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CP-2140 / CP-2140Z / CP-2140E
CP-3140 / CP-3140E
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Compact Printer Series - User's Manual
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction................................................................... 5
Proprietary Statement................................................... 5
Product Improvements ................................................. 5
FCC Compliance Statement ......................................... 5
Liability Disclaimer........................................................ 5
For Support .................................................................. 6
Limitation of liability ...................................................... 6
2. Getting Started.............................................................. 7
Unpacking Printer ......................................................... 7
Package Contents .................................................... 8
Printer Overview ........................................................... 9
Front View: ............................................................... 9
Rear View: CP-2140, CP-2140Z, CP-3140 ............ 10
Rear View: CP-2140E, CP-3140E.......................... 10
Interior View I ......................................................... 11
Interior View II ........................................................ 12
Attaching Power ......................................................... 13
Loading Media............................................................ 15
Preparing Media ..................................................... 15
Placing Media Roll ................................................. 15
Media Type Setting..................................................... 20
Multi-Column Label Setting Manually ..................... 21
Loading Ribbon .......................................................... 26
Preparing Ribbon ................................................... 26
Placing Ribbon Rolls .............................................. 27
3. Printer Operations ...................................................... 32
Printing Media Calibration & Configuration................. 32
Resetting Printer to Factory Defaults.......................... 35
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Compact Printer Series - User's Manual

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  • Page 1

    Printer Overview ............9 CP-2140 / CP-2140Z / CP-2140E Front View: ............... 9 CP-3140 / CP-3140E Rear View: CP-2140, CP-2140Z, CP-3140 .... 10 Rear View: CP-2140E, CP-3140E......10 Interior View I ............11 Interior View II ............12 Attaching Power ............13 Loading Media............

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Printer Controls and Indicators ........36 Ethernet Interface........... 70 Troubleshooting by LED Indicators Diagnosis ....39 7. Appendix ..............73 Miscellaneous .............42 Recovery..............43 Rotary Cutter and Guillotine Cutter Installation ..73 Rotary Cutter and Guillotine Cutter Settings ..79 4. Communications ............44 Rotary Cutter with Paper Jam ........

  • Page 3: Introduction, Proprietary Statement, Product Improvements, Fcc Compliance Statement, Liability Disclaimer

    1. Introduction business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or the results of use of or inability to use such product, even if Argox Information Co., Ltd. has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

  • Page 4: Package Contents

    Quick Installation Congratulations on choosing CP compact printer series, made by Guide Argox Information Co., a leader in the world-wide barcode industry. CP-2140, CP-2140Z, CP-2140E, CP-3140 and CP-3140E are ideally designed to easily bring more efficiency for your business. This...

  • Page 5: Rear View: Cp-2140e, Cp-3140e

    Printer Overview Rear View: CP-2140, CP-2140Z, CP-3140 Front View: Top Cover Power Switch RS232 Serial Parallel Port Power Jack Rear View: CP-2140E, CP-3140E Power LED Ready LED Feed Button Power Switch RS232 Serial Ethernet Power Jack Compact Printer Series - User’s Manual...

  • Page 6: Interior View I, Interior View Ii

    Interior View I Interior View II Top Cover Ribbon Supply Media Shields Holder Ribbon Media Shaft Pick-up Holder Print Head Media Hanger Transmissive Sensor Module Release Latch Media Guides PUSH Platen Roller Power LED Reflective sensor Ready LED Front Cover Feed Button Head-Open Sensor Compact Printer Series - User’s Manual...

  • Page 7: Attaching Power

    4. Plug the other end of the power cord into an appropriate grounded AC electrical outlet. Warning: Do not operate the printer and power supply in an area where they Power Jack might get wet. Power CP-2140, CP-2140Z, CP-3140 Connector Power Supply Power Cord Power Jack Power Cord Power...

  • Page 8: Loading Media, Preparing Media, Placing Media Roll

    Loading Media 2. Put the Media Hanger through media supply roll, and then centrally align with the two Media Shields to closely lean against Preparing Media the media supply roll. The inside wound or outside wound media rolls can be loaded into the printer in the same way.

  • Page 9

    4. Push the Release Latch to open the printer module. 6. Press the lock of Media Guide at the right to adjust media guides’ positions. Make sure media stays under the Media Shaft and PUSH centrally under both of the Media Guides. Media Shaft Media Guides...

  • Page 10: Media Type Setting, Multi-column Label Setting By Software/ Driver

    Multi-Column Labels in the label editing software Bartender UL. Software setting steps: FEED Button Argox Bartender UL / Seagull Driver – Media Types – Multi-Column Labels Sample of labels with multiple columns: 9. To tear media, pull the media edge against the Tear Bar as in the...

  • Page 11: Multi-column Label Setting Manually

    Multi-Column Label Setting Manually Step 1. With specific firmware versions, CP Series printers now get the PUSH sensor setting able to be achieved manually. Once there is need to detect multi-column labels, but there is no PC around, or utility software is not installed, or it’s necessary to over ride printer’s previous settings from commands/ software setting, the procedures provided below can be quick and easy to set Reflective Sensor Force...

  • Page 12

    Step 2. Step 3. Mode B. After manually setting Reflective Sensor Force Mode, if it is needed to reset the printer to its default Transmissive Sensor and exit from Force Mode, refer to the steps below: 1. Push the Release Latch to open the printer module. Ready LED will start flashing.

  • Page 13: Loading Ribbon, Preparing Ribbon

    ※ Before printing, to double-check current sensor setting, please Loading Ribbon conduct media calibration and print a self-test/ configuration label. Refer to the sample self-test pages below: Reflective Sensor Transmissive Sensor The following steps only apply to thermal transfer printing mode only. Force Mode Mode Direct thermal does not need ribbon to be installed.

  • Page 14: Placing Ribbon Rolls

    3. Lift up the printer module to check the Ribbon Supply Holder. Placing Ribbon Rolls 1. Open Top Cover of the printer. Top Cover 2. Push the Release Latch to open the printer module. PUSH Ribbon Supply Holder Module Release Latch Compact Printer Series - User’s Manual Compact Printer Series - User’s Manual...

  • Page 15

    4. Install one ribbon roll and rotate it until the notches align and lock 5. Install the other ribbon roll and rotate it until the notches align and into the left side of Ribbon Supply hub, and then into the right. lock into the left side of Ribbon Pick-up hub, and then the right.

  • Page 16: Steps To Start Media Calibration & Configuration

    Thumb Wheel Note: If printer is with Argox PPLB printer language, printer will enter Dump mode after printing configuration. In Dump mode, all characters will be printed in 2 columns: the right shows characters received from your system, and the left are the corresponding hexadecimal values of the characters.

  • Page 17: Sample Of Printer Configuration Label

    Sample of Printer Configuration Label Ethernet information - CP-2140E, CP-3140E only Firmware version & date code Memory capacity Main board DIP switch settings Codepage Print method Print head test pattern Media sensor type Real Time Clock (RTC) setup (available only with RTC Card) Internal Asian fonts downloaded Printed label length Serial port settings...

  • Page 18: Resetting Printer To Factory Defaults

    Resetting Printer to Factory Defaults Printer Controls and Indicators Follow the steps below to reset printer to default settings: 1. Turn on the printer and wait for 5 or more seconds. 2. Press the "FEED" button for 10 seconds, and the "Ready" indicator and "Power"...

  • Page 19

    The following table explains printer controls and indicators’ detected. functions to help understanding LED indications and printer  It will blink as soon as the printer module is status: opened. Note: Control / Function When the print head is over-heated, printer’s Indicator thermal protection function will be activated and ...

  • Page 20: Troubleshooting By Led Indicators Diagnosis

    LED Indicators: Power and Ready LEDs blink alternately Troubleshooting by LED Indicators Diagnosis Power LED Ready LED Normally, when the printer is in not working properly, the "Power" LED blinks continuously, and printing and communication between the host and printer stops. Refer to LED indications Possible Problems Solutions Remarks...

  • Page 21

    hardware errors. further service. Miscellaneous LED Indicators: Only the Ready LED blinks Power LED Ready LED If the host shows "Printer Time out": 1. Check if the communication cable (serial) is connected securely to your serial port on the PC and to the connector on the printer at the other end.

  • Page 22: Usb Interface Requirements

    Interfaces and Requirements  The ribbon may not be qualified.  The media may not be qualified. Argox CP printer series come with a nine-pin Electronics  Adjust the Darkness (heat temperature). Industries Association (EIA) RS-232 serial data interface, a USB ...

  • Page 23: Serial (rs-232) Interface Requirements, Parallel Interface Requirements, Serial And Parallel Cabling Requirements

    3. Do not tie the data cables to power wire conduits. Serial (RS-232) Interface Requirements The required cable must have a nine-pin "D" type male connector on one end, which is plugged into the mating serial Ethernet 10/100 Internal Printer Server Option port located on the back of the printer.

  • Page 24: Communicating With The Printer, Installing A Plug And Play Printer Driver (for Usb Only)

    The CD-Rom will bring out the following prompt. Click “Go”: The following installation steps are based on CP-2140 as an example. The screens included for these steps are taken from Windows XP; steps in other versions of operation systems are similar.

  • Page 25

    Then click “Next.” Instead of the flash prompt above, another way to install Seagull driver is to run the DriverWizard utility from the Installation Directory where the Seagull driver files are located. 5. On the Seagull Driver Wizard prompt, select the first radio button to “Install a driver for a Plug and Play printer”: Compact Printer Series - User’s Manual Compact Printer Series - User’s Manual...

  • Page 26

    6. Enter Printer name (i.e. Argox CP-2140 PPLB) and select "do 8. After the related files have been copied to your system, click not share this printer”, and click "Next" "Finish". 9. After driver installation is complete, click "Close". The driver should now be installed.

  • Page 27: Installing A Printer Driver (for Other Interfaces Except Usb)

    3. Under CP series product selection prompt, choose Seagull Installing a Printer Driver (for other interfaces except USB) Driver version and then start installation: 1. Turn off the printer. Plug the power cable into the power socket on the wall, and then connect the other end of the cable to printer's power socket.

  • Page 28

    4. On the prompt, Windows Printer Driver, select “I accept…” 6. Click "Finish". and click "Next". 7. Select Install printer drivers and Click "Next" 5. Assign the directory to keep Seagull driver, (for example: C:\Seagull) and click "Next". Compact Printer Series - User’s Manual Compact Printer Series - User’s Manual...

  • Page 29

    8. Select model & emulation - the following examples are based 10. Enter Printer name (i.e. Argox CP-2140 PPLB) and select on model CP-2140 PPLB: "do not share this printer”, and click "Next". Argox CP-2140 PPLB 11. Check all the data on the showing screen, if it is correct, click 9.

  • Page 30: Caring For Your Printer, Print Head Maintenance Guide, Cleaning Interval, Cleaning Material

    12. After the related files have been copied to your system, click "Finish". 5. Caring for Your Printer Print Head Maintenance Guide To keep the Print Head remain in the best conditions and efficiency and to extend duration for use, regular cleaning action is needed: Note: Always switch off printer power before cleaning.

  • Page 31: Cleaning Direction, Product Specification, General Specification

    Interface CP-2140E, CP-3140E: Ethernet, RS-232(Baud rate: 2400~115200 bps), USB Special Caution: CP-2140, CP-2140E, CP-3140, CP-3140E: PPLA, PPLB Emulation Warranty of print heads will be void if print head serial number is CP-2140Z: PPLZ removed, altered, defected, or made illegible, under every...

  • Page 32: Fonts, Barcodes, And Graphics Specification, Printer Programming Language Ppla

    Character 10% ~ 90% non-condensing, 0, 90, 180, 270 degree, 4 direction rotation Environment rotation Storage Temperature: -4F~122F (-20C~50C) Optional: CP-2140, CP-2140E, CP-2140Z Media Stacker Graphics PCX, BMP, IMG, GDI and HEX format files Standard: CP-3140 Optional Items Cutter, RTC Card, ArgoKee Code 39、UPC-A、UPC-E、Code 128 subset...

  • Page 33: Printer Programming Language Pplb, Printer Programming Language Pplz

    readable check digit/ with modulo 10 checksum & EAN-8 (Standard, 2 /5digit add-on) 、Codabar、 shipping bearer bars) 、GS1 Data bar (RSS) Postnet、Code128 subset A/B/C、 MaxiCode、PDF417、Data Matrix (ECC 200 Code 128 UCC (shipping container code) 、 2D Barcodes only) 、QR code、Composite Codes Code 128 auto、UCC/EAN code 128 (GS1-128) 、...

  • Page 34: Interface Specification, Usb Interface, Serial Interface

    rotation GRF, Hex and GDI Graphics Code39、UPC-A、UPC-E、Postnet、Code128 subset A/B/C、Interleave 2 of 5、 Interleaved 2 of 5 with check sum、 USB series “B” Receptacle Interface Interleaved 2 of 5 with human readable check 1D Barcodes digit、Code 93、Code 39 with check sum digit、 MSI、EAN-8、Codabar、Code 11、EAN-13、...

  • Page 35: Parallel (centronics) Interface

    do not connect these pins if you are using a general host like communicate with two PCs via different ports. However as no port contention is made for this printer, if both PCs transmit data at the a PC. same time the data may become damaged in the receiving buffer. Ethernet Interface Parallel (Centronics) Interface The following port complies with Ethernet communication.

  • Page 36

    Connection with Host The simplest way to connect to other hosts (not PC compatible) Host 25S Printer 9P Host 9S Printer or terminals is: (PC or compatible) (PC or compatible) Printer Terminal/Host Pin 2- RxData ……… TxData DTR 20 …… 1 DSR DTR 4 ……...

  • Page 37

    3. Loose the two screws (item 2) under Bottom (item 1). 7. Appendix 4. Pull out to unlatch the front side of Middle Cover (item 3) and then Rotary Cutter and Guillotine Cutter Installation remove it upward from Bottom. 5. Loose the four screws (item 4) at both sides of Printer Module to Warning: Blades inside cutters are quite sharp.

  • Page 38

    7. Remove Mylar Film from Printer Chassis. Thread Cutter Cable through the hole where Mylar Film locates, and then connect to JP9 connector (CUTTER) on printer main board. Cutter Cable should go though the hooks under Printer Chassis to manage cables better. Make sure Cutter Cable go upon the font side of Middle Cover.

  • Page 39

    12. Close Printer Module and Top Cover. Now cutter installation has been completed through the steps above. To load media, please refer to the section – Loading Media. Printer Module Middle Cover Compact Printer Series - User’s Manual Compact Printer Series - User’s Manual...

  • Page 40

    Seagull Driver for printer. The following installation steps are based on CP-2140 as an example. 1. Check CP-2140 driver. Go to the prompt of Printer Properties, click on the tag, “Tools’: 3. “Cutter Setup” prompts will be indicated as below.

  • Page 41

    4. Go to “Printing Preference” prompt of CP-2140 driver and then Rotary Cutter with Paper Jam click on the “Stock” tag. Check “Post-Print Action” settings and select “Cut”. If there is paper jam inside rotary cutter, refer to Rotary Cutter Installation section to remove the rotary cutter.

  • Page 42

    Guillotine Cutter with Paper Jam If there is paper jam inside guillotine cutter, check in Figure 2 and find where the screw under guillotine cutter. It is to control cut actions of guillotine cutter. Find a Phillips screwdriver to lay down the blade by turning the screw as directions marked in the figures.

This manual also for:

Cp-2140z, Cp-2140e, Cp-3140, Cp-3140e

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