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Zebra Z4M won't print whole label

I have a Z4M that was working fine until I started trying to get it to function with label peel, rewind. I changed a lot of settings, pushed a lot of buttons... now it won't print the bottom 1/5 of my labels. It is set to the right label size. Any ideas? I've even tried reloading the drivers.

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Re: Zebra Z4M won't print whole label

Did u try system restore?It will restore all of ur settings to how they were when it was working...

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