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Datamax-O’Neil Mark III: Interface Connections and Serial Pinouts

by ScanSource Technical Services August 1, 2011 Barcode Printing
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The printer can be connected to the host system via the parallel, serial, Ethernet or USB ports. Cable Requirements Choose the correct cable when interfacing the printer to the host: The Parallel Port (optional) supports parallel communications via a 36-pin male mini-Centronics connector. Bi-directional communications (forward and reverse channels) is supported when an IEEE 1284 […]

Datamax-O’Neil External Rewind: How to Set Up an External Rewind

by ScanSource Technical Services August 1, 2011 Barcode Printing
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  Instructions also available for download. Still have questions or technical trouble? If your already a ScanSource Reseller contact us for further support. Phone: 800-944-2439 ext. 4002 Email: support@scansoure.com Not yet a ScanSource Reseller? Click here to find out how easy it is to become one.

Datamax-O’Neil Mark III: How to Replace the Printhead

by ScanSource Technical Services August 1, 2011 Barcode Printing
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If the Printhead becomes damaged or worn, replace it as follows: Turn OFF the printer and remove the ribbon if installed. Lower the Ribbon Handler Assembly. Press outward on the two Printhead Carrier Tabs and rotate the Printhead Carrier down. Press inward on the two Printhead Shield Tabs and rotate the Printhead Shield down. Loosen […]

Datamax-O’Neil Mark III: How to Use the Peel and Present Option

by ScanSource Technical Services August 1, 2011 Barcode Printing
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Load media for peeling (if the printer is equipped with the option) as follows: Load media based on the type you are using. (Roll,  Fan-Fold) Remove about 8 inches (200mm) of labels from the Media Backing. Open the Peeler Door. Route the Media Backing over the Platen Roller and Peel Bar, and then behind the Peel […]

Datamax-O’Neil Mark III: How to Replace the Platen Roller

by ScanSource Technical Services August 1, 2011 Barcode Printing
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The Platen Roller can be easily removed for cleaning, replacement, or clearing media jams. Turn OFF the printer and remove the media if installed. Lift up on the two Platen Roller Tabs. Remove the Platen Roller Assembly from the printer. Installation: Position the Platen Roller Assembly into the printer. Rotate the two Platen Roller Tabs […]

Datamax-O’Neil Mark III: How to Adjust the Media Sensor

by ScanSource Technical Services August 1, 2011 Barcode Printing
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The optional Adjustable Media Sensor (AMS) allows the printer to accept a wider variety of media configurations. The table below defines general AMS positions for various media and Top of Form (TOF) types. Position the AMS as follows: 1) On the Bottom AMS Sensor, identify the proper Indicator for use with your media. 2) Slide […]

Datamax-O’Neil Mark III: How to Set Up the Ethernet Card

by ScanSource Technical Services August 1, 2011 Barcode Printing
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Network Card Setup The Print Server makes IP requests at power-up, so before making a network connection to the printer consider how your IP addressing needs to be assigned. The IP addressing of the Internal Ethernet Print Server can be configured in one of two ways: Using a static IP Address or Using IP Discovery […]

Datamax-O’Neil Mark III: Downloading Firmware and Fonts

by ScanSource Technical Services August 1, 2011 Barcode Printing
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Downloading Firmware and Fonts The operating programs and fonts for the printer are stored in Flash memory on the Main PCB. When program updates and/or new features are added, they can be downloaded to the printer as follows: Identify the new version for your model of printer from the Datamax-O’Neil FTP site at ftp.datamaxoneil.com and […]

Datamax-O’Neil Mark III: How to Install the Printer Driver

by ScanSource Technical Services August 1, 2011 Barcode Printing
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Install the Printer Driver as follows (screen shots below are samples taken using Windows 2000; other versions will be similar): Start the Windows Add Printer Wizard. The following screen should appear, and then click Next>. Make sure that Local Printer is selected and then click Next>. Select Create a new port: and then select Standard […]

Datamax-O’Neil Printers: Changing Emulations from DPL to ZPL Datamax Printers

by ScanSource Technical Services June 26, 2011 Barcode Printing
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Download the PL-Z (AKA ZPL) firmware. Once downloaded, use the Seagull Driver to send it to the printer via Ethernet. This should be packaged with the printer. If not, you can download it here. Once the driver is installed, you can send the firmware to the printer under the tools tab.