inner core diameter of the media roll is 40 mm, remove the Spacers from the Media Holders.

The following procedure shows the steps to properly load the media into the printer so that it feeds straight and true through the printer.

Use the same procedure when replacing the media, also. The printer prints both labels and tags.

1.Press the Top Cover Release Button and gently open the Top Cover to its fully open position supporting it with your hand.

Top Cover

Top Cover Release Button

2. Take out the Media Holder Ass’y from the printer.

Media Holder

Ass’y

Upper Sensor

Ass’y

3. Raise the Release Lever and remove the Media Holder (Left).

Media Holder (Left)

Release Lever

4. Insert the Media Shaft into the core of a media roll.

Media Shaft

Spacer

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2.3Loading the Media (Cont.)

5.Put the Media Holder (Left) onto the Media Shaft. Push the Media Holder (Left) and the Media Holder (Right) against the media until the media is held firmly in place. This will automatically centre the media.

Media Holder (Right)

Media Holder (Left)

CAUTION!

Make sure that the Upper Sensor Ass’y is closed when placing the Media Holder Ass’y into the printer. If the Upper Sensor Ass’y is opened, it may be damaged.

NOTE:

Be careful of the orientation of the Media Holder Ass’y and the media.

6. Fold the Release Lever to lock the Media Holder (Left).

Media Holder (Left)

Release Lever

7. Place the Media Holder Ass’y into the printer.

Media Holder Ass’y

Upper Sensor

Ass’y

8.Slightly push the Upper Sensor Lever inside (c), and open the Upper Sensor Ass’y (d).

dc

Upper Sensor Lever

Upper Sensor

Ass’y

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2.3Loading the Media (Cont.)

CAUTION!

Be sure to close the Upper Sensor Ass’y before closing the Top Cover. If the Upper Sensor Ass’y is opened, it may be damaged.

NOTE:

Make sure that the Upper Sensor Ass’y is locked. If it is unlocked, a paper jam or print failure may occur.

9. Pull the media out of the front of the printer, and adjust the Media Guides to the media width. This will automatically centre the media.

Media Guide

10.Lower the Upper Sensor Ass’y until the Upper Sensor Lever clicks into position.

Click

Upper Sensor

Upper Sensor Lever

Ass’y

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2.3Loading the Media (Cont.)

11.After loading the media, it may be necessary to set the position of the Media Sensor used to detect the print start position for label or tag printing.

Setting the Feed Gap Sensor position

When using a label stock without black marks, the Feed Gap Sensor is used to detect a print start position.

(1)Push the Upper Sensor Lever inside and open the Upper Sensor Ass’y.

(2)Slide the Lower Sensor Tab with your finger to move the Feed Gap Sensor so that the Feed Gap Sensor is positioned at the centre of the labels. ( { indicates the position of the Feed Gap Sensor).

It may be easier to move the Lower Sensor Tab if you use a pen inserting its tip into the pinhole of the tab.

It may be easier to move the Lower Sensor Tab if you use a pen inserting its tip into the pinhole of the tab.

NOTE:

Be sure to align the Upper Feed Gap Sensor with the Lower Feed Gap Sensor. Failure to do this cause a paper jam error.

Feed Gap

 

 

 

 

 

Pinhole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lower Sensor Tab

 

 

 

 

 

Sensor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3)Lower the Upper Sensor Ass’y until the Upper Sensor Lever clicks into position.

(4)Slide the Upper Sensor Tab to move the Feed Gap Sensor so that it aligns with the lower Feed Gap Sensor.

Feed Gap

 

 

 

 

 

Upper Sensor

Sensor

 

 

 

 

Tab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2.3Loading the Media (Cont.)

NOTES:

1.Be sure to set the Black Mark Sensor to detect the centre of the black mark, otherwise a paper jam or no paper error may occur.

2.After adjusting the Black Mark Sensor position, align the Upper Feed Gap Sensor with the Lower Feed Gap Sensor. This is because a paper end is detected by the Feed Gap Sensor.

Setting the Black Mark Sensor position

When using media with black marks, the Black Mark Sensor is used to detect a print start position.

(1)Push the Upper Sensor Lever inside and open the Upper Sensor Ass’y.

(2)Check the reverse side of the media for the black mark position.

(3)Slide the Lower Sensor Tab to move the Black Mark Sensor so that it is in line with the centre of the black mark on the media.

( indicates the position of the Black Mark Sensor).

It may be easier to move the Lower Sensor Tab if you use a pen inserting its tip into the pinhole of the tab.

Pinhole

Black Mark

Sensor Lower Sensor

Tab

(4)Lower the Upper Sensor Ass’y until the Upper Sensor Lever clicks in position.

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2.3Loading the Media (Cont.)

12.There are three issue modes available on this printer. How to set the media for each mode is provided below.

Batch mode

In the batch mode, the media is continuously printed and fed until the number of labels/tags specified in the issue command have been printed.

(1) Pull the top edge of the media past the Platen.

(2) Close the Top Cover until it clicks.

WARNING!

Be careful that your fingers, jewellery, clothing, etc., are not draw into the rollers of the Strip Unit.

Strip mode (Option)

When the optional Strip Module is fitted, a label is automatically removed from the backing paper at the Strip Plate as each label is printed.

(1)Open the Front Cover holding its right side.

Front Cover

Strip Unit

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2.3Loading the Media (Cont.)

NOTE:

Be sure to close the Strip Unit completely. Failure to do this may cause a paper jam.

(2) Press down the Release Bar to open the Strip Unit.

Release Bar

Strip Unit

(3)Remove enough labels from the leading edge of the media to leave 300mm of backing paper free.

(4)Pass the backing paper through the opening under the Backing Paper Feed Roller. Then, close the Strip Unit until it clicks.

Backing Paper

Click

Backing Paper Feed Roller

(5)Insert the leading edge of the backing paper into the slot of the Front Cover.

(6)Close the Front Cover and the Top Cover.

Slot

Top Cover

Front Cover

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2.3Loading the Media (Cont.)

WARNING!

The cutter is sharp, so care must be taken not to injure your fingers when handling the cutter.

CAUTION!

1.When using a label stock, be sure to cut the gaps. Cutting labels will cause the glue to stick to the cutter, which may affect the cutter quality and shorten the cutter life.

2.Use of tag paper which thickness exceeds specified value may affect the cutter life. For the specification of the media, refer to Section 7.1 Media.

NOTES:

1.Be sure to set both Head Position Levers in the same direction. Failure to do this may cause blurred printing.

2.Do not leave the Head Position Levers positioned at the middle. When closing the Top Cover, they block the Print Head Positioning Shaft, and the Top Cover cannot be closed.

Print Head Positioning Shaft

Head Position Lever

Cut mode (Option)

When the optional Cutter Module is fitted, the media is automatically cut.

Insert the leading edge of the media into the Media Outlet of the Cutter Module.

Media

13.Change the print head pressure according to the thickness of the media to be used, by using the Head Position Lever.

cd

Head Position Lever

Head Position Lever

c d

Media type or thickness

Head Position

Lever

 

c

Label or Thin media

Move the levers

 

If a clear print cannot be obtained,

toward the front of

 

the printer.

 

change the position to d.

d

Tag paper or Thick paper

Move the levers

 

If a clear print cannot be obtained,

toward the back of

 

change the position to c.

the printer.

14.If the loaded media is direct thermal media (with a chemically treated surface), the media loading procedure is now completed. Close the Top Cover.

If the media is normal media, it is also necessary to load a ribbon. Refer to Section 2.4 Loading the Ribbon.

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2.4 Loading the Ribbon

WARNING!

1.Do not touch any moving parts. To reduce the risk of fingers, jewellery, clothing, etc., being drawn into the moving parts, be sure to load the ribbon once the printer has stopped moving completely.

2.The print head becomes hot immediately after printing. Allow it to cool before loading the ribbon.

3.To avoid injury, be careful not to trap your fingers while opening or closing the cover.

CAUTION!

Be careful not touch the Print Head Element when opening the Top Cover. Failure to do this may cause missing dots by static electricity or other print quality problems.

NOTE:

When replacing the ribbon, leave the printer power on. Then, press the [RESTART] key to restart an operation.

There are two types of media available for printing on: these are thermal transfer media (normal media) and direct thermal media (with a chemically treated surface). DO NOT LOAD a ribbon when using a direct thermal media.

1.Press the Top Cover Release Button and gently open the Top Cover to its fully open position supporting it with your hand.

Top Cover

Top Cover Release Button

2.Fit the core of the ribbon supply roll into the Ribbon Holders (Supply side), aligning the notch of the ribbon core with the protrusion of the Ribbon Stopper.

Ribbon Holder (Supply side)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ribbon Supply Roll

 

Notch

 

Fit the protrusion into the notch.

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2.4Loading the Ribbon (Cont.)

3.Lower the Top Cover to its 45° angle open position. While pushing the Top Cover Stopper, raise the Top Cover again. This will fix the Top Cover.

Top Cover

Top Cover

 

Stopper

45°

4. Open the Ribbon Cover.

Ribbon Cover

NOTES:

1.Be sure to remove any slack in the ribbon when printing. Printing with a wrinkled ribbon will lower the print quality.

2.When a ribbon end is detected, “RIBBON ERROR” message will appear on the display and the ERROR LED will illuminate.

3.When disposing of the ribbons, please follow the local rules.

4.For the specification of available ribbon, refer to

Section 7.2 Ribbon.

5.Fit the ribbon take-up core into the Ribbon Holder (Take-up side), aligning the notch of the ribbon core with the protrusion of the Ribbon Stopper.

Ribbon Holder (Take-up side)

6.Turn the ribbon take-up core in the direction indicated by the arrow to remove any slack.

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2.4 Loading the Ribbon 7. Close the Ribbon Cover until it clicks.

(Cont.)

WARNING!

Be sure to close the Ribbon Cover before closing the Top Cover. It is dangerous to close the Top Cover with the Ribbon Cover opened, as the Ribbon Cover slams shut.

Ribbon Cover

Top Cover

8. Gently close the Top Cover until it clicks.

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2.5Connecting the Printer to Your Host Computer

NOTE:

When using the USB interface, fix the USB Interface Cable to the printer back with the supplied Cable Clamp and the SMW-3x8 screw.

SMW-3x8

Cable Clamp

The following paragraphs outline how to connect your host computer to the printer, and will also show how to make cable connections to other devices. Depending on the system configuration you use to print labels, there are 5 possibilities for connecting the printer to your host computer. These are:

A parallel cable connection between the printer’s standard parallel connector and your host computer’s parallel port (LPT).

An Ethernet connection using the standard LAN board.

A USB cable connection between the printer’s standard USB connector and your host computer’s USB port. (Conforming to USB 2.0 Full Speed)

A serial cable connection between the printer’s optional RS-232C serial connector and one of your host computer’s COM ports. <Option>

Wireless LAN using an optional Wireless LAN board. <Option>

For details of each interface, refer to APPENDIX 2.

After connecting the necessary interface cables, set an operating environment of the printer. Refer to Section 2.7.1 Parameter Setting.

The diagram below shows all the possible cable connections to the current version of the printer.

Serial Interface Connector (Option)

Wireless LAN Interface

Board (Option)

Expansion I/O Interface

(Option)

Parallel Interface Connector (Centronics)

USB Interface Connector

LAN Interface Connector

Power Inlet

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2.6Turning the Printer ON

CAUTION!

Use the power switch to turn the printer On/Off. Plugging or unplugging the Power Cord to turn the printer On/Off may cause fire, an electric shock, or damage to the printer.

NOTES:

1.If a message other than ON LINE appears on the display or the ERROR LED (Red) is illuminated, go to Section 5.1, Error Messages.

2.To turn OFF the printer power turn the Power Switch to the “{” side position.

When the printer is connected to your host computer it is good practice to turn the printer ON before turning on your host computer and turn OFF your host computer before turning off the printer.

1.To turn ON the printer power, press the Power Switch as shown in the diagram below. Note that ( | ) is the power ON side of the switch.

Power Switch

2.Check that the ON LINE message appears in the LCD Message Display and that the ON LINE LED (Green) is illuminated.

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2.7 Setting an Operating

Environment

LCD Message Display

FEED

 

key

 

key

 

PAUSE

 

 

 

 

 

RESTART key

ON LINE

[PAUSE]

PAUSE

Hold down [RESTART] for 3 sec.

<1>RESET

[FEED] [RESTART]

<2>PARAMETER SET

[FEED] [RESTART]

<3>ADJUST SET

[FEED] [RESTART]

<4>DUMP MODE

[FEED] [RESTART]

<5>EXPAND MODE

[FEED] [RESTART]

<6>AUTO CALIB

[FEED] [RESTART]

<7>LAN

[FEED] [RESTART]

<8>RTC SET

[FEED] [RESTART]

Depending on the settings of your host computer or an interface to be used, it may be necessary to change the printer parameter settings.

Follow the procedures described below to change the printer parameter settings in the System Mode to correspond to your environment.

NOTE:

Incorrect settings can cause the printer to function erroneously. If you have any problems with the parameter settings, please contact your nearest TOSHIBA TEC service representative.

For the settings this manual does not cover, please contact your nearest TOSHIBA TEC service representative, or refer to the B-SA4T Series Key Operation Specification stored in the CD-ROM.

How to enter the System Mode

1.Turn on the printer and confirm that “ONLINE” appears on the LCD Message Display.

2.Press the [PAUSE] key to pause the printer.

3.Hold down the [RESTART] key for three seconds until “<1>RESET” is displayed.

The System Mode consists of the following menus.

<1>RESET

This menu is used to clear print data sent from a

 

PC and return the printer to an idle state.

 

Refer to Section 3.3 Reset.

<2>PARAMETER SET

This menu is used to set the printer parameters.

 

Refer to Section 2.7.1 Parameter Setting.

<3>ADJUST SET

This menu is used to make a fine adjustment of a

 

print start position, cut position, etc.

 

Refer to Section 2.10 Position and Print Tone

 

Fine Adjustment.

<4>DUMP MODE

This menu is used to print the data in the receive

 

buffer for debug.

 

Refer to Section 2.7.2 Dump Mode Setting.

<5>EXPAND MODE

This menu is used to start the program for

 

BASIC mode.

 

Refer to Section 2.7.3 BASIC Expansion

 

Mode.

<6>AUTO CALIB

This menu is used to enable or disable the

 

automatic calibration function.

 

Refer to Section 2.7.4 Automatic Calibration.

<7>LAN

This menu is used to enable or disable the LAN

 

communication and SNMP.

 

Refer to Section 2.7.5 LAN Setting.

<8>RTC SET

This menu is used to set the date and time of the

 

real time clock, enable or disable the low battery

 

check, and choose a real time renewal timing.

 

Refer to Section 2.7.6 Real Time Clock

 

Setting.

 

NOTES:

1.System Mode menus can be selected with the [RESTART] or [FEED] key.

2.To enter each of the above System Mode menus, press the [PAUSE] key when the menu is displayed.

3.If the [PAUSE] key is pressed with “<1>RESET” being displayed, the printer will turn to an idle state and the message will change to “ONLINE”

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2.7.1 Parameter Setting

While “<2>PARAMETER SET” is displayed on the LCD Message

 

Display, press the [PAUSE] key to enter the Parameter Setting Mode.

 

The Parameter Setting Mode contains the following sub menus. Each

 

time the [PAUSE] key is pressed, the sub menus are displayed

 

sequentially.

(1) Character code selection

(2) Character zero selection

(3) Baud rate selection

(4) Data length selection

(5) Stop bit length selection

(6) Parity selection

(7) Flow control code selection

(8) LCD language selection

(9) Auto forward wait selection

(10) Control code selection

(11) Strip wait status selection

(12) FEED key function selection

(13) KANJI code selection

(14) EURO code selection

(15) Auto print head check selection

(16) Centronics ACK/BUSY timing selection

(17) Web printer function selection

(18) Input prime selection

(19) Ribbon near end selection

(20) Expansion I/O interface selection

(21) Plug & Play selection

(22) Label end/ribbon error selection

(23) Pre-strip selection

(24) Reverse feed speed selection

(25) Maxi code specification selection

(26) Keyboard interface selection

(27) Strip motor torque selection

(28) Print head applied current table selection

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2.7.1Parameter Setting (Cont.)

NOTE:

Be careful if the printer is turned off without pressing the [PAUSE] key, the selected value does not become effective.

(1) Character Code Selection

This parameter is to choose a character code used for printing. Printed characters differ depending on a chosen character code and font. For details of characters, refer to the B-SA4T Series External Equipment Interface Specification (Printer Command Manual).

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key.

<2>PARAMETER SET FONT CODE PC-850

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

[RESTART]

[FEED]

FONT CODE UTF-8

FONT CODE PC-866

FONT CODE Arabic

FONT CODE LATIN9

FONT CODE PC1257

FONT CODE PC1254

FONT CODE PC1253

FONT CODE PC1252

FONT CODE PC1251

FONT CODE PC1250

FONT CODE PC-855

FONT CODE PC-851

FONT CODE PC-8

FONT CODE PC-857

FONT CODE PC-852

FONT CODE PC-850

NOTE:

The following fonts do not support a zero with slash.

Bit Map Font:

OCR-A, OCR-B, GOTHIC 725 Black, Kanji, Chinese

Outline Font:

Price Font 1, Price Font 2, Price Font 3, DUTCH 801 Bold, BRUSH 738 Regular, GOTHIC 725 Black, True Type Font

After selecting a character code, press the [PAUSE] key.

(2) Character Zero Selection

This parameter is to choose the way to indicate zero between “0” and “Ø”. When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key twice.

<2>PARAMETER SET ZERO FONT 0

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZERO FONT

0

(Without slash)

 

[RESTART]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

ZERO FONT

Ø

(With slash)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting a character zero, press the [PAUSE] key.

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2.7.1Parameter Setting (Cont.)

(3) Baud Rate Selection

This parameter is to choose a baud rate of the RS-232C interface. When the printer communicates with a host computer by serial interface, be sure to match the setting with the host.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET

<Reference>

Properties screen of Serial (COM) port under Windows98

SPEED 9600bps

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEED 115200 bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

SPEED 38400 bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEED 19200 bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEED

9600 bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

SPEED

4800 bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEED

2400 bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting a baud rate, press the [PAUSE] key.

(4) Data Length Selection

This parameter is to choose a communication data length of the RS-232C interface.

7 bits is used when transmitting alphanumeric data only. 8 bits is used to when transmitting special characters. Be sure to match a setting with a host computer.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET DATA LENG. 8bits

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

DATA LENG. 8bits

[RESTART]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATA LENG. 7bits

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting a data length, press the [PAUSE] key.

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2.7.1Parameter Setting (Cont.)

NOTES:

1. When using the hardware flow control, the control signals and data must be in pairs between the printer and the PC.

Printer

 

Host

TD

RD

RD

TD

RTS

CTS

CTS

RTS

DSR

DTR

DTR

DSR

Refer to the RS-232C connector’s pin layout in APPENDIX 2. Check if the printer and the PC is properly connectable with your cable

2. Be careful that there are two types of RS-232C cable; straight cable and cross cable.

Use a straight cable for this printer.

NOTE:

The following is the detailed descriptions for each transmission control code.

1)XON/XOFF AUTO

At the power on time, the printer outputs XON. At the power off time, the printer outputs XOFF.

2)XON+READY AUTO

At the power on time, the printer outputs XON. At the power off time, the printer outputs XOFF.

3)READY/BUSY

At the power on time, the DTR signal output from the printer turns to High level (READY). At the power off time, the printer does not output XOFF.

4)ON/XOFF

At the power on time, the printer outputs XON. At the power off time, the printer does not output XOFF.

5)READY/BUSY RTS

At the power on time, the RTS signal output from the printer turns to High level (READY). At the power off time, the printer does not output XOFF.

(5) Stop Bit Length Selection

This parameter is to choose a stop bit length of the RS-232C interface. Be sure to match a setting with a host computer.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET STOP BIT 1bit

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

STOP BIT 1bit

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOP BIT 2bits

[FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting a stop bit length, press the [PAUSE] key.

(6) Parity Selection

This parameter is to choose the parity of the RS-232C interface.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET PARITY NONE

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

PARITY EVEN

[RESTART]

PARITY ODD

[FEED]

PARITY NONE

After selecting the parity, press the [PAUSE] key.

(7) Flow Control Code Selection

This parameter is to choose a flow control code of the RS-232C interface. When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET XON+READY AUTO

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

XON/XOFF AUTO

XON/XOFF mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XON/XOFF+READY/BUSY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XON+READY AUTO

 

[RESTART]

 

 

 

(DTR) mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

READY/BUSY (DTR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

READY/BUSY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mode

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XON/XOFF

XON/XOFF mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

READY/BUSY RTS

RTS mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting a flow control code, press the [PAUSE] key.

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2.7.1Parameter Setting (Cont.)

(8) LCD Language Selection

This parameter is to choose a language in which the LCD message is displayed.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET LCD ENGLISH

NOTES:

1.If the printer is not used for a few days, the top edge of the media may become curly, which may cause a paper jam. The Auto Forward Wait Function prevents this problem since the media feed amount is increased so that the media stops past the platen.

2.When the Stop Position Fine Adjustment Value is set in + direction, the media will stop past the media outlet.

When the value is set in – direction, the media will stop inside the media outlet.

3.This setting will be useful to fine adjust the cut position of labels.

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

ENGLISH

[RESTART] ITALIAN

JAPANESE

SPANISH

[FEED] DUTCH

FRENCH

GERMAN

After selecting a language, press the [PAUSE] key.

(9) Auto Forward Wait Selection

This parameter is to choose whether to activate the Auto Forward Wait function or not.

This function, used in the cut mode, automatically feeds the media forward for about 17 mm if there is more than 1-second idle time after printing, to prevent the top edge of the media from curling.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET FORWARD WAIT OFF

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activated

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORWARD WAIT ON

 

[RESTART]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

FORWARD WAIT OFF

Not activated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting an auto forward wait, press the [PAUSE] key.

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2.7.1Parameter Setting (Cont.)

When ON is selected, pressing the [PAUSE] key will result that the LCD Message Display shows the stop position fine adjustment value setting screen.

<2>PARAMETER SET

POSITION +0.0mm

 

POSITION +5.0mm

[RESTART]

 

POSITION +0.0mm

[FEED]

 

POSITION -5.0mm

[FEED] key:

Pressing the [FEED] key one time causes a –0.1mm change,

up to –5.0 mm.

[RESTART] key: Pressing the [RESTART] key one time causes a +0.1mm change, up to +5.0 mm.

After selecting an auto forward wait, press the [PAUSE] key.

(10) Control Code Selection

This parameter is to choose a Control Code.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET CODE AUTO

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CODE AUTO

Automatic selection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

 

Manual selection

 

CODE ESC,LF,NUL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual selection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

CODE{|}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CODE MANUAL

Control codes should

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

be specified.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When “CODE MANUAL” is selected and the [PAUSE] key is pressed, the LCD display will show the setting screen of CONTROL CODE1 to CONTROL CODE3 as follows.

<2>PARAMETER SET CONTROL CODE1 1B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTROL CODE1 FF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

 

CONTROL CODE1 FE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTROL CODE1 FD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

CONTROL CODE1 02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTROL CODE1 01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTROL CODE1 00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2.7.1Parameter Setting (Cont.)

After setting the control code for Control Code 1, press the [PAUSE] key to show the CONTROL CODE2 screen. In a same manner, press the [PAUSE] key after setting the control code for Control Code 2 to display the CONTROL CODE3 screen.

CONTROL CODE1

[PAUSE]

CONTROL CODE2

[PAUSE]

CONTROL CODE3

Press the [PAUSE] key after setting the control code for Control Code 3.

(11) Strip Wait Status Selection

This parameter is to choose when the printer sends a strip wait status (05H) to a host in response to a status request command.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET PEEL OFF STS OFF

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEEL OFF STS OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A strip wait status is sent when the printer

 

[RESTART]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

receives the next issue command and the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

previously printed label is waiting to be removed.

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEEL OFF STS ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A strip wait status is sent when a printed label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is waiting to be removed.

After selecting the Strip Wait Status, press the [PAUSE] key.

(12) FEED Key Function Selection

This parameter is to choose the function of the [FEED] key.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET FEED KEY FEED

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

[RESTART]

[FEED]

FEED KEY FEED

The [FEED] key will feed one media when pressed.

FEED KEY PRINT

The [FEED] key will print the data in the Image Buffer (The last printed data)

After selecting the FEED key function, press the [PAUSE] key.

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2.7.1Parameter Setting (Cont.)

NOTE:

Kanji code selection is not supported by the QM model as the Kanji ROMs are not installed.

(13) KANJI Code Selection

This parameter is to choose a KANJI code.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET KANJI CODE TYPE1

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows code

 

 

 

 

 

 

KANJI CODE TYPE1

 

[RESTART]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

KANJI CODE TYPE2

Original code

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:

Pressing the [FEED] or [RESTART] key causes 1 byte change in the Euro Code value.

After selecting a Kanji code, press the [PAUSE] key.

(14) EURO Code Selection

This parameter is to choose a Euro code (€).

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET EURO CODE B0

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

EURO CODE 20

[RESTART]

EURO CODE 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

EURO CODE

FE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EURO CODE

FF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting a Euro code, press the [PAUSE] key.

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2.7.1Parameter Setting (Cont.)

NOTES:

1.It is recommended that this function should be activated when high quality printing such as bar codes printing is required. Otherwise, choose OFF.

2.When a broken element is found, the printer stops, displaying “HEAD ERROR”. The error state can be cleared by pressing the [RESTART] key, but if the broken element affects bar code readability or actual operations, please replace the print head with a proper one.

(15) Auto Print Head Check Selection

This parameter is to choose whether to perform the Auto Print Head Check function at the power on time. When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET AUTO HD CHK OFF

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTO HD CHK OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

 

 

Auto print head broken element

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

check is not performed.

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTO HD CHK ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto print head broken element check is performed.

After selecting auto print head check, press the [PAUSE] key.

(16) Centronics Interface ACK/BUSY Timing Selection

This parameter is to choose an ACK/BUSY timing of the Centronics interface.

“TYPE1” has been chosen as default, but if a communication error occurs or a communication is not properly made, change to “TYPE2”.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears”.

<2>PARAMETER SET ACK/BUSY TYPE1

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACK/BUSY TYPE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

 

and a release of

A rise of ACK signal

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSY occur at the same time.

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACK/BUSY TYPE2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fall of ACK signal and a release of BUSY occur at the same time.

After selecting an ACK/BUSY timing, press the [PAUSE] key.

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2.7.1Parameter Setting (Cont.)

(17) Web Printer Function Selection

This parameter is to choose whether to use the printer as a web printer. When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

NOTE:

When “WEB PRINTER ON” is selected, the status of the printer connected in a network can be checked through the Web browser.

<2>PARAMETER SET WEB PRINTER OFF

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unavailable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

WEB PRINTER OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

Available

WEB PRINTER ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting the Web printer function, press the [PAUSE] key.

(18) Input Prime Selection

This parameter is to choose whether to enable a reset operation when INIT signal is ON.

Normally, when the printer receives a reset request signal (nInit signal) from the host via Centronics interface, the printer will be reset and turn to the idle state.

When the INPUT PRIME parameter is set to OFF, the printer is reset but does not turn to idle.

When this parameter is set to ON, the host sends an INIT signal and the printer turns to idle each time the printer is turned on. If you would like to avoid this processing, set this parameter to OFF.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET INPUT PRIME ON

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

INPUT PRIME

ON

Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

Unavailable

INPUT PRIME

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting the Input Prime, press the [PAUSE] key.

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2.7.1Parameter Setting (Cont.)

(19) Ribbon Near End Selection

This parameter is to choose the remaining ribbon length where the ribbon near end is detected.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET

RBN NEAR END 70m

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBN NEAR END

70m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

Near end is detected

when the remaining

 

 

 

 

 

 

ribbon is 70m long.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBN NEAR END

30m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Near end is detected when the remaining

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

ribbon is 30m long.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBN NEAR END

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ribbon end is not detected.

After selecting the ribbon near end function, press the [PAUSE] key.

(20) Expansion I/O Interface Type Selection

This parameter is to choose a type of the Expansion I/O interface operating mode.

This parameter should be set depending on the expansion I/O control specification of the device to be connected via the expansion I/O interface. For details, refer to the External Equipment Interface Specification.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET EX.I/O TYPE1

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TYPE1: Standard mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

EX.I/O

TYPE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

TYPE2: Inline mode

EX.I/O

TYPE2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting an Expansion I/O Interface type, press the [PAUSE] key.

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2.7.1Parameter Setting (Cont.)

NOTE:

If the printer and the PC are connected by USB, plug & play will be automatically enabled, regardless of the setting of this parameter.

(21) Plug & Play Selection

This parameter is to choose whether to enable a Plug & Play function. When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET PLUG & PLAY OFF

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unavailable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

PLUG & PLAY OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

Available

PLUG & PLAY ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting a Plug & Play, press the [PAUSE] key.

(22) Label End/Ribbon Error Selection

This parameter is to choose a printing process when a label end or ribbon error is detected.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET LBL/RBN END TYP1

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

[RESTART]

[FEED]

LBL/RBN END TYP1

TYPE1: When a label end/ribbon error is detected in the middle of printing, printing is immediately paused.

LBL/RBN END TYP2

TYPE2: When a label end/ribbon error is detected in the middle of printing, the printer prints the half-finished label as far as possible, and stops when the next label is at the home position.

After selecting a Label End/Ribbon Error type, press the [PAUSE] key.

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2.7.1Parameter Setting (Cont.)

(23) Pre-Strip Selection

This parameter is to choose whether to activate the Pre Strip function. When this parameter is set to ON (Available), the top edge of a label is separated (pre-stripped) from the backing paper before the label is printed. This function is intended to make the strip issue easier in case the labels are hard to strip due to the label intensity, adhesive power, or the printing speed.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET PRE PEEL OFF OFF

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unavailable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

PRE PEEL OFF OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

PRE PEEL OFF ON

Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When ON is selected, pressing the [PAUSE] key enables the adjustment value setting.

P.P.FEED +9.9mm

[RESTART] P.P.FEED +9.8mm

 

P.P.FEED

+9.7mm

 

P.P.FEED

-2.3mm

[FEED]

P.P.FEED

-2.4mm

 

P.P.FEED

-2.5mm

After setting an adjustment value, press the [PAUSE] key to make a prestrip function test.

When the [FEED] key is pressed, the printer feeds a label.

If the label stops with its top edge aligning with the strip shaft edge, the adjustment value has been properly set. Press the [PAUSE] key to go to the next parameter setting.

If further adjustment is required, press the [RESTART] key to return to the adjustment value setting.

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2.7.1Parameter Setting (Cont.)

(24) Reverse Feed Speed Selection

This parameter is to choose a reverse feed speed.

In the strip issue, the back feed speed of 3”/sec. may cause a shortage of feed amount due to a lack of torque, slippery media surface, etc. In such case, reduce the back feed speed to 2”/sec. to secure the feed amount.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET BACK SPEED STD

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STD: 3 inch/second

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

BACK SPEED

STD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

LOW: 2 inch/second

BACK SPEED

LOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting the Back Feed Speed, press the [PAUSE] key.

(25) Maxi Code Specification Selection

This parameter is to choose a Maxi code specification.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET MAXI CODE TYPE1

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

MAXI CODE TYPE1

[RESTART]

TYPE1: Compatible specification with the B-X series

[FEED]

MAXI CODE TYPE2

TYPE2: Specification for specific home delivery company

After selecting a Maxi code specification, press the [PAUSE] key.

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2.7.1Parameter Setting (Cont.)

(26) Keyboard Interface Selection

This parameter is to choose a keyboard interface.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET

KB I/F

OFF

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

KB I/F

OFF

 

[RESTART]

 

 

 

 

 

KB-60 old version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KB I/F

KB60(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KB-60 current version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KB I/F

KB60(2)

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KB-80

 

 

 

 

 

 

KB I/F

KB80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting a keyboard interface, press the [PAUSE] key.

(27) Strip Motor Torque Selection

This parameter is to choose a strip motor torque.

When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET PEEL OFF TRQ R0

NOTE:

When the print tone is too light, turn up the print tone in the positive (+) direction first. If the print tone does not improve by the print tone fine adjustment, choose TONE TABLE TYPE 2. Please do not turn up the print tone excessively, as doing this may cause ribbon wrinkles.

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R0: Low

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEEL OFF TRQ R0

 

[RESTART]

 

 

 

 

R1:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEEL OFF TRQ R1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R2:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEEL OFF TRQ R2

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R3: High

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEEL OFF TRQ R3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting a strip motor torque, press the [PAUSE] key.

(28) Print Head Applied Current Table Selection

This parameter is to choose the applied current level to the print head. When “<2>PARAMETER SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key until the following display appears.

<2>PARAMETER SET TONE TABLE TYPE1

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TONE TABLE

TYPE1

Standard table

 

[RESTART]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TONE TABLE

TYPE2

Additional table 1

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting the print head applied current table, press the [PAUSE] key.

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2.7.2 Dump Mode Setting

NOTES:

1.When “ON DEMAND” is selected, it is required to choose a

printing method again and press the [PAUSE] key to print the subsequent data until the all data has been printed.

2 If an error occurs during dumping, the printer will display an error message and stop printing. The error can be cleared by pressing the [PAUSE] key, and then the display will show “<4>DUMP MODE” again.

After a recovery from the error the printer will not start printing automatically.

While “<4>DUMP MODE” is displayed on the LCD Message Display, press the [PAUSE] key to enter the Dump Mode.

In the Dump Mode, data in the receive buffer are printed. Data are expressed in hexadecimal values. This operation allows the user to verify programming commands or debug the program.

When “<4>DUMP MODE” appears, press the [PAUSE] key.

<4>DUMP MODE BUFFER RS-232C

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to choose a receive buffer to be dumped.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUFFER

RS-232C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUFFER

CENTRO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

BUFFER

NETWORK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUFFER

BASIC 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASIC Interpreter (Interface → Interpreter buffer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUFFER

BASIC 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASIC Interpreter (Interpreter → Printer buffer)

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUFFER

USB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUFFER

RF-ID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting the receive buffer, press the [PAUSE] key.

<4>DUMP MODE PRINT ON DEMAND

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a printing method.

[RESTART]

[FEED]

PRINT ON DEMAND

Prints 166 lines of data (approx. 50cm), then stops.

* To print the subsequent data, choose a printing method again and press the [PAUSE] key.

PRINT ALL

Prints all data in the receive buffer, then stops.

After selecting a printing method, press the [PAUSE] key.

<4>DUMP MODE

NOW PRINTING...

[PAUSE]

<4>DUMP MODE

Turn off the power, and then on.

ON LINE

B-SA4T-T V1.2A

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2.7.2Dump Mode Setting (Cont.)

Print Conditions

Printing width: 3.9 inches (100 mm)

Sensor selection: None

Print speed: 4”/sec.

Printing mode: Depends on the selection in use.

16 bytes/line

Data is printed in the order from the new one to the old one.

Data specified by the receive buffer write pointer will be printed in boldface.

The data in the receive buffer is printed as follows:

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

 

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

 

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

 

7B

41

58

3B

2B

30

30

30

2C

2B

30

30

30

2C

2B

30

{AX;+000,+000,+0

30

7C

7D

7B

44

30

37

37

30

2C

31

31

30

30

2C

30

0|}{D0760,1100,0

37

34

30

7C

7D

7B

43

7C

7D

7B

4C

43

3B

30

30

33

740|}{C|}{LC;003

30

2C

30

30

32

30

2C

30

30

33

30

2C

30

36

36

30

0,0020,0030,0660

2C

30

2C

32

7C

7D

7B

4C

43

3B

30

30

37

30

2C

30

,0,2|}{LC;0070,0

30

32

30

2C

30

30

37

30

2C

30

36

36

30

2C

30

2C

020,0070,0660,0,

39

7C

7D

7B

4C

43

3B

30

30

35

30

2C

30

30

32

30

9|}{LC;0050,0020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:

 

 

 

 

 

44

45

46

47

48

49

4A

7C

7D

7B

50

43

31

30

3B

30

DEFGHIJ|}{PC10;0

33

35

30

2C

30

34

30

30

2C

31

2C

31

2C

4B

2C

30

350,0400,1,1,K,0

30

2C

42

3D

41

42

43

44

65

66

67

68

69

6A

6B

6C

0,B=ABCDefghijkl

6D

6E

6F

70

7C

7D

7B

50

56

30

32

3B

30

33

33

30

mnop|}{PV02;0330

2C

30

36

36

30

2C

30

32

37

30

2C

30

32

35

30

2C

,0660,0270,0250,

41

2C

30

30

2C

42

3D

42

7C

7D

7B

50

56

30

33

3B

A,00,B=B|}{PV03;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:

 

 

 

 

 

3B

30

39

30

30

2C

30

31

38

30

2C

54

2C

48

2C

30

;0900,0180,T,H,0

35

2C

41

2C

30

3D

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

30

5,A,0=1234567890

41

42

43

44

45

7C

7D

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

ABCDE|}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feed direction

Receive Buffer Size

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interface

 

Buffer size

 

 

RS-232C

 

1MB (65536 lines)

 

 

Centronics

 

1MB (65536 lines)

 

 

Network Interface

 

1MB (65536 lines)

 

 

BASIC 1

 

8KB (512 lines)

 

 

BASIC 2

 

8KB (512 lines)

 

 

USB

 

1MB (65536 lines)

 

 

RFID

 

8KB (512 lines)

 

Required Label Length

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interface

 

Media length*

 

 

RS-232C

 

 

198.2m

 

 

Centronics

 

 

198.2m

 

 

Network Interface

 

 

198.2m

 

 

BASIC 1

 

 

2m

 

 

BASIC 2

 

 

2m

 

 

USB

 

 

198.2m

 

 

RFID

 

 

2m

 

*: Media length required for printing all data in the receive buffer.

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2.7 Setting an Operating Environment

2.7.3 BASIC Expansion Mode While “<5>EXPAND MDOE” is displayed on the LCD Message Display, press the [PAUSE] key to enter the BASIC Expansion Mode.

NOTE:

For the BASIC enable setting mode, refer to the B-SA4T Series Key Operation Specification stored in the CD-ROM.

In the BASIC Expansion Mode, it is possible to execute the BASIC expansion mode program under the following conditions.

The BASIC expansion mode program has already been loaded.

The BASIC enable setting mode is selected.

The basic expansion mode ends when the basic expansion program is exited.

When “<5>EXPAND MODE” appears, press the [PAUSE] key.

<5>EXPAND MODE

When the [PAUSE] key is pressed, BASIC program is executed.

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2.7.4 Automatic Calibration

While “<6>AUTO CALIB” is displayed on the LCD Message Display,

 

press the [PAUSE] key to enter the Automatic Calibration Mode.

 

In the Automatic Calibration Mode, whether to activate the automatic

 

calibration at a power on time or not is selectable. When the automatic

 

calibration is activated, the printer feeds the media for about 160 mm

 

each time the power is turned on or the Top Cover is opened, to detect a

 

print start position.

 

 

 

 

When “<6>AUTO CALIB” appears, press the [PAUSE] key.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<6>AUTO CALIB

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

 

 

 

 

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not activated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

TRANS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Feed gap sensor)

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activated

 

 

ON

REFLECT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Black mark sensor)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting the automatic calibration, press the [PAUSE] key.

NOTES:

1.This function is available only when the media pitch is 10.0 mm to 150.0 mm.

2.When this function is activated, the media length, effective print length, and sensor type specified in the command are ignored.

3.When the printer cannot find a print start position properly, it will continue to feed the media for up to 500.0 mm. If that does not work, the printer will stop, resulting in a paper jam.

4.During an automatic calibration, the printer also feeds the ribbon.

5.An automatic forward feed is not performed immediately after an automatic calibration, even if the auto forward wait parameter is set to ON.

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2.7 Setting an Operating Environment

2.7.5 LAN Setting

While “<7>LAN” is displayed on the LCD Message Display, press the

 

[PAUSE] key to enter the LAN Setting Mode.

 

 

In the LAN Setting Mode, whether to enable the LAN communication

 

and SNMP or not is selectable.

 

 

 

 

When “<7>LAN” appears, press the [PAUSE] key.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<7>LAN

 

 

 

 

 

ON SNMP ON

 

 

 

 

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to select a desired option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAN is disabled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAN and SNMP are

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

SNMP ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

enabled

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAN is enabled but

 

 

ON

SNMP OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNMP is disabled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting the LAN setting, press the [PAUSE] key.

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2.7 Setting an Operating Environment

2.7.6 Real Time Clock Setting While “<8>RTC SET” is displayed on the LCD Message Display, press the [PAUSE] key to enter the Real Time Clock Setting Mode.

NOTE:

The Real Time Clock Setting is effective only when an optional Real Time Clock, B-SA704-RTC-QM-R, is installed.

The Real Time Clock Setting Mode contains the following sub menus. Each time the [PAUSE] key is pressed, the sub menus are displayed sequentially.

(1)Date setting (Year, Month, Day)

(2)Time setting (Hour, Minute, Second)

(3)Low battery check setting

(4)RTC data renewal timing setting

(1)Date Setting

This parameter is to set the Year, Month, and Day, in order. When “<8>RTC SET” appears, press the [PAUSE] key.

<8>RTC SET DATE 05/01/01

NOTE:

Use the [FEED] or [RESTART] key to set the value.

Press the [PAUSE] key to set the date.

<8>RTC SET

Year

DATE Y

06/01/01

 

 

[PAUSE]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<8>RTC SET

Month

DATE M 06/03/01

 

 

 

 

 

 

[PAUSE]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<8>RTC SET

Day

DATE D

06/03/01

 

After selecting the date, press the [PAUSE] key.

(2) Time Setting

This parameter is to set the Hour, Minute, and Second, in order.

<8>RTC SET TIME 00/00/00

Press the [PAUSE] key to set the time.

<8>RTC SET

Hour

TIME H

10/01/01

 

 

[PAUSE]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<8>RTC SET

Minute

TIME M

10/30/01

 

 

 

 

 

 

[PAUSE]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<8>RTC SET

Second

TIME S

10/30/00

 

After selecting the time, press the [PAUSE] key.

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2.7 Setting an Operating Environment

2.7.6 Real Time Clock Setting (3) Low Battery Check Setting

(Cont.)

This parameter is to choose whether to activate the low battery check

function or not.

 

NOTE:

1.Be sure to load the battery and set the low battery check function to ON whenever the real time clock is used. If the battery is not loaded or the battery voltage is low, the real time clock data is erased at the power off time.

2.When the low battery check function is set to ON and if the battery voltage is 1.9V or less, the printer will result in a “LOW BATTERY” error and stop at the power on time. As a restart is invalidated in this case, hold down the [RESTART] key to cause the printer to enter <1>RESET mode, access the Real Time Clock setting mode, and set the low battery function to OFF.

<8>RTC SET

LOW BATT. CHECK

Press the [PAUSE] key to set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW BATT.

ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW BATT.

OFF

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low battery check is activated.

Low battery check is not activated.

After selecting the low battery check, press the [PAUSE] key.

(4) RTC Data Renewal Timing Setting

This parameter is to choose the RTC data renewal timing.

<8>RTC SET RENEWAL

Press the [PAUSE] key to set.

[RESTART]

[FEED]

RENEWAL BATCH

Batch print is possible. However, the same time is printed on the all media issued in a batch because the real time clock data is read only for the first media.

RENEWAL PAGE

A real time can be printed on each media. However, the printer needs to stop the motion before printing each media to read the real time clock data.

After selecting the RTC data renewal timing, press the [PAUSE] key. The current date is displayed.

<8>RTC SET DATE 06/03/01

Press the [FEED] and [RESTART] keys at the same time to return to the <8>RTC SET display.

<8>RTC SET

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2.7 Setting an Operating Environment

2.7.7IP Address Setting (TCP/IP)

Power OFF

While holding down the [FEED] and [PAUSE] keys, turn on the printer.

<1>DIAG. Vx.x

[FEED] [RESTART]

<2>PARAMETER SET

[FEED] [RESTART]

<3>ADJUST SET

[FEED] [RESTART]

<4>TEST PRINT

[FEED] [RESTART]

<5>SENSOR ADJ.

[FEED] [RESTART]

<6>RAM CLEAR

[FEED]

[RESTART]

<7>IP ADDRESS

[FEED]

[RESTART]

<8>BASIC

[FEED]

[RESTART]

<9>FOR FACTORY

[FEED] [RESTART]

When the printer is connected to a PC through TCP/IP by using a LAN cable, it is necessary to set an IP address in the System Mode for system administrators.

The System Mode for system administrators consists of the following menus.

<1>DIAG. Vx.x

This menu is used to check and print the printer

 

system information and maintenance counter

 

status.

<2>PARAMETER SET

This menu is used to set the printer parameters.

<3>ADJUST SET

This menu is used to make a fine adjustment of a

 

print start position, cut position, etc.

<4>TEST PRINT

This menu is used to perform print tests.

<5>SENSOR ADJ.

This menu is used to check the sensor statuses

 

and adjust each sensor.

<6>RAM CLEAR

This menu is used to perform a RAM clear.

 

DO NOT USE this menu.

<7>IP ADDRESS

This menu is used to set an IP address.

<8>BASIC

This menu is used to enable the printer to use

 

Basic program.

<9>FOR FACTORY

This menu is intended for an in-process

 

inspection. Do not use this menu.

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2.7 Setting an Operating Environment

2.7.7IP Address Setting (TCP/IP) (Cont.)

In this section, how to set the IP address is described.

First, you need to access the System Mode for system administrators.

1.While holding down the [FEED] and [PAUSE] keys, turn on the printer.

2.When “<1>DIAG” appears on the LCD Message Display, release the

[FEED] and [PAUSE] keys.

Now, the printer is in the System Mode for system administrators.

3.Press the [FEED] or [RESTART] key until “<7>IP ADDRESS” appears on the LCD Message Display.

4.Press the [PAUSE] key to enter the IP Address Setting Mode.

The IP Address Setting Mode contains the following sub menus. To enter each sub menu, press the [PAUSE] key.

<7>IP ADDRESS

PRINTER IP ADRES

[RESTART] [FEED]

<7>IP ADDRESS GATEWAY IP ADRES

[RESTART] [FEED]

<7>IP ADDRESS SUBNET MASK

[RESTART] [FEED]

<7>IP ADDRESS SOCKET PORT

[RESTART] [FEED]

<7>IP ADDRESS DHCP

[RESTART] [FEED]

<7>IP ADDRESS DHCP CLIENT ID

[RESTART] [FEED]

<7>IP ADDRESS DHCP HOST NAME

[RESTART] [FEED]

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2.7 Setting an Operating Environment

2.7.7IP Address Setting (TCP/IP) (Cont.)

NOTES:

1.Set each 3-digit value by using the [RESTART] or [FEED] key.

[RESTART] key: Increment [FEED] key: Decrement Range: 0 to 255

2.Press the [PAUSE] key to move the cursor to the next 3-digit value.

3.After the last 3-digit value is set, press the [PAUSE] key to go to Gateway IP Address Setting.

(1) Printer IP Address

This parameter is to set an IP address.

<7>IP ADDRESS PRINTER IP ADRES

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS 192 . 168 . 010 . 020

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS 192 . 168 . 010 . 020

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS 192 . 168 . 010 . 020

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS 192 . 168 . 010 . 020

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS GATEWAY IP ADRES

NOTE:

After the last 3-digit value is set, press the [PAUSE] key to go to Subnet Mask Setting.

(2) Gateway IP Address

This parameter is to set a Gateway IP address.

<7>IP ADDRESS GATEWAY IP ADRES

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS 192 . 168 . 010 . 020

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS 192 . 168 . 010 . 020

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS 192 . 168 . 010 . 020

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS 192 . 168 . 010 . 020

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS SUBNET MASK

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2.7 Setting an Operating Environment

2.7.7IP Address Setting (TCP/IP) (Cont.)

NOTE:

After the last 3-digit value is set, press the [PAUSE] key to go to Socket Port Setting.

(3) Subnet Mask

This parameter is to set a Subnet Mask.

<7>IP ADDRESS SUBNET MASK

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS 255 . 255 . 255 . 000

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS 255 . 255 . 255 . 000

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS 255 . 255 . 255 . 000

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS 255 . 255 . 255 . 000

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS SOCKET PORT

(4) Socket Port

This parameter is to enable a socket port and set a socket number.

NOTES:

1.Pressing the [PAUSE] key while “PORT ON 08000” is displayed allows you to set the port number.

2.Set a number for each digit by using the [RESTART] or

[FEED] key.

[RESTART] key: Increment [FEED] key: Decrement

Range: 00000 to 65535

A number exceeding 65535 will be automatically corrected to 65535.

3.Be careful not to set the same port number that other applications are using.

4.Press the [PAUSE] key to move the cursor to the next digit.

5.After the last digit is set, press the [PAUSE] key to go to DHCP Setting.

SOCKET PORT

 

[PAUSE]

[RESTART] or [FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORT OFF -----

 

 

 

 

PORT ON

08000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[PAUSE]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORT ON

08000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter a number for each digit of the port number with the [RESTART] or

[FEED] key.

PORT ON 08000

[PAUSE]

PORT ON 08000

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS DHCP

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2.7 Setting an Operating Environment

2.7.7IP Address Setting (TCP/IP) (Cont.)

NOTE:

Pressing the [PAUSE] key while “DHCP ON” is displayed allows you to set a DHCP client ID.

(5) DHCP

This parameter is to enable DHCP.

<7>IP ADDRESS DHCP

 

[PAUSE]

[RESTART] or [FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<7>IP ADDRESS

 

 

 

 

<7>IP ADDRESS

DHCP OFF

 

 

 

 

DHCP ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES:

1.Code used to enter a DHCP client ID is selectable between ASCII code (alphanumeric) and Hex code.

2.Set a character or value for each byte by using the

[RESTART] or [FEED] key.

[RESTART] key: Increment [FEED] key: Decrement

3.Press the [PAUSE] key to enter the next byte. Repeat this until 16th byte is entered.

4.A DHCP ID can be used to check what IP address is assigned to which client on a DHCP server. If a DHCP ID is not assigned, MAC address of a network device (LAN card or LAN interface board) will be notified to the server as a DHCP ID instead.

A DHCP ID is a 16-byte character string. As “FFH” (hex. code) is recognized as a terminator, if the top byte of DHCP ID is “FFH”, it is considered that a DHCP ID is not assigned.

[PAUSE]

<7>IP ADDRESS DHCP CLIENT ID

(6) DHCP Client ID

This parameter is to set a DHCP client ID.

<7>IP ADDRESS DHCP CLIENT ID

[PAUSE]

[FEED] or [RESTART]

 

 

 

MODE

 

ASCII

 

 

 

MODE HEX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DHCP CLIENT ID

 

 

 

DHCP CLIENT ID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASCII Code

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hex. Code

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[PAUSE]

 

 

 

 

 

[PAUSE]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODE

 

ASCII

 

 

 

4142434445464748

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP

 

 

 

494A4B4C4D4E4F50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter a character or a value for each of 1st byte to 16th

 

 

 

 

 

byte sequentially using the [FEED] or [RESTART] key.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[PAUSE]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[PAUSE]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2.7.7IP Address Setting (TCP/IP) (Cont.)

NOTE:

After the 16th byte of the DHCP host name is set, press the [PAUSE] key. At this time, the display will turn to “<7>IP ADDRESS”.

(7) DHCP Host Name

This parameter is to set a DHCP host name.

<7>IP ADDRESS DHCP HOST NAME

[PAUSE]

MODE ASCII

Enter a character or a value for each of 1st [PAUSE] byte to 16th byte sequentially using the [FEED]

or [RESTART] key.

<7>IP ADDRESS

ASCII code and Hex. code correspondence table

Upper 4 bits

2

3

4

5

6

7

Lower 4 bits

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

SP

0

@

P

`

p

1

!

1

A

Q

a

q

2

2

B

R

b

r

3

#

3

C

S

c

s

4

$

4

D

T

d

t

5

%

5

E

U

e

u

6

&

6

F

V

f

v

7

7

G

W

g

w

8

(

8

H

X

h

x

9

)

9

I

Y

i

y

A

*

:

J

Z

j

z

B

+

;

K

[

k

{

C

,

<

L

\

l

|

D

-

=

M

]

m

}

E

.

>

N

^

n

 

F

/

?

O

_

o

 

SP = Space

(Example) To enter “TOSHIBA” in Hex. code: 54 4F 53 48 49 42 41

When the system mode settings have been completed, turn off the printer.

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2.8Installing the Printer Drivers

2.8.1Introduction

This manual describes how to install the TOSHIBA printer driver for the TOSHIBA bar code printer on your Windows host computer; install and delete the printer driver, the procedure for adding the LAN port, cautions and limitations.

The examples provided here illustrate the procedure for installing the printer driver version V7.0 for the B-SA4T series.

2.8.2General Description

(1)Features

Once you install the TOSHIBA printer driver on your Windows host computer, you can use the TOSHIBA bar code printer, as well as the easy-to-use general printers.

You can use this printer by connecting a parallel interface cable (printer cable), a USB cable, or a LAN cable to your host computer.

(2)System Requirements

To install the TOSHIBA printer driver on your host computer, the following system and environment are required:

Operating system:

Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP

Hardware:

A DOS-/V (IBM PC/AT compatible) machine running an above operating system.

Interface:

• Parallel interface conforming to the IEEE1284 standard

USB interface

LAN interface

2.8.3Installing the Printer Driver

The installation procedure differs depending on the interface connected to the printer and the operation system you are using. Please install the printer driver by performing the appropriate procedure.

If the previous version of the printer driver has been installed on your host computer , be sure to uninstall it before you install this printer driver. (Refer to Section 2.8.4 Uninstalling the Printer Driver.)

To print via your network, please install the printer driver by performing the installation procedure for the parallel interface, and also perform the following:

1.In the procedure, select “LPT1” for the port.

2.After installation of the printer driver is completed, add the LAN port by referring to Section 2.8.5 Adding/Deleting a LAN Port, and specify the LAN port.

(1)Parallel Interface

To use the parallel interface, the following settings are required, after installing the printer driver:

For Windows 98/Me:

Open the printer properties. Select the “Details” tab and click on the [Spool

 

Settings…] button. The “Spool Settings” dialog box is displayed. Select

 

“Disable bi-directional support for this printer”.

For Windows 2000/XP:

Open the printer properties and select the “Ports” tab. Mark off the “Enable

 

bidirectional support” checkbox.

NOTE:

In case of the B-SX4T or B-SX5T series, make sure that the Centronics interface type is set to SPP (default).

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(1)Select “Settings” – “Printers” from the “Start” menu to open the printer folder.

(2)Double-click on the “Add Printer” icon. The Add Printer Wizard runs. Click on the [Next] button.

(3)Select “Local printer”, then click on the [Next] button. The screen listing “Manufacturers and Printers” is displayed.

(4) Click on the [Have Disk…] button. The “Install From Disk” dialog box is displayed. Specify the “\driver” folder in the CD-ROM drive, then click on the [OK] button.

NOTE:

The latest printer driver is available from the web site. (http://www.toshibatec-ris.com/products/barcode/download/index.html)

(5) Select the printer to be installed from “Printers” list, then click on the [Next] button.

Driver name

Model

Driver name

Model

TEC B-372

B-372-QP

TEC B-415

B-415-GH24-QM

 

 

 

B-415-GH25-QM

 

 

 

 

TEC B-431

B-431-GS10-QP

TEC B-452

B-452-TS10-QQ

 

B-431-GS10-CN

 

B-452-TS10-QQ-US

 

 

 

B-452-TS11-QQ-PAC

 

 

 

B-452-TS12-QP

 

 

 

B-452-TS12-QP-PAC

 

 

 

B-452-TS12-CN

TEC B-472

B-472-QQ

TEC B-472-CN

B-472-GH12-CN

 

B-472-QQ-US

 

B-472-GH14-CN

 

B-472-GH12-QQ

 

 

 

B-472-QP

 

 

TEC B-492

B-492L-TH10-QQ

TEC B-572

B-572-QQ

 

B-492R-TH10-QQ

 

B-572-QQ-US

 

B-492L-TH10-QP

 

B-572-QP

 

B-492R-TH10-QP

 

 

TEC B-682

B-682-TS10-QQ

TEC B-852

B-852-TS12-QQ

 

B-682-TS10-QQ-US

 

B-852-TS12-QQ-US

 

B-682-TS10-QP

 

B-852-TS12-QP

TEC B-872

B-872-QQ

TEC B-882

B-882-TS10-QQ

 

B-872-QQ-US

 

B-882-TS10-QQ-US

 

B-872-QP

 

B-882-TS10-QP

TEC B-SA4T

B-SA4TM-TS12-QM-R

TEC B-SA4T-

B-SA4TM-TS12-CN

 

B-SA4TP-TS12-QM-R

CN

B-SA4TP-TS12-CN

 

 

 

 

TEC B-SV4

B-SV4D-GS10-QM

TEC B-SX4

B-SX4T-GS10-QQ

 

B-SV4D-GH10-QM

 

B-SX4T-GS10-QQ-US

 

B-SV4D-GS10-QM-R

 

B-SX4T-GS10-QP

 

B-SV4D-GH10-QM-R

 

B-SX4T-GS20-QQ

 

 

 

B-SX4T-GS20-QQ-US

 

 

 

B-SX4T-GS20-QP

 

 

 

B-SX4T-GS20-QM-R

TEC B-SX5

B-SX5T-TS12-QQ

TEC B-SX5-CN

B-SX5T-TS12-CN

 

B-SX5T-TS12-QQ-US

 

B-SX5T-TS22-CN

 

B-SX5T-TS12-QP

 

 

 

B-SX5T-TS22-QQ

 

 

 

B-SX5T-TS22-QQ-US

 

 

 

B-SX5T-TS22-QP

 

 

 

B-SX5T-TS22-QM-R

 

 

TEC B-SX8T-R

B-SX8T-TS12-QM-R

TEC CB-416-

CB-416-T3-QQ

 

 

T3

CB-416-T3-QQ-US

 

 

 

CB-416-T3-QP

 

 

 

 

Driver name

Model

TEC B-419

B-419-GS10-QQ

 

B-419-GS12-QP

 

B-419-GS12-CN

TEC B-452H

B-452-HS12-QQ

 

B-452-HS12-QQ-US

 

B-452-HS12-QP

 

B-452-HS12-CN

 

 

TEC B-482

B-482-TS10-QQ

 

B-482-TS10-QQ-US

 

B-482-TS10-QP

 

 

TEC B-672

B-672-QQ

 

B-672-QQ-US

 

B-672-QP

 

 

TEC B-852-R

B-852-TS22-QQ-R

 

B-852-TS22-QP-R

 

 

TEC B-SA4G

B-SA4TM-GS12-QM-R

 

B-SA4TP-GS12-QM-R

 

 

TEC B-SP2D

B-SP2D-GH20-QM

 

B-SP2D-GH30-QM

 

B-SP2D-GH30-QM

 

B-SP2D-GH20-QM-R

 

B-SP2D-GH30-QM-R

 

B-SP2D-GH30-QM-R

TEC B-SX4-CN

B-SX4T-GS10-CN

 

B-SX4T-GS20-CN

TEC B-SX6T-R B-SX6T-TS12-QM-R

TEC CB-426-

CB-426-T3-QQ

T3

CB-426-T3-QQ-US

 

CB-426-T3-QP

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(6)The screen to select the existing installed printer driver or use the new one, is displayed. Select “Replace existing driver”, then click on the [Next] button. If you install the printer driver for the first time, this screen is not displayed.

(7)Select the port to be used for printing from the “Available ports” list, then click on the [Next] button.

(8)Change the printer name if necessary, and select whether or not you use the printer as the default printer (“Yes” or “No”). Click on the [Finish] button.

(9)The printer driver is installed. When installation is completed, the new printer icon is added in the “Printers” folder.

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(1)Log on to your host computer as a member who has full control access privilege concerning the printer settings.

(2)Select “Settings” – “Printers” from the “Start” menu to open the printer folder.

(3)Double-click on the “Add Printer” icon. The Add Printer Wizard runs. Click on the [Next] button.

(4)Select “Local printer”. Mark off the “Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer” checkbox, then click on the [Next] button.

(5)Select the port to be used for printing from the “Available ports” list, then click on the [Next] button.

(6)On the screen listing “Manufacturers and Printers”, click on the [Have Disk…] button. The “Install From Disk” dialog box is displayed.

(7)Specify the “\driver” folder in the CD-ROM drive, then click on the [OK] button.

NOTE:

The latest printer driver is available from the web site. (http://www.toshibatec-ris.com/products/barcode/download/index.html)

(8) Select the printer to be installed from “Printers” list, then click on the [Next] button.

Driver name

Model

Driver name

Model

TEC B-372

B-372-QP

TEC B-415

B-415-GH24-QM

 

 

 

B-415-GH25-QM

 

 

 

 

TEC B-431

B-431-GS10-QP

TEC B-452

B-452-TS10-QQ

 

B-431-GS10-CN

 

B-452-TS10-QQ-US

 

 

 

B-452-TS11-QQ-PAC

 

 

 

B-452-TS12-QP

 

 

 

B-452-TS12-QP-PAC

 

 

 

B-452-TS12-CN

TEC B-472

B-472-QQ

TEC B-472-CN

B-472-GH12-CN

 

B-472-QQ-US

 

B-472-GH14-CN

 

B-472-GH12-QQ

 

 

 

B-472-QP

 

 

TEC B-492

B-492L-TH10-QQ

TEC B-572

B-572-QQ

 

B-492R-TH10-QQ

 

B-572-QQ-US

 

B-492L-TH10-QP

 

B-572-QP

 

B-492R-TH10-QP

 

 

TEC B-682

B-682-TS10-QQ

TEC B-852

B-852-TS12-QQ

 

B-682-TS10-QQ-US

 

B-852-TS12-QQ-US

 

B-682-TS10-QP

 

B-852-TS12-QP

TEC B-872

B-872-QQ

TEC B-882

B-882-TS10-QQ

 

B-872-QQ-US

 

B-882-TS10-QQ-US

 

B-872-QP

 

B-882-TS10-QP

TEC B-SA4T

B-SA4TM-TS12-QM-R

TEC B-SA4T-

B-SA4TM-TS12-CN

 

B-SA4TP-TS12-QM-R

CN

B-SA4TP-TS12-CN

 

 

 

 

TEC B-SV4

B-SV4D-GS10-QM

TEC B-SX4

B-SX4T-GS10-QQ

 

B-SV4D-GH10-QM

 

B-SX4T-GS10-QQ-US

 

B-SV4D-GS10-QM-R

 

B-SX4T-GS10-QP

 

B-SV4D-GH10-QM-R

 

B-SX4T-GS20-QQ

 

 

 

B-SX4T-GS20-QQ-US

 

 

 

B-SX4T-GS20-QP

 

 

 

B-SX4T-GS20-QM-R

TEC B-SX5

B-SX5T-TS12-QQ

TEC B-SX5-CN

B-SX5T-TS12-CN

 

B-SX5T-TS12-QQ-US

 

B-SX5T-TS22-CN

 

B-SX5T-TS12-QP

 

 

 

B-SX5T-TS22-QQ

 

 

 

B-SX5T-TS22-QQ-US

 

 

 

B-SX5T-TS22-QP

 

 

 

B-SX5T-TS22-QM-R

 

 

TEC B-SX8T-R

B-SX8T-TS12-QM-R

TEC CB-416-

CB-416-T3-QQ

 

 

T3

CB-416-T3-QQ-US

 

 

 

CB-416-T3-QP

 

 

 

 

Driver name

Model

TEC B-419

B-419-GS10-QQ

 

B-419-GS12-QP

 

B-419-GS12-CN

TEC B-452H

B-452-HS12-QQ

 

B-452-HS12-QQ-US

 

B-452-HS12-QP

 

B-452-HS12-CN

 

 

TEC B-482

B-482-TS10-QQ

 

B-482-TS10-QQ-US

 

B-482-TS10-QP

 

 

TEC B-672

B-672-QQ

 

B-672-QQ-US

 

B-672-QP

 

 

TEC B-852-R

B-852-TS22-QQ-R

 

B-852-TS22-QP-R

 

 

TEC B-SA4G

B-SA4TM-GS12-QM-R

 

B-SA4TP-GS12-QM-R

 

 

TEC B-SP2D

B-SP2D-GH20-QM

 

B-SP2D-GH30-QM

 

B-SP2D-GH30-QM

 

B-SP2D-GH20-QM-R

 

B-SP2D-GH30-QM-R

 

B-SP2D-GH30-QM-R

TEC B-SX4-CN

B-SX4T-GS10-CN

 

B-SX4T-GS20-CN

TEC B-SX6T-R B-SX6T-TS12-QM-R

TEC CB-426-

CB-426-T3-QQ

T3

CB-426-T3-QQ-US

 

CB-426-T3-QP

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(9)The “Use Existing Driver” screen is displayed. Select “Replace existing driver”, then click on the [Next] button. If you install the printer driver for the first time, this screen is not displayed.

(10)Change the printer name if necessary, and select whether or not you use the printer as the default printer (“Yes” or “No”). Click on the [Next] button.

(11)Select whether or not the printer will be shared with other network users (“Shared” or “Not shared”). Click on the [Next] button.

(12)Select whether or not the test page will be printed (“Yes” or “No”), then click on the [Finish] button.

(13)If the “Digital Signature Not Found” screen is displayed, click on the [Yes] button.

(14)When the “Completing the Add Printer Wizard” screen is displayed, click on the [Finish] button.

(15)When installation is completed, the new printer icon is added in the “Printers” folder.

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(2)USB INTERFACE

Installation starts by the operating system’s plug-and-play function.

Windows 98/Me

(1)Turn the printer ON, then connect it to your host computer with the USB cable.

The “New Hardware Found” dialog box is displayed, and “USB Device” is detected.

(2)After a while, the “Add New Hardware Wizard” dialog box is displayed.

Select “Specify the location of the driver (Advanced)”, then click on the [Next] button.

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(3)Select “Search for the best driver for your device. (Recommended)”.

Mark the “Specify a location” checkbox, then click on the [Browse] button. Specify “\driver” folder, then click on the [Next] button.

(4) Check to see that the “USB Printing Support” driver is detected, then click on the [Next] button.

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(5)When the screen which indicates the USB Printing Support driver has been installed, is displayed, click on the [Finish] button.

(6) After a while, “TEC B-SA4T” is detected as a new hardware.

(7)The “Add New Hardware Wizard” dialog box is displayed.

Select “Specify the location of the driver (Advanced)”, then click on the [Next] button.

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(8)Select “Search for the best driver for your device. (Recommended)”.

Mark the “Specify a location” checkbox, then click on the [Browse] button. Specify “\driver” folder, then click on the [Next] button.

(9) Check to see that the “TEC B-SA4T” driver is detected, then click on the [Next] button.

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(10)Change the printer name if necessary, and select whether or not you use the printer as the default printer (“Yes” or “No”). Click on the [Finish] button.

(11)When the screen, which indicates TEC B-SA4T has been installed, is displayed, click on the

[Finish] button.

(12) When installation is completed, the new printer icon is added in the “Printers” folder.

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NOTE:

When plug-and-play printer installation in progress is stopped, be sure to delete the printer detected and displayed on the “Device Manager” tab of the “System Properties” dialog box.

(1)Log on to your host computer as a member who has full control access privilege concerning the printer settings.

(2)Turn the printer ON, then connect it to your host computer with the USB cable.

(3)“USB Device” is automatically detected, and “USB Printing Support” is automatically installed.

(4)After a while, for Windows XP, “TEC B-SA4T” is detected as a new device.

For Windows 2000, “Unknown” device is detected as a new device. In both cases, perform the following steps, though dialog boxes for Windows XP are used.

(5)The “Found New Hardware Wizard” dialog box is displayed. Select “No, not this time”, then click on the [Next] button.

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(6) Select “Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)”, then click on the [Next] button.

(7)Select “Search for the best driver in these locations”.

Mark the “Include this location in the search” checkbox, then click on the [Browse] button. Specify the “\driver” folder in the CD-ROM, then click on the [Next] button.

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(8) When the dialog box below is displayed, click on the [Continue Anyway] button.

(9)When the “Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard” screen is displayed, click on the

[Finish] button.

(10) When installation is completed, the new printer icon is added in the “Printers” folder.

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2.8.4Uninstalling the Printer Driver

NOTE:

Before uninstalling the printer driver, be sure to complete all of printing, the status monitor, and properties settings.

Windows 98/ME

(1)Select “Settings” – “Printers” from the “Start” menu to open the printer folder.

(2)Right-click on the printer driver icon to be deleted, then select “Delete”. The confirmation message is displayed.

(3)Click on the [Yes] button to delete.

(4)After the printer driver icon is deleted, restart your host computer.

Windows 2000/XP

(1)Log on to your host computer as a member who has full control access privilege concerning the printer settings.

(2)Select “Settings” – “Printers” from the “Start” menu to open the printer folder.

(3)Right-click on the printer driver icon to be deleted, then select “Delete”. The confirmation message is displayed.

(4)Click on the [Yes] button to delete.

(5)After the printer icon is deleted, select “Server Properties” from “File” menu of the “Printers” folder.

(6)Select the printer driver to be deleted, then click on the [Remove] button. After the printer driver is deleted, restart your host computer.

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2.8.5Adding/Deleting a LAN Port

To use the LAN interface, first, you have to make the following settings in “<7> IP ADDRESS” in the system mode of the printer. (Refer to TOSHIBA TEC support representative.)

Set the printer IP address (“PRINTER IP ADRES”), the gateway IP address (“GATEWAY IP ADRES”), and subnet mask (“SUBNET MASK”).

Set the port number (“SOCKET PORT”).

Among these settings, the printer IP address and the port number are also required for adding a LAN port.

(1) Adding a LAN Port

Windows 98/ME

(1)Right-click on the printer icon. Select “Properties” to open the printer “Properties” dialog box.

(2)Select the “Details” tab, and click on the [Add Port…] button. The “Add Port” dialog box is displayed.

(3)Select “Other”.

Select “Seagull Scientific TCP/IP Port” from the list, then click on the [OK] button.

(4)On the “Add Seagull TCP/IP Port” dialog box, enter the name or IP address, the port number, and the port name. For the IP address and the port number, enter the same ones as you have set in “<7> IP ADDRESS” in the system mode of the printer. After entering these, click on the [OK] button.

(5)When addition of the port is completed, the port is added to the drop down list for “Print to the following port”.

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(1)Right-click on the printer icon. Select “Properties” to open the printer “Properties” dialog box.

(2)Select the “Ports” tab, and click on the [Add Port…] button. The “Printer Ports” dialog box is displayed.

(3)Select “Seagull Scientific TCP/IP Port” from the “Available Printer Ports” list, then click on the [OK] button.

(4)On the “Add Seagull TCP/IP Port” dialog box, enter the name or IP address, the port number, and the port name. For the IP address and the port number, enter the same ones as you have set in “<7> IP ADDRESS” in the system mode of the printer. After entering these, click on the [OK] button.

(5)When addition of the port is completed, the port is added to the “Print to the following port(s)” list.

(2)Deleting a LAN Port

NOTE:

Before deleting a port, be sure to check if other printers also use it. If there are printers which use the port to be deleted, change their port to another, before deleting the port.

Windows 98/ME

(1)Right-click on the printer icon. Select “Properties” to open the printer “Properties” dialog box.

(2)Select the “Details” tab, and click on the [Delete Port…] button.

(3)Select the port to be deleted, then click on the [OK] button.

(4)When deletion of the port is completed, the port is also deleted from the “Print to the following port” list.

Windows 2000/XP

(1)Right-click on the printer icon. Select “Properties” to open the printer “Properties” dialog box.

(2)On the “Ports” tab, select the port to be deleted, then click on the [Delete Port] button.

(3)When deletion of the port is completed, the port is also deleted from the “Print to the following port(s)” list.

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2.8.6Cautions

(1)Printer Driver Upgrades

To upgrade the printer driver to this version, uninstall the previous version of the printer driver, before installing this printer driver.

Be sure to restart your host computer, after you upgrade the printer driver.

When your operating system is Windows 98, or Windows Me, be sure to restart your host computer, after you uninstall the previous version of the printer driver. Or, the printer driver is not upgraded properly.

(2)Others

If your operating system is Windows 2000 or Windows XP, when plug-and-play printer installation in progress is stopped, be sure to delete the printer detected and displayed on the “Device Manager” tab of the “System Properties” dialog box.

Before uninstalling the printer driver, be sure to complete all of printing, the status monitor, and properties settings.

Before deleting a port, be sure to check if other printers also use it. If there are printers which use the port to be deleted, change their port to another, before deleting the port.

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2.8.7Using the Printer Driver

For how to use the Printer Driver, please refer to the Help for Windows Printer Drivers screen.

1)Open the Properties screen of the Printer Driver.

2)Clicking on the About tab causes the following screen to appear. Click on the [Help] button.

About tab

[Help] button

3)The Help for Windows Printer Drivers screen appears. This screen will provide how to use the printer driver.

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2.9 Print Test

After your operating environment has been set, perform a print test.

1.Perform a print test by using the Printer Driver or an Issue Command.

The printer driver’s Properties screen allows you to set the communication conditions, media size, and other printing conditions in accordance with your operating environment. For details, refer to the Help for the Windows Printer Drivers screen.

Example: Stock tab display of the Printer Driver’s Properties Screen

Print Method

Sensor

Label Gap

Issue Mode

Cut

Print Speed

Fine Adjustment

Print Method:

Direct thermal or thermal transfer is selectable.

Sensor:

Media sensor type is selectable.

Issue Mode:

Batch or strip is selectable.

Cut:

Whether to use the cutter or not is selectable.

Fine Adjustment:

Adjustment values for the feed amount, cut/strip

 

position, etc. can be set.

2.Confirm the print test result.

When a print start position, cut/strip position, or print tone needs to be adjusted: Section 2.10 Position and Print Tone Fine

Adjustment

When pre-printed media is used, and if a print start position is not properly detected: Section 2.11 Threshold Setting

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2.9 Print Test (Cont.)

When using an optional Cutter Module or Strip Module

It is necessary to set the issue mode, cut/strip position, etc. for the Printer Driver or TPCL (TEC Printer Command Language) in accordance with your printing condition.

For details of the TPCL, refer to the B-SA4T Series External Equipment Interface Specification stored in the CD-ROM.

Regarding how to use the Printer Driver, refer to the Help for the Windows Printer Drivers screen.

To gain maximum performance and life from the Cutter Module or Strip Module, periodic cleaning is required.

Before starting a cleaning, be sure to TURN OFF the printer to avoid risk of injury.

For details of cleaning, refer to Section 4.1.3 Optional Cutter Module or Section 4.1.4 Optional Strip Module.

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2.10Position and Print Tone Fine Adjustment

<3>ADJUST SET

[PAUSE]

<3>ADJUST SET

FEED ADJ.+10.0mm

[PAUSE]

<3>ADJUST SET

CUT ADJ. +10.0mm

[PAUSE]

This section describes how to fine adjust a print start position, cut/strip position, reverse feed amount, print tone, and ribbon motor torque.

When a fine adjustment is required, such as print start position, print tone, etc, follow the procedure below.

1.Turn on the printer and confirm that “ONLINE” appears on the LCD Message Display.

2.Press the [PAUSE] key to pause the printer.

3.Hold down the [RESTART] key for three seconds until “<1>RESET” is displayed.

4.Press the [FEED] or [RESTART] key until “<3>ADJUST SET” appears on the LCD Message Display.

5.When “<3>ADJUST SET.” appears, press the [PAUSE] key to enter the Parameter Fine Adjustment Mode.

The Parameter Fine Adjustment Mode contains the following sub menus. Each time the [PAUSE] key is pressed, the sub menus are displayed sequentially.

Feed Amount Fine Adjustment:

Feed amount to the print start position is fine adjusted.

Cut/Strip Position Fine Adjustment:

Cut position or strip position is fine adjusted.

<3>ADJUST SET

BACK ADJ. +5.0mm

[PAUSE]

<3>ADJUST SET

X ADJUST +50.0mm

[PAUSE]

<3>ADJUST SET TONE ADJ.<T> +3

[PAUSE]

<3>ADJUST SET TONE ADJ.<D> -2

[PAUSE]

<3>ADJUST SET RBN ADJ <FW> -10

[PAUSE]

<3>ADJUST SET RBN ADJ <BK> -5

[PAUSE]

<3>ADJUST SET THRESHOLD<R>1.0V

[PAUSE]

<3>ADJUST SET THRESHOLD<T>1.4V

[PAUSE]

Reverse Feed Amount Fine Adjustment:

Reverse feed amount is fine adjusted.

X-coordinate Fine Adjustment:

X-coordinate of a print position is fine adjusted.

Print Tone Fine Adjustment (Thermal transfer):

Print tone is fine adjusted for thermal transfer mode.

Print Tone Fine Adjustment (Thermal direct):

Print tone is fine adjusted for thermal direct mode.

Ribbon Motor Drive Voltage Fine Adjustment (Take-up motor):

Drive voltage of the ribbon take-up motor is fine adjusted.

Ribbon Motor Drive Voltage Fine Adjustment (Feed motor)

Drive voltage of the ribbon feed motor is fine adjusted.

Threshold Fine Adjustment (Black mark sensor):

Threshold for the black mark sensor is fine adjusted. See Section 2.11.

Threshold Fine Adjustment (Feed gap sensor):

Threshold for the feed gap sensor is fine adjusted. See Section 2.11.

NOTE:

The printer driver’s properties screen also has Parameter Fine Adjustment menu.

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2.10Position and Print Tone Fine Adjustment (Cont.)

NOTES:

Choose a desired value by using the

[RESTART] or [FEED] key.

Pressing the [FEED] key one time causes a –0.1mm change, up to –50.0 mm.

Pressing the [RESTART] key one time causes a +0.1mm change, up to +50.0 mm.

Print Start Position Fine Adjustment

 

<3>ADJUST SET

 

FEED ADJ.+10.0mm

 

FEED ADJ.+50.0mm

[RESTART]

FEED ADJ.+49.9mm

 

FEED ADJ.+0.1mm

 

FEED ADJ.+0.0mm

 

FEED ADJ.-0.1mm

[FEED]

FEED ADJ.-49.9mm

 

FEED ADJ.-50.0mm

After selecting a fine adjustment value, press the [PAUSE] key.

Example of Print Start Position Fine Adjustment

When setting +3.0 mm

Compared with “+0.0mm” position, the print start

position is shifted forward.

Feed Direction

One label Print Start Position

3mm

When setting +0.0 mm

Feed Direction

When setting –3.0 mm

Compared with “+0.0mm” position, the print start position is shifted backward.

Feed Direction

One label Print Start Position

3mm

One label

Print Start Position

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2.10Position and Print Tone Fine Adjustment (Cont.)

NOTES:

Choose a desired value by using the

[RESTART] or [FEED] key.

Pressing the [FEED] key one time causes a –0.1mm change, up to –50.0 mm.

Pressing the [RESTART] key one time causes a +0.1mm change, up to +50.0 mm.

Cut/Strip Position Fine Adjustment

 

<3>ADJUST SET

 

CUT ADJ. +10.0mm

 

CUT ADJ.+50.0mm

[RESTART]

CUT ADJ.+49.9mm

 

CUT ADJ.+0.1mm

 

CUT ADJ.+0.0mm

 

CUT ADJ.-0.1mm

[FEED]

CUT ADJ.-49.9mm

 

CUT ADJ.-50.0mm

After selecting a fine adjustment value, press the [PAUSE] key.

Example of Cut Position Fine Adjustment

When setting +3.0 mm

Compared with “+0.0mm” position, the cut position is shifted forward.

Feed Direction

Cut Position

3mm

When setting +0.0 mm

Feed Direction

When setting –3.0 mm

Compared with “+0.0mm” position, the cut position is shifted backward.

Cut Position

3mm

Feed Direction

Cut Position

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Example of Strip Position Fine Adjustment

When setting +3.0 mm

Compared with “+0.0mm” position, the stop position after printing is shifted forward.

Print Head

Label

Stop position after printing

When setting +0.0 mm

3mm

Stop position after printing

3mm

When setting –3.0 mm

Compared with “+0.0mm” position, the stop position

after printing is shifted backward.

Stop position after printing

Platen

Strip Plate

Backing Paper

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2.10Position and Print Tone Fine Adjustment (Cont.)

NOTES:

Choose a desired value by using the

[RESTART] or [FEED] key.

Pressing the [FEED] key one time causes a –0.1mm change, up to –9.9 mm.

Pressing the [RESTART] key one time causes a +0.5mm change, up to +9.9 mm.

Reverse Feed Amount Fine Adjustment

<3>ADJUST SET

BACK ADJ. +5.0mm

BACK ADJ.+9.9mm

[RESTART] BACK ADJ.+9.8 mm

BACK ADJ.+0.1mm

BACK ADJ.+0.0mm

BACK ADJ.-0.1mm

[FEED] BACK ADJ.-9.8mm

BACK ADJ.-9.9mm

After selecting a fine adjustment value, press the [PAUSE] key.

Example of Reverse Feed Amount Fine Adjustment

When setting +3.0 mm

Compared with “+0.0mm” position, the print start position after a reverse feed is shifted forward.

When setting +0.0 mm

Feed Direction Print Start Position after a reverse feed

3mm

Feed Direction

When setting –3.0 mm

Compared with “+0.0mm” position, the print start position 3mm after a reverse feed is shifted backward.

Feed Direction

Print Start Position after a reverse feed

Print Start Position after a reverse feed

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2.10Position and Print Tone Fine Adjustment (Cont.)

NOTES:

Choose a desired value by using the

[RESTART] or [FEED] key.

Pressing the [FEED] key one time causes a –0.1mm change, up to –99.9 mm.

Pressing the [RESTART] key one time causes a +0.1mm change, up to +99.9 mm.

X Coordinate Fine Adjustment

<3>ADJUST SET

X ADJUST +5.0mm

X ADJUST +99.9mm

[RESTART] X ADJUST +99.8mm

X ADJUST +0.1mm

X ADJUST +0.0mm

X ADJUST -0.1mm

[FEED] X ADJUST -99.8mm

X ADJUST -99.9mm

After selecting a fine adjustment value, press the [PAUSE] key.

Feed Direction

Example of X Coordinate Fine Adjustment

When setting –50.0 mm

Top Down Printing

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compared with “+0.0mm” position, the print position

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is shifted to the left.

 

 

 

 

 

ABC

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bottom First Printing

 

 

50.0mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

When setting +0.0 mm

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABC

 

 

 

 

When setting +50.0 mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50.0mm

 

 

 

 

Compared with “+0.0mm” position, the print position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is shifted to the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2.10Position and Print Tone Fine Adjustment (Cont.)

NOTES:

Choose a desired value by using the

[RESTART] or [FEED] key.

Pressing the [FEED] key one time causes a –1 tone change, up to

–10 tones.

Pressing the [RESTART] key one time causes a +1 tone change, up to +10 tones.

Print Tone Fine Adjustment

Thermal Transfer Print

<3>ADJUST SET TONE ADJ.<T> +3

 

TONE ADJ<T>. +10

Darker

[RESTART]

TONE ADJ<T>. +9

 

 

 

 

TONE ADJ<T>. +0

Standard

[FEED]

TONE ADJ<T>. -9

 

 

 

 

TONE ADJ<T>. -10

Lighter

After selecting a fine adjustment value or to skip this menu, press the

[PAUSE] key.

Thermal Direct Print

<3>ADJUST SET TONE ADJ.<D> -2

 

TONE ADJ<D>. +10

Darker

[RESTART]

TONE ADJ<D>. +9

 

 

 

 

TONE ADJ<D>. +0

Standard

[FEED]

TONE ADJ<D>. -9

 

 

TONE ADJ<D>. -10

Lighter

After selecting a fine adjustment value or to skip this menu, press the

[PAUSE] key.

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2.10Position and Print Tone Fine Adjustment (Cont.)

NOTES:

Choose a desired value by using the

[RESTART] or [FEED] key.

Pressing the [FEED] key one time causes a –1 step change, up to

–15 steps.

Pressing the [RESTART] key one time causes a +1 step change, up to +2 steps.

Ribbon Motor Voltage Fine Adjustment

When the ribbon is slack or wrinkled and printing is affected, fine adjust the ribbon motor torque by using the following procedure.

Take-up Motor (RBN ADJ <FW>)

<3>ADJUST SET RBN ADJ<FW> -10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBN ADJ<FW> +2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBN ADJ<FW> +1

 

 

[RESTART]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBN ADJ<FW> +0

 

Motor Torque

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBN ADJ<FW> -14

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBN ADJ<FW> -15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting a fine adjustment value or to skip this menu, press the

[PAUSE] key.

NOTES:

Choose a desired value by using the

[RESTART] or [FEED] key.

Pressing the [FEED] key one time causes a –1 step change, up to

–15 steps.

Pressing the [RESTART] key one time causes a +1 step change, up to +10 steps.

Feed Motor (RBN ADJ <BK>)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<3>ADJUST SET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBN ADJ<BK> -5

High

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBN ADJ<BK> +10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBN ADJ<BK> +9

 

 

 

 

[RESTART]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBN ADJ<BK> +8

 

Motor Torque

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBN ADJ<BK> -14

 

 

 

 

 

[FEED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBN ADJ<BK> -15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After selecting a fine adjustment value or to skip this menu, press the

[PAUSE] key.

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2.11 Threshold Setting

NOTES:

1.Failure to feed more than 1.5 labels may result in an incorrect threshold setting.

2.While the Top Cover is raised, the [PAUSE] key does not work.

3.A paper end error cannot be detected during paper feed.

To maintain a constant print position the printer uses the media sensor to detect a print start position according to the difference of voltage between a print area and a gap or black mark. When the media is pre-printed, the darker (or more dense) inks can interfere with this process causing paper jam errors.

To get around this problem, first, try an automatic threshold setting.

If the problem still occurs, then, the threshold voltage needs to be manually set.

Automatic threshold setting procedure

1.Turn the power ON. The printer is in online mode.

2.Load a pre-printed media roll.

When using a label stock, move the Feed Gap Sensor so that it is in line with the centre of the label.

When using a tag stock, move the Black Mark Sensor so that it is in line with the centre of a black mark.

3.Press the [PAUSE] key.

4.The printer enters the pause mode.

5.Press and hold the [PAUSE] key in the pause state until the following screen appears.

6. The sensor type is displayed.

7.Select the sensor to be adjusted by using the [FEED] key.

REFLECTIVE

 

 

 

TRANSMISSIVE

 

[FEED]

 

B-SA4T-T V1.2A

 

 

B-SA4T-T V1.2A

 

 

 

Black mark sensor

 

 

 

Feed gap sensor

8.Press and hold the [PAUSE] key until more than 1.5 labels (tags)

have been issued.

The media will continue to be fed until the [PAUSE] key is released. (An automatic threshold setting for the selected sensor is completed by this operation.)

PAUSE

B-SA4T-T V1.2A

9.Press the [RESTART] key.

ON LINE

B-SA4T-T V1.2A

10.The printer returns to online mode.

Send an issue command from the host computer to the printer.

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2.11Threshold Setting (Cont.)

<5>SENSOR ADJ.

[PAUSE]

<5>SENSOR ADJ. [H]28°C [A]28°C

[PAUSE]

<5>SENSOR ADJ. [REFLECT] 3.5V

[FEED] and [RESTART]

<5>SENSOR ADJ. [REFLECT] 4.8V*

[PAUSE]

<5>SENSOR ADJ. [TRANS.] 2.4V

[FEED] and [RESTART]

<5>SENSOR ADJ. [TRANS.] 4.1V*

[PAUSE]

<5>SENSOR ADJ. [PE]R0.1VT4.8V

[FEED] and [RESTART]

<5>SENSOR ADJ. [PE]R0.1VT4.8V*

[PAUSE]

Manual threshold setting procedure

If a paper jam error still occurs even after an automatic threshold setting has been performed, manually set the threshold voltage.

To make a threshold value manually set in this section effective, select the Transmissive Sensor (when using manual threshold value) or Reflective Sensor (when using manual threshold value) within software commands or the printer driver.

1.While holding down the [FEED] and [PAUSE] keys, turn on the printer.

2.When “<1>DIAG.” appears on the LCD Message Display, release the

[FEED] and [PAUSE] keys.

<1>DIAG.

Now, the printer is in the System Mode for system administrators.

3.Press the [FEED] or [RESTART] key until “<5>SENSOR ADJ.” appears on the LCD Message Display.

<5>SENSOR ADJ.

4. Press the [PAUSE] key to enter the Sensor Adjustment Mode.

<5>SENSOR ADJ. [H]28°C [A]28°C

The Sensor Adjustment Mode contains sub menus for displaying the current status of each sensor and for storing “media level” voltage and “no media level” voltage. Each time the [PAUSE] key is pressed, the sub menus are displayed sequentially.

Sensor Status Display:

Temperatures being detected by the Print Head Thermistor and the Ambient Thermistor are displayed.

Black Mark Sensor Status Display:

Voltage being detected by the Black Mark Sensor is displayed.

Black Mark Sensor Adjustment:

Using the media actually used, a “media level” voltage is stored.

Feed Gap Sensor Status Display:

Voltage being detected by the Feed Gap Sensor is displayed.

Feed Gap Sensor Adjustment:

Using the media actually used, a “media level” voltage is stored.

Black Mark Sensor/Feed Gap Sensor Status Display (No media):

“No media level” voltage detected by the Black Mark Sensor/Feed Gap Sensor is displayed.

Black Mark Sensor/Feed Gap Sensor Adjustment (No media):

“No media level” voltage is stored.

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2.11Threshold Setting (Cont.)

Voltage at a black mark

Midpoint (Threshold voltage)

Voltage at a print area

<5>SENSOR ADJ. [REFLECT] 3.5V

<5>SENSOR ADJ. [REFLECT] 4.8V*

<5>SENSOR ADJ. [TRANS.] 2.4V

Voltage at a label gap

Midpoint (Threshold voltage)

Voltage at a print area

<5>SENSOR ADJ. [TRANS.] 2.4V

<5>SENSOR ADJ. [TRANS.] 2.4V*

<5>SENSOR ADJ. [PE]R0.1V T4.8V

When using the Black Mark Sensor

(1)While “<5>SENSOR ADJ.” is displayed, press the [PAUSE] key until the message appears.

The displayed value is a real-time voltage being detected by the Black

Mark Sensor.

<5>SENSOR ADJ. [REFLECT] 3.5V

(2)Measure a voltage at a blank part of media and a black mark, respectively. At this time, write down the midpoint between both voltages. (This value is used later for a threshold setting.)

(Example)

Print area = 4.8V, Black mark = 2.4V Midpoint = 3.6V

NOTES:

1.When measuring a voltage of a blank area, be careful not to align a pre-print with the sensor by mistake.

2.Confirm that there is at least 0.7V difference between the two values. If the difference in voltage is less than 0.7V, a print start position cannot be detected. In that case, please consider changing the media type.

3.Make sure that the Top Cover is closed when measuring the voltages.

(3)Press and hold the [RESTART] or [FEED] key for about 3 seconds aligning a blank part of print area with the Black Mark Sensor.

(4)When storing a “media level” voltage is completed, an asterisk “*”is displayed on the right side of a voltage. Press the [PAUSE] key.

(5)A real-time voltage being detected by the Feed Gap Sensor is displayed.

When using the Feed Gap Sensor

(1)Measure a voltage at a blank part of label and a label gap, respectively. At this time, write down the midpoint of both voltages. (This value is used later for a threshold setting.)

(Example)

Print area = 2.4V, Gap = 4.0V Midpoint = 3.2V

NOTES:

1.When measuring a voltage at a blank area, be careful not to align a pre-print with the sensor by mistake.

2.Confirm that there is at least 0.7V difference between the two values. If the difference in voltage is less than 0.7V, a print start position cannot be detected. In that case, please consider changing the media type.

3.Make sure that the Top Cover is closed when measuring the voltages.

(2)Press and hold the [RESTART] or [FEED] key for about 3 seconds aligning a blank part of print area with the Feed Gap Sensor.

(3)When storing a “media level” voltage is completed, an asterisk “*”is displayed on the right side of a voltage. Press the [PAUSE] key.

(4)The display changes as shown on the left.

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2.11 Threshold Setting

2.11Threshold Setting (Cont.)

Storing a “No Media Level” Voltage

The following is how to set a “No media level” voltage that is used to detect a paper end.

If a “NO PAPER” is displayed even if the media has not run out yet, this voltage needs to be set again.

(1)Remove any media from the Black Mark Sensor/Feed Gap Sensor.

(2)A real-time voltages being detected by the Black Mark Sensor and Feed Gap Sensor are displayed.

<5>SENSOR ADJ.

[PE]R0.1V T4.8V

Feed Gap Sensor

Black Mark Sensor

(3) Press and hold the [RESTART] or [FEED] key for about 3 seconds.

<5>SENSOR ADJ. [PE]R0.1VT4.8V*

(4)When storing a “no media level” voltage is completed, an asterisk “*”is displayed on the right side of a voltage. Press the [PAUSE] key.

(5)The message returns to “<5>SENSOR ADJ.”.

<5>SENSOR ADJ.

Manual Threshold Setting

Then, set the calculated threshold voltage in the Parameter Fine Adjustment mode.

(1)While “<5>SENSOR ADJ.” is displayed, press the [FEED] or [RESTART] key until “<3>ADJUST SET” is displayed.

<3>ADJUST SET

(2)Press the [PAUSE] key to enter the Parameter Fine Adjustment Mode.

<3> ADJUST SET

FEED ADJ.+10.0mm

(3)While “<3>ADJUST SET.” is displayed, press the [PAUSE] key until the target sensor type is displayed.

<3>ADJUST SET

Black Mark Sensor

THRESHOLD<R>1.0V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[PAUSE]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<3> ADJUST SET

Feed Gap Sensor

THRESHOLD<T>1.4V

 

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2.11Threshold Setting (Cont.)

(4)Set a threshold voltage (calculated in Sensor Adjustment Menu) by using the [FEED] or [RESTART] key, as shown below.

Threshold voltage = Midpoint between voltage at a print area and voltage at a gap/black mark

NOTE:

Pressing the [FEED] key one time causes a –0.1V change, up to 0.0V.

Pressing the [RESTART] key one time causes a +0.1V change, up to +4.0V.

Black Mark Sensor

 

Feed Gap Sensor

THRESHOLD<R>4.0V

 

THRESHOLD<T>4.0V

THRESHOLD<R>3.9V

[RESTART]

THRESHOLD<T>3.9V

THRESHOLD<R>3.8V

 

THRESHOLD<T>3.8V

THRESHOLD<R>0.1V

[FEED]

THRESHOLD<T>0.1V

THRESHOLD<R>0.0V

 

THRESHOLD<T>0.0V

(5)After choosing a threshold voltage, press the [PAUSE] key.

(6)To check for a proper operation, issue the pre-printed media in online. If an error still occurs even after a manual threshold setting, change the threshold voltage a little, and retry.

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3.1 Operation Panel

3. ON LINE OPERATION

3.1 Operation Panel

NOTES:

1.Flashes only when the Ribbon Near End Detection function is selected.

2.Use the [RESTART] key to resume printing after a pause, or after clearing an error.

This chapter describes usage of the keys on the Operation Panel in On Line mode.

When the printer is in On Line mode and connected to a host computer, the normal operation of printing images on labels or tags can be accomplished.

The figure below illustrates the Operation Panel and key functions.

LCD Message

Display

ON LINE LED

 

 

 

ERROR LED

 

 

(Green)

 

 

(Red)

 

 

 

 

[FEED] key

[PAUSE] key [RESTART] key

The LCD Message Display shows messages in alphanumeric characters and symbols to indicate the printer’s current status. Up to 32 characters can be displayed on two lines.

There are two LEDs on the Operation Panel.

LED

Illuminates when…

Flashes when…

ON LINE

The printer is ready to

The printer is

 

print.

communicating with

 

 

your computer.

ERROR

Any error occurs with

The ribbon is nearly

 

the printer.

over. (See NOTE 1.)

There are three keys on the operation panel.

PAUSE

Used to stop printing temporarily.

RESTART

Used to restart printing.

FEED

Used to feed media.

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3.2 Operation

3.2 Operation

NOTES:

1.Description of model name on the 2nd line of the LCD. B-SA4T-T

T: 300 dpi print head

G:203 dpi print head

2.For the meaning of error messages and actions to be taken, refer to Section 5 TROUBLESHOOTING and APPENDIX 1.

3.3 Reset

When the printer is turned on, the ON LINEmessage appears on the LCD Message Display. It is shown during standby or normal printing.

1. The printer is turned on, standing by, or printing.

ON LINE

B-SA4T-T V1.2A

2.If any error occurs during printing, an error message appears. The printer stops printing automatically. (The number on the right side shows the remaining number of media to be printed.)

NO PAPER

125

B-SA4T-T

V1.2A

3.To clear an error, press the [RESTART] key. The printer resumes printing.

ON LINE

B-SA4T-T V1.2A

4. If the [PAUSE] key is pressed during printing, the printer stops printing temporarily. (The number on the right side shows the remaining number of media to be printed.)

PAUSE 52 B-SA4T-T V1.2A

5. When the [RESTART] key is pressed, the printer resumes printing.

ON LINE

B-SA4T-T V1.2A

A reset operation clears the print data sent from the computer to the printer, and returns the printer to an idle condition.

1. The printer is turned on, standing by, or printing.

ON LINE B-SA4T-T V1.2A

2.To stop printing, or clear the data sent from the computer, press the [PAUSE] key. The printer stops printing.

NOTE:

If the [RESTART] key is held for less than 3 seconds when the printer is in an error or pause state, the printer restarts printing. However, when a communication error or command error occurs, the printer returns to an idle condition.

PAUSE 52

B-SA4T-T V1.2A

3.Press and hold the [RESTART] key for 3 seconds or longer.

<1>RESET

4.Press the [PAUSE] key. The data sent from the computer will be cleared, and the printer returns to an idle condition.

ON LINE

B-SA4T-T V1.2A

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4. MAINTENANCE

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4.1 Cleaning

4. MAINTENANCE

WARNING!

1.Be sure to disconnect the power cord before performing maintenance. Failure to do this may cause an electric shock.

2.To avoid injury, be careful not to pinch your fingers while opening or closing the cover and print head block.

3.The print head becomes hot immediately after printing. Allow it to cool before performing any maintenance.

4.Do not pour water directly onto the printer.

This chapter describes how to perform routine maintenance.

To ensure the continuous high quality operation of the printer, refer to the following table and perform a regular maintenance routine.

Cleaning cycle

Frequency

High throughput

Every day

Every ribbon roll or media roll

Once

4.1 Cleaning

4.1.1Print Head/Platen/ Sensors

CAUTION!

1.Do not use any volatile solvent including thinner and benzene, as this may cause discoloration to the cover, print failure, or breakdown of the printer.

2.Do not touch the Print Head Element with bare hands, as static may damage the Print Head.

3.Be sure to use a Print Head Cleaner. Failure to do this may shorten the Print Head life.

NOTE:

A Print Head Cleaner (P/No. 24089500013) is available from your authorised TOSHIBA TEC service representative.

To maintain the printer performance and print quality, please clean the printer regularly, or whenever the media or ribbon is replaced.

1.Turn off the power and unplug the printer.

2.Press the Top Cover Release Button and gently open the Top Cover to its full open position.

3.Remove the ribbon and media from the printer.

4.Clean the Print Head Element with a Print Head Cleaner, or a cotton swab or soft cloth slightly moistened with absolute ethyl alcohol.

Print Head

Cleaner

Print Head

Element

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4.1 Cleaning

4.1.1Print Head/Platen/ Sensors (Cont.)

5.Wipe the Platen and Dumper Roller with a soft cloth slightly moistened with absolute ethyl alcohol. Remove dust or foreign substances from the internal part of the printer.

6.Wipe the Feed Gap Sensor and Black Mark Sensor with a dry soft cloth.

7.Wipe the media path.

4.1.2 Covers and Panels

CAUTION!

1.DO NOT POUR WATER directly onto the printer.

2.DO NOT APPLY cleaner or detergent directly onto any cover or panel.

3.NEVER USE THINNER OR OTHER VOLATILE SOLVENT on the plastic covers.

4.DO NOT clean the panel, covers, or the supply window with alcohol as it may cause them to discolour, loose their shape or develop structural weakness.

Dumper Roller

Feed Gap Sensor/

Black Mark Sensor

Platen

Wipe the covers and panels with a dry soft cloth or a cloth slightly moistened with mild detergent solution.

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4.1 Cleaning

4.1.3Optional Cutter Module 1. Open the Front Cover.

2.Loosen the Set Screw of the Cutter Unit to open it.

3.Remove jammed media, if any.

Cutter Unit

 

Set Screw

 

Cutter Unit

WARNING!

As the cutter blade is sharp, care should be taken not to injure yourself when cleaning.

4.Clean the inside of the Cutter Blade with a cotton swab moistened with absolute ethyl alcohol. The cutter blade moves up and down when the Cutter Motor Shaft is rotated manually.

Inside of the Cutter Blade

Cutter Motor Shaft

5. In the same way, clean the outside of the Cutter Blade.

Outside of the Cutter

Blade

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4.1 Cleaning

4.1.4 Optional Strip Module 1. Open the Front Cover holding its right side.

Front Cover

2. Press down the Release Bar to open the Strip Unit.

Release Bar

Strip Unit

3.Remove jammed media or backing paper, if any

4.Wipe the Backing Paper Feed Rollers, Guide Roller, and Strip Roller with a soft cloth slightly moistened with absolute ethyl alcohol.

Backing Paper

Feed Roller

Guide Roller

Strip Roller

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5. TROUBLESHOOTING

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5.1 Error Messages

5. TROUBLESHOOTING

This chapter lists the error messages, possible problems, and their solutions.

WARNING!

If a problem cannot be solved by taking the actions described in this chapter, do not attempt to repair the printer. Turn off and unplug the printer, then contact an authorised TOSHIBA TEC service representative for assistance.

5.1 Error Messages

NOTES:

1.If an error is not cleared by pressing the [RESTART] key, turn the printer off and then on.

2.After the printer is turned off, all print data in the printer is cleared.

3.“****” indicates the number of unprinted media. Up to 9999 (in pieces).

Error Messages

 

Problems/Causes

HEAD OPEN

The Top Cover is opened in Online

 

mode.

HEAD OPEN ****

A feed or an issue was attempted with

 

the Top Cover opened.

COVER OPEN ****

A feed or an issue was attempted with

 

the Front Cover opened.

COMMS ERROR

A communication error has occurred.

 

 

 

PAPER JAM ****

1.

The media is jammed in the media

 

 

path. The media is not fed smoothly.

 

2.

A wrong Media Sensor is selected for

 

 

the media being used.

 

3.

The Black Mark Sensor is not

 

 

correctly aligned with the Black Mark

 

 

on the media.

 

4.

Size of the loaded media is different

 

 

from the programmed size.

 

5.

The Upper Sensor and the Lower

 

 

Sensor misalign with each other.

 

6.

The Feed Gap Sensor cannot

 

 

distinguish a print area from a label

 

 

gap.

 

 

 

Solutions

Close the Top Cover.

Close the Top Cover. Then press the

[RESTART] key.

Close the Front Cover, then press the

[RESTART] key.

Make sure the interface cable is correctly connected to the printer and the host, and the host is turned on.

1.Remove the jammed media, and clean the Platen. Then reload the media correctly. Finally press the

[RESTART] key.

Section 5.3.

2.Turn the printer off and then on. Then select the Media Sensor for the media being used. Finally resend a print job.

3.Adjust the sensor position. Then press the [RESTART] key.

Section 2.3.

4.Replace the loaded media with one that matches the programmed size then press the [RESTART] key, or turn the printer off and then on, select a programmed size that matches the loaded media. Finally resend the print job.

5.Align the Upper Sensor with the Lower Sensor.

Section 2.3.

6.Refer to Section 2.11 to set the threshold. If this does not solve the problem, turn off the printer, and call a TOSHIBA TEC authorised service representative.

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5.1 Error Messages

5.1 Error Messages (Cont.)

Error Messages

 

Problems/Cause

CUTTER ERROR ****

The media is jammed in the cutter.

(When an optional cutter

 

 

module is installed.)

 

 

 

 

 

NO PAPER ****

1.

The media has run out.

 

2.

The media is not loaded properly.

 

3.

The media is slack.

RIBBON ERROR ****

1.

The ribbon is not fed properly.

 

2.

The ribbon has run out.

 

 

EXCESS HEAD TEMP

The Print Head has overheated.

 

 

HEAD ERROR

There is a problem with the Print Head.

 

 

 

SYSTEM ERROR

1.

The printer is used in a location where

 

 

it is subject to noise. Or, there are

 

 

power cords of other electrical

 

 

appliances near the printer or interface

 

 

cable.

 

2.

The Power Cord of the printer is not

 

 

grounded.

 

3.

The printer shares the same power

 

 

source with any other electrical

 

 

appliances.

 

4.

An application software used on your

 

 

host computer has an error or

 

 

malfunction.

FLASH WRITE ERR.

An error has occurred in writing to the

 

flash ROM.

FORMAT ERROR

An error has occurred in formatting the

 

flash ROM.

FLASH CARD FULL

Saving failed because of an insufficient

 

capacity of the flash ROM.

EEPROM ERROR

Data cannot be read from/written to a

 

backup EEPROM properly.

RFID WRITE ERROR

The printer did not succeed in writing

 

data onto an RFID tag after having

 

retried for a specified times.

Solutions

Remove the jammed media. Then press the [RESTART] key. If this does not solve the problem, turn off the printer, and call a TOSHIBA TEC authorised service representative.

Section 4.1.3.

1.Load new media. Then press the

[RESTART] key.

Section 2.3.

2.Reload the media correctly. Then press the [RESTART] key.

Section 2.3.

3.Take up any slack in the media.

1.Remove the ribbon, and check the status of the ribbon. Replace the ribbon, if necessary. If the problem is not solved, turn off the printer, and call a TOSHIBA TEC authorised service representative.

2.Load a new ribbon. Then press the

[RESTART] key.

Section 2.4.

Turn off the printer, and allow it to cool down (about 3 minutes). If this does not solve the problem, call a TOSHIBA TEC authorised service representative.

The Print Head is required to be replaced. Call a TOSHIBA TEC authorized service representative.

1.Keep the printer and the interface cables away from the source of noise.

2.Ground the Power Cord.

3.Provide an exclusive power source for the printer.

4.Confirm the host computer operates properly.

Turn the printer off, and then on again.

Turn the printer off, and then on again.

Turn the printer off, and then on again.

Turn the printer off, and then on again.

Press the [RESTART] key.

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5.2 Possible Problems

5.1 Error Messages (Cont.)

Error Messages

Problems/Cause

RFID ERROR

The printer cannot communicate with the

 

RFID module.

SYNTAX ERROR

While the printer is in the Download

 

mode for upgrading the firmware, it

 

receives an improper command, for

 

example, an Issue Command.

POWER FAILURE

A momentary power failure has occurred.

 

LOW BATTERY

The voltage of the Real Time Clock

 

Battery is 1.9V or less.

Other error messages

A hardware or software problem may

 

have occurred.

Solutions

Turn the printer off, and then on again.

Turn the printer off, and then on again.

Check the power source which supplies power to the printer. If the rating is not correct, or if the printer shares the same power outlet with other electrical appliances that consume large amounts of power, change the outlet.

Hold down the [RESTART] key until “<1>RESET” is displayed. If you would like to keep using the same battery even after “LOW BATTERY” error occurs, set the Low battery check function to OFF, and set the date and time to the real time. As long as the power is on, the Real Time Clock will function.

However, once the power is turned off, the date and time will be reset.

Call a TOSHIBA TEC authorised service representative for replacement of the battery.

Turn the printer off and then on. If this does not solve the problem, turn off the printer again, and call a TOSHIBA TEC authorised service representative.

5.2 Possible Problems

This section describes problems that may occur when using the printer, and their causes and solutions.

Possible Problems

 

Causes

 

Solutions

The printer will not

1.

The Power Cord is disconnected.

1.

Plug in the Power Cord.

turn on.

2.

The AC outlet is not functioning

2.

Test with a power cord from another

 

 

correctly.

 

electric appliance.

 

3.

The fuse has blown, or the circuit

3.

Check the fuse or breaker.

 

 

breaker has tripped.

 

 

The media is not fed.

1.

The media is not loaded properly.

1.

Load the media properly.

 

 

 

 

Section 2.3.

 

2.

The printer is in an error condition.

2.

Solve the error in the message display.

 

 

 

 

(See Section 5.1 for more detail.)

Pressing the [FEED]

A feed or an issue was attempted not on

Change the print condition by using the

key in the initial state

the following default conditions.

printer driver or a print command so that

results in an error.

 

Sensor type: Feed gap sensor

it corresponds to your printing conditions.

 

 

Printing method: Thermal transfer

Then, clear the error state by pressing the

 

 

Media pitch: 76.2 mm

[RESTART] key.

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