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Brady I.D.

Pro Wire Marker Printer Instructions

Step 1 Insert the Battery Pack

Locate the Battery Pack included in your packaging.

Insert the battery pack into the port located at the bottom of the printer. Please note that the battery pack will only fit one way in the printer.

Step 2 Connect the Battery Charger

Locate the Battery Charger included in your packaging.

Insert the charger's barrel plug connector into the port located at the end of the battery pack. Connect the Battery Charger to a live wall outlet.

Use of chargers other than those supplied by W.H. Brady will damage or shorten the life of the printer or battery pack!

Battery Power
Operating the I.D. Pro Printer with the Battery Charger connected to the unit simultaneously charges the rechargeable battery pack. Whether the power switch is ON or OFF, the battery pack will continue to be charged by the Battery Charger. The Battery Pack can also be charged out of the printer. To remove the battery pack, squeeze the battery pack releases on both sides of the battery pack (see Figure 1). It is recommended to charge the battery for a minimum of 4 to 5 hours before operating the printer solely on battery power. Once fully charged, it is recommended that the unit be unplugged from the Battery Charger and operated solely on battery power. Leaving the battery plugged into the Battery Charger continuously will shorten the life of the battery pack.

Battery Life
When the battery has reached a minimum level of power, the printer will display "LOW BATTERY" on the screen until the unit is turned off and the Battery Charger is connected. To maximize the life of the battery, restore the battery to full power (recharge for at least four hours) before operating again on battery power. For maximum battery life, it is recommended that the battery be used until the "LOW BATTERY" screen is displayed. The battery should then be recharged.

Step 3 Turn the Power ON

Locate the power switch found along the upper right hand side of the printer.

To turn the power ON, gently push the power switch (see Figure 1) to either small or large type size. The Size Code screen will then appear.

The I.D.Pro will now display a series of label size codes.

Step 4 Enter Your Label Size Code

Each roll of Brady labels is identified by a stock number which includes the label size code. Locate a package of standard part labels. The label size code can0 be found on both the package of labels and on the inside of the label's roll core.

To make selections within the display screen, scroll through the size code screens by pressing the UP or DOWN arrow keys (see Figure1). Scroll up or down through the size code screens until you find the size code that matches the label size code located on your roll of labels. Press ENTER to activate your selection.

Step 5 Install Your Ribbon Cartridge

Open the Printer Roll Door

Open the Roll Door of the printer by pushing upward on the grooves located on the plastic door. This also exposes the ribbon compartment.

Install the Ribbon Cartridge

Hold the ribbon cartridge over the ribbon compartment with the exposed ribbon facing toward you. (See Figure 3.) Tilt the left side of the ribbon cartridge down and position the ribbon along the left side of the printer. Gently move the ribbon cartridge down and press it into the ribbon compartment until it "clicks" into place. Be sure that the ribbon is next to the edge of the printhead as shown on the label inside the roll door. Tighten the ribbon in the cartridge by placing your finger over the ribbon advance knob and turning clockwise.

Step 6 Install Your Roll of Labels

Remove the roll holder from inside the roll door and slide off the adjustable roll guide. Hold the roll of labels with its notches to the left and slide the roll of labels all the way to the left side of the roll holder. Return the adjustable roll guide onto the roll holder and position the adjustable roll guide in the detent on the roll holder as close to the roll of labels as possible (See Figure 4).

Feed the Markers Into the Printer

Look inside the roll door area and locate the black fixed and adjustable material guides found at the rear of the print mechanism. Slide the pin for the adjustable material guide (located on the bottom of the printer) (see Figure 2) toward the battery pack in order to slide it from one position to another.

Slide the adjustable material guide to a position that fits the label liner. Be sure the guide locks into position. Press the FEED button located on the right side of the keyboard. Feed the start of the roll of labels into the opening of the black material guides until the labels reach the feed roller. (See Figure 5) The labels will advance automatically to a position ready for printing!

Place the roll holder into its storage area.

Close the roll door until it "clicks" into place.

When using Permasleeve heat shrink sleeving, the blue backing must be cut with a scissors. Trying to use the tearbar to cut it will damage the tearbar.

Step 7 Enter the Text of Label (Creating Legends)

To activate any of the characters appearing in yellow, press in combination with the SHIFT key. The shift keys are located on both sides of the printer as well as on the main keyboard. To delete any character, move the cursor under any character and press DELETE. Press ENTER to advance to the next line in your legend.

Enter Text
Begin entering your text. If you attempt to enter too many characters, the last character will change to match the last character entered. To move with the text of the legend, use the arrow keys to move the cursor UP, DOWN, LEFT, or RIGHT. (See Figure 1).

Step 8 Print a Label

Press PRINT located on the lower right hand side of the keyboard. To print multiple copies of the same label, press SHIFT and PRINT at the same time. Enter the number of labels you would like to print and press PRINT again. Press CLEAR to interrupt and stop printing. The printer will stop after finishing the label in progress.

Step 9 Remove Labels

Remove the roll of labels by first opening the Roll Door by rotating it backward. Next, push both material guide pins located on the underside of the printer toward the battery pack while gently pulling the roll holder and labels out of the rear of the printer.

TO PRINT SERIALIZED LEGENDS... General Guidelines for Serializing

Symbols and foreign characters will not serialize. Locate the cursor directly below the right-most character to be serialized. Press the serial key to increment the character. When the serialized character reaches 9 or Z, the next character to the left is incremented, and the right-most character becomes 0 or A. This will continue for up to 3 places. For example: 099 becomes 100. Any line or portion of a line of the legend may be independently serialized. Either alpha or numeric characters can be serialized but not a combination of the both.