Question about Brother P-Touch 1180 Label Printer
Every time I print a label, it waste about an inch before the actual letter comes out. Is there a setting that can be adjusted to get rid of this waste of tape?
It isn't actually "before the actual letter comes out," as you said, but rather after. You have probably noticed that you must do a "feed" first or the cut won't clear the end of the label and you have to do it again. This just reflects the distance between the print head and the cutting bar.
There's no way to avoid this if you must have the one label you just printed right away and you don't have any more labels to make at the moment.
However, if you have several labels to make, you can economize by printing them one right after the other (without any "feeds" or cuts), then once you're all done, do a "feed" and cut. The labels will be close together, with little waste except at the ends, and you can cut them apart with a scissors.
Posted on May 26, 2009
If you have extra space on both side you are probably set to 'mm' = middle. If you power off and then hold shift-R-power and let go you will see "English" pop up. Press 'OK" if this is the language you want.
You will then see either "inch" or "mm" appear. This is the stickler; you eithr can chose 'mm' which puts space on either side of the label or 'inch' which has a leading inch of tape. Either way you have waste (by greedy design). As they say, printing labels together and adding a space for cutting will help avoid the waste. Hope this helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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