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  Connecting Barcode Thermal Transfer Tag Printers



* Note that a C-Itoh and Citizen printers use the same 'language

as a Datamax printers (they are Datamax compatible) so references to

Datamax below apply to you if you have a C-Itoh or a Citizen printer.


1)   Know what port the printer is plugged into (e.g. LPT1, LPT2,

   etc.) We always recommend that you connect a printer to a  

   parallel / LPT port.


2)   If you need to connect the printer to a USB port and if you have          

   Windows 2000 or XP AND have a network we have some suggestions on

   how to get that working. (which you'd have to use before continuing)


3)   Test the connection by printing some sample tags. Go to the

   Jewelry Shopkeeper's COMMAND MENU. (To get to the Command

   Menu from Windows, double-click on the JS-Menu icon) At the

   Enter Your Choice---> prompt, type (for Datamax-type)

        COPY  DMXTEST  LPT1     and press Enter


   If different, use the correct port name in place of LPT1


   This should make the printer print a few tags. The layout

   will not be correct for your tags, but at least it should print

   something that looks as if it would fit a dumbell tag. If it

   doesn't print, that means that either the port name you have

   specified is wrong, the cable is wrong or the MODE statement

   is wrong (if using serial.) Technical note:  The DMXTEST file

   contains some basic Datamax instructions.


4)   After you have determined that the test is ok, start the

   Jewelry Shopkeeper, go to the System Maintenance menu and

   choose Printer Redirection. Make sure the printer number

   selected for the Thermal Printer corresponds to the right

   printer port. To do this, check the list of printers and

   make sure one of the entries has the correct printer port

   name in the PRINT_PORT column. Note the number on the left

   side of that line, then type that number in the following

   screen next to the line where it lists THERMAL TRANSFER



5)   From Jewelry Shopkeeper choose 2,5 for Tag Printing.

   Press D until that line reads THERMAL on the far right.

   Press B for layouts and make sure the first question has a



6)   See the separate tag layout instructions - which are specific

   to your type of printer.