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Zebra 170 xi labela are printing on top of each other

How do i recalibrate a zebra 170 xi printer?

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You can download Zebra manulas from here. here is a section of the calibration you require. Sorry it will not allow me to attach. i think issue with site usage.

Anyway press PAUSE to pause printer. Then find & press CALIBRATION, it will ask when you want to calibrate either at power up or after the print head is open & closed. I would select Power up since when you change lables out you should do so with printer off.

Good luck, post any questions to this & also rate it.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009


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Zebra 170 xi manual

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How to calibrate the label & ribbon sensors on Zebra printers

One of the most common problems with Zebra Xi, XiII, XiIII, Xi4, and 105S,105Se, 105SL series of printers is sensing or proper advancement of the labels. The printer has two sensors, top and bottom, that must be properly aligned with each other. If you are not sure they are aligned correctly, see my other tip on how to align the media sensors.
The label passes between these two sensors. The idea is that the label blocks the light between the two sensors and the gap between each label does not block the light. So the labels advance based on light, no light, light, no light. Note that the red light you see in the “throat” of the printer when you raise the printhead is not the sensor being discussed here. That red light is a “reflective” or “mark” sensor and is used for a different purpose.
Sometimes the labels are on a backing (liner) that is almost as opaque as the label itself. If this happens, then not enough light passes through the liner when the gap passes under the sensor. The printer loses the ability to find top-of-form. We can recalibrate the printer sensors however to adjust to this new liner. My video at the link below will walk you through step-by-step on how to calibrate the sensitivity of the media sensor. The ribbon sensor is recalibrated at the same time. Once this is done, the printer should now easily advance from label to label. The procedure may have to be performed each time for different thicknesses of liners or backing.
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My zebra only prints the half top

Try recalibrating by holding down the button on powerup. When the label starts to move let go. After it prints the diag page hit the button once to take it out of "dump mode"

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Hi, I have a zebra 110 xi||| plus which is printing extra labels.

Did you design the label? Do you have any control over the label design? This is usually a sign that the printer is trying to excede the page limit (usually by one dot row) and is going to the next label to finish. By making the label length slightly smaller, you can stop this.

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Only printing 1/2 a label

recalibrate the printer in the set up.
Don't just do a quick cal from the front panel.
Make sure your driver is the correct dpi zebra driver, either zebra or my preferred seagull scientific.
by .5 of the label, do you mean width or heigth.
If it is heigth, check to make sure you are set for top of print correctly. Also you will have to back feed for a label that short.

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