Linx Windows Printer Drivers

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Version

September 1, 2023

10.5.0

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Supported printers

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Installation guides

English

Tested on

Windows 8.1 | 10 | 11 | 8.1 | 10 | 11

Windows Server 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022 | 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022

Release Notes

10.5.0

  • Set default status checking option to ignore printer status during printing.
  • Added option enabled by default to delete stuck jobs in windows print queue after specified (10sec) amount of time.
  • Set default status checking option to ignore printer status during printing.
  • By default driver will use all settings set on the printer, instead using its own.
  • Added support for requesting multiple status queries at the same time.
  • Printer options resolution, darkness and speed are now correctly merged when changing printer models.
  • Stabilized communication interface between the driver and the Label Design application.
  • Removed limitation of loaded driver packages on Server 2008 and Server 2016 system.

Supported Printers

Linx 8940

Linx 8920

Linx 8910

Linx 8900

Linx CJ400

Linx CJ400LE

Linx 4900

Linx 5900

Linx 5900BC

Linx 5900DC

Linx 5900 Solver

Linx 6900

Linx 7900

Linx 7900BC

Linx 7900E

Linx 7900FG

Linx 7900 Solver

Linx 7900 Swift

Linx 7900 Spectrum

Linx TT10 LH

Linx TT10 RH

Linx TT5 LH

Linx TT5 RH

Linx TT5 Washdown LH

Linx TT5 Washdown RH

Linx TT3

Linx IJ355

Linx IJ375

Linx TT 500 32mm

Linx TT 750 32mm

Linx TT 750 53mm

Linx TT 1000 53mm

Linx TT 1000 107mm

Release Notes

10.5.0

  • Set default status checking option to ignore printer status during printing.
  • Added option enabled by default to delete stuck jobs in windows print queue after specified (10sec) amount of time.
  • Set default status checking option to ignore printer status during printing.
  • By default driver will use all settings set on the printer, instead using its own.
  • Added support for requesting multiple status queries at the same time.
  • Printer options resolution, darkness and speed are now correctly merged when changing printer models.
  • Stabilized communication interface between the driver and the Label Design application.
  • Removed limitation of loaded driver packages on Server 2008 and Server 2016 system.

10.3.1

  • Added support for enhanced status checking.

10.2.2

  • Added support for using Unicode data on continuous inkjet printers (8900).
  • Added support for updating graphics during recall on CLARiTY units.
  • Recalling is now fixed in CLARiTY units when slash is in variable name.
  • Fixed crash of driver when document name longer than 260 characters

10.0.5

  • Corrected the status severity type shown in NiceForms and Automation applications for continuous inkjet printers.
  • Corrected detection of not accessible printers that use Clarity protocol.
  • Printing of date or time elements on Linx 5900 will no longer produce the “Invalid Message Format” error.
  • Maximum label length corrected on thermal transfer overprint printers.
  • Added support for overriding printers internal orientation on thermal transfer overprint printers.
  • Corrected detection of not accessible continuous ink jet printers.
  • Statuses are now displayed as text not numbers, for thermal transfer overprint printers in Status Monitor, Automation and in NiceForm.

10.0.0

  • Fixed problems in case user set different HDPI and VDPI in landscape orientation.
  • Menu for using settings from printer or driver is redesigned and improved.
  • Added capability to set all printer supported parameters to be controlled by the printer.
  • Added support for web based printer management.
  • Change the print preview so when the label is too long the end of the label is visible.
  • Increased font size accuracy on Clarity printers.
  • Added two new export variants (Add to Queue) to store & recall variables to printer's queue.

8.6.1

  • Arab Numerals FW 07 font is supported as internal printer font on 8900 series.

8.6.0

  • Corrected minimum value of raster pitch for product movement.

8.5.0

  • Communication with the printer is working now also when port monitor logging is enabled on non English Windows OS. Font Linx High Speed FH 16 on 4900 printer is not causing errors anymore.

8.3.5

  • Top offset range on TTO models is limited to +/- of print head width.

8.3.4

  • Following thermal transfer overprint printers were added to the Linx driver distribution: Linx TT 500 32mm Linx TT 750 32mm Linx TT 750 53mm Linx TT 1000 53mm Linx TT 1000 107mm

8.3.3

  • Linx 8900 printer series supports the day of the week date picture.

8.3.2

  • Fixed slow UI operation when using VPN connected printer. Updated driver-printer communication to avoid error in case of standard printing mode and printer is not in pause. Fixed driver crash when using LPR port and export driver settings.

8.3.1

  • Corrected corrupt message error produced by incorrect encoding of variable names on Clarity protocol printers.
  • MMM date format is available as internal printer date on 8900 printer.
  • Improved performance Driver initialisation time was decreased for up to 30%.Smaller file footprint Driver file size was reduced for up to 60%.Improved installation utility PrnInst better supports multi user environments. Driver upgrade procedure was improved for installations with large number of printers.
  • Corrected some fonts WYSIWYG for 89xx printers.

8.2.4

  • Year of the decade without leading zero is printed correctly now on 8900 series. Arabic numerals are printed correctly.

8.2.3

  • Speed control option is supported.

8.2.00

  • Driver stability was improved and memory usage was optimized.
  • Updated driver so that the Linx printers with latest firmware will no longer have rounding errors when printing. This affects the following parameters: Raster Pitch, Label Offset and Repeat Pitch.

8.0.50

  • User can now use Reload to upload entire list of virtual fonts to printer again, instead uploading each virtual font individually.
  • 1x9 western Flexible, 1x12 Western Flexible, and 1x25 Western Fixed Tall were added to 89xx printer series.
  • Procedure for updating printers is improved in Prninst application that all settings for all users are correctly preserved.
  • Prninst application automatically detects printer(s) connected to local network.
  • Fixed time text problem when expansion more then 1 is used.
  • Stabilized communication with the printer on some slow ports.

8.0.23

  • Added counter reset option to internal counter variables.
  • X expansion range is expanded to 10 for all internal fonts.

8.0.22

  • Julian date works correctly on printers with clarity protocol.
  • Fixed print spooler crash using latest driver's language monitor.
  • Raster 2x7 Western Fixed is working from driver.

8.0.21

  • Driver Maintenance, Settings and Support actions are working also with printer name longer than 32 characters.

8.0.20

  • Added new rasters for Midi, and Midi Plus printheads.
  • Help file with special page (Installation & Setup) is opened at the end of printer(s) installation.
  • Initial Version 8 release: Redesigned and updated User Interface. Added and improved Print Preview to be shown on more panels. Added new Tool options for easier Maintenance, Setup and Support. Added options for sending files or commands to the printer. Added possibility to toggle Status Checking during printing. Fixed in-corrections when displaying driver on High-DPI monitors.
  • Time offset (Hour, Minutes) has been implemented into date.
  • During printer driver installation and uninstallation the Unicode printer names are fully supported.
  • Polish codepage and fonts were added.
  • Improved displaying of Network discovered printers while sorting and graying already installed printers during printer driver installation.
  • Minimized the frequency of displaying the splwow64 thunking spooler (SplWow64) message during printer installation.
  • Upgraded uninstall of Ports and Port Monitors when printer removing the printer driver.
  • During printer driver installation additional fields Location and Comment can be set.

7.8.50

  • Compatibility mapping has been specified for each printer model.

7.8.40

  • Job orientation has been changed from 90 to 0 on Linx IJ355 and IJ375 printers.
  • Added support for Linx 4900 models
  • Fixed RCI command for 34 Western flexible, and 4x7 Western Fixed rasters.

7.8.32

  • Rotation 180 is enabled on barcode Code128 and barcode Code39. Works with firmware version 4.1.xx

7.8.31

  • "Arab Numerals" 5,7,and 16 have been added.
  • Improved Advanced TCP/IP port stability and information when logging is enabled.
  • Fixed crashing the printer when driver sends status query more than twice per second. It is recommended for 89xx printer series to update firmware version to 4.1.0.13 or higher.

7.7.01

  • Added support for printing Cyrilic, Greek, and Japanese code page.

7.7.00

  • Printing two different labels is now possible, without stopping the printing process.
  • Added support for barcodes on Linx 8900. Corrected barcode WYSIWYG on other CIJ models. Enabled barcode expansion for 1D barcodes.
  • Added "Use Printers Default" setting for some options.
  • Fixed error caused by printing of graphic elements on Linx 8900 (firmware v3.0) printers.
  • Raster Pitch setting is corrected for CIJ printers. Note: the new version of the driver will reset the Raster Pitch value to default value when upgrading the printer driver.
  • Added setting for distance between prints.
  • Corrected job status when driver cannot establish a connection with the printer.

7.4.10

  • Raster pitch minimal value has change to 0mm for CIJ (except 8900) printers.
  • Linx IJ series printers properly rotate elements on the label.
  • Added missing "Upside down" parameter to CIJ driver's GUI.
  • After storing and selecting the message on Linx language printers that are currently printing, the state of the printer is put back to printing when storing of label is finished.

7.4.00

  • Korean language added.
  • Added 6900 printer model. Overspeed functionality added for printing with high speeds. Added relations for raster pitch and line speed options. Enlarged print width option for long messages. Added two new Linx models IJ335 and IJ375.

7.3.80

  • Linx 8929 printer model does not exist and it is removed from driver distribution. Correct printer model name is now supported as Linx 8920.

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Version

September 1, 2023

10.5.0

Installation guides

English

Tested on

Windows 8.1 | 10 | 11 | 8.1 | 10 | 11

Windows Server 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022 | 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022

Supported Printers

Linx 8940

Linx 8920

Linx 8910

Linx 8900

Linx CJ400

Linx CJ400LE

Linx 4900

Linx 5900

Linx 5900BC

Linx 5900DC

Linx 5900 Solver

Linx 6900

Linx 7900

Linx 7900BC

Linx 7900E

Linx 7900FG

Linx 7900 Solver

Linx 7900 Swift

Linx 7900 Spectrum

Linx TT10 LH

Linx TT10 RH

Linx TT5 LH

Linx TT5 RH

Linx TT5 Washdown LH

Linx TT5 Washdown RH

Linx TT3

Linx IJ355

Linx IJ375

Linx TT 500 32mm

Linx TT 750 32mm

Linx TT 750 53mm

Linx TT 1000 53mm

Linx TT 1000 107mm

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Version

September 20, 2023

10.5.1

Read release notes

Supported printers

See all supported printers

Installation guides

English

Tested on

Windows 8.1 | 10 | 11 | 8.1 | 10 | 11

Windows Server 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022 | 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022

Release Notes

10.5.0

  • Added support for requesting multiple status queries at the same time.
  • Printer options resolution, darkness and speed are now correctly merged when changing printer models.
  • Stabilized communication interface between the driver and the Label Design application.
  • Removed limitation of loaded driver packages on Server 2008 and Server 2016 system.

Supported Printers

Linx CSL10

Linx CSL30

Linx CSL60

Linx FSL20

Linx FSL50

Release Notes

10.5.0

  • Added support for requesting multiple status queries at the same time.
  • Printer options resolution, darkness and speed are now correctly merged when changing printer models.
  • Stabilized communication interface between the driver and the Label Design application.
  • Removed limitation of loaded driver packages on Server 2008 and Server 2016 system.

10.2.2

  • Fixed crash of driver when document name longer than 260 characters

10.0.0

  • Fixed problems in case user set different HDPI and VDPI in landscape orientation.
  • Menu for using settings from printer or driver is redesigned and improved.
  • Added capability to set all printer supported parameters to be controlled by the printer.
  • Added support for web based printer management.
  • Change the print preview so when the label is too long the end of the label is visible.
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Version

September 20, 2023

10.5.1

Installation guides

English

Tested on

Windows 8.1 | 10 | 11 | 8.1 | 10 | 11

Windows Server 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022 | 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022

Supported Printers

Linx CSL10

Linx CSL30

Linx CSL60

Linx FSL20

Linx FSL50