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1. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

ENGLISH VERSION EO1-33047

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.)

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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-3x8Screw (1 pc.)

Printer Rear Support (1 pc.)

SMW-4x8Screw (1 pc.)

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1. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

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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-232CSerial 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. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

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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-upside)

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. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

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1.5 Options

1.5Options

Option Name

Type

Usage

300-dpiPrint

B-SA704-TPH3-QM-R

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

Head

 

B-SA4TM-GS12model into a300-dpiprint 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-printedlabel 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-4x8screw, 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. PRINTER SETUP

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2.3 Loading the Media

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. PRINTER SETUP

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2.3 Loading the Media

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. PRINTER SETUP

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2.3 Loading the Media

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. PRINTER SETUP

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2.3 Loading the Media

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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