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  • Brand: Casio
  • Product: Label Printer
  • Model/name: CW-K85
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French

Table of Contents

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CW-K85
User’s Guide
• We recommend that you print on a disc* before you record anything
on it. Printing on a disc that already has data recorded on it can
cause the data to become corrupted.
• Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for
any loss or corruption of data on discs arising through the use of this
printer.
* CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, etc.
Be sure to read the Safety Precautions contained in this manual before trying
to use the printer for the first time, and always keep this manual on hand for
future reference.
RCA502991-001V01
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GUIDELINES LAID DOWN BY FCC RULES FOR USE OF THE
UNIT IN THE U.S.A. (not applicable to other areas).
NOTICE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Caution: Changes or modification to the product not expressly approved by CASIO
could void the user’s authority to operate the product.
FCC WARNING
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Proper connectors must be used for connection to host computer and/or
peripherals in order to meet FCC emission limits.
Cable specified for PC Windows®
compatible PC to CW-K85
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number: CW-K85
Trade Name: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
Responsible party: CASIO, INC.
Address: 570 MT.PLEASANT AVENUE, DOVER, NEW JERSEY 07801
Telephone number: 201-361-5400
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
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Read This First!
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any loss or
claims by you or any other person or entity that may arise through the use
of this printer.
• Reproduction of this manual in any form, either in part or its entirety, is
forbidden without the express permission of CASIO COMPUTER CO.,
LTD.
• The contents of the manual are subject to change without notice.
© Copyright 2006 CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
• Be sure to read this manual carefully before attempting to use the product
for the first time.
Safety Precautions
Thank you for purchasing this quality CASIO product.
Before using it, be sure to read the following Safety Precautions. Keep the
manual in a convenient location for future reference when necessary.
Danger
This symbol indicates information that, if ignored or applied incorrectly,
creates the danger of death or serious personal injury.
Warning
This symbol indicates information that, if ignored or applied incorrectly,
creates the possibility of death or serious personal injury.
Caution
This symbol indicates information that, if ignored or applied incorrectly,
creates the possibility of personal injury or material damage.
Examples of graphic markings
indicates something you should not do.The symbol shown here
indicates you should not try to take the unit apart.
indicates something you should do. The symbol shown here
indicates you should unplug the unit from the wall outlet.
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Danger
Alkaline Batteries
Perform the following steps immediately if fluid leaking from
alkaline batteries ever gets into your eyes.
1. Do not rub your eyes! Rinse them with water.
2. Contact your physician immediately.
Leaving alkaline battery fluid in your eyes can lead to loss of
sight.
Warning
Smoke, abnormal odor, overheating, and other
abnormalities
Continued use of the product while it is emitting smoke or strange
odor, or overheating creates the risk of fire and electric shock.
Immediately perform the following steps whenever any of the
above symptoms are present.
1. Turn off power.
2. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
3. Contact your original retailer.
Power cord, AC adaptor, USB cable
Misuse of the power cord, AC adaptor, or USB cable creates
the risk of fire and electric shock.
Make sure you follow the precautions listed below.
• Use only items that are specified for the product.
• Use only a power source whose output matches the rating
marked on the plate on the back of the product.
• Never plug the power cord into a wall outlet that is shared by
other devices, or into a shared extension cord.
Warning
Power cord, AC adaptor, USB cable
Misuse of the power cord, AC adaptor, or USB cable can damage
it and create the risk of fire and electric shock. Make sure you
follow the precautions listed below.
• Never place heavy objects on these items or subject them to
direct heat.
• Never modify these items or subject them to bending.
• Do not subject these items to twisting or pulling.
• Should the power cord, AC adaptor, or USB cable or its plug
ever become damaged, contact your original retailer.
Power cord, AC adaptor, USB cable
• Never touch the power cord, AC adaptor, or USB cable or its
plugs while your hands are wet. Doing so creates the risk of
electric shock.
• Never use the power cord or AC adaptor in areas where it
may become wet. Water creates the risk of fire and electric
shock.
• Never place a vase or any other liquid container on top of the
power cord, AC adaptor, or USB cable. Water creates the
risk of fire and electric shock.
Batteries
Misuse of batteries can cause them to leak, resulting in damage
to nearby objects, or to explode, creating the risk of fire and
personal injury. Always make sure you observe the following
precautions.
• Never try to take batteries apart or allow them to become
shorted.
• Never expose batteries to heat or dispose of them by
incineration.
• Never mix old batteries with new ones.
• Never mix batteries of different types.
• Do not charge the batteries.
• Make sure the positive (+) and negative (–) ends of the
batteries are facing correctly.
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Warning
Dropping and rough treatment
Continued use of the product after it has been damaged due to
dropping or other rough treatment creates the risk of fire and
electric shock. Immediately perform the following steps if the
product should ever become damaged.
1. Turn off power.
2. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
3. Contact your original retailer.
Do not disassemble or modify the product.
Never try to take the product apart or modify it in any way. Doing
so creates the risk of electric shock, burn injury, or other personal
injury.
Leave all internal inspection, maintenance, and repair up to your
original retailer.
Water and foreign objects
Water, liquids, or foreign objects (especially metal) getting inside
the product creates the risk of fire and electric shock.Immediately
perform the following steps if liquid or a foreign object should
ever get inside the product.
1. Turn off power.
2. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
3. Contact your original retailer.
Do not incinerate.
Never dispose of the product by incineration. Doing so creates
the risk of fire and personal injury due to explosion.
Plastic bag precaution
Never place the plastic bags in which the product comes packed
over your head. Doing so creates the risk of suffocation.
Particular care is required in households where young children
are present.
Caution
Power cord, AC adaptor, USB cable
Misuse of the power cord, AC adaptor, or USB cable can damage
it and create the risk of fire and electric shock. Make sure you
follow the precautions listed below.
• Never locate these items near a stove or other source of
intense heat.
• When unplugging the power cord and USB cable, be sure to
grasp the plug. Never pull on the cord or cable.
• Plug in the power cord into the wall outlet as far as it will go.
• Plug in the USB cable into the computer and the printer as
far as it will go.
• Before leaving the product unattended for long periods (such
as when you go on a trip), unplug the power cord and USB
cable.
• When not using the printer, be sure to unplug the AC adaptor
from the power outlet and disconnect the USB cable from
the printer's USB port.
• At least once a year, clean away any dust built up in the area
around the prongs of the power cord’s plug.
Batteries
Misuse of batteries can cause them to leak resulting in damage
to nearby objects, or to explode, creating the risk of fire and
personal injury. Always make sure you observe the following
precautions.
• Use only batteries that are specified for use with this product.
• Remove batteries from the product if you do not plan to use
it for a long time.
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Caution
Connection precaution
Connect only items that are specified for the product to its
connectors. Connecting a non-specified item creates the risk of
fire and electric shock.
Keep backup copies of all important data
Be sure that you keep separate copies of important data in a
notebook or some other location. Malfunction of the product,
repairs, and dead batteries can cause data stored memory to
be lost.
Keep heavy objects off.
Never place a heavy object on top of the product. Doing so can
cause the object to lose balance and fall, creating the risk of
personal injury.
Location
Avoid the locations listed below for the product. Such locations
create the risk of fire and electric shock.
• Areas subject to high humidity and large amounts of dust
• Food preparation areas or other location subjected to oil
steam
• Near heaters, on a heated carpet, in direct sunlight, in a
closed vehicle parked in the sun, and other areas subjected
to high heat.
Avoid unstable surfaces.
Never place the product on an unstable table, desk, etc. Doing
so can cause the product to fall, creating the risk of personal
injury.
Caution
Loading and replacing batteries
The springs inside of the battery compartment have sharp edges.
Take care that you do not touch the springs with your fingers
when loading or replacing batteries. Doing so creates the risk of
personal injury.
Display Screen
• Never push on the display screen’s LCD panel or subject it
to strong impact. Doing so can cause the LCD panel’s glass
to crack, creating the risk of personal injury.
• Should the LCD panel ever crack or break, never touch the
liquid inside of the panel. LCD panel liquid can cause skin
irritation.
• Should LCD panel liquid ever get inside your mouth,
immediately wash out your mouth with water and contact
your physician.
• Should LCD panel liquid ever get into your eyes or onto your
skin, rinse with clear water for at least 15 minutes, and then
contact a physician.
High temperature precaution
Never touch the print head or other metal objects near the head.
These items become very hot, and touching them creates the
risk of burn injury.
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Safety Precautions ................................................................ 1
Operating Precautions.......................................................... 5
CW-K85 Printer Features ...................................................... 7
General Guide........................................................................ 8
Power Requirements............................................................. 9
Using the AC Adaptor ....................................................... 9
Using batteries ................................................................ 10
Initializing Printer Memory ................................................. 12
To initialize printer memory ............................................. 12
Data Error ....................................................................... 12
Powering Up and Selecting a Printing Mode .................... 12
To turn power on and off ................................................. 12
Auto Power Off ................................................................ 13
Mode Selection Basics .................................................... 14
Loading and Removing an Ink Ribbon Cassette.............. 15
To load the ink ribbon cassette ....................................... 15
To remove the ink ribbon cassette .................................. 16
Using the Printer’s Keys ..................................................... 17
Display Symbols and Indicators ........................................ 18
Label Printing Basics.......................................................... 19
Label Printing General Procedure ................................... 19
DISC Label Data .................................................................. 25
Disc Printing Terms ............................................................. 25
Creating Disc Label Data .................................................... 25
Creating a New Label .......................................................... 26
Inserting a Logo Into a Label ............................................. 28
Built In Logos .................................................................. 28
Operating Precautions
Observe the following precautions to ensure that the printer provides you with
the years of trouble-free operation for which it is designed.
• Avoid using the printer in areas exposed to direct sunlight, and in areas
subjected to high humidity, electrostatic charge, sudden temperature
changes, and temperature extremes. Operating Temperature Range: 10°C
to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
• Never subject the printer to strong impact or shock.
• Never allow paper clips, pins, or other similar objects to get inside the printer
mechanism.
• Place the printer on a level surface when printing. A tilted surface can make
normal printing impossible.
• Unclear printing can indicate a dirty print head. If printing becomes unclear,
use the procedures on page 46 to clean the print head.
• Using the printer in a location where it is exposed to direct sunlight or other
strong light can cause malfunction of its photo sensor. Use the printer in a
location where it is not exposed to strong light.
Contents
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Output Samples .............................................................. 29
To insert a logo into a label ............................................. 29
Inserting a Frame Into a Label ........................................... 30
Output Samples .............................................................. 30
To insert a frame into a label ........................................... 30
Inputting Text into an AUTO Format .................................. 31
To input text into an AUTO format label........................... 31
Specifying Character Spacing ........................................... 31
To turn proportional spacing on and off .......................... 31
Specifying Text Alignment.................................................. 32
To specify text alignment ................................................. 32
Inputting and Editing Label Text ........................................ 33
Moving the Cursor .............................................................. 33
Basic Alpha Numeric Input ................................................ 33
To input alpha-numeric characters .................................. 33
About the CODE key ....................................................... 34
Inputting Symbols and Special Characters ...................... 34
To use the SYMBOL menu.............................................. 34
Inputting Illustrations ......................................................... 35
To input illustrations......................................................... 35
Deleting an Individual Character ....................................... 35
To delete a character using the BS key ........................... 35
To delete a character using the DEL key ........................ 35
Clearing Input Text .............................................................. 36
To clear all text ................................................................ 36
Text Editing .......................................................................... 36
To switch between overwrite and insert .......................... 36
Using Phrase Memory ........................................................ 37
To recall a phrase ............................................................ 37
To create new phrase memory text ................................. 37
To save input text in phrase memory............................... 37
To edit a phrase memory record ..................................... 38
To delete a phrase memory record ................................. 38
Using Copy and Paste ........................................................ 38
User Characters .................................................................. 39
To recall a user character ................................................ 40
To delete a user character............................................... 40
Controlling the Appearance of Text ................................... 41
Selecting a Font .................................................................. 41
SMALL FONT ................................................................. 41
To change the default font setting ................................... 42
To change the font of text you have just input ................. 42
Using STYLE Menu Attributes ........................................... 42
Saving, Recalling and Deleting Labels.............................. 44
To save a label ................................................................ 44
To recall a label ............................................................... 44
To delete a label .............................................................. 44
Configuring the Printer Setup ............................................ 45
Demo Printing ................................................................. 45
Reference ............................................................................. 46
Caring for the Printer .......................................................... 46
Troubleshooting .................................................................. 47
Error Messages ................................................................... 49
Illustrations .......................................................................... 52
Symbols, Dingbats, and Special Characters .................... 52
Frames ................................................................................. 53
Label Formats...................................................................... 54
Specifications ...................................................................... 56
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CW-K85 Printer Features
The CW-K85 makes it possible to print on discs without connecting to a computer or installing any special software.
A selection of illustrations and fonts makes labels stylish and informative.
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General Guide
Press to turn on
power.
Press to turn off
power.
Keyboard
Display
Cassette cover
Open this cover to
load or remove the
ink ribbon cassette.
Slit
Slide the
disc to be
printed into
the slit.
USB port
For connection of a USB cable when
exchanging data with a computer.
AC adaptor terminal
Connect the
AC adaptor here.
Battery cover
If you cannot remove the disc from the printer due to printer malfunction, try
performing the following steps to remove the disc.
1 Press OFF.
2 While holding down the D and H keys, press ON.
If you are still unable to remove the disc after performing the above
operations, perform the following steps to remove the disc from the printer.
Normally, you should not use the following procedure to release the print
head. Use this procedure only when the print head fails to release normally
due to malfunction.
Print Head Release Button Hole
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1. Insert a thin object* into the hole and slide in the direction indicated by
the arrow.
• This will cause the print head to release the disc so you can remove
it from the printer.
2. The release lever will return to its original position automatically.
* Use an object that is at least 30mm (1-3/16") long and no thicker than
1.5mm (1/16"). Do not use a toothpick or other object with an easily
breakable tip. Doing so creates the risk of printer malfunction.
■ Opening and Closing the Cassette Cover
Press the cassette cover release to open the cover.
Important!
• Take care when opening and closing the cassette cover, and never try to
force it past its normal range of movement. Excessive force creates the risk
of malfunction of and damage to the printer.
Power Requirements
Depending on your printer model it may come either with an AC adaptor and
power cord, or with eight AA-size alkaline batteries.
• For a model that comes with an AC adaptor
You can run the printer by using its bundled AC adaptor to plug it into a
power outlet.
• For a model that comes with batteries
Load the eight batteries that come with the printer.
Using the AC Adaptor
Use AC adaptor (AD-A12280L) when you want to plug into a household power
outlet.
■ To connect the AC adaptor
Important!
• Use only the special AC adaptor (AD-A12280L).
• Whenever switching between battery power and AC adaptor power, be sure
to first turn off the printer. Only then should you connect the AC adaptor or
load batteries. Connecting the AC adaptor or loading batteries while the
printer is on can cause power to turn off automatically and result in loss of
text data you are working on.
1. Connect the power cord to the AC adaptor.
To close the cassette cover
• When closing the cover, hook it onto the printer at the location shown in the
illustration and then swing the cover closed.
• Press down on the cassette cover until you hear it click securely closed.
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2. Connect the AC adaptor plug to the printer’s AC adaptor terminal (1), and
then plug the power cord into a household power outlet (2).
2
1
■ To disconnect the AC adaptor
Important!
• Never disconnect the AC adaptor while a printing operation is in progress.
Doing so creates the risk of printer malfunction.
• Never disconnect the AC adaptor or remove the batteries while the printer is
turned on. Also, make sure that the display is completely blank after turning
off the printer before disconnecting the AC adaptor or removing the batteries.
Disconnecting the AC adaptor or removing the batteries at the wrong time
can cause loss of text you are working on, as well as data you have stored
in printer memory.
1. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet (1), and then unplug the AC
adaptor from the printer (2).
2 1
• Take care that you do not excessively bend
or twist, or pull on either end of the power
cord (points marked A and B in the
illustration). Take care that the power cord is
not bent excessively at these points when
storing the cord. Any of the conditions
mentioned above can cause breaks in the
wiring of the cord.
Using Batteries
Note
• The printer can run on eight AA-size alkaline batteries.Be sure to use alkaline
batteries only.
1. Turn over the printer and remove the bat-
tery cover.
• Never bend or twist the battery cover,
or otherwise subject it to rough
handling. Doing so creates the risk of
printer malfunction.
2. Load a set of eight new batteries.
• Make sure the positive g and negative
h poles of the batteries are facing in
the proper directions.
A B
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Memory Data Backup
• Never disconnect the AC adaptor or remove the batteries while the printer
is turned on. Doing so can cause loss of text you are working on, as well
as data you have stored in printer memory.
• Be sure to keep separate backup copies of all important data you have
stored in printer memory.
3. Replace the battery cover.
Important!
• The printer may suddenly turn off during printing if battery power goes low.
Because of this, use of the special AC adaptor (AD-A12280L) is
recommended to power the printer.
• Because of the affect cold has on batteries, the “LOW BATTERY!”may appear
prematurely when the temperature is below 10˚C(50˚F). If this happens,
move the printer to a location where the temperature is within the operating
temperature range (10˚C to 35˚C (50˚F to 95˚F))
• Never disconnect the AC adaptor or remove the batteries while the printer is
turned on. Also, make sure that the display is completely blank after turning
off the printer before disconnecting the AC adaptor or removing the batteries.
Disconnecting the AC adaptor or removing the batteries at the wrong time
can cause loss of text you are working on, as well as text and preset phrases
you have stored in printer memory.
• Whenever switching between battery power and AC adaptor power, be sure
to first turn off the printer. Only then should you connect the AC adaptor or
load batteries. Connecting the AC adaptor or loading batteries while the
printer is on can cause power to turn off automatically, resulting in loss of
text data you are working on.
Battery Life
• Printing of approximately 150 discs*
Normal temperature (20˚C (68˚F)), one printing per disc.
* When printing text or graphics that contain large areas of black, and
printing under cold temperatures can shorten battery life for label printing.
• Be sure to replace batteries at least once every two years, even if you
do not use the printer during that period.
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Initializing Printer Memory
You should initialize the memory of the printer before using it for the first time,
after you have not used it for a long time, or if it fails to operate normally when
you turn power on.
Important!
Initializing printer memory clears its memory of all input data.
To initialize printer memory
1. Make sure that the printer is turned off.
2. While holding down the PRINT and ESC keys, press . Release
first, but keep PRINT and ESC depressed until power turns on and a con-
firmation message appears on the display.
3. In response to the confirmation message that appears, press SET to ini-
tialize the printer memory or ESC to abort.
Data Error
Whenever you turn on the printer, it performs an internal check of its memory
and functions. If it finds a serious data problem, it will display the following
message:
DATA ERROR! INITIALIZE THE PRINTER!
When this message appears, press any key. Next, in response to the “INI-
TIALIZE? SET/ESC” message that appears, press SET to initialize printer
memory (which deletes everything in memory) or ESC to clear the message
without initializing.
Powering Up and Selecting a Printing Mode
Turning the printer on and off is as simple as pressing a button. After the
printer powers up, you will need to select the type of operation you want to
perform.
To turn power on and off
1. Press the button to turn the printer on.
• This turns on power and displays a main menu screen like the one shown
below.
• The selection boundary indicates the icon that is currently selected on
the main menu.
New data icon
Last Data icon
Selection boundary
Currently selected function (icon)
Stored data icon
Shows the function of the
currently selected icon
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2. What you should do after turning on power depends on the type of printing
operation you want to perform.
• See “Mode Selection Basics” on page 14 for more information.
3. To turn the printer off, press the button.
Auto Power Off
The printer automatically turns off if you do not perform any key operation for
about six minutes. To restore power, press .
Note
Auto Power Off is disabled while the printer is being powered by the AC adaptor
and is connected to a computer.
Important
• See page 45 for information about configuring contrast, print density,
and language (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish) settings.
• All of the display examples in this User’s Guide use English as the
display language.
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To input new label text
To recall previously saved text into a label
To display the text you were working on the last time you were using the printer (LAST DATA)
• Producing a demo print (page 45) or initializing printer memory will delete
any data you were last working on.
• • •
Mode Selection Basics
The illustration below shows the basic flow for mode selection after turning on the printer.
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Loading and Removing an Ink Ribbon Cassette
An ink ribbon cassette is required when printing disc labels.
You should use only the special ink ribbon cassettes that are specified for this printer.
To load the ink ribbon cassette
1. Open the cassette cover.
2. Remove the stopper from the ink ribbon cassette.
3. If there is slack in the ink ribbon, use your fingers as shown in the illustra-
tion to rotate the spindle of the cassette to remove the slack.
• You may need to rotate the spindle several times if there is a lot of slack.
Important!
• Never pull on the ink ribbon with excessive force or try to push the ink
ribbon into the cassette.
• Loading the ink ribbon cassette while the ink ribbon is slack creates the
risk of malfunction.
Stopper
4. Load the ink ribbon cassette into the printer.
• Make sure that the ink ribbon passes between the print head and the
rubber roller as shown in the illustration below. Take care that the ink
ribbon does not snag on the protrusion near the print head. Press down
on the ink ribbon cassette until you hear them click securely into place.
Important!
• Installing the ink ribbon cassette incorrectly or failing to secure them
properly in place can cause the ribbon to break.
5. Close the cassette cover.
• Press down on the cassette cover until you hear it click securely into
place.
Rotate in the direction
of the arrow.
Ink ribbon
Rubber roller
Print head
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To remove the ink ribbon cassette
1. Open the cassette cover.
2. Grasping both sides of the ink ribbon cassette, lift it straight up.
Storing a Partially Used Ink Ribbon Cassette
Install a stopper on the partially used ink ribbon cassette, place the cas-
sette into its plastic bag, and then into its box.
Store it where it will not be exposed to dirt and dust.
Number of Prints Per Ink Ribbon Cassette
• Upper or Lower Area Only: Approximately 40 prints
• Upper and Lower Area: Approximately 20 prints
Upper area
Lower area
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Using the Printer’s Keys
2 3 5 6
7
8
0
q 1 4
9
w
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
q
w
• Press to print.
• Press and then this key to preview the label you
are currently creating.
Press to print data created on a computer.
• Pastes previously copied text.
• To copy, input the text to be copied. Next, press
and then this key. For more information, see page 38.
Press to store and recall often-used words and
phrases.
Press to delete the character to the left of the cursor.
• Press and then this key to delete all of
the text you are currently inputting.
Press to delete the character at the current cursor
location.
Use these keys to move the cursor on the display.
Press to execute a command of operation.
Press to temporarily shift the keyboard between
uppercase and lowercase for input of one character
only. For details, see page 33.
Press to shift the keyboard between uppercase and
lowercase. For details, see page 33.
Press to activate the functions marked above, or next to
keyboard keys in same color as “FUNCTION”.
Press to cancel the current operation and return to the
operation before it.
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Display Symbols and Indicators
Before actually using the printer, you should first take some time to become
acquainted with the symbols and indicators used on the label printer display.
■ Symbols and Indicators
1
5
6
2 CAPS On/Off indicator/Insert/Overwrite indicator
“AB” indicates uppercase insert, while “ab” indicates lowercase insert. “ ”
indicates uppercase overwrite, while “ ” indicates lowercase overwrite.
3 Character style indicators
A pointer appears under the currently selected character style.You can select
between normal (no indicator display), bold (A), outline ( ), shadow ( ), and
raised ( ).
4 Scroll indicators
These indicators appear when there is data above or below the currently dis-
played screen.
5 Font Indicators
A pointer appears next to the currently selected font.
6 Small font indicator
A pointer appears here when the SMALL FONT is selected automatically by
the printer.
1 Function/Shift/Code indicator
appears when you press the FUNCTION key. Pressing a key while this
indicator is on the display causes the function marked above, or next to that
key to be executed.
appears when you press the SHIFT key. While this indicator is on the dis-
play, the keyboard is shifted, so the letter keys input the opposite of their
current uppercase/lowercase setting. The number keys input the punctuation
symbols marked in the upper right corners of the keys. The keyboard auto-
matically unshifts (and the shift indicator disappears) as soon as you input a
character.
appears when you press the CODE key. While this indicator is on the dis-
play, number keys input the accents marked above them and the U, O, P, A,
S, J, K, L, Z, C, and N keys input the special characters marked in their lower
right corners. The keyboard automatically returns to normal (and the code
indicator disappears) as soon as you input an accent.
appears when both the SHIFT and CODE keys are pressed.
SANS-SERIF
SANS-S ITC
SANS-S RND
ROMAN
ROMAN ITC
SMALL FONT
cursor
4
4
7
9
8
2 0
3
q
w
7 Label format
Shows the format of the label being created.
8 Auto format indicator
This indicator appears when Auto Format is enabled.
9 Text area
This is where text appears during input and editing.
0 Character count
These values indicate the character count as shown below
13/24 CHR
Maximum number of allowable characters
Number of characters input
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q Size indicator
This indicator appears when you are using Auto Format.
w Upper/lower label indicator
This indicator shows the label (upper or lower) that is currently selected for
text input.
This indicator: Means this:
x 1 3 mm (1
ÚÚÚÚÚ8")
x 2 6 mm (1
ÚÚÚÚÚ4")
x 3 9 mm (3
ÚÚÚÚÚ8")
x 4 12 mm (1
ÚÚÚÚÚ2")
x 5 15 mm (5
ÚÚÚÚÚ8")
Label Printing Basics
This section contains general procedures for laying out and printing disc la-
bels.
Disc Label Printing General Procedure
Connect the AC adaptor (Page 9).
Or load batteries into the printer. (Page 10)
Load an ink ribbon cassette (Page 15).
Select the print pattern you want to use (Page 20).
Select the format and input its text.
Print the label (Page 21).
■ To create a label for the upper print area of a disc
Example
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1. Press to turn on the printer.
• A LAST DATA icon will also appear on the Main Menu if there is input
data left over from the last time you used the printer. See page 14 for
more information.
2. Use and to select NEW, and then press SET.
• This displays a print pattern selection screen.
Print
Pattern
Example
AREA A AREA A
AREA B
AREA B
3. Use and to select the print area(s) you want, and then press SET.
• Here we will select print area A (upper only).
4. Use and to select the label format you want, and then press SET.
• Here we will select FORMAT 1.
5. Input the text you want.
• Here we will input “PROFILE DATA”.
• See “Inputting and Editing Label Text” on page 33 for information about
inputting text.
6. After inputting the text press SET.
• Now you can preview your disc label (“To check the appearance of a
disc label layout”, page 21) or print it without previewing (“To print a disc
label in the upper label area”, page 21).
Controlling the Appearance of Your Disc Label
When creating a disc label, you can use the following procedures to
select the font, style, and layout.
• Font: Page 41
• Style: Page 42
• Layout: Page 31
PROFILE
DATA
PROFILE DATA
PROFILE DATA
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■ To check the appearance of a disc label layout
1. Press FUNCTION and then PREVIEW.
• This will cause an image of the disc label
layout to scroll on the display.
• If the disc label layout has text in both the
upper print area (AREA A) and the lower
print area (AREA B), a print area selection
screen will appear here. Use and
to select the print area you want to preview
and then press SET to scroll the print area’s
layout on the display.
2. To pause scrolling at any point, press SET.
• Press SET again to resume scrolling.
• While scrolling is paused, you can use and to skip from screen
to screen.
• To stop the preview, press ESC.
Note
• Characters or illustrations with very fine lines may not appear correctly on
the preview screen.
• It may take some time for the label image to appear on the display if it
contains a large number of characters or lines.
• Actual final printing may be different from the preview image that is shown
on the display.
■ To print a disc label in the upper label area
Note
• It is recommended that you print on a disc before you record anything on it.
Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. will not be held responsible for
any data that is lost during printing.
• Before printing, be sure to check the “Printing Precautions” and make sure
the disc you are about to print on is acceptable.
• Do not try to print on a single CD-R or a business card size CD-R disc.
Trying to print on such discs can damage the printer. This printer supports
printing on 12cm diameter discs only.
• Place the printer on a level surface when printing. A tilted surface can make
normal printing impossible.
1. Make sure an ink ribbon cassette is loaded in the printer (page 15).
2. After performing steps 1 through 6 under “To create a label for the upper
print area of a disc”, use and to select PRINT, and then press SET.
3. With the area of the disc you want to print on facing downwards, slide the
disc from right to left into the slit along the top of the printer.
• Never insert anything besides discs into the slit.
• If the disc has a logo or any other markings on it, be sure to position it so
printing will be performed in an area that is blank.
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Important!
• Handle the disc gently when sliding it into place. Rough handling can
damage the disc.
• Check to make sure that there is no dirt, dust, or other foreign matter on
the disc. Dirt or dust can scratch the recording surface of the disc and
make it impossible to record data onto it.
• Sliding the disc onto the slit with the recording side facing you will result in
printing on the recording side of the disc, which will make the disc unrecordable.
4. Slide the disc to the left as far as it will go.
• Make sure you slide the disc to the left as far as it will go. Normal printing
may not be possible if the disc is not positioned properly inside the printer.
5. Use the positioning guide to position the disc.
Important!
• Never use the positioning guide for any other purpose besides aligning
discs. After positioning the disc, be sure to remove the positioning guide
before you start printing.
• Adjust the position of the disc so its logo or marking is parallel with the
positioning guide and slit.
• Note that the printer cannot print in an area of the disc that already has
a logo or other markings.
• You can skip this step if the disc you are using does not have a logo or
other markings on it.
6. Press SET to start printing.
Important!
• Never turn off the printer while it is performing a print operation.
• Make sure there is nothing to the right of the printer that can obstruct
movement of the disc when it exits the slit.
• Never touch the disc while a print operation is in progress. Doing so can
scratch the disc or cause malfunction of the printer.
• Never open the cassette cover while printing is in progress or while a
disc is inserted in the printer. Doing so can scratch the disc or cause
malfunction of the printer.
• If you have a problem removing a disc due to printer malfunction, try
using the procedure on page 8 to remove it.
7. When printing is complete, the disc will stop moving and the screen shown
here will appear on the display.
8. Pull the disc to the right and remove it from the printer.
Important!
• If you have trouble removing the disc from the printer, see page 8.
Positioning
guide
Printing will
appear here.
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■ To create a disc label for the upper and lower print areas
1. In step 3 of the procedure under “To create a label for the upper print area
of a disc” on page 19, select the icon that shows both AREA A and AREA
B, and then input text into both areas.
2. After inputting the text for the label, press SET.
• Now you can preview your disc label (“To
check the appearance of a disc label
layout”, page 21) or print it without
previewing (see below).
3. Use and to select PRINT, and then
press SET.
■ To print a disc label in the upper and lower print areas
Note
• It is recommended that you print on a disc before you record anything on it.
Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. will not be held responsible for
any data that is lost during printing.
• Before printing, be sure to check the “Printing Precautions” and make sure
the disc you are about to print on is acceptable.
• Do not try to print on a single CD-R or a business card size CD-R disc.
Trying to print on such discs can damage the printer. This printer supports
printing on 12cm diameter discs only.
1. Use and to select the upper print area (AREA A) or the lower area
(AREA B), and then press SET.
• Here we will select AREA A.
2. Insert a disc into the printer.
• See steps 3 through 5 under “To print a disc label in the upper label
area” on pages 21 and 22 for details.
3. Press SET to start printing.
Important!
• Never turn off the printer while it is performing a print operation.
• Never touch the disc while a print operation is in progress. Doing so can
scratch the disc or cause malfunction of the printer.
• Never open the cassette cover while a print operation is in progress.
Doing so can scratch the disc or cause malfunction of the printer.
4. When printing is complete, the disc will stop moving and the screen shown
here will appear on the display.
5. Remove the disc from the printer.
• See step 8 on page 22 for details.
6. Use and to select AREA B and then press SET.
7. Rotate the disc and reinsert it into the printer.
Important!
• Never use the positioning guide for any other purpose besides aligning
discs. After positioning the disc, be sure to remove the positioning guide
before you start printing.
8. Press SET to start printing.
9. After printing is complete remove the disc from the printer.
• See step 8 on page 22 for details.
Adjust the angle of the disc so the second print-
ing is aligned correctly with the first printing.
Upper print area (AREA A)
Positioning guide
Lower print area (AREA B)
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■ To exit the printing operation
1. When the screen shown above is on the display, use and to select
EXIT, and then press SET twice.
• This will display the main menu screen.
• See page 44 for information about using the STORE option on the above
screen.
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DISC Label Data
Disc Printing Terms
The following defines a few disc printing terms that are used in this part of the
manual.
■ Print Surface
This is the side of the disc that the printer will print on. Some discs may have
manufacturer logos or other information pre-printed on this side.
■ Print Data
This is the text, illustrations,and all other items that the printer will print onto
the print surface of the disc.
CONTEST
SPEECH Print data
Print surface
■ Print Areas
These are the areas on the disc where the printer prints.The printer can print
in two print areas: an upper print area and a lower printer area.
Width: 74mm (2 15/16")
Upper print area
(AREA A)
Height: 16mm (5/8")
Lower print area
(AREA B)
Creating Disc Label Data
The following are the general steps when preparing data for disc labeling.
After inputting the required data, you can then use it to print directly onto the
disc.
Getting Ready
• Connect the AC adaptor or load batteries (page 9).
• Load an ink ribbon cassette (page 15).
1. To create a new label
from scratch, select
NEW on the initial
screen (page 26).
2. Select the print pattern
you want to use (page
26).
3. Select the format you
want to use (page 27).
4. Input the text you want (page 33).
5. Select the text attributes you want.
• Specify the font (page 41), select the style (page 42), and specify
the text alignment (page 31).
To edit an existing
label, select
STORED DATA
(page 44).
To edit the label
data you were
working on the last
time you were
using the printer,
select LAST DATA
(page 14).
General Flow for Creating a Disc Label
Print the label (page 21) and store it in memory (page 44), if you want.
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Creating a New Label
This section explains how to specify the print area and select a label format for
creating new disc printing data.
• For information about printing data that you have previously saved to memory,
see page 44.
Example
■ To create a new label
1. Press to turn on the printer.
• A LAST DATA icon will also appear on the Main Menu if there is input data
left over from the last time you used the printer. If you want to continue
working with the data from your previous session, use and to
selectLASTDATA,andthenpressSET.
2. Use and to select NEW, and then press SET.
• This displays a print pattern selection screen.
3. Use the cursor keys to select the print pattern you want.
Print
Pattern
Example
AREA A AREA A
AREA B
AREA B
Selected print pattern
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4. Press SET.
■ Label Formats
The label format determines the types and positions of text and logo data for
each block.There are a total of 29 different formats, which are divided among
four groups: standard formats (FORMAT 1 through FORMAT 18), logo for-
mats (LOGO 1 through LOGO 4), frame formats (FRAME 1 through FRAME
5), and auto formats (AUTO 1 and AUTO 2).
•See “Label Formats” on page 54 for details about all the label formats that
are available.
5. Use and to scroll through the available label formats until the one
you want is displayed.
6. Press SET.
• Note that if you selected as the print pattern in step 3, pressing SET
will display a screen for specifying the label format for the AREA B area.
Repeat steps 5 and 6.
• Pressing SET causes the text input screen to appear.
7. Input the text you want.
• See “Inputting and Editing Label Text” on page 33 for information about
inputting text.
8. Press SET.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 for other blocks.
Label format image
If you want to do this:
Input text only
Input text and a logo
• See “Inserting a Logo Into a La-
bel” on page 28 for information
about inputting logos.
Input text and a frame
• See “Inserting a Frame Into a
Label” on page 30 for informa-
tion about inputting frames.
Have the printer automatically se-
lect text size in accordance with
the number of characters
• See page 31 for more informa-
tion.
Select this type of format:
FORMAT 1 through FORMAT 18
LOGO 1 through LOGO 4
FRAME 1 through FRAME 5
AUTO 1 or AUTO 2
This is the currently selected label format.
Name of block where you are
currently inputting text.
Block where you are inputting text flashes.
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10. After all input is complete, press SET.
• This displays a screen, which you can use to print the label (page 21) or
to save the label (page 44).
• You can also exit your label making session by using the cursor keys to
select EXIT, and then pressing SET twice.
Inserting a Logo Into a Label
When creating a label using a LOGO format (LOGO 1 through LOGO 4), you
can insert one of the printer’s 12 built-in logos into the graphic block of the
format.
Built-in Logos
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Output Samples
The following shows examples of labels that use logos.
LOGO 1
LOGO 2
LOGO 3
LOGO 4
To insert a logo into a label
1. Perform steps 1 through 4 of the procedure under “To create a new label”
on page 26.
2. On the label format selection screen, use and to scroll through the
label formats until one of the LOGO formats (LOGO 1 through LOGO 4) is
displayed.
3. Press SET.
4. Use and to scroll through the logo data names, until the one you
want is on the display.
5. Press SET.
• This inserts the logo into the label. Now you can perform the other steps
under “To create a new label” on page 26 to input text.
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Inserting a Frame Into a Label
You can select from a number of different frame styles and insert a frame into
your label. See page 53 for a list of all the available frames.
Output Samples
The following shows examples of labels that use frames.
To insert a frame into a label
1. Perform steps 1 through 4 of the procedure under “To create a new label”
on page 26.
2. On the label format selection screen, use and to scroll through the
label formats until one of the FRAME formats (FRAME 1 through FRAME
5) is displayed.
3. Press SET.
4. Use the cursor keys to select the frame data you want to insert.
5. Press SET.
• This inserts the frame into the label. Now you can perform the other
steps under “To create a new label” on page 26 to input text.
FRAME 1
FRAME 2
FRAME 3
FRAME 4
FRAME 5
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Inputting Text into an AUTO Format
The two AUTO formats automatically adjust the size of characters in accord-
ance with the number of characters you input.
The table below shows how character size is adjusted for each auto format.
To input text into an AUTO format label
1. Perform steps 1 through 4 of the procedure under “To create a new label”
on page 26.
2. On the label format selection screen, use and to scroll through the
label formats until AUTO1 or AUTO2 is displayed.
3. Press SET.
4. Input the text you want.
5. Press SET.
• Now you can perform the other steps under “To create a new label” on page
26 to complete the label.
AUTO 1 (1 line) AUTO 2 (2 lines)
Displayed Size Printed Size Displayed Size Printed Size
0 to 9 ×5 15mm (5
ÚÚÚÚÚ8") ×2 6mm (1
ÚÚÚÚÚ4")
10 to 12 ×4 12mm (1
ÚÚÚÚÚ2") ×2 6mm (1
ÚÚÚÚÚ4")
13 to 16 ×3 9mm (3
ÚÚÚÚÚ8") ×2 6mm (1
ÚÚÚÚÚ4")
17 to 24 ×2 6mm (1
ÚÚÚÚÚ4") ×2 6mm (1
ÚÚÚÚÚ4")
25 to 49 ×1 3mm (1
ÚÚÚÚÚ8") ×1 3mm (1
ÚÚÚÚÚ8")
Number of Input
Characters
Specifying Character Spacing
There are two ways that characters can be spaced: proportional spacing and
uniform spacing.
With proportional spacing, the amount of space between two characters de-
pends on what those two characters are.
With uniform spacing, all characters are separated by the same amount of
space.
To turn proportional spacing on and off
1. While inputting text, press FORM.
2. Use and to select PROPORTIONAL, and then press SET.
3. Use and to turn proportional spacing on or off.
• Note that the setting you select is applied to all the text of the label.
4. Press SET to apply your setting and return to the text input screen.
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Specifying Text Alignment
You can select any one of the following four text alignments for your label text.
Centering
Right Alignment
Left Alignment
Equal Spacing
To specify text alignment
1. While inputting text, press FORM.
2. Use and to select ALIGN, and then press SET.
3. Use and to select the alignment setting you want.
4. When the setting you want is selected, press SET.
5. On the next screen that appears, use and to select the range of
text to which you want to apply your alignment setting.
6. After selecting the range, press SET to apply your setting and return to the
text input screen.
To apply the alignment setting to this text:
All of the text in the label
All of the text in the current line only
Select this option:
ALL
LINE
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Inputting and Editing Label Text
This section describes everything you need to know about deleting and
editing text you have already input.
Moving the Cursor
Use the cursor keys to move the cursor around the display and position it for
deleting and editing characters.
■ To move the cursor
Basic Alpha Numeric Input
The following operation shows you the basic procedures for inputting letters
and numbers. Note that it assumes that a text input screen is already on the
display.
To input alpha-numeric characters
Example: ABXYZ 1234567890
1. Input the characters by typing them on the printer’s keyboard.
• To input the uppercase letters, you can use either SHIFT or CAPS.With
SHIFT you must shift the keyboard for each character. With CAPS the
keyboard keeps its uppercase/ lowercase setting until you press CAPS
again.
• Press SPACE to input spaces.
• If you input a wrong character, press BS or DEL to delete it and input
again.
2. When you reach the end of a line of text, press SET.
To perform this operation:
Move the cursor left
Move the cursor right
Move the cursor up
Move the cursor down
Move the cursor to the beginning of
the current line of text
Move the cursor to the end of the
current line of text
Press this:
FUNCTION
FUNCTION
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About the CODE key
The CODE key makes it possible to input punctuation needed for a number of
different languages. The following shows the key operations you should use
for each of the characters formed using the CODE key.
■ CAPS on
■ CAPS off
Example: To input á CODE 1 (´) A
Key Operation Input Key Operation Input Key Operation Input
CODE U ü
CODE O œ
CODE P å
CODE A æ
CODE S ß
CODE J ö
CODE K ä
CODE L j
CODE Z w
CODE C ç
CODE N ñ
CODE 1 ´
CODE 2 `
CODE 3 ¨
CODE 4 ˜
CODE 5 ˆ
CODE 6 ˇ
CODE 7 °
CODE 8 /
CODE 9 ˝
CODE 0 ˛
Key Operation Input Key Operation Input Key Operation Input
CODE U Ü
CODE O Œ
CODE P Å
CODE A Æ
CODE J Ö
CODE K Ä
CODE L J
CODE Z W
CODE C Ç
CODE N Ñ
CODE 1 ´
CODE 2 `
CODE 3 ¨
CODE 4 ˜
CODE 5 ˆ
CODE 6 ˇ
CODE 7 °
CODE 8 /
CODE 9 ˝
CODE 0 ˛
Inputting Symbols and Special Characters
The SYMBOL menu provides you with a choice of symbols, dingbats, and
special number formats, in addition to Greek and Russian letters.
To use the SYMBOL menu
1. With the cursor at the location where you want to input a symbol, dingbat,
number, Greek letter, or Russian letter, press SYMBOL to display the
SYMBOL menu.
2. Use and to select the type of character you want, and then press
SET.
• Pressing SET causes a menu of symbols, dingbats, number formats,
Greek letters, or Russian letters to appear.
• To exit the SYMBOL menu without selecting anything, press ESC.
3. Use the cursor keys to select the character you want to input, and then
press SET.
• Pressing SET returns to the input screen, with the symbol, dingbat,
number, Greek letter, or Russian letter you selected input at the location
where the cursor was located when you displayed the SYMBOL menu.
• See page 52 for a complete list of symbols, dingbats, number formats,
Greek letters, and Russian letters that are available from each menu.
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Inputting Illustrations
Your printer gives you a choice of 124 illustrations that you can use in your
labels.
To input illustrations
1. With the cursor at the location where you want to input an illustration, press
ILLUST to display the ILLUST menu.
2. Use the cursor keys to select the illustration you want to input, and then
press SET.
• Pressing SET returns to the input screen with the illustration you selected
input at the location where the cursor was located when you displayed
the ILLUST menu.
• See page 52 for a complete list of illustrations that are available.
Deleting an Individual Character
You can delete an individual character with either the BS key or the DEL key.
The only difference between the operations of these two keys is the location
of the cursor.
To delete a character using the BS key
Example: To change the word “commmputer” to “computer”.
1. Use and to move the cursor under “p”.
2. Press BS twice to delete the two m’s to the left of the cursor, shifting “puter”
to the left as you do.
To delete a character using the DEL key
Example: To change the word “commmputer” to “computer”.
1. Use and to move the cursor under the first (far left) “m”.
2. Press DEL twice to delete the two m’s at the cursor’s position, shifting
“mputer” to the left as you do.
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Clearing Input Text
Use the following steps to clear text on the input screen.
To clear all text
1. Press FUNCTION and then BS (CLS).
2. In response to the confirmation message that appears, press SET.
• This clears all the text from the input screen.
• If you want to abort the clear operation without deleting anything, press
ESC in place of SET.
Text Editing
You can set up the label printer so it either inserts new input between existing
characters, or overwrites existing characters with new input. Note the follow-
ing example.
Example
Existing text: ABCDEFGHI
Cursor location: E
New input: XXX
Insert
Result: ABCDXXXEFGHI
Overwrite
Result: ABCDXXXHI
To switch between overwrite and insert
1. Press SET UP to display the SET UP menu.
2. Use and to select INPUT and then press SET.
3. On the next screen that appears, use and to select INSERT, or
OVERWRITE and then press SET.
• The CAPS indicator on the display is highlighted when overwrite is turned
on. The CAPS indicator appears normally (unhighlighted) when insert is
turned on.
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Using Phrase Memory
Phrase memory provides storage of nine phrases you can recall and input
into your labels. Initially, phrase memory records 1 through 8 are preset with
often-used label phrases.You can use these as they are or replace them with
your own text.
The following are the initial contents of the phrase memory records.
1 Digital Image
2 Date Recorded:
3 Backup Data
4 Confidential
5 Hit Album
6 Omnibus
7 My Favorites
8 Recorded At:
9 <Empty>
To recall a phrase
1. While inputting text, press PHRASE MEMORY.
• This displays a list of available phrases.
2. Use and to select the phrase you want to recall, and then press
SET.
• This recalls the phrase you selected and inputs it into the input screen.
• You can also select a phrase by inputting its record number, from 1 through
9.
• If the phrase you selected causes the number of input characters to exceed
the allowable limit, the error message “ENTIRE PHRASE COULD NOT BE
RECALLED!” appears.The phrase is partially input, up to the allowable limit.
To create new phrase memory text
1. Press PHRASE MEMORY.
2. Use and to select [DATA EDIT], and then press SET.
3. Use and to select MAKE, and then press SET.
4. Use and to select NEW, and then press SET.
• The NEW / STRING→PHRASE screen does not appear if there is not
text currently input on the text input screen.
5. On input screen that appears, input the text that you want, and then press
SET.
6. Use and to select the phrase memory where you want to store the
text, and then press SET.
7. In response to the confirmation message that appears, press SET to save
the phrase or ESC to abort.
To save input text in phrase memory
1. While inputting the text you want to save on the input screen, press PHRASE
MEMORY.
2. Use and to select [DATA EDIT], and then press SET.
3. Use and to select MAKE, and then press SET.
4. Use and to select STRING→PHRASE, and then press SET.
5. On the input screen that appears, check the text and make any changes
that you want and then press SET.
6. Use and to select the phrase memory where you want to store the
text, and then press SET.
7. In response to the confirmation message that appears, press SET to save
the phrase or ESC to abort.
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To edit a phrase memory record
1. Press PHRASE MEMORY.
2. Use and to select [DATA EDIT], and then press SET.
3. Use and to select EDIT, and then press SET.
4. Use and to select the phrase memory record whose contents you
want to edit, and then press SET.
5. On the text screen that appears, check the text and make any changes
that you want, and then press SET.
6. Use and to select the phrase memory where you want to store the
text, and then press SET.
7. In response to the confirmation message that appears, press SET to save
the phrase or ESC to abort.
To delete a phrase memory record
1. Press PHRASE MEMORY.
2. Use and to select [DATA EDIT], and then press SET.
3. Use and to select DELETE, and then press SET.
4. Use and to select the phrase memory record whose contents you
want to delete, and then press SET.
5. In response to the confirmation message that appears, press SET to de-
lete the phrase or ESC to abort.
Using Copy and Paste
You can copy text data you have input in one location, and paste it into an-
other location.
■ To copy text
1. Input the text you want to copy.
2. Press FUNCTION and then COPY.
3. Use and to move the cursor to the first character of the string of
text to which you want to copy, and then press SET.
4. Use and to move the cursor to the last character of the string of
text to which you want to copy, and then press SET.
• The message ”COPY OPERATION COMPLETE” appears and the input
screen appears when the copy operation is complete.
• You can have up to nine copies in memory. The 10th copy operation
causes the oldest copied text to be deleted to make room for the newly
copied text.
■ To paste copied text
1. When inputting text, press PASTE.
2. On the list of copied text that appears, use and to select the text
you want, and then press SET.
• This pastes the selected data at the current cursor location.
• If the text you are copying causes the maximum number of input character
limit to be exceeded, the message “TOO MANY CHARACTERS! SOME
WERE NOT PASTED” appears and some of the text is not pasted.
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User Characters
You can create up to four user characters and store them in memory.You can
create a character from scratch, or you can use an existing character or sym-
bol as a basis for your new character.
■ To create a user character from scratch
1. Press USER CHR.
2. Use and to select MAKE and then press SET.
3. Use and to select NEW and then press SET.
• The NEW/USE INPUT CHAR screen does not appear if there is no input
character at the cursor location on the text input screen.
User Character Drawing Screen
Cursor
4. Use the following operations to draw the character you want.
Do this:
Use the cursor keys.
Press FUNCTION followed
by , , , or .
Press 1 so BLACK is
highlighted on the display.
Press 2 so WHITE is
highlighted on the display.
Press 1 and 3 so BLACK
and CONTINUE are
highlighted on the display,
and then use the cursor
keys to move the cursor.
Press 2 and 3 so WHITE
and CONTINUE are
highlighted on the display,
and then use the cursor
keys to move the cursor.
To do this:
Move the cursor
Make the cursor jump to the left, right,
top or bottom of the drawing screen
Draw a black dot
Draw a white dot
Draw a line of black dots
Draw a line of white dots
• Note that you can draw and delete straight lines only. You cannot draw
and delete diagonal lines. To create a diagonal line, you need to input
each of its dots, one-by-one.
• Each press of 3 while BLACK or WHITE is highlighted toggles the
CONTINUE setting on (highlighted) and off (unhighlighted).
5. After you are finished drawing the character you want, press SET.
6. Use the cursor keys to select the user character area where you want to
store the character, and then press SET.
7. In response to the confirmation message that appears, press SET to store
the character.
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To recall a user character
1. With the cursor located in the input screen where you want to input the
user character, press USER CHR.
2. Use and to select RECALL and then press SET.
3. Use the cursor keys to select the user character you want to recall and
then press SET.
To delete a user character
1. Press USER CHR.
2. Use and to select DELETE and then press SET.
3. Use the cursor keys to select the user character you want to delete and
then press SET.
4. In response to the confirmation message that appears, press SET to de-
lete the selected character or ESC to abort.
■ To create a user character using an existing character
1. Input the character or symbol you want to use as a basis for your new
character and locate the cursor under the character.
2. Press USER CHR.
3. Use and to select MAKE and then press SET.
4. Use and to select USE INPUT CHAR and then press SET.
5. Perform steps 4 through 7 under “To create a user character from scratch”
to create and save the new character.
■ To create a user character using user character you
created previously
1. Press USER CHR.
2. Use and to select EDIT and then press SET.
3. Use the cursor keys to select the character you want to use as the basis for
your new character and then press SET.
4. Perform steps 4 through 7 under “To create a user character from scratch”
to create and save the new character.
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Controlling the Appearance of Text
The operations in this section explain how to select fonts, and how to use
styles to make text more attractive and eye-catching.
• New Roman Italic (ROMAN ITC)
You can specify a font for the text you have just input or you can specify a
default font that is used automatically whenever you create a new label.
The current font setting is indicated by the pointer along the right side of the
display.
SMALL FONT
In addition to the five user-selectable fonts, the printer also has a “SMALL
FONT,” which is used automatically whenever the character size is 2mm, re-
gardless of the current font setting.
Note that you cannot select the font size.The printer selects font sizes and the
SMALL FONT setting automatically. A pointer appears next to the SMALL
FONT indicator when the SMALL FONT is in use.
The following points all apply while SMALL FONT is in use.
• All font settings are ignored. Everything is printed using the same font.
• The proportional setting is turned off.
• SMALL FONT is supported for normal and bold text only. Outline, shadow,
and raised font characters are printed using normal font.
• Illustrations and user characters may not print correctly while SMALL FONT
is in use.
Selecting a Font
Your printer gives you a choice of the following five fonts.
• New Sans-serif (SANS-SERIF)
• New Sans-serif Italic (SANS-SERIF ITC)
• New Sans-serif Rounded (SANS-SERIF RND)
• New Roman (ROMAN)
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To apply the font setting to this text:
All of the text in the label
All of the text in the current line
Select this option:
ALL
LINE
To change the default font setting
1. Press SET UP to display the SET UP menu.
2. Use and to select DEFAULT FONT and then press SET.
3. Use and to select the font you want to use as the default, and then
press SET.
• The default font you specified will be used first for all new labels. When
inputting text, you can use the procedure above to change the font to another
style, if you want.
To change the font of text you have just input
1. After inputting the text you want, press FONT.
2. Use and to select the font you want to change to and then press
SET.
3. On the next screen that appears, select the range of text to which you want
to apply your font setting, and then press SET.
Using STYLE Menu Attributes
The STYLE menu lets you apply the following attributes to your text.
NORMAL BOLD
OUTLINE SHADOW
RAISED
• Note that STYLE menu text attributes cannot be applied to illustrations or
user characters.
■ To apply STYLE menu text attributes
1. Input the text whose attributes you want to change.
2. Press STYLE.
3. Use and to select the STYLE setting you want, and then press SET.
• Selecting NORMAL cancels the current STYLE menu setting.
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To apply the STYLE setting to this text:
All of the text in the label
All of the text in the current line
Select this option:
ALL
LINE
A pointer appears to indicate the current STYLE setting: [A] (BOLD), [ ]
(OUTLINE), [ ] (SHADOW), [ ] (RAISED).
No pointer is shown when NORMAL is selected.
4. Use and to select the range of text for the STYLE setting you want,
and then press SET.
• SMALL FONT is supported for normal and bold text only.Outline, shadow,
and raised font characters are printed using normal font.
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Saving, Recalling and Deleting
Labels
To save a label
1. Create the label you want to save.
2. After you finish inputting text, the following screen will appear on the printer
display.
3. Use and to select STORE.
4. Press SET.
5. Input up to five characters for the label name, and then press SET.
6. In response to the confirmation message that appears, press SET to save
the label or ESC to abort.
To recall a label
1. Press to turn on the printer.
2. Use and to select STORED DATA, and then press SET.
3. Use and to select RECALL, and then press SET.
4. Use and to scroll through the label names until the one you want to
recall is displayed.
5. Press SET to display the label.
• Now you can print the label or make any changes you want in it.
To delete a label
1. Press to turn on the printer.
2. Use and to select STORED DATA, and then press SET.
3. Use and to select DELETE, and then press SET.
4. Use and to scroll through the label names until the one you want
to delete is displayed.
5. Press SET.
6. In response to the confirmation message that appears, press SET to de-
lete the label or ESC to abort.
• If there are multiple labels stored in memory, deleting a label will cause the
next label name to appear. You can repeat the above procedure to delete
other labels, if you want.
• To exit the label delete operation, press ESC.
Total amount of memory
used by currently stored
labels.
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Demo Printing
Demo printing uses built-in data to demonstrate the printing that can be
performed by the printer.
Important!
• If there is label data from your last label layout session is still in memory,
performing a demo print will delete it. If you think you will need the data
later, save it in memory (page 44) before performing a demo print.
1. Make sure an ink ribbon cassette is loaded in the printer.
• See page 15 for information about loading ink ribbon cassettes.
2. If the printer is on, press to turn it off.
3. Press to turn on the printer.
4. Press SET UP.
5. Use and to select DEMO PRINT, and then press SET.
6. Use and to select the demo data you want to print, and then press
SET.
7. Use and to select PRINT, and then press SET.
8. Use and to select the print area you want to print, and then press
SET.
9. Insert a disc into the printer.
10. Press SET to start printing.
• Both DATA 1 and DATA 2 print in both the upper print area and
the lower print area of the disc.
11. After printing is complete, use and to select EXIT, and then press
SET.
12. In response to the confirmation message that appears, press SET.
Configuring the Printer Setup
The printer has a SET UP screen that you can use to configure a variety of
basic settings.
■ To configure the printer setup
1. Press to turn on the printer.
2. Press SET UP.
3. Use and to select the SET UP item whose setting you want to
change, and then press SET.
4. Use the cursor keys to change it, and then press SET.
When this setting
is selected:
DEFAULT FONT
INPUT
CONTRAST
DENSITY
SOUND
LANGUAGE
DEMO PRINT
Change its setting like this:
• Use and to select the font (page 42).
• Use and to select INSERT or
OVERWRITE (page 36).
• Use and to adjust the display contrast.
• Use and to adjust the print density setting.
• Use and to turn printer sound effect on
or off.
• Use and to select the display language
you want to use.
• Use and to select the demo data you
want to print.
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Reference
Caring for the Printer
A dirty print head can make it impossible to obtain good printing results. Per-
form the following steps to clean the print head when it becomes dirty.
Important!
• Use only a cotton swab or some other soft material to clean the print head.
1. Press OFF to turn off power.
2. Open the cassette cover.
3. Use a cotton swab moistened with alcohol to clean the print head.
• You can use a commercially available cassette tape recorder head clean-
ing kit to clean the print head.
Cleaning the Printer Exterior
Wipe the exterior of the printer with a cloth moistened with plain water.
Wring all excess liquid from the cloth before wiping the printer.
Never use benzene, alcohol, thinner, or other volatile agents to clean the
printer exterior. Doing so can damage the case.
Print head
Clean this part of
the print head.
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Clean the print head.
(page 46)
Change to AC adaptor power
or load a fresh set of batteries
(supplied by you). (page 10)
Adjust the print density. (page
45)
Use a disc that meets the
requirements described in the
bundled “Printing Precautions”
or at the following Internet
URL.
http://world.casio.com/ds/
media/
You can also try adjusting the
print density to make it darker.
(page 45)
Re-load the ink ribbon
cassette properly.
Change to AC adaptor power
or load a fresh set of AA-size
alkaline batteries (supplied by
you). (page 10)
Press ESC to cancel the
FUNCTION key operation.
The print head is dirty.
Battery power is low.
Improper print density
Any of the following
can interfere with
proper printing.
• A disc printing
surface that is not
smooth and flat
• A disc printing
surface that has a
design or lines
printed on it
• A disc printing
surface that
supports ink jet
printing only
The ink ribbon
cassette is not loaded
properly.
Battery power is low or
the wrong type of
batteries are loaded in
the printer.
The FUNCTION key
has been pressed.
Troubleshooting
Consult the troubleshooting tables below whenever you start to have prob-
lems with the printer or application. If you can't find the solution to your prob-
lem below, contact your original retailer or your nearest authorized CASIO
service center.
Symptom
Nothing
appears on
the display
when I
press .
Recommended Action
Adjust the display contrast
setting. (page 45)
Make sure the AC adaptor is
properly connected. (page 9)
Change to AC adaptor power
or replace the current
batteries with a fresh set of
AA-size alkaline batteries
(supplied by you). (page 10)
Reload the batteries properly.
(page 10)
Input the text you want to
print.
Re-import the data.
Possible Cause
The display contrast
setting needs
adjustment.
The AC adaptor is not
connected properly.
Battery power is low or
the wrong type of
batteries are loaded in
the printer.
Batteries are not
loaded properly.
Only spaces are input
for the label.
The file imported from
a computer does not
contain any data.
The printing
operation is
finished
normally,
but nothing
is printed.
Symptom Recommended Action
Possible Cause
Printing is
not clear.
Printing is
poor
quality.
Printing is
too light.
Cannot
print.
I can't input
text.
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Symptom
I can't get a
connection
between
the printer
and a
computer.
The printing
operation is
finished
normally,
but nothing
is printed.
The printed
color is
different
from the ink
ribbon
color.
Recommended Action
Press the COMPUTER LINK
button to establish a connec-
tion.
Re-connect the cable properly.
Press to turn on the
printer.
Unplug the USB cable and the
plug it back in again.
Try using a different USB port
on your computer, or try using
a different USB cable.
Load a new ink ribbon
cassette (option). (page 15)
Try using a lighter color disc or
a darker color ink ribbon.
Possible Cause
The COMPUTER
LINK button has not
been pressed.
The USB cabled is not
connected properly.
The printer is turned
off.
The USB driver is not
installed correctly.
Though the USB driver
is installed correctly,
data communication is
not possible for some
reason.
The ink ribbon is used
up.
The color of the final
printout is affected by
both the color of the
ink ribbon and the
color of the disc you
are printing on.
Symptom Recommended Action
Possible Cause
Improper alignment of
the disc when it is
placed in the printer.
The power cord plug
or the AC adaptor is
not plugged in as far
as it will go.
The printer is
malfunctioning.
Battery power is low or
the wrong type of
batteries are loaded in
the printer.
Use the positioning guide
when aligning the disc. (page
22)
Correctly connect the power
cord and the AC adaptor.
(page 9)
If you cannot easily remove
the disc from between the
print head and roller, Remove
the disc from the printer as
shown on page 8.
Use the AC adaptor to power
the printer, or replace the
current batteries with a fresh
set of AA-size alkaline
batteries.
The cassette cover is
not closed properly.
The disc is not
positioned correctly in
the printer.
Close the cassette cover
properly and insert the disc.
(page 9)
Remove the disc and then re-
insert it straight into the left
side of the slit along the top of
the printer. (page 21)
The printing
is not
positioned
correctly on
the disc.
The disc
stops part
way
through
printing.
I cannot
insert a
disc into
the printer.
Printing will
not start.

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