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2.3 Loading the Media

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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2.3 Loading the Media

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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2.3 Loading the Media

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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2.3 Loading the Media

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

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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2.4 Loading the Ribbon

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-upcore into the Ribbon Holder(Take-upside), aligning the notch of the ribbon core with the protrusion of the Ribbon Stopper.

Ribbon Holder (Take-upside)

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

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2.4 Loading the Ribbon

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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2.5 Connecting the Printer to Your Host Computer

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-3x8screw.

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-232Cserial 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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2.6 Turning the Printer ON

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

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 theCD-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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