User Interface
User Interface
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User Interface

The primary user controls are found on the front of the printer.

Standard User Interface

  • This interface provides the basic control and status needed by an operator. The printer operating status is reported by five icon status indicator lights. The icons represent several functional areas of operation. The indicator lights, as a group, provide a wide range of printer status notifications when used in combination. They are visible from a greater distance than you can read on a printer with a display. See the Meaning of the Indicator Light Patterns.
    • This interface supports operator tasks of replacing printing supplies (labels, receipt paper, transfer ribbon, etc.) when prompted by two indicators.
    • Status indicator icons represent a functional area of printer operation.
    • Status indicator lights typically use color to show the operator the functional status of the printer. The status indicator lights may be off (not lit), red, green, or amber (orange/yellow). Red is Needs Attention or Not Ready. Green is for Ready or Functioning. Amber (orange/yellow) is for a busy or active process (data downloading, over-temperature cooling cycle, etc.). An off or un-lit status indicator does not require the operator's attention.
    • A status indicator can flash (blink), fade (bright to off), alternate between colors, or remain on in a variety of patterns that denote various printer activities, and operational status as a group.
    • Control buttons are used in various combinations to access internal utilities that calibrate the printer to your media and make limited print settings.

Color Touch Display and Interface

  • The Color Touch Display interface provides easy access to printer setup, configuration, and is customizable for all user types. The interface includes all the Standard User Interface controls and indicators to provide you with common functionality and behaviors for these Link-OS printer models.
  • The display option provides written printer status and messages.
  • The display supports 19 languages, selectable by the operator, or with programming.
  • It has a menu system. You can make changes to print settings (such as darkness and speed), run utilities, and set wired and wireless communication interfaces (such as serial, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi) that are installed on the printer.