Quick Tips: AWMS-245 Plus Printer: Printer Set Up

Before you get started printing labels on your new AWMS-245 Plus Printer, we will walk you through how to set up the driver and the software on your computer.

Before you begin this process, load your ribbon into the printer, then load your labels through the slot in the back. Now, plug in your power cord and USB cable, and close the printer. If you are running WINDOWS 7, DO NOT power on your printer yet.

1- Install the printer driver onto your computer.

Included in your printer box should be a CD case with a USB drive. If the USB drive does not auto start, navigate to your USB drive via Windows Explorer.

  1. Right-click on the file autorun.exe and click OPEN
  3. Select AWMS-245 PLUS
  4. If you are running WINDOWS 7, you can now power on your printer. Once the driver wizard opens, select INSTALL PRINTER DRIVERS and click NEXT.
  5. Select USB and click NEXT
  6. Click on the printer named Bar Code Printer TT024-50 Plus and click NEXT
  7. In the white text box next to “Printer name:”, change the name of the printer to AWMS-245 Plus. If you name it anything else, the computer will not recognize the printer and will not print your labels.
  8. Once your settings are confirmed, click FINISH
  9. Congratulations! You have now successfully installed the driver of the AWMS-245 Plus printer.  Return to the main menu to install the AWMS Label Printing Software.

If you do not have a USB drive, you can download the driver from our website here.

  1. Under AWMS Printer Driver, download the driver for AWMS-245/345c Plus and AWMS-225c.
  2. Your browser will prompt you to OPEN or SAVE the file. Select OPEN. If you choose to save the file, double click on the application named AWMS Printer Drivers.
  3. Now you can follow the steps listed above, starting at Step 4.

For a more detailed step-by-step tutorial, click here.

2- Install the AMWS Label Printing Software.

This FREE software is pre-loaded with all of Impact, Inc.’s wire identification product formats to facilitate efficient printing. This straightforward software is packed with options to make sure you can print exactly what you need on your labels. Insert your AWMS Label Printing Software USB drive, or download the full version here, and follow the prompts to install it on your computer.

  1. Right-click on the file autorun.exe and click OPEN.
  3. Select INSTALL SOFTWARE (or select Software Update if a previous version of AWMS Printing Software is already installed on your computer)
  4. In the Impact Wire Marking Setup window, click NEXT
  5. Select I agree to the terms of the license agreement and click NEXT
  6. Double check that the install path reads C:\Program Files (x86)\AWMS3x and click NEXT
  7. Select where you would like to install the shortcut folder. The folder name will be the name displayed under the desktop icon.
  8. Select the shortcut user accessibility and click NEXT
  9. After settings are confirmed, click NEXT to proceed with the AWMS Printing Software installation

A shortcut will automatically be added to your desktop so you can easily navigate to the software when you are ready to print.

For a more detailed step-by-step tutorial, click here.

3- Download the Diagnostic Tool for AWMS Printers.

This tool helps identify errors when printing and can save time when working with our technical support.

  1. After installing the AWMS Label Printing Software, locate the Diagnostic Tool in the Utilities folder and copy and save it to your desktop. The file will be named DiagTool_V163. The Diagnostic Tool can also be downloaded from our website.
  2. Click the DOWNLOAD button and follow the on-screen instructions to install the Diagnostic Tool

For a more detailed step-by-step tutorial, click here.

Now that you have downloaded and installed the AWMS Label Printing Driver, Software, and Diagnostic Tool, you are ready to set up your AWMS Label Printing Software and Diagnostic Tool.

4- Software Setup

To set up the AWMS Label Printing Software:

  1. Navigate to the Impact Wire Marking System icon on your desktop and double click the Impact, Inc. icon to open the software.
  2. Select SYSTEM DEFAULTS from the main menu
  3. Select the fourth tab called PRINTER SELECTION
  4. From the white box in lower left corner, double click on AWMS-245 Plus (The printer may also be called Bar Code Printer TT024-50 Plus if the printer was not renamed upon driver installation). This will set the AWMS printer as your default printer within the AWMS Printing Software. You should now see your printer as the default printer in the default printer field on the top of the screen.
  5. Then click Accept and exit System Defaults.

For a more detailed step-by-step tutorial, click here.

5- Diagnostic Tool Setup

To set up the Diagnostic Tool:

  1. Double click on the DiagTool Icon.
  2. Make sure your labels and ribbon are loaded, and the printer is closed and powered on. You should see a green light on top of the printer.
  3. Once you see a green light on the printer, click the GET STATUS button on the lower left side of the Diagnostic Tool window.
  4. The field above the GET STATUS button should now say READY.
  5. In the Printer Function section, click on CALIBRATE SENSOR
  6. In the Calibrate Sensor window, select the appropriate media type on the right – GAP, Black Mark or Continuous.
  7. In the Auto Calibration section, click CALIBRATE. If you chose GAP or Black Mark, your labels should feed a few inches forward. If you chose Continuous, the printer turns off the sensor and nothing will appear to happen.

For a more detailed step-by-step tutorial, click here.

You are now ready to print!

Keep following our blog for more quick tips and videos on the Impact, Inc. Advanced Wire Marking System!

Our technical support team is available to assist you Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm PST. Give us a call if you experience any issues during the set up or printing process, we are here to help!

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