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200MVP & 300MVP
I. INTRODUCTION Product Introduction and Positioning Summary ....................................................1 II. PRINTER OVERVIEW General Features/Unique Characteristics .............................................................2 Operating Requirements .......................................................................................3 Label Dispensing/Print Requirements ...................................................................4 User Interface Controls .
I. INTRODUCTION Brady Corporation, the market leader in labelling solutions, is proud to introduce the newest members of the M Series family - the rugged, cost-effective, new 200MVP and 300MVP thermal transfer printers. The MVP series printers provide the best value in an industrial thermal transfer printer. Available in either 203 or 300 dpi, the MVP printers are easy to operate and loaded with features, including colour-coded operator cues and an LCD display. The durable, die
II. PRINTER OVERVIEW The following sections are designed to quickly familliarise the user with the General Features, Operating Requirements, and Warranty Coverage of the Brady MVP series thermal printers. For more detailed product information, consult the MVP Series User’s Guide. A. GENERAL FEATURES / UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS The 200MVP/300MVP thermal printers are engineered and designed for light to medium volume industrial text labelling and bar-code applications requiring an
3. Foolproof Design / Simple Operation Regardless of a user’s level of experience or training, the 200MVP/300MVP printers are highly intuitive to operate. Standard features like an LCD display, colour-coded operator cues, auto-calibration and an auto-sensing power supply make system configuration and printer set-up easy. 4. Easy Access to Label and Ribbon Path / Ease of Loading & Maintenance The MVP series’ embossed loading diagram, enlarged media window and cantilever printhead s
Custom Graphics/Logos The 200MVP/300MVP printer supports user-defined fonts and graphics, including custom logos. A non-Roman font license option is also available which enables various international fonts, including Serif, Sans Serif, Kanji, Hangul and Chinese, to be downloaded to the printer for specialised global applications. NOTE: Asian font license option REQUIRES either 1MB (minimum) Flash memory or PCMCIA memory card) For a detailed breakdown of font selections for the MVP
3. PRINT SPECIFICATIONS / REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS Media Width: 1.0" (25mm) min. to 4.5" (114mm) max. on 200MVP or 300MVP Inter-Label Gap 0.08" (2mm) to 0.16" (4mm) (0.10" -.125” 2.5mm- 3.2mm (Distance between labels): Recommended) First Dot Location: 0.10" (2.5mm, not to exceed –0.5/+1.0mm) from inside edge of the media ±0.04mm Vertical Registration Drift: Not to exceed ± 0.0393" (1.0mm) Horizontal Registration Not to exceed ±0.0591" (1.5mm) Drift: Longitudinal Drift (wit
The LCD display is used in configuring the printer; selecting reports to be printed by the Brady printer which identify available fonts, bar code symbologies, images or formats stored in the printer; or a complete record of the printer’s configuration settings; and diagnostic tests or security passwords. The LCD display is also helpful in specifying error conditions and communicating to the operator when the condition has been corrected. Figure 1 MVP Series Control Panel MVP Seri
A/C POWER SWITCH /INDICATOR LIGHT The power switch is located at the back of the printer directly above the power cord as indicated by the diagram Figure 2. The power supply in the 200MVP/300MVP printer works over a broad voltage range ( 90 to 265 VAC ). AC The power indicator light on the display panel designates power when the printer is powered on. switch PAUSE BUTTON Activating the PAUSE key while the printer is printing will cause the printer to stop or pause once t
SETUP/EXIT The SETUP/EXIT key, as its name suggests, enters and exits the configuration mode. This also allows a configuration change to be saved temporarily, permanently or a default setting may be used. SELECT The SELECT key toggles the INCREMENT (+) and DECREMENT (-) keys between the “scroll mode” and the “change mode”. Press once to use the (+) or (-) keys to change the value of a selection. Press again to use the (+) and (-) keys to scroll through the menu items. For detai
Tear-Off /Peel-Off sensors enable the Tear-Off / Peel-Off Label Sensors: user to work at their own pace and preferred mode of operation during the labelling process. Peel-Off mode instructs the printer to remove the label from its backing and wait until the label is removed by the user before issuing a new label. Tear-Off mode, similarly, allows individual or groups of labels to be torn-off the printer’s tear bar by pulling it down and away against the tear bar. The paper/ri
6. COMMUNICATION PARAMETERS The MVP series printers offer two convenient ways to interface with a host: (1) serial port connection or (2) parallel port connection. The following table highlights the printer configuration set-up for serial and parallel interface. Printer Port: DB-25 Pin - Serial Printer Port Pinout: Pin # Description 1 Ground 2 TXD 232 (transmit data) output from printer 3 RXD 232 (receive data) input to printer 4 RTS 232 (request to
Bi-directional (36 Pin) – Centronics Parallel Printer Port Pinout: Pin # Description 1 nStrobe/HostClk 2-9 Data Bits 1-8 10 nAck/PtrClk 11 Busy/Ptr Busy 12 PError/Ack Data Req. 13 Select/Xflag 14 nAuto Fd/Host Busy 15 Not Used 16- Ground 17 18 +5V@1A 19- Ground 30 31 nInit 32 nFault/nData Avail 33- Not used 34 35 +5V thru 3.3K 36 nSelectIn/1284 active The 8-bit parallel data interface supports bi-directional parall
7. PERIODIC MAINTENANCE For optimum performance of the 200MVP or 300MVP thermal printer, Brady recommends cleaning the printer on a regular basis using standard printer parts and Brady cleaning supplies. Consult the User’s Guide for specific details. • Cleaning: The exterior is cleaned with a lint-free cloth and if necessary, a mild detergent solution or desktop cleaner. Interior components – including the printhead, platen roller, media sensor, peel bar and media paths – are cleaned
C. PRINTER TOUR The Printer Overview Diagram below serves to orient the user as to the location of some of the 200MVP/300MVP feature capabilities mentioned throughout this section. 1. Media Access Cover 7. Printhead / Printhead Open Latch 2. Ribbon Take-Up Spindle 8. LCD Control Panel 3. Media Supply Unwind 9. Platen Roller 4. Media Supply Guide 10 Ribbon Supply Spindle 5. Media Guide/ Moveable 11. Enlarged Media Window Transmissive Sensor 6. Tear Plate 12. Print
D. WARRANTY INFORMATION The MVP series printers are covered under the following Brady general warranties. For complete Warranty Policy Information, refer to the 200MVP/300MVP User’s Guide. 1. GENERAL COVERAGE The MVP series printers are warranted against defects in material or workmanship for one year (12 months) from the date of purchase (with the exception of the printhead – see below). This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear and shall be null and void if the equip
III. FEATURES, BENEFITS & SPECIFICATIONS RUGGED CONSTRUCTION SALE S EN D-USER FEATURE FUNCTION CHAN NEL BENEFI T A D V A NT AG E NEW Die-Cast Durable, metal construction Confidently sell Brady’s Durable construction Aluminum reliability within a wide Die-casting enables precision surrounds critical components Mounting of the print mech- range of operating providing printer longevity and Base / Frame anism and spindle, which environments. reliability.
High performance Can confidently sell Enhanced performance Satisfies customer print 3 printhead and E Brady’s reliable print printhead combined with the quality requirements for bar quality over a range of print sophisticated energy control codes, text and graphics. system provides high quality applications. (Element, Energy, printing over a range of Balances printhead speeds and materials.. energy output for prolonged Equalizer) printhead life. SIMPLE OPERATION SA LE S
Supplies loading Reduces training Simplified loading of supplies. Convenient and requires requirements for media Operator just follows the no manual or training. The diagram embossed loading. diagram. instructions are never lost nor in the mainframe wear off. Media supply guide Less support requirements-- user will Printhead assembly always load the printer correctly. Media supply Media guide hanger Printhead open lever ” MODULAR DESIGN SA LE S END-USER FEATURE FUNC
Standard Features Optional Features • 203 dpi print resolution (8 dots/mm) or 300 • Full-width guillotine knife cutter and catch dpi resolution (12 dots/mm), dependent upon tray, operates under software control cutting model labels individually or in strips (not compatible with rewind and peel options) • Firmware is FLASH resident/download upgradeable 3® Choice of 2 peel options: • Thin film print head with E Element Energy ⇒ Value-Peel – a front mount, passive Control peel option,
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