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Cannot print i;m using Printer Zebra TLP 2844.. i have done auto sense media gap sensing, bit it sill cannot print any doc... when clik,the printer icon, its shows and dissepear suddenly..

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    we're an academic program trying to get the printer to work with lims software for tracking "evidence" in our lab. same problem. the test page works, but it won't print from LIMS software

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The printer doesn't understnd the label. So it just reads and drop. The label has to be in ZPL (or I read somewhere PCL) language and then it will work

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https://support.zebra.com/cpws/docs/eltron/2844/28x4_rib_det.htm


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