Instructions are provided for the following operating systems:

Windows 95/98™

Make sure the TCP/IP address has been assigned. Do this through the installation on the AXIS IP Utility program or through the NetPilot software CD-ROM that accompanied your printer or interface. The product that is used in the Printek printer is an Axis 540+ print server. You will have to install the program called “Print Monitor” found on the CD-ROM or download it. It runs in the background so you will not have to execute it; just install it.

From a Windows 95/98 PC:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Settings, then Printers.
  2. Double-click Add Printer.
  3. Follow the wizard to install a printer driver. You can download Printek’s Windows driver from our drivers page. If you are setting up a network printer, you should have the network path (contact your Network Administrator if you don’t know the path).
  4. If you are setting up for peer-to-peer printing, select Printer@LPR (Axis Port) from the drop-down box that says, Print to the following port.
  5. Click Add Port.
  6. Select Other, highlight Axis Port, and click OK.
  7. Select LPR (TCP/IP).
  8. Type in the IP address that you got earlier. There is also an entry available to select which logical printer you want the output to go to. Highlight LPT1 and delete it; then type in pr1.
  9. With pr1 now entered, click OK.
  10. Click the drop-down box that says, Print using the following driver.
  11. Select the driver you installed earlier and click OK.

At this point you’ll want to open a Web browser (IE4, Netscape Navigator, etc.). Enter the IP address you assigned to the printer in the Address field in your Web browser; for example, http://100.100.100.100.

  1. Click Configuration.
  2. Click TCP/IP to enter any TCP/IP information you’d like. Click Printer1, Printer2, etc., to change the configuration of pr1, pr2, etc. (pr1=Printer1, pr2=Printer2, etc.).

Windows NT™

Make sure a TCPIP address has been assigned. Do this through the installation of NetPilot™ or the new IP Installer software from the NT Console or a workstation.

From the NT 4.0 Console Server:

  1. Open the Control Panel and click the Network icon.
  2. Select Protocols.
  3. Add TCP\IP Protocol.
  4. Select Services.
  5. Add Microsoft TCP\IP Printing.

Proceed as follows to install the printer:

  1. Open the Control Panel and open the Printers folder.
  2. Click Add Printer, select My Computer, and then go to Next.
  3. Select Add Port. In Printer Ports, choose LPR Port and then click New Port.
  4. In Add LPR compatible printer, enter the IP address of the AXIS 540/640.
  5. Enter PR1, PR2, . . . PR8 as the name of printer or print queue on that server.
  6. Choose a suitable printer driver for your printer and go to Next.
  7. Enter a printer name and go to Next.
  8. Select Shared if you wish to share the printer over the network.
  9. Enter a share name.
  10. Click Next and then Finish.

From the workstation, add a printer, pointing to the shared Device on the network.

To set up 3 different forms, for automatically changing tractors:

Use this only if you do NOT use the Printek driver. If you use the Printek driver, the printer will switch erratically.

  1. Use NetPilot to define the 3 forms. Select Properties icon, then Logical Printers tab.
  2. Put in escape sequences for Logical Printers PR1, PR2, PR3 (see below). Put the escape sequence under Control Strings, Strings Before Job.
    1. Tractor 0, select escape sequence: 1B 1B 37 1B 4C 30 1B 1B 3F Tractor 1, select escape sequence: 1B 1B 37 1B 4C 31 1B 1B 3F Tractor 2, select escape sequence: 1B 1B 37 1B 4C 32 1B 1B 3F
  3. Add Printer from NT console as specified above. This time, choose PR2 or PR3 and name it something different from PR1, so there is 1 IP address, but 3 distinct printers using PR1, PR2, and PR3.

Or, the easy way:

  1. Use the new Printek driver and add 3 different printer types. Specify Form 0 for the first printer, Form 1 for the second, and Form 2 for the third. The printer may be in the Epson or Printek emulation. The Epson emulation limits the printer to 3 forms; the Printek emulation will allow up to 10.
  2. Make sure and use the new Windows driver from Printek that locks in the specific form number. Both the Printek.drv and Printek.inf files should have June 98 creation dates.

Novell™ Environment:

To set up on 3.12 and higher server:

  1. Use the installation from Axis to install the NetPilot.

To set up 3 different forms, for automatically changing tractors:

  1. Use the new Printek driver and add 3 different printer types. Specify Form 0 for the first printer, Form 1 for the second, and Form 2 for the third. The printer may be in the Epson or Printek emulation. The Epson emulation limits the printer to 3 forms; the Printek emulation will allow up to 10.
  2. Use the new Printek driver and add 3 different printer types.