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-====== Installing a Datamax E Class DMX-E-4204 Printer ======+====== Installing a DATAMAX e Class DMX-e-4204 Printer ======
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-====== Problem Description ====== 
-This printer is only supported using code based labels. It will not work with the Label Designer within Windward software. 
  
  
 +<note important>​This printer is only supported using code based labels.
  
 + It will not work with the Label Designer within Windward System Five.
  
 +This printer is **NOT** recommended for Remote Desktop Environments
  
  
 +</​note>​
  
  
  
-====== Detailed Problem Solution ====== 
  
 ====== Install The Windows Printer Driver ====== ====== Install The Windows Printer Driver ======
- First you will need to install a Windows printer driver for this printer, which you can download direct from Datamax's web site.+ First you will need to install a Windows printer driver for this printer, which you can download direct from DATAMAX's web site.
  
 ftp://​ftp.datamaxcorp.com/​Window%20Printer%20Drivers/​Seagull ftp://​ftp.datamaxcorp.com/​Window%20Printer%20Drivers/​Seagull
  
-Any of the available drivers should work. Datamax_7.1.6_M-0.exe was the one I used for testing purposes, so I know that that one will work. Do not connect the printer until the drivers are installed. Once they are installed you can connect the USB cable to the printer, and then to an available USB port on your computer. ​+Any of the available drivers should work. DATAMAX_7.1.6_M-0.exe was the one I used for testing purposes, so I know that that one will work. Do not connect the printer until the drivers are installed. Once they are installed you can connect the USB cable to the printer, and then to an available USB port on your computer. ​
  
-*NOTE: This printer MUST be connected through a USB port. In testing we discovered that if it is connected through the parallel port it would not work correctly. Also Datamax's configuration utility would not communicate with the printer until it was connected through USB.+*NOTE: This printer MUST be connected through a USB port. In testing we discovered that if it is connected through the parallel port it would not work correctly. Also DATAMAX's configuration utility would not communicate with the printer until it was connected through USB.
  
 ====== Set Up Driver In System Five ====== ====== Set Up Driver In System Five ======
-Next you will need to go into System Five and in the Navigator, go to Setup Tools - Printing Options, and Printer Setup. Find the Datamax ​printer in the left hand window and click on it once to highlight it. Now in the right hand window, put a check mark in the check box next to Default Label Printer, and Barcode Printer. Click Exit at the top of the screen to exit this window.+Next you will need to go into System Five and in the Navigator, go to Setup Tools - Printing Options, and Printer Setup. Find the DATAMAX ​printer in the left hand window and click on it once to highlight it. Now in the right hand window, put a check mark in the check box next to Default Label Printer, and Barcode Printer. Click Exit at the top of the screen to exit this window.
  
 System Five is now set up to work with your printer. System Five is now set up to work with your printer.
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-You will also need the programmers manual from Datamax, which can be downloaded at the following Link: +You will also need the programmers manual from DataMax, which can be downloaded at the following Link: 
  
-http://​www.datamaxcorp.com/​_assets/​library/​pdf/​88231601_d.pdf+{{ :labelprinter:​datamax:​dmx-e-4204:​dmx_prog-v10.pdf |}}
  
-Effectively using the information in this programming manual can be somewhat overwhelming. Especially if you have never created code based labels before, or have never designed them for the Datamax ​printers before. So I have included a sample label here to get you started, followed by the same codes with a detailed line by line explanation of the code.+Effectively using the information in this programming manual can be somewhat overwhelming. Especially if you have never created code based labels before, or have never designed them for the DataMax ​printers before. So I have included a sample label here to get you started, followed by the same codes with a detailed line by line explanation of the code.
  
  
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 ====== Other Helpful Variables ====== ====== Other Helpful Variables ======
  
-,-1   ​Tells the printer to print the entire field.+,-1     ​Tells the printer to print the entire field
 + 
 +,X      Where X= a specific numerical value, limits how many characters to print (,35 would mean up to 35 characters. ,15 would be 15 etc.).
  
-,X    Where X= a specific numerical value, limits how many characters to print (,35 would mean up to 35 characters,15 would be 15 etc.).+<​STX>​e ​ Select Edge Sensor. This command enables transmissive ​(see-through) sensing for top-of-form detection of die-cutand holed (or notched) mediaThis Media Sensor will detect a minimum gap of 0.1 inches (2.5 mm) between labels (see the Operator’s Manual for media requirements). Syntax: <​STX>​e
  
  
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