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Calibration problems Zebra TLP 2844-Z

Hi,

We are sending the following .txt file to the printer:

^XA
^FO150,10^ACN,20,20^FDthis is label 1^FS
^FO150,30^ACN,20,20^FDthis is label 1^FS
^FO150,50^ACN,20,20^FDthis is label 1^FS
^FO150,70^BY3
^BEN,60,N,N
^FD12345678^FS
^XZ
^XA
^FO150,10^ACN,20,20^FDthis is label 2^FS
^FO150,30^ACN,20,20^FDthis is label 2^FS
^FO150,50^ACN,20,20^FDthis is label 2^FS
^FO150,70^BY3
^BEN,60,N,N
^FD12345678^FS
^XZ
^XA
^FO150,10^ACN,20,20^FDthis is label 3^FS
^FO150,30^ACN,20,20^FDthis is label 3^FS
^FO150,50^ACN,20,20^FDthis is label 3^FS
^FO150,70^BY3
^BEN,60,N,N
^FD12345678^FS
^XZ

We have also defined a new label format under "Paper/Output" -> "Paper Layout" and recalibrated the printer.

The first one or two labels often print correctly, but then the printer tends to skip a few labels before it prints the third label (and the red light starts to flash). Sometimes none of the labels are printed correctly, and the text is placed "helter-skelter" on the label ribbon.

Does anyone know how to solve this...?

Regards,
Mari

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Your printing a 3 accross label, i think your ZPL command is wrong u must define the X and Y Coordinates of each field.
This is a sample of a ZPL command that i'd wrote. Im using a 1.5 x 1 inch. label
^XA ^PRC  ^LH0,0^FS ^LL203 ^MD0 ^MNN ^LH0,0^FS
(Design No. 1) ^BY2,3.0^FO40,8^BCN,90,Y,N,N^FR^FD>:Barcode^FS ^FO64,136^AFN,45,13^CI0^FR^FDsample text^FS
(Design No.2) ^BY2,3.0^FO344,8^BCN,90,Y,N,N^FR^FD>:Barcode^FS ^FO368,136^AFN,45,13^CI0^FR^FDsample text^FS
(Design No.3) ^BY2,3.0^FO649,8^BCN,90,Y,N,N^FR^FD>:Barcode^FS ^FO673,136^AFN,45,13^CI0^FR^FDsample text^FS ^PQ1,0,0,N ^XZ ^FX End of job ^XA ^IDR:ID*.* ^XZ
I hope this will help you solve your problem...

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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