Quick Links. User's Manual. Table of Contents. Throughout this manual, trademarked names may be used. Page 8 asdf Page 9 Before You Begin This section introduces you to standard warranty provisions, safety precautions, warnings and cautions, document formatting conventions, and sources of additional product information.
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Quick Links. User's Manual. Table of Contents. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting 53 Troubleshooting Checklist Installing easycoder printers in microsoft windows 64 pages. Page 2 The information contained herein is provided solely for the purpose of allowing customers to operate and service Intermec-manufactured equipment and is not to be released, reproduced, or used for any other purpose without written permission of Intermec Technologies Corporation.
Page 7 Printer Options Page Disclaimer of warranties: The sample code included in this document is presented for reference only.
To search for your local representative, from the Intermec web site, click Contact. Who Should Read This Document?
Analysts and programmers should use this manual to learn how to operate, program, and connect the printer to a network or system. To download documents 1 Visit the Intermec web site at www. Page Getting To Know Your Printer e front view: This illustration shows the features on the front of the e. Plug the other end of the power cord into a grounded wall outlet or surge protector.
In fanfold printing, you place a stack of fanfold media at the rear of the printer and feed it into the printer through a slot in the rear cover.
Page 18 10 Close the printer by reversing the directions for removing the cover. The printer is now ready to print the configuration test label. Your label may not be exactly the same. You are now ready to connect your e printer to your system.
This section tells you how to connect your printer to any of these systems. Connect the cable and shield to the metal backshells on the cable connectors and fasten the connectors to the serial ports using screws. Page Configuring The Serial Port For Communications For example, if you want to change the media type to thermal transfer, set DIP switch 8 on the bottom bank of switches to the on position. Page Verifying Printer Communications With Your System After connecting the printer to your system, you need to test communications.
The easiest way to test communications is to set the printer to Data Line Print mode, which is part of Test and Service mode, and send a character string down from your system. If this procedure does not work, make sure that the DIP switches match the serial port configuration of the system and that you have the printer cable securely plugged into the correct port of your system. Page Operating The Printer This chapter describes how to use the printer.
Helvetica Condensed Helvetica Save this information. You will need it to set the correct media sensitivity number. Your printer is now ready to print labels. Note: Refer to the label located on the inside of the media cover for directions on loading media. Page 33 13 Close the media access door. Attached to the ribbon packaging is a small label with a three-digit sensitivity number printed on it Intermec ribbon only.
You need this information to set the correct media sensitivity number. Page 35 1 Raise the printhead by rotating the head lift lever clockwise until the printhead disengages. You can achieve the best print quality on the printer by using only Intermec ribbon and media products. This table lists the default MSN Set switch 7 on.
The first column of the Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer Media Sensitivity Settings tables list the approximate sensitivity settings. Page Communicating With The Printer Downloading is the universal term used to describe the transfer of information from the host to any connected peripheral device, such as your printer.
When you transfer data from your printer to the PC or host, you are performing a process called uploading. If you select to print text, you can choose any font in the Select Printer Font list box. If you select to print a bar code, you can choose any symbology in the Select Symbology list box. Page Inspecting The Printer Clean your printer regularly to maintain the quality of your labels and extend the life of your printer.
This table contains suggestions for cleaning the printer. Use the illustration on the next page to locate the parts you need to clean. Page 45 Label taken sensor Tear bar Printer parts: This illustration shows the printer parts that need to be cleaned. For a maintenance schedule of each part, see the Printer Maintenance Schedule table earlier in this chapter. Page Cleaning The Printhead 3 Disengage the printhead by rotating the head lift lever clockwise until the printhead releases.
This raises the printhead so that you can clean it. Page 47 7 Engage the printhead by rotating the head lift lever counterclockwise until it locks in place. Page 51 8 Replace the media and ribbon. Page Troubleshooting Checklist Chapter 4 — Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Checklist Even though Intermec designed your printer to operate under harsh conditions, you may still encounter a printer operation, print quality, or communication problem at some time.
You can easily fix most of the errors you encounter and consequently not delay operation of the printer for very long. Page 55 Corrupt or incorrect information in communicating, not printer memory. Adjust the darkness adjust control. Page Communication Problems Printer does not Serial port is incorrectly configured.
Page Preventing Data Loss Hardware handshaking uses pin 11 or pin 20 of the RS interface to control data flow. When the printer is using Intermec Standard protocol, it holds pins 11 and 20 high when the printer is ready to receive data. Page Optimizing And Maintaining Print Quality Chapter 5 — Optimizing Printer Performance Optimizing and Maintaining Print Quality Intermec designed and configured your printer to provide the best possible print quality for both direct thermal and thermal transfer media.
However, there are many factors that you need to take into account before you can achieve maximum print quality. Page Adjusting The Label Mark Sensor 2 Use your index finger to slide the label mark sensor to the correct position for your media. You can position the label mark sensor anywhere from the inboard edge of the printer to the center of the paper path. See the next illustration. Page Using The Printer Memory Efficiently There are limits to the number of formats, fonts, graphics, or pages that you can store in the printer.
You can define up to 16 fonts, but there may not be enough room depending on the amount of memory being used for other purposes. Page Increasing Throughput This rate in turn affects the throughput of the entire printing process.
The printer begins imaging the label as soon as it receives the command to select a format. Since the printer starts imaging the label so early, the chance that the imaging process will be unable to keep up with the print speed decreases and throughput improves.
You do not need to perform any more adjustments. If the number of image bands is too low, the printer aborts the label before printing is completed and attempts to reprint the label at the slowest speed 2 ips with the highest number of image bands Use Test and Service mode on the printer to print test labels, perform special procedures, and change select configuration commands.
Page Using Test And Service Mode Procedures The function the printer is currently executing terminates, and the printer performs the new function. The printer remains in Test and Service mode until you turn the power off and reset the DIP switches. The printer executes all functions as soon as you select them. Least significant bit first. Page Printing Test Labels Chapter 6 — Using Test and Service Mode Printing Test Labels The printer can print a variety of test print labels that provide you with information about the printer configuration and the quality of the printing.
Page Adjusting The Label Rest Point Use a negative number if you want the printer to retract the label a number of dot increments after it prints the label. Use a positive number if you want the printer to feed the label a number of dot increments after it prints the label.
Setting Emulation Mode If you are replacing an Intermec or printer with a e printer, you can keep your existing network, hardware, software, and label formats by using Emulation mode. The labels produced on your new printer will look like the ones that your old 86XX printer printed. Page Forms Adjust 0. X Forms Adjust When you move the X origin forward, the printer moves the top of form away from the edge before printing the label information. When you move the X origin backward, the printer moves the top of form closer to the edge before printing the label information.
Page Y Forms Adjust Y forms adjust setting. Page Printer Specifications Page Printhead Page Printer Options Printer Options This section contains a list of the options you can use with the printer along with a brief description. Consult your Intermec representative to order any option. Latches DB on the rising edge.
Eight bits in parallel provide data input. High is logical 1 and LOW is logical 0. Data has been received. If HIGH, printer cannot receive data. Page 2D Symbologies Introduced in , Code 16K is an alphanumeric symbology similar to Code 49 in that it employs multiple rows from 2 to Each row is fixed length and uses a mirror image of the Code coding patterns. A Code 49 bar code contains from two to eight adjacent rows, each separated by a one-module separator bar.
Page 88 QR Code can handle a wide range of data, including numerical, alphabetical, Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana, graphics, and control codes.
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