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TechTip: S84ex/86ex - LAN Port Designations

The SATO S84ex/86ex models LAN interface enables you to define which ports to send/receive data and monitor printer status.

 
TechTip: S84/86ex Factory Mode/Counter information

The SATO S84ex/86ex models maintains counters based on printer operation. It is recommended anytime you replace the print head to clear the current head counter information.

 
TechTip: S84/86ex WLAN Setup

Setup wireless LAN (WLAN) interface for your printer.

 
TechTip: S84/86ex Hex Dump

The hex dump mode allows you to print/save the contents of the receive data/receive buffer in a hexadecimal format.

 
TechTip: CG2 HF RFID Setup

Setup and validate SATO CG2 printer with HF RFID (13.56Hz) reader. This document is designed for use with the Takaya-made RFID module.

 
TechTip: SATO Printer Setting and Configuration Webpage Login

Access the printer settings/configuration via the webpage interface.

 
TechTip: Understanding Thermal Print Head Life

The print head is a very delicate and important portion of any thermal printer. Proper care must be taken with any portion of the printer, but it is especially important with this component. The goal of this document is to show you how to get the most mileage out of that critical component.

 
TechTip: S84ex/S86ex - Firmware Download Procedure

Steps to download printer firmware using either SD Card or USB Flash Drive on S84-ex/S86-ex print engine models

 
TechTip: S84ex/S86ex - Download Mode

This download feature allows the operator to download data (firmware, font/logo,TrueType font, configuration) from the host computer through the interface, SD card or USB memory and write in the Flash ROM memory.

 
TechTip: S84ex/S86ex - Upload Mode

The upload feature allows the operator to upload data from the printer and write it to an SD card or USB memory.

 
TechTip: S84ex/86ex - Priority Setting

Assign priority to the following system commands for S84ex/86ex print engines: Print Darkness, Print Darkness, Print Speed, Print Offset, Print Mode, Print Method

 
TechTip: S84ex/86ex - Simple Standalone Save/Load Procedure

The SATO S84ex/86ex models can save label format data and store on memory option to be loaded/printed directly from the print engine without need of sending the data stream via host.

 
TechTip: S84ex/86ex - LED/LCD Error Status Indication

The SATO S84ex/86ex models have a dual-color LED to provide printer status notifications.

 
TechTip: S84ex/86ex - Emulation Switching

Select the Emulation mode (printer language) to use on the S84ex/86ex print engine models

 
TechTip: S84ex/86ex - Emulation Firmware Update

Update the list of Emulations for competitive printer languages to use on the S84ex/86ex print engine models.

 
TechTip: S84ex/86ex - Factory Reset

Reset all counter information (e.g. print head) and printer configuration settings for S84ex/86ex print engines.

 
TechTip: S84ex/86ex - Save Default User Settings

Save user preferences for various menu settings on the SATO S84-ex/S86-ex print engine models.

 
TechTip: S84ex/86ex - Restore Default Settings

Default Settings will revert configuration parameters for print engine back to either FACTORY or USER defined settings, provided user defaults were previously saved.

 
TechTip: S84ex/86ex - Sensor Setup

The label/media needs to be calibrated to ensure proper voltage threshold values are registered correctly for S84ex/86ex print engines.

 
TechTip: S84ex/86ex - Continuous Print / Back Feed / EXT Port Enable/Disable

Change operation to Continuous print for S84ex/86ex print engines.

 
TechTip: S84ex/86ex - Fine Adjustments (Pitch/Offset/Darkness)

Adjust the Pitch, Offset or Darkness from the Adjustment Mode menu on your S84ex/86ex print engines.

 
TechTip: S84ex/86ex - Format Memory Option

Format the memory in order to create file structure for utilizing printer features such as updating firmware, emulations, printer settings, standalone printing functions in your S84ex/86ex print engine.

 
TechTip: S84ex/S86ex - Configuration Settings SAVE/ LOAD

Save/load printer settings using Memory Option (SD Card/USB Flash Drive) on S84ex/S86ex models.

 
TechTip: S84ex/86ex - Capture Receive Buffer

Capture the receive buffer from your S84ex/S86ex printer to capture data being received by the printer.

 
TechTips: SBPL - Command Error

When Show Error is set to ENABLE in Application mode, the command error information is shown on the error message and the print operation is paused.