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Prints out 2 labels at once

My Zebra LP 2844 printer would print out two labels at once (a good one followed by a blank one). I checked allof the settings and everything seems to be correct with 0 margins in between each label. How can I fix this problem? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. I get a correct label printed and another blank label. It seems as though there is a formfeed being sent by the printer. I use the same code to print to a Zebra LP 2844-Z and it works fine. Just the LP 2844 is having the problem. I was tryin under VISTA when I first experienced the problem, but another person here tried using Windows 2000 and had the same problem with the 2844.

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    Possibly caused by Display;None style

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    I have the same problem except sometimes I will get multiple "form feeds" after it prints a good 4x6 label. This is very annoying and wastes labels. Th only thing that seems to work is using FedEx labels, but I know that is not a real solution. The labels I got from UPS should work fine, but the don't. Is my printer going south?

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I've seen this be due to dirty sensor or misconfigured media setting.  Clean the sensor in the middle of the edge on the inside and outside of the printer, then if still having trouble - Inside the printer it should tell you that if you are having printing trouble:

  1. turn off the printer
  2. Hold down the feed button
  3. turn on the printer and at the third red flash release the feed button
  4. it will then feed some pages print some info and ask you to hit feed again to exit dump
  5. hit feed again and it will say exiting dump
You have just made it reconfigure media, and it may know when to stop feeding now.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

  • shawndream Mar 11, 2009

    To be clear - random numbers of blank pages would be due to sensor trouble (not seeing the end of the page sometimes) while always 2 pages would be misconfigured into thinking the labels are longer than they really are.

  • shawndream Mar 11, 2009

    (Because the fedex labels are a little longer than the normal ones due to the fedex blurb at the bottom)

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