Zebra 105SE label material will not retract in prep for next Lab
After printing a shipping label, our Zebra 105SE Thermal printer is supposed to retract the label material slightly in prep for printing the next shipping label. It will not print the next label until this retraction/reposition takes place.
We can only get it to retract/reposition by reaching inside the unit and manipulating the label substrate rewind wheel ever so gently.
Any ideas?? Bad sensor? Rewind belt slippage? Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Check to see what printer driver you are using. If you are using Seagull Scientific Bartender, you will need the printer driver from Seagull Scientific for it to print properly. You can download it from the Seagull website. Hope this helps!!
Check to see if the pause light is on also. Make sure you are using the correct printer driver. (105se) Try in ZPL and then try in ZPLII. Check Delimiter character 2CH Check Format prefix 5EH Check Control prefix 7EH
Thermal printers don't have any 'color' of their own; the 'printed' text/numbers are actually only areas subjected to heat from the printhead which exposes the color of tiny beads of ink that are on the paper itself by melting them.
Use a fingernail to 'score' the paper and you will see it change color just as happens in the printer.
If this unit has the LCD screen you need to Press Setup. Then Press Next till you get to Media Power Up and set it to FEED. Next go to Head Close and set it to FEED also and then save settings. It will only shoot one label out instead of Calibrate. Which is needed when they install new lables if its the same type of label all the time really don't need to Calibrate every time you stick new labels in it.
make sure the ribbon is installed properly. The thermal ribbons are only coated on one side with ink. Make sure the right side is facing the paper. If that is not the issue the thermal head might be bad.