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Speed of printing barcodes

How do you speed up the printer so that it doesnt pause between printing barcodes?

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    Stephen Clouthier May 11, 2010

    Depends on the amount of barcodes your speaking of. if your talking 5-10 then the pause is a page break in your formating. If your talking hundreds from a batch report then the pause is more than likely for the printhead to cool down.

    So what type of printing are you speaking of?

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Generally the ZM 400 can cope with printing at the lower speeds when printing barcoedes that are the same. You may get pauses if the barcodes are sequential numbers or are all different, then the data to be transfered to the printer cannot cannot keep up with the printer and pauses while it gets more data. We have found that if you can select in your labelling software to print the barcode as a graphic, then it speed up quite a lot. It is a matter of matching your print speed and quality to match your expectations, sometimes you will just have to put up with the pauses.


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