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DIP Switch Settings

Models TM-T88II, TM-T88III

Note: turn off the printer before changing switch settings.

Switch Bank 1

Switch Bank 2

Model TM-T88IV, TM-T88V

Setting the Memory Switches (TM-T88V)

With the “memory switch (customized value),” a software switch for this printer, you can set the
functions shown in the table below. For an outline of the functions, see the following section.
Use the methods in this table to set the memory switches.


*1: Setting printer model is also available with the TM-T88V Printer Model Setting Utility.

Setting the paper width
• 80 mm (initial setting)
• 58 mm
 

Setting the print density

Selectable from levels 1 to 13 (70% ∼ 130%)
Setting the multi-tone print density
Selectable from levels 1 to 13 (70% ∼ 130%)
• For information about how to use the memory switch setting mode, see "Memory Switch Setting Mode"
• For detailed information about the TM-T88V Utility, see the TM-T88V Utility User’s
Manual.
• For detailed information about ESC/POS commands, see the ESC/POS Application
Programming Guide.
• Be sure to install the roll paper guide when you select the 58 mm paper width. (See
"Changing the Paper Width" )
• Once you change the paper width from 80 mm to 58 mm, you cannot change it back to
80 mm.
The print density can be set with DIP switches (2-3/2-4) or the customized value. (See
"Selecting the Print Density (DIP Switches 2-3/2-4)".) The initial setting of the
customized value is “Depends on the DIP switch settings.” If the customized value is
changed, the value set with the customized value is enabled.
• First change the print density, and then configure the Multi-tone print density.
• If you set the density too high, the contrast becomes lower. Select the density level
checking the overall tone balance of your image.

Setting the print speed
Selectable from levels 1 to 13 (Slow ∼ Fast) (initial setting: level 13)


Setting font
• Code page: Selectable from 43 pages including user defined page
• International character set: Selectable from 18 sets
• Font A/B replacement
 

Optional Buzzer
When to sound the buzzer is selectable from the following occasions.
• When an error occurs
• When automatic paper cut activates
• When specified pulse 1 (2 pin) occurs
• When specified pulse 2 (5 pin) occurs
 

USB Class
• Printer Class
• Vendor Class

Selecting interface mode
Selectable from: automatic selection, fixed to UB interface, or fixed to built-in USB. Those 3
modes are described in both tables below.
For models with serial/parallel UB
For models with other UB
 

Setting the number of head energizing parts
• One-part energizing (initial setting)
• Two-part energizing
• Four-part energizing

The TM-T88V has dual interfaces: a built-in USB interface and another interface selected by the customer. (The selectable interface is referred to as the "UB" interface.) The table below describes the modes you can set for the printer to control the dual interfaces.
 

Interface mode UB Built-in USB
Automatic selection (initial setting) Available Available
Fixed to UB Available Not available
Fixed to built-in USB Not available Available
Interface mode UB Built-in USB
Automatic selection (initial setting) Available Not available
Fixed to UB Available Not available
Fixed to built-in USB Not available Available


Automatic selection:

The interface of either the UB or built-in USB to which data is transmitted first is selected.
Once the interface is selected, the selection is enabled until the power is turned off or the
printer is reset.
• Usually, the number of head energizing parts does not need to be changed.
• The maximum print speed (300 mm/s) can be performed only when one-part energizing
is selected.

Setting the power supply unit capacity
Selectable from levels 1 to 3 (Low ∼ High) (initial setting: level 3)
 

Setting the automatic paper cut
• Not use this function (initial setting)
• Cut paper when the cover is closed
• Print logo when paper is cut
 

Setting the paper reduction
• Extra upper space reduction: enabled or disabled (initial setting)
• Extra lower space reduction: enabled or disabled (initial setting)
• Line space reduction rate: not reduced (initial setting), 25%, 50%, or 75%
• Line feed reduction rate: not reduced (initial setting), 25%, 50%, or 75%
• Barcode height reduction rate: not reduced (initial setting), 25%, 50%, or 75%
 

Setting the transmission speed for serial interface
When DIP switches 1-7 and 1-8 are set to ON, the value (initially 38400) can be set to 2400, 4800,
9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, or 115200. (See "Transmission Speed (DIP Switches 1-7/1-8)" on page38.)
 

Setting the printer model
When you use the TM-T88V with the APD Ver. 4.00 ~ 4.04, you need to change the printer model
name to “TM-T88IV.”


Installing Interfaces

For instructions on installing or configuring a Connect-It interface card please choose from the list below:

Serial Interface Installation Guide
Parallel Interface Installation Guide
USB Interface Installation Guide
Ethernet Interface Installation Guide
Wireless Interface Installation Guide
IDN Installation Guide


Windows Drivers

Installing the Device Drivers for Windows

To obtain the latest Device Drivers from Epson:

  1. Download and Install Epson’s drivers available from www.epson.com

  2. Click on TECHNICAL RESOURCES

  3. Select the printer model under the menu

  4. Click the download drivers on the printer page


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