Software Developer's Manual Raster Command Reference PT-P900/P900W/P950NW/P910BT

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Software Developer's Manual

Software Developer's Manual Raster Command Reference PT-P900/P900W/P950NW/P910BT Version 1.01

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Software Developer's Manual
Raster Command Reference PT-P900/P900W/P950NW/P910BT
Version 1.01

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Contents

Introduction ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии1 About Raster Commands ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии2 1. Printing Using Raster Commands иииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии3 2. Print Data ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии5
2.1 Print data overview ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии 5

2.2 Sample (analyzing the print data of the test page) ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии 7

2.2.1 Preparation ....................................................................................................... 7 2.2.2 Checking the print data...................................................................................... 7 2.2.3 Explanation of print data for the test page ........................................................ 10

2.3 Page data details иииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии 12

2.3.1 Resolution ....................................................................................................... 12 2.3.2 Page size ........................................................................................................ 13 2.3.3 Feed amount ................................................................................................... 17 2.3.4 Maximum and minimum lengths ...................................................................... 18 2.3.5 Raster line....................................................................................................... 19 3. Print Command List ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии 22

4. Printing Command Details иииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии 23

NULL Invalidate ................................................................................................ 23

ESC @ Initialize .................................................................................................. 23

ESC i S Status information request ...................................................................... 23

ESC i a Switch dynamic command mode ............................................................. 32

ESC i z Print information command ..................................................................... 33

ESC i M Various mode settings............................................................................. 35

ESC i K Advanced mode settings ......................................................................... 36

ESC i d Specify margin amount (feed amount)..................................................... 37

ESC i A Specify the page number in "cut each * labels"........................................ 37

M

Select compression mode ....................................................................... 38

G

Raster graphics transfer.......................................................................... 40

Z

Zero raster graphics................................................................................ 40

FF

Print command ....................................................................................... 40

Control-Z Print command with feeding .................................................................... 41

ESC i ! Specify automatic status notification mode .............................................. 41

5. Flow Charts иииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии 42

5.1 Concurrent printing normal flow for USB connection ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии 43

5.2 Concurrent printing error flow for USB connection (when feeding at the end of the page)44

5.3 Concurrent printing error flow for USB connection (with a concurrent printing error such

as end of tape)ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии45

5.4 Buffered printing normal flow for USB/Bluetooth connection ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии 46

5.5 Buffered printing error flow for USB/Bluetooth connection иииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии 47

5.6 Normal Flow for Network (Standard TCP/IP port) Connection ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии 48

Appendix A: USB Specifications ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии 49 Appendix B: Introducing the Brother Developer Center иииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии 50

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Introduction
This material provides the necessary information for directly controlling the Brother printer PT-XXXX (where "XXXX" is the model name). This information is provided assuming that the user has full understanding of the operating system being used and basic mastery of USB in a developer's environment. Details concerning the USB interface are not described in this material. If a USB interface is being used, refer to "Appendix A: USB Specifications" to prepare the interface.
Read the model names that appear in the screens in this manual as the name of your printer.

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Introduction

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About Raster Commands
Using raster commands an PT-XXXX printer (where "XXXX" is the model name) can be used to print without using our printer driver. This operation is useful in the following situations.  When printing from an operating system other than Windows
(Example: When printing from a Linux computer or mobile terminal)  When adding print functions to an existing system In addition, printing can be performed with advanced settings.
In this material, "raster" refers to binary bitmap data (collection of dots). Refer to this material to print by sending initialization commands and control codes together with raster data to the PT-XXXX printer (hereafter, referred to as "printer"). This manual describes the procedure for adding these codes and sending the data.

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About Raster Commands

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1. Printing Using Raster Commands
The printing procedure is described below. For detailed flow charts, refer to "5. Flow Charts". For details on each command, refer to "4. Printing Command Details".
(1) Open the port
Port (2) Send the status (Confirm the printer status.) ()
(3) Send the print data

At your side

Computer, mobile terminal, etc.

(5) Send the status (Confirm that printing is completed.)

Your printer

(6) Close the port

(4) Print

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(1) Open the USB/network/Bluetooth port Open the USB/network/Bluetooth port in the operating environment. The procedure for opening the USB/network/Bluetooth port is not described in this material.
(2) Confirm the printer status sent from the printer The "status information request" command is sent to the printer, the status information received from the printer is analyzed, and then the status of the printer is determined. For details on the "status information request" command and on the definitions of "status", refer to "Status information request" in "4. Printing Command Details".
(3) Send the print data If the status analysis confirms that media compatible with the print data is loaded into the printer and that no error has occurred, the print data is sent. The structure of the print data is explained in the next section, "2. Print Data". Note: No command can be sent to the printer after the print data is transmitted and until the completion of printing is confirmed. Even the "status information request" command cannot be sent during printing.
(4) Print the data
(5) Confirm that printing is completed When printing is completed, the status is received from the printer. If this status is analyzed to confirm that printing is completed, printing one page is considered finished. If the print job has multiple pages, (2) through (4) are repeated.
(6) Close the USB/network/Bluetooth port After all printing is finished, close the USB/network/Bluetooth port.
Note: In order to print at high speed when a USB port is used to send uncompressed raster data, the Brother PT-XXXX starts printing when it starts to receive print data, instead of waiting for a print command (concurrent printing). For the processing flow, for example when managing errors, refer to "5. Flow Charts".

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2. Print Data
2.1 Print data overview
The print data is constructed of the following: (1) Initialization commands, (2) Control codes, (3) Raster data, and (4) Print commands. If the print job consists of multiple pages, (2) through (4) are repeated.

(1) Initialization commands Specified only once at the beginning of the job.

Sequence Command Name

Description/Example

1

Invalidate

Sends a 200-byte invalidate command, and then resets the printer to the receiving state.

2

Initialize

Initializes for printing. 1Bh, 40h (Fixed)

(2) Control codes Added at the beginning of each page and sent for each page.

Sequence Command Name

Description/Example

1

Switch dynamic command mode

Switches the printer to raster mode. 1Bh, 69h, 61h, 01h

2

Specify automatic status notification mode (PT-P910BT only)

Dynamically switches whether an automatic status notification is given during printing. 1Bh, 69h, 21h, 00h

Sets the print information for the printer.

3

Print information command

When printing 100 mm on 24-mm-wide tape with the 180 dpi model:

1Bh, 69h, 7Ah, 84h, 00h, 18h, 00h, 9Ch, 02h, 00h, 00h, 00h, 00h

4

Various mode settings

When auto cut is enabled: 1Bh, 69h, 4Dh, 40h

When an auto cut setting is effective, specify the number of

Specify the page

sheets for auto cut.

5

number in "cut

each * labels"

For auto cut every single sheet,

1Bh, 69h, 41h, 01h

6

Advanced mode settings

When half cut is enabled, and chain printing is disabled: 1Bh, 69h, 4Bh, 0Ch

7

Specify margin amount

Specifies the amount of the margins. For 1 mm margins on the 360 dpi model: 1Bh, 69h, 64h, 0Eh, 00h

8

Select compression mode

Selects the compression mode for raster graphics. To send the data compressed to TIFF format: 4Dh, 02h

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(3) Raster data Repeated for each page in the print job.

Sequence Command Name

Description/Example

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Raster graphics transfer

Sends a raster line that contains data with pixels set to "ON".

Sends a raster line with all pixels set to "0". (Valid only when

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Zero raster graphics TIFF is selected as the compression mode)

5Ah (Fixed)

(4) Print commands Specified at the end of the page. Sequence Command Name

-

Print command

-

Print command with feeding

Description/Example
Specifies at the end of a page that is not the last page. 0ChFixed
Specifies at the end of the last page. 1Ah (Fixed)

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2.2 Sample (analyzing the print data of the test page)
The print data created by the printer driver is described here. As an example, we will check the print data created when the [Print Test Page] button in the printer Properties dialog box is clicked to print the test page. Since the print data differs depending on the print settings of the printer, refer to this procedure and try creating print data with various print settings. Furthermore, this procedure is for the Windows« 10 operating environment. A similar procedure can be performed if you are using a different operating system.

Print Properties
2.2.1 Preparation
Install the two listed below.  Printer driver of the Brother PT-XXXX  Binary file editor The data that we will analyze in this sample is a binary file. Therefore, use a binary file editor to display and check the contents of the binary file.
2.2.2 Checking the print data
The procedure for checking the print data is provided below. Step 1: Change the port of the printer to "FILE:". Step 2: Print the desired item (in this case, the test page), and then specify the file name. Step 3: Open the created file in the binary file editor to check it.

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Step 1: Change the port of the printer to "FILE:". Open the Printers and Faxes folder, and then right-click the printer to display the Properties dialog box. In the Properties dialog box, click the [Ports] tab, select the "FILE:" check box, and then click the [Apply] button.
[Ports] tab of the printer Properties dialog box Step 2: Print the item (in this case, the test page), and then specify the file name.
Print the test page with "36mm" selected as the paper size in the print settings.

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When the test page is printed with the printer, a dialog box appears so that the file name can be specified. (Refer to the illustration below.) After a file name is typed in and the [OK] button is clicked, the printer driver creates the print data and saves it in a file with the specified name.
Save Print Output As
Step 3: Open the print data in the binary file editor. Open the saved file in the binary file editor. The rows of numbers that appear are the print data. (Refer to the illustration below.) The print data is constructed of the following: (1) Initialization commands, (2) Control codes, (3) Raster data and (4) Print commands, which were described in "2.1 Print data overview". For details on the print data, refer to "2.2.3 Explanation of print data for the test page".

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2.2.3 Explanation of print data for the test page The print data for the test page outputted in the previous section is described below. The following illustration shows the print data created in section "2.2.1 Preparation" opened in the binary file editor.

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Descriptions for the numbers in the print data on the previous page are provided in the following table. For details on each command, refer to "4. Printing Command Details".

No.

Command Name

Description



Invalidate

A 200-byte invalidate command is sent.

2

Initialize

The "initialize" command is sent.

3

Switch dynamic command mode

The printer is switched to raster mode. Send this command before sending raster data to the printer.

4

Job ID setting commands

Internal specification commands Since this is a command for outputting with the commercial version driver, it is unnecessary for the user to send this command.

5

Print information command

Media size information for the print data is sent. This is the command for "36 mm" tape.

6

Various mode settings This is a command for specifying a mode.

(1Bh+69h+4Dh+40h)

Here, automatically cutting is specified.

7

Specify the page number in "cut each * labels"

The number of pages printed before automatically cutting is specified.

8

Advanced mode settings

This is the command for specifying settings for the advanced mode. In this case, "no chain printing" is enabled, and "half cut" is enabled.

9

Specify number of copies

Internal specification commands Since this is a command for outputting with the commercial version driver, it is unnecessary for the user to send this command.

10

Specify margin amount

Specifies the amount of the margins. This is the command for "14 dots".

11

Select compression mode

TIFF compression mode is selected.

12

Raster data

Raster data continues.

13

Print command with feeding

Since it is the last page, the print command with feeding is sent at the end of the page.

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2.3 Page data details
2.3.1 Resolution PT-P900/P900W/P950NW Resolution 360 dpi high, 360 dpi wide 360 dpi high, 720 dpi wide

PT-P910BT

Resolution 360 dpi high, 360 dpi wide

Raster Command Reference
Height-to-Width Proportion 1:1 1:2
Height-to-Width Proportion 1:1

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2.3.2 Page size (a) Continuous length tape

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6 5
1 3

2 4
Print area

Feeding direction Landscape

Number TZe tape

1 Width 3 Print area width (maximum printing width) 5 Width offset

ID Tape Size Designation

1

2

2 Length 4 Print area length 6 Length offset

3

4

5

263 3.5 mm

3.5 mm 0.13"

3.38 mm 48 dots

2.3.4

3.38 mm 48 dots

2.3.4

0.00 mm 0 dots

257 6 mm

6 mm 0.23"

6.00 mm 84 dots

2.3.4

4.52 mm 64 dots

2.3.4

0.74 mm 10 dots

258 9 mm

9 mm 0.35"

9.00mm 128 dots

2.3.4

7.48 mm 106 dots

2.3.4

0.76 mm 11 dots

259 12 mm

12 mm 0.47"

12.0 mm 170 dots

2.3.4

10.58 mm 150 dots

2.3.4

0.71 mm 10 dots

260 18 mm

18 mm 0.70"

18.01 mm 256 dots

2.3.4

16.51 mm 234 dots

2.3.4

0.75 mm 11 dots

261 24 mm

24 mm 0.94"

24.00 mm 340 dots

2.3.4

22.58 mm 320 dots

2.3.4

0.71 mm 10 dots

262 36 mm

36 mm 1.4"

36.09 mm 512 dots

2.3.4

32.03 mm 454 dots

2.3.4

2.03 mm 29 dots

6 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.3.3

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Heat-Shrink Tube

ID Tape Size Designation

1

415 6 mm

HS 5.8mm HS 0.23"

5.60 mm 80 dots

416 9 mm

HS 8.8mm HS 0.34"

8.70 mm 124 dots

417 12 mm

HS 11.7mm HS 0.46"

11.6 mm 164 dots

418 18 mm

HS 17.7mm HS 0.69"

17.8 mm 252 dots

419 24 mm

HS 23.6mm HS 0.93"

23.7 mm 336 dots

2 2.3.4 2.3.4 2.3.4 2.3.4 2.3.4

3
3.95 mm 56 dots
6.77 mm 96 dots
9.31 mm 132 dots
14.96 mm 212 dots
18.06 mm 256 dots

4 2.3.4 2.3.4 2.3.4 2.3.4 2.3.4

5
0.85 mm 12 dots
1.00 mm 14 dots
1.10 mm 16 dots
1.40 mm 20 dots
2.80 mm 40 dots

6 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.3.3

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(b) Split size

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Number TZe tape

1 Width 3 Print area width (maximum printing width) 5 Width offset 7 Overall width

ID Tape Designation

1

Size

3

5

2 Length 4 Print area length 6 Length offset 8 Width of overall print area

7 [3] x Split number + [5] x 2

8 [3] x Split number

279 12 mm

12 mm x 2 0.47" x 2

12.00 mm 11.99 mm 0.00 mm 12.00 mm x 2 + 0.00 mm x 2

170 dots 170 dots 0 dots

170 dots x 2 + 0 dots x 2

12.00 mm x 2 170 dots x 2

285 12 mm

12 mm x 3 0.47" x 3

12.00 mm 11.99 mm 0.00 mm 12.00 mm x 3 + 0.00 mm x 2

170 dots 170 dots 0 dots

170 dots x 3 + 0 dots x 2

12.00 mm x 3 70 dots x 3

291 12 mm

12 mm x 4 0.47" x 4

12.00 mm 11.99 mm 0.00 mm 12.00 mm x 4 + 0.00 mm x 2

170 dots 170 dots 0 dots

170 dots x 4 + 0 dots x 2

12.00 mm x 4 70 dots x 4

280 18 mm

18 mm x 2 0.70" x 2

18.01 mm 17.92 mm 0.04 mm 18.01 mm x 2 + 0.04 mm x 2

256 dots 254 dots 1 dots

254 dots x 2 + 1 dots x 2

18.01 mm x 2 254 dots x 2

286 18 mm

18 mm x 3 0.70" x 3

18.01 mm 17.92 mm 0.04 mm 18.01 mm x 3 + 0.04 mm x 2

256 dots 254 dots 1 dots

254 dots x 3 + 1 dots x 2

18.01 mm x 3 254 dots x 3

292 18 mm

18 mm x 4 0.70" x 4

18.01 mm 17.92 mm 0.04 mm 18.01 mm x 4 + 0.04 mm x 2

256 dots 254 dots 1 dots

254 dots x 4 + 1 dots x 2

18.01 mm x 4 254 dots x 4

281 24 mm

24 mm x 2 0.94" x 2

24.00 mm 23.99 mm 0.01 mm 24.00 mm x 2 + 0.01 mm x 2 24.00 mm x 2

340 dots 340 dots 0 dots

340 dots x 2 + 0 dots x 2

340 dots x 2

287 24 mm

24 mm x 3 0.94" x 3

24.00 mm 23.99 mm 0.01 mm 24.00 mm x 3 + 0.01 mm x 2 24.00 mm x 3

340 dots 340 dots 0 dots

340 dots x 3 + 0 dots x 2

340 dots x 3

293 24 mm

24 mm x 4 0.94" x 4

24.00 mm 23.99 mm 0.01 mm 24.00 mm x 4 + 0.01 mm x 2 24.00 mm x 4

340 dots 340 dots 0 dots

340 dots x 4 + 0 dots x 2

340 dots x 4

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ID Tape Designation

1

Size

3

5

7

8

[3] x Split number + [5] x 2

[3] x Split

number

282 36 mm

36 mm x 2 1.4" x 2

36.09 mm 32.03 mm 2.03 mm 32.03 mm x 2 + 2.03 mm x 2 32.03 mm x 2

512 dots 454 dots 29 dots 454 dots x 2 + 29 dots x 2

454 dots x 2

288 36 mm

36 mm x 3 1.4" x 3

36.09 mm 32.03 mm 2.03 mm 32.03 mm x 3 + 2.03 mm x 2 32.03 mm x 3

512 dots 454 dots 29 dots 454 dots x 3 + 29 dots x 2

454 dots x 3

294 36 mm

36 mm x 4 1.4" x 4

36.09 mm 32.03 mm 2.03 mm 32.03 mm x 4 + 2.03 mm x 2 32.03 mm x 4

512 dots 454 dots 29 dots 454 dots x 4 + 29 dots x 2

454 dots x 4

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2.3.3 Feed amount

The feed amount (left and right margins) is defined below. 360dpi x 360dpi

Type

Minimum margin setting

Maximum margin setting

Normal

1 mm 0.04" 14 dots

127 mm 5.00" 1800 dots

Minimum margin setting with no
precut Unrelated to
driver
27 mm 1.06" 382 dots

360dpi x 720dpi Type
High resolution

Minimum margin setting
1 mm 0.04" 28 dots

Maximum margin setting
127 mm 5.00" 3600 dots

Minimum margin setting with no
precut Unrelated to
driver
27 mm 1.06" 764 dots

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2.3.4 Maximum and minimum lengths

The maximum and minimum lengths are defined below. TZe tape 360dpi x 360dpi

Type

Minimum length

Normal

4 mm 0.16" 57 dots

Maximum length
1000 mm 39.37" 14173 dots

360dpi x 720dpi Type
High resolution

Minimum length
4 mm 0.16" 114 dots

Maximum length
1000 mm 39.37" 28346 dots

Heat-Shrink Tube (not supported for PT-P910BT)

Type

Minimum length

Maximum length

Normal

4.2 mm 0.16" 60 dots

500 mm 19.69" 7087 dots

* The minimum length with the driver is based on the machine specifications (due to the machine cutter position), and the minimum length of tape that can be fed out is 27 mm. For example, even when the minimum print data of 4.2 mm is created, the print result will be the 27 mm of tape shown below, since the minimum length of tape that can be fed out is 27 mm.

In other words, the print data will be on 27 mm of tape when the print data length is 27 mm or less.

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2.3.5 Raster line
As shown below, the parts with data to be printed are converted with "raster graphics transfer", and the parts with no data are converted with "zero raster graphics". On the actual tape, margins (feed) are added specified with "various mode settings" at the beginning and the end.
Feeding direction

Expansion direction

Print area

Rasterized

RasterLine 4 Zero Raster 1 Zero Raster 1 RasterLine 3 RasterLine 2 RasterLine 1

Feeding direction

Print area

Print head

The following shows the relationship between the raster graphics parameters and the pixels.

MSB LSB 1stB

MSB LSB 2ndB

MSB LSB 3rdB

MSB LSB 4thB ...

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Total number of pins: 560pin
Number of pins for right margin

Raster Command Reference

Raster line First byte

Left and right margins

Number of print area pins
Total number of pins

Print area

Last byte

0 pin Number of pins
for left margin
Pins on print head

Feeding direction

TZe tape
Tape Type
3.5 mm 6 mm 9 mm 12 mm 18 mm 24 mm 36 mm

Number of pins for left margin
248 240 219 197 155 112 45

Number of print area pins
48 64 106 150 234 320 454

Number of pins for right margin

Number of bytes for raster graphics transfer

264

70

256

70

235

70

213

70

171

70

128

70

61

70

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Heat-Shrink Tube
Tape Type 6 mm 9 mm 12 mm 18 mm 24 mm

Number of pins for left margin
244 224 206 166 144

Number of print area pins 56 96 132 212 256

Number of pins Number of bytes for raster

for right margin

graphics transfer

260

70

240

70

222

70

182

70

160

70

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3. Print Command List

ASCII Code NULL ESC @ ESC i S ESC i a ESC i z ESC i M ESC i A ESC i K ESC i d M G Z FF Control-Z ESC i !

Binary Code 00 1B 40 1B 69 53 1B 69 61 1B 69 7A 1B 69 4D 1B 69 41 1B 69 4B 1B 69 64 4D 67 5A 0C 1A 1B 69 21

Raster Command Reference
Description Invalidate Initialize Status information request Switch dynamic command mode Print information command Various mode settings Specify the page number in "cut each * labels" Advanced mode settings Specify margin amount (feed amount) Select compression mode Raster graphics transfer Zero raster graphics Print command Print command with feeding Switch automatic status notification mode

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4. Printing Command Details

NULL

Invalidate

ASCII:

NULL

Hexadecimal: 00

Description  Skipped  If data transmission is to be stopped midway, send the "initialize" command after sending the "invalidate"
command for the appropriate number of bytes to return to the receiving state, where the print buffer is cleared.

ESC @

Initialize

ASCII:

ESC @

Hexadecimal: 1B 40

Description  Initializes mode settings.  Also used to cancel printing.

ESC i S Status information request

ASCII:

ESC

Hexadecimal: 1B

i S 69 53

Description  Send a request to the printer for status information. For details on the status, refer to the previous section.  The size is fixed at 32 bytes.
Note Before sending print data to the printer, this command should be sent once. Since error information is automatically sent by the printer during printing, do not send this command while printing. For details on transmission of the status, refer to "5. Flow Charts".

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Number 1 2 3 4
5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16
17 18 19 20 21 22

Offset 0 1 2 3
4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15
16 17 18 19 20 21

Size

Name

1 Print head mark

1 Size

1 Brother code

1 Series code

1 Model code

1 Country code 1 Battery Level 1 Extended error 1 Error information 1 1 Error information 2 1 Media width 1 Media type 1 Number of colors 1 Fonts 1 Japanese fonts
1 Mode
1 Density 1 Media length 1 Status type 1 Phase type 1 Phase number (higher order bytes) 1 Phase number (lower order bytes)

Value/Reference Fixed at 80h Fixed at 20h Fixed at "B" (42h) Fixed at "0" (30h) PT-P900: Fixed at "q" (71h) PT-P900W: Fixed at "o" (69h) PT-P950NW: Fixed at "p" (70h) PT-P910BT: Fixed at "x" (78h) Fixed at "0" (30h) Refer to table (10) below. Refer to table (11) below. Refer to table (1) below. Refer to table (2) below. Refer to table (3) below. Refer to table (4) below. Fixed at 00h Fixed at 00h Fixed at 00h Value specified where the "various mode settings" command 00h if not specified Fixed at 00h Refer to table (3) below. Refer to table (5) below.
Refer to table (6) below.

23 24 25 26 27 31~32

22 23 24 25 26 30~31

1 Notification number

Refer to table (7) below.

1 Expansion area (number of bytes) Fixed at 00h

1 Tape color information

Refer to table (8) below.

1 Text color information

Refer to table (9) below.

1 Reserved

Fixed at 00h

1 Reserved

Fixed at 00h

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(1) Error information 1 Flag Mask

Definition

Bit 0 Bit 1 Bit 2 Bit 3 Bit 4 Bit 5 Bit 6 Bit 7

01h "No media" error 02h "End of media" error 04h Cutter jam 08h Weak batteries 10h Printer in use 20h (Not used) 40h High-voltage adapter 80h (Not used)

(2) Error information 2

Flag Mask

Definition

Bit 0
Bit 1 Bit 2 Bit 3 Bit 4 Bit 5 Bit 6 Bit 7

"Replace media" error 01h (with a serial connecting)
Wrong media

02h "Expansion buffer full" error

04h Communication error

08h

"Communication buffer full" error

10h "Cover open" error

20h Overheating error

40h

"Black marking not detected" error

80h System error

PT-P900 PT-P900W PT-P950NW Supported, -:Not supported








PT-P910BT
Supported, -:Not supported
    

PT-P900 PT-P900W PT-P950NW Supported, -:Not supported

  
  


PT-P910BT
Supported, -:Not supported

 
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(3) Media width and length The media width and length is described in millimeters. 0255 (0 to FFh) (a) TZe tape * Media Width: The tape width is indicated in millimeters. * Media Length: Fixed at 00h

Media

Media Width Media Length

PT-P900 PT-P900W PT-P950NW Supported, -:Not supported

No tape

00h

00h



3.5 mm

04h

00h



6 mm

06h

00h



9 mm

09h

00h



12 mm

0Ch

00h



18 mm

12h

00h



24 mm

18h

00h



36 mm

24h

00h



HS 5.8 mm

06h

00h



HS 8.8 mm

09h

00h



HS 11.7 mm

0Ch

00h



HS 17.7 mm

12h

00h



HS 23.6 mm

18h

00h



FLe 21 mm x 45 mm

15h

2Dh



PT-P910BT
Supported, -:Not supported
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(4) Media type
Media Type
No media Laminated tape Non-laminated tape Fabric Tape Heat-Shrink Tube Fle tape Flexible ID tape Satin tape Incompatible tape

Value
00h 01h 03h 04h 11h 13h 14h 15h FFh

PT-P900 PT-P900W PT-P950NW Supported, -:Not supported
   
    

PT-P910BT
Supported, -:Not supported
      

(5) Status type

Status Type

Value

Reply to status request

00h

Printing completed

01h

Error occurred

02h

Exit IF mode

03h (not used)

Turned off

04h

Notification

05h

Phase change

06h

(Not used)

07h to 20h

(Reserved)

21h to FFh

If an error occurred during printing, the printer returns the error status.

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(6) Phase type and phase number If the phase number is not used, both are fixed at 00h. Phase State Editing state (reception possible) Printing state

Phase Type 00h 01h

Editing state Phase
Editing state (reception possible)
Feed

Value (Dec.) 0 1

Higher Order Bytes 00h 00h

Lower Order Bytes 00h 01h

Printing state Phase Printing
(Not used) Cover open while
receiving (Not used)

Value (Dec.) 0 10 20 25

Higher Order Bytes 00h 00h 00h 00h

Lower Order Bytes 00h 0Ah 14h 19h

(7) Notification number Notification Not available Cover open Cover closed
Cooling (started) Cooling (finished)

Value 00h 01h 02h 03h 04h

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(8) Tape color information Tape color White Other Clear Red Blue Yellow Green Black
ClearWhite text Matte White Matte Clear Matte Silver Satin Gold Satin Silver
BlueD
RedD Fluorescent Orange Fluorescent Yellow
Berry PinkS Light GrayS Lime GreenS
YellowF PinkF BlueF WhiteHeat-shrink Tube WhiteFlex. ID YellowFlex. ID Cleaning Stencil Incompatible

Tape color ID 01h 02h 03h 04h 05h 06h 07h 08h 09h 20h 21h 22h 23h 24h
30h
31h 40h 41h 50h 51h 52h 60h 61h 62h 70h 90h 91h F0h F1h FFh

Notes
TZe-535(12 mm) TZe-545(18 mm) TZe-555(24 mm) TZe-435(12 mm) TZe-MQP35 TZe-MQL35 TZe-MQG35

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(9) Text color information Text color White Red Blue Black Gold BlueF Cleaning Stencil Other Incompatible

(10) Battery Level PT-P900/P900W/P950NW
Battery Level Full Half Low Need to be Charged Using AC adapter Unknown

Value 00 h 01 h 02 h 03 h 04 h FF h

PT-P910BT AC Adapter
AC Adapter not connected
AC Adapter connected

Battery Level Full Half Low
Need to be Charged Full Half Low
Need to be Charged Battery not installed

Text color ID 01h 04h 05h 08h 0Ah 62h F0h F1h 02h FFh
Value 20 h 22 h 23 h 24 h 30 h 32 h 33 h 34 h 37 h

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(11) Extended error

Error Type

Value

Fle tape end

10h

High-resolution/draft printing error

1Dh

Adapter pull/insert error

1Eh

Incompatible media error

21h

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PT-P900 PT-P900W PT-P950NW Supported, -:Not supported





PT-P910BT
Supported, -:Not supported


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ESC i a

Switch dynamic command mode

ASCII:

ESC

Hexadecimal: 1B

i a {n1} 69 61 {n1}

Parameters Definitions of {n}: PT-P900/P900W/P950NW 0: ESC/P mode (default) 1: Raster mode (Be sure to switch to this mode.) 3: P-touch Template mode PT-P910BT 1: Raster mode (default)
Description  Dynamically switches between the printer's command modes. A printer that receives this command
operates in the specified command mode until the printer is turned off.  The printer must be switched to raster mode before raster data is sent to it. Therefore, send this command
to switch the printer to raster mode.

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ESC i z

Print information command

ASCII:

ESC i z {n1} {n2} {n3} {n4} {n5} {n6} {n7} {n8} {n9} {n10}

Hexadecimal: 1B 69 7A {n1} {n2} {n3} {n4} {n5} {n6} {n7} {n8} {n9} {n10}

Description  Specifies the print information.  Definitions of {n1} through {n10}

{n1}:

Valid flag; Specifies which values are valid

#define PI_KIND 0x02

// Media type

#define PI_WIDTH 0x04

// Media width

#define PI_LENGTH 0x08 // Media length

#define PI_QUALITY 0x40 // Priority given to print quality (Not used)

#define PI_RECOVER 0x80 // Printer recovery always on

{n2}:

If flag 0x80 is specified...  PT-P9100/900W/950NW:
Both "Printer recovery" and "bi-directional communication" will be activated. The printer will send status notification when printing.  PT-P910BT: "bi-directional communication" will not be activated. Please use "Switch automatic status notification mode" command to enable bi-directional communication with the printer when printing.
Media type Laminated/Non-laminated tape: 00h Heat-Shrink Tube:11h Fle tape:13h Incompatible tape:FFh

{n3}: {n4}:

Note:  PT-P9100/900W/950NW:
High-resolution printing and draft printing are supported for Laminated tape only. Please set to 09h when printing.  PT-P910BT: High-resolution printing and draft printing are not supported.
{n3}: Media width (mm) {n4}: Media length (mm) For the media of width 24 mm, specify as n3 = 18h and n4 = 00h. n4 is normally 00h, regardless of the paper length.

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{n5-n8}: {n9}: {n10}:

Raster number = n8*256*256*256 + n7*256*256 + n6*256 + n5 If the media is not correctly loaded into the printer when the valid flag for PI_KIND, PI_WIDTH and PI_LENGTH are set to "ON", an error status is returned (Bit 0 of "(2) Error information 2" is set to "ON".)
Starting page: 0 Other pages: 1 Last page: 2 The output will be 2 regardless of starting/last page for the job consists of single page.
Fixed at 0

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ESC i M Various mode settings

ASCII:

ESC

Hexadecimal: 1B

i M {n1} 69 4D {n1}

Parameters Definitions of {n1} The meaning of each bit in a 1-byte parameter is described below. Bit 0 (Masked Bit = 0x01): (reserved) Bit 1 (Masked Bit = 0x02): (reserved) Bit 2 (Masked Bit = 0x04): (not used) Bit 3 (Masked Bit = 0x08): (not used) Bit 4 (Masked Bit = 0x10): (not used) Bit 5 (Masked Bit = 0x20): (not used) Bit 6 (Masked Bit = 0x40): Auto cut Bit 7 (Masked Bit = 0x80): Mirror printing

 Auto cut 1: Automatically cuts 0: Does not automatically cut
 Mirror printing 1: Mirror printing 0: No mirror printing

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ESC i K Advanced mode settings

ASCII:

ESC

Hexadecimal: 1B

i K {n1} 69 4B {n1}

Parameters Definitions of {n1} The meaning of each bit in a 1-byte parameter is described below. 0bit: Draft printing 1: Draft printing 0: Normal printing For PT-P910BT, please set this value as 0 (Draft printing is not supported). 1bit: Not used 2bitHalf cut 1: Half cut on 0: Half cut off 3bitNo chain printing When printing multiple copies, the labels are fed after the last one is printed. 1: No chain printingFeeding and cutting are performed after the last one is printed. 0: Chain printingFeeding and cutting are not performed after the last one is printed. 4bitSpecial tape (no cutting) Labels are not cut when special tape is installed. 1: Special tape (no cutting) ON 0: Special tape (no cutting) OFF 5bit: Not used 6bitHigh-resolution printing 1: High-resolution printing 0: Normal printing For PT-P910BT, please set this value as 0 (High-resolution printing is not supported). 7bitNo buffer clearing when printing (Not used for PT-P910BT) The expansion buffer of the machine is not cleared with the "no buffer clearing when printing" command. If this command is sent when the data of the first label is printed (it is specified between the "initialize" command and the print data), printing is possible only if a print command is sent with the second or later label. 1:No buffer clearing when printing ON 0:No buffer clearing when printing OFF

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ESC i d Specify margin amount (feed amount)

ASCII:

ESC

Hexadecimal: 1B

i d {n1} {n2} 69 64 {n1} {n2}

Description  Specifies the amount of the margins.  Margin amount (dots)=n1+n2*256
(a) Continuous length tape
Paper Tape

Print area

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Margin amount

Cut line

ESC i A Specify the page number in "cut each * labels"

ASCII:

ESC i A {n}

Hexadecimal: 1B 69 41 {n}

Parameters Definitions of {n} Page number = n1 (1 - 255) Default is 1 (cut each label). If 00h is set, label will not be cut.
Description  When "auto cut" is specified, you can specify page number (1 - 255) in "cut each * labels".

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M

Select compression mode

ASCII:

M {n}

Hexadecimal: 4D {n}

Parameters Definitions of {n} 0 No-compression mode (Enabled) 1 Reserved (Disabled) 2 TIFF (Enabled)
Description  Selects the compression mode. Data compression is available only for data in raster graphic transfer.
[TIFF(Pack Bits)]  1-byte units  If the same data is repeated, the number of data units and that 1 byte of data are specified.
If different data is in a series, the number of data items and all of the different data are specified.  If the same data is repeated, the number of data units is specified as the actual number minus 1, expressed
as a negative number. If different data is in a series, the number of data units is specified as the number of bytes minus 1, expressed as a positive number.  If the above process results in more than 70 bytes of compressed data, the data is treated as being all different. As a result, the data will be 71 bytes, including the 1 byte that specifies the data length.
Example 1 raster of raster graphics transfer:
Without compression: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 22 22 23 BA BF A2 22 2B......

With compression:

ED 00 FF 22 05 23 BA BF A2 22 2B ...

a

b

c

a. Since "00h" is repeated for 20 bytes, 20d -> 19d -> 13h changed into a negative number is EDh. Therefore: ED 00
b. Since "22h" is repeated for 2 bytes, 2d -> 1d -> 1h changed into a negative number is FFh. Therefore: FF 22
c. The following 6 bytes remain unchanged. 6d -> 5d -> 5h Therefore: 05 23 BA BF A2 22 2B
Continue for the remaining number of bytes for the uncompressed data. Even if 00h continues until the end, it cannot be omitted.

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Explanation of "TIFF compression mode" With compression, the data for the "raster graphics transfer" command is based on 70 bytes of the total number of pins (560). As shown below, with no compression, the sum of the number of offset pins and the number of pins within the print area is the byte data. However, with compression, the number of unused pins is also added to the data. In other words, with compression, this becomes 70 bytes when it is expanded by the printer, regardless of the tape width.

Raster line with compression

Raster line with no compression

0 pin

First byte

Number of offset pins

Tape margin

Number of print area pins
Total number of pins

Print area

Number of unused pins

Last byte

Pins on print head

Feeding direction

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G

Raster graphics transfer

ASCII:

G

Hexadecimal: 47

{n1} {n2} {d1} ... {dk} {n1} {n2} {d1} ... {dk}

Description  Transfers the specified number of bytes (k) of data.  The data is expanded by overwriting from the position where the margin was added.  If the expanded data does not reach the end of the expansion buffer, the remainder is filled with 0 data.  If the expanded data exceeds the end of the expansion buffer, the excess is cut off.
Parameters {n1}{n2} Specified number of bytes k = n1 + n2*256 0000h  Specified number of bytes k  First positive number that exceeds the value of the number of print head pins divided by 8 (Gauss number) {k} Number of bytes of raster data (d1 to dk) However, use the following value if no compression is specified as the compression mode. k=70 {d1~dk} Raster data.

Z

Zero raster graphics

ASCII:

Z

Hexadecimal: 5A

Description  Fills raster line with 0 data.

FF

Print command

ASCII:

FF

Hexadecimal: 0C

Description  Used as a print command at the end of pages other than the last page when multiple pages are printed.

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Control-Z Print command with feeding

ASCII:

Control-Z

Hexadecimal: 1A

Description  Used as a print command at the end of the last page.

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ESC i !

Specify automatic status notification mode

ASCII:

ESC i ! {n1}

Hexadecimal: 1B 69 21 {n1}

Parameters Definitions of {n1} 0: Notify. 1: Do not notify. (default)
Description  Dynamically switches whether the automatic status notification is given during printing. A printer that
receives this command operates in the specified command mode until the printer is turned off.  Use this command when building a system where the status is not obtained.

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5. Flow Charts
Normally, printing is performed as buffered printing. However, if the printer is connected via USB and uncompressed data is received, concurrent printing is performed.
Note: Concurrent printingPrinting starts immediately after the printer receives print data. Buffered printingPrinting starts after one page of print data is received.

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5.1 Concurrent printing normal flow for USB connection

Computer (host)
If there are no problems with the printer status (media, etc.), the data is READ transmitted. If there is a problem, an error appears.
Displaying sending

Invalidate Initialize
Status information request Status (response to status information request)

Printer
The printer is reset.
The printer is initialized.
The status of the printer (media, etc.) is checked and a response is sent.

Sending control codes Sending raster data

Status (Phase change:
"Printing")

Data received. Beginning printing without waiting for a print command
Printing

Sending raster data Sending raster data Sending raster data

Display ing printing READ
Phase change "Printing" received. "Printing completed" received.
Finishing process for printing page 1
Sending data for page 2

Sending a print command (print command with feeding (1A) for the last page or print command (0C) for other pages)
Status ("Printing completed")
Status (Phase change: "Waiting to receive")
Sending control code/raster data Status
(Phase change: "Printing")
Sending raster data Sending raster data Sending raster data

Printing of the 1st page is actually not finished, but the "Printing completed" status and "Waiting to receive" phase are sent.
Printing 1st page
Printing 2nd page

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5.2 Concurrent printing error flow for USB connection (when feeding at the end of the page)

Computer (host)

If there are no

problems with the

printer status (media,

etc.), the data is

READ

transmitted. If there is

a problem, an error

appears.

Displaying sending

Invalidate Initialize
Status information request Status (response to status information request)

Printer
The printer is reset.
The printer is initialized.
The status of the printer (media, etc.) is checked and a response is sent.

Sending control codes

Data received.

Sending raster data

Status (Phase change:
"Printing")

Beginning printing without waiting for a print command
Printing

Sending raster data

Displaying printing READ
Phase change "Printing" received. "Printing completed" received. Finishing process for printing page 1
Sending data for page 2
Displaying printing
Displaying printing READ
"Error Occured" received. An error appears. When restarted, data is resent starting with the 1st page since "Printing" for the 2nd page is not received.
Resending process for data of 1st page

Sending a print command (print command with feeding (1A) for the last page or print command (0C) for other page)

Status ("Printing completed") Status (Phase change: "Waiting to receive")

Sending control code/raster data

Sending raster data

Status ("Error occurred")

Sending raster data

Sending a print command (print command with feeding (1A) for the last page or print command (0C) for other pages)

Initialize

Printing of the 1st page is actually not finished, but the "Printing completed" status and "Waiting to receive" phase are sent.
Error occurred
If an error occurs, all data read from the computer is cleared.
Reprinting 1st page

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5.3 Concurrent printing error flow for USB connection (with a concurrent printing error such as end of tape)

Computer (host)

If there are no problems with the printer status (media, etc.), the data is transmitted. If there is a problem, an error appears.

READ

Displaying sending

Invalidate Initialize

Printer
Any jobs with errors remaining in the printer are cleared. The printer is initialized.

Status information request Status (response to status information request)

The status of the printer (media, etc.) is checked and a response is sent.

Sending control codes
Sending raster data
Status (Phase change :
"Printing")

Data received.
Beginning printing without waiting for a print command
Printing

Sending raster data

Displaying printing

Phase change "Printing" received.

READ

"Printing completed" received.
Phase change "Waiting to receive" received.
Finishing process for printing page 1
Sending data for page 2

Sending a print command (print command with feeding (1A) for the last page or print command (0C) for other pages)
Status ("Printing completed") Status (Phase change: "Waiting to receive")
Sending control code/raster data

Printing of the 1st page is actually not finished, but the "Printing completed" status and "Waiting to receive" phase are sent.

Status (Phase change :
"Printing")

Printing 1st page Printing 2nd page

Sending raster data

Status ("Error Occurred")

Sending raster data

Displaying printing

Phase change

READ

"Printing" received.

"Error Occured" received.

An error appears. When restarted, data is resent starting with the 2nd page since "Printing" for the 2nd page is received.

Resending process for data of 2nd page

Sending a print command (print command with feeding (1A) for the last page or print command (0C) for other pages)
Initialize

Error occurred If an error occurs, all data read from the computer is cleared.
Reprinting 2nd page

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5.4 Buffered printing normal flow for USB/Bluetooth connection

Computer (host)

If there are no

problems with the

printer status (media,

etc.), the data is

READ

transmitted. If there is

a problem, an error

appears.

Displaying sending

Invalidate Initialize Status information request Status (response to status information request)
Sending control codes Sending raster data

Printer
The printer is reset. The printer is initialized. The status of the printer (media, etc.) is checked and a response is sent.
Data received.

Displaying printing

Sending raster data Sending raster data
Sending raster data
Sending a print command (print command with feeding (1A) for the last page or print command (0C) for other page)

Printing

Phase change "Printing" received.

READ

"Printing completed" received.

Status (Phase change: "Printing")
Status ("Printing completed")

Phase change "Waiting to receive" received.
Finishing process for printing 1st page
Sending data for 2nd page

Status (Phase change: "Waiting to receive")
Sending control codes

Printing 1st page Printing 2nd page

Sending raster data

Sending raster data

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5.5 Buffered printing error flow for USB/Bluetooth connection

Computer (host)

If there are no

problems with the

printer status (media, etc.), the

READ

data is transmitted.

If there is a problem,

an error appears.

Invalidate Initialize
Status information request
Status (response to status information request) or an error is displayed

Printer
The printer is reset.
The printer is Initialized.
The status of the printer (media, etc.) is checked and a response is sent.

Displaying sending
Displaying printing READ
Phase change "Printing" received.

Sending control codes
Sending raster data
Sending a print command (print command with feeding (1A) for the last page or print command (0C) for other page)
Status (Phase change: "Printing")

Data received. Printing

Status ("Error Occurred")

Error occurred

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5.6 Normal Flow for Network (Standard TCP/IP port) Connection

*With a network connection, print data from the operating system's port monitor is simply sent as is. When it prints 2 pages data

Computer (host)
Divide print data into particular size, and send it.

Sending raster data Sending raster data

Printer

Sending raster data Sending raster data

Receive data

End process for printing 1st
Sending data for 2nd page

BUSY

Sending raster data Sending raster data Sending raster data Sending raster data

As one page data receives in the printer buffer, start printing
Printing 1st page
Printer buffer is full

BUSY

Sending raster data

BUSY

Sending raster data

BUSY
At host side, as sending print data has completed, the print job data is erased. The print job is treated to be completion at printer side

Sending raster data Sending raster data Sending raster data Sending raster data Sending raster data Sending raster data

As 2nd page data receives in the printer buffer, start printing.
Printing 2nd page

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Appendix A: USB Specifications

USB specifications 1.1 Item
Vendor ID

0x04F9

Description

Product ID
Class Character string for
manufacturer Character string for
serial number Device speed Number of interfaces With the printer class Power supply
End point 1
End point 2

PT-P900W 0x2085 PT-P950NW 0x2086 PT-P900 0x2083 PT-P910BT 0x20c7 Printer Character string descriptor: 0x01 0x0409: "Brother" Character string descriptor: 0x03 0x0409: "000" + Last nine digits of the printer's serial number Full speed 1 (No alternate interfaces)
Self-powered (As a printer class, Bus power is also set to "ON".) In bulk (Sends the status from the printer to the computer.) Maximum packet size: 64 bytes Out bulk (Sends print commands and data from the computer to the printer.) Maximum packet size: 64 bytes

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Appendix A: USB Specifications

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Appendix B: Introducing the Brother Developer Center
Useful information for developers, such as applications, tools, SDKs as well as FAQs, are provided in the Brother Developer Center. http://www.brother.com/product/dev/index.htm
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