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CW-L300
User's Guide
• We recommend that you print on a disc* before you record anything
on it. Printing on a disc that already has data recorded on it can
cause the data to become corrupted.
• Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for
any loss or corruption of data on discs arising through the use of this
printer.
* CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, etc.
Be sure to read the Safety Precautions contained in this manual before trying
to use the printer for the first time, and always keep this manual on hand for
future reference.
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    Printing on a disc that already has data recorded on it can cause the data to become corrupted. • Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any loss or corruption of data on discs arising through the use of this printer.

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    • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Caution: Changes or modification to the product not expressly approved by CASIO could void the user’s authority to operate the product. FCC WARNING Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    Read This First! • CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any loss or claims by you or any other person or entity that may arise through the use of this printer. • Reproduction of this manual in any form, either in part or its entirety, is forbidden without the express permission of CASIO COMPUTER CO.,...

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    Danger Alkaline Batteries Perform the following steps immediately if fluid leaking from alkaline batteries ever gets into your eyes. 1. Do not rub your eyes! Rinse them with water. 2. Contact your physician immediately. Leaving alkaline battery fluid in your eyes can lead to loss of sight.

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    Plug in the power cord into the wall outlet as far as it will go. • • Plug in the USB cable into the computer and the printer as far as it will go. • Before leaving the product unattended for long periods (such as when you go on a trip), unplug the power cord and USB cable.

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    These items become very hot, and touching them creates the risk of burn injury. Auto Cutter While the printer is turned on or printing, never touch the printer head or the area where the tape passes. Unexpected operation of the cutter creates the risk of personal...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    58 to clean the print head and rubber roller. • Using the printer in an area that is exposed to direct sunlight or any other source of bright light can cause malfunction of its optical sensor, and display of an error message.

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    Creating and Printing an Original (Free Design) Tape Label ... 22 FREE DESIGN: Using Text Blocks ... 22 FREE DESIGN: Using Multiple Lines in a Tape Label ... 23 FREE DESIGN: Configuring Block Form Settings ... 25 FREE DESIGN: Configuring Label Form Settings ... 26 FREE DESIGN: Controlling the Length of a Tape Label ...

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    Part 6 - Configuring the Printer Setup ... 55 Demo Printing ... 55 Reference ... 57 Power Requirements ... 57 Caring for the Printer ... 58 Troubleshooting ... 59 DISC Mode ... 60 TAPE Mode ... 61 Error Messages ... 63 Illustrations ...

  • Page 10: Part 1 - Disc Mode

    The following defines a few disc printing terms that are used in this part of the manual. ■ Print Surface This is the side of the disc that the printer will print on. Some discs may have manufacturer logos or other information pre-printed on this side. ■ Print Data This is the text, illustrations,and all other items that the printer will print onto the print surface of the disc.

  • Page 11: Creating A New Label

    • A LAST DATA icon will also appear on the Main Menu if there is input data left over from the last time you used the printer. If you want to continue working with the data from your previous session, use select LAST DATA, and then press SET.

  • Page 12: Label Formats

    • See “Inserting a Logo Into a La- LOGO 1 through LOGO 4 bel” on page 11 for information about inputting logos. Have the printer automatically se- lect text size in accordance with the number of characters AUTO 1 or AUTO 2 •...

  • Page 13: Inserting A Logo Into A Label

    Inserting a Logo Into a Label When creating a label using a LOGO format (LOGO 1 through LOGO 4), you can insert one of the printer’s 10 built-in logos into the graphic block of the format. Built-in Logos Output Samples The following shows examples of labels that use logos.

  • Page 14: To Insert A Logo Into A Label

    To insert a logo into a label Perform steps 1 through 5 of the procedure under “To create a new disc label” on page 9. On the label format selection screen, use label formats until one of the LOGO formats (LOGO 1 through LOGO 4) is displayed.

  • Page 15: Specifying Character Spacing

    Specifying Character Spacing There are two ways that characters can be spaced: proportional spacing and uniform spacing. With proportional spacing, the amount of space between two characters de- pends on what those two characters are. With uniform spacing, all characters are separated by the same amount of space.

  • Page 16: To Specify Text Alignment

    Use the procedures under “Creating Disc Label Data” on page 8 to pre- pare the data you want to print. Pressing SET in step 11 of the procedure under “To create a new disc label” on page 10 will cause the screen shown below to appear. to turn on the printer.

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    to select PRINT, and then press SET . to select TAPE, and then press SET. • Pressing toggles the selection on the above screen between DISC and TAPE. to select the label area data you want to print first, and then press SET.

  • Page 18: Part 2 - Tape Mode

    • A LAST DATA icon will also appear on the Main Menu if there is input data left over from the last time you used the printer. If you want to continue working with the data from your previous session, use select LAST DATA, and then press SET.

  • Page 19: Creating And Printing A Sequentially Numbered Tape Label

    Creating and Printing a Sequentially Numbered Tape Label This label printer gives you a choice of six different numbering formats that you can use to print sequentially numbered labels from 0 to 99999. Numbering Formats • Format 1 • Format 2...

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    • Make sure that cut tape does not pile up in the area around the tape outlet. Tape building up around the tape outlet can cause the outlet to become blocked, causing a tape jam and malfunction of the printer. • For information about saving tape label data, see page 54.

  • Page 21: Creating And Printing A Large Tape Label

    Creating and Printing a Large Tape Label Though your printer can print on tapes up to 24mm wide, there may be times that you need to produce even larger labels. You can do this by printing the large label in sections, and then assembling the sections into the final label.

  • Page 22: Creating And Printing A Tape Label With A Logo

    See page 25 for information about how to configure these settings. Creating and Printing a Tape Label with a Logo Your printer comes with 10 built-in logos that you can incorporate into your tape labels quickly and easily. Built-in Logos Important! •...

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    ■ To create and print a label with a logo Press to turn on the printer. to select TAPE, and then press SET. • You can also press TAPE to enter the TAPE Mode. to select NEW, and then press SET.

  • Page 24: Creating And Printing An Original (free Design) Tape Label

    Tape Label This section describes what you can do with the Free Design mode of the printer, which lets you design your own tape labels. All of the following sec- tions whose titles start with “FREE DESIGN:” indicate features and functions that are available in the Free Design mode only.

  • Page 25: Free Design: Using Multiple Lines In A Tape Label

    18mm 24mm • Note that the character size of the printed label will be adjusted by the printer automatically in accordance with the tape width and the number of lines (Auto Fit). This is true even if you specified the character size manually (page 31).

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    • The message “TOO MANY LINES!” appears if the width of the tape loaded in the printer is not compatible with the number of lines in the label you are creating. If this happens, reduce the number of lines or use a different width tape.

  • Page 27: Free Design: Configuring Block Form Settings

    FREE DESIGN: Configuring Block Form Settings You can use the procedure in this section to configure direction, alignment, pitch, and block length settings for each individual block. Important! • The following procedure applies when you have multiple blocks in a tape label.

  • Page 28: Free Design: Configuring Label Form Settings

    FREE DESIGN: Configuring Label Form Settings Unlike the block form settings described in the previous section, label form settings are applied to the entire tape label, even if the label consists of multi- ple blocks. ■ To configure label form settings In the Free Design Mode, input the text you want.

  • Page 29: Free Design: Controlling The Length Of A Tape Label

    Margins You can select from among the following four margin settings. Note • All of the margin measurements mentioned below are approximate. NARROW 3.0mm (1/8") MEDIUM 10mm (3/8") WIDE 21.5mm (7/8") Important! • Margins are not cut in the case of short tape lengths 31mm (1 1/4") for NARROW, 38mm (1 1/2") for MEDIUM, 50mm (1 15/16") for WIDE).

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    Press Length value becomes highlighted. Use the number keys, or the (decrease) and change the block length setting. • The appearance of the block length value on the display will change in accordance with your setting as described below. [11.6cm] Label can be printed as-is.

  • Page 31: Free Design: Aligning Tape Label Text

    ■ To control the overall label length using a fixed tape length In the Free Design Mode, input the text you want. Press FORM. • If your label has only one block, advance directly to step 4 of this procedure. to select ALL FORM, and then press SET.

  • Page 32: Example 2: Aligning Blocks Within A Tape Label

    After selecting the alignment setting, use B-LENGTH setting screen. to change the setting to FIX, and then press Length value becomes highlighted. Use the number keys, or the (decrease) and crease the length of the block, and then press SET. •...

  • Page 33: Free Design: Changing The Size Of Tape Label Text

    RIGHT, and LEFT. (increase) keys to FREE DESIGN: Changing the Size of Tape Label Text Normally when you print, the printer automatically selects the optimum char- acter size in accordance with the tape width and the number of text lines (Auto Fit).

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    • Here we will change the value to 1. • You can also input a value with the number keys. • The printer will beep and not accept your input if you try to input a value that is not allowed.

  • Page 35: Specifying The Size Of Text Lines

    Specifying the Size of Text Lines You can specify the size of text lines by selecting a format as shown below. Number of Lines Format 24 or 18mm Wide 1 × 1 2 × 2 3 × 3 4 × 4 5 ×...

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    • Specifying the size of a string of characters (page 32) Small Font • The printer has a Small Font setting, which it may select automatically depending on the number of lines (the number of text lines you input or the number of lines in the format you are using) and the tape width.

  • Page 37: Free Design: Using Frames

    FREE DESIGN: Using Frames The printer comes with a selection of built-in frames that you can use in your tape labels. See page 69 for a list of frames that are available. Example 18mm wide tape, Frame Number 55 ■ To add a frame to a tape label In the Free Design Mode, input the text you want.

  • Page 38: Creating A Barcode Tape Label

    Creating a Barcode Tape Label Your printer lets you create and print tape labels with barcodes. Supported Barcode Types ■ EAN EAN-13 EAN-8 UPC-A UPC-E ■ ITF ■ CODE39 ■ CODABAR (NW-7) Important! • Use a 12mm or wider tape cartridge when printing barcodes.

  • Page 39: Barcode Specifications

    *4 An error message is displayed whenever there are insufficient digits. The – 1 digit Numerals printer will not allow input of too many digits. *5 An error message appears and printing is impossible if an odd number of – 1 digit Numerals digits are input when an ITF check digit is not being used.

  • Page 40: Using Tape Labels

    Using Tape Labels Tape Cut Modes When you are printing a series of tape labels, the tape cut mode controls whether or not a cut operation is performed for each label. You can also specify the type of cut operation that should be performed. Note that cutting certain types of tape can damage the cutter blade.

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    UNCUT as the tape cut mode, and cut the tape using a pair of scissors as described below. Important! • Using the printer's built-in cutter to half cut or full cut magnetic tape or reflective tape will shorten the service life of the cutter blade, and can damage the cutter mechanism.

  • Page 42: Cut Modes And Margins

    Cut Modes and Margins The following shows how the tape cut type (full or half) and margin length are affected by the tape cut mode and margin settings. Cut Mode CONT HALF CUT Trimming of Cutting Cutting Timing excess at between after beginning...

  • Page 43: Part 3 - Inputting And Editing Label Text

    To input alpha-numeric characters Example: Input the characters by typing them on the printer’s keyboard. • To input the uppercase letters, you can use either SHIFT or CAPS. With SHIFT you must shift the keyboard for each character. With CAPS the keyboard keeps its uppercase/ lowercase setting until you press CAPS again.

  • Page 44: About The Code Key

    About the CODE key The CODE key makes it possible to input punctuation needed for a number of different languages. The following shows the key operations you should use for each of the characters formed using the CODE key. ■ CAPS on Key Operation Input Key Operation...

  • Page 45: Inputting Illustrations

    Inputting Illustrations Your printer gives you a choice of 124 illustrations that you can use in your labels. To input illustrations With the cursor at the location where you want to input an illustration, press ILLUST to display the ILLUST menu.

  • Page 46: Clearing Input Text

    SET. Text Editing You can set up the label printer so it either inserts new input between existing characters, or overwrites existing characters with new input. Note the follow- ing example.

  • Page 47: Using Phrase Memory

    Using Phrase Memory Phrase memory provides storage of nine phrases you can recall and input into your labels. Initially, phrase memory records 1 through 8 are preset with often-used label phrases. You can use these as they are or replace them with your own text.

  • Page 48: To Edit A Phrase Memory Record

    When you save input text in phrase memory • If the text includes character size marks, new line marks, block marks and so on, these characters are saved as spaces. • If the text includes 49 characters or more, the first 49 characters are saved as input text.

  • Page 49: Using Copy And Paste

    Using Copy and Paste You can copy text data you have input in one location, and paste it into an- other location. ■ To copy text Input the text you want to copy. Press FUNCTION and then COPY. • The message ”COPY OPERATION COMPLETE” appears and the input screen appears when the copy operation is complete.

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    Use the following operations to draw the character you want. To do this: Move the cursor Use the cursor keys. Press FUNCTION followed Make the cursor jump to the left, right, top or bottom of the drawing screen Draw a black dot Press 1 so BLACK is highlighted on the display.

  • Page 51: To Recall A User Character

    To recall a user character With the cursor located in the input screen where you want to input the user character, press FUNCTION and then press USER CHR. to select RECALL and then press SET. Use the cursor keys to select the user character you want to recall and then press SET.

  • Page 52: Part 4 - Controlling The Appearance Of Text

    (styles and effects) to make text more attractive and eye- catching. Selecting a Font Your printer gives you a choice of the following five fonts. • New Sans-serif (SANS-SERIF) • New Sans-serif Italic (SANS-SERIF ITC) • New Sans-serif Rounded (SANS-SERIF RND) •...

  • Page 53: To Change The Default Font Setting

    To change the default font setting Press FUNCTION and then SET UP to display the SET UP menu. to select DEFAULT FONT and then press SET. to select the font you want to use as the default, and then press SET. •...

  • Page 54: Using Style Menu Attributes

    Using STYLE Menu Attributes The STYLE menu lets you apply the following attributes to your text. NORMAL OUTLINE RAISED • Note that STYLE menu text attributes cannot be applied to illustrations or user characters. ■ To apply STYLE menu text attributes Input the text whose attributes you want to change.

  • Page 55: Using Effect Menu Attributes

    Using EFFECT Menu Attributes The EFFECT menu lets you apply the text attributes shown below to label text in the Free Design Mode. Examples SHADING UNDERLINE BOX(CHARACTER) ■ To apply EFFECT menu text attributes Input the text whose attributes you want to change. Press STYLE.

  • Page 56: Part 5 - Saving, Recalling And Deleting Labels

    Part 5 - Saving, Recalling and Deleting Labels To save a label Create the label you want to save. After you finish inputting text, the following screen will appear on the printer display. to select STORE. Press SET. Input up to five characters for the label name, and then press SET.

  • Page 57: Part 6 - Configuring The Printer Setup

    Part 6 - Configuring the Printer Setup The printer has a SET UP screen that you can use to configure a variety of basic settings. ■ To configure the printer setup Press to turn on the printer. Press FUNCTION and then SET UP.

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    In response to the confirmation message that appears, press SET. ■ To perform tape demo printing Make sure a tape cartridge is loaded in the printer. • See page 13 for the Startup Guide for information about loading tape cartridges.

  • Page 59: Reference

    Reference Power Requirements You can run the printer by using its bundled AC adaptor to plug it into a power outlet. It can also run on commercially available alkaline batteries. ■ Using Batteries Note • The printer can run on eight AA-size alkaline batteries. Be sure to use alkaline batteries only.

  • Page 60: Caring For The Printer

    Caring for the Printer Disc and tape label printing can become unclear if the printer's print head and rubber roller become dirty. Perform the following steps to clean the print head and rubber roller. ■ To use a cotton swab for cleaning Important! •...

  • Page 61: Troubleshooting

    Consult the troubleshooting tables below whenever you start to have prob- lems with the printer or application. If you can't find the solution to your prob- lem below, contact your original retailer or your nearest authorized CASIO service center. Symptom...

  • Page 62: Disc Mode

    If you are still unable to remove the disc from the printer, contact your retailer or your nearest CASIO service center. Battery power is low or Use the bundled AC adaptor the wrong type of...

  • Page 63: Tape Mode

    • Do not allow the tape outlet to become blocked. • Do not touch the tape coming out of the printer. • Do not open the cassette cover. • Do not turn off the printer. Recommended Action...

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    The tape The tape cutter is dull. Have the tape cutter replaced by will not cut. your retailer or your local CASIO service center. Tape is jammed in the Turn off the printer, remove the tape outlet.

  • Page 65: Error Messages

    USB port. • The computer is shut down. ➜ Start up the computer. • There is no tape cartridge Startup loaded in the printer or the Guide, tape cartridge is not loaded page 13 correctly. ➜ Check the tape cartridge.

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    ➜ Replace the batteries or use the bundled AC adaptor to power the printer. • Temperature is below 10˚C (50˚F) ➜ Move the printer to a location where the temperature is within the operating temperature range (10˚C to 35˚C (50˚F to 95˚F)).

  • Page 67

    * If the “NOW PRINTING” message remains on the display and it appears as if printing will not resume, contact your retailer or your nearest CASIO service center. ODD (EVEN) NUMBER • You specified no check digit OF DIGITS! for an ITF barcode and input an odd number of digits.

  • Page 68

    13 replace the tape cartridge. • An ink ribbon cassette is Startup loaded in the printer. Guide, ➜ Turn off the printer and load pages 11 the appropriate tape and 13 cartridge. • The layout already contains 15 block marks.

  • Page 69

    Message Cause and Action TOO MANY • You are trying to copy text CHARACTERS! that contains more than 49 SOME WERE NOT characters. ➜ Decrease the number of COPIED characters you are copying. TOO MANY • Pasting copied text will cause CHARACTERS! the number of characters to SOME WERE NOT...

  • Page 70: Illustrations

    Illustrations Symbols, Dingbats, and Special Characters ● SYMBOL ● DINGBAT ● NUMBER ● GREEK, RUSSIAN...

  • Page 71: Frames

    Frames...

  • Page 72: Disc Label Formats

    Disc Label Formats Num- Type Format Input Item FOR- TITLE TITLE TITLE1 TITLE2 TITLE COMMENT COMMENT TITLE TITLE COMMENT COMMENT TITLE TITLE1 TITLE2 TITLE3 TITLE COMMENT1 COMMENT2 COMMENT1 COMMENT2 TITLE Num- Type FOR- Vertical Size Maximum (mm/inch) Number ⁄ ⁄ ⁄ ⁄ ⁄ "...

  • Page 73: Numbering Formats

    Num- Type Format Input Item AUTO TITLE TITLE1 TITLE2 Vertical Size Maximum Numbering Formats (mm/inch) Number 15~3/ ⁄ ⁄ ⁄ ⁄ ⁄ "~ ⁄ ⁄ ⁄ ⁄ ⁄ " Number 6~3/ ⁄ ⁄ ⁄ ⁄ ⁄ "~ ⁄ ⁄ ⁄ ⁄ ⁄ "...

  • Page 74: Tape Width And The Number Of Lines And Character Sizes

    Tape Width and the Number of Lines and Character Sizes The number of print lines and the vertical character size depends on the tape width and format being used. Tape Width (mm) Normal Maximum 1 line 1 line 2 lines Font Number of Print...

  • Page 75: Enlarged Label Printing Tape Widths And Character Sizes

    Enlarged Label Printing Tape Widths and Character Sizes Tape Width (mm) 6, 9 × 2 Pieces × 3 Pieces × 4 Pieces ∗ Printing on 18mm or 24mm tape creates blank margins along the bottom and the top of each tape. Trim off these margins before combining the tapes, or print on transparent tape.

  • Page 76: Specifications

    Memory Backup Battery Life : As noted on the sticker on the back of the printer (at 20°C (68° F)) Replacement requires charged maintenance by CASIO service center. Power Consumption : 15W Auto Power Off : Approximately six minutes after last key operation •...

  • Page 77

    CASIO Europe GmbH Bornbarch 10, 22848 Norderstedt, Germany...

  • Page 78

    CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. 6-2, Hon-machi 1-chome Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan MO0504-B Printed in China/Imprimé en Chine...

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