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2. PRINTER SETUP

ENGLISH VERSION EO1-33047

2.10 Position and Print Tone Fine Adjustment

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.

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 –3.0mm

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

Cut Position

3mm

Feed Direction

Cut Position

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2.10 Position and Print Tone Fine Adjustment

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 afterprinting

3mm

When setting –3.0mm

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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2.10 Position and Print Tone Fine Adjustment

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–9.9mm.

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] BACKADJ.-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 –3.0mm

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. PRINTER SETUP

ENGLISH VERSION EO1-33047

2.10 Position and Print Tone Fine Adjustment

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–99.9mm.

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 –50.0mm

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. PRINTER SETUP

ENGLISH VERSION EO1-33047

2.10 Position and Print Tone Fine Adjustment

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–1tone change, up to

–10tones.

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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2.10 Position and Print Tone Fine Adjustment

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–1step change, up to

–15steps.

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-upMotor (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–1step change, up to

–15steps.

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

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-printedmedia 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-TV1.2A

 

 

B-SA4T-TV1.2A

 

 

 

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-TV1.2A

9.Press the [RESTART] key.

ON LINE

B-SA4T-TV1.2A

10.The printer returns to online mode.

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

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2.11 Threshold Setting

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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2.11 Threshold Setting

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-timevoltage 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-printwith 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-timevoltage 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-printwith 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-timevoltages 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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