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Printer is only printing on every other label.

I am trying to print using 2" X 1" labels.  The labels are printing on every -other label.  How can I fix this problem?

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    Andrea Falkner May 01, 2012

    I am also having this problem. New printer. TSC TDP 247

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I had a Zebra 90xill that started printing every other label even after full calibration of media and ribbon. Cleaened sensors to no avail. Set factory reset - No Change

If this occurs it is a sensor problem. I replaced the top sensor - It now works perfectly

Posted on Nov 28, 2010

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Adjut the sensor or re-calibrate.

To adjust sensor:

Open up the printer where you put the label, where the paper is fed there is are two green levers, one that helps guide the paper (media guide) which is adjustable by flipping down and sliding that is located  on the right and another one that is ON the media assembly(media sensor) check this for a reference as to what I'm talking about, it's not for a Zebra but they have the same functions.

http://www.posguys.com/download/DataMax-I-ClassManual.pdf

Go to page 29 and magnify it(400%) to get a better look

depending on the type of labels you use is how to adjust

1- labels with a knotch on the side, sensor MUST be all the way on the left ( standing in front of the machine , for reference)

2-labels with a gap in between each one, MUST be set towards the Middle of the labels.

Adjust a little at a time to check by pushing the feed button

if this does not work it must be recalibrated.

I don't have a manual for that printer, sorry.

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: 2 LABELS COME OUT

your label length is set incorrectly, there are 2 things it could be
1) your software is telling the printer the label length is longer then the current labels, even if the label size is out my a single millimeter the printer will give you this issue of feed an extra label. you need to change this in your software. you can set a label size smaller then the current label size and it will work correctly

2) you software is not setting a label length and so the printer is going off its internal setting, to recalibrate hold feed and power up the printer letting go after the light starts flashing

it is important to note that label roll will change slightly over time so even though you are ordering the same labels as a year ago the manufacturer will have slight changes from batch to batch

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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SOURCE: My Zebra Z4Mplus printer is skipping labels when I print

check the label margins, and label dimensions, and spacing , normaly is these problem, or is a printer driver problem, try reinstall driver

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

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