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I n no event shall Dat amax- ONeil be liable t o t he purchaser for any indirect , special or
consequent ial damages or lost profit s arising out of or relat ing t o Dat amax- ONeils product s, or
t he performance or a breach t hereof, even if Dat amax- ONeil has been advised of t he possibilit y
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hereunder shall in no event exceed t he t ot al amount s paid t o Dat amax- ONeil hereunder by t he
purchaser for a defect ive product .

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relat ed t o any failure or delay of Dat amax- ONeil in t he delivery or inst allat ion of t he comput er
hardware, supplies or soft ware or in t he performance of any services.

Some st at es do not per mit t he exclusion of incident al or consequent ial damages, and in t hose
st at es t he foregoing limit at ions may not apply. The warrant ies here give you specific legal right s,
and you may have ot her legal right s which vary from st at e t o st at e.


Fi r mw ar e ( Sof t w ar e) Agr eement
The enclosed Firmware ( Soft ware) resident in t he Print er is owned by Licensor or it s suppliers and
is licensed for used only on a single print er in t he users Trade or Business. The User agrees not
t o, and not t o aut horize or permit any ot her person or part y t o, duplicat e or copy t he Firmware or
t he informat ion cont ained in t he non- volat ile or programmable memory. The firmware ( Soft ware)
is prot ect ed by applicable copyright laws and Licensor ret ains all right s not expressly grant ed. I n
no event will Licensor or it s suppliers be liable for any damages or loss, including direct , incident al,
economic, special, or consequent ial damages, arising out of t he use or inabilit y t o use t he
Firmware ( Soft ware) .

I nformat ion in t his document is subj ect t o change wit hout not ice and does not represent a
commit ment on t he part of Dat amax- ONeil Corporat ion. No part of t his manual may be
reproduced or t ransmit t ed in any form or by any means, for any purpose ot her t han t he
purchaser' s personal use, wit hout t he expressed writ t en permission of Dat amax- ONeil
Corporat ion.




All right s reserved

Copyright 2010, Dat amax- ONeil

Part Number 88- 2340- 01, Revision H




I mpor t ant Saf et y I nst r uct i ons
This print er has been carefully designed t o provide many years of safe, reliable performance. As
wit h all t ypes of elect rical equipment , however, t here are a few basic precaut ions you should t ake
t o avoid hurt ing yourself or damaging t he equipment :

Carefully read t he provided inst allat ion and operat ing inst ruct ions.
Read and follow all warning inst ruct ion labels on t he print er.
Place t he print er on a flat , firm, solid surface.
Make sure all openings on t he print er remain unblocked; never insert anyt hing int o t he
openings or vent ilat ion slot s.
Do not place t he print er near a heat source.
Do not use your print er near wat er, or spill liquid int o it .
Be cert ain t hat your power source mat ches a list ed volt age rat ing for t he print er ( if unsure,
check wit h your dealer or local ut ilit y company) .
Do not place t he power cord where it can be st epped on; and, if t he power cord becomes
damaged, immediat ely replace it .
I f service is required, use only qualified t rained t echnicians t o repair your print er.

Agency Compl i ance and Appr oval s


UL60950- 1; 1
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Edit ion, 2006- 07- 07
CSA C22. 2 No. 60950- 1- 03 1
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Edit ion; 2006- 07



EN60950- 1 ( 2001) 1
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I EC60950- 1 ( 2001) 1
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As an Energy St ar Part ner, t he manufact urer has det ermined t hat t his product meet s t he
Energy St ar guidelines for energy efficiency.



The manufact urer declares under sole responsibilit y t hat t his product conforms t o t he following
st andards or ot her normat ive document s:

EMC: EN 55022 ( 1993) Class B
EN 50024 ( 1998)

Safet y: This product complies wit h t he requirement s of EN 60950- 1, 1
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Edit ion



Gost - R

GB4943- 2001, GB9254- 1998, GB17625- 1- 2003

FCC: This device complies wit h FCC CFR 47 Par t 15 Class A.

Not e: This equipment has been t est ed and found t o comply wit h t he limit s for a Class A digit al device, pursuant t o
Part 15 of t he FCC Rules. These limit s are designed t o provide reasonable prot ect ion against har mful int erference
when t he equipment is operat ed in a commercial environment . This equipment generat es, uses, and can radiat e radio
frequency ener gy, and if not inst alled and used in accordance wit h t he inst ruct ions in t his manual, it may cause
harmful int erference t o radio communicat ions. Operat ion of t his equipment in a r esident ial area is likely t o cause
harmful int erference in which case t he user will be requir ed t o correct t he int erfer ence at his own expense.

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1 Get t i ng St ar t ed

1. 1 I nt roduct ion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1. 2 Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1


2 Pr i nt er Set up

2. 1 Print er Connect ions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2. 2 Loading Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2. 3 Media Sensor Adj ust ment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2. 4 Loading Ribbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9


3 Pr i nt er Oper at i on

3. 1 Front Panel ( Non- Display Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3. 2 Front Panel ( Display- Equipped Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
3. 3 Windows Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
3. 4 Print er Configurat ion Ut ilit y. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
3. 5 Media Calibrat ion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3. 6 User Defined Label ( Display- Equipped Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22


4 Menu Sy st em

4. 1 Menu Syst em ( Display- Equipped Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
4. 2 The User Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
4. 3 The Advanced Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
4. 4 The Test Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
4. 5 Menu Det ails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25


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5 Mai nt enance and Adj ust ment s

5. 1 Cleaning I nt ervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
5. 2 Cleaning t he Print head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
5. 3 Media Widt h Adj ust ment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
5. 4 Print head Burn Line Adj ust ment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
5. 5 Print head Pressure Adj ust ment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
5. 6 Print head Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
5. 7 Darkness Adj ust ment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
5. 8 Reset t ing t he Print er . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
5. 9 Downloading Firmware and Font s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
5. 10 File Handling Messages ( Display- Equipped Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56


6 Tr oubl eshoot i ng

6. 1 Problem Resolut ion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
6. 2 Fault and Warning Messages ( Display- Equipped Models) . . . . . . . 63
6. 3 Hex Dump Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68


Appendi x A - Speci f i cat i ons

Appendi x B - GPI O Por t

Appendi x C - Paper Menu Set up ( Non- Display Models)

Appendi x D - Changi ng t he Language






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Congrat ulat ions on your M- Class Mark I I print er purchase. The M- Class Mark I I print er family,
hereaft er referred t o as t he print er, blends t he rugged durabilit y of die- cast const ruct ion wit h
st at e- of- t he- art elect ronics and user- friendly feat ures t o redefine t he st andard in indust rial
t hermal print ers.

This manual provides all t he informat ion
necessary t o operat e t he print er.

To print labels or t ags, simply refer t o
t he inst ruct ions included wit h t he
soft ware you have chosen t o creat e t he
labels. A Windows print er driver can
be found on our websit e
( ht t p: / / www. dat amax- oneil. com/ ) or on
t he included CD- ROM for print ing from
common applicat ions. I f you wish t o
writ e a cust om program, a copy of t he
Class Series 2 Programmers Manual
can also be found on t he CD- ROM.



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Aft er removing t he print er from t he packaging mat erial, check t he cont ent s. The following it ems
should be included:

Print er
Power Cord
CD- ROM and Document at ion
Any special or addit ionally purchased it ems

Addi t i onal Requi r ement s
The following it ems are necessary for generat ing labels
from your print er. Cont act your cust omer support or
sales represent at ive for advice on which media and
soft ware may best be suit ed for your applicat ion.

Serial, USB or Parallel cable
Et hernet cable for opt ional LAN connect ivit y
Applicable Media



I t is a good idea t o save all packaging mat erials for fut ure use.

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Pow er Connect i on
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Before connect ing t he AC Power Cord or int erface cables t o t he print er, ensure t he Power On/ Off
Swit ch is in t he Off posit ion.

1. Place t he print er on a firm, level surface.
2. Ensure t hat t he Power Swit ch on t he Print er is in t he Off posit ion.
3. Connect t he AC Power Cord t o t he recept acle on t he back of t he Print er, and t hen plug t he
AC Power Cord int o a properly grounded out let . ( The power supply aut omat ically det ect s
and t hen adj ust s t o t he applied line volt age; see Appendix A for t he accept able volt age
ranges. )




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I nt er f ace Connect i on
The print er can be connect ed t o t he host via t he parallel, USB, serial, or opt ional net work
int erface. The print er will aut omat ically connect t o t he first port t hat delivers valid dat a. Once
est ablished, t he print ers power must be cycled Off and On t o change an int erface connect ion.

A couple of Opt i onal Et her net Pr i nt Ser v er s ( w i r ed and w i r el ess) are available. For
informat ion on using t hese int erfaces, refer t o t he inst ruct ions included wit h t he opt ion for proper
cabling, set up, and configurat ion.

The Par al l el Connect i on needs a Cent ronics

I EEE
1284 cable wit h a 36- pin male connect or for
unidirect ional ( forward channel) communicat ions, or
an I EEE 1284 Compliant cable for bi- direct ional
communicat ions ( forward and reverse channels) .
Also, for bi- direct ional communicat ions your host
must have support ing soft ware.




The USB Connect i on needs a USB cable and is
support ed in Windows

95 and great er operat ing
syst ems. Depending upon t he operat ing syst em of
your host comput er, inst allat ion requirement s may
differ slight ly.



The Ser i al Connect i on needs a serial int erface
cable wit h specific pin- out s for proper
communicat ions ( part numbers and pin- out s are
given, below; cont act your reseller t o order) . The
int erface support s RS- 232C communicat ions via a
DB- 9 connect or. Serial port set t ings are menu-
select able and must mat ch your host s serial port
set t ings.














Part # 32-2300-01 Part # 32-2301-01



SDI O and USB Host Por t Connect i ons
I f equipped wit h t he Secure Digit al I nput Out put ( SDI O) and USB Host Port s, t he print er can
accept ext er nal st orage devices for font s, graphics, label format s, and firmware files. The USB
Host Port also accept s a USB keyboard for st andalone, direct dat a ( Line mode) input applicat ions;
see t he Class Series 2 Programmers Manual for examples.


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SDI O Connect i ons - When inst alling an SDI O Card, t urn OFF t he print er t hen slide t he card int o
t he slot . Module F will be recognized by t he print er. When removing a card, t urn OFF t he print er
t hen press inward on t he card t o release it .

USB Host Por t Connect i ons - The USB Host Port s support plug and play device inst allat ion and
removal. Module H and Module I will be recognized by t he print er.



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Memory device sizes up t o 16 GB are support ed.
I f equipped on t he memory device, ensure t hat t he Writ e Prot ect Swit ch is OFF.
Before init ial use, format t he ext ernal memory device; see Sect ion 4. 5, Print er
Opt ions, Modules for det ails.
Always allow process complet ion befor e removing modules.



Usi ng Memor y Funct i ons ( Display- equipped print ers)

Download your files t o t he device using Windows Explorer or DMX Config; see FI LE HANDLI NG
DEFI NI TI ONS in Appendix A. The following examples highlight several ways t o use memory
devices; unless ot herwise not ed ( see Sect ion 4. 5, Print er Opt ions, Modules for det ails about
funct ion select ions) .

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Files t hat reside in Module X cannot be copied; see t he Class Series 2 Programmers
Manual for module det ails.

For access t o all funct ions, ensure t hat t he Advanced Menu is select ed: Press Sy st em
Set t i ngs select Menu Mode and t hen Advanced Menu.


To copy files st ored on a module t o or from t he print er:

1. Press t he MENU but t on t hen select Pr i nt er Opt i ons.

2. Select Modul es and t hen Copy Fi l e.

3. Select t he file t o copy and t hen t he dest inat ion module I D.

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When sharing configurat ion files bet ween print er s, use Rest ore As Current ( see Sect ion 4. 5,
Syst em Set t ings, Configurat ion File) and t hen calibr at e t he print er.


To copy firmware st ored on a module t o t he print er:

1. Press t he TEST but t on t hen select User Def i ned Label .

2. Select t he module I D and t he firmware file.



To print files st ored on a module:

1. Press t he TEST but t on and t hen select User Def i ned Label .

2. Select t he module I D t hen t he file t o print .



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To print dir ect ly from st ored files at power- up; see Sect ion 4. 5, Syst em Set t ings, User Label
Mode.


To print a previous label format t hat is st ored in memory:

1. Press t he MENU but t on t hen select Pr i nt er Opt i ons.

2. Select Modul es and t hen Pr i nt Fi l e.






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Load media int o t he print er as follows:

1. Open t he media cover and lower t he Media Hanger Guide ( if equipped) and Media Guide.

2. Press in on t he Print head Lat ch and raise t he Print head Assembly.






O Print head Lat ch
O Media Guide
O Media Hanger Guide







3. Slide t he Roll Media ont o t he Media Hub or Media Hanger. I f t he print er is equipped wit h a
Media Hanger, raise t he Media Hanger Guide. The Media Hanger Guide should be pushed
inward so t hat it is j ust t ouching t he Roll Media.

4. Rout e t he Media t hrough t he print er as shown. Raise t he Media Guide. The Media Guide
should be pushed inward so t hat it is j ust t ouching t he edge of t he Media.


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O Roll Media
O Media Hanger Guide
O Media Sensor
O Media Guide








5. Close t he Print head Assembly and press down unt il it locks int o place.

6. Close t he cover and press t he FEED but t on several t imes t o posit ion t he media and ensure
proper t racking.






O Print head Assembly








I f t he print er does not corr ect ly sense t he t op of each label, it may be necessary t o calibrat e t he
print er ( see Sect ion 3. 5 Media Calibrat ion) .


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The print er is fact ory set t o use 4- inch media ( and ribbon, if t hermal t ransfer equipped) . When using
a different widt h of media/ ribbon, refer t o Sect ion 5. 3.

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On M- 4210 models equipped wit h a Media Hanger in place of a Media Hub, high print speeds may
result in print ing degradat ion. I t is recommended t o set t he print speed at 8ips or less.

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The Media Sensor needs t o be posit ioned so t hat t he print er can det ect t he pr esence of media and
t he t op- of- form ( except for cont inuous st ock, where t he TOF is set t hrough t he front panel.

To adj ust :

1. Wit h media loaded, as described in Sect ion 2. 2, grasp t he Slide Tab and move t he Sensor
Eye Mark int o posit ion over media according t o t he t able below.

2. I f loading media, ret urn t o t he media loading inst ruct ions.


Media Sensor Select ion and Adj ust ment
Media Type Sensor Eye Mark Posit ion Sensing Required
Die- cut Near t he middle of t he label Gap
Not ched Cent ered over t he not ch Gap
Reflect ive Cent ered over t he black mark Reflect ive
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O Sensor Eye Mark
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Ribbon is required wit h t hermal t ransfer media. I t is recommended t hat t he widt h of t he ribbon be
slight ly wider t han t he media being used. The print er can use eit her ribbons wit h t he coat ing side
in or ribbons wit h t he coat ing side out . To load:

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Using a ribbon t hat is slight ly wider t han your media ( and liner, if any) will help prot ect against
print head wear.

The Media Type set t ing wit hin t he print ers set up must be set t o Thermal Transfer t o print
using ribbon. This can be accomplished via t he DMXConfig Ut ilit y ( see sect ion 3. 4) ; or, if
display- equipped, via t he menu syst em ( see sect ion 4. 5) .




1. Open t he media cover.
Press in on t he Print head
Lat ch and raise t he
print head assembly.






O Print head Lat ch









2. Slide t he Ribbon Roll ont o t he Ribbon Supply Hub unt il it rest s against t he flange. Ensure t he
ribbon unwinds in t he correct direct ion ( see Ribbon Rout ing) . The illust rat ions below depict a
Coat ed Side I n ribbon.





O I nk Side ( CSO Ribbon)
O I nk Side ( CSI Ribbon)







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are available wit h t he ink ( coat ing) layer wound in or out . Ensure t he inked side of t he
ribbon faces t he media and NOT t he print head.


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Ri bbon Rout i ng Di agr ams



( CSI ) Coat ing Side I n Ribbon Rout ing



( CSO) Coat ing Side Out Ribbon Rout ing


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3. Rout e t he ribbon under t he Ribbon I dler and t hen out t he front of t he print er approximat ely 12
inches.






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4. Close t he Print head Assembly and press down unt il it locks int o place.






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5. Rout e t he ribbon up and t hen around t o t he Ribbon Take- Up Hub, winding it several t imes in a
clockwise direct ion t o secure it in place.






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6. Close t he cover and press t he Feed but t on several t imes t o posit ion t he ribbon and ensure proper
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The Front Panel consist s of t hree indicat or light s and t hree
funct ion but t ons. The funct ions of t hese light s and cont rols
are list ed in t he following sect ions.

Non- display print ers can be configured using t he DMXConfig
Ut ilit y ( see Sect ion 3. 4) . The print er can also be configured
using t he Paper Menu Set up, ( see Appendix C) for users t hat
do not have a host connect ion available.


3.1.1 Li ght s

Normal Mode
(Normal power-up)
STOP
Solid On: Indicates the printer is in the Paused state
Flashing: (When using the Peel & Present Option) Indicates
a label is presented to the operator.
Indicates a top of form or mechanical error has occurred
Solid On: Indicates the printer is on and ready for printing
Flashing: Indicates the printer is receiving data from the host
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READY


Bot h t he READY and STOP

Light s will be on during power- up init ializat ion.




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3.1.2 But t ons
PAUSE, FEED, and CANCEL perform different funct ions based on t he operat ional mode.


Ready Mode Funct i ons

These funct ions can be perfor med at any t ime when t he print er is at idle.

Funct i on But t on( s) Descr i pt i on
Pause Pause Pauses and un- pauses t he print er
Feed / Clear Fault Feed Feeds one label or clears fault condit ion
Cancel Cancel
Cancels t he current bat ch of labels. Press t he
Pause but t on t o print t he next bat ch of labels in
t he print ers buffer.
Soft Reset
Press and Hold
Pause & Cancel
Reset s t he pr int er, see Sect ion 5. 8
Print Test Label Pause & Feed Print s t he Test Label
Print Configurat ion
Label
Feed & Cancel Produces Dat abase Configurat ion and Test Label
Print Et hernet Label Pause, Feed & Cancel Print s t he print ers Et hernet configurat ion
Quick Calibrat ion Press and Hold Feed Performs a Quick Calibrat ion , see Sect ion 3. 5
Empt y Calibrat ion
Press and Hold Pause
& Feed
Performs a Empt y Calibrat ion , see Sect ion 3. 5


Del ay ed Pow er - up Funct i ons

Turn on t he pr int er , when t he t hree light s t urn on press and hold t he but t on sequence. Cont inue t o hold t he
but t on( s) unt il t he t hree light s t ur n off.

Funct i on But t on( s) Descr i pt i on
Reset Et hernet
Hold Pause & Feed &
Cancel
Reset s t he Et hernet set t ings t o default values
Hex Dump Feed Ent ers Hex Dump Mode, see Sect ion 6. 3
Level 1 Reset Pause & Cancel
Reset s t he pr int er t o a saved configurat ion file,
see Sect ion 5. 8.
Level 2 Reset Pause, Feed & Cancel
Reset s t he pr int er t o t he default fact ory
set t ings, see Sect ion 5. 8.



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The Cont rol Panel is an event - driven int erface composed of a graphic display and keyboar d. I n
addit ion t o providing current print er informat ion, t he mode- dependent panel allows t he it ems in
t he Main Display Area and t he keyboard funct ions t o change as operat ional event s require.



I cons & I ndi cat or s
The icons are graphics t hat appear in t he Print er St at us Line area of t he display. Three LED
indicat ors are locat ed above t he display. Bot h provide real- t ime operat ional informat ion as defined
below:

I t em Def i ni t i on
/ A USB Host or SD device ( memory drive or keyboard) has been det ect ed

RFI D is inst alled

A wired LAN connect ion has been det ect ed

WLAN is enabled and t he print er s NOT associat ed wit h a WLAN Access
Point

Print er WLAN is associat ed wit h an WLAN Access Point

WLAN is in ADHOC mode

DPL mode select ed

LI NE mode select ed

PL- Z mode select ed

Enhanced Display Mode Applies a zoom feat ur e for easier viewing. Fr om
t he Ready scr een, pr ess and hold t he down but t on t o t oggle on and off.

The print er is receiving dat a

The print er is st opped or paused

A Fault condit ion has been det ect ed. For a list ing of possible messages,
see Sect ion 6.2

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The Windows driver is locat ed on t he Accessories CD- Rom included wit h your print er. For t he lat est
version please visit our web sit e at www. dat amax- oneil. com.


I nst al l i ng t he Wi ndow s Dr i ver :


Place t he Accessories CD- Rom included wit h
your print er int o your comput ers CD- Rom drive.








Once t he CD- Rom st art s select "I nst all Windows
Driver" from t he main menu and follow t he
inst ruct ions on t he screen t o inst all.













When prompt ed, select your print er from t he
list , ( i. e. Dat amax- ONeil M- Class MarkI I ) .
Cont inue t o follow t he on- screen inst ruct ions t o
inst all t he driver.









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I mpor t ant Not es:
The Windows driver funct ions t he same as any ot her Windows print er. A built in help file is available for
complet e informat ion on all set t ings; however, t here are some import ant set t ings t hat should be
observed for t rouble free print ing.

Page Set up Tab: St ock


I t is import ant t hat t he St ock set t ing mat ches
t he size of t he label you are using. I f you
cannot find a mat ch for your label click ' New'
and ent er t he dimensions of your label.


Opt i ons Tab: Pr i nt Speed & Pr i nt head
Temper at ur e

These t wo set t ings will have t he great est effect
on print qualit y. Some label st ocks will require
more heat and slower print speeds t o generat e a
qualit y image.




The Windows applicat ion soft ware used t o creat e t he label format will likely have a "Page Set up"
screen. This will also need t o mat ch t he size of t he label you are using.



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DMXConfig ( locat ed on t he Accessories CD- ROM) is a Windows based configurat ion ut ilit y t hat allows
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and parallel connect ion.

DMXConf i g Feat ur es:

Allows Real- Time Cont rol/ Query of Print er Configurat ion
Define and Save Opt imal Configurat ions for Applicat ions
Saved Configurat ions can be Shared wit h ot her Print ers and Sent via Email
Download Files, Format s and Font s
Query Memory Modules

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Be sure t o use t he DMXConfig ut ilit y locat ed on t he Accessories CD- Rom t hat is included wit h your
print er. Older versions might not operat e correct ly wit h some print ers. For t he lat est version please
visit our web sit e at www. dat amax- oneil.com.

Once you have inst alled t he DMXConfig ut ilit y:


1. Connect t he host t o t he print er wit h
a serial or parallel cable.

2. Turn on t he print er.

3. Launch t he DMXConfig ut ilit y.

4. Query t he print er by using t he
Query Print er t oolbar but t on ( t op-
left ) . This will connect t o t he print er
and get t he current print er set t ings.

5. At t his point you may browse t he
t abs and make any changes
necessary t o t he print er
configurat ion. Once complet e, send
t he new set t ings t o t he print er using
t he Configure Print er t oolbar
but t on. The example below
illust rat es changing t he Media Type
set t ing t o Thermal Transfer.

6. Select t he Media Set t ings t ab, in t he
Media Type drop- down box select
Thermal Transfer.

7. Send t he set t ings t o t he print er
using t he Configure Print er t oolbar
but t on.


The print er is now configured t o
Thermal Transfer. You may close t he
DMXConfig ut ilit y and begin print ing
using ribbon.



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3.5.1 Qui ck Cal i br at i on
Quick Calibrat ion should be performed as part of t he media loading rout ine t o fine- t une t he
sensing paramet ers.

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( 1) This calibrat ion is not necessary when using cont inuous st ock.

( 2) Media cont aining large gaps may require a change in t he PAPER EMPTY DI STANCE before
proceeding.

Calibrat e t he print er as follows:

1. Ensure t hat t he print er is ON and in an idle st at e ( i.e. , not off- line) wit h media loaded, t he
media sensor adj ust ed, and t he sensor t ype select ed.

2. Press and hold t he FEED Key unt il one label has been out put t hen release t he key and wait for
t he print er t o process t he dat a. There are t wo possible out comes:

Non- Di spl ay Pr i nt er s:

Upon complet ion, one of t he following light s will flash five t imes t o denot e t he result of t he
aut o calibrat ion at t empt :

STOP
Light = Successful calibrat ion.

ERROR
Light = Unsuccessful calibrat ion, t ry again. I f t he calibrat ion cont inues t o fail
proceed t o Sect ion 3. 5. 3.


Di spl ay - Equi pped Pr i nt er s:

CALI BRATI ON COMPLETE - will be displayed, and t he media will be advanced t o t he next t op
of form if calibrat ion was successful; or,

CANNOT CALI BRATE will be displayed if calibrat ion was not successful. I n t his case, check
t he hint s list ed below t o help resolve t he problem:


Cal i br at i on Hi nt s:

WARNI NG LOW BACKI NG ( display- equipped print er s) is a normal message when calibrat ing
die- cut media mount ed on a highly t ranslucent liner or not ched t ag st ocks.

I f t he init ial at t empt fails, press and hold t he FEED Key unt il t wo successive label TOFs have
been out put . I f, however, CANNOT CALI BRATE is displayed again, perform t he St andard
Calibrat ion rout ine, see Sect ion 3. 5. 3.



3.5.2 Empt y Cal i br at i on
Empt y Calibrat ion calibrat es t he print ers media sensor t o det ect an Out of St ock condit ion.
Calibrat e t he print er as follows:

1. Ensure t hat t he print er is ON and in an idle st at e ( i.e. , not off- line) wit h media removed.

2. Press and hold t he Pause & Feed Key for a few seconds.


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3.5.3 St andar d Cal i br at i on
The St andard Calibrat ion can be perfor med using t he DMXConfig Ut ilit y ( see Sect ion 3. 4) and
using t he front panel but t ons ( see Appendix C) . On display- equipped print ers t he St andard
Calibrat ion rout ine can also be init iat ed via t he print ers menu, see Sect ion 4. 5. Once you have
inst alled t he DMXConfig ut ilit y and t he print er is properly loaded wit h media:


1. Connect t he host t o t he print er wit h a
serial or parallel cable.

2. Turn on t he print er.

3. Launch t he DMXConfig ut ilit y.

4. Query t he print er by using t he Query
Print er t oolbar but t on ( t op- left ) . This will
connect t o t he print er and get t he curr ent
print er set t ings.






5. Select t he Sensor Calibrat ion Tab and
t hen click t he Media Calibrat ion Wizard
but t on. When prompt ed click OK t o st art
t he calibrat ion wizard.













6. The Calibrat ion Wizard will now prompt
you t o Load St ock. Be sure t he media is
properly loaded in t he print er. Close t he
print head and click OK .









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7. The Calibrat ion Wizard will now prompt
you t o Load Backing. Peel off a few labels
and posit ion t he backing mat erial in t he
media sensor. Close t he print head and
click OK .









8. The Calibrat ion Wizard will now prompt
you t o Remove St ock. Remove all media
and backing from t he print er. Close t he
print head and click OK .










9. The Calibrat ion Wizard will now respond
wit h Passed Calibrat ion, click OK. Re-
inst all t he media in t he print er. Close t he
print head and press t he Feed but t on t o
t est t he calibrat ion. Each press of t he Feed
but t on labels should feed one label.

I f t he print er was unsuccessful in
calibrat ing. Ret ry t he procedure beginning
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cont rol panel or a USB QWERTY keyboard) . The t emplat e is a st ored label format , where fields
delimit ed by an ampersand ( &) become variable.

The print er will prompt you t o ent er t he variable field dat a. For example, t he st ored label format
could cont ain t he dat a 19131423443&ENTER NAME&

Aft erward, when recalled from memory, t he display will indicat e t he variable field: ENTER NAME

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Variable dat a can be any part of t he DPL format - font I D, posit ioning, et c.

No error checking will be performed.

Support s .dlb, .dpl, .prn, and .txt file t ypes.



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The Menu Syst em cont ains t hree primary branches, each wit h a differing level of access t o
secondary menus or funct ions:

The User Menu accesses basic print er set t ings and funct ions;
The Advanced Menu accesses all operat ional set t ings, funct ions, and diagnost ics; and,
The Test Menu accesses a menu of t est , user- defined, and previous label print ing funct ions.

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( 1) Ent ering t he Menu Syst em t akes t he print er OFF- LI NE and st ops t he processing of new dat a.

( 2) Prompt s may appear before menu access is grant ed and before changes are enact ed; see
Securit y for det ails.

( 3) Display cont rast is adj ust able: press and hold t he MENU BUTTON t o cycle t hrough t he cont rast
range ( t his may t ake several seconds) t hen release t he but t on when t he desired appearance has
been achieved.

( 4) The Menu Syst em described below det ails funct ions available when t he print er firmware is at
Applicat ion Version 12. 071 or great er. Print a Configurat ion Label t o ident ify your print ers current
version of firmware. To upgrade t he firmware, visit our websit e ht t p: / / www. dat amax- oneil. com/

The mult i- purpose Menu, Test , and Navi gat i on But t ons allow Menu Syst em ent ry, negot iat ion,
and paramet er select ion funct ions:


To print a label from t he Test Menu, pr ess t he TEST BUTTON; and,

To change pr int er set t ings or perform diagnost ics, press t he MENU BUTTON t hen observe
t he MENU WI NDOW AREA for available select ions. ( When t he number of select ions
present is gr eat er t han can be shown, use t he UP or DOWN BUTTONS t o view t hose
addit ional it ems. Also, SOFT KEY LABELS are dynamic and change t o denot e t he current
associat ed SOFT KEY funct ions. )

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Media Set t ings
Print Cont rol
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Syst em Set t ings


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The Advanced Menu cont ains all set t ing, cont rol, and funct ional select ions in t hese menus:

Media Set t ings
Print Cont rol
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Syst em Set t ings
Communicat ions
Diagnost ics
MCL Opt ions


Aft er select ing t he Advanced Menu, it will be accessed whenever t he MENU BUTTON is pressed.
To enable t he Advanced Menu, proceed as follows:

1. Press t he MENU BUTTON.
2. Using t he UP or t he DOWN BUTTON, scroll t o SYSTEM SETTI NGS t hen press t he ENTER KEY.
3. Scroll t o MENU MODE t hen press t he ENTER KEY.
4. Scroll t o ADVANCED MENU t hen press t he ENTER KEY. ( Upon complet ion, OK will be
displayed and t he print er will exit t he menu syst em. )

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Changes prompt .

( 2) Labeling soft ware may, in some cases, override t he print er menu set t ings; see Advanced Menu /
Communicat ions / Host Set t ings t o avoid pot ent ial conflict s.

( 3) To ret urn t o t he User Menu, re- select it or rest ore t he fact ory default s.



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The Test Menu cont ains t est and informat ional label select ions:

Print Qualit y Label
Ribbon Test Label
Test Label
Validat ion Label
Print Configurat ion
Print Last Label
User Defined Label

I nt ernally generat ed, t hese labels are print ed at pre- select ed media t ype, speed, and heat
set t ings. Changes t o t hese print set t ings can be made via t he Menu Syst em or t hrough host
commands. When print ing, use full widt h media t o capt ure t he ent ire format ; ot herwise, adj ust
t he print er and set t he Label Widt h.

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The Media Set t ings menu cont ains label and ribbon sensing and sizing funct ions, as well as
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Paper Empt y Dist ance *
Label Widt h
Ribbon Low Opt ions *
Sensor Calibrat ion *
Print head Cleaning *

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I t ems denot ed wit h an ast erisk ( * ) are only accessible t hrough t he Advanced Menu.

The menu select ions are defined on t he following pages:

Chapt er 4 Menu Sy st em 26

DI SPLAYED I TEM I TEM DESCRI PTI ON
MEDI A TYPE Select s t he met hod used t o print labels and should be set according t o t he t ype
of media being used, where:
DI RECT THERMAL Set s use for media t hat is heat react ive t o produce an image.
THERMAL
TRANSFER
Set s use for media t hat requires a ribbon t o produce an image.
SENSOR TYPE Select s t he t op- of- form ( TOF) sensing met hod used t o det ermine t he leading
edge of t he label, where:
GAP TOF will be recognized by sensing t he gaps or not ches in t he media. ( Default
Set t ing)
CONTI NUOUS No TOF sensing will be used; inst ead, LABEL LENGTH ( in Media Set t ings) is used.
REFLECTI VE TOF will be recognized by sensing t he reflect ive ( black) marks on t he underside
of t he media.
LABEL LENGTH Det ermines t he lengt h of t he label ( 0 - 99. 99 inches) when t he SENSOR TYPE is
set t o CONTI NUOUS, where:
04. 00 I s t he default set t ing.
MAXI MUM LABEL
LENGTH
Set s t he dist ance ( 0 - 99. 99 inches) t hat t he print er will feed media t o find TOF
( when t he Sensor Type is set t o GAP or REFLECTI VE) before a TOF Fault is
declared, where:
16. 00 I s t he default set t ing.

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Maximum Label Lengt h should t ypically be 2. 5 t o 3 t imes t he physical lengt h of t he label.

PAPER EMPTY
DI STANCE
Set s t he dist ance ( 0 - 99. 99 inches) t he print er will at t empt t o feed before an
Out Of St ock Fault is declared, where:
00. 25 I s t he default set t ing.

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When using clear or t ranslucent media, t his set t ing should be longer t han t he act ual label size.


LABEL WI DTH Set s t he maximum print able widt h. Obj ect s ext ending beyond t his set t ing will
NOT print , where:
x. xx Default set t ing is dependant on print er model.
RI BBON LOW
OPTI ONS
Defines t he print er response when THERMAL TRANSFER mode is select ed and t he
ribbon supply begins t o diminish.
RI BBON LOW
DI AMETER
Set s t he ribbon supply t hreshold diamet er ( 1. 00 - 2. 00 inches) t hat will t rigger a
Low Ribbon Warning prompt , where:
1. 38 I s t he default set t ing.
PAUSE ON RI BBON
LOW
Allows t he print er t o ent er a paused condit ion when Ribbon Low Diamet er is met ,
where:
ENABLE Pauses when a Ribbon Low Diamet er condit ion is det ect ed; t he PAUSE Key must
be pressed t o proceed wit h t he print j ob.
DI SABLE No act ion is required by t he operat or; print ing can cont inue unt il a Ribbon Fault
is declared. ( Default Set t ing)


Chapt er 4 Menu Sy st em 27

SENSOR
CALI BRATI ON
Select s t he media sensor calibrat ion met hod, where:
PERFORM
CALI BRATI ON
Set s t he values via int ernal print er calculat ions, as described in t he STANDARD
CALI BRATI ON procedure.
ADVANCED ENTRY Set s t he values via manual ent ry ( t ypically for hard t o calibrat e label st ocks) , as
described in t he ADVANCED ENTRY CALI BRATI ON where:
PAPER SENSOR
LEVEL
Est ablishes t he t hreshold for t he paper value ( 0 - 255) , where 170 is t he default
set t ing.
REFL PAPER
LEVEL
Est ablishes t he t hreshold for t he reflect ive value ( 0 - 255) , where 170 is t he
default set t ing.
GAP SENSOR
LEVEL
Est ablishes t he t hreshold for t he gap value ( 0 - 255) , where 040 is t he default
set t ing.
MARK SENSOR
LEVEL
Est ablishes t he t hreshold for t he mark value ( 0 - 255) , where 040 is t he default
set t ing.
EMPTY SENSOR
LEVEL
Est ablishes t he t hreshold for t he empt y value ( 0 - 255) , where 000 is t he default
set t ing.
TRAN SENSOR
GAI N
Est ablishes t he sensit ivit y of t he t ransmissive sensor ( 0 - 31) , where 15 is t he
default set t ing.
REFL SENSOR
GAI N
Est ablishes t he sensit ivit y of t he reflect ive sensor ( 0 - 31) , where 15 is t he
default set t ing.
PRI NTHEAD
CLEANI NG
Cont rols t he aut omat ic cleaning alert and funct ion, where:
CLEAN HEAD
SCHEDULE
Specifies t he inch ( or cent imet er) count at which t o clean t he print head, and if
exceeded t hree t imes, declare a Head Cleaning Fault . ( Not e t hat t he specified
count [ 0 - 200 inches] will be mult iplied by one t housand, and t hat zero [ t he
default set t ing] will disable t he funct ion. )
CLEAN HEAD
COUNTER
I ndicat es t he number of inches ( or cent imet ers) since a cleaning was last
init iat ed.
RESET COUNTER Reset s t he Clean Head Count er t o zero t o rest art t he Clean Head Schedule.
CLEAN HEAD NOW I nit iat es t he cleaning process and reset s t he Clean Head Count er.

Chapt er 4 Menu Sy st em 28
Pr i nt Cont r ol
The Print Cont rol menu cont ains print ing t hroughput , offset and cust om set up funct ions:

Heat
Print Speed
Feed Speed
Reverse Speed *
Slew Speed *
Row Offset
Column Offset
Present Dist ance
TOF Precedence
Cust om Adj ust ment s *

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I t ems denot ed wit h an ast erisk ( * ) are only accessible t hrough t he Advanced Menu.

The menu select ions are defined as follows:

DI SPLAYED I TEM I TEM DESCRI PTI ON
HEAT Cont rols t he burn t ime ( 0 - 30) of t he print head ( and is equivalent t o t he Heat
set t ing in many soft ware labeling programs) , where:
10 I s t he default set t ing.
PRI NT SPEED Cont rols t he rat e of label movement during print ing, where:
x. x in/ sec

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On M- 4210 models equipped wit h a Media Hanger in place of a Media Hub, high print speeds may
result in print ing degradat ion. I t is recommended t o set t he print speed at 8ips or less.

FEED SPEED Cont rols t he rat e of label movement bet ween print ing areas, where:
x. x in/ sec
REVERSE SPEED Cont rols t he rat e of label movement ( 2. 0 - 5. 0 inches per second) during backup
posit ioning, where:
4. 0 in/ sec I s t he default set t ing.
SLEW SPEED Cont rols t he rat e of label movement ( 2. 0 - 16. 0 inches per second) bet ween
print ing areas when using t he GPI O funct ion, where:
x. x in/ sec
ROW OFFSET Shift s t he vert ical st art of print posit ion ( 0 - 99. 99 inches) on t he label, where:
00. 00 in. I s t he default set t ing.
COLUMN OFFSET Shift s t he HORI ZONTAL, left - j ust ified st art of print posit ion t o t he right ( 0- 99. 99
inches) , wit hout shift ing t he LABEL WI DTH t erminat ion point t o t he right , where:
00. 00 in. I s t he default set t ing.

Chapt er 4 Menu Sy st em 29

PRESENT DI STANCE Set s t he label st op posit ion ( 0 - 4. 00 inches) past t he st art of print posit ion upon
out put . When subsequent label format s are received, t he print er will aut omat ically
back up t he label t o posit ion it at t he st art of print posit ion, where:
AUTO
0. 00 in.
I s t he default set t ing ( Aut o Mode) . I n Aut o Mode, t he print er aut omat ically
configures t his dist ance according t o t he posit ioning requirement s of t he at t ached
device ( i.e. , t ear bar, cut t er, peel & present mechanism, or present sensor) .

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When set t o 0. 01 in. , NONE is assumed and a zero ( 0) posit ioning value will be used.

TOF PRECEDENCE Allows an override of label format dat a when t he form lengt h is exceeded, where:
DI SABLE Print s labels format s wit hout TOF t runcat ing.
ENABLE Ends t he label at t he next TOF, t runcat ing any print dat a t hat ext ends past t his
mark.
CUSTOM
ADJUSTMENTS
Changes t he fact ory adj ust ment paramet ers t o finely and independent ly
compensat e for slight mechanical differences somet imes evident when mult iple
print ers share label format s. These set t ings are also available t o make special
label format t ing adj ust ment s, where:
DARKNESS Cont rols t he st robe t ime ( 1 - 64) t o est ablish t he nominal HEAT set t ing for
print head- specific t hermal charact erist ics, where:
32 I s t he default set t ing.
CONTRAST Allows fine- t uning ( 1 - 64) of t he gray adj ust ment for print qualit y, where:
32 I s t he default set t ing.
ROW ADJUST Shift s t he vert ical st art of print posit ion ( in xxx dot s) t o fine- t une t he ROW OFFSET
set t ing, where:
+ 0000 I f shift ing Row Adj ust in t he negat ive direct ion, modify t he PRESENT ADJUST
set t ing ( see below) by t hat same amount .
COLUMN ADJUST

Shift s bot h t he horizont al st art of print posit ion and t he LABEL WI DTH t erminat ion
point t o t he right ( in xxx dot s) t o fine- t une t he COLUMN OFFSET set t ing, where:
+ 000 ( - 100
100 DOTS)
I s t he set t ing.
PRESENT ADJUST Adj ust s t he label st opping posit ion ( in xxx dot s) t o fine- t une t he PRESENT
DI STANCE set t ing, where:
+ 000 ( - 100
100 DOTS)
I s t he set t ing.

Chapt er 4 Menu Sy st em 30
Pr i nt er Opt i ons
The Print er Opt ions menu cont ains file- handling, module, and opt ional equipment set t ings:

Modules
Present Sensor
Cut t er
RFI D
GPI O Port

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I t ems denot ed wit h an ast erisk ( * ) are only accessible t hrough t he Advanced Menu; also, cert ain
select ions will appear only when equipped wit h t hat opt ion.

The menu select ions are defined as follows:

DI SPLAYED I TEM I TEM DESCRI PTI ON
MODULES Cont rols memory handling funct ions, where:
DI RECTORY * Allows viewing and print ing of t he available space and file t ypes ( including plug- in
files) present on a module. Only det ect ed modules will be list ed, and select ing ALL
will display all result s. ( See t he Class Series 2 Programmers Manual for memory
allocat ion informat ion. )
PRI NT FI LE Print s select ions from st ored file t ypes:

Fi l e Ex t ensi on Pr i nt ed Resul t
DBM A font sample.
DCM The configurat ion commands cont ained in t he file.
DI M The image.
DLB The st ored label.
DLN The name of t he language.
DMS The dat abase cont ained in t he file for RFI D.
DPL A label format , if det ect ed.
DTT A font sample.
PLU The names of t he files cont ained in t he plug- in direct ory.
PRN I s processed as a DPL file.
TXT I s processed as a DPL file.


PROCESS FI LE * Select s from a list of available files for processing ( as not ed below) ; also, see
Sect ion 5. 10, File Handling Messages:

Ex t er nal Fi l e
Ex t ensi on
Def i ni t i on / Act i on Conv er t ed
I nt er nal
Ex t ensi on
BMP, PCX,
I MG, & F7B
Convert s t he black and whit e graphics file, image flip
assumed, and t hen st ores t he result in Module G.
DI M
BS Upgrades t he print er boot - loader. - - -
DPL I f det ect ed, a label format is print ed. - - -
LS Convert s t he t ranslat ed message file, and t hen st ores
t he result in Module Y.
DLN
PLG Convert s t he plug- in file, and t hen st ores t he result as
specified by t he file ( t ypically Module X) .
PLU
SFL & SFP Convert s t he bit - mapped font file and t hen st ores t he
result in Module G, where t he last t hree charact ers of
t he name will correspond t o t he Font I D. ( I f t he
filename does not cont ain a Font I D, you will be
prompt ed t o ent er it . )
DBM
TTF Convert s t he t rue- t ype / scalable font file and t hen
st ores t he result in Module G, where t he last t wo
charact ers of t he name will correspond t o t he Font I D.
( I f t he filename does not cont ain a Font I D, you will be
prompt ed t o ent er it . )
DTT
ZS Upgrades t he print er firmware. - - -




Chapt er 4 Menu Sy st em 31

FORMAT
MODULE *

Select s from a list of modules available for format t ing by t he print er; see Sect ion
5. 10, File Handling Messages. Choosing FORMAT MODULE will erase exist ing dat a
in t he select ed module
DELETE FI LE * Select s from t he list of available files for delet ing; see Sect ion 5. 10, File Handling
Messages.
COPY FI LE * Select s from t he list of available files for copying, prompt ing you for t he
dest inat ion module before execut ion; see Sect ion 5. 10, File Handling Messages.
UNPROTECT
MODULE *
Select s from t he list of available modules t o unprot ect , and t hen prompt ing you
regarding t he out come of t he at t empt ; see Sect ion 5. 10, File Handling Messages.
PRESENT SENSOR Cont rols t he "on- demand" dispensing of labels , where:
MODE Set s t he det ect ion met hod and response of t he print er:
AUTO I s t he default set t ing. Aut omat ically det ect s, enables t he Present Sensor ( or Peel
and Present mechanism) and set s t he label st op locat ion; if not det ect ed, t he
operat ion will be ignored.
ENABLED Enables t he Present Sensor ( or Peel and Present mechanism) and set s t he label
st op locat ion; if not det ect ed, a fault will be generat ed.
DI SABLED Disables t he opt ion.
RETRACT DELAY
*
Programs a t ime delay for t he ret ract ion of t he next label in t he print process,
where:
( 1 - 255 x 10 mS)
070
I s t he range, t imes 10 milliseconds; and,
Sevent y ( t imes t en) is t he default set t ing.
CUTTER Cont rols t he Cut t er operat ion, where:
MODE Set s t he det ect ion met hod and response of t he print er:
AUTO I s t he default set t ing, where t he presence of t he cut t er opt ion is aut omat ically
sensed. I f det ect ed, t he cut t er is enabled; ot herwise, it will be ignored.
ENABLED Enables t he cut t er. I f t he cut t er is not det ect ed, a fault will be generat ed.
DI SABLED Disables t he cut t er.
CUT BEHI ND Allows a queue of small labels t o accumulat e before cut t ing is performed t o
increase t hroughput .

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( 1) This mode can be used wit hout a cut t er t o allow t he present at ion of
an ext ra label wit h ret r act ion upon t he next j ob or feed operat ion.

( 2) Aft er a fault or unknown label posit ion, t he leading edge will be cut
t o ensure no ext ra mat erial exist s at t he beginning of t he first label;
ot herwise, t he cut t er will only cut when necessary.

( 0 2)
0
Zero, one, or t wo are t he number of labels t o queue before cut t ing; and
I s t he default set t ing.
RFI D Cont rols t he programming and verificat ion of RFI D t ags, where:

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I f not inst alled ( or det ect ed) , t his select ion will result in a DI SABLED
message.

RFI D MODULE Set s t he mode of RFI D operat ion, where:
DI SABLED Disables t he opt ion.
HF Select s t he High Frequency ( 13. 56 MHz) RFI D opt ion.
UHF MULTI -
PROTOCOL
Select s t he Ult ra High Frequency ( 868- 956 MHz) RFI D opt ion.
RFI D POSI TI ON* Set s t he RFI D inlay locat ion.
( 1. 10 - 4. 00 I N. )

1. 10
This locat ion is referenced from t he leading edge of t he label or t ag, as it moves
forward t hrough t he print er.
I s t he default set t ing.

Chapt er 4 Menu Sy st em 32

HF SETTI NGS * Set s HF t ag paramet ers, as follows:
TAG TYPE Set s t he t ag t ype:
I SO 15693 ( I s t he default set t ing. )
TI
PHI LI PS
ST LRI 512
ST LRI 64
AFI VALUE Applicat ion Family I dent ifier value ( 00 - FF) , where 00 is t he default value.
AFI LOCK Applicat ion Family I dent ifier lock ( ENABLED / DI SABLED) , where DI SABLED is t he
default set t ing.
DSFI D VALUE Dat a St orage Format I dent ifier ( 00 - FF) , where 00 is t he default value.
DSFI D LOCK Dat a St orage Format I dent ifier lock ( ENABLED / DI SABLED) , where DI SABLED is
t he default set t ing.
EAS VALUE Elect ronic Art icle Surveillance value ( 00 - FF) , where 00 is t he default value.
AUDI O
I NDI CATOR
Cont rols t he buzzer ( ENABLED / DI SABLED) , where DI SABLED is t he default
set t ing.
ERASE ON
FAULT
Erases t he t ag when errors are det ect ed ( ENABLED / DI SABLED) , where DI SABLED
is t he default set t ing.
UHF SETTI NGS * Set s UHF t ag paramet ers, as follows:
TAG TYPE Set s t he t ag t ype:
EPC 0
EPC 0+ MATRI CS
EPC 0+ I MPI NJ
EPC 1
UCODE EPC 1. 19
EM 4022/ 1222
GEN 2 ( I s t he default set t ing. )
TAG DATA
SI ZE
Set s t he t ag dat a size:
96- BI T ( I s t he default set t ing. )
64- BI T
POWER
ADJUST
Adj ust s t he applied power.
KI LL CODE Code used t o permanent ly deact ivat e t he device:
B3 B2 B1 B0
00 00 00 00 ( I s t he default set t ing. )
ACCESS
CODE
Code used t o prot ect t he memory cont ent s:
B3 B2 B1 B0
00 00 00 00 ( I s t he default set t ing. )
GEN 2 LOCK
ACTI ON
Set s t he lock level ( NONE, PERMALOCK, PWD- READ/ WRI TE, BOTH) , where NONE is
t he default set t ing.
LOCK AFTER
WRI TE *
Locks t he t ag aft er programming.
ENABLED The t ag will be locked.
DI SABLED No locking occurs ( default set t ing) .
RETRY
ATTEMPTS *
Set s t he number of ret ry at t empt s, where:
( 0 - 9)
3
Zero t o nine are t he number of ret ries; and,
I s t he default set t ing.
PERFORM
CALI BRATI ON *
Allows t he print er t o est ablish t he t ag t o t ransducer dist ance set t ing and nominal
RFI D power requirement s.
YES I nit iat es t he process. The CALI BRATI NG RFI D message will appear as t he print er
feeds media t o begin scanning for t he RFI D t ag locat ion. Once t he locat ion is
est ablished, power calibrat ion begins. Upon complet ion, t he media will be ret ract ed
t o t he TOF posit ion; t he calibrat ed posit ion and power result s ( along wit h a brief
SUCCESS or FAI LURE message) will be displayed; and, t he print ers dat abase will
be updat ed wit h t he new calibrat ion paramet ers.
NO Terminat es t he process.


Chapt er 4 Menu Sy st em 33
SET DEFAULTS * Depending upon t he RFI D MODULE, select ing YES will ret urn t hese set t ings:

I f MODE = HF, t hen:
RFI D POSI TI ON = 1. 10
HF SETTI NGS: TAG TYPE = I SO 15693
RETRY ATTEMPTS = 3
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - -
I f MODE = UHF, t hen:
RFI D POSI TI ON = 1. 10
UHF SETTI NGS: TAG TYPE = GEN 2; TAG DATA SI ZE = 96- BI T
RETRY ATTEMPTS = 3

GPI O PORT

Cont rols t he opt ional Applicat or I nt erface Cards GPI O funct ion, where:
GPI O DEVI CE Set s t he opt ion t o work wit h a specific device t ype, where:
DI SABLED Disables t he opt ion.
APPLI CATOR

Enables t he following GPI O paramet ers for label applicat or funct ions:
De- assert s Dat a Ready ( DRDY) when t he last label st art s print ing t o indicat e
complet ion;
FEED allowed at any t ime; and,
Does not de- assert DRDY upon PAUSE.
BARCODE
VERI FI ER
Enables t he GPI O Port t o work wit h a bar code verifier.

START OF PRI NT Select s t he t ype of input signal required t o init iat e St art of Print ( SOP) , where:
LOW PULSE Triggers print ing wit h a low pulse.
HI GH PULSE Triggers print ing wit h a high pulse.
ACTI VE LOW Triggers print ing wit h a low signal.
ACTI VE HI GH Triggers print ing wit h a high signal.
EDGE Triggers print ing wit h a signal edge t ransit ion.
END OF PRI NT Set s t he t ype of out put signal generat ed t o indicat e End of Print ( EOP) , where:
LOW PULSE Out put s a low pulse upon complet ion.
HI GH PULSE Out put s a high pulse upon complet ion.
ACTI VE LOW Out put s a logic low upon complet ion.
ACTI VE HI GH Out put s a logic high upon complet ion.
SLEW ENABLE Select s t he t ype of input signal required t o init iat e label slew, where:
STANDARD Triggers slew wit h a low signal.
LOW PULSE Triggers slew wit h a low pulse.
HI GH PULSE Triggers slew wit h a high pulse.
ACTI VE LOW Triggers slew wit h a low signal.
ACTI VE HI GH Triggers slew wit h a high signal.



Chapt er 4 Menu Sy st em 34
Sy st em Set t i ngs
The Syst em Set t ings menu cont ains label format t ing, operat ion, and cont rol funct ions:

Menu Mode
Configurat ion File
I nt ernal Module *
Default Module *
Scaleable Font Cache *
Single Byt e Symbols *
Double Byt e Symbols *
Time And Dat e
Media Count ers *
Print Configurat ion *
Configurat ion Level *
Set Fact ory Default s *
Format At t ribut es *
Label Rot at ion
I maging Mode *
Pause Mode *
Peel Mode *
Securit y *
Unit s Of Measure *
I nput Mode *
User Label Mode *
DPL Emulat ion *
Column Emulat ion *
Row Emulat ion *
SOP Emulat ion *
Back Aft er Print *
Font Emulat ion *
Label St ore *
Menu Language
Graphic Display Mode*
Fault Handling *
SCL Font Bold Fact or*

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I t ems denot ed wit h an ast erisk ( * ) are only accessible t hrough t he Advanced Menu.

The menu select ions are defined as follows:

DI SPLAYED I TEM I TEM DESCRI PTI ON
MENU MODE Set s t he menu syst em access level, where:
USER MENU Accesses a limit ed menu of basic cont rols. ( Default Set t ing)
ADVANCED
MENU
Accesses t he full menu of cont rols, set t ings, and diagnost ics.
CONFI GURATI ON
FI LE
Cont rols t he creat ion, st orage, and recall of print er configurat ion files, where:
RESTORE AS
CURRENT *
Ret urns t he print er t o a previously saved configurat ion.
SAVE SETTI NG
AS
Creat es a file based on t he current print er configurat ion, as described here.
DELETE FI LE * Removes a select ed configurat ion file from memory. ( An act ive file cannot be
delet ed. )
FACTORY
SETTI NG FI LE *
Provides a list of available configurat ion files used t o rest ore t he print er' s
configurat ion following a Level One Reset or when YES is select ed in t he SET
FACTORY DEFAULTS menu. ( NONE is t he default file set t ing. )

Chapt er 4 Menu Sy st em 35

I NTERNAL MODULE D Set s t he number of 1KB blocks ( 100 - 5120) allocat ed for t he int ernal DRAM D
module, where:
1024 I s t he Default Set t ing.
DEFAULT MODULE Designat es t he memory module t o be used for file st orage when none are
specified, where:
D I s t he Default Set t ing ( DRAM module) .
G Flash module.

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The available modules may vary depending upon print er model and opt ions.


SCALEABLE FONT
CACHE
Configures t he number of 1KB blocks ( 100 - 5120) allocat ed for t he scaleable font
engine, where:
0511 KByt es I s t he Default Set t ing.

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The available memory may vary depending upon print er model and opt ions.

SI NGLE BYTE
SYMBOLS
Select s t he code page used t o print single byt e font s, including:

ARABI C- 8 I SO 15: I TALI AN I SO 17: SPANI SH
CYRI LLI C LEGAL I SO 11: SWEDI SH
I SO 60: DAN/ NOR HP4000 ZAPF DI NGBAT SYMBOL
DESKTOP MATH- 8 TURKI SH- 8
I TC ZAPF DI NGBAT/ 100 MACI NTOSH PS TEXT
I TC ZAPF DI NGBAT/ 200 PS- MATH UTF- 8
I TC ZAPF DI NGBAT/ 300 PC- 858 MULTI LI NGUAL I SO 4: UK
PS I TC ZAPF DI NGBAT MI CROSOFT PUBLI SHI NG I SO 6: ASCI I
I SO 8859/ 1 LATI N 1 PC- 8 CODE PAGE 437 VENTURA I NTERNATI ONAL
I SO 8859/ 2 LATI N 2 PC- 8 D/ N, CP 437N VENTURA US
I SO 8859/ 5 LATI N 5 PC- 852 LATI N 2 VENTURA MATH
I SO 8859/ 10 LATI N 6 PC- 851 LATI N/ GREEK WI NDOWS 3. 1 LATI N 1
I SO 8859/ 7 LT/ GK E7 PC- 862 LATI N/ ARABI C WI NDOWS LATI N/ ARABI C
I SO 8859/ 15 LATI N 9 PI FONT AGFA TI DBI TS
I SO 8859/ 7 LT/ GK EG PC- 850 MULTI LI NGUAL ( Default Set t ing) WI NDOWS 3. 1 LATI N 2
I SO 8859/ 8 LATI N/ HBR PC- 864 LATI N/ ARABI C WI NDOWS LATI N/ GREEK
I SO 8859/ 8 LATI N/ CYR PC- 8 TK, CP 437T WI NDOWS 3. 1 LATI N 5
I SO 69: FRENCH PC- 1004 WI NDOWS
GREEK- 8 PC- 775 BALTI C WI NDOWS 3. 0 LATI N 1
PC- 8 GREEK PTXT3000 WI NDOWS LATI N/ CYRI C
I SO 21: GERMAN NON- UGL, PI FONT WI NDOWS 3. 0 LATI N 5
HEBREW- 7 ROMAN- 8
HEBREW- 8 ROMAN- 9

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Reference t he Class Series 2 Programmers Manual for code page symbol set det ails.


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DOUBLE BYTE
SYMBOLS
Select s t he opt ional I LPC code page used t o print double byt e font s, where:
JI S Japanese I ndust ry St andard
SHI FT JI S Shift Japanese I ndust ry St andard
EUC Ext ended UNI X Code
UNI CODE Unicode ( including Korean) . Default set t ing.
GB Government Bureau I ndust ry St andard; Chinese ( PRC)
BI G 5 Taiwan encoded

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Reference t he Class Series 2 Programmers Manual for t he code page symbol set det ails.


TI ME AND DATE Set s t he print er' s t ime and dat e.
MEDI A COUNTERS Displays and cont rols various int ernal count ers, where:
ABSOLUTE
COUNTER
Shows t he t ot al number of inches print ed and t he dat e t he count er was set ( non-
reset t able) .
PRI NTHEAD
COUNTER
Shows t he t ot al number of inches print ed ( not user- reset t able) .
RESETTABLE
COUNTER
Shows t he number of inches print ed since t he last reset ( user- reset t able) .
RESET COUNTER Ret urns t he Reset t able Count er t o zero.
PRI NT
CONFI GURATI ON
Produces a Configurat ion Label using t he print er' s current dat abase informat ion.
( To generat e t he label, shown here, press t he RI GHT But t on or t he ENTER Key. )

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( 1) The informat ion varies wit h t he model, firmware version and inst alled opt ions.

( 2) To capt ure all t he dat a, use media t hat is at least 2 inches ( 51 mm) wide and set t he Label
Widt h ( in Media Set t ings) according t o t he widt h of your labels.

( 3) Menu set t ings t hat require a reset t o become effect ive will be indicat ed wit h a sect ion
symbol ( ) , while bullet ed ( ) it ems denot e host changes not yet saved.

CONFI GURATI ON
LEVEL
Displays t he hardware and soft ware levels of t he print er, where:

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This informat ion is also provided on t he Configurat ion Label.

PRI NTER KEY I dent ifies t he unique key number of t he print er, in t he form: vvvv-cwxx-yyyyyy-
zzz, where:

vvvv - Represent s t he print er model number.
cwxx - Represent s t he hardware/ soft ware feat ure level, where:
c - Represent s t he print er class.
w - Represent s hardware feat ure level of t he main board.
xx - Represent s t he soft ware feat ure level ( 10 = st andard DPL, and 20 =
I nt ernal CG Times Font ) . Feat ures are accept ed up t o t his value, but
increases beyond t he range will require an aut horizat ion code.
yyyyyy - I s t he manufact uring dat e code.
zzz - I s a unique t ime st amp.

APPLI CATI ON
VERSI ON
Displays t he level, version number, and dat e of t he applicat ion firmware.
BOOT LOADER Displays t he version level and dat e of t he boot loader.

UPGRADE
PRI NTER CODE
Upgrades t he soft ware feat ure level of t he print er.
UNLOCK
FEATURE
Unlocks addit ional opt ional feat ures wit hin t he print er. ( An aut horizat ion code is
required. )

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SET FACTORY
DEFAULTS
Ret urns t he print er set t ings t o t he fact ory- programmed values ( except CUSTOM
ADJUSTMENTS and calibrat ions) ; or, if select ed, t o t he Fact ory Set t ing File, where
select ing YES at t he prompt causes t he configurat ion t o be rest ored.
FORMAT
ATTRI BUTES
Defines t he manner in which overlapping t ext and graphics appear when print ed,
where:
TRANSPARENT I nt ersect ing t ext , images, and bar codes will be print ed, for example:

XOR I nt ersect ing t ext , images, and bar codes will not be print ed, for example:
( Default Set t ing)
OPAQUE I nt ersect ing t ext , images, and bar codes will be print ed by oblit erat ing t hose
format t ed first , for example:

LABEL ROTATI ON Allows t he label format t o be rot at ed 180 degrees before print ing, where:
ENABLED Flips t he format .
DI SABLED Does not flip t he format . ( Default Set t ing)
I MAGI NG MODE Det ermines t he process used t o format labels, where:
MULTI PLE LABEL I mages mult iple labels as memory permit s t o achieve t he fast est t hroughput . I f
t ime- st amping labels, however, t he indicat ed t ime will reflect t he moment of
imaging rat her t han t he act ual print t ime. ( Default Set t ing)
SI NGLE LABEL I mages t he next label only aft er t he previous label has been print ed, providing t he
most accurat e t ime- st amps but at a slower t hroughput rat e.
PAUSE MODE Allows for cont rolled int eract ive print ing, where:
ENABLED Requires you t o press t he PAUSE Key t o print each label.
DI SABLED Labels are print ed wit hout pausing. ( Default Set t ing)
PEEL MODE Allows t he print er t o wait unt il t he St art of Print signal is received ( via t he opt ional
GPI O Port ) t o feed a label, where:
ENABLED I nhibit s t he feed funct ion unt il t he St art of Print signal is received.
DI SABLED Feeds t he label regardless of t he St art of Print signal. ( Default Set t ing)
SECURI TY Allows all or part of t he User I nt erface t o be password- prot ect ed and for t hat
password t o be modified:
SELECT
SECURI TY
Allows password t o be set for specific User I nt erface areas, where:
DI SABLED No password is required for menu access. ( Default Set t ing)
SECURE MENU Set s a password requirement for User and Advanced menu ent ry.
MENU AND
TEST
Set s a password requirement for all menu ent ries.
ADVANCED
MENU
Set s a password requirement for Advanced menu ent ry. ( Aft er enabling t his
select ion, make it effect ive by ret urning t he Menu Mode t o t he User set t ing; see
above. )
MODI FY
PASSWORD
Modifies t he four- digit password required when securit y is enabled. For
modificat ion, t he code must be reent ered when prompt ed t o confirm.

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To be act ivat ed, t he password must init ially be set t o a value ot her t han t he default set t ing
( 0000) .


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UNI TS OF MEASURE Set s t he measurement st andard used, where:
I MPERI AL Uses inches. ( Default Set t ing)
METRI C Uses millimet ers and cent imet ers.
I NPUT MODE Defines t he t ype of processing t hat will occur when dat a is received, where:
DPL Dat amax- ONeil programming language processing will be used. ( Default Set t ing)
LI NE Line Mode processing will be used, where dat a t erminat ed by a carriage ret urn will
be ext ract ed and insert ed for t emplat e print ing.
PL- Z Alt ernat ive programming language processing will be used, wit h t he except ion of
t he following DPL specific- paramet ers:

DPL Emulat ion;
SOP Emulat ion; and,
Label St ore.
AUTO I dent ifies t hen act ivat es t he appropriat e emulat ion parser for t he dat a.

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Correct ident ificat ion can be dependant upon HOST SETTI NGS / HOST TI MEOUT ( see Sect ion
4. 2. 5) . Also, ext raneous charact ers may, in some cases, render t he dat a unrecognizable, t hus
requiring manual select ion of t he desired mode.

USER LABEL MODE

Set s t he print er t o power- up as default , where:
ENABLED

Funct ions in st andalone mode for quick access t o user defined format s; see Sect ion
3. 6.

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This mode will remain act ive unt il disabled.

DI SABLED

Funct ions in normal mode, await ing commands from a host .
DPL EMULATI ON Allows t he print er t o reproduce, for backward compat ibilit y, label format s wit h t he
same charact erist ics as t hose produced by legacy models, where:
STANDARD St andard DPL processing will be used for print ing. ( Default Set t ing)
ALLEGRO Processes DPL dat a as an Allegro , including row posit ion calculat ions based on
194 dot s per inch and t he except ions not ed below.
PRODI GY PLUS Processes DPL dat a as a Prodigy Plus , including column calculat ions based on
200 dot s per inch and t he except ions not ed below.
PRODI GY Processes DPL dat a as a Prodigy , including column calculat ions based on 200
dot s per inch and t he except ions not ed below.

Except ions: Dat a Terminat or processing When print ing I 2 of 5 bar codes D, J,
and L, t he first non- numeric charact er processed will t erminat e t he
bar code dat a field.
Bar Size except ion When print ing I 2 of 5 bar code L, if t he bar
size specified is great er t han P ( 25) it is aut omat ically decreased t o
10.
Human Readable Font s fixed size When print ing EAN and UPC bar
codes B, C, F, G, M, and N, a fixed font size is produced.
Line and box vert ical sizing anomaly When print ing rot at ions 2 and
4, lines and boxes are affect ed by t he vert ical mult iplicat ion fact or
defined in t he DPL Dxx command.
Column posit ion default s Column posit ions great er t han t he
print head widt h are adj ust ed back t o t he print able area t hen print ed.
Bar codes in rot at ion 3 - ( upside down / right t o left ) default sizing
When row posit ion in rot at ion 3 is less t han bar code height , bar
codes falling off t he label' s leading edge are pushed back ont o t he
label.
< STX> L command When no print able fields reside in t he format , it
result s in no label movement .

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COLUMN
EMULATI ON
Allows t he column dot s per inch t o be adj ust ed ( 153 - 203 dot s) , so t hat numbers
smaller t han t he print head resolut ion reduce t he print ed out put from right t o left ,
where:
XXX Dot s
ROW EMULATI ON Allows t he row dot s per inch t o be adj ust ed ( 103 - 303) , so t hat numbers smaller
t han t he print head resolut ion enlarge t he height of t he print ed out put and numbers
larger reduce it , where:
XXX Dot s
SOP EMULATI ON Allows label posit ioning commands t o funct ion wit h backward compat ibilit y when
print ing label format s designed for legacy models, where:
DI SABLED Produces t he nat ural st art of print posit ion. ( Default Set t ing)
110 ( PRODPLUS) Emulat es t he Prodigy Plus st art of print posit ion.
220 ( ALLEGRO) Emulat es t he Allegro st art of print posit ion.
250 ( PRODI GY) Emulat es t he Prodigy st art of print posit ion.

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When changing t hese values, t he print er will aut omat ically feed t wo labels t o est ablish t he
new print posit ion.

BACK AFTER PRI NT Det ermines media movement when a cut t er, present sensor, peel and present , or
GPI O is enabled, where:
MODE Reposit ions media, where:

DI SABLED Movement occurs only when t he next label is ready t o print , minimizing edge
curling. ( Default Set t ing)
ENABLED

Movement occurs according t o BACKUP DELAY t iming aft er a cut , cleared sensor,
or SOP t o allow fast est t hroughput .
BACKUP DELAY
( 1/ 50s)
I nst ruct s t he print er t o ret ract a present ed label aft er a specified t ime elapses ( 0
255, in one- fift iet h of a second increment s) , where:
000 Ret ract ion occurs when t he next label is received and processed. ( Default Set t ing)
FONT EMULATI ON Allows font subst it ut ion for all int ernal font s ( see examples) , where:
STANDARD
FONTS
Print s using a st andard ( int ernal) font . ( Default Set t ing)
CG TI MES Print s using t he CG Times font .
USER I D S50 Print s using a downloaded font .
LABEL STORE Det ermines t he command recall level used when ret rieving st ored label format s,
where:
STATE & FI ELDS Recalls t he print er st at e ( i. e. , heat , speed set t ings, et c.) and t he label- format t ing
commands for t he st ored label. ( Default Set t ing)
FI ELDS ONLY Recalls t he label- format t ing commands for t he st ored label.
MENU LANGUAGE Select s t he menu and configurat ion label language. Only languages t hat are
resident will be displayed ( see Appendix D) , where:
ENGLI SH Enables English ( Default Set t ing)
DI SPLAY SETTI NGS Det ermines t he appearance of t he it ems in t he display, where:
GRAPHI C DI SPLAY
MODE
Det ermines t he magnificat ion of t he displayed it ems, where:
STANDARD I s t he normal set t ing.
ENHANCED I s t he enlarged set t ing.
DI SPLAY UNI TS Det ermines t he displayed t ype of dist ance informat ion, where:
STANDARD Displays t he informat ion according t o t he UNI TS OF MEASURE set t ing ( see above) .
I MPERI AL Displays t he informat ion in inches.
METRI C Displays t he informat ion in millimet ers and cent imet ers.


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FAULT HANDLI NG Det ermines t he int ervent ion required and t he disposit ion of t he label in process
when a fault occurs, where:
LEVEL Select s t he user act ion and t he reprint st at us upon declarat ion of a fault , where:
NO REPRI NT Print ing st ops and a fault message is displayed. Following correct ion of t he
problem, t he FEED Key must be pressed t o clear t he fault , but t he label in process
is not reprint ed.
STANDARD Print ing st ops and a fault message is displayed. Following correct ion of t he
problem, t he FEED Key must be pressed t o clear t he fault t hen t he label in process
is reprint ed. ( Default Set t ing. )
VOI D AND
RETRY
Depending upon t he RETRY COUNT ( see below) , one of t he following occurs:

I f t he count has not been exceeded, VOI D is print ed ( see VOI D DI STANCE) on t he
failed label and reprint ing aut omat ically occurs;

I f t he count has been exceeded, print ing st ops and a fault message is displayed.
Following correct ion of t he problem, t he FEED Key must be pressed t o clear t he
fault before t he label in process is reprint ed; or,

I f t he CANCEL Key is pressed, reprint ing is opt ional: t o reprint press NO; or, t o
cancel t he reprint press YES ( and press YES again t o cancel t he bat ch. )

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( 1) Wit h no Linear Scanner at t ached, t he print er will perform in
t he STANDARD set t ing, except t hat VOI D will be print ed on t he
fault ed label.

( 2) VOI D will not be print ed if insufficient t ext space exist s ( see
VOI D DI STANCE, below) , or if t he fault occurred aft er print ing.

( 3) The t ext can be cust omized, see t he Class Series 2
Programmers Manual for det ails.

VOI D RETRY
& CONT.

VOI D is print ed on a fault ed label, wit h reprint at t empt s occurring aut omat ically,
unt il t he RETRY COUNT has been exceeded and t hen t hat label will be skipped
( discarded) and print ing will cont inue t o t he next label in queue.
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Linear Scanner or RFI D required.

VOI D DI STANCE Set s t he dist ance t o backup and t hen print VOI D on a fault ed label, where:
( 0. 10 2. 00
in. )
0. 50
I s t he dist ance, measured from t he t railing edge of t he label, which indirect ly
est ablishes t he font size of t he t ext . ( The default set t ing is 0. 5 inches. )
RETRY COUNT Set s t he number of reprint at t empt s, where:
( 0 3)
1
I s t he last label in t he count t o be voided before t he print er will st op and display a
fault message. ( The default set t ing is one. )

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Ret ry count s great er t han 1 are only valid for print ers equipped
wit h t he Linear Scanner or RFI D opt ion.

BACKFEED ON
CLEAR
Det ermines t he print er' s act ion aft er a fault is cleared, where:
ENABLED Backup label posit ioning will occur aft er t he fault is cleared.
DI SABLED No backup label posit ioning will occur aft er fault clearing; t he print er will assume
t hat t he current posit ion is correct . ( This is t he default set t ing. )
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I f reloading media, t he label must be placed it s present ed
posit ion.

SCL FONT BOLD
FACTOR
Set s a scalable font boldfacing amount , where:
08 ( 1 36) I s t he set t ing, based on an increment ing scale, where eight ( 08) is nominal.

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Communi cat i ons
The Communicat ions menu cont ains int erface and host cont rol funct ions:

Serial Port A
Parallel Port A
NI C Adapt er ( Et hernet )
Host Set t ings

The menu select ions are defined as follows:

DI SPLAYED I TEM I TEM DESCRI PTI ON
SERI AL PORT A Cont rols t he RS- 232 communicat ions set t ings for Serial Port A, where:
BAUD RATE Set s t he serial communicat ion rat e, where:
( 1200
115000 BPS)
9600 BPS
I s t he range, in Bit s Per Second; and,

is t he Default Set t ing.
PROTOCOL Set s t he dat a flow cont rol ( handshaking) met hod, where:
BOTH XON/ XOFF and CTS/ DTR are used. ( Default Set t ing)
SOFTWARE XON/ XOFF is used.
HARDWARE CTS/ DTR is used.
NONE Flow cont rol is not used.
PARI TY Set s word parit y, where:
NONE Parit y is not used. ( Default Set t ing)
ODD Odd parit y is used.
EVEN Even parit y is used.
DATA BI TS Set s word lengt h, where:
( 7 - 8)
8
A seven or eight bit word is select able; and,
is t he Default Set t ing.
STOP BI TS Set s t he number of st op bit s, where:
( 1 - 2)
1
One st op or t wo st op bit s are select able; and,
is t he Default Set t ing.
PARALLEL PORT A Cont rols t he communicat ion set t ing for t he parallel port , where:
PORT
DI RECTI ON
Det ermines if dat a is ret urned from t he print er, where:
UNI -
DI RECTI ONAL
No dat a is ret urned; communicat ion is one- way.
BI -
DI RECTI ONAL
Dat a is ret urned in compliance wit h I EEE 1284 back- channel operat ion. ( Default
Set t ing)

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An I EEE 1284 bidirect ional cable is required.

NI C ADAPTER Cont rols t he communicat ions set t ings for t he net work int erface, where:

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I f a wireless card is inst alled, t his port is aut omat ically disabled;
t o enable t he wired LAN connect ion, disable t he Wireless Et hernet
MODE set t ing ( see below) .

QUI CK SETUP Cont rols t he communicat ions set t ings for t he net work int erface, where:
WI RED DHCP Configures t he card for wired connect ion.
WLAN
UNSECURED
Configures t he card for wireless connect ion, wit h SSI D of any
WLAN ADHOC Configures t he card for wireless connect ion, AdHoc mode.
SET FACTORY
DEFAULTS
Reset s NI C Adapt er paramet ers t o t he fact ory default s values.

Chapt er 4 Menu Sy st em 42

WLAN Cont rols t he communicat ions set t ings for t he net work int erface, where:
MODE Select s bet ween wired and wireless operat ion, where:
ENABLED Enables t he wireless int erface. ( This is t he Default Set t ing. )
DI SABLED Enables t he wired int erface.
BSS
ADDRESS
Specifies t he radio modules st at ic I P address; up t o four oct et s separat ed by a
period. I f Enable DHCP is checked, t his paramet er is ignored. Default is 0. 0. 0. 0.
SI GNAL
READI NGS
Provides a graphical represent at ion of Signal St rengt h ( in dBm) , Noise Level ( in
dBm) , and Qualit y.
I P ADDRESS Specifies t he st at ic I P Address of t he int erface in t he st andard oct et format .
SUBNET MASK Specifies t he st at ic Subnet assigned t o t he int erface, for example:
255. 255. 255. 000.
GATEWAY Specifies t he Gat eway Address t he int erface will use, for example:
010. 001. 001. 001.
SNMP TRAP
DESTI NATI ON
Specifies t he net work I P Address where SNMP t raps will be sent when SNMP service
is inst alled on your receiver. I f zeroed, no t raps are sent .
I P DI SCOVERY Set s t he address discovery met hod, where:
ENABLED The card broadcast s over t he net work t o receive addresses from t he responsible
server at st art up. Manual modificat ions t o I P Address, Subnet Mask, or Gat eway
Address are not allowed; and, if no server is found, t he specified st at ic value will be
used. ( Default Set t ing)

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A server assigned I P address t akes precedence over any st at ic I P
address st ored in t he int erface.

DI SABLED The st ored st at ic I P, Subnet Mask, and / or Gat eway Address will be used.
SNMP Set s SNMP
ENABLED ( Default Set t ing)
DI SABLED
ADVANCED Advanced set t ings for t he NI C Card.
TELNET Enable/ Disable Telnet prot ocol
FTP Enable/ Disable FTP prot ocol
MTU
Set s t he Maximum Transmission Unit packet size, where:
Packet size, in byt es. ( 512- 65515) ; Default is 1500
GRATUI TOUS
ARP
Set s t ime int erval for ARP t ransmission packet s, where:
( 0- 2048 minut es) ; Default is 0
TCP
KEEPALI VE
Allows monit oring of an open connect ion t o det ect any disconnect s not properly
closed, including reset access point s and unplugged print ers, where:
ENABLED Keeps monit oring act ive.
DI SABLED Closes such a disconnect ion aft er 2. 5 minut es. ( Default Set t ing)
PORT
NUMBER
Select s t he Port t o use for all net work communicat ions; Default is 9100
DUPLEX
CAPABI LTY
Specifies t he t ransmission and speed of t he wired Et hernet connect ion:

Aut o- Negot iat e ( default ) ;
100 BaseT Full Duplex;
100 BaseT Half Duplex;
10 BaseT Full Duplex; or,
10 BaseT Half Duplex
ADVERTI SE
CAPABI LI TY
Select s t he met hod in which t he Duplex Capabilit y set t ing is advert ised, where:
Aut omat ic ( advert ises t he DUPLEX CAPABI LI TY set t ing) ; or,
All Capabilit ies ( advert ises all capabilit ies)
NETWORK
REPORT
Print s or displays a report which list s t he print ers net work set t ings.
SET FACTORY
DEFAULTS
Reset s NI C Adapt er paramet ers t o t he fact ory default s values.

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HOST SETTI NGS Cont rols t he communicat ions wit h a host device, where:

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The "ignore host " set t ings for ESC SEQUENCES, HEAT, SPEED,
TOF SENSI NG, SYMBOL SET, CNTRL- CODES, STX- V SW
SETTI NGS, and MAX LENGTH will be unaffect ed when PL- Z Mode
is select ed ( see I nput Mode for det ails) .

HOST TI MEOUT Set s t he number of seconds ( 1 - 60) t hat an est ablished communicat ions port must
be idle before dat a can be received t hrough an alt ernat e port , where:

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I f t he t ime- out period is exceeded before all dat a is received, t he
dat a will be ignored.

10 I s t he Default Set t ing.
CONTROL
CODES
Allows changes t o t he prefix of t he soft ware commands int erpret ed by t he print er,
where:
STANDARD
CODES
Use t hese charact ers: Hex 01 = SOH command; Hex 02 = STX command; count - by
= ^ ; Hex 1B = ESC; Hex 0x0D = Carriage Ret urn. ( Default Set t ing)
ALTERNATE
CODES
Use t hese charact ers: Hex 5E = SOH command; Hex 7E = STX command; count - by
= @; Hex 1B = ESC; Hex 0x0D = Carriage Ret urn.
ALTERNATE
CODES 2
Use t hese charact ers: Hex 5E = SOH command; Hex 7E = STX command; count - by
= @; Hex 1B = ESC; Hex 0x7C = Carriage Ret urn.
CUSTOM
CODES
Each DPL command ( SOH, STX, CR, and count - by) may be select ed by ent ering t he
desired Hex code.
FEEDBACK
CHARACTERS
Allows t he print er t o ret urn a Hex 1E ( RS) aft er each label successfully print s, and a
Hex 1F ( US) aft er each label bat ch successfully print s, where:
ENABLED Sends feedback charact ers t o t he host .
DI SABLED Does not send feedback charact ers t o t he host . ( Default Set t ing)
ESC
SEQUENCES
Allows dat a cont aining invalid ESC cont rol code sequences t o be processed, where:
ENABLED Processes commands normally. ( Default Set t ing)
DI SABLED I gnores ESC sequences are during processing ( since some syst ems send a banner
t o t he print er) . Bit mapped font downloads are disabled in t his mode.
HEAT
COMMAND
Det ermines t he way t he DPL Heat command is handled, where:
ENABLED Processes commands normally. ( Default Set t ing)
DI SABLED I gnores DPL Heat commands; inst ead, t he heat value is cont rolled via t he menu
set t ing.
SPEED
COMMANDS
Det ermines t he way DPL Print , Feed, Slew, and Reverse commands are handled,
where:
ENABLED Processes commands normally. ( Default Set t ing)
DI SABLED I gnores DPL speed commands; inst ead, t he speeds are cont rolled via t he menu
set t ing.
TOF SENSI NG
COMMANDS
Det ermines t he way in which DPL Gap, Cont inuous, and Reflect ive commands are
handled, where:
ENABLED Processes commands normally. ( Default Set t ing)
DI SABLED I gnores DPL TOF commands; inst ead, TOF is cont rolled via t he menu set t ing.
SYMBOL SET
COMMAND
Det ermines t he way in which DPL Single and Double Symbol Set commands are
handled, where:
ENABLED Processes commands normally. ( Default Set t ing)
DI SABLED I gnores DPL Symbol Set commands; inst ead, t he Symbol Set select ion is cont rolled
via t he menu set t ing.
CNTRL- CODES
( DATA)
Det ermines t he way in which DPL SOH, STX, CR, ESC, and ^ codes are handled,
where:
ENABLED Processes commands normally. ( Default Set t ing)
DI SABLED I gnores DPL Cont rol Codes; inst ead, t he cont rol code funct ions are est ablished via
t he menu set t ing.

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STX- V SW
SETTI NGS
Det ermines t he way in which t he DPL < STX> V command is handled, where:
ENABLED Processes commands normally. ( Default Set t ing)
DI SABLED I gnores t he opt ion- enable command; inst ead, t he opt ion select ions are cont rolled
via menu set t ings.
MAX LENGTH
COMMAND
Det ermines t he way in which t he DPL < STX> M command is handled, where:
ENABLED Processes commands normally. ( Default Set t ing)
DI SABLED I gnores t he maximum label lengt h command; inst ead, Maximum Label Lengt h is
cont rolled via t he menu set t ing.
OPTI ON
FEEDBACK
Allows feedback charact ers from an opt ional device t o be ret urned t o t he host
device, in t he format of: <A;B;C;D;E;F>[CR]

Where:

A - I s t he device t ype: R = RFI D; and, S = Linear Scanner
B -
I s t he result ing st at us: C = ent ire label complet e; F = fault ed ( failed)
label; and, U = unknown
C - I s t he number of expect ed reads, given in t wo charact ers.
D - I s t he number of good reads, given in t wo charact ers.
E - I s t he int ernal Job and Sub Job I dent ifier, given in four charact ers each.
F - I s t he dat a t hat was read, delimit ed wit h semicolons ( ; ) on mult iple reads.

DI SABLED No dat a is report ed. ( Default Set t ing)
SCANNER Linear Scanner informat ion is report ed.
RFI D HEX RFI D informat ion is report ed in hexadecimal format .
RFI D ASCI I RFI D informat ion is report ed in an ASCI I format .
PROCESS SOH
( DATA)
Det ermines t he way t he print er responds t o an I mmediat e Command ( e. g. , Get
St at us, Module St orage, et c. ) , where:
ENABLED Operat ions are int errupt ed upon receipt t o process t he command.
DI SABLED Processes commands normally. ( Default Set t ing)

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Di agnost i cs
The Diagnost ics menu cont ains t est ing funct ions and print head report ing select ions:

Hex Dump Mode
Opt ions Test ing
Print Test Rat e ( min)
Sensor Readings
Ribbon Sensor Limit s
iPH Report
I con Descript ions

The menu select ions are defined as follows:

DI SPLAYED I TEM I TEM DESCRI PTI ON
HEX DUMP MODE Det ermines how t he print er handles t he dat a received from a host , where:
ENABLE The print er out put s t he raw ASCI I dat a it receives wit hout int erpret at ion; no
processing occurs.
DI SABLE Processes dat a normally. ( Default Set t ing)
FI LE CAPTURE Saves t he incoming dat a t o Module H ( USB t humbdrive) if present ; ot herwise, t he
file is st ored on Module G. The file name, in t he form [ dmx_xxx_yyy.dpl], where
t he count is aut omat ically increment ed for every capt ure and a unique print er t ime
st amp ( xxx) , is assigned.
OPTI ONS TESTI NG Performs print er opt ion diagnost ics or monit ors and out put s t est result s, where:
TEST PRESENT
SENSOR
Performs a funct ional t est of t he Present Sensor by indicat ing LABEL PRESENTED
( when a label blocks t he sensor) and LABEL NOT PRESENTED ( when no label blocks
t he sensor) . ( Not e t hat t his t est can also be used t o check t he sensor funct ion of t he
Peel & Present opt ion. )
TEST CUTTER Performs a funct ional t est of t he Cut t er, where:
PERFORM
TEST
001 TI MES
Cycles t he cut t er blade a select ed number of t imes ( 0 - 999) , wit h PASS / FAI L
result s given for each cycling at t empt .
TEST GPI O Performs a funct ional t est of t he GPI O port , where:
MONI TOR
GPI O I NPUT
Displays input signal logic values for St art of Print ( SOP) .

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TEST GPI O
OUTPUT
Displays out put signal logic values for End of Print ( EP) and Service Required ( SR) .

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To change an out put signal st at e, cursor over t he displayed st at e
t o select and t hen t oggle it using t he UP or Down Arrow But t ons.

PRI NT
SI GNAL I NFO
Print s a reference label cont aining GPI O signal names, pin assignment s, programmed
set t ings, and current signal st at es.
TEST RFI D Performs a funct ional t est of t he RFI D opt ion, where:
TAG DATA Reads t he dat a encoded on t he RFI D chip.
DEVI CE
VERSI ON
Displays t he t ype and version of t he encoding device.
TAG I D - HF
ONLY
Reads and displays t he High Frequency Tag I D number.
PRI NT TEST RATE
( MI N)
Set s a label- t o- label delay int erval ( 0 - 120 minut es) when Test label bat ch print ing,
where:
000 I s t he Default Set t ing.


Chapt er 4 Menu Sy st em 46

SENSOR
READI NGS

Displays t he values ( 0 255) from t he print er sensors, where:

THR TRAN RI BM 24V
103 091 009 171

PS HD RANK
003 255 050

THR = Pr int head t her mist or sensor;
TRAN = Gap media sensor ( REFL when set t o reflect ive) ;
RI BM = Ribbon sensor;
24V = 24 volt power supply sensor ;
PS = Present sensor ;
HD = Pr int head posit ion sensor; and,
RANK = Pr int head ranking resist or.
RI BBON SENSOR
LI MI TS

Displays t he values from t he ribbon sensor readings ( see example below) for
print ers equipped wit h t he t hermal t ransfer opt ion, where:

RI BBON ADC LOW
111

RI BBON ADC HI GH
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iPH REPORT Displays t he I nt elliSEAQ print head report dat a, where:
VI EW Displays t he dat a.
PRI NT Print s a reference label:

iPH REPORT
TUE 12: 44PM 23MAY2006
4212- HE25- 060224- 090
PRI NTHEAD SERI AL # : 5x- 00289
PRI NTHEAD MODEL # 163
PRI NTER SERI AL # 60430014
PRI NTHEAD I NCHES 11175
I NSTALLATI ON DATE - I NI TI AL 02/ 02/ 2006
I NSTALLATI ON DATE - LAST 28/ 02/ 2006
PRI NTHEAD CLEANI NG
CLEAN PROCEDURES: 0
CLEAN COUNTER RESET 0
NUMBER OF I NCHES - I NI TI AL 0

I CON
DESCRI PTI ONS
Displays t he various print er icon assignment s, list ed by group:
Syst em I cons
Net work I cons
I nput Type I cons
Opt ion I cons


MCL Opt i ons
The MCL Opt ions menu cont ains MCL st art ing opt ions:

MCL at Power- UP
St art MCL

The menu select ions are defined as follows:

DI SPLAYED I TEM I TEM DESCRI PTI ON
MCL AT POWER- UP Det ermines if MCL should be st art ed at print er power- up.
ENABLE St art s MCL at power- up of print er
DI SABLE Does not st art MCL
START MCL I mmediat ely st art s MCL

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This sect ion det ails t he cleaning, adj ust ing, and t roubleshoot ing t ips for t he print er. The following
t able out lines t he recommended maint enance schedule for t he various print er part s.

Ar ea Met hod I nt er v al
Print head Turn off t he print er before cleaning t he
print head. Use solvent * on a cot t on swab t o
clean t he print head from end t o end.
Aft er every roll of media.
Plat en Roller Turn t he power off. Rot at e t he plat en roller and
clean it t horoughly wit h solvent * and a cot t on
swab.
Aft er every roll of media.
Peel- Off Roller Rot at e t he peel- off roller and clean it t horoughly
wit h solvent * and a cot t on swab.
Aft er every roll of media.
Media Pat h

Solvent * Aft er every roll of media.
Peel/ Tear Bar

Solvent * As needed
Media Sensor

Air blow Mont hly
Ext erior

Mild det ergent or deskt op cleaner. As needed
I nt erior

Brush or vacuum cleaner As needed.
* I t is recommended t hat a solvent cont aining isopropyl alcohol be used.


I sopropyl alcohol is a flammable solvent ; always t ake t he proper precaut ions when using t his
subst ance.

Proper cleaning is crit ical. To maint ain peak performance of t he print er, Dat amax- ONeil offers a
complet e line of cleaning product s including pens, cards, films and swabs. Visit our websit e at
ht t p: / / www. dat amax- oneil. com t o learn more.

Cer t i f i ed Dat amax - O Nei l The w or r y f r ee choi ce f or opt i mal pr i nt er per f or mance

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I f print qualit y declines ( sympt oms include non- compliant bar codes, print dropout s, and st reaks;
see sample label below) , t he t ypical cause is debris build- up on t he print head. Furt hermore, when
t he build- up is not removed it may lead t o element failure, great ly reducing t he service life of t he
print head.



Fault y Print Qualit y Label:

St reaks indicat e a dirt y or fault y
print head.


To clean t he print head:

1. Turn Off and unplug t he print er.

2. Open t he cover. Unlock t he Print head Lat ch and raise t he Print head Assembly. Al l ow t he
pr i nt head t o cool bef or e pr oceedi ng.

3. Move media and ribbon away from t he print head as necessary.

4. Using a Cot t on Swab moist ened, not soaked, wit h isopropyl alcohol gent ly wipe away any
build- up on t he print head surface, paying close at t ent ion t o t he Burn Line. Allow t he print head
t o dry.

5. Replace t he r ibbon and media. Lower t he Print head Assembly back t o t he locked posit ion.

6. Close t he cover. Plug in and t urn On t he print er. Feed several labels t o normalize t racking.





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Aut omat ed Pr i nt head Cl eani ng ( Display- equipped print ers, only)

1. Remove media and ribbon.

2. Place a Dat amax- ONeil Cleaning Card, part number 70- 2013- 01 under t he print head. Lower
and lock t he print head. Ensure t hat t he Media Widt h Adj ust ment is not engaged.

3. Press and hold t he TEST Key for approximat ely four seconds.

The pr i nt er w i l l begi n t he cl eani ng r out i ne.

4. I n cases of heavy build- up, or if high heat values are t ypically used for print ing, flip t he card
over and repeat St ep 3.

5. Reinst all your ribbon and media ( if necessary, readj ust t he Media Widt h Adj ust ment , see
Sect ion 5. 3) . Lower and lock t he print head. Close t he cover.


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When print ing on less t han full widt h media, adj ust for even pressure dist ribut ion, as follows:

1. Wit h media loaded in t he print er, print a label and examine it .

Non- di spl ay pr i nt er s:
Simult aneously press t he
PAUSE

+ FEED but t ons

Di spl ay - equi pped pr i nt er s:
See Sect ion 4. 4

2. While observing t he print ed labels, loosen t he Thumbscrew 1/ 4 t urn. This keeps enough
t ension on t he screw prevent ing t he t humbscrew from slipping from t he desired posit ion while
st ill allowing for adj ust ment . Slide t he t humbscrew t o t he left most posit ion, ( see Example 1,
below) .

3. Next , move t he Thumbscr ew t o t he right for each print ed t est label unt il t he labels cont ain a
complet e, even image ( see Example 2) . Tight en t he Thumbscrew.





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Ex ampl e 1 Ov er
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Too much adj ust ment
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Ex ampl e 2 Cor r ect
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The proper adj ust ment
produces a complet e
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cont rast across t he
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roller and print head wear. When changing t o a different widt h of label, always perform t his
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The Burn Line has been adj ust ed for st rict compliance using 6. 5- mil ( . 0065 inch) media, ensuring
print qualit y across a maj orit y of media t ypes. I n ext reme cases, however, if media of a different
t hickness or rigidit y is used ( for example, heavy t ag st ock) t he print qualit y can change.

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I f you have quest ions, cont act a qualified t echnician or Dat amax- ONeil

Technical Support before
proceeding.

To adj ust t he Burn Line:

1. Load t he print er wit h your media ( and ribbon, if required) .

2. Loosen t he t wo Locking Screws approximat ely t urn count er- clockwise.

3. Turn t he Adj ust ment Screws count er- clockwise unt il t he burn line is past t he plat en roller
vert ex. Print a t est label; t he label should look light and uneven.

Non- di spl ay pr i nt er s:
Simult aneously press t he
PAUSE

+ FEED but t ons

Di spl ay - equi pped pr i nt er s:
See Sect ion 4. 4

4. Tight en t he Locking Screws j ust unt il t hey are snug ( t ight enough t o remove any play in t he
print head assembly, yet loose enough t o allow t he Adj ust ment Screws t o move t he print head) .

5. Turn each Adj ust ment Screw clockwise about a t urn ( or 1/ 8 t urn for finer adj ust ment s, see
not e below) . Print anot her t est label and examine t he print qualit y. Repeat t his st ep unt il
labels are produced wit h even print cont rast and accept able print qualit y.

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move t he print head out ward; if you have adj ust ed t he print head t oo far inward, rest art t he ent ire
procedure.

6. Tight en t he Locking Screws t hen print a final t est label t o verify t he adj ust ment .


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To accommodat e a variet y of media t ypes, print head pressur e is adj ust able. This pressure is
fact ory set t o work wit h most media t ypes, so t his adj ust ment should only be performed aft er
at t empt ing t o improve print qualit y t hrough t he use of t he ( 1) heat and/ or ( 2) print speed. When
adj ust ing, use only t he minimum pressure necessar y for bet t er imaging. To adj ust :

1. Load at least 4 ( 102mm) wide media and ribbon, see Sect ion 2. 2.

2. Ensure t he Media Widt h Adj ust ment is set t o it s left most posit ion, see Sect ion 5. 3.

3. Print a t est label.

Non- di spl ay pr i nt er s:
Simult aneously press t he
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See Sect ion 4. 4

4. Turn t he Pressure Adj ust ment Cams count erclockwise t o increase t he applied pressure or
clockwise t o decrease it . Make equal adj ust ment s t o each cam t o achieve even print cont rast
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( closest t o cent erplat e) Pressure Adj ust ment Cam t o prevent ribbon smudging.

Excessive pressure can reduce t he service life of t he print head and plat en roller, while unequal
pressure may cause ribbon and label t racking problems.

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To replace a damaged print head, follow t he procedure below.

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surface. I f you have quest ions, cont act a qualified t echnician or Dat amax- ONeil

Technical
Support before proceeding.

1. Touch a bar e met al part of t he print ers frame t o discharge any st at ic elect ricit y t hat may be
present on your body.

2. Turn Off and unplug t he print er. Open t he cover; if ribbon is inst alled, remove it .

3. Wit h t he print head locked in t he down posit ion, loosen t he Print head Mount ing Screw ( it will
remain in t he assembly) .

4. Unlat ch t he Print head Assembly. While holding t he Print head, raise t he assembly. Disconnect
t he t wo cables and t hen remove t he old Print head.

5. While carefully holding t he new Print head, connect bot h cables.

6. Posit ion t he Print head ont o t he Locat ing Pins in t he Print head Assembly and secure in place
wit h t he Print head Mount ing Screw ( do not over- t ight en) .

7. Clean t he Print head ( see Sect ion 5. 2) .

8. Reload ribbon ( if removed) , lower t he print head assembly, and rot at e t he print head lat ch
back, int o t he locked posit ion.

9. Use t he Darkness Adj ust ment t o mat ch t he print cont rast of t he new print head t o t hat of t he
old print head see Sect ion 5. 7.






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Non- di spl ay pr i nt er s: The Darkness Adj ust ment allows t he oper at or t o mat ch t he print cont rast
following a print head replacement . Turning t he Darkness Adj ust ment clockwise will darken t he
print , while t urning it count erclockwise will light en t he print . Compare a label print ed wit h t he old
print head and make t his adj ust ment so t hat t he new print head mat ches t he darkest port ion of
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Di spl ay - equi pped pr i nt er s: Use t he print ers menu t o adj ust Darkness; see Sect ion 4. 5, Print
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Depending upon t he met hod used, t her e are t hree r eset levels possible:

Sof t Reset - To reset t he print er and clear any t emporary host set t ings:

1. Wit h t he print er On, press and hold t he PAUSE and CANCEL but t ons for approximat ely
four seconds.


Level One Reset - To ret urn t he print er t o t he fact ory default set t ings or, if saved, t o rest ore
t he Fact ory Set t ing File:

1. Turn Off t he print er.

2. Turn on t he print er, when t he t hree light s t urn on press and hold t he PAUSE and CANCEL
Keys; cont inue t o depress t he keys unt il t he READY message or Ready light appear s.

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in t he menu syst em.


Level Tw o Reset - To ret urn t he print er t o t he firmware default set t ings, and clear all t he
calibrat ion and adj ust ment paramet ers:

1. Turn Off t he print er.

2. Turn on t he print er, when t he t hree light s t urn on press and hold t he PAUSE, FEED, and
CANCEL Keys; cont inue t o depr ess t he keys unt il t he READY message or Ready light
appear s.

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The operat ing programs and font s for t he print er are st ored in Flash memory on t he Main PCB.
When program updat es and/ or new feat ures are added, t hey can be downloaded t o t he pr int er as
follows:

1. I dent ify t he new version for your model of print er from t he Dat amax- ONeil Web sit e at
www. dat amax- oneil. com and download it ont o your comput ers hard drive or a floppy disk.

2. Ensure t hat t he print er is connect ed t o t he host , ( via parallel port only) and t hat t he power is
On. Using t he DOS copy command, ent er:

copy filename. dlf lpt 1/ b ( non- display print er firmware is . dlf ext ension)

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Ot her programs ( e. g. , hyper- t erminal and cert ain Windows Driver programs) may also be
used t o download t his file.

3. The READY light will flash during t he download.

4. Fol l ow i ng a successf ul dow nl oad, t he
STOP
Light will illuminat e t hen t he print er will
perform a cold reset . The previous print er set up will not be affect ed unless subst ant ial
firmware dat a st ruct ure changes have occurred. Print a Dat abase Configurat ion Label t o verify
your new firmware version.

Fol l ow i ng an unsuccessf ul dow nl oad, t he ERROR Light will illuminat e t hen t he pr int er
will perform a warm reset ( bot h t he READY and STOP light s will be on during power- up
init ializat ion) . The original firmware will remain operat ional. I f t he print er fails t o reset , t oggle
t he power Off and On.

Try re- sending t he file t o t he print er. I f t he failure cont inues, check t he following possible
causes:

An invalid or corrupt ed file is being downloaded - Ensure t he file being downloaded is
correct and applicable for your print er model.

Possible communicat ions error - Check t he cable connect ion bet ween t he host and print er
and ensure t hat a qualit y, shielded cable is used.

Possible Flash memory problem - Call for service.


Pr ocessi ng Tr ueTy pe Font s ( Display- equipped print ers wit h SDI O/ USB Host )

To process Tr ueType font s ( .TTF) on an ext ernal module for use by t he print er:

1. Use Windows Explorer t o download t he font t o a module.

2. I nst all t he module in t he print er.

3. Press t he MENU but t on t hen select Pr i nt er Opt i ons.

4. Select Modul es and t hen Pr ocess Fi l e.

5. Select t he module I D and t he font file.

6. When prompt ed ent er a 2 charact er font I D, and t hen t he dest inat ion module I D.

7. Ensure t hat your label format s use t he same font I D as assigned in St ep 5.

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Copy i ng Tr ueTy pe Font s ( Display- equipped print ers wit h SDI O/ USB Host )

To copy TrueType font s ( . TTF) t o an ext ernal module for use by t he print er:

1. Use Windows Explorer t o download t he font t o t he module.

2. Add a 2 digit DPL font I D t o t he file name ( 50- 99, 9A- 9Z, 9a- 9z) t hen change t he file
ext ension t o . dt f ( for example, arial50. dt f) ; see Scalable Font Downloading in t he Class Series
2 Programmers Manual.

3. I nst all t he module in t he print er.

4. Ensure t hat your label format s use t he same font I D as assigned in St ep 2.


Removi ng Font s ( Display- equipped print ers)

When delet ing a plug- in, all files cont ained wit hin t hat direct ory will also be delet ed; see Sect ion 4. 5,
PRI NTER OPTI ONS / MODULES / DELETE FI LE for det ails.






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Depending upon t he module and operat ion select ed, several messages are possible when using t he file
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Fi l e Handl i ng Messages
Di spl ay ed
Message
Descr i pt i on Possi bl e Sol ut i on( s)
FAI LED
The copy or format
request has failed.
I nsufficient space exist s t o st ore t he file or t he module
is prot ect ed - t ry st oring t o a different locat ion. ( I f t he
problem persist s, t his could indicat e a hardware
problem. )
FI LE EXI STS,
OVERWRI TE?
An exist ing file of t he
same name and t ype
was found.
Select YES t o overwrit e or NO t o exit .
MODULE
PROTECTED
Format t ing has been
denied because t he
module is prot ect ed.
Unprot ect t he module.


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Fi l e Handl i ng Messages ( Cont inued)
Di spl ay ed
Message
Descr i pt i on Possi bl e Sol ut i on( s)
NO FI LES
AVAI LABLE
No associat ed files can
be found t o perform
t he request ed act ion.
Ensure t he file is present :

Following a Print File request , t his is normal when no
files are available for print ing ( also not e t hat some
files will print only t he file name) ;

Following a Process File request , t his is normal when
no files are available for processing ( also not e t hat
some files may not display) ; or,

Following a Copy File request , t his is normal when no
files are available for copying ( also not e t hat int ernal
dat abase files cannot by copied) .
NOT SUPPORTED
The file t ype
request ed is not
support ed.
Recheck t he t ype of file request ed for print ing or
processing, and ensure t hat it mat ches one of t he
available t ypes for t hat funct ion.
PROTECTED,
COPY FI LE?
The file request ed will
be copied t o a
prot ect ed module.
Select YES t o override prot ect ion and copy t he file, or
NO t o exit .
UNFORMATTED
The module is
unformat t ed.
Format t he module.



FORMAT MODULE will erase all dat a in t he
select ed memory.



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Should a problem arise, t he informat ion in t his sect ion will help you resolve it . The following t able
list s problems t hat may not necessarily generat e an error condit ion. I t ems denot ed wit h an
ast erisk ( * ) are only for display- equipped print ers.

I f ex per i enci ng t hi s pr obl em
Tr y t hi s sol ut i on
Can not communicat e t hrough t he
parallel port :
Observe t he Ready I ndicat or as t he format is sent t o t he
print er. I f it does not flash, check t he parallel cable t ype.
Also, check t he prot ocol and port set t ings bet ween t he
print er and host .

Can not load media t hrough t he
opt ional cut t er:

WARNI NG! Use ext reme care. Turn Off and unplug t he
print er before proceeding.

Ensure t hat t he cut t er is properly inst alled. Plug in and t urn
On t he print er. You should hear t he cut t er blade rot at e and
posit ion it self properly. However, if t he problem cont inues
call for service.

* The LCD is blank, but t he Ready
I ndicat or is On:
The display cont rast may set t oo low. Press and hold t he
MENU Key for 10 seconds or unt il t he display reappears.
Errat ic feeding: The print er may require Calibrat ion; see Sect ion 3. 5.
Errat ic print ing ( inst ead of t he label
format , st range charact er s are
print ed) :
The print er may be in Hex Dump Mode; see Sect ion 6. 3.

I f using t he serial port for communicat ing, check bot h t he
host and print er port set t ings; t he print er may be set t o
eight dat a bit s while t he host is set t o 7 ( or vice versa) .
I nt ellifont will not print :
I nt ellifont format is Lit t le/ Big Endian specific. The print er
uses Big Endian. Refer t o your font supplier for informat ion.
Light print on t he right side ( facing
t he print er) of t he label:
The Media Widt h Adj ust ment may be incorrect ly adj ust ed;
see Sect ion 5. 3.

The Print head or Plat en Roller may be dirt y or worn; clean
or call for service.


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I f ex per i enci ng t hi s pr obl em
Tr y t hi s sol ut i on
Missing informat ion in t he print ed
label:
Check t he label format for charact er placement out side t he
dimensions of t he label; all row/ column values must allow
enough space for t he height / lengt h of t he charact ers and
bar codes t o be print ed wit hin t he format size.

The available memory may have been exceeded by t he
memory requirement of t he label format . Try reducing t he
memory allocat ed t o eit her t he int ernal module or
scaleable font caches ( non- display print ers, see Sect ion
3. 4; display- equipped print ers, see Sect ion 4. 5. )

I f using serial communicat ions, ensure t hat t he int erface
cable meet s t he requirement s found in Sect ion 2. 1.

Missing print on left or right side of
t he label:
I nformat ion may be format t ed out side t he label dimensions.
Check your soft ware program label size. For display-
equipped print ers also check t he values in t he menu for Print
Cont rol / Column Offset and Print Cont rol / Cust om
Adj ust ment s / Column Offset ; see Sect ion 4. 5.

No power ( all indicat or light s are
Off ) :

Verify t hat t he AC power cord connect ion has been made
at bot h t he out let and t he print er; also, ensure t he power
swit ch is On.

Verify t hat t he AC out let is funct ioning, or t ry moving t he
print er t o anot her AC circuit .

The AC cord may be damaged; r eplace it .

The line fuse may be blown; call for service.



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I f ex per i enci ng t hi s pr obl em
Tr y t hi s sol ut i on
Not hing is print ing ( labels advance
normally, but no image is print ed) :

Examine t he used ribbon for an image:

I f t her e i s an i mage on t he used r i bbon:
Verify t hat t he ribbon was properly loaded per Sect ion 2. 4.

I f properly loaded, t he wrong coat ing configurat ion was
used. ( To ver ify t he inked side, press t he adhesive backing
of a label against t he ribbon surface. I nk will only lift from
t he coat ed side of t he ribbon. ) Clean t he print head ( see
Sect ion 5. 2) ; t hen replace t he ribbon wit h t he correct t ype
for t he print er, Sect ion 2. 4.

I f t her e i s no i mage on t he used r i bbon:
Print any I nt ernal Test Label ( non- display print ers, see
Sect ion 3. 1. 2; display- equipped print er s, see Sect ion 4. 4. )
I f an image print ed, t hen check t he prot ocol and port
set t ings for bot h t he print er and host . These must mat ch.

The heat set t ing may be t oo low. Make an adj ust ment in
t he soft ware program or t hrough t he Front Panel.

The media/ ribbon combinat ion may be incorrect . Cont act a
Media Repr esent at ive.

The print head or print head cable( s) may be loose; power
Off t he print er t hen reconnect .

Not hing happens when t rying t o print
using a soft ware program:

Ensure t hat t he print er is at READY.

Observe t he Front Panel, if t he READY light does not flash
as you send t he format check t he prot ocol and port
set t ings bet ween t he print er and host .

Ensure t he int erface cable meet s t he requirement s found
in Sect ion 2.1.


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I f ex per i enci ng t hi s pr obl em
Tr y t hi s sol ut i on
Poor print qualit y:

The print head may need cleaning; see Sect ion 5. 2.

Adj ust t he Heat and Print Speed set t ings t hrough t he Front
Panel or by host commands ( non- display print ers, see
Sect ion 3. 4; display- equipped print ers, see Sect ion 4. 5. )

The media/ ribbon combinat ion may not be compat ible;
cont act a Media Represent at ive.

The Media Widt h Adj ust ment may be incorrect ly adj ust ed;
see Sect ion 5. 3.

The Plat en Roller may be dirt y or worn; clean or call for
service.

The Print head Burn Line may need adj ust ing; see Sect ion
5. 4.

Skips labels when print ing:
Media Calibrat ion may be needed; see Sect ion 3. 5.

The Media Sensor may be out of posit ion; readj ust t he
posit ion; see Sect ion 2. 3.

The format may be wit hin 1/ 8 inch of t he labels t railing
edge. Try reducing or moving t he format slight ly.

Unable t o print rot at ed t ext :
The charact ers may be format t ed out side t he label
dimensions. Ensure t he row/ column values provide enough
room for t he height of t he charact ers or bar code t o be
print ed. See t he Class Series 2 Programmers Manual for
det ails.

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All print er funct ions are int ernally monit ored. I f a problem ( Fault ) or a pot ent ial problem
( Warning) is det ect ed, t he Error I ndicat or will be illuminat ed. A corresponding message will be
displayed. These messages, along wit h possible solut ions, are described below.

Faul t Messages:
Fault Messages receive t he highest display priorit y. I f more t han one fault is det ect ed, t he display
will t oggle bet ween messages.

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To ret urn t o normal operat ion aft er t he print er ent ers a fault condit ion, t he fault must be
correct ed and t hen t he FEED Key must be pressed t o clear t he condit ion.

Pr i nt er Faul t Messages
Di spl ay ed Message Descr i pt i on Possi bl e Sol ut i on( s)


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The print er has det ect ed a
drop in t he 24- volt power
supply.


Try cycling t he print er power Off and On.
I f t he fault does not clear, call for service.



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The print er has det ect ed
an analog t o digit al circuit
convert er failure.


Try cycling t he print er power Off and On.
I f t he fault does not clear, call for service.



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The print er has det ect ed a
cut t er mechanism fault .



WARNI NG! Use ext reme care. Turn Off
and unplug t he print er before proceeding.

Examine t he cut t er for obst ruct ions and
ensure t hat t he cut t er cable is properly
inst alled. Plug in and t urn On t he print er.
Press t he FEED Key. I f t he fault does not
clear, call for service.



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The print er has det ect ed a
Direct Memory Access
failure.
Try cycling t he print er power Off and On.
I f t he fault does not clear, call for service.

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Consist ent ly low sensor
readings were det ect ed.

Press any key t o cont inue. Ensure t hat
media was insert ed in t he media sensor
during t he appropriat e calibrat ion st ep; also
ensure t hat t he sensor is free of debris.
Ret ry t he calibrat ion. I f t he problem persist s,
t ry t he Advanced Ent ry Calibrat ion; see
Sect ion 3. 5.


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Pr i nt er Faul t Messages ( cont inued)
Di spl ay ed Message Descr i pt i on Possi bl e Sol ut i on( s)

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Consist ent ly high sensor
readings were det ect ed.



Press any key t o cont inue. Ensure t hat
media was removed from t he media sensor
during t he appropriat e calibrat ion st eps;
also ensure t hat no labels are st uck in t he
media sensor. Ret ry t he calibrat ion. I f t he
problem persist s, call for service.



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The print er can not det ect
media.

Try t he following:

1) Load media.

2) Ensure t hat t he labels are passing
t hrough t he Media Sensor.

3) Readj ust t he Media Sensor over t he TOF
mark; see Sect ion 2. 3.

4) I f using media wit h large gaps, adj ust
t he Paper Empt y Dist ance.

5) Calibrat e t he print er; see Sect ion 3. 5.



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Two possible causes:

( 1) The print er was
powered- off or reset during
a ribbon, out of st ock or
TOF fault ; or ( 2) t he print er
was unable t o complet e t he
Media Calibrat ion.


Depending upon t he cause:

( 1) Press t he FEED Key in an at t empt t o
ident ify and t hen clear t he relat ed fault
condit ion; or ( 2) if necessary, calibrat e t he
print er; see Sect ion 3. 5.



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The print er has det ect ed a
problem wit hin t he print
logic.


Try cycling t he print er power Off and On.
I f t he fault does not clear, call for service.



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The syst em has det ect ed a
RAM failure.


Try cycling t he print er power Off and On.
I f t he fault does not clear, call for service.



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Pr i nt er Faul t Messages ( cont inued)
Di spl ay ed Message Descr i pt i on Possi bl e Sol ut i on( s)

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Consist ent ly low sensor
readings were det ect ed.

Press any key t o cont inue. Ensure t hat t he
reflect ive mark was insert ed facedown in
t he media sensor during t he appropriat e
calibrat ion st ep; also, ensure t hat t he
reflect ive mark is made of carbon based
ink, and t hat t he sensor is free of debris.
Ret ry calibrat ion.


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Consist ent ly high sensor
readings were det ect ed.


Press any key t o cont inue. Ensure t hat
media was removed from t he media sensor
during t he appropriat e calibrat ion st eps;
also ensure t hat no labels are st uck in t he
media sensor. Ret ry t he calibrat ion. I f t he
problem persist s, call for service.



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The ribbon sensor values
have changed, or t he
print er det ect s no or only
sporadic ribbon supply hub
movement .



Try t he following:

1) Ensure t hat ribbon is correct ly loaded
and t hat t he print head assembly is
lat ched.

2) Check t he ribbon supply and ribbon t ake
up hubs for obst ruct ions t hat may be
st opping movement .

3) Ensure t hat t he ribbon core fit s snugly
on t he ribbon supply hub.

4) Ensure t hat t he media and paper
combinat ion is not slipping ( usually
caused by an incorrect mat ch) .



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The print er has shut down t o
allow t he print head
t emperat ur e t o cool.


Turn Off t he print er unt il cool t o prevent
permanent damage due t o an excessive
print head t emperat ure.



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Pr i nt er Faul t Messages ( cont inued)

Di spl ay ed Message Descr i pt i on Possi bl e Sol ut i on( s)


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The print er could not find
t he TOF mar k wit hin t he
maximum label lengt h
set t ing or it found a TOF in
an unexpect ed place.


E When t he print er is set
for reflect ive media, t his
fault is given for an out of
st ock condit ion.




I f medi a i s movi ng:

1) Press t he FEED Key. I t may be
necessary t o re- calibrat e t he print er;
see Sect ion 3. 5.

2) The Media Sensor may be out of
posit ion. Readj ust it ; see Sect ion 2. 3.

3) The media may not be properly loaded.
Reload media, also ensure t hat t he
Media Guide is posit ioned properly; see
Sect ion 2. 2.

4) The Media Widt h Adj ust ment may be
improperly adj ust ed; see Sect ion 5. 3.

5) The label may be longer t han t he default
value for maximum lengt h. Check t he
Media Set t ings / Maximum Label Lengt h;
see Sect ion 4. 5.

6) The Media Sensor may be obst ruct ed.
Check and carefully remove any
obst ruct ion ( labels, paper dust ,
adhesive, et c) .

I f medi a i s not mov i ng:

The print head assembly may not be lat ched.


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War ni ng Messages:

Warning Messages are displayed for a period of five seconds. I f mult iple warnings are det ect ed,
t he display will reflect t he highest priorit y message.


Pr i nt er War ni ng Messages

Di spl ay ed Message Descr i pt i on Act i on( s)


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The print er has det ect ed
defect ive print head element s.


Replace t he print head if t he print qualit y
becomes unaccept able.


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The print er measured only a
small difference bet ween t he
empt y and gap sensor
readings.

Transparent backing or not ched media
t ypically gives t his indicat ion. I n t his
case, t here may be a slight delay in t he
Out of St ock indicat ion, aft er t he media
supply is empt ied; no act ion is required.



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Power has been removed and
shut down is in progress.


The print er power swit ch was t urned
Off, t he line fuse has blown, or AC line
volt age has been lost .



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The host has pending
configurat ion changes t hat will
not t ake effect unt il a host
reset command is issued.


To save changes, send a host reset
command ( in DPL) ; or t o discard
changes.


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The print er has det ect ed a low
operat ing volt age.


Possible low or fluct uat ing line volt age
level. Try moving t he print er t o anot her
out let . When more t han 50% black is
being print ed, t ry reducing t he Heat
Value or t he size of t he black image. I f
t he condit ion persist s, call for service.



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The print er was unable t o save
set t ings in permanent memory.


Possible fault y Main PCB. I f t he
condit ion persist s, call for service.



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The print er was unable t o find a
DHCP server.

This message does not effect t he
operat ion of t he print er and can be
cleared from t he display by pressing t he
FEED

but t on. To st op t his from
reoccurring be sure t he menu it em I P
DI SCOVERY is set t o DI SABLED, see
Sect ion 4. 5.



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A high print head t emperat ure
has been det ect ed.


No act ion required. Print ing will resume
aft er t he print head cools.


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The Hex Dump Mode is a useful t ool for diagnosing problems, including communicat ion and DPL
synt ax errors, allowing a comparison of input st rings ( sent by host ) t o out put dat a ( received by
print er) . To decode t his informat ion, t he Class Series 2 Programmers Manual is an essent ial
reference. This out put can be used for debugging t he label format . I n addit ion, by repeat edly
sending a format , t his mode can uncover handshaking problems ( if t hey exist ) . Handshaking
problems are ident ified by sect ions of missing dat a in t he charact er st ring.


To pr i nt t he Hex Dump Label :

Non- di spl ay pr i nt er s: Wit h t he print er loaded wit h media ( at least 4 inches wide) and ribbon ( if
print ing wit h t hermal t ransfer media) . Turn on t he print er, when all t hree light s t urn on press and
hold t he FEED but t on. Cont inue holding t he FEED but t on unt il t he
STOP
light t urns off.
Now, all dat a received by t he print er will be out put in hexadecimal code, along wit h t he print able
ASCI I equivalent s, as shown below. To exit Hex Dump Mode, simply t urn t he print er off and t hen
back on.

Di spl ay - equi pped pr i nt er s: To begin, go t o t he Diagnost ics menu and enable Hex Dump Mode;
see Sect ion 4. 5. Exit t he menu and save t he changes. Now, HEX DUMP MODE will be indicat ed by
t he display and all dat a sent t o t he print er will now be out put in hexadecimal code, along wit h t he
print able ASCI I equivalent s, as shown below. To exit Hex Dump Mode, re- ent er t he Diagnost ics
Menu and disable t he Hex Dump Mode, exit t he menu, t hen save t he changes.


The figure below is a sample Hex Dump Label. Aft er sending a label format t o t he print er, t he hex
code out put will be immediat e. As a final not e, many soft ware programs use bit mapping t o
const ruct t he label, making diagnosis difficult . Cont act Dat amax- ONeil Technical Support wit h any
quest ions.








Appendi x A Speci f i cat i ons 69

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Mechani cal

Widt h 9. 8 ( 24. 9 cm)

Dept h

18. 06 ( 45. 9 cm)

Height

10. 3 ( 26. 2 cm)

Weight

27. 0 lbs. ( 12. 2 kg)

Operat ing Temperat ure

40 F t o 95 F ( 4 C t o 35 C)

Humidit y

10% 95% non- condensing

AC I nput Volt age

90 132 or 180 264 VAC @ 4763 Hz, aut o- ranging.


Pr i nt i ng

Print Met hod Direct Thermal; Thermal Transfer ( opt ional)

Print Speed

2 - 6 I PS ( 50 - 152 mm/ s) M- 4206 & M- 4306
2 - 10 I PS ( 50 - 254 mm/ s) M- 4210

Resolut ion

203 dpi ( 8 dot s/ mm) M- 4206 & M- 4210
300 dpi ( 11. 8 dot s/ mm) M- 4306

Tear Bar

Tear Down

DRAM Memory

8MB M- 4206
16MB M- 4210 & M- 4306

FLASH Memory

4MB M- 4206
8MB M- 4210 & M- 4306



Appendi x A Speci f i cat i ons 70

Medi a/ Ri bbon

Media Types Roll- Fed, Die- Cut , Cont inuous, Fan- Fold

Max. Media Widt h

4. 65" ( 118 mm)

Min. Media Widt h

1. 0" ( 25 mm)

Max. Print Widt h

4. 25 ( 108 mm) M- 4206 & M- 4210
4. 16 ( 105. 7mm) M- 4306

Print Lengt h Range

. 25 - 99" ( 6 - 2475 mm)

Media Thickness Range

. 0025 - . 01" ( . 064 mm - . 254 mm)

Media Supply Roll Capacit y

8" ( 203 mm) O. D. on a 3. 0" ( 76. 2 mm) core
7" ( 178mm) O. D. on a 1. 5 ( 38mm) core

Ribbon Widt h Range

1. 0 - 4. 5" ( 25 - 114 mm)

Ribbon Roll Capacit y

Mat ched t o media: approx. 1476 ( 450 m) long

Ribbon Core:

1. 010 . 006 ( 25. 6 mm . 2 mm) inner diamet er.


Communi cat i ons

I nt erface USB, RS- 232 ( DB- 9) , and I EEE 1284 Compliant Cent ronics Parallel

Baud Speed

600 t o 38, 400 bit s per second ( BPS)

Handshaking

Xon/ Xoff, CTS, DTR

Parit y

Even, Odd, or None

St op Bit s

1 or 2

Dat a Bit s

7 or 8


Embedded Font s and Bar codes
The print er is equipped wit h t he most popular indust ry font s and bar codes; see t he Class Series 2
Programmers Manual for full list ings and det ailed informat ion.

Non- di spl ay pr i nt er s Di spl ay - equi pped pr i nt er s
9 Bit Map Font s; rot at ed 0, 90, 180, 270
degr ees.

10 smoot h bit map font s 6pt 48pt
9 Bit Map Font s; rot at ed 0, 90, 180, 270
degr ees.
10 smoot h bit map font s 6pt 48pt
AGFA Scalable Font Engine feat uring CG
Triumvirat e regular and bold- condensed
scalable font s wit h dynamic font at t ribut es.


Appendi x A Speci f i cat i ons 71
Appr oved Medi a
To achieve opt imum print qualit y and maximum print head life, Dat amax- ONeil specifies t he use of
Dat amax- ONeil brand media and ribbons. These supplies are specially formulat ed for use in our
print ers; use of non- Dat amax- ONeil supplies may affect t he print qualit y, performance, and life of
t he print er or it s component s.

For a current list of approved media and ribbons for use in direct t hermal and t hermal t ransfer
applicat ions, please cont act a Media Represent at ive at ( 407) 523- 5650.

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Medi a Di mensi ons
Desi gnat or Descr i pt i on Max i mum
[ 1]
Mi ni mum
[ 1]

A label widt h 4. 65 . 75
B liner widt h 4. 65 . 75
C gap ( or not ch) bet ween labels
[ 3]
. 25 . 100
D label lengt h
[ 3]
. 250
E media t hickness . 0100 . 0025
F not ch opening widt h . 500 . 200
G dist ance from t he medias edge t o t he
media sensor apert ure ( left j ust ified)
2. 250

. 200
H reflect ive ( black) mark widt h
[ 2]
4. 65 . 500
I dist ance bet ween reflect ive marks
[ 3]
. 500
J reflect ive mark lengt h
[ 3]
. 100
K label repeat dist ance
[ 3]
. 350
[ 1]
Unit s of measure given in inches.
[ 2]
The reflect ive ( black) mark must be carbon based, placed on t he backside of t he st ock, and
t he reflect ance shall be less t han 10% at wavelengt hs of 950 and 640 nm.
[ 3]
The maximum allowable lengt h of t he combined label and gap ( or mark) measurement cannot
exceed 99. 99 inches.


Appendi x A Speci f i cat i ons 72


Appendi x C Paper Menu Set up 73
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The print er can easily be programmed t o int erface wit h most applicat or devices. The GPI O
funct ions can be enabled and configured via t he menu syst em of t he print er via t he DMXConfig
program or on t hrough t he front panel on display equipped print ers. Configured paramet ers are
st ored in non- volat ile memory and saved for subsequent power- ups.


Pr i nt i ng w i t h GPI O: When t he GPI O funct ions are enabled, t he print er will not print a label unt il
t he St art of Print signal goes act ive.

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When a label is ready t o print but await ing a St art of Print signal, t he prompt ing operat ion
differs slight ly depending upon equipment :

Non- di spl ay model s The STOP LED will flash.

Di spl ay- equi pped model s The display will indicat e WAI TI NG FOR SI GNAL.


GPI O Por t Conf i gur at i on
The connect ion t o t he GPI O signals can be accessed via t he Opt ion Port connect or ( an 8- pin Molex
Microfit 3, P/ N 44300- 800) on t he front of t he print er, or via t he J6 connect or ( an AMP, P/ N
640456- 8) on t he Main PCB. The pin- out s for t he respect ive connect ors ( as viewed when facing
t he print er) are as follows:

Opt i on Por t Connect or Mai n PCB Connect or J6


8 6 4 2
7 5 3 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8


Appendi x C Paper Menu Set up 74
Each GPI O pin funct ion is det ailed in t he t able below:


GPI O Por t Connect i ons and Funct i ons
Pi n #
Si gnal
Name
Si gnal
St at e
Si gnal
Di r ect i on
[ 1]

Si gnal Descr i pt i on
[ 2]

1 Vcc + 5 VDC Out put Print er: Max + 5 VDC, 100mA
2 Print er Fault Low Out put
Goes low upon print er det ect ion of a fault
condit ion. Max + 5 VDC, 100mA
3 Spare Reserved I nput
Must be pulled high wit h 1k Ohm resist or
( see sample SOP circuit , below) .
4
St art of Print
( SOP)
Programmable I nput
When act ive, will begin print . Recommend
only set t ing t his signal t o ACTI VE LOW. When
ready t o print a label, t he applicat or should
hold t his signal low for at least 50ms or
unt il EOP goes not act ive. See sample SOP
circuit , below. Max + 3. 27 VDC, + / - 5mA
5
End of Print
( EOP)
Programmable Out put
Signifies t he end of t he print process. Can be
monit ored t o init iat e next St art of Print
sequence. Minimum signal t ime 30ms. Max
+ 5 VDC, 100mA
6 & 8 Signal Ground Ground N/ A Ground
7 + 24 VDC 500mA Out put Print er: Max + 24 VDC, 500mA
[ 1]
Given relat ive t o t he print er.
[ 2]
The operat ion of t his mult i- funct ion por t is configurat ion dependent . For GPI O operat ion, disable all opt ional
funct ions not used ( i. e. , Present Sensor and Cut t er ) and set GPI O t o YES ( or on display- equipped models set
GPI O Device t o APPLI CATOR ) . Use t he Configurat ion Set command ( < STX> Kc) , or program t he select ions on
non- display models via t he Print er Set up Menu List or on display- equipped models via t he Menu Syst em.


Sampl e SOP Ci r cui t
Pin 3 should be pulled t o + 5VDC. I n addit ion, connect ions
for t he ext ernal St art of Print cont rol can eit her be direct ly
made t o Pin 4 of t he Opt ion Port ( or Main PCB connect or)
using a TTL- level input , or via an int erface circuit ( similar
t o t he one shown) . For more informat ion, see t he t able
below.

1
8
Vcc
Gnd
GPIO Connector Pin Number
3 Spare
4 SOP
1K O
1K O



GPI O Por t Speci f i cat i ons
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3. 8 VDC minimum ( high level input volt age)
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0. 36 VDC maximum ( low level input volt age)
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- 8 mA t ypical, - 25 mA maximum ( high level out put current )
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8 mA t ypical 25 mA maximum ( low level out put current )
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mA, minimum 3. 8 VDC
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Appendi x C Paper Menu Set up 75

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I n Print er Set up mode, t he but t ons cont rol t he set t ing of t he print ers operat ional it ems such as
media set t ings, communicat ions, and opt ions as det ailed below.

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Before ent ering Set up Mode, exit Peel Mode ( or, if equipped, disable t he opt ional Present
Sensor) as unpredict able result s can ot herwise occur.

While fault s are disabled during set up, t hey can st ill occur when print ing t est labels.

To discard changes and revert t o previous values, t urn off print er power.

To change Pr i nt er Set up:



Printer Setup Procedure
Printer Setup Mode
Prints the Printer Setup Menu List
Prints the Test Label for test
(Current Item and Value is printed)
Increments items value
Decrements items value
Accepts the current
values for test
PAUSE
PAUSE (Press and hold during power-up until the light turns off)
STOP
PAUSE
Feeds one label for test
Press and
Release
( )
FEED
FEED
Press and
Hold
( )
(Enters Printer Setup)
CANCEL
Saves the current values
and resumes Normal Mode
+
PAUSE
CANCEL
Press and
Release
Selects the next menu item
( )
Press and
Hold
Direct Select menu item
eg. 7 Error light flashes = Baud Rate menu item #7
( )
FEED
CANCEL
+
PAUSE
CANCEL
DONE





Appendi x C Paper Menu Set up 76
Pr i nt er Set up Menu Li st

The Print er Set up Menu List label, shown below, cont ains t he print ers current values for each
menu it em t hat can be modified via t he front panel.

The Menu I t em Numbers correspond t o t he it ems posit ion in t he Menu List for select ion when
pressing t he FEED but t on during t he Print er Set up Procedure. For example t o Direct Select
t he BAUD RATE Menu I t em press and hold t he FEED but t on for 7 flashes of t he
ERROR
light
and t hen release or for t he TOF GAI N it em hold FEED for 12 flashes, et c.


Menu
Items
Values
1) DIRECT = MEDIA TYPE
2) EDGE = SENSOR TYPE
3) NO = PRESENT SENSOR
4) NO = CUTTER EQUIPPED
5) 127 = SOP ADJUST, 0.005 in.
6) 127 = PRESENT ADJUST, 0.005 in.
7) 9600 = BAUD RATE, bps
8) 8 = DATA BITS
9) STD = CONTROL CODES
10) 100 = CONT FORM LENGTH, 0.01 in.
11) 3 = OOS MAXVOLT, 0.1 Volts
12) 12 = TOF GAIN
13) 10 = TOF DELTA, 0.1 Volts
14) 0 = TOF LOW, 0.1 Volts
15) 426 = LABEL WIDTH, 0.01 in.
16) 64 = SCALABLE FONT, 4KB
17) 128 = INTERNAL MODULE, 4KB
18) NO = LABEL ALIGNMENT
19) 100 = ALIGNMENT LENGTH, 0.01 in.
20) AUTO = OPTION CONTROL
21) DPL = INPUT MODE
22) STANDARD = DPL EMULATION
23) 10 = HEAT
24) NO = EXACT TIME
25) NO = GPIO
26) NO = NO REPRINT
Menu Item
Numbers



Appendi x C Paper Menu Set up 77
Menu I t ems and Val ues
The t able below det ails t he Print er Set up Menu List it ems wit h a brief descript ion of t he it ems
funct ion, and t he possible values. A * denot es t he default set t ing.

1) MEDI A TYPE

Set s print ing for direct t hermal
( no ribbon) or t hermal t ransfer
( ribbon) media.

Possi bl e Val ues:

* DI RECT THERMAL
THERMAL TRANSFER
2) SENSOR TYPE

Select s t he sensor t ype used t o
det ect t he medias Top Of Form
( TOF) mark.

Possi bl e Val ues:

* EDGE: gap / not ch TOF marks
REFL ( Reflect ive) : black marks
CONT ( Cont inuous) : no TOF
marks
3) PRESENT SENSOR

Enables/ Disables t he opt ional
Present Sensor feat ure.

Possi bl e Val ues:

* AUTO
NO
YES


4) CUTTER

Enables/ Disables t he opt ional
Media Cut t er feat ure.

Possi bl e Val ues:

* AUTO
NO
YES
5) UNI TS OF MEASURE

Set s t he print er t o int erpret
measurement s as met ric or
imperial values.

Possi bl e Val ues:

* I mperial
Met ric
6) ROW ADJUST

Shift s t he vert ical st art of print
posit ion ( in xxx dot s) .

Possi bl e Val ues:

Range: 0 255; nominal = * 128

( 0 = close t o edge; 255 = fart hest
from edge)


7) COLUMN ADJUST

Shift s t he horizont al st art of
print posit ion ( in xxx dot s) .

Possi bl e Val ues:

Range: 0 255; nominal =
* 128

( 0 = close t o edge; 255 =
fart hest from edge)
8) PRESENT ADJUST

Specifies an addit ional amount t o
feed t he label aft er print ing.

Possi bl e Val ues:

Range: 0 255; nominal = * 128

( 0 = close t o edge; 255 = fart hest
from edge)
9) BAUD RATE

Set s t he serial port baud rat e.
( Must mat ch t he host set t ing) .

Possi bl e Val ues:

600 t o 38. 4k; default = * 9600
BPS


10) DATA BI TS

Set s t he serial dat a word lengt h
( Must mat ch t he host set t ing) .

Possi bl e Val ues:

* 8
7
11) CONTROL CODES

Allows code select ion list ed in
Programmers manual.

Possi bl e Val ues:

* ( STD) St andard Codes

( ALT) Alt ernat e Codes
12) LABEL LENGTH

Set s t he page ( label) size when t he
SENSOR TYPE is set t o cont inuous
media.

Possi bl e Val ues:

Range: 0 9999; default = * 100
( Unit s = . 01 inch)


Appendi x C Paper Menu Set up 78

13) LABEL WI DTH

Set s t he label widt h.

Possi bl e Val ues:

Range: 75 426; default =
* 426
( Unit s = . 01 inch)
14) SCALABLE FONT

Set s t he number of memory
blocks t o allocat e for scalable
font s.

Possi bl e Val ues:

Range: 0 128; default = * 64
( Unit s = 4K Byt es)
15) I NTERNAL MODULE

Set s t he number of memory
blocks t o allocat e for t he int ernal
RAM module.

Possi bl e Val ues:

Range: 0 128; default = * 128
( Unit s = 4K Byt es)



16) PRESENT DI STANCE

Set s label st opping ( and in
cert ain cases t he st art ing)
locat ion for different print er
configurat ions.

Possi bl e Val ues:

* AUTO ( Aut omat ically set s t he
st op locat ion. I nst alled
opt ions will be aut o-
sensed and t he
appropriat e st op
posit ion will
aut omat ically be set .
Host commands are
ignored. )

HOST ( Set s st op posit ion
according t o opt ions
inst alled. I f no opt ions
are inst alled t he print er
set s st op locat ion t o
t he next labels st art of
print . Host commands
will override. )
17) LABEL ALI GNMENT

Set s t he label alignment met hod.

Possi bl e Val ues:

YES ( user manually det ermines
ALI GN LENGTH)
AUTO ( print er det er mines ALI GN
LENGTH)
* NO ( no Label Alignment used)
18) ALI GNMENT LENGTH

Leading edge dist ance of t wo
successive labels. Must be ent ered
if LABEL ALI GNMENT is set t o Yes
( see Appendix C. 2) .

Possi bl e Val ues:

0 999; default = 100*
( Unit s = . 01 inch)



19) I NPUT MODE

Select s bet ween t he st andard or t emplat e
int erpret at ion of incoming dat a.

Possi bl e Val ues:

* DPL ( print er const ruct s t he label using t he
st andard DPL commands)
LI NE ( print er const ruct s t he label using a
preloaded t emplat e form)

20) DPL EMULATI ON

This inst ruct s t he firmware t o process specific DPL
dat a ( St art of Print , DPI , and I maging funct ion)
according t o t he select ed print er emulat ion.

Possi bl e Val ues:

* STANDARD

ALLEGRO ( Allegro Emulat ion)

P PLUS ( Prodigy Plus Emulat ion)

PRODI GY ( Pr odigy Emulat ion)



Appendi x C Paper Menu Set up 79

21) HEAT

Cont rols t he burn- t ime of t he print head. This is
t he equivalent of Heat Set t ing on most label
soft ware programs.

Possi bl e Val ues:

Range: 0 30; default = * 10

22) I MAGI NG MODE

This command inst ruct s t he print er whet her t o pre-
image t he label format :


Possi bl e Val ues:

* Mult iple label ( The print er images mult iple labels
as memory permit s, achieving t he
fast est t hroughput ; however, if t ime
st amping, t he t ime will reflect t he
moment t he label is imaged rat her
t han when act ually print ed. )

Single label ( The print er images t he next label
only aft er t he previous label has
been successfully print ed. Single
processing pr ovides t ime- st amps
t hat are more accurat e, but it slows
label t hroughput t ime. )



23) GPI O

Set s t he print ers opt ion port t o funct ion for GPI O
applicat ions, ( see Appendix B for more
informat ion) .

Possi bl e Val ues:

YES or NO; default = * NO
24) FAULT HANDLI NG

When a fault condt ions is det ect ed, print ing st ops
and t he ERROR light t urns on. Aft er t he problem is
correct ed, t he FEED Key must be pressed t o clear
t he fault . The label in process is not reprint ed.

Possi bl e Val ues:

YES or NO; default = * NO
( NO = NO REPRI NT disabled, reprint ing will occur. )



25) HEAT COMMANDS

This command causes t he print er t o ignore DPL
Heat commands; inst ead, t he Heat value is
cont rolled via t he menu set t ing.

Possi bl e Val ues:

* ENABLED
DI SABLED
26) SPEED COMMANDS

This command causes t he print er t o ignore DPL
speed commands; inst ead, speed values are
cont rolled via t he menu set t ing.

Possi bl e Val ues:

* ENABLED
DI SABLED


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All of t he values for t hese Menu I t ems will be st ored in non- volat ile memory for fut ure power- ups.


Appendi x C Paper Menu Set up 80
St ep by St ep Modi f i cat i on of t he Pr i nt er Set up

The following is an example of Print er Set up modificat ion. Alt hough t his example will det ail how t o
modify t he serial Baud Rat e, t he same met hod can be used t o change any of t he print ers menu
it em set t ings.

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I t is recommended t hat t he Print er Set up Mode not be ent er ed while in Peel Mode or wit h t he
opt ional Present Sensor enabled. Depending on label size t his can cause unpredict able result s.

1. Wit h print er Off and properly loaded wit h media, press and hold t he
PAUSE
but t on while
powering On t he print er. Cont inue t o hold t he but t on unt il t he
STOP
light t urns off, and t hen
release it .

2. Press and hold t he FEED but t on and count 7 flashes of t he
ERROR
light , t hen release it .
The following print out should be produced:



3. Press t he
PAUSE
but t on one t ime t o increment t o t he 19200 bps value. The following
print out should be produced:



4. At t his point you will accept t he current values for t est and exit t he Print er Set up Procedure
by simult aneously and briefly pressing t he
PAUSE

+
CANCEL
but t ons. Wait unt il t he
STOP

light goes off.

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I f you wish t o discard your changes and revert back t o t he previous values simply t urn off
power t o t he print er before St ep 5.


5. Now you can save your changes and resume by simult aneously and briefly
pressing t he
PAUSE

+
CANCEL
but t ons. Wait unt il t he
STOP
light goes off.



Appendi x C Paper Menu Set up 81
6. To confirm t hat your changes have been made press t he FEED +
CANCEL
but t ons
simult aneously, t his will print t he Dat abase Configurat ion Label. The label should show t he
new Baud Rat e value of 19200.

Label 1 Label 2
WED NOVEMBER 10, 2003 21:41:31 323
VER: M4206 - 05.08 11/07/03
BOOT 83-2383-05E
CODE 83-2385-05H
FPGA 83-2384-05B
FONT 83-2460-01C
UMOD 83-2472-01A
256K FLASH MODULE B
SYSTEM FLASH SIZE_____2 MBYTES
SYSTEM RAM CHECKS____ GOOD
SYSTEM RAM SIZE___ 4096 KBYTES
SYSTEM RAM AVAIL__ 3180 KBYTES

AUTO DETECTION
CUTTER____________NOT DETECTED
PRESENT SENSOR____NOT DETECTED
CURRENT STOP LOC__TEAR

EXPRESS SETUP
MEDIA SENSOR______EDGE
PRINT METHOD______TRANSFER
OPTION CONTROL____AUTO


INPUT VALUES
PAPER_____________ 207
POT_______________ 33
TRAN______________ 157
REFL______________ 0
RIBN______________ 237
TEMP______________ 64
VOLT______________ 218
PRESENT SENSOR____ 0



COUNTER INFORMATION
ABSOLUTE VALUES 7-16-2003
LENGTH____ 773 INCHES
TIME______ 20 HOURS
RESETTABLE VALUES 7-16-2003
LENGTH____ 969 INCHES
TIME______ 56 HOURS

MEMORY CONFIGURATION
INTERNAL MODULE A______ 128
SCALABLE FONTS_________ 64
LABEL SIZE 0426:10912 IN



CONFIGURATION
SERIAL PORT SELECTED
19.2; 8BITS
EDGE
MEDIA TYPE________ TRANSFER
CONT FORM LENGTH__ 0
PRESENT ADJUST____ 128
SOP ADJUST________ 128
TOF LOW___________ 0 0
TOF DELTA_________ 10 10
TOF GAIN__________ 7 5
OOS MAXVOLT_______ 3 2
LABEL ALIGNMENT___ AUTO
ALIGN LENGTH______ 611
OPTION CONTROL____ AUTO
INPUT MODE________ DPL
DPL EMULATION_____ STANDARD
HEAT______________ 10
EXACT TIME________ NO
GPIO______________ NO
NO REPRINT________ NO
SYMBOL SET________ PM
FONT SUBSTITUTION_ NONE

IGNORE COMMANDS
SYMBOL SET SELECT_ NO
CNTRL CODES_______ NO
HEAT______________ NO
SPEED_____________ NO
SOP OFFSET________ NO


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The Label Alignment funct ion is int ended for use when t he label lengt h is less t han t he dist ance
bet ween t he print head and t he media sensor or where label wast e at power- up is a concern. Label
Alignment ( see t able below) is not recommended for label lengt hs great er t han 6. 5 inches or for
media cont aining 2 or more form lengt hs.

Label St ock Label Al i gnment Set t i ng
Cont inuous NO
6. 5 inches or less YES or AUTO
6. 5 inches or more NO
Mult iple lengt h labels NO

The Label Alignment funct ion is chosen via t he menu syst em or by host commands. The t hree
possible modes, YES, AUTO, and NO, are det ailed in t he following sect ions.



Label Al i gnment = YES

I n t his mode, t he operat or must supply an ALI GN LENGTH
value. This value must be physically measured from leading
edge t o leading edge of t wo successive labels, as shown. The
measurement must be as accurat e as possible. For very short
labels, errors as small as 0. 01 can result in not iceable print
variat ions on t he labels bet ween t he media sensor and t he
print head.

The measured value must be sent t o t he print er via t he host
comput er or ent ered using t he Print er Set up Mode.

Then, in Normal Mode, press and hold t he FEED but t on
( about 4 seconds) . The pr int er will align t he label t o t he t op
of form posit ion.


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I f media wit h a different label lengt h is subsequent ly loaded, t he ALI GN LENGTH must
be recalculat ed and re- ent ered.


Appendi x C Paper Menu Set up 83
Label Al i gnment = AUTO
I n t his mode, t he print er aut omat ically calculat es t he ALI GN LENGTH t hus eliminat ing t he need t o
physically measure t he label. This mode is usually preferred in applicat ions t hat require frequent
media changes t o labels of different lengt hs.

To perform an Aut o Alignment , in Normal Mode press and hold t he FEED but t on ( about 4
seconds) . The print er will feed labels t o calculat e t he label lengt h. Following t he calculat ion, t he
print er will save t he measurement and align t o t he t op of form posit ion. Aut o Alignment can result
in wast ed labels during t he measurement process ( t he longer t he label lengt h t he great er t he
wast e) .


Aut o Al i gnment w i t h t he Pr esent Sensor enabl ed:

I f t he print er is equipped wit h t he Present Sensor opt ion and t hat feat ure is enabled, while t he
label lengt h is calculat ed t he print er will pause and illuminat e t he
STOP
light aft er each
movement . The operat or must press t he
PAUSE

but t on for t he alignment t o cont inue. This allows
t he operat or t o remove any labels as required; however, labels should not be forcibly removed
since t hey may not act ually be posit ioned for removal, but at an int erim posit ion required for
measurement .




Label Al i gnment = NO
When Label Alignment is not enabled ( i. e., set t o NO) , print ing begins at t he current label posit ion
wit hout alignment , assuming t he label is at t he st art of print posit ion. Addit ionally, if t he label
lengt h is short , labels bet ween t he print head and t he media sensor may be unused.



Appendi x C Paper Menu Set up 84

Label Al i gnment Tr oubl eshoot i ng
I f you experience label alignment problems, t he following t able offers possible causes and
solut ions.

Pr obl em Possi bl e Cause Sol ut i on
At t empt ing t o
perform Label
Alignment result s in
no paper movement .
Wit h t he Present
Sensor enabled, Label
Alignment cannot be
performed wit hout a
Label Lengt h.
Set Label Alignment t o AUTO, press and hold
FEED unt il media moves for t he aut omat ic
lengt h measurement .

~ OR~

Re- measur e t he Label Alignment Lengt h. Use
Print er Set up mode t o ent er t he new lengt h. Print
a Dat abase Configurat ion label t o ensure t he new
lengt h has been set .

First label is wast ed
during alignment . All
labels t hereaft er print
t o t he correct st art of
print posit ion.
Alignment Lengt h is
t oo long.




~ OR~



For labels whose
lengt h and st op
posit ion cause t hem t o
st op bet ween labels on
t he media sensor, t he
alignment funct ion can
result in wast ed labels.
Set Label Alignment t o AUTO, press and hold
FEED unt il paper moves for aut omat ic Label
Alignment lengt h measur ement .
~ OR~
Re- measur e Label Alignment Lengt h, use Menu
Set up t o set new lengt h, ensure desired lengt h
has been set .

Obt ain a slight ly different label Alignment Lengt h
measurement . Using t he Label Alignment AUTO
mode, hold t he FEED but t on t o force an
alignment and label measurement . Ensuring
slack in t he label st ock may result in a slight ly
different measurement . The Alignment Lengt h
may also be set manually via t he Set up Menu.
I ncreasing or decreasing t he value by 1 or 2 unit s
( inches/ 100) may help t o prevent t he wast ed
labels; however, t his may result in incorrect print
posit ions for labels t hat are short in lengt h.
Label Alignment is
incorrect . Pressing
FEED successively
result s in a short
label lengt h, one-
inch.
Label Alignment
Lengt h is not correct .
The default Label
Alignment Lengt h is
1. 00 , and will result in
t his behavior when any
larger label lengt h is
used wit hout set t ing
t he appropriat e lengt h.

Set Label Alignment t o AUTO. Press and hold
FEED unt il paper moves for aut omat ic Label
Alignment Lengt h measur ement .

~ OR~

Measure t he label lengt h and use t he Set up
Menu t o set t he new lengt h. Print a Dat abase
Configurat ion label t o ensure t he new lengt h has
been set .

Appendi x C Paper Menu Set up 85

Pr obl em Possi bl e Cause Sol ut i on
Label Alignment is
incorrect . Pressing
FEED successively
result s in a label
lengt h longer t han
act ual, one- inch.
Label Alignment
Lengt h is not correct .
The default Label
Alignment Lengt h is
1. 00 , and will result in
t his behavior when any
larger label lengt h is
used wit hout set t ing
t he appropriat e lengt h

Set Label Alignment t o AUTO. Press and hold
FEED unt il paper moves for aut omat ic Label
Alignment lengt h measur ement .

~ OR~

Measure t he label lengt h and use t he Set up
Menu t o set t he new lengt h. Print a Dat abase
Configurat ion label t o ensure t he new lengt h has
been set .
Tear Mode is select ed
but t he label st op
posit ion ( present
posit ion) is not far
enough forward.
Anot her present
posit ion has been
det ermined. Enabling
t he Present Sensor
causes t he label st op
posit ion ( present
posit ion) t o be
approximat ely 0. 1
behind t he peel bar.


~ OR~



The Present Adj ust
value is not correct .

Disable t he Present Sensor.

~ OR~

Ensure t he host comput er is not providing a
Present Dist ance short er t han is required for t he
Tear Bar.






Use t he Set up Menu t o modify t he Present
Adj ust value.

Tear Mode is select ed
but t he label st op
posit ion ( present
posit ion) is t oo far
forward.
Anot her present
posit ion has been
det ermined.



~ OR~



The Present Adj ust
value is not correct .

Ensure t he host comput er is not providing a
Present Dist ance longer t han is required for t he
Tear Bar.




Use t he Set up Menu t o modify t he Present
Adj ust value.

The
ERROR
light
illuminat es during
label alignment .

The label supply is
empt y
Load media.


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I n Calibrat ion mode, t he but t ons allow t he print er t o adj ust t o t he media being used. Calibrat ion
can be perfor med eit her aut omat ically or manually, as det ailed below.

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Before calibrat ing, ensure t hat t he Print head Carrier Assembly is lat ched down, t hat t he cover
is closed, and t hat t he media sensor has been set for t he appropriat e media t ype.

Print er and cut t er fault s are disabled during
and
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can st ill occur while print ing t est labels.

I f at any t ime you wish t o discard your changes and revert back t o t he previous calibrat ion
simply t urn off power t o t he print er.


To perform Calibrat ion:


Auto Media Calibration
(Until Paused light turns off)
Calibration Mode
Analyze for Paper
Analyze for Backing or Mark
Analyze Out of Media condition
Prints the Test Label for test
Media Sensor Calibration
(Press and hold during power-up until the light turns off)
STOP
CANCEL
PAUSE
Feeds one label for test
Press and
Release
( )
FEED
FEED
Press and
Hold
( )
CANCEL
Saves the current values
and resumes Normal Mode
+
PAUSE
CANCEL
PAUSE
FEED
CANCEL
Accepts the current
values for test
+
PAUSE
CANCEL
DONE


Appendi x C Paper Menu Set up 87
Aut o Medi a Sensor Cal i br at i on

Aut o Media Sensor Calibrat ion aut omat ically est ablishes t he opt imum sensing values for t he media
you are using.

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Before calibrat ing, be sure t he media sensor is set for t he appropriat e media t ype, also ensure
t hat t he Print head Carrier Assembly is lat ched down and t he cover is closed.

To aut omat ically calibrat e t he media sensor:

1. Wit h t he desired media loaded, hold t he
CANCEL
but t on while powering up t he print er. Cont inue
t o hold t he but t on unt il t he
STOP
light t urns off t hen release it .

2. Next press t he
PAUSE
but t on. The print er will feed approximat ely t en inches of media t o
calculat e t he TOF Delt a and Low values t o be used.

3. Upon complet ion, one of t he following light s will flash five t imes t o denot e t he result of t he aut o
calibrat ion at t empt :

STOP
Light = Successful calibrat ion. Proceed t o St ep 4.

ERROR Light = Unsuccessful calibrat ion, t ry again. I f t he calibrat ion cont inues t o fail proceed t o
Manual Media Sensor Calibrat ion.



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If you wish to discard the changes and revert back to the previous calibration simply turn off the printer
before Step 4.

4. Now save t he changes and resume by pressing t he
PAUSE

+
CANCEL
but t ons
simult aneously and briefly. Wait unt il t he
STOP
light goes off.


Appendi x C Paper Menu Set up 88
Manual Medi a Sensor Cal i br at i on

The Manual Media Sensor Calibrat ion procedure should be used in cases where t he print er
cont inues t o suffer from media sensing problems aft er performing or at t empt ing t o perform t he
Aut o Media Sensor Calibrat ion.

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Before calibrating, be sure the media sensor is set for the appropriate media type, also, ensure that
the Printhead Carrier Assembly is latched down and the cover is closed.

To manually calibrat e t he media sensor:

1. Hold t he
CANCEL
but t on and power- up t he print er. Cont inue t o hold t he but t on unt il t he
STOP

light t urns off; t hen release t he but t on. Next , press and hold t he FEED but t on,
cont inue t o hold t he but t on unt il t he
STOP
light t urns on; t hen release t he but t on.

2. Remove all t he mat erial from t he media sensor, close t he Print head Carrier Assembly, and
t hen press t he
CANCEL
but t on. The print er will flash t he ERROR light as it analyzes t he
no media condit ion.

3. Posit ion t he backing mat erial or t he black ( reflect ive) mark in t he media sensor, close t he
Print head Carrier Assembly, and t hen press t he FEED but t on. The print er will flash t he
ERROR light as it analyzes t he t op of form mark.

4. Place t he media wit h t he backing at t ached ( if any) in t he media sensor, close t he
Print head Carrier Assembly, and t hen press t he
PAUSE
but t on. The print er will flash t he
ERROR light as it analyzes t he mat erial.

5. Simult aneously and briefly press t he
PAUSE

+
CANCEL
but t ons t o accept t he calibrat ion
for t est and exit . One of t he following light s will flash five t imes t o
denot e t he result of t he manual calibrat ion at t empt :

STOP
Light = Successful calibrat ion. Proceed t o St ep 6.

ERROR Light = Unsuccessful calibrat ion. Ret ry t he procedure beginning at St ep 1.

6. Use t he FEED but t on ( feeds a label) , and t he
CANCEL
but t on ( print s a t est label) t o t est t he
current calibrat ion.

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If you wish to discard the changes and revert back to the previous calibration simply turn off the printer
before Step 7.

7. Now save t he changes and resume by pressing t he
PAUSE

+
CANCEL
but t ons
simult aneously and briefly. Wait unt il t he
STOP
light goes off.

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Different languages and / or Dat amax- ONeil- provided t ranslat ions can be downloaded t o replace t he
st andard ( English) menu of t he print er by changing t he spreadsheet t hat defines t he syst em
dict ionary. To change t he language you will add a new language column ( or modify t he exist ing
column) in t he spreadsheet , click on t he Generat e DPL file( s) radio but t on, and t hen send t hat file( s)
t o t he print er.

Soft ware requirement s for modifying t he menu language are as follows:

Microsoft

Excel must be purchased by user;


I mg2dl. exe ( provided at ft p: / / ft p. dat amax- oneil. com/ Anonymous/ Firmware/ EFI GS/ ) is a
program used during t he process t o cr eat e t he DPL file; and,
Common. xls ( also provided at t he web sit e above) is t he Menu Dict ionary.
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Place I mg2dl. exe and Common. xls in t he same dir ect ory.


Creat e a Menu Language by following t hese st eps:


A. I nvoke Excel and open t he Common. xls file. Aft er t he file opens, t he following screen appears:



Appendi x D Changi ng t he Language 90
B. Click t he Enable Macro box. The following screen appears:



C. Click on Column J and ent er t he new language, or modify an exist ing one. Some t ips on t his
process:

Message Size When ent ering new messages, reference t he MAX column: t his is t he
maximum number of charact ers allowed for t his field. ( Warnings are displayed when t he
number of charact ers is exceeded, or when t rying t o modify t he MAX value; however, if
cut t ing and past ing fields, t his warning syst em may be defeat ed. )

Two Line Messages Some of t he message are displayed as t wo lines. These are indicat ed
in t he comment fields.

Comment s This field can be modified wit h no effect .

D. Aft er edit ing is complet e, highlight all of t he columns t o be creat ed by pressing t he let t er
above t he column ( more t han one column can be select ed) .

E. Press t he Generat e DPL File( s) radio but t on. A file will be generat ed for each of t he select ed
columns and Excel will provide confirmat ion ( for example, as shown below, small. ls) .



Appendi x D Changi ng t he Language 91

F. Download t he generat ed files t o t he print er one met hod is t he DOS copy command:

copy small.ls lpt1: /b


G. Reset t he print er by pressing and holding t he CANCEL Key for approximat ely four seconds.


H. Aft er reset t ing, verify operat ion by print ing a Configurat ion Label ( see Sect ion 4. 4) . New
language informat ion will be print ed under SYSTEM I NFORMATI ON / OPTI ONAL LANGUAGES.
( Also, t he new language will appear on t he display as a menu it em in SYSTEM SETTI NGS /
MENU LANGUAGE. These are t he only met hods t o det ermine a successful download. )

Enable t he new language. Ent er t he menu syst em and go t o SYSTEM SETTI NGS / MENU
LANGUAGE and select t he new language ( A reset will occur as font validat ion is performed. )

Aft erward, reent er t he menu syst em and go t o SYSTEM SETTI NGS / MENU LANGUAGE and
select t he desired font for t he language. Save t he changes when prompt ed.

An error has occurred if t he print er displays t he new language select ion, but all messages
remain in English. I n t his case, re- check your process or cont act Dat amax- ONeil Technical
Support ( be r eady t o provide t he Common. xls and DPL download files creat ed) . Ot her error
messages ar e also possible:

Menu Language Er r or Message Descr i pt i on
Please select t he ent ire column( s) or t he
desired language( s) , by clicking on t he
column let t er( s)
Aft er pressing t he Gener at e DPL File( s) radio
but t on, t he languages t o convert were not
correct ly select ed.
Message t ext may not exceed MAX = xx
designat ed charact ers for t his MI D
The ent er ed message exceeds t he number of
charact ers specified in column C. You may not
modify t his number.


I . Repeat St eps A H using t he filename misc. xls t o t ranslat e print er opt ion it ems. This will
out put small20. ls.



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The st andard print er leaves t he fact ory wit h EFI GS loaded int o Module Y. At t his point , Module
Y is LOCKED and will only accept addit ional language downloads.


Aft er downloading a language updat e, Module Y is left UNLOCKED unt il t he print er is reset or
power is cycled. I n t his st at e, Module Y will accept font , image and label format downloads.
The module will also honor t he Clear Module request . Therefore, following an updat e it is
recommended t hat a reset be performed t o lock t he module; ot herwise, a soft ware package
may Clear All Modules t hus dest roying t he new menu language( s) .


Module Y can be UNLOCKED by sending t his DPL st ring: < STX> KpY0


To rest ore t he fact ory generat ed EFI GS image, download t he file * 832296. 01A t o t he print er.
This file is locat ed on t he Dat amax- ONeil FTP sit e. The let t er at t he end of t he file name ( e. g. ,
A) specifies t he revision. The lat est revision will be available on t he FTP sit e.


Downloading t he same language t wice will aut omat ically delet e t he first occurrence, but will
not free t he memory space.


Delet ion of t he select ed language will reset t he print er t o English. The t ot al number of
languages t hat t he print er can now accept is limit ed t o 10, but t his number is dependent upon
t he size of each language t ranslat ion. The t ranslat ion size will vary wit h t he number of
messages t hat are t ranslat ed for t hat part icular language. Current complet e language files are
about 7, 000 byt es each; but wit h product growt h, t he t ot al number of languages is expect ed
t o drop t o five.


Appendi x D Changi ng t he Language 93
The screen shot below is an example of Unicode defined languages, Chinese & Russian.
Not e t he only addit ional informat ion required is t he double in row 1.