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TLP 2844 skips 15-16 labels then prints intended label

Using 2.25"x.75" labels (direct thermal)
Using Parallel Port.
Labels will advance one label at a time when using manual advance.
When either of two of our programs, the printer will skip 15 -16 labels and then print desired label slightly off center. (Utilize several other TLP- and LP 2844 on programs without issue).

Perfomed Dump which looked to used 4 labels to calibrate, 16 blank labels,Serial Page Info..PageMode, 16 Blank labels, FMem info, 15 blank labels, S3...Option info, 15 labels, Now in Dump...Feed to Exit, 15 blank labels, and then Out of Dump message.

Have checked and verified all Printing Preference parameters.

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  • radams97 Dec 08, 2008

    Another clue -

    When comparing Status Print outs to other working units the Reference Point value appears to have larger value:

    Working Unit -> R210,000

    Extra Label Unit -> R208,2561



    Loaded factory defaults but value remains the same.

    Would updating firmware help this situation?

    Is there a procedure to change this value?

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It sounds like they may need to set their "Q" values for the labels they are using.   If that isn't it, we may need more info - are they using Zebra brand or custom labels?  
To start with, I would ask them to try adding these "Q" value commands: q456 Q152,24
If that doesn't work, then maybe they can provide the other info mentioned above so we can understand the problem better.

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