Casio CW-K85 User Manual

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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
* 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
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  • Page 1 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.
  • Page 2 • 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! Safety Precautions • CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any loss or Thank you for purchasing this quality CASIO product. claims by you or any other person or entity that may arise through the use Before using it, be sure to read the following Safety Precautions.
  • Page 4 Danger Warning Alkaline Batteries Power cord, AC adaptor, USB cable Perform the following steps immediately if fluid leaking from Misuse of the power cord, AC adaptor, or USB cable can damage alkaline batteries ever gets into your eyes. it and create the risk of fire and electric shock. Make sure you 1.
  • Page 5 Caution Warning Power cord, AC adaptor, USB cable Dropping and rough treatment Misuse of the power cord, AC adaptor, or USB cable can damage Continued use of the product after it has been damaged due to it and create the risk of fire and electric shock. Make sure you dropping or other rough treatment creates the risk of fire and follow the precautions listed below.
  • Page 6 Caution Caution Connection precaution Loading and replacing batteries Connect only items that are specified for the product to its The springs inside of the battery compartment have sharp edges. connectors. Connecting a non-specified item creates the risk of Take care that you do not touch the springs with your fingers fire and electric shock.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Operating Precautions ............5 • Avoid using the printer in areas exposed to direct sunlight, and in areas subjected to high humidity, electrostatic charge, sudden temperature CW-K85 Printer Features ............7 changes, and temperature extremes. Operating Temperature Range: 10°C General Guide ................ 8 to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
  • Page 8 Output Samples .............. 29 To edit a phrase memory record ........38 To insert a logo into a label ..........29 To delete a phrase memory record ......... 38 Inserting a Frame Into a Label ........... 30 Using Copy and Paste ............38 Output Samples ..............
  • Page 9: Cw-K85 Printer Features

    CW-K85 Printer Features The CW-K85 makes it possible to print on discs without connecting to a computer or installing any special software. A selection of illustrations and fonts makes labels stylish and informative.
  • Page 10: General Guide

    General Guide USB port For connection of a USB cable when Cassette cover exchanging data with a computer. Display Open this cover to load or remove the ink ribbon cassette. Battery cover Keyboard AC adaptor terminal Connect the AC adaptor here. Slit Slide the disc to be...
  • Page 11: Power Requirements

    1. Insert a thin object* into the hole and slide in the direction indicated by Power Requirements the arrow. • This will cause the print head to release the disc so you can remove it from the printer. Depending on your printer model it may come either with an AC adaptor and 2.
  • Page 12: Using Batteries

    • Take care that you do not excessively bend Connect the AC adaptor plug to the printer’s AC adaptor terminal (1), and or twist, or pull on either end of the power then plug the power cord into a household power outlet (2). cord (points marked A and B in the illustration).
  • Page 13 Replace the battery cover. Memory Data Backup • Never disconnect the AC adaptor or remove the batteries while the printer is turned on. Doing so can cause loss of text you are working on, as well as data you have stored in printer memory. •...
  • Page 14: Initializing Printer Memory

    Initializing Printer Memory Powering Up and Selecting a Printing Mode You should initialize the memory of the printer before using it for the first time, Turning the printer on and off is as simple as pressing a button. After the after you have not used it for a long time, or if it fails to operate normally when printer powers up, you will need to select the type of operation you want to you turn power on.
  • Page 15: Auto Power Off

    What you should do after turning on power depends on the type of printing operation you want to perform. • See “Mode Selection Basics” on page 14 for more information. To turn the printer off, press the button. Auto Power Off The printer automatically turns off if you do not perform any key operation for about six minutes.
  • Page 16: Mode Selection Basics

    Mode Selection Basics The illustration below shows the basic flow for mode selection after turning on the printer. To input new label text • • • To recall previously saved text into a label To display the text you were working on the last time you were using the printer (LAST DATA) •...
  • Page 17: Loading And Removing An Ink Ribbon Cassette

    Load the ink ribbon cassette into the printer. Loading and Removing an Ink Ribbon Cassette • Make sure that the ink ribbon passes between the print head and the rubber roller as shown in the illustration below. Take care that the ink An ink ribbon cassette is required when printing disc labels.
  • Page 18: To Remove The Ink Ribbon Cassette

    To remove the ink ribbon cassette Open the cassette cover. Grasping both sides of the ink ribbon cassette, lift it straight up. Storing a Partially Used Ink Ribbon Cassette Install a stopper on the partially used ink ribbon cassette, place the cas- sette into its plastic bag, and then into its box.
  • Page 19: Using The Printer's Keys

    • Press to print. Using the Printer’s Keys • Press and then this key to preview the label you are currently creating. Press to print data created on a computer. • Pastes previously copied text. • To copy, input the text to be copied. Next, press and then this key.
  • Page 20: Display Symbols And Indicators

    2 CAPS On/Off indicator/Insert/Overwrite indicator Display Symbols and Indicators “AB” indicates uppercase insert, while “ab” indicates lowercase insert. “ ” indicates uppercase overwrite, while “ ” indicates lowercase overwrite. Before actually using the printer, you should first take some time to become acquainted with the symbols and indicators used on the label printer display.
  • Page 21: Label Printing Basics

    q Size indicator Label Printing Basics This indicator appears when you are using Auto Format. This indicator: Means this: This section contains general procedures for laying out and printing disc la- 3 mm ( ") Ú Ú Ú Ú Ú bels.
  • Page 22 Press to turn on the printer. After inputting the text press SET. • Now you can preview your disc label (“To check the appearance of a • A LAST DATA icon will also appear on the Main Menu if there is input disc label layout”, page 21) or print it without previewing (“To print a disc data left over from the last time you used the printer.
  • Page 23 • It is recommended that you print on a disc before you record anything on it. layout to scroll on the display. Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. will not be held responsible for • If the disc label layout has text in both the any data that is lost during printing.
  • Page 24 Important! Press SET to start printing. • Handle the disc gently when sliding it into place. Rough handling can Important! damage the disc. • Never turn off the printer while it is performing a print operation. • Check to make sure that there is no dirt, dust, or other foreign matter on •...
  • Page 25 AREA B and then press SET. • It is recommended that you print on a disc before you record anything on it. Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. will not be held responsible for Rotate the disc and reinsert it into the printer.
  • Page 26 To exit the printing operation When the screen shown above is on the display, use to select EXIT, and then press SET twice. • This will display the main menu screen. • See page 44 for information about using the STORE option on the above screen.
  • Page 27: Disc Label Data

    DISC Label Data Creating Disc Label Data The following are the general steps when preparing data for disc labeling. After inputting the required data, you can then use it to print directly onto the Disc Printing Terms disc. Getting Ready The following defines a few disc printing terms that are used in this part of the manual.
  • Page 28: Creating A New Label

    To create a new label Creating a New Label Press to turn on the printer. This section explains how to specify the print area and select a label format for • A LAST DATA icon will also appear on the Main Menu if there is input data creating new disc printing data.
  • Page 29 Press SET. to scroll through the available label formats until the one you want is displayed. This is the currently selected label format. Label format image Press SET. Label Formats • Note that if you selected as the print pattern in step 3, pressing SET The label format determines the types and positions of text and logo data for will display a screen for specifying the label format for the AREA B area.
  • Page 30: Inserting A Logo Into A Label

    After all input is complete, press SET. Inserting a Logo Into a Label • This displays a screen, which you can use to print the label (page 21) or to save the label (page 44). When creating a label using a LOGO format (LOGO 1 through LOGO 4), you can insert one of the printer’s 12 built-in logos into the graphic block of the format.
  • Page 31: Output Samples

    Output Samples To insert a logo into a label The following shows examples of labels that use logos. Perform steps 1 through 4 of the procedure under “To create a new label” on page 26. LOGO 1 On the label format selection screen, use to scroll through the label formats until one of the LOGO formats (LOGO 1 through LOGO 4) is displayed.
  • Page 32: Inserting A Frame Into A Label

    To insert a frame into a label Inserting a Frame Into a Label Perform steps 1 through 4 of the procedure under “To create a new label” on page 26. You can select from a number of different frame styles and insert a frame into your label.
  • Page 33: Inputting Text Into An Auto Format

    Inputting Text into an AUTO Format Specifying Character Spacing The two AUTO formats automatically adjust the size of characters in accord- ance with the number of characters you input. There are two ways that characters can be spaced: proportional spacing and uniform spacing.
  • Page 34: Specifying Text Alignment

    To specify text alignment Specifying Text Alignment While inputting text, press FORM. to select ALIGN, and then press SET. You can select any one of the following four text alignments for your label text. to select the alignment setting you want. Centering When the setting you want is selected, press SET.
  • Page 35: Inputting And Editing Label Text

    Inputting and Editing Label Text Basic Alpha Numeric Input This section describes everything you need to know about deleting and The following operation shows you the basic procedures for inputting letters editing text you have already input. and numbers. Note that it assumes that a text input screen is already on the display.
  • Page 36: About The Code Key

    About the CODE key Inputting Symbols and Special Characters 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 The SYMBOL menu provides you with a choice of symbols, dingbats, and for each of the characters formed using the CODE key.
  • Page 37: Inputting Illustrations

    Inputting Illustrations Deleting an Individual Character Your printer gives you a choice of 124 illustrations that you can use in your You can delete an individual character with either the BS key or the DEL key. labels. The only difference between the operations of these two keys is the location of the cursor.
  • Page 38: Clearing Input Text

    Clearing Input Text Text Editing Use the following steps to clear text on the input screen. 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 39: Using Phrase Memory

    To create new phrase memory text Using Phrase Memory Press PHRASE MEMORY. Phrase memory provides storage of nine phrases you can recall and input to select [DATA EDIT], and then press SET. into your labels. Initially, phrase memory records 1 through 8 are preset with often-used label phrases.
  • Page 40: To Edit A Phrase Memory Record

    To edit a phrase memory record Using Copy and Paste Press PHRASE MEMORY. You can copy text data you have input in one location, and paste it into an- to select [DATA EDIT], and then press SET. other location. to select EDIT, and then press SET. to select the phrase memory record whose contents you To copy text want to edit, and then press SET.
  • Page 41: User Characters

    Use the following operations to draw the character you want. User Characters To do this: Do this: You can create up to four user characters and store them in memory. You can Move the cursor Use the cursor keys. create a character from scratch, or you can use an existing character or sym- bol as a basis for your new character.
  • Page 42: To Recall A User Character

    To create a user character using an existing character To recall a user character Input the character or symbol you want to use as a basis for your new With the cursor located in the input screen where you want to input the character and locate the cursor under the character.
  • Page 43: Controlling The Appearance Of Text

    Controlling the Appearance of Text • New Roman Italic (ROMAN ITC) The operations in this section explain how to select fonts, and how to use styles to make text more attractive and eye-catching. You can specify a font for the text you have just input or you can specify a Selecting a Font default font that is used automatically whenever you create a new label.
  • Page 44: To Change The Default Font Setting

    To change the default font setting Using STYLE Menu Attributes Press SET UP to display the SET UP menu. The STYLE menu lets you apply the following attributes to your text. to select DEFAULT FONT and then press SET. to select the font you want to use as the default, and then press SET.
  • Page 45 to select the range of text for the STYLE setting you want, and then press SET. To apply the STYLE setting to this text: Select this option: All of the text in the label All of the text in the current line LINE •...
  • Page 46: Saving, Recalling And Deleting Labels

    Saving, Recalling and Deleting To recall a label Press to turn on the printer. Labels to select STORED DATA, and then press SET. To save a label to select RECALL, and then press SET. Create the label you want to save. to scroll through the label names until the one you want to recall is displayed.
  • Page 47: Configuring The Printer Setup

    Configuring the Printer Setup Demo Printing Demo printing uses built-in data to demonstrate the printing that can be performed by the printer. The printer has a SET UP screen that you can use to configure a variety of basic settings. Important! •...
  • Page 48: Reference

    Reference Caring for the Printer A dirty print head can make it impossible to obtain good printing results. Per- form the following steps to clean the print head when it becomes dirty. Important! • Use only a cotton swab or some other soft material to clean the print head. Press OFF to turn off power.
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    If you can't find the solution to your prob- Printing is Battery power is low. Change to AC adaptor power lem below, contact your original retailer or your nearest authorized CASIO poor or load a fresh set of batteries service center.
  • Page 50 Symptom Possible Cause Recommended Action Symptom Possible Cause Recommended Action Improper alignment of Use the positioning guide The printing I can't get a The COMPUTER Press the COMPUTER LINK is not the disc when it is when aligning the disc. (page connection LINK button has not button to establish a connec-...
  • Page 51: Error Messages

    Message Cause and Action See page: Error Messages LOW BATTERY! • Battery power is low. Replace the batteries or use the AC adaptor to power the Message Cause and Action See page: printer. DATA ERROR! • You are trying to operate the •...
  • Page 52 Store data in memory before nearest CASIO service performing the current center. operation. PRINT ERROR! • There is no ink ribbon NO INPUT TEXT! •...
  • Page 53 Message Cause and Action See page: • Pasting copied text will cause TOO MANY the number of characters to CHARACTERS! exceed the allowable limit for SOME WERE NOT the location where you are PASTED pasting. Re-input so the pasted text does not cause the allowable number of characters to be exceeded.
  • Page 54: Illustrations

    Illustrations NUMBER GREEK, RUSSIAN Symbols, Dingbats, and Special Characters SYMBOL DINGBAT...
  • Page 55: Frames

  • Page 56: Label Formats

    Num- Vertical Size Maximum Label Formats Type Format Input Item (mm/inch) Number FOR- TITLE Ú Ú Ú Ú Ú " ITEM1~4 Ú Ú Ú Ú Ú " 24 (×4) Num- Vertical Size Maximum Type Format Input Item (mm/inch) Number TITLE1~4 Ú...
  • Page 57 Num- Vertical Size Maximum Type Format Input Item (mm/inch) Number FRAME TITLE Ú Ú Ú Ú Ú " TITLE1 Ú Ú Ú Ú Ú " TITLE2 Ú Ú Ú Ú Ú " TITLE Ú Ú Ú Ú Ú " COMMENT Ú...
  • Page 58: Specifications

    Power Consumption : 18W Auto Power Off : Approximately six minutes after last key operation Model : CW-K85 • Auto Power Off disabled under AC adaptor power and Input when printer is connected to a computer. Keyboard Layout : Typewriter (QWERTY) Dimensions : 68.8 (H) ×...
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