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Tear off issue

I use my printer exclusively for printing 3" H x 5" W labels. When i need to advance the labels up to tear them off, I hit the "tear off" button and it will advance approximately 2 1/2 labels up and will throw the alignment off for the next string of labels. How can I program the printer to advance up just one label, then return back to the proper alignment for the next batch to be printed?

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dodgecharger
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First, if you have your manual, look it at for possible solution. Does this printer have a "load" or "top of form" function? There may be a "programmable" setting which will back the paper back down to the correct spot. The college where I'm employed used to have several Panasonic dot matrix printers, but almost all are now long gone.

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XboxModifier
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hello, can you check the settings on your printer in the menu functions, and also in the advanced properties of windows... good luck ;-)

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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SOURCE: label not advancing to tear-off perforation

Try this to have the printer auto-sense the size of the labels:
1. Make sure that printer power is off.
2. Press and hold the feed button.
3. Turn printer power on.
4. When the status light blinks, release
the feed button.
5. The printer advances the media to
measure and verify the length of
individual labels or tags. The printer
then prints a status summary and
remains in diagnostic dump mode.
6. To begin normal operation, tap the
feed button. The printer prints "out of
DUMP" and advances a label.

Posted on May 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Our Zebra 105se printer has started missing

Clean your platen roller. It's the white rubber roller (that turns and pulls your labels through your printer) located under your printhead. When this gets slick it causes your labels to slip while printing.
You should use rubbing alcohol to clean it. Your computer guys may also have some cleaning wipes in a foil packet that you can use.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Zebra QL420 portable printer label gets misaligned frequently

There are two things to consider here: 1) Is the printer set to the correct media handling setting? Look in the manual for the terms BAR-SENSE and GAP-SENSE and make sure that you have sent the correct command to the printer. 2) There is a TOF or Top of Form setting that you can send to the printer to align the perforation of the labels with the tear bar. Look for the syntax in the manual, which is free for download at zebra.com, and make sure that your perfs line up with your tear bar.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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How do i adjust the printer to the tear off position


Print a config label by holding the cancel button and powering on 15seconds. Check print mode = tear off. If it is in rewind mode the label stops under the print head and does not backfeed before printing. Tear off pushes the perf to the tear bar and backfeeds before printing.

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HOW DO I MAKE THE PAGE ADVANCE AUTOMATICALLY TO THE POSITION I NEED IT TO BE TO TEAR OFF ?


Setting Top of Form, Forms Tear-Off ON

(Step A)

! If you turn the platen knob when the printer is turned

on, you will cause the Top of Form to mis-align. Always

turn the printer off before turning the platen knob!




1 Turn the printer ON.

2 Park the paper.

3 With paper out of the unit, (red alarm light should be on)

press SHIFT (1) and QUIET/TOF (5) to reset the current

Top of Form.

4 Press FF/LOAD (3) to load the paper.

5 Press SEL/MENU (6) to take the printer off line.

The SEL light goes out.

6 Wait until the paper moves up to the tear position, then

press and hold TEAR (4).

The paper moves to the current Top of Form.

Keep pressing and holding TEAR.
7 Press and hold SHIFT and release TEAR.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

Thanks, Joe

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Zebra 90XiII - sometimes when adjusting the tear off position using the arrow keys. The printer (motor) doesn't move the label media in/out. When it does actually move the label media to the desired...


Print a configuration label and see if it is in the correct mode - tear off mode. If it is in rewind or peel off, then the label is not suppose to come out to the cut bar, but stop under the print head and not backup.
If you want it to align with the cut bar make sure that the driver is set for tear off with backup enabled. The printer driver in the software will override the printer setting and change it as soon as you send a print job.

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Why does the label wrap around the bar every other label I print?


possible becouse the tear off position stop the gap on the wrong spot and wen you cut the label, left some label with glue expose, and wen you send other print, the printer make the backfeed and the label go stuck on the white rollar.
go througt the setings to TEAR OFF, and ajust to the front or back, untill hav the best gap/label rest possition and cut proply. don't forget to save (press setup button twice)

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Zebra LP 2844 doesn't feed label all the way out for tearing off. When I print a label everything prints fine, however the last 1/4" or so is still left in the printer. Technically, it's like the printer...


Hi Brian,
When the last label printed is still under the printhead, that means the printer is in "rewind mode". There should be an option for "tear off" mode in the printer driver. This is the mode that pushes the last label printed out to the tear bar. The printer will then "backfeed" when printing the next label. Peel off mode is used if you want to print a label and have it "peeled" off the liner so that you can just pick up the label off the liner and apply it. That takes the rewind option to be installed.
Watch out though, if you are using a label software package, there might be a setting in the label format setup for "tear off" which usually overrides the settings in the printer.

Hope that helps !

May 06, 2010 | Zebra LP 2844 Thermal Printer

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Zebra QL420 portable printer label gets misaligned frequently


There are two things to consider here: 1) Is the printer set to the correct media handling setting? Look in the manual for the terms BAR-SENSE and GAP-SENSE and make sure that you have sent the correct command to the printer. 2) There is a TOF or Top of Form setting that you can send to the printer to align the perforation of the labels with the tear bar. Look for the syntax in the manual, which is free for download at zebra.com, and make sure that your perfs line up with your tear bar.

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Label not advancing to tear-off perforation


Try this to have the printer auto-sense the size of the labels:
1. Make sure that printer power is off.
2. Press and hold the feed button.
3. Turn printer power on.
4. When the status light blinks, release
the feed button.
5. The printer advances the media to
measure and verify the length of
individual labels or tags. The printer
then prints a status summary and
remains in diagnostic dump mode.
6. To begin normal operation, tap the
feed button. The printer prints "out of
DUMP" and advances a label.

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Label won't retract


It is possible that the "Present" sensor is dirty, mis-adjusted, or has failed.

Steve W
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Auto Tear off for Epson LX300+


friends
you have to get the exact page size of your continuous paper. then you go to start -> printer and faxis -> then go to file -> and server properties.then create one paper which is exact sixe of your paper. Then go to printer preferances and select that paper.

to switch on tear off refer manual.

Hope this can solve the problem.

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Z4MPlus barcode printer


I have had this problem, but only when I used a label of a size that isn't within specification. Technically, this printer isn't specified for a label that is under 1 inch in height. I have a label that is only 0.2" in height and it will get sucked down inside the machine. I have asked the people who work on the manufacturing floor to advance the label two rows after a print job so that this doesn't happen. Then I ask them to cut the label off leaving the two rows sticking out. So, the next print job will start with the label stock sticking at least 1/2 " out of the printer.

I believe that also my printer doesn't tear the labels cleanly, so there is sometimes something that can catch right at the tear bar. You can probably fix that problem if it exists for you by adjusting the tear bar, or having a machinists slightly sharpen it. I hope this helps.

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