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How to tell the difference between a DT and TT label

Thermal labels come in two main types:

  • Thermal Transfer (TT) - uses a ribbon
  • Direct Thermal (DT) - does not use a ribbon
To find out which material your label is, scratch the surface of it with a fingernail or other pointed hard object. The DT label will produce a mark, the TT label will not.

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Settings changing from direct to thermal transfer randomly


Hi

I have noticed this when we use Seagull Scientific drivers, the driver somehow just changes it's settings from TT thermal Transfer or DT Direct Thermal. You will need to change from DT to TT either through the printe dialogue box, document properties or through the driver, prefrences.

Regards

Rob

Pre-printed Barcode Labels

May 09, 2012 | Intermec EasyCoder PM4i Label Printer

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ERROR: ribbon fitted (printer: intermec PX4i ) where and what needs to be changed in the settings?


TTR- Thermal transfer- set for using a ribbon. DT- Direct thermal - set when using thermal labels but no ribbon.

Sep 06, 2011 | Intermec EasyCoder® PX4i Label Printer

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when i try print the label..no output at the label..how to test whether the ink is function or not


I'm including this link to the users manual:

http://www.zebra.com/id/zebra/na/en/index/resource_library/manuals.results.html

But here is the basic troubleshooting info for that issue

No print on the label.The media may not be direct thermal media when printing without ribbon (i.e. thermal
transfer). See the test procedure

Determining Thermal Media Types on page 29.
• For thermal transfer printers, the media may not be outside wound or approved for use in
the G-Series printer. See the following ribbon test procedures: Ribbon Test with Adhesive
on page 32

and Ribbon Scratch Test on page 33.
• Is the media loaded correctly? Follow the instructions for

Loading Roll Media on page 11
in the Getting Started section. For printing using transfer ribbon, see

Loading Transfer Ribbon
on page 14.

Mar 28, 2011 | Zebra GK420t thermal transfer and thermal...

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ribbon feeds out with label on the intermec easycoder PM4i


check setings Printer or Driver
(Direct -Thermal - labels without ribbon or Thermal transfer if use ribbon).
2nd solution install segull drivers (www.seagullscientific.com) and you can reset to factory defult if you need.

Oct 15, 2010 | Intermec EasyCoder PM4i Printer

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my lp 2844 will not print


Firstly is your label Thermal Direct?(DT)
To test quickly score your fingernail across the surface of the label, if it leaves a black mark then it is DT
If there is no mark then it is probablly Thermal Transfer(TT) and requires a ribbon, which you cannot use on the LP 2844, only on the TLP2844.

If you have DT labels then go into the printer driver via Printers & Faxes and the Printing preferences and change the darkness to level 7.
Try printing again.
If it works then cahnge the darkness again until you get a satisfactory print darkensss.
If it still does not print then change the darkness to maximum, does it print?
If not then I think you have a duff printer, return it to the company that supplied it for repair.
Any problems contact Lancer labels

Apr 05, 2009 | Zebra LP 2844-Z Thermal Label Printer

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