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PRINT WILL NOT STAY ALIGNED ON EACH LABEL-RUNS ONTO NEXT LABEL

HAVE CALIBRATED SEVERAL TIMES BUT DOES NOT CORRECT PROBLEM. AFTER PRINTING ABOUT 5 LABELS I HAVE TO REALIGN LABELS SO THAT PRINT WILL STAY ON EACH LABEL

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  • joannadingle Feb 27, 2009

    Just happened today. :( Calibrated, but first couple of labels good, then slips off. Am wondering if the label sensors are dirty. Will try, and if find a result, will post.

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Check the tension on the Ribbon Take-up Spindle there is a nut on it that sometimes can loosen or tighten its self and will throw off the lables. Its a nut that has a of couple Hex nuts on the corner, screw the nut to about the 3rd thread from the top of the bolt facing you then tighten the hex nuts on the corners of the nut. Then try printing the labels make sure the media guide also is set to the lable size that is installed.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

  • smlwrld Aug 02, 2011

    The problem for me was not the Ribbon Take-up Spindle, but the Ribbon Feed Spindle (I assume). If there is no tension on that spindle the feed ribbon will sag and feed out of alignment. I removed the clip at the end of the spindle (careful not to lose internal spring) and noticed that the spring inside had slipped out of it's hole that holds it in place. I placed it back correctly and found that, with the correct tension, the ribbon didn't sag and fed correctly.

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Check your default label size under printer preferences. It must be set for each user.

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I forgot to change the media setting from continuous to websensing.

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The zebra 105s printer wont line up the labels and i dont have a user guide

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