Epson TM-C3500 Series Developer's Manual

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Table of Contents
Series
D e v e l o p e r ' s G u i d e
Before use
Functions and Operating
Procedures of the Printer
How to Use the Printer Driver
Application Development
Information
Media Design
Printer Management
Appendix
M00107502
Rev.C

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  • Page 1 Series D e v e l o p e r ’ s G u i d e Before use Functions and Operating Procedures of the Printer How to Use the Printer Driver Application Development Information Media Design Printer Management Appendix M00107502 Rev.C...
  • Page 2: Before Use

    The latest versions of the printer driver, utilities, and manuals can be downloaded from the following URLs. For customers in North America, go to the following web site: <www.epson.com/support/> For customers in other countries, go to the following web site: <www.epson-biz.com/>...
  • Page 3: Symbols Used In This Guide

    Symbols Used in This Guide The following symbols are used in this guide to indicate important information. Handling the product improperly by ignoring this symbol can lead to CAUTION injury and property damage. Indicates information with which you must comply when using the product.
  • Page 4: Product And Driver Versions

    Product and Driver Versions Unless otherwise specified, the explanations in this manual are for the following versions. Product firmware: WAM31000 Printer driver: Ver.2.0.0.0 How to Check the Product Version You can check the version of the product firmware being used by performing self test printing. Check the first line of the self test print results.
  • Page 5: Screens In This Manual

    Screens in This Manual The screens in this manual and the screens actually displayed in Windows may differ depending on the product used and operating system. Unless otherwise specified, the screens in this manual are those when using TM-C3500 in Windows 7.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Before use ........2 Application Development Information.........42 ■ Manuals for This Product ........2 ■ Epson Inkjet Label Printer SDK.....42 Downloading the Latest Version.........2 Symbols Used in This Guide ..........3 ■ Product and Driver Versions ......4 How to Check the Product Version ........4 Media Design ......43...
  • Page 7 Printer Management....89 ■ Software ............89 ■ Efficiently Setting Up a Printer ....90 Specify Printer Settings Before Ink Charging....90 Efficiently Setting up Multiple Printers......91 ■ Efficiently Setting up the Printer Driver ..92 Creating an Installation Package ........92 Client Computer Procedures ..........
  • Page 8: Functions And Operating Procedures Of The Printer

    Functions and Operating Procedures of the Printer This chapter describes the functions of and how to use the printer. Preventing Mistaken Operation of the Power Button Attach the supplied power switch cover to prevent users from mistakenly pressing the power button. You can turn the printer power on and off by inserting a ballpoint pen or similar item with a thin tip into the hole of the power switch cover.
  • Page 9: Disabling The Power Button

    Disabling the Power Button You can disable power button operation so that the power remains constantly on. Pressing the power button with the power disabled does not turn the power off but rather resets the printer. Disable the power button by following the procedures below. Turn the printer off before removing the dip switch cover.
  • Page 10 Use an object with a sharp tip to operate the dip switches. The dip switches are numbered in order from the left. Up is the ON state and down is the OFF state. Turn on dip switch 1. Attach the dip switch cover and close the ink cartridge cover.
  • Page 11: Saving And Restoring Printersetting Settings

    Saving and Restoring PrinterSetting Settings PrinterSetting is a utility to set the printer from a Windows computer. You can save settings made using PrinterSetting in a settings file. A settings file can be used as a backup file or master file when operating multiple printers.
  • Page 12: Saving Settings

    Saving Settings Save settings by following the procedures below. Display the printer driver. Select the Printer Utilities tab and then click Printer Setting. The TM-C3500 PrinterSetting screen appears. Select Settings Save and Restore. The Settings Save and Restore screen appears. If set values can be acquired from this printer, the values acquired from the current settings will be displayed.
  • Page 13: Restoring Settings

    Restoring Settings Restore settings by following the procedures below. Display the printer driver. Select the Printer Utilities tab and then click Printer Setting. The TM-C3500 PrinterSetting screen appears. Select Settings Save and Restore. The Settings Save and Restore screen appears. Click Restore Settings.
  • Page 14: How To Use The Printer Driver

    How to Use the Printer Driver This chapter describes the functions and operating procedures of the printer driver. Printing Barcodes/2-Dimensional Symbols This section describes how to use the fonts for barcodes/2-dimensional symbols of the printer driver, and how to print barcodes/2-dimensional symbols. Using a font for barcodes/2-dimensional symbol allows you to print barcodes/2-dimensional symbols with a high level of readability that is suitable for the resolution of this printer.
  • Page 15: Barcodes/2-Dimensional Symbol Settings

    Barcodes/2-Dimensional Symbol Settings Set items such as the type, size, and print direction of barcodes/2-dimensional symbols, and set the font for barcodes/2-dimensional symbols. You can specify a total of 30 items for a barcodes and 2-dimensional symbols font. Specify settings by following the procedures below. Display the printer driver.
  • Page 16 Click Size Display and check the printing size of the barcodes/2-dimen- sional symbols. Input a character string into Test print and then click Print. After printing barcodes/2-dimensional symbols, use a scanner to check that they can be read.
  • Page 17 Input the name of the font for barcodes/2-dimensional symbols into Font name and then click Add on the lower left. Check that the font for barcodes/2-dimensional symbols has been added to the Font list and then click OK. Close the Barcode and 2D Symbol Set- tings screen.
  • Page 18 Barcode Print Direction Barcode print direction and name are as follows. Fence barcode Ladder barcode 8 1 0 1 0 5 4 3 2 1 1 2 0 0 When printing ladder barcodes, it may not be possible to read the barcode with a barcode reader if printed straddling the feeding position.
  • Page 19 Printing with ANSI Print Quality Grade You can print with ANSI print quality grade depending on the media type, printer driver settings, and direction and size of barcodes/2-dimensional symbols. The setting items are as follows. Barcodes -: Not guaranteed General settings Font settings of barcodes/2-dimensional symbols Upper line: Minimum module (dot) Print...
  • Page 20 General settings Font settings of barcodes/2-dimensional symbols Upper line: Minimum module (dot) Print Lower line: Minimum element ratio Adjust direction Print Media type ANSI ANSI ANSI quality Width grade D or grade C or grade B or higher higher higher Wristbands Speed Fence...
  • Page 21 Stacked Type 2-Dimensional Symbols Fonts Symbols: PDF417, GS1 DataBar Stacked, GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked -: Not guaranteed Font settings of barcodes/2-dimensional sym- General settings bols Straddling Minimum module (dot) paper ANSI ANSI ANSI Print Module feeding Media type grade D grade C...
  • Page 22 Matrix Type 2-Dimensional Symbols Fonts Symbols: QR Code, DataMatrix -: Not guaranteed Font settings of barcodes/2-dimensional General settings symbols Straddling paper Minimum cell size (unit: 360 dpi) feeding Print ANSI ANSI ANSI Media type quality grade D or grade C or grade B or higher higher...
  • Page 23: Font Replacement

    Font Replacement The Windows .NET application cannot be used to specify printer driver fonts for barcodes/2- dimensional symbols. For this reason, you must replace the font for barcodes/2-dimensional symbols set in the previous procedure with a Windows True Type font. For True Type fonts replacing barcode fonts, select fonts that are not being IMPORTANT used as print data.
  • Page 24 From the Replacement Target Font, select the previously set barcodes/2- dimensional symbols font. Click OK to close the Font Replacement screen. Font replacement is now completed.
  • Page 25: Printing From An Application

    Printing from an Application This section describes how to create character strings of barcodes/2-dimensional symbols and print using a specified True Type font. Creating Character Strings of Barcodes/2-Dimensional Symbols Refer to the following to create character strings of barcodes/2-dimensional symbols. UPC-A •...
  • Page 26 JAN8(EAN) • Specify a character string of 7 to 8 digits. • For seven digits: The check digit is automatically added. • For eight digits: The 8th digit is processed as the check digit but the barcode font is not verified. If the composite is checked, the eighth digit is ignored and the check digit is automatically added.
  • Page 27 CODE93 • Specify a character string of 1 to 255 digits. awd • A start code, two check digits, and a stop code are automatically added. • Print characters indicating a start code ( ) at the beginning of the HRI characters. •...
  • Page 28 CODE128 • Specify a character string of 2 to 255 digits. • Specify either a start code or code selection characters (CODE A, CODE B, or CODE C) for the first two digits. • Indicate special characters with a combination of ‘{’ followed immediately by a single character. •...
  • Page 29 GS1-128 • Specify a character string of 2 to 255 digits. • The delimiter of the application identifier is separated by “()” (parenthesis). (Although printed as HRI characters, they are not encoded.) • A start code (CODE A, CODE B, or CODE C) and stop code are automatically added. •...
  • Page 30 • An error occurs if FNC1 is present at the end of the data following application identifier (10) or (21) because FNC1 is not necessary. • If the application identifier is (01), the 14th digit of the data section is made the check digit but if the check digit is specified, the barcode font is not verified.
  • Page 31 GS1 DataBar Expanded M • Specify a character string of 38 to 66 digits (numbers not including ‘*’). • The delimiter of the application identifier is separated by “()” (parenthesis). (Although printed as HRI characters, they are not encoded.) • FNC1 is automatically added if FNC1 is not present before application identifier (10) or (21). •...
  • Page 32 GS1 DataBar Expanded • Specify a character string of 2 to 255 digits. • The delimiter of the application identifier is separated by “()” (parenthesis). (Although printed as HRI characters, they are not encoded.) • Be sure to include all application identifiers in the character string. •...
  • Page 33 MaxiCode • The header and secondary message can be omitted if using Mode 2 or 3. • Specify special characters according to the following formats. Control characters Hexadecimal number notation SHIFT 0x7B,0x53 CODE B 0x7B,0x42 CODE C 0x7B,0x43 FNC1 0x7B,0x31 FNC2 0x7B,0x32 FNC3...
  • Page 34 Specifying and Printing True Type Font Specify the following in character strings of barcodes/2-dimensional symbols and print. True Type Font Use Font Replacement to specify the selected True Type font. Point Separately specify the point for each font for barcodes/2-dimensional symbols. Check the specified points of the fonts for barcodes/2-dimensional symbols.
  • Page 35: Checking The Feeding Position

    Checking the Feeding Position If Speed or Quality (Mode1) is specified for the Print Quality, it may not be possible to read the barcodes/2-dimensional symbols if they are printed straddling the feeding position. Adjust the print data so that they are not straddling the feeding position. It is not necessary to check the feeding position or adjust it if Quality (Mode2) is specified for the Print Quality because the feeding position does not affect the reading accuracy of barcodes/2-dimensional symbols.
  • Page 36: Favorites

    Favorites You can use the favorites functions to register basic and extended settings of the printer driver together in one location. Favorites Screen Configuration Right-click an item and then click Help to display an explanation of the setting item. List This is a list of your favorites.
  • Page 37: Registering Favorites

    Item The favorites setting items. Current Settings Set value when you click Save As Favorite Setting. Registered Settings Favorite set value selected from the list. Registering Favorites Register favorites by following the procedures below Set the printer driver to match the paper being used for printing. Click Save As Favorite Setting of the General or Options tab.
  • Page 38 The added settings name is Favorite Setting of the General or Options tab. Registering favorites is now completed.
  • Page 39: Importing/Exporting Settings Files

    • Fonts of barcodes/2-dimensional symbols • Font replacement • Driver operation settings • Epson log file settings • Fatal error notification settings/Monitoring function settings Settings that cannot be Exported to a BSF File • Items set for this printer by using PrinterSetting...
  • Page 40: Exported Settings

    Exported Settings Exported settings by following the procedures below. Display the printer driver. Register favorites. (U“Registering Favorites” on page If no favorites are registered, only the initial settings when the printer driver was installed are registered. Click Import/Export Settings on the Driver Utilities tab. The Import/Export Settings screen appears.
  • Page 41: Importing Settings

    Importing Settings You can import settings from a BSF file to overwrite printer driver settings NOTE and save them. Import settings by following the procedures below. Display the printer driver. Click Import/Export Settings on the Driver Utilities tab. The Import/Export Settings screen appears. Click Import Settings.
  • Page 42: Application Development Information

    This chapter provides information required for application development using this printer. Epson Inkjet Label Printer SDK The Epson Inkjet Label Printer SDK is a software development kit (SDK) for developing TM- C3500 applications. The Epson Inkjet Label Printer SDK contains the following tools. For use procedures, refer to the Epson Inkjet Label Printer SDK User’s Guide.
  • Page 43: Media Design

    Media Design This chapter describes the required procedures for designing and arranging media (paper) that can be used with this printer. Types of Media that can be Used The types of media that can be used with this printer are as follows. For detailed specifications, refer to “Paper Specifications”...
  • Page 44: Paper That Cannot Be Used

    Paper that cannot be Used Do not load paper like the following. Such paper will cause paper jams and print stains. Paper joined together or Thermal paper lengthened by tape, etc. Paper joined to the core by tape, Paper of A size, B size, etc. etc.
  • Page 45: Paper Loading Detection

    Paper Loading Detection This printer is equipped with a paper loading detection function. This section describes detection methods and paper limitations. Detection Methods Black Mark Detection Sensors are positioned facing the backside of the paper to detect paper loading from the optical reflectance of the paper.
  • Page 46: Paper Limitations

    Paper Limitations Preprinting Prohibited Area of Paper Do not use paper preprinted in the following area if using paper preprinted on the back because it negatively affects detection. (Excluding black marks.) 8.5 mm Paper feed direction Paper width center Back side 13 mm Preprinting prohibited area...
  • Page 47 Holes Prohibited Areas of Paper Do not use make holes in the following areas if it is necessary to use paper with holes such as wristbands because it negatively affects detection. Paper width center 6.0 mm 8.5 mm Paper feed direction Print side Holes prohibited areas...
  • Page 48: Paper Specifications

    Paper Specifications The specifications of paper that can be used with this printer are as follows. Continuous Paper Paper type Plain paper / matte paper Form Roll paper Paper width 30 to 108 mm Paper thickness 0.084 to 0.124 mm Roll paper core Outer diameter: 44.1 mm or more Outer diameter...
  • Page 49: Continuous Paper (Black Marks)

    Continuous Paper (Black Marks) <Back side> <Print side> Mark center position Paper width center Paper width center Paper feed direction Perforation position 0.5 mm or more Fanfold paper Paper Mark width Paper type Plain paper / matte paper Form Roll paper Paper width 30 to 108 mm Black mark width...
  • Page 50 Paper type Plain paper / matte paper Form Fanfold paper Paper width 50 to 108 mm Black mark width 13 mm or more Black mark length 4 mm or more (margin part 4 mm or more) 8.5 ± 1 mm Black mark center position Black mark interval 8 to 304.8 mm...
  • Page 51: Full-Page Label

    Full-page Label Backing paper width Backing paper Label Label width Waste part Waste part Paper type Plain paper label / matte paper label / synthetic paper label / glossy paper label Form Roll paper Backing paper width 30 to 112 mm Label width 25.4 to 108 mm 2 ±...
  • Page 52: Die-Cut Label (Gap)

    Die-cut label (Gap) Backing paper width Corner R Backing paper Label Label width Waste part Waste part Paper type Plain paper label / matte paper label / synthetic paper label / glossy paper label Form Roll paper Backing paper width 30 to 112 mm Label width 25.4 to 108 mm...
  • Page 53 • Paper with holes or cutouts cannot be used. • If the backing is synthetic paper or film, cutting by hand will be difficult IMPORTANT even if there are perforated lines, so do not use perforated lines. Depending on the shape of die-cut labels, the labels may peel off their backing paper inside the printer.
  • Page 54: Die-Cut Label (Black Marks)

    Die-cut label (black marks) Paper without waste part Paper without the left and right waste parts Backing paper width Backing paper width Label part Corner R Corner R Waste width Waste width Waste part Waste part Label width Label width Waste part Waste part Backing paper...
  • Page 55 Paper type Plain paper label / matte paper label / glossy paper label: Form Roll paper Backing paper width 30 to 112 mm Label width 25.4 to 108 mm Label length 8 to 1117.6 mm Gap between labels 3 to 6 mm 2 ±...
  • Page 56 Paper type Plain paper label / matte paper label: Form Fanfold paper Backing paper width 50 to 112 mm Label width 46 to 108 mm Label length 8 to 301.8 mm Gap between labels 3 to 6 mm 2 ± 0.5 mm Waste part on the left and right Waste width 1.5 mm or more...
  • Page 57 • Paper with holes or cutouts cannot be used. • Auto cutting on the perforated lines will generate scraps of paper that may cause problems. Also, auto cutting ahead of the perforated line may cause problems when feeding paper. Therefore, perform auto cutting 0.5 to 1 mm behind the perforated line.
  • Page 58: Wristband

    Wristband <Back side> <Print side> Paper width Paper width Mark center position center center Paper feed direction Paper Mark width...
  • Page 59 Paper type Wristband Specified dedicated paper WB-S series, WB-M series, WB-L series Form Roll paper Paper width 36 mm Black mark width 13 mm or more Black mark length 4 mm or more (margin part 4 mm or more) 8.5 ± 1 mm Black mark center position Black mark WB-S series...
  • Page 60: Print Position And Cut Position

    Print Position and Cut Position Continuous Paper and Roll Paper When Borderless Printing Enabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left: 0 mm (typical value) Paper width Paper feed Paper width direction center Auto cut position Auto cut position Print area Print area width Paper The maximum value of the print area width is 104 mm.
  • Page 61 When Borderless Printing Disabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left: 1.5 mm (typical value) Paper width Paper feed Paper width direction center Auto cut position *1: When not auto cutting, 5.0 mm or more *2: When not auto cutting, 8.0 mm or more Auto cut position Print area width...
  • Page 62: Continuous Paper (Black Marks) And Roll Paper

    Continuous Paper (Black Marks) and Roll Paper When Borderless Printing Enabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left: 0 mm (typical value) Paper width Paper feed Paper width direction center Auto cut position Auto cut position Print area width Print area Paper Black mark position (back side)
  • Page 63 When Borderless Printing Disabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left: 1.5 mm (typical value) Paper width Paper feed Paper width direction center *1: When not auto cutting, Auto cut position 5.0 mm or more *2: When not auto cutting, 8.0 mm or more Auto cut position Print area...
  • Page 64: Continuous Paper (Black Marks) And Fanfold Paper

    Continuous Paper (Black Marks) and Fanfold Paper When Borderless Printing Enabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left: 0 mm (typical value) Paper width Paper width Paper feed center direction Perforated line Auto cut position Auto cut position Perforated line Auto cut position Print area Print area width...
  • Page 65 When Borderless Printing Disabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left: 1.5 mm (typical value) Paper width Paper width Paper feed center direction Perforated line Auto cut position Auto cut position Perforated line Auto cut position Print area Paper 1.5 mm Print area width 1.5 mm Black mark position...
  • Page 66: Full-Page Label And Roll Paper

    Full-page Label and Roll Paper When Borderless Printing Enabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left (inside label): 0 mm (typical value) Backing paper width Paper width center Paper feed direction Paper width center Auto cut position Waste part Waste part Print area width Print area 2.0 mm...
  • Page 67 When Borderless Printing Disabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left (inside label): 1.5 mm (typical value) Backing paper width Paper feed Paper width direction center Auto cut position Auto cut position *1: When not auto cutting, 5.0 mm or more *2: When not auto cutting, 8.0 mm or more Print area width...
  • Page 68: Die-Cut Label (Gaps) And Roll Paper

    Die-cut Label (Gaps) and Roll Paper When Borderless Printing Enabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left (inside label): 0 mm (typical value) Backing paper width Paper width Paper feed center direction Perforation position Auto cut position Auto cut position *1: When not auto cutting, 8.0 mm or more *2: When not auto cutting,...
  • Page 69 When Borderless Printing Disabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left (inside label): 1.5 mm (typical value) Backing paper width Paper width Paper feed center direction Perforation position Auto cut position Auto cut position *1: When not auto cutting, 5.0 mm or more *2: When not auto cutting, 8.0 mm or more *3: When not auto cutting,...
  • Page 70: Die-Cut Labels (Black Marks) And Roll Paper

    Die-cut Labels (Black Marks) and Roll Paper When Borderless Printing Enabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left (inside label): 0 mm (typical value) Backing paper width Paper width center Paper feed direction Perforation position Auto cut position Auto cut position *1: When not auto cutting, 8.0 mm or more *2: When not auto cutting,...
  • Page 71 When Borderless Printing Disabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left (inside label): 1.5 mm (typical value) Backing paper width Paper width Paper feed center direction Perforation position Auto cut position Auto cut position *1: When not auto cutting, 5.0 mm or more *2: When not auto cutting, 8.0 mm or more *3: When not auto cutting,...
  • Page 72: Die-Cut Labels (Black Marks) And Fanfold Paper

    Die-cut Labels (Black Marks) and Fanfold Paper When Borderless Printing Enabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left (inside label): 0 mm (typical value) Backing paper width Paper feed Paper width direction center Perforated line Auto cut position Auto cut position Perforated line Auto cut position Print area...
  • Page 73 When Borderless Printing Disabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left (inside label): 1.5 mm (typical value) Paper width Backing paper width Paper feed center direction Perforated line Auto cut position Auto cut position Perforated line Auto cut position Print area Label Print area width Backing paper...
  • Page 74: Wristband And Roll Paper (Wb-S Series)

    Wristband and Roll Paper (WB-S Series) When Borderless Printing Enabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left: 0 mm (typical value) Paper width Paper feed 36 mm direction Paper width center 5.5 mm Auto cut position Recommended print area for text or barcode 11.0 mm 15.0 mm Auto cut position...
  • Page 75 When Borderless Printing Disabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left: 1.5 mm (typical value) Paper width Paper feed 36 mm direction Paper width center Black mark position (back side) 5.5 mm Auto cut position Recommended print area for text or barcode 11.0 mm 15.0 mm 1.5 mm...
  • Page 76: Wristband And Roll Paper (Wb-M Series)

    Wristband and Roll Paper (WB-M Series) When Borderless Printing Enabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left: 0 mm (typical value) Paper width 36 mm Paper width center Paper feed direction 5.5 mm Auto cut position Recommended print area for text or barcode 11.0 mm 15.0 mm Auto cut position...
  • Page 77 • Do not print over holes for attaching snaps and within a distance of 2 mm from the holes. IMPORTANT • When using the WB-S/M/L series, use an attachment (OT-WA34).
  • Page 78 When Borderless Printing Disabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left: 1.5 mm (typical value) Paper width Paper feed 36 mm direction Paper width center 5.5 mm Auto cut position Recommended print area for text or barcode 11.0 mm 15.0 mm 1.5 mm 1.5 mm Auto cut position...
  • Page 79: Wristband And Roll Paper (Wb-L Series)

    Wristband and Roll Paper (WB-L Series) When Borderless Printing Enabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left: 0 mm (typical value) Paper width Paper feed 36 mm direction Paper width center 5.5 mm Auto cut position 15.0 mm Recommended print area for text or barcode 28.0 mm 24.0 mm...
  • Page 80 • Do not print over holes for attaching snaps and within a distance of 2 mm from the holes. IMPORTANT • When using the WB-S/M/L series, use an attachment (OT-WA34).
  • Page 81 When Borderless Printing Disabled Margins at top, bottom, right, and left: 1.5 mm (typical value) Paper width Paper feed 36 mm direction Paper width center 5.5 mm Auto cut position 15.0 mm Recommended print area for text or barcode 28.0 mm 24.0 mm 1.5 mm 2.0 mm...
  • Page 82 • Do not print over holes for attaching snaps and within a distance of 2 mm from the holes. IMPORTANT • When using the WB-S/M/L series, use an attachment (OT-WA34).
  • Page 83: Paper Handling To Prevent Unprinted Labels

    Paper Handling to Prevent Unprinted Labels If using die-cut or continuous paper (black marks), the first label of paper may not be printed when fed or printable label may still remain when paper out is detected. This section explains paper handling and setting to prevent such types of paper from causing these problems.
  • Page 84 Roll Paper Compatible paper formats are as follows. • Continuous paper (black marks) • Die-cut labels (black marks) • Die-cut labels (gaps) • Die-cut labels with transparent backing paper Paper Handling Method • Continuous paper (black marks) Set the leading edge of the first black mark so that it is located at 172.5 to 200 mm from the leading edge of the paper.
  • Page 85 Fanfold Paper Compatible paper formats are as follows. • Continuous paper (black marks) • Die-cut labels (black marks) Paper Handling Method • Continuous paper (black marks) Set the leading edge of the first black mark so that it is located at 25 mm or more away from the leading edge of the paper.
  • Page 86: Printing The Final Label

    Printing the Final Label Printable label may still remain when paper out is detected. This section describes the printer driver and this printer’s settings, and paper handling in order to print on the last label of loaded paper. Check Printer Driver Settings Check that No Auto Cut (Feed to Peel Off Position) is not selected for the printer driver.
  • Page 87 Roll Paper Handling Paper formats that can be handled are as follows. • Continuous paper (black marks) • Die-cut labels (black marks) • Die-cut labels (gaps) • Die-cut labels with transparent backing paper Paper Handling Procedures • Continuous paper (black marks) and die-cut labels (black marks) Set a margin of 107.5 mm or more between the end edge of the paper and the end edge of the final ticket or label printed.
  • Page 88 • Die-cut labels (gaps) and die-cut label with transparent backing paper Set a margin of 107.5 to 120 mm between the end edge of the paper and the end edge of the final ticket or label printed. Do not set the label so that it is located less than 107.5 mm from the end edge of the paper.
  • Page 89: Printer Management

    The printer driver USB port is automatically changed when connecting a new printer with a client computer that is permanently in use. EPSON Deployment Tool Software that supports set-up and settings changes of the printer and print driver.
  • Page 90: Efficiently Setting Up A Printer

    Efficiently Setting Up a Printer This section describes the procedures for efficiently setting up a printer when first introducing it to a system. Specify Printer Settings Before Ink Charging This section describes the procedures for specifying printer settings before ink charging. The following software is required for the administrator's computer.
  • Page 91: Efficiently Setting Up Multiple Printers

    IP address if using a network computer. Register the settings file and network settings in the Printer Deployment of the EPSON Deployment Tool. For registration procedures, refer to the user’s manual included with the EPSON Deployment Tool. Connect the printer and select Settings from the EPSON Deployment Tool list, and then click Start Setup.
  • Page 92: Efficiently Setting Up The Printer Driver

    Select the BSF file, set the IP address if using a network printer, and create the printer driver installation package. For creation procedures, refer to the user’s manual included with the EPSON Deployment Tool. Creation of an installation package is now complete.
  • Page 93: Efficient System Management

    The following software is required. • EPSON Monitoring Tool Printer Registration Start the EPSON Monitoring Tool to display the network printers. Register the local printers connected to the client computer by following the procedures below. Start the EPSON Monitoring Tool.
  • Page 94 The registration of local printers connected to the client computer is now complete. Checking Printer Status Double-click the printer displayed in the list of the EPSON Monitoring Tool to display the EPSON Status screen. You can check printer status and amount of remaining ink.
  • Page 95: Changing Printer Settings

    Monitoring Tool. For registration procedures, refer to “Printer Monitoring” on page From the EPSON Monitoring Tool screen, select the printer for which you want to change the settings. Register the PrinterSetting settings file and change settings according to the instructions displayed on the screen.
  • Page 96: Changing Printer Driver Settings

    Prepare a printer driver settings file (BSF file) in the administrator's com- puter. Create a settings change package by using Driver Deployment of the EPSON Deployment Tool. For creation procedures, refer to the user’s manual of the EPSON Deployment Tool. Creation of a settings change package is now complete.
  • Page 97: Automatically Changing A Printer Driver Usb Port

    Automatically Changing a Printer Driver USB Port If using USB connection, a new cue is created when a new printer is connected to the computer. To print in a new printer from an existing driver, it is necessary to specify the port of the printer driver in the new printer.
  • Page 98 Click Control Panel in the Start menu and then click Add or Remove Programs. • Windows XP Home Edition: Click Control Panel in the Start menu and then click Add or Remove Programs. Select EPSON Printer Driver Utilities. Click Uninstall and Update. The EPSON Printer Utility Uninstall screen appears.
  • Page 99 Select the Utility tab. Place a check mark next to the USB Replacement Service and click OK. Click OK to start the uninstall process. The Uninstall Complete screen is displayed. Click OK. Uninstallation of the USB Printer Class Device Replacement Service is now complete.
  • Page 100 Restrictions of the USB Printer Class Device Replacement Service After replacing a printer, the green check mark on the “View devices and printers” screen indicating [Default Printer] may still be displayed for the previous printer that was replaced. Or, the check mark might not be displayed at all. In such cases, you can correct the check mark by performing the following procedure.
  • Page 101: Appendix

    (4) Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein. (5) Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to strictly comply with Seiko Epson...

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