2 Printer Topics Overview Printer Setup – Labels, Ribbon, Sensor PositionCalibration (Power on Utilities and Diagnostic Tool)Windows Driver Set UpBradySoft Driver Installation*Networking the printer*CodeSoft9 and above come pre-loaded with the BBP11 Driver.
3 Printer Overview Replaces the white series (1244/1344) Low cost Gap and Black Line sensorsUSB, COM, LPT and Ethernet ports come standard300 DPI print headTape comes on 1” coreRibbon comes on ½” coreOptional external media holder for 3” core label mediaSD memory card slot for programming, storing fonts and storing graphics (compatible with 1GB & 4GB cards).
4 Printer Setup – Install Labels 12Pull the Cover Release Tabs forward to open the printer.There are two release tabs, one on the left side and one on the right.Insert a rollof labelsbetween thegreen MediaHolders andpress themedia holderstightly againstthe label roll.3Open up the Top Cover until the Cover SupportLatch clicks into the locked position.
5 Printer Setup – Install Labels (cont‘d) 45Push down the Locking Switch on the left MediaHolder to lock the Media Holders in placePull some label media off of the roll and feedit between the black media guides6Rotate the green Media Guide Adjustment Knob untilthe Media Guides are snug against the label media
6 Printer Setup – Install Labels (cont‘d) Using the External Media Holder (BBP11-U)It is necessary to use the External Media Holderaccessory when printing labels that comeon a 3” coreExternal Media Holder for BBP11Showing theunderside ofthe BBP11Note how the underside of BBP11Is designed to connect to theExternal Media HolderExternal Media Holder connected to the BBP11
7 Printer Setup – Install Labels (cont‘d) 12Insert the External Media HolderSpindle through the 3” label coreNotice the External Media EntranceChute on the back of the BBP1134Open the BBP11 and pull the labelmedia through as shown abovePlace the Spindle on the External Media Holder and feed the labelmedia through the External Media Entrance Chute
8 Printer Setup – Install Labels (cont‘d) 5Slide the Internal Media Holders against the label liner and push down the Locking Switch to lock the media holders in place6Rotate the green Media Guide Adjustment Knob until the Media Guides are snug against the sides of the label liner
9 Printer Setup – Install Ribbon Ribbon Preparation*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.1Ribbon part numbersfor 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.BBP11 ribbons originally came without Take-up cores.Because of this, BBP11 printers were packaged with aribbon Take-up core that was to be used with each roll ofribbon. This caused problems for customers who wereaccidentally throwing their Take-up cores away, so BBP11ribbons now ship with Take-up cores.The Ribbon Supply roll has a Plastic Leader with anAdhesive strip. Apply the adhesive strip of thePlastic Leader to the Ribbon Take-up core and rollthe leader around the Take-up core as shown above.
10 Printer Setup – Install Ribbon 23The Ribbon Supply Roll installs below the print head.Install the right side of the Ribbon Supply Roll onto theSpring-Loaded Ribbon Holder. Then push the RibbonSupply Roll to the right, compressing the spring.Open the Ribbon Access Cover as shown above.
11 Printer Setup – Install Ribbon 54Pull some ribbon off of the Supply Roll until the notchof the Ribbon Supply Core lines up with the spoke on theRibbon Holder. You will see the Ribbon Supply Core snapinto place when the spoke and notch are lined up properly.With the spring of The Right Ribbon Holder fully compressed, insert the left side of the Ribbon Supply Roll onto the Left Ribbon Holder.
12 Printer Setup – Install Ribbon 67Pull the Ribbon Take-up Roll upward past thePrint Head. *Note that the ribbon feeds overthe metal bar near the print head, not under it.Install the right side of the Ribbon Take-up Roll ontoThe Spring-Loaded Ribbon Holder. Then push the RibbonTake-up Roll to the right, compressing the spring.
13 Printer Setup – Install Ribbon 89With 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 notchof the Ribbon Take-up Core lines up with the spoke of theRibbon Holder. If there is slack in the ribbon, continueTo roll the Ribbon Rewind Gear upward until the ribbonis taut. Make sure that the Plastic Leader is wound allthe way around the Take-up Core. *Note - It is normal forthe Ribbon Rewind Gear to slip when the ribbon is taut.
14 Printer Setup – Install Ribbon CoverSupportLatch1110Close 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 theprinter. Also, if you are using notched labels make sure that thenotch sensor is in the proper position (explained later). Then,Press the Cover Support Latch to the left and close the Top Cover.
15 Printer Setup12Press down on the Top Cover until it locks into place
16 Printer Setup - Sensor Position GAP SENSORNOTCH SENSORFixed (non-adjustable)Detects variations in transparency between the label media and the space between labelsAdjustableDetects variations in reflectivity between the label liner and the ribbonThe printer has a fixed Gap Sensor and an adjustableNotch Sensor (The Notch Sensor is also referred to asa Black Mark Sensor).
17 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
18 Printer Calibration – Power on Utilities There are 2 methods to calibrate a BBP11 printer: 1) Power on Utilities 2) Diagnostic Tool (see next slide)Hold down the printer’s feed button while you turn the printer on to initiate the Power on Utilities. Then, keep thefeed button held down until the light starts flashing a certain color (or set of colors). The light flashes 5 times beforechanging colors. Once the light is flashing the desired color(s) you simply release the feed button at any time duringthe 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 MediaOption 5 – is how to calibrate the printer to Gapped Label Media
19 Printer Calibration – Diagnostic Tool 321Select the Media Type and thenclick on the “Calibrate” buttonNote – Select the “Black Mark” Media Typewhen using Notched MediaThe Diagnostic Tool program can befound on the BBP11 Product CD in theDiagTool folder. The Diagnostic Tool canalso be downloaded from the KnowledgeCenter which is located on Brady’s website.The Diagnostic Tool is a useful tool forSensor Calibration, Ethernet Setup,Printer Programming, Updating Firmwareand Troubleshooting.Click on the “Calibrate Sensor” button to reveal the Sensor Calibration window
20 Windows Printer Driver - Setup 2) Verify driver version here1) Click here first3) Click here to closeIn the driver properties, verify that the driver version is M-3 or higherNote – If the driver is older than 7.1.9M-3 it is highlyrecommended to uninstall the driver and install a newerdriver. All versions from 7.1.9M-3 and higher have new optionscalled “Use Current Printer Settings”. These options makethe printer much more user friendly.
21 Windows Printer Driver - Setup Click on the Advanced tab and then click the Printing Defaults… buttonClick on the Options tab and verify that the “Use Current Printer Settings” check box is checked
22 Windows Printer Driver - Setup Click OK afterverifying allSettings inPrinting DefaultsClick 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.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.
23 Windows Printer Driver - Setup Click on the General tab and then click the Printing Preferences… button (If windows Vista or newer, the button is simply called “Preferences…”)Click on the Options tab and verify that the “Use Current Printer Settings” check box is checked
24 Windows Printer Driver - Setup Click OK afterverifying allSettings inPrinting DefaultsClick 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.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.
25 BradySoft/CodeSoft Driver - Installation The BBP11 can be used with BradySoft 8.5 and with CodeSoft 8.5 and higher. If you have BradySoft 8.5 or CodeSoft 8.5it is necessary to install the BBP11 driver. Either download and install the driver from teklynx.com or follow theinstructions below (version 9 and higher already have the driver so for those versions this step is not necessary).Put the BBP11 Product CD in your Disc Drive and open My Computer.Double click on the Disc Drive which opens an HTML file (If Autoplay is enabled the HTML file opens automatically)Click on the Thermal Driver link in the left paneClick on the Thermal Driver link that appears in the right paneSave the patch zip file to the desktopUnzip patch zip to the desktopCopy the 3 files to C:\Program Files\TKI\8\Common\Devices (the files are named devices.def, Printers.def and Ptc.prn)Click Yes to All when Windows asks if it is ok to overwrite existing files
26 Networking the printer Connect an Ethernet cable and a USB cable to the printerOpen the Diagnostic Tool (DiagTool.exe)Make sure the Interface is set to USB and click Ethernet SetupAn IP address that was assigned automatically via DHCP or APIPA will appear. Click the Static IP radio button.Type in the desired IP address and click Set IP to set the IP address as a static address.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)