^MI
^MI

^MI

The
^MI
command controls the content of maintenance alert messages, which are reminders printed by the printer to instruct the operator to clean or replace the printhead.

Set Maintenance Information Message

This command is available only for printers with firmware version V60.15.x, V50.15.x, or later.
Format:
^MItype,message
Parameters
Details
type =
identifies the type of alert
Values:
  • R =
    head replacement
  • C =
    head cleaning
Default:
R
message =
message that prints on the label when a maintenance alert occurs
The maximum length of each message is 63 characters. All characters following the comma and preceding the next tilde (
~
) or carat
(^
) define the message string. Commas (,) are not allowed in the message.
Default:
  • HEAD CLEANING =
    please clean printhead
  • HEAD REPLACEMENT =
    please replace printhead
Example:
This example sets the printhead (head) replacement warning message. Printing of this message is controlled by the
^MA
command.
1. To customize the text of this label, type something like this:
^XA^MIR,PRINT HEAD NEEDS REPLACEMENT - CALL EXT 1000^XZ
The label prints whatever you program it to say.
2. For this example, the message on the label looks like this: