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Extra feed Printer feeds a blank label after print is done. This does not happen every time and the label is still in line for the next job.Any ideas.

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Re: extra feed

The label sensors might not be getting a strong signal as the labels pass between them.
Make sure the labels are loaded all the way to the left (as viewed fron the front) and make sure the label guide (near the back of the printer) is set to keep the labels from wandering away from the sensor.

There is a pair of infrared emiter and detector located above and below the label path. As label pass between, these measure the leading and trailing edges of each label.

If you haven't already done so, calibrate the printer, by using the "Online", "Calibrate", "Online" buttons. Hit the "Feed" button a few times to see if the labels feed consistantly. It might take to "Feeds" to get each out, if they stop at both the start of the printhead and again at the tear bar. Adjusting the labels and calibrating fixes most problems. If the "Feed" button still doesn't feed just one label and the printer still skips labels, you'll need to adjust the label gap sensors. This can be a bit tricky if your labels are very narrow.

There should be a small pcb on a shaft under the label path. Note its current location, then slide it left or right to get a better signal, and try the feed button again. On my Zebras, the sensor is not in the middle of the PCB. Look for a small metal "can" on the PCB and center that.

The upper sensor is more difficult to adjust, but if you manage to spot a very small PCB above the labels, it will be easier to line these up.

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