2Agenda Models - Mark II Standard Features/Options Labels/Ribbon LoadingButtons/Menu FunctionsHands-On/AdjustmentsTroubleshooting
3E-CLASS: Mark II Models: E-4205e / 203 dpi / 05 ips (Replaces Ovation Family)
4E-CLASS: Standard Features: Bi-Directional Parallel Port RS 232 Serial PortUSB16 MB DRAM/4 MB FLASHResident Scalable FontDragonball 100Mhz Processor
5E-CLASS: Options: Thermal Transfer (CSI Only) Standard Cutter Ethernet: 10/100 Base-TWireless LAN b/g with WPABattery PackPeel/Present Mechanism*Present Sensor (Up/Down versions)Emulation – PL-Z, PL-I & PL-B
6E-CLASS: Options: (cont’) Real Time Clock ILPC* 4 Meg Flash (Add’l) External MPS 100External Media StandAdjustable Media SensorCool Grey color (October)
7E-CLASS: Feature Comparison E4205e vs. E4204 and EX2 Features and OptionsE-4204Ex2E-4205e4” Nominal Print Width Direct 203dpi (standard)Print Speed (ips)45300 dpi (option)Ethernet (LAN) (option)Thermal Transfer (option)Adjustable Media Sensor (option)Emulations (ZPL, IPL, and FGL) (n/c option)Wireless LAN (option)Guillotine Cutter (option)Non-Volatile User Addressable Memory (standard)Bi-Directional Parallel Port (standard)Clearly the G2 project or E-4205 printer will be properly position against the Ex2.
8E-CLASS: Changes/New Features Primarily electronic updates to communications, firmware technology, and performance enhancementsKeeping the same mechanical skins and mechanismNEW Optional Ethernet PortParallel PortSerial PortPower ConnectorRemoved Darkness Pot.USB PortOn/Off Switch
9E-CLASS: Changes/New Features NEW Optional Wireless Lan b/g with WPAAntennaWireless pcbLED Indicators
10Configuration Utility Program E-CLASS:Configuration Utility ProgramSimplified Lan Set-Up
11Configuration Utility Program E-CLASS:Configuration Utility ProgramSimplified WiFi Set-Up
12Configuration Utility Program E-CLASS:Configuration Utility ProgramSimplified WiFi Set-Up
13Configuration Utility Program E-CLASS:Configuration Utility ProgramSimplified WiFi Set-Up
14E-CLASS: Changes/New Features Easier Media Loading: Better illustrates how to properly load the ribbon and labels.Intuitive Printhead Latching: Better identifies how to press to latch the printhead closed.Better Recovery: Settings and media position automatically saved upon power interruption.
15E-CLASS:Simplified Recalibration: Simple one-step calibration initiation.Narrower Media Support: 3/4” media guide to support wristband printing.Darker Color: New D-O color scheme coming in October.
16E-CLASS: Loading Labels Label Sensor Top Bottom Media Spindle Media FlangeMedia Guide
21Soft Reset – Cancel & Pause Simultaneously E-CLASS:Button FunctionsCancel – Feed - PauseSoft Reset – Cancel & Pause SimultaneouslyLevel 1 Reset – Pause & Cancel During Power up (Resets to a saved cfg file)Level 2 Reset – Pause, Feed & Cancel During Power up (Factory Defaults).
22E-CLASS: Button Functions Internal Database Hold down the Pause Key while powering up the printer. Continue holding the Pause Key until the Pause light goes off – then release Pause. Press the Pause Key one time to print a Database Configuration Label.
23E-CLASS: Button Functions Internal Database Locate the Item Number associated with the Menu Item to be modified. Hold the Feed Key while counting the flashes of the Pause light . When the Pause flashes = the Item Number, release the Feed button.Example: ( Default for Item # 2 - Gap = Sensor Type)( You want to change from Gap to Refl = Sensor Type)Hold down the Feed Key and count 2 Flashes, and release.Use Pause & Cancel to scroll through selections in this menu. Press the Pause & Cancel Key Simultaneously and Hold for 1 Second. Repeat Step 4 to Hold New Settings and Exit Menu Mode.Internal Database
24Auto Media Sensor Calibration E-CLASS:CalibrationAuto Media Sensor CalibrationWith the desired media loaded, hold the Cancel button while powering up the printer. Continue to hold the button until the Pause light turns off & then release it.Next, press the Pause button. The printer will feed approximately ten inches of media to calculate the TOF Delta and Low values to be used.Upon completion, one of the following lights will flash five times to denote the result of the auto calibration attempt:Stop light = Successful calibration.Error light = Unsuccessful calibration.
25E-CLASS: Calibration Auto Media Sensor Calibration Press Pause & Cancel buttons simultaneously and release to accept changes. Wait until the light goes off.Press Pause & Cancel buttons simultaneously again to Save changes and enter into Normal printing mode. Wait until the light goes off.
26Manual Media Sensor Calibration E-CLASS:Manual Media Sensor CalibrationWith the desired media loaded, hold the Cancel button while powering up the printer. Continue to hold the button until the Pause light turns off - then release it.Next, press and hold the Feed button. Continue to hold the button until the Pause light turns on - then release the button.1. Place the media with the backing attached (if any) in the media sensor, close the Printhead Carrier Assembly, and then press the Pause button. The printer will flash the Error light as it analyzes the material.2. Position the backing material or the black (reflective) mark in the media sensor, close the Printhead Carrier Assembly, and then press the Feed button. The printer will flash the Error light as it analyzes the top of form mark.3. Remove all the material from the media sensor, close the Printhead Carrier Assembly, and then press the Cancel button. The printer will flash the Error light as it analyzes the no media condition.Calibration
27E-CLASS: Calibration Manual Media Sensor Calibration Press Pause & Cancel buttons simultaneously to accept changes. One of the following lights will flash five times to denote the result of the manual calibration attempt:Stop light = Successful calibration.Error light = Unsuccessful calibration.Press Pause & Cancel buttons simultaneously and briefly to accept changes. Wait until the light goes off.
28E-CLASS: Calibration Empty & Quick Empty: (Mark II Models)Empty & QuickEmpty:1) Remove labels/Lock printhead down.2) Press & hold Pause & Feed for 3 seconds.Quick:1) Labels loaded/Lock printhead down.2) Press & hold Feed for 3 seconds and release.
29E-CLASS:Removal & ReplacementCoverPush “IN” gently on tabs.
30E-CLASS: Removal & Replacement Thermal Transfer Assembly Thumb Screw Ribbon Sensor CableThumb ScrewRemoval & Replacement
45E-CLASS: Adjustments “Darkness” Darkness “Pot” (Previous Models only)Parallel/Serial/USB/Power/SwitchDarkness “Pot”“Maximum Darkness setting can damage the printhead”
46E-CLASS: Troubleshooting Printer not communicating with host Power LED not OnThe power switch is not in the ‘ON’ positionThe power supply is not properly connected to printer and/or AC outlet, or the power cord is damagedThe Power Supply is faultyThe Control Panel PCB is faultyThe Main PCB is faultyTroubleshootingPrinter not communicating with hostThe printer’s interface port is not properly connected to the hostIncorrect interface cableCommunication parameters mismatched between the printer and hostThe Main PCB is faulty
47E-CLASS: Troubleshooting Unacceptable print quality Fault led is on Dirty printheadIncorrect Heat setting for Media/RibbonWrong Media/Ribbon combinationVerify correct Media type – Direct/TransferPossible faulty printheadFault led is onRibbon/Labels loaded correctlyPrinter configured for correct label typeCutter/Present Sensor faultPrinter configured for option – not installed
48E-CLASS: Troubleshooting Labels Advance – Faults out Correct label material, i.e.. Gap, Ref, Cont.Ribbon loaded correctlyAMS is not positioned per stock.Labels do not AdvancePrinthead is not locked downPlaten roller is wornDrive Motor is faultyPCB is faultyPrinter has jammed (grinding)
49E-CLASS: Troubleshooting Ethernet/Wireless LAN BusyNot InstalledUnable to “Ping”Unable to “Browse” toCannot print “Test Page”Does not hold IP AddressSet back to Factory DefaultsCheck Firmware VersionOption is bad and needs Repaired