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PC42d
Desktop Printer
User Instructions

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  • Page 1 PC42d Desktop Printer User Instructions...
  • Page 2 Disclaimer Honeywell International, Inc. (“HII”) reserves the right to change the specifications described in this Handbook and other information without notice. Under any circumstances the reader should check whether any such changes have been made. The information contained herein does not tantamount to any warranties/undertaking made by HII.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Setting command language using printer portal ..........13 About test label ....................... 14 Print a test label when the printer is switched on ..........14 Printing a test label when the printer is on standby mode ....... 15 User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 4 Using printer button to restore default setting ..........28 Using printer web page to restore default setting ..........29 Sing SDT to restore default setting ..............30 Cleaning the printer head ..................30 Changing printer head..................... 31 User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 5 Net1 network services ..................50 WINS network services ................... 51 Web Server network services ................51 Using INPrint to print label ..............52 About INPrint page ....................53 Printing INPrint label ..................53 INPrint pre-defined label formats ..............55 User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 7: Customer Support

    For our latest contact information please visit our website. Product services and repair Honeywell International Inc. provides services for all its products through its service centers around the world. To find our service center near you, please visit www.honeywellaidc.com. Select ‘Support’ > ‘Contact Support’ > ‘Service and Repair’.
  • Page 8 Note: To reduce the risk of electrocution or fire, please close the printer cover and switch off power supply to the printer. There are no parts in the printer which can be maintained by the user. viii User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 9: About The Printer

    About the Printer This Chapter describes PC42d printer’s features and basic operations.
  • Page 10: About Pc42d Printer

    Chapter 1: About the Printer About PC42d printer PC42d is a compact, lightweight, reliable and easy-to-use printer. It is capable of printing up to 1,000 labels daily. Its features include: • Printing resolution of 203 dpi (8 dots/mm); • Printing speed: 2 to 4 ips (inches per second);...
  • Page 11: Printer Button

    Press the printer button until the The printer will print a number of labels printer begins to print configuration (paper-feeding test) before printing configuration label before releasing (when the label. printer is in ‘idle’ mode) User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 12: Led Status Light

    The printer is in ‘idle’ mode and awaits the next Steady green color printing job. Green flickering light after activation There is an error in the printer’s RAM and “Firmware firmware upgrade is required. See Upgrade” on Page 22 for more information. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 13: Medium

    Medium The printer is capable of printing labels, tags and continuous (receipts and linered-paper) medium. It also supports direct thermo-sensitive medium. The printing width supported by PC42d printer is 1-4.33 inches (25-110mm). User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 14: Installation Of Inlaid Paper-roll Medium

    1. Turn the handles on both sides of the printer and lift the printer cover. 2. Slide the medium brackets to adjust the distance between them. Then place the medium roll between the brackets. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 15 4. Slide the medium through the medium guide rod and adjust the guide rod’s width to that of the medium. Make sure that the medium is flat at all times. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 16 2. When a user switches between different types of paper, the user must re-align the papers each time. Otherwise the printing position may be inaccurate or paper-feeding may stop because of incorrect position when pressing the “FEED” button, or flickering red light which is an indication of irregularity. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 17 Width and length of medium 8. Press the printer button to feed the medium until the first label on the medium roll “Testing Labels”. can be seen. For more information please see Page 14 User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 18: Installing External Medium

    Feed the medium through the external medium feeding tray into the printer. External medium feeding tray 2. Pass the medium through the printer, and adjust the medium guide rod and sensor in the same way as installation of medium inside the printer. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 19: Connecting The Printer To Its Power Source

    Connecting the printer to its power source Note: Use only the AC power adapter that comes with the printer. A power adapter not previously approved by Honeywell will certainly cause the product to fail, thus possibly damaging the printer. Note: Switch off the power source when not using the printer.
  • Page 20: About Direct Protocol

    When setting the printer’s command language through the printer portal or printer configuration software, you may be required to configure the medium type (does not apply if setting of printer command language is by way of printer button). User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 21: Setting Command Language Using Printer Button

    1. Please ensure that the printer has been installed with the medium; 2. Launch a browser on your PC; 3. Key in the printer’s IP address at the address toolbar and press ‘Enter’. The printer's portal will be displayed. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 22: About Test Label

    2. Connect the printer to the power source and switch it on; 3. Press the printing button. The printer will align the medium, print a configuration label, Before reminding you to select the printer command language. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 23: Printing A Test Label When The Printer Is On Standby Mode

    1. Please ensure that the printer has been installed with the medium; 2. Press the printer button. Paper will feed into the printer until the beginning of the next label. After that it will print a configuration label. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 24: Connecting The Printer

    Connecting the Printer This Chapter describes how to connect your PC42d printer to your PC and Ethernet by downloading Windows® printer driver.
  • Page 25: Installation Of Printer Driver Program

    1. Launch the web browser and visit www.honeywellaidc.com; 2. Select ‘Products’ > ‘Printers and Media’ > ‘Pc42d Economy Desktop Printer’ ; 3. From the software labels, select the latest version of InterDriver and save it on your 4.
  • Page 26: Connecting The Printer To Your Pc

    1. Connect one end of the serial communication cable to the port at the rear of the printer. Connect the other end to the PC; 2. Use the printer portal or simple diagnostic tools to configure the serial port setting. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 27: Connecting The Printer To The Network

    USB thumb drive. 1. When connecting to the USB thumb drive please ensure that it is equipped with a single drive and formatted (FAT16 or FAT32); 2. Connect the device to the USB port. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 28: Configuring The Printer

    Note: If you do not know the printer's IP address, print a configuration label to find it. Page 14 “Testing Labels” Please refer to Click ‘Login ;’. 4. Enter ‘Username’ and ‘Password’, then click 'Login’ again. The default user name is ‘itadmin’ and default password is 'pass’; User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 29: Configuring The Printer Using Sdt

    You can use SDTs to configure the printer’s settings. You can also use them to print configuration labels, align medium and restore the factory's default setting. Use the Printer Companion CD to install SDTs. For more information please refer to Page 44 under “Medium Setting”. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 30: Upgrading Firmware

    Upgrading firmware You should check regular updates for your printer’s firmware. Updated firmware would include patching or other functions that may be of use to you. You can download the latest versions of firmware for PC42d printer at www.honeywellaidc.com under ‘Downloads’.
  • Page 31: Downloading Updated Printer Firmware

    1. Visit www.honeywellaidc.com; 2. Select ‘Products’ > ‘Printers and Media’ > ‘PC42d Economy Desktop Printer’; 3. Select the latest firmware version from the software tab, And save it on your PC. Upgrading firmware using USB thumb drive Using USB thumb drive to upgrade the printer’s firmware...
  • Page 32: Printer Troubleshooting And Maintenance

    Printer Troubleshooting and Maintenance...
  • Page 33: Contact Product Support

     Printer command language;  Serial port setting (if applicable);  Medium setting;  Ethernet setting (if applicable) You can obtain all of the above information on the printer’s Web page or test label. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 34: Finding Printer Configuration And Serial Number

    Chapter 3: Printer Troubleshooting and Maintenance Finding printer configuration and serial number You can find the printer’s configuration and serial number on the product label at the base of the printer. Configuration label User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 35: Printer Problems And Possible Solutions

    Check whether any jammed labels are blocking the label-separation paper even though it should stop sensor. Open the upper cover and remove the label. Clean the printer Page 30 “Cleaning the Printer printing head. For assistance please refer to Head”. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 36: Restoring Default Setting

    5. Make sure that the medium is correctly installed; 6. Close the printer cover. Note: Using the printer button to restore default setting will also reset the printer’s current ‘Network Settings’; ‘User-Installed Files’ and ‘System Setting’. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 37: Using Printer Web Page To Restore Default Setting

    Select ‘User-Installed Files’ check box to delete all documents that are uploaded to and stored in the printer;  Select 'System Settings’ check box to restore the system settings' default value, e.g. medium width. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 38: Sing Sdt To Restore Default Setting

    8. If so required, use cotton buds dipped in isopropanol to clean residues off the roller or tearing rod; 9. The printer’s medium should be replaced when the parts are dry; Close the printer, reconnect it to power and switch it on. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 39: Changing Printer Head

    5. Use #2 cross screwdriver to remove the ground screw. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 40 Once the printer head is in the correct position the printer head flexible locking mechanism will lock it on both sides; Close the printer's cover until you hear a ‘click’ sound; Print test label. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 41: Cleaning The Roller

    2. Open the printer’s cover by turning the handles on both sides of the printer; 3. Remove the installed medium; 4. Push the spring lock on both sides of the roller inwards such that the roller is inclined upwards. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 42: Cleaning The Printer's Interior

    Ensure that the printer’s interior is clean at all times:  Ensure the medium channel is clean;  Ensure that the polyester film on the sensor is covered with fingerprint, oil, dirt or dust. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 43: Cleaning The Printer's Exterior

    Please also ensure cleanliness of the area around the printer. Honeywell has tested the following cleaning products for their compatibility with the surface of PC42d printer. They are recommended for use.
  • Page 44: Specifications

    Specifications This appendix sets out the specifications for PC42d printer.
  • Page 45: Printer Specifications

    Storage Temperature: -40 ° C - 60 ° C (-40 ° F - 140 ° F) Relative Humidity: 15 - 80% RH, non condensation PC42d Printing Speed, Resolution and General Specifications of Medium Printing Mode: Direct thermo-sensitive Printing Speed (Variable):...
  • Page 46 Appendix A - Specifications Random Access Memory (RAM) 128 MB Flash memory 64 MB SDRAM (use of the printer's RAM will reduce its capacity) (Optional) USB storage device, maximum 32 GB Command languages supported Direct Protocol ESim ZSim Sensor Label interval sensor Printer head lifting sensor Black label sensor Network services...
  • Page 47 Supports only 1-bit color depth (black and white): Drivers Supports Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2003 and Server 2008 Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions InterDriver also supports Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012 User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 48: Supports Bar Code And Symbolic Notation Standards

    Appendix A - Specifications Supports bar code and symbolic notation standards 1D bar code and symbolic notation standards:  Codabar  Code 11  Code 39:  Code 39 full ASCII  Code 39 with checksum  Code 93  Code 128: ...
  • Page 49  Composite bar code and symbolic notation standards:  EAN-8 Composite (CC-A, CC-B)  EAN-13 Composite (CC-A, CC-B)  GS1 Composite (formerly EAN.UCC Composite)  UPC-A Composite (CC-A, CC-B)  UPC-E Composite (CC-A, CC-B) User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 50: Default Setting

    Appendix A - Specifications Default Setting The following appendix includes all the default settings for the printer.
  • Page 51: Default Settings

    The defines the printer’s echo to the main unit as indication that it has Line Feed CR/LF Character moved to character in the new line. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 52: Ethernet Settings

    On the printer web page click ‘Configure’ options > ‘Printing’ > ‘Media’. Note: If the printer is not connected to a network, you would be required to use SDTs and configure the medium settings via USB connection. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 53 Set the width of the printing area from the margin (X) to that 812 points measured by the printer head to the edge of the printing area. The unit of measurement is defined based on "Measurement Unit” specification. Medium width User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 54 10 mm. The value is for the additional number of medium to be printed. The unit of measurement is defined based on "Measurement Unit” specification. Its range is 80 to 3200.. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 55: Printing Quality Setting

    Concentration adjust this. The range is 1-100。 General system settings This section explains general system settings. To view such settings:  On the printer web page click ‘Configure’ options > ‘System Settings’ > ‘General’. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 56 Selects the unit of measurement that defines multiple printer Point unit specifications. Determines how to print ‘zero’ or display 'zero' on the screen. Zero plus slash Disable (0) (0) is disabled, while (Ø) is enabled. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 57: Managing I/o Settings

    Determines whether Telnet and Direct Protocol communication can be Enable used by the printer. Determines whether the printer can carry out Line Printer Daemon Enable (LPD) background process. Telnet Determines whether the printer can use Telnet to communicate with Enable another device. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 58: Dns Network Services

    Sets the port number which defines Net1 TCP port. The value’s Port numbers 9100 range is 0 to 65535. Line break character Defines the character in the printer’s echo to the main unit to indicate CR/LF that it has moved to a new line. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 59: Wins Network Services

    On the printer web page click ‘Configure’ options > Network Settings > Web  Server. Web Server network services settings Setting Description Default Value This determines whether or not the printer’s web page will Image cache Enable display image cache. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 60: Using Inprint To Print Label

    Appendix B - Default Settings Using INPrint to print label This Appendix explains the use of INPrint function to print labels. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 61: About Inprint Page

    3. Click ‘Login’ to launch the 'Login' page; 4. Enter ‘Username’ and ‘Password’, then click 'Login’ again. The default user name is ‘itadmin’ and default password is 'pass’; 5. Click ‘INPrint’. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 62 7. You can enter the relevant information in the web forms according to your needs; 8. (Optional) To preview label on the screen, click 'Preview’. Illustration of resident return address label 9. To print label, click 'Print’. User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 63: Inprint Pre-defined Label Formats

    Appendix C: Using INPrint to print label INPrint pre-defined label formats INPrint pre-defined label formats and illustrations Name of Format Illustration 203_returnadd_3x1.lbx 203_in_demo_4x6.lbx User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 64 Appendix C: Using INPrint to print label INPrint pre-defined label formats and illustrations (continue) Name of Format Illustration 203_shipaddr_4x6.lbx 203_packslip_4x6.lbx User Instructions for PC42d Desktop Printer...
  • Page 65 Honeywell Sensing And Productivity Solutions 9680 Old Bailes Road Fort Mill, SC 29707 www.honeywellaidc.com User Instructions of PC42d Desktop Printer P/N PC42d-SC-UG Rev A...

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