The printer's primary user interface controls are on the front of the device. Two user interface options are available on these printers.
Standard User Interface — This interface serves basic printer control and status functions. Operating status is provided by five icon indicator lights. These lights, together and in combination, provide a wide range of printer status notifications. They are visible from a farther distance than the proximity needed to read a printer display screen. See the Meaning of the Indicator Light Patterns.
The printer user interface supports various routine tasks such as replacing printing supplies (labels, receipt paper, transfer ribbon, etc.). A media out condition, for example, is indicated by two indicators.
Each status indicator icon represent a functional area of printer operation such as SUPPLIES or NETWORK.
Status indicator lights light up in color to show the functional status of the printer.
Depending on the state of the printer, the printer indicators may be off (not lit) or light up red, green, or amber (orange yellow) —blinking / flashing, fading (bright to off), or lighting up steady in a variety of patterns—to convey the printer's status and activities (data downloading, over-temperature cooling cycle, etc.). A status indicator that is off (un-lit) does not require user attention.
Control buttons are used in various combinations to access internal utilities that calibrate the printer to your media and to make a limited set of changes to the printer settings.
LCD User Interface — This color LCD interface provides easy printer setup, configuration, and is customizable for all user types. The interface includes all standard user interface controls and indicators to provide status information for these Link-OS printers.
The display option on the printer provides printer status and messages. It supports 19 languages, selectable by the operator or with programming.
The menu system allows you to change print settings (darkness, speed, etc.), run utilities, and set wired and wireless communication interfaces (serial, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, etc.) installed on your printer.