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BBP11 Training BBP11-34L
Printer Topics Overview Printer Setup – Labels, Ribbon, Sensor Position Calibration (Power on Utilities and Diagnostic Tool) Windows Driver Set Up BradySoft Driver Installation* Networking the printer *CodeSoft9 and above come pre-loaded with the BBP11 Driver.
Printer Overview Replaces the white series (1244/1344) Low cost Gap and Black Line sensors USB, COM, LPT and Ethernet ports come standard 300 DPI print head Tape comes on 1” core Ribbon comes on ½” core Optional external media holder for 3” core label media SD memory card slot for programming, storing fonts and storing graphics (compatible with 1GB & 4GB cards).
Printer Setup – Install Labels Pull the Cover Release Tabs forward to open the printer. There are two release tabs, one on the left side and one on the right. 12 Open up the Top Cover until the Cover Support Latch clicks into the locked position. 3 Insert a roll of labels between the green Media Holders and press the media holders tightly against the label roll.
Printer Setup – Install Labels (cont‘d) 4 Push down the Locking Switch on the left Media Holder to lock the Media Holders in place 5 Pull some label media off of the roll and feed it between the black media guides 6 Rotate the green Media Guide Adjustment Knob until the Media Guides are snug against the label media
Printer Setup – Install Labels (cont‘d) Using the External Media Holder (BBP11-U) External Media Holder for BBP11 It is necessary to use the External Media Holder accessory when printing labels that come on a 3” core Note how the underside of BBP11 Is designed to connect to the External Media Holder External Media Holder connected to the BBP11 Showing the underside of the BBP11
Printer Setup – Install Labels (cont‘d) Notice the External Media Entrance Chute on the back of the BBP11 2 Place the Spindle on the External Media Holder and feed the label media through the External Media Entrance Chute 1 Insert the External Media Holder Spindle through the 3” label core 3 4 Open the BBP11 and pull the label media through as shown above
Printer Setup – Install Labels (cont‘d) 5 Slide the Internal Media Holders against the label liner and push down the Locking Switch to lock the media holders in place 6 Rotate the green Media Guide Adjustment Knob until the Media Guides are snug against the sides of the label liner
Printer Setup – Install Ribbon BBP11 ribbons originally came without Take-up cores. Because of this, BBP11 printers were packaged with a ribbon Take-up core that was to be used with each roll of ribbon. This caused problems for customers who were accidentally throwing their Take-up cores away, so BBP11 ribbons now ship with Take-up cores. The Ribbon Supply roll has a Plastic Leader with an Adhesive strip. Apply the adhesive strip of the Plastic Leader to the Ribbon Take-up core and roll the leader around the Take-up core as shown above. Ribbon Preparation 1 *This slide contains information about preparing a BBP11 ribbon before installing it in the printer. This process is unnecessary with newer ribbons that come already assembled. Skip to Step 2 on the next slide if your ribbon is already assembled. Ribbon part numbers for the BBP11 end in “13”, such as R4313. Ribbons designed for the White series printers will fit in the BBP11, but will not work in the BBP11. This is due to the fact that the ink is wound the opposite way.
Printer Setup – Install Ribbon Open the Ribbon Access Cover as shown above. The Ribbon Supply Roll installs below the print head. Install the right side of the Ribbon Supply Roll onto the Spring-Loaded Ribbon Holder. Then push the Ribbon Supply Roll to the right, compressing the spring. 23
Printer Setup – Install Ribbon With the spring of The Right Ribbon Holder fully compressed, insert the left side of the Ribbon Supply Roll onto the Left Ribbon Holder. Pull some ribbon off of the Supply Roll until the notch of the Ribbon Supply Core lines up with the spoke on the Ribbon Holder. You will see the Ribbon Supply Core snap into place when the spoke and notch are lined up properly. 4 5
Printer Setup – Install Ribbon Install the right side of the Ribbon Take-up Roll onto The Spring-Loaded Ribbon Holder. Then push the Ribbon Take-up Roll to the right, compressing the spring. Pull the Ribbon Take-up Roll upward past the Print Head. *Note that the ribbon feeds over the metal bar near the print head, not under it. 67
Printer Setup – Install Ribbon With the spring of The Right Ribbon Holder fully compressed, insert the left side of the Ribbon Take-up Roll onto the Left Ribbon Holder. Rotate the Ribbon Rewind Gear upward until the notch of the Ribbon Take-up Core lines up with the spoke of the Ribbon Holder. If there is slack in the ribbon, continue To roll the Ribbon Rewind Gear upward until the ribbon is taut. Make sure that the Plastic Leader is wound all the way around the Take-up Core. *Note - It is normal for the Ribbon Rewind Gear to slip when the ribbon is taut. 89
Printer Setup – Install Ribbon Close the Ribbon Access Cover as shown above; It will lock into place. Make sure that the label media is fed past the front edge of the printer. Also, if you are using notched labels make sure that the notch sensor is in the proper position (explained later). Then, Press the Cover Support Latch to the left and close the Top Cover Cover Support Latch
Printer Setup Press down on the Top Cover until it locks into place 12
Printer Setup - Sensor Position Adjustable Detects variations in reflectivity between the label liner and the ribbon Fixed (non- adjustable) Detects variations in transparency between the label media and the space between labels The printer has a fixed Gap Sensor and an adjustable Notch Sensor (The Notch Sensor is also referred to as a Black Mark Sensor). GAP SENSORNOTCH SENSOR
Printer Setup - Sensor Position This picture shows the proper Notch Sensor position for Brady permasleeve media. Note – It is important to pull the media past the front edge of the printer before closing the cover
Printer Calibration – Power on Utilities Hold down the printer’s feed button while you turn the printer on to initiate the Power on Utilities. Then, keep the feed button held down until the light starts flashing a certain color (or set of colors). The light flashes 5 times before changing colors. Once the light is flashing the desired color(s) you simply release the feed button at any time during the 5 flashes to initiate the desired Utility. The Utilities highlighted in yellow are the two Power on Utilities that calibrate the sensors. Option 4 – is how to calibrate the printer to Notched Label Media Option 5 – is how to calibrate the printer to Gapped Label Media There are 2 methods to calibrate a BBP11 printer: 1) Power on Utilities 2) Diagnostic Tool (see next slide)
Printer Calibration – Diagnostic Tool Click on the “Calibrate Sensor” button to reveal the Sensor Calibration window Select the Media Type and then click on the “Calibrate” button The Diagnostic Tool program can be found on the BBP11 Product CD in the DiagTool folder. The Diagnostic Tool can also be downloaded from the Knowledge Center which is located on Brady’s website. The Diagnostic Tool is a useful tool for Sensor Calibration, Ethernet Setup, Printer Programming, Updating Firmware and Troubleshooting Note – Select the “Black Mark” Media Type when using Notched Media
Windows Printer Driver - Setup 1) In the driver properties, verify that the driver version is M-3 or higher Note – If the driver is older than 7.1.9M-3 it is highly recommended to uninstall the driver and install a newer driver. All versions from 7.1.9M-3 and higher have new options called “Use Current Printer Settings”. These options make the printer much more user friendly. 1) Click here first 2) Verify driver version here 3) Click here to close
Windows Printer Driver - Setup 2) Click on the Advanced tab and then click the Printing Defaults… button 3) Click on the Options tab and verify that the “Use Current Printer Settings” check box is checked
Windows Printer Driver - Setup 4) Click on the Stock tab and verify that the Method and the Type are both set to “Use Current Printer Settings”. Also make sure the “Use Current Printer Settings” check box is checked. 5) Click on the Page Setup tab and verify that the Stock Name is set to “User” and that the Orientation is set to “Portrait”. Then click the OK button. Click OK after verifying all Settings in Printing Defaults
Windows Printer Driver - Setup 6) Click on the General tab and then click the Printing Preferences… button (If windows Vista or newer, the button is simply called “Preferences…”) 7) Click on the Options tab and verify that the “Use Current Printer Settings” check box is checked
Windows Printer Driver - Setup Click OK after verifying all Settings in Printing Defaults 8) Click on the Stock tab and verify that the Method and the Type are both set to “Use Current Printer Settings”. Also make sure the “Use Current Printer Settings” check box is checked. 9) Click on the Page Setup tab and verify that the Stock Name is set to “User” and that the Orientation is set to “Portrait”. Then click the OK button.
BradySoft/CodeSoft Driver - Installation 1) Put the BBP11 Product CD in your Disc Drive and open My Computer. 2) Double click on the Disc Drive which opens an HTML file (If Autoplay is enabled the HTML file opens automatically) 3) Click on the Thermal Driver link in the left pane 4) Click on the Thermal Driver link that appears in the right pane 5) Save the patch zip file to the desktop 6) Unzip patch zip to the desktop 7) Copy the 3 files to C:\Program Files\TKI\8\Common\Devices (the files are named devices.def, Printers.def and Ptc.prn) 8) Click Yes to All when Windows asks if it is ok to overwrite existing files The BBP11 can be used with BradySoft 8.5 and with CodeSoft 8.5 and higher. If you have BradySoft 8.5 or CodeSoft 8.5 it is necessary to install the BBP11 driver. Either download and install the driver from teklynx.com or follow the instructions below (version 9 and higher already have the driver so for those versions this step is not necessary).
1) Connect an Ethernet cable and a USB cable to the printer 2) Open the Diagnostic Tool (DiagTool.exe) 3) Make sure the Interface is set to USB and click Ethernet Setup Networking the printer 4) An IP address that was assigned automatically via DHCP or APIPA will appear. Click the Static IP radio button. 5) Type in the desired IP address and click Set IP to set the IP address as a static address. 6) Assign the BBP11-34L driver to a TCP/IP port of the same static IP address (you may have to create the TCP/IP port first)