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Zebra S400 User's Manual

Zebra technologies printer user's guide s400, s600.

 
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Customer Order # 11996L
Manufacturer Part # 11996LB Rev. 1

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    Zebra Technologies Corporation reserves the right to correct any such errors and disclaims liability resulting therefrom. In no event shall Zebra Technologies Corporation or anyone else involved in the creation, production, or delivery of the accompanying product (including hardware and software) be liable for any damages whatsoever (including,...

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    Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Ribbon Loading Instructions ...16 Ribbon Removal ...17 Adjusting the Media Sensor...18 Non-Continuous Media ...19 Continuous Media...19 Auto Calibration...19 Operator Controls...20 Front Panel Buttons ...20 AC Power On/Off Switch ...22 Printing a Test Label ...22 Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Ribbon Supply Spindle Adjustment ... 41 Troubleshooting Tables ... 45 Printer Status Sensors ... 51 Manual Calibration ... 53 Resetting Printer Parameters ... 54 Resetting Factory Defaults ... 54 Resetting Communications Parameters... 54 Resetting Ribbon Parameters ... 55 Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Options ...63 Zebra Programming Language (ZPL II) ...64 Bar Codes...64 Standard Printer Fonts...65 Optional Printer Fonts...65 RS-232 Connector Technical Information...67 Interconnecting to DTE Devices ...67 Interconnecting to DCE Devices ...67 Parallel Interface Technical Information ...69 Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Zebra Technologies Corporation for further information. Or, visit our web site at www.zebra.com for a free demo copy. • The S400/S600 Maintenance Manual (part #44895L) contains all the information you need to maintain your printer. To order, contact your distributor or Zebra Technologies Corporation.

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    If you discover shipping damage: • Immediately notify the shipping company and file a report with them. Zebra Technologies Corporation is not responsible for any damage incurred during shipment of the printer and will not cover the repair of this damage under its warranty policy.

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    Tear-Off mode. Tear-Off allows you to tear away each label (or a strip of labels) after it is printed. To load the media for Tear-Off mode, see page 9. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide Figure 1. Tear-Off Mode...

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    Cutter mode. When in cutter mode, the printer automatically cuts the label after it is printed. Then, the cutter catch tray “catches” the label. To load the media in Cutter mode, see page 14. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Figure 4. Printer Components Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    • Australian Standard 230 VAC three-prong plug Ensure that the AC power on/off switch is in the “off” position before connecting the AC power cable to a nearby electrical outlet. Figure 5. AC Power Connection Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    “Print Quality Adjustments” beginning on page 38. NOTE: Zebra recommends using media that is outside wound (i.e., you can see the labels on the outside of the roll). Figure 6. AC Mating Connector Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Tear-Off mode, skip to step 6. 3. Place the media roll on the media supply hanger (e), and thread the media through the printhead assembly as shown. Figure 7. Loading — Tear-Off Mode Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    These guides must not cause pressure or excessive drag on the media. 9. Close the head open lever, and see “Adjusting the Media Sensor” on page 18 to adjust the media sensor position. Figure 8. Loading — Fanfold Media Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Again, rotate the backing rewind spindle counterclockwise to remove any slack in the backing material. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    10. See “Adjusting the Media Sensor” on page 18 to adjust the media sensor. NOTE: In the Peel-Off mode, proper media tracking is critical. Refer to “Backing Rewind Power Roller Adjustment” on page 42 to make sure that the media tracks properly through the printer. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    NOTE: While holding the media in position against the tear-off/ peel-off plate, open and close the printhead without disturbing the media position. The printer is now ready to print more labels. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    ZPL II Programming Guide or the label preparation software user’s guide for instructions. NOTE: The cutter cycles once at power up or resets (even when NOT in cutter mode). Figure 10. Loading — Cutter Mode Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    To put the spindle in the low-tension position, firmly push the spindle end cap (a) until it clicks into place, as shown in Figure 11. Figure 11. Ribbon Supply Spindle Positions Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    5. Thread the ribbon as shown. Wind the ribbon onto the ribbon takeup spindle (c) for several turns in a clockwise direction until wrinkles and creases disappear. 6. Close the printhead by moving the lever clockwise to the closed position. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    When it’s time to change the ribbon, cut the ribbon where it is stretched between the upper ribbon guide arm and the takeup spindle. To remove ribbon from the takeup spindle, press the release button (d) and slide the ribbon off the spindle. Figure 12. Ribbon Removal Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    When continuous media (no notch or opening to sense) is used, position the media sensor anywhere over the media so that an “out-of-media” condition is sensed. Figure 13. Media Sensor Adjustment Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    “Manual Calibration” on page 53. 1. Load the media and ribbon (if used). 2. Turn on the printer power. 3. Two or three blank labels feed, completing auto calibration. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    • Press for at least three seconds to cancel all label formats the printer has received and return the printer to an idle state. • When in the configuration mode, functions as the DOWN button. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    During normal operation, the POWER LED is on and all other LEDs are off. For all other conditions, please refer to “Troubleshooting” beginning on page 45. Now, you’re ready to turn on the printer! Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide Figure 14. Front Panel...

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    (see “CANCEL Key Self Test” on page 57.) If you can’t get this label to print, refer to “Troubleshooting” beginning on page 45. To make print quality adjustments, see “Print Quality Adjustments” beginning on page 38. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    36-pin parallel connector on one end, which is plugged into the mating connector located inside the access opening on the left side of the printer. The parallel interface cable is connected using bail clips instead of screws. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    NOTE: If you can’t reset the host computer communications settings, then you must establish a temporary parallel connection to send down the Set Communications (^SC) command that changes the printer’s settings to match the host settings. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    ^XA or ~XA ZPL II command. If all the LEDs are on, send another label format. NOTE: Save the new communication settings by pressing MODE four times. NOTE: Autobaud only works for 9600 baud and higher. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    In order to create labels, you must decide whether to use ZPL II or commercial label preparation software. To use ZPL II, refer to the ZPL II Programming Guide. If you choose to use a label preparation software, follow the installation instructions included in the package. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    CAUTION: Use only the cleaning agents indicated below. Zebra Technologies Corporation will not be responsible for any other products being used on this printer. No lubricants are needed. Table 1 provides a brief cleaning schedule. Specific cleaning procedures are provided on the following pages. Cleaning swabs saturated with 70% isopropyl alcohol are available from your distributor as a preventive maintenance kit.

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    Figure 15. Cleaning Locations Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    6. Brush/vacuum any accumulated paper lint and dust away from the rollers and media sensors. 7. Reload ribbon and/or media, close and latch the printhead, close the front cover and the media access cover, and continue printing. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    NOTE: In the figures shown, media and ribbon have been removed for clarity. It is not necessary to remove media or ribbon before performing the maintenance procedures described. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    1. Turn off the printer’s AC power. 2. See Figure 17. Remove the label catch tray (a) by lifting it up and away from the front of the cutter module (b). Figure 17. Label Catch Tray Removal Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    (a) to remove it from the mating socket on the cutter module. Figure 18. Cutter Cable Connector Removal 5. Turn the cutter mounting screw (b) with a screwdriver or by hand in a counterclockwise direction until it is loose. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    (a). If necessary, rock the module side to side to loosen it. Figure 19. Cutter Module Removal Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    You may now remove the rear cutter blade guard by lifting it off of the module. NOTE: The wire springs may flip up out of position during this process. Springs are repositioned during reassembly. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    4. Lower the upper cutter blade guard back to its normal position. When reassembled, the back of the cutter module should look like the one shown in Figure 22. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Figure 21. Cutter Module Reassembly Figure 22. Cutter Module Reassembly — Rear View Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    CAUTION: No lubricating agents of any kind are required on this printer. Some commercially available lubricants will damage the finish if used. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    This printer has been designed so that minimal operator adjustments are required. When changing from one media/ribbon combination to another, only slight changes in print darkness or toggle pressure may be required. For these situations, refer to “Toggle Pressure Adjustment” on page 40. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    If you are still experiencing poor print quality, perform the toggle pressure adjustment procedure on the next page. Otherwise, exit the PAUSE Key Self Test by pressing and holding the CANCEL button until the DATA LED goes off. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    This reduces the wear on those areas of the printhead and the platen where ribbon and media are not present. (For very narrow media, zero pressure from the right toggle may be required.) Figure 23. Toggle Pressure Adjustment Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    4. Press PAUSE to exit the pause mode. The PAUSE LED turns off. Please see “Adjusting the Media Sensor” on page 18 to adjust the media sensor position. Please see page 15 for the ribbon supply spindle adjustment procedure. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    If the tension is not even, the media/backing material may slide (walk) to the left or to the right as printing occurs. This can cause print registration problems on the labels. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Remember to remove each label as it is automatically peeled away from the backing. Figure 24. Improper Backing Rewind Power Roller Adjustment Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    DATA LEDs off but all other LEDs CALIBRATE, POSITION, DARKEN, DATA, and PAUSE LEDs off but all other LEDs on. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide Diagnosis No AC power Ensure the AC power cable is connected to applied to the a working voltage source.

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    Or, perform a manual calibration. See “Manual Calibration” on page 53. Hardware failure. Call a service technician. Printhead is under Continue printing. temperature. Waiting for user to Remove label. peel label. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide Action...

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    Light printing or no printing on the left or right side of the label. Short printed lines at 45° to label edge on left or right side of label. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide Diagnosis CANCEL button was No action required.

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    18. Media or ribbon See “Loading the Media” on page 8 and improperly loaded. “Loading the Ribbon” on page 15. Auto calibrate failed. Perform a manual calibration. See “Manual Calibration” on page 53. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide Action...

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    Ribbon appears to slow down or stop. ZPL was sent to printer, but not recognized. The DATA LED remains off. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide Diagnosis Parameters are set Reload the factory defaults (see “PAUSE or saved incorrectly.

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    Reposition media so that the end is on top positioned correctly of the platen. See page 18. on top of platen. If error condition persists after attempting each of the above solutions, call a service technician. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide Action...

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    See Figure 25.) Backing rewind spindle full sensor (Peel-Off option required. See Figure 26.) Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide What it Monitors Checks the open/closed status of the printhead lever. Checks for proper media loading. If non-continuous media is used, sets label length for individual labels.

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    Figure 25. Label Available Sensor Figure 26. Backing Rewind Spindle Full Sensor Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    4. Reload the media. 5. Press and hold down the PAUSE, FEED, and CANCEL buttons. 6. Turn on the power switch. 7. After the CALIBRATE LED goes out, release the PAUSE, FEED, and CANCEL buttons. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    8 bit word length, no parity, and 1 stop bit. Permanently save these values in memory by pressing the MODE button four times; the DARKEN, POSITION, and CALIBRATE LEDs flash, indicating the changes have been saved. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    During this test sequence, the front panel lights turn on and off to ensure proper operation. At the end of this self test, only the POWER LED remains lit. If other LEDs are also lit, refer to “Troubleshooting Tables” beginning on page 45. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    NOTE: When the cutter option is installed and enabled, the labels printed in these self tests should be automatically cut as they are printed. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    1. Press the CANCEL button while turning on the printer. 2. Release the button when the CALIBRATE LED turns off. 3. To return to printing mode, turn off and then turn on the printer. Figure 27. Configuration Label Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    • While the printer is paused, pressing the CANCEL button alters the self test a third time. Now each time the PAUSE button is pressed, the printer prints 50 labels at maximum speed, up to 9999 labels. Figure 28. PAUSE Test Label Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    To see the actual value of the current darkness setting, perform a CANCEL Key Self Test; the value prints on the configuration printout. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide Figure 29. FEED Test Label...

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    2. Release the button when the front panel LEDs turn on. 3. To return to printing mode, turn off and then turn on the printer. NOTE: Turn off the power to exit this self test. Figure 30. MODE Test Label Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Agency approvals Temperature Operating Storage Relative humidity Operating Storage Communications Interface Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide 13" 8.25" 17" 17 lbs. Auto range 110 VAC +/–20% or 230 VAC +/–15%, 47-63 Hz 3 Amps @ 110 VAC, 1.5 Amps @ 230 VAC UL 1950 3rd Edition;...

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    36" (914 mm) 5 mil to 55 mil 2" (51 mm) 3" (76 mm) 4" (102 mm) Minimum Maximum Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide S600 Printer 39" (991 mm) 2" (51 mm) 3" (76 mm) 4" (102 mm) 5" (127 mm) 6"...

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    • *Peel-Off mode with backing-only rewind feature • Scalable and bitmap smooth fonts available for text * Factory installed. Contact your authorized Zebra distributor for information. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide Tear-Off Peel-Off Cutter (0.118" preferred) 0.08" x 0.48"...

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    • MSI • Plessey • POSTNET • Standard 2 of 5 • UPC-A • UPC-E • UPC extensions • Codablock • Code 49 • Data Matrix • MaxiCode • MicroPDF417 • PDF 417 • QRcode Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Once installed, this font can be used in addition to the standard fonts available in the printer. Refer to your ZPL II Programming Guide or, if using another software package to drive your printer, to the instructions accompanying that package. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    When the printer is connected via its RS-232 interface to data communication equipment (DCE) such as a modem, a STANDARD RS-232 (straight-through) interface cable must be used. Figure 32 shows the connections required for this cable. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide RS-232 Connector Pinouts Description...

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    Figure 31. DTE Cable Connections Figure 32. DCE Cable Connections Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Pin No. 16-17 19-30 33-34 Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide Parallel Connector Pinouts Description nStrobe/Host Clk Data Bits 1-8 nACK/PtrClk Busy/Per Busy PError/ACK Data Req. Select/Xflag nauto Fd/Host Busy Not Used Ground +5V @ 1A Fused Ground nlnit nFault/nData Avail.

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    Core diameter — The inside diameter of the cardboard core at the center of a roll of media/ribbon. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Media sensor — This sensor is located behind the printhead to detect the presence of media and, for non-continuous media, the position of the web, hole, or notch that separates each label. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Roll media — Media that comes supplied rolled up on a core (usually cardboard). Contrast this with fanfold media, which comes folded in a rectangular stack. Supplies — Supplies is a general term for ribbon and media. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Void — A space where printing should have occurred but, due to some error condition, it did not. A void can cause a bar code symbol to be read incorrectly or to not be read at all. Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Cutter Module Cleaning, 35 Disassembly, 34 Reassembly, 35 Reinstallation, 37 Removal, 31 Testing, 37 Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide Damage, 2 DCE Devices, 67 DTE Devices, 67 Factory Defaults (resetting), 54 Fanfold Media Loading, 10 FEED Button, 20 FEED Key Self Test, 59...

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    Ribbon, 55 Reshipping, 2 Ribbon Loading, 15–16 Parameters (resetting), 55 Removal, 17 Specifications, 62 Ribbon Supply Spindle Low-Tension Position, 15 Normal Position, 15 RS-232 Connections DCE Devices, 67 DTE Devices, 67 RS-232 Interface Requirements, 23 Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Media, 63 Options, 63 Printing, 62 Ribbon, 62 Zebra Programming Language (ZPL), 64 Storage, 2 Toggle Pressure Adjustment, 40 Top of Label Position Adjustment, 41 Troubleshooting Tables, 45–50 Unpacking, 1 Zebra Programming Language (ZPL), 64 Zebra S400 & S600 User’s Guide...

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    Warranty Information Warranty Statement...

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    Warranty Statement...

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    Warranty Statement...

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    Warranty Statement...

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    NOT OPERATE THE PRINTER AND PLEASE PROMPTLY RETURN THE PRINTER, ENCLOSURES AND ALL PACKAGING FOR A FULL REFUND. Zebra Technologies Corporation ("ZEBRA") hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the SOFTWARE and FIRMWARE embedded in the printer and the accompanying documentation according to...

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    • Rental. You may not rent or lease or lend the SOFTWARE or FIRMWARE. • Support Services. ZEBRA may provide you with support services related to the SOFTWARE and/or FIRMWARE ("SUPPORT SERVICES"), in its discretion. Use of SUPPORT SERVICES, if any, is governed by the ZEBRA policies and programs described in the user manual, in "online"...

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    EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. You agree that you will not export or re-export the SOFTWARE and/or FIRMWARE, any part thereof, or any process or service that is the direct product of the SOFTWARE and/or FIRMWARE (the foregoing collectively referred to as the "RESTRICTED COMPONENTS"), to any country, person or entity subject to U.S.

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    PSFLA shall continue in full force and effect. 12. QUESTIONS. Should you have any questions, or if you desire to contact ZEBRA for any reason, please contact the ZEBRA subsidiary serving your country, or write: Zebra Technologies Corporation 333 Corporate Woods Parkway Vernon Hills, IL 60061...

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