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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-clickon 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-clickon 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-clickon 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-clickon 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-clickon 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-clickon 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-playprinter 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-printedmedia 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 theCD-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 Moduleor Section 4.1.4 Optional Strip Module.

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2.10 Position and Print Tone Fine Adjustment

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-coordinateFine Adjustment:

X-coordinateof 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-upmotor):

Drive voltage of the ribbon take-upmotor 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–0.1mmchange, up to–50.0mm.

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 –3.0mm

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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